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Newsletter: September 2017

Newsletter: September 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

Law and Society 2018 Toronto – CRN 11: Invitation to Submit a Paper
As you may know, the Law and Society Annual Meeting 2018 in Toronto has been announced. CRN 11 invites you to submit a paper(s) to be considered for a panel, salon, or round-table presentation. The LSA 2018 deadline for abstract submission is 18 October 2017. In order to put together a panel, salon or round-table presentation on Displaced Peoples, please submit a working title and a brief abstract by 4 October 2017 to fynnbruv@seattleu.edu. For more details on the LSA Call for Papers, click here.

Law and Society CRN 11 (Displaced Peoples): Journal of Internal Displacement Special Issue
Guest Editors
Megan J. Ballard, Professor of Law, Gonzaga University
Ben Hudson, Lecturer in Law, University of Lincoln

The Journal of Internal Displacement is calling for papers to be published in its Law and Society’s Collaborative Research Network (CRN 11 – Displaced Peoples) Special Issue in January 2018. Papers must be submitted no later than 31 October 2017. Click here for more information.

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

Deadly Voyages
Migrants the world over have been compelled to make deadly voyages to escape harsh conditions in pursuit of a better life. Whether it is fatal journey made by “Boat People” to Australia; migrants desperately crossing the Mediterranean; Syrian refugees converging at the frontiers of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt; or unaccompanied minors from “Northern Triangle” nations trekking thousands of miles on to enter the United States via Mexico; their vulnerability is certain. Many fall prey to traffickers, smugglers, violence, exploitation and death. For instance, Amnesty International reports that, at the current rate of 2.7 deaths per every 100 people, 2017 promises to be the deadliest year for refugees crossing the Mediterranean. Despite the increasing number of deaths of forced migrants, international law and communities struggle with coordinating socio-legal and humanitarian efforts to effectively address the current global migrant crisis. The purpose of this forthcoming book is to examine the efficacy of international, regional, national and local responses to deadly voyages of forced migrants globally. Interested authors should send a title (12 words maximum); brief description of your proposed chapter (300-500 words maximum); and a CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org no later than 30 November 2017.

CALL FOR CRN 11 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

CRN 11 is recruiting participants for its Research and Development Committee. All those with expertise and interest in the following are invited to join:

  • Writing grants and research applications
  • Reviewing members’ draft papers and providing constructive feedback
  • Identifying research collaborators, sponsors and placements for members
  • Implementing and executing research projects and programs
  • Promoting and advertising programs and projects

NB: The Journal of Internal Displacement is home to CRN 11 research scholarship.

BECOME A CRN 11 RESEARCH COLLABORATOR

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Send an expression of interest to fynnbruv@seattleu.edu including the following:

  • biographical sketch (250 words maximum)
  • affiliation
  • research interests
  • list of recent publications
  • a headshot, and
  • a link to your website

As a CRN 11 Research Collaborator, you will have the opportunity to share your draft research papers, chapters or manuscripts with colleagues in order to receive constructive feedback, and collaborate on research and publication projects.

PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE: 21 SEPTEMBER 2017

Message from Waheed Ahmad, a Human Rights Consultant and Chairman of the International Peace and Harmony Forum of Lahore High Court Bar Association, Pakistan: “I wish you very happy International Day of Peace! Together for peace: respect safety and dignity for all. Let’s stand together against terrorism and spread the message of peace.” For more information on International Day of Peace, click here.

Are you interested in volunteering for CRN-11? Visit Displaced Peoples for more information.

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Newsletter: August 2017

Newsletter: August 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

Law and Society CRN 11 (Displaced Peoples): Journal of Internal Displacement Special Issue

Guest Editors

Megan J. Ballard, Professor of Law, Gonzaga University
Ben Hudson, Lecturer in Law, University of Lincoln

The Journal of Internal Displacement is calling for papers to be published in its Law and Society’s Collaborative Research Network (CRN 11 – Displaced Peoples) Special Issue in January 2018. Papers must be submitted no later than by 31 October 2017. Click here for more information.

CALL FOR CRN 11 RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

CRN 11 is recruiting participants for its Research and Development Committee. All those with expertise and interests in the following are invited to join:

  • Writing grants and research applications
  • Reviewing members draft papers and providing constructive feedback
  • Identifying research collaborators, sponsors and placements for members
  • Implementing and executing research projects and programs
  • Promoting and advertising programs and projects

NB: The Journal of Internal Displacement is home to CRN 11 research scholarship.

BECOME A CRN 11 RESEARCH COLLABORATOR

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Send an expression of interest to fynnbruv@seattleu.edu including the following:

  • Biographical sketch (250 words maximum)
  • Affiliation
  • Research interests
  • List of recent publications
  • Portrait, and
  • Link to your website

As a CRN 11 Research Collaborator, you will have the opportunity to share your draft research papers, chapters or manuscripts with colleagues in order to receive constructive feedback.

LAW & SOCIETY 2018, TORONTO, CANADA: 7-10 JUNE

Watch this space for more information on submitting papers to CRN 11: Displaced Peoples

CRN 11 Inaugural Meeting Minutes held in Mexico City on Friday, 23 June 2017 is available to members.

Save the Date: CRN 11 Inaugural Business Meeting

Save the Date: CRN 11 Inaugural Business Meeting

CRN 11 Inaugural Business Meeting will be held on Friday, 23 June 2017 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM in Room Sala 452, Danubio Tower (4th Floor), Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel.

We appreciate you making room in your schedule for this all-important meeting as we plan to progress with CRN11. All are invited.
Law and Society Association Annual Meeting 2017

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting 2017

This year, the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting is taking place in Mexico City between 20-23 June 2017. CRN 11: Displaced Peoples inaugural presentations comprise one roundtable and three paper sessions featuring 16 presenters. The presentation details are as follows:

Round Table: Compassionate Migration and Regional Policy in the Americas on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 @ 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Abstract: This roundtable brings together contributors and other scholars relevant to a forthcoming interdisciplinary volume to be published in 2017 by Palgrave Macmillan that seeks to envision a transformation in migration policy throughout the Americas. Our foremost concerns are the design, adoption, and implementation of compassionate immigration reform in the United States and improved policymaking relations among the hemispheric nations, especially regarding unauthorized migration. Rooted in our concern over the ongoing securitization of U.S. migration policies and the humanitarian crises that have ensnared unaccompanied minors and families with children who flee violent conditions in Central America, and the persistent exclusion, disregard for fundamental human rights, and other dehumanization of unauthorized migrants, this roundtable explores what “compassionate migration” entails and which laws, policies, practices, and venues might establish compassion for migrants.

Presenters
Raquel Aldana, McGeorge School of Law
Steven Bender, Seattle University School of Law
Karla McKanders, Vanderbilt Law School
Evelyn Cruz, Arizona State Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

Paper Session: Rights, Politics and Protection: Global Forced Displacement on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 @ 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Abstract: In 2015, the United Nations High Commission for Refugee recorded high trends of global forced displacement. Some 65.3 million people (i.e., one person in 113) were displaced from their homes due to violent conflict, persecution and human rights violation in 2015. For those able to cross an international border (i.e., refugees and asylum seekers) their survival hangs on geopolitical narratives of terrorism, boundaries and global security. Those incapable of leaving (i.e., internally displaced persons) are faced with unprecedented exposure to real violence on a daily basis. While others linger within the space of being irregular, undocumented and stateless migrants, some, especially children and women are challenged with rebuilding their lives over a long period of time after the conflict ends. This Panel discusses the diverse nature of forced displacement in Africa and the Americas pertinent to children’s rights, refugee integration, state responsibility and migrants’ protection at sea.

Presentations
A Migration Story from the Sugar Fields of Southwest Guatemala
Blake Nordahl, McGeorge Law School

Bridging the Integration Gap: A Practical Proposal for Teaching Refugees about U.S. Law and Justice Megan Ballard, Gonzaga School of Law

Deadly Voyage: African Migrants Crossing the Mediterranean
Veronica Fynn Bruey, Australian National University

Internal Refugees in the Lake Chad Basin and the Displacement of International Law
Jerusa Ali, Carleton University

The Challenges and Opportunities for the Implementation of the Rights of Children in Displaced Situations: The Case of Refugee Children in Ethiopia
Kebede Brook, University of Gondar

Paper Session: Displacement, Violence and Criminal Justice System on Thursday, 22 June 2017 @ 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Abstract: Internal and/or international displacement of populations is diverse and complex. Irrespective of the type of method used to displace populations, tensions created in the process of mass movement can raise concerns of human rights, criminal justice and violence control. The Panel examines socio-legal policy intervention programs in addressing crime, political violence and mass movement at it pertains refugees, homeless persons, and other marginalized populations in Europe, North and South America.

Presentations
Crimmigration, belonging and deportation in American immigration courts
Lili Dao, New York University

From crime control to migration control – facing refugees as the dangerous other
Rikke Gottrup, University of Southern Denmark
Linda Kjær Minke, University of Southern Denmark
Annette Olesen, Aalborg University

Narratives amidst Mass Violence in Mexico. An analysis from the field of conflict studies to explore the potential of narratives in the aftermath of atrocities to promote collective moral judgments against violence.
Cesar Estrada Perez, The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University

The Aftermath of the “El Bronx” and “El Cartucho”: An analysis of how Bogota has dealt with homeless strongholds and the relationship between rights, property rights, and social justice
Alberto Nieto, Universidad de los Andes

Paper Session: Narratives of Mobility and Protection on Friday, 23 June 2017 @ 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Abstract: Mobility is central to contemporary international and domestic legal definitions of a refugee. Vast numbers of people in need of protection, however, cannot move safely across borders or out of their countries of residence or origin. At the same time, many of those who are mobile and in need of protection do not fit within the limited, legal definitions of a refugee – and their mobility and arrival at so-called refugee receiving states is characterised as excessive, as a threat or as crisis. This panel considers how narratives of mobility, travel, protection and harm feature within asylum and migration law. The panel explores how these narratives influence the regulation of entry into sovereign states, both at their borders and within law and legal processes.

Presentations
Administrative Justice and ‘the Right to be Heard’ in UNHCR Refugee Status Determination
Niamh Kinchin, University of Wollongong

Queering International Law at its Inception: Excavating Narratives of Hospitality and Sodomy in the Right to Travel
Nan Seuffert, University of Wollongong

The Screening of Suffering: Film as a Technique of Government in Anti-Asylum Campaigns
Sara Dehm, University of Technology Sydney

Travelling Subjects: the Road, Credibility, and Narratives of Refugee Mobility
Anthea Vogl, University of Technology Sydney