NEW ISSUE: Refugee Survey Quarterly (RSQ)

Theme: ‘Undesirable and Unreturnable’ Aliens in Asylum and Immigration Law.”  Vol. 36, no. 1, March 2017 Contents: The Emperor’s New Clothing: National Responses to “Undesirable and Unreturnable” Aliens under Asylum and Immigration Law [full access @ 21 March 2017] “Undesirable and Unreturnable” in the United Kingdom Undesirable and Unreturnable Migrants under French Law: Between Legal Uncertainty … [Read More] NEW ISSUE: Refugee Survey Quarterly (RSQ)

Forced Migration Current Awareness: Regional Focus: Australia – Forced Migration

A service highlighting web research and information relating to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and other forced migrants; provided by Elisa Mason News: “Refugees on Nauru and Manus Island to be Resettled in US – as It Happened,” The Guardian, 13 Nov. 2016 UNHCR to Endorse Australia-United States Relocations as “Offshore Processing” Arrangements Fail Refugees … [Read More] Forced Migration Current Awareness: Regional Focus: Australia – Forced Migration

The Guardian view on the Nauru files: Australia’s offshore detention centres breed misery: Immigration and asylum – The Guardian

Extract from the Editorial Leaked documents reveal the abuses and trauma of asylum seekers in a system that should never have been created. Now it must be tackledI want death: three plain words encapsulate the horror and the shame of the treatment of asylum seekers on Nauru. That a child at the very start of … [Read More] The Guardian view on the Nauru files: Australia’s offshore detention centres breed misery: Immigration and asylum – The Guardian

Engaging Governments on Alternatives to Immigration Detention – Global Detention Project

Extract from an article by Grant Mitchell ABSTRACT A leading organizer of the global advocacy movement to reform immigration detention regimes explores efforts by civil society organizations to engage governments. Through an examination of the tensions at play between human rights standards, political and public opinion, and the pragmatics of operationalizing entry and exit systems, … [Read More] Engaging Governments on Alternatives to Immigration Detention – Global Detention Project

Manus and Nauru: Time for the government to be creative – Social Connections

Extract from an article by Peter Hughes. The Papua New Guinea (PNG) Supreme Court decision and the announcement by the PNG Prime Minister that Manus will be closed only bring forward the inevitable – the Australian government has to find a way to get the current caseload of refugees and asylum seekers out of PNG and … [Read More] Manus and Nauru: Time for the government to be creative – Social Connections

Asylum Insight – Update

Commentary: Weathering the storm with dignity: climate change and mass mobility in the Pacific Daniel Wiseman examines the emerging challenge of displacement caused by climate change. ‘Climate refugees’ cannot receive asylum under the current refugee system, so how can the international community protect those forced to leave their homes due to climate change? In our own … [Read More] Asylum Insight – Update

Alternatives to Detention – A selection of articles – Forced Migration

Alternatives to Detention – A selection of articles from Forced Migration Alternatives to Detention for Asylum Seekers and People in Return Procedures (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, Oct. 2105) [text] Fierce Opposition, Court Rulings Place Future of Family Immigration Detention in Doubt (Migration Information Source, Sept. 2015) [text] “A Humane Approach Can Work: The Effectiveness of … [Read More] Alternatives to Detention – A selection of articles – Forced Migration

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