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Oct 21 2014

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Feature

Pushing Out the Boundaries of Humanitarian Screening with In-Country and Offshore Processing
Recent surges in the arrival of unauthorized migrants with possible humanitarian claims have prompted the United States and the European Union to consider in-country and offshore processing for some refugee and asylum applications. As this article explores, some of the questions raised about the feasibility of such programs include their consistency with humanitarian law and their effectiveness in reducing unwanted entries.

Spotlight

Mexican Immigrants in the United States
In 2013, 11.6 million Mexican immigrants resided in the United States, accounting for 28 percent of the total foreign-born population, making Mexicans the largest immigrant group in the country. Using the latest data, this Spotlight examines the Mexican immigrant population by size, location, language ability, workforce participation, and more.

[Source: Migration Information Source October 16, 2014]

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Oct 21 2014

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Database Launched

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) Project of the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review has recently released its Inter-American Court of Human Rights Database (iachr.lls.edu/database)

 

Its basic and advanced search options allow users to search the Inter-American Court’s decisions by case name, date of judgment, country, Judge, and Separate Opinion, as well as specific violations of the American Convention on Human Rights, Inter-American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons, Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture, and the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence Against Women. Search results for each case include a brief description of the case; information on judges, violations found by the Inter-American Court; and, if a summary is available, a link to a case summary.

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Oct 21 2014

HKLII DAY, 29 October 2014

You are cordially invited to the annual HKLII DAY, organized by the Law Library, on Wednesday, 29 October 2014.

 

HKLII (Hong Kong Legal Information Institute, http://www.hklii.hk is the first comprehensive portal providing free access to public legal information in Hong Kong. It is a project of Law & Technology Centre, a centre jointly established by Department of Computer Science and Faculty of Law, and is based on data obtained from public authorities and other sources in Hong Kong. Databases in HKLII now comprise Judgments from most Hong Kong Courts and Tribunals; Practice Directions; Current Ordinances and Regulations; selected publications of Hong Kong Law Reform Commission; selected domain name arbitration decisions from the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre; Administrative Appeals Board case notes and complaint case notes from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data.

 

HKLII Day events include:

 

(A) Introduction to HKLII & CLIC

1-2 pm, Computer Room, Lui Che Woo Law Library, 1/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, presented by Dr Kevin Pun, Associate Professor, Dept of Computer Science & Dept of Law, HKU; Co-Director of HKLII. Demonstration will also be given on CLIC (Community Legal Information Centre http://www.hkclic.org/), a bilingual community legal information website and a quick internet guide for the general public to find legal information in Hong Kong. To register online, visit

http://lib.hku.hk/cgi-bin/course/list_gp_m.cgi?category=43#7899

 

(B) HKLII Poster Exhibition (29 Oct to 5 Nov 2014)

This exhibition will highlight the major features of HKLII, its contents and functionalities.

 

We look forward to your participation. For enquiries, email lawlib@hku.hk or call 3917-2914.

 

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Oct 14 2014

LEXIS DAY (21-22 Oct 2014)

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You are cordially invited to the Lexis Day training sessions.  Multiple sessions will be offered each day by Lexis specialist trainer in the Computer Room, Lui Che Woo Law Library, 1/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus.  For the schedule, please visit http://lib.hku.hk/cgi-bin/course/list_gp_m.cgi?category=43#7719.

Souvenirs and training materials will be distributed to participants.  Registration is not required but seats with PCs are limited, first come first served.

 

Whether you are new to Lexis or need to reinforce your search skills, we invite you to come along.  For enquiries, please email lawlib@hku.hk or call 3917-2914.

 

Lexis.com is an online legal research service which provides case law, law reviews, legislation and legal journal articles from Hong Kong, China, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, Malaysia, India, South Africa etc.  Lexis.com can be accessed from the University Libraries’ Key English Resources page at http://sunzi.lib.hku.hk/ER/keyDB/hkul/i.

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Oct 13 2014

Scheduled System Maintenance on WiseEnterprise

A system maintenance will be scheduled on Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 from 18:00 to 23:15 (Hong Kong Time GMT+8). During this period, all services will be temporarily unavailable.

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Oct 06 2014

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Feature

Belonging: The Resettlement Experiences of Hmong Refugees in Texas and Germany
Drawing on a case study of two Hmong refugee populations from Laos that were resettled in a major Texas city and a German village, this article explores the different approaches to immigrant integration found in the United States and Germany as well as the outcomes for the Hmong and their sense of belonging in their new communities.

Policy Beat

Unaccompanied Minors Crisis Has Receded from Headlines But Major Issues Remain

As Central American child migrant flows have returned to their precrisis level, challenges remain concerning the fate of tens of thousands of newly arrived children and families now residing in the United States pending immigration court hearings. Meanwhile, Congress has declined to authorize new funding to address the situation.

[Source: Migration Information Source October 2, 2014]

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Oct 03 2014

Latest news from Migration Policy Institute

The new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) report Selling Visas and Citizenship: Policy Questions from the Global Boom in Investor Immigration, examines the increasing mix of players and types of immigrant investor programs, their policy design, benefits and other considerations. During the past decade, the number of countries with immigrant investor programs has increased dramatically, and about half of all European Union member states now have dedicated routes. Demand has increased as well, with the U.S. EB-5 program, for example, nearing its annual cap of 10,000 visas this year for the first time, after two decades of relatively low uptake.

The report explores the two primary models: (1) investment in private-sector assets, such as the business investment programs used in the United States, Singapore and the Netherlands, or the purchase of private property, as seen in Greece, Latvia, Portugal and Spain, and (2) providing funds to the government via non-refundable fees, low-interest loans or bonds, as occurs in the Caribbean as well as Australia, Malta and the United Kingdom.

The report provides a global overview of immigrant investor initiatives, examines residency requirements and upfront costs.

Read the report at: www.migrationpolicy.org/research/selling-visas-and-citizenship-policy-questions-global-boom-investor-immigration

[Source: Migration Policy Institute]

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Sep 29 2014

Westlaw Day (7-8 October 2014)

Published by Law Library under Law
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You are cordially invited to the Westlaw Day training sessions.  Multiple sessions will be offered each day by Westlaw specialist trainer in the Computer Room, Lui Che Woo Law Library, 1/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus.  For the schedule, please visit http://lib.hku.hk/cgi-bin/course/list_gp_m.cgi?category=43#7709.   Souvenirs and training materials will be distributed to participants.  Registration is not required but seats with PCs are limited, first come first served.

 

Whether you are new to Westlaw or need to reinforce your search skills, we invite you to come along.  For enquiries, please email lawlib@hku.hk or call 3917-2914.

 

Westlaw is an online legal research service which provides a unique collection of legal and regulatory information. The collection includes case law, legislation, law reviews, treaties, and directories from Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, European Union.  Westlaw can be accessed from the University LibrariesKey English Resources page at http://sunzi.lib.hku.hk/ER/keyDB/hkul/i

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Sep 25 2014

MedDRA Web-Based Browser Scheduled Downtime

Due to required server maintenance, the MedDRA Web-Based Browser will not be available from Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 10pm to Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 6am; and Saturday, 4 Oct 2014 from 1pm to 11pm.

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Sep 17 2014

Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisenews

A system maintenance for Wisenews / Wisers Service Platforms has been scheduled on Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 from 18:00 to 23:15 (Hong Kong Time GMT+8). During this period, all services will be temporarily unavailable.

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