New materials in MINELRES database


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Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 10:52:35 -0700
Subject: New materials in MINELRES database

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New materials in MINELRES database


The following longer materials were lately received by the MINELRES
database. As usually, they will be sent to any subscriber individually
by request. 

Boris  

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From: by way of Office <amindel@sorosny.org> 

Forced Migration Monitor, September 1997, Part I

The Forced Migration Monitor
September 1997, No. 19
     
Trafficking of Women in the Former Soviet Union
     
("The United Nations estimates that as many as 4 million people are 
smuggled into foreign countries each year, generating up to $7 billion 
annually in illicit profits for criminal syndicates.  A significant 
portion of the people trafficked are women who find themselves trapped 
in debt bondage contracts. They are often forced to work against their 
will as prostitutes, domestic servants, or in sweatshops"...)

This article was contributed by Gillian Caldwell, JD, co-director of the
Global Survival Network, a nonprofit organization based in Washington,
DC. A written report and documentary video based on GSN's investigation
into trafficking operations out of Russia and CIS states are available
by contacting: ingsn@igc.apc.org, or by writing GSN, P.O. Box 73214,
Washington, DC 20009; tel (202) 387-0028, fax (202) 387-2590. Copies are
available in English and in Russian. An international conference on
human trafficking issues is scheduled to take place in Moscow on
November 3-5. Queries regarding the conference can be addressed to
<gdd6@columbia.edu>. Further information on 
receiving state initiatives can be obtained from
http://home.pi.net/~notraf/.
     
German Forced Return of Bosnians
     
("One morning last June in Berlin, four police officers confronted a
young Muslim asylum seeker from the former Yugoslavia standing at a bus
stop. They demanded to see the man's identity papers, but handcuffed him
before he could dig the documents out of his pocket. Then they bundled
him into a van and roared off to a refugee detention center"...)

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From: by way of Office <amindel@sorosny.org> 

FM Monitor, September 1997, Part II

Forced Migration Monitor
September 1997, No. 19
Part II
     
UNHCR's Open Cities Initiative in Bosnia: A Cause for Optimism?
     
("A thorny issue in post-war Bosnia is the return of refugees and
displaced persons to towns and villages in which they would be part of
an ethnic minority. The obstacles to voluntary repatriation are
formidable, and the numbers of those participating thus far are small.
The question of the advisability of encouraging such returns is
controversial"...).

This article was contributed by Kate Balian, who is on leave from UNHCR.
The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those of
UNHCR.

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From:  by way of Office <amindel@sorosny.org> 

Re: FM Alert, No. 47

FM Alert, No. 47
6 October 1997
     
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BELGIUM ADOPTS MEASURES TO INTEGRATE BOSNIANS
     
("Belgium has taken steps to clarify the status of Bosnians, aiming  to
end five years of legal limbo for those who fled the war-ravaged  Balkan
nation. The Belgian government on September 5 approved a plan that
offers the possibility of integration to the country's over 4,400
Bosnians who now enjoy temporary protection. The program is based on the
condition that Bosnians learn at least one of the country's two official
languages. Those hoping to integrate will have up to two years to
fulfill the language requirement. Once fulfilled, they are entitled to
permanent status within 5 years. Belgium is also offering Bosnians
generous incentives to return to their homeland"...) 

MICROCREDIT PROGRAM IN SARATOV FACES DELAYS
     
("A pilot microcredit project for displaced persons in the central
Russian city of Saratov is facing delays as program administrators
formulate new evaluation criteria. Representatives of UNHCR and the
American organization Opportunity International now estimate it will be
several months before the distribution of $50,000 in small-scale loans
begins"...)

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Greek Helsinki Monitor & Minority Rights Group - Greece wrote:
 
We distribute the probably best study on Greek anti-semitism.
12/10/1997
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SICSA-- The Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of
Antisemitism
ACTA --ANALYSIS OF CURRENT TRENDS IN ANTISEMITISM:
A special research unit of SICSA
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ACTA NO. 7--Jerusalem: SICSA, 1995
 
Antisemitism in Contemporary Greek Society
by Daniel Perdurant
 
ABSTRACT
 
The lack of any extensive research on the issue of antisemitism in
contemporary Greek society has led many to believe that there is no such
problem in that country. This article documents the existence of
antisemitism in various aspects of Greek society, and its development
over
the past fifteen years.

Content: 
 
INTRODUCTION

RELIGIOUS ANTISEMITISM

ANTISEMITISM IN EDUCATION

LEGISLATION AND JUSTICE

POLITICAL ANTISEMITISM

EXTREME RIGHT ORGANIZATIONS AND THE PRESS

THE ANTISEMITIC PRESS AND OTHER LITERATURE

ANTISEMITIC INCIDENTS

ATTEMPTS TO EXPOSE ANTISEMITISM IN GREECE

LINKS BETWEEN TERRORISM AND ANTISEMITISM
 
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