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The Refugee Council Archives at UEL Weekly Bulletin: Issue: 2, (5th November 2014)


Refugee Archives News

The Refugee Council Archives at UEL Weekly Bulletin

Issue: 2, (5th November 2014).


Welcome to the first/latest issue of Refugee Archive News: The Refugee Council Archives at UEL (hopefully) Weekly Bulletin.

This bulletin has the aim of providing both the latest news and developments on the Refugee Council Archive at the University of East London whilst also providing additional information on issues of concern to refugee and forced migration studies more generally. This I hope will include details of news stories, calls for papers, conferences and seminars, and online resources of potential interest. This bulletin, I hope, will aim to provide useful information to both students and academics on both UEL undergraduate courses in International Development and postgraduate students on our courses in Refugee Studies; Refugee Studies and Community Development and Conflict, Displacement and Human Security, whilst also being hopefully of interest to a wider readership represented by our Twitter and Blog followers.

This bulletin will be circulated via our Refugee Archive WordPress blog and also via our Refugee-Research Jiscmail email list. We would welcome any feedback that you may have on this bulletin and we would also welcome any input that you may have in terms of current and future content for both this bulletin and also our WordPress blog more generally. Please Contact Paul Dudman via email (library-archvies@uel.ac.uk) or Twitter (@PaulDudman) with any feedback or thoughts that you may have.

There are also some general Archive details included at the end of this and every bulletin posting for your reference.

Archive, CMRB and Course-Related News

Archive News

Forthcoming Archive Closures

Please note, the Refugee Council Archive will be closed on the following dates due to the Archivist, Paul Dudman, being unavailable. Please contact us if you have any further enquiries, my contact details are at the end of this bulletin:

Thursday 6th November – Archivist on a course in the afternoon.

Monday 10th November – Archivist on a course all day.

Thursday 13th November – Archivist at Stratford Campus for meeting with Hackney Empire.

Monday 17th November – Tuesday 18th November – Archivist at the Digital Preservation Coalition event  ‘Investing in Opportunity: Policy Practice and Planning for a Sustainable Digital Future’ at Wellcome Trust in London

Thursday 20th November – Archive closed for induction / training sessions.

News on the latest CMRB Seminar:

Between Innocence and Deviance:

figuring the asylum-seeker child in Australia

Dr. Carly McLaughlin

(University of Potsdam)

This seminar will take place in

EB.1.04, Docklands Campus, University of East London, E16 2RD, nearest tube: Cyprus DLR


4-6pm, Monday 10th November 2014

The event is free but spaces are limited so please reserve a place by following the below link https://betweeninnocenceanddeviance.eventbrite.co.uk

Abstract: In Australia, the depiction of asylum seekers as monstrous parents who throw their children into the sea or force their children to take part in protests in detention centres has rightly been identified as part of the government’s campaign to dehumanise asylum seekers. So far, however, little focus has been placed on the children and the discourses which form around them. This paper examines the way in which the figure of the child asylum seeker has been produced and instrumentalised in different discursive contexts. Across the political divide, asylum-seeker children have invariably been figured as victims, an image which has not only served the government’s cause of demonising adult asylum seekers, but has also been used as powerful political currency for those campaigning on behalf of asylum seekers. The instrumentalisation of this figure hinges on universal ideas about childhood as a universal, apolitical state of innocence and vulnerability. The paper explores how this leads to the image and behaviour of asylum seeker children in Australia being contained within normative ideas about childhood, thus ensuring that the figure of the innocent and vulnerable asylum-seeker child remains intact. Ultimately, this abstracts children from the highly politicised context of Australia’s mandatory detention regime and renders them invisible as political subjects.

Carly McLaughlin is a lecturer in literary and cultural studies in the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Potsdam, Germany. In her research, she is interested in how the politics of childhood influences how child migrants are perceived, especially within the context of ‘illegal’ migration. She is currently working on her post-doctoral project which is concerned with the legal, social and cultural production of the figure of the asylum seeker child in Australia and Great Britain.

See www.euborderscapes.eu for more information on the EU Borderscapes project, www.uel.ac.uk/cmrb/borderscapes for details of the UEL Borderscapes team and www.uel.ac.uk/cmrb for information on CMRB

In the News

The Independent – Ten things that immigration has done for Britain

The Guardian – France wants British police in Calais to help with migrants

The Guardian – Statelessness is an evil that has been hidden for too long

The Guardian – UK is magnet for highly educated EU migrants, research shows

The Guardian – UK gains £20bn from European migrants, UCL economists reveal

The Telegraph – Immigration from outside Europe ‘cost £120 billion’

The Telegraph – Shouting about the economic benefits of immigration isn’t the way to persuade people

The Telegraph – Make Leicester British review, Channel 4: ‘uncomfortable’

The Guardian – ‘I came to the UK and I was turned into a prostitute’ – trafficked women share their horrific stories

The Telegraph – France to spend €3m per year on Calais migrant centre

Refugee Council – A catalogue of failures: watchdog’s review of immigration detention.

The Telegraph – David Cameron to push ahead with freedom of movement curbs, George Osborne insists.

The Telegraph – Do or die for the wannabe Britons.

Migrants’ Rights Network – Refugees on the Mediterranean: Violence and war are driving flows – not people traffickers.

The Telegraph – Leaving the EU wouldn’t solve our immigration problem.

The Guardian – Please, Britain, don’t lose your sense of common humanity.

The Guardian – Angela Merkel warns David Cameron over freedom of movement.

BBC News – EU migrants: Merkel v Cameron.

The Independent – Auf wiedersehen, Britain: ‘Merkel ready to cast UK adrift’ over quotas on migrant workers.

The Guardian – Archbishop of Canterbury: ‘don’t demonise immigrants’

The Independent – Tory MP Michael Fallon says claims immigrants are ‘swamping’ towns were ‘a little careless’

UN Human Rights News – Europe / Migrants: “Let them die, this is a good deterrence” – UN human rights expert.

The Age – Australia needs long term policy to handle immigration, says major new report.

BBC News – Mo Asumang: Confronting racism face-to-face.

Czech Republic/Slovakia. Slovakia’s National Memory Institute, which administers files of former Slovak communist regime, says that the Czech Republic has not lived up to a 2007 agreement to provide Slovakia with the files related to Slovakia that were maintained by Czechoslovakia’s communist era secret police. http://spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/55338/10/files_of_slovak_communist_agents_still_in_czech_republic.html

(Source: Human Rights Working Group at the International Council on Archives: Newsletter, September 2014).

Iraq/Kurdistan/United States. The University of Colorado issued a press release, announcing that a Kurdish delegation would receive an electronic copy of the Captured Iraqi Secret Police Files held by the university. http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2014/09/22/visiting-kurdish-delegation-receive-iraqi-secret-police-documents-cu
(Source: Human Rights Working Group at the International Council on Archives: Newsletter, September 2014).

Lithuania/United States. The New York-based YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and Lithuania’s Central State Archives and National Library announced a project to digitize and merge online their pre-war archives about the life of Eastern European Jews, delft.lt reported. http://en.delfi.lt/lithuania/society/american-and-lithuanian-institutions-to-merge-jewish-archives-online.d?id=65926444
(Source: Human Rights Working Group at the International Council on Archives: Newsletter, September 2014).

United Kingdom/Former colonies. A reporter for VICE interviewed Mandy Banton, a former employee of the U.K. National Archives, about the records that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office had concealed from and not transferred to the National Archives—a breach of the U.K. Public Records Act. For background see HRWG News 2014-05. http://www.vice.com/read/katie-engelhart-britains-secrets-mandy-banton-321
(Source: Human Rights Working Group at the International Council on Archives: Newsletter, September 2014).

Bosnia. “The Sense news agency, which covers war crimes trials, opened the new archive of case documents, witness testimonies and forensic evidence at the Srebrenica genocide memorial centre in Potocari,” BIRN reported. http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/news-agency-sense-s-archive-on-srebrenica-in-potocari?utm_source=Balkan+Transitional+Justice+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=124d57661d-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_561b9a25c3-124d57661d-311109073


Events and Call for Papers

Organising and migration(s): moving borders, enacting transformative spatialities, creating mobile commons

For general information about the conference: http://www2.le.ac.uk/conference/cms15

Organising and migration(s): moving borders, enacting transformative spatialities, creating mobile commons

Stream conveners

  • Margherita Grazioli, University of Leicester, UK
  • Martina Martignoni, University of Leicester, UK
  • Claire English, University of Leicester, UK

In the last decade, Critical Management Studies and Alternative Organisational Studies have increasingly engaged with the issue of migration management. Questions of mobility have gained a renewed centrality in the globalised, post-Fordist capitalist moment for both capital and the State. Capital, demanding maximum flexibility in the transporation of goods, and an equally malleable mobility of workers, according to just-in-time and to-the-point patterns, and the State; in its production of tools capable of selecting and managing each labour force in order to compete in the global market.

We invite contributions that deal with, but are not limited to, the following areas and questions, in order to hybridise and mutually nurture the aforementioned fields of studies:

  • Migrants’ organisation and creation of safe places for fostering mobility, settlement and border-crossing through varying spatialities;
  • Theories and practices of organising as the act of moving borders/moving borders as act of creation;
  • Rethinking political subjectivation in the light of the struggles enacted by migrant and ‘native’ urban dwellers together for the right to the city.

Any contribution that aims to transform, subvert and rethink the boundaries between different disciplines is warmly welcome!

Submission details

Abstracts of 500 words max need to be submitted to by 31 January 2015, including your name, affiliation and contact details, to the address migstreamcms2015@gmail.com. No extended deadlines can be catered for due to the organizational timeline of the conference. All abstracts will be reviewed by the convenors and participants will be notified of acceptance of their papers by 10 March. Conference papers or extended abstract in the range of 1,000-4,000 words will be expected by 22 June 2015. If you have further questions or enquiries, please address your queries to the email address above.

Online Resources

Dissertation Reviews – Social Networks and Online Media for Migration Scholars:

“In the last few months there have been a number of blog posts and articles in circulation about academics using social networks and online media. One of the more prominent ones includes an article about academic social networks in the journal Nature. In this post, I will discuss how I use social networks and online media as a migration researcher. These tools have helped build my career by giving me an additional way to engage with my professional communities. They have also helped to improve my research itself, by challenging me to explain it to different kinds of audiences.”

Link to Full Article – http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/9938
Online Publications

Country Information and Guidance Iraq: The security situation in the ‘contested’ areas of Iraq.
A new report published by the UK Home Office.
Link: www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/347269/CIG_Iraq_security_situation_v2_0.pdf

Country Profile : FGM in Mali.
A new report by the charity 28 Too Many.
Link : http://www.28toomany.org/media/uploads/mali_final.pdf

See the Article in the Women’s Asylum News Newsletter, Issue 125 at : http://www.asylumaid.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/WAN125.pdf

Reforming the UK border and immigration system

Human Rights Risk Atlas 2014. Maplecroft, a global analytics company, produced the seventh annual Human Rights Risk Atlas. http://maplecroft.com/portfolio/new-analysis/2013/12/04/70-increase-countries-identified-extreme-risk-human-rights-2008-bhuman-rights-risk-atlas-2014b/
(Source: Human Rights Working Group at the International Council on Archives: Newsletter, September 2014).

Prosecution for grave crimes in Syria and Iraq. “Western governments have begun private talks aimed at coming up with fresh strategies to speed the process of judging those responsible for grave crimes in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq,” reported the New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/22/world/spurred-by-isis-violence-nations-mull-how-to-press-for-justice-in-conflicts.html?_r=0
(Source: Human Rights Working Group at the International Council on Archives: Newsletter, September 2014).

National courts and universal justice. Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a major report on the need for national “criminal justice authorities” to work closely with immigration officials “to identify potential suspects [of war crimes and crimes against humanity] on their soil.” http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/09/18/eu-asylum-and-war-criminals-no-place-hide   http://www.hrw.org/reports/2014/09/16/long-arm-justice
(Source: Human Rights Working Group at the International Council on Archives: Newsletter, September 2014).

Syrian female refugees. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) published a report detailing the “chronic abuse and harassment experienced by [Syrian refugee] women and girls over the past three years.” http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/sep/18/women-girls-failed-international-response-syria?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRouv6zJZKXonjHpfsX96uUkXrHr08Yy0EZ5VunJEUWy2YMJRMB0aPyQAgobGp5I5FEKS7nYUbZ1t6MJWA%3D%3D; for the report see http://www.rescue-uk.org/report/are-we-listening.html
(Source: Human Rights Working Group at the International Council on Archives: Newsletter, September 2014).

The Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) in Belgrade released its research report, Analysis of the War Crimes Prosecution in Serbia in the period 2004-2013. http://www.hlc-rdc.org/?lang=de   The HLC also released the second issue of its newsletter “Through Accession towards Justice.”
(Source: Human Rights Working Group at the International Council on Archives: Newsletter, September 2014).

South Africa’s Right2Know Campaign issued a report, “Secret State of the Nation 2014.” http://www.r2k.org.za/wp-content/uploads/R2K-secrecy-report-2014.pdf
(Source: Human Rights Working Group at the International Council on Archives: Newsletter, September 2014).

New Additions to the Archive

Reproduced below are some of the latest items we have catalogued and added to the Refugee Council Archive collection. All of these are now available via the UEL Library Search online discovery tool. Search for these items and others on the library catalogue.

Forced Migration Review
Issue 47: The Syria Crisis, Displacement and Protection
Full Text: http://www.fmreview.org/syria

Forced Migration Review
Supplement: Innovation and Refugees
Full Text: http://www.fmreview.org/innovation

Protection in Europe for Refugees from Syria.
By Cynthia Orchard and Andrew Miller.
RSC Policy Briefing 10, September 2014.

Ensuring Quality Education for Young Refugees from Syria (12-25 years): A Mapping Exercise.
By Dawn Chatty (and others).
RSC Research Report, September 2014.

The Culture of Disbelief: An Ethnographic Approach to Understanding an Under-theorised Concept of the UK Asylum System.
By Jessica Anderson (and others).
RSC Working Paper 102, July 2014.

Reluctant to Return? The Primacy of Social Networks in the Repatriation of Rwandan Refugees in Uganda.
By Cleophas Karooma.
RSC Working Paper 103, July 2014.

The equality implications of being a migrant in Britain.
Eleonore Kofman … [et al.].

The impact of a human rights culture on public sector organisations : lessons from practice.
Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Public perceptions of human rights.
Kully Kaur-Ballagan … [et al.].

Social housing allocation and immigrant communities.
by Jill Rutter and Maria Latorre.

Evaluating the impact of selected cases under the Human Rights Act on public services provision.
by Alice Donald, Elizabeth Mottershaw, Philip Leach and Jenny Watson.

The role and experience of inspectorates, regulators and complaints-handling bodies in promoting human rights standards in public services : final report for the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Office for Public Management.

Human rights inquiry : report of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Equality and Human Rights Commission.

EU guidelines : human rights and international humanitarian law.
Council of the European Union.

Demography report 2010 : older, more numerous and diverse Europeans.
European Commission, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, D.4 unit.

Mobility in Europe : analysis of the 2005 Eurobarometer survey on geographical and labour market mobility.
authors: Tom Vandenbrande … [et al.].

Migration and its impact on the work of ombudsmen : Paphos, Cyprus, 4-7 April 2009.
European Network of Ombudsmen.

Study on improving the efficiency of workers’ remittances in Mediterranean countries.
European Investment Bank Facility for Euro-Mediterranean Investment and Partnership, (FEMIP).

HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe : 2010.
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the WHO Regional Office for Europe.

Migrant health : epidemiology of HIV and AIDS in migrant communities and ethnic minorities in EU/EEA countries.
European Centre for Disease Prevention.

Migrant health : HIV testing and counselling in migrant populations and ethnic minorities in EU/EEA/EFTA member states.
European Centre for Disease Prevention.

Migrant health : access to HIV prevention, treatment and care for migrant populations in EU/EEA countries.
European Centre for Disease Prevention.

Migrant health : background note to the `ECDC report on migration and infectious diseases in the EU.
European Centre for Disease Prevention.

Understanding society : findings 2012.
edited by Stephanie L. McFail with Nick Buck, Heather Laurie, Christine Garrington and Victoria Nolan.

The liberty deficit : long-term detention and bail decision-making : a study of immigration bail hearings in the First Tier Tribunal.
by Adeline Trude.

No longer invisible : the Latin American community in London.
by Cathy McIlwaine, Juan Camilo Cock and Brian Linneker.

No longer invisible : the Latin American community in London : key findings.
by Cathy McIlwaine, Juan Camilo Cock and Brian Linneker.

Detained and denied : the clinical care of immigration detainees with HIV.
by Jon Burnett, Eden Fessahaye, and Anna Stopes.

“The second torture ” : the immigration detention of torture survivors.
by Natasha Tsangarides.

Campaigning toolkit : an aid to understanding the asylum and immigration systems in the UK, and to campaigning for the right to stay.
published by the National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns, (NCADC).

There are alternatives : a handbook for preventing unnecessary immigration detention.
published by the International Detention Coalition.

A terrorist group with different faces : a survey of terrorist nature of MEK, NCR, NCRI and NLA.
published by MKO Watch.

When women are silenced : a documentation of the methodology and findings of action research carried out by journalists and citizen journalists on gender based violence and inequality in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
published by ADRA Denmark.

Psychological first aid : guide for field workers.
by the World Health Organization, War Trauma Foundation and World Vision International.

New Off Air Recordings

New off-air recording requests for the Refugee Council Archive for the week beginning Saturday 8th November:

Saturday 8th November

0430-0500: BBC News 24: Our World –  Iran’s Sex Change Solution. Series Recording.

Friday 7th November

1935-2000: Channel 4: (7/8) Unreported World – Tripoli Burning. Series Recording.


Archive Opening Hours

The current Opening Hours for our Archival collections are detailed as follows. The Refugee Council Archive and the British Olympic Association Archive are currently located on our Docklands Campus Library whilst the Hackney Empire Archive is currently located in our Stratford Campus Library.

The opening hours for both Docklands and Stratford Archives are as follows:

Docklands Archive

Mondays:  1pm – 6pm*

Tuesdays:  1pm – 6pm*

Wednesdays:  1pm – 6pm*

Thursdays:  1pm – 6pm*

Fridays: 1pm – 6pm*

Sat/Sun:  Both Archives Closed

Access to the Stratford Archive for the Hackney Empire Archive is by prior appointment only.

* Morning appointments between 10am and 12pm are available by prior appointment.  The Archive will be closed between 12pm and 1pm for lunch.

We would recommend that, especially for external users, that you contact us in advance of your trip in order to make an appointment to use the Archives.  This enables us to ensure that a member of staff will be on hand to assist you.

To make an appointment, please click on the link to our Make an Appointment page.


Archive Web Resources and Email List

Please find details below of our various online and social media resources which are currently available online and please do take a look. We would also welcome any feedback that you may have on how these can be improved:


We have created several blogs to help support the archival work that we undertake and these are highlighted as follows:


Please join and Like Us on Facebook, links are as follows:


Please follow us on Twitter by selecting one of the options below:

Refugee-Research Email Mailing List

Please also consider joining our Refugee Research Jiscmail e-mail list which is managed in conjunction with this blog.  To subscribe to the mail group
www.jiscmail.ac.uk, type REFUGEE‐RESEARCH into the ‘find lists’ box, or use the alphabetical index to scroll down to R. and then follow the instructions on our REFUGEERESEARCH homepage to ‘join or leave the list’. Most users need only enter their email address and name. Alternatively, email the Archivist, Paul Dudman on p.v.dudman@uel.ac.uk, requesting to join the mail group.

Please let us know of any further links that you would like to see added.


Contact Details

Paul Dudman is currently the Archivist responsible for all of the physical Archives located here at the University of East London Library and Learning Services: Archives. Paul is happy to receive and respond to any questions or queries that you may have in response to both our Archival collections and also our social media presence.

If you wish to contact the Archive, please contact Paul Dudman via one of the contact methods detailed below:

By email at: library-archives@uel.ac.uk

By telephone at: +44 (0) 20 8223 7676

Online at: uelarchivesportal.wordpress.com/contact-us/

On Twitter at: @refugee_archive

By post to:

Paul V. Dudman
Library and Learning Services
University of East London
Docklands Campus
4-6 University Way
London, E16 2RD
United Kingdom.


New Journal, Periodical and Newsletter Releases

Details of these new publications were originally circulated by Elisa Mason on the incredibly useful: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog.  Further details can be found on the website at:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

International Migration, vol. 51, no. 1 (Feb. 2013) [free full-text]
– Focus is on “Labour Migration and Economic Mobility.”

International Migration Review, vol. 47, no. 1 (Spring 2013) [free full-text]
– Mix of articles.

Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, vol. 11, no. 1 (2013) [contents]
– Mix of articles, including “The Contribution of Gender-Role Orientation to Psychological Distress Among Male African Asylum-Seekers in Israel.”

Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East Migration Studies, vol. 1, no. 1 (Spring 2013) [full-text]
– New “bi-annual electronic publication devoted to disseminating original research on migration from, to, and within the region now commonly known as the ‘Middle East.'”

Women’s Asylum News, no. 116 (March/April 2013) [text via Refworld]
– Lead article is “Missed Out Campaign – Success.”

EMN Bulletin (Jan. 2013) [full-text]
– News and information from the European Migration Network.

Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 35 (March 2013) [full-text]
– News and information for the refugee legal aid community.

Forced Migration Review, 25th Anniversary Collection [access]
– Another new addition to this special collection: “Refugees and displaced persons with disabilities – from ‘forgotten’ to ‘vulnerable’ to ‘valuable’.”

Intervention, vol. 11, no. 1 [contents]
– “Special Anniversary Issue: Part 2”; includes a few freely accessible articles including “The first decade of Intervention: facts, figures & trends.”

Refuge, vol. 28, no. 2 (2011; publ. March 2013) [open access text]
– Special issue on “Is the 1951 Refugee Convention Outdated?”; includes three feature articles on refugee camps, urban refugee livelihoods, and protection in Ireland, respectively.  These are followed by three focused sections on asylum policy in Canada, protection in South Africa, and CARFMS 2012 conference presentations.


New Journals; Periodicals; Magazines and Newsletters

Details of these new publications were originally circulated by Elisa Mason on the incredibly useful: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog.  Further details can be found on the website at:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

Field Exchange, no. 44 (Dec. 2012) [full-text]
– Mix of articles.

IZA Journal of Migration [access]
– A new open access journal that “covers all issues related to the economics of migration and ethnicity.”  While to date none of the posted articles address forced migration issues specifically, the journal welcomes, among others, “papers which focus on the role of migration policies dealing with the monitoring of immigration flows, the process of naturalization, and asylum or illegal migration… .”

Protection Cluster Digest, vol. 2 (2012) [full-text]
– The theme of this newsletter issue is “Protection without Access?”

The Protection Project Journal of Human Rights and Civil Society, vol. 5 (Fall 2012) [full-text]
– Focuses on human trafficking; includes “Human Trafficking and Natural Disasters: A Vulnerability Approach.”

Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 33 (Jan. 2013) [full-text]
– News and information for refugee legal aid providers.

International Migration Review, vol. 46, no. 4 (Winter 2012) [contents]
– Mix of articles

Journal of Humanitarian Assistance (Dec. 2012) [full-text]
– New article entitled “Blurring of Lines in Complex Emergencies: Consequences for the Humanitarian Community.”

Kakuma News Reflector (Dec. 2012) [full-text]
– News and views from Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya.  See also their new Facebook page.

Women’s Asylum News, no. 114 (Nov./Dec. 2012) [full-text]
– Lead article is “Still Missed Out: The Charter Campaign So Far.”

Women’s Asylum Support Journal, no. 1 (Nov. 2012) [full-text]
– A “new quarterly publication designed to support and inspire front-line counsellors and support/advocacy staff working with refugee and asylum-seeking women.”


New Editions of Journals, Periodicals and Newsletters

Details of these new publications were originally circulated by Elisa Mason on the incredibly useful: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog.  Further details can be found on the website at:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

al-Majdal, no. 50 (Autumn 2012) [full-text]
– Special 50th issue features a “hand-picked selection of articles” which present “a ‘guide book’ on the ongoing Palestinian displacement, its historical, ideological, and political causes since the Nakba, as well as the rights-based approach to the right to return as supported by international law.”

Coping with Crisis, no. 2 (2012) [full-text]
– Focus is on “Kids can Cope.”

Disasters, vol. 37, no. 1 (Jan. 2013) [contents]
– Mix of articles.

Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development, vol. 3, no. 3 (Winter 2012) [open access text]
– This issue presents a “Dossier on Social Rights and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century.” Includes “International Aid and Development NGOs in Britain and Human Rights since 1945.”

Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, vol. 10, no. 4 (2012) [contents]
– Mix of articles including “The Evolving Identities of Unaccompanied Young Male Asylum Seekers in Malta,” “Screening for War Trauma, Torture, and Mental Health Symptoms Among Newly Arrived Refugees: A National Survey of U.S. Refugee Health Coordinators,” “Post-Displacement Employment and Health in Professional Iraqi Refugees vs. Professional Iraqi Immigrants,” “Refugees: The Millennium Development Goals’ Overlooked Priority Group,” and “Refugees’ Right to Employment and Evolving Responsibilities of Host Countries: The Urgency of Iraqi Refugees to Realize Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights.”

Revue Humanitaire, no. 33 (2012) [full-text]
– Theme is “Migration: une chance à saisir.”

EASO Newsletter (Nov./Dec. 2012) [full-text via EASO Monitor]
– News from the European Asylum Support Office.

Eurasia Border Review, vol. 3, no. 2 (Fall 2012) [full-text]
– Mix of articles including a book review of Seeking Asylum: Human Smuggling and Bureaucracy at the Border.

European Yearbook on Human Rights 2012 (July 2012) [contents]
– Click on “Inhaltsverzeichnis” to access the table of contents.  Mix of articles including “The Shortcomings of Dublin II: Strasbourg’s M.S.S. Judgment and its Implications for the European Union’s Legal Order,” “Recasting the Dublin II Regulation: Do the Draft Provisions on Appeal Rights, Detention and Access to Asylum Procedures Sufficiently Protect Asylum-Seekers’ Fundamental Rights?,” “The Externalization of the EU’s Southern Border in Light of the EU/Libya Framework Agreement: A Lawful Alternative or a Neo-Refoulement Strategy?,” and “Statelessness and the Right to Have Rights: Universalism of Human Rights within the Context of the UN and EU.”

Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 32 (Dec. 2012) [full-text]
– “News, reflection and learning on the provision of refugee legal aid… .”

International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, vol. 8, no. 4 (2012) [contents]
– Contents include “Karen refugees from Burma: focus group analysis,” “Mental ill health among asylum seekers and other immigrants in Sweden,” and “Health needs and access to care in immigration detention: perceptions of former detainees.”

International Review of the Red Cross, vol. 94, no. 885 (March 2012) [contents]
– The theme of this issue is “Occupation.”

Nordic Journal of International Law, vol. 81, Spec. Issue (2012) [contents]
– A special issue in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg on “Exploring the Legacy of a Life Dedicated to Humanitarianism.”

Stability: The International Journal of Security and Development, vol. 1, no. 1 (2012) [open access]
– New journal title that “features research and policy analysis focused on ending conflicts, preventing its recurrence, mitigating new forms of violence such as organised crime and extremism, and fostering peace and enabling development.”


Re-blog: New Issues of EASO News, EMN Bull., ISIL Yrbk., JIRS, J. Pop. & Soc. St., Pop. Sp. & Pl., Torture

Details of these new publications were originally circulated by Elisa Mason on the incredibly useful: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog.  Further details can be found on the website at:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

EASO Newsletter (Oct. 2012) [full-text via EASO Monitor]
– News and information from the European Asylum Support Office.

EMN Bulletin (June-Sept. 2012) [full-text]
– News and information from the European Migration Network.

ISIL Year Book of International Humanitarian and Refugee Law, vol. 10 (2010) [contents via IL Reporter]
– Mix of articles including “UNHCR After Six Decades and Beyond” and “Prevailing Relevance of the 1951 Convention on its 60th Anniversary.”

Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, vol. 10, no. 3 (2012) [contents]
– Special issue that “reviews the use of models for international comparisons of citizenship and immigrant integration.”

Journal of Population and Social Studies, vol. 21, no. 1 (July 2012) [full-text]
– Special issue on “Migrants, Minorities and Refugees: Integration and Well-being.”

Population, Space and Place, vol. 18, no. 6 (Nov./Dec. 2012) [contents]
– Special issue on immigration detention.

Torture: Journal on Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention of Torture, vol. 22, no. 1 (2012) [full-text]
– Mix of articles including three on refugees.

New Periodicals and Publications on The Americas; and Europe

Anti-Trafficking Review, no. 1 (June 2012) [full-text]
– Theme for this new periodical published by GAATW is “Where’s the Accountability?”.  Includes the article “A Lie More Disastrous than the Truth: Asylum and the identification of trafficked women in the UK.”

Center for Gender & Refugee Studies Newsletter (June 2012) [full-text]
– Focus is on refugee protection for women.

European Asylum Support Office Newsletter (June 2012) [full-text via EASO Monitor blog]
– News and information on EASO.

Human Trafficking in Mexico and Neighbouring Countries: A Review of Protection Approaches, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 229 (UNHCR, June 2012) [text]

Methodologies for Tracking Refugees Longitudinally (Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College, June 2012) [text]

Refugees and Asylees: 2011, Annual Flow Report (Homeland Security, May 2012) [text]
– “[P]rovides information on the number of persons admitted to the United States as refugees or granted asylum in the United States in 2011.”

Stopping Irreparable Harm: Acting on Colombia’s Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Communities Protection Crisis (NOREF, June 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of LGBTI People in Europe 2011 (ILGA Europe, May 2012) [text]

Contested Policies of Exclusion: Resistance and Protest against Asylum Policy in the Netherlands (ACCEPT Pluralism, 2012) [text]

The Dynamic Relationship between Asylum Applications and Recognition Rates in Europe (1987-2010) (Leiden University, May 2012) [text] [appendix]

Fundamental Rights: Challenges and Achievements in 2011 (European Agency for Fundamental Rights, June 2012) [access]
– See esp. Chapter 1, which addresses “asylum, immigration and integration.”

“The Legality of Intercepting Boat People under Search and Rescue and Border Control Operations with Reference to Recent Italian Interventions in the Mediterranean Sea and the Ecthr Decision in the Hirsi Case,Journal of International Maritime Law, vol. 18, no. 1 (2012) [abstract via SSRN]

“Refugee and Migrant Protection at Sea: Lessons from the Mediterranean,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 28 (July 2012) [full-text]

Refugees in Greece Smuggled into Europe (EU Observer, June 2012) [text]

The source of information for all the items detailed above was the Forced Migration Current Awareness blog at: http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk

New Pubs. on the Middle East, Human Rights in the UK and Citizenship

Amnesty International has published a report entitled “Year of Rebellion – The State of Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa” focusing on the events of 2011 in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain, and Iraq.

2011 was a year without precedent for the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa region. It was a year in which millions of people of all ages and backgrounds flooded on to the streets to demand change. Dubbed the “Arab Spring”, in fact the protests brought together in common cause people from many different communities. This report describes the events of this tumultuous year, one which saw much suffering and sadness but also spread hope within the region and beyond, to countries where other people face repression and everyday abuse of their human rights.

[Download Full Report]
[See Also – Amnesty International Press Release]
(Source:  Migrants at Sea blog – Amnesty International Report: Year of Rebellion – The State of Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa).

New Statewatch Report written by Yasha Maccanico and entitled “The EU’s self-interested response to unrest in north Africa: the meaning of treaties and readmission agreements between Italy and north African states.”
[Download Full Report]
(Source:  Migrants at Sea blog – Statewatch Analysis: The EU’s self-interested response to unrest in north Africa: the meaning of treaties and readmission agreements between Italy and north African states).

A new report by the Equality and Diversity Forum entitled: “Human rights in the UK: the challenge of winning hearts and minds.”
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Migrants’ Rights Network – EDF Learning Exchange report: Human Rights campaigning – what can we learn from each other?)

The Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance, based at the Open University, has launched a new quarterly newsletter.

From the Migrants’ Rights Network press release:

CCIG is a University designated Centre of Research Excellence. It has the aim of innovating research and debate on themes of citizenship, identity formation and practices of governance in contemporary society. The highlights included in this issue (multiculturalism, critical approaches to official and public discourses, social sciences’ involvement in public practices) express not only the interdisciplinary nature of CCIG but also its contributions to socially and politically conscious research that draws out new possibilities for social justice and positive social change.


Recently Published Periodical Volumes

Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, no. 1 (2011) [full-text]
– Mix of articles including “Culture-Sensitive and Resource Oriented Peer (CROP) Groups as a Community Based Intervention for Trauma Survivors: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study with Refugees and Asylum Seekers from Chechnya.”

Conflict Trends

Conflict Trends

Conflict Trends, no. 2 (2011) [full-text]
– Focus is on climate change.

European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 13, no. 3 (2011) [contents]
– Focus is on “irregular migration.”

Field Exchange, no. 41 (Aug. 2011) [full-text]
– Mix of articles.

Hommes et Migrations, no. 1291 (mai-juin 2011) [contents]
– Focus is on “Diasporas sri lankaises: Entre guerre et paix”; includes “Les récits de vie des demandeurs d’asile tamouls.”

Journal on Internal Displacement, vol. 1, no. 2 (Aug. 2011) [open access text with registration]
– Second issue of new journal; articles include “Beyond Squatters’ Rights: Durable Solutions and Development in Monrovia, Liberia,” “Africa’s Last Colony: Sahrawi People – Refugees, IDPs and Nationals?,” “Internal Displacement: A Study of Homelessness in the City of Toronto,” and Managing Rehabilitation and Resettlement of the Involuntary Displaced People: Lessons from Selected Narmada Project in India.”

Protection Cluster Digest: The Newsletter of the Global Protection Cluster, vol. 1 (2011) [full-text]
– First edition of this “communication tool with humanitarian workers implementing the Cluster Approach at the global and field levels.”

Refugee Watch, no. 37 (June 2011) [contents]
– Mix of articles including “Security among the Refugees and Quality of Life: Case of Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees Living in Camp in Tamil Nadu,” “Practising the ‘Guiding Principles’ for Development’s Displacees: Problems and Prospects,” and “Rethinking ‘Women’ in Forced Displacement.”

Citizenship Studies, vol.15, no. 5 (2011) [contents]
– Special issue on “Boundaries of Belonging: Deportation and the Constitution and Contestation of Citizenship.”

Disasters, Virtual Issue on Famine (Aug. 2011) [full-text]
– This issue “brings together a number of seminal articles on previous famines in the Horn of Africa and elsewhere.” Articles will be available until 24 Nov. 2011.

Disasters, Virtual Issue on Refugees and the Displaced (June 2011) [full-text]
– “To mark the 60th anniversary of the UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, this special issue of Disasters features a selection of the most relevant and original articles about refugee and displacement issues published by the journal over the past 35 years.” Articles will be available until 31 Dec. 2011.

International Journal of Human Rights, vol. 15, no. 7 (2011) [contents]
– Mix of articles, including “Human rights and the rightless: the case of Gaza refugees in Jordan.”

Kakuma News Reflector (Aug. 2011) [full-text]
– Mix of articles in this blog-format news service from Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya.

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, vol. 13 (2010) [contents]
– Mix of articles.

Lisitng produced with thanks to the Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog by Elisa Mason : http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/

New Refugee Archive Newsletter

Archive Newsletter

Archive Newsletter

The latest edition of the Archive Focus newsletter for the Refugee Council Archive is now available online on the Refugee Council Archive website : namely, Volume 4 Number (Summer 2011).  This newsletter includes information on the work of the Refugee Archive at UEL, incorporating details of new additions to the Archive and various news stories of relevance.

This current edition of the newsletter can be downloaded directly from this link : Download Now (1.63 MB).

The newsletter, along with previous editions, are all available online in PDF format from the main Refugee Council Archive website at : http://www.uel.ac.uk/rca/newsletter.htm

New Refugee Archives Accessions List

Archive Rolling Stacks at UELOn behalf of the Refugee Archives here at UEL, I would just like to draw your attention to our new Refugee Archives Accessions List which I have just published on our archive website.  This accessions list details all of the publications which have been recived (and catalogued!) during the second half of 2010.

We are continuing to try and develop the Refugee Archive in order t0 best meet the need the teaching and research needs of our UEL academic and student communities whilst also being consious of trying to make the Archive accessible to communities and geoups beyond our immediate academic environment.

All of the items detailed in the Accessions List can be found on our online catalogue, which is called Primo [click here to be taken to Primo].  We try to collect a broad range of materials as best we can and if there is anything you would like to recommend for the archive, please do let us know.  Our email address is library-archives@uel.ac.uk or please leave a comment on this blog posting.

To access the Accessions List, please take one of the following options:

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Paul Dudman

Archive Weekly Newsletter Number 3

The latest copy of our new weekly Archives Newsletter is now avaialble.  Copies can also be found online at:

Our Website:  http://www.uel.ac.uk/rca/newsletter.htm

Our Blog:  https://refugeearchives.wordpress.com/weekly-newsletter/

Many thanks,


Archive Weekly Newsletter Number 2

The latest copy of our new weekly Archives Newsletter is now avaialble.  Copies can also be found online at:

Our Website:  http://www.uel.ac.uk/rca/newsletter.htm

Our Blog:  https://refugeearchives.wordpress.com/weekly-newsletter/

Many thanks,


Refugee Archive Newsletter & Acquisitions

The Refugee Archives have just published two new publications on the Refugee Council Archive website.

First up, the latest Refugee Archives newsletter (March 2010) is now

A cabinet full of books in the new Archive reading Room

BOA Materials in the new Archive Reading Room.

available online viw the RCA wesbite.  This newsletter provides current news in relation to the work of the Archive, including the recent work undertaken to refurbish the reading room.

Full Link: www.uel.ac.uk/rca or Download Here (PDF – 4.75 MB).

Secondly, The Refugee Archives have also published their latest quarterly accessions list for the First Quarter (January – March) of 2010.  This document gives an update of new materials which have been catalogued and made available within the Archive.

Full Link:  www.uel.ac.uk/rca or Download Here (PDF – 0.3MB).

If you have any questions or feedback, please let us know.  Either leave a message here on contact us on: library-archives@uel.ac.uk.

New Journal Releases

Title: Journal of Refugee Studies

Volume: Vol. 21 No.3

Date: September 2008.

Publisher: Oxford.

Link: http://jrs.oxfordjournals.org/current.dtl

Title: International Journal of Refugee Law

Volume: Vol.2 Issue 3.

Date: October 2008.

Publisher: Oxford.

Link: http://ijrl.oxfordjournals.org/

Title: No Borders for South Wales Newsletter

Volume: Vol. 1


Publisher: No Borders for South Wales

Link: http://noborderswales.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/nbswnews1.pdf

Source: Institute of Race Relations, (http://www.irr.org.uk/)

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