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Title: Refugee Protection in International Law
Date of publication: 01 January 2003
Description/subject: Contents: List of annexes page viii... Notes on contributors and editors ix... Foreword xv... Preface xvii... Acknowledgments xx... Expert roundtables and topics under the ‘second track’ of the Global Consultations xxi... Table of cases xxii Table of treaties and other international instruments xlv List of abbreviations lv... Part 1 Introduction: 1.1 Refugee protection in international law: an overall perspective 3... volker turk and frances nicholson 1.2 Age and gender dimensions in international refugee law 46 alice edwards 1.3 Declaration of States Parties to the 1951 Convention and/or its 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees 81 Part 2 Non-refoulement (Article 33 of the 1951 Convention) 2.1 The scope and content of the principle of non-refoulement: Opinion 87 sir elihu lauterpacht qc and daniel bethlehem 2.2 Summary Conclusions: the principle of non-refoulement, expert roundtable, Cambridge, July 2001 178 2.3 List of participants 180 v vi Contents Part 3 Illegal entry (Article 31) 3.1 Article 31 of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees: non-penalization, detention, and protection 185 guy s . goodwin-gill 3.2 Summary Conclusions: Article 31 of the 1951 Convention, expert roundtable, Geneva,November 2001 253 3.3 List of participants 259 Part 4 Membership of a particular social group (Article 1A(2)) 4.1 Protected characteristics and social perceptions: an analysis of the meaning of ‘membership of a particular social group’ 263 t. alexander aleinikoff 4.2 Summary Conclusions: membership of a particular social group, expert roundtable, San Remo, September 2001 312 4.3 List of participants 314 Part 5 Gender-related persecution (Article 1A(2)) 5.1 Gender-related persecution 319 rodger haines qc 5.2 Summary Conclusions: gender-related persecution, expert roundtable, San Remo, September 2001 351 5.3 List of participants 353 Part 6 Internal protection/relocation/flight alternative 6.1 Internal protection/relocation/flight alternative as an aspect of refugee status determination 357 james c. hathaway and michelle foster 6.2 Summary Conclusions: internal protection/relocation/flight alternative, expert roundtable, San Remo, September 2001 418 6.3 List of participants 420 Part 7 Exclusion (Article 1F) 7.1 Current issues in the application of the exclusion clauses 425 geoff gilbert Contents vii 7.2 Summary Conclusions: exclusion from refugee status, expert roundtable, Lisbon, May 2001 479 7.3 List of participants 486 Part 8 Cessation (Article 1C) 8.1 Cessation of refugee protection 491 joan fitzpatrick and rafael bonoan 8.2 Summary Conclusions: cessation of refugee status, expert roundtable, Lisbon, May 2001 545 8.3 List of participants 551 Part 9 Family unity (Final Act, 1951UN Conference) 9.1 Family unity and refugee protection 555 kate jastram and kathleen newland 9.2 Summary Conclusions: family unity, expert roundtable, Geneva, November 2001 604 9.3 List of participants 609 Part 10 Supervisory responsibility (Article 35) 10.1 Supervising the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees: Article 35 and beyond 613 walter ka¨ lin 10.2 Summary Conclusions: supervisory responsibility, expert roundtable, Cambridge, July 2001 667 10.3 List of participants 672 Index 674 Annexes 2.1 Status of ratifications of key international instruments which include a non-refoulement component page 164 2.2 Constitutional and legislative provisions importing the principle of non-refoulement into municipal law 171 3.1 Incorporation of Article 31 of the 1951 Convention into municipal law: selected legislation 234 viii
Author/creator: Edited by Erika Feller, Volker Türk and Frances Nicholson
Language: English, French
Source/publisher: UNHCR
Format/size: pdf
Alternate URLs: http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/search?page=search&skip=10&query=Refugee%20Protectio...
Date of entry/update: 21 December 2010


Title: Asian Research Center for Migration, Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University
Description/subject: Research on refugees/migrants, mostly Thailand-related
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Research Center for Migration, Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 August 2012


Title: List of UNHCR ExComm Conclusions on International Protection
Description/subject: "Conclusions on International Protection International protection is included as a priority theme on the agenda of each session of the Executive Committee. The consensus reached by the Committee in the course of its discussions is expressed in the form of Conclusions on International Protection (ExCom Conclusions). Although not formally binding, they are relevant to the interpretation of the international protection regime. ExCom Conclusions constitute expressions of opinion which are broadly representative of the views of the international community. The specialist knowledge of ExCom and the fact that its Conclusions are taken by consensus add further weight...The complete collection of ExCom Conclusions (updated 2004) has been compiled to benefit those who wish to download and print all the Conclusions. It includes a table of contents and index..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNHCR
Alternate URLs: http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/search?page=&comid=49eee4826&cid=49aea93a20&scid...
Date of entry/update: 17 December 2010


Title: Non-refoulement
Description/subject: Non-refoulement is a principle of the international law, i.e. of customary and trucial Law of Nations which forbids the rendering a true victim of persecution to their persecutor; persecutor generally referring to a state-actor (country/government). Non-refoulement is a key facet of refugee law, that concerns the protection of refugees from being returned to places where their lives or freedoms could be threatened. Unlike political asylum, which applies to those who can prove a well-grounded fear of persecution based on membership in a social group or class of persons, non-refoulement refers to the generic repatriation of people, generally refugees into war zones and other disaster areas. Non-refoulement is a jus cogens (peremptory norm) of international law that forbids the expulsion of a refugee into an area, usually their home-country, where the person might be again subjected to persecution.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 August 2012


Title: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Description/subject: "The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people...".....Use the drop-down menu (top right) to access the Myanmar page
Language: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Source/publisher: Office of the UN Hight Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR)
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/page?page=49e4877d6&submit=GO
Date of entry/update: 11 February 2014


Title: Refworld
Description/subject: A substantial set of documents on refugees...Use the Country drop-down menu or search.
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNHCR
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 29 January 2009


Title: Search results for "Protection"
Description/subject: More than 7000 documents (June 2003); 13192 (January 2014)
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNHCR
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: UNHCR Executive Committee (ExComm)
Description/subject: "...An Executive Committee of 57 countries meets annually in Geneva to review and approve UNHCR's budget, protection policy and other programs. The committee's 'working group' or standing committee meetings several times a year. The High Commissioner reports on the results of the agency's work annually to the U.N.General Assembly through the Economic and Social Council..." This page has links to ExComm Conclusions and Summary Records, a list of General Assembly and ECOSOC resolutions relating to UNHCR, annual reports to the GA etc.
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNHCR
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: UNHCR publications online
Description/subject: State of the World's Refugees, 2000; Resettlement Handbook; Refugee Statistics; "Refugees by Numbers"; Handbook for Determining Refugee Status; New Issues in Refugee Research; Global Appeal; "Refugees" magazine; Handbook for Emergencies etc.
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNHCR
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: UNHCR's EXCOM Conclusions and Decisions
Description/subject: search for "EXCOM Conclusions and Decisions"
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNHCR
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.icva.ch/doc00001404.html
Date of entry/update: 17 December 2010


Individual Documents

Title: SOUTH-EAST ASIA IRREGULAR MARITIME MOVEMENTS January – June 2014
Date of publication: June 2014
Description/subject: "Irregular maritime movements of mixed populations that include persons of concern to UNHCR have been prevalent in the Asia- Pacific region for many years, but movements through South-East Asia, largely originating from the Bay of Bengal, have increased at a particularly rapid rate following inter-communal violence in Myanmar in June 2012. Since then, some 87,000 people are estimated to have departed by sea from the Bangladesh- Myanmar border area.  This trend has continued through the first half of 2014, during which the main route of irregular maritime movement in South-East Asia remained the journey through the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea f rom the Bangladesh- Myanmar maritime border to the Malaysia-Thailand ma ritime border. Other irregular maritime movements passing through South- East Asia followed routes through the Indian Ocean from South Asia and Indonesia to Australia, and across the Strait of Malacca from Malaysia to I ndonesia.  Although the precise number of people travelling on such routes is unknown and likely much greater than what has been reported , UNHCR is aware of over 20,000 irregular maritime departures from the Bangl adesh-Myanmar border area in the first half of 2014, in addition to hund reds who have attempted the boat journey to Australia.  Given the high proportion and total number of perso ns of concern to UNHCR departing by sea from the Bangladesh-Myanmar border , as well as a lack of access to those who travelled along other routes, t his report largely focuses on the journey between the Bangladesh-Myanmar borde r and the Malaysia- Thailand border.  Irregular maritime movements are by their nature cl andestine, making the data on such movements difficult to independently v erify. The information in this report is compiled from various sources, inclu ding direct interviews with persons of concern, implementing partners, media re ports, and governments"
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations HighCommissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 16 September 2014


Title: A THEMATIC COMPILATION OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CONCLUSIONS
Date of publication: 01 August 2009
Description/subject: (4th edition)..... "This compilation consists of selected paragraphs of the Conclusions of UNHCR’s Executive Committee grouped by subject. It seeks to show the progressive development of Executive Committee deliberations on a given topic over time, and to add a reference tool to the chronological arrangement of Executive Committee Conclusions already published by UNHCR. The first edition of this compilation was published in 2001 to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. This 2nd edition includes Executive Committee conclusions from 1975, when they were first adopted, to 2004. The compilation is separated into 66 major chapters, arranged alphabetically. Many of the chapters are then divided into several subchapters, which are also arranged alphabetically. The conclusions are in chronological order within each subchapter, or within the chapter if there are no subchapters...TABLE OF CONTENTS: KEY TO USING THE COMPILATION. 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 ACCESS 9 Access by UNHCR and Others 9 Access to Asylum Procedures 10 Denial of Access 11 Rejection at Frontiers 12 Safe Country of Origin 13 Safe Third Country 13 States’ Readiness to Admit / Receive 14 ACCESSION – SEE CONVENTION OF 1951 AND 1967 PROTOCOL AGE, GENDER AND DIVERSITY MAINSTREAMING 15 AGENDA FOR PROTECTION – SEE GLOBAL CONSULTATIONS / AGENDA FOR PROTECTION ASYLUM 17 Conclusions Specific to Asylum 17 Declaration on Territorial Asylum 21 Draft Convention on Territorial Asylum 21 First Country of Asylum 21 Institution / Character of Asylum 22 Liberal Asylum Practices 26 Restrictive Asylum Practices 27 Right to Seek Asylum 28 ASYLUM SEEKERS AT SEA – RESCUE AT SEA 30 BURDEN AND RESPONSIBILITY SHARING / INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION OF STATES 37 Access / Asylum 37 Burden of (First) Countries of Asylum / Mass Influx 38 International Initiatives and Cooperation 47 Irregular Movement of Refugees and Asylum Seekers From a Country in Which They Had Already Found Protection 53 Prevention / Causes / Solutions 53 Resettlement Opportunities 56 CAPACITY BUILDING 59 CAUSES OF POPULATION DISPLACEMENTS 61 Actual Causes 61 Comprehensive Approach 63 Irregular Movement of Refugees and Asylum Seekers from a Country in Which They Had Already Found Protection 66 Mass Influx 67 Prevention / Causes / Solutions 68 CESSATION OF REFUGEE STATUS 70 CHILDREN 72 Conclusions Specific to Children 72 Special Protection Needs 78 Unaccompanied Minors / Separated Children 82 UNHCR Policy and Guidelines 83 Violations of Rights (Forced Recruitment, Sexual Abuse, etc) 84 COMPLEMENTARY FORMS OF PROTECTION 87 COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH 88 Conclusion Specific to Comprehensive Approach 88 Nature of Comprehensive Approach 90 Need for Comprehensive Approach 94 CONVENTION OF 1951 AND 1967 PROTOCOL 96 Accession 96 Conclusions Specific to the Convention and Protocol 100 Implementation 102 Significance of Convention and Protocol 107 State Reporting 110 UNHCR’s Supervisory Role 111 CONVENTION PLUS 112 DETENTION 114 DISABLED REFUGEES 118 DISCRIMINATION 119 DOCUMENTATION 121 Conclusions Specific to Documentation 121 Confidentiality 123 Destruction of Documents / Fraudulent Documents 124 Identity Documents / Certificates of Refugee Status / Personal Documentation 125 Registration 129 Travel Documents 133 DURABLE SOLUTIONS 135 DUTIES OF REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS 148 EDUCATION 150 EMPLOYMENT / SELF-SUFFICENCY / SELF-RELIANCE 154 ENVIRONMENT 156 EXCLUSION 157 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CONCLUSIONS 159 Conclusions 159 Sub-Committee of the Whole on International Protection 159 EXPULSION 162 EXTRADITION 165 FAMILY UNITY AND REUNIFICATION 166 FORCED RECRUITMENT 171GLOBAL CONSULTATIONS / AGENDA FOR PROTECTION 174 HUMANITARIAN LAW 179 HUMAN RIGHTS 183 Basic Standards of Treatment 183 Child Rights / Convention on the Rights of the Child 187 Comprehensive Approach 190 Convention Against Torture 191 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 192 Link Between Human Rights and Refugee Issues 192 Responsibilities of States 196 Role of the High Commissioner for Refugees 199 Sexual Violence 200 Universal Declaration of Human Rights 203 Violations of Human Rights 204 Women’s Rights 206 ILLEGAL ENTRY 208 IMPLEMENTATION – SEE CONVENTION OF 1951 AND 1967 PROTOCOL INTERCEPTION 209 INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS 212 Causes of Displacement 212 Conclusion Specific to Internally Displaced Persons 212 High Commissioner’s Role and Mandate 214 New Approaches 216 INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION 218 IRREGULAR MOVEMENT OF REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS FROM A COUNTRY IN WHICH THEY HAD ALREADY FOUND PROTECTION 223 LOCAL INTEGRATION 226 MASS MOVEMENTS 230 Asylum / Non-Refoulement 230 Conclusions Specific to Mass Influx 231 Durable Solutions 235 General 236 Protracted Refugee Situations 237 Responses to Mass-Influx / Temporary Protection / Responsibility and Burden-Sharing 240 MIGRATION 247 MILITARY OR ARMED ATTACKS ON REFUGEE CAMPS AND SETTLEMENTS / CIVILIAN AND HUMANITARIAN CHARACTER OF ASYLUM 249 Character and Location of Camps 249 Children and Adolescents 251 Conclusions Specific to Military or Armed Attacks on Refugee Camps and Settlements 252 Duties of Refugees 256 Maintaining the Civilian and Humanitarian Character of Asylum 256 Protection and Assistance 260Responsibilities of States 262 Violations of Refugee and Asylum Seeker’s Rights / Personal Security 263 NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS 268 Family Reunification 268 Internally Displaced Persons 268 Personal Security of Refugees and Asylum Seekers 268 Prevention 269 Promotion of Refugee Law / Public Awareness 269 Reception 271 Resettlement 271 Role in International Protection 272 Women / Children 272 NON-REFOULEMENT 275 Appeal to States 275 Comprehensive Approach 278 Definition / Character of Principle 279 Disregard of Principle / Violations of Rights / Personal Security 282 OLDER REFUGEES 285 PALESTINIANS 287 PARTICIPATION / COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT APPROACH / EMPOWERMENT 289 PERSECUTION 291 Asylum / Non-Refoulement 291 Cessation of Refugee Status 292 Extradition 293 Fear of Persecution in Country of Asylum 293 Gender-Related Persecution / Sexual Violence 294 Reasons for Persecution 295 War / Armed Conflict 296 PERSONAL SECURITY / PHYSICAL VIOLENCE 298 Appeals to States, UNHCR and Others 298 Conclusions Specific to Personal Security / Physical Violence 302 Violations of Basic Rights and Personal / Physical Security 303 PREVENTION 308 Development / Rehabilitation Assistance 308 Exploration of New Options / Strategies 308 Inter-Relationship Between Protection and Solutions 310 Stateless Persons / Internally Displaced Persons 311 Women 312 PROMOTION OF REFUGEE LAW 313 Conclusions Specific to the Promotion of Refugee Law 313 Importance of Promotion / Methods of Promotion of Refugee Law 314 Statelessness 318 Women / Children 319 PUBLIC OPINION / PUBLIC AWARENESS 321 RECEPTION OF ASYLUM-SEEKERS 324 REFUGEE STATUS DETERMINATION 326 Conclusions Specific to Refugee Status Determination 326 Detention 330 Family Members / Women / Children 330 Identifying Country Responsible for Examining an Asylum Request 331 Manifestly Unfounded or Abusive Claims 333 Others in Need of International Protection 334 Procedures 336 Refugee Definition 343 REFUGEES WITHOUT AN ASYLUM COUNTRY 344 Conclusions Specific to Refugees Without an Asylum Country 344 General 346 Stowaways 346 REGIONAL APPROACHES 348 Conclusions Specific to Regional Approaches 348 Regional Initiatives 351 Regional Instruments 353 RESETTLEMENT 356 RETURN OF PERSONS FOUND NOT TO BE IN NEED OF INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION 362 RIGHT TO RETURN 367 SEXUAL VIOLENCE 370 SMUGGLING AND TRAFFICKING 381 STATELESSNESS 383 STATUTE OF THE OFFICE OF UNHCR / MANDATE 389 STOWAWAY ASYLUM SEEKERS – SEE REFUGEES WITHOUT AN ASYLUM COUNTRY TEMPORARY PROTECTION 391 TORTURE 395 TRAVEL DOCUMENTS – SEE DOCUMENTATION UNHCR STAFF 398 Code of Conduct 398 Needs of Refugee Women and Children / Need for Female Staff 398 Provision of Necessary Staff / Competence of Staff 400 Safety of Staff 402 Training 403 VOLUNTARY REPATRIATION 406 Conclusions Specific to Voluntary Repatriation / General 406 Obstacles to Voluntary Repatriation / Land Mines 415 Promotion of Voluntary Repatriation / Creation of Conditions Favourable to Repatriation 416 Voluntary Character of Repatriation in, and to Conditions of Safety and Dignity 421WOMEN 426 Conclusions Specific to Women 426 Gender-Related Persecution / Sexual Violence 430 Obstacles to the Protection of Refugee Women 435 Promotion of Rights of Refugee Women / International Agenda 435 Special Protection Needs 436 UNHCR Guidelines on Refugee Women / Policy on Refugee Women 439 CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF CONCLUSIONS 442
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNHCR
Format/size: pdf (3.5MB), html
Alternate URLs: http://www.unhcr.org/3d4ab3ff2.pdf
Date of entry/update: 21 December 2010


Title: PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE: THE IMPACT OF RESETTLEMENT ON THE REMAINING CAMP POPULATION
Date of publication: July 2007
Description/subject: TABLE OF CONTENTS: MAP OF THAI-BURMESE BORDER CAMPS; ACRONYMS. iv ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ...v EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .. vi 1. INTRODUCTION .1 2. METHODOLOGY 2 3. CURRENT CONTEXT OF RESETTLEMENT ..3 4. IMPACT OF RESETTLEMENT: OVERALL OBSERVATIONS..4 4.1 Factors influencing depletion of skilled workers .5 4.2 Limited labour pool and the difficulty of replacement..6 4.3 Mood in the camps in the context of resettlement ..8 5. EDUCATION .8 5.1 Overall Impact on Education Sector...8 5.2 Actual and Anticipated Consequences of Resettlement on the Education Sector .11 5.3 Current and Possible Programmatic Responses to Resettlement: Coping Strategies ...12 5.4 Sectoral Recommendations for Education ...13 6. HEALTH14 6.1 Overall Impact on the Health Sector 14 6.2 Actual and Anticipated Consequences of Resettlement on the Health Sector...17 6.3 Current and Possible Programmatic Responses to Resettlement: Coping Strategies ...18 6.4 Sectoral Recommendations 19 7. CAMP ADMINISTRATION ...21 7.1 Overall findings ...21 7.2 Camp Committees ..22 7.3 CBOs..22 7.4 CBO and Camp Committee Recommendations ...25 8. OTHER RESETTLEMENT-AFFECTED GROUPS..25 8.1 Extremely Vulnerable Individuals (EVIs) ..25 8.2 Separated Children .26 9. POSITIVE IMPACTS ..26 10. FINANCIAL COSTS OF RESETTLEMENT..27 11. RECOMMENDATIONS TO KEY STAKEHOLDERS...27 11.1 NGOs and CBOs...27 11.2 UNHCR, IOM, OPE...29 11.3 Resettlement Countries.30 11.4 Royal Thai Government.31 11.5 Donors ..31 11.6 All Stakeholders 31 12. APPENDICES .32 Appendix A: Resettlement Activity vs. Education Level ..32 Appendix B: Guidelines and Procedures for the Identification of Myanmar .35 Refugees for Resettlement Submission.35 Appendix C: Camp-based workers, Education Level, and Projected Resettlement .39 Appendix D: Camp-Specific Data ..42 Appendix E: Financial Costs of Resettlement 49 Appendix F: List of Stakeholders Interviewed 51
Author/creator: DR. SUSAN BANKI AND DR. HAZEL LANG
Language: English
Source/publisher: CCSDPT
Format/size: pdf
Date of entry/update: 30 October 2007


Title: Resettlement Handbook
Date of publication: 01 November 2004
Description/subject: Revised 2007...Resettlement: A Vital Instrument Of International Protection And An Element Of Comprehensive Solutions... Comprehensive Approach To Resolving Refugee Situations And Providing Appropriate Durable Solutions: 2.1 Voluntary Repatriation 2.2 Local Integration 2.3 Resettlement in the Context of other Durable Solutions Resettlement Processes Flowchart... Refugee Status and Resettlement: 3.1 General Considerations 3.2 Mandate Refugee Status as a Precondition 3.3 Convention Status and Mandate Status 3.4 Eligibility under the 1951 Convention and Regional Instruments 3.5 Prima Facie Eligibility 3.6 Continued Need for Protection 3.7 Exclusion of Persons Considered to Be Undeserving of international Protection... UNHCR Criteria for Determining Resettlement as the Appropriate Solution: 4.1 Basic Considerations 4.2 Legal and Physical Protection Needs 4.3 Survivors of Violence and Torture 4.4 Medical Needs 4.5 Women-at-Risk 4.6 Family Reunification 4.7 Children and Adolescents 4.8 Older Refugees 4.9 Refugees without Local Integration Prospects... Special Issues: 5.1 Stateless Persons 5.2 Returnees 5.3 Irregular, Secondary or Onward Movement 5.4 Stowaways 5.5 Criminal Records 5.6 Ex-combatants... Basic Procedures To Be Followed In Field Office Resettlement Operations: 6.1 Overview of Basic Resettlement Procedures 6.2 Standards, Accountability and Safeguards in the Resettlement Process 6.3 Case Identification 6.4 Case Assessment and Verification 6.5 Conducting Interviews 6.6 Preparation of a Resettlement Submission 6.7 UNHCR Submission Decision 6.8 State Decisions 6.9 Departure Arrangements and Monitoring... Group Resettlement: Expanding Resettlement Opportunities And Using Resettlement Strategically: 7.1 Purpose 7.2 Methodology 7.3 Tailored Approach... Resettlement Management In Field Offices: 8.1 Resettlement Management 8.2 File Management and Tracking 8.3 Co-ordinating and planning resettlement activities 8.4 Combating fraud in the resettlement process 8.5 Managing resettlement expectations within the refugee population 8.6 Coping with Stress... Resettlement Statistics And Data: 9.1 Resettlement Statistics... Partnership And Liaison: 10.1 Partnerships within the context of the Agenda for Protection and Convention Plus 10.2 Interagency Cooperation 10.3 Governments and Resettlement Operations 10.4 Non-Governmental Organizations 10.4 The Media... Training On Resettlement... Revised Country Chapters: Australia; Benin; Burkina Faso; Canada; Chile; Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Ireland; The Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Sweden; United States of America.
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNHCR
Format/size: pdf (2.07MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/search?page=search&query=Resettlement+Handbook&x=9&a...
Date of entry/update: 21 December 2010


Title: Evaluation of the implementation of UNHCR’s policy on refugees in urban areas
Date of publication: December 2001
Description/subject: (EPAU/2001/10)_ "UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEESEVALUATION AND POLICY ANALYSIS UNIT"_ "UNHCR’s Evaluation and Policy Analysis Unit (EPAU) is committed to the systematic examination and assessment of UNHCR policies, programmes, projects and practices. EPAU also promotes rigorous research on issues related to the work of UNHCR and encourages an active exchange of ideas and information between humanitarian practitioners, policymakers and the research community. All of these activities are undertaken with the purpose of strengthening UNHCR’s operational effectiveness, thereby enhancing the organization’s capacity to fulfil its mandate on behalf of refugees and other displaced people. The work of the unit is guided by the principles of transparency, independence, consultation and relevance....." CONTENTS: Introduction, Protection focus, Conceptual issues, Urban refugee profile, Self-reliance and solutions, Movement from camps, 'Irregular' movements, Refugees as partners, Annex: UNHCR's policy on refugees in urban areas.
Author/creator: Naoko Obi and Jeff Crisp
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNHCR_Evaluation and Policy Analysis Unit
Format/size: pdf (307.66 K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/search?page=search&query=Evaluation+of+the+implementatio... (search result of Evaluation of the implementation of UNHCR’s policy on refugees in urban areas)
Date of entry/update: 21 December 2010


Title: Evaluation of UNHCR’s policy on refugees in urban areas: A case study review of Cairo
Date of publication: June 2001
Description/subject: (EPAU/2001/07)_ UNHCR’s Evaluation and Policy Analysis Unit (EPAU) is committed to the systematic examination and assessment of UNHCR policies, programmes, projects and practices. EPAU also promotes rigorous research on issues related to the work of UNHCR and encourages an active exchange of ideas and information between humanitarian practitioners, policymakers and the research community. All of these activities are undertaken with the purpose of strengthening UNHCR’s operational effectiveness, thereby enhancing the organization’s capacity to fulfil its mandate on behalf of refugees and other displaced people. The work of the unit is guided by the principles of transparency, independence, consultation and relevance....."
Author/creator: Stefan Sperl
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNHCR Evaluation and Policy Analysis Unit
Format/size: pdf (670 K)
Date of entry/update: 21 December 2010


Title: Evaluation of UNHCR’s policy on refugees in urban areas: A case study review of New Delhi
Date of publication: November 2000
Description/subject: Though the Chin refugees in Delhi are not mentioned, their legal situation is the same as that of the Afghan refugees who are the subject of this study.
Author/creator: Naoko Obi and Jeff Crisp
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNHCR Evaluation and Policy Analysis Unit
Format/size: pdf (120K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/search?page=search&comid=4a2396946&cid=49aea93a6a&am...*
Date of entry/update: 20 December 2010


Title: Handbook on Voluntary Repatriation: International Protection
Date of publication: 1996
Description/subject: Chapter 1 - UNHCR's Mandate for Voluntary Repatriation: 1.1 The Statute; 1.2 The 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees; 1.3 General Assembly Resolutions; 1.4 UNHCR Executive Committee Conclusions; 1.5 Requests by the Secretary-General; 1.6 Summary of the Current UNHCR Mandate for Voluntary Repatriation... Chapter 2 - The Protection Content of Voluntary Repatriation: 2.1 International Human Rights Instruments and the Right to Return; 2.2 Cessation of Status and Fundamental Changes in the Country of Origin; 2.3 Voluntariness; 2.4 Ensuring Return in Safety and with Dignity; 2.5 Responsibilities of the Host Country; 2.6 Responsibilities of the Country of Origin... Chapter 3 - UNHCR's Role in Voluntary Repatriation Operations:; 3.1 Promotion of Solutions, Promotion of Repatriation, Facilitation 3.2 Profile of the Refugee Community and of the Country of Origin; 3.3 "Organized" and "Spontaneous" Repatriation: Being Prepared; 3.4 Cross-Border Coordination; 3.5 Communication in Repatriation Operations: Whom Do We Talk To?; 3.6 Repatriation Negotiations and Agreements; 3.7 New Arrivals; 3.8 Residual Caseload... Chapter 4 - Voluntariness: Practical Measures: 4.1 Establishing the Voluntary Character of Repatriation; 4.2 Information Campaigns; 4.3 Interviewing, Counselling and Registration; 4.4 Computerization... Chapter 5 - Repatriation in Complex Political Circumstances: 5.1 Repatriation During Conflict; 5.2 Repatriation as Part of a Political Settlement... Chapter 6 - UNHCR's Role in the Country of Origin: 6.1 UNHCR's Mandate for Returnee Monitoring; 6.2 Returnee Monitoring: Amnesties and Guarantees, Monitoring, Reporting, Intervening; 6.3 Internally Displaced Person; 6.4 Reintegration – the Anchor to Repatriation; 6.5 Landmines... Chapter 7 - Vulnerable Groups: 7.1 General Considerations; 7.2 Unaccompanied Children; 7.3 Tracing... Chapter 8 - Other Important Aspects: 8.1 Personal Belongings, Cash Holdings, Livestock, Pension Entitlements; 8.2 Health; 8.3 Education; 8.4 Security Considerations and Transport Arrangements; 8.5 Repatriation and Elections in the Country of Origin; 8.6 Repatriation of Individual Cases... Chapter 9 - Interagency and NGO Cooperation... Annex 1. Checklists... Annex 2. Executive Committee Conclusions 18 (XXXXI) and 40 (XXXVI).
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNHCR
Format/size: pdf (535 K) 96 pages
Alternate URLs: http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/search?page=search&query=Handbook+on+Voluntary+Repatriat...
Date of entry/update: 21 December 2010


Title: UNHCR EXCOM of the UNHCR Executive Committee on Protection of Asylum Seekers in Situations of Large-Scale Influx, Conclusion No. 22 (XXXII), 1981
Date of publication: 1981
Description/subject: "The Executive Committee, Noting with appreciation the report of the Group of Experts on temporary refuge in situations of large-scale influx, which met in Geneva from 21-24 April 1981, adopted the following conclusions in regard to the protection of asylum seekers in situations of large-scale influx...."
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNHCR via The Refugee Law Reader
Format/size: pdf (53 K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.en.refugeelawreader.org/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_details&lang=en&...
Date of entry/update: 21 December 2010


Title: 1951 Convention and the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees
Description/subject: INTRODUCTION (By Guy S. Goodwin-Gill): "The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, with just one “amending” and updating Protocol adopted in 1967 (on which, see further below), is the central feature in today’s international regime of refugee protection, and some 144 States (out of a total United Nations membership of 192) have now ratified either one or both of these instruments (as of August 2008). The Convention, which entered into force in 1954, is by far the most widely ratified refugee treaty, and remains central also to the protection activities of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)...".....PROCEDURAL HISTORY...DOCUMENTS...STATUS
Language: English (also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish)
Source/publisher: United Nations (Audiovisual History of International Law)
Format/size: pdf (476K), html
Alternate URLs: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3be01b964.html
Date of entry/update: 21 December 2010


Title: UNHCR Handbook on Procedures and Criteria for Determining Refugee Status
Description/subject: "Handbook on Procedures and Criteria for Determining Refugee Status under the 1951 Convention and the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees" ..... FOREWORD: (I) Refugee status, on the universal level, is governed by the 1951 Convention and the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees. These two international legal instruments have been adopted within the framework of the United Nations. At the time of republishing this Handbook 110 states have become parties to the Convention or to the Protocol or to both instruments....."
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNHCR
Format/size: pdf (676.29 K) 61 pages
Alternate URLs: http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=1BXl87H68tbTyRK-OgP6Wj...
Date of entry/update: 21 December 2010