30 May 2009

Law/Policy Articles

"Extending Refugee Definitions to Cover Environmentally Displaced Persons Displaces Necessary Protection," Iowa Law Review, vol. 94, no. 3 (March 2009) [text]

"'I Was Put Out the Door with Nothing'— Addressing the Needs of the Exonerated under a Refugee Model," California Western Law Review, vol. 45, no. 2 (Spring 2009) [text]

Informing the Asylum Debate, CEPS Special Reports (Centre for European Policy Studies, May 2009) [text]

Memorandum to the JHA Council of 4/5 June 2009: Guaranteeing refugee protection and safeguarding respect for fundamental rights (ECRE, May 2009) [text]

The Use of Country of Origin Information in Refugee Status Determination: Critical Perspectives (Immigration Advisory Service, May 2009) [text]

Tagged Publications.

New Journal Article References

Don't forget to check the sidebar! I added a number of references to newly available journal articles on Friday.

29 May 2009

Amnesty International Report 2009

Launched today, Amnesty International's annual report surveys the state of human rights around the world during 2008. The web site provides highlights from the report, access to country reports by region, facts & figures, audiovisual resources, and global themes. Visitors can choose from several languages to view the report and its companion features, including Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Tagged Publications.

IDPs in Africa

I posted last November on the African Union's plans to draft a convention on internal displacement. A special summit was due to be held in April 2009 to endorse the draft, but the meeting ended up being re-scheduled for October.

In the interim, a recent article in the Journal of Refugee Studies discusses the "Legal and Institutional Dimensions of Protecting and Assisting Internally Displaced Persons in Africa." It reviews the steps towards the realization of an AU Convention on IDPs that have been taken so far. The author also highlights a number of existing instruments that, in the absence of any formal convention, extend protection to IDPs in Africa. These include:
  • African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (1990; entered into forced November 1999) [text]
  • Solemn Declaration on Security, Stability, Development and Cooperation in Africa (2000) [text]
  • Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (July 2003; entered into force October 2005) [text]
  • Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa (July 2004) [text]
  • Great Lakes Protocol on the Protection and Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (2006; entered into force 2008) [text]
  • Great Lakes Protocol on the Property Rights of Returning Persons (2006; entered into force 2008) [text]
Note re. these last two instruments: A conference is being held 29-30 May 2009 to assess the impact of the Great Lakes Pact and Protocols two years on.

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

28 May 2009

Publications: Household Energy in Camps, Protection/Canary Isl., Rohingya, Trafficked Latvian Women/Denmark, Urban Displacement/Africa

Perilous Plight: Burma’s Rohingya Take to the Seas (Human Rights Watch, May 2009) [text]

Household energy in refugee and IDP camps: challenges and solutions for UNHCR, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 172 (UNHCR, May 2009) [text]

Refugee protection and international migration: a review of UNHCR's role in the Canary Islands, Spain, PDES/2009/01 (UNHCR, April 2009) [text]

A tale of three cities: internal displacement, urbanization and humanitarian action in Abidjan, Khartoum and Mogadishu, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 173 (UNHCR, May 2009) [text]

'You will be sold like a doll': the trafficking of Latvian women into the Danish sex industry, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 171 (UNHCR, May 2009) [text]

Tagged Publications.

27 May 2009

New Issues of Conflict & Health, EJML, IMR, JHA

Conflict and Health 3:6 (26 May 2009) [open access]
- New article reporting results of an epidemiological study of Somali and Rwandese refugees living in an African refugee settlement.

European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 11, no. 2 (2009) [contents]
- Theme is "Comparing the New Hosts of Southern Europe."

International Migration Review, vol. 43, no. 2 (Summer 2009) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including one on the economic adaptation of refugees.

Journal of Humanitarian Assistance (26 May 2009) [full-text]
- New article entitled "Internally Displaced Persons: Case Studies of Nigeria’s Bomb Blast and the Yoruba-Hausa Ethnic Conflict in Lagos, Nigeria."

Tagged Periodicals.

26 May 2009

Law Articles & Papers

Fresh Claims for Asylum (Free Movement, May 2009) [text]

"Human Rights and Human Trafficking: Quagmire or Firm Ground? A Response to James Hathaway," Virginia Journal of International Law, vol. 49, no. 4 (2009) [text]

"Not in My Backyard: On the Morality of Responsibility Sharing in Refugee Law," Brooklyn Journal of International Law, vol. 34, no. 2 (2009) [text]

"Otherness" as the Underlying Principle in Israel’s Asylum Regime (Bepress, 2009) [text]

Persecution in the Reverse: A Different Perspective on the Granting of Asylum (Birdsonglaw's Weblog, May 2009) [text]

Till Death–or the Attorney General–Do Us Part: How the Extension of Asylum Eligibility to Spouses of Victims of China's "One Couple, One Child" Policy Still Comports with Domestic Immigration Jurisprudence (Bepress, 2009) [text]

See also titles of law articles not available in full-text that are highlighted in the sidebar and listed in my delicious bookmarks.

Tagged Publications.

24 May 2009

Publications: Darfur Case Study, FGM Claims, Humanitarian Assist. Manual, Livelihoods Manual, Livestock Guidelines, Refugee Girls

All In Diary: A Practical Tool for Field Based Humanitarian Workers (AID, Jan. 2009) [access]

Building Livelihoods: A Field Manual for Practitioners in Humanitarian Settings (Women's Refugee Commission, May 2009) [text]

Guidance Note on Refugee Claims relating to Female Genital Mutilation (UNHCR, May 2009) [text]

Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (Legs Project, May 2009) [access]

Refugee Girls: The Invisible Faces of War (Women's Refugee Commission, May 2009) [text]

Targeting in Complex Emergencies -- Darfur Case Study (Feinstein International Center, May 2009) [text]

Tagged Publications.

22 May 2009

New Issues of Geo. Immig. L.J., IARLJ News, IJRL, Peace & Conflict Rev., Women's Asylum News

Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, vol. 22, no. 4 (Summer 2008) [contents]
- Mix of articles including one on whether the U.S. is a safe third country, one on Iraqi refugees and UNHCR, and a note on FGM-related asylum claims.

IARLJ Newsletter, vol. 1, no. 1 (May 2009) [full-text]
- From the International Association of Refugee Law Judges.

International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 21, no. 2 (July 2009) [contents]
- Includes "The Psychology of Seeking Protection," "Exclusion Under Article 1F(a) of the 1951 Convention in Canada," "The Emperor's New Safe Country Concepts: A UK Perspective on Sacrificing Fairness on the Altar of Efficiency," and "Border Controls at Sea: Requirements under International Human Rights and Refugee Law."

Peace and Conflict Review, vol. 3, no. 2 (Spring 2009) [full-text]
- Mix of articles.

Women's Asylum News, no. 83 (May 2009) [full-text via Refworld]
- Lead article focuses on "The plight of lesbian asylum seekers in the UK."

Tagged Periodicals.

2009 ISA Conference

The annual International Studies Association (ISA) conference is a major event, involving a huge number of participants contributing papers on a wide range of international topics, including, of course, forced migration. The 2009 meeting was held 14-18 February 2009 in New York City.

There are several ways to access conference papers. First, go to the 2009 paper archive and either browse (which isn't terribly useful since there are thousands of papers!) or search within the full-text, title, author, subject or abstract of papers. Alternatively, search within the conference program for either panels or papers of interest (you can use the PDF search function to locate keywords within the document). Then retrieve the abstract or text of the paper from the archive.

Here are a few titles that I came across that relate to previous thematic postings on this blog:

Causes of Displacement

Forced Migration Magnitude & Violence in International Crises: Framework, Index and Findings, 1945-2005, by Hemda Ben-Yehuda and Rami Goldstein [info] [full-text]

No Place is Home: Internal Displacement from 1991-2006, Joshua Martineau [info] [full-text]

Climate/Environmental Refugees

Towards a Global Governance System to Protect Climate Refugees, by Frank Biermann and Ingrid Boas [info] [full-text]

Disparities in Asylum Decisions

The Political Economy of Decision Making Bias: An Analysis of Asylum Merit Hearings in U.S. Immigration Court, by Christopher Fariss and Andy Rottman [info] [full-text]

Protracted Refugee Situations

Burundian Refugees in Tanzania: Regional Relations, Liberalization and the Politics of a Solution for a Protracted Refugee Situation, by James Milner [info]

Protracted Refugee Situations, Fragile States and the Challenge of Finding Solutions, by Gil Loescher [info]

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

21 May 2009

Protection from Refoulement

Italy has been in the spotlight lately after it forcibly returned several hundred migrants to Libya, violating their right to seek asylum as allowed under international law. ECRE issued a statement yesterday condemning the action and citing a letter written by Pro Asyl to the European Commission. Similar statements were issued earlier by Human Rights Watch, JRS Europe, and UNHCR.

In light of these developments, a new book entitled International Legal Standards for the Protection from Refoulement should be of interest to legal scholars, policy makers, and refugee advocates. Read the abstract from the publisher and browse the detailed table of contents for more information. The author also spoke at a seminar held to discuss the role of the refoulement prohibition in today's world. The dissertation on which the book was based will eventually be deposited in Leiden University's Open Access Repository.

Tagged Publications.

20 May 2009

Publications: African Diaspora Orgs., Child RSD/UK, Darfur, Effects of Forced Mig., Funding, Remittances

African Diaspora Organizations and Homeland Development: The case of Somali and Ghanaian associations in Denmark (DIIS, May 2009) [text]

Diaspora Organizations from the Horn of Africa in Norway: Contributions to Peacebuilding? (PRIO, Feb. 2009) [text]

Long-Term Effects of Forced Migration (Institute for the Study of Labor, Feb. 2009) [text]

Making Pooled Funding Work for People in Crisis (Oxfam, May 2009) [text]

One Month on in Darfur and Sudan: The Expulsion and Suspension of International and National Humanitarian and Human Rights Organisations (Darfur Consortium, April 2009) [text]

Quality Initiative Project: Key Observations and Recommendations (UNHCR UK, April 2009) [text]
- An "audit of decision-making in child asylum claims." See related press release.

Web Anthology on Migrant Remittances and Development: Research Perspectives (SSRC, March 2009) [access]

Tagged Publications.

19 May 2009

Audiovisual: Asylum/Japan, Effectiveness of Intl. Aid, Human Trafficking, Rwanda

UNHCR and the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) sponsored a symposium on "Asylum in Japan: Protection, Assistance and Integration," May 19th. This press release provides a brief summary of the discussions. A webcast of the proceedings is also available.

On May 13th, the UN General Assembly held an Interactive Thematic Dialogue on the "Taking Collective Action to End Human Trafficking." Visit the web page for statements, programme and archived video of the event.

The New Yorker recently published an article on the reconstruction and reconciliation process in Rwanda. Listen to a podcast of the author describing what it was like to return to Rwanda after more than a decade.

Finally, a film series investigating the effectiveness of international aid is available online. Read more about it on the Beyond Good Intentions web site and check out the episodes that have already been released.

Tagged Web Sites/Tools.

18 May 2009

Refugee Studies Centre Library

The most recent RSC newsletter reported that the Refugee Studies Centre has now moved to brand new offices. Unfortunately, the library will not be joining them when it leaves its current premises in August. Instead, the staff and collection will be incorporated into Oxford University's Social Science library (SSL). It is hard not to be saddened by this development. The RSC library has served as a longstanding advocate of and focal point for the organization and dissemination of forced migration information.

What is so special about the RSC library? First, it has been collecting both traditional and non-traditional materials for some 25 years, resulting in a unique and diverse mix of holdings for an academic library. Second, the library is a physical model of how a refugee/forced migration collection can be successfully organized using specialist classification & cataloguing standards. Library staff have helped numerous organizations create their own documentation centres based on these standards, including the Univ. of Dar es Salaam, the Univ. of Makerere, the Forced Migration and Refugee Studies Program at the American Univ. of Cairo, and the Centre for Refugee Studies at Moi Univ. (I even use these standards in my research guide wiki; see, e.g., "subject categories" and "index terms"). Third, despite being an academic library, the RSC library has always reached out to constituencies beyond the immediate academic community it serves, including practitioners, policy makers, other librarians, and forced migrants themselves. And it has welcomed many researchers from around the world over the years.

In tandem with its hallmark openness, the library recognized that not everyone could visit in person. It was one of the first refugee libraries to make its library catalogue available on the web for searching, and staff members circulated accessions lists as another means of informing researchers about the library's latest materials. In parallel, they also provided a document delivery service for items users located through the catalogue and via the lists. In the late 1990s, the RSC library took an even bigger step toward making its holdings more accessible by establishing an online digital library made up of a selection of its grey literature.

I used to work as a documentalist at UNHCR's former Centre for Documentation on Refugees, which later became the Centre for Documentation and Research. And I have used the RSC library as a visiting fellow, as a Forced Migration Online staff member, and as an independent information specialist. It was always a pleasure. The openness of these collections, and the breadth and depth of their coverage of such an interdisciplinary subject area went a long way to advancing research in forced migration. Once these collections are absorbed into larger institutional repositories (the UN Office in Geneva Library in the case of UNHCR's collection), one will have to jump through many more hoops to gain access to them.

So even though the RSC collection will live on in one form or another and staff members will continue to provide their high quality reference and information services, the unique - and uniquely organized - library as we have known it for so long will essentially disappear.

Please join me in thanking Sarah, Joanna and Ann for all the wonderful assistance they have provided over the years, and in wishing them the very best in their new capacities at the SSL!

Tagged Web Sites/Tools.

17 May 2009

New Issues of Env. & Planning, GAATW, KANERE, New Routes, Refugee Insights, Refugee Rts.

Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, vol. 27, no. 2 (2009) [contents]
- Mix of articles with a guest editorial on "the 'where' of asylum" and two articles on refugees (Somalis in the UK and Denmark and refugee registration).

GAATW Advocacy Update, no. 4 (2009) [full-text]
- From the Global Alliance against Traffic in Women.

Kakuma News Reflector, vol. 1, no. 4/5 (March- April 2009) [full-text]
- Fourth issue of this blog-format news service from Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya.

New Routes, no. 1 (2009) [full-text]
- Focus is "A peaceful environment, or a hostile climate?"

Refugee Insights, no. 15 (2008) [full-text]
- From the Refugee Consortium in Kenya. Focus is on returning home.

Refugee Rights News, vol. 5, no. 2 (April 2009) [full-text]
- From the International Refugee Rights Initiative.

Tagged periodicals.

15 May 2009

Publications: Destitution/UK, Exclusion, Housing & LGBT Asylum Seekers, Human Trafficking, Prosecution

Manama Declaration on "Human Trafficking at the Crossroads," Annex to the letter dated 6 May 2009 from the Permanent Representative of Bahrain to the United Nations addressed to the President of the General Assembly, UN Doc. No. A/63/845 (UN General Assembly, May 2009) [access via ODS]
- In advanced search, enter A/63/845 in the symbol field to retrieve the document. The declaration is also included in the conference report for "Human Trafficking at the Crossroads: Private-Public Partnership to Fight Human Trafficking."

Over not Out: The housing and homelessness issues specific to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender asylum seekers (Refugee Support, May 2009) [text]

The Second Destitution Tally: an indication of the extent and causes of asylum seekers, people at the end of the asylum process and refugees in the UK (Asylum Support Partnership, May 2009) [text]

The Trade in Human Beings: Human Trafficking in the UK (House of Commons, May 2009) [text]

UNHCR Statement on Article 1D of the 1951 Convention (UNHCR, May 2009) [text]

When is Prosecution Persecution? (IntLawGrrls, May 2009) [text]

Tagged Publications.

14 May 2009

Publications: Asylum Seekers/Italy & Malta, Human Trafficking, IDPs/Europe, Pastoralism, Urban Displacement

Concept Paper - High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges: Challenges for persons of concern to UNHCR in urban settings (Geneva, 9-10 December 2009) (UNHCR, May 2009) [text]

Interactive Thematic Dialogue of the UN General Assembly on the "Taking Collective Action to End Human Trafficking" (UN, May 2009) [access]
- Includes statements, background paper, and concept notes.

Italy/Malta: Obligation to safeguard lives and safety of migrants and asylum seekers (Amnesty International USA, May 2009) [text]

Protracted Internal Displacement in Europe: Current Trends and Ways Forward (IDMC, May 2009) [access]

Synthesis Papers on Pastoralism (HPG, April 2009)
- Titles of the three papers are "Getting it right: Understanding livelihoods to reduce the vulnerability of pastoral communities"; "Demographic trends, settlement patterns and service provision in pastoralism: Transformation and opportunity"; and "Pastoralism, policies and practice in the Horn and East Africa: A review of current trends."

Tagged Publications.

13 May 2009

New Issues of HRQ, Hum. Exchange, Mig. & Identities, RSQ

Human Rights Quarterly, vol. 31, no. 2 (May 2009) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including "Arendt’s Children: Do Today’s Migrant Children Have a Right to Have Rights."

Humanitarian Exchange, no. 42 (March 2009) [full-text]
- Focus is the global food crisis of 2007 and 2008. Also offers practice and policy notes, including "Building lasting solutions for older people displaced by the conflict in Northern Uganda."

Migrations & Identities: A Journal of People and Ideas in Motion, vol. 1, no. 2 (2009) [contents]
- Mix of articles.

Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 27, no. 4 (Dec. 2008) [contents]
- Focus is on "Children at Risk."

Tagged periodicals.

12 May 2009

Publications: AI Comments, Asylum Stats./EU, Diaspora & Dev., Expulsion, HAP Report, Resettlement

The 2008 Humanitarian Accountability Report (Humanitarian Accountability Partnership, May 2009) [text]

Amnesty International’s Comments Commission Proposals (Amnesty International, April 2009) [text]

Asylum in the EU in 2008: Around 20 000 asylum applicants registered each month in EU27 (Eurostat, May 2009) [text]

Fifth Report on the Expulsion of Aliens, UN Doc. No. A/CN.4/611 (International Law Commission, March 2009) [text via UN Pulse]

"Interview with Mr. Gabe Kadell, Refugee Relocation Specialist: 'New Faces in a Different Land'," The Fletcher School Online Journal on Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization (Spring 2009) [text via Human Security Gateway]

Which Diaspora for Whose Development? (DIIS, May 2009) [text]

Tagged Publications.

11 May 2009

New Library Acquisitions

Accessions lists for the first quarter of 2009 are now available from the Refugee Council Archive at UEL and the Refugee Studies Centre library.

Other libraries are using RSS feeds to alert users to new additions to their collections. For example, at the Peace Palace Library web site, you can subscribe to keyword feeds. Any time a record for a new journal article, book chapter, report or book that includes one of your keywords is added to the catalogue, your feed will be updated. I located "Refugees and displaced persons," "Human trafficking," "Humanitarian assistance," and "Internally displaced persons" in the list provided. To subscribe to the associated feeds, just click on the orange icon and copy and paste the feed into your reader.

Another example: The JV Barry library in Australia offers monthly current awareness alerts of new materials added to their collection. I subscribed to their people trafficking RSS feed so that I will be informed when the associated alert is available.

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

07 May 2009

Publications: Diasporas & Dev., Humanitarian Aid, Internal Displ./Sri Lanka, Migration & Displ./Afghanistan, Security & Refugee Prot.

Diasporas: Doing Development or Part of Development - A Study of Two Sierra Leonean Diaspora Organisations in London (ODI, April 2009) [text]

International Humanitarian Aid: Policy Document (Austrian Development Cooperation, March 2009) [text]

Masses in Flight: The Crisis of Internal Displacement in Sri Lanka (Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses) [text via Human Security Gateway]

The Migration-Displacement Nexus in Afghanistan (Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement, May 2009) [text]

Selected Documents Relating to National Security and Counter-Terrorism Relevant to International Refugee Protection (UNHCR, May 2009) [text]

Tagged Publications.

06 May 2009

New Issues of Intl. Migration, JHA, J. of Peace Res., Notre Dame J. of Law, RSC

International Migration, vol. 47, no. 2 (June 2009) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including one on trafficked women from Greater Mekong.

Journal of Humanitarian Assistance (May 2009) [full-text]
- New article posted in May: "Evaluation of effectiveness of mental health training program for primary health care staff in Hambantota District, Sri Lanka post-tsunami."

Journal of Peace Research, vol. 46, no. 3 (May 2009) [contents]
- Special issue on "Micro-Level Dynamics of Violent Conflict." Includes articles on forced migration in Aceh and displacement in Colombia.

Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy, vol. 23, no. 1 (2009) [contents]
- Focus is on immigraton; two articles delve into human trafficking issues.

RSC Newsletter, no. 3 (Summer 2009) [full-text]
- Feature article is "Leaving Mogadishu: Researching the causes of displacement, 2007 – 2008."

Tagged periodicals.

05 May 2009

Web Sites/Tools: EU Integration, Iraqi Displacement, Peace Media, Resettlement Projects, UN, UNRWA, Water & Sanitation

European Web Site on Integration [access]
- This site "aims to provide policy makers and practitioners working on integration in Europe with a tool for the exchange of information and good practice on integration across Europe."

The Iraqi Displaced (Associated Press) [access]
- Interactive resource that uses IOM data to illustrate displacement situation in Iraq since 2006.

Peace Media Clearinghouse [access]
- "[A] collection of key audio and visual resources and best practices related to conflict management."

Resettlement Projects Database (International Network on Displacement & Resettlement) [access]
- "Find hundreds of resettlement action plans. ...[S]earch and review hundreds of projects by country, title or data."

United Nations [access]
- New look and organization.

UNRWA at 60 [access]
- Commemorates the 60th anniversary of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.

Water and Sanitation (UNHCR) [access]
- New UNHCR web page with links to key resources.

Tagged Web Sites/Tools.

04 May 2009

Publications: ECRE Comments, Employing Refugees, EU Asylum Policy, Mental Health, Natural Disasters, Palestinian Refugees

Comments on the proposals to recast the Dublin Regulation and the Reception Conditions Directive and to establish a EASO (ECRE, April 2009) [text]

Employing Refugees - A guide for employers: documents providing evidence of entitlement to work (Refugee Council & Equality and Human Rights Commission, March 2009) [text]

Forecasting the numbers of people affected annually by natural disasters up to 2015 (Oxfam, April 2009) [text via PreventionWeb]

"Group Helps Refugees Overcome Dislocation Sequelae," Psychiatric News, vol. 44, no. 9 (May 2009) [text]

Migration as Foreign Policy? The External Dimension of EU Action on Migration and Asylum (Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies, April 2009) [text]

Palestinian Refugees: The Regional Perspective (Chatham House, April 2009) [text]

Tagged Publications.

02 May 2009

Publications: Children in Detention/UK, Detention/U.S., Human Trafficking, IDPs/Sri Lanka, Ratification/Migrant Workers' Conv.

The Arrest and Detention of Children Subject to Immigration Control: A report following the Children's Commissioner for England’s visit to Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre (Children's Commissioner for England, April 2009) [text]

Guide on Ratification: International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (Steering Committee for the Campaign for Ratification of the Migrants Rights Convention, April 2009) [text]

"Sex Trafficking: Identifying Cases and Victims," NIJ Journal, no. 262 (March 2009) [text]

Sri Lanka: Civilians displaced by conflict facing severe humanitarian crisis (IDMC, May 2009) [text]

U.S. Detention of Asylum Seekers: Seeking Protection, Finding Prison (Human Rights First, April 2009) [text]

Tagged Publications.

01 May 2009

New Global Overview of Internal Displacement

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) has just released Internal Displacement: Global Overview of Trends and Developments in 2008. This annually-produced report notes that efforts to reduce the number of internally displaced persons around the world have not been successful; the estimated total remains 26 million, the same as 2007. The report begins with key findings for 2008 and discusses global and thematic developments. It continues with regional and country-specific overviews. A quick overview is provided in the press release. Previous editions can be accessed via the publications page.

Tagged Publications.

New Issues of AJEM, Conflict Tr., Dis. Prev. & Mgmt., Intervention, JHA, Pace Intl. Law Rev.

Australian Journal of Emergency Management, vol. 24, no. 1 (Feb. 2009) [full-text]
- Focus is on "Risk Assessment in Risk Management Programs."

Conflict Trends, no. 2009/1 [full-text]
- Mix of articles.

Disaster Prevention and Management, vol. 18, no. 2 (2009) [contents]
- Mix of articles including a systematic review on disaster management.

Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict, vol. 7, no. 1 (March 2009) [contents]
- This issue addresses "A range of recurring problems arising from practical issues in the field..., raising questions about the definition of such terms as 'reintegration', 'well-being', 'resilience', and 'social functioning'." Includes two articles on Iraqi refugees in Jordan.

Journal of Humanitarian Assistance (April 2009) [full-text]
- Two articles on fuel supply in IDP camps in Northern Uganda and the proliferation of NGOs.

Pace International Law Review, vol. 21, no. 1 (Winter 2009) [contents]
- Includes "Claims of Political Asylum Based on Non-Physical Forms of Harm Such as Economic Sanctions and Deprivations" and "UNHCR's Involvement in the Great Lakes Refugee Crisis."

Tagged periodicals.