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NEWSLETTER: JUNE 2018

NEWSLETTER: JUNE 2018

LSA 2018 (TORONTO): CRN 11 PRESENTATIONS AND BUSINESS MEETING

Massive thank you to all who presented and attended CRN11 Sessions and the Business Meeting. We received glowing reviews especially regarding Saša Rajšić’s ground-breaking visual art –To Un-Become– displaying his journey from his family’s first refugee house in Serbia to their former home in Croatia.

CALL FOR CRN 11 VOLUNTEERS

CRN 11 is recruiting volunteers for the following position:

For more information, email: veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org.

JOIN CRN 11 RESEARCH COLLABORATORS

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Send an expression of interest to fynnbruv@seattleu.edu including the following:

  • biographical sketch (250 words maximum)
  • affiliation
  • research interests
  • list of recent publications
  • a headshot (optional), and
  • a link to your website

As a CRN 11 Research Collaborator, you will have the opportunity to share your draft research papers, chapters or manuscripts with colleagues in order to receive constructive feedback and collaborate on research and publication projects.

BOOKS, REPORTS AND ARTICLES

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

NEWS

City Council repeals head tax: The Seattle City Council voted 7 to 2 Tuesday to repeal a tax to fund homelessness services and affordable housing that council members passed unanimously less than a month before. Councilmembers Lorena Gonzalez, Lisa Herbold and Mike O’Brien expressed regret over the vote, but said that the opposition, funded by the very businesses that they intended to tax, had waged a campaign against the measure so effective that is could not be overcome by the public vote in November.

 

Indigenous resistance, title make Trans Mountain pipeline extension ‘untenable,’ says economist: The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is a high-risk investment for Canada and any future financial backers because it runs through unceded Indigenous lands, says one economist. D.T. Cochrane, an economic researcher with the Indigenous Network on Economies and Trade. He says the Texas oil giant Kinder Morgan’s April decision to suspend non-essential spending and the federal government’s subsequent nationalization of the controversial project are either ignorant to, or minimize, legal and financial risks that make the project “completely untenable.”

Without US leadership, what is the future for refugees and migrants?: The U.S. is slated to admit the lowest number of refugees in the upcoming year since the passage of the Refugee Act of 1980. Talks are ongoing for two proposed international agreements: “Global Compact on Refugees” and “Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.”

AG Provides Guidance for Crime-Based Asylum Claims: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a decision in Matter of A-B-which provides restrictive bright-line rules for immigration judges, asylum officers, and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) to follow in adjudicating asylum claims based upon criminal harm (in this case, domestic violence) inflicted or threatened by non-government actors such as a domestic partner. For an in-depth analysis on footnote 12 see The Safe Third-Country Sleeper.

The Sessions Asylum Decision: What Are Its Implications?: Interview with Dree Collopy, a partner at Benach Collopy LLP. Dree serves as chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) National Asylum and Refugee Liaison Committee and is the author of Asylum Primer.

Brazil Public Defender’s Office Train Attorneys on Migration Law: IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and Brazil’s Federal Public Defender’s Office (DPU, in Portuguese) held a training on migration law for 31 DPU attorneys from ten Brazilian states.

German Migration Policy Feuding: Horst Seehofer has threatened to go it alone if a compromise with Merkel’s CDU cannot be achieved soon. Seehofer insists on stricter border checks, while Merkel is focused on a long-term EU-wide strategy.

Pope Francis Calls for Protection: Pope Francis said migrants are not numbers, but persons with feelings who need ongoing protection, adding that “particular concern must be shown for migrant children and their families.”

Hungary: Bill Makes Aiding Migrants a Crime: A revised draft bill published by the Hungarian government on May 29, 2018, would criminalize efforts to help migrants and asylum seekers and curb their access to protection.

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP and Deloitte UK to Form Alliance to Deliver World’s First Global Immigration Service: Berry Appleman & Leiden (BAL) LLP, one of the world’s largest immigration law firms, today announced a strategic alliance with Deloitte UK. The alliance represents an industry-first, combining Deloitte’s scale, expertise and breadth outside of the U.S. with BAL’s legal expertise and immigration services in the U.S.

Are you interested in volunteering for CRN-11? Visit Displaced Peoplesfor more information. To subscribe, unsubscribe or submit newsworthy information, send an email to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org.

NEWSLETTER: MAY 2018

NEWSLETTER: MAY 2018

LSA 2018 (TORONTO): CRN 11 PRESENTATIONS AND BUSINESS MEETING

PRESENTATIONS

  • Thu, 6/7, 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM
    • Service Delivery to Refugees and Migrant Populations (Paper Session)
    • Room: Huron
  • Thu, 6/7, 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM
    • Trafficking in Persons (Salon Session)
    • Table: 4
  • Thu, 6/7, 2:45 PM – 4:30 PM
    • Assigned and Asserted: Refugee and Migrant Identities (Paper Session)
    • Room: Dufferin
  • Thu, 6/7, 2:45 PM – 4:30 PM
    • Deadly Voyage (Paper Session)
    • Room: Liden
  • Thu, 6/7, 4:45 PM – 6:30 PM
    • State and Regional Approaches to Immigration Law and Policy (Paper Session)
    • Room: Simcoe

BUSINESS MEETING (all are welcome)

  • Thu, 6/7, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    • Room: Carleton

EXHIBITION

  • Thu, 6/7 – 6/10, 2018
    • To Un-Become by Saša Rajšić
    • Location: Foyer, Near Registration Desk

For more information: Visit the Law and Society Website

CALL FOR CRN 11 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

CRN 11 is recruiting participants for its Research and Development Committee. All those with expertise and interest in the following are invited to join:

  • Writing grants and research applications
  • Reviewing members’ draft papers and providing constructive feedback
  • Identifying research collaborators, sponsors and placements for members
  • Implementing and executing research projects and programs
  • Promoting and advertising programs and projects

Note: The Journal of Internal Displacement is home to CRN 11research scholarship.

BECOME A CRN 11 RESEARCH COLLABORATOR

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Send an expression of interest to fynnbruv@seattleu.edu including the following:

  • biographical sketch (250 words maximum)
  • affiliation
  • research interests
  • list of recent publications
  • a headshot (optional), and
  • a link to your website

As a CRN 11 Research Collaborator, you will have the opportunity to share your draft research papers, chapters or manuscripts with colleagues in order to receive constructive feedback and collaborate on research and publication projects.

BOOKS, REPORTS AND ARTICLES

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

NEWS

Borno targets 1 million internally displaced persons with house-to-house lifesaving messages: “Why didn’t you educate us before cholera hit us last year?” asked Hauwa Bulama, an internally displaced person (IDP) at Muna garage of Maiduguri, Borno state where an outbreak of cholera affected thousands of people in 2017.

Darfur lawyers call for international pressures to protect displaced persons: The Darfur Bar Association (DBA) Thursday called on the international community to press Sudanese government to abide by its commitments and to cease attacks on displaced persons in Darfur.

Rohingya refugee held on Manus Island dies in motor vehicle incident: Asylum Seeker Resource Centre says man suffered head injuries after being seen ‘coming out of a moving vehicle.’ A Rohingya refugee has died in a violent motor vehicle incident on Manus Island. The man was witnessed “coming out of a moving vehicle”, according to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, and suffered “very serious head injuries”.

Punishing Syrian refugees and displaced persons: The Syrian regime has added yet another draconian weapon to its already long list of arsenals against the opposition by recently issuing a decree aiming to confiscate movable and immovable properties belonging to people regarded as members of the opposition.

De Lima pleads for Marawi internally displaced persons: As the nation marks the first anniversary of the Marawi siege, Senator Leila de Lima called on the Duterte administration to expedite humanitarian assistance to home-based and evacuation center-based internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Marawi City and nearby municipalities.

Hirakud displacement: NHRC Special Rapporteur to Probe: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has deputized its special rapporteur to investigate the issue of large-scale displacement and subsequent failure of the State Government in rehabilitation and resettlement of more than 26,000 families due to the construction of the Hirakud Dam in Sambalpur.

UNMISS acknowledges return of over 10,000 Wau displaced persons to their homes: UNMISS in Wau State says it has witnessed the return of Displaced Persons sheltering near its base and all the collective sites to their homes.

Are you interested in volunteering for CRN-11? Visit Displaced Peoples for more information. To subscribe, unsubscribe or submit newsworthy information, send an email to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org.

NEWSLETTER: APRIL 2018

NEWSLETTER: APRIL 2018

LSA 2018 (TORONTO): CRN 11 PRESENTATIONS, BUSINESS MEETING AND EXHIBITION

PRESENTATIONS

  • Thu, 6/7, 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM
    • Service Delivery to Refugees and Migrant Populations (Paper Session)
  • Thu, 6/7, 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM
    • Trafficking in Persons (Salon Session)
  • Thu, 6/7, 2:45 PM – 4:30 PM
    • Assigned and Asserted: Refugee and Migrant Identities (Paper Session)
  • Thu, 6/7, 2:45 PM – 4:30 PM
    • Deadly Voyage (Paper Session)
  • Thu, 6/7, 4:45 PM – 6:30 PM
    • State and Regional Approaches to Immigration Law and Policy (Paper Session)

BUSINESS MEETING

  • Thu, 6/7, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    • All are welcome

EXHIBITION

CALL FOR CRN 11 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

CRN 11 is recruiting participants for its Research and Development Committee. All those with expertise and interest in the following are invited to join:

  • Writing grants and research applications
  • Reviewing members’ draft papers and providing constructive feedback
  • Identifying research collaborators, sponsors and placements for members
  • Implementing and executing research projects and programs
  • Promoting and advertising programs and projects

Note: The Journal of Internal Displacement is home to CRN 11 research scholarship.

BECOME A CRN 11 RESEARCH COLLABORATOR

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Send an expression of interest to fynnbruv@seattleu.edu including the following:

  • biographical sketch (250 words maximum)
  • affiliation
  • research interests
  • list of recent publications
  • a headshot (optional), and
  • a link to your website

As a CRN 11Research Collaborator, you will have the opportunity to share your draft research papers, chapters or manuscripts with colleagues in order to receive constructive feedback and collaborate on research and publication projects.

BOOKS, REPORTS AND ARTICLES

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

NEWS

Internal Displacement – 20 years of Action: In 2016 more than 31 million people were displaced in 125 countries by conflict, violence and disasters. Internal displacement uproots people from their homes, depriving them of their jobs, basic health and security services, and separates them from their families and friends.

UN launches global plan to strengthen protection of internally displaced persons: With multiple crises forcing millions of people away from their homes, United Nations agencies, Governments and partners have launched a set of measures to strengthen protection of internally displaced persons as well as find solutions to address their problems.

IDMC Internal Displacement Update Issue 32 (8 March – 4 April 2018: As many as 40,000 people were displaced internally between 10 and 15 March in Moyale area in Oromia when the Ethiopian army overran the area in a retaliation attack. The aim of the military operation was to find those responsible for attacking a military truck that had passed through the region.

Myanmar state counselor reiterates readiness to receive displaced people fleeing Rakhine conflict: Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has reiterated the government’s readiness to receive back displaced persons fleeing Rakhine conflict to Bangladesh after verification, calling for cooperation with the Bangladesh side to expedite the repatriation process, according to the foreign ministry Tuesday.

Iraq after the Americans: Following the US troop withdrawal, Fault Lines went to assess the state of Iraq after nine years of occupation.

WELCOME TO CRN11: DR. KINNARI BHATT

Please join me in welcoming our newest research collaborator, Dr. Kinnari Bhatt. For more information about Dr. Bhatt, click here.

Are you interested in volunteering for CRN-11? Visit Displaced Peoplesfor more information.

To subscribe, unsubscribe or submit newsworthy information, send an email to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org.

NEWSLETTER: MARCH 2018

NEWSLETTER: MARCH 2018

LSA 2018 (TORONTO): CRN 11 PRESENTATIONS AND BUSINESS MEETINGS

  • Thu, 6/7, 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM
    • Service Delivery to Refugees and Migrant Populations (Paper Session)
  • Thu, 6/7, 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM
    • Trafficking in Persons (Salon Session)
  • Thu, 6/7, 2:45 PM – 4:30 PM
    • Assigned and Asserted: Refugee and Migrant Identities (Paper Session)
  • Thu, 6/7, 4:45 PM – 6:30 PM
    • State and Regional Approaches to Immigration Law and Policy (Paper Session)
  • Thu, 6/7, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    • Business Meeting (all are welcome)
  • To Un-Become Exhibition by Sasa Rajsic

CALL FOR CRN 11 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

CRN 11 is recruiting participants for its Research and Development Committee. All those with expertise and interest in the following are invited to join:

  • Writing grants and research applications
  • Reviewing members’ draft papers and providing constructive feedback
  • Identifying research collaborators, sponsors and placements for members
  • Implementing and executing research projects and programs
  • Promoting and advertising programs and projects

Note: The Journal of Internal Displacement is home to CRN 11 research scholarship.

BECOME A CRN 11 RESEARCH COLLABORATOR

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Send an expression of interest to fynnbruv@seattleu.edu including the following:

  • biographical sketch (250 words maximum)
  • affiliation
  • research interests
  • list of recent publications
  • a headshot (optional), and
  • a link to your website

As a CRN 11 Research Collaborator, you will have the opportunity to share your draft research papers, chapters or manuscripts with colleagues in order to receive constructive feedback and collaborate on research and publication projects.

PUBLICATIONS, REPORTS AND NEWSPRINTS

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

NEWS

Yemen: Al Hudaydah / Taizz Displacemen: More than 10,000 people have died in the Yemen war which has now entered into its fourth year. The campaign by the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthi rebels has seen more than 16,633 air raids launched across the country since March 26, 2015.

Migrants, refugees, displaced people chosen for ‘Washing of the Feet’ rites: Migrants, refugees, and displaced people whose feet will be washed by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle during Holy Thursday’s “Washing of the Feet” ceremony, will symbolize the endeavor for peace and the challenging conditions that keep peace from many people living in very difficult situations.

Displaced Kurds from Afrin Need Help, Activist says: Kurds often say they have “no friends but the mountains.” However, after the Turkish and Syrian rebel offensive took over most of the Kurdish area of Afrin in northern Syria in the last two months, they’ve been saying even the mountains cannot protect them against Turkish warplanes.

Colombia: Increased internal displacement in Colombia: In Caceres, Colombia, 1,484 people have been displaced as a result of violence between armed groups. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) urgently calls for the protection of the indigenous and rural populations who have been seriously affected by the recent violence.

World Migration Report: 2018: This World Migration Report 2018 is the ninth in the series. Since 2000, IOM has been producing world migration reports to contribute to increased understanding of migration throughout the world. This new edition presents key data and information on migration as well as thematic chapters on highly topical migration issues.

Are you interested in volunteering for CRN-11? Visit Displaced Peoples for more information.

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NEWSLETTER: FEBRUARY 2018

NEWSLETTER: FEBRUARY 2018

LAW AND SOCIETY ASSOCIATION 2018 (TORONTO): CRN 11 PRESENTATIONS AND BUSINESS MEETINGS

  • Thu, 6/7, 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM
    • Deadly Voyage (Paper Session)
  • Thu, 6/7, 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM
    • Service Delivery to Refugees and Migrant Populations (Paper Session)
  • Thu, 6/7, 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM
    • Trafficking in Persons (Salon Session)
  • Thu, 6/7, 2:45 PM – 4:30 PM
    • Assigned and Asserted: Refugee and Migrant Identities (Paper Session)
  • Thu, 6/7, 4:45 PM – 6:30 PM
    • State and Regional Approaches to Immigration Law and Policy (Paper Session)
  • Thu, 6/7, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    • Business Meeting (all are welcome)

CALL FOR CRN 11 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

CRN 11 is recruiting participants for its Research and Development Committee. All those with expertise and interest in the following are invited to join:

  • Writing grants and research applications
  • Reviewing members’ draft papers and providing constructive feedback
  • Identifying research collaborators, sponsors and placements for members
  • Implementing and executing research projects and programs
  • Promoting and advertising programs and projects

Note: The Journal of Internal Displacement is home to CRN 11 research scholarship.

BECOME A CRN 11 RESEARCH COLLABORATOR

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Send an expression of interest to fynnbruv@seattleu.edu including the following:

  • biographical sketch (250 words maximum)
  • affiliation
  • research interests
  • list of recent publications
  • a headshot (optional), and
  • a link to your website

As a CRN 11 Research Collaborator, you will have the opportunity to share your draft research papers, chapters or manuscripts with colleagues in order to receive constructive feedback and collaborate on research and publication projects.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: CALL FOR PAPERS

11th International Conference on Migration and Development
The French Development Agency (AFD) Research Department, the World Bank Development Research Group (DECRG), and the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development are jointly organizing the 11th International Conference on “Migration and Development” on July 5 and 6, 2018. The conference is devoted to investigating ways in which international migration affects economic and social change in developing countries. Possible topics include the effects of migration on poverty, inequality, and human capital formation; social networks and migration; diaspora externalities; remittances; brain drain; migration and institutional/technological/demographic change, today and in the past. More information available here.

Home: Belonging and Displacement
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal published at The University of Western Australia since 1995. The 13th Annual Limina Conference will be held on 26 and 27 July 2018 at The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. More information available here.

PUBLICATIONS, REPORTS AND NEWSPRINTS

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

NEWS

Yemen: Al Hudaydah / Taizz Displacement: The conflict in Al Hudaydah Governorate expanded from Hays district to nearby districts like Aljarrahi; newly displaced families were trapped in villages and they were targeted by Shelter intervention but couldn’t come to receive the assistance.

Mali: UN Migration Agency Reports Rise in Displacement in Northern Mali: Despite a drop in numbers towards the end of 2017 – from 40,743 individuals in October to just over 38,100 in December­ – latest figures show an additional 8,164 displaced persons have registered in the regions of Mopti, Menaka, Timbuktu and Gao.

USA: City to Bushwick: Displacement Not Our Problem: At a meeting about the neighborhood’s community-led rezoning plan, residents say the city dismissed their biggest concerns.

Colombia: Increased internal displacement in Colombia: In Caceres, Colombia, 1,484 people have been displaced as a result of violence between armed groups. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) urgently calls for the protection of the indigenous and rural populations who have been seriously affected by the recent violence.

World Migration: How Much Do You Know?: This video presents key numbers and facts about migration discussed in the World Migration Report 2018. It also challenges misconceptions on migration often circulated in various media.

Are you interested in volunteering for CRN-11? Visit Displaced Peoples for more information.

To subscribe, unsubscribe or submit newsworthy information, send an email to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org.

Newsletter: January 2018

Newsletter: January 2018

CALL FOR ASSISTANT/COPY EDITORS: JOURNAL OF INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT

The Journal of Internal Displacement is in search of two Assistant/Copy Editors to join our international editorial team as we shape and expand the Journal’s outreach. The Assistant/Copy Editors would be responsible for assisting in the development of editorial content, editing, and proofreading manuscripts, articles and reviews accepted by the Journal. Assistant/Copy Editors may also be asked to take on additional projects such as drafting and disseminating calls for papers, PR, and general correspondence with authors. Opportunities will be given to Assistant/Copy Editors with more experience in publishing, web content management and maintenance. Assistant/Copy Editors will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief, Advisory Board Members and Senior Editors of the Journal. Graduate students are encouraged to apply. All Assistant/Copy Editor positions are voluntary and provide an opportunity especially for graduate students to get more involved in academic publishing. Deadline to apply is 31 January 2018. To apply, email CV and Cover Letter to: internaldisplacement@gmail.com.

CALL FOR CRN 11 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

CRN 11 is recruiting participants for its Research and Development Committee. All those with expertise and interest in the following are invited to join:

  • Writing grants and research applications
  • Reviewing members’ draft papers and providing constructive feedback
  • Identifying research collaborators, sponsors and placements for members
  • Implementing and executing research projects and programs
  • Promoting and advertising programs and projects

Note: The Journal of Internal Displacement is home to CRN 11 research scholarship.

BECOME A CRN 11 RESEARCH COLLABORATOR

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Send an expression of interest to fynnbruv@seattleu.edu including the following:

  • biographical sketch (250 words maximum)
  • affiliation
  • research interests
  • list of recent publications
  • a headshot (optional), and
  • a link to your website

As a CRN 11 Research Collaborator, you will have the opportunity to share your draft research papers, chapters or manuscripts with colleagues in order to receive constructive feedback and collaborate on research and publication projects.

CALL FOR PAPERS: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

Challenging Migrant Detention: Human Rights, Advocacy and Mental Health
As forcible displacement increases, notions of the unwanted “Other”, the “illegal” migrant, and the “bogus” refugee are increasingly prominent in public discourse of destination countries, lending support to stringent border control policies whereby states incarcerate asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and other foreign nationals in immigration detention centres, prisons and camps. This structural violence primarily targets racialized populations from the Global South. This international conference brings together researchers in social sciences, human rights and mental health, along with practitioners, advocates and migrants, to discuss global trends and avenues for change in immigration detention. Call for papers deadline is 1 February 2018. More information available here.

Design History Society 2018: Design and Displacement
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that in 2016, some 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide – a number not seen since the end of World War II. On average, 20 people were driven from their homes every minute. The challenges faced by vast numbers of migrants and refugees uprooted by war, persecution, ecological crises, natural disasters, or even relocating in search of economic opportunity, are often urgent, and, unfortunately, all too familiar. The movement of populations has spurred – and continues to spur – great changes in the cultural landscape in general and design in particular, both positive and problematic. Displacement creates opportunities for cross-cultural dialogues and inspires design solutions, whether they be related to objects used for disaster relief, temporary housing for displaced persons during wartime or following natural disasters, or more substantial and lasting interventions into the landscape, such as the exponential and necessary growth of cities. Taking place from 6-8 September 2018, this conference will examine displacement and attendant issues from a design perspective. More information available here.

Home: Belonging and Displacement
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal published at The University of Western Australia since 1995. The 13th Annual Limina Conference will be held on 26 and 27 July 2018 at The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. More information available here.

PUBLICATIONS, REPORTS AND NEWSPRINTS

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

NEWS

Supporting the Success of Forced Migrants in Higher Education by Rebecca Murray: ​Access, participation and success in higher education are rarely considered as priorities when contemplating ways to support forced migrants – refugees, asylum seekers and others in need of international protection. Yet, education, including higher education, is critical to supporting forced migrants establish themselves in a new country.

Stanford scholars develop new algorithm to help resettle refugees and improve their integration by Alex Shashkevich: A new machine learning algorithm developed by Stanford researchers could help governments and resettlement agencies find the best places for refugees to relocate, depending on their particular skills and backgrounds.

Sculptor Kapoor awards $1 million ‘Jewish Nobel’ prize to refugees by Karla Mendes: British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor donated $1 million to five charities working with refugees worldwide in a bid to alleviate a record-breaking global displacement crisis.

Benue Killings: 80,000 internally displaced persons registered: The Benue State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, says it has registered about 80,000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, across four camps located in Guma and Logo local government areas of the state.

Almost 1.5 million internally displaced persons registered in Ukraine by Interfax-Ukraine: As of Jan. 9, 1,492,100 internally displaced persons are registered in Ukraine, the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine reported.

Are you interested in volunteering for CRN-11? Visit Displaced Peoples for more information.
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Newsletter: December 2017

Newsletter: December 2017

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS/PAPERS: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

The Persistent Reality of Forced Migration

It appears trite to proclaim the relevance of forced migration. It is, without doubt, a defining aspect of our time, with its impacts felt acutely across the globe. Indeed, the current scale of forced migration is without precedent. Those who are compelled to leave their homes often undertake dangerous journeys in the hope of reaching relative safety, yet are too often received with suspicion, hostility and exclusion. While the immediacy of the situation is clear to see, experience has shown that such immediacy can swiftly turn to intractability, bringing with it a sense of permanence and seeming inevitability. Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) 2018 – University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 27-29 March 2018. Proposal submissions are open until 8 January 2018 (6pm). More information available here.

Border Deaths and Migration Policies: State and Non-State Approaches

At the end of its research project on border deaths, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, in collaboration with IOM and MSF, invites researchers from across the disciplines, policymakers, state and non-state actors involved in border control and/or search and rescue activities, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, activists, civil servants and practitioners from across the world to engage in a dialogue and confront each other with their findings, experiences and insights about the issue of migration-related border deaths. Organized by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in collaboration with IOM and MSF, Amsterdam, 14-15 June 2018. More information available here.

CALL FOR ASSISTANT/COPY EDITORS: JOURNAL OF INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT

The Journal of Internal Displacement is in search of two Assistant/Copy Editors to join our international editorial team as we shape and expand the Journal’s outreach. The Assistant/Copy Editors would be responsible for assisting in the development of editorial content, editing, and proofreading manuscripts, articles and reviews accepted by the Journal. Assistant/Copy Editors may also be asked to take on additional projects such as drafting and disseminating calls for papers, PR, and general correspondence with authors. Opportunities will be given to Assistant/Copy Editors with more experience in publishing, web content management and maintenance. Assistant/Copy Editors will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief, Advisory Board Members and Senior Editors of the Journal. Graduate students are encouraged to apply. All Assistant/Copy Editor positions are voluntary and provide an opportunity especially for graduate students to get more involved in academic publishing. Deadline to apply is 31 January 2018. To apply email CV and Cover Letter to: internaldisplacement@gmail.com

CALL FOR CRN 11 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

CRN 11 is recruiting participants for its Research and Development Committee. All those with expertise and interest in the following are invited to join:

  • Writing grants and research applications
  • Reviewing members’ draft papers and providing constructive feedback
  • Identifying research collaborators, sponsors and placements for members
  • Implementing and executing research projects and programs
  • Promoting and advertising programs and projects

NB: The Journal of Internal Displacement is home to CRN 11 research scholarship.

BECOME A CRN 11 RESEARCH COLLABORATOR

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Send an expression of interest to fynnbruv@seattleu.edu including the following:

  • biographical sketch (250 words maximum)
  • affiliation
  • research interests
  • list of recent publications
  • a headshot (optional), and
  • a link to your website

As a CRN 11 Research Collaborator, you will have the opportunity to share your draft research papers, chapters or manuscripts with colleagues in order to receive constructive feedback, and collaborate on research and publication projects.

PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

NEWS

Happy Belated International Migrant Day (18 December 2017): Safe Migration in a World on the Move
“Migration has always been with us. Climate change, demographics, instability, growing inequalities, and aspirations for a better life, as well as unmet needs in labour markets, mean it is here to stay. The answer is effective international cooperation in managing migration to ensure that its benefits are most widely distributed, and that the human rights of all concerned are properly protected.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Are you interested in volunteering for CRN-11? Visit Displaced Peoples for more information. To subscribe, unsubscribe or submit newsworthy information, send an email to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org.

 

Newsletter: November 2017

Newsletter: November 2017

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

Deadly Voyages
Migrants the world over have been compelled to make deadly voyages to escape harsh conditions in pursuit of a better life. Whether it is a fatal journey made by “Boat People” to Australia; migrants desperately crossing the Mediterranean; Syrian refugees converging at the frontiers of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt; or unaccompanied minors from “Northern Triangle” nations trekking thousands of miles to enter the United States via Mexico; their vulnerability is certain. Many fall prey to traffickers, smugglers, violence, exploitation and death. For instance, Amnesty International reports that, at the current rate of 2.7 deaths per every 100 people, 2017 promises to be the deadliest year for refugees crossing the Mediterranean. Despite the increasing number of deaths of forced migrants, international law and communities struggle with coordinating socio-legal and humanitarian efforts to effectively address the global migrant crisis. The purpose of this forthcoming book is to examine the efficacy of international, regional, national and local responses to deadly voyages of forced migrants globally. Interested authors should send a title (12 words maximum); brief description of your proposed chapter (300-500 words maximum); and a CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org no later than 30 November 2017.

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Border Deaths and Migration Policies: State and Non-state Approaches
At the end of its research project on border deaths, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, in collaboration with IOM and MSF, invites researchers from across the disciplines, policymakers, state and non-state actors involved in border control and/or search and rescue activities, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, activists, civil servants and practitioners from across the world to engage in a dialogue and confront each other with their findings, experiences and insights about the issue of migration-related border deaths. Organized by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in collaboration with IOM and MSF, Amsterdam, 14-15 June 2018. More information available here.

CALL FOR CRN 11 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

CRN 11 is recruiting participants for its Research and Development Committee. All those with expertise and interest in the following are invited to join:

  • Writing grants and research applications
  • Reviewing members’ draft papers and providing constructive feedback
  • Identifying research collaborators, sponsors and placements for members
  • Implementing and executing research projects and programs
  • Promoting and advertising programs and projects

NB: The Journal of Internal Displacement is home to CRN 11 research scholarship.

BECOME A CRN 11 RESEARCH COLLABORATOR

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Send an expression of interest to fynnbruv@seattleu.edu including the following:

  • biographical sketch (250 words maximum)
  • affiliation
  • research interests
  • list of recent publications
  • a headshot (optional), and
  • a link to your website

As a CRN 11 Research Collaborator, you will have the opportunity to share your draft research papers, chapters or manuscripts with colleagues in order to receive constructive feedback, and collaborate on research and publication projects.

PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

Are you interested in volunteering for CRN-11? Visit Displaced Peoples for more information. To subscribe, unsubscribe or submit newsworthy information, send an email to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org.

Newsletter: October 2017

Newsletter: October 2017

CALL FOR CHAIRS AND DISCUSSANTS
Law and Society 2018 Toronto

In the next week or two, CRN 11 will organize sessions for abstracts submitted on displaced people. If you would like to be a chair or discussant for CRN 11 sessions at the Law and Society Conference in Toronto, 7-10 June, kindly email fynnbruv@seattleu.edu and benders@seattleu.edu. Chair and Discussant roles will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Law and Society CRN 11 (Displaced Peoples): Journal of Internal Displacement Special Issue

Guest Editors
Megan J. Ballard, Professor of Law, Gonzaga University
Ben Hudson, Lecturer in Law, University of Lincoln

The Journal of Internal Displacement is calling for papers to be published in its Law and Society’s Collaborative Research Network (CRN 11 – Displaced Peoples) Special Issue in January 2018. Papers must be submitted no later than 31 October 2017. Click here for more information.

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Deadly Voyages

Migrants the world over have been compelled to make deadly voyages to escape harsh conditions in pursuit of a better life. Whether it is a fatal journey made by “Boat People” to Australia; migrants desperately crossing the Mediterranean; Syrian refugees converging at the frontiers of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt; or unaccompanied minors from “Northern Triangle” nations trekking thousands of miles to enter the United States via Mexico; their vulnerability is certain. Many fall prey to traffickers, smugglers, violence, exploitation and death. For instance, Amnesty International reports that, at the current rate of 2.7 deaths per every 100 people, 2017 promises to be the deadliest year for refugees crossing the Mediterranean. Despite the increasing number of deaths of forced migrants, international law and communities struggle with coordinating socio-legal and humanitarian efforts to effectively address the global migrant crisis. The purpose of this forthcoming book is to examine the efficacy of international, regional, national and local responses to deadly voyages of forced migrants globally. Interested authors should send a title (12 words maximum); brief description of your proposed chapter (300-500 words maximum); and a CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org no later than 30 November 2017.

CALL FOR CRN 11 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

CRN 11 is recruiting participants for its Research and Development Committee. All those with expertise and interest in the following are invited to join:

  • Writing grants and research applications
  • Reviewing members’ draft papers and providing constructive feedback
  • Identifying research collaborators, sponsors and placements for members
  • Implementing and executing research projects and programs
  • Promoting and advertising programs and projects

NB: The Journal of Internal Displacement is home to CRN 11 research scholarship.

BECOME A CRN 11 RESEARCH COLLABORATOR

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Send an expression of interest to fynnbruv@seattleu.edu including the following:

  • biographical sketch (250 words maximum)
  • affiliation
  • research interests
  • list of recent publications
  • a headshot, and
  • a link to your website

As a CRN 11 Research Collaborator, you will have the opportunity to share your draft research papers, chapters or manuscripts with colleagues in order to receive constructive feedback, and collaborate on research and publication projects.

PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST RESEARCH COLLABORATORS

Everyone, please join me in sending a heartfelt welcome to Dr Norvy Paul and Saša Rajšić, our newest research collaborators. Click here to learn more about Norvy and Saša’s research work.

Are you interested in volunteering for CRN-11? Visit Displaced Peoples for more information.
To subscribe, unsubscribe or submit newsworthy information, send an email to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org.

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS: DEADLY VOYAGES

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS: DEADLY VOYAGES

Deadly Voyages

Submission Deadline: 30 November 2017

Migrants the world over have been compelled to make deadly voyages to escape harsh conditions in pursuit of a better life. Whether it is fatal journey made by “Boat People” to Australia; migrants desperately crossing the Mediterranean; Syrian refugees converging at the frontiers of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt; or unaccompanied minors from “Northern Triangle” nations trekking thousands of miles on to enter the United States via Mexico; their vulnerability is certain. Many fall prey to traffickers, smugglers, violence, exploitation and death. For instance, Amnesty International reports that, at the current rate of 2.7 deaths per every 100 people, 2017 promises to be the deadliest year for refugees crossing the Mediterranean. Despite the increasing number of deaths of forced migrants, international law and communities struggle with coordinating socio-legal and humanitarian efforts to effectively address the current global migrant crisis. The purpose of this forthcoming book is to examine the efficacy of international, regional, national and local responses to deadly voyages of forced migrants globally. Interested authors should send a title (12 words maximum); brief description of your proposed chapter (300-500 words maximum); and a CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org no later than 30 November 2017.