19 July 2016

News: UN Summit for Refugees & Migrants

On 19 September 2016, the UN General Assembly will "host a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach." This draft resolution discusses how the meeting will proceed. Two draft documents were also recently issued, a zero draft of the outcome document for the meeting and a zero draft of the Global Compact on Responsibility Sharing for Refugees.

More information can be found via:
- the UN's summit web site
- UNHCR's summit web page
- the UN Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs event web site

IISD's reporting service provides news updates.

See also this article from IRIN: Will the Refugee Summit be "a Missed Opportunity"?

Tagged Events & Opportunities, Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Regional Focus: Syria

3RP 2016 Mid-Year Report (UNHCR, June 2016) [access]
- See also related UN news story.

 Analysis: Lebanon Forces Illegal Status on Refugees (Refugees Deeply, July 2016) [text]

Community Consultations on Humanitarian Aid: Findings from Consultations within Syria and among Syrian Refugees in Jordan (World Humanitarian Summit, May 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Evaluation of the OneCard Pilot in Lebanon (WFP & UNHCR, Nov. 2015) [text]

"Population Pressure in Jordan and the Role of Syrian Refugees," Migration and Development, Latest Articles, 19 Feb. 2016 [free full-text]

Self-Protection and Coping Strategies of Refugees from Syria and Host Communities in Lebanon (Oxfam, June 2016) [text]

Site Planning and Shelter: Camp Restructure Project Report, Zaatari Refugee Camp (UNHCR, April 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Rights and Responsibilities (Brookings, June 2016) [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (30 June 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: MENA

Asylum Procedures Shortcomings in Tunisia: What do External Borders Mean for the EU? (Refugee Outreach & Research Network Blog, June 2016) [text]

Can Israel Freely Interpret the Refugee Convention (When It Comes to Palestinian Asylum Seekers)? (RefLaw, July 2016) [text]

"The Case for Refugee Legal Aid in Tunisia," Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 72 (July 2016) [full-text]

Crisis in Yemen (UK House of Commons, July 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

EU/NATO: Europe’s Plan Endangers Foreigners in Libya (Human Rights Watch, July 2016) [text]

Is This Palestinian Refugee Camp Syria's Next Yarmouk? (IRIN, July 2016) [text]

No Way Home: Iraq's Minorities on the Verge of Disappearance (Minority Rights Group, July 2016) [text]

Refugees and Migrants Fleeing Sexual Violence, Abuse and Exploitation in Libya (Amnesty International, July 2016) [text]

Sahrawi Refugees Await a State and a Home (Refugees Deeply, July 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (30 June 2016)

Tagged Publications. 

18 July 2016

Regional Focus: Americas

African-American’s Guide to Seeking Asylum Abroad (The Asylumist, July 2016) [text]

America’s Puzzling Moral Ambivalence about Middle East Refugees (Markaz Blog, June 2016) [text]

The Big Unfairness in America’s Asylum System: How Central Americans Fleeing Gang Violence Don’t Qualify (IRIN, June 2016) [text]

Evaluation of the In-Canada Asylum System Reforms (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, April 2016) [text]

Massive Expulsion of Cubans from Ecuador (Human Rights Watch, July 2016) [text]

Roundtable on Protection Needs in the Northern Triangle of Central America, San José, 6-7 July 2016 [info]
- Follow link for meeting materials and additional resources. See also UNHCR's press release regarding the outcome of the meeting.

"Telling Refugee Stories: Trauma, Credibility and the Adversarial Adjudication of Claims for Asylum," Santa Clara Law Review, vol. 56, no. 3 (2016) [full-text]

Where Terror Victims are Treated as Terrorists (The Asylumist, June 2016) [text]

Why Brazil Should Welcome Syrian Refugees (Human Rights Watch, June 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (17 June 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Events & Opportunities: A Few More July 2016/New August 2016

Job vacancy: Research consultancy for project on "Witnessing International Crimes: Refugees in Europe and Accountability Procedures" [info]
- Review of applications will begin 20 July 2016 and will continue until a suitable candidate has been found.

Workshop: Being Outside Afghanistan: Everyday Experiences of Social Becoming, Self‐Construction and Resource Mobilisation among Afghans Abroad: An Interdisciplinary Workshop, Oxford, 28-29 July 2016 [info]

CFP: Mobility, Gender and Family Relations for Progress of the World’s Women by UN Women [info]
- Deadline for proposals is 29 July 2016.

Job vacancy: Senior Policy Officer on Forced Displacement, ICVA [info]
- Apply by 7 August 2016. (Note: Applications will be considered as they arrive.)

CFP: Refugee Research Methodologies Workshop, Istanbul, 7-8 October 2016 [info]
- Submission deadline is 15 August 2016.

Scholarship: Guy Goodwin-Gill Scholarship [info]
- Supports students pursuing MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies at Univ. of London. Application deadline is 17 August 2016.

CFP: Hugo Conference: Environment, Migration and Politics, Liège, Belgium, 3-5 November 2016 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 19 August 2016.

Call for contributions: 2nd Annual International and Comparative Disaster Law Essay Contest [info]
- Submission deadline is 31 August 2016.

Seminar: The Humanitarian-Development Nexus Re-Revisited, Oslo, 31 August 2016 [info]

CFP: International Journal of Refugee Law [info]
- Contributions sought for special issue marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees. The deadline is 31 August 2016.

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: Additional June & July 2016

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 



Thematic Focus: Mental Health

"An Art Therapy Intervention for Symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress, Depression and Anxiety among Syrian Refugee Children," Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies: An International Interdisciplinary Journal for Research, Policy and Care, vol. 11, no. 2 (2016) [free full-text]

"Emotional Toll of Reporting the Refugee Crisis Surprises News Organisations," The Guardian, 12 June 2016 [text]

"European Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Position Statement on Mental Health of Child and Adolescent Refugees," European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, vol. 25, no. 7 (July 2016) [full-text

"Inhabited Studio: Art Therapy and Mindfulness, Resilience, Adversity and Refugees," International Journal of Art Therapy, vol. 21, no. 2 (2016) [free full-text]

Neglected Trauma - Asylum Seekers in Italy: An Analysis of Mental Health Distress and Access to Healthcare (MSF, July 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"A Predictive Model on North Korean Refugees' Adaptation to South Korean Society: Resilience in Response to Psychological Trauma," Asian Nursing Research, vol. 10, no. 2 (June 2016) [open access]

"Psychosocial Support among Refugees of Conflict in Developing Countries: A Critical Literature Review," Intervention, vol. 14, no. 2 (July 2016) [full-text via ResearchGate]

"The Use of Psychiatric Services by Young Adults Who Came to Sweden as Teenage Refugees: A National Cohort Study," Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, FirstView, 29 June 2016 [open access]

"Why Reporting on Refugee Crises Requires Empathy for Mental Health Issues," Columbia Journalism Review, 6 July 2016 [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Health (29 June 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Health

"Access to Free or Low-cost Tuberculosis Treatment for Migrants and Refugees along the Thailand-Myanmar Border in Tak Province, Thailand," International Journal for Equity in Health, 15:100 (July 2016) [open access]

"Active Tuberculosis Case Finding Interventions among Immigrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Italy," Infectious Disease Reports, vol. 8, no. 2 (June 2016) [open access]

"Comparison of the Nutritional Status of Overseas Refugee Children with Low Income Children in Washington State," PLoS ONE 11(1): e0147854 (Jan. 2016) [open access]

"Epidemiology of Substance Use among Forced Migrants: A Global Systematic Review," PLoS ONE 11(7): e0159134 (July 2016) [open access]

"Perceived Barriers to Success for Resident Physicians Interested in Immigrant and Refugee Health," BMC Medical Education, 16:178 (July 2016) [open access]

"Restricted Entitlements and Access to Health Care for Refugees and Immigrants: The Example of Germany," Global Social Policy, OnlineFirst, 30 June 2016 [free full-text]

"Seroprevalence of Antibodies against Measles, Rubella and Varicella among Asylum Seekers Arriving in Lower Saxony, Germany, November 2014-October 2015," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(7): 650 (June 2016) [open access]

Tips on Nutrition Interventions for the Humanitarian Response Plan (Nutrition Cluster, June 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Health (29 June 2016)

Tagged Publications.

16 July 2016

New Issues of ANNALS, Cult. Anthro., EJML, Human Geog., IJMBS, Intl. Migr., Intervention, JIANL, JIMI, J. History Neurosci., Migr. Pol. Pract., Migr. Stud., Rts. in Exile, S&F, Transntl. Social Rev., VOICE, Washburn Law J.

The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 666, no. 1 (2016) [contents]
- Theme issue on "Undocumented Migration in a Global Economy."

Cultural Anthropology, "HotSpots" (June 2016) [access]
- Series of posts on "Refugees and the Crisis in Europe."

European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 18, no. 2 (2016) [contents]
- Focus of this issue is "Crimmigration and Human Rights in Europe: Exclusion, Alternatives and Resistance." Includes several articles on immigration detention.

*Human Geography, vol. 9, no. 2 (2016) [full-text via Univ. of Sussex]
- Special issue on "Geographical Perspectives on the European 'Migration and Refugee Crisis'."

International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, vol. 2, no. 3 (2016) [contents]
- Special issue on "Judging in the 21st Century: Migration and Nationality Concerns." Includes articles on the Reception Conditions directive, China's one-child policy and particular social group, legal aid, family reunification, and human trafficking.

International Migration, vol. 54, no. 4 (Aug. 2016) [contents]
- Features a lengthy sub-section on "The Complexities of Asylum-seeking" and a shorter sub-section on "Going Home is not Always Easy: Return Migration." The article entitled "The Effectiveness of Norway's Readmission Agreements with Iraq and Ethiopia" is open access.

Intervention, vol. 14, no. 2 (July 2016) [contents]
- Mix of articles with two literature reviews focusing on support for refugees and young people affected by conflict.

Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, vol. 30, no. 2 (Summer 2016) [contents]
- Mix of articles.

Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol. 17, no. 3 (Aug. 2016) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including three that focus on forced migrants: Iraqis in Sweden, Iraqis in the U.S. and West Africans in the U.S.

Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, vol. 25, no. 3 (2016) [contents]
- Special issue on " New Perspectives on Forced Migration in the History of Twentieth-Century Neuroscience." The introduction is freely available.

Migration Policy Practice, vol. VI, no. 2 (April-May 2016) [full-text]
- Articles discuss labour market integration of migrants in Europe.

Migration Studies, vol. 4, no. 2 (July 2016) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including a free one on unaccompanied minors. This issue also launches a new series on "Teaching Migration Studies."

Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 72 (July 2016) [full-text]

S&F Sicherheit und Frieden, vol. 34, no. 1 (2016) [contents]
- See list of articles on the left. Theme issue on "Migration, Security & Peace." Articles are either in German or English.

Transnational Social Review, vol. 6, nos. 1-2 (2016) [contents]
- Includes a special "Mapping Transationalism" section that focuses on "'Refugee Crisis': A Transnational Perspective." The introduction to this special section and an article on the use of digital media by unaccompanied minors in Germany are freely available.

VOICE Out Loud Newsletter, no. 23 (June 2016) [full-text via ReliefWeb]
- Focus is on "Humanitarian NGOs and the European 'Refugee Crisis'."

Washburn Law Journal, vol. 55, no. 1 (Fall 2015) [full-text]
- Focus in on U.S. immigration.

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Tagged Periodicals.

15 July 2016

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

Asylum: Key Notions on Asylum and the ECHR (European Court of Human Rights, June 2016) [access]
- Follow link for video. More info. about the video is available here.

Do I Really Need an Asylum Lawyer? (The Asylumist, July 2016) [text]

"Libertad de circulación y soberanía del Estado: Posibles límites derivados de obligaciones de protección internacional," Revista Electrónica de Estudios Internacionales, no. 31 (Junio 2016) [full-text]

"The Principle of Non-Refoulement under International Law: Its Inception and Evolution in a Nutshell," Corvinus Journal of International Affairs, vol. 1 (2016) [full- text via SSRN]

"Processing Claims Based on the Right to Family Unity," Procedural Standards for Refugee Status Determination Under UNHCR's Mandate (UNHCR, 2003; updated 2016) [text]
- Note: This is the third section of the Procedural Standards to be revised. Keep track of updates through this Refworld page.

"Promoting the Recognition and Protection of the Rights of All Migrants Using a Soft-Law International Migrants Bill of Rights," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 4, no. 2 (2016) [open access]

Quality in Asylum Decision Making: Using Jurisprudence and Multidisciplinary Knowledge for Training Purposes (Prague Process, May 2016) [text via ICMPD]

Undocumented Migrants and International Law (Jotwell Blog, June 2016) [text]

UNHCR Reforms (with Some Compromise): Access to Evidence, Right to Counsel, Interpreters (RSDWatch Blog, June 2016) [text]
- Note: This blog is now "dormant until further notice."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (30 June 2016)

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: General

66th Meeting of the Standing Committee, Geneva, 21-23 June 2016 [agenda]
- Documents and statements can be accessed here.

Agreement Concerning the Relationship between the United Nations and the International Organization for Migration, UN Doc. no. A/70/976 (UN General Assembly, July 2016) [text via Refworld]

Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration: 2015 Key Highlights (IOM, July 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Caught in the Crossfire: United Nations Security and Policy Perspectives on the Refugee Crisis (Global Initiative, June 2016) [text]

A Crisis That Shouldn’t Be (openDemocracy, July 2016) [text]
- Part of the blog debate series on "The Future of Refugee Protection."

Genuine Responsibility-Sharing: Amnesty International’s Five Proposals - The Global Refugee Crisis (Amnesty International, July 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Global Responses to Refugees: What is the World Thinking?, Sydney, 28 June 2016 [info]
- Follow link for video and podcast.

The League of Nations' Work on Social Issues: Visions, Endeavours and Experiments (UN, 2016) [access]
- See esp. last two chapters on Fridtjof Nansen and on Russian refugees and the history of humanitarianism. Note: PDFs are not accessible but chapters can be freely "read.'

Looking Beyond the Refugee Crisis, Sheffield, UK, 9 June 2016 [info]
- Follow link for video of keynote address and other overviews of/comments about the conference.

Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, UN Doc. no. A/HRC/32/L.13 (UN Human Rights Council, June 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Memorandum of Understanding between the International Labour Organization and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, 1 July 2016 [text]
- See also related UNHCR news story.

Memorandum of Understanding for Co-operative Activities between United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris, 15 June 2016 [text]

State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2016 : Events of 2015 (Minority Rights Group International, July 2016) [text]

Survival Migration: Addressing the Global Crisis, Washington, DC, 11 July 2016 [info]
- Follow link for video.

Understanding and Addressing Public Anxiety about Immigration (Migration Policy Institute, July 2016) [text]
- Listen also to audio of related webinar.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (25 June 2016)

Tagged Publications.


Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Asylum Policies and Practices Impairing the Access to International Protection in Greece (Greek Forum of Refugees, July 2016) [text]

Brexit Aftermath Series (Refugees Deeply, July 2016)
- Avoiding the Wrong Conclusions [text]
- What It Means for Refugees and Migrants [text]

Changes in Malta’s Migration and Asylum Policies after EU Membership, Occasional Paper, no. 9 (Institute for European Studies, 2016) [text]

Community Consultations on Humanitarian Aid: Findings from Ukraine (World Humanitarian Summit, May 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Rising to the Challenge: Improving the Asylum Procedure in Iceland (UNHCR, April 2016) [text]

"Wellbeing or Welfare Benefits—What are the Drivers for Migration?," Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, vol. 44, no. 2 (March 2016) [full-text via MESU]

Updated Guidance on Exclusion under Article 1F of the Refugee Convention (UK Visas and Immigration, updated July 2016) [text]

When the Dust Settles: Migration Policy after Brexit (Migration Policy Institute, June 2016) [text]

With Greece: Recommendations for Refugee Protection (AIRE Centre & ECRE, July 2016) [text]

Resources:

Free Legal Aid Directory for Internally Displaced and Conflict-Affected People in Ukraine (Protection Cluster, July 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Simplified Field Guide to Participatory Assessment (UNHCR Greece, June 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (14 July 2016)

Tagged Publications.  


14 July 2016

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union 2015 (EASO, July 2016) [access]

At Any Cost? The Outsourcing of Europe’s Border Management (Regional MMS, June 2016) [text]

*Border Security, Camps, Quotas: The Future of European Refugee Policy?, SWP Comments 2016/C 32 (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, June 2016) [text]

Border Wars: The Arms Dealers Profiting from Europe’s Refugee Tragedy (Transnational Institute, July 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Completing the Reform of the Common European Asylum System: Towards an Efficient, Fair and Humane Asylum Policy (European Commission, July 2016) [text]
- Includes links to various FAQs and factsheets. See also related Guardian news story.

*ECRE Comments on the Commission Proposal for a Regulation on the European Union Agency for Asylum... (ECRE, July 2016) [text]

Efficient Solidarity Mechanisms in Asylum Policy, Report no. 7 (SIEPS, June 2016) [text]

"The EU's Hotspot Approach to Managing the Migration Crisis: A Blind Spot for International Responsibility?," Italian Yearbook of International Law, vol. 25 (Forthcoming; posted June 2016) [eprint via SSRN]

Europe and the Refugees: A Crisis of Values (European Policy Centre, June 2016) [text]

Europe Tries to Buy Its Way Out of the Migration Crisis (IRIN, June 2016) [text]

European 'Migrant Crisis': Avoiding Another Wave of Refugees Living in Limbo (Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog, June 2016) [text]

Europeans Fear Wave of Refugees Will Mean More Terrorism, Fewer Jobs (Pew Research Center, July 2016) [text]

Failing EU Migration and Asylum Policies: Red Card for Europe! (FIDH, June 2016) [text]

Fundamental Rights Forum, Vienna, 20-23 June 2016 [info]
- Refugee protection was discussed on Day 2. See esp. sessions at 11:30-11:45, 12:15-13:15 and 16:30-17:00.

The Mediterranean Refugees Crisis and Extreme Right Parties: Evidence from Greece, MPRA Paper, no. 72222 (Munich Univ., June 2016) [text]

Recommendations to the Slovak Republic for its Presidency of the Council of the EU, July - December 2016 (UNHCR, July 2016) [text]

The Reform of the Dublin III Regulation (European Parliament, June 2016) [text]

The Refugee Crisis in Europe and Temporary Migration (EURA-NET Blog, May-July 2016) [access]
- Blog debate series.

"The Syrian Refugee Crisis: The End of the Common European Asylum System?," Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 72 (July 2016) [text]

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Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (27 June 2016)

Tagged Publications.  

01 July 2016

Admin: Summer Recess

This blog is taking a little break, but posts will resume later in the summer.

New Book Titles

Please visit my Pinterest page to learn about new books due out in July 2016. I've also added information about a few new titles to the June 2016 book board.

If you are not a member of Pinterest, these new titles are listed below for your reference (organized by title).

July 2016:

Ann E. Cudd & Win-chiat Lee, eds., Citizenship and Immigration: Borders, Migration and Political Membership in a Global Age, Springer, July 2016

Christine Mahoney, Failure and Hope: Fighting for the Rights of the Forcibly Displaced, Cambridge Univ. Press, July 2016

Laurie L. Charlés & Gameela Samarasinghe, eds., Family Therapy in Global Humanitarian Contexts: Voices and Issues from the Field, Springer, July 2016

Amanda B. Moniz, From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism, Oxford University Press, July 2016

Eliot Dickinson, Globalization and Migration: A World in Motion, Rowman & Littlefield, July 2016

Marjory Harper, ed., Migration and Mental Health: Past and Present, Palgrave Macmillan, July 2016

Penelope Mathew & Tristan Harley, Refugees, Regionalism and Responsibility, Edward Elgar Publishing, July 2016

June 2016:

Shahla F. Ali, Governing Disasters: Engaging Local Populations in Humanitarian Relief, Cambridge Univ. Press, June 2016

Belachew Gebrewold & Tendayi Bloom, Understanding Migrant Decisions: From Sub-Saharan Africa to the Mediterranean Region, Routledge, June 2016

Tagged books.

30 June 2016

News: 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report Published

The 2016 edition of the U.S. Department of State's annual Trafficking in Persons report is now available. Here is part of the blurb:

"The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue. It represents an updated, global look at the nature and scope of trafficking in persons and the broad range of government actions to confront and eliminate it."

Follow the link above for the text of the report by country section, background information, fact sheets, and remarks made during the briefing to launch the report.

Previous editions are available here.

Tagged Publications.  

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

Are Regional Approaches to Refugee Protection Really the Best Way Forward? (Elgar Blog, June 2016) [text]

"The Concept of 'Place of Safety': Yet Another Self-Contained Maritime Rule or a Sustainable Solution to the Ever-Controversial Question of Where to Disembark Migrants Rescued at Sea?," Australian Year Book of International Law, vol. 33 (2016) [full-text via DiVA IR]

Fixing the Refugee System, Amsterdam, 13 May 2016 [access]
- ESIL lecture by James Hathaway.

Insights from the OHCHR Expert Meeting on Non-Refoulement in International Human Rights Law (GHLG Blog, June 2016) [text]

Introducing the First Multi-blog Series on the Updated Geneva Conventions Commentaries (Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog, June 2016) [text]
- Here is the first official post in the series.

Millions in Asylum Claim Backlog (IRIN, June 2016) [text]

Myth Buster: Memories of Trauma are Engraved on the Brain (Free Movement Blog, June 2016) [text]

Refugee Law and Policy (Library of Congress, updated June 2016) [access]
- "This report describes the law and policy on refugees and other asylum seekers in 22 geographically dispersed countries and, at the supranational level, in the European Union. The individual surveys cover such topics as participation in relevant international conventions; laws and regulations governing the admission of refugees and handling refugee claims; processes for handling refugees arriving at the border; procedures for evaluating whether an applicant is entitled to refugee status; the accommodations and assistance provided to refugees in the jurisdiction; requirements for naturalization; and whether asylum policy has been affected by international emergencies, such as the current refugee crisis in Europe."

A Structured Approach to the Decision Making Process in Refugee and other International Protection Claims, Presented at "The Role of the Judiciary in Asylum and Other International Protection Law in Asia," Seoul, 10-11 June 2016 [access]
- Follow link for paper and flowchart.

What is the Legal Meaning of "Refugee"? (Free Movement Blog, June 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (14 June 2016)

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

*The Economic and Political Lives of Refugees, Sheffield, UK, 9 June 2016 [access]
- Follow link for video.

"Economic Impact of Refugees," PNAS: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Early Edition, 15 June 2016 [open access]
- See also related UC Davis news release.

"Empowering Refugees One Chai at a Time," Artefact Magazine, 14 June 2016 [text]

Exploring New Avenues for Legislation for Labour Migration to the European Union (European Parliament, June 2016) [text via MPC]

Forced Migration Review, no. 52 (May 2016) [open access]
- Theme is "Thinking ahead: displacement, transition, solutions"; includes articles relating to labour mobility, the private sector, self-reliance and other economic aspects.

How Economics Could Solve the Refugee Crisis (Future Development Blog, June 2016) [text]

Mobilizing the Community, Creating Opportunities for Internally Displaced People in Azerbaijan (World Bank, June 2016) [text]

'We are Together' in Preventing Displacement (Refugees Deeply, June 2016) [text]

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Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (17 June 2016)


Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

*Asylum Procedures Shortcomings in Tunisia: What do External Borders Mean for the EU? (Refugee Outreach & Research Network Blog, June 2016) [text]

"Because We Struggle to Survive": Child Labour among Refugees of the Syrian Conflict (Terre des Hommes, June 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Burden or Brothers? Media Representations of Refugees in the Middle East (Border Criminologies Blog, June 2016) [text]

The Economic Impact of Displacement: Analysis of the Economic Damage Caused to Palestinian Households as a Result of Displacement by Israeli Authorities (Norwegian Refugee Council, April 2015) [text]

The Effects of the Syrian Crisis on the Neighboring Countries, Beirut, 15 June 2016 [session 1] [session 2]
- Follow links for video. See also related report published Jan. 2015.

The GCC ‘Must Rethink its Refugee Strategy’ (Refugees Deeply, June 2016) [text]

"In First, Israel Grants Refugee Status to Sudanese Asylum Seeker," +972 Magazine, 24 June 2016 [text]

The Middle East Migration Crisis: Genesis and Responses, London, 20-23 June 2016 [access]
- Follow link to Facebook page for videos from conference.

Migration Profile: Morocco, Policy Brief, no. 5 (Migration Policy Centre, 2016) [text]

Syria’s Internally Displaced and the Risk of Militarization, Policy Brief, no. 6 (PRIO, 2016) [text]

"Threat of the Downtrodden: The Framing of Arab Refugees on CNN," Arab Media & Society, no. 22 (Spring 2016) [full-text via Academia.edu]

"When, and Where, does History Begin? Collective Memory, Selective Amnesia, and the Treatment of Asylum Seekers in Israel," Univ. of Illinois Law Review (Forthcoming, 2017) [eprint via SSRN]

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Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (16 June 2016)

Tagged Publications.