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The November issue of the International Refugee Rights Initiative’s Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter (formerly the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter) is out. Find the full newsletter .

In this issue:


Rwandan Refugees in Congo in Search of Protection

Exporting human rights obligations: Israel’s “voluntary departures” put lives in danger

High Court Strikes Down Cap on the Number of Refugees in Kenya; Other Damaging Provisions Remain

Current soft law initiatives relating to business and human rights do not prepare extractive companies for the adverse impacts their operations may have on the stateless Rohingya of Myanmar

Couple separated from child after immigration consultant provides bad advice


News on countries of origin

News on countries of asylum

Detention and deportation news


Rethinking migrant rescue: An idea that has already worked

CAMEROON: Pilot Refugee Rights Training for North West Lawyers

Country of asylum profile: Panama

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project reacts to Texas ruling delaying Obama immigration plan

Cyprus: 40 Palestinian refugees from the refugee camp in Kokkinotrimithia arrested and deported to Government-controlled areas

UNHCR urges Europe to recreate a robust search and rescue operation on Mediterranean, as Operation Triton lacks resources and mandate needed for saving lives

As violence spreads beyond Nigeria, UNHCR calls for urgent access to the displaced

Attorney shares her side of the story after winning asylum for a woman who fled domestic abuse

Immigration: replace the migration security complex with an ‘integration industry’

Launch of FlüchtlingsforschungsBlog, a German language blog by Netzwerk Flüchtlingsforschung (Refugee Research Network)


Correct understanding of Article 3 requirements: BB, PP, W, U & Ors v SSHD

Norwegian Supreme Court: HR-2015-00206-A, (sak nr. 2014/1583), sivil sak, anke over dom

Belgium Council for Alien Law Litigation (CALL), 6 November 2014, No 132 866

Belgium Council for Alien Law Litigation (CALL), 23 October 2014, No 131 887


Refugee Contribution: Detention protest in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond: Food for thought from a Rwandan refugee

Seeking Asylum in Karnes City


Conferences and workshops

Calls for papers

Grants & Awards: Fully-funded, three year post-doctoral fellowship at Hertford College, University of Oxford, Oxford


Publications & Resources