Child and Youth Migration: Mobility-in-Migration in an Era of Globalization
Migration across multiple borders is a defining feature of the time in which we live, and children are central to this contemporary migration phenomenon. A core aim of this volume is to contribute at an empirical level to knowledge about the intersection between children, migration, and mobilities by highlighting underresearched child and youth short-term and … Continue reading Child and Youth Migration: Mobility-in-Migration in an Era of Globalization
Masters in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON LAUNCHES THE FIRST EVER DISTANCE LEARNING MASTERS IN REFUGEE STUDIES The University of London International Programmes will shortly welcome its first cohort of students to the newly launched Masters in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies. This is the first distance learning course of its kind and was developed by the Refugee … Continue reading Masters in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies
Health status of returnees to Kosovo: Do living conditions during asylum make a difference?
Objective From August 1999 to July 2001, asylum seekers who had come to Switzerland from Kosovo were repatriated. The present study aimed to assess the relationship between living conditions during asylum in Switzerland and health status among returnees. Study design Cross-sectional survey of 319 ethnic Albanian families in Kosovo, selected from a list of … Continue reading Health status of returnees to Kosovo: Do living conditions during asylum make a difference?
What happens to traditional knowledge and use of natural resources when people migrate?
The study investigates traditional knowledge of forest plants in a community (La Quetzal) inhabited by people who returned to Guatemala at the end of the civil war, after 10-12 years in exile in Southern Mexico, and now are in the process of constructing a new community in the Lacandon jungle in the Petén, Guatemala. We … Continue reading What happens to traditional knowledge and use of natural resources when people migrate?
Routes to illegal residence: A case study of immigration detainees in the United Kingdom
This paper investigates the various ways in which migrants to the United Kingdom become illegally resident. Drawing on findings from a pilot study of undocumented migrants held in detention centres in the United Kingdom, it explores why respondents had chosen to come to the United Kingdom, how they came, and how they ended up residing … Continue reading Routes to illegal residence: A case study of immigration detainees in the United Kingdom
Stranded migrants and the fragmented journey
Long and dangerous fragmented journeys have become a common feature of global migration systems. These are more than simple responses to stricter migration controls and are associated with related developments in technology and communications. They are therefore a structural change in migration systems which require a re-examination of the ways in which protection is offered … Continue reading Stranded migrants and the fragmented journey
E-Journal: Refugee Watch Online
Refugee Watch online is a co-publication of Refugee Watch on the flow of refugees, other victims of forced migration, and the internally displaced persons in South Asia. It presents news and views, critiques and analyses of policies of the States and international humanitarian institutions with regard to forced migration and forced population flows across the … Continue reading E-Journal: Refugee Watch Online
The Battle of Attica Square
The Battle of Attica Square (English with French subtitles)
Governance and prima facie refugee status determination: Clarifying the boundaries of temporary protection, group determination, and mass influx
The governance of the refugee regime requires conceptual clarity. An essential part of that regime is the conduct of refugee status determination. One form of refugee status determination is widely conducted but is poorly understood and often misconstrued. It is known as prima facie refugee status determination, a term which commentators from academia, practice, and … Continue reading Governance and prima facie refugee status determination: Clarifying the boundaries of temporary protection, group determination, and mass influx
Climate change, environmental degradation and migration
Climate change will have a progressively increasing impact on environmental degradation and environmentally dependent socio-economic systems with potential to cause substantial population displacement. The key concerns in Less Developed Countries (LDCs) will include serious threats to food security and health, considerable economic decline, inundation of coastal areas, and degradation of land and fresh water resources … Continue reading Climate change, environmental degradation and migration