10 January 2014

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

"Inquisitorial Approaches to Refugee Protection Decision-making: The Australian Experience and Possible Lessons for Canada," Chapter 7 in The Nature of Inquisitorial Processes in Administrative Regimes: Global Perspectives (Ashgate, Oct. 2013) [eprint via SSRN]

Exclusion of Refugee Status: The Criminal Refugee (Peace Palace Library Blog, Nov. 2013) [text]
- First in a planned series of international refugee law posts.

"Optimal Asylum," Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, vol. 46, no. 5 (2013) [full-text]

The Right not to be Displaced in International Law, Dissertation (Ghent University, Nov. 2012) [text]
- Note: Watch for a formally published version in Jan. 2014.

"Safe Harbor: Shoring Up the Norm of Nonrefoulement," World Politics Review, 3 Dec. 2013 [access]
- Note: Full-text can be accessed via two-week free trial subscription.

A few items relating to secrecy in the asylum process:

Ending Secret Asylum Files (if only we could take UNHCR to federal court...) (RSDWatch, Dec. 2013) [text]

Secret 'Enhanced Screening' of Asylum Seekers: A Democratic Analysis Centring on the Humanity of the Commonwealth Officer, Research Paper No. 2013-29 (Adelaide Law School, 2013) [text via SSRN]

"Secret Evidence Plays Growing Role in Canada’s Immigration Courts," IPS, 9 Nov. 2013 [text]

Related post:
Gender Issues [access]
- See protection-related items.

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