Sexuality and integration: a case of gay Iranian refugees’ collective memories and integration practices in Canada
ABSTRACT During the past two decades, Canada has accepted hundreds of LGBT asylum seekers, including gay Iranian men. Sociologists of sexualities and migration have yet to study this group as immigrants whose sexualities play a central role in their social interactions, immigration, and integration practices. Taking integration as a category of practice and relying on … Continue reading Sexuality and integration: a case of gay Iranian refugees’ collective memories and integration practices in Canada
Human mobility as a resource in conflict: the case of Syria
Human movement remains the primary unit of analysis in much theorising on forced migration and humanitarian practice in conflict. Whilst movement is often portrayed as an indicator of vulnerability, sometimes even as a problem per se, I suggest thinking of mobility, taking this broader term to signify the ‘freedom to choose where to be’ (de … Continue reading Human mobility as a resource in conflict: the case of Syria
Greece: out of the spotlight: the rights of foreigners and minorities are still a grey area
This report contains an indicative sample of the cases of alleged human rights violations received by Amnesty International between 2002 and 2005. It focuses on violations affecting marginalized populations in the country, such as migrants and minorities.
UNITED KINGDOM: deportations to Algeria at all costs
Amnesty International expresses its profound concern about the United Kingdom (UK) authorities’ attempts to deport more than 15 Algerian men to their country of origin at all costs. The organization considers that these attempts are contrary to the prohibition of sending persons to countries where they face a real risk of serious human rights violations, … Continue reading UNITED KINGDOM: deportations to Algeria at all costs
Japan: open letter to the Minister of Justice of Japan
In this document Amnesty International expresses its deep concern regarding the prolonged detention of minors seeking asylum in Japan.
Australia: the impact of indefinite detention: the case to change Australia’s mandatory detention regime
In this report Amnesty International focuses on Australia’s mandatory detention policy, and in particular on how it has allowed for prolonged and indefinite detention. The policy is considered to be inconsistent with Australia’s international human rights obligations. In particular it violates the right to liberty and security of persons due to its lack of a … Continue reading Australia: the impact of indefinite detention: the case to change Australia’s mandatory detention regime
Italy: Lampedusa, the island of Europe’s forgotten promises
This document outlines the situation of asylum seekers and migrants arriving in Lampedusa, and the irregularity of their status determination procedures.
Sweden: refugee rights undermined in War on Terror
This report concerns the deportation of two asylum seekers from Sweden.
Urgent action in focus: August 2005: Japan: a long way to go
The second half of this document outlines some major failings in the Japanese refugee status determination procedures, and the beneficial effect of Amnesty International’s Urgent Actions. The first half of the document concerns the death penalty in Japan, and is not relavant to forced migration.
Open letter to the government of the Bahamas regarding the communication to the House of Assembly on the investigation of allegations of abuse and inhumane conditions at the detention centre on Carmichael Road, 8 December 2004
The detention centre in question houses, among others, asylum-seekers and children.