Tag Archives: refugees

New report by UNHCR: do not return asylum-seekers to Greece

Over the last two years Greece and neighbouring Mediterranean states have been experiencing an increase in the number of refugees and migrants arriving by sea, many seeking to move on to other EU states. In 2014, around 43,500 refugees and … Continue reading

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Aid in a World of Crisis: Op-ed by Antonio Guterres

Antonio Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, has written an op-ed on the global crisis of displacement and persecution. Never before in the 64th-year history of UNHCR has the agency had to address so much human misery. “At the … Continue reading

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Report by HRW: Migrants and asylum-seekers abused in France

Asylum seekers and migrants living in destitution in the port city of Calais experience harassment and abuse at the hands of French police, according to Human Rights Watch. The abuses described to Human Rights Watch include beatings and attacks with … Continue reading

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Living in the shadows: new report by UNHCR

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, says large numbers of Syrian refugees are sliding into abject poverty, and at an alarming rate, due to the magnitude of the crisis and insufficient support from the international community. He made the … Continue reading

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Reflaw.org, a new online forum in refugee law

The University of Michigan has published a new online forum offering critical analysis on important new cases, legislation, and emerging issues in refugee law. Reflaw.org publishes both longer articles analyzing the implications of law or policy, as well as shorter notes on global … Continue reading

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Vacancy: Post-doctoral Researcher in Integration / Repatriation Policy of Refugees

The BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) is seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Integration / Repatriation Policy of Refugees. It’s a full-time position – the initial contract period is three years (subject to funding), and the starting date is 1 … Continue reading

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Policy shift within UNHCR: alternatives for encampment

news UNHCR has just released a new policy on alternatives to refugees camps. The policy paper indicates that refugee camps, while remaining an important feature of the humanitarian landscape, might also have a signigicant negative impact on the longer term for … Continue reading

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Symposium on the Protection of Persons Fleeing Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence

event On Monday 20 October 2014, the University of Luxembourg will host a symposium, jointly organised with the UNHCR, on the protection of person fleeing situations of armed violence.  The event will consider the issue of assessing claims for international protection for persons … Continue reading

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UNHCR: Turkey receives as many Syrian refugees in three days as Europe did in three years

news article On Wednesday 26 September, UNHCR reported that Turkey received 138,000 refugees in three days, which is equivalent to the number of refugees received by Europe in the past three years. Spokesperson for the UNHCR, Melissa Fleming, revealed this … Continue reading

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Publication: the Israeli Supreme Court’s decision on detention of asylum seekers

Second Strike and You are (Finally) out? The Quashing of the Prevention of Infiltration Law (Amendment No. 4) by Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler (this article has been cross-posted on the Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog) Introduction On 22 September 2014, the Israeli … Continue reading

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