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Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars A band from Sierra Leone which was formed by a group of refugees displaced to Guinea during the Sierra Leone Civil War, with DJ Rob Rizk Venue, 881 Granville St. Sept. 4, 8 p.m. $18, Highlife, Zulu, Red Cat, venuelive ...
Sky News Australia
Asylum seeker children to be released
Sydney Morning Herald
News Corp Australia reports that a federal government plan to halt the incarceration of asylum seeker children will involve their families, who were detained under the former Labor government, being allowed to settle in the community on bridging visas ...
Hundreds of child asylum seekers to be 'released into community'9news.com.au
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Depressed Iraqi Refugee Deserved Disability
Courthouse News Service
Engaging in daily activities that are incompatible with the severity of symptoms alleged can support an adverse credibility determination," Judge Richard Paez wrote for the majority. "But here, as described, the daily activities, which included ...
An Army to Defeat Assad
Meanwhile, Syria's conflict is also threatening to drag down its other neighbors -- particularly Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey, where the influx of nearly three million refugees is already straining government budgets and stoking social unrest. ..... In ...
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Asylum Policies for Unaccompanied Children Compared with Expedited Removal Policies for Unauthorized Adults: In Brief (U.S. Congressional Research Service, July 2014) [text via Refworld]
"Giving Voice to Unaccompanied Children in Removal Proceedings," Willamette Journal of International Law & Dispute Resolution, vol. 21, no. 1 (2013) [text via SSRN; posted May 2014]
Protecting the Lonely Children: Recommendations to the Australian Government and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child with Respect to Unaccompanied Children who Seek Asylum and Refuge in Australia (Australian Churches Refugee Task Force, July 2014) [text]
Roundtable: Child Psychology in Asylum and Immigration Cases (CSEL Blog, June 2014) [text]
The Surge of Unaccompanied Children from Central America: Root Causes and Policy Solutions (Center for American Progress, July 2014) [text]
- Regional Focus: Americas, incl. Unaccompanied Minors (6 Aug. 2014)
- Thematic Focus: Children (29 July 2014)
CFP/New Issues of Comp. Migr. Stud., Dev. in Pract., Euro. J. Public Health, FP Essent., Griffith Law Rev., Humanity J.
Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees [info]
- Articles sought for special issue on "The Indo-Chinese Refugee Movement and the Launch of Canada’s Private Sponsorship Program." Deadline for abstracts is 1 December 2014.
Comparative Migration Studies, vol. 2, no. 2 (2014) [open access]
- First four articles are contributions to a special symposium on "After the Arab Spring: EU Asylum and Migration Policy in Flux."
Development in Practice, vol. 24, no. 4 (2014) [contents]
- Special issue on "Climate Change Adaptation and Development." Free access is provided to several articles.
European Journal of Public Health, vol. 24, suppl. 1 (Aug. 2014) [contents]
- Supplement issue focusing on "Immigration and Health: North Africans in Europe." Includes "Refugees in and out of North Africa: A Study of the Choucha Refugee Camp in Tunisia" and "The Big Crossing: Illegal Boat Migrants in the Mediterranean."
FP Essentials, no. 423 (Aug. 2014) [contents]
- Focus is on "Immigrant and Refugee Health."
Griffith Law Review, vol. 22, no. 3 (2013) [contents]
- Symposium issue on "Emerging Mechanisms of Legislative and Political Power in Response to Irregular Migration."
Humanity Journal, vol. 5, no. 2 (July 2014) [contents]
- Several articles on humanitarianism, including "Between Communal Survival and National Aspiration: Armenian Genocide Refugees, The League of Nations, and the Practices of Interwar Humanitarianism."
The Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter is now the Rights in Exile Newsletter. The URL for the newsletter's web site has changed accordingly.
Tagged Periodicals and Events & Opportunities.
Ministry of Defence
* Sri Lanka is a model for blending security and development together - Army ...
The Commander said Sri Lanka strongly believes in a balance between national security which focuses on the State and human security on the individual. He said the Defense Seminar will show that Sri Lanka's experience can be a model for intellectual ...
Three-Day Defense Seminar Commenced in Sri LankaAsian Tribune
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Kindness tempered by the harsh reality
The Daily Telegraph
Now that those who made it to Australia safely will be released with their families pending a determination of their refugee claims, the mistakes of the past cannot be repeated. The previous government announced in late 2010 that it would release most ...
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Big News Network.com
Australia Offers to Resettle Thousands of Iraqi and Syrian Refugees
Big News Network.com
SYDNEY- Australia's immigration minister, Scott Morrison, said the country will offer to resettle almost 4,500 refugees from Iraq and Syria. This will be part of Canberra's formal refugee intake of about 14,000 people each year. Morrison insists the ...
Australia reserves 2200 places for Syrian refugeesThe Guardian
Australia to accommodate 4400 refugees from Iraq and SyriaAustralian Times
Australia to resettle Iraqis, Syrians fleeing Islamic StateSydney Morning Herald
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Cambodia not suitable for any refugees
STEVE CANNANE: Can you tell us what the Australian law says about the best interest determination when it comes to guardianship? ALASTAIR NICHOLSON: Well the best interest determination is simple: that any decision should be taken in the best ...
to stay inside
to contemplate the ark
as the rains come down.
the water causes
the usual chaos
blocked gutters, drains,
fallen trees, electricity out,
the maggies keep hopping
poor bedraggled birds.
we are inside
the river Cephissus
floating in a dreamboat
towards another world
for the flood
huddled and unfree
no lady with a lamp
on australia’s fair shores
from the heaving
Copyrighted by the author
Techfest-Goa at Dona Paula
Times of India
Talk on ?Borders, human security and peace building: Role of universities': As part of a lecture series by eminent persons, Mahendra P Lama, professor of South Asian economics, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University will conduct a ...
I watched the Rwandan genocide unfold. We're making the same mistakes in Iraq.
The experience of facing a child soldier from the barrel of a gun left me questioning the world's very moral fabric. Despite my efforts, 800,000 people were killed in just 100 days. Preventing this genocide was possible; it was our moral obligation ...
Families flee 'hell' for a new life as refugees in Russia
Russia Beyond the Headlines
There are entire families of forced migrants, many with children. Scared and confused, the children embrace their mothers, who try desperately to come to terms with the situation. Volunteer without borders: How a Moscow expat is aiding Ukrainian refugees.
The Week that Will Be
Wednesday, August 20th at 10 am: The Woodrow Wilson Center will host an event entitled Preempting Environmental and Human Security Crises in Africa: Science-Based Planning for Climate Variability Threats. Speakers will include Monde Muyangwa, ...
National Catholic Reporter (blog)
Unthinkable violence drives Hondurans north to United States
National Catholic Reporter (blog)
It's "a wholly inadequate response" and "ignores the root causes of this forced migration," the guild said, calling on the administration to adhere to its international human rights obligations and provide legal counsel to the children. To stem the ...
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