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Call for Papers: IDMC Special Issue

‘Getting to 2030: The Future of Internal Displacement and Sustainable Development’

Special Issue January 2019

Submission deadline: Thursday, 8 November 2018

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The internal displacement of millions of people every year is a human tragedy, as well as a political, social and economic challenge for many countries across the globe. It is increasingly recognised that large-scale, protracted internal displacement is often underpinned by problematic development trajectories, and that long-term displacement has a significant, if still unquantified, impact on national and regional economies, stability and security. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development gives express attention to internally displaced persons (IDPs) as a vulnerable group not to be left behind. Moreover, internal displacement cuts across all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), meaning that failing to address the realities of internal displacement risks holding back or even reversing progress on achieving those goals. Yet, while the negative impacts of internal displacement can hamper national progress, the evidence for how this plays out remains fragmented, and systematic studies are scant. For more information on IDMC, click here.

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Call for Chapter Proposals: Deadly Voyages

Submission Deadline: 30 November 2017

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 no later than 30 November 2017.

Call for Papers: Law & Society Special Issue

Submission Deadline: 31 October 2017

On behalf of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Internal Displacement (JID), an invitation is extended to all CRN11 presenters and anyone interested to submit your paper(s) to be considered for publication in a JID’s CRN 11 Special Issue 2018. If you are interested in submitting a paper to JID’s CRN 11 Special Issue, download the Call For Papers. For more information on the Law and Society's CRN11, click here

Publications by JID Editors

Redefining Women's Role in International and Regional Law: The Case of Pre- and Post-War Peace-building in Liberia
By Veronica Fynn Bruey

Deadly Voyage: Africans Crossing the Mediterranean
By Veronica Fynn Bruey

Globalisation, Migration and Health Challenges and Opportunities

By Andre Renzaho

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Migrants Remittances in South Asia Social, Economic and Political Implications

By Ahsan Ullah

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Asian Immigrants in North America with HIV/AIDS Stigma, Vulnerabilities and Human Rights

By Ahsan Ullah

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Refugee Politics in the Middle East and North Africa Human Rights, Safety, and Identity
By Ahsan Ullah

Gender, Conflict and Peace in Kashmir - Invisible Stakeholders
By Seema Shekhawat

The Kampala Convention and its Contribution to International Law Legal Analyses and Interpretations of the African Union Convention on the Protection and Assistance of IDPs 
By Mehari Taddele Maru

Documenting the Undocumented: Redefining Refugee Status
By Veronica Fynn

Legal Discrepancies: Internal Displacement of  Women and Children in Africa
By Veronica Fynn

Other Publications

The Land Question in India: State, Dispossession, and Capitalist Transition

by Anthony P. D'Costa and Achin Chakraborty

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The Emerging Law of Forced Displacement in Africa: Development and Implementation of the Kampala Convention on Internal Displacement

by Allehone M. Abebe

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Call For Papers

Special Issue on Mediterranean Crossing (January 2017 Volume)

Deadline for submission: 31 October 2016

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