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Vacancy: European Voluntary Service, Akzente International, Austria

* Vacancy for EVS Volunteer in Austria
* Contact person: Silvia Leitner
* Organisation: Akzente INTERNATIONAL
* Location: Salzburg, Austria
* Deadline: 15/01/2012
* Start: 03/09/2012
* End: 30/06/2013

The head organisation of the "CARITAS" is a Catholic insitution who tries to help and support people in need. The "CARITAS Verband Salzburg" is actively involved in the work with refugees.

Please send your CV, a motivation letter and a picture of you to


Refugee Security and the Organizational Logic of Legal Mandates

While the refugee protection system is one of international law's most recognizable features, it routinely places massive numbers of refugees in camps in the developing world, where they face chronic threats to their physical security from crime and disorder, physical coercion, and military attacks. Yet key actors responsible for refugee protection, including host states, advanced industrialized countries, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), have failed to prioritize refugee security. This article asks: (1) Why? (2) What have been the consequences?

Socio-Economic Conditions of Palestinian Refugees in Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon

The socio-economic conditions of Palestinians in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon depend on various political and economic premises as well as on the 'imaginary ethnic environment' in each country. In Lebanon Palestinian refugees seem to be the worst affected. Being constantly denied any rights they are forced to struggle for life. International assistance is insufficient, and although effort is put into securing refugees' basic needs it does not change in a significant way their standard of living. In Syria, Palestinians enjoy almost the same rights, or rather their lack, as Syrian nationals.

Forced Migration and the Contemporary World: Challenges to the International Systsem

This volume is the unique effort of bringing together the work of several graduating classes of the Refugee Studies Centre's Master's of Studies Degree in Forced Migration at the University of Oxford. First set up in 1998, the Master's Degree has seen successive, highly motivated, talented graduate students from all parts of the world and all walks of life attend this course. They have moved on to careers in humanitarian assistance, development aid, medicine, and further graduate study.

Complementary Protection and Beyond: How States Deal with Human Rights Protection

This paper outlines the grounds on which people may claim complementary protection in the European Union, United States and Canada, and the appeal processes available at each stage of the determination process. It also sets out additional types of claims that may be made, such as humanitarian and compassionate claims, although these do not technically constitute complementary protection since they are not based on States' international legal obligations.