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New Thematic Publications on Resettlement; Children; and Statelessness

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 Thematic Publications on Resettlement

The Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR) took place in Geneva from 1-3 July 2013. Held annually since 1995, “[t]he consultations have become an important vehicle for UNHCR’s cooperation with governments and NGOs and a mechanism to enhance partnership. They offer a forum to review progress on resettlement issues during the year, but more importantly, to re-focus and shape a joint strategy on resettlement.”  Here is the agenda.  Various operational guidance notes and assessment tools are also available.  This newsletter shares resettlement stories and notable developments; see also ICMC’s update.  Finally, here are UNHCR’s projected global resettlement needs for 2014.

Other publications:

CCR Responds to Government Announcement on Resettlement of Syrian Refugees (Canadian Council for Refugees, July 2013) [text]

The Integration of Resettled Refugees: Essentials for Establishing a Resettlement Programme and Fundamentals for Sustainable Resettlement Programmes (UNHCR, 2013) [text]

“Know Reset Project Maps Diverging Resettlement Practices and Legal Frameworks across Europe,” ECRE Weekly Bulletin (12 July 2013) [text]

New Thematic Publications on Children

“Alone and Unrepresented: A Call to Congress to Provide Counsel for Unaccompanied Minors,” Harvard Journal on Legislation, vol. 50, no. 2 (2013) [full-text]

Cash and Child Protection: How Cash Transfer Programming Can Protect Children from Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation and Violence (Save the Children, Sept. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Humanitarian Action for Children 2013 (UNICEF, July 2013) [access via UN Pulse]

L’enfant dans l’asile: prise en considération de sa vulnérabilité et de son intérêt supérieur (CBAR, June 2013) [text via Refworld]

Workshop Report – The Deportation of Unaccompanied Minors from the EU: Family Tracing and Government Accountability in the European Return Platform for Unaccompanied Minors (ERPUM) Project, Oxford, 3 May 2013 [text]

New Thematic Publications on Statelessness

Compilation of Recommendations relating to Statelessness in Outcome Documents from the 1st Cycle (1st-12th sessions) of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UNHCR, July 2013) [text]

Compilation of Recommendations relating to Statelessness during the Second Cycle (13th – 16th sessions) of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UNHCR, July 2013) [text]

Legally Invisible, Fighting for Health Care (ENS Blog, July 2013) [text]

“Stateless in Shangri-La: Minority Rights, Citizenship, and Belonging in Bhutan,” Stanford Journal of International Law, vol. 48, no. 2 (Summer2012) [text via SSRN]

UNHCR’s Verdict on Statelessness Activities over Last Two Years: “Unprecedented” (Statelessness Programme 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 Reports on Durable Solutions; Displacement; Humanitarian Assistance; and Others

Durable Solutions: Perspectives of Somali Refugees Living in Kenyan and Ethiopian Camps and Selected Communities of Return.
Produced by the Danish Refugee Council and the Norwegian Refugee Council.

More than a quarter of the Somali population have fled their country since civil war broke out in 1991. Millions remain in displacement in the region. What are their perspectives on the future? Do they believe in eventual return to Somalia? These are among the themes explored in the report ‘Durable Solutions’.

Civil war and armed conflict in Somalia has caused large-scale internal and external displacement. More than every fourth Somali is today living in displacement – the majority has moved to a safer area within the country, but large numbers have fled to another country.
(Source: ReliefWeb).

[Download Full Report]

Internal displacement in South Sudan: Out of crisis, an opportunity?
By The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.
[Download Full Report]

South Sudan: A comprehensive response to internal displacement is crucial.
By The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.
[Download Full Report]

Humanitarian Needs Assessment and Engagement Strategy In Kandahar province, Afghanistan (January 2013).
By the Danish Refugee Council.
[Download Full Report]

Somalia Common Humanitarian Fund CHF – Annual Report 2012,
Produced by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
[Download Full Report]

Mid-Year Review of the Emergency Humanitarian Response Plan for Kenya 2013.
Produced by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.[Download Full Report]

Central African Republic Common Humanitarian Fund – Annual Report 2012
Produced by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
[Download Full Report]

Livelihoods at the limit: Reducing the risk of disasters and adapting to climate change.
Produced by Save the Children.
[Download Full Report]

Central African Republic: abandoned to its fate?
Produced by Médecins Sans Frontières.
[Download Full Report]

Trafficking in Human Beings for the Purpose of Organ Removal in the OSCE Region: Analysis and Findings.
Produced by the OSCE.
[Download Full Report]
See Also: OSCE – New report sheds light on trafficking for organ removal in OSCE region.

Final Report:  Cost and benefit analysis project on immigration regulation
Higher Education Better Regulation Group. 11 July 2013.
Produced by the Higher Education Better Regulation Group.
[Download Full Report]
See Also: EIN – Higher Education Better Regulation Group releases comprehensive study on the cost of the student visa regime.

Gaza in 2020: UNRWA Operational Response – May 2013.
REPORT from UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.
[Download Full Report]

The Arab Spring and Economic Transition: Two Years on.
Source: Foreign & Commonwealth Office via Inside Government (UK).
[Download Full Report]

 

New Thematic Publications on Human Trafficking & Forced Labour;

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/

Thematic Publications on Human Trafficking & Forced Labour

“The Asylum Claim for Victims of Attempted Trafficking,”Journal of Law & Social Policy, vol. 8, no. 2 (2013) [full-text]

Combating Trafficking as Modern-day Slavery: A Matter of Non-discrimination and Empowerment (OSCE, Nov. 2012) [text via Refworld]

“Defining Sex Trafficking in International and Domestic Law: Mind the Gaps,” Emory International Law Review, vol. 26, no. 1 (2012) [full-text]

Forced Labour and Human Trafficking: Media Coverage in 2012 (Joseph Rowntree Foundation, June 2013) [text]

International Law against Sex Trafficking, in Perspective, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-85 (SSRN, June 2013) [text]

Precarious Lives: Experiences of Forced Labour among Refugees and Asylum Seekers in England [access]
– Follow link for final research report, executive summary and other related papers.

Smuggling and Trafficking from the East and Horn of Africa: Executive Summary (UNHCR, March 2013) [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]

New Thematic Publications on General

“Development Responses to Forced Migration,” Presentation at 5th West Asia-North Africa Forum, Amman, 10-11 June 2013 [access]

EU Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World in 2012 (Council of the European Union, May 2013) [text]

International Migration Outlook 2013 (OECD, June 2013) [access]
– See also related NYT article.

Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/RES/23/8 (Human Rights Council, June 2013) [text via Refworld]
– Extends Special Rapporteur’s mandate by three years.

Refugees and Displacement (Thomson Reuters Foundation, June 2013) [text]
– Special briefing.

Thematic Compilation of General Assembly and Economic and Social Council Resolutions, 3rd ed. (UNHCR, June 2013) [access]

The World and Its Refugees (Refugees International Blog, July 2013) [text]

 

New Thematic Reports on Family Migration; Climate Change and Collective Responsibility

New Thematic Reports on Family Migration; Climate Change and Collective Responsibility

The Global Climate 2001-2010: A decade of climate extremes – Summary Report.
Report from World Meteorological Organization.

GENEVA 3 July 2013 – The world experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes during the 2001-2010 decade, which was the warmest since the start of modern measurements in 1850 and continued an extended period of pronounced global warming. More national temperature records were reported broken than in any previous decade, according to a new report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

[Download Full Report]
(Source: ReliefWeb – The Global Climate 2001-2010: A decade of climate extremes – Summary Report).

Family Migration and Access to Social and Economic Rights under the Legal Regimes of the EU and the Council of Europe.
A new legal report by Nuala Mole from The AIRE Centre is now available as part of the IMPACIM project at COMPAS.

The report, ‘Family Migration and Access to Social and Economic Rights under the Legal Regimes of the EU and the Council of Europe’, provides an overview of the case law of the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Committee of Social Rights on access to social rights – such as work, housing, health care, education and social welfare benefits – by foreigners resident in European states and in particular by their third country national family members.

[Download Full Report]
(Source: COMPAS – New report for the IMPACIM project)

Collective Responsibility: The Perceptions, Expectations and Realities of NGO Coordination in Humanitarian Leadership.
Report from InterAction.

InterAction has released a new report entitled: “Collective Responsibility: The Perceptions, Expectations and Realities of NGO Coordination in Humanitarian Leadership”.

The culmination of several months of qualitative research aimed at exploring the NGO role within humanitarian leadership, specifically Humanitarian Country Teams, the report highlights inconsistencies in understanding and attitude among HCT participants. All respondents agree that NGOs bring a specific value-added to discussions and decisions, yet this finding is contrasted by a perceived inequality of NGOs to other members of the HCT.

[Download Full Report]
(Source: ReliefWeb – Collective Responsibility: The Perceptions, Expectations and Realities of NGO Coordination in Humanitarian Leadership)

 

 

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]

New Thematic Publications on Humanitarian Assistance

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/

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

2013 Humanitarian Accountability Report (HAP, June 2013) [text] [ebook]

Annual Report 2012 (ICRC, June 2013) [access]
– PDF file includes both Volumes I and II of the report.  See also an interactive map and audiovisual media related to the report.

A History of the Humanitarian System: Western Origins and Foundations, HPG Working Paper (ODI, June 2013) [text]

How to Manage Refugee Helplines (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]

“Humanitarian Assistance and the Conundrum of Consent: A Legal Perspective,” Amsterdam Law Forum, vol. 5, no. 2 (2013) [open access text]

Improving Impact: Do Accountability Mechanisms Deliver Results? (Christian Aid et al., April 2013) [text]

Setting Standards for the Aid Industry (IRIN, June 2013) [text]

New Thematic Issues on Statelessness and Urban Issues

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 Thematic Publications on Statelessness

Case Watch: UK Supreme Court Confronts Statelessness in al-Jedda Case (Open Society Foundations, June 2013) [text]

Estonia Should Eliminate Child Statelessness (Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, June 2013) [text]

Learning about Statelessness in the Netherlands (ENS Blog, June 2013) [text]

NGO Statement on Statelessness, 57th Meeting of the EXCOM Standing Committee, Geneva, 25-27 June 2013 [text via ENS Blog]

Note on Statelessness, 57th Meeting of the EXCOM Standing Committee, UN Doc. No. EC/64/SC/CRP.11, Geneva, 25-27 June 2013 [text]

One Year after the Violence Began: Civil Society Organizations Deeply Concerned by the Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation of Stateless Rohingya (Minority Rights Group International, June 2013) [text]

Prevention and Reduction of Statelessness and Protection of Stateless Persons in the Americas, 43rd Regular Session of the Organization of American States, La Antigua, Guatemala, 4-6 June 2013 [text via Refworld]

Reduction of Statelessness and Access to Nationality: The Need for EU-regulation. The Showcase of Stateless Roma in Slovenia, Thesis (Lund University, 2013) [text]

Setting the Bar Higher: The UNHCR NGO Consultations and Getting Serious about Eradicating Statelessness (ENS Blog, June 2013) [text]

Stateless Saudi Driven to Self-immolation (Refugees International Blog, June 2013) [text]

Stateless Zimbabwe Residents Gain Citizenship (IRIN, June 2013) [text]

Supra-national Citizenship: An Increasingly Powerful Tool of Protection… and Exclusion (Oecumene Blog, June 2013) [text]

New Thematic Publications on Urban Issues

Knowledge into Action: British Red Cross’ Experiences Going Urban (British Red Cross, June 2013) [access]
– Webinar presentation.

Living in the Shadows: Who is the Guardian of Urban Refugee Rights? (ODI, June 2013) [text]

Sanctuary in the City? Reframing Responses to Protracted Urban Displacement, HPG Policy Brief, no. 52 (ODI, June 2013) [text]

Sanctuary in the City? Urban Displacement and Vulnerability: Final Report, HPG Report, no. 33 (ODI, June 2013) [text]

Urban Violence: What Role for Traditional Humanitarianism?, London, 21 March 2013 [text]
– Conference report.

 

 

Updated List of New Reports and Publications Part 1

Dilemmas in Peacebuilding Practice in the South Caucasus By International Alert. [Download Full Report]

4th Annual Report on Immigration and Asylum.
Produced by the European Commission.
[Download Full Report]

 

ACCORD: Pakistan – COI Compilation, June 2013
http://www.ecoi.net/file_upload/90_1371627314_accord-coi-compilation-pakistan-june-2013.pdf

Nations in Transit 2013 from Freedom House is available for 29 countries (some country reports still being in a draft version as of now) and covers democratisation and rule of law in 2012. The country reports are now added to ecoi.net and are available at the Freedom House website: http://www.freedomhouse.org/report/nations-transit/nations-transit-2013#tabs-0-bottom-2.

Global and Regional Estimates of Violence against Women
Produced by the World Health Organization

The report details the impact of violence on the physical and mental health of women and girls. This can range from broken bones to pregnancy-related complications, mental problems and impaired social functioning….

The report’s key findings on the health impacts of violence by an intimate partner were:

Death and injury – The study found that globally, 38% of all women who were murdered were murdered by their intimate partners, and 42% of women who have experienced physical or sexual violence at the hands of a partner had experienced injuries as a result.

Depression – Partner violence is a major contributor to women’s mental health problems, with women who have experienced partner violence being almost twice as likely to experience depression compared to women who have not experienced any violence.
Alcohol use problems – Women experiencing intimate partner violence are almost twice as likely as other women to have alcohol-use problems.

Sexually transmitted infections – Women who experience physical and/or sexual partner violence are 1.5 times more likely to acquire syphilis infection, chlamydia, or gonorrhoea. In some regions (including sub-Saharan Africa), they are 1.5 times more likely to acquire HIV.

Unwanted pregnancy and abortion – Both partner violence and non-partner sexual violence are associated with unwanted pregnancy; the report found that women experiencing physical and/or sexual partner violence are twice as likely to have an abortion than women who do not experience this violence.

Low birth-weight babies – Women who experience partner violence have a 16% greater chance of having a low birth-weight baby.
(Source: DocuBase)

[Download Full Report]

Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2013
Produced by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.
[Download Full Report]

UNHCR’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support: For Persons of Concern: Global Report 2013.
Produced by UNHCR.
[Download Full Report]

 

New Regional Publications on MENA; Europe; and Thematic Publications on Climate Change/Environment

Details of these new events and opportunities 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

Depression Grips Forgotten Refugees Stranded at Egyptian-Libyan Border (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]

Joint Assessment for Syrian Refugees in Alexandria, Egypt (UNHCR et al., Feb. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Number of Displaced Surge as Conflict in Syria Continues (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, June 2013) [access]
– Interview.

“The Price of Life,” The Age, 15 June 2013 [text]

Scapegoats of Fear: Rights of Refugees, Asylum-Seekers and Migrants Abused in Libya (Amnesty International, June 2013) [access]

Syria: No Respite for the Millions Displaced by the Conflict (Amnesty International, June 2013) [text via Refworld]

New Regional Publications on Europe

Access to Territory and Asylum Procedure in Hungary (Hungarian Helsinki Commission & UNHCR, 2013) [text]

From Back Door to Front Door: Forced Migration Routes through Macedonia to Croatia (JRS Europe, June 2013) [text]

Fundamental Rights: Challenges and Achievements in 2012 (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2013) [text]
– Chapter 1 focuses on “Asylum, Immigration and Integration.”

An Investigation into the Progress Made on Legacy Asylum and Migration Cases: January-March 2013 (Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, June 2013

Refusals of International Protection in Bologna (Asilo in Europa, June 2013) [text]

New Thematic Publications on Climate Change/Environment

Annotated Bibliography on Nature-Society Relations in and of International Borders (York University, June 2013) [text]
– A project of the RRN’s Cluster on Environmental Displacement.

Changing Climate, Moving People: Framing Migration, Displacement and Planned Relocation, Policy Brief, no. 8 (UNU-EHS & Nansen Initiative, June 2013) [text]

Human Mobility, Natural Disasters and Climate Change in the Pacific, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 21-24 May 2013 [info]
– The Nansen Initiative’s first Pacific Regional Consultation.  Follow link for text of Conclusion Document and see also related interview.

Kiribati and Climate Change (Refugees International Blog, June 2013) [access]
– Series of three posts on climate displacement in Kiribati.

“Moving Beyond its Mandate? UNHCR and Climate Change Displacement,” Journal of International Organizations Studies, vol. 4, no. 1 (Spring 2013) [full-text]

“Population-environment Interactions: European Migration, Population Composition and Climate Change,” Environmental & Resource Economics, Online First, 9 June 2013 [full-text via BroCAP]

Rights or Riots? How We Think about Climate Change Migration (Right Now, June 2013) [text]

Was Obama Right to Say Climate Change Will Create “New Waves of Refugees”? (UKCCMC, June 2013) [text]

 

New Thematic Publications on Gender Issues; Legal/Protection Items; and Asylum Issues

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 Thematic Publications on Gender Issues

“Crimes without Punishment: An Update on Violence against Women and Impunity in Guatemala,” Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal, vol. 10, no. 2 (Summer 2013) [full-text via SSRN]

“Development of a Screening Tool to Identify Female Survivors of Gender-based Violence in a Humanitarian Setting: Qualitative Evidence from Research among Refugees in Ethiopia,” Conflict and Health 7:13 (June 2013) [open access text]

“Giving Shelter from the Storm: Colombians Fleeing Persecution Based on Sexual Orientation,” Tulsa Law Review, vol. 48, no. 1 (Summer 2012) [full-text via SSRN]

Internally Displaced Women: Record Number, Unresolved Challenges (UpFront Blog, May 2013) [text]

Safe Haven: Sheltering Displaced Persons from Sexual and Gender-Based Violence – Comparative Report (Human Rights Center, Berkeley School of Law & UNHCR, May 2013) [text]
– See also individual country reports for Colombia, Haiti, Kenya and Thailand, and related blog post.

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Refugee Determination Process in Canada (SSRN, June 2013) [text]

New Thematic Publications on Legal/Protection Items

The Domestic Implementation of International Humanitarian Law: A Manual (ICRC, April 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Handbook on European Law relating to Asylum, Borders and Immigration (ECHR & EU FRA, June 2013) [text]
– Available in English, French, German and Italian.

Protecting Civilians in Armed Conflict, Chipping Norton, UK, 16-18 May 2013 [info]
– Follow link for conference summary.

Reclaiming the Protection of Civilians under International Humanitarian Law, Oslo, 23-24 May 2013 [info]
– Follow link for conference documents, including recommendations; see also related IRIN news story.

“Treaty Interpretation before the Supreme Court,” Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, vol. 2, no. 1 (2013) [free full-text]
– In part, discusses R v Secretary and the interpretation of Article 32 of the Refugee Convention.

The United States and Material-Support Bar for Refugees: A Tenuous Balance between National Security and Basic Human Rights, Drexel Law Review, vol. 5, no. 1 (Fall 2012) [full-text]

“U.K. Refugee Lawyers: Pushing the Boundaries of Domestic Court Acceptance of International Human Rights Law,” Boston College Law Review, vol. 54, no. 3 (2013) [full-text]

New Thematic Publications on Asylum Issues

As part of the “Towards Improved Asylum Decision-Making in the EU” project, UNHCR has released Beyond Proof: Credibility Assessment in EU Asylum Systems; the report aims in part to:

“…contribute to the further harmonization of Member State practices as they relate to the assessment of credibility. This report seeks to clarify some key concepts, reference key standards, outline factors that have a bearing on the credibility assessment, and provide some insights into state practices on specific aspects of the credibility assessment. …There is a pressing need for comprehensive and up-to-date guidance on credibility assessment to address the challenges faced by adjudicators in asylum systems. UNHCR has therefore embarked on the review of its own guidance with a view to producing updated guidelines on credibility assessment that reflect recent developments in international refugee law and other relevant areas of law. This report thus does not constitute that updated guidance, although its findings will be taken into account in the guidance’s preparation process.”

A summary version is also available.

Other relevant resources:

Asylum Information Database (ECRE, Forum Réfugiés-Cosi, Irish Refugee Council & Hungarian Helsinki Committee) [access]
– Forthcoming resource that aims to share information on asylum practice in 14 EU Member States.

Asylum Decisions (Immigration Equality, 2013) [access]
– Follow link for table highlighting U.S. precedential and non-precedential cases in the area of LGBT and HIV asylum law.

Asylum Narratives and Credibility Assessments: An Ethnographic Study of the Asylum Appeal Process in Scotland, Dissertation (University of Glasgow, 2012) [text]

“Harming Asylum Seekers’ Chances through Poor Use of Human Rights Treaties,” Forced Migration Review, no. 43 (May 2013) [open access text]

Protection Interrupted: The Dublin Regulation’s Impact on Asylum Seekers’ Protection (JRS Europe, June 2013) [access]
– Follow the link for the full report, an executive summary, a briefing paper, and individual country reports.

“Refugee Status Determination in Hong Kong: A New Era for Legal Aid Providers?,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 38 (June 2013) [full-text]

Treating Like Cases Alike in Refugee Law Adjudication: The Troubling Lack of Consistency in Refugee Status Adjudication within and across State Parties to International Refugee Rights Instruments, London, 25 April 2013 [info]
– Materials from this recent seminar are now available; see also related blog post.

 

 

New Thematic Publications on Human Trafficking/Migrant Smuggling; and General

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 Thematic Publications on Human Trafficking/Migrant Smuggling

Electronic Bulletin on Trafficking, no. 8 (May 2013) [full-text]
– Newsletter from the Canadian Council on Refugees.

An EU Civil Society Platform against Trafficking in Human Beings [info]
– Newly-launched forum for combating human trafficking.

Migrant Smuggling in the Horn of Africa and Yemen: The Political Economy and Protection Risks, Mixed Migration Research Series, no. 1 (Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat, June 2013) [text]

Pushed to the Brink: Conflict and Human Trafficking on the Kachin-China Border (Kachin Women’s Association Thailand, June 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/23/48 (UN General Assembly, March 2013) [text]

Sold to the Sea: Human Trafficking in Thailand’s Fishing Industry (Environmental Justice Foundation, May 2013) [text]

New Thematic Publications on General

Alert 2013! Report on Conflicts, Human Rights and Peacebuilding (School for a Culture of Peace, Jan. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Irregular Mixed Maritime Movements: Comparing the Horn of Africa and the Asia-Pacific (RMMS Secretariat, May 2013) [text]

Joint Reflections on Migration and Development, Geneva, 30-31 May 2013 [info]
– See also the draft programme, concept note and background paper.

Migration and Development Policies and Practices: A Mapping Study of Eleven European Countries and the European Commission (ICMPD & ECDPM, May 2013) [access]
– Follow link for full report and individual country chapters.

Roundtable on Managing Cross-border Movements of People, Singapore, 19-20 November 2012 [text]

That 1990s Feeling, or How Conflict-related Internal Displacement Never Really Went Away (TerraNullius, April 2013) [text]

UNHCR Global Report 2012 (UNHCR, June 2013) [access]
– This annual report “offers a comprehensive view of the agency’s challenges and achievements worldwide.”

 

New Thematic Publications on Climate Change/Disasters ; Health; Religion & Forced Migration

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 Thematic Publications on Climate Change/Disasters

“America’s Climate Refugees,” The Guardian (May 2013) [access]
– Series of articles on indigenous communities at risk in Alaska because of the effects of climate change.

“Disasters, Displacement and Protection: Challenges, Shortcomings and Ways Forward,” Chapter in Disentangling Migration and Climate Change: Methodologies, Political Discourses and Human Rights (Springer, May 2013) [abstract]

Environmental Migrants: Are They Refugees? (SSRN, Jan. 2013) [text]

Environmentally-Induced Displacement and Human Security (SSRN, March 2013) [text]

If We Can’t Stop Natural Disasters, then Let’s Contain Their Human Costs (Refugees International Blog, May 2013) [text]

Migration and Environmental Change: Assessing the Developing European Approach, Policy Brief Series, no. 2 (MPI Europe, May 2013) [text]

Myth Buster: Migration, Displacement and Climate Change (UK Climate Change and Migration Coalition, June 2013) [text]

New Initiative to Protect “Environmental Refugees”: Good but not yet Sufficient (German Development Institute, April 2013) [text]

Pacific Islanders Lead Nansen Initiative Consultation on Cross-Border Displacement from Natural Disasters and Climate Change (UpFront Blog, May 2013) [text]

New Thematic Publications on Health

“Controlled Trial of Psychotherapy for Congolese Survivors of Sexual Violence,” New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 368, 23 (June 2013) [free full-text]
– See also related comment.

“Culture- and Evidence-based Health Promotion Group Education Perceived by New-coming Adult Arabic-speaking Male and Female Refugees to Sweden—Pre and Two Post Assessments,” Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 3, no. 1 (2013) [open access text]

“Evaluating Asylum Seekers: Physicians for Human Rights’ Asylum Network,” Sampsonia Way (May 2013) [access]
– Series of interviews with physicians who volunteer with the Asylum Network.

“Is Legal Status Impacting Outcomes of Group Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with Male Asylum Seekers and Refugees from Iran and Afghanistan?,” BMC Psychiatry 13:148 (May 2013) [open access text]

“Psychiatric Treatment with People Displaced in or from Fragile States,” Forced Migration Review, no. 43 (May 2013) [open access text]

New Thematic Publications on Religion & Forced Migration

International Religious Freedom Report for 2012 (U.S. Dept. of State, May 2013) [access]
– “This comprehensive report comprises almost two hundred individual reports on countries and territories. Each report sets forth the laws, policies, and practices of governments; describes the nature of societal respect for religious freedom; and highlights the specific efforts that the U.S. government made in each country to promote respect for religious freedom.”  More info. is available via humanrights.gov.

Welcoming Christ in Refugees and Forcibly Displaced Persons: Pastoral Guidelines (Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, May 2013) [text]
– Other languages available via the Council’s web site; see also agenda for related meeting and ICMC press release.

New Thematic Publications on Education; Humanitarian Assistance; and Urban Refugees

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 Thematic Publications on Education

Publications:

“Overcoming Barriers to Education for Refugees with Disabilities,” Migration Australia Journal, vol. 3 (forthcoming, 2013) [eprint via SSRN]

“Peace Education and its Discontents: An Evaluation of Youth, Violence, and School-based Peace Programs in Northern Uganda,” Pursuit, vol. 4, no. 2 (2013) [full-text]

“Psychosocial Well-being within Refugee Education in Cairo,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 38 (June 2013) [full-text]

The Role and Status of Refugee Teachers, Information Brief (Commonwealth Secretariat, 2013) [text]
– Info. about the book this brief describes is available here.

Uncounted and Unacknowledged: Syria’s Refugee University Students and Academics in Jordan (Jadaliyya, May 2013) [text]

UNHCR to Expand Higher Education Opportunities for the Forcibly Displaced (UNHCR, April 2013) [text]

Forthcoming:

Global Education Magazine [info]
– Special issue will honor World Refugee Day.

New Thematic Publications on Humanitarian Assistance

Accompanying the Families of Missing Persons: A Practical Handbook (ICRC, June 2013) [text]

Evaluation of Humanitarian Action: Pilot Guide (ALNAP, May 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Helping Local Aid Workers Build Meaningful Careers (IRIN, May 2013) [text]

Humanitarian Intervention in Violence-hit Slums: From Whether to How (IRIN, May 2013) [text]

“Losing Principles in the Search for Coherence? A Field-Based Viewpoint on the EU and Humanitarian Aid,” Journal of Humanitarian Assistance (May 2013) [full-text]

Which Technology to Use for Disaster Management? (IRIN, May 2013) [text]

New Thematic Publications on Urban Refugees

“A Critical Analysis of Kenya’s Forced Encampment Policy for Urban Refugees,” Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 3, no. 1 (May 2013) [full-text]
– Scroll to p. 46.

“Exploring Primary School Teachers’ Attitudes towards Urban Refugee Education in Nairobi, Kenya,” Journal of Human Security Studies, vol. 2, no. 1 (Winter 2013) [full-text]
– Scroll to p. 48.

Hong Kong Should Uphold the Right to Work for Urban Refugees (Refugee Work Rights, May 2013) [text]

Seeking Safety in the City (IRIN, May 2013) [text]

Working with Urban Refugees: A Handbook (JRS, May 2013) [text]

You Don’t Have to Go Home, but You Can’t Stay Here: The Impact of a Camp-centric International Refugee Regime on Urban Refugees, Thesis (American University in Cairo, April 2013) [text]

New Thematic Publications on Detention; Trafficking; and General

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 Thematic Publications on Detention

Building Empirical Research into Alternatives to Detention: Perceptions of Asylum-Seekers and Refugees in Toronto and Geneva, Legal and Protection Policy Research Series, no. 31 (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]

Detention in the Asylum System (Refugee Council UK, April 2013) [text]

Expecting Change: The Case for Ending the Immigration Detention of Pregnant Women (Medical Justice, June 2013) [text]

“Immigration Detention – Finding Alternatives,” Session at UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs, 13 June 2013 [info]

Memorandum of Understanding between the International Detention Coalition and the Office of the Untied Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (IDC & UNHCR, June 2013) [text]

“Realizing Liberty: The Use of International Human Rights Law to Realign Immigration Detention in the United States,” Fordham International Law Journal, vol. 36, no. 2 (2013) [full-text]

New Thematic Publications on Trafficking

The 2013 edition of the U.S. Department of State’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report has been published.  Here’s part of the description:

In the TIP Report, the Department of State places each country onto one of three tiers based on the extent of their governments’ efforts to comply with the “minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking” found in Section 108 of the TVPA. While Tier 1 is the highest ranking, it does not mean that a country has no human trafficking problem. On the contrary, a Tier 1 ranking indicates that a government has acknowledged the existence of human trafficking, made efforts to address the problem, and complies with the TVPA’s minimum standards. Each year, governments need to demonstrate appreciable progress in combating trafficking to maintain a Tier 1 ranking.

More information about the report is available in this briefing.

New Thematic Publications on General

Global Analysis 2012-2013: UNHCR Accountability Frameworks for Age, Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming and Targeted Actions (UNHCR, 2013) [text]

Global Peace Index 2013 (Institute for Economics and Peace, June 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

International Migration Outlook 2013 (OECD, June 2013) [text]

Stranded Migrants: Giving Structure to a Multifaceted Notion, Global Migration Research Paper, no. 5 (Programme for the Study of Global Migration, 2013) [text]

World Refugee Day: Honoring Refugees, Resolving to Prevent Further Displacement (UpFront Blog, June 2013) [text]

Yearbook on Peace Processes 2013 (School for a Culture of Peace, 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]