21 February 2020

Thematic Focus: Education


CFP: Forced Migration and the Global Education 2030 Agenda: From Educational Research to Policy and Practice, Glasgow, 4 August 2020 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 29 February 2020.

CFP: Navigating from Education to Employment in Crisis and Uncertainty, Oxford, 28-29 April 2020 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 3 March 2020.

Blog posts & press:

"'Qualification Passport' Enables Refugees to Study, Work in Countries of Exile," VOA News, 22 Dec. 2019 [text]

A Step Forward for 10,000 Rohingya Refugee Children: Bangladesh Allows Kids to Receive Formal Education (Human Rights Watch, Jan. 2020) [text]
- See also related Unicef story.


Institutional Structures and Syrian Refugees' Experiences with Turkish Language Education in Turkey (Istanbul Policy Center, Oct. 2019) [text via UNHCR]

Urgent Measures Needed to Stop Iraq's Displaced Children Being Left Behind, Briefing Note (Norwegian Refugee Council, Dec. 2019) [text]

Walk the Talk? Review of Financing for Education in Emergencies, 2015-2018 (Save the Children, 2019; released Feb. 2020) [text]

Journal articles & book chapters:

"An Expression of Resilience? The Experiences of Students from an Asylum-Seeking Background at a College in Malta," Chapter in Resilience in Schools: Research and Practice (Univ. of Malta, 2020) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 38.

"Forced Migrant Children in the Classroom: Perspectives from Educators, Families and Program
Managers," Chapter in Resilience in Schools: Research and Practice (Univ. of Malta, 2020) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 19.

"'I Never Want to Lose that Key': On School as an Opportunity Structure for Unaccompanied Refugee Children in Sweden," Nordic Journal of Migration Research, Ahead of Print, 25 Nov. 2019 [open access]

Journal on Education in Emergencies, vol. 5, no. 1 (Dec. 2019) [open access]
- Special issue on "Refugees and Education: Part 1."

"Perceptions of Syrian Student Refugees Towards Blended Learning: Implications for Higher Education Institutions," International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, vol. 15, no. 1 (2020) [open access]
- Focus is on Jordan.

"Unaccompanied, Unnoticed, and Undereducated: An Analysis of the Administrative Challenges of Educating Unaccompanied Children in Federal Custody," Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, vol. 34, no. 1 (2019) [full-text]
- Focus is on the U.S.

Web site:

REACH Initiative, Harvard Univ. [access]
- "Through collaborative research, education, and action, REACH fosters welcoming communities and quality education in settings of migration and displacement. REACH collaborates with educators, policymakers, and researchers to ensure that all young people have access to inclusive and quality learning, the chance to develop relationships of belonging, and the ability to create future opportunities." More info in this press release. Note: There is different REACH Initiative that provides "assessment, database and mapping services in countries that are in crisis or at-risk of crisis."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Education (9 Dec. 2019)

Tagged Events & Opportunities and Web Sites/Tools.

News & Opportunity: International Law Award

Prof. Guy Goodwin-Gill is the recipient of the 2020 Stefan A. Riesenfeld Memorial Award. His work as a legal advocate for refugees and pre-eminent international refugee law scholar will be celebrated at a symposium entitled "Borderline: Problems and Perspectives in Global Migration," at Berkeley Law School on 28 February 2020. Prof. Goodwin-Gill will also deliver the keynote address.

As one of the hosts of this event, the Berkeley Law Journal also plans to publish a special symposium issue "that will feature the text of the keynote address, as well as select scholarly works on the themes of migration, refugee law, and asylum law." See the CFP for more information. The submission deadline is 1 March 2020.

As was noted in this IJRL article, the "name Guy S Goodwin-Gill is synonymous with international refugee law." One of his most well-known works is the seminal text The Refugee in International Law. Prof. Goodwin-Gill (along with his co-author, Jane McAdam) is currently preparing the fourth edition of this volume, which will be published in the fall.

To view more of Prof. Goodwin-Gill's many publications, visit his Google Scholar page. (Note that the default display will be by how often each work has been "cited by" other publications. To view a chronological listing, select "year.")

Tagged Events & Opportunities.

20 February 2020

Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters


Call for participation: Model UN Refugee Challenge [info]
- One of the proposed topics is Climate Change and Displacement (see the background guide); Model UN organizers should register for the Challenge at least 6 weeks before the start of their MUN conference.

Blog posts & press:

"Canada Has a Moral Obligation to Accept Climate Migrants," Policy Options Magazine, 5 Feb. 2020 [text]

Climate Crises: The Myth of Eco Refugees (EPiCENTER Blog, Jan. 2020) [text]

Climate Refugees: The Fabrication of a Migration Threat (Hein de Haas Blog, Jan. 2020) [text]

The Global Forum on Migration and Development: Three Big Takeaways for the Climate Displacement Community (RI Blog, Feb. 2020) [text]

The Policy Problems of Fleeing Disaster: Australia’s Fires Have Revealed the Need to be Prepared for the Effects of Displacement (APPS Policy Forum, Jan. 2020) [text]

More on Human Rights Committee decision:

Climate Change in the Human Rights Committee (EJIL Talk Blog, Feb. 2020) [text]

Climate Change as a Trigger of Non-Refoulement Obligations Under International Human Rights Law (EJIL Talk Blog, Feb. 2020) [text]

"Climate Refugees Have a Path Forward for the First Time," Slate, 19 Feb. 2020 [text]

*"Réfugiés Climatiques": Une Décision Historique du Comité des Droits de l’Homme de l’ONU? (The Conversation, Feb. 2020) [text]

Teitiota v New Zealand: A Step Forward in the Protection of Climate Refugees under International Human Rights Law? (Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, Jan. 2020) [text]

The UN Human Rights Committee's Recent Decision on Climate Displacement (Asylum Insight, Feb. 2020) [text]

What Does the Climate Refugees Judgment Mean for Africans? (ISS Today, Feb. 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Forced Migration: Empowering Mobility When Moving Isn't a Choice," Chapter in Our Future on Earth 2020 (Future Earth, Feb. 2020) [text]
- Scroll to 44. See also related post on The Conversation.

"'Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses': The Case to Reform US Asylum Law to Protect Climate Change Refugees," DePaul Journal for Social Justice, vol. 13, no. 1 (2019) [full-text]

"The Protection of Climate Refugees under the African Human Rights System: Proposing a Value-driven Approach," African Human Rights Yearbook, vol. 3 (2019) [open access]

"Use of Force in Crisis: A Comparative Look at the Domestic and International Laws Governing the Use of U.S. Military Force to Respond to Mass Climate Refugee Migration," Hastings Environmental Law Journal, vol. 26, no. 1 (Winter 2020) [full-text]

Weak Links: Challenging the Climate & Migration Paradigm in the Horn of Africa & Yemen (Mixed Migration Centre, Feb. 2020) [text]


Related post:
Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters (24 Jan. 2020)

19 February 2020

Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality - Pt. 2

India update:

"Behind India's Citizenship Clash, Fear and Uncertainty for Two Million in Limbo," The New Humanitarian, 4 Feb. 2020 [text]

"Right to Nationality at Risk in India," ISI Monthly Bulletin (Feb. 2020) [text]

Suddenly Stateless: International Law Implications of India’s New Citizenship Law (OpinioJuris Blog, Feb. 2020) [text]

Themed Week on Citizenship, Identity and Belongingness: Narratives from India (Border Criminologies Blog, Feb. 2020) [text]
- See also 2nd, 3rd and 4th posts in this blog series.

Who is a Citizen in Contemporary India? (Epicenter Blog, Feb. 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Birth Registration for Every Child by 2030: Are We on Track? (UNICEF, Dec. 2019) [text]

"Can Statelessness be Legally Productive? The Struggle for the Rights of Noncitizens in Russia," Citizenship Studies, Latest Articles, 2 Feb. 2020 [postprint]
- Note: Access to the text is under embargo until 16 July 2020. See also related seminar.

"Networks of Resilience: Legal Precarity and Transborder Citizenship among the Karen from Myanmar in Thailand," TRaNS: Trans-Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia, vol. 7, no. 1 (May 2019) [free full-text]

"La Prévention de l’Apatridie dans le Système Africain des Droits de l’Homme," African Human Rights Yearbook, vol. 3 (2019) [open access]

Statelessness in the European Union, EMN Inform (European Migration Network, 2020) [text]

"Statelessness in West Africa: An Assessment of Stateless Populations and Legal, Policy, and Administrative Frameworks in Ghana," Journal on Migration and Human Security, OnlineFirst, 31 Jan. 2020 [open access]

Related post:
Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality (19 Feb. 2020)

Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality - Pt. 1

Events & opportunities:

*CFP: Statelessness in International Relations: Causes, Consequences, and Future Directions, Paris, 24 April 2020 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 23 February 2020.

Seminar: Statelessness in South Asia, Cambridge, MA, 26 February 2020 [info]

*Call for book project proposals: Statelessness in Asia [info]
- Submission deadline is 1 March 2020.

Conference: Addressing Statelessness in Europe: Closing Protection Gaps and Realising Everyone’s Right to a Nationality, Alicante, Spain, 6-8 May 2020 [info]
- Register by 12 March 2020.

Campaign launch: Nationality Deprivation in the Era of Rohingya Genocide and ISIS Fighters: Launching a Year of Action Against Citizenship Stripping [info]
- Kickoff events with be held in London, The Hague and New York on the 18th, 19th and 20th of March, respectively. Follow city links to register for individual events.

Seminar: Can Statelessness be Legally Productive? The Struggle for the Rights of Noncitizens in Russia, London, 26 March 2020 [info]

Call for proposals: Statelessness & Citizenship Review [info]
- Seeks Symposium proposals for its "Critique and Comment" section on the theme of Legal and/or Digital Identity. Submission deadline is 30 April 2020.

Call for papers: Statelessness & Citizenship Review [info]
- "For this issue, we are especially interested in submissions that relate to the theme of Legal and/or Digital Identity and how developments in this field are interacting with statelessness and citizenship questions." The deadline for articles, case notes and book reviews is 15 July 2020.

Blog posts & press:

Birthright Citizenship and Children Born in a Conflict Zone (ENS Blog, Feb. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Denmark.

Burden of Proof in Statelessness Cases and the Meaning of "by Operation of its Law" (ENS Blog, Jan. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on the UK.

North Macedonia Takes Important First Step Towards Ending Statelessness (ENS Blog, Feb. 2020) [text]

Shamima Begum Loses Statelessness Argument against Citizenship Deprivation (Free Movement Blog, Feb. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on the UK. See also related New Yorker article.

UNHCR Welcomes Tajikistan's New Law Tackling Statelessness (UNHCR, Jan. 2020) [text]


Related post:
Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality (26 Jan. 2020)

18 February 2020

Regional Focus: Australia


Crisis Averted: Preventing the Conflicts That Drive Humanitarian Needs (World Vision, Nov. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]
- "This report makes the case for scaling up Australia’s investment in conflict prevention and violence risk reduction, with the goal of establishing Australia as one of the top 10 global leaders in conflict prevention."

Fit for the Future: Priorities for Australia’s Humanitarian Action (Australian Council for International Development, Feb. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Got AATitude? A Quantitative Analysis of Refugee Decision-making at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Thesis (Univ. of Sydney, Jan. 2020) [text]

Keeping the Australian Government Accountable: A Guide (Refugee Council of Australia, Feb. 2020) [text]

Mapping Social Cohesion 2019: The Scanlon Foundation Surveys Report (Scanlon Foundation et al., Nov. 2019) [text]

Journal articles:

Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 65, no. 4 (2019) [contents]
- Special issue on "Refugees: Past and Present."

"The Association Between Visa Insecurity and Mental Health, Disability and Social Engagement in Refugees Living in Australia," European Journal of Psychotraumatology, vol. 10, no. 1 (2019) [open access]
- See also related UNSW news story and post in The Conversation.

"Discrimination: A Health Hazard for People from Refugee and Asylum-seeking Backgrounds Resettled in Australia," BMC Public Health, 20:108 (Jan. 2020) [open access]

"Process in the Community, Detain Offshore or 'Turn Back the Boats'? Predicting Australian Asylum-seeker Policy Support from False Beliefs, Prejudice and Political Ideology," Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 32, no. 4 (Dec. 2019) [free full-text]

"Regional Primary Health Care Organisations and Migrant and Refugee Health: The Importance of Prioritisation, Funding, Collaboration and Engagement," Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Early View, 12 Feb. 2020 [open access]

"Young Men at Risk of Forced Military Recruitment and the Refugee Convention: An Australian Perspective," University of New South Wales Law Journal Student Series, no. 6 (2020) [full-text]

Related post:

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific


Call for applications: Asia-Pacific Research Group of the Emerging Scholars Network [info]
- Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

CFP: 5 Years Since the 2015 Andaman Sea 'Crisis' [info]
- To mark this anniversary, contributions are sought for 1) a special issue of Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law, and 2) a Kaldor Centre paper series. Deadline for both is 2 March 2020.

*Call for contributions: Routledge Handbook of Forced Displacement and NGOs in Asia Pacific [info]
- Submit abstracts by 15 March 2020.


International Conference on 40 Years of Hosting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan: A New Partnership for Solidarity, Islamabad, 17-18 Feb. 2020 [info]
- Video can be viewed via UNHCR Pakistan Facebook page. See also UNHCR statement, UNSG remarkspress briefing, and news story.

Blog posts & press:

"China Coronavirus Lockdown Complicates North Korea Refugee Journeys," VOA News, 8 Feb. 2020 [text]

"Indian Refugee Policy: From Strategic Ambiguity to Exclusion," The Diplomat, 3 Feb. 2020 [text]

Mapping the Rohingya Diaspora: Lessons from the Camps (Asia Foundation Blog, Feb. 2020) [text]

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis, International Justice, and Rethinking Solutions (RLI Blog, Feb. 2020) [text]

Thailand’s National Screening Mechanism: Key Issues (OpinioJuris Blog, Jan. 2020) [text]
- See also related IDC news story.

Reports & journal articles:

"Forced Migration in Southeast Asia: A Brief Overview of Current Research," Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies, vol. 12, no. 2 (2019) [open access]

The Global Compact on Refugees: Indian Perspectives and Experiences (Academicians Working Group & UNHCR India, 2020) [text]
- Note: Most of the 15 essays focus on India, but the first section highlights the international perspective and includes a contribution on the views from Japanese civil society (scroll to p. 25).

Human Rights in Asia-Pacific: A Review of 2019 (Amnesty International, Jan. 2020) [text]

"Is the International Refugee Regime Legitimate in Southeast Asia?," Advancing Together: Rule of Law Updates and Perspectives, vol. 8, no. 1 (June 2019) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 13.

"Japan's Liberal-Democratic Paradox of Refugee Admission," Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 78, no. 2 (May 2019) [free full-text]

A Long Way Home: Obstacles and Opportunities for IDP Return in Afghanistan (Samuel Hall, Dec. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Plight of Refugees in Malaysia: Malaysia as a Transit Country in Protecting Refugees' Rights,"  Journal of Nusantara Studies, vol. 5, no. 1 (2020) [open access]

R-Coin: Building Social Infrastructure and Identity for Refugees and the Stateless (The Rohingya Project, Feb. 2020) [text]
- "The report provides an assessment of a pilot project led by the Rohingya Project (RP), a Malaysia-based refugee-led non-profit social enterprise" that involved distributing crypto-currency tokens earned from undertaking certain tasks to 35 refugee volunteers. "The earned R-Coins were eligible for exchange for different 'prizes,' from the relatively trivial (Starbucks food/beverage cards) to the essential (ATM Cards; Health Insurance). As Malaysian law prohibits refugees from working, and health services are often prohibitively expensive, R-Coin hence addresses an immediate need by delivering critical goods."

"Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh: A View from the Field," CRED Crunch, no. 57 (Jan. 2020) [full-text via ReliefWeb]

"Self-reliance as a Concept and a Spatial Practice for Urban Refugees," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 11 Nov. 2019 [Academia]

A Voice in Their Future: The Need to Empower Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh (Refugees International, Feb. 2020) [text]


Related post:
Regional Focus: Asia Pacific (23 Jan. 2020)

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

17 February 2020

CFPs/New Issues of Disasters, Eur. Early Childhood Educ. Res. J., GILJ, Global Aff., Humanit. Exch., IJPA, Intl. Mgr., JHA, JIRS, J. Soc., Migr. & Soc., REMHU, RFSIC, Rts. in Exile, Routed, Torture


Comparative Migration Studies [info]
- Proposals sought for new "Paper Cluster" feature, which includes no more than four articles. Accepted on ongoing basis.

Displaced Voices: A Journal of Archives, Migration and Cultural Heritage, vol. 1, no. 1 [info]
- Articles sought for inaugural issue of new journal. Submission deadline is 28 February 2020.

Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration [info]
- Submission deadline is 5 March 2020.

Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees [info]
- Articles are accepted on an ongoing basis. Forthcoming issues will focus on "Complementary Pathways to Refugees’ Protection" and "Refugee Status and Educational Attainment of Syrian Refugee Children: A Comparative View from Three Continents and Six Countries." Book reviews are currently being sought until 15 March 2020.

*Frontiers in Human Dynamics & Frontiers in Political Science [info]
- Contributions sought for a research topic on "Managing Forced Displacement: Refugee Resettlement and Complementary Pathways." Manuscripts can be submitted to either of the a/m journals. Submission deadline is 24 March 2020.


A recent issue of International Migration, which features articles on the Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees, will continue to be freely available through the end of March 2020.

New issues:

Disasters, vol. 44, no. 1 (Jan. 2020) [free full-text]
- Note: This previously referenced issue is now freely available.

European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, vol. 28, no. 1 (2020) [contents]
- Special issue on "Children and Families with Migrant/refugee Background in ECEC Services." The editorial is freely available and an article on educational interventions for immigrant, Roma, and low-income children is open access.

Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, vol. 34, no. 1 (Fall 2019) [full-text]
- Mix of articles focusing on U.S. immigration law and policy.

Global Affairs, vol. 5, no. 3 (2019) [contents]
- Theme issue on "The Externalization of EU’s migration policies: contestation and critique." Two articles are open access.

Humanitarian Exchange Magazine, no. 76 (Jan. 2020) [full-text]
- Focuses on the crisis in Yemen; includes 10 articles that cover such topics as the role of civil society, gender-based violence, the IDP crisis in Hodeida, protection issues, and health care & nutrition issues, among others.

International Journal of Public Administration, vol. 43, no. 2 (2020) [contents]
- Special issue on "International Migration: Policies, Practices, and Challenges Facing Governments." One article on the impact of Swedish welfare services on minor asylum-seekers is open access.

International Migration, vol. 58, no. 1 (Feb. 2020) [free full-text]
- The first section features the special issue on "Exploring the Lived Experiences of Intra‐EU Mobility in an Era of Complex Economic and Political Change." The second section features a mix of original articles. Two articles in the overall issue are open access.

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, vol. 1, no. 3 (2019) [open access]
- Special issue on "Innovation in Humanitarian Action," with six articles, an interview and book review. In addition, check out this Manchester Univ. Press blog post: "What does Open Access mean to me: Journal of Humanitarian Affairs."

Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, vol. 18, no. 1 (2020) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including two on Syrian refugees and one on Congolese refugees in Kenya.

Journal of Sociology, vol. 56, no. 1 (March 2020) [contents]
- Special issue on "Asylum Seekers in the Global Context of Xenophobia."

Migration & Society, Online First (Forthcoming, 2020) [open access]
- Although the next issue of this journal is not yet officially published, articles featured in a forthcoming special section on "Transit Migration" have been posted. As explained earlier, as of 2020, Migration & Society articles will all be open access.

REMHU: Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana, vol. 27, no. 57 (Sept./Dec. 2019) [open access]
- Includes thematic section on "Approaches and Perspectives on Human Mobility," with 9 articles. Three other general articles are also included.

Revue Française des Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication, no. 17 (2019) [open access]
- Thematic issue on "Migrants et migrations en SIC = Migrants and migrations studies in ICS," with 17 articles primarily in French. Abstracts are available in English and French.

Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 109 (Feb. 2020) [full-text]
- News and information for refugee legal aid providers.

Routed: Migration & (Im)mobility Magazine (Feb. 2020) [full-text]
- Focus is on "Love, family and friendship across borders."

Torture: Journal on Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention of Torture, vol. 29, no. 3 (2019) [open access]
- Features four articles on "torture rehabilitation processes and results."


Tagged Periodicals and Events & Opportunities.

16 February 2020

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies - Pt. 2

Journal articles & conf. papers:

"Cultural Adaptation of Internet Interventions for Refugees: Results from a User Experience Study in Germany," Internet Interventions, vol. 18 (Dec. 2019) [open access]

Exile Within Borders: Understanding the Limits of the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Iraq, Paper presented at LIMITS '19: Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Computing within Limits, Lappeenranta, Finland, 10-11 June 2019 [text]
- "This paper aims to...provide an insight into the everyday lives of conflict-driven IDPs and their ICTs usage based on our original fieldwork at several IDP and refugee camps in northern Iraq."

"Insider Outside: Freedoms and Limitations in the Twitter Communications of the United Kingdom’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees," Journal of Language and Politics (Forthcoming, 2020?) [postprint]

"International Migration Management in the Age of Artificial Intelligence," Migration Studies, Advance Articles, 10 Feb. 2020 [open access]

Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, Hawaii, 7-10 Jan. 2020 [access]
- Here are three examples of papers presented; for more, follow a/m link: 1) Age- and Gender-dependent Differences of Asylum Seekers’ Information Behavior and Online Media Usage; 2) How to Develop a GDPR-Compliant Blockchain Solution for Cross-Organizational Workflow Management: Evidence from the German Asylum Procedure; 3) Refugee Camp Population Estimates Using Automated Feature Extraction.

Revue Française des Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication, no. 17 (2019) [open access]
- Thematic issue on "Migrants et migrations en SIC = Migrants and migrations studies in ICS," with 17 articles primarily in French. Abstracts are available in English and French.


Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Podcast Series (GSMA) [access]
- Follow link for five episodes. The most current one focuses on digital identity.

Related post:
Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies - Pt. 1 (16 Feb. 2020)

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies - Pt. 1


Seminar: Technology and Humanitarian Accountability: A Risk Assessment, London, 26 February 2020 [info]

Blog posts & press:

Blog forum: Interoperable Information Systems in the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (Migration Policy Centre, Feb. 2020) [access]
- What are "the implications and main challenges inherent to the increasing interconnections of EU databases containing information of migrants, refugees and citizens"? This forum discusses privacy, data protection and data ownership issues.

"Lebanon’s Refugees Use Technology to Fight Food Insecurity," PBS News Hour, 2 Feb. 2020 [text]


Civil Society Organizations and General Data Protection Regulation Compliance: Challenges, Opportunities, and Best Practices (Open Society Foundations, Feb. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Data Responsibility in Humanitarian Action (Centre for Humanitarian Data, Feb, 2020)
- Two new guidance notes are now available: Notes 3 & 4 focus on "Data Responsibility in Public-Private Partnerships" and "Humanitarian Data Ethics," respectively.

Improving Empathy: Is Virtual Reality an Effective Approach to Educating about Refugees?, RLI Working Paper, no. 40 (Refugee Law Initiative, Jan. 2020) [text]

The Migrant Union: Digital Livelihoods for People on the Move (UN Development Programme, Dec. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Navigating the Shift to Digital Humanitarian Assistance: Lessons from the International Rescue Committee’s Experience (International Rescue Committee & GSMA Mobile for Development, Dec. 2019) [text]

Regional Information and Communication Needs Assessment: Understanding the Information and Communication Needs of Refugees and Migrants in the Venezuela Situation (UNHCR & IFRC, Nov. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related press release.

Related post:

15 February 2020

Open Access Round-up: 15 February 2020

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 31 January 2020. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

See also this list for a quick look at different types of Open Access.

Green Open Access [info]

"Vegetation Changes Attributable to Refugees in Africa Coincide with Agricultural Deforestation," Environmental Research Letters, Accepted Manuscript, 20 Jan. 2020
- Postprint version of article.
- Authors are based in Belgium, The Netherlands and the U.S.

Gold/Diamond/Bronze Open Access [info]

"The African Union Protocol on Free Movement of Persons in Africa: Development, Provisions and Implementation Challenges," African Human Rights Yearbook, vol. 3 (2019)
- Author is based in South Africa. No APC indicated.

"'Because Migri Says So': Legitimation in Negative Asylum Decisions in Finland," Nordic Journal of Migration Research, Ahead of Print, 11 Dec. 2019
- Author is based in Finland. No APC.

"Classical and Modern Prejudice toward Asylum Seekers: The Mediating Role of Intergroup Anxiety in a Sample of Italians," Social Sciences, vol. 9, no. 2 (Feb. 2020)
- Author is based in Italy. APC is CHF1000.

"Commemorating the Deadly Other Side of Externalized Borders through 'Migrant-martyrs', Sacrifices and Politizations of (Irregular) Migration on the International Migrants' Day in Mali," Comparative Migration Studies, 8:4 (Jan. 2020)
- Authors are based in Germany and Mali. APC is US$1180/€960.

"Exploring the Differential Effects of Perceived Threat on Attitudes Toward Ethnic Minority Groups in Germany," Frontiers in Psychology, 8 Jan. 2020
- Authors are based in Germany. APC is US$1850.

"Impact of the Syrian Crisis on the Socio-spatial Transformation of Eastern Amman, Jordan," Frontiers of Architectural Research, vol. 8, no. 4 (Dec. 2019)
- Authors are based in Jordan. No APC.

"Nations Rebound: German Politics of Deporting Afghans," International Quarterly for Asian Studies, vol. 50, nos. 1-2 (2019)
- Author is based in Germany. No APC.

"Refugees and Immigrants in Africa: Where is an African Ubuntu?," Africa’s Public Service Delivery & Performance Review, vol. 7, no. 1 (2019)
- Author is based in South Africa. No APC.

"Rehumanizing the Migrant: The Translated Past as a Resource for Refashioning the Contemporary Discourse of the (Radical) Left," Palgrave Communications, 6:12 (Jan. 2020)
- Author is based in the UK. APC is US$1180/€990.

"A Researcher’s Visit to Italy: Human Trafficking and the Nigerian-Sicilian Mafias," African Sociological Review, vol. 23, no. 1 (2019)
- Author is based in Nigeria. No APC indicated.

"Syrian Refugees, Water Scarcity, and Dynamic Policies: How Do the New Refugee Discourses Impact Water Governance Debates in Lebanon and Jordan," Water, vol. 12, no. 2 (Jan. 2020)
- Authors are based in Germany, Jordan, Lebanon and the UK. APC is CHF1800.

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Living in Permanent Temporariness: The Multigenerational Ordeal of Living under Germany’s Toleration Status," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 10 Feb. 2020
- Author is based in The Netherlands. APC is US$3639/€2972.

Law Reviews

Note: These articles are considered Bronze Open Access, i.e., they are free-to-read but no other permissions are associated with them. Authors are based in the U.S. unless otherwise indicated.

"Do States Have a Duty to Protect Asylum Seekers and Migrants Rescued or Intercepted Wherever at Sea? Contemporary Issues in the Central Mediterranean," University of New South Wales Law Journal Student Series, no. 4 (2020)
- Author is based in Australia.

"The Elastic Meaning(s) of Human Trafficking," California Law Review, vol. 108 (2020)

"Italy-Libya Memorandum of Understanding: Italy’s International Obligations," Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, vol. 43, no. 1 (Winter 2020)

"'Pattern of Discrimination': The United States, Refugees and Barriers to Asylum," University of New South Wales Law Journal Student Series, no. 8 (2020)
- Author affiliation not indicated.

Related post:
Open Access Round-up: 31 January 2020