Discovery - University of Dundee - Online Publications

Library & Learning Centre

Witness intimidation, forced migration and resettlement

Witness intimidation, forced migration and resettlement: a British case study

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

View graph of relations

Authors

  • Nicholas R. Fyfe
  • Heather McKay

Research units

Info

Original languageEnglish
Pages77-90
Number of pages14
JournalTransactions of the Institute of British Geographers
Journal publication dateApr 2000
Volume25
Issue1
DOIs
StatePublished

Abstract

Situated within the context of geographical research on forced migration, this paper focuses on the experiences of prosecution witnesses who have had to flee their homes because of life-threatening intimidation. Drawing on in-depth interviews with witnesses, it examines the nature of the threat they were under, their decision to leave home, their life in temporary accommodation and their experiences of permanent resettlement away from the danger area. The paper highlights the impact of intimidation and forced migration on witnesses' personal geographies and, in particular, their sense of ontological security and self-identity.

Documents

Library & Learning Centre

Contact | Accessibility | Policy