Showing posts with label belief systems. Show all posts
Showing posts with label belief systems. Show all posts

01 April 2013

Thematic Focus: Legal Issues


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]
- "[Six] experts from the UK, USA, Netherlands, Canada and UNHCR Europe will be discussing the variance in adjudication in similar cases around the world."


A Case for Asylum for Individuals Persecuted on Account of Being Accused of Witchcraft (Birdsong's Law Blog, April 2013) [text]

Former ICC Defendant – Ngudjolo – Applies for Asylum in the Netherlands (EJIL: Talk, March 2013) [text]

The Limits of the Law (Garden Court Immigration Blog, March 2013) [text]
- Review of Borderline Justice: The Fight for Refugee and Migrant Rights (Pluto Press, Oct. 2012)

The Revival of the Pacific Solution: An Analysis of the Legal Parameters of Offshore Processing in Australia, UNSW Student Legal Research Series, Research Paper, no. 13-03 (UNSW, March 2013) [text]

"Social Visibility and Particularity in Asylum: Gaitan v. Holder and the Ironic Requirement of Social Perception to Avoid Persecution," Boston College Journal of Law and Social Justice, vol. 33, no. 3 (2013) [full-text]

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

Events & Opportunities: May 2013

International Summer School in Forced Migration, Oxford, 1-19 July 2013 [info]
- Closing date for applications is 1 May 2013.

Migration Studies Society 1st Annual Conference, Oxford, 4 May 2013 [info]
- Register by 1 May 2013.

UNHCR Award for Statelessness Research [info]
- Nominations due by 1 May 2013.

Works in Progress: Border-Crossing Beliefs: African Witchcraft in the Trans-Regional Arena of Asylum, Cambridge, UK, 2 May 2013 [info]
- Please email to register your attendance.

Center for Forced Migration Studies' Summer Institute: "The Refugee Status Determination Process," Evanston, IL, 2-9 June 2013 [info]
- Registration open; discounted rate prior to 2 May 2013

The Deportation of Unaccompanied Minors: Family-tracing and Government Accountability in the European Return Platform for Unaccompanied Minors (ERPUM) Project, Oxford, 3 May 2013 [info]
- Register ASAP, since only a limited number of places are available. This event will also be livestreamed.

Race, Alterity and Affect: Rethinking Climate Change-induced Migration and Displacement, Durham, UK, 18-19 June 2013 [info]
- Register by 3 May 2013.

CFP: Gender, the Refugee and Displacement (1900-1950), Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 5 July 2013 [info]
- Submit an abstract by 8 May 2013.

Tracks Across Sand: The Dispossession of the ‡Khomani San of the Southern Kalahari, Oxford, 8 May 2013 [info]
- Annual Elizabeth Colson lecture; please register to attend.

FY 2014 Funding Opportunity Announcement for Proposals for the Regional Resettlement Support Center (RSC) in Africa [info]
- Proposal submission deadline is 13 May 2013.

Encounters in Canada: Contrasting Indigenous and Immigrant Perspectives, Toronto, 15-17 May 2013 [info]
- Registration is open.

Tagged Events & Opportunities.  

27 November 2012

Focus: Africa

"The 1969 African Refugee Convention: Innovations, Misconceptions, and Omissions," McGill Law Journal, vol. 58, no. 5 (Nov. 2012) [abstract]

Back from the Field: Mali (Refugees International, Nov. 2012) [text]

"Food Aid and Dependency Syndrome in Ethiopia: Local Perceptions," Journal of Humanitarian Assistance (Nov. 2012) [full-text]

Hidden Victims: Mali’s Internally Displaced People (RI Blog, Nov. 2012) [text]

North Kivu Situation Report No. 12 (OCHA, Nov. 2012) [text]
- The latest report as of this posting; previous sitreps can be found on ReliefWeb.

Round-up: Congo Conflict Uproots More than 140,000 (AlertNet, Nov. 2012) [text]

Rwanda: Why UNHCR is Wrong about Cessation (openDemocracy, Nov. 2012) [text]

Sahrawi Refugees' Double Trouble: Obesity and Malnutrition (Nature, Nov. 2012) [text]

South Sudan's Hidden Crisis (Doctors without Borders, Nov. 2012) [text]

Training Sessions on Human and Women’s Rights to Address Violence against Persons Accused of Witchcraft, Gender Equality Unit - Field Practice Series (UNHCR, Oct. 2012) [text]
- Project in Central African Republic.

UNHCR Position on Returns to North Kivu, South Kivu and Adjacent Areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo Affected by On-going Conflict and Violence in the Region (UNHCR, Nov. 2012) [text]
- See also related press release.

Tagged Publications.

26 August 2009

Publications: Asylum Law/Asia, Human Security, Persecution of Witches, Remittances, UNHCR

Asylum Law – Surrogate Protection: Asian Perspectives, Challenges and Contributions (IARLJ, July 2009) [text]

Global and Swedish Migrant Remittances. An Overview (Nordic Africa Institute, August 2009) [text]

"Human Security and the Rights of Refugees: Transcending Territorial and Disciplinary Borders," Michigan Journal of International Law, vol. 30, no. 3 (Spring 2009) [text]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Philip Alston, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/11/2 (Human Rights Council, May 2009) [text]
- Includes survey of the persecution of witches; see related press release.

"The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)," Reports on International Organizations (ASIL, August 2009) [text]

Tagged Publications.

11 June 2009

Blogs: Early Warning, Environmental Migrants, Humanitarian Aid, News, Refugee Resettlement, Trafficking

A round-up of various blogs that I've come across recently, some new-ish, some not:

The Broker: Thea Hilhorst [access]
- "[P]professor of Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction at Wageningen University...will update her blog for The Broker focusing on thoughts, dilemmas and inspirations that she faces in her work."

Conflict Early Warning [access]
- "[B]log on the theory and practice of conflict early warning and response."

Hatnews [access]
- News service that "reports on immigration, refugee and asylum seeker issues."

The International Eye [access]
- Posts news articles relating to asylum and immigration issues in Europe.

Opinio Juris - "Virginia Journal of International Law, Vol. 49-4: Online Symposium" [access]
- Follow an online discussion relating to a journal article entitled "Human Rights and Human Trafficking: Quagmire or Firm Ground? A Response to James Hathaway."

Refugee Resettlement Reform [access]
- Aim is to find "creative, pro-refugee ways to meet the challenges of refugee resettlement in the United States." Europa [access]
- Posts news reports relating to the status of refugees and asylum seekers in Europe.

Towards Recognition [access]
- Mission is to raise awareness and work towards international recognition of the environmentally displaced.

Witchcraft, Displacement and Human Rights Network [access]
- "[I]nformal network where information about new developments, research and news related to witchcraft can be shared."

Tagged Web Sites/Tools.

30 January 2009

Publications: Climate Change, Detention, Iraqi Refugees, Protracted Situations, UNHCR Stats., Witchcraft Accusations

"Climate-related disasters: humanitarian challenges and reconstruction opportunities," Places: Forum for Design of the Public Realm, vol. 20, no. 2 (2008), pp. 62-67 [text]

Detained Lives: The Real Cost of Indefinite Immigration Detention (London Detainee Support Group, Jan. 2009) [text]

Realizing protection space for Iraqi refugees: UNHCR in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 167 (UNHCR, Jan. 2009) [text]

A surrogate state? The role of UNHCR in protracted refugee situations, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 168 (UNHCR, Jan. 2009) [text]

UNHCR Statistical Yearbook 2009 (UNHCR, Jan. 2009) [text]

Witchcraft allegations, refugee protection and human rights: a review of the evidence, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 169 (UNHCR, Jan. 2009) [text]

Tagged Publications.