16 July 2013

Admin: Summer Recess

This blog is taking a break!  Hopefully, posts will resume in August.

Regional Focus: Americas

Caribbean Regional Conference on the Protection of Vulnerable Persons in Mixed Migration Flows: Promoting Cooperation and Identification of Good Practices,  Nassau, The Bahamas, 22-23 May 2013 [summary report]
- See also a summary of the conference conclusions.

Internal Displacement, Place Attachment and Post-conflict Trauma in Sucre, Colombia, Bachelor Thesis (Lund University, 2013) [text]

Refugee Status Determination in Canada and the Path to Radical Reform, Thesis (SSRN, Nov. 2012) [text via SSRN]

Revisiting Haiti's Gangs and Organized Violence (HASOW, June 2013) [text]

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

Regional Focus: MENA

"Discrimination Awaits Palestinians Fleeing the Syrian Conflict," Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 39 (July 2013) [full-text]

Israel: New Pressure on Asylum Seekers to Leave (HRW, July 2013) [text]

Libya Country Report (Asylum Research Consultancy, July 2013) [text via Refworld]

Libya: Displaced People from Tawergha Barred from Return (HRW, June 2013) [text]

"Syrian Refugees: Living in Limbo," The Economist, 15 July 2013 [text]

Under Pressure: The Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Host Communities in Lebanon (World Vision, July 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Tagged Publications.  

Thematic Focus: Statelessness

Compilation of Recommendations relating to Statelessness in Outcome Documents from the 1st Cycle (1st-12th sessions) of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UNHCR, July 2013) [text]

Compilation of Recommendations relating to Statelessness during the Second Cycle (13th - 16th sessions) of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UNHCR, July 2013) [text]

Legally Invisible, Fighting for Health Care (ENS Blog, July 2013) [text]

"Stateless in Shangri-La: Minority Rights, Citizenship, and Belonging in Bhutan," Stanford Journal of International Law, vol. 48, no. 2 (Summer2012) [text via SSRN]

UNHCR’s Verdict on Statelessness Activities over Last Two Years: "Unprecedented" (Statelessness Programme Blog, July 2013) [text]

Tagged Publications. 

15 July 2013

Thematic Focus: Resettlement

The Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR) took place in Geneva from 1-3 July 2013. Held annually since 1995, "[t]he consultations have become an important vehicle for UNHCR's cooperation with governments and NGOs and a mechanism to enhance partnership. They offer a forum to review progress on resettlement issues during the year, but more importantly, to re-focus and shape a joint strategy on resettlement."  Here is the agenda.  Various operational guidance notes and assessment tools are also available.  This newsletter shares resettlement stories and notable developments; see also ICMC's update.  Finally, here are UNHCR's projected global resettlement needs for 2014.

Other publications:

CCR Responds to Government Announcement on Resettlement of Syrian Refugees (Canadian Council for Refugees, July 2013) [text]

The Integration of Resettled Refugees: Essentials for Establishing a Resettlement Programme and Fundamentals for Sustainable Resettlement Programmes (UNHCR, 2013) [text]

"Know Reset Project Maps Diverging Resettlement Practices and Legal Frameworks across Europe," ECRE Weekly Bulletin (12 July 2013) [text]

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: Children

"Alone and Unrepresented: A Call to Congress to Provide Counsel for Unaccompanied Minors," Harvard Journal on Legislation, vol. 50, no. 2 (2013) [full-text via SSRN]

Cash and Child Protection: How Cash Transfer Programming Can Protect Children from Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation and Violence (Save the Children, Sept. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Humanitarian Action for Children 2013 (UNICEF, July 2013) [access via UN Pulse]

L'enfant dans l'asile: prise en considération de sa vulnérabilité et de son intérêt supérieur (CBAR, June 2013) [text via Refworld]

Workshop Report – The Deportation of Unaccompanied Minors from the EU: Family Tracing and Government Accountability in the European Return Platform for Unaccompanied Minors (ERPUM) Project, Oxford, 3 May 2013 [text]

Tagged Publications. 

14 July 2013

Thematic Focus: Health

"Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors Multimedia Training: A Mixed-methods Study of Effect on Healthcare Providers’ Attitudes, Knowledge, Confidence, and Practice in Humanitarian Settings," Conflict and Health 7:14 (July 2013) [open access text]

"GP and Registrar Involvement in Refugee Health: A Needs Assessment," Australian Family Physician, vol. 42, no. 6 (June 2013) [full-text]

"Health Behaviors Associated with Chronic Disease Development and Management among Iraqi Refugees," Master of Public Health Thesis and Capstone Presentations, no. 76 (Thomas Jefferson University, June 2013) [text]

"HIV-related Risk Factors among Black African Migrants and Refugees in Christchurch, New Zealand: Results from the Mayisha-NZ Survey," The New Zealand Medical Journal, vol. 126, no. 1376 (June 2013) [full-text]

"Piloting Community-based Medical Care for Survivors of Sexual Assault in Conflict-affected Karen State of Eastern Burma," Conflict and Health 7:12 (May 2013) [open access text]

"Social Inequalities in Mental Health and Mortality among Refugees and Other Immigrants to Sweden – Epidemiological Studies of Register Data," Global Action Health, vol. 6 (2013) [open access text]

"Subjective Quality of Life in War-affected Populations," BMC Public Health 13:624 (July 2013) [open access text]

"Suicide and Suicidal Ideation among Bhutanese Refugees — United States, 2009–2012," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, vol. 62, no. 26 (July 2013) [public domain text]

"A Systematic Review of Naturalistic Interventions in Refugee Populations," Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, forthcoming (2013) [preprint]

UNHCR Lebanon Operational Guidance (UNHCR, May 2013) [text]

Tagged Publications. 

13 July 2013

Regional Focus: Europe

"ECtHR Blocks Pushback of Somali Migrants from Malta to Libya Following Outcry from Civil Society," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 12 July 2013 [text]
- See also joint NGO press release.

"Ensuring Protection in Europe": UNHCR's Recommendations to Lithuania for the EU Presidency, July-December 2013 (UNHCR, July 2013) [text]

"The EU Asylum, Immigration and Border Control Regimes: Including and Excluding the ‘Deserving Migrant’," European Journal of Social Security, no. 2 (2013) [full-text]

Some 8,400 Migrants, Asylum-seekers Reach Italy and Malta by Sea in First Half of 2013 (UNHCR, July 2013) [text]

Srebrenica's Legacy: How the Lessons of the Balkans Animate Humanitarianism Today (U.S. Dept. of State, July 2013) [text]

Tagged Publications. 

12 July 2013

Regional Focus: Syrians

Behind the Scenes of the "Most Complex" Refugee Operation in the World (IRIN, July 2013) [text]

Egypt: Do Not Return Asylum Seekers to Syria (HRW, July 2013) [text]

From Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan to Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley: Trip Report on Syrian Refugees (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, July 2013) [text]

Joint Education Needs Assessment: Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan (UNHCR, April 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis: Five Uncomfortable Questions for the International Community (UpFront Blog, July 2013) [text]

The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis: Five More Uncomfortable Questions for the International Community (UpFront Blog, July 2013) [text]

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Asia

Gender and Livelihoods among Internally Displaced Persons in Mindanao, Philippines (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, July 2013) [text]

Humanitarian Needs Assessment and Engagement Strategy in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan (Danish Refugee Council, Jan. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Life in the Rohingya's Myanmar: A Q & A with Photojournalist Greg Constantine (Refugees International Blog, June 2013) [text]

Operational Guidance Note: North Korea (DPRK) (UK Home Office, June 2013) [text via Refworld]

Roundtable on Managing Cross-border Movements of People: Promoting Capacity and Response for Irregular Migration, Singapore, 19-20 November 2012 (RSIS Centre for NTS Studies, 2013) [text]

Return to Torture: Extradition, Forcible Returns and Removals to Central Asia (Amnesty International, July 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

"They Say We Should Be Grateful," Mass Rehousing and Relocation Programs in Tibetan Areas of China (HRW, June 2013) [text]

UNHCR Chief Welcomes Regional Commitments in Central Asia to Protect Migrant and Asylum-seeker Rights (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Africa

Atelier de Réflexion - Foncier Rural et Solutions Durables en Côte d’Ivoire: Logement, Terre et Biens en Situation de Déplacement, Abidjan, 2-4 Octobre 2012 (IDMC, June 2013) [text]

Central African Republic: Abandoned to its Fate? (MSF, July 2013) [text]

CORI Country Report: Democratic Republic of Congo; Human Rights Issues (CORI, April 2013) [text via Refworld]

Durable Solutions: Perspectives of Somali Refugees Living in Kenyan and Ethiopian Camps and Selected Communities of Return (DRC & NRC, 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

For Malian Refugees, Peace Deal Does Not Guarantee Safe Return (Refugees International Blog, July 2013) [text]

Mission Conjointe d’Evaluation de la Sécurité Alimentaire des Réfugiés Centrafricains du Camp de Belom à Maro au Sud du Tchad (WFP & UNHCR, June 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

South Sudan: Protection and Assistance Challenges Demand a Firm Response (Refugees International, July 2013) [text]

Tagged Publications. 

11 July 2013

Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Forced Labour

"The Asylum Claim for Victims of Attempted Trafficking," Journal of Law & Social Policy, vol. 8, no. 2 (2013) [full-text]

Combating Trafficking as Modern-day Slavery: A Matter of Non-discrimination and Empowerment (OSCE, Nov. 2012) [text via Refworld]

"Defining Sex Trafficking in International and Domestic Law: Mind the Gaps," Emory International Law Review, vol. 26, no. 1 (2012) [full-text]

Forced Labour and Human Trafficking: Media Coverage in 2012 (Joseph Rowntree Foundation, June 2013) [text]

International Law against Sex Trafficking, in Perspective, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-85 (SSRN, June 2013) [text]

Precarious Lives: Experiences of Forced Labour among Refugees and Asylum Seekers in England [access]
- Follow link for final research report, executive summary and other related papers.

Smuggling and Trafficking from the East and Horn of Africa: Executive Summary (UNHCR, March 2013) [text]

Tagged Publications. 

10 July 2013

Commentary re. Edward Snowden

Here is a round-up of various blog posts commenting on Edward Snowden and his current predicament:

Countries Should Consider Snowden’s Asylum Claim Fairly (Human Rights Watch, July 2013) [text]

Does the UK Consider Asylum Applications Made from Abroad? (Free Movement, July 2013) [text]

Edward Snowden and the Realpolitik of Asylum (The Asylumist, July 2013) [text]

Former CIA Official Reveals Secrets, Plans to Seek Asylum Abroad (The Asylumist, June 2013) [text]

Is Edward Snowden a Refugee? (Free Movement, July 2013) [text]

Is Edward Snowden Stateless? (Free Movement, July 2013) [text]

Memo to Media/Assange/President of Ecuador: Snowden Does Not Need a Valid US Passport to Leave Moscow (RSDWatch, July 2013) [text]

Snowden’s Asylum Case: Be Careful What You Ask for (IntLawGrrls, July 2013) [text]

UNHCR Drawn into the Edward Snowden Fray, if Only by Speculation (RSDWatch, June 2013) [text]

Tagged Publications. 

New Issues of EASO News, EJML, IJMHSC, Intl. J. Min. & Grp. Rts., Intervention, Migr. Inter., Wom. & Ther.

EASO News (June 2013) [full-text via EASO Monitor]
- News from the European Asylum Support Office.

European Journal of Migration & Law, vol. 15, no. 2 (2013) [contents]
- Mix of articles including "Is the Right of the Child to Liberty Safeguarded in the Common European Asylum System?."

International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, vol. 9, no. 2 (2013) [contents]
- Mix of articles including "Neither Here nor There? Place and Placemaking in the Lives of Separated Children" and "'Solving Tension:' Coping among Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal."

International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, vol. 20 (2013) [contents]
- Special issue on "Critical Reflections on Refugee Law."

Intervention, vol. 11, no. 2 (July 2013) [contents]
- Mix of articles including field reports on Bhutanese refugees in Nepal and on Iraqi refugees and Syrian IDPs in Syria.

Migraciones Internacionales, vol. 7, no. 2 (July-Dec. 2013) [full-text]
- Mix of articles including "Implications of the Debate on Irregular Migration in the European and Spanish Asylum Regime" and "Espacio e identidad en campamentos de refugiados: Experiencia del grupo musical Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars."

Women & Therapy, vol. 36, nos. 3&4 (2013) [contents]
- Special issue on "Women and Immigration"; includes "Women Seeking Political Asylum: Negotiating Authority, Gender and a Lost Home."

Tagged Periodicals.

09 July 2013

Regional Focus: Europe


Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union 2012 (EASO, 2013) [text via Refworld]

Brief Information Note on the Main Asylum-Related Legal Changes in Hungary as of 1 July 2013 (Hungarian Helsinki Committee, July 2013) [text via Refworld]

An EU-Turkey Readmission Agreement: Undermining the Rights of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers? (Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network, June 2013) [text via Oppenheimer Chair]

Frontier Europe: Human Rights Abuses on Greece's Border with Turkey (Amnesty International, July 2013) [text]

Pope Francis Visits Lampedusa in Solidarity with Migrants and Residents (ICMC, July 2013) [text]

Sweden and Immigration: From Economic Migrants to Humanitarians (SSRN, Nov. 2012) [text]

UNHCR Comments and Recommendations on the Proposed Act Amending the International Protection Act (EVA 2013-1711-00240) (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]

UNHCR Comments and Recommendations on the Proposed Amendments to the Aliens Act in Slovenia (UNHCR, 2013?) [text]

Web site:

AIDA: Asylum Information Database [access]
- "Mapping asylum procedures, reception conditions and detention in Europe."

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Thematic Focus: General

"Development Responses to Forced Migration," Presentation at 5th West Asia-North Africa Forum, Amman, 10-11 June 2013 [access]

EU Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World in 2012 (Council of the European Union, May 2013) [text]

International Migration Outlook 2013 (OECD, June 2013) [access]
- See also related NYT article.

Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/RES/23/8 (Human Rights Council, June 2013) [text via Refworld]
- Extends Special Rapporteur's mandate by three years.

Refugees and Displacement (Thomson Reuters Foundation, June 2013) [text]
- Special briefing.

Thematic Compilation of General Assembly and Economic and Social Council Resolutions, 3rd ed. (UNHCR, June 2013) [access]

The World and Its Refugees (Refugees International Blog, July 2013) [text]

Tagged Publications. 

New Book Titles

FYI, please check out my Pinterest page for new book titles due out in July 2013. I've also added some new references to the May and June 2013 boards.

Tagged Publications. 

08 July 2013

Regional Focus: Australia & New Zealand


Refugees & Australia, 1972-2012 [info]
- Special exhibit that runs until 12 May 2014 at the Migration Museum in Adelaide, Australia.


A Better Way: Regional Cooperation, Policy Brief (Refugee Council of Australia, June 2013) [text]

Bob Carr and the Ghost of Philip Ruddock (Inside Story, July 2013) [text]

FactCheck: Are Asylum Seekers Really Economic Migrants? (The Conversation, July 2013) [text]

Just Hook around Tasmania and Pop across the Tasman (Inside Story, June 2013) [text]

No Country is an Island (Inside Story, June 2013) [text]

"Pragmatic Answers to the Asylum Seeker Question," Eureka Street Extra (June 2013) [text]

Pushed to the Margins: Building Pathways towards Greater Social Inclusion for Refugee Women in Australia (Australian Centre for Leadership for Women, June 2013) [text via BroCAP]

"Why Bob Carr is Kidding Himself about Refugees," Eureka Street, vol. 23, no. 13 (July 2013) [text]

World Refugee Day: New Zealand at Risk of Abusing Human Rights in the Name of Border Control (Amnesty International, June 2013) [text]

World Refugee Day 2013: Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre (NZ Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, June 2013) [text]

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

Regional Focus: Syria

Failing Syrian Refugees in Iraq's Kurdish Region: International Actors Can Do More (Norwegian Refugee Council, June 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Iraq/Jordan/Turkey: Syrians Blocked from Fleeing War (Human Rights Watch, July 2013) [text]

Lebanese Contradictory Responses to Syrian Refugees Include Stress, Hospitality, Resentment, Policy Brief (Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs & Fafo, June 2013) [text]
- See also other materials related to this project.

Nowhere People: The Refugees of Syria by Moises Saman (Time Magazine LightBox, July 2013) [access]
- Photo essay.

Syria’s Spinoff Crisis (Brown Political Review, June 2013) [text]

Syrian Refugee Crisis: Can the Breaking Point Be Prevented? (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, June 2013) [text]

Syrian Refugees in Turkey: The Limits of an Open Door Policy (UpFront Blog, June 2013) [text]

Tagged Publications. 

03 July 2013

News: Jeff Crisp to Join Refugees International

Jeff Crisp, former head of UNHCR's Policy Development and Evaluation Service (PDES), announced earlier in the year that he was retiring from UNHCR.  Now, Refugees International has announced that Jeff will be their new Senior Director for Policy and Advocacyas of 1 September 2013. Here's the official announcement:
RI President Michel Gabaudan said of the appointment, “We are delighted to welcome Jeff to our organization. His enormous credibility among humanitarians in the United States, Europe, and the UN system will strengthen our lifesaving advocacy.”
   Jeff Crisp has been the top policy advisor to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees since 2006, and has also held senior positions with the Global Commission on International Migration, where he served as Director of Policy and Research; the Independent Commission on International Humanitarian Issues; and the British Refugee Council. Jeff has first-hand experience of refugee situations and humanitarian operations in more than 60 countries around the world, and recently led an evaluation mission to examine the international response to the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq.
   He has published and lectured extensively on refugee, humanitarian, and migration issues and was responsible for two editions of UNHCR’s flagship publication, “The State of the World’s Refugees.” His most recent publications have focused on the issues of refugee protection and solutions in urban areas, protracted refugee situations, the linkage between refugee protection and international migration, as well as the gap between humanitarian relief and development aid. A British national, Jeff has a Master’s degree and a PhD in African Studies and Political Science from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

Jeff, many thanks for being a loyal supporter of this blog! Best of luck to you in all your future endeavors!

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

"The 1956 Hungarian Refugee Emergency, An Early and Instructive Case of Resettlement," Amsterdam Law Forum, vol. 5, no. 2 (2013) [open access text]

Case Watch: Assessing Risk in Non-Refoulement Cases (Open Society Foundations, June 2013) [text]
- Discusses two recent UN Human Rights Committee decisions.

"International Refugee Law," The Year in Review: An Annual Publication of the ABA/Section of International Law, vol. 47 (2013) [access]
- Scroll to p. 349 in full issue or go to relevant section.

Lessons from Arusha and Cape Town: UNHCR's Perspective on the Relationship between IHL and International Refugee Law, Presentation at "Refuge from Inhumanity: Enriching Refugee Protection Standards through Recourse to International Humanitarian Law, Oxford, 11-12 February 2013 [text]

NGO Statement on International Protection, 57th Meeting of the EXCOM Standing Committee, Geneva, 25-27 June 2013 [access]
- Other NGO Statements are available on ICVA's web site.

Note on International Protection, UN Doc. No. EC/64/SC/CRP.10, 57th Meeting of the EXCOM Standing Committee, Geneva, 25-27 June 2013 [text]
- Other Standing Committee documents are available here.

UNHCR Comments and Recommendations on the Proposed Amendments to the Asylum Act and the Aliens Act (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]
- Comments shared with the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic.

"What Do We Know So Far about Emotion and Refugee Law?," Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, vol. 64, no. 1 (2013) [full-text via Centre for the Study of Emotion & Law]

Tagged Publications.  

Regional Focus: Africa

Update re. cessation for Rwandan refugees:

  • Ending of Refugee Status for Rwandans Approaching (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]
  • "UNHCR Africa Bureau Announces Only Three States to Implement Cessation Clause for Rwandan Refugees," Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 39 (July 2013) [full-text]

Other publications:

Concern over Planned Relocation of Refugees from Kenya to Somalia (IRIN, June 2013) [text via Refworld]

Mali Crisis: A Migration Perspective (IOM, June 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Operational Guidance Note: Gambia (UK Home Office, June 2013) [text]

"Prevalence of Gender Based Violence among Refugees in Urban Kampala, Uganda," African Journal of Traumatic Stress, vol. 3, no. 1 (June 2013) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 2.

"Refugees in Africa’s Great Lakes Region: A Perpetual State of Exile," Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 39 (July 2013) [full-text]

Tagged Publications.  

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

2013 Humanitarian Accountability Report (HAP, June 2013) [text] [ebook]

Annual Report 2012 (ICRC, June 2013) [access]
- PDF file includes both Volumes I and II of the report.  See also an interactive map and audiovisual media related to the report.

A History of the Humanitarian System: Western Origins and Foundations, HPG Working Paper (ODI, June 2013) [text]

How to Manage Refugee Helplines (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]

"Humanitarian Assistance and the Conundrum of Consent: A Legal Perspective," Amsterdam Law Forum, vol. 5, no. 2 (2013) [open access text]

Improving Impact: Do Accountability Mechanisms Deliver Results? (Christian Aid et al., April 2013) [text]

Setting Standards for the Aid Industry (IRIN, June 2013) [text]

Tagged Publications.  

02 July 2013

Thematic Focus: Statelessness

Case Watch: UK Supreme Court Confronts Statelessness in al-Jedda Case (Open Society Foundations, June 2013) [text]

Estonia Should Eliminate Child Statelessness (Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, June 2013) [text]

Learning about Statelessness in the Netherlands (ENS Blog, June 2013) [text]

NGO Statement on Statelessness, 57th Meeting of the EXCOM Standing Committee, Geneva, 25-27 June 2013 [text via ENS Blog]

Note on Statelessness, 57th Meeting of the EXCOM Standing Committee, UN Doc. No. EC/64/SC/CRP.11, Geneva, 25-27 June 2013 [text]

One Year after the Violence Began: Civil Society Organizations Deeply Concerned by the Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation of Stateless Rohingya (Minority Rights Group International, June 2013) [text]

Prevention and Reduction of Statelessness and Protection of Stateless Persons in the Americas, 43rd Regular Session of the Organization of American States, La Antigua, Guatemala, 4-6 June 2013 [text via Refworld]

Reduction of Statelessness and Access to Nationality: The Need for EU-regulation. The Showcase of Stateless Roma in Slovenia, Thesis (Lund University, 2013) [text]

Setting the Bar Higher: The UNHCR NGO Consultations and Getting Serious about Eradicating Statelessness (ENS Blog, June 2013) [text]

Stateless Saudi Driven to Self-immolation (Refugees International Blog, June 2013) [text]

Stateless Zimbabwe Residents Gain Citizenship (IRIN, June 2013) [text]

Supra-national Citizenship: An Increasingly Powerful Tool of Protection… and Exclusion (Oecumene Blog, June 2013) [text]

Tagged Publications.  

Events & Opportunities: More July 2013

Sudan South Sudan Symposium, Toronto, 3-5 July 2013 [info]
- Organized by the Centre for Refugee Studies.

CFP: On the Borders of Refugee Protection? The Impact of Human Rights Law on Refugee Law – Comparative Practice and Theory, London, 13-14 November 2013 [info]
- Submission deadline slightly extended to 8 July 2013.

Job vacancy: Refugee and Human Rights Fellow, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies [info]
- Apply by 15 July 2013.

Job vacancy: Chief of Section (Digital Engagement), UNHCR [info]
- Closing date for applications is 31 July 2013.

Job vacancy: Video Production Officer, UNHCR [info]
- Closing date for applications is 31 July 2013.

Note:  Besides the two vacancies listed above, UNHCR is currently advertising a number of professional staff positions that have a deadline of 31 July.  To view them, visit the International Professional staff recruitment page, and follow the instructions accordingly.

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: July 2013/Last Minute June 2013

Tagged Events & Opportunities.  

01 July 2013

CFP/New Issues of Disasters, Geo. Immig. Law J., FRLAN, ICRC Review, JIMI, Migr. Stud.


International Journal of Migration and Border Studies [info]
- Articles sought for inaugural issue of this new journal.  Deadline for submissions is 1 November 2013.

New issues:

Disasters, vol. 37, Suppl. 1 (July 2013) [contents]
- Special issue on "Evidence-based Action in Humanitarian Crises."

Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 39 (July 2013) [full-text]
- News and information for refugee legal aid providers.

Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, vol. 26, nos. 3&4 (Spring & Summer 2012) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including "Unknown and Unaddressed: The Educational Needs of Afghan Refugee Children in Urban Areas of Pakistan."

International Review of the Red Cross, vol. 94, no. 886 (Summer 2012) [free full-text]
- The theme is "New Technologies and Warfare."

Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol. 14, no. 3 (Aug. 2013) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including "Perceptions of the Impact of Refugees on Host Communities: The Case of Liberian Refugees in Ghana."

Migration Studies, vol. 1, no. 2 (July 2013) [free full-text]
- Mix of articles, including "What Happens Post-deportation? The Experience of Deported Afghans."

Tagged Periodicals and Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: Urban Issues


Urban Humanitarian Emergencies Course, Cambridge, MA, 26-28 July 2013 [info]
- Registration is ongoing.

Web resources:

Good Practices for Urban Refugees [info]
- "[A]ims to support practitioners to better share and use good practice in the response to refugee needs in urban areas. In addition to good practice case studies, it includes tools, guidelines, research, media, surveys, urban strategies and other information relevant for urban programming."

Urban Refugees Debate Forum [access]
- "The idea underpinning this Forum is to establish a long lasting platform of discussions where consensual ideas will be challenged, misconceptions dislodged and the overall debate on urban displacement moved forward."


Knowledge into Action: British Red Cross' Experiences Going Urban (British Red Cross, June 2013) [access]
- Webinar presentation.

Living in the Shadows: Who is the Guardian of Urban Refugee Rights? (ODI, June 2013) [text]

Sanctuary in the City? Reframing Responses to Protracted Urban Displacement, HPG Policy Brief, no. 52 (ODI, June 2013) [text]

Sanctuary in the City? Urban Displacement and Vulnerability: Final Report, HPG Report, no. 33 (ODI, June 2013) [text]

Urban Violence: What Role for Traditional Humanitarianism?, London, 21 March 2013 [text]
- Conference report.

Tagged Events & Opportunities, Publications and Web Sites/Tools.