Hot Topics Digest

26 June 2017

News

Supreme Court allows limited version of Trump’s travel ban to take effect and will consider case in fall https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/supreme-court-allows-limited-version-of-trumps-travel-ban-to-take-effect-will-consider-case-in-fall/2017/06/26/97afa314-573e-11e7-b38e-35fd8e0c288f_story.html?utm_term=.0bb403166eb3


Briefing Complete in High Court in Travel Ban Case (with link to all briefs) http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2017/06/briefing-complete-in-high-court-in-travel-ban-case-.html


ENSURING FAMILY REUNIFICATION FOR REFUGEES IN EUROPE http://www.coe.int/en/web/commissioner/family-reunification


Court of Justice - Request for a preliminary ruling - Directive 2008/115/EC - Directive Directive 2013/32/EU - X, Y/Staatsscretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie - Case C-180/17 (non-refoulement) http://www.europeanmigrationlaw.eu/en/articles/news/court-of-justice-request-for-a-preliminary-ruling-directive-2008115ec-directive-directive-201332eu-x-ystaatsscretaris-van-veiligheid-en-justitie-case-c-18017


S.G. v. Greece (no. 46558/12) [Article 3], 18 May 2017

On 18 May 2017, the ECtHR delivered its ruling in case S.G. v. Greece (no 46558/12), which concerned an Iranian national who arrived in Greece in August 2011, had his asylum application rejected and who was detained pending his transfer to Turkey under the bilateral agreement between the two countries. http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng#{"itemid":["001-173502"]}


CJEU: AG Opinion in Case C-670/16 Mengesteab, 20 June 2017 The main proceeding concerns Mr Mengesteab, an Eritrean national who arrived in Germany after entering the EU territory in Italy. On 14 September 2015 he received an attestation in response to his informal request for asylum and he lodged a formal application on 22 July 2016. On 19 August 2016, the German authorities issued a “take charge request” to Italy. Mr Mengesteab challenged that decision by arguing that Germany was responsible for examining his application since the take charge request had been made after the expiry of the three-month time limit set out in the Regulation. In his view, the time for making such request should run from the day of his informal request for asylum. http://curia.europa.eu/juris/document/document.jsf?text=&docid=192004&pageIndex=0&doclang=EN&mode=req&dir=&occ=first&part=1&cid=847141&utm_source=ECRE+Newsletters&utm_campaign=eb97191676-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_06_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3ec9497afd-eb97191676-422312917 (source: ELENA Weekly Legal Update, http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=8e3ebd297b1510becc6d6d690&id=eb97191676)


Finland: Supreme Administrative Court rules on children’s right to be heard during the asylum procedure The Supreme Administrative Court considered that the asylum claims also concerned the child and that hearing the minor should not have been considered to be manifestly unnecessary. Based on, inter alia, the Finnish Aliens Act Section 6 (2), the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Articles 3 and 13) and the general comments by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Finnish Supreme Administrative Court ruled that children must be given the right to express their views during immigration and asylum procedures for a proper consideration of their best interests. In the present case, the view of the child had not been examined and taken into account in accordance with the age and maturity of the child. Therefore, the Court quashed the decisions by the (lower) Administrative Court and the Immigration Service and returned the case to the Immigration Service for reassessment of their asylum application.http://www.kho.fi/fi/index/paatoksia/vuosikirjapaatokset/vuosikirjapaatos/1494411512380.html?utm_source=ECRE+Newsletters&utm_campaign=eb97191676-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_06_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3ec9497afd-eb97191676-422312917 (in Finnish) (source: ELENA Weekly Legal Update, http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=8e3ebd297b1510becc6d6d690&id=eb97191676)


The Michigan Guidelines on Refugee Freedom of Movement, May 2017 http://www.refworld.org/docid/592ee6614.html?utm_source=ECRE+Newsletters&utm_campaign=eb97191676-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_06_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3ec9497afd-eb97191676-422312917


The detention of asylum seekers in Europe: Constructed on shaky ground? https://www.ecre.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/AIDA-Brief_Detention-1.pdf


European Commission - EU Syria Trust Fund http://www.europeanmigrationlaw.eu/en/articles/news/european-commission-eu-syria-trust-fund


The poliTics of uncerTainTy: producing, reinforcing and mediaTing (legal) uncerTainTy in local refugee recepTionhttp://www.mmg.mpg.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Cfp/2017-11-15_CFP_Workshop_The_politics_of_uncertainty.pdf?utm_source=ECRE+Newsletters&utm_campaign=d7b1bac159-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_06_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3ec9497afd-d7b1bac159-422312917


Border Camps in South Africa Will Not Solve Asylum Crisis https://www.newsdeeply.com/refugees/community/2017/06/21/border-camps-in-south-africa-will-not-solve-asylum-crisis?utm_campaign=c4d008c4e2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_06_23&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Refugees+Deeply&utm_term=0_8b056c90e2-c4d008c4e2-117584105


We Must Start the Conversation About Return of Syrian Refugees Now https://www.newsdeeply.com/refugees/community/2017/06/21/we-must-start-the-conversation-about-return-of-syrian-refugees-now?utm_campaign=c4d008c4e2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_06_23&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Refugees+Deeply&utm_term=0_8b056c90e2-c4d008c4e2-117584105


Allocation of Responsibility in Times of ‘Crisis’: The Impact of the Exit and Entry Human Rights Principles on Responsibility-Sharing in the EU https://rli.blogs.sas.ac.uk/2017/06/26/allocation-of-responsibility-in-times-of-crisis-the-impact-of-the-exit-and-entry-human-rights-principles-on-responsibility-sharing-in-the-eu/


Court of Justice - Opinion Advocate General - Asylum - Dublin III - Mengesteab - Aff. C-670/16 http://www.europeanmigrationlaw.eu/en/articles/news/court-of-justice-opinion-advocate-general-asylum-dublin-iii-mengesteab-aff-c-67016


Point of No Return: The Fear and Criminalization of Central American Refugees http://cmsny.org/publications/cms-cristosal-report/?utm_source=Center+for+Migration+Studies+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=1a9012b0a0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_74e5cba118-1a9012b0a0-16075801


UNHCR: Global Trends-Forced Displacement in 2016 http://www.unhcr.org/5943e8a34


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Litigation Documents & Resources Related to Trump Executive Order on Immigration https://lawfareblog.com/litigation-documents-resources-related-trump-executive-order-immigration


Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2017/03/frequently-requested-statistics-on-immigrants-and-immigration-in-the-united-states-1.html


The Facts on Immigration Today: 2017 Edition http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2017/04/the-facts-on-immigration-today-2017-edition.html


Ineligibility to Make a Refugee Claim http://meurrensonimmigration.com/ineligibility-to-make-a-refugee-claim/


Point of No Return: The Fear and Criminalization of Central American Refugees http://cmsny.org/publications/cms-cristosal-report/?utm_source=Center+for+Migration+Studies+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=1a9012b0a0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_74e5cba118-1a9012b0a0-81822649

EVENTS/CALLS TO ACTION/JOBS/TRAINING

The ABA SIL International Refugee Law Committee is calling for submissions on refugee and asylum topics for “The Refuge”Submission Deadline: Cut-off is the 20th of each month. Contact the editors at irlcrefuge@gmail.com.


International Human Rights Law Clinic at the Washington College of Law accepting four organizational clients into its clinic program. Clients will gain pro bono support for human rights projects. Contact Sherizaan Minwalla for more information, minwalla@wcl.american.edu. Deadline July 30.


Protection & Rule of Law Officer, International Rescue Committee (30 June) https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?rid=15593&org=IRC&cws=1&cws=1


Washington College of Law, International Human Rights Law Clinic, Request for Organizational Client Proposals (July 30)


Two Associate Clinical Law Professors, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN, USA, http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and reference job numbers 315810 and 315805.


Call for Submissions: The 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement (deadline 31 July 2017)http://ilreports.blogspot.co.at/2017/03/call-for-submissions-20th-anniversary.html


Call for Papers: Lewis & Clark Law Review Immigration Symposium http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2017/03/call-for-papers-lewis-clark-law-review-immigration-symposium-.html


Immigrant Rights Attorney Position at Rutgers Law School https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/43071


Center for Forced Migration Studies (CFMS) Summer Institute on Refugee Protection and the Rights and Process of (Re)Settlement (Aug. 1-11, 2017) http://buffett.northwestern.edu/programs/migration/Summer%20Institute/index.html


Barnard Responds to Syrian Crisis Through Creation of the Ann and Andrew Tisch Scholarship for Refugee Womenhttps://barnard.edu/news-tisch-scholarship-refugee-women-2017


Fulbright-Schuman 70th Anniversary Migration Research Award (1 Aug. 2017) http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2017/04/fulbright-schuman-70th-anniversary-migration-research-award.html


Vacancies: PhD and Pre-Doc positions at the Institute for European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) https://migreflaw.wordpress.com/2017/04/16/vacancies-phd-and-pre-doc-positions-at-the-institute-for-european-studies-vrije-universiteit-brussel/


Immigrant Integration Fellowship http://www.calbarfoundation.org/immigrant-integration-fellowship-application.html


Call for Papers for the 12th Annual Refugee and Migration Studies Student Conference, Toronto, Canada (15 July) https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/news/2017-04-11-call-papers-bordering-crisis-citizenship-borders-and-forced-displacement


Call for Papers for 17th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece (30 Sept.) http://iasfm.org/iasfm17/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2017/04/IASFM-17-Call-for-Papers-FINAL.pdf


Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s Refugee Mental Health: Focus on Syrian Refugees online course, (19 July-30 Aug.) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RMHPRegistration


Odysseus Summer School, 3-14 July, Brussels, Belgium http://odysseus-network.eu/2017-summer-school-en/


Northwestern University Center for Forced Migration Studies Summer Institute, 1-11 August, Evanston, IL, USAhttp://buffett.northwestern.edu/programs/migration/Summer%20Institute/index.html


Position Opening: Hunton & Williams NY Pro Bono Fellow in Immigration (July 2017) http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2017/05/position-opening-hunton-williams-ny-pro-bono-fellow-in-immigration.html


Immigrant Integration Fellowship, California Bar Foundation http://www.calbarfoundation.org/immigrant-integration-fellowship-application.html


Fulbright-Schuman 70th Anniversary Migration Research Award (1 August) https://awards.cies.org/content/fulbright-schuman-70th-anniversary-migration-research-award


Three short summer courses offered by the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) at The American University in Cairo, Egypt (July 9-27) http://schools.aucegypt.edu/GAPP/cmrs/outreach/Pages/Summer2017ShortCourses.aspx


2017 Summer School on EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy (3-14 July) http://odysseus-network.eu/2017-summer-school-en/


MA in Refugee Care http://www.essex.ac.uk/courses/details.aspx?mastercourse=PG00763&subgroup=1


The Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW Sydney is establishing the first interdisciplinary community of scholars researching refugee law, policy and practice in the Asia-Pacific region. (Aug. 2017) http://www.kaldorcentre.unsw.edu.au/emerging-scholars-network-–-asia-pacific-research-group


Summer School on Migration in S. Europe (July 24-Aug. 1) http://www1.eplo.int/projects/35?utm_source=ECRE+Newsletters&utm_campaign=d7b1bac159-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_06_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3ec9497afd-d7b1bac159-422312917


Summer School on Forced Migration and Asylum: a Multidisciplinary Approach 3-8 July 2017 – BOLOGNA (IT)http://www.migrationschool.eu/?utm_source=ECRE+Newsletters&utm_campaign=d7b1bac159-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_06_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3ec9497afd-d7b1bac159-422312917

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