04 January 2013

Thematic Focus: Legal Items


The next public seminar series hosted by the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) will focus on "Refugee Protection."  For a list of speakers and topics, check out the schedule, with presentations beginning 16 January 2013 and ending 6 March 2013.

The Refugee Law Institute has begun posting podcasts for presentations in its third International Refugee Law Seminar Series.  The first two are available on the Research Aids page.


Ad-hoc Query on Early Legal Advice for Asylum Seekers (European Migration Network, Nov. 2012) [text]

Credibility and the Asylum Process (ImmigrationProf Blog, Dec. 2012) [text]

Evidence in European Asylum Procedures, Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy in Europe, vol. 25 (Martinus Nijhoff, 2012) [info]

International Disaster Response Law (Springer, 2012) [info]
- The preface and chapter 2 are available via the info link above, and chapter 1 is available here.

*International Protection for a Newly Surfacing Refugee Community (Migration Information Source, Jan. 2013) [text]

"Lessons of the First EU Court of Justice Judgments in Asylum Cases," Jurisprudence, vol. 19, no. 2 (2012) [open access text]

Web sites:

Refugee Caselaw Blog
- The blog has disappeared!  Formerly hosted by the Refugee Caselaw site, it mainly posted news articles reporting on refugee issues and relevant court rulings.  I think it would be useful to have a blog that reported regularly on key refugee cases, perhaps using the Strasbourg Observers blog as a model (it analyzes ECHR decisions). Anyone care to take up the challenge?  On a national level, the Free Movement blog often comments on UK cases, while The Asylumist blog reports on US developments.  What others do you know of that focus on specific jurisdictions?

RSDWatch [access]
- As of Dec. 2012, this blog has seen a significant uptick in postings, with the return of Michael Kagan to the helm.  Recent items include "UNHCR leads major asylum systems with 83 percent recognition rate in 2011" and "Appeals in RSD: Slow, and often successful."


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