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ABA International Human Rights e-Brief

Produced by the American Bar Association and available for paid subscription if you are currently a law student at an ABA-accredited law school, or if you are enrolled in college or university-level post-secondary educational studies and have an interest in the work of the American Bar Association. Otherwise accessible as an Associate of the ABA. Subscription information and enrollment formscan be found here.


AlertNet Weekly Digest, the World’s Humanitarian News Service

A humanitarian news service run by Thomson Reuters Foundation and linked to their website. The newsletter is only for members (non-profit groups that meet certain criteria). Membership information can be found here.


The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) Newsletter

The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network Newsletter is produced every 2-3 months and circulated via list-serv and on the APRRN website and facebook. Non-APRRN members can also subscribe. For information, please (send an email).



Borderline-Sicilia is the newsletter blog of MigrantSicily. The blog is part of project which monitors the situation of migrants in Sicily and the migration politics of the Italian government concerning refugees from the Maghreb region and Libya. For subscriptions, send an email with the subject line: ‘newsletter’.


Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) Chronicle

The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) Chronicle is a monthly digest on refugee and immigrant rights advocacy in Canada. Subscribe here. 


Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS) Newsletter

The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS)  at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, works to impact the development of law and policy to protect women fleeing gender-based violence. CGRS has as its overarching objectives to positively impact decisions in individual cases, while influencing the overall development of the law nationally and internationally. The CGRS newsletter includes updates on developments in refugee law and related advocacy initiatives, as well as brief reports on human rights conditions and available country conditions resources.


China Human Rights Briefing

Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) is a China-based, non-political, non-governmental network of grassroots and international activists promoting human rights and empowering grassroots activism in China. View the briefings or subscribe.


Civil Society and the Question of Palestine: NGO Action News

NGO Action News is the bi-weekly newsletter of the UN Division for Palestinian Rights. It lists activities and publications by NGOs around the world that are working toward a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. For contributions, questions or comments please use (send an email).



Chilout is an Australian NGO committed to stopping the detention of children seeking asylum. that advocates for legislative changes to protect children and meet Australia’s international obligations. Chilout newsletters include observations from detention facility visits, latest statistics, cases and ways to affect change. Subscribe to their newsletter.


European Asylum Support Newsletter

The European Asylum Support Newsletter is published by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), a regulatory agency supported by the European Commission as an independent European body which works closely with the national authorities responsible for asylum, the European Commission, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Subscribe here.


European Country of Origin Information Network Blog: The Researcher

The Researcher is published two times a year by the Refugee Documentation Centre (RDC) in Ireland. It is a publication which combines academic papers, summaries of caselaw, guides to new legislation, reports of conferences, articles on RDC services and items of country of origin information.


Forced Migration Review (FMR)

The in-house magazine of the University of Oxford Refugee Studies Centre, published three times a year in English, Arabic, French and Spanish. FMR serves the humanitarian community by providing a practice-oriented forum for debate on issues facing refugees and internally displaced people in order to improve policy and practice and to involve refugees and IDPs in programme design and implementation. All articles, in the three language editions, are available online. English language editions are searchable using the FMO Digital Library. For further information, contact the (FMR Editors).


Justice Centre Hong Kong News

The monthly newsletter of the Justice Centre Hong Kong is located in Kowloon, Hong Kong.


Human Rights First Asylum News

Human Rights First safeguards the rights of refugees through its pro bono program and advocacy.


IARMJ International Association of Refugee and Migration Judges

Newsletter for members of the International Association of Refugee and Migration Judges. For information, please use (send an email).


International Detention Monitor

The International Detention Monitor is the newsletter of the International Detention Coalition (IDC). The IDC is an international coalition working across all regions of the globe with its Secretariat based in Melbourne, Australia. The IDC advocates for greater respect for the human rights of detainees; this includes preventing and limiting the use of, seeking alternatives to, and using the least restrictive forms of, immigration detention. For the latest issue or to subscribe to the IDC’s e-newsletter please visit and follow the instructions.


International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI)

IRRI is dedicated to promoting human rights in situations of conflict and displacement, and enhancing the protection of vulnerable populations before, during, and after conflict. IRRI accomplishes this by: tackling the exclusion and human rights violations which are the root causes of flight; enhancing the protection of the rights of the displaced, and promoting policy solutions which enable those affected by conflict to rebuild sustainable lives and communities. IRRI grounds its advocacy in regional and international human rights instruments and strives to make these guarantees effective at the local level. Reports and Papers and Refugee Rights News are available on IRRI’s Publications Page. Sign up for updates here.


Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

JRS is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons, nationally and regionally with the support of an international office in Rome. Founded in 1980 as a work of the Society of Jesus, JRS was officially registered on 19 March 2000 at the Vatican State as a foundation. Click here to subscribe to updates.


Migrants’ Rights Network Newsletter

An information service with news, research, and events on migration in the UK published by Migrants’ Rights Network a charity promoting policy analysis, partnership and debate for the rights of all migrants. Includes weekly bulletin and occasional updates. Click here to subscribe.


Newsletter on European Migration Issues for Judges (NEMIS)

The Newsletter on European Migration Issues for Judges (NEMIS) published by the Centre for Migration Law, Radboud University Nijmegen (NL) and University of Essex (UK). For judges who need to keep up to date on EU developments in migration and borders law. Contains European legislation and jurisprudence on access and residence. To subscribe, send an (email). Back issues can be found here.


Newsletter on European Asylum Issues (NEAIS)
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Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees

Refuge is an interdisciplinary journal published two times a year in English and French by the Centre for Refugee Studies, York University and Queen’s University provide a forum for discussion and critical reflection on refugee and forced migration issues. Click here for information.


Refugee Law Initiative E-newsletter

The Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) at the Human Rights Consortium of the School of Advanced Study, University of London, is the only academic centre in the United Kingdom to concentrate specifically on international refugee law.  If you wish to subscribe to its newsletter detailing the RLI’s seminars, short courses and other programmes, please (send an email).


Women’s Asylum News

The newsletter of The Women’s Project at Asylum Aid, which provides high quality legal representation to people seeking asylum in the UK. Any information for the newsletter, please send (an email).


Women’s Migration and Asylum Network eNewsletter

The free electronic newsletter of the Equality and Diversity Forum, emailed fortnightly to subscribers. The eNewsletter contains information about equality and human rights developments, policy and publications, and details of forthcoming events and job vacancies. For more information click here.