IRRI Rights in Exile Newsletter – April 2018

Published: 1 Apr 2018

Issue 91, April 2018

ISSN 2049-2650

Editorial Team: Fiona McKinnon, Mandy Jam, Susan Fratzke, Catherine Tyson, Natsumi Paxton, Nejla Sammakia, Iana Messetchkova, Mohamed ElSayeh, Kavita Kapur, Joshua Lowe, and Christian Jorgensen.

Chief Editor: Themba Lewis

Web links are in blue.


In this issue:


News on Countries of Origin

News on Countries of Asylum

Detention and Deportation News


Short Pieces

Organisations appeal to the Prime Minister of Malaysia to prevent the refoulement of 11 detained Uyghur men

New risks to civilians displaced by Boko Haram in Nigeria: Politics driving plans for returns to unsafe conditions

The power of civil mobilisation: How ordinary people stepped-in to help refugees in Northern Greece

Italy Shuts Down ‘Worrying’ Migrant Hotspot

Libyan coast guard vs NGO: Italy and the EU have chosen their allies

France: A sharp rise in rates of child detention is cause for concern

Αlmost two years after EU-Turkey statement, people are still trapped on the islands

Know your rights: A guide for migrants

Uganda: Giving hope to visually impaired woman in Palabek Refugee Settlement

Reawakening Awareness of Empowerment of Refugee Women and Girls in Uganda

Shrinking options: The nexus between climate change, displacement, and security in the Lake Chad Basin

Case Notes

M.K. v. Russia (application no. 35346/16) [Articles 2. 3 and 5 ECHR], 27 February 2018

CJEU: Request for a preliminary ruling, C-680/17 Vethanayagam

CJEU: Request for a preliminary ruling, C-635/17 E

USA: Matter of A-B-, 27 I&N Dec. 227 (A.G. 2018)

USA: Groups challenge Trump administration’s arbitrary detention of asylum seekers

USA: Order granting plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction (immigration detention)

USA: Nielsen v. Preap (focus: detention, criminal alien)

Opinion and Editorial

Letters to the editors



Conferences, courses, and workshops

Calls for papers

Grants and awards


Resource: new UNHCR updates on the situation in South Sudan


Programmes: Rights in Exile
Regions: Great Lakes Region, North and Horn of Africa, Other
Type: Refugee Rights News