Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees is pleased to announce that the most current issue has just been published. Issue 29.1 (General Issue with Special Focus on Technology) may be accessed online at: http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/refuge/issue/current .
Journal on Migration and Human SecurityThe Journal on Migration and Human Security, a publication of the Center for Migration Studies, announces the release of a new article:
“Global Trends in Immigration Detention and Alternatives to Detention: Practical, Political and Symbolic Rationales”
By Robyn Sampson, La Trobe University and Grant Mitchell, International Detention Coalition
The global growth of immigration detention has been accompanied by increased interest on the part of governments and international bodies in alternative programs. This paper argues that these apparently contradictory trends are influenced by competing political, policy and operational objectives. Drawing from research conducted by the International Detention Coalition and La Trobe University, the paper describes the Community Assessment and Placement (CAP) model, a tool which identifies steps that governments can take to prevent unnecessary detention and to improve the effectiveness of community-based, alternative to detention programs.
Read the article at: http://jmhs.cmsny.org/index.php/jmhs/article/view/14
About the Journal
The Journal on Migration and Human Security (JMHS) is an online, peer-reviewed public policy publication of the Center for Migration Studies. JMHS addresses timely migration-related issues, scholarship and analysis that receive insufficient attention in US and international policy debates. JMHS draws upon the knowledge, expertise and perspectives of scholars, public officials, faith communities, community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, corporate leaders and others. The journal’s theme of “human security” is meant to evoke the widely shared goals of creating secure and sustaining conditions in migrant sending communities; promoting safe, legal migration options; and developing immigration and integration policies that benefit sending and receiving communities and allow newcomers to lead productive, secure lives.
JMHS welcomes evidence-based papers that contain well-supported policy ideas. Information regarding submissions can be found at http://jmhs.cmsny.org/index.php/jmhs/about/submissions.
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DARA: New blog launch
New DARA blog
Debating policies and principles to support principled humanitarian action
We are happy to announce that DARA is launching a blog (http://blog.daraint.org/) where regular staff contributors will debate on how policies and practices support principled humanitarian action. At a time of limited resources and capacity, and growing humanitarian needs, we hope to stimulate much needed conversations on issues such as humanitarian aid effectiveness, principles, and the gaps between policy and practice, for the benefit of the sector and the vulnerable populations it seeks to serve. Please drop by and leave your comments. Your suggestions are also welcome.
The blog kicks off with a post by DARA Chief Executive, Ed Schenkenberg, on the proposal to introduce a certification model for the humanitarian sector developed under the auspices of the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR).
To go directly to the full post, click here: http://blog.daraint.org/2013/10/25/certification-a-cosmetic-exercise-in-humanitarian-response/
New book: Refugee repatriation: Justice, responsibility and redress
With apologies for the self-promotion, this book may be of interest to listserv members:
Refugee repatriation: Justice, responsibility and redress
Cambridge University Press, 2013
Voluntary repatriation is now the predominant solution to refugee crises, yet the responsibilities states of origin bear towards their repatriating citizens are under-examined. Through a combination of legal and moral analysis and case studies of the troubled repatriation movements to Guatemala, Bosnia and Mozambique, Megan Bradley develops and refines an original account of the minimum conditions of a ‘just return’ process. The goal of a just return process must be to recast a new relationship of rights and duties between the state and its returning citizens, and the conditions of just return match the core duties states should provide for all their citizens: equal, effective protection for security and basic human rights, including accountability for violations of these rights. This volume evaluates the ways in which different forms of redress such as restitution and compensation may help enable just returns, and traces the emergence and evolution of international norms on redress for refugees.