Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter Details

December 2011 Issue

The Bangkok Principles on the Status and Treatment of Refugees

Africa NGO resolution on the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and displaced persons

Asia Pacific model pledge towards upholding refugee rights worldwide

MIGREUROP explores readmission instruments

The situation of refugees in Israel

Question & answer: the Cessation Clause examined

The Cessation Clause: a primer

ECtHR allows extradition to Rwanda of alleged Hutu génocidaire with refugee status in Denmark; UNHCR does not intervene

‘Is this Caribbean idyll the worst place in the world to be a woman?’

WikiLeaks diplomatic cables: a tool for refugee legal aid workers?

In limbo in Latvia

Asia Pacific Regional Immigration Detention Working Group workshop


November 2011 Issue

Resettlement in exchange for local asylum?

UNHCR’s incentive salary policy

Human rights in Rwanda

International refugee law judges conference

Country of origin and legal news

Child custody rights and UNHCR resettlement

Resettlement, divorce and visita1on rights

Profile: Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, Articulo en Español


October 2011 Issue

Remarks & letters on the Cessation Clause

New project: international law in domestic courts

Discussion of workshop on asylum‐seeking children

Asia Pacific regional refugee protecLon cooperation

Refugees in Egypt train in advocacy

The refugee situation in Korea

New Canadian AssociaLon of Refugee Lawyers

Asylum seekers in Estonia receive free legal assistance

Irish asylum system needs reform

Iraq’s mistreatment of Iranians in Camp Ashraf

How Asylum Access Thailand uses the FRLAN

Can a European gain asylum in another EU country?

Workshop: cultural expertise in English courts


September 2011 Issue

Sign to Protect Rwandan Refugees!

Rwandans in UK Face Danger

UNHCR‐Rwandan Refugee Meeting

LGBTI Rights in Sudan

Case Note: ECHR on Dadaab Camp

Asylum in Poland

Cyprus Police Attack Detainees

Case Note: Return from UK to Cyprus

Syrian Refugees in Turkey

UK Refugee Legal Aid Cuts


July/August 2011 Issue

Training Asylum Lawyers in the UK

Case Note:Asylum & Child Custody

Australia’s Troubling ‘Swap’ Plan

Egypt’s Invisible Palestinians

The UK’S Troubling Asylum Practices

Thai Refugee Freedom Fund

Syrians Flee to Turkey

Call: Continue Protecting Rwandans

Sinai Atrocities, Israel Detention


June 2011 Issue

Expert Advice in Legal Cases

Australia Plans Asylum ‘Swap’

Rwanda & the Cessation Clause

European Borders

UNHCR Urban Refugee Policy in Bulgaria


May 2011 Issue

Refugees in the Russian Federation

Kenyan Refugee in Transitional Justice

Events & Courses

Canada in Violation on Returns to USA

News: Australia, Cyprus, Namibia, Eritreans


April 2011 Issue

Looking for Legal Literature

The Cessation Clause, Uganda Style

Coalition for Rights of Iranian Refugees

Advocacy Action in Thailand: APRRN

Family Reunification in Finland

Refugee Crisis in Libya


March 2011 Issue

New Mexican Refugee Legislation

US Ruling on Fear of Future Persecution

Rights in Exile Programme: An Overview


February 2011 Issue

US Debate on Evidence Access in Immigration Cases

UNHCR’s Position on Returns to Côte d’Ivoire

Shutting ‘Gateway EU’: Greece’s Fence Plans

Persecution, Death of Uganda’s Sexual Minorities

Commentary on Human Rights in Uganda

News: Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt


January 2011 Issue

UK Age Assessment: A New Approach

Arguments for Legal Asylum System in Jordan

Witchcraft Allegations & Refugee Protection

Egypt Sinai: Refugees Taken Hostage

Commentary: UNHCR’s Role in Israel-Sudan Returns

Transgendered Women Allowed to Remain in the US

South Africa to Return Zimbabweans in 2011


December 2010

Refugee protection in Israel: recent developments

Age disputed asylum seeking children in the United Kingdom

Publications and resources

India’s constitutional right to life – a hope for refugees?

Japanese judgement on Rohingya disregards international human rights and refugee law norms

Malaysia: Combating human trafficking must not be at the expense of human rights

South Africa: Refugees can again access bank accounts


November 2010

Egypt: first steps taken in creation of National Network of Refugee Lawyers

The law, policy and practice of refugee protection in India

Update from Japan: Asia’s only resettlement program continues


October 2010

Is the United States a safe third country? A commentary on Canadian Council for Refugees v. Her Majesty the Queen

Hard times for refugees in Northern Cyprus

Commentary: UNHCR’s deregistration of Iraqis in Syria


September 2010

From Refugee to citizen? Obstacles to the naturalization of refugees in Uganda

United Kingdom: the right to work during the asylum claim process


July 2010

Response to UNHCR’s new eligibility guidelines on asylumseekers from Sri Lanka

The United Kingdom’s reception of asylum seekers


June 2010

Iraqi Refugees detained in Lebanon issue public statement

ALERT: Using the European Court to stop deportation

Statement of the Joint Committee of the 8th Tripartite Commission Meeting, 13 May 2010


May 2010

Uganda & Malawi: Africa’s LGBTI Rights Under Attack

New UNHCR guidelines on Somali asylum claims

Call for Refugee Legal Aid in Nepal


April 2010

Using civil society networks to engage with intergovernmental processes: The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network

Australia’s partial suspension of asylum processing prompts protest

Dadaab refugees release open letter of grievances


March 2010

Refugee legal aid at Canadian embassies

Early warning of Cessation Clause?

UNHCR country of origin briefing papers available online

International Detention Monitor e-Newsletter and Toolkit

New refugee legislation in Chile

Asylum in Mexico

Assessing credibility in religious-based refugee claims: the case of Pentecostals in Egypt

Refugee law training held in Malaysia


February 2010

Refugees in Central African Republic fear return

Need for refugee legal aid in Cameroon

Hong Kong’s refugee law is changing

Budget increase for refugee resources in Egypt expected

Yemen sees rise in African migrant arrivals

Court case of Chechen limits detention to 18 months

Return pressure on refugees in Thailand

Cyprus detention victory

Malaysia to issue refugee identity cards

Japan to resettle Myanmar refugees