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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.

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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.

Newsletter: September 2017

Newsletter: September 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

Law and Society 2018 Toronto – CRN 11: Invitation to Submit a Paper
As you may know, the Law and Society Annual Meeting 2018 in Toronto has been announced. CRN 11 invites you to submit a paper(s) to be considered for a panel, salon, or round-table presentation. The LSA 2018 deadline for abstract submission is 18 October 2017. In order to put together a panel, salon or round-table presentation on Displaced Peoples, please submit a working title and a brief abstract by 4 October 2017 to fynnbruv@seattleu.edu. For more details on the LSA Call for Papers, click here.

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 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.

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

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE: 21 SEPTEMBER 2017

Message from Waheed Ahmad, a Human Rights Consultant and Chairman of the International Peace and Harmony Forum of Lahore High Court Bar Association, Pakistan: “I wish you very happy International Day of Peace! Together for peace: respect safety and dignity for all. Let’s stand together against terrorism and spread the message of peace.” For more information on International Day of Peace, click here.

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

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Call for Proposals – LSA/CLSA 2018 meeting in Toronto

Call for Proposals – LSA/CLSA 2018 meeting in Toronto

June 7 – 10, 2018 in Toronto, Canada


LAW AT THE CROSSROADS: LE DROIT A LA CROISÉE

DES CHEMINS

For thousands of years the place where the City of Toronto is located has been a crossroad where many peoples have met and had fruitful exchanges. According to some Indigenous knowledge keepers, the word “Toronto” comes from the Wendat term for a fishing weir constructed of sticks standing in the water. Lake and river fishing has been an important activity for the area’s many Indigenous peoples, including Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Mississauga and Chippewa. The Indigenous knowledge frameworks and laws of the peoples of this area encourage a multilayered understanding of an item such as a fishing weir in terms of its natural, sacred, practical and social meanings. The area continues to be home to many Indigenous people from all over Canada and beyond, but Toronto has also been shaped by immigration flows from many parts of the world, with about half of its current residents being born outside of Canada.

The Law and Society Association and the Canadian Law and Society Association hope that our joint meeting in Toronto will be creative and fruitful, in keeping with the traditional use of this land as a gathering place, and that visitors to the area will take the opportunity to make new connections not only with one another but also with diverse local communities. This year’s Program Committee is Chair is Mariana Valverde, University of Toronto.

We invite the submission of Individual Papers and/or Session proposals. Papers and panels need not be centered on the conference theme. Proposals on any law and society topic are welcome. You will find the Call at www.lawandsociety.org/Toronto2018/toronto2018.html In the Call you will find more information about the theme, submission instructions, and more. We will be adding more meeting information as time progresses.

The deadline for proposal submission is October 18, 2017.
Registration will begin in early February, 2018.

If you have questions, please contact us at lsa@lawandsociety.org.
We hope you will join in what promises to be a full and exciting program in Toronto!

Newsletter: August 2017

Newsletter: August 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

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 by 31 October 2017. Click here for more information.

CALL FOR CRN 11 RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

CRN 11 is recruiting participants for its Research and Development Committee. All those with expertise and interests 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
  • Portrait, and
  • 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.

LAW & SOCIETY 2018, TORONTO, CANADA: 7-10 JUNE

Watch this space for more information on submitting papers to CRN 11: Displaced Peoples

CRN 11 Inaugural Meeting Minutes held in Mexico City on Friday, 23 June 2017 is available to members.

Save the Date: CRN 11 Inaugural Business Meeting

Save the Date: CRN 11 Inaugural Business Meeting

CRN 11 Inaugural Business Meeting will be held on Friday, 23 June 2017 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM in Room Sala 452, Danubio Tower (4th Floor), Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel.

We appreciate you making room in your schedule for this all-important meeting as we plan to progress with CRN11. All are invited.
Law and Society Association Annual Meeting 2017

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting 2017

This year, the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting is taking place in Mexico City between 20-23 June 2017. CRN 11: Displaced Peoples inaugural presentations comprise one roundtable and three paper sessions featuring 16 presenters. The presentation details are as follows:

Round Table: Compassionate Migration and Regional Policy in the Americas on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 @ 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Abstract: This roundtable brings together contributors and other scholars relevant to a forthcoming interdisciplinary volume to be published in 2017 by Palgrave Macmillan that seeks to envision a transformation in migration policy throughout the Americas. Our foremost concerns are the design, adoption, and implementation of compassionate immigration reform in the United States and improved policymaking relations among the hemispheric nations, especially regarding unauthorized migration. Rooted in our concern over the ongoing securitization of U.S. migration policies and the humanitarian crises that have ensnared unaccompanied minors and families with children who flee violent conditions in Central America, and the persistent exclusion, disregard for fundamental human rights, and other dehumanization of unauthorized migrants, this roundtable explores what “compassionate migration” entails and which laws, policies, practices, and venues might establish compassion for migrants.

Presenters
Raquel Aldana, McGeorge School of Law
Steven Bender, Seattle University School of Law
Karla McKanders, Vanderbilt Law School
Evelyn Cruz, Arizona State Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

Paper Session: Rights, Politics and Protection: Global Forced Displacement on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 @ 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Abstract: In 2015, the United Nations High Commission for Refugee recorded high trends of global forced displacement. Some 65.3 million people (i.e., one person in 113) were displaced from their homes due to violent conflict, persecution and human rights violation in 2015. For those able to cross an international border (i.e., refugees and asylum seekers) their survival hangs on geopolitical narratives of terrorism, boundaries and global security. Those incapable of leaving (i.e., internally displaced persons) are faced with unprecedented exposure to real violence on a daily basis. While others linger within the space of being irregular, undocumented and stateless migrants, some, especially children and women are challenged with rebuilding their lives over a long period of time after the conflict ends. This Panel discusses the diverse nature of forced displacement in Africa and the Americas pertinent to children’s rights, refugee integration, state responsibility and migrants’ protection at sea.

Presentations
A Migration Story from the Sugar Fields of Southwest Guatemala
Blake Nordahl, McGeorge Law School

Bridging the Integration Gap: A Practical Proposal for Teaching Refugees about U.S. Law and Justice Megan Ballard, Gonzaga School of Law

Deadly Voyage: African Migrants Crossing the Mediterranean
Veronica Fynn Bruey, Australian National University

Internal Refugees in the Lake Chad Basin and the Displacement of International Law
Jerusa Ali, Carleton University

The Challenges and Opportunities for the Implementation of the Rights of Children in Displaced Situations: The Case of Refugee Children in Ethiopia
Kebede Brook, University of Gondar

Paper Session: Displacement, Violence and Criminal Justice System on Thursday, 22 June 2017 @ 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Abstract: Internal and/or international displacement of populations is diverse and complex. Irrespective of the type of method used to displace populations, tensions created in the process of mass movement can raise concerns of human rights, criminal justice and violence control. The Panel examines socio-legal policy intervention programs in addressing crime, political violence and mass movement at it pertains refugees, homeless persons, and other marginalized populations in Europe, North and South America.

Presentations
Crimmigration, belonging and deportation in American immigration courts
Lili Dao, New York University

From crime control to migration control – facing refugees as the dangerous other
Rikke Gottrup, University of Southern Denmark
Linda Kjær Minke, University of Southern Denmark
Annette Olesen, Aalborg University

Narratives amidst Mass Violence in Mexico. An analysis from the field of conflict studies to explore the potential of narratives in the aftermath of atrocities to promote collective moral judgments against violence.
Cesar Estrada Perez, The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University

The Aftermath of the “El Bronx” and “El Cartucho”: An analysis of how Bogota has dealt with homeless strongholds and the relationship between rights, property rights, and social justice
Alberto Nieto, Universidad de los Andes

Paper Session: Narratives of Mobility and Protection on Friday, 23 June 2017 @ 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Abstract: Mobility is central to contemporary international and domestic legal definitions of a refugee. Vast numbers of people in need of protection, however, cannot move safely across borders or out of their countries of residence or origin. At the same time, many of those who are mobile and in need of protection do not fit within the limited, legal definitions of a refugee – and their mobility and arrival at so-called refugee receiving states is characterised as excessive, as a threat or as crisis. This panel considers how narratives of mobility, travel, protection and harm feature within asylum and migration law. The panel explores how these narratives influence the regulation of entry into sovereign states, both at their borders and within law and legal processes.

Presentations
Administrative Justice and ‘the Right to be Heard’ in UNHCR Refugee Status Determination
Niamh Kinchin, University of Wollongong

Queering International Law at its Inception: Excavating Narratives of Hospitality and Sodomy in the Right to Travel
Nan Seuffert, University of Wollongong

The Screening of Suffering: Film as a Technique of Government in Anti-Asylum Campaigns
Sara Dehm, University of Technology Sydney

Travelling Subjects: the Road, Credibility, and Narratives of Refugee Mobility
Anthea Vogl, University of Technology Sydney