Refuge

Refuge is a magazine specializing in Social Science topics.

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 1, March

A Canadian Perspective on the Subjective Component of the Bipartite Test for "Persecution": Time for Re-Evaluation
Abstract Canadian decision makers refer so regularly to the bipartite nature of the test for persecution in refugee claims that one rarely gives the matter a second thought. After all, the Supreme Court of Canada in Ward clearly affirmed that a...
A Remaining Hope for Durable Solutions: Local Integration of Refugees and Their Hosts in the Case of Uganda
Abstract The protracted nature of conflicts in countries of the global South means that return to home countries for many refugees is increasingly delayed. At the same time, global terrorism and concerns about security have slowed processes of resettlement...
Asylum Seekers Living in the Australian Community: A Casework and Reception Approach, Asylum Seeker Project, Hotham Mission, Melbourne
Abstract In Australia, asylum seekers either are detained in immigration detention centres or, depending upon their mode of entry into Australia and the status of their application for protection, live in the community, often in a state of abject...
Complementary Therapies for Treating Survivors of Torture
Abstract The long-term consequences of torture are complex, multidimensional, and pervasive. Torture leaves indelible scars in the mind, body, and cultural world of survivors, compromising their health and well-being. A clearer understanding of...
Fear and Loathing Down Under: Australian Refugee Policy and the National Imagination
Abstract This paper looks at Australia's refugee policy in light of incidents that took place in the summer of 2001, with the refugees aboard the Tampa. Analyzing the discourse that resulted from these incidents, I show how Australia believes it...
Globalization, Security, Paradox: Towards a Refugee Biopolitics
Abstract How can we think, imagine, and make authoritative claims about contemporary refugee politics? I believe this question must precede investigations into struggles/movements advocating rights and political voice for refugees. It is important...
L'etrange Etranger: L'avenir Incertain De L'immigration Canadienne
Resume L'objectif de cet article est d'apporter une reflexion sur la place que nous devrions accorder aux refugies dans la societe canadienne, tout en considerant les enjeux securitaires. La crainte de nouveaux attentats terroristes a pousse les...
New Approaches to Asylum: Reconciling Individual Rights and State Interests
The international refugee protection system, which was set up in the wake of the Second World War, has been showing signs of strain for some time now. Some say that it is ill-suited to meet today's challenges, especially those posed by globalization....
Promoting Protection: Multilateral Efforts to Enhance Refugee Protection and the Search for Durable Solutions
Abstract Many commentators have expressed concern about the state of the international refugee regime, including perceived deficiencies in how States have addressed issues related to access to asylum and the differentiated quality of protection...
Refuge Editors Remember Arthur Helton
The editors of Refuge join refugee advocates everywhere in mourning the loss of Arthur Helton, long-time refugee advocate and scholar, killed in the August 19, 2003 bombing of the UN offices in Baghdad. Below is a more personal tribute from one of...
Statement at UNHCR's 2003 Executive Committee
Abstract On September 29, 2003, at the 54th session of UNHCR's Executive Committee, High Commissioner Ruud Lubbers convened a panel discussion entitled "Implemention of UNHCR 2004." The process dubbed "UNHCR 2004" followed closely on the heels of...
The International Relations of the "New" Extraterritorial Approaches to Refugee Protection: Explaining the Policy Initiatives of the UK Government and UNHCR
Abstract During 2003 there was an immense amount of debate about the possibility of states adopting extraterritorial approaches to asylum processing and refugee protection, and about such policies' compatibility with international refugee and human...
The Strategic Use of Resettlement: Changing the Face of Protection?
Abstract Discussion about resettlement is increasing worldwide. Traditional resettlement countries look to the EU to establish new programs to expand the use of this durable solution. Some EU Member States appear most interested in resettlement...
Towards a Common European Asylum System: Asylum, Human Rights, and European Values
Abstract The turn of the millennium has been met with a considerable amount of work in the area of refugee protection, culminating in the UNHCR's Agenda for Protection and Convention Plus initiatives. In addition, in 1999 the European Union embarked...
UNHCR and Current Challenges in International Refugee Protection
Abstract The international refugee protection regime has had both a successful and a troubled history. It has succeeded in providing international protection to millions of refugees when their own States have been unable or unwilling to do so. Despite...