25 February 2014

Regional Focus: Americas, incl. Criminal Violence


Asylum Fraud in New York's Chinatown? (ImmigrationProf Blog, Feb. 2014) [text]

"Dictatorships, Refugees and Reparation in the Southern Cone of Latin America," Forced Migration Review, no. 45 (Feb. 2014) [open access]

The Long and Winding Road for Migrants in Mexico (LiveWire, Feb. 2014) [text]

"Mexico: From the Guiding Principles to National Responsibilities on the Rights of IDPs," Forced Migration Review, no. 45 (Feb. 2014) [open access]

"New OAS Conventions Protecting IDPs against Racism and Discrimination," Forced Migration Review, no. 45 (Feb. 2014) [open access]

Supporting Durable Solutions to Urban, Post-disaster Displacement: Challenges and Opportunities in Haiti (Brookings & IOM, Feb. 2014) [text]

UN Refugee Agency Chief Calls on Latin America to Champion Protection and Solutions for Displaced Populations (UNHCR, Feb. 2014) [text]
- References meeting that "launched the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Cartagena Declaration on Refugees."

Web site:

Red Latinoamericana de migración forzada = Latin American Network on Forced Migration [access]
- "La RLMF vincula a académicos con miembros de organizaciones de la sociedad civil para construir y compartir conocimiento que aporte al debate político sobre migración forzada en América Latina y el Caribe."

Criminal violence & protection:

"Board of Immigration Appeals Delivers Two Judgments Defining 'Particular Social Group'," ELENA Weekly Legal Update, 14 Feb. 2014 [text]

*Central Americans Displaced by Criminal Violence: A Roundtable Discussion, Washington, DC, 11 Feb. 2014 [info]

"Criminal Violence and Displacement in Mexico," Forced Migration Review, no. 45 (Feb. 2014) [open access]

Gangs in Central America (U.S. Congressional Research Service, Feb. 2014) [text via Refworld]

*Helping Asylum Seekers Persecuted by Gang Violence: Victory at the Ninth Circuit (CGRS, Feb. 2014) [text]

"To Group or not to Group? Refugee Status for Central American Victims of Gang Violence," Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law, vol. 22, no. 1 (Winter 2013) [abstract]


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (6 Feb. 2014)

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