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New Regional Publications on the United Kingdom

Investigated or ignored? An analysis of race-related deaths since the Macpherson report, by Harmit Athwal and Jon Burnett (Institute of Race Relation.

Since the publication of the Macpherson report in 1999, into the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence, at least ninety-three people have lost their lives as a result of racially motivated attacks (or attacks with a known or suspected racial element) in the UK, according to research by the IRR. The criminal justice system’s response to these deaths is analysed in a new report: Investigated or ignored? An analysis of race-related deaths since the Macpherson report.

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See Also – Investigated or ignored?

User guide to the Home Office migrant journey
By the UK Home Office.

The user guide is designed to be a useful reference guide with explanatory notes on theissues and classifications which are key to the production and presentation of the Home Office’s migrant journey.

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Migrant journey: fourth report
By the UK Home Office.

This report is the fourth in a series of reports that explore migrants’ journeys through the UK’s immigration system.

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See Also: Migrants’ Rights Network:  Home Office releases new resources on UK immigration.

Employment and occupational skill levels among UK and foreign nationals
By the UK Home Office.
ISBN 978 1 78246 225 5, Occasional Paper 108

Examines employment levels changes, in the context of longer-term labour market trends, recent economic conditions and immigration policy changes.

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New Regional Publications on MENA; Europe; and the Americas

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 Regional Publications on MENA

“Discrimination Awaits Palestinians Fleeing the Syrian Conflict,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 39 (July 2013) [full-text]

Israel: New Pressure on Asylum Seekers to Leave (HRW, July 2013) [text]

Libya Country Report (Asylum Research Consultancy, July 2013) [text via Refworld]

Libya: Displaced People from Tawergha Barred from Return (HRW, June 2013) [text]

“Syrian Refugees: Living in Limbo,” The Economist, 15 July 2013 [text]

Under Pressure: The Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Host Communities in Lebanon (World Vision, July 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

New Regional Publications on Europe

Regional Focus: Europe

“ECtHR Blocks Pushback of Somali Migrants from Malta to Libya Following Outcry from Civil Society,” ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 12 July 2013 [text]
– See also joint NGO press release.

“Ensuring Protection in Europe”: UNHCR’s Recommendations to Lithuania for the EU Presidency, July-December 2013 (UNHCR, July 2013) [text]

“The EU Asylum, Immigration and Border Control Regimes: Including and Excluding the ‘Deserving Migrant’,” European Journal of Social Security, no. 2 (2013) [full-text]

Some 8,400 Migrants, Asylum-seekers Reach Italy and Malta by Sea in First Half of 2013 (UNHCR, July 2013) [text]

Srebrenica’s Legacy: How the Lessons of the Balkans Animate Humanitarianism Today (U.S. Dept. of State, July 2013) [text]

New Regional Publications on The Americas

Caribbean Regional Conference on the Protection of Vulnerable Persons in Mixed Migration Flows: Promoting Cooperation and Identification of Good Practices,  Nassau, The Bahamas, 22-23 May 2013 [summary report]
– See also a summary of the conference conclusions.

Internal Displacement, Place Attachment and Post-conflict Trauma in Sucre, Colombia, Bachelor Thesis (Lund University, 2013) [text]

Refugee Status Determination in Canada and the Path to Radical Reform (SSRN, June 2013) [text]

Revisiting Haiti’s Gangs and Organized Violence (HASOW, June 2013) [text]

 

 

New Regional Publications on Africa; Asia; amd Syrians

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 Regional Publications on Africa

Atelier de Réflexion – Foncier Rural et Solutions Durables en Côte d’Ivoire: Logement, Terre et Biens en Situation de Déplacement, Abidjan, 2-4 Octobre 2012 (IDMC, June 2013) [text]

Central African Republic: Abandoned to its Fate? (MSF, July 2013) [text]

CORI Country Report: Democratic Republic of Congo; Human Rights Issues (CORI, April 2013) [text via Refworld]

Durable Solutions: Perspectives of Somali Refugees Living in Kenyan and Ethiopian Camps and Selected Communities of Return (DRC & NRC, 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

For Malian Refugees, Peace Deal Does Not Guarantee Safe Return (Refugees International Blog, July 2013) [text]

Mission Conjointe d’Evaluation de la Sécurité Alimentaire des Réfugiés Centrafricains du Camp de Belom à Maro au Sud du Tchad (WFP & UNHCR, June 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

South Sudan: Protection and Assistance Challenges Demand a Firm Response (Refugees International, July 2013) [text]

New Regional Publications on Asia

Gender and Livelihoods among Internally Displaced Persons in Mindanao, Philippines (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, July 2013) [text]

Humanitarian Needs Assessment and Engagement Strategy in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan (Danish Refugee Council, Jan. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Life in the Rohingya’s Myanmar: A Q & A with Photojournalist Greg Constantine (Refugees International Blog, June 2013) [text]

Operational Guidance Note: North Korea (DPRK) (UK Home Office, June 2013) [text via Refworld]

Roundtable on Managing Cross-border Movements of People: Promoting Capacity and Response for Irregular Migration, Singapore, 19-20 November 2012 (RSIS Centre for NTS Studies, 2013) [text]

Return to Torture: Extradition, Forcible Returns and Removals to Central Asia (Amnesty International, July 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

“They Say We Should Be Grateful,” Mass Rehousing and Relocation Programs in Tibetan Areas of China (HRW, June 2013) [text]

UNHCR Chief Welcomes Regional Commitments in Central Asia to Protect Migrant and Asylum-seeker Rights (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]

New Regional Publications on Syrians

Behind the Scenes of the “Most Complex” Refugee Operation in the World (IRIN, July 2013) [text]

Egypt: Do Not Return Asylum Seekers to Syria (HRW, July 2013) [text]

From Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan to Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley: Trip Report on Syrian Refugees (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, July 2013) [text]

Joint Education Needs Assessment: Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan (UNHCR, April 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis: Five Uncomfortable Questions for the International Community (UpFront Blog, July 2013) [text]

The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis: Five More Uncomfortable Questions for the International Community (UpFront Blog, July 2013) [text]

New Regional Publications on Europe and Thematic Publications on Health

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 Regional Publications on Europe

“ECtHR Blocks Pushback of Somali Migrants from Malta to Libya Following Outcry from Civil Society,” ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 12 July 2013 [text]
– See also joint NGO press release.

“Ensuring Protection in Europe”: UNHCR’s Recommendations to Lithuania for the EU Presidency, July-December 2013 (UNHCR, July 2013) [text]

“The EU Asylum, Immigration and Border Control Regimes: Including and Excluding the ‘Deserving Migrant’,” European Journal of Social Security, no. 2 (2013) [full-text]

Some 8,400 Migrants, Asylum-seekers Reach Italy and Malta by Sea in First Half of 2013 (UNHCR, July 2013) [text]

Srebrenica’s Legacy: How the Lessons of the Balkans Animate Humanitarianism Today (U.S. Dept. of State, July 2013) [text]

New Thematic Publications on Health

“Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors Multimedia Training: A Mixed-methods Study of Effect on Healthcare Providers’ Attitudes, Knowledge, Confidence, and Practice in Humanitarian Settings,” Conflict and Health 7:14 (July 2013) [open access text]

“GP and Registrar Involvement in Refugee Health: A Needs Assessment,” Australian Family Physician, vol. 42, no. 6 (June 2013) [full-text]

“Health Behaviors Associated with Chronic Disease Development and Management among Iraqi Refugees,” Master of Public Health Thesis and Capstone Presentations, no. 76 (Thomas Jefferson University, June 2013) [text]

“HIV-related Risk Factors among Black African Migrants and Refugees in Christchurch, New Zealand: Results from the Mayisha-NZ Survey,” The New Zealand Medical Journal, vol. 126, no. 1376 (June 2013) [full-text]

“Piloting Community-based Medical Care for Survivors of Sexual Assault in Conflict-affected Karen State of Eastern Burma,” Conflict and Health 7:12 (May 2013) [open access text]

“Social Inequalities in Mental Health and Mortality among Refugees and Other Immigrants to Sweden – Epidemiological Studies of Register Data,” Global Action Health, vol. 6 (2013) [open access text]

“Subjective Quality of Life in War-affected Populations,” BMC Public Health 13:624 (July 2013) [open access text]

“Suicide and Suicidal Ideation among Bhutanese Refugees — United States, 2009–2012,” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, vol. 62, no. 26 (July 2013) [public domain text]

“A Systematic Review of Naturalistic Interventions in Refugee Populations,” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, forthcoming (2013) [preprint]

UNHCR Lebanon Operational Guidance (UNHCR, May 2013) [text]

 

New Regional Publications on Europe; Syria; and Australia & New Zealand

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 Regional Publications on Europe

Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union 2012 (EASO, 2013) [text via Refworld]

Brief Information Note on the Main Asylum-Related Legal Changes in Hungary as of 1 July 2013 (Hungarian Helsinki Committee, July 2013) [text via Refworld]

An EU-Turkey Readmission Agreement: Undermining the Rights of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers? (Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network, June 2013) [text via Oppenheimer Chair]

Frontier Europe: Human Rights Abuses on Greece’s Border with Turkey (Amnesty International, July 2013) [text]

Pope Francis Visits Lampedusa in Solidarity with Migrants and Residents (ICMC, July 2013) [text]

Sweden and Immigration: From Economic Migrants to Humanitarians (SSRN, Nov. 2012) [text]

UNHCR Comments and Recommendations on the Proposed Act Amending the International Protection Act (EVA 2013-1711-00240) (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]

UNHCR Comments and Recommendations on the Proposed Amendments to the Aliens Act in Slovenia (UNHCR, 2013?) [text]

New Regional Publications on Syria

Failing Syrian Refugees in Iraq’s Kurdish Region: International Actors Can Do More (Norwegian Refugee Council, June 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Iraq/Jordan/Turkey: Syrians Blocked from Fleeing War (Human Rights Watch, July 2013) [text]

Lebanese Contradictory Responses to Syrian Refugees Include Stress, Hospitality, Resentment, Policy Brief (Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs & Fafo, June 2013) [text]
– See also other materials related to this project.

Nowhere People: The Refugees of Syria by Moises Saman (Time Magazine LightBox, July 2013) [access]
– Photo essay.

Syria’s Spinoff Crisis (Brown Political Review, June 2013) [text]

Syrian Refugee Crisis: Can the Breaking Point Be Prevented? (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, June 2013) [text]

Syrian Refugees in Turkey: The Limits of an Open Door Policy (UpFront Blog, June 2013) [text]

New Regional Publications on Australia & New Zealand

Opportunity:

Refugees & Australia, 1972-2012 [info]
– Special exhibit that runs until 12 May 2014 at the Migration Museum in Adelaide, Australia.

Publications:

A Better Way: Regional Cooperation, Policy Brief (Refugee Council of Australia, June 2013) [text]

Bob Carr and the Ghost of Philip Ruddock (Inside Story, July 2013) [text]

FactCheck: Are Asylum Seekers Really Economic Migrants? (The Conversation, July 2013) [text]

Just Hook around Tasmania and Pop across the Tasman (Inside Story, June 2013) [text]

No Country is an Island (Inside Story, June 2013) [text]

“Pragmatic Answers to the Asylum Seeker Question,” Eureka Street Extra (June 2013) [text]

Pushed to the Margins: Building Pathways towards Greater Social Inclusion for Refugee Women in Australia (Australian Centre for Leadership for Women, June 2013) [text via BroCAP]

“Why Bob Carr is Kidding Himself about Refugees,” Eureka Street, vol. 23, no. 13 (July 2013) [text]

World Refugee Day: New Zealand at Risk of Abusing Human Rights in the Name of Border Control (Amnesty International, June 2013) [text]

World Refugee Day 2013: Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre (NZ Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, June 2013) [text]

 

 

New Regional Publications on the United Kingdom

New Regional Publications on the United Kingdom.

Social and public service impacts of international migration at the local level.
Ref: ISBN 978 1 78246 131 9, Home Office Research Report 72 .
Produced by the UK Home Office.

This research was conducted to provide further evidence on the social and public service impacts of migration at the local level.

It examines migrant composition and impacts at the local, rather than the national, level. It presents a local authority typology, classifying all local authorities within England and Wales into twelve discrete groups, on the basis of key migration and socio-economic indicators, including the different migrant types (e.g. workers, students) and nationalities of migrants they have recently received.

Additionally, the research examines impacts of different types of migrant, rather than focusing on migrants as a homogenous group. It considers impacts on different public services (e.g. health services and education) and the local economy.

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See also:
The Daily Telegraph – Immigrants create overcrowding and fuel tensions, report finds
Daily Mail – True toll of mass migration on UK life: Half of Britons suffer under strain placed on schools, police, NHS and hounsing

IPS annual report and accounts 2012 to 2013:The 2012-13 annual report and accounts for the Identity and Passport Service (now known as HM Passport Office).
Produced by the UK Home Office.

Executive agency highlights the role it plays in supporting the Home Office’s priorities, such as public protection, reducing the impact and likelihood of identity crime, and preventing terrorism.

This 2012 to 1013 report covers the key performance indicators, principal activities, business and future developments and performance.

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Risk factors for congenital anomaly in a multiethnic birth cohort: an analysis of the Born in Bradford study.
Article by Dr Eamonn Sheridan … (et al.)
The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 4 July 2013.

Background
Congenital anomalies are a leading cause of infant death and disability and their incidence varies between ethnic groups in the UK. Rates of infant death are highest in children of Pakistani origin, and congenital anomalies are the most common cause of death in children younger than 12 in this ethnic group. We investigated the incidence of congenital anomalies in a large multiethnic birth cohort to identify the causes of the excess of congenital anomalies in this community.

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See also:
The Independent – Marriage between first cousins ‘doubles risk of having baby with life-threatening birth defects’

Precarious Lives, Experiences of forced labour among refugees and asylum seekers in England.
Report from Economic and Social Research Council.

This research uncovered evidence that refugees and asylum seekers are susceptible to forced labour in the UK. The findings are based on a two-year study by academics at the Universities of Leeds and Salford, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The research explored experiences of forced labour among 30 people who had made claims for asylum in England, supplemented by interviews with 23 practitioners and policy-makers.

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New Regional Publications on Africa and Thematic Publications on Law/Policy Items

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 Regional Publications on Africa

Update re. cessation for Rwandan refugees:

  • Ending of Refugee Status for Rwandans Approaching (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]
  • “UNHCR Africa Bureau Announces Only Three States to Implement Cessation Clause for Rwandan Refugees,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 39 (July 2013) [full-text]

Other publications:

Concern over Planned Relocation of Refugees from Kenya to Somalia (IRIN, June 2013) [text via Refworld]

Mali Crisis: A Migration Perspective (IOM, June 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Operational Guidance Note: Gambia (UK Home Office, June 2013) [text]

“Prevalence of Gender Based Violence among Refugees in Urban Kampala, Uganda,” African Journal of Traumatic Stress, vol. 3, no. 1 (June 2013) [full-text]
– Scroll to p. 2.

“Refugees in Africa’s Great Lakes Region: A Perpetual State of Exile,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 39 (July 2013) [full-text]

New Thematic Publications on Law/Policy Items

“The 1956 Hungarian Refugee Emergency, An Early and Instructive Case of Resettlement,” Amsterdam Law Forum, vol. 5, no. 2 (2013) [open access text]

Case Watch: Assessing Risk in Non-Refoulement Cases (Open Society Foundations, June 2013) [text]
– Discusses two recent UN Human Rights Committee decisions.

“International Refugee Law,” The Year in Review: An Annual Publication of the ABA/Section of International Law, vol. 47 (2013) [access]
– Scroll to p. 349 in full issue or go to relevant section.

Lessons from Arusha and Cape Town: UNHCR’s Perspective on the Relationship between IHL and International Refugee Law, Presentation at “Refuge from Inhumanity: Enriching Refugee Protection Standards through Recourse to International Humanitarian Law, Oxford, 11-12 February 2013 [text]

NGO Statement on International Protection, 57th Meeting of the EXCOM Standing Committee, Geneva, 25-27 June 2013 [access]
– Other NGO Statements are available on ICVA’s web site.

Note on International Protection, UN Doc. No. EC/64/SC/CRP.10, 57th Meeting of the EXCOM Standing Committee, Geneva, 25-27 June 2013 [text]
– Other Standing Committee documents are available here.

UNHCR Comments and Recommendations on the Proposed Amendments to the Asylum Act and the Aliens Act (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]
– Comments shared with the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic.

“What Do We Know So Far about Emotion and Refugee Law?,” Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, vol. 64, no. 1 (2013) [full-text via Centre for the Study of Emotion & Law]