30 June 2010

Disability and Displacement

Forced Migration Review's latest issue focuses on "Disability and Displacement." Included are 27 articles that "show why disabled people who are displaced need particular consideration and highlight some of the initiatives taken (locally and at the global level) to change thinking and practices so that their vulnerability is recognised, their voices heard – and responses made inclusive."

In addition, the issue showcases a mini-feature on Brazil and five general articles. Readers can either access the complete PDF text of FMR 35 or browse individual articles from the contents list. Microsoft Word versions and audio files are also available for the first time.

Forced Migration Online (FMO) has compiled a related resource summary to complement the focus of this FMR issue.

And on a separate but related note, one contributor to this issue, the Women's Refugee Commission, will be hosting a workshop in Haiti on "Facilitating Access and Promoting Inclusion for People with Disabilities." See the invitation in English and French for more details. The training will be based on this resource kit. The Commission's fact sheet provides additional information on refugees and conflict-affected persons with disabilities.

Tagged Periodicals and Events.

New Issues of Global Gov., JEMS, J. Hum. Rts. Practice, J. Intl. Peacekeeping, Researcher

Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Institutions, vol. 16, no. 3 (July-Sept. 2010) [contents]
- Special issue on international migration and global governance; includes "The Historical Roots of Cooperation Between the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization for Migration" as well as articles on "survival migration" and climate change and migration.

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 36, no. 6 (2010) [contents]
- Theme is "On the Move: Emotions and Human Mobility"; includes "'Unkind Cuts': Health Policy and Practice versus the Health and Emotional Well-Being of Asylum-Seekers and Refugees in Ireland."

Journal of Human Rights Practice, vol. 2, no. 2 (July 2010) [contents]
- Theme is "'Responsibility to the Story'"; includes "Unpacking World Refugee Day: Humanitarian Governance and Human Rights Practice?".

Journal of International Peacekeeping, vol. 14, nos. 1-2 (Feb. 2010) [contents]
- Focus is on African peace operations; includes "Humanitarian Principles and Protection Dilemmas: Addressing the Security Situation of Aid Workers in Darfur."

The Researcher, vol. 5, no. 2 (June 2010) [full-text via Refworld]
- Mix of articles from the Refugee Documentation Centre at the Legal Aid Board in Ireland.

Tagged Periodicals.

29 June 2010

Publications: Euromed Focus


These publications were highlighted on the Euromed-MigrAsyl blog, ICAR's Asylum Update, and the IntLawGrrls blog:

Doubling Back on Dublin (IntLawGrrls, June 2010) [text]

Eternal Emergency: No End to Unaccompanied Migrant Children’s Institutionalization in Canary Islands Emergency Centers (HRW, June 2010) [text]

Libya - The Migration Scene: Which Implications for Migrants and Refugees?, CARIM Policy Brief No. 1 (CARIM, June 2010) [text]

'Libya of Tomorrow': What Hope for Tomorrow? (Amnesty International, June 2010) [text]
- Section five addresses the rights of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants.

Migrants in Detention: Lives on Hold (MSF Greece, June 2010) [text]

UNHCR Information Note on National Practice in the Application of Article 3(2) of the Dublin II Regulation in particular in the context of intended transfers to Greece (UNHCR, June 2010) [text]

Tagged Publications.

Publications: Asylum/EU, Asylum Seekers & Naturaliz., Human Traff./UK, Rwandans/Uganda, Sexual Viol./DRC, Statelessness/Sudan

Casting the naturalization of asylum seekers as an economic problem, ZEF-Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 137 (Center for Development Research (ZEF), May 2010) [text]

A Dangerous Impasse: Rwandan Refugees in Uganda (International Refugee Rights Initiative & the Refugee Law Project, June 2010) [text]

DR Congo: Emergency Response to Sexual Violence Still Essential (Refugees International, June 2010) [text]

Sudan: Preventing Violence and Statelessness as Referendum Approaches (Refugees International, June 2010) [text]

Six steps toward convergence, quality and shared responsibility: UNHCR’s recommendations to Belgium for its EU Presidency (UNHCR, June 2010) [text]

Wrong Kind of Victim? One year on: an analysis of UK measures to protect trafficked persons (Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group, June 2010) [text]

Tagged Publications.

19 June 2010

Admin.: Summer Break

This blog will be quiet over the next week. Posts will resume as of June 29th.

18 June 2010

Publications: Asylum/France, Human Traff./S. Africa, Refugees/Spain, Rohingyas/Burma, Somalis/Cities, Statistics/EU

L’asile en France et en Europe: Etat des lieux 2010 (Forum réfugiés, June 2010) [dossier de presse]

Crimes against Humanity in Western Burma: The Situation of the Rohingyas (Irish Centre for Human Rights, 2010) [text]

EUROSTAT: 2009 EU27 Asylum Statistics and Characteristics of Asylum Seekers (Migrants at Sea, June 2010) [access]
- Links to three EUROSTAT publications.

Human Trafficking and Migration, Migration Issue Brief no. 4 (FMSP, June 2010) [text]

La situación de las personas refugiadas en España: Informe 2010 (Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado, 2010) [text]

Somali Refugees: Protecting their Rights in Cities (Refugees International, June 2010) [text]

Tagged Publications.

Events...After the Fact

12th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice addresses human trafficking and migrant smuggling, Salvador, Brasil, 15-16 April 2010 [access]
- Draft report and videos of the event available.

Borderless Education Workshop: The Provision of Tertiary Degree Programs to Long-term Refugees, Centre for Refugee Studies, 9-11 April 2010 [access]
- Includes several workshop papers and working bibliography.

Policy Roundtable on Civilian Protection: Issues and Challenges, Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, Singapore, 9 Feb. 2010 [text]

Regional Conference on Refugee Protection and International Migration in the Americas: Protection Considerations in the Context of Mixed Migration, San José, Costa Rica, 19-20 November 2009 [concept note] [summary report]

Twenty-Sixth Regional Conference for Africa: Climate Change Implications for Food Security and Natural Resources Management in Africa, Luanda, Angola, 3 –7 May 2010 [access]
- Background document for conference.

Tagged Publications and Events.

World Refugee Day - June 20

World Refugee Day is commemorated on June 20th each year. This year's theme is "home": "They took my home, but they can't take my future." UNHCR's WRD page offers video messages from High Commissioner António Guterres and Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie, photos, and posters for download. In addition, UNHCR has launched a special live feed with various offerings on June 16th, 18th and 20th, as well as a Twitter feed.

See examples of how other organizations are honoring refugees and displaced persons:

- AlertNet photos [access]
- Amnesty International [access]
- Caritas [access]
- Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado [access]
- Conselho Português para os Refugiados [access]
- Flemish Refugee Council [access]
- Forum Réfugiés [access]
- Human Rights First [access]
- International Rescue Committee [access]
- Overseas Development Institute [access]
- Refugee Watch Online [access]
- Refugees International [access]
- U.S. Department of State [access] (note: at 10:00 EDT a live broadcast will take place with remarks from Sec. of State Clinton, Asst. Sec. Schwartz, IRC Pres. Rupp, and others)

Also, look out for the next edition of the USCRI's World Refugee Survey, which is usually published soon after World Refugee Day.

Tagged Publications and Events.

17 June 2010

Publications: Afghans/Sweden, Climate, Gender Equal./Gaza, Mental Health & Asylum, Migration/S. Africa, Refugees/Malaysia, Somalis/Kenya

Abused and abandoned: Refugees denied rights in Malaysia (Amnesty International, June 2010) [text]

Gathering Storm: the humanitarian impact of climate change (IRIN, updated May 2010) [access]

"Mental Health Considerations for Asylum," Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Online, vol. 38, no. 2 (June 2010) [text]

Population Movements in and to South Africa, Migration Fact Sheet 1 (FMSP, June 2010) [text]

Towards Gender Equality in Humanitarian Response: Addressing the Needs of Women and Men in Gaza. A Guidebook for the Humanitarian Sector (UNIFEM, June 2010) [text via Refworld]

Voices of Afghan Children: A Study on Asylum-Seeking Children in Sweden (UNHCR, June 2010) [text]

"Welcome to Kenya": Police Abuse of Somali Refugees (HRW, June 2010) [text]

Tagged Publications.

New Issues of Conf. & Health, JHA, Peace & Conflict Rev., Talk Back, Women's Asylum News

Conflict and Health 4:12 (June 2010)
- New article posted: "Provision of antiretroviral treatment in conflict settings: the experience of Medecins Sans Frontieres."

Journal of Humanitarian Assistance (June 2010)
- New article posted: "Ability and Readiness of Nations to Reduce Hunger: Analysing Economic and Governance Capacities for Hunger Reduction."

Peace and Conflict Review, vol. 4, no. 2 (Spring 2010) [full-text]
- Mix of articles.

Talk Back, vol. 9-1 (June 2010) [full-text]
- Focus is on appointing the new UN humanitarian chief.

Women's Asylum News, no. 92 (May 2010) [full-text]
- Lead article is "Trauma and credibility in the asylum process: evidence to help women asylum seekers."

Tagged Periodicals.

16 June 2010

Publications: Asylum/UK, Education/OECD, Global Trends, IDP Children/Pakistan, Prot. vs. Livelihoods, R2P/SE Asia

2009 Global Trends: Refugees, Asylum-seekers, Returnees, Internally Displaced and Stateless Persons (UNHCR, June 2010) [text]

Challenging choices: protection and livelihoods in conflict - Case studies from Darfur, Chechnya, Sri Lanka and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (HPG, June 2010) [text]

Education for refugee and asylum seeking children in OECD countries: Case studies from Australia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom (Education International, March 2010) [text]

Not gone, but forgotten: The urgent need for a more humane asylum system (British Red Cross, June 2010) [text]

Responsibility to Protect: How Should Southeast Asia Respond? (RSIS, April 2010) [text]

Still at Risk: Internally displaced children’s rights in north-west Pakistan (IDMC, June 2010) [text]
- See also executive summary.

Tagged Publications.

15 June 2010

UNHCR/NGO Annual Consultations

UNHCR's annual consultations with NGOs will be held from 29 June to 1 July 2010, in Geneva. A mix of regional and thematic sessions are scheduled, with panels focusing on urban refugees, partnerships, stateless persons, IDPs, preventing sexual exploitation, addressing xenophobia, and women in protracted situations.

Check out the short and long versions of the agenda for more details. Background papers on a number of these issues are also available on the meeting web site.

The following side meetings are also taking place:

  • Alternatives to immigration detention
  • The Sphere Project: Achievements and ways forward
  • From the margins to the centre: Realizing the rights of Refugee Women and Girls - A Meeting of the International Working Group to monitor the implementation of the ExCom Conclusion on Women and Girls at Risk
  • Regional meetings
  • UNHCR’s mandate status determination (RSD) procedures: Progress and current challenges
  • From strategy to action: Next steps for supporting strong partnerships to address SGBV in displaced settings
  • Promoting Resettlement in Europe - Partnership with NGOs
  • A hearing on Boat People: Different people, different needs and rights to protection
  • Count me in: Birth Registration – a protection tool
Tagged Publications and Events.

14 June 2010

Trafficking in Persons Report 2010

The 2010 edition of the U.S. Department of State's Trafficking in Persons Report was released today. The report aims to assess efforts around the world to prevent human trafficking, protect victims, and prosecute perpetrators. The U.S. is included for the first time in country rankings.

Previous editions are available here.

Tagged Publications.

Unaccompanied Minors

UNHCR's Policy Development and Evaluation Service (PDES) recently completed a report that investigates the situation of unaccompanied Afghan children in Europe. The aim of the study was to compile a more complete profile of these children in order to devise a coherent and consistent policy for providing assistance and protection to them.

Here is the study:
Trees only move in the wind: A study of unaccompanied Afghan children in Europe, PDES/2010/05 (UNHCR, June 2010) [text]

A number of reports have been published recently that focus on unaccompanied minors. To view those that have been referenced on this blog, browse the relevant label.

Tagged Publications.

12 June 2010

Publications: Human Trafficking & ECHR, Quality of Legal Advice, Migrant Smuggling, Refugee Law/Ireland, UNHCR & Natural Disasters

Earth, wind and fire: A review of UNHCR's role in recent natural disasters, PDES/2010/06 (UNHCR, June 2010) [text]

Human Trafficking Violates Anti-Slavery Provision: Introductory Note to Rantsev v. Cyprus and Russia - European Court of Human Rights, Vermont Law School Research Paper No. 10-36 (SSRN, 2010) [text]

Irregular Migration, Migrant Smuggling and Human Rights: Towards Coherence (International Council on Human Rights Policy, 2010) [text]

Review of quality issues in legal advice: measuring and costing quality in asylum work (ICAR & RMJ, March 2010) [text]

"Speaking Across Borders: The Limits and Potential of Transnational Dialogue on Refugee Law in Ireland," Chapter in Transnational Judicial Dialogue in Refugee Law (Cambridge University Press, 2010) [text via SSRN]

Tagged Publications.

11 June 2010

Publications: Asylum Legal Aid, Climate Change & Migr., Climate Displ./Bangladesh, Roma/Serbia

Climate Change, Environment, and Migration (Climate-L.org, June 2010) [text]

Climate Refugees in Bangladesh – Answering the Basics: The Where, How, Who and How Many (Displacement Solutions, May 2010) [text]

Justice at Risk: quality and value for money in asylum legal aid - Interim Report (ICAR & RMJ, June 2010) [text]

No going back: Lesbian and gay people and the asylum system (Stonewall, 2010) [text]

Serbia: Stop the forced evictions of Roma settlements (Amnesty International, June 2010) [text]

Tagged Publications.

10 June 2010

New Issue of JRS

Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 23, no. 2 (June 2010) has just been published. Contents include the following:
  • Matrimonial Strategies and Identity Relations between Palestinian Refugees and Lebanese after the Lebanese Civil War [abstract]
  • Governance, Governmentalities, and the State of Exception in the Palestinian Refugee Camps of Lebanon [abstract] [author homepage]
  • Mental and Physical Health Consequences of Repatriation for Vietnamese Returnees: A Natural Experiment Approach [abstract] [see also earlier working paper]
  • Beyond the Discourse of Trauma: Shifting the Focus on Sudanese Refugees [abstract]
  • Let Them Land: Christmas Islander Responses to Tampa [abstract]
  • Refugees as People: The Portrayal of Refugees in American Human Interest Stories [abstract] [postprint]
  • Cyprus: Peace, Return and Property [abstract]
Also included is the final conference report for IASFM12, held in Nicosia, Cyprus, 28 June-2 July 2009.

Tagged Periodicals.

Refuge: Focus on Refugee Status Determination (RSD)

Another issue of Refuge is now available online in full-text. The theme of vol. 25, no. 2 (2008) is "Building a Better Refugee Status Determination System." A number of the articles were first presented at the 2008 conference, "Best Practices for Refugee Status Determination." The editorial provides an overview of the current status of RSD and an introduction to the articles.

Contents include:
  • Building the Infrastructure for the Observance of Refugee Rights in the Global South
  • Refugee Status Determination in Brazil: A Tripartite Enterprise
  • A Foot in the Door: Access to Asylum in South Africa
  • An Evaluation of South Africa's Application of the OAU Refugee Definition
  • Responsibility Sharing or Shifting? "Safe" Third Countries and International Law
  • Canada's Refugee Status Determination System and the International Norm of Independence
  • Thamotharem and Guideline 7 of the IRB: Rethinking the Scope of the Fettering of Discretion Doctrine
  • The Guideline on Procedures with Respect to Vulnerable Persons Appearing Before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada: A Critical Overview
  • Abandoning Refugees? An Analysis of the Legal Framework Governing Non-compliant Claimants in Canada
  • The Many Faces of "Prima Facie"
  • Explaining Inequality in the Implementation of Asylum Law
  • The Use of COI in the Refugee Status Determination Process in the UK: Looking Back, Reaching Forward
  • Life after Refusal to Enter: Reflections of an Immigration Judge
Browse other related resources posted on this blog by clicking on the "refugee status determination procedures" label.


09 June 2010

Combating and preventing trafficking in human beings

The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) will be hosting a programme tomorrow on "Combating and preventing trafficking in human beings: the way forward." You can tune in for a live broadcast at 14:55 Brussels time.

The aim of this event is "to explore ways forward, together with the relevant institutional and civil society stakeholders, at EU and international level, in order to give the rapporteurs and shadow rapporteurs the widest awareness of the phenomenon in view of negotiating the proposed Directive." (i.e., the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings, and protecting victims, repealing Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA).

UNHCR recently issued its own Comments on the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings, and protecting victims (COM(2010)95, 29 March 2010).

Tagged Publications and Events.

Publications: Detention/EU, Detention/South Africa, Internal Displ./Colombia, SIPRI Yrbk., Xenophobia/South Africa

Becoming Vulnerable in Detention: Civil Society Report on the Detention of Vulnerable Asylum Seekers and Irregular Migrants in the European Union (The DEVAS Project) (JRS Europe, June 2010) [text]
- See also executive summary.

"Internal Displacement, the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, the Principles Normative Status, and the Need for their Effective Domestic Implementation in Colombia," Anuario Colombiana de Derecho Internacional, vol. 2 (2009) [text]

Lost in the Vortex: Irregularities in the Detention and Deportation of Non-Nationals in South Africa (FMSP, June 2010) [text]

SIPRI Yearbook 2010: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (SIPRI, June 2010) [info]

'Xenophobia': Violence against Foreign Nationals and other ‘Outsiders’ in Contemporary South Africa, Migration Issue Brief, no. 3 (FMSP, June 2010) [text]

Tagged Publications.

A few new blogs...

The Women's Refugee Commission has been active on the social media front, but did not have a blog until recently - May 17th to be exact! Their aim is to "talk more in depth about our various programs and the findings we uncover through our work and research." One post was provided by a guest blogger, Deo Niyizonkiza, a refugee from Burundi whose story was recently told in Tracy Kidder's Strength in What Remains.

The HJT Training Immigration Blog started up in March, in order "to keep readers up to date with the latest legal developments in [UK] immigration and asylum law." Their side bar includes listings of immigration cases and news from the UK Border Agency.

You don't often see blogs set up for conferences in the forced migration community. However, one has been launched in advance of "Double Jeopardy: An international conference on the issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex asylum seekers and refugees," scheduled for 6-7 July 2010. In the interim, you can follow headlines in the sidebar for postings to the LGBT Asylum News and Persian Gay and Lesbian Liberators (PGLL) blogs.

Web Sites/Tools.

08 June 2010

New Issues of Dis. Prep. Mitig. Americas, Hommes & Migr., IMR, JIRS, JRS News, Rev. Humanit.

Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas, no. 113 (May 2010) [full-text]
- Lead article on lessons learned in Haiti.

Hommes et Migrations, no. 1284 (mars-avril 2010) [contents]
- Theme is " Migrations et environnement." Includes "Des 'réfugiés écologiques' à la protection des 'déplacés environnementaux'."

International Migration Review, vol. 44, no. 2 (Summer 2010) [contents]
- Mix of articles. Includes "The Employment Experience of Refugees in the Netherlands."

Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, vol. 8, no. 2 (2010) [contents]
- Mix of articles. Includes "Red Flags: A Model for the Early Warning of Refugee Outflows" and "The Rohingya Refugee: A Security Dilemma for Bangladesh."

The Refuge, vol. 8, no. 2 (May 2010) [full-text]
- Lead article is "Looking to Europe."

Revue Humanitaire, no. 24 (2010) [full-text]
- Theme is "Faut-il « désoccidentaliser » l’humanitaire?".

Tagged Periodicals.

07 June 2010

Publications: Afghans/Malaysia, Africans/Indonesia, Forced Migration/Algeria, Resettlement, Unacc. Minors/Europe, UNHCR Global Rpt.

"African refugees in Indonesia: An uncertain future," Pambazuka News, no. 484 (June 2010) [text]
- HT to APRRN.

Algeria Resource Summary (Forced Migration Online, June 2010) [access]

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Afghan Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Malaysia (Health Equity Initiatives, June 2010) [text]
- See also executive summary; HT to APRRN.

Policies on Reception, Return and Integration arrangements for, and numbers of, Unaccompanied Minors – an EU comparative study (European Migration Network, May 2010) [text]

UNHCR Global Report 2009 (UNHCR, June 2010) [access]
- Includes country, regional and thematic chapters, such as "Addressing Statelessness," "Providing International Protection," and "Working with the Internally Displaced."

UNHCR Position Paper on the Strategic Use of Resettlement, Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement, Geneva, 6-8 July 2010 (UNHCR, June 2010) [text]

Tagged Publications.

04 June 2010

From Casablanca to Calais: Exile on Celluloid

More film news that relates to the lead-up to Refugee Week UK: A panel discussion, to be held at the British Film Institute (BFI) Southbank, is scheduled for June 10th. Participants will "examine the extent to which film can provide a window into the reality of refugees' lives."

In addition, this news article reports that the web site Brightwide will host a number of films that focus on the refugee experience, both in conjunction with this event and in celebration of Refugee Week.

Once you've had a chance to view some of the films in these various festivals, come back to this blog and nominate your favorites!

Related posts:

- More on films
- International Sahara Film Festival/Even More Film Resources

Tagged Events & Opportunities and Web Sites/Tools.

Publications: Human Trafficking, IDPs/Afghanistan, Migrants' Human Rts., Right to Educ., Unacc. Minors/UK

Beyond the Blanket: Towards More Effective Protection for IDPs in Southern Afghanistan (Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement, May 2010) [text]

Levelling the playing field: A UNICEF UK report into provision of services to unaccompanied or separated migrant children in three local authority areas in England (UNICEF UK, May 2010) [text]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/14/30 (UN General Assembly, April 2010) [text via Refworld]

Report submitted by the Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/14/32 (UN General Assembly, May 2010) [text via Refworld]

The Right to Education of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum-seekers, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/14/25 (UN General Assembly, April 2010) [text via Refworld]

Tagged Publications.

03 June 2010

Cluster Approach Evaluation

The second phase of an evaluation of the Cluster Approach towards humanitarian assistance has now been completed. (The first phase of the evaluation was undertaken in 2007 by ODI.) The synthesis report presents conclusions and lessons learned. Findings from field visits and country-specific recommendations are provided in six reports for Chad, DRC, Haiti, Myanmar, OPT and Uganda.

More information about the project is available from the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPI) and the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC). This video also provides an overview of the evaluation process.

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Past Events: Climate Change/E. Africa, Deportation Conf., IASFM12, IDPs/Pakistan & Afghan., Refugee Legislation/US, Supervising CSR51, Urban Refugees

Even if you missed these events, you can still read meeting reports or view/listen to some of the proceedings via webcast/podcast.

12th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) Conference, 28 June– 2 July 2009 [info]
- Excerpts of the conference report are provided in the Winter 2010 IASFM Newsletter (see p. 7).

Deportation and the Development of Citizenship, 11-12 December 2009 [info]
- Selection of papers now available.

Findings of the East Africa humanitarian climate risk management workshop, 23-24 February 2010 [report]

From Camps to Cities: The Urbanisation of Refugees, 1 March 2010 [info]
- Powerpoint slides of presentation available.

Internally Displaced Persons in Pakistan and Afghanistan: A Report from the Field, 5 May 2010 [info]
- Audio and transcript available.

Renewing America's Commitment to the Refugee Convention: The Refugee Protection Act of 2010, 19 May 2010 [info]
- Webcast available. See also statement from Human Rights First and testimony from Refugees International.

York 2010 International Conference on Forced Displacement, Protection Standards, Supervision of the 1951 Convention and the 1967 Protocol and Other International Instruments, 17-20 May 2010 [info]
- Text of keynote address. Also available are background materials, a video presentation, and photos.

Tagged Publications and Events.

02 June 2010

Things to do in June


Extraterritoriality: The Juridical, Spatial, and Political Condition of Refugee Camps and Other Extraterritorial Spaces, Graduate Institute, Geneva, 11 June 2010 [info]
- Public event hosted by the Programme for the Study of Global Migration and others.

First Workshop on Climate Induced Migration in the Middle East and North Africa, Center for Mediterranean Integration, Marseille, 16 June 2010 [info]
- Organized by the World Bank and others.

Understanding the Refugee Experience, Swansea University, 18 June 2010 [info]
- A day of events including a session on research on refugees in Wales, a film showing, and a lecture on refugees in British literature.

LGBTI Asylum Seekers & Refugees: A Case of Double Jeopardy?, University of Greenwich, 5-7 July 2010 [info]
- Register by 18 June 2010.

Child Health and Well-Being: Improving Services for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children, London, 22 June 2010 [info]
- Symposium hosted by the Centre for Parliamentary Studies.

Challenging Choices: Protection and Livelihoods in Conflict, London, 22 June 2010 [info]
- Organized by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).


Job Vacancy: Grants Officer, Refugee and Asylum Seekers Initiative, Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Trust [info]
- Apply by 15 June 2010.

CFP: The First International Conference on Human Rights in Southeast Asia, Bangkok, 14-15 October 2010 [info]
- Organized by the Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network. Abstracts due by 30 June 2010.

CFP: 7th Annual International Conference on Human Trafficking, Prostitution and Sex Work, University of Toledo, 7-8 October 2010 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 30 June 2010.

Consultancy: Human Rights First [info]
- "To conduct research and prepare materials to support advocacy efforts aimed at improving responses to racist, xenophobic and other forms of bias-motivated violence impacting refugees, asylum seekers and migrants." No application deadline indicated.

Tagged Events & Opportunities.

New Issues of Dev. in Pract., Fahamu Refugee News, FQS, IASFM News, IJRL

Development in Practice, vol. 20, nos. 4&5 (2010) [contents]
- Special issue on "Achieving Education for All through public-private partnerships." Note: Not all articles have been posted yet.

Fahamu Refugee e-Newsletter (May 2010) [full-text]
- News and information for refugee legal aid providers.

Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research, vol. 11, no. 2 (2010) [open access]
- Special issue on "Visualising Migration and Social Division: Insights From Social Sciences and the Visual Arts." Also includes "Refugees' Social Trajectories and Trajectories of the Self."

IASFM Newsletter (Winter 2010) [full-text]
- From the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration.

International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 22, no. 2 (July 2010) [contents]
- Articles include "Strengthening Accountability in UNHCR," "'UNHCR Guidance Note on Refugee Claims Relating to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity': a Critical Commentary," "Towards a 'Soft Law' Framework for the Protection of Vulnerable Irregular Migrants," and "The Changing Character of Armed Conflict and the Implications for Refugee Protection Jurisprudence."

Tagged Periodicals.

01 June 2010

Publications: Eligibility/Colombians, Fragile States, Integration/EU, Palestinians/Lebanon, Professionalism

EU Support for Integration: What about Beneficiaries of International Protection? A User's Guide to EU Standards, Funds and Cooperation (UNHCR, April 2010) [text]

Jalil: The Forgotten Refugee Camp (MEMO, April 2010) [text]

Professionalising the Humanitarian Sector: A Scoping Study (Feinstein International Center & RedR, April 2010) [text]

States of Fragility: Stabilisation and its Implications for Humanitarian Action (ODI, May 2010) [text]

UNHCR Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Colombia (UNHCR, May 2010) [text]

Tagged Publications.