REFUGEES AND FORCED IMMIGRATION ’18 / III. International Interdisciplinary Conference on Refugee and Forced Immigration
OCTOBER 12-13, 2018, Istanbul, TurkeyAll papers will be published in the proceedings e-book (with an ISBN number), which will be given as a DVD at the conference. Participants can also apply to INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES; DAKAM’s Journal to be reviewed.

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the wall

Former Agent Says, ‘Border Patrol Does Good Work … But There’s Tension There’

February 6, 20184:57 AM ET

And so I really think, no matter what obstacle we put at the border, it’s going to be subverted. People are going to find a way up, over, under or around it.”

Italy migrants

Driver opens fire on African migrants in Italian city of Macerata

At least six people are said to have been shot in attack described as racially motivated

February 10 at 12:21pm

Thousands protest against Racism and Xenophobia in Macerata


The Banality of Crimes against Migrants

The Banality of Crimes against Migrants

 and  October 28, 2017

Around the world, migrants are locked up in camps, abused and often driven to the brink of starvation. Many die as a result. These crimes should finally be punished, by the International Criminal Court.

Agnes Callamard, UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary, and Arbitrary Executions, presented animportant new report to the UN General Assembly on Friday. The report is on “Unlawful Death of Refugees and Migrants”

Militarized borders have soon been deployed against migrants on the fault lines between the “developed” and the “developing” worlds.

Australia has introduced windowless and allegedly un-drownable rafts to push refugees back to foreign shores. In 2015, European countries sought and obtained a UN Security Council Resolution to use force against smugglers in the Mediterranean, a extraordinary measure clearly signaling the unprecedented militarization of border controls.

Australia has struck agreements with Nauru and Papua New Guinea and used private corporations like G4S and Ferrovial to host and run camps of indefinite and inhumane detention. The EU has used Turkey and, most lately, Libyan militia to ensure migrants don’t make it across the Mediterranean.

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) is increasingly accused of ‘torture-like’ practices in support of the Government’s deportation imperatives. Some of its detention facilities are also privately run.


Sea Prayer

Sea Prayer, a new virtual reality experience

The night before a potentially fatal journey, a father reflects with his son on their life in Syria before the war – and their unknown future. Painted with Google Tilt Brush and written by Khaled Hosseini, award-winning author of ‘The Kite Runner’ and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.

conference Istanbul Turkey

REFUGEES AND FORCED IMMIGRATION ’17 / II. International Interdisciplinary Conference on Refugee and Forced Immigration Studies in Social Sciences, Humanities and Art
SEPTEMBER 29-30, 2017
Istanbul, Turkey

All of the presented papers will be published in the proceedings e-book (with an ISBN number), which will be given to you in a DVD box and will be sent to be reviewed in the “Thomson & Reuters WOS’ Conference Proceedings Citation Index-CPCI”.