31 July 2009

Media Resources for Past Events

Even if you missed these events, you can still catch all or some of them via pod- or webcast.

2nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, University of Ottawa, June 1-2, 2009 [access]
- Two keynote addresses available.

6th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference, Georgetown University Law Center, 24 June 2009 [access]

12th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus, 28 June – 2 July 2009 [access]
- The first podcast is now available. More will be posted over the coming weeks.

Climate Change and Global Justice: Crafting Fair Solutions for Nations and Peoples, Harvard Law School, 5 March 2009 [access]

Tagged Events & Opportunities and Web Sites/Tools.

30 July 2009

Publications: Climate Refugee Conv., Complementary Prot./Europe, FGM/Somali Refugees, Humanitarian Crisis/Pakistan, Statelessness

Complementary protection in Europe (ECRE, July 2009) [text]

"Confronting a Rising Tide: A Proposal for a Convention on Climate Change Refugees," Harvard Environmental Law Review, vol. 33, no. 2 (2009) [text]

The Humanitarian Crisis in Pakistan (U.S. Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, July 2009) [text]

"Prevalence and associated factors of female genital mutilation among Somali refugees in eastern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study," BMC Public Health 9:264 (27 July 2009) [open access journal article]

Statelessness and the Benefits of Citizenship: A Comparative Study (Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, June 2009) [text]

Tagged Publications.

Publications: Climate Change, HIV Asylum Seekers/UK, Human Trafficking/US, Shelter Projects, Urban Disaster Response

Detention, Removal and People Living with HIV: Advice for healthcare and voluntary sector professionals (National AIDS Trust, June 2009) [text]

The Future is Here: Climate Change in the Pacific (Oxfam Australia & Oxfam New Zealand, July 2009) [text]

Responding to Urban Disasters: Learning from Previous Relief and Recovery Operations (ALNAP & Provention Consortium, July 2009) [text]

Shelter Projects 2008 (IFRC, UNHCR & UNHABITAT, 2009) [text via PreventionWeb]

Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress (CRS, July 2009) [text via Open CRS]

Tagged Publications.

29 July 2009

Focus: U.S. Immigrant Detention Centers

A Broken System: Confidential Reports Reveal Failures in U.S. Immigrant Detention Centers (NILC, July 2009) [text]

IACHR Visits U.S. Immigration Detention Facilities (IACHR, July 2009) [text]

"U.S. Rejects Call for Immigration Detention Rules," NYT, 28 July 2009 [text]

For more information, visit the Detention Watch Network.

See also detention-related reports previously posted on this blog.

Tagged Publications.

28 July 2009

New Issues of Amsterdam Law Forum, Dev. in Practice, ICRC Rev., Third World Q.

Amsterdam Law Forum, vol. 1, no. 1 (2008) [full-text]
- First issue of new open access journal; focus is on "Inclusion and Exclusion in Western Immigration."

Development in Practice, vol. 19, nos. 4&5 (2009) [contents]
- Special issue on "Citizens' media and communication."

Development in Practice, vol. 19, no. 6 (2009) [contents]
- Mix of articles.

International Review of the Red Cross, no. 872 (2008) [full-text]
- Full-text of this issue now available via the ICRC web site; theme is "Direct participation in hostilities."

Third World Quarterly, vol. 30, no. 6 (2009) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including several on the global food crisis.

Tagged Periodicals.

27 July 2009

Publications: Access to Justice/Zambia, Asylum/EU, Donor Coordination, FGM, Refugee Rights/UK, Urban Iraqi Refugees

ECRE Interview: Thomas Hammarberg - Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights (ECRE, July 2009) [text]

"An Impossible Choice: Denial of Parents’ Derivative Asylum Claims Based on their Citizen Daughter’s Risk of Female Genital Mutilation," Global Studies Law Review, vol. 8 (2009) [text]

Justice Administration in Meheba Refugee Settlement: Refugee Perceptions, Preferences, and Strategic Decisions (IntLawGrrls, July 2009) [text]

Refugee Rights and Responsibilities in the UK: Final Report (ICAR, June 2009) [access]

Study on the Mapping of Donor Coordination (Humanitarian Aid) at the Field Level (ECHO, July 2009) [text]

Surviving in the city: A review of UNHCR’s operation for Iraqi refugees in urban areas of Jordan, Lebanon and Syria (UNHCR, July 2009) [text]

Tagged Publications.

23 July 2009

Publications: Afghanistan, AU Land Declaration, Eligibility/Sri Lankans, Islamic Law & Human Trafficking, RSD/Southern Africa

Afghanistan: Open Eyes to Humanitarian Needs (Refugees International, July 2009) [text]

Combating Trafficking in Persons in Accordance with the Principles of Islamic Law (UNODC et al., June 2009) [access]

Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges in Africa (African Union, July 2009) [text via UNHABITAT)

Note on the Applicability of the 2009 Sri Lanka Guidelines (UNHCR, July 2009) [text]

Refugee status determination in Southern Africa (Media Monitors Network, July 2009) [text via Hatnews]

Tagged Publications.

UNHCR Library

Tomorrow, the Refugee Studies Centre library is officially closing its doors and moving its collection to Oxford University’s Social Science Library. [See this post for an overview.]

The RSC library is actually the second major refugee/forced migration collection to become subsumed by a larger library in recent months. The first was the UNHCR library, which quietly closed its doors in March 2008 and transferred some 20,000 documents and publications to the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG) for incorporation into the library collection there.

While the materials are still available through UNOG, they no longer constitute a coherent, organized, readily accessible in-house collection, a great loss for an organization like UNHCR, whose staff members routinely engage in information- and research-related activities. Twenty-two years ago, Hans Thoolen, the Chief of the newly established Centre for Documentation on Refugees (CDR), noted the following:
“UNHCR’s global mandate, comprehensive concept of refugee concern and operational character are among the factors which contribute to make it an information intensive agency. The endurance of previous refugee problems, the sometimes fast changing factual situation, and the sheer size of today’s refugee population further stress the need for a well-organized information and documentation structure, which takes into account the complexity of the subject matter.
Add to these ingredients such divergent factors as UNHCR’s large number of field offices, …its cooperation with many different non-governmental organizations and its reliance on voluntary contributions from governments and the public, and one can understand why it was with a sense of relief that many persons inside and outside UNHCR received the news that finally, in April 1986, a documentation centre was established as an integral part of the organization” (1986, 3).
Today, of course, the organization has grown, the population it serves has increased, and the problems it is confronted with are that much more complex. Yet while vestiges of the original CDR remain, the core research collection is gone.

Here is a brief review of some of the milestones achieved by UNHCR’s former documentation centre.

CDR underwent a name-change in the mid-1990s to the Centre for Documentation and Research, and then was designated as the UNHCR library in 2001. Over the years, it provided in-house information services to UNHCR staff, reference and research assistance to visiting researchers, and document delivery services to those who could not visit the centre in person. Moreover, the library was instrumental in the development and promotion of tools for both organizing and accessing refugee documentation. Examples of these key tools include:

1) HURIDOCS Standard Formats for the Recording and Exchange of Bibliographic Information concering Human Rights ("Bibliographic Standard Formats") [access to English, French and Arab texts]
- Cataloguing and indexing guidelines for organizing materials.

2) International Thesaurus of Refugee Terminology (ITRT) [access]
- A multilingual set of controlled vocabulary terms used for indexing purposes.

3) Refugee Abstracts
- First published in 1982, this title served as a quarterly index to refugee literature, with new books and articles organized under themes central to UNHCR's work. Each issue also included articles, book reviews, announcements, and other current information. Refugee Abstracts became the Refugee Survey Quarterly in 1994. Tables of contents can be viewed in the RSQ archive.

In addition, CDR was a forerunner in the use of information technology to provide access to both bibliographic and full-text legal information, initially over a network, then via CD-ROM. The original databases included REFLEG (national legislation), REFCAS (case law), REFINT (international instruments), and REFLIT, the library’s bibliographic database. CDR was also active in building country of origin information (COI) databases to support the refugee status determination process. These and other resources were referred to collectively as Refworld, and they can still be accessed today on the web.

UNHCR continues to embrace information technology in the form of Web 2.0 applications and social media and it remains committed to providing access to full-text legal and country information through Refworld. However, with the demise of CDR, it lacks a focal point for its former information management endeavors. The thesaurus is a case in point. To continue to be valid and useful, it needs to be updated on a regular basis. CDR was well-positioned for taking the lead on and coordinating initiatives such as this, drawing from both its own in-house expertise, as well as its network of documentalists around the world.

Many thanks to the dedicated staff of CDR who, over its 20+ years of existence, contributed so much to the organization, management and dissemination of information in the refugee field.

Thoolen, H., "Take Off in Refugee Documentation,"
Refugee Abstracts, vol. 5, no. 4 (1986): 3-6.

Tagged Web Sites/Tools.

22 July 2009

Publications: Cash Grants, Disarmament/Uganda, Eligibility/Afghans, IDPs/Colombia, Migration/Poverty

Changing Roles, Shifting Risks: Livelihood Impacts of Disarmament in Karamoja, Uganda (Feinstein International Center, July 2009) [text]

Migration and Poverty: Linkages, Knowledge Gaps and Policy Implications (UNRISD, July 2009) [access]

Money matters: An evaluation of the use of cash grants in UNHCR's voluntary repatriation and reintegration programme in Burundi (UNHCR, July 2009) [text]

Protecting the Displaced in Colombia: The Role of Municipal Authorities - Summary Report (Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement, July 2009) [access]

UNHCR Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Afghanistan (UNHCR, July 2009) [text]

Tagged Publications.

21 July 2009

Domestic Violence Asylum Claims

As reported in the NYT, "the Obama administration has opened the way for foreign women who are victims of severe domestic beatings and sexual abuse to receive asylum in the United States."

For additional commentary, see:
  • "Asylum for Battered Women," NYT, 19 July 2009 [text]
  • "New Policy Grants Asylum to Battered Women," Seeking Asylum, 16 July 2009 [text]
  • "Obama Administration sets guidelines for asylum for survivors of domestic violence," IntLawGrrls, 19 July 2009 [text]
  • "Time to End an Asylum Limbo for Abused Women," Washington Post, 18 July 2009 [text]
For a recent law review article that suggests "how asylum claims based on domestic violence should be decided," see:
  • "Protecting Foreign Victims of Domestic Violence: An Analysis of Asylum Regulations," New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, vol. 12, no. 1 (2008) [text]
Tagged Publications.

New Issues of International Migration, KANERE, Praxis, Refuge

International Migration, Early View (July 2009) [contents]
- Three refugee-related articles: "Refugees: On the Economics of Political Migration"; "Serb Returnees in Croatia - the Question of Return Sustainability"; and "Learning Strategies of Highly Educated Refugees in the Netherlands: Habitus or Calculation?"

Kakuma News Reflector (May-June 2009) [full-text]
- Mix of articles in this blog-format news service from Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya.

Praxis: The Fletcher Journal of Human Security, vol. 24 (2009) [contents]
- Focus is on "Human Security at the Margins"; includes "Unsafe Haven: Security Challenges Facing LGBT Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Turkey" and "Reflections on Liberian Refugee Repatriation from Ghana."

Refuge [access]
- While no new issues have been posted for a while, all back issues as of vol. 1, no. 1 (1981) are now available online.

Tagged Periodicals.

20 July 2009

Thematic Annual Reports: Freedom, Humanitarian Aid, Minority Groups

Freedom in the World 2009 (Freedom House, July 2009) [access]
- This annual review "examines the state of freedom in 193 countries and 16 strategic territories, assigning each a status of Free, Partly Free or Not Free."

GHA Report 2009 (Global Humanitarian Assistance, July 2009) [access]
- This report "presents the latest data on financial flows to humanitarian crises, making the links between short-term acute crises and long-term chronic poverty."

State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2009: Events of 2008 (Minority Rights Group International, July 2009) [access]
- Focus is on education. The report "details how minority and indigenous children have been systematically excluded, discriminated against, or are too poor to afford an education."

Tagged Publications.

17 July 2009

Iraq Resources Round-up

Country of Origin Information Report: Iraq (UK Border Agency, July 2009) [text via Refworld]

IOM Emergency Needs Assessments: Post February 2006 Displacement in Iraq (IOM, June 2009) [text via ReliefWeb]

IOM Monitoring and Needs Assessments: Assessment of Iraqi Return (IOM, May 2009) [text]
- See related press release.

Iraqi Refugees: Women's Rights and Security Critical to Returns (Refugees International, July 2009) [text]

Going Home? Prospects and Pitfalls for Large-Scale Return of Iraqis (Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement, July 2009) [access]

On the Resettlement Expectations of Iraqi Refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Syria (ICMC, May 2009) [text]

Protection, mobility and livelihood challenges of displaced Iraqis in urban settings in Jordan (ICMC, May 2009) [text via ReliefWeb]

Tagged Publications.

Publications: Climate Impact, Destitution/UK, Detention Alternatives, Health/Trafficked Persons, Mental Health/Uganda, Zimbabweans/UK

Caring for Trafficked Persons: Guidance for Health Providers (IOM, GIFT & LSHTM, 2009) [text]

Case Management as an Alternative to Immigration Detention: The Australian Experience (International Detention Coalition, June 2009) [text]

Human Impact Report: Climate Change - The Anatomy of a Silent Crisis (Global Humanitarian Forum, May 2009) [access]

"I hate being idle": Wasted Skills and Enforced Dependence among Zimbabwean Asylum Seekers in the UK (Refugee Council, July 2009) [access]

"Returning home: forced conscription, reintegration, and mental health status of former abductees of the Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda," BMC Psychiatry, 9:23 (May 2009) [open access text]

Still Destitute: A Worsening Problem for Refused Asylum Seekers (Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, 2009) [access]

Tagged Publications.

16 July 2009

New Issues of Asylons, Disasters, Humanitarian Exchange, Monday Developments, Torture J.

Asylon(s), no. 6 (Nov. 2008) [full-text]
- The theme for this issue is "Exodes écologiques: l'environnement source de migrations." Includes articles in both French and English.

Disasters, virtual edition (July 2009) [full-text]
- Theme is "Emerging Perspectives on the Politicisation of Reconstructing Conflict-Affected Countries."

Humanitarian Exchange Magazine, no. 43 (June 2009) [full-text]
- Focus is on the "role of affected states in disaster response."

Monday Developments, vol 27, no. 6 (June 2009) [full-text]
- Cover story focuses on refugees, with articles on livelihoods, urban refugees and education.

Torture Journal, vol. 19, supplement 1 (2009) [full-text]
- Provides background paper and report on independent monitoring of human rights in detention; prepared for regional seminar in the Middle East and North Africa.

Tagged Periodicals.

Publications: Conflict Research & Ethics, Domestic Violence, Exclusion/Germany, IDPs/Colombia, Refugees/US

"Ethics of Conducting Research in Conflict Settings," Conflict and Health 3:7 (2009) [text]

Everything left behind: Internal displacement in Colombia (Amnesty International, July 2009) [access]

Meeting the Needs of Immigrant and Refugee Victims of Intimate Partner Violence, by Providing Comprehensive, Confidential and Holistic Services (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, July 2009) [text]

Spotlight on Refugees and Asylees in the United States (Migration Information Source, July 2009) [text]

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

Tagged Publications.

15 July 2009

Map Resources

Global Map of Displacement [access]
- New map from Maplecroft, incorporating data from UNHCR and the IDMC. Includes a Displacement Risk Index for 191 countries. (Some data is only available to subscribers.)

Good practices in participatory mapping: A review prepared for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) [text]
- Reviews what is known about "participatory mapping," or "the creation of maps by local communities."

Maps 2.0: Geospatial Tools for Nonprofits and Humanitarian Relief [access]
- The "goal of Maps 2.0 is to enable humanitarian organizations to post, access, share, modify, and use critical, geo-referenced information in emergency relief operations, post-emergency reconstruction, and continuing development projects."

UNHCR Refugee Camps [access]
- Uses Google Earth to tour camps starting in Thailand and ending in Chad. Requires plug-in. See also: "A Nonprofit's Introduction to Google's Online Mapping Tools: How to use Google Maps and Google Earth for outreach and advocacy."

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Periodical News

Free Access to Development in Practice:
- "ELDIS provides unrestricted full-text access to articles published in the journal, and also hosts a Development in Practice Discussion Group enabling readers to comment on and discuss issues arising from our content." Visit the discussion group site for instructions on how to join.

New Journal:
- Journal of Internal Displacement; its objectives are: "to raise the profile of IDPs through academic and non-academic scholarship; to provide a platform for young scholars from internally displaced communities to be heard; to contribute to law and policy reforms related to IDPs; and to create an inclusive environment from young and emerging scholars from developing countries to engage in critical debate on IDPs." Here's more info. and a "call for editors" job description.

Progress Report on Kakuma News Reflector:
- Pambazuka has an update on the status of this grassroots refugee press entitled "Refugee Free Press at a Crossroads: Report on KANERE’s Progress."

Tagged Periodicals.

13 July 2009

Publications: ALNAP Review, Humanitarian Action/Somalia, Labour Trafficking, Migration/Asia-Pacific, Refugee Resettlement/EU

ALNAP 8th Review of Humanitarian Action (ALNAP, July 2009) [access]

Migration in the Asia-Pacific Region (Migration Information Source, July 2009) [text]
- Includes sub-section on "refugees."

A Summary of Challenges Addressing Human Trafficking for Labour Exploitation in the Agricultural Sector in the OSCE Region (OSCE, July 2009) [access]

Twelve Arguments and Seven Proposals for the EU Refugee Resettlement Scheme (Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe, June 2009) [text]

Workshop Report - Humanitarian Action in Somalia: Expanding Humanitarian Space (RSC, June 2009) [text]

Tagged Publications.

10 July 2009

Publications: Child Trafficking/EU, Colombia, Human Trafficking/West Africa, Legal Rep./UK, LGBT Asylum Seekers/Turkey

Child Trafficking in the European Union: Challenges, Perspectives and Good Practices (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, July 2009) [text via Refworld]

Colombia: Crisis Bubbling Over (Refugees International, July 2009) [text]

Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Vulnerable People at Europe's Doorstep (MSF, July 2009) [text]

The Right to Asylum between Islamic Shari'ah and International Refugee Law: A Comparative Study (UNHCR, June 2009) [text]

Supporting justice: The case for publicly-funded legal representation before the Asylum Support Tribunal (Citizens Advice Bureau, June 2009) [access]

Transnational Trafficking and the Rule of Law in West Africa: A Threat Assessment (UNODC, July 2009) [access]
- Includes analysis of human trafficking flows from West Africa to Europe.

Unsafe Haven: The Security Challenges Facing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Turkey (Helsinki Citizens' Assembly-Turkey & Organization for Refugees, Asylum & Migration, July 2009) [text]

Tagged Publications.

09 July 2009

New Issues of INSCAN, J. Intl. Peace Ops., Resettlement News, REMI, Univ. St. Thomas Law J.

INSCAN, vol. 22, no. 4 (Spring 2009) [contents]
- This issue focuses on the provision of library services to new immigrants. Note: The full-text is provided for back issues.

Journal of International Peace Operations, vol. 5, no. 1 (July-August 2009) [full-text]
- Focus is on humanitarian aviation and stability operations; includes "At Long Last: Finally Peace for Sri Lanka?"

Resettlement News, no. 19 (Jan. 2009) [full-text]
- Lead article is "Development-caused Forced Displacement and Resettlement in Urban India: Preliminary Observations on Mumbai and Delhi."

Revue européenne des migrations internationales, vol. 25, no. 1 (2009) [contents]
- Focus is "Nouvelles migrations chinoises en Afrique et en Amérique latine."

University of St. Thomas Law Journal, vol. 6, no. 1 (Fall 2008) [contents]
- Special issue reproducing presentations from a symposium on "Human Trafficking: Global and National Responses to the Cries for Freedom," held September 2008.

Tagged Periodicals.

More Blogs: Blog Tips, Climate Refugees, Migrants at Sea, Migration & Asylum/Euromed, Refugee Reporting/South Africa

Blog Tips: Blogging for Non-Profit [access]
- Started by a humanitarian aid worker to provide tips to novices on how to make best use of blogs and social media generally.

Euromed-MigrAsyl [access]
- Blog of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) working group on migration and asylum.

Forced Migration: Climate Refugees [access]
- Started by an MA student in international journalism whose focus is environmental refugees.

Migrants at Sea [access]
- Monitors news and developments relating to the "general issue of migration by sea from Africa to Europe, including the subjects of maritime immigration enforcement, rescue at sea, and refugee and migrant rights and protections."

Reporting on Refugees and Xenophobia [access]
- A joint UNHCR South Africa and Institute for the Advancement of Journalism blog launched after a May 2009 workshop that "focused on building the capacity for story telling techniques and on enhancing journalists’ knowledge for reporting on refugees."

Tagged Web Sites/Tools.

08 July 2009

HIV/AIDS and Forced Displacement

The UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) held its 24th meeting from 22-24 June 2009. The theme of the meeting was the "HIV-related needs of people on the move." The theme is discussed further in this background paper. The annotated agenda provides more information about the substance of the various statements and panels. The High Commissioner for Refugees gave a keynote address, while the Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons spoke at a breakout session on HIV-related issues that arise in forced displacement and humanitarian situations.

The UNAIDS site has more information about the meeting, while the UNHCR site provides additional resources relating to the HIV/AIDS and displacement.

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Publications: Devel./Nepal, Labour/Colombia, Livelihoods/OPT, Palestinians/Lebanon, Peace/Uganda, Trafficking Rpt. Rev., Women Refugees/France

Aid and Violence: Development Policies and Conflict in Nepal (Feinstein International Center, June 2009) [text]

Breeding Fragmentation? Issues in the Policy and Practice of Decentralisation in Uganda, Issue Paper No. 1 (Refugee Law Project, June 2009) [text]

Building a Better Relationship: Palestinian Refugees, Lebanon, and the Role of the International Community (IDRC, June 2009) [text via ReliefWeb] [text via PRRN]

Female Asylum-Seekers and Refugees in France (UNHCR, June 2009) [text]

Labour Market Effects of Migration-Related Supply Shocks: Evidence from internally displaced populations in Colombia, MICROCON Research Working Paper 14 (MICROCON, June 2009) [text]

Losing Ground: Protection and Livelihoods in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, HPG Working Paper (ODI, July 2009) [text]

The Protection Project Review of the Trafficking in Persons Report (Protection Project, June 2009) [text]

Tagged Publications.

07 July 2009

Publications: Climate Change, EU Asylum Law, Long-term Displacement, Malaria Control/Burma, Project Mgmt., Protection/Disasters

Europe's forgotten people: protecting the human rights of long-term displaced persons (Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, June 2009) [text via Refworld]

Indicators and Reference Data: A Practical Tool for Project Managers in Humanitarian Aid (Malteser International, 2009) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Internally displaced human resources for health: villager health worker partnerships to scale up a malaria control programme in active conflict areas of eastern Burma," Global Public Health, vol. 4, no. 3 (2009) [abstract] [text]

"Recent developments in asylum and immigration law before the Court of Justice," ERA Forum, vol. 9, no. 4 (April 2009) [free full-text]

Second report on the protection of persons in the event of disasters, UN doc. no. A/CN.4/615 (International Law Commission, May 2009) [text via UN Pulse]

Suffering the Science: Climate Change, People and Poverty (Oxfam International, July 2009) [text via Humanitarian Relief]

Tagged Publications.

New Issues of AWR, Citizenship St., Dis. Prev. & Mgmt., GILJ, Intl. Mig., JPR, Ref. Rts. News, RSQ


AWR Bulletin, vol. 47, no. 1 (2009) [contents]
- Mix of articles in Italian, English and German.

Citizenship Studies, vol. 13, no. 3 (2009) [contents]
- Mix of articles including one entitled "Struggle for citizenship: interaction between political society and civil society at a Kurd refugee protest in Tokyo."

Disaster Prevention and Management, vol. 18, no. 3 (2009) [contents]
- Mix of articles.

Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, vol. 23, no. 1 (Fall 2008) [contents]
- Includes "Non-Refoulement and Jus Cogens: Limiting Anti-Terror Measures that Threaten Refugee Protection," "Doctrinal Mutilation: The Board of Immigration Appeals' Flawed Analysis of the 'Continuing Persecution' Doctrine in Claims Based on Past Female Genital Mutilation," and "The Role of the Circuit Courts in Refugee Adjudication: A Comparison of the Fourth and Ninth Circuits."

International Migration, vol. 47, no. 3 (August 2009) [contents]
- Special issue on "Migration in the Lusophone World."

Journal of Peace Research, vol. 46, no. 4 (July 2009) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including one that analyzes armed conflict patterns between 1946 and 2008.

Refugee Rights News, vol. 5, no. 2 (May 2009) [full-text]
- Mix of articles.

Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 28, no. 1 (2009) [contents]
- Theme is "Displacement, Peace Processes and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding."

Tagged Periodicals.

06 July 2009

Blog Round-up: Aid Workers, Climate "Refugees", Fragile States/Photos, Health Care, Protection/Israel, Security

Here's a round-up of reports and resources highlighted recently by various blogs:

Comparison of self-reported health & healthcare utilisation between asylum seekers and refugees: an observational study (Hatnews, July 2009)
- The complete study is available on BMC Public Health.

How to become an aidworker? (The Road to the Horizon, updated June 2009)

Israel: Refugees, asylum-seekers and protection - analysis (IRIN via Hatnews, July 2009)

Photo Essay: Portraits of Instability (Humanitarian Relief, June 2009)

Some Not-Depressing News About Humanitarian Security (Humanitarian Relief, June 2009)

We Aren't Refugees (Towards Recognition, July 2009)
- See the original report for links.

Tagged Publications.

2009 Annual Reports: Human Development, Minority Groups, Peace Processes, Religious Freedom

Texts now available:

2009 Yearbook on Peace Processes (Escola de cultura de pau) [text]

Annual Report of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom [text]

Peoples under Threat 2009 (Minority Rights Group International) [access]


The theme of the next Human Development Report is "human mobility." The research papers undertaken in preparation for the report are now available, along with other background information.

Tagged Publications.

05 July 2009

Publications: Climate Change, Displacement/Somalia, Natural Disasters/South Asia, Protection/EU, Refugee Policy/Australia

The Challenges of Mixed Migration, Access to Protection and Responsibility-sharing in the EU: A UNHCR Non-paper (UNHCR, June 2009) [text]

Environmental Change and Human Mobility: A Thematic Literature and Organisational Review (CESPI, April 2009) [text]

Leaving Mogadishu: The War on Terror and Displacement Dynamics in the Somali Regions (MICROCON, June 2009) [text]

Protecting and Promoting Rights in Natural Disasters in South Asia: Prevention and Response (Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement, July 2009) [text]

Putting Protection Back at the Heart of EU Asylum Policy: Memorandum to the Swedish Presidency (ECRE, June 2009) [text]

Refugee and Humanitarian Issues: Australia's Response (Dept. of Immigration and Citizenship, Australia, June 2009) [access]

Tagged Publications.