Journals of International Scientific Publications

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Journal of International Scientific Publications: Ecology & Safety

Journal of International Scientific Publications: Materials, Methods & Technologies

Journal of International Scientific Publications: Economy & Business 

Journal of International Scientific Publications: Language, Individual & Society

Journal of International Scientific Publications: Educational Alternatives 

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“LGBTI Refugees, A Growing Concern: Changes in International Asylum Law Approach”


 LGBTI Refugees, A Growing Concern:

Changes in International Asylum Law Approach”

Marta D’Epifanio

16 November 2011, 03:00-05:00pm

İstanbul Bilgi University, Dolapdere Campus Room 514



LGBTI refugees, a growing concern: changes in international asylum law approach

LGBTI individuals are discriminated in different ways and to a different extent in many societies. So far there is no country where LGBTI individuals enjoy the same rights as heterosexual citizens.

Homophobia, criminalization of same-sex activity, and targeted violence force LGBTI individuals worldwide to flee their homelands for safer havens, often to again encounter discrimination. Thus, LGBTI migrants live in a situation of double marginality, both at the margins of society as LGBTI and of local LGBTI communities as migrants.
In this context, the presentation will focus on the emerging issue of credibility assessment in Refugee Status Determination (RSD) procedure. It will be discussed how international refugee law regime impacts on the RSD procedure, with a closer look at the situation in Turkey.In the last two decades, a lively international debate brought the option of seeking asylum on sexual orientation and gender identity in the 1951 Convention on the ground of membership to a particular social group. The process of recognition of such claim, however, met several hindrances. At first, the debate focused on whether a claim on SOGI grounds could be legitimately included in the particular social group. Secondly, another issue was brought up in connection to the ‘voluntarity’ of the aspect of sexual orientation and the possibility of living discreetly. The enforcement of discriminatory laws and attitudes against LGBTI individuals is thus recognized; with regards to international refugee law, the matter is in what extent it amounts to persecution.


Marta D’Epifanio, born in Italy, studied History of Art at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. In 2011, she graduated from the MA program in International Relations at İstanbul Bilgi University with the dissertation titled “Credibility Issues of LGBTI Asylum-Seekers in the Refugee Status Determination”. She worked as volunteer both at the Helsinki Citizens Assembly Association and LAMBDA in Istanbul.


Seminar will be held in English.


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Third International Conference in Communication and Media Studies

Call for Papers

Third International Conference in Communication and Media Studies:
(Re)Making and Undoing of Peace/Conflict

Dates of the Conference: 11-13 April 2012

Abstract Submission deadline: 21 June 2011 (23 September 2011, extended)

Submission of full papers: 6 February 2012

Venue: Faculty of Communication and Media Studies Center of Research and Communication for Peace Eastern Mediterranean University Famagusta, North Cyprus

The Center of Research and Communication for Peace in the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies at Eastern Mediterranean University invites paper, panel, and event proposals addressing the general theme of ?(Re)Making and Undoing of Peace/Conflict.? The Third International Conference in Communication and Media Studies, which will be held at the EMU facilities in Famagusta, North Cyprus between 11-13 April 2012, aims at bringing together scholars to present their research and exchange ideas in a wide range of topics under the general theme including but not limited to:
– Peace is love/Love and peace/loving peace
– Peace as a process, not a fixed state
– Maintenance of peace/conflict: Regulating conflict/Policing peace
– Media/Communication pedagogies for peace
– The mediatized life of peace/conflict
– Mapping media: Ownership and editorial control in conflict zones
– Throwing stones at glass ceilings: Naming and shaming gender
inequalities in the media
– Usage of the new media in peace/conflict activities
– Technologies for/of peace
– Methods and methodologies in peace-making
– Methods and methodologies of peace journalism
– Remembering or forgetting for peace
– Forgiveness, justice and peace
– Cosmopolitanism and forgiveness
– Documentary: Film as remembering?
– Filming/forgetting the scene
– The past remains, mourn for today
– Truth and reconciliation
– Dialogue and the dialogic of self-other relations
– Politics of difference, politics of identity, politics of friendship
– Identity politics versus politics of affinity
– Ethical responsibility: Responding to the otherness of the other as
well as to the otherness-within
– Ethnocentrism and its different forms like racism, sexism,
nationalism, orientalism, agism.
– Epistemic violence and its role in the perpetration of physical
– Excommunicating the other-within, xenophobia
– Hospitality: Conditional and unconditional
– Hosting immigrants
– Hostility toward different others, xenophobia
– Hospitality and hostility of citizenship
– Media representations of the consumer-citizen
– Globalization, peace, and cosmopolitanism
– The ?New International?
– Dissociation of identity: The originality of representation and
– Step-Mothertongue
– Human-animal dissociation
– Youth in cultures-in-conflict
The language of our international conference will be both English and Turkish.
The deadline for submitting proposals is 21 June 2011 (30 July 2011, extended). Please send your abstracts (not more than 250 words) through
The deadline for submitting full papers is 06 February 2012.
Submissions are subject to blind peer review at every stage.
Abstracts and papers will be accessible to all participants on the conference web site once the complete program is set.