Envisioning LGBT Refugee Rights in Canada: The Impact of Canada’s New Immigration Regime
Canadas current immigration regime poses challenges for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) asylum seekers, says new report Recent changes such as the Protecting Canadas Immigration System Act (Bill C-31, 2012) have led to a refugee system that creates particular barriers for LGBT asylum seekers. Many come from over 75 countries where homosexuality is illegal. … Continue reading Envisioning LGBT Refugee Rights in Canada: The Impact of Canada’s New Immigration Regime
The Right to Leave a Country
The right to leave a country, including one’s own, is a necessary prerequisite to the enjoyment of a number of other human rights, most notably the right to seek and enjoy asylum and to be protected against ill-treatment. States are entitled to place restrictions on the right to leave, if they are in compliance with … Continue reading The Right to Leave a Country
Genocide and its aftermath: The case of Rwanda.
This article describes the experiences of returnees from exile into Kigali, Rwanda and the efforts of the Government of Rwanda (GoR) and the UNHCR to meet the needs of returnees, and to deal with the aftermath of the genocide. Particular attention is paid to the Gacaca courts and the role of social work therein. We … Continue reading Genocide and its aftermath: The case of Rwanda.
DEVELOPMENT, MOBILITY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS:
Recent years have seen mobility and migration and their links to development high on the global policy agenda and discourse. Yet, the missing dimension is the linkage of these with the rights of migrant workers. Development now focuses on freedom, choices and capabilities of people. It is crucially dependent on realization of human rights of … Continue reading DEVELOPMENT, MOBILITY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS:
A moral imperative: The human rights implications of climate change
Aminzadeh, S.C. (2007). A moral imperative: The human rights implications of climate change. Hastings International and Comparative Law Review 39(2): 231-265. http://www.cacoastkeeper.org/document/human-rights-implications-of-climate-change.pdf
INEE is pleased to announce the launch of the new INEE Toolkit at www.ineesite.org/toolkit The INEE Toolkit contains a wide variety of practical, field-friendly tools and resources to guide educationalists, humanitarian workers and government officials working in the field of education in emergenciesthrough to recovery. With the input of many INEE members, the original Toolkit … Continue reading INEE Toolkit
Rights of Refugees and Displaced Persons, HREA
HREA has launched an introductory e-course on the rights of refugees and displaced persons. The course takes between 3 and 10 hours to complete yet is completely self-paced and thus can be spread out over days, weeks or even months depending upon the situation of the learner. Upon successful completion of a final test the … Continue reading Rights of Refugees and Displaced Persons, HREA
Kakuma Refugee Free Press
We are pleased to announce that the Kakuma News Reflector is now available online at www.kakuma.wordpress.com. The Kakuma News Reflector (or KANERE) is a refugee free press devoted to independent reporting on human rights and encampment.
Fahamu Refugee E-Newsletter
Fahamu Refugee E-Newsletter is published by Fahamu Trust and Fahamu Ltd., to promote the advancement of education of the public world wide by the publication of electronic newsletters, courses and disseminating of information on human rights. It is a monthly forum for relevant news and wider reflection on the provision of refugee legal aid.
Report of fact-finding mission by EHAHRDP/PDU
The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) and Protection Desk Uganda( PDU) carried out a short exploratory mission to Dar Es Salaam from 25th– 28th November 2009 to briefly assess the current situation of human rights defenders in Tanzania. The mission proved very fruitful helping to offer an overview of the … Continue reading Report of fact-finding mission by EHAHRDP/PDU