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Migration and border policy links: Manus, stateless minorities, the next steps on Myanmar and more

Rachael Buckland, a Research Associate in the Migration and Border Policy Project, with links on developments across the field.

Rohingya in Bangladesh, October 2017 (Photo: EU/ECHO/Flickr)
Rohingya in Bangladesh, October 2017 (Photo: EU/ECHO/Flickr)
Published 9 Nov 2017   Follow @rebuckland

  • PNG's Immigration and Citizenship Service Authority has said it may use force if refugees and asylum seekers in the Manus Island processing centre fail to comply with relocation orders within two days.

  • UNHCR has published a report examining experiences of discrimination, exclusion and persecution faced by stateless minorities around the world.

  • A group of US senators have introduced a bill to reimpose sanctions on Myanmar and travel restrictions on the country’s military officials. Joshua Kurlantzick from the Council for Foreign Relations outlines the nexts step in the Rohingya refugee crisis.

  • Rebecca Buxton, Jade Huynh and Theophilus Kwek offer a critique of Refugia, the transnational, deterritorialised model of refugee self-government proposed by Oxford University academics Professor Robin Cohen and Nicholas Van Hear.

  • In a new report, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights details the findings from monitoring missions along borders on Bulgaria, France, Greece, Italy and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and calls on European states to urgently address the human rights of migrants.

  • Michael Clemens and Hannah Postel have authored a paper on the effectiveness of deterring emigration from low-income countries with foreign aid.

  • The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific has published a report outlining the challenges and opportunities inherent to pursuing safe, orderly and regular migration in the region.

  • Lin Taylor documents the pregnancy discrimination faced by foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong.

  • The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre has published a report analysing company action to address the exploitation and abuse of Syrian refugees employed in Turkish garment supply chains.

  • Marie Anne Van Dijk, Marijn De Haas and Ruben Zandvliet argue that banks are uniquely positioned to contribute to the abolition of human trafficking.

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