For more information about the need for such a network, read:
- "Avoiding Refoulement: The Need to Monitor Deported Failed Asylum Seekers," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 2, no. 2 (Nov. 2012) [text]
- Monitoring the Unknown: Improving Adherence to the Principle of Non-refoulement through a Proposed 'Monitoring Network', Working Paper, no. 4 (Univ. of Cape Town Refugee Rights Unit, 2012) [text]
Here are a few other related resources that either document mistreatment post-return or discuss policy approaches to take towards asylum-seekers whose claims for asylum have been rejected:
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Dilemma Facing Refused Asylum Seekers (Refugee Council, Dec. 2012) [text]
Broken Futures: Young Afghan Asylum Seekers in the UK and on Return to Their Country of Origin, New Issues of Refugee Research, no. 246 (UNHCR, Oct. 2012) [text]
Comparative Study on Best Practices in the Field of Forced Return Monitoring (European Commission, Nov. 2011) [text]
Deported to Danger (Edmund Rice Centre, 2004-2006) [access]
- A research project that investigated the fate of rejected asylum-seekers deported from Australia. Includes link to a documentary called "A Well-Founded Fear."
Following Them Home: The Fate of the Returned Asylum Seekers (Black Inc. Books, 2005) [info]
No Direction Home? The Politics of Return for Refused Asylum Seekers, PAFRAS Briefing Paper no. 8 (PAFRAS, Jan. 2009) [text via Statewatch]
"Nowhere to Run: Iraqi Asylum Seekers in the UK," Race & Class, vol. 54, no. 2 (Oct.-Dec. 2012) [abstract]
The Removal of Failed Asylum Seekers: International Norms and Procedures, New Issues in Refugee Research No. 145 (UNHCR, Dec. 2007) [text]
The Return of Persons Found Not to Be in Need of International Protection to Their Countries of Origin: UNHCR's Role, Protection Policy Paper (UNHCR, Nov. 2010) [text]
Safe Return: How to Improve What Happens When We Refuse People Sanctuary (Independent Asylum Commission, June 2008) [text]
"Uganda: The Silent Practice of Deportations," Pambazuka News, no. 480 (May 2010) [text]
Unsafe Return: Refoulement of Congolese Asylum Seekers (Justice First, Nov. 2011) [text]
Vol spécial (Fernand Melgar) [info]
- Documentary on the forced deportations of failed asylum-seekers in Switzerland.
For additional information, search in Refworld on, e.g., >failed asylum seekers< or >rejected asylum seekers<.
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