Daily Links - 1 November

1 November 2005

Responsibility to Protect / Engaging Civil Society (R2PECS)

The Responsibility to Protect is a set of principles intended to guide the international community in preventing and stopping violent conflict, by shifting the focus from state security to human security. This site explains the project and provides key reports.


The latest edition of the IANSA Women’s Network Bulletin celebrates the 5-year anniversary of 1325 by exploring its content, how it has been used in practice, and how it may be used in the future. Read it here.


'Still Waiting After 60 years: Justice for Survivors of Japan's Military Sexual Slavery System' (pdf)

This report by Amnesty International examines the system of institutionalized sexual slavery used by the Japanese Army before and during World War II and the subsequent denials of responsibility by the Japanese government. It calls on Japan to accept full responsibility for the crimes committed against the 'comfort women' and provide full reparations in accordance with international standards.

From our archive: 'Y.K.L: abused in Ivory Coast, rejected in London' (Caroline Moorehead , openDemocracy.net, 23/10/03)

Y.K.L survived terrible torments in her West African homeland only to be denied asylum in Britain. On London’s streets, she joins the forgotten, global army of the displaced.

Should we allow artificial intelligence to manage migration?

How is artificial intelligence being used in governing migration? What are the risks and opportunities that the emerging technology raises for both the state and the individual crossing a country’s borders?

Ryerson University’s Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration and openDemocracy have teamed up to host this free live discussion on 15 April at 5pm UK time/12pm EDT.

Hear from:

Ana Beduschi Associate professor of law, University of Exeter

Hilary Evans Cameron Assistant professor, faculty of law, Ryerson University

Patrick McEvenue Senior director, Strategic Policy Branch, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Chair: Lucia Nalbandian Researcher, CERC Migration, Ryerson University

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