01 September 2014

New Book Titles

FYI, please check out my Pinterest page for new books due out in Sept. 2014. I've also added information about a few additional titles to the Aug. 2014 and New Legal Texts book boards.

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

Asile et Extradition: Théorie et Pratique de l'Exclusion du Statut de Réfugié (Bruylant, 2014) [info]
- Chapters 1 and 3 are provided in full-text under the "Extraits" tab.

Non-Refoulement in a World of Cooperative Deterrence, Law and Economics Research Paper Series, no. 14-016 (University of Michigan Law School, Aug. 2014) [text]

Preparing for Disasters: Bring on the Lawyers! (Planet Policy Blog, Aug. 2014) [text]

"Refugee Burden-Sharing: A Modest Proposal, Fifteen Years Later?," Chapter 4 in The Nation State and Immigration: The Age of Population Movements (Sussex Academic Press, forthcoming Nov. 2014) [eprint via SSRN]

Review of Gender, Child, and LGBTI Asylum Guidelines and Case Law in Foreign Jurisdictions: A Resource for U.S. Attorneys (Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, May 2014) [text]

Shifting Conceptions of Refugee Identity and Protection: European and Middle Eastern Approaches, Research Paper No. 2014/10 (Warwick School of Law, Aug. 2014) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (28 July 2014)

Tagged Publications.

30 August 2014

Thematic Focus: Resettlement

The Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement were held 24-26 June 2014 in Geneva.  The objective of these meetings is "to address a wide range of policy and procedural matters, including advocacy, capacity building and operational support" and to formulate joint strategies on resettlement.  The European Resettlement Network has circulated a summary of the discussions on its web site, along with the agenda and other documents.  A comprehensive report on the 2014 ATCR (including the text of the NGO statement) is available from the Refugee Council of Australia, while thoughts on the meeting from the Canadian perspective have been posted on the blog of the Ottawa Office of the Mennonite Central Committee.

For another overview of resettlement, see the Progress Report on Resettlement (along with presentation notes) that was submitted to the most recent Standing Committee meeting.  It reviews UNHCR's resettlement activities and identifies current challenges and how to address them.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Resettlement (10 Jan. 2014)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

29 August 2014

Events & Opportunities: More September 2014

Job: Program Coordinator, Open Society International Migration Initiative, London [info]
 - Apply by 1 September 2014.

Refugees: Why Seeking Asylum is Legal and Australia's Policies are Not, Sydney, 4 September 2014 [info]
- RSVP for this book launch event by 1 September 2014.

Job: Senior Policy Officer, ICVA, Geneva [info]
- Apply by 8 September 2014.

Launch of the Second AIDA Annual Report, Brussels, 9 September 2014 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

An Afternoon on Syrian Displacement and Protection in Europe, Oxford, 10 September 2014 [info]
- This launch event will also be livestreamed.

Central African Republic: Prioritising the Protection of Civilians – Are We Doing Enough?, London, 16 September 2014 [info]
- Launch event for new issue of Humanitarian Exchange.

Introduction to Forensic Documentation of Trauma: Aiding Immigrant Survivors of Torture & Ill-Treatment, Oakland, CA, 27 September 2014 [info]
- Space is limited, so apply ASAP.

Job: Assistant Editor, Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law [info]
- Apply by 30 September 2014.

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

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

28 August 2014

Thematic Focus: Detention

CMS Dialogue: Detention Policies as Tools of Immigration Control, New York, 21 July 2014 [info]
- Follow link for summary and video.

"Detention of Undocumented Immigrants and the Judicial Impact of the CJEU’s Decisions in France," International Journal of Refugee Law, Advance Access, 15 Aug. 2014 [abstract]

The EU Returns Directive and the Use of Prisons for Detaining Migrants in Europe (EU Law Analysis Blog, July 2014) [text]

Immigration Detention and Community Statistics (Govt. of Australia) [access]
- Produced on a monthly basis since Jan. 2013.

"Invisible Spaces and Invisible Lives in Immigration Detention," Howard Law Journal, vol. 57, no. 3 (Spring 2014) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 869.

"There and Back Again: On the Diffusion of Immigration Detention," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 2, no. 3 (2014) [open access]

US: Halt Expansion of Immigrant Family Detention (Human Rights Watch, July 2014) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Detention (21 July 2014)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Environmental Migration


Climate Change and Migration: Evidence from the Middle East and North Africa (World Bank, 2014) [text]

"Empirical Research on International Environmental Migration: A Systematic Review," Population and Environment, vol. 36, no. 1 (Sept. 2014) [open access]
- See also related New Security Beat blog post.

Impacts of Climate Change and Disasters on Human Mobility in the Pacific: Challenges and Opportunities, Lami Bay, Fiji, 18-20 Aug. 2014 [info]
- Follow link for concept note.

"Migration and the Environment," Population Bulletin, vol. 69, no. 1 (June 2014) [full-text]

New Research Explores Causality of Climate-Related Conflict, Effectiveness of Migration (New Security Beat Blog, July 2014) [text]

Peninsula Principles in Practice: Climate Change and Displacement in the Autonomous Region of Gunayala, Panama - Mission Report (Displacement Solutions, July 2014) [text]

U.N. Conference Set to Bypass Climate Change Refugees (IPS, Aug. 2014) [text]

Commentary on Tuvalu "climate refugee" case decided in New Zealand:

- Have the First "Climate Refugees" Just Landed? (IOM, Aug. 2014) [text]
- No "Climate Refugees" in New Zealand (Planet Policy Blog, Aug. 2014) [text]
- What Just Happened in New Zealand? Did They Really Just Create the First "Climate Change Refugees"? (UKCCMC, Aug. 2014) [text]
- Why New Zealand did not Accept "World’s First Climate Refugees" (RTCC, Aug. 2014) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Climate Change (17 July 2014)

Tagged Publications. 

27 August 2014

Regional Focus: Syria


An Afternoon on Syrian Displacement and Protection in Europe, Oxford, 10 September 2014 [info]
- Launch event for a forthcoming RSC policy briefing (an executive summary of which is referenced below) and the next Forced Migration Review issue (due to be published 2 September 2014), both of which focus on Syria. The event will also be livestreamed.


Finding Solutions for Syrian Refugees: Resettlement and Other Forms of Admission of Syrian Refugees (UNHCR, updated Aug. 2014) [text]

Protection in Europe for Refugees from Syria (RSC, Aug. 2014) [text]

Quality of Life of Syrian Refugees Living in Camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (PeerJ, 2014) [preprint]

Syrian Refugee Response: Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon (UNHCR, Aug. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Syrian Refugee Situation Analysis of Youth in Lebanon (UNHCR, Aug. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Syria (8 Aug. 2014)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

26 August 2014

News: Free JRS Issue

FYI, the contents of the most recent issue of the Journal of Refugee Studies (reported on in this earlier blog post) are currently being made freely available to readers "for a limited time." So be sure to visit sooner rather than later!

Tagged Periodicals.

Regional Focus: Australia & New Zealand


The Detention and Abuse of Child Asylum Seekers, Melbourne, 28 August 2014 [info]

Refugee Policy in Election Year, Auckland, 30 August 2014 [info]
- View the press release for this event on the Doing Our Bit Facebook page.

Refugees: Why Seeking Asylum is Legal and Australia’s Policies are Not, Sydney, 24 September 2014 [info]
- Q&A with one of the authors of a soon-to-be published book.



Australia's Highest Court to Hear Test Case on Asylum Seekers (Thomson Reuters Foundation, Aug. 2014) [text]

The Construction of Borders: Discursive Representations of Asylum Seekers in Australian Press (Lund University, Spring 2014) [text]

An Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014 (Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee) [info]
- Follow "submissions" link on the right for commentary re. the Bill.

New Zealand:

"Cultural Case Workers in Child Disability Services: An Evidence-based Model of Cultural Responsiveness for Refugee Families," Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, Latest Articles, 11 Aug. 2014 [open access]

"'Going through the doors of pain': Asylum Seeker and Convention Refugee Experiences in Aotearoa New Zealand," Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, Latest Articles, 20 Aug. 2014 [open access]

I ōrea te tuātara ka patu ki waho: Competing Priorities in the New Zealand Refugee Resettlement Strategy (Fulbright New Zealand, Aug. 2014) [text]

"The New Zealand Refugee Resettlement Strategy: Implications for Identity, Acculturation and Civic Participation," Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, Latest Articles, 20 Aug. 2014 [open access]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Oceania (14 Aug. 2014)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

25 August 2014

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance


Building a Better Response: Strengthening Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Capacity and Engagement in the International Humanitarian Architecture [access]
- Recently launched e-learning course. More information is available via International Medical Corps.

State of the Humanitarian System Survey [info]
- Take the survey to help contribute to the next SOHS report, due out in July 2015.


Aid Workers Could Secure Better Protection under the Protection of Civilians Mandate (IntLawGrrls, Aug. 2014) [text]

Experts Weekly: Where are the Humanitarians? (Think Africa Press, July 2014) [text]

Global Humanitarian Overview: Status Report (OCHA, Aug. 2014) [text]

Negotiating Perceptions: Al-Shabaab and Taliban Views of Aid Agencies, HPG Policy Brief, no. 61 (ODI, Aug. 2014) [text]

The Security Council and Humanitarian Relief in Opposition-held Territories (EJIL: Talk Blog, Aug. 2014) [text]

Too Many Humanitarian Crises, not Enough Global Resources (Global Post Blog, July 2014) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (23 July 2014)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

Regional Focus: MENA

Aiding Iraqis Meets Responsibility to Protect, and Could Lead to Common Ground on Syria (IPI Global Observatory, Aug. 2014) [text]

Analysis: Iraq's Forgotten Displaced (IRIN, Aug. 2014) [text]

Cities, Displacement and Stranded Migrants, Policy Report, no. 02/08 (UNU-GCM, 2014) [text]

Gaza Crisis Atlas (OCHA, Aug. 2014) [text]

The Implications of the Acquisition of a New Nationality for the Right of Return of Palestinian Refugees (SSRN, Aug. 2014) [text]

The Migration Dilemma in North Africa (Foresight for Development Blog, July 2014) [text]

Refugee Politics in the Middle East and North Africa: Human Rights, Safety, and Identity (Palgrave Macmillan, May 2014) [info]
- Read the preface and chapter 1.

Scenarios: Humanitarian Implications of Violence in Northern and Central Iraq (ACAPS, July 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Scenarios: Where is Lebanon Heading Now? (ACAPS, Aug. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Middle East (4 Aug. 2014)

Tagged Publications.