Refugee Claims Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: an Annotated Bibliography
Abstract: This annotated bibliography gives an account of legal and social sciences research sources related to refugee claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The bibliography, which focuses primarily on English language publications, includes close to 200 items that fall into the following two categories of research sources: (1) scholarly publications on lesbian, … Continue reading Refugee Claims Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: an Annotated Bibliography →
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? →
Asylum Explained: A Guide to the Process of Seeking Asylum in Australia
This website contains information about seeking asylum in Australia. At the moment there are two different processes for people seeking asylum in Australia. There is one process for people who arrive by plane and a different system for people who arrive by boat. This website contains information about seeking asylum in Australia for people who … Continue reading Asylum Explained: A Guide to the Process of Seeking Asylum in Australia →
Free e-book: Asylum, Migration and Humanitarian Action
‘Asylum, Migration and Humanitarian Action‘ is a collection of 14 papers written by Jeff Crisp, Head of UNHCR’s Policy Development and Evaluation Service. It can be accessed at: http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/2012/05/new-resource-collection-of-papers.html Contents 1. Policy challenges of the new diasporas: migrant networks and their impact on asylum flows and regimes 2. “Who has counted the refugees?” UNHCR and … Continue reading Free e-book: Asylum, Migration and Humanitarian Action →
Business and Bludgeon at the Border: a Transnational Political Economy of Human Displacement in Thailand and Burma
Transnational economic integration between Thailand and Burma is intimately linked to protection for Burmese refugees in Thailand. In the case of Burmese nationals who seek safety in Thailand, their protection becomes more negotiable as economic integration with Thailand proceeds. Since 1988, hundreds of thousands of Burmese citizens have fled beyond the borders of their state, … Continue reading Business and Bludgeon at the Border: a Transnational Political Economy of Human Displacement in Thailand and Burma →
Globalization and the Refugee Crisis
Various aspects of globalization are reviewed. It is noted that money and goods move freely but people may not. A distinction is made between proactive and reactive migrants, recognizing that this is a continuum not a dichotomy. The global system is characterized by extreme inequality, as measured by GDP per head, and by the Human … Continue reading Globalization and the Refugee Crisis →
Europe and Central Asia: concerns in Europe and Central Asia: July – December 2003
Includes numerous concerns regarding refugees and asylum seekers.
Amnesty International annual review 2003/2004
Includes a section on the UK proposals for reform to the asylum system released in February 2003.
Open letter: on the occasion of the EU Summit 4-5 November 2004 adopting the Hague Programme strengthening freedom, security and justice in the EU
Includes numerous concerns regarding asylum and immigration, and the danger of refoulement.
Human rights begin at home: Amnesty International’s assessment of EU human rights policy: recommendations to the Irish EU Presidency
Includes recommendations regarding asylum seekers and refugees in Europe.