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1 The 2020 UN Human Rights Treaty Body Review: strengthening or strangling the system? Following a difficult and protracted process, in 2014 the UNGA adopted Resolution 68/268 which set out to strengthen the UN human rights treaty body system. Malcolm Evans 01 Feb 2019
2 Gender, violence and vulnerability: Examining the politics of protection in the current refugee 'crisis' Examining the ways in which gender has been used as a category of analysis in the current refugee 'crisis', and whether in effect international organisations, NGOs, and EU governments have really offered any protection to victims of gender violence Jane Freedman 05 Dec 2016
3 FMR 53 - Effective community-based protection programming: lessons from the Democratic Republic of Congo Oxfam’s work with local communities in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has prompted the organisation to develop guidance for themselves and for others working in similar situations. Richard Nunn 11 Oct 2016
4 FMR 53 - Filling the funding gap for community protection An initiative to help local communities build resilience against violent extremism may offer useful lessons in how to help local communities access funding to support their self-protection efforts. Khalid Koser, Amy Cunningham 11 Oct 2016
5 FMR 52 - Potential of protection capacity building to assist transition If protection capacity building is successful, it can contribute to establishing asylum systems that lead to local integration. Sarah Deardorff Miller, Julian Lehmann 12 Jul 2016
6 An afternoon on Syrian displacement, and protection in Europe (Part 2) This event marked the launch of the RSC Policy Briefing 'Protection in Europe for refugees from Syria' and Forced Migration Review issue 47 on 'The Syria crisis, displacement and protection' Dawn Chatty, Cynthia Orchard, Andrew Miller 08 Dec 2014
7 Creative Commons FMR 47 Mobility as a solution Not all those who have gone to Syria's neighbours are registered, nor do all of these people regard themselves as refugees Lucas Oesch 02 Dec 2014
8 Creative Commons FMR 47 How the crisis is altering women’s roles in Syria The significance of women as both distributors and recipients has been pivotal to the implementation of humanitarian assistance but also points to the burgeoning of a new social dynamic that has come about as a result of the upheaval caused by the war. Zerene Haddad 02 Dec 2014
9 Creative Commons FMR 47 The inside story: internal displacement in Syria With IDPs currently constituting two-thirds of those uprooted by the conflict, the ‘inside story’ of displacement in Syria requires much greater attention. Erin Mooney 02 Dec 2014
10 Creative Commons FMR 47 The mental health of Syrian refugee children and adolescents Mental health services can be key to restoring basic psychological functioning and to supporting resilience and positive coping strategies for children, adolescents and adults. Leah James, Annie Sovcik, Ferdinand Garoff, Reem Abbasi 02 Dec 2014
11 Creative Commons FMR 47 The vulnerability of Palestinian refugees from Syria While Syrian nationals may eventually return to their home country, the future for Palestinians from Syria is increasingly uncertain. Meanwhile they are more vulnerable, and treated worse, than most other refugees from the Syrian conflict. Leah Morrison 02 Dec 2014
12 Creative Commons FMR 47 The impact of displacement on disabled, injured and older Syrian refugees In contexts of displacement it is critical to recognise that some groups in the population may require specific attention. Awareness of these needs has major consequences for the types of services required, and the way they are delivered. Marcus Skinner 02 Dec 2014
13 Creative Commons FMR 47 Gender, conscription and protection, and the war in Syria The struggles endured by men who remain inside Syria and the obstacles faced by others who choose to remove themselves from the fighting by fleeing the country demonstrate a need to redefine classic conceptions of vulnerability. Rochelle Davis, Abbie Taylor, Emma Murphy 02 Dec 2014
14 Creative Commons FMR 47 If Israel accepted Syrian refugees and IDPs in the Golan Heights Could re-opening the Golan Heights to Syrians displaced by the conflict be a beneficial option for those fleeing the Syrian conflict and for Israel’s relations with its north-eastern neighbour? Crystal Plotner 02 Dec 2014
15 Creative Commons FMR 47 For beneficiary-led protection programming in Jordan Despite the humanitarian community’s clear focus on addressing the protection concerns of displaced Syrians, in Jordan the beneficiaries of many protection programmes have had limited influence on the shape of the protection response to date. Sinead McGrath 02 Dec 2014
16 Creative Commons FMR 47 A duty and a burden on Jordan It is important to Jordan both that it protects its national identity and maintains its cultural obligations, and that it faces up to its humanitarian obligations. Saleh Al-Kilani 02 Dec 2014
17 Creative Commons FMR 47 Protection challenges of mobility It is easy to say that people fleeing Syria should stay in camps or satellite cities but people move on for a variety of reasons, and programmes and services must adapt to assist them. Melissa Phillips, Kathrine Starup 02 Dec 2014
18 Creative Commons FMR 47 Refugee by association Many Syrians, even when they have not been individually singled out, meet the refugee criteria on the grounds of being at risk of persecution because of a perceived association, in the broadest sense, with one of the parties to the conflict. Blanche Tax 02 Dec 2014
19 Creative Commons FMR 47 Limited legal status for refugees from Syria in Lebanon Having limited legal status has direct negative consequences for Syrian refugees’ access to protection and assistance during their stay in Lebanon. Limited legal status also increases the risks of abuse and exploitation. Dalia Aranki, Olivia Kalis 02 Dec 2014
20 Creative Commons FMR 47 Coping strategies among self-settled Syrians in Lebanon Refugees in Lebanon prefer living outside camps, where they can influence their situation. Cathrine Thorleifsson 02 Dec 2014
21 Creative Commons FMR 47 Refugee activists’ involvement in relief effort in Lebanon A cadre of educated middle-class Syrian refugees dedicated to improving conditions for Syrians at home and in Lebanon are building a civil society in exile but face obstacles to consolidating their presence and becoming more effective. Frances Topham Smallwood 02 Dec 2014
22 Creative Commons FMR 47 Syrians contributing to Kurdish economic growth The circumstances for both successful livelihoods programming for refugees and for contributing to the local economy are present in the Kurdish region of Iraq. Anubha Sood, Louisa Seferis 02 Dec 2014
23 Creative Commons FMR 47 The refugee crisis in Lebanon and Jordan: the need for economic development spending The most effective way to tackle the Syrian refugee crisis is for neighbouring states to assume a leading role in development spending, infrastructure upgrading and job creation, particularly in the most underdeveloped regions of those countries. Omar Dahi 02 Dec 2014
24 Creative Commons FMR 47 Development and protection challenges of the Syrian refugee crisisf The Syria Regional Response Plan 6 (RRP6) 2014 provides an increased focus on early recovery, social cohesion interventions and a transition from assistance to development-led interventions, alongside the continuing large-scale humanitarian assistance. Roger Zetter, Heloise Ruaudel 02 Dec 2014
25 Creative Commons FMR 47 Foreword: the inheritance of loss As the civil war in Syria drags on, the scale of displacement continues to increase. While the crisis may be prolonged, refugees and IDPs need support now for their protection, their recovery, and both their immediate and their long-term prospects. Nigel Fisher 02 Dec 2014
26 Creative Commons FMR 47 From the Editors From the Editors Marion Couldrey, Maurice Herson 02 Dec 2014
27 Creative Commons FMR 45 Opportunity to change Lebanon’s asylum policy Lebanon’s attitude towards the ‘Syrian exception’ can be used as the starting point for its policy to come into line with international refugee and human rights norms, standards and protection. Samira Trad 07 Apr 2014
28 Creative Commons FMR 45 The global governance of crisis migration There is no coherent or unified global governance framework for the different areas that have been subsumed under the umbrella of ‘crisis migration’. Alexander Betts 07 Apr 2014
29 Creative Commons FMR 45 On policies of hospitality and hostility in Argentina Following the Haiti earthquake of 2010, Argentina and other South American countries undertook to receive Haitians. Irene Duffard Evangelista 07 Apr 2014
30 Creative Commons FMR 45 Regionalism: a strategy for dealing with crisis migration Regional solutions are becoming a strategic tool in dealing with the lack of globally agreed protection for crisis migrants. Liliana Lyra Jubilut, Erika Pires Ramos 07 Apr 2014
31 Creative Commons FMR 45 Nuclear disasters and displacement The lessons of the Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011 seem to be the same as those from Chernobyl 25 years earlier, despite the different political settings. Silva Meybatyan 07 Apr 2014
32 Creative Commons FMR 45 International cooperation on the North Korean refugee crisis The biggest challenge concerning North Korean refugees is that, as yet, there is no international framework for how to respond once these individuals have crossed the border. Markus Bell, Geoffrey Fattig 07 Apr 2014
33 Creative Commons FMR 45 The challenge of mixed migration by sea While ‘boat people’ are often fleeing a situation of crisis, they share their mode of travel with many types of migrants. Judith Kumin 07 Apr 2014
34 Creative Commons FMR 45 Forcing migration of globalised citizens Today’s constant flows of persons and information across frontiers mean that, when an emergency occurs, the international community feels it has to get involved not only out of solidarity but because its citizens could be in danger. Oscar A Gómez 07 Apr 2014
35 Creative Commons FMR 45 Aspects of crisis migration in Algeria Movements of migrants are only partially covered by international instruments and while the Algerian authorities certainly have opportunities to protect this stream of people, no agreements (bilateral or multilateral) are in force to do so. Mohamed Saïb Musette 07 Apr 2014
36 Creative Commons FMR 45 Non-citizens caught up in situations of conflict, violence and disaster When non-citizens are caught up in humanitarian crises, they can be as vulnerable to displacement, and suffer its consequences as acutely, as citizens. Khalid Koser 07 Apr 2014
37 Creative Commons FMR 45 Mexico: from the Guiding Principles to national responsibilities on the rights of IDPs The Mexican government needs facts and figures on internal displacement and then to mobilise national institutions to design appropriate responses. Fernando Batista Jiménez 07 Apr 2014
38 Creative Commons FMR 45 Criminal violence and displacement in Mexico Rampant criminal violence, from direct coercion and physical threats to the erosion of the quality of life and livelihood opportunities, pushes people to move in a variety of ways. Sebastián Albuja 07 Apr 2014
39 Creative Commons FMR 45 Adolescence, food crisis and migration Adolescents who migrate because of food crises face distinct risks. Specific strategies are needed to prevent and respond to this phenomenon. Janis Ridsdel 07 Apr 2014
40 Creative Commons FMR 45 Resettlement in the twenty-first century Deficiencies in planning, preparation and implementation of involuntary resettlement and relocation projects have produced far more failures than successes. Anthony Oliver-Smith, Alex de Sherbinin 07 Apr 2014
41 Creative Commons FMR 45 What is crisis migration? Movements precipitated by humanitarian crises have implications that touch upon immigration control and national interests, human rights, humanitarian and development principles, and frameworks for international protection, cooperation and burden sharing. Susan Martin, Sanjula Weerasinghe, Abbie Taylor 28 Mar 2014
42 Creative Commons FMR 45 Foreword on migrants in crisis When it comes to protecting migrants' well-being and rights, smart practices abound. There are many practices that can and should become global standards. Peter D Sutherland 28 Mar 2014
43 Creative Commons Survival migration: failed governance and the crisis of displacement Public Seminar Series, Michaelmas term 2013. Seminar by Dr Alexander Betts (University of Oxford) recorded on 16 October 2013 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Alexander Betts 25 Oct 2013
44 Creative Commons FMR 43 Flight, fragility and furthering stability in Yemen Yemen is one of the world's most fragile states. Less well understood is how this context affects the vulnerability of refugees, IDPs and migrants themselves and what can be done to strengthen protection for them. Erin Mooney 09 Aug 2013
45 Creative Commons FMR 43 Fragile states and protection under the 1969 African Refugee Convention Current practice in African states highlights both the potential and the limitations of the 1969 African Refugee Convention in providing protection to persons displaced from fragile states. Tamara Wood 09 Aug 2013
46 Creative Commons FMR 42 Protection in the city: some good practice in Nairobi Despite a challenging protection environment, an assistance programme for LGBTI refugees in Nairobi offers examples of good practice that could be replicated in other urban settings. Duncan Breen, Yiftach Millo 10 May 2013
47 Creative Commons Fmr 42 Ensuring protection for LGBTI Persons of Concern There needs to be greater awareness not only of the specific protection concerns relating to LGBTI individuals but also of related jurisprudence and guidance available for UN staff, partners, state authorities and decision-makers. Volker Türk 10 May 2013
48 Creative Commons FMR 41 Making work safe for displaced women Understanding risk factors and protection strategies allows practitioners to ensure appropriate programme design and implementation for displaced women. Dale Buscher 08 May 2013
49 Creative Commons FMR 41 North Koreans in China in need of international protection Ihe international community needs to reconsider how it might better work towards securing protection for North Koreans. Some may be political refugees, others 'refugees sur place'. Roberta Cohen 08 May 2013
50 Creative Commons FMR 41 Towards a uniform legal system of protection There exists a set of inter-related normative texts for the protection of the environment and for the prevention and reduction of disasters, as well as for ensuring respect for human rights in all circumstances. Dimitrios Chotouras 08 May 2013
51 Creative Commons FMR 39 Protection for migrants after the Libyan Revolution Irregular and mixed migration is still of great concern in post-revolutionary Libya, made more complex by the securitisation of border control issues and the inherent challenges of an interim government consolidating its authority. Samuel Cheung 08 May 2013
52 Creative Commons FMR 39 Protecting and assisting migrants caught in crises The 2011 Libya crisis brought into sharp focus how global migration patterns are re-defining the range and type of needs and vulnerabilities of persons affected by a humanitarian crisis. Mohammed Abdiker, Angela Sherwood 08 May 2013
53 Creative Commons FMR 36 The Kampala Convention and protection from arbitrary displacement The Kampala Convention breaks new ground in elevating the right to be protected from arbitrary displacement to a binding legal norm. Maria Stavropoulou 09 Apr 2013
54 Creative Commons FMR 35 Protection in natural disasters Preparing for, responding to and recovering from natural disasters is as much about human rights as about delivery of relief items and logistics. Elizabeth Ferris 08 Apr 2013
55 Creative Commons FMR 35 Migration, mobility and solutions: an evolving perspective There is growing recognition that refugees' mobility is a positive asset that can contribute to their lasting protection. Katy Long, Jeff Crisp 08 Apr 2013
56 Critical Voices on the Responsibility to Protect Dr Aidan Hehir (Director of the Security and International Relations Programme, University of Westminster) and Dr Ann-Christin Raschdorf (Former Visiting Fellow, ELAC 2011), are chaired by Professor Jennifer Welsh on 9th November 2012. Aidan Hehir, Ann-Christin Raschdorf, Jennifer Welsh 26 Mar 2013
57 Creative Commons The Rohingya: a population facing violence, displacement, segregation, and statelessness Public Seminar Series, Hilary term 2013. Seminar by Melanie Teff (Refugees International) recorded on 6 February 2013 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Melanie Teff 05 Mar 2013
58 Creative Commons Access to protection and the limitations on extraterritorial border control: the case of refugees at sea Public Seminar Series, Hilary term 2013. Seminar by Dr Roland Bank (University of Oxford) recorded on 27 February 2013 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Roland Bank 28 Feb 2013
59 Creative Commons Refuge from Inhumanity: Panel VII Perspectives on Protection against Refoulement under International Humanitarian Law Refugee from Inhumanity Conference recorded on Tuesday 12 February 2013 at All Souls College, University of Oxford. Panel VII: Perspectives on Protection against Refoulement under International Humanitarian Law. Jennifer Moore, Guy Goodwin-Gill, Ruvi Ziegler 14 Feb 2013
60 Creative Commons Flocks without shepherds? Governmentality, sovereignty and the paradoxical politics of IDP protection policy Public Seminar Series, Hilary term 2013. Seminar by Dr Simon Addison (SOAS) recorded on 30 January 2013 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Simon Addison 31 Jan 2013
61 Creative Commons Protection and the ICRC Public Seminar Series, Hilary term 2013. Seminar by Pierre Gentile (ICRC) recorded on 23 January 2013 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Pierre Gentile 24 Jan 2013
62 Creative Commons Protection Public Seminar Series, Hilary term 2013. Seminar by Professor Bridget Anderson (University of Oxford) recorded on 21 November 2012 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Guy S. Goodwin-Gill 17 Jan 2013
63 Creative Commons Challenges to journalists' source protection rights in Europe and Australia Katherine Stowell, University of Edinburgh, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series. Katherine Stowell 12 Dec 2011
64 Creative Commons Protecting Palestinian children from political violence This podcast was recorded at a launch event for the fifth Refugee Studies Centre Policy Briefing which was held on Thursday 30th September 2010 at the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, London. Jason Hart, Claudia Lo Forte 12 Jan 2011
65 International Summer School in Forced Migration 2010: Endnote Lecture This podcast was recorded at the Endnote Lecture of the Refugee Studies Centre's International Summer School in Forced Migration which was on Friday 23rd July 2010 at Wadham College, University of Oxford. Dennis McNamara 26 Jul 2010
66 Protecting People in Conflict and Crisis: Plenary 3 This podcast was recorded at the third plenary session of the Protecting People in Conflict and Crisis conference. David Keen, Marc DuBois 11 Jan 2010
67 Interview with Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond Professor Roger Zetter, Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford interviews Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond, the founder and former Director of the Centre. Roger Zetter, Barbara Harrell-Bond 08 Aug 2007