Current Awareness Bibliography
Resource Person: Elisa Mason, Independent Information Specialist
This bibliography helps users keep up with information resources.
This bibliography highlights resources referenced on the Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog that discuss law and policy issues of interest to the Southern Refugee Legal Aid Network (SRLAN). It is intended to supplement the resource pages provided on the main SRLAN web site. Each section links to bookmarks collected using the Delicious social bookmarking service. These in turn direct users to various resources on the web, most of which are full-text and date from 2010. However, some older, non-full-text items have been bookmarked that focus on issues for which little information is available.
The primary aim of this bibliography is to help users keep up with information resources relevant to the work of SRLAN. Therefore, its emphasis is on currency rather than comprehensiveness. However, over time, the accumulated links will eventually represent a more sizeable and somewhat unique collection of resources on specific RSD challenges.
By default, the bookmarks are organized in reverse chronological order, in terms of when they were added to Delicious. Users can re-organize the resources alphabetically by clicking on “display order” and selecting “sort by: alphabetical.” Resources can also be viewed by the keywords (tags) that have been assigned to them. For example, clicking on “rsd” will display all items relating to refugee status determination, while clicking on “lgbti” will display just those items relating to sexual orientation and gender identity.
RSS feeds are available for each of the sections below. Users can add these to their newsreaders (or, in RSS terminology, "subscribe to" these) in order to keep up with new additions to the bibliography. Those who wish to monitor all updates to the bibliography can do so by subscribing to this feed.
I. LAW AND POLICY
- Note: This collection begins with resources reported on the Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog as of October 2010.
2. Other Legal Issues
a. Detention of Refugees
c. Social/Economic Rights of Refugees
RSS feed: http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/rss/srlanlibrarian/srlan+law+rights?count=15
II. REFUGEE STATUS DETERMINATION
- Includes discussions of RSD procedures and UNHCR eligibility guidelines for specific populations.
2. Evidence/Country of Origin Information
- Includes discussions of the role played by COI and other evidence in the RSD process.
3. Legal Assistance
- Includes discussion of the role and quality of legal representation during the RSD process.
4. Refugee Status Determination: Special Issues
b. Exclusion Clauses
c. Gang-based Asylum Claims
d. Gender-related Persecution and Women’s Claims to Asylum
e. Military Service Evasion
f. Palestinians Who Fall under the 1951 Convention
g. Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
i. Unaccompanied and Separated Children
j. Victims of Accusations of Witchcraft
k. Victims of Trafficking