Tag Archives: refugees and asylum seekers

New Publications on Australia; Humanitarian Assistance; and Children, Education

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/

New Publications on Australia

Activists Rap Australia’s Offshore Processing of Migrants (IRIN, Jan. 2013) [text]

“Collateral Damage: The Impact of Australian Asylum Seeker Policy on Christmas Islanders (2001-2011),” Shima: The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures, vol. 6, no. 2 (2012) [open access text]

Experiences of Parenting among Burmese Refugee Mothers in a Facilitated Playgroup (Edith Cowan University, Oct. 2012) [text]
– Looks at the experiences of refugee families in Australia.

“Dark Justice: Australia’s Indefinite Detention of Refugees on Security Grounds under International Human Rights Law,” Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 13, no. 2 (Forthcoming, Nov. 2012; posted Jan. 2013) [text via SSRN]

“‘Fair Shake of the Sauce Bottle’: Reform Options for Making ASIO Security Assessments of Refugees Fairer,” Alternative Law Journal, vol. 37, no. 4 (2012) [preprint via SSRN]

Insider Resistance: Understanding Refugee Protest against Immigration Detention in Australia 1999-2005 (Centre for Human Rights Education, Nov. 2012) [text]
– Includes link to thesis.

Released but not yet Free: Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Community after Long-term Detention (Centre for Human Rights Education, Dec. 2012) [text via BroCAP]

“UNHCR Takes Aim at Australia over Nauru Detainees ,” Town & Country Magazine, 14 Dec. 2012 [text]

New Publications on Humanitarian Assistance

Aid Worker Security Report 2012: Host States and Their Impact on Security for Humanitarian Operations (Humanitarian Outcomes, Dec. 2012) [text]

Mapping and Navigating the Humanitarian System: An Interactive Guide (Development Initiatives, Jan. 2013) [access]

“Principles and Practices of Evaluating Humanitarian Programmes,” Workshop at 10th EES Biennial Conference, Helsinki, 1-5 October 2012 [info]
– See also related ALNAP and DARA blog posts.

Protection in Practice: Food Assistance with Safety and Dignity (World Food Programme, Jan. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

The State of HR in International Humanitarian and Development Organisations 2013 (People In Aid, Jan. 2013) [text]

New Publications on Children, Education
Getting Real on Children’s Rights: Is Offshore Processing Compatible with Australia’s Legal Obligations to Child Refugee Applicants? (Oxford Human Rights Hub, Sept. 2012) [text]

“Rethinking the Guardianship of Refugee Children after the Malaysian Solution,” Sydney Law Review, vol. 34, no. 3 (Sept. 2012) [full-text]

“United by Language, Literacy and Learning: Creating Spaces in Schools to Support Refugee Literacy,” PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement, vol. 1, no. 2 (2012) [open access text]

What Future for Undocumented Migrant Children in the UK? (Postcards from…, Jan. 2013) [text]

“Where Have All the Teachers Gone? Why There Are Never any Teachers in Africa’s Refugee Camps and What We Can Do about It,” Chapter in Next Steps in Managing Teacher Migration: Papers of the Sixth Commonwealth Research Symposium on Teacher Mobility, Recruitment and Migration, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 8-9 June 2011 (UNESCO & Commonwealth Secretariat, 2012) [full-text]
– Scroll to p. 88.


Event: Refugee Stories Exhibition

World City: Refugee Stories

*** Apologies for Cross-Posting ***

Dear Colleagues,

For the past two years, I have been working with a team of curators on an exhibition celebrating the lives of refugees in the UK. The exhibition, World City: Refugee Stories will preview on 19 June at the Jewish Museum London (Camden Town) at 6pm and will be followed by a panel discussion at 7pm. The event will also introduce two student ambassadors, Rita, a young woman who fled Sudan with her Eritrean mother and is now a sabbatical officer at Kingston University; and Kamil, an Ahwazi Arab who fled Iran following attacks on his family and who, in addition to his studies, is now leading a human rights campaign to raise awareness of the abuses against the Ahwazi minority.  Additional events have been organised throughout the summer.  The exhibition will run until 16 September. Further information is included below.

Best wishes,

Brad Blitz

 World City: Refugee Stories:  20 June – 16 September 2012

This summer, as London welcomes visitors from around the globe for the 2012 Olympics, the Jewish Museum presents the exhibition World City: Refugee Stories showing the stories of nine refugees who have come to London in very different circumstances to flee from situations where their lives were in danger. The refugees come from countries as diverse as Poland , Hungary , Czechoslovakia , Sri Lanka , Rwanda , Chile and Cameroon , and the exhibition spans nine decades, from the 1930s to the present. The refugees stories demonstrate courage and resilience, a commitment to build a new life and to make a positive difference.


Exhibition Flyer – [Exhibition flyer]

Further Information – [World City – Refugee Stories 1]

The exhibition is accompanied by a wide-ranging programme of events, including:

Protecting People – Rebuilding Lives

Tuesday 19 June 7pm

Panel discussion on the current challenges facing refugees and asylum-seekers with David Aaronovitch, columnist for The Times, Professor Brad Blitz, Kingston University London, Dr Edie Friedman, Jewish Council for Racial Equality and Roland Schilling, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Free with museum admission. Advance booking recommended.

Journeys: How Refugee Women Struggle for Justice

Thursday 28 June 7pm

Natasha Walter, author of The New Feminism and director of Women for Refugee Women, will speak alongside women who have sought asylum in the UK . Join us to discuss what should be done now to create a more just and humane world for women who are crossing borders to seek safety.

Free with museum admission. Advance booking recommended.

In partnership with JCORE and Women for Refugee Women World Jamboree – A Night of World Music and Food

Sunday 9 September 7pm

An inspiring evening of music and food from around the world celebrating Londoners diverse roots. Musicians and chefs from Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Baha’I and Christian backgrounds will come together in this special event in support of Health Poverty Action women’s health programmes.

Admission £15 Conc £12 Advance booking recommended In support of Health Poverty Action

Exhibition In partnership with Kingston University London and the Refugee Council

The Jewish Museum

Raymond Burton House

129-131 Albert Street

London NW1 7NB



Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 10am – 5pm, Fridays 10am – 2pm

Admission (including permanent galleries): £7.50, Concessions £6.50, child £3.50.  Under 5s and Friends free