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 email@example.com. For more details on the LSA Call for Papers, click here.
Law and Society CRN 11 (Displaced Peoples): Journal of Internal Displacement Special Issue
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com including the following:
- biographical sketch (250 words maximum)
- 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
- Berghahn Books new and forthcoming Forced Migration Series (2017).
- Histories of Controversy: Bonegilla Migrant Centre (2017) by Alexandra Dellios.
- Global Report on Internal Displacement (2017) by IDMC.
- Statement on the conclusion of the visit of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary to El Salvador – 14 to 18 August 2017
- El Salvador: UN expert urges swift action on “hidden tragedy” of people fleeing gang violence, Cecelia Jimenex-Damary, 21 August 2017
- The Consequences of Chaos (2016) by Elizabeth Ferris and Kemal Kirisci.
- Global Displacements: The Making of Uneven Development in the Caribbean (2015) by Marion Werner.
- Forced Displacement: Why Rights Matter (2008) by K. Grabska and L. Mehta
UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
- Disrupting the Human Trafficking-Migration Nexus Workshop, 27-28 October 2017, Pardee School Initiative on Forced Migration and Human Trafficking, Boston University, USA.
- Responses to Displacement in the Middle East, 30 November 2017, London School of Economics, England.
- Tackling Root Causes? EU Aid and Governance to Control Migration, 7-8 November 2017, University of Nottingham, England.
- Whither Refugees? Restrictionism, Crises and Precarity Writ Large, 24-27 July 2018, International Association for the Study of Forced Migration, University of Macedonia, Greece.
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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