The 1951 Refugee Convention entered into force (or became legally binding) sixty years ago on 22 April 1954. After all the commemorations that took place for the 60th anniversary of the convention's signing in 2011, this milestone passed by relatively quietly. Here are a few references:
60th Anniversary of Entry into Force of UN Refugee Convention (ECHO, April 2014) [access via AP]
Refugee Convention Anniversary with an Australian Link (UNHCR Canberra, April 2014) [text]
The UN Refugee Convention 60 Years On – Time to Rethink Approaches to Protection? (The Religion Factor, April 2014) [text]
We Still Live in the Age of Refugees: Expanding the Horizon of International Refugee Law (IntLawGrrls, April 2014) [text]
"Droit Européen des Migrations," Journal de Droit Européen, no. 207 (2014) [full-text via Oppenheimer Chair]
Global Perspective on Human Rights (Oxford Human Rights Hub, April 2014) [access]
- Anthology of blog posts; see esp. Chapter 5, "Migration, Asylum, Trafficking and Human Rights."
"Guerre et Paix pour les Demandeurs d’Asile: À Propos de l’Arrêt Diakité de la Cour de Justice," Journal des Tribunaux, no. 6558 - 14/2014 (April 2014) [full-text via Oppenheimer Chair]
Protecting Civilians: The Gap between Norms and Practice, HPG Policy Brief, no. 56 (ODI, April 2014) [text]
"The 'Safe' Need Not Apply: The Effects of the Canadian and EU 'Safe Country of Origin' Mechanisms on Roma Asylum Claims," Texas International Law Journal, vol. 49, no. 1 (Spring 2014) [full-text]
Event after the fact:
Addressing the Asylum Crisis: Religious Contributions to Rethinking Protection in Global Politics, Washington, DC, 2 May 2014 [info]
- View tweets from this event @ISIM.
Witchcraft Human Rights & Information Network [access]
- This network serves as "a response to the wide-spread violations of human rights that take place around the world due to the beliefs in witchcraft and spirit possession. Our work enables greater understanding and awareness of these complex issues so that solutions can be developed to prevent further violations of human rights from taking place."
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items, esp. Regional Institutions (25 April 2014)
Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.