Wednesday, 8 December 2010

New Publications and Journal Volumes

New reports and publications detailed from the Institute of Race Relations:

The IRR has published its: 'Annual Report 2010'.
Download the report at: (pdf file, 832kb)

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'. (pdf file, 220kb)

Download briefing paper 2 on: 'Baluchistan under state terror: The UK: ban on the Baluchistan Liberation Army' at: (pdf file, 380kb)

Download briefing paper 3 on: 'Euskal Herria: The struggle for independence in the Basque Country and the impact of 'terrorist' bans'. (pdf file, 348kb)

Download briefing paper 4 on: 'The UK ban on the PKK: Persecuting the Kurds'. (pdf file, 348kb)

Migreurop has published a report on: 'European borders: Controls, detention and deportations, 2009/2010 Report'.
Download the report at: (pdf file, 7.9mb)

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:

Research Development Statistics at the Home Office has published:' Control of Immigration: Quarterly Statistical Summary, United Kingdom - Third Quarter 2010'.
Download the information at: (pdf file, 1.1mb)

The UK Border Agency has published guidance following the Pankina judgment: 'Points-based system' - Maintenance (funds): Policy document'.
Download the guidance at: (pdf, file, 189kb)

The Migration Advisory Committee has published a report on: 'Limits on Migration: Limits on Tier 1 and Tier 2 for 2011/12 and supporting policies'. (pdf file, 3mb)

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: (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 2010 IOM World Migration Report
(Source: IOM -

The 2010 World Migration Report has been launched yesterday in Geneva.
The full report can be downloaded for free from

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.

Future Trends in Migration: Global Outlook
"The Future of Migration Policies in the Caribbean" by Elizabeth Thomas-Hope

Migration Governance
"Irregular Migration and Mixed Flows" by Ryszard Cholewinski
"The Future of Labour Migration Costs" by Philip Martin

Migration and its Linkages with Employment, Health, Integration and Development
"The Future of Diaspora Policy" by Dovelyn Agunias
"The Future of Integration Policy" by Thomas Huddleston
"Welfare Provision for Migrants: Current Trends and Future Challenges" by Rachel Sabates-Wheeler

Climate Change and Environmental Degradation: Migration as an Adaptation Strategy

New Updated reports from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC):
Nigeria: Simmering tensions cause new displacement in the “middle belt”
Read the Overview (html / pdf)
Central African Republic: Security remains fragile ahead of UN troop withdrawal and presidential election
Read the Overview (html / pdf)
Kalimantan/Indonesia: New ethnic-related displacement while earlier IDPs struggle to make return sustainable
Read the Overview (html / pdf)
The following information was detailed in the ICAR Weekly Update for the 3 December 2010:
(Source ICAR Weekly Update -

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.

Read the full paper at

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International Refugee Rights Initiative -
(Source: Forced Migration Discussion List -

Report of the Independent Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency: An Inspection of the Civil Penalties Compliance Team - Illegal Working
Home Office Research Development Statistics published:
Tables published via Parliamentary questions on:

UNHCR Statistical Yearbook 2009 published by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Target-setting for improving the socio-economic situation of migrants and ethnic minorities in Europe (Monitoring the situation of migrants and ethnic minorities - Part 2) is a new report from the European Network Against Racism (ENAR).
Asylum Appellate Project: final report of 3 year project exploring the refusal of publicly funded legal representation to asylum seekers at appeal. See also article on the report in PAFRAS newsletter
The coming of the stranger: asylum seekers, trust and hospitality in a British city by Goodall, Christine in New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 195 (UNHCR).

Publications Taken from the Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog (Source:
Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and Environmental Migration: A Policy Perspective (IOM, Dec. 2010) [text via 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 related IRIN 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 ECRE comment.

"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]

Isolated in Detention: Limited Access to Legal Counsel in Immigration Detention Facilities Jeopardizes a Fair Day in Court (National Immigrant Justice Center, Sept. 2010) [text]
- In UK context, see also "New restrictions on legal support for asylum detainees."
Hoping for Peace, Afraid of War: The Dilemmas of Repatriation and Belonging on the Borders of Uganda and South Sudan, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 196 (UNHCR, Nov. 2010) [text]
2010 High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges, Background Paper: Protection Gaps and Challenges (UNHCR, Nov. 2010) [text]

Fit for the Future? Strengthening the Leadership Pillar of Humanitarian Reform (NGOs and Humanitarian Reform Project, Nov. 2010) [text]

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