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Seminar: Refugee Protection and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Perspectives from International Human Rights Law

Friday, Mar 30, 2012

Speaker:
Toshiaki Fujimoto
(Lecturer, Kanagawa University)


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The very first Refugee Studies Journal was issued in October 2011,
featuring articles on "Third-Country Resettlement".
(Articles are in Japanese)
Please see below for the Table of Contents.

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The Refugee Studies Journal is available for purchase on Amazon.co.jp.



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Table of Contents

Feature Articles: Third Country Resettlement

Theoretical Considerations over the Resettlement of Refugees Raised Through Japan's Acceptance of Indo-Chinese Refugees
Hiroshi Homma

Refugee Resettlement Revisited: Inter-Relationships Between Protection, Durable Solutions and Burden-Sharing
Koichi Koizumi

Has Japan Changed?: A Consideration of Japan's Resettlement Programme
Katsunori Koike

Report

Overview of Global Resettlement and Current Challenges
Yukiko Iriyama
Senior Resettlement Officer
Division of International Protection
UNHCR Headquarters
*This contribution does not necessarily reflect the views of UNHCR

The original article in English is available here.

Research Report on Burmese Refugees at Mae La Refugee Camp in Thailand: Their Present Situation and Perceptions on Resettlement
Kanako Matsuoka

Refugee Resettlement Issues in Japan
Eri Ishikawa

Invited Articles

Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement and the International Protection of Internally Displaced Persons
Kei Hakata

Social Group Work Practice with Refugee Applicants who do not have their Own Ethnic Communities
Yasufumi Moritani

Case Law Situation in Japan, 2010/ Case Law Commentary Overseas / Refugee Trend Analysis in Japan, 2010 / Refugee Trend Analysis Overseas, 2010 / Literature Introduction: Japanese / Literature introduction: English / Bibliographic List in Japan 2009, 2010

Special Column

What Links Refugees and the Disaster-affected Areas: Messages from the Tohoku Earthquake to "Refugee Studies"
The Refugee Studies Forum Editorial Team

Seminar: Refugee Protection in East Asia and the Asia Pacific

Friday, Jan 27, 2012

Speaker:
Brian Barbour
(Chair, East Asia Working Group, Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN))

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Seminar: Refugees living in Japan

Friday, December 9, 2011

Speaker:
Goro Koto
(Social worker, Japan Association for Refugees (JAR))

Seminar #9: An overview of recent refugee cases in Japan

Friday, October 21, 2011

Speaker: Daisuke Sugimoto
(Secretariat, Japan Lawyers' Network for Refugees (JLNR)


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The Refugee Studies Forum is looking for volunteers who will help us construct a database on refugee research materials.

・Description
The construction of search function of books, articles, etc.
(The construction will be done in MySQL+php)

・Qualifications
Experience in website database construction (My SQL +php)
Abilities in design is not required

・Place of work
Work may be done at the volunteer's home,
with occasional meetings in our office

・Duration
Approx. 1 month (can be flexible)

・Conditions
Unpaid (a limited amount of transportation costs will be covered)

・How to apply
Please send us an email to: info@refugeestudies.jp

Should you have any further questions, please contact:
Tsutsui (03-5379-6001 / info@refugeestudies.jp)

The Refugee Studies Forum (RSF) publishes a themed annual journal, titled the "Refugee Studies Journal".

The first publication of the "Refugee Studies Journal" is scheduled for September 2011 and will carry the theme of "Third-Country Resettlement".

Prior to its publication, the RSF organizes regular seminars open to members of the Forum (largely consisting of researchers and practitioners). At each seminar, one of the scheduled contributors to the journal present their research results and arguments and participants are welcomed to an open discussion.

As of February 2011, the Forum has hosted 6 seminars on the year's theme, "Third-Country Resettlement". Follow reports of seminars here.

The theme of the second publication (scheduled for September 2012) is "The Procedure for Recognition of Refugee Status" (in Japanese: Nanmin Nintei Tetsuduki).

Note: Seminars are carried out in Japanese (with some exceptions).

Seminar: "Japan's Experience of Accepting Indo-Chinese refugees and the Theoretical Issues of Third-Country Resettlement"
Friday February 25, 2011

Speaker:
Hiroshi Honma (professor emeritus at Hosei University, chairperson of the Refugee Studies Forum)

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Seminar: "Has Japan Changed? - A Consideration of Japanese Resettlement Policy -"
Thursday, January 25, 2011

Speaker:
Katsunori Koike (graduate student at Tokyo University, staff at Japan Association for Refugees (JAR))

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