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Date:

Thu, 20 Nov 2003 18:15:39 +0000

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Dear List Members, 
 
Below please find references to new online publications, journal/newsletter 
issues, events and opportunities, and web sites.  
 
**Please note that long URLs may break into two lines in some mail readers.  
Cut and paste each line of the URL, if this happens.** 
 
**Online Publications** 
 
Guidance Notes: Refugees and Asylum Seekers (Oct. 2003) -  
http://www.pcc.org.uk/reports/edit_detail.asp?id=20  
 
The hidden gulag: exposing North Korea’s prison camps (Oct. 2003) -  
http://www.hrnk.org/pr-oct2103.html  
 
Plan Colombia: Contraproductos y Crisis Humanitaria. Fumigaciones y  
desplazamiento en la frontera con Ecuador (Oct. 2003) -  
http://www.codhes.org.co/Documentos/10/boletinfumigaciones.pdf  
 
Protecting internally displaced persons in the OSCE area: A neglected  
commitment (Oct. 2003) -  
http://www.idpproject.org/regions/Europe/Overview_OSCE_IDP_report.pdf  
 
Protection of and assistance to internally displaced persons: Note by the  
Secretary-General, A/58/393 (Sept. 2003) -  
http://www.unhchr.ch/huridocda/huridoca.nsf/(Symbol)/A.58.393.En?Opendocument 
 
Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on violence  
against women, its causes and consequences, on the situation of women and  
girls in Afghanistan (Oct. 2003) -  
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/afghanistan/reports.html 
- In Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish 
 
Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response (2004) - 
http://www.sphereproject.org/handbook/index.htm 
- Newly revised edition. 
 
Study Guide: The Rights of Refugees (2003) -  
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/edumat/studyguides/refugees.htm  
 
Sudan: Special report on the impact of a future peace agreement on refugees  
and IDPs (Nov. 2003) -  
http://www.irinnews.org/S_report.asp?ReportID=37774&SelectRegion=East_Africa  
 
Updated Profiles on Internal Displacement (Oct./Nov. 2003) -  
http://www.idpproject.org/  
- Available for India, Cote d’Ivoire, Burma, and Indonesia. 
 
**Journals/Newsletters** 
 
Asia Child Rights Weekly Newsletter, vol.2, no. 44 (Nov. 2003) -  
http://acr.hrschool.org/index.php 
 
Minority Rights Group International e-bulletin - http://www.minorityrights.org 
- Bi-monthly bulletin; subscribe by sending an email to [log in to unmask]  
or visit a/m URL. 
 
New Routes: A Journal of Peace Research and Action, vol. 8, no. 2 (2003) -  
http://www.life-peace.org/newroutes/newroutes2003/nr200302/index.htm (full- 
text) 
- Focus is on the "Role of the Media in War and Peace." 
 
**Events & Opportunities** 
 
Annual Health and Human Rights Conference, London, 6 December 2003 -  
http://www.phruk.net/page.php?domain_name=phruk.net&viewpage=Conference%20Dec%206 
- Physicians for Human Rights–UK conference; focus is on "The Right to Sexual  
and Reproductive Health." 
 
International Conference on Women and Migration in Asia, New Delhi, 10-13  
December 2003 -  
http://www.dcrcdu.org/WOMENANDMIGRATIONINASIA.htm 
 
Mainstreaming Equality: From theory to public policy, Liverpool, 26-28 April  
2004 - http://www.clps.org.uk/  
 
**Web Sites** 
 
Health and Human Rights Info - http://www.hhri.org/ 
- Project of the International Society for Health and Human Rights; offers  
access to operational, training and other materials, with special emphasis on  
mental health. 
 
Human Rights Network International – http://www.hrni.org/index_flash.html  
- Human rights portal; in English and French. 
 
Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) - http://www.humanitarianinfo.org/iasc/ 
- Makes available key documents and materials, along with background  
information. 
 
International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) - http://www.icj.org 
- Includes a legal resource center; in English, French, and Spanish. 
 
Women, War and Peace - http://www.womenwarpeace.org/h_index.htm 
- Portal developed by UNIFEM with country profiles and issue briefs. 
 
**Name Changes** 
 
Reproductive Health Response in Conflict (RHRC) Consortium -  
http://www.rhrc.org 
- Note new name for what was formerly the Reproductive Health for Refugees  
Consortium. 
 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – http://uscis.gov 
- The U.S. immigration service has undergone yet another name and URL change.   
Formerly the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), the agency  
became the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) after Bush  
took office.  As of 1 November 2003, it was renamed U.S. Citizenship and  
Immigration Services.  Previous URLs will redirect users to the a/m address. 
 
 
Elisa Mason 
Forced Migration Online (FMO) 
http://www.forcedmigration.org 
 
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Note: The material contained in this communication comes to you from the 
Forced Migration Discussion List which is moderated by the Refugee Studies 
Centre (RSC), University of Oxford. It does not necessarily reflect the 
views of the RSC or the University. If you re-print, copy, archive or 
re-post this message please retain this disclaimer. Quotations or extracts 
should include attribution to the original sources. 

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