May 2018 Newsletter

25 May, 2018

Dear all,

We invite you to check out the resources that we have flagged for you this month. This May, the newsletter features a range of resources on migration and human rights.


Refugee Law’s Fact-Finding Crisis: Truth, Risk, and the Wrong Mistake.

Recently published by Cambridge University Press, Hilary Evans Cameron’s book provides the first full account of what Canadian jurisprudence is trying to accomplish in a refugee hearing. She demonstrates how a hole in the law’s normative foundations is contributing to the dysfunction of one of the world’s most respected refugee determination systems, and may well be undermining refugee protection across the globe. The author uses her findings to propose a new legal model of refugee status decision-making.

In Search of Protection: Unaccompanied Minors in Italy.

Authored by Pietro Demurtas, this book explores the issue of unaccompanied minors arriving in Italy and how Italy has responded to their need for protection. In providing a statistical overview of unaccompanied minors in Italy between 2014 and 2017, the author examines three categories of unaccompanied minors: those who request political asylum, those in government reception facilities who do not, and those who have left reception centers without seeking asylum and have become “untraceable.”

“Death would have been better”: Europe continues to fail refugees and migrants in Libya.

Written by Izza Leghtas, this report describes the harrowing experiences of people detained in Libya’s notoriously abusive immigration detention centers. The report is based on interviews conducted in February 2018 with asylum seekers and refugees who have been evacuated by UNHCR from detention centers in Libya to Niger, where they await resettlement to a third country.

When People Flee: Rule of Law and Forced Migration.

Written by Paula Rudnicka and Elizabeth Ferris and published by the American Bar Association Rule, this paper explore the complex relationship between the rule of law and forced migration. It highlights the ways in which the rule of law development can strengthen and potentially transform the response to the global displacement crisis.


Update on Human Rights.

This conference provides the attendees with the latest information on the latest developments and insights on helpful strategies on handling current issues in human rights. This event is organized by The Ontario Bar Association and will take place on May 31st 2018 at the Twenty Toronto Street Conferences in Toronto, Canada. If you’re interested in attending, please refer to the event page.

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Thank you for reading. Wishing you a great month. Until next time.

Your Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law team.

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