28 July 2014

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

"Atle Grahl-Madsen: Celebrating the Work of the Founder of the Academic Discipline of Refugee Law," Inaugural Grahl-Madsen Memorial Lecture, Bergen, 6 June 2013 [access]

"Food Deprivation: A Basis for Refugee Status?," Social Research: An International Quarterly, vol. 81, no. 2 (Summer 2014) [free full-text]

"Bias Crime Reporting: Creating a Stronger Model for Immigrant and Refugee Populations," Gonzaga Law Review, vol. 49, no. 2 (2014) [full-text]

"Exclusion from Refugee Status: The Purposes and Principles of the United Nations and Article 1F(c) of the Refugee Convention," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 26 (Forthcoming, 2014) [eprint via SSRN]

"The Human Rights of Migrants in General International Law: From Minimum Standards to Fundamental Rights," Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, vol. 28, no. 1 (Fall 2013) [full-text via SSRN]

"The Scandal of Refugee Family Reunification: How the U.S. Refugee Family Reunification System Hinders Reunification and Endangers Families — and What Can Be Done about It," Boston College Law Review (Forthcoming, 2014?) [eprint via SSRN]

Sticking Up for Refugee Protection (RI Blog, July 2014) [text]

"The Transnational Movement of Persons under General International Law: Mapping the Customary Law Foundations of International Migration Law," Chapter 1 in Research Handbook On International Law And Migration (Edward Elgar, 2014) [text via SSRN]

"Undocumented Migrants and the Failures of Universal Individualism," Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, vol. 47, no. 3 (2014) [full-text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (5 July 2014)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Statelessness

Canada Citizenship-stripping Law (Probably) Violates International Law (Opinio Juris, July 2014) [text]

Every Downside Has Its Upside: Run-up to a Statelessness Determination Procedure in the Netherlands? (ENS Blog, July 2014) [text]
- Follow link to access relevant legal texts.  See also related UNHCR press release.

Gender Discriminatory Nationality Laws Addressed and Risk of Statelessness Reduced by Suriname (Equal Rights Trust, July 2014) [text]

"The Intersection of Statelessness and Refugee Protection in US Asylum Policy," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 2, no. 3 (2014) [open access]

Kuwait: Halt the Deplorable Revocation of Nationality of Naturalized Citizens (Amnesty International, July 2014) [text]

Protection and Identification of Stateless Persons through EU Law, Research Paper, no. 2014-38 (Amsterdam Law School, July 2014) [text via SSRN]

Stateless in Serbia: How to Survive without Existing (UNHCR, July 2014) [text]

A Stateless Person, a Refugee and an Irregular Migrant Walk into a Bar… (ENS Blog, July 2014) [text]

Statelessness = Invisibility in West Africa (IRIN, July 2014) [text]

Related post:
- News: New Handbook on Protection of Stateless Persons (5 July 2014)

Tagged Publications.

25 July 2014

New Issues of Curr. Prob. Ped. & Adol. Health Care, GILJ, Glob. R2P, Intl. Migr., ICRC Rev., J. Contemp. Hist., Third World Q.

Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care, vol. 44, no. 7 (Aug. 2014) [contents]
- Focus is on "Primary Care for Refugee Children."

Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, vol. 28, no. 1 (Fall 2013) [contents]
- Focus is on migrants' rights.

Global Responsibility to Protect, vol. 6, no. 2 (2014) [contents]
- Special issue on "Humanitarian Action and the Responsibility to Protect."

International Migration, vol. 52, no. 4 (Aug. 2014) [contents]
- Mix of articles.

International Review of the Red Cross, vol. 95, no. 889 (March 2013) [contents]
- Theme is "Violence against Health Care, Part I: The Problem and the Law."

Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 49, no. 3 (July 2014) [contents]
- Special issue on "Refugees and the Nation-State in Europe, 1919–59."

Third World Quarterly, vol. 35, no. 4 (2014) [contents]
- Special issue on "Knowledge Production in Conflict: The International Crisis Group." The introduction and two other articles are freely available.

Tagged Periodicals.

Regional Focus: Europe

An EU Commissioner for Migration? The Devil is in the Details (MPI, July 2014) [text]

Frontex between Greece and Turkey: The Border of Denial (FIDH et al., July 2014) [text]

Penalising Refugees: When Should the CJEU Have Jurisdiction to Interpret Article 31 of the Refugee Convention? (EU Law Analysis Blog, July 2014) [text]

Ukraine: Displaced People Need Urgent Help (Human Rights Watch, July 2014) [text]

UNHCR Central Mediterranean Sea Initiative (CMSI): EU Solidarity for Rescue-at-sea and Protection of Refugees and Migrants (UNHCR, updated July 2014) [text]

Urgent European Action Needed to Stop Rising Refugee and Migrant Deaths at Sea (UNHCR, July 2014) [text]
- Follow link to access audiovisual materials relating to rescue at sea. See also related news story.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (16 July 2014)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Africa


Debate: "How Can Citizenship Help Us Address Refugee Crises in Africa's Great Lakes Region?" [access]
- A new topic has been posted on the Urban Refugees Debate Forum. Participate in the debate by leaving a comment.  See also related IntLawGrrls blog post.


Central African Refugees in Chad and Cameroon: “Suitcase or Coffin” (MSF, July 2014) [text]

Central African Republic Revised Regional Refugee Response Plan: January-December 2014 (UNHCR, July 2014) [text]

Dadaab and Kakuma Refugee Camps: Market Assessment (WFP, June 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Darfur: COI Compilation (ACCORD, July 2014) [text via Refworld]

The Domino Effect: Why a Wide Lens is Needed to Address Displacement in Central Africa (IDMC, July 2014) [text]

"It is a joke": Ongoing Conflict in Sudan's Darfur Region and Controversies over "Return" (International Refugee Rights Initiative, July 2014) [text via Refworld]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (15 July 2014)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

24 July 2014

Thematic Focus: General

2006-2012 - Siete Años de Reformas: Impacto Estructural (UNHCR, Sept. 2013) [text]
Changing the Story on Asylum Seekers: Positive Peace Journalism Images can Influence the Way Audiences Think and Feel (Conflict Analysis Research Centre, May 2014) [text]

"D'«Opposants» à «Clandestins»: Le Parcours Médiatique des Personnes Migrantes," Vivre Ensemble, no. 48 (Juin 2014) [text]

"Illegal" Migration is a Problem of Our Own Making (Africa at LSE Blog, July 2014) [text]

Post-crisis Displacement: Environmental Recovery as a Strategy for Enhancing Protection and Facilitating Durable Solutions (New Security Beat Blog, July 2014) [text]

"To 'Promote, Protect and Ensure': Overcoming Obstacles to Identifying Disability in Forced Migration," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Access, 7 July 2014 [eprint via SSRN]

Undesirable and Unreturnable? Policy Challenges around Excluded Asylum-seekers and Migrants Suspected of Serious Criminality but Who Cannot be Removed (University of London, July 2014) [info]
- New research project at the Refugee Law Initiative.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (8 July 2014)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Central American Unaccompanied Minors

The Border Children: They are not Criminals and They Need Counsel (ImmigrationProf Blog, July 2014) [text]

Border Crisis Lesson: Reform Deportation Policies Toward Gang Bangers (Huffington Post, July 2014) [text]

Interactive Map: Undocumented, Unaccompanied and Underage (Wilson Quarterly, July 2014) [access]

Law Professors Call for Fair Treatment for Unaccompanied Central American Children (ImmigrationProf Blog, July 2014) [text]

'Life Ended There': Rare Interviews with the Children of America’s Border Disaster (Politico Magazine, July 2014) [text]

Organized Criminal Groups, U.S. Protection, and the Principle of Non-Discrimination (RI Blog, July 2014) [text]

Possible U.S. Policy Change on Unaccompanied Minors and the International Legal Obligation of Non-refoulement (IntLawGrrls, July 2014) [text]

An Urgent Need: Unaccompanied Children and Access to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings (American Bar Association, July 2014) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas, esp. Unaccompanied Minors (14 July 2014)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Health Issues & Palestinian/Syrian Refugees

"An Assessment of Diabetes Care in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria," Avicenna Journal of Medicine, vol. 4, no. 3 (July/Sept. 2014) [full-text]

"Associations between Life Conditions and Multi-morbidity in Marginalized Populations: The Case of Palestinian Refugees," European Journal of Public Health, Advance Access, 3 July 2014 [open access]

"Nutritional Status of Women and Child Refugees from Syria -- Jordan, April-May 2014," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, vol. 63, no. 29 (July 2014) [full-text]

Population-based Health Access Assessment for Syrian Refugees in Non-camp Settings throughout Jordan (International Medical Corps, UNHCR & UNFPA, July 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Preventing Damage and Danger to Hospitals, Medical Teams, Evacuation Teams, and Patients in the Course of the Current Military Operation in the Gaza Strip (Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, July 2014) [access]

Smiles and Nightmares: A Psychologist Works with Syrian Refugees in Iraq (MSF, July 2014) [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Gaza (23 July 2014)
- Regional Focus: Syria (21 July 2014)
- Regional Focus: Middle East (11 July 2014)
- Thematic Focus: Health (26 June 2014)

Tagged Publications.

23 July 2014

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Last minute opportunity:

Who, What, When, Where: Mapping for Urban Humanitarian Response, Webinar, 24 July 2014 [info]
- Registration required.


Capturing Asia’s Aid Response Lessons (IRIN, July 2014) [text]

Donor Behaviour and the Future of Humanitarian Action (OUP Blog, July 2014) [text]

Humanitarian Crises, Emergency Preparedness and Response: The Role of Business and the Private Sector (ODI, July 2014) [access]
- Follow link for final report and policy brief.  See also related IRIN news story.

Humanitarian Innovation Conference, Oxford, 19-20 July 2014 [access]
- Conference papers are available via the a/m link.  Here's the introductory film for the conference. The keynote address can be watched here. A report launched at the conference, Humanitarian Innovation: The State of the Art, will eventually be available on the OCHA site.  See also a related SciDev news article.

Where is Everyone? Responding to Emergencies in the Most Difficult Places (MSF, July 2014) [access]
- Follow link for report as well as case studies on DRC, Jordan and South Sudan.  See also related blog post and IRIN news story.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (27 June 2014)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

Regional Focus: Gaza

Gaza: No Safe Place for Civilians (UpFront Blog, July 2014) [text]

Gaza: Nowhere to Go (IRIN, July 2014) [text]

Gaza under Fire: A Humanitarian Disaster (IPS, July 2014) [text]

Hamas, UNRWA, and the Shelter Issue (PRRN Blog, July 2014) [text]

Opinion and Debate: The Limits of Humanitarianism in Gaza (MSF UK, July 2014) [text]

For more news and updates, visit ReliefWeb's oPT page and UNRWA's Gaza Emergency page.

[Infographic credit: OCHA]

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Events & Opportunities: Additional August 2014

UNHCR has posted five calls for expressions of interest for participating in various projects.  The submission deadline for all of them is 22 August 2014.  The relevant projects are listed below:

  • Expansion of Higher Education for Refugees through Distance/Blended Education Opportunities [info]
  • Expansion of Quality Education for Refugees through the Integration of ICTs or Innovation Programs [info]
  • Learning Programme for Community Youth Workers [info]
  • Quality Education and Refugee Learning Achievement [info]
  • Strengthening Families in Humanitarian Contexts [info]

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: August 2014 & Last Minute July 2014

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

22 July 2014

Events & Opportunities: August 2014 & Last Minute July 2014

July 2014:

Q&A Panel: The High Court & the Asylum Case, Sydney, 22 July 2014 [info]
- Follow on Twitter using #highcourt153 and @kaldorcentre.

Statelessness and Transcontinental Migration Conference Conference, Barcelona, 24-25 July 2014 [info]

Job: Research Associate in International Law, Human Rights Beyond Borders Project, UCL, London [info]
- Apply by 25 July 2014.

Are We Getting Things Done? Rethinking Operational Leadership, London, 30 July 2014 [info]
- Panel discussion will also be livestreamed.

August 2014:

CFP: 20 Years On: Human Security at Crossroads, Istanbul, 23-24 October 2014 [info]
 - Deadline for submissions is 1 August 2014.

17th Nordic Migration Research Conference, Copenhagen, 13-15 August 2014 [info]
- Final registration deadline is 4 August 2014.

Certification in European Law on Immigration and Asylum, Brussels, 5 September 2014-12 July 2015 [info]
- Apply by 8 August 2014.

*Job: Policy and Research Co-ordinator, Women for Refugee Women, London [info]
- Apply by 11 August 2014.

CFP: History of Humanitarianism in Africa, Location TBA, March 2015 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 15 August 2014.

World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2014 [info]
- Note: Additional details for 2014 are not yet available.

Refugee Testimonies Workshop, Worcester, MA, 19-21 September 2014 [info]
- Apply by 20 August 2014.

Master of Arts in Migration and Displacement, Wits University, Johannesburg [info]
- Applications from international applicants are due 31 August 2014.


Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: July 2014

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

21 July 2014

Regional Focus: Syria

Echoes from Syria, no. 2 (July 2014) [full-text via ReliefWeb]

Listening to the Voices of Syrian Women Refugees in Jordan: Ethnographies of Displacement and Emplacement (Ruba Al Akash & Karen Boswall, 2014?) [text]

Opening the Door to Humanitarian Aid in Syria: Significance, Challenges, and Prospects (International Peace Institute, July 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]
A Study on Early Marriage in Jordan 2014 (Unicef, July 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Syrian Refugees Problem (Sada Blog, July 2014) [text]

Too Young to Wed: The Growing Problem of Child Marriage among Syrian Girls in Jordan (Save the Children, July 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Syria (11 July 2014)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Detention


Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention (APPG on Refugees & APPG on Migration) [info]
- The deadline for submitting written evidence is 1 October 2014.  See also related openDemocracy article.


Child Asylum Seekers Locked up at Higher Rate than Adults (Refugee Council of Australia, July 2014) [text]

Comparing the Detention of Asylum Seekers in the UK and the US (Border Criminologies, June 2014) [text]

"Dad, have we done something wrong?" Children and Parents in Immigration Detention (No Child in Detention Coalition, Jan. 2014) [text via AIDA]

"Detaining Immigrants and Asylum Seekers: A Normative Introduction," Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, vol. 17, no. 5 (2014) [eprint via SSRN]

"Immigration Detention, Punishment, and the Criminalization of Migration," Chapter in The Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration (Routledge, Forthcoming Sept. 2014) [eprint via SSRN]

National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014 (Australian Human Rights Commission, July 2014) [access]
- Follow link to access public submissions to the inquiry.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Detention (16 June 2014)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

17 July 2014

Thematic Focus: Climate Change


CFP: Environmental Changes and Human Mobility: What Role for Migration Governance?, Bern, Switz., 24 October 2014 [info]
- Application deadline is 31 July 2014.

CFP: Forced Migration Review [info]
- Submissions sought for theme issue on "Climate Change, Disasters and Displacement"; deadline for articles is 12 January 2015.


*"Climate Refugee Threat in Tropics Rises, but International Action Lags," World Politics Review, 17 July 2014 [text]

Integrating Disaster-Induced Displacement within the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, Paper prepared for the Preparatory Committee of the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva, 14-15 July 2014 (Nansen Initiative, July 2014) [text]

Planned Relocations, Disasters and Climate Change: Consolidating Good Practices and Preparing for the Future: Background Document, Sanremo Consultation, 12-14 March 2014 [text]
- Prepared by Brookings, ISIM & UNHCR.

"Protecting People Displaced by Weather-related Disasters and Climate Change: Experience from the Field," Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, vol. 15, no. 4 (Spring 2014) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 803.

Should International Refugee Law Accommodate Climate Change? (UN News Service, July 2014) [text via Refworld]

"The State Responsibility in the Face of Environmentally Displaced Persons," Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy, vol. 4, no. 2 (2014) [full-text]

"Warm World, Cold Reception: Climate Change, National Security and Forced Migration," Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, vol. 15, no. 4 (Spring 2014) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 752.


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Climate Change (25 June 2014)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.