‘We cannot speak out and we have to be patient and passive. If we speak out too much, the chains around us will be tightened’ – Ad Hoc and Inadequate: Thailand’s Treatment of Refugees and Asylum Seekers. Human Rights Watch. September 2012.
‘It is absolutely critical that the process of withdrawal and return which is already underway is conducted according to the basic requirements of Tanzanian administrative law and human rights’ – An urgent briefing on the situation of Burundian refugees in Mtabila camp in Tanzania. International Refugee Rights Initiative and Rema Ministries. August 2012.
‘[A] debate is unfolding at the Human Rights Council in Geneva on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’ – Born Free and Equal: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in International Human Rights Law. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). 2012.
‘These cases reveal a government department that routinely violates its constitutional duties and its legislative obligations under both the Refugees and Immigration Acts’ – Breaking the Law, Breaking the Bank: The Cost of Home Affairs’ Illegal Detention Practices. Roni Amit. Costing by Raul Zelada-Aprili. African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) Research Report. September 2012.
‘It was the Kensington camp, and not Amin’s Uganda, which was my first experience of what it would be like to live in a totalitarian society’ – From Citizen to Refugee: Uganda Asians come to Britain. Mahmood Mamdani. Fahamu Books & Pambazuka Press. December 2011.
‘There is no evidence that detention has any deterrent effect on irregular migration’ – Guidelines on the Applicable Criteria and Standards relating to the Detention of Asylum-Seekers and Alternatives to Detention. UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). 2012.
‘Effective migration management is the task of top priority for Russia’ – Handbook of Migration Terminology: Russian-English / СПРАВОЧНИК ПО ТЕРМИНОЛОГИИ В ОБЛАСТИ МИГРАЦИИ: русско-английский. International Organization of Migration.
‘None has been subject to the degree of rigorous scrutiny, debate and conflicting interpretative approaches as the most nebulous of the grounds: ‘membership of a particular social group’’ – Legal and Protection Policy Research Series: The ‘Ground with the Least Clarity’: A Comparative Study of Jurisprudential Developments relating to ‘Membership of a Particular Social Group’. Michelle Foster. Division of International Protection, UNHCR. August 2012.
‘As the Department continues to restrict service provision, it has given no indication of how it will preserve and protect the rights of asylum seekers’ – No Way In: Barriers to Access, Service and Administrative Justice at South Africa’s Refugee Reception Offices. Roni Amit. September 2012. African Centre for Migration & Society.
‘Less well mapped are the procedural standards or norms that should govern the use and role of COI’ — Report on proceedings: Roundtable on Due Process Considerations relating to the Use of Country of Origin Information in Refugee Status Determination Procedures. Convened by the International Association of Refugee Law Judges, UNHCR and the Refugee Law Initiative, University of London. May 2012.
‘In 2010, 4 % of asylum seekers in the world were unaccompanied children and 74 % of them lodged their application in Europe’ — Right to asylum for unaccompanied minors in the European Union: Comparative study in the 27 EU countries. Coordinated by Laurent Delbos. France Terre d’Asile and European Union’s Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme.
‘Three-quarters of the world’s approximately 7 billion people live in countries with high government restrictions on religion or high social hostilities involving religion’ — Rising Tide of Restrictions on Religion. The Pew Research Forum on religion and Public Life. September 2012.
‘UNHCR urges States not to return asylum-seekers to Serbia’ — Serbia as a country of asylum. UNHCR. August 2012.
“Are Refugee Rights Human Rights? An Unorthodox Questioning of the Relations between Refugee Law and Human Rights Law,” Chapter in Migrations and Human Rights (Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law) (Oxford University Press, Forthcoming 2013)
Breaking the Law, Breaking the Bank: The Cost of Home Affairs’ Illegal Detention Practices (African Centre for Migration & Society, Sept. 2012)
Declaration on Territorial Asylum, New York, 14 December 1967: Introduction, Procedural History, Preparatory Documents (UN Audiovisual Library of International Law, 2012)
Guidelines for the Protection of People Fleeing Violence and Conflict (UNHCR, 2012)
No Way In: Barriers to Access, Service and Administrative Justice at South Africa’s Refugee Reception Offices (African Centre for Migration & Society, Sept. 2012)
Right to Asylum for Unaccompanied Minors in the European Union: Comparative Study in the 27 EU Countries (France Terre d’Asile et al, Sept. 2012)