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Workshop on International Refugee Law, Tunis, 20-21 October 2014 [info]
- This is a pre-IARLJ World Conference training session; "the aim of the workshop is to provide Tunisian judges and other relevant public officials with training on the principles of international and EU refugee law, in particular the Geneva Convention and the EU Directives on qualifications and procedures. ..."
Displacement and Integration in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: A Century Later, Oxford, 5 November 2014 [info]
- Annual Harrell-Bond lecture.
Palestine Refugees and International Law, Amman, 6-7 March 2015 & Beirut, 13-14 March 2015 [info]
- No application deadline is indicated; each session is limited to 25 participants.
Bringing Back the Palestinian Refugee Question, Middle East Report, no. 156 (International Crisis Group, Oct. 2014) [text via Refworld]
"An Essay on the Causes and Factors of the Unresolved Palestinian Refugee Problem: A View from an UNRWA Commissioner General,” Chapter 1 in Still Waiting for Tomorrow: The Law and Politics of Unresolved Refugee Crises (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014) [text via SSRN]
Immigration Detention in Egypt (Global Detention Project, Oct. 2014) [text]
Investing in the Future: Protecting Refugee Children - MENA, Sharjah, UAE, 15-16 Oct. 2014 [info]
- See also related UNHCR news story and press release. A set of principles on the protection of refugee children will be issued at the end of the conference.
Iraq Internal Displacement Crisis: Area of Origin Assessment Report (Shelter Cluster & REACH, Oct. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]
Obfuscation & Evasion: Discouraging Migrants & Asylum Seekers Globally (Regional MMS, Oct. 2014) [text]
- Focuses on Israel.
Second Strike and You are (Finally) Out? The Quashing of the Prevention of Infiltration Law (Amendment No. 4) (Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law, Sept. 2014) [text]
- Regional Focus: MENA (25 Sept. 2014)
Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.
In the Arab world every minute a child becomes a refugee
This data, along with proposals for a unified strategy to address the plight of child and adolescent-refugees in the Mena region, was presented during a conference in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) called "Invest in the future: protection of child ...
Sharjah Meet: UNHCR calls for urgent protection action for refugee childrenUNHCR (press release)
UN refugee chief: Europe needs to open bordersDaily Mail
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Loved working with the asylum seekers together women at WAST, Manchester! They produced some wonderful poetry for the roadshow they are devising and I am honoured to have helped them! Truly inspirational stories xxx
with apologies for crossposting
Call for Papers: Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, April 21-25, 2015, Chicago
Session title: Complex Place Attachments – Migration and Cities
Session organizers: Anna-Lisa Müller (University of Bremen, Germany), Jörg Plöger (ILS – Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development, Germany)
Globalization and localization affect the social, spatial, and geographic conditions of contemporary societies. This general statement holds true for several realms of society, be it the job market on the macro-level or family structures on a micro-level. It has led researchers to characterize today’s society as increasingly “glocalized” (Robertson, Bauman). The proposed session focusses on a specific field in which the intersection of globalization and localization has fundamental consequences: migration.
As mobility between locales is facilitated by the process of globalization, the variety of mobility phenomena is increasing. Not only has migration – that is mobility between different geographic places – in general become more common for certain groups of people. The forms of migration have also become increasingly diverse: temporary migration, back-and-forth-migration between places and continuous transmigration add to ‘classical’ migration types like diaspora and labor migration.
This session intends to shed light on the increasingly complex spatial affiliations and place attachments that can be observed on different scales. The aim is to further investigate the relationship between highly mobile lifestyles, feelings of belonging and attachment to places (and objects), particularly in urban areas.
These socio-spatial phenomena are often revealed most clearly at the “extremes” of societies, that is, in social groups which constitute either the upper or the lower end of a society’s structure. The session thus focuses on (a) highly-skilled transnational migrants and (b) low-skilled transnational “vagabonds” (Bauman). In both cases, the basic assumption is that these migrants are multi-attached both in practice and mentally, and that an analysis of their practices must consider all relevant locales.
Departing from these ideas, we particularly address the following questions:
- Does (local) space matter during increasingly fluid, mobile and detached times?
- Which factors shape the local incorporation process of these groups?
- In how far are the practices of highly-mobile persons transforming places?
- Which are the characteristics of the relevant places for this group?
- Do these transformations contribute to the emergence of “new urban spaces”?
- Can we identify the emergence of new global or rather glocal urban lifestyles?
- How can we conceptualize practices/processes of local attachment, belonging or incorporation on more than one spatial level?
We invite papers that address one or more of the above mentioned questions. Both theoretical and empirical studies are welcome.
For detailed information on the AAG Annual meeting, please visit http://www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting.
Filed under: Call For Papers, Events Tagged: call for papers, events
RSC Events: Refugee and Forced Migration Studies: The state of the art | Public Seminar Series, Michaelmas term 2014
Refugee and Forced Migration Studies: The state of the art | Public Seminar Series, Michaelmas term 2014
Wednesdays at 5pm in Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB
This term’s series is convened by Professor Cathryn Costello and Dr Kirsten McConnachie
This series will range across disciplines and subjects in refugee studies, commencing with the launch of The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (OUP, 2014), a multi-contributor volume providing an overview of the discipline, its evolution and challenges. Refugee and Forced Migration Studies has grown from being a concern of a relatively small number of scholars and policy researchers in the 1980s to a global field of interest with thousands of students and scholars worldwide. Like the Oxford Handbook, this series will critically assess the development of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, providing an opportunity for scholars to present their most recent monographs and other research, and discuss their contribution to the discipline, its place in the academy, and refugee studies’ relationships with policy and practice.
15 October 2014
The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies [Book launch]
Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (University College London) and Professor Gil Loescher (Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford)
22 October 2014
The Ideal Refugees: Gender, Islam, and the Sahrawi Politics of Survival [Book event]
Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (University College London)
29 October 2014
Governing Refugees: Justice, Order and Legal Pluralism on the Thai-Burma border [Book event]
Dr Kirsten McConnachie (Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford)
5 November 2014
ANNUAL HARRELL-BOND LECTURE*
Displacement and integration in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: a century later
Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Talal
12 November 2014
Love of women and a place in the world: romantic love and political commitment in the life of a forced migrant
Professor Jonny Steinberg (African Studies Centre and the Centre for Criminology)
19 November 2014
Sans Papiers: The Social and Economic Lives of Young Undocumented Migrants [Book event]
Professor Roger Zetter (Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford) and Dr Nando Sigona (University of Birmingham)
26 November 2014
Inequality, immigration and refugee protection
Dr Katy Long (Stanford University and University of Edinburgh)
3 December 2014
Citizenship revocation and the privilege to have rights
Professor Audrey Macklin (University of Toronto)
TIME AND LOCATION
All seminars take place on Wednesdays at 5pm in Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, OX1 3TB. Everyone is welcome to attend and no registration is required. All events are free of charge.
*The Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture takes place at the Examination Schools, 81 High Street, Oxford OX1 4AS. Please note: all are welcome to attend, but registration is required for this event. Sign up here: http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/forms/lectures/annual-harrell-bond-lecture-2014
Filed under: Refugee Archives