Refuge or Asylum: A Philosophical Perspective
“To Date or To Marry: That is the Question”
Leave to Appeal and Leave to Commence Judicial Review in Canada’s Refugee-Determination System: Is the Process Fair?
“Settling Like a State: Acehnese Refugees in Vancouver”
In Canada, the phenomenon of urban refugees is largely an expression of state-managed practices, not spontaneous migration and settlement. This study focuses on the distinctly North American, and specifically Canadian, experiences of pre-meditated, state-planned, government-managed migration and settlement for urban refugees from the Aceh region of Indonesia to Vancouver, British Columbia in 2004. It explores … Continue reading “Settling Like a State: Acehnese Refugees in Vancouver”
“Preventive, Palliative, or Punitive? Safe Spaces in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Somalia, and Sri Lanka”
Some safe havens and protected areas are safer than others for internally displaced persons situated in war zones. The research presented compares three such areas: the ‘safe cities’ of Bosnia-Herzegovina, a UN-sanctioned ‘preventive zone’ in Southern Somalia, and an ‘open relief centre’ in Northern Sri Lanka. Each of these safe spaces has distinct political antecedents, … Continue reading “Preventive, Palliative, or Punitive? Safe Spaces in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Somalia, and Sri Lanka”
“UNHCR and the Status of Prima Facie Refugees in Kenya”
Canada (Attorney-General) v. Ward: A Review Essay
The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent judgment in Canada (Attorney-General) v. Ward considers various aspects of the international Convention refugee definition. The claimant fled Northern Ireland to escape retaliation by the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) for his effective defection from that organization. The Ward judgment reinforces the position that State complicity is not a … Continue reading Canada (Attorney-General) v. Ward: A Review Essay
Our Sisters from Stable Countries: Globalization, Gender and Accountability
The article explores linkages between the transnational activities of a Canadian oil company operating in Sudan and the human rights and humanitarian violations committed by the government of Sudan against the people of southern Sudan in the course of the ongoing civil war. The specific impact of the armed conflict on women is recounted in … Continue reading Our Sisters from Stable Countries: Globalization, Gender and Accountability
Governing through migration control: Security and Citizenship in Britain.
Expanding mechanisms of border control increasingly depend on the criminalization of non-citizens. While some criminology scholarship might suggest such measures announce an increasing governance of migration through crime, we argue that it is not simply a case of punitive crime control strategies leaching into migration policies. Not only are foreigners in a far more vulnerable … Continue reading Governing through migration control: Security and Citizenship in Britain.