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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]

 

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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).

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(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.

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(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]