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 International  Refugee  Law  Committee


Weekly
HOT  TOPICS  DIGEST
13  NOVEMBER  2017

NEWS

Israel to Pay Out Over $120,000 to African Asylum Seekers Jailed Illegally
read more: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.821406

Refugees Have a Right to an Opinion That Counts Politically https://


www.newsdeeply.com/refugees/community/2017/11/07/refugees-have-a-right-to-an-
opinion-that-counts-politically

OHCHR: In Search of Dignity: Report on the human rights of migrants at


Europe’s borders http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Migration/
InSearchofDignity-OHCHR_Report_HR_Migrants_at_Europes_Borders.pdf?
utm_source=ECRE+Newsletters&utm_campaign=8afb01f940-
EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_11_10&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3ec9497afd-
8afb01f940-422312917

Mediterranean  Migrant  Arrivals  Reach  155,856  in  2017;  Deaths  Reach  2,961  https://
www.iom.int/news/mediterranean-­‐migrant-­‐arrivals-­‐reach-­‐155856-­‐2017-­‐deaths-­‐
reach-­‐2961?utm_source=Refugees+Deeply&utm_campaign=abbcfcf878-­‐
EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_11_10&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b056c90e2-­‐
abbcfcf878-­‐117584105&mc_cid=abbcfcf878&mc_eid=eb52d0b586

The  Central  Mediterranean:  European  Priorities,  Libyan  Realities  http://


issues.newsdeeply.com/central-­‐mediterranean-­‐european-­‐priorities-­‐libyan-­‐realities?
utm_source=rd-­‐banner&utm_source=Refugees+Deeply&utm_campaign=abbcfcf878-­‐
EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_11_10&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b056c90e2-­‐
abbcfcf878-­‐117584105&mc_cid=abbcfcf878&mc_eid=eb52d0b586

European  Court  of  Justice  -­‐  Request  for  a  preliminary  ruling  -­‐  Family  ReuniZication  -­‐  K  
-­‐  Case  C-­‐484/17  http://www.europeanmigrationlaw.eu/en/articles/news/court-­‐of-­‐
justice-­‐request-­‐for-­‐a-­‐preliminary-­‐ruling-­‐family-­‐reuniXication-­‐k-­‐case-­‐c-­‐48417

DHS  Action  on  TPS  for  Nicaragua,  Honduras  (Nov.  6,  2017)  https://www.dhs.gov/
news/2017/11/06/acting-­‐secretary-­‐elaine-­‐duke-­‐announcement-­‐temporary-­‐protected-­‐
status-­‐nicaragua-­‐and

Unpub.  BIA  Asylum  Remand  Insists  IJ  Follow  the  Law  (Nov.  6,  2017)  https://
www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/immigration/b/immigration-­‐law-­‐blog/archive/
2017/11/10/unpub-­‐bia-­‐asylum-­‐remand-­‐insists-­‐ij-­‐follow-­‐the-­‐law-­‐nov-­‐6-­‐2017.aspx?
Redirected=true
Italy  investigating  deaths  of  26  teenage  girls  in  Mediterranean  Sea  http://
edition.cnn.com/2017/11/06/europe/26-­‐teenage-­‐migrants-­‐dead-­‐at-­‐sea/index.html

DHS  Extends  Temporary  Protected  Status  for  Honduras  https://www.jdsupra.com/


legalnews/dhs-­‐extends-­‐temporary-­‐protected-­‐status-­‐69797/

A  New  York  courtroom  gave  every  detained  immigrant  a  lawyer.  The  results  were  
staggering.  https://www.vox.com/policy-­‐and-­‐politics/2017/11/9/16623906/
immigration-­‐court-­‐lawyer

Arlington  Asylum  OfZice  FGM  Training  Slides  (May  15,  2015)  https://
www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/immigration/b/immigration-­‐law-­‐blog/archive/
2017/11/08/arlington-­‐asylum-­‐ofXice-­‐fgm-­‐training-­‐slides-­‐may-­‐15-­‐2015.aspx?
Redirected=true

How  dropping  cigarette  butt  left  asylum  seeker  with  risk  of  deportation  https://
amp.theguardian.com/uk-­‐news/2017/nov/12/how-­‐dropping-­‐cigarette-­‐butt-­‐left-­‐asylum-­‐
seeker-­‐facing-­‐risk-­‐of-­‐deportation

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UNHCR  Resources  for  attorneys  representing  asylum-­‐seekers  in  the  United  States  
http://www.unhcr.org/attorney-­‐resources.html

Litigation  Documents  &  Resources  Related  to  Trump  Executive  Order  on  Immigration  
https://lawfareblog.com/litigation-­‐documents-­‐resources-­‐related-­‐trump-­‐executive-­‐order-­‐
immigration

Frequently  Requested  Statistics  on  Immigrants  and  Immigration  in  the  United  States  
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2017/03/frequently-­‐requested-­‐statistics-­‐
on-­‐immigrants-­‐and-­‐immigration-­‐in-­‐the-­‐united-­‐states-­‐1.html

The  Facts  on  Immigration  Today:  2017  Edition  http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/


immigration/2017/04/the-­‐facts-­‐on-­‐immigration-­‐today-­‐2017-­‐edition.html

EVENTS/CALLS  TO  ACTION/JOBS/TRAINING

The  ABA  SIL  International  Refugee  Law  Committee  is  calling  for  
submissions  on  refugee  and  asylum  topics  for  “The  Refuge”  Submission  
Deadline:  Cut-­‐off  is  the  20th  of  each  month.  Contact  the  editors  at  
irlcrefuge@gmail.com.  

Senior  Staff  Attorney,  National  Immigration  Project  (open  until  Xilled)  http://
nipnlg.org/employment.html

UNHCR  U.S.  PROTECTION  UNIT  –  VOLUNTEER  LEGAL  INTERNSHIP  


OPPORTUNITY  http://www.unhcr.org/en-­‐us/admin/internships/573f4cbf7/
us-­‐protection-­‐legal-­‐internship.html

Barnard  Responds  to  Syrian  Crisis  Through  Creation  of  the  Ann  and  Andrew  Tisch  
Scholarship  for  Refugee  Women   https://barnard.edu/news-­‐tisch-­‐scholarship-­‐refugee-­‐
women-­‐2017

Immigrant  Integration  Fellowship  http://www.calbarfoundation.org/immigrant-­‐


integration-­‐fellowship-­‐application.html

M A   i n   R e f u g e e   C a r e   h t t p : / / w w w. e s s e x . a c . u k / c o u r s e s / d e t a i l s . a s p x ?
mastercourse=PG00763&subgroup=1

PhD-­‐candidate  Refugee  Care  http://www.iamexpat.nl/career/jobs-­‐netherlands/


research-­‐academic/phd-­‐candidate-­‐refugee-­‐care-­‐fm-­‐1-­‐0fte/locations=the-­‐hague

Cambridge  Asylum  and  Migration  Studies;  CfS  UCL  Journal  of  Law  and  Jurisprudence-­‐
Accepting  Book  Proposals  https://www.ejiltalk.org/announcements-­‐cambridge-­‐asylum-­‐
and-­‐migration-­‐studies-­‐cfs-­‐ucl-­‐journal-­‐of-­‐law-­‐and-­‐jurisprudence/

Call  for  Papers  by  Anti-­‐TrafZicking  Review  for  “Irregular  Migrants,  Refugees  or  
TrafZicked  Persons?”  (Jan.  7)  The  Anti-­‐TrafXicking  Review  has  issued  a  call  for  papers  for  a  
themed  issue  entitled  “Irregular  Migrants,  Refugees  or  TrafXicked  Persons?”  Papers  in  this  
issue  should  focus  on  conceptual  schemes  and  classiXications  of  migration  and  their  
impacts.  The  deadline  for  full  article  and  debate  submissions  is  7  January  2018  and  all  
submissions  should  follow  the  Anti-­‐TrafXicking  Review’s  style  guide  and  submission  
guidelines.  http://www.antitrafXickingreview.org/index.php/atrjournal/announcement/
view/17

International   Refugee   Rights   Conference,   7   -­‐   9   June   2018,   Toronto,   Canada.   The  
Canadian   Council   for   Refugees   will   host   an   international   refugee   rights   conference   from   7   -­‐  
9   June   2018   at   York   University   in   Toronto,   Canada.   This   conference   is   intended   for  
representatives  of  NGOs,  academics,  government  ofXicials,  UNHCR  representatives,  refugees  
and  vulnerable  migrants,  and  the  conference  seeks  to  enhance  the  effectiveness  of  NGOs  in  
protecting   the   human   rights   of   refugees   and   vulnerable   migrants.   http://ccrweb.ca/en/
international-­‐refugee-­‐rights-­‐conference-­‐2018

International   Association   for   the   Study   of   Forced   Migration   conference,   24-­‐27   July  
2018,   Thessaloniki,   Greece.   The   17th   International   Association   for   the   Study   of   Forced  
Migration   (IASFM)   conference,   to   take   place   24-­‐27   July   2018   in   Thessaloniki,   Greece,   will  
address  the  changes  in  global  refugee  movements,  responses  and  debates  and  place  them  in  
historical  perspectives.  The  conference  will  be  hosted  by  the  Department  of  Balkan,  Slavic  
and  Oriental  Studies,  University  of  Macedonia,  and  the  Laboratory  for  the  Study  of  Cultures,  
Gender,   and   Borders.   All   panel,   roundtable,   paper   proposals,   and   presentations   in   other  
formats  must  be  submitted  online  by  30  September  2017.  http://iasfm.org/iasfm17/

Irregular  Migrants,  Refugees  or  TrafZicked  Persons?  -­‐  Anti-­‐TrafZicking  Review  call  for  
papers  7  Jan.  2018  http://www.antitrafXickingreview.org/index.php/atrjournal/
announcement/view/17

Forced  Migration  Review,  Economies,  work  and  displacement  Plus  a  shorter  feature  
on  social  protection  Deadline  for  submission  of  articles:  Monday  5th  February  2018  
http://www.fmreview.org/economies.html

‘Refugee  Protection  in  a  Hostile  World?’  3rd  Annual  Conference,  Refugee  Law  
Initiative,  University  of  London,  18  -­‐  19  July  2018  (22  Jan.  2018)  https://rli.sas.ac.uk/
about-­‐us/news/call-­‐papers-­‐3rd-­‐annual-­‐conference

Immigration  and  Asylum  Caseworker/Solicitor  (Temporary  position)  30  Nov.  http://


www.ilpa.org.uk/pages/immigration-­‐and-­‐asylum-­‐caseworkersolicitor-­‐temporary-­‐
position.html

Immigration  and  Asylum  Caseworker/Solicitor  16  Nov.    http://www.ilpa.org.uk/pages/


immigration-­‐and-­‐asylum-­‐caseworkersolicitor.html

Georgetown  Immigration  Law  Journal  Call  for  Papers  http://


lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2017/11/georgetown-­‐immigration-­‐law-­‐journal-­‐
call-­‐for-­‐papers.html

The  2018  Michael  Maggio  Immigrants’  Rights  Summer  Fellowship  Program  http://
www.maggiofellowship.org

Pro  bono  and  legal  services  attorneys  interested  in  monitoring  the  detention  of  
immigrant  children  (Dec.  1,  2017)R  HUMAN  RIGHTS  AND  CONSTITUTIONAL  LAW    
http://Xiles.constantcontact.com/baccf499301/71974314-­‐
c0e7-­‐4e8c-­‐8fd1-­‐23aeac0bba07.pdf

UNIVERSITY  OF  DETROIT  MERCY  LAW  REVIEW  CALL  FOR  PROPOSALS  -­‐-­‐  The  Return  
of  Sanctuary  Cities:  The  Muslim  Ban,  Hurricane  Maria,  and  Everything  in  Between  (3  
Dec.)  http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2017/11/university-­‐of-­‐detroit-­‐
mercy-­‐law-­‐review-­‐call-­‐for-­‐proposals-­‐the-­‐return-­‐of-­‐sanctuary-­‐cities-­‐the-­‐muslim-­‐.html

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