IRRI Rights in Exile Newsletter – May 2018

Published: 1 May 2018

Issue 92, May 2018

ISSN 2049-2650

Editorial Team: Susan Fratzke, Catherine Tyson, Natsumi Paxton, Nejla Sammakia, Mohamed ElSayeh, Kavita Kapur, Joshua Lowe, Christian Jorgensen, Cristina de Nicolas, Nicolas Parent, and Taylor Brooks.

Chief Editor: Themba Lewis

Web links are in blue.


In this issue:


Circumventing non-refoulement or fighting “illegal migration”?


News on Countries of Origin

News on Countries of Asylum

Detention and Deportation News


Short Pieces


Female refugees denied the right to pass citizenship to children in Lebanon’s proposed law

New statelessness Index reveals protection gaps across Europe and points to a better approach to tackling statelessness

Greece: Government defies court on asylum seekers reinstates containment policy that keeps people trapped on islands

Asylum Access legal team wins groundbreaking African Court ruling

Agreement for better access to legal aid for refugees In Malaysia

NGO rescue boat is held by Italian authorities after refusing to cooperate with Libyan coastguard

Supporting refugees in Greece: EUR 180 million in emergency support

Situation for asylum seekers in Paris remains critical despite promises

Bangladesh and UNHCR agree on voluntary returns framework for when refugees decide conditions are right

Book review: Protecting Stateless Persons: The implementation of the “Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons” across EU states

UK: Home Office has relapsed in treatment of refugee children, inspection finds

UNHCR Operational Update

Case Notes

CJEU: Refugees who are minors can apply for families to join them in EU-Court, C550/16

USA: Groups challenge government’s failure to notice and comply with asylum application procedures, Mendez Rojas v. Johnson

UK: Zambino principle revisited by Court of Appeal

Opinion and Editorial

Collected opinion and editorial pieces

Letters to the editors

Monitoring Visit by Office of the Prime Minister to Adjumani, Refugee Law Project, Uganda



Conferences, courses, and workshops

Calls for papers

Grants and awards


Request for contacts working with resettled Vietnamese in the US



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