19 June 2024

World Refugee Day Series: Open Access Materials - Postprints

A postprint is defined as "A digital draft of a research journal article after it has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication, but before it has been typeset and formatted by the journal." Other terms used are "author accepted manuscript" (AAM) or "accepted manuscript." Authors who self-archive or share free postprint versions of journal articles via repositories and websites are engaging in green open access. The benefits that authors gain from other types of open access are the same for the green route, that is, enhanced discoverability, increased usage and greater citation impact. The biggest difference is that green OA does not require authors to pay any fees to make their research freely available. 

Postprints tend to be deposited in either institutional or subject repositories. As such, they will generally appear in the search results of standard search engines like Google Scholar. That said, green versions of scholarly content can still be challenging to locate. Here are a few resources that can help: 

- Yesterday, I referenced the pages I maintain that list hybrid OA articles published in OUP's three refugee journals - those pages *also* record postprints that are available! See IJRL, JRS (2014-2021), JRS (2022+) and RSQ.
- I often discover postprints via the Unpaywall browser extension that I have installed on Chrome; it will display a green unlocked symbol when it has identified a free version of a paywalled article.
- Any postprints I reference on this blog are labeled as such; to view them, follow this link, then hit "ctrl-f" to open up the "find" function and look for instances of "postprint".

A primary remit of the Forced Migration Research Archive (FMRA) is to offer authors a space for  depositing their postprints. Here are two recent examples:
- "A Mile in Their Shoes: Understanding Healthcare Journeys of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the UK," International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, vol. 20, no. 2 (2024)
- "The Relationship between Human Rights and Refugee Protection: An Empirical Analysis," International Journal of Human Rights, vol. 25, no. 10 (2021)

For further guidance on self-archiving, both generally and in FMRA specifically, check out these blog posts: 

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 2


Age at Immigrant Arrival and Career Mobility: Evidence from Vietnamese Refugee Migration and the Amerasian Homecoming Act, HBS Working Paper, no. 2024-044 (Harvard Univ., 2024) [text]

Building Towards Economic Resilience for Conflict-Affected Populations (International Rescue Committee, June 2024) [text]

From Aid to Self-Reliance: Revisiting & Reviving Discussions on Transition to Livelihoods for 2024 (UNHCR, June 2024) [text]
- Focuses on Turkey.

Immigrant Entrepreneurship: New Estimates and a Research Agenda, HBS Working Paper, no. 2024-068 (Harvard Univ., April 2024) [text]
- Focuses on the US.

The Labor Market Impact of Forced Displacement: Jobs in Host Communities in Colombia, Ethiopia, Jordan, and Uganda - Executive Summary (World Bank, Dec. 2023) [text]

Strengthening the human capital of forcibly displaced persons in and from Ukraine: Background note for the Ukraine Recovery Conference 2024 (OECD, June 2024) [access]
- Available in English and French.

A Triple Win: Fiscal and Welfare Benefits of Economic Participation by Syrian Refugees in Jordan (World Bank, June 2024) [text]
- See also video recording of related event below.

Using Cross-Survey Imputation to Estimate Poverty for Venezuelan Refugees in Colombia, IZA Discussion Paper, no. 17036 (Institute of Labor Economics, May 2024) [text]


A More Sustainable Future for Refugees and Host Communities, 18 June 2024 [access]

Skilled worker visas for refugees: a qualitative evaluation of the UK’s Displaced Talent Mobility Pilot, Oxford, 5 June 2024 [access]

Related post:

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 1


Launch event: Refugee Employment: Perspectives for Businesses, Policymakers and Intermediaries, Oxford/Online, 20 June 2024 [info]

Short pieces:

Abala's sustainable market garden: refugees, internally displaced people, and host community members grow opportunities and close-knit ties (UNHCR, June 2024) [text]
- Focuses on Niger.

Can skilled refugees meet regional Australia's worker needs? (UNSW, June 2024) [text]

Refugees and the Question of Labor: A Historical View (Wilson Center, May 2024) [text]

Vulnerability is not Inability: Unlocking Refugee Potential to Contribute Positively (Wilson Center, June 2024) [text]

Journal articles & book chapters:

"Access to Work for Those Seeking Asylum: Concerns Arising from British and Swedish Legal Strategies," Industrial Law Journal, Advance Articles, 12 March 2024 [open access]

"Exploring the agency of skilled refugees in the British labour market," Human Resource Management Journal, Early View, 10 June 2024 [open access]

"Own or public? Later livelihoods of Ukrainian war migrant households in Poland," International Migration, Early View, 10 June 2024 [open access]

"Syrian refugees in Jordan: consequences for Egyptian migrant workers," Chapter in Public Policy in the Arab World: Responding to Uprisings, Pandemic, and War (Edward Elgar, June 2024) [open access]

Related post:

18 June 2024

World Refugee Day Series: Open Access Materials - Journal Articles

There are two types of open access journal articles: 

1) Those that are published in journals in which all articles are free to read immediately (gold open access). Some journals require authors to pay a fee for publication, while others don't. The latter are referred to more specifically as "diamond" journals. Moreover, some OA journals allow all types of sharing and re-use, while others do not. See this list for a selection of forced migration-related OA journal titles.

2) Those that are published open access on the websites of traditional subscription-based journals after a publication fee has been paid (hybrid open access). See this list for forced migration-related journals that offer a hybrid OA option for publication and the amount they charge.

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) indexes the contents of OA journals and provides information on journal policies and practices - see, e.g., the record for Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees.

Other resources that can be used to locate OA journals & articles include: 
- African Journals Online (AJOL) [access] (hosts over 500 open access journals published in Africa)
- OpenEdition Journals [access] [hosts over 500, primarily French-language, open access journals)
- Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) [access] (hosts over 1300 open access journals published in the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, Spain & Uruguay)

Locating hybrid open access journal articles in a systematic way is a bit more challenging. However, here are a few resources that can help pinpoint OA articles within traditional journals: 
- I maintain pages that list all open access articles published in OUP's three refugee journals; see IJRLJRS (2014-2021)JRS (2022+) and RSQ.
- You can also search directly on a journal publisher's website, either in an individual journal or all journals, and narrow results by "open access." See, e.g., this search for "refugees" in Taylor & Francis Online. 
- Google Scholar's search results will indicate whether or not a full-text version of an article is available, including for hybrid journals:

The Forced Migration Research Archive (FMRA) accepts all types of OA journal articles. Here are two examples of recent additions:
- Gold OA article: "The Sociology of Refugee Migration," Annual Review of Sociology, vol. 44 (2018) 
- Hybrid OA article: "A Review of Drivers of Environmental Non-migration Decisions in Africa," Regional Environmental Change, vol. 22, no. 4 (2022) 

Make your research easier to find by depositing it in FMRA!

Thematic Focus: Children & Families

Short pieces:

Government’s Move to Terminate Flores Agreement Could Leave Immigrant Children Unprotected (Immigration Impact Blog, May 2024) [text]
- Focuses on the US.

New open access books:

‘Am I Less British?’: Racism, Belonging, and the Children of Refugees and Immigrants in North London
(UCL Press, Feb. 2024) [open access]
- This book "focuses on the children of refugees and immigrants in North London, whose parents migrated from Turkey. Providing a rich ethnography of the lives of the children, the book studies their sense of identity, belonging and their transnational experiences. It aims to understand how the children position themselves within a range of locations (London, North London and Turkey), where they face class hierarchy, racism and discrimination, and explores how they think about their sense of belonging within the contemporary political context in Britain and Turkey. De-identifying themselves from national identities and holding onto the oppressed identities appear as new forms of resistance in response to racism and exclusion."

Crisis for Whom? Critical Global Perspectives on Childhood, Care, and Migration / ¿Crisis según quién? Regímenes fronterizos globales, «minorización», (in)movibilidad y cuidado (UCL Press, Jan. 2023) [open access]
- "Children feature centrally in the ubiquitous narratives of ‘migration crises’. They are often depicted as essentially vulnerable and in need of special protections, or suspiciously adult-like and a threat to national borders. At the same time, many voices, experiences, and stories are rarely heard, especially about children on the move within the global South. This bilingual book, written in English and Spanish, challenges simplistic narratives to enrich perspectives and understanding. Drawing on collaborations between young (im)migrants, researchers, artists and activists, this collection asks new questions about how crises are produced, mobility is controlled, and childhood is conceptualised. Answers to these questions have profound implications for resources, infrastructures, and relationships of care."


Children at Risk at the Border: Evaluation of the Protection and Care of Unaccompanied Mexican Migrant Children (Appleseed, April 2024) [access]
- Available in English and Spanish.

Displaced and Alone: Protections for Unaccompanied Children from Haiti (USCRI, June 2024) [text]

A Path to Evidence-Based Services for Unaccompanied Children (USCRI, June 2024) [access]
- Focuses on the US. A related webinar will be held 25 June 2024. Follow the link for details.

Safe Routes to Nowhere: The UK’s Broken Promises on Family Reunion (RAMFEL, June 2024) [text]

'They have to believe what we say. We have to chase our dreams. We have to be steady. We have to be alive': The Psychological Impact of the Age Dispute Process on Unaccompanied Children Seeking Asylum in the UK (Helen Bamber Foundation & Young Roots, June 2024) [access]
- A second related report is also available via the a/m link: 'They made me feel like myself': A joint Young Roots and Helen Bamber Foundation report on age disputes and supporting young people.

Toolkit: Context analysis on child marriage in crises and forced displacement settings (Plan International & UNHCR, Dec. 2023) [access]
- Follow link for toolkit in English and Tool 1 in English and French. Additional French and Arabic translations are forthcoming.

Vulnerability of unaccompanied and separated child migrants (European Parliament, June 2024) [text]

Journal articles:

"Continuous chains: childhood maltreatment and intimate partner violence victimization among displaced women in a war context," BMC Women's Health, 24:319 (June 2024) [open access]

"Denormalizing Harm to Migrant Children in the U.S. Immigration System: A Comparative Perspective," Children's Legal Rights Journal, vol. 43, no. 2 (2023) [full-text]

"Denouncing Medical Practices That Imperil Unaccompanied Youth," Harvard Public Health Review Journal, no. 74 (2023) [open access]
- Focuses on age assessment in the US.

"The impact of humanitarian emergencies on adolescent boys: Findings from the Rohingya refugee crisis," PLOS Global Public Health 4(6): e0003278 (June 2024) [open access]
- Focuses on Bangladesh.

"Motherhood, Human Trafficking, and Asylum Seeking: The Experiences and Needs of Survivor Mothers in Birthing and Postnatal Care," Societies, vol. 14, no. 5 (May 2024) [open access]
- Focuses on the UK.

"Parents and children in resettled refugee families: What are determinants of informational parental support?," International Migration, Early View, 7 June 2024 [open access]
- Focuses on the Netherlands.

Related posts:

17 June 2024

World Refugee Day Series: Open Access Materials - Books

In the lead-up to World Refugee Day, I will be sharing a variety of open access resources with you. In turn, I hope this will help to encourage more authors to provide open access to their research - if you consult and cite open access materials in your scholarship, then you know the benefits they provide! In addition, I will be showcasing the Forced Migration Research Archive (FMRA) as an open access solution for authors who wish to share their research results more widely.

Today's post focuses on open access books. As many of you may already know, I not only reference open access book titles and chapters in the posts I circulate, both on this blog and on my Forced Migration Library blog, but I also maintain a resource page that lists new OA books by publication year. You can really see the increase over time of the number of books published as open access - and 2024 has gotten off to a good start! 

I use the following platforms to discover new and relevant open access books in multiple languages:

Search results in Google Scholar will also indicate if a specific title is open access or not and if so, where the text is located.

Most imprints publish OA titles, and a wide variety of publishers are represented on the a/m resource page; Routledge and Springer, in particular, appear quite frequently. A separate resource page of mine lists forced migration-related book series, several of which feature open access titles more regularly than others. The OA Books Toolkit provides more information on the process of open access book publishing.

If you are already an author of an OA book, then your volume is very likely available via DOAB and OAPEN. However, to enhance the visibility of your research even further, you might also consider depositing your book in a subject-focused repository like the Forced Migration Research Archive (FMRA). Here is an example of a title that is already in the collection, Mobilizing Global Knowledge: Refugee Research in an Age of Displacement, edited by Susan McGrath and Julie E.E. Young. 

If you would like to submit your open access book to FMRA, you just need to fill out a short form and then attach a PDF of your work - it's a very quick process! Thanks in advance for your contribution!

16 June 2024

Thematic Focus: General

Short pieces:

Inclusion of Forcibly Displaced and Stateless Persons in National Statistics (UNHCR Blog, June 2024) [text]

Refugee camps: some key issues and questions (RLI Blog, June 2024) [text]

Refugees, migrants, asylum seekers, and IDPs: What’s the difference? (MSF, June 2024) [text]

UNHCR archive offers insights and inspiration in addressing forced displacement (UNHCR, June 2024) [text]
- See also related blog post and short film.


2023 Human Rights and Democracy in the World Annual Report: Report of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (European Commission, June 2024) [texttext via ReliefWeb]

Concept Note for UNHCR Global Consultations with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Geneva, 11-13 June 2024 [text]
- The theme was "Solutions, inclusion and gender equality." More info on the meeting is available here.

Conflict Trends: A Global Overview, 1946–2023 (PRIO, June 20240 [access]

Forced Displacement Literature Review (Joint Data Center, May 2024) [text]

Migration Governance Insights on Regular Pathways: Delivering on the promise of migration (IOM, May 2024) [text]

Reimagining migration and mobility: New ideas for an age-old human phenomenon (IOM, May 2024) [text]

Rethinking Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: the role of aesthetics in refugee shelter, Working Paper, no. RSC 2024/16 (European Univ. Institute, 2024) [text]

Journal articles:

"Beyond ‘Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay’: the simultaneous impacts of co-agency in migration," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 6 June 2024 [open access]

"Resilient urban turnaround in migration governance studies," International Migration, Early View, 6 June 2024 [open access]


Uprooted and Unprotected: 110 million displaced lives, Tasmania/Online, 8 May 2024 [info]
- A podcast and video recording are both available.

Related post:

14 June 2024

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 2

Journal articles:

Cahiers de l'EDEM (UCLouvain) [access]
- Les Cahiers "se proposent de présenter quelques arrêts récents d’une juridiction nationale ou internationale dans ses domaines d’études, à savoir la mise en œuvre du droit européen de l’asile et de l’immigration en droit belge."

"How Can Sovereign States Embrace Hospitality? A Study of the Ius Gentium Tradition and Expulsions of Immigrants at the Border," Saint Louis University Law Journal, vol. 69, no. 2 (2024) [full-text]

Netherlands International Law Review, vol. 71, no. 1 (May 2024) [open access]
- Special issue on "Externalisation of Migration and Border Controls and Accountability Challenges in International Law."

"Psychological Research Evidence in Refugee Status Determination," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 27 July 2023 [open access]

"Refugee Identities at the Mercy of Legal Determination," Saint Louis University Law Journal, vol. 69, no. 2 (2024) [full-text]

"Unsettling expectations of stay: probationary immigration policies in Canada and Norway," Comparative Migration Studies, 12:19 (April 2024) [open access]

"Who is a Refugee? A Critical Assessment of the 1951 Geneva Convention," Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi, vol. 62 (2023) [open access]

Related post:

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 1


Workshop: Medical Evidence in Refugee Status Determination, London/Online, 24 June 2024 [info]

Short pieces:

Is the Asylum System Better in France? (The Asylumist Blog, May 2024) [text]

Kaldor Centre joins push to secure refugee participation in international refugee law (UNSW, May 2024) [text]

Nigeria as a Safe Country of Origin? On the Production and (Mis)Use of Country of Origin Information (Verfassungsblog, May 2024) [text]

OCHA on Message: Protection (OCHA, June 2024) [text via ReliefWeb]

Reports & book chapters:

"How and Why 'Ideas Travel' in Migration Law and Policy," Chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Immigration Law (Oxford University Press, Forthcoming) [preprint]

A Route-Based Approach: Strengthening protection and solutions in the context of mixed movements of refugees and migrants (UNHCR, June 2024) [text]

Terrorism and Exclusion from Refugee Protection, Dissertation (Stockholm Univ., 2024) [text]

Related post:

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2


Asylum Report 2024: Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union (EU Agency for Asylum, June 2024) [text]
- See also related fact sheets on "The personal interview in the asylum procedure" and "Protecting women and girls in the asylum procedure," and a summary of national asylum developments in 2024.

Country Reports (AIDA, June 2024) 
- See updated profiles for GermanyIrelandPoland and Slovenia.

Migrant and refugee movements through the Central Mediterranean Sea in 2023 (IOM & UNHCR, June 2024) [text]

Secondary movements of asylum-seekers in the EU asylum system (European Parliament, June 2024) [text]

Journal articles:

"'Hosting refugees is the most rewarding experience': migrant identity and affective positioning in curated NGO stories," Critical Discourse Studies, Latest Articles, 10 June 2024 [open access]
- Focuses on the UK.

"The impact of emotionally evocative information on interpreting accuracy in a mock asylum interview," Applied Cognitive Psychology, vol. 38, no. 2 (March/April 2024) [open access]
- Focuses on the UK.

"Maritime SAR Systems in the EU: Convergence and Co-optation into the Anti-Immigration Border," Journal of Borderlands Studies, Latest Articles, 28 May 2024 [open access]

"Small Boats, Big Contracts: Extracting Value from the UK's Post-Brexit Asylum 'Crisis'," Political Quarterly, Early View, 9 June 2024 [open access]

"A Small Country with a Huge Diaspora, Ireland Navigates Its New Status as an Immigration Hub," Migration Information Source, 5 June 2024 [text]

"To What Extent Does Asylum Policy Match Public Policy Preferences?," International Migration Review, OnlineFirst, 6 June 2024 [open access]
- Focuses on the UK.

Related post:

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1


Launch event: Presentation of the EUAA's Asylum Report 2024, Online, 17 June 2024 [info]
- See related text in part 2.

Call for registration: ECRE Annual General Conference, Brussels, 20 June 2024 [info]
- An agenda is now available. No deadline indicated. Note: The ECRE General Assembly will take place the next day but is only open to ECRE members.

Call for applications: Executive Master on EU Migration and Asylum Law, Online & Brussels, 6 September 2024-11 July 2025 [info]
- Apply by 12 July 2024.

Short pieces:

Common Implementation Plan to turn the Pact on Migration and Asylum into a reality (European Commission, June 2024) [text]

EU migration policy is getting tougher: the 3 new tactics used to keep African migrants out (The Conversation, June 2024) [text]

"Growing violence and harsher policies as Cypriot politicians weaponise migration," The New Humanitarian, 4 June 2024 [text]
- See also related UNHCR press release.

Navigating the Labyrinth of Derogations: A Critical Look at the Crisis Regulation (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, June 2024) [text]

Rocking the (Small) Boat: Novel Options to Tackle Irregular Migration to the United Kingdom (MPI Commentary, June 2024) [text]

Ukrainian refugees: EU member states welcome the proposal to extend temporary protection (Council of the EU, June 2024) [text]
- See also related ECRE op-ed and background information.

UNHCR tells UK government that asylum seekers may not be safe in Rwanda (InfoMigrants, June 2024) [text]
- See also responses from Rwanda and UNHCR.

We polled EU citizens on what they want asylum policy to look like – their answers may surprise you (The Conversation, June 2024) [text]

"What’s behind the rise in Turkish citizens seeking asylum in Europe and North America?," The New Humanitarian, 11 June 2024 [text]

**For much more news and info on the latest developments, check out the ECRE Weekly Bulletin.**

Related posts:

13 June 2024

News: Latest Global Trends Report Published

UNHCR launched its annual Global Trends report today, in advance of World Refugee Day. Its main findings

"At the end of 2023, an estimated 117.3 million people worldwide were forcibly displaced due to persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations and events seriously disturbing the public order. Based on operational data, UNHCR estimates that forced displacement has continued to increase in the first four months of 2024 and by the end of April 2024 is likely to have exceeded 120 million."

Here is a breakdown by group for year-end 2023:
- Refugees = 43.4 million (37.4 million under UNHCR's mandate & 6 million Palestinian refugees under UNRWA’s mandate)
- Internally displaced people = 68.3 million (due to conflict/violence)
- Asylum-seekers = 6.9 million 
- Note: The discrepancy between the total of this breakdown and the estimated worldwide total indicated above is due to the inclusion of displaced Palestinians in Gaza in two categories, i.e., "UNRWA's mandate" and "IDPs". 

More details are provided in this UNHCR press release. The report is available in English, with summary information provided Arabic, French and Spanish.

The four previous editions of the Global Trends report can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

Opportunities: Even More June 2024

Launch seminar: Special Issue of the Journal of Refugee Studies on "Transdisciplinary approaches to refugee law," Copenhagen/Online, 14 June 2024 [info]

Discussion panel: Forced Displacement in MENA and Its Gendered Impacts, Online, 18 June 2024 [info]

Regional forum: The Right Skills in the Right Places: Building a Better Migrant Employment System for the Regions, Wagga Wagga, Australia, 18 June 2024 [info]

Seminar: UNRWA Under Attack: Saving the UN’s Palestine Refugee Agency, Oslo, 18 June 2024 [info]

Webinar: Assessing the US Refugee Admissions Program: Looking Back and Moving Forward, 20 June 2024 [info]

World Refugee Day event: Celebrating Refugee Talents and Host Country Leadership, Washington, DC/Online, 20 June 2024 [info]

Workshop: Medical Evidence in Refugee Status Determination, London/Online, 24 June 2024 [info]

Related post:

12 June 2024

Thematic Focus: Gender-related Issues


Discussion panel: Forced Displacement in MENA and Its Gendered Impacts, Online, 18 June 2024 [info]

Short pieces:

ECJ ruling: Adoption of EU values of gender equality could be grounds for asylum (InfoMigrants, June 2024) [text]

Why We Need a Handbook for Practicing Asylum (UC Press Blog, June 2024) [text]


Enacting a Complex Social Masculinity: Internally Displaced Filipino Men's Response to Varied Personalities, RID Working Paper, no. 41 (Researching Internal Displacement, May 2024) [text]

Guide to the implementation of the Council of Europe Recommendation on Protecting the rights of Migrant, Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Women and Girls (Council of Europe, May 2024) [access]
- Focuses on Ukrainians.

The role of gender norms in shaping the decision to migrate amongst Haitian migrants in Brazil (MIDEQ, April 2024) [text]

Journal articles:

"Climate Change Induced Migration: A Gendered Conceptual Framework," Migration & Diversity, vol. 3, no. 2 (2024) [open access]

"Epistemic Violence and Colonial Legacies in the Representation of Refugee Women: Contesting Narratives of Vulnerability and Victimhood," International Journal of Law in Context, vol. 20, no. 1 (2024) [open access]

"Female refugees: the most vulnerable of the vulnerable, according to the theory of social reproduction," Cadernos EBAPE.BR, vol. 22, no. 2 (2024) [open access]
- Focuses on Brazil. Full-text available in both English and Portuguese.

"Gender, culture, and migration: A qualitative study of the socioeconomic challenges facing Afghan women refugees in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan," African Journal of Reproductive Health, vol. 28, no. 5 (2024) [open access]

"The impact of humanitarian emergencies on adolescent boys: Findings from the Rohingya refugee crisis," PLOS Global Public Health 4(6): e0003278 (June 2024) [open access]
- Focuses on Bangladesh.

"The ‘inherent vulnerability’ of women on the move: A gendered analysis of Morocco’s migration reform," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 28 May 2024 [open access]

"A positive yet complicated case of gender-based violence coordination: a qualitative study of Lebanon's protracted humanitarian emergency, 2012–22," Disasters, Early View, 4 June 2024 [open access]
- Focuses on Syrians.

"Resolving What is a 'Forced' Abortion and Sterilization Procedure Under Section 601(a) of the IIRIRA: Expanding Asylum Eligibility Beyond China’s One-Child Policy to Protect Marginalized Women," Columbia Human Rights Law Review, vol. 55, no. 1 (Fall 2023) [full-text]
- Focuses on the US.

"Women Refugees in Law and Literature," Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies, vol. 35, no. 1 (2024) [open access]

Related post:

Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling


Addressing Trafficking in Persons: A Joint Call for Practices with the Migration Network Hub [info]
- The Migrant Protection Platform and the Migration Network Hub "seek submissions of programmes and policies that are relevant to Objective 10 of the Global Compact for Migration (Prevent, combat and eradicate trafficking in persons in the context of international migration) and that address the...theme 'Leave No Child Behind in the Fight Against Human Trafficking'. Submit practices by 24 June 2024.

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2024 [info]
- This year's theme is 'Leave No Child Behind in the Fight Against Human Trafficking'.


Between Hope and Hardship: Migration and work experiences of Ethiopian domestic workers in Jordan, Kuwait and Lebanon (New York Univ. & The Freedom Fund, May 2024) [text via ReliefWeb]

Following the money: Understanding the economics of human smuggling in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia (Mixed Migration Centre, May 2024) [text]

Human smuggling and trafficking in North Africa and the Sahel: 2024 Series (Global Initiative, June 2024) [access]
- Country reports are available for Mali and Morocco, and reports are forthcoming for Libya, Tunisia, Niger, Chad and Sudan; a related webinar will be held on 25 June 2024.

Migrant smuggling to Europe: A two-sector model with directed search, ESSEC Working Paper, no. 2401 (SSRN, May 2024) [text]

Smuggling of Forced Migrants to Europe: A Matching Model, ESSEC Working Paper, no. 2309 (SSRN, Nov. 2023) [text]

Journal articles:

Anti-Trafficking Review, no. 22 (2024) [open access]
- Special issue on "Armed Conflicts: Migration, Trafficking, and Labour Markets."

"Challenging Externalization by Means of Article 4 ECHR: Towards New Avenues of Litigation for Victims of Human Trafficking?," Netherlands International Law Review, vol. 71, no. 1 (May 2024) [open access]

"The Locus of Persecution Reconsidered: Risk of Re-Trafficking, Cumulative Harm, and Failure of State Protection," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 35, no. 4 (Dec. 2023) [open access]
- This article examines "trafficking-based asylum claims from the United Kingdom and Germany and the relationship between future risk, harm, and State protection."

"Las redes mexicanas de tráfico humano frente al fenómeno caravanero," Migraciones, no. 60 (2024) [open access]

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