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Refuge from Inhumanity: Panel VII Perspectives on Protection against Refoulement under International Humanitarian Law

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Refugee from Inhumanity Conference recorded on Tuesday 12 February 2013 at All Souls College, University of Oxford. Panel VII: Perspectives on Protection against Refoulement under International Humanitarian Law. This expert conference breaks new ground by exploring the role of international humanitarian law (IHL) in the protection of refugees and asylum-seekers. A high-level event, it brings together exciting new contributions from more than twenty leading specialists in the fields of IHL and refugee law - including experts from the ICRC and UNHCR - to take stock of recent developments in law and practice, and to cultivate new approaches to the topic. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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inhumanity | non-refoulement | international humanitarian law | protection | asylum seekers | refuge | inhumanity | non-refoulement | international humanitarian law | protection | asylum seekers | refuge

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When is an asylum seeker not an asylum seeker? The representation of immigration in the UK press 1996-2005

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Paul Baker talks about how asylums seekers and refugees were presented in the national press and the variations in discourses over time and across types of press. As migration to the UK has increased in number over the past decade or more, it has become a highly salient, heavily contested political issue as well. Migration as an 'issue' is now a focal point for British public opinion, media coverage, and political debate. This term's seminar examines the relationships among these elements. We will examine how migration is represented in the media, and how media consumption can in turn construct the migrant experience as well. We will examine how various segments of the British public understand migration as a political issue, and how migration may be in turn transforming British politi Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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compas | media | immigration | society | migration | asylum seekers | politics | compas | media | immigration | society | migration | asylum seekers | politics | 2011-03-03

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THEMIS: Violence, surveillance and agency experiences of the women refugees in the Italian reception camps

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Barbara Pinelli presents her paper 'Violence, surveillance and agency experiences of the women refugees in the Italian reception camps' in Parallel session IV(C) of the conference Examining Migration Dynamics: Networks and Beyond, 24-26 Sept 2013 This paper focuses on the relation between agency and the process of becoming refugees. In the last four years, I have carried out an ethnographic research in southern Italy refugee camps organized by the Italian government for the detention and control of undocumented migrants, in order to document the violence experiences of women asylum seekers who have reached Italy after spending a period of time in Libya, and crossing the Mediterranean Sea. These women have endured terrible abuses in their trajectory toward Europe; once inside the camps, t

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THEMIS | migration | refugees | italy | libya | asylum seekers | conflict | THEMIS | migration | refugees | italy | libya | asylum seekers | conflict | 2013-09-26

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THEMIS: What kind of asylum and which destination? Afghan asylum seekers transiting from Greece

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Angeliki Dimitriadi presents her paper 'What kind of asylum and which destination? Afghan asylum seekers transiting from Greece' in Parallel session IV(D) of the conference Examining Migration Dynamics: Networks and Beyond, 24-26 Sept 2013 The paper discusses Afghan asylum seekers in Greece and how migrant agency factors in the context of transit from Greece to other EU member states. Labeled in public discourse as transit migrants, I argue that their mobility, when successfully pursued, is more than the sum of structural constraints; they are not only escaping from specific factors but simultaneously pursuing specific conditions. Thus, an element of choice and active participation in the migratory journey is incorporated in the discussion on asylum. The paper draws from two sources, the

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THEMIS | migration | asylum seekers | afghanistan | greece | social actors | conflict | THEMIS | migration | asylum seekers | afghanistan | greece | social actors | conflict | 2013-09-26

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THEMIS: Stuck in transit: the Dublin regulation, national discrepancies, and secondary migration of asylum seekers in Europe

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Jan-Paul Brekke presents his paper 'Stuck in transit: the Dublin regulation, national discrepancies & secondary migration of asylum seekers' co-authored by Grete Brochmann in Parallel session III(D) of the conference Examining Migration Dynamics Tensions related to a harmonization of EUs asylum policies are reinforced by the current economic crisis. In this paper we look at the interplay between the Dublin Regulation, national discrepancies in asylum policies and individual migrants' strategies. We study mechanisms in the interaction between the supranational, the national and the individual level. The empirical focal point is bilateral secondary migration between Italy and Norway. Interviews with Eritrean migrants, with NGO personnel and government representatives in the two countries

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THEMIS | migration | secondary migration | asylum seekers | policy | THEMIS | migration | secondary migration | asylum seekers | policy | 2013-09-25

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Turning wrongful convictions into rights? Asylum seekers and the criminal law

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Public Seminar Series, Hilary term 2014. Seminar by Dr Ana Aliverti (Warwick School of Law) recorded on 29 January 2014 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Fifteen years have passed since the High Court delivered the ground-breaking decision in Adimi [1999], in which Lord Justice Brown called attention to the scarce observance of Article 31 of the Refugee Convention in domestic criminal proceedings against asylum seekers arriving in Britain, or en route to another country, without proper documents. In response to the judgment, the British Parliament incorporated section 31 in the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, providing for a defence for refugees against certain criminal charges under a number of conditions. While the then Attorney General stated Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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refugee | immigration | asylum seekers | law | politics | refugee | immigration | asylum seekers | law | politics

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The rise and decline of a global security actor: UNHCR, refugee protection and security

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Public Seminar Series, Hilary term 2014. Seminar by Dr Anne Hammerstad (University of Kent), recorded on 12 March 2014 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. In this presentation, Dr Hammerstad discusses the rise and decline of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as a global security actor. She follows the refugee agency through some of the major conflict-induced humanitarian crises and complex emergencies of the past two decades, including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iraq, Kosovo and eastern Zaire/Congo. In the 1990s UNHCR went through a momentous transformation from a small, timid legal protection agency to the world?s foremost humanitarian actor playing a central role in the international response to the many wars of the tumultuous Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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refugees | asylum seekers | unhcr | United Nations | security | 1951 Refugee Convention | refugees | asylum seekers | unhcr | United Nations | security | 1951 Refugee Convention

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? Detention and deportation

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RSC 2014 Conference: Refugee Voices. Lectures by Louise Newman; Julian Caruana and Alexia Rossi; Devorah Wainer; and Mollie Gerver. Recorded on 25 March 2014 at St Anne's College, University of Oxford. This recording begins with a lecture by Professor Louise Newman of Monash University on 'Beyond the Island - experiences of asylum seekers in Australia'. Psychologists Julian Caruana and Alexia Rossi are next, with a joint lecture on 'Responding to mental health vulnerability in Maltese detention centres: the use of psychological support groups as an intervention tool'. Devorah Wainer (Sydney University) follows with 'The voice of the silenced in the Australian detention system'. Mollie Gerver (London School of Economics) ends the recording with her talk on 'Deportation of Sudanese c Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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asylum | refugees | Israel | Australia | mental health | Malta | detention centre | asylum seekers | Sudan | asylum | refugees | Israel | Australia | mental health | Malta | detention centre | asylum seekers | Sudan

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Arbitrary detention of asylum seekers: a comparison of some recent practice from Italy and the UK

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Public Seminar Series Trinity term 2014. Dr Daniel Wilsher (City University London) & Francesca Cancellaro (Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna). Recorded on 28 May 2014 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford The detention of asylum seekers is always particularly controversial. The Saadi v UK decision of the Strasbourg Court was much criticised for condoning administrative detention of asylum seekers. It did, however, impose apparently strict legal constraints on such detention. Nevertheless, in that time, executive practice in Europe has evolved in ways that arguably further undermine these constraints. This seminar considers practices in the UK under the detained fast-track system and in Italy on the island of Lampedusa to assess the current s Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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refugee | asylum seekers | detention | human rights | international law | lampedusa | refugee | asylum seekers | detention | human rights | international law | lampedusa | 2014-05-28

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A lost generation? Education opportunities for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

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Special seminar by Dr Maha Shuayb (Centre for Lebanese Studies), which took place at the Oxford Department of International Development on 19 May 2014. Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011, more than 3 million refugees have fled to the neighbouring countries Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. According to the last regional response plan, it is estimated that the number of Syrian refugees in need of assistance across the region reached 3.45 million by the end of 2013. In Lebanon, the number of Syrian refugees has soared to over a million; 630,000 of them are between 3 and 18 years old. Syrian refugee children face a number of barriers in trying to access the educational system in Lebanon. The language of instruction poses difficulties for Syrians in coping with host count Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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education | syria | migration | immigration | lebanon | middle east | unrwa | refugees | asylum seekers | education | syria | migration | immigration | lebanon | middle east | unrwa | refugees | asylum seekers | 2014-05-19

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THEMIS: Violence, surveillance and agency experiences of the women refugees in the Italian reception camps

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Barbara Pinelli presents her paper 'Violence, surveillance and agency experiences of the women refugees in the Italian reception camps' in Parallel session IV(C) of the conference Examining Migration Dynamics: Networks and Beyond, 24-26 Sept 2013 This paper focuses on the relation between agency and the process of becoming refugees. In the last four years, I have carried out an ethnographic research in southern Italy refugee camps organized by the Italian government for the detention and control of undocumented migrants, in order to document the violence experiences of women asylum seekers who have reached Italy after spending a period of time in Libya, and crossing the Mediterranean Sea. These women have endured terrible abuses in their trajectory toward Europe; once inside the camps, t Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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THEMIS | migration | refugees | italy | libya | asylum seekers | conflict | THEMIS | migration | refugees | italy | libya | asylum seekers | conflict | 2013-09-26

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THEMIS: What kind of asylum and which destination? Afghan asylum seekers transiting from Greece

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Angeliki Dimitriadi presents her paper 'What kind of asylum and which destination? Afghan asylum seekers transiting from Greece' in Parallel session IV(D) of the conference Examining Migration Dynamics: Networks and Beyond, 24-26 Sept 2013 The paper discusses Afghan asylum seekers in Greece and how migrant agency factors in the context of transit from Greece to other EU member states. Labeled in public discourse as transit migrants, I argue that their mobility, when successfully pursued, is more than the sum of structural constraints; they are not only escaping from specific factors but simultaneously pursuing specific conditions. Thus, an element of choice and active participation in the migratory journey is incorporated in the discussion on asylum. The paper draws from two sources, the Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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THEMIS | migration | asylum seekers | afghanistan | greece | social actors | conflict | THEMIS | migration | asylum seekers | afghanistan | greece | social actors | conflict | 2013-09-26

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THEMIS: Stuck in transit: the Dublin regulation, national discrepancies, and secondary migration of asylum seekers in Europe

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Jan-Paul Brekke presents his paper 'Stuck in transit: the Dublin regulation, national discrepancies & secondary migration of asylum seekers' co-authored by Grete Brochmann in Parallel session III(D) of the conference Examining Migration Dynamics Tensions related to a harmonization of EUs asylum policies are reinforced by the current economic crisis. In this paper we look at the interplay between the Dublin Regulation, national discrepancies in asylum policies and individual migrants' strategies. We study mechanisms in the interaction between the supranational, the national and the individual level. The empirical focal point is bilateral secondary migration between Italy and Norway. Interviews with Eritrean migrants, with NGO personnel and government representatives in the two countries Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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THEMIS | migration | secondary migration | asylum seekers | policy | THEMIS | migration | secondary migration | asylum seekers | policy | 2013-09-25

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: spaces of responsibility and moments of care within the privatisation of asylum accommodation

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Jonathan Darling, University of Manchester, gives a talk for the COMPAS seminar series. In this seminar I draw on my current research looking at how dispersal has worked across four UK cities historically, and how changes with the privatisation of provision has affected relations between asylum seekers and cities, between private providers and local authorities, and between local authorities and the Home Office. I will link to some of my past work around sanctuary, responsibility and generosity in terms of discussing spaces within cities that challenge the tensions of current governance structures and that enable different relations between asylum seekers and cities. Part of the story here is of the significance of local relations and contexts that are too readily ignored in top down dispe Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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society | law | migration | immigration | politics | refugees | asylum seekers | society | law | migration | immigration | politics | refugees | asylum seekers | 2015-11-05

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