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Wednesday, 8 December 2010
New Publications and Journal Volumes
New reports and publications detailed from the Institute of Race Relations:
The Campaign Against Criminalising Communities has published a number of briefing papers on communities affected by anti-terror laws. Download the briefing paper 1 on: 'The Tamils of Sri Lanka - oppressed at home and persecuted in the UK'. http://www.irr.org.uk/pdf2/CAMPACC_Tamils.pdf (pdf file, 220kb)
Research Development Statistics at the Home Office has published information on: 'Children entering detention held solely under Immigration Act powers, by age and place of initial detention, (excluding Harwich), October 2010'.
Download the information at: http://rds.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/whatsnew1.html
Research Development Statistics at the Home Office has published a statistical bulletin: 'Public perceptions of policing, engagement with the police and victimisation: Findings from the 2009/10 British Crime Survey: Supplementary Volume 1 to Crime in England and Wales 2009/10'.
Download the statistical bulletin at: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs10/hosb1910.pdf (pdf file, 672kb)
Announced inspection of Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre carried out
between 21 and 25 June 2010 and
Unannounced short follow-up inspection of Oakington Immigration Reception
Centre carried out between 2 and 5 August 2010.
The report, "The Future of Migration: Building Capacities for Change", argues that in a world where demographics, economic needs and the effects of environmental change are driving the inexorable rise in numbers of international migrants, governments and non-state actors have little choice but to invest adequate financial and human resources to ensure States, societies and migrants reap the full potential of future migration.
On November 29th, IOM will release its fifth World Migration report, entitled "The Future of Migration: Building Capacities for Change." The World Migration Report 2010, draws upon the findings of 19 background papers which are released separately today. The background papers, prepared by distinguished migration experts focus on a range of different policy themes and geographical regions, providing a global perspective on the future of migration, and the capacities which are likely to be needed to manage migration successfully in the coming years.
Repatriation and belonging on the borders of Uganda and South Sudan
IRRI's Senior Researcher Lucy Hovil has written UNHCR's latest working paper on the process of repatriation of Southern Sudanese refugees in Uganda. While the official repatriation process continues, the paper demonstrates that refugees are creating their own durable solutions through a combination of economic and social integration and ongoing movement in and out of Sudan. The paper explores both the process of official repatriation and the practical survival strategies and how to create better resonance between the two.
Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and Environmental Migration: A Policy Perspective (IOM, Dec. 2010) [textvia ReliefWeb] Ending Internal Displacement: The Long-term IDPs in Sri Lanka, Working Paper, no. 66 (RSC, Nov. 2010) [text] Flowing into the State: Returning Refugee Youth and Citizenship in Angola, Working Paper, no. 68 (RSC, Dec. 2010) [text] Iraq Special Focus Reports: Female Headed Households (IOM, Nov. 2010) [text] - See also relatedIRIN story. Negotiating Childhood: Age Assessment in the UK Asylum System, Working Paper, no. 67 (RSC, Nov. 2010) [text] Perspectives of the EU Asylum System (European People's Party, Dec. 2010) [text] - See related ECREcomment. "Refugees in Kenya,"CE DAT Scene, no. 15 (Nov. 2010) [text] The Struggle for Belonging: Forming and Reforming Identities among 1.5-generation Asylum Seekers and Refugees, Working Paper, no. 70 (RSC, Dec. 2010) [text] Tony Blair's Asylum Policies: The Narratives and Conceptualisations at the Heart of New Labour's Restrictionism, Working Paper, no. 69 (RSC, Dec. 2010) [text]
Access to Protection Denied: Refoulement of Refugees and Minors on the Eastern Borders of the EU – The Case of Hungary, Slovakia and Ukraine (Border Monitoring Project Ukraine, Nov. 2010) [text]
Displaced Iraqis: Integrated International Strategy Needed to Reintegrate Iraq’s Internally Displaced and Returning Refugees (GAO, Dec. 2010) [text]