22 November 2017

Admin: November Break

This blog will be quiet for the rest of the week!

Regional Focus: Americas

Aquí es Frontera: Transit Migration and Border Control in Southern Mexico, Oxford, 20 Nov. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

"Driven by Unrest and Violence, Venezuelans are Fleeing Their Country by the Thousands," Los Angeles Times, 19 Oct. 2017 [text]

Food Security and Emigration: Why People Flee and the Impact on Family Members Left Behind in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras (WFP et al., Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Human Rights of Non-Citizens: Constitutionalized Treaty Law in Ecuador," Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, vol. 31, no. 2 (Winter 2017) [full-text via SSRN]

Lessons from Latin America on Organized Crime and Refugees (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2017) [text]

North and Central American Countries Pledge Support for Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Framework (UNHCR, Oct. 2017) [text]
- See also related blog post from Human Rights First.

Protect the Children! Boys and Girls Migrating Unaccompanied from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, 2014-August 2017 (ICMC, Aug. 2017) [text]

Volunteers Work to Reduce the Number of Fatalities along the US-Mexico Border (Border Criminologies Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

The Years of Solitude Continue - Colombia: The Peace Agreement and Guarantees of Non-repetition in Choco (Amnesty International, Nov. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (11 Oct. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific

Opportunity:

CFP: Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies [info]
- Submissions sought for focus section on "Forced Migration in Southeast Asia." The deadline is 31 December 2017.

Publications:

"Afghanistan: Displacement Challenges in a Country on the Move," Migration Information Source, 16 Nov. 2017 [text]

Asylum and Nehru’s Changing Non-alignment: Tibetan Refugees in India, Oxford, 10 Nov. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Bangladesh Refugee Crisis: Assessment Lessons Learned with a Protection Focus, version 1 (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Caged without a Roof": Apartheid in Myanmar's Rakhine State (Amnesty International, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also related AI news story.

Call Them What They Are: Rohingya Refugees - Leaders at Asia Summit Skirt around Burma Crisis (Human Rights Watch, Nov. 2017) [text]

"From Myanmar to India, Persecution Haunts Rohingya," The Diplomat, 14 Nov. 2017 [text]

The Hard Journey Back to Afghanistan (MMP Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

How a Small Pacific Community Sparked 70 Years of Constitutional Innovation on Citizenship (Kaldor Centre, Nov. 2017) [text]

Open Letter to President Xi Jinping re: Halting the Forcible Repatriation of North Korean Refugees in China (APRRN, Nov. 2017) [text]

Scaling-up Housing for Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh (Human Rights Brief, Nov. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific, esp. the Rohingya (11 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Regional Focus: Australia

Australia Urged to Ensure Protection, Assistance and Solutions for Refugees on Manus Island (UNHCR, Nov, 2017) [text]
- See also related Guardian article.

Boat ‘Turnbacks’ in Australia: A Quick Guide to the Statistics since 2001 (Parliamentary Library of Australia, updated Nov. 2017) [text via APO]

"Decay, Despair, Defiance: Inside the Manus Island Refugee Camp," The Guardian, 15 Nov. 2017 [text]

Guidance Note on the Psychologically Vulnerable Applicant in the Protection Visa Assessment Process (UNHCR Canberra, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related UNHCR news release.

Is Operation Sovereign Borders Running Afoul of Australia’s Refugee Commitments? (Human Rights Brief, Nov. 2017) [text]

Moment of Truth for Refugees and Asylum Seekers on Manus Island (openDemocracy, Nov. 2017) [text]

"The Protection of Asylum Seekers in Australian-Pacific Offshore Processing: The Legal Deficit of Human Rights in a Nodal Reality," Human Rights Law Review, vol. 17, no. 1 (March 2017) [free full-text]

Three Charts on: What's Going on at Manus Island (The Conversation, Nov. 2017) [text]

When the US Locked up White Australian Immigrants Like Australia Does to Asylum Seekers (The Conversation, Nov. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (13 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

21 November 2017

Regional Focus: United States

Event & opportunity:

CFP: The Return of Sanctuary Cities: The Muslim Ban, Hurricane Maria, and Everything in Between, Detroit, 23 March 2018 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 3 December 2017.

Talk: Aid and Multilateralism in an Era of Populist Politics, London, 7 December 2017 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

Publications:

"Appeals Court Partly Reinstates Trump’s New Travel Ban," New York Times, 13 Nov. 2017 [text]

Asylum Outcome Continues to Depend on the Judge Assigned (TRAC, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Coercive Population Control and Asylum in the U.S.," Social Sciences, 6(4), 137 (Nov. 2017) [open access]

"DHS Inspector General: Travel-ban Confusion Led Agents to Violate Court Order," Washington Post, 20 Nov. 2017 [text]

"Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Executive Order on Denying Funding to Sanctuary Cities," Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2017 [text]

"How Trump is Building a Border Wall That No One Can See," Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2017 [text]

Hundreds of Immigrants Will Get to Resubmit DACA Renewals Originally Rejected as “Late” (Vox, Nov. 2017) [text]

The Latest Assault on Immigrants and the Need to Preserve TPS (ACS Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

The Perils and Pitfalls of Applying for a Green Card (The Asylumist, Nov. 2017) [text]

A Profile of Current DACA Recipients by Education, Industry, and Occupation (Migration Policy Institute, Nov. 2017) [text]

This Map is a Whole New Way of Looking at Immigration in the US (World Economic Forum Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Trump Administration Ends Temporary Protection for Haitians," New York Times, 20 Nov. 2017 [text]
- Here is the order from DHS.

Resources:

Best Practices in Representing Asylum Seekers (LegalEd, Nov. 2017) [access]
- "This video series...walks you through the preparation for an asylum case before the immigration courts."

ICE Extreme Vetting Initiative: A Resource Page (Brennan Center for Justice, Nov. 2017) [access]
- "This resource page is intended to provide journalists, policy-makers, and the public information about the ICE Extreme Vetting Initiative.. ." See also related Just Security blog post.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (9 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

20 November 2017

Regional Focus: Europe

Asylum, Integration and Irregular Migration in Lithuania: Policy and Practice at the Edge of the European Union (Fafo, 2017) [text]

Daring to Care? How Volunteers and Civil Society Organisations are Shaping Asylum Seekers' Access to Citizenship through Social Support, COMCAD Working Paper, no. 156 (Centre on Migration, Citizenship and Development, 2017) [text]

"The Dream of a Common European Asylum and Migration Policy from the Perspective of Women's Rights in East-Central Europe," Chapter in The Future of the European Union: Feminist Perspectives from East-Central Europe (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 2017) [text]
- Scroll to p. 57

Fundamental Rights and the EU Hotspot Approach (Danish Refugee Council, Oct. 2017) [text]
- See also related ECRE Weekly Update article.

Knowing How to Go: Iraqi Asylum Seekers and Legal Pathways to Get to and Stay in Europe (REACH & Mixed Migration Platform, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Legal Note on Access to Legal Aid in Europe (ECRE/ELENA, Nov. 2017) [text]

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the European Council and the Council: Progress Report on the European Agenda on Migration (European Commission, Nov. 2017) [text]

Revealed: Legal Advice for Asylum Seekers Disappearing Due to Legal Aid Cuts (The Conversation, Nov. 2017) [text]

What Does EU Development Policy Mean by 'Root Causes of Migration'? (Devex, Nov. 2017) [text]

EU & Africa:

Beyond Transactional Deals: Building Lasting Migration Partnerships in the Mediterranean text]
(Migration Policy Institute, Nov. 2017) [

An Emergency for Whom? The EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa – Migratory Routes and Development Aid in Africa (Oxfam, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related ECRE Weekly Update article.

"They Know the Risks and Still They Come: Why Young Africans Chase the European Dream," The Guardian, 6 Nov. 2017 [text]

Why Some E.U. States Want Hotspots in the Sahel (Refugees Deeply, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also earlier related Jacques Delors Institut blog post.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (13 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Events & Opportunities: More Nov. 2017 & New Dec. 2017

CFP: Georgetown Immigration Law Journal [info]
- No deadline specified.

Debate: Agreeing a Global Response to Migration, London, 21 November 2017 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

Talk: The Labouring Subject of Refugee Economies, Montreal, 23 November 2017 [info]

Talk: Migration and Climate Change: Legal and Practical Challenges, Montreal, 29 November 2017 [info]

Job announcement: Consultant for a Study on the Impact of ICVA's Work [info]
- Application deadline is 30 November 2017.

Survey: The State of the Humanitarian System (SOHS), Online [info]
- Submit responses by 30 November 2017.

CFP: Politics of Movement: Racialization, Religion, Migration, Evanston, IL, 5-6 April 2018 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 1 December 2017.

Conference: The EU Turkey Relationships: A New Model of Cooperation in Migration Flow Management?, Orléans, France, 1 December 2017 [info]

Job opportunities: Field/Legal Researcher & Research Project Support Officer, RECAP [info]
- Apply by 6 December 2017.

Grant opportunity: Humanitarian Innovation Fund [info]
- Apply by 10 December 2017.

Conference: Constructing Viable Futures: Unaccompanied Migrant Young People Transitioning to Adulthood, Oxford, 12 December 2017 [info]

CFP: Vulnerability, Protection, and Agency: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Migration, Oslo, 24-25 May 2018 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 15 December 2017.

CFP: Torture Journal [info]
- Submissions sought for special section on "Forced Migration and Torture: Challenges and Solutions in Rehabilitation and Prevention." The deadline is 31 December 2017.

CFP: Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies [info]
- Submissions sought for focus section on "Forced Migration in Southeast Asia." The deadline is 31 December 2017.

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: More Oct. & Nov. 2017

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

17 November 2017

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Assets of Refugees in Zataari Camp: A Profile of Skills (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Employment and Human Capital Investment Intentions among Recent Refugees in Germany (German Institute for Economic Research, 2017) [text]

How Temporary Protected Status Holders Helps Disaster Recovery and Preparedness (New American Economy, Nov. 2017) [text]

"The Impact of Limbo on the Socio-Economic Integration of Refugees in France," ifo DICE Report, vol. 15, no. 3 (Sept. 2017) [text]

"The Impact of Syrian Refugees on the Turkish Economy: Regional Labour Market Effects," Social Sciences, 6(4) (Oct. 2017) [open access]

"Integrating Forced Migrants: Evidence from the Displacement of Germans after World War II," ifo DICE Report, vol. 15, no. 3 (Sept. 2017) [text]

"Integrating Refugees into the Labour Market: Where Does Germany Stand?," ifo DICE Report, vol. 15, no. 3 (Sept. 2017) [text]

Migrants Will Keep Coming. We Should Give Them the Skills They Need to Thrive (World Economic Forum Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

New Americans and a New Direction: The Role of Immigrants in Reviving the Great Lakes Region (New American Economy, Oct. 2017) [text]

Refugees’ Right to Work: Necessary but Insufficient for Formal Employment of Refugees (People Move Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Office Sharing Giant WeWork Plans to Hire 1,500 Refugees Over the Next Five Years," Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2017 [text]

“Socioeconomic Status and Livelihoods of Refugees in a Self-reliance Situation in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement,” Ghana Journal of Geography, vol. 9, no. 3 (2017) [full-text]

Talent Displaced: The Economic Lives of Syrian Refugees in Europe (Deloitte & Refugee Studies Centre, Nov. 2017) [text]

Torn Nets: How to Explain the Gap of Refugees and Humanitarian Migrants in the Access to the Italian Labour Market (FIERI, Sept. 2017) [text]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Europe/Middle East (2 Nov. 2017)
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - General/Australia/North America (2 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: MENA, esp. Syria

Back Home in Homs: Challenges Facing Returnees to Syria (Refugees Deeply, Nov. 2017) [text]

Internal Displacement in Iraq 2003-2016: An Annotated Bibliography (ISIM, Oct. 2017) [text]

Jordan: Community Support Committees - Empowering Refugees through Local Communities (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Knowing How to Go: Iraqi Asylum Seekers and Legal Pathways to Get to and Stay in Europe (REACH & Mixed Migration Platform, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Libya’s Migrant Report: Round 13, August-September 2017 (IOM, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

A Promise of Tomorrow: The Effects of UNHCR and UNICEF Cash Assistance on Syrian Refugees in Jordan (ODI, Unicef & UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Reparations for the Victims of Conflict in Iraq: Lessons Learned from Comparative Practice (Minority Rights Group, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Review of the Common Cash Facility Approach in Jordan (Cash Learning Partnership & UNHCR, Oct. 2017) [text]

Second Meeting of the World Refugee Council, Amman, 18 Sept. 2017 [text]

Syria in 2019: Four Scenarios - Implications for Policy Planning (Clingendael, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

UN Human Rights Chief: Suffering of Migrants in Libya Outrage to Conscience of Humanity (OHCHR, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also related Guardian article.

Understanding Alternatives to Cash Assistance (Danish Refugee Council & UNHCR, Sept. 2017)

‘We leave or we die’: Forced Displacement under Syria’s ‘Reconciliation’ Agreements (Amnesty International, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Yemen “Starvation” Warnings as Saudi Arabia Shuts Borders (IRIN, Nov. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (3 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

16 November 2017

Thematic Focus: General

The Displacement Continuum: Research Agenda and Call for Partners (IDMC, Nov. 2017) [text]
- First in a new thematic series on "The Invisible Majority."

Expert Views: What Would Refocus Attention on Internal Displacement? (Refugees Deeply, Nov. 2017) [text]

Global Appeal 2018-2019 (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [access]
- Follow link for full PDF of report and individual chapters.

Humanitarianism, not Development: Refugee Protection in a Neoliberal Age, New York, 6 Nov. 2017 [info]
- Video of this talk is available here.

Internal Displacement and the Global Compact on Refugees: Are Today’s Returning Refugees Tomorrow’s IDPs?, Policy Brief (IDMC, Nov. 2017) [text

Migration Studies, vol. 5, no. 3 (Nov. 2017) [free full-text]
- Special issue on "Migration Regimes in the Spotlight: The Politics of Migration in an Age of Uncertainty." Two articles are open access.

Movement Call for Action on the Humanitarian Needs of Vulnerable Migrants Council of Delegates of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, Nov. 2017) [resolution] [background rpt.]

"Rituals of Migration: An Introduction," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 13 Nov. 2017 [free full-text]

Statement by Academics, Researchers and Experts for the Global Compact on Refugees, Conference on International Cooperation in Responsibility-Sharing for Refugees in the Euro-Mediterranean Space, Cairo, 9-10 October 2017 [access]

Thematic discussions: Global Compact on Refugees, Geneva, 14-15 November 2017 [info]
- Discussions 4 & 5 focused on "Measures to be taken in pursuit of solutions (Comprehensive refugee response framework pillar four)" and "Issues that cut across all four substantive sections of the comprehensive refugee response, and overarching issues." Follow link for video recordings. See also related UNHCR news story, CRRF Panel Discussion remarks and IDMC statement on solutions.

There are Now 65 Million Refugees – but We Can Still Solve the Crisis (Fast Company, Nov. 2017) [text]

Why We Need to Talk about Migration and Human Security (Refugees Deeply, Nov. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (8 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

15 November 2017

Open Access Round-up: 15 Nov. 2017

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 31 October 2017. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

"Migration Control à la Khartoum: EU External Engagement and Human Rights Protection in the Horn of Africa," Refugee Survey Quarterly, Advance Articles, 16 Oct. 2017 [postprint]
- Note: Currently, access to the document is restricted, but visitors may "request a copy."

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles, health-related:

"A Call for Emergency Action: Telepsychiatry for Trauma Treatment among Syrian Refugees," Cureus, vol. 9, no. 8 (Aug. 2017)

"Examining the Need & Potential for Biomedical Engineering to Strengthen Health Care Delivery for Displaced Populations & Victims of Conflict," Conflict and Health, 11:20 (Nov. 2017)

"Feasibility and Acceptability of a Universal Screening and Referral Protocol for Gender-based violence with Women Seeking Care in Health Clinics in Dadaab Refugee Camps in Kenya," Global Mental Health, e21 (Oct. 2017)

"Future Role Aspirations, Achievement Motivations and Perceptions of Personal Help-seeking among Humanitarian Aid Trainees," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:12 (Nov. 2017)

"Guidelines and mHealth to Improve Quality of Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes Care for Vulnerable Populations in Lebanon: Longitudinal Cohort Study," JMIR mHealth and uHealth, vol. 5, no. 10 (Oct. 2017)

"Housing and Health of Kiribati Migrants Living in New Zealand," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 14, no. 10 (Oct. 2017)

"Infectious Disease Screening in Asylum Seekers: Range, Coverage and Economic Evaluation in Germany, 2015," Eurosurveillance, vol. 22, no. 40 (Oct. 2017)

"Medical Conditions and Treatment in a Transit Camp in Serbia for Syrian, Afghani, and Iraqi Migrants," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:11 (Oct. 2017)

"Promoting Mental Health in Unaccompanied Refugee Minors: Recommendations for Primary Support Programs," Brain Sciences, vol. 7, no. 11 (Nov. 2017)

Stress, Trauma, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Migrants: A Comprehensive Review,” Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, Ahead of Print, 19 Oct. 2017

"Understanding the Menstrual Hygiene Management Challenges Facing Displaced Girls and Women: Findings from Qualitative Assessments in Myanmar and Lebanon," Conflict and Health, 11:19 (Oct. 2017)

Articles, other topics:

"Cycles of Judicial and Executive Power in Irregular Migration," Comparative Migration Studies, 5:16 (Oct. 2017)

"Getting By or Getting Ahead: Resettlement Inputs and Social Capital in Involuntary Resettlement," Journal of Population and Social Studies, vol. 25, no. 2 (April 2017)

"The Practice of Immigration and Nationality Law: Setting Boundaries of Specialization at the Margins," Oñati Socio-legal Series, vol. 7, no. 7 (2017)

"The Responsibility of Businesses to Prevent Development-induced Displacement in Africa," African Human Rights Law Journal, vol. 17, no. 1 (2017)

"The Right to Asylum and the Principle of Non-Refoulement under the European Convention on Human Rights," European Scientific Journal, vol. 13, no. 28 (2017)

"Who is Your Constituency? The Political Engagement of Humanitarian Organisations," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:9 (Oct. 2017)

Journals:

Conflict and Health, vol. 11, supp. 1 (Nov. 2017)
- Theme is "Transitions within Transitions: Coming of Age in Displacement." Reports on the research initiative, "Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs and Risks of Very Young Adolescents in Humanitarian Contexts."

Movements: Journal for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies, vol. 3, no. 2 (Nov. 2017)
- Theme of this issue is “Turkey's Changing Migration Regime and its Global and Regional Dynamics.” Several articles focus on the EU-Turkey deal.

Refuge: Canada's Journal of Refugees, vol. 33, no. 2 (2017)
- This general issue includes articles on the ethical aspects of undertaking forced migration research, deportation, refugee settlement in Australia, higher education, volunteering, Eritreans in Canada, and LGBTQ asylum seekers.

Refugee Review, vol. III (2017)
- Special focus on "Refugees and Labour."

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Assessing the Special Need for Protection of Vulnerable Refugees: Testing the Applicability of a Screening Method (RHS-15) to Detect Traumatic Disorders in a Refugee Sample in Germany," Ethnicity & Health, Latest Articles, 29 Oct. 2017

"Disasters and Non-state Actors: Human Rights-based Approaches," Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, vol. 26, no. 5 (2017)

"Ethical Aspects of Medical Age Assessment in the Asylum Process: A Swedish Perspective," International Journal of Legal Medicine, Latest Articles, 11 Nov. 2017

"Migrant and Asylum-seeker Children Returned to Kosovo and Albania: Predictive Factors for Social-emotional Wellbeing after Return," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 31 Oct. 2017

"One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? The Fading Contours of (In)justice in Competing Discourses on Climate Migration," The Geographical Journal, vol. 183, no. 4 (Dec. 2017)

Law Review Articles

"Alternatives to Immigration Detention," Cardozo Law Review, vol. 38, no. 6 (Aug. 2017)

"Legal Consequences of DACA Rescission," Houston Journal of International Law Sidebar, vol. 2, no. 2 (2017)

"Refugee Roulette: A Comparative Analysis of Gender-Related Persecution in Asylum Law," DePaul Journal of Women, Gender and the Law, vol. 6, no. 1 (Fall 2016)

"Westernized Women? The Construction of Muslim Women's Dissent in U.S. Asylum Law," UCLA Law Review, vol. 64, no. 5 (2017)

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 31 Oct. 2017

Tagged Publications.

New Issues of Conf. & Health, Dis. Prev. Mgmt., Euro. J. Psychotraum., Intl. J. Middle East Stud., Intl. Migr., Migr. Pol. Pract., Migr. Stud., Movements, Refuge, Ref. Rev., Rts. in Exile News

Conflict and Health, vol. 11, supp. 1 (Nov. 2017) [open access]
- Theme is "Transitions within Transitions: Coming of Age in Displacement." Reports on the research initiative, "Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs and Risks of Very Young Adolescents in Humanitarian Contexts."

Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, vol. 26, no. 5 (Nov. 2017) [contents]
- Includes a special section on "International Law and Disasters." One article is open access.

European Journal of Psychotraumatology, vol. 8, suppl. 2 (2017) [open access]
- This issue focuses on "Traumatized refugees."

International Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 49, no. 4 (Nov. 2017) [contents]
- Special issue on "Forced Displacement and Refugees." The introduction is freely available.

International Migration, vol. 55, no. 6 (Dec. 2017) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including a policy interview with the German Commissioner for Immigration, Refugees and Integration, a free article on DACA's relationship to the unaccompanied minors surge, and a section on "Our Continued Concern for Refugees and Asylum Seekers," with an open access article on attitudes towards refugees.

Migration Policy Practice, vol. VII, no. 3 (Oct.-Nov. 2017) [full-text]
- Features a selection of papers prepared by members of the Migration Research Leaders’ Syndicate, which was established by IOM to support the development of the Global Compact on Migration. 

Migration Studies, vol. 5, no. 3 (Nov. 2017) [free full-text]
- Special issue on "Migration Regimes in the Spotlight: The Politics of Migration in an Age of Uncertainty." Two articles are open access.

Movements: Journal for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies, vol. 3, no. 2 (Nov. 2017) [open access]
- Theme of this issue is “Turkey's Changing Migration Regime and its Global and Regional Dynamics.” Several articles focus on the EU-Turkey deal.

Refuge: Canada's Journal of Refugees, vol. 33, no. 2 (2017) [open access]
- This general issue includes articles on the ethical aspects of undertaking forced migration research, deportation, refugee settlement in Australia, higher education, volunteering, Eritreans in Canada, and LGBTQ asylum seekers.

Refugee Review, vol. III (2017) [open access]
- Special focus on "Refugees and Labour."

Rights in Exile News, no. 86 (Nov. 2017) [full-text]
- News and information for refugee legal aid providers.

Tagged Periodicals.

Thematic Focus: Solutions

Publications:

"Building a Mosaic: The Evolution of Canada’s Approach to Immigrant Integration," Migration Information Source, 1 Nov. 2017 [text]

The Cruellest Option (Inside Story, Nov. 2017) [text]
- Discusses Australia's rejection of New Zealand's offer to resettle refugees from Manus Island.

The Dynamic of Trust in Refugee-Host Relations, Webinar, 28 Oct. 2017 [info]
- Video of this webinar is available here.

"Helping Refugees Integrate through Work," Science Nordic, 4 Nov. 2017 [text]
- Note: The article provides a link to the report in Norwegian at the bottom of the page.

"Integration or Building Resilience: What Should the Goal Be in Refugee Resettlement?," Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, Latest Articles, 2 Nov. 2017 [ResearchGate]

"Mobilizing Home for Long-Term Displacement: A Critical Reflection on the Durable Solutions," Journal of Human Rights Practice, Advance Articles, 23 Aug. 2017 [Academia.edu]

Towards Integration: The Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme in the United Kingdom (UNHCR, IOM & City Univ. London, ) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related UNHCR news story and Independent article.

 U.S.-related:

The Boat People's Long Shadow (Who.What.Why, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Commentary: Data on Refugee Resettlement is Lacking," Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Nov. 2017 [text]

How U.S. Refugee Resettlement in Each State has Shifted since 2002 (Pew Research, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also related interactive feature.

"I Used to Run the Immigration Service—and Trump’s Refugee Policy is Baseless," The Atlantic, 1 Nov. 2017 [text]

IRC Projects Only 15,000 Refugee Arrivals in the United States This Year Based on Current Trends, One Third of Record-low FY18 Cap (International Rescue Committee, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Manus Island Refugees Put 'That Hell' Behind Them for Fresh Start in the United States," ABC News (Australia), 3 Oct. 2017 [text]

Refugee Resettlement Trends in the Northeast (Univ. of Vermont, Oct. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (1 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Opportunities:

Job announcement: Consultant for a Study on the Impact of ICVA's Work [info]
- Application deadline is 30 November 2017.

Survey: The State of the Humanitarian System (SOHS), Online [info]
- Submit responses by 30 November 2017.

Publications:

Crisis Modifiers: A Solution for a More Flexible Development–humanitarian System? (ODI, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Future Role Aspirations, Achievement Motivations and Perceptions of Personal Help-seeking among Humanitarian Aid Trainees," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:12 (Nov. 2017) [open access]

Guide for Governments: International Humanitarian Action (OCHA, Nov. 2017) [text]

How Can We Use Evidence to Allocate Resources? (ALNAP, Sept. 2017) [text]

Humanitarian Evidence Week, 6-12 Nov. 2017 [access]
- Follow link for blog posts about and recordings of events held on "topics related to generation, use and dissemination of evidence in the humanitarian sector."

The Humanitarian System Needs Development Partners – Podcast with the UN’s Mark Lowcock (CGD Blog, Oct. 2017) [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

OECD DAC Clarifies Rules on In-donor Aid Spending for Refugees (Devex, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also earlier related Devex article and ODI comment.

Saving Lives, Building Resilience, Reforming the System: The UK Government’s Humanitarian Reform Policy (DFID, Sept. 2017) [text]
- See also related ODI comment.

"Who is Your Constituency? The Political Engagement of Humanitarian Organisations," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:9 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

Why a Commonly Held Idea of What Aid Workers are Like Fails to Tell the Full Story (The Conversation, Nov. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (17 Oct. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

14 November 2017

Thematic Focus: Development-induced Displacement

Brazilian Tribe Fear Displacement by Xingu River’s Rising Tide (Refugees Deeply, April 2017) [text]

"Colombian Development-Induced Displacement: Considering the Impact of International Law on Domestic Policy," Groningen Journal of International Law, vol. 5, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

Displacement and Resettlement: Lessons from Colombo (IDRC, Nov. 2016) [text]

Evicted (IDRC, Oct. 2017) [text]

Expert Roundtable on Displacement Caused by Development: Event Summary (IDMC, Aug. 2017) [text]
- See also related comment.

"Forced to Leave": Commercial Farming and Displacement in Zambia (Human Rights Watch, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Getting By or Getting Ahead: Resettlement Inputs and Social Capital in Involuntary Resettlement," Journal of Population and Social Studies, vol. 25, no. 2 (April 2017) [open access]

"How Big Water Projects Helped Trigger Africa’s Migrant Crisis," Yale Environment 360, 17 Oct. 2017 [text]

Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, vol. 35, no. 1 (2017) [contents]
- Special issue on "Displacement, Resettlement and Livelihoods." The foreword and introduction are freely available, and three articles are Open Access.

"The Responsibility of Businesses to Prevent Development-induced Displacement in Africa," African Human Rights Law Journal, vol. 17, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Development-induced Displacement (12 April 2017)

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New Issue of IJRL

The latest issue of the International Journal of Refugee Law (IJRL) has been published. Contents of vol. 29, no. 3, Oct. 2017 include:
  • Different in the Same Way? Language, Diversity, and Refugee Credibility [abstract]
  • Bringing Rwandan Refugees ‘Home’: The Cessation Clause, Statelessness, and Forced Repatriation [abstract]
  • No Country of Asylum: ‘Legitimizing’ Lebanon’s Rejection of the 1951 Refugee Convention [open access]
  • Refugees or Border Residents from Myanmar? The Status of Displaced Ethnic Kachins and Kokangs in Yunnan Province, China [open access]

Note that two articles are open access - a first for IJRL!

Also included are case law summaries, three book reviews and the texts of three UNHCR documents: 1) Note on Legal Considerations for Cooperation between the European Union and Turkey on the Return of Asylum Seekers and Migrants; 2) Legal Considerations on the Return of Asylum Seekers and Refugees from Greece to Turkey as Part of the EU–Turkey Cooperation in Tackling the Migration Crisis under the Safe Third Country and First Country of Asylum Concept; 3) Legal Considerations on Refugee Protection for People Fleeing Conflict and Famine Affected Countries.

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Thematic Focus: Children & Families

Britain Has Opportunity to Help Children in Calais (Human Rights Watch, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Ethical Aspects of Medical Age Assessment in the Asylum Process: A Swedish Perspective," International Journal of Legal Medicine, Latest Articles, 11 Nov. 2017 [open access]

Family Reunification for Refugees in Switzerland: Legal Framework and Strategic Considerations (UNHCR & CSDM, Oct. 2017) [text via Refworld]

How to Help Young Unaccompanied Refugees Integrate in Britain (The Conversation, Nov. 2017) [text]

‘I have to help my family’: The Growing Danger of Child Labour in Rohingya Refugee Camps (IRIN, Nov. 2017) [text]

The Internal Flight Alternative in Norway: The Law and Practice with Respect to Afghan Families and Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking Children (Chr. Michelsen Institute, 2017) [text via Human Rights Inst.]

L’Expérience des Centres d’Accueil et d’Orientation (CAO) et des Centres d’Accueil et d’Orientation pour Mineurs Isolés (CAOMI) en France (UNHCR, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Migrant and Asylum-seeker Children Returned to Kosovo and Albania: Predictive Factors for Social-emotional Wellbeing after Return," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 31 Oct. 2017 [open access]

The New Italian Law on Unaccompanied Minors: A Model for the EU? (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

Outcast and Desperate: Rohingya Refugee Children Face a Perilous Future (Unicef, Oct. 2017) [text via Refworld]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children (19 Oct. 2017)

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Events: Fourth and Fifth Thematic Discussions re. Global Compact on Refugees

FYI, the fourth thematic discussion relating to the development of a Global Compact on Refugees started today. The focus is on solutions. The fifth discussion will take place tomorrow and will delve into various overarching issues. Here's the schedule. More info and a livestreaming link are available here.

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