16 October 2018

Thematic Focus: Children - Pt. 2 (U.S.)

United States:

"Detached and Afraid: U.S. Immigration Policy and the Practice of Forcibly Separating Parents and Young Children at the Border," Child Welfare (Forthcoming) [preprint]

Family Separations: Evolved Not Resolved (Just Security Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

Government Agrees to Give Some Separated Families a Second Chance to Seek Asylum (Immigration Impact Blog, Sept. 2018) [text]
- See also related Reuters article.

Human Rights Groups Finds More Families Separated Than Originally Reported (Immigration Impact Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

"Interviewing Refugee Children: Theory, Policy, and Practice with Traumatized Asylum Seekers," Yale Journal of Law & Feminism, vol. 29, no. 2 (2018) [full-text]

Justice Ginsburg’s Query in Preap and the Best Interests of the Child (ImmigrationProf Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

Special Review: Initial Observations Regarding Family Separation Issues under the Zero Tolerance Policy (DHS Office of Inspector General, Sept. 2018) [text]
- See also related Immigration Impact blog post.

"Trump Says He is Considering a New Family Separation Policy at U.S.-Mexico Border," Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2018 [text]

"Unaccompanied Immigrant Children in Long Term Foster Care: Identifying Needs and Best Practices from a Child Welfare Perspective," Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 92 (Sept. 2018) [ResearchGate]
- Note: Article in special issue on "Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Needs and Responses."

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Children - Pt. 1 (16 Oct. 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1 (U.S.) (7 Sept. 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: Children - Pt. 1

Analysis: Flow Monitoring Surveys, Child-Specific Module (IOM, April 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Data Gaps and Mixed Migration Between West and North Africa and Europe (Unicef, Sept. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Ensuring the Right to Family Reunification of Migrants and Refugees (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Sept. 2018) [text via ALNAP]

"Ethical Ambivalences in Research with Children Living in Accommodation Centers for Refugees," Forum: Qualitative Social Research, vol. 19, no. 3 (2018) [open access]

From Europe to Afghanistan: Experiences of Child Returnees (Save the Children, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Government Broke the Law by Not Giving Reasons for Dubs Children Rejections, Court Finds (Help Refugees, Oct. 2018) [text]
- See also related Independent article.

Migration Policy Practice, vol. VIII, no. 2 (May-Aug. 2018) [full-text]
- Focus of this issue is "Child Migration."

New Form of Leave for Children Transferred during Calais Clearance to Join Family (UK Home Office, Sept. 2018) [text]
- See also related Guardian article.

"'So the World Will Know Our Story': Ethical Reflections on Research with Families Displaced by War," Forum: Qualitative Social Research, vol. 19, no. 3 (2018) [open access]

'This is Not a Place for Children': The Lives of the Children of Asylum-Seekers in South Tel Aviv (Border Criminologies Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

Young and on the Move in West Africa (Save the Children & Mixed Migration Centre, Sept. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Mental Health - Pt. 2 (Children) (17 Sept. 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 2 (8 Sept. 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Africa

Cameroon’s Forced Returns of Nigerian Refugees Leads to More Tragedies (African Arguments, Oct. 2018) [text]

Contested Refuge: The Political Economy and Conflict Dynamics in Uganda's Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement (European Union et al., June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Forced Displacement in Africa Inquiry (UK Parliament, Oct. 2018) [access]
- Follow link to watch and/or read oral evidence presented and to read written evidence submitted.

Funding to Local Humanitarian Actors: Evidence from Somalia and South Sudan, HPG Policy Brief, no. 73 (ODI, Oct. 2018) [text]
*- See also individual case studies for Somalia and South Sudan.

"'I was euphoric': Eritrea's Joy Becomes Ethiopia's Burden Amid Huge Exodus," The Guardian, 12 Oct. 2018 [text]

Mass Congolese Returns from Angola Could Lead to a Humanitarian Crisis (UNHCR, Oct. 2018) [text]
- See also related Reuters article.

Refugees in Northern Uganda Now Have ‘Democracy’, but No Authority (Africa at LSE Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

South Sudan Signs the 1951 Refugee Convention (UNHCR, Oct. 2018) [text]

"'They Say Our Work is Not Halal': Experiences and Challenges of Refugee Community Workers Involved in Gender-based Violence Prevention and Care in Dadaab, Kenya," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 12 Oct. 2018 [open access]

To Be or Not to Be: Questioning the Value of Refugee Status, Oxford, 10 Oct. 2018 [info]
- Follow link for podcast; research focuses on Eritreans in Uganda.

Update of UNHCR’s Operations in Africa, 69th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme, 14 Sept. 2018 [text]

Voluntary Repatriation of Burundian Refugees, from Tanzania to Burundi (UNHCR, Sept. 2018) [infographic]
- See also related sitrep.

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 1 (25 Sept. 2018)
- Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 2 (25 Sept. 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Europe

News & blog posts:

"Don't Go to Dangerous Countries – Unless the UK is Deporting You," The Guardian, 12 Oct. 2018 [text]

From EASO to the European Agency for Asylum: “Business as Usual?” (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

Migration: New Map of Europe Reveals Real Frontiers for Refugees (The Conversation, Oct. 2018) [text]

More for Less? Europe’s New Wave of ‘Migration Deals’ (European Council on Foreign Relations, Oct. 2018) [text]

The Next Phase of the European Border and Coast Guard: Towards Operational Effectiveness (EU Law Analysis Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

An Open Secret: Refugee Pushbacks Across the Turkey-Greece Border (IRIN, Oct. 2018) [text]

The Power of Negative Thinking: Why Perceptions of Immigration are Resistant to Facts (British Politics & Policy Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

Reports & guidance:

Access to Protection in Europe: Border Controls and Entry into the Territory (AIDA, Oct. 2018) [text]

Access to Protection in Europe: The Registration of Asylum Applications (AIDA, Oct. 2018) [text]

Annual Report on Migration and Asylum 2017: Statistical Annex (European Migration Network, Aug. 2018) [text]

Asylum and Migration Glossary, version 6.0 (European Migration Network, May 2018) [access]
- Note: The online version - also accessed via the link - is updated more regularly.

The Changing Influx of Asylum Seekers in 2014-2016: Synthesis Report for the EMN Study (European Migration Network, Aug. 2018) [text]
- See also related Inform and Flash.

Crossing the Line of Contact: Monitoring Report (UNHCR, Aug. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Fundamental Rights Considerations: NGO Ships Involved in Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean and Criminal Investigations (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, Aug. 2018) [text]

Inadmissibility: EU Grants of Asylum, First Country of Asylum and Safe Third Country Concepts (UK Home Office, Oct. 2018) [text]

Toward Long-Term Solidarity with Syrian Refugees? Turkey’s Policy Response and Challenges (Atlantic Council, Sept. 2018) [text]

*Update of UNHCR’s Operations in Europe, 69th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme, 26 Sept. 2018 [text]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (5 Oct. 2018)
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (5 Oct. 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

15 October 2018

Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling

News:

The U.S. Department has published the 2018 edition of its annual Trafficking in Persons report. From the briefing: "The report currently provides country-specific narratives for 187 countries and territories, including the United States, and places them on one of four tiers, reflecting the extent to which the government meets the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, as required by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, or TVPA, the U.S. law that created the report. Tier 1 is for countries that are meeting the minimum standards. Tier 2 countries have not met the minimum standards but are making significant efforts to do so. Tier 2 Watch List is for countries that are making significant efforts but deserve closer scrutiny. Finally, Tier 3 is for countries that have not met the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so."

Follow the link above for the complete text of the report an access by country, background information, special topics, fact sheets, and remarks made during the briefing to launch the report.

Publications:

“Addressing the Failures of International Asylum Law in Regard to Victims of Human Trafficking,” Journal of Global Justice and Public Policy, vol. 4, no. 1 (Spring 2018) [full-text]

First Person: Want to Thwart Human Traffickers? Just Add Water (IRIN, Sept. 2018) [text]

The Global Slavery Index 2018 (Walk Free Foundation, July 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Home Office Deportations Putting Children at Risk of Trafficking," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 24 Aug. 2018 [text]

Migrant Smuggling to Canada: An Enquiry into Vulnerability and Irregularity through Migrant Stories (IOM, 2018) [text]

Responding to the Human Trafficking–Migrant Smuggling Nexus with a Focus on the Situation in Libya: Policy Note (Global Initiative, July 2018) [text]

"Short-term Wins, Long-term Risks: Human Trafficking and People Smuggling in the Mediterranean Area," Chapter in IEMed Mediterranean Yearbook (2018) [full-text via Global Initiative]

The Tebu: The Little-known Community at the Heart of Libya’s People Smuggling Trade (IRIN, Sept. 2018) [text]

TRACKS: Identification of Trafficked Asylum Seekers’ Special Needs - Training Toolkit (Immigrant Council of Ireland, 2018) [text]

UNHCR Dismayed as Traffickers, Smugglers Impersonate Staff in Libya Amid Clashes in Tripoli (UNHCR, Sept. 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling (13 July 2018)

Tagged Publications.

New Issue of IJRL

A special issue of the International Journal of Refugee Law (IJRL) has been published that commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement. Contents of of vol. 30, no. 2, June 2018 include:
  • Editorial: The Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement: 20 Years On [abstract]
  • ‘The IDP in International Law’? Developments, Debates, Prospects [abstract]
  • Durable Solutions and the Right of Return for IDPs: Evolving Interpretations [abstract]
  • Guiding Principle 28: The Unfulfilled Promise to End Protracted Internal Displacement [abstract]
  • The Relationship between National Normative Frameworks on Internal Displacement and the Reduction of Displacement [abstract]
  • People-Centred Principles: The Participation of IDPs and the Guiding Principles [abstract]
  • Protection in Practice: Protecting IDPs in Today’s Armed Conflicts [abstract]
  • The Operational Relevance of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement [abstract]
  • Reflections from Former Mandate Holders: Developing the Normative Framework for IDPs [abstract]
  • Consolidating the Normative Framework for IDPs [abstract]

Four supporting UNHCR documents that relate to internal displacement have been reproduced as well.

Finally, this issue includes case law summaries and four book reviews, one of which is freely available.

Tagged Periodicals.

Open Access Round-up: 15 Oct. 2018

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 30 Sept. 2018. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

Articles:

"Beyond Asylum Claims: Refugee Protest, Responsibility, and Article 28 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights," International Journal of Human Rights, vol. 22, no. 7 (2018)
- Preprint version of article.

"(In)credible Subjects: NGOs, Attorneys, and Permissible LGBT Asylum Seeker Identities," PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, vol. 41, no. S1 (Sept. 2018)
- The postprint version of this article is currently under embargo.

Book chapter:

"Deporter-in-Chief: Obama v. Trump," Excerpts from American Presidents, Deportations, and Human Rights Violations: From Carter to Trump (Cambridge Univ. Press, Forthcoming, Nov. 2018)
- Preprint version of chapter.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles:

"'Gender Refugees' in South Africa: The 'Common-Sense' Paradox," Africa Spectrum, vol. 53, no. 1 (2018)

"Repatriation of Afghan Refugees from Iran: A Shelter Profile Study," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 3:13 (Oct. 2018)

Journals:

Advances in Social Work, vol. 18, no. 3 (2018)
- Special issue on "Immigrants and Refugees," with 18 articles.

Forced Migration Review, no. 59 (Oct. 2018)
- Themed issue on "Twenty Years of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement," with 26 articles.

Intervention: Journal of Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, vol. 16, no. 1 (March 2018)
- Seven articles.

 Intervention: Journal of Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, vol. 16, no. 2 (July 2018)
- 17 articles.

RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, vol. 4, no. 5 (Aug. 2018)
- Special issue on "Immigration and Changing Identities," with nine articles.

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Impartiality in the EU Asylum Procedure," European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 20, no. 3 (2018)

Law Reviews

"Political Asylum and the European Union: Proposals to Overcome the Impasse," Actualités Droits-Libertés, 15 Sept. 2018

"Sex, Lies, and Videotape: Considering the ABC Case and Adopting the DSSH Method for the Protection of the Rights of LGBTI Asylum Seekers," Southwestern Journal of International Law, vol. 24, no. 2 (2018)

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 30 Sept. 2018

Tagged Publications.

12 October 2018

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Event:

Workshop: Advancing Research on Protection in the Context of Humanitarian Action, Berlin, 7-8 November 2018 [info]

Publications:

As Trump Runs Low on Targets, Aid Sector Asks: Are We Next? (IRIN, Sept. 2018) [text]

From the Ground up: Inside the Push to Reshape Local Aid (IRIN, Oct. 2018) [text]

A Guide for Parliamentarians to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (IFRC, Oct. 2018) [text]

Highlighted Underfunded Situations 2018 (UNHCR, Sept. 2018) [text]
- See also related news briefing, which notes the following: "Six refugee and displacement situations globally are particularly badly hit. These include Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Syria and Somalia situations."

How Change Happens in the Humanitarian Sector: Humanitarian Accountability Report 2018  (CHS Alliance, Oct. 2018) [text]
- See also related news release.

"Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and the Practices of Humanity," International Theory, vol. 10, no. 3 (Nov. 2018) [free full-text]

Humanitarian Congress Berlin: Theory and Practice of Humanitarian Action, Berlin 4-5 Oct. 2018 [info]
- Follow link for video.

New Trends in Humanitarian Assistance: The Private Turn in Humanitarian Aid, RSIS Commentary, n. 163 (Nayang Technological Univ., Oct. 2018) [text]

Overview of Cash Transfers and Vouchers in 2018 Humanitarian Response Plans (Swedish International Development Agency, Sept. 2018) [text via ALNAP]

Refugee Energy, RSC Research in Brief, no. 8 (Refugee Studies Centre, Sept. 2018) [text]

"Trump Stealthily Seeks to Choke off Funding to U.N. Programs," Foreign Policy, 2 Oct. 2018 [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (20 Sept. 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

11 October 2018

New Issues of Adv. in Social Work, EJML, Intl. Migr., Intervention, JIMI, Migr. Pol. Pract., NEJPP, Peace & Confl., RSF

News:

The War Trauma Foundation's mental health journal, Intervention, was re-launched this year as an entirely open access title! More information is provided in this editorial. In addition, the (freely available) full-texts of issues published prior to 2018 have all been archived here in a searchable database. A very useful resource!

Issues:

Advances in Social Work, vol. 18, no. 3 (2018) [open access]
- Special issue on "Immigrants and Refugees."

European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 20, no. 3 (2018) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including one entitled "Impartiality in the EU Asylum Procedure" that is open access.

International Migration, vol. 56, no. 5 (Sept. 2018) [contents]
- Includes sub-sections on migration and health and on labour migration.

Intervention: Journal of Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, vol. 16, no. 1 (March 2018) [open access]
- Mix of articles.

Intervention: Journal of Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, vol. 16, no. 2 (July 2018) [open access]
- Mix of articles, with a special section on "Psychosocial Support, Conflict Transformation and Creative Approaches in Response to the Needs of Syrian Refugees in Turkey."

Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol. 19, no. 4 (Nov. 2018) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including one entitled "Asylum Seekers, Hotspot Approach and Anti-Social Policy Responses in Greece (2015-2017)." Several articles are freely available.

Migration Policy Practice, vol. VIII, no. 2 (May-Aug. 2018) [full-text]
- Focus of this issue is "Child Migration."

New England Journal of Public Policy, vol. 30, no. 2 (2018) [full-text]
- Special issue on Euro-Mediterranean migration.

Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, vol. 24, no. 3 (Aug. 2018) [contents]
- Special issue on "Refugee Integration: Research and Policy"; the introductory article is open access.

RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, vol. 4, no. 5 (Aug. 2018) [open access]
- Special issue on "Immigration and Changing Identities."

Tagged Periodicals and Web Sites/Tools.

Events & Opportunities: More Oct. & Nov. 2018

Seminar series: Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford, 10 October-28 November 2018 [info]
- No specific theme identified; seminars will cover a range of issues.

CFP: World Conference on Statelessness and Inclusion, The Hague, 26-28 June 2019 [info]
- Reminder: Submit proposals by 15 October 2018.

Lecture: Principles and Purpose: Stepping up to Refugee Protection in this Era of Displacement, Brisbane, 23 October 2018 [info]
- Register by 16 October 2018.

Webinar: The Next Frontier in Immigrant Integration Policy? Using Behavioral Insights to Foster Social Cohesion, 16 October 2018 [info]

Research project launch: Internal Displacement in Asia and the Pacific, Geneva, 19 October 2018 [info]
- IDMC & Chatham House collaboration.

Symposium: Keeping Our Door Open: A Multi-dimensional Approach to Refugee Resettlement, Ann Arbor, MI, 22-23 October 2018 [info]

Event: Access to Education for Refugees in Africa, Washington, DC, 23 October 2018 [info]

Event: Global Compact on Migration: From Political to Practical, Wilton Park, UK, 24-26 October 2018 [info]
- Note: Participation in this event is by invitation only.

CFP: Refugee Review [info]
- Contributions sought relating to the theme of "Emerging Issues in Forced Migration – Perspectives from Research and Practice." Submit abstracts by 31 October 2018. Refugee Review is an open access e-journal.

Roundtable: Beyond Migrants and Refugees: A Model International Mobility Convention, Florence, Italy, 6 November 2018 [info]

Forum: The Long Road Towards a Comprehensive Approach to International Migration, Session at Paris Peace Forum, Paris, 13 November 2018 [info]

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: More Oct. 2018/New Nov. 2018

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

09 October 2018

Thematic Focus: General

Opportunity:

CFP: Refugee Review [info]
- Contributions sought relating to the theme of "Emerging Issues in Forced Migration – Perspectives from Research and Practice." Submit abstracts by 31 October 2018. Refugee Review is an open access e-journal.

Publications:

At UNGA, as President Trump Goes It Alone, the World Moves on (RI Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

Extending a Collective Human Right to Address a Global Challenge: Self-determination for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Internally Displaced Persons (Refugee Research Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

"The Global Summit of Refugees and the Importance of Refugee Self-representation," Forced Migration Review, no. 59 (Oct. 2018) [open access]

Migration and the 2030 Agenda: A Guide for Practitioners (IOM, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Policing the Other: State Instrumentalization of Citizens in the Policing of Foreign Nationals and People on the Move, a Series of Contemporary Case Studies, Discussion Policy Paper, no. 1 (Mixed Migration Centre, Sept. 2018) [text]

Protecting the Rights of Individuals Fleeing Conflict: The Role of Scientists, Engineers, and Health Professionals, Washington, DC, 7-8 Dec. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for video and a summary of the proceedings.

Refugee Olympic Team to Compete at Tokyo 2020 (UNHCR, Oct. 2018) [text]

Rethinking the Impact of War: Elevating Protections for the Displaced (SSRN, July 2018) [text]

"Road to Marrakech," High-level Side Event at the 73rd UN General Assembly, New York, 26 September 2018 [info]
- See also video of this event, related remarks by UN Secretary-General and SDG Knowledge Hub article.

SDG Progress: Fragility, Crisis and Leaving No One Behind (ODI & IRC, Sept. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Why Cities Hold the Key to Safe, Orderly Migration (World Economic Forum Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

"World War II Refugees and the Origin of the International Organization for Migration," Chapter in War and Population Displacement:  Lessons of History (Sussex Academic Press, June 2018) [ResearchGate]

Resources:

Congressional Research Service Reports (Library of Congress) [access]
- "CRS reports provide Congress with both anticipatory and on-demand research and analysis to support their legislative, oversight, and representational duties. All reports adhere to the core values of CRS; they are authoritative, objective and nonpartisan. Reports range in length from several pages to more than one-hundred pages and cover the full breadth of topics of interest to Congress."

GCM Commentary Blog Series (RLI Blog on Refugees and Forced Migration) [access]
- Additional posts are available with analyses of the following Global Compact for Migration objectives: objective 6 (decent work); objective 13 (immigration detention); objective 17 (discrimination against migrants); objective 20 (remittances/financial inclusion).

The Mixed Migration Debate (Mixed Migration Centre) [access]
- "Short film on questions & challenges raised by mixed migration." See also related article.

Related posts:
Thematic Focus: Internal Displacement (26 Sept. 2018)
- Thematic Focus: General (25 Sept. 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up (25 Sept. 2018)

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

Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 2 (United States)

United States:

Congressional Briefing on the History of US Refugee Policy, Washington, DC, 1 Oct. 2018 [info]
- See also related Cornell Chronicle article.

Fiscal Year 2018 Refugee Arrivals: Factsheet (Human Rights First, Oct. 2018) [text]

FY 2019 Ceiling on US Refugee Resettlement: Bad Policy, Faulty Logic (Center for Migration Studies, Sept. 2018) [text]

How the Dwindling of US Resettlement Admissions Exacerbates Tensions at the Core of Refugee Resettlement (Forced Migration Forum Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

The New Collateral Damage in Trump’s War on Refugees (Daily Beast, Sept. 2018) [text]

Placement Optimization in Refugee Resettlement, Working Paper, no. 2018:23 (Lund University, Oct. 2018) [text]

"They Made It to the US. But as the Country Lets in Fewer Refugees, Will the Rest of Their Family Ever Arrive?," CNN, 4 Oct. 2018 [text]

Trump Cuts Refugee Admissions to a Historic Low (Brookings Institution, Sept. 2018) [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

Trump Has Cut Christian Refugees 64%, Muslim Refugees 93% (Cato Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

"Why Did Mike Pompeo Slash the Number of Refugees Allowed in the United States?," New Yorker, 21 Sept. 2018 [text]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 1 (9 Oct. 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Resettlement to the United States (18 Sept. 2018)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 1

"Community Sponsorship Could Transform Refugee Resettlement – and Australia," The Guardian, 21 Sept. 2018 [text]

Denmark Continues Freeze on Refugee Resettlement (Infomigrants, Oct. 2018) [text]

Finding Our Place - Compelling Accounts: Refugee and Migrant Resettlement in Australia (Swinburne Univ. of Technology, 2018) [text]

"Historical Trauma, Resettlement, and Intervention Strategies: An Analysis of Somali‐Canadian's Experiences," International Migration, vol. 56, no. 2 (April 2018) [free full-text]

New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy 2018-2022: Equality Impact Assessment (Scottish Govt., Oct. 2018) [text]

"Repatriation of Afghan Refugees from Iran: A Shelter Profile Study," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 3:13 (Oct. 2018) [open access]

Resettled Syrian Refugees in Oxford, RSC Research in Brief, no. 9 (Refugee Studies Centre, Sept. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Schooling as a Basis for Naturalisation: Exploring the Educational and Philosophical Underpinnings of a Legal Debate in Greece," Part 2.4 in Global Citizenship Education, Multiculturalism and Social Inclusion in Europe: The Findings of the Project I Have Rights (Ius Gentium Conimbrigae/Human Rights Centre, Aug. 2018) [text via SSRN]
- Scroll to p. 201.

Setting the Trends for Resettlement in Europe? Germany’s New Avenues for Refugee Protection (RLI Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

Update: Durable Solutions for Syrian Refugees, August/September 2018 (UNHCR, Oct. 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (18 Sept. 2018)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2

Reports & journal articles:

Brief of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as Amicus Curiae in Support of Plantiffs' Cross-motion for Summary Judgment (UNHCR, Sept. 2018) [text]
- Submitted in the case of Grace, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III.

Checkpoint Nation: Border Agents are Expanding Their Reach into the Country’s Interior (Investigative Fund, Sept. 2018) [text]

"Deporter-in-Chief: Obama v. Trump," Excerpts from American Presidents, Deportations, and Human Rights Violations: From Carter to Trump (Cambridge Univ. Press, Forthcoming, Nov. 2018) [preprint via SSRN]
- See also related blog post.

"The Executive Power of Political Emergency: The Travel Ban," University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, vol. 87, no. 3 (2018) [SSRN]

Tracking Over 2 Million ICE Arrests: A First Look (TRAC, Sept. 2018) [text]

The U.S. Asylum System in Crisis: Charting a Way Forward (Migration Policy Institute, Sept. 2018) [text]
- See below for related webinar.

Audiovisual media:

The U.S. Asylum System in Crisis: Charting a Way Forward, Webinar, 27 Sept. 2018 [info]
- Follow link for audio.

Will Immigration Policy be a Deciding Factor in the Midterm Elections? (Brookings Now Blog, Oct. 2018) [info]
- Follow link for video.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (9 Oct. 2018)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1

News & developments:

"Despite Mexico and Congress's Opposition, US Moves Ahead with Plan to Give Mexico $20M to Deport Migrants," ABC News, 4 Oct. 2018 [text]

"Funding the Immigration Crackdown at an 'Unsustainable Rate'," NPR, 26 Sept. 2018 [text]

Judge Blocks Trump’s Efforts to End Temporary Protected Status for 300,000 Immigrants (Vox, Oct. 2018) [text]

"More Migrant Families, and Guatemalans, are Trying to Enter the U.S.," New York Times,  12 Sept. 2018 [text]

"Thousands Could Be Deported as Government Targets Asylum Mills' Clients," NPR, 28 Sept. 2018 [text]

Trump is Proposing a Regulation That Could Change the Face of Legal Immigration — by Restricting Low-income Immigrants (Vox, Sept. 2018) [text]
- Note: This rule has not yet been officially published in the Federal Register. Once it is, people will have 60 days to submit comments.

Blog posts & commentary:

As Immigration Court Quotas Go into Effect, Many Call for Reform (Immigration Impact Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]
- See also related info from TRAC on current backlog of pending cases.

Do Immigrants Fraudulently Use Public Benefits? (Niskanen Center Blog, Sept. 2018) [text]

"A High-Stakes Immigration Case Hits the Supreme Court," The Atlantic, 8 Oct. 2018 [text]
- See also this Immigration Impact blog post for info on other upcoming Supreme Court cases that involve immigration issues.

*Over 100 Million Immigrants Have Come to America Since the Founding (Cato at Liberty Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

Trump Administration Targets Noncitizen Public Benefits Recipients (ImmigrationProf Blog, Sept. 2018) [text]
- See also related Asylumist and Immigration Impact blog posts.

USCIS Begins Implementing Plan to Issue More Deportation Notices (Immigration Impact Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (21 Sept. 2018)
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2 (21 Sept. 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

06 October 2018

Regional Focus: Former Yugoslavia

Analysis: Flow Monitoring Surveys - Bosnia and Herzegovina (IOM, Sept. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Between Closed Borders: Joint Agency Paper on Refugees and Migrants in Serbia 2017 (UNHCR, Sept. 2018) [text]

Conference on Economic and Social Rights for Forcibly Displaced Persons during the Conflicts in Former Yugoslavia, Sarajevo, 27-28 June 2017 [text]

Generosity and Refugees: The Kosovars in Exile (Brill, May 2018) [info]
- Preview available via Google Books.

Killing Time in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Afghan Migrants Try a New Route into the EU (Afghanistan Analysts Network, Sept. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Peacebuilding or ‘Peacedelaying’: Social Exclusion of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in Post-war Serbia," Ethnopolitics, vol. 17, no. 1 (2018) [ResearchGate]

Report on Findings and Observations on the Implementation of Return Procedures in Accordance with the Principle of Non-refoulement (Legal-Informational Centre for Non-governmental Organisations, July 2018) [text via AIDA]

Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia in 2017 (Belgrade Center for Human Rights, 2018) [text via UNHCR]

Trends in Arrivals of New Refugees, Migrants and Asylum-seekers to Serbia during the First Four Months of 2018 (UNHCR, May 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

What Do Drones, Snakes and Facebook Have in Common? You Can Find Out in the Western Balkans (Border Criminologies Blog, Sept. 2018) [text]

Tagged Publications.




05 October 2018

News: EXCOM 2018 Wrap-up

The 69th session of UNHCR's Executive Committee ended today, and video of keynotes and of the general debate have already been posted on the session's web page! Also available are: 1) written statements presented by delegations during the general debate; 2) the chairperson's summary of the general debate; and 3) delegation statements during the consideration of reports relating to international protection. NGO interventions are available via ICVA's web site.

See also statements from the AHC (plus a related news story) and the DHC.  And here is the High Commissioner's closing statement.

The draft report of the 69th session provides a summary of the discussions. No EXCOM Conclusions were adopted this year. Visit the relevant EXCOM page for all other documents

Related post:
- News: 69th Session of EXCOM

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Reports & journal articles:

"Beyond Asylum Claims: Refugee Protest, Responsibility, and Article 28 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights," International Journal of Human Rights, vol. 22, no. 7 (2018) [free full-text] [preprint]

Case Management, Identity Controls and Screening on National Security and 1F Exclusion: A Comparative Study on Syrian Asylum Seekers in Five European Countries (UDI & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Sept. 2018) [text]
- Note: The five countries are Belgium, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden.

The Dublin System in the First Half of 2018: Key Figures from Selected European Countries (AIDA, Oct. 2018) [text]

ECRE Comments on the European Commission Proposal on the Asylum and Migration Fund (AMF) (ECRE, Sept. 2018) [text]

EU Asylum, Borders and External Cooperation on Migration: Recent Developments (EPRS, Sept. 2018) [text]

Identification of Asylum Seekers with Special Reception and Procedural Needs in the Dutch Asylum Procedure, Migration Law Series, no. 16 (Amsterdam Centre for Migration and Refugee Law, Sept. 2018) [text]

"Impartiality in the EU Asylum Procedure," European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 20, no. 3 (2018) [open access]

"Political Asylum and the European Union: Proposals to Overcome the Impasse," Actualités Droits-Libertés, 15 Sept. 2018 [full-text]

Public Opinion on Immigration and Refugees and Patterns of Politicisation: Evidence from the Eurobarometer, Working Paper, no. 3 (CeasEVAL, Aug. 2018) [text]

The Shrinking Space for Solidarity with Migrants and Refugees (Transnational Institute, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Take Back Control? (Social Market Foundation, Sept. 2018) [text]
- Focuses on the UK.

Why Dublin Fails: The Prisoner's Dilemma in Europe's Responsibility-Allocation for Refugees (SSRN, Feb. 2018; posted Sept. 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (5 Oct. 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

News & developments:

"Fleeing Worsening War, Afghans Find Narrowing Options in Turkey," IRIN, 24 Sept. 2018 [text]

"International Law Experts Warn Europe’s ‘Pull Back’ of Migrants is Illegal," IPS News, 10 Sept. 2018 [text]

"Libya is a War Zone. Why is the EU Still Sending Refugees Back There?," The Guardian, 4 Oct. 2018 [text]

Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 80,602 in 2018; Deaths Reach 1,730 (IOM, Sept. 2018) [text]

*Mixed Migration Flows in the Mediterranean: Compilation of Available Data and Information (IOM, Aug. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Op-ed: Criminalising Sea Rescue," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 28 Sept. 2018 [text]

"Op-ed: Volunteers on Trial," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 28 Sept. 2018 [text]

Search and Rescue in the Age of Aquarius, Geneva, 25 Sept. 2018 [info]
- Follow link for video.

Surviving Denmark’s Open Prisons for ‘Undeportables’ (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2018) [text]

UNHCR Warns Over Mediterranean Rescue Capacity (UNHCR, Sept. 2018) [text]

"Unprepared and Overwhelmed: Greece’s Resurgent River Border with Turkey," IRIN, 27 Sept. 2018 [text]

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Related posts:
Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (21 Sept. 2018)
Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (21 Sept. 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Events & Opportunities: More Oct. 2018/New Nov. 2018

Request for recommendations: Migration Policies in Asia, 4 vols. (SAGE, Forthcoming 2019) [info]
- Outstanding articles relating to refugees and forced migration in Asia sought for a/m volumes. No deadline indicated.

Harrell-Bond lecture: In a Troubled and Polarized Middle-East: Challenges for Palestine Refugees and UNRWA, Oxford, 18 October 2018 [info]
- Register by 8 October 2018.

Invitation: Internal Displacement Conference, Geneva, 18 October 2018 [info]
- "[I]nterdisciplinary conference that will bring together insights from new research on human mobility, economics and sustainable development, with the experience of humanitarian and development practitioners, policy makers and donors." RSVP by 10 October 2018.

Seminar: To Be or Not to Be: Questioning the Value of Refugee Status, Oxford, 10 October 2018 [info]

*Talk: New Approaches, Old Crises: Responding to the Refugee Situation in East Africa, London, 10 October 2018 [info]

Request for feedback: Consultation with Civil Society Organisations on the Topic of the 2019 European Migration Forum [info]
- Deadline extended to 12 October 2018.

CFP: Forced Migration Review [info]
- Contributions sought for issued focusing on "Education: needs, rights and access in displacement”; submissions deadline is 15 October 2018.

CFP: Journal on Education in Emergencies [info]
- Contributions sought for special issue on "Refugees and Education." Submission deadline is 15 October 2018.

Course: Refugee Law in Practice: From Recognition to Denial of Protection, Lisbon, 7-8 December 2018 [info]
- Register by 15 October 2018.

Report launch: Humanitarian Journalism Today, London, 15 October 2018 [info]

CFP: Gender, Identity and Persecution, Researchers for Asylum Seekers Interdisciplinary Conference, Melbourne, 15 November 2018 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 22 October 2018; register by 3 November 2018.

Seminar series: The Legacy of Migration, IRiS, Birmingham, UK, 22 October 2018-18 March 2019 [info]
- The first two seminars are "Immigrant Japan: Mobility & Belonging in an Ethno-nationalist Society," 22 October 2018 and "The Coercive Power of Debt: The Migration and Deportation of Guatemalan Indigenous Youth," 5 November 2018.

Lecture: Current Thinking in Refugee Law: Well Founded Fear, London, 23 October 2018 [info]

Seminar: Asylum after Empire: Postcolonial Legacies in the Politics of Asylum Seeking, Oxford, 24 October 2018 [info]

Call for applications: International Refugee Law Course, Sanremo, 11-15 December 2018 [info]
- Apply by 26 October 2018.

Call for contributions: Examples of Good Practices or Promising Practices on Family Reunification [info]
- Submission deadline is 30 October 2018.

CFP: "Border Myths: Exploring the Myths and Realities of U.S. Immigration Policy," San Diego, CA, 9 March 2019 [info]
- Contributions sought for publication in joint California Western Law Review and International Law Journal symposium issue. Accepted authors will also discuss their manuscripts at the a/m meeting. Submit abstracts by 30 October 2018.

Conference: Disability and Mass Displacement: Intersections and Interventions for Humanitarian Action, Malta, 9 November 2018 [info]
- Register by 5 November 2018.

Seminar series: International Refugee Law, RLI, London, 7 November 2018-2 April 2019 [info]
- The first two seminars are "Niger: The Making of a Model Transit Country," 7 November 2018 and "Leaving No One Behind: A Look at the Global Compact on Refugees," 29 November 2018.

CFP: Journal of Internal Displacement [info]
- Contributions sought for special issue on "Getting to 2030: The Future of Internal Displacement and Sustainable Development." Submission deadline is 8 November 2018.

CFP: Yearbook of International Disaster Law [info]
- Contributions sought for inaugural issue. Submit abstracts by 15 November 2018.

Barbara Harrell-Bond Memorial, Oxford, 24 November 2018 [info]

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Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: More Sept. 2018/New Oct. 2018

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