The Italian Job: Playing the Complicity Game in Libya

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Type
Journal Article

Author
Paolo Biondi

URL
http://ift.tt/2xVoW5c

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2017-09-24 05:00:15

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http://www.academia.edu

Abstract
This brief legal note argues and demonstrates how the Italy-Libya engagement in 2017 to stem the migrant flows to the EU falls in a grey zone between the legal and the illegal. By explaining the different approaches that have been adopted by the two

Short Title
The Italian Job

Asylum seekers and refugees in Indonesia: Problems and potentials

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Type
Journal Article

Author
Muzafar Ali

Author
Linda Ruth Briskman

Author
Lucy Imogen Fiske

URL
http://ift.tt/2fZqp2w

Rights
Copyright (c) 2016 Linda Ruth Briskman, Lucy Imogen Fiske, Muzafar Ali

Volume
8

Issue
2

Pages
22-42

Publication
Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

ISSN
1837-5391

Date
2016/07/26

DOI
10.5130/ccs.v8i2.4883

Library Catalog
epress.lib.uts.edu.au

Language
en

Abstract
Asylum seekers and refugees in Indonesia increasingly experience protracted waiting times for permanent settlement in other countries. They have few, if any, legal rights, coupled with extremely limited financial resources and no access to government provided services. In response to the prospect of living for many years in this difficult and liminal space, a small community of refugees in the West Java town of Cisarua has built relationships, skills and confidence among themselves and with host Indonesians to respond to identified needs. This paper outlines the main political and policy frameworks affecting the lives of refugees in Indonesia and then draws on research interviews and participant observation to illustrate the resilience and agency utilised by the community to mitigate uncertain futures. The major focus is on education for asylum seeker/refugee children.

Short Title
Asylum seekers and refugees in Indonesia

New Evidence on Refugee Status Determination in Australia, 1978–1983

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Type
Journal Article

Author
Claire Higgins

URL
http://ift.tt/2uRXynB

Volume
35

Issue
3

Pages
71-93

Publication
Refugee Survey Quarterly

ISSN
1020-4067

Date
2016/09/01

Journal Abbr
Refugee Survey Quarterly

DOI
10.1093/rsq/hdw008

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academic-oup-com.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au

Abstract
Each year, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees publishes detailed information on refugee applications and determinations by States Parties to the Refugee Convention. However, there are noticeable gaps in the utility and availability of these figures across jurisdictions prior to the mid-1990s, particularly with respect to Australia. This has limited our understanding of how refugee status determination functioned in Australia during the formative years of its modern refugee policy, from 1977 to the early 1980s, and it leaves researchers with little knowledge of the number and provenance of asylum-seekers coming to Australia during this time. The present article contributes to a body of literature that gauges possible political influences on the determination of protection claims. This article reveals previously unpublished data on protection claims in Australia between 1978 and 1983 under Australia’s first formal refugee status determination procedure, the interdepartmental Determination of Refugee Status Committee. The article shows that at times there was some discrepancy between the views of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Department of Foreign Affairs on conditions in countries of origin. Information supplied by the Department of Foreign Affairs informed Determination of Refugee Status Committee deliberations, and there is evidence to suggest that at times there were issues with the quality and objectivity of this information. Finally, there is evidence that on a very small number of occasions external political and strategic interests informed deliberations.

Status Determination of Indochinese Boat Arrivals: A ‘Balancing Act’ in Australia

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Journal Article

Author
Claire Higgins

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http://ift.tt/2vaIjBi

Volume
30

Issue
1

Pages
89-105

Publication
Journal of Refugee Studies

ISSN
0951-6328

Date
2017/03/01

Journal Abbr
J Refug Stud

DOI
10.1093/jrs/fev036

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academic-oup-com.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au

Abstract
This article examines the assessment of Indochinese refugees through Australia’s first formal refugee status determination procedure between 1978 and 1983. Drawing from a unique set of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) records, this is the first study to detail how the newly established Determination of Refugee Status (DORS) Committee’s decision-making on Indochinese boat arrivals evolved over time. The Committee provided a basis on which the then Fraser government could process the Indochinese who sailed directly to Australia, while attempting to reassure the Australian public that it remained in control of their arrival. Through revealing new details of DORS’ deliberations, this article provides an insight into inter-departmental debates about the Indochinese boat arrivals, and provides historical context for the Fraser government’s public insistence on accepting only ‘genuine’ refugees.

Short Title
Status Determination of Indochinese Boat Arrivals