03 August 2021

Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 2

 Journal articles:

"Breaking down the barriers: educational paths, labour market outcomes and wellbeing of children of immigrants," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 31 July 2021 [free full-text]

"Built-environment attributes associated with refugee children’s physical activity: a narrative review and research agenda," Conflict and Health, 15:55 (July 2021) [open access]

"'I’ve Got Many Stories You Know': Problematizing Silence Among Unaccompanied Migrant Girls," Journal of International Migration and Integration, Latest Articles, 11 July 2021 [open access]
- Focuses on Sweden.

"A Lineage of Family Separation," Brooklyn Law Review (Forthcoming, 2021) [SSRN]
- Focuses on the US.

"Mental Health Outcomes of Unaccompanied Refugee Minors: A Rapid Review of Recent Research," Current Psychiatry Reports, vol. 23, no. 8 (Aug. 2021) [open access]

"'No One Should Be Terrified Like I Was!' Exploring Drivers and Impacts of Child Marriage in Protracted Crises Among Palestinian and Syrian Refugees," European Journal of Development Research, Online First, 26 July 2021 [open access]

"Survivors of Hell: Resilience Amongst Unaccompanied Minor Refugees and Implications for Treatment: A Narrative Review," Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, Latest Articles, 22 July 2021 [open access]

Related post:

Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

Biden Administration Announces Plans to Ramp up Deportations of Families Arriving at the Border (Immigration Impact Blog, July 2021) [text]

Bringing home Australian children trapped in Syrian camps (The Interpreter Blog, July 2021) [text]

This is what happens to child migrants found alone at the border, from the moment they cross into the US until age 18 (The Conversation, July 2021) [text]

US immigration judges considering asylum for unaccompanied minors are ‘significantly influenced’ by politics (The Conversation, July 2021) [text]


Migrating and displaced children and youth in Tunisia: Profiles, Routes, Protection, and Needs (Mixed Migration Centre & Save the Children, July 2021) [text]

Refugee and Migrant Children in Europe: Accompanied, Unaccompanied and Separated: Overview of Trends (January-December 2020) (IOM, UNHCR & UNICEF, July 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Reimagining Migration Responses: Learning from migrant children and young people’s experiences (UNICEF, 2021) [text]
- The initial project report can be accessed here. Country reports are now available for Ethiopia and Sudan, with a forthcoming one on Somalia.


Supporting Unaccompanied Children in the U.S. Communities Where They Live, 21 July 2021 [access]
- Follow link for audio and video recordings.

Related post:

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific

Blog posts & press:

"70 Years on, the Refugee Convention Still Struggles to Gain Traction in the Asia-Pacific: The Asia-Pacific region counts the smallest percentage of state parties to the 1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocol – only 20 out of 48," The Diplomat, 2 July 2021 [text]

"Indefinite Hosting of Rohingya Refugees a Growing Concern for Bangladesh," The Diplomat, 9 July 2021 [text]

The Paradox of Malaysia’s ‘Humanitarian Grounds’ (Border Criminologies Blog, July 2021) [text]

Protecting the ‘Illegal Migrant’: Some Critical Perspectives from India (Border Criminologies Blog, July 2021) [text]

UNHCR warns of imminent humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan (UNHCR, July 2021) [text]

Zos As Jews: A Narrative of "Discent" and Chin Refugees on the Indo-Myanmar Borderlands (Border Criminologies Blog, July 2021) [text]


Asia & the Pacific Regional Population Trends Analysis: Forced Displacement 2020 (UNHCR, July 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Review of the Evidence Landscape on the Risk Communication and Community Engagement Interventions Among the Rohingya Refugees to Enhance Healthcare Seeking Behaviours in Cox's Bazar (Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform, July 2021) [text]

Towards an Inclusive Citizenship in a Federal Democratic Myanmar (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, July 2021) [access]
- Follow link for text in English and Burmese.

Journal articles:

"Advancing refugee rights in non-signatory States: the role of civil society in Thailand," Forced Migration Review, no. 67 (July 2021) [open access]

"Bangladesh’s judicial encounter with the 1951 Refugee Convention," Forced Migration Review, no. 67 (July 2021) [open access]

"Beyond Asian exceptionalism: refugee protection in non-signatory States," Forced Migration Review, no. 67 (July 2021) [open access]

"The challenges we face in a non-signatory country," Forced Migration Review, no. 67 (July 2021) [open access]
- Focuses on Indonesia.

"Forced Migration, Oceanic Humanitarianism, and the Paradox of Danger and Saviour of a Vietnamese Refugee Boat Journey," The Historical Journal, FirstView, 21 July 2021 [free full-text]

"From solidarity to resistance: host communities’ evolving response to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 6:16 (July 2021) [open access]

"Hong Kong’s Unified Screening Mechanism: form over substance," Forced Migration Review, no. 67 (July 2021) [open access]

Journal of Human Security Studies, vol. 10, no. 2 (2021) [full-text]
- Special issue on "Refugees/Migrants and Work and Education." Most articles focus on Japan. 

"The Legacy of Conflict: Reconstruction and Migration in the Aftermath of Civil War in Tajikistan," International Migration Review, OnlineFirst, 3 Aug. 2021 [preprint]

"Migration infrastructures and the production of migrants’ irregularity in Japan and the United Kingdom," Comparative Migration Studies, 9:31 (Aug. 2021) [open access]

"A Proposal for Malaysia’s Asylum Act," Asian Journal of Law and Policy, vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2021) [open access]

"Refouling Rohingyas: The Supreme Court of India's Uneasy Engagement with International Law," Journal of Liberty and International Affairs, vol. 7, no. 2 (2021) [open access]

Related post:

02 August 2021

New Issue of FMR

The July 2021 issue of Forced Migration Review (FMR) has been published. Two themes are explored: "Public health and WASH" and "Non-signatory States and the international refugee regime." Here is the editors' description of FMR67:

"Public health and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) have rarely been as much in the spotlight as they have been since the global COVID-19 pandemic began in late 2019, making our main feature particularly timely. Although a number of articles focus on the pandemic, this feature covers a broader range of topics, from practical improvements to WASH services in camp settings to community engagement around health issues in displacement crises.  
   The second feature focuses on non-signatory States and the international refugee regime, with authors examining the implications for protection when States are not signatories to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (and/or its 1967 Protocol). In particular, authors explore the role of UNHCR, civil society and legal actors in facilitating access to protection in States such as Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Thailand, Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon."

A profile of Gil Loescher's last book, Refugees: A Very Short Introduction, is featured on the back cover.

The Editors' Briefing provides a more detailed overview of the themed articles. In addition, readers can access FMR articles 1) individually, in HTML & PDF formats, or 2) as one complete issue.

Back issues of FMR are available here.

FMR is an open access publication. It is available online and in print in English, Arabic, French and Spanish. 

Tagged Periodicals.

New Book Titles

Please see a two-part listing of references to new books posted on my Forced Migration Library blog. Part 1 highlights new books published in August 2021 as well as new legal and open access texts, while part 2 lists new books published in July 2021.

Tagged Books.

31 July 2021

Round-up: OA Articles Published by Global South Authors (31 July 2021)

This is a round-up of open access materials produced by authors based in the global South (GS) and other geographic areas that are less well-represented in the domain of scholarly forced migration literature. Articles are included if either the lead author or at least half of the co-authors are based in the GS. These references are organized by type of open access. Also listed are book chapters and complete issues of OA periodicals published in the global South. The OA items herein were previously referenced on this blog as of 1 July 2021.

Diamond OA:

"Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Needs in Displacement: How a Stateless Person from Syria Became a Refugee and Community Helper in Iraq," Intervention Journal, vol. 19, no. 1 (Jan.-June 2021)
- Authors (2) = Iraq

"The Black Holes of Lesbos: Life and Death at Moria Camp - Border Violence, Asylum, and Racisms at the Edge of Postcolonial Europe," Intersections: East European Journal of Society and Politics, vol. 7, no. 2 (2021)
- Author = Mexico

"Breaking the Presumption That Applicants of Statelessness Determination Procedures are Foreign," Statelessness and Citizenship Review, vol. 3, no. 1 (2021) 
- Author = Dominican Republic

"'In Exile, the Woman Became Everything': Middle-Aged Syrian Women’s Contributions to Family Livelihoods during Protracted Displacement in Jordan," Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, vol. 3, no. 1 (2021)
- Authors (5) = UK (2, incl. lead), Jordan (3)

"Las Migraciones: Evolucion, Evaluacion y Coyuntura," Revista Peruana de Derecho Internacional, vol. LXXI, no. 167 (Jan.-April 2021)
- Author = Peru

"A Peculiar Leap in the Protection of Asylum Seekers: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights' Jurisprudence on the Protection of Asylum Seekers," The Age of Human Rights Journal, no. 16 (2021)
- Author = Egypt

"People's Right to a Nationality and the Eradication of Statelessness in Africa," Statelessness and Citizenship Review, vol. 3, no. 1 (2021) 
- Author = Cameroon

"Preparedness for Education to Rohingya Refugee Children in Bangladesh: Potentials and Challenges to Citizenship Education," Journal of Social Science Education, vol. 20, no. 2 (2021) 
- Author = Hungary/Bangladesh

- Authors (3) = Uganda 

Gold OA:

Note: Article processing charges (APCs) are indicated below; waivers are generally offered by gold OA journals but the waiver status of the authors listed below is unknown.

- Authors (7) = Yemen
- APC = USD 2590

"Locked up under Lockdown: The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Migrant Population," Social Sciences & Humanities Open, vol. 3, no. 1 (2021)
- Authors (3) = Bangladesh
- APC = USD 500

- Authors (10) = Australia (3, incl. lead), Bangladesh (3), Bangladesh/Malaysia (2), Afghanistan (1), Bangladesh/Switzerland (1)
- APC = USD 3500

"No Rights, No Freedom: The Kafala System and the Plight of African Migrants in the Middle East," Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, vol. 18, no. 1 (April-June 2021) 
- Authors (2) = South Africa
- APC = USD 105

"Protecting Refugee Students’ Wellbeing After Research," International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 21 June 2021
- Author = Turkey
- APC = USD 1500

Green OA: 

"Physical Health Symptoms among Ethiopian Returnees Who Were Trafficked Abroad," International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, vol. 17, no. 2 (2021)
- Preprint version posted on ResearchSquare.
- Authors (2) = Ethiopia

"Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Torture Experiences of Sudanese Refugees in Northern Uganda: Health and Justice Responses,"  International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, vol. 16, no. 4 (2020)
- Postprint version of article deposited in Coventry University (UK) IR.
- Authors (3) = UK (2, incl. lead), South Africa (1)

"Towards a Theory of Informal Supply Networks: An Exploratory Case Study of the Za'atari Refugee Camp," Journal of Operations Management, Early View, 8 June 2021 
- Preprint version posted on ResearchGate.
Authors (3) = Jordan (lead), US (2)

Hybrid OA:

Note: Article processing charges (APCs) are indicated below; waivers are not available for hybrid OA APCs.

"Conflicts and Relative Deprivation in Ein El Hilweh: Palestinian Refugees in the Shadow of the Syrian Civil War," Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 34, no. 1 (March 2021)
- Authors (2) = Sweden (lead), Lebanon
- APC = USD 3894

"Do Diaspora Engagement Policies Endure? An Update of the Emigrant Policies Index (EMIX) to 2017," Global Policy Journal, vol. 12, no. 3 (May 2021)
- Authors (2) = Germany (lead), Germany/Mexico 
- APC = USD 3100

"The Neglected Colonial Legacy of the 1951 Refugee Convention," International Migration, vol. 59, no. 4 (2021) 
- Authors (3) = Kenya (lead), Germany, UK
- APC = USD 2750

"Perceptions about the Labor Market Integration of Refugees: Evidences from Syrian Refugees in Jordan," Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol. 22, no. 2 (June 2021)
- Authors (2) = Turkey/Germany, Jordan
- APC = USD 2780

Book chapters:

"A Border on the Move: The Ukrainian-Russian Frontier from the Soviet Collapse to the Conflict in Donbas," Chapter in Jahrbuch Migration und Gesellschaft = Yearbook Migration and Society 2020/2021, transcript Verlag, June 2021
- Scroll to p. 139.
- Author = Ukraine

"Lessons Learned Between Ebola and COVID-19: Border Politics and Securitization of Migration Flows in West Africa," Chapter in Jahrbuch Migration und Gesellschaft = Yearbook Migration and Society 2020/2021, transcript Verlag, June 2021
- Scroll to p. 87.
- Author = United Arab Emirates

Periodical issues:

Cadernos EBAPE.BR,  vol. 19, no. 2 (April-June 2021)
- Special issue on "Refugees/Displaced People in the Workplace," with a focus on Brazil. Published by the Fundação Getulio Vargas, based in Brazil. 

Related post:

Regional Focus: Americas


Webinar: Movilizando una Solución Internacional para Apoyar a Migrantes y Refugiados Venezolanos, 3 August 2021 [info]

Blog posts & press:

Argentine Migration Policy is Back on the (Human) Right Track (Border Criminologies Blog, July 2021) [text]

As Refugees Flee Central America, the Mexican Public Sours On Accepting Them (Modern Diplomacy, July 2021) [text]

EGRIS International Recommendations: Dissemination in Central Americas (UNHCR Blog, July 2021) [text]

La respuesta del Estado colombiano a la migración venezolana: Una política de puertas abiertas? (Border Criminologies Blog, July 2021) [text]

OAS Working Group on Crisis of Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees Predicts Venezuelan Exodus Could Reach 7 Million People by Early 2022 (OAS, July 2021) [text]

"UNHCR Considers Over 3.5 Million Venezuelan Migrants Refugees," VOA News, 21 June 2021 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Análisis: El estado actual de la situación de los migrantes y refugiados en alojamientos temporales y albergues en Ecuador Marzo-Abril 2021 (CARE, June 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Car Consumption Among Recent Immigrants and Refugees to Rural Nova Scotia: An Exploratory Study," Journal of Rural and Community Development, vol. 16, no. 2 (2021) [open access]

Drivers of migration for refugees and migrants in Mexico (Mixed Migration Centre, July 2021) [text]

Mexico’s Use of Differentiated Asylum Procedures: An Innovative Approach to Asylum Processing (Refugees International, July 2021) [text]
- See also Spanish version.

Nota estadística: Población migrante venezolana en Colombia, un panorama con enfoque de género (Govt. of Colombia, July 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:

Thematic Focus: Solutions


CFP: Frontiers in Sociology/Frontiers in Human Dynamics [info]
- Contributions sought for research topic on "The Integration Context of Refugees and Immigrants: Challenges and Opportunities in the Receiving Countries." Submit abstracts by 27 August 2021.

Blog posts & press:

A failed welcome? Civil society’s struggle to support refugees and integration policies in an Eastern German town (Political Psychology, July 2021) [text]

How a tool called Pairity is using data to gauge community support for refugees (The Conversation, July 2021) [text]
- Focuses on Canada.

The Refugee Consultation Process is in Serious Need of Reform (Niskanen Center Blog, July 2021) [text]
- Focuses on the US.

The UNHCR in 2021: Refugee resettlement as a challenge of underfunding, power imbalance and impartiality (FluchtforschungsBlog, July 2021) [text]


Durable Solutions to Displacement in Somalia (Danwadaag Durable Solutions Consortium, July 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Guidance Note: Regular Pathways for Admission and Stay for Migrants in Situations of Vulnerability (UN Network on Migration, July 2021) [access]

IDPs Integration: Criteria and Indicators: Results of the Consultation Meetings with IDPs, Their Host Vulnerable Communities, and Key Stakeholders in Ukraine (Danish Refugee Council, July 2021) [access via ReliefWeb]
- See also related desk research reporting on case studies for Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Serbia.

Socioeconomic Integration of Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees: The Cases of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru (Migration Policy Institute, July 2021) [access]
- Follow link for report in English and Spanish. Powerpoint files from a related webinar can be accessed here.

Journal articles:

"Integration from the perspective of young women who came to Sweden as unaccompanied asylum-seeking girls from Afghanistan: An interpretative phenomenological analysis," European Journal of Social Work, Latest Articles, 26 July 2021 [open access]

"Intercultural Attitudes as Predictors of Student’s Prejudices Towards Refugees," Journal of International Migration and Integration, Latest Articles, 23 July 2021 [open access]
- Focuses on Germany.

"Multi-level Governance in Refugee Housing and Integration Policy: A Model of Best Practice in Leverkusen," Journal of International Migration and Integration, Latest Articles, 18 July 2021 [open access]
- Focuses on Germany.

"Structures and Strategies for Social Integration: Privately Sponsored and Government Assisted Refugees," Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, Latest Articles, 8 July 2021 [open access]
- Focuses on Syrian refugees in Canada.

Related post:

30 July 2021

Regional Focus: MENA

Blog posts & press:

Asylum, Repatriation and Border Management during a Pandemic: The Case of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon (Critical Refugee Studies, June 2021) [text]

Narrowing Article 1(D)’s Interpretation to Expand Access to Asylum for Palestinians (RefLaw Blog, July 2021) [text]

Refugee Ever After: Why Are We Letting Palestinians Become the World’s Permanent Refugees? (RLI Blog, July 2021) [text]

Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Critical Analysis Concerning International Law (Modern Diplomacy, July 2021) [text]

UNHCR and the Middle East: A Shifting Dynamic? (RLI Blog, July 2021) [text]

Vaccinating Refugees: Lessons from the Inclusive Lebanon Vaccine Roll-Out Experience (World Bank, June 2021) [text]

Yarmouk Establishes "ALECSO Chair for Asylum, Displacement and Forced Migration" in Cooperation with the Arab Organization for Education, Culture and Science (ALECSO) (Yarmouk Univ., June 2021?) [text]

Young Palestinians in Lebanon face discrimination from all sides (The Conversation, July 2021) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Community-based surveillance in internally displaced people’s camps and urban settings during a complex emergency in Yemen in 2020," Conflict and Health, 15:54 (July 2021) [open access]

Decrypting ICMPD: How a Vienna-based organization coordinates and facilitates for the expansion of a restrictive multi-stakeholder border control regime in Tunisia and beyond (Forum Tunisien pour les Droits Economiques et Sociaux, June 2021) [text]

Humanitarian Access SCORE Report: Iraq - Survey on the Coverage, Operational Reach, and Effectiveness of Humanitarian Aid (Humanitarian Outcomes, July 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Precarity, Hospitality, and the Becoming of a Subject That Matters: A Study of Syrian Refugees in Lebanese Tented Settlements," Organization Studies, OnlineFirst, 7 July 2021 [open access]

"Returns to the Syrian Safe Zone under Human Rights Law," Mezinárodní politika, 1 April 2021 [open access]
- Note: This is an English translation; the original article in Czech is available here.

"Syrian Refugees between Turkish Nationalism and Citizenship," Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, Latest Articles, 20 July 2021 [open access]

Related post:

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Journal articles & book chapters:

"Bordering and Debordering Spaces of Asylum in the City of Frankfurt: Municipal Refugee Accommodation and Neighbourhood-Based Volunteering," Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, Early View, 6 July 2021 [open access]

Central and Eastern European Migration Review, vol. 10, no. 1 (2021) [open access]
- Special issue on "Unwanted Citizens of EU Member States and Their Forced Returns within the European Union."

Freedom, Security & Justice: European Legal Studies, no. 2 (2021) [open access]
- Special issue on "Verso un Quadro Comune Europeo ed una Nuova Governance della Migrazione e dell'Asilo/Towards a Common European Framework and a New Governance of Migration and Asylum." Articles are written in either Italian or English.

"Interstitial urban spaces: housing strategies and the use of the city by homeless asylum seekers and refugees in Trento, Italy," Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale, Early View, 16 July 2021 [open access]

"An Introduction to Danish Immigration Law," Chapter in Danish Administrative and Constitutional Law (Hans Reitzel, Forthcoming 2021) [preprint]

Intersections: East European Journal of Society and Politics, vol. 7, no. 2 (2021) [open access]
- Special issue on “Grassroots responses to mass migration in Europe.”

"The Limits of Static Interests: Appreciating Asylum Seekers’ Contributions to a Country’s Economy in Article 8 ECHR Adjudication on Expulsion," International Journal of Refugee Law, Advance Articles, 30 July 2021 [open access]

"Mental health consequences of long-term stays in refugee camps: preliminary evidence from Moria," BMC Public Health, 21:1290 (July 2021) [open access]

Nordiques, vol. 40 (2021) [open access]
- Features a dossier on "Territoires de la migration dans les pays nordiques et baltes," with six articles in either English or French. 

"Strategies of divergence: Local authorities, law, and discretionary spaces in migration governance," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 2 July 2021 [open access]
- Field research was undertaken in Greece, Turkey, Italy, and The Netherlands. 

"Strengthening Country Readiness for Pandemic-Related Mass Movement: Policy Lessons Learned," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, no. 12 (June 2021) [open access]
- "The policies of four European Union countries that were most exposed to the phenomenon under study were selected for analysis: Greece, Italy, Malta and Spain."

Related post:

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt 1


Call for participation: European Migration Forum, 27-28 October 2021 [info]
- The theme of this virtual event is "From pandemic to recovery: challenges and best practices in migration management." Submit applications by 20 August 2021.

Blog posts & press:

After UK asylum bill debate, UNHCR urges MPs to avoid punishing asylum-seekers (UNHCR, July 2021) [text]

Covid-19 and the response of Portugal: choosing an inclusive path (Protect Project Blog, July 2021) [text]

The “New Plan for Immigration” and the UK’s Breach of its Legal Duty of Non-Penalisation (RLI Blog, July 2021) [text]

No happy Anniversary for the Geneva Refugee Convention (Are You Syrious?, July 2021) [text]

On its 70th Anniversary, the Refugee Convention Faces Unprecedented Threats Across Europe (Border Criminologies Blog, July 2021) [text]

Socio-economic Rights and Migration deals: Obligations and Responsibility of EU Member States (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy, July 2021) [text]

UK Nationality and Borders Bill Q&A: how will it affect migration across the English Channel? (The Conversation, July 2021) [text]


Asylum adjourned: the situation of applicants for international protection in 2020 (ECRE, July 2021) [text]

Boosting Asylum in Spain: Making the Most Out of AMIF Funding, Policy Note, no. 37 (ECRE, July 2021) [text]

Floating sanctuaries: the ethics of search and rescue at sea, RSC Working Paper 2021/59 (European Univ. Institute, July 2021) [text]

Migrant deaths on maritime routes to Europe in 2021 (IOM, July 2021) [text]

Safeguarding the integrity of the asylum system and the moral rights of rejected asylum seekers: a conditional right to remain, RSC Working Paper 2021/63 (European Univ. Institute, July 2021) [text]

Related posts:

29 July 2021

Regional Focus: United States

Blog posts & press:

Biden Will Admit Asylum Seekers Ordered Deported Under Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols (Immigration Impact Blog, June 2021) [text]
- See also related statements of support.

Can Biden pass immigration reform? History says it will be tough (Fix Gov Blog, June 2021) [text]

The COVID-19 Pandemic Made USCIS Backlogs Go from Bad to Worse (Immigration Impact Blog, July 2021) [text]

The dip in the US birthrate isn’t a crisis, but the fall in immigration may be (The Conversation, June 2021) [text]

Doubling Down on Deterrence (Just Security, July 2021) [text]

Experts Remind DHS Secretary Seeking Asylum is a Human Right — Regardless of How You Arrive (Amnesty International, July 2021) [text]

"The false promises of more immigration enforcement," Vox, 3 June 2021 [text]

New Biden 21-Point Border Asylum Plan (ImmigrationProf Blog, July 2021) [text]

The Value of Temporary Protected Status as a U.S. Policy Tool (Niskanen Center Blog, June 2021) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Analyzing Views of the Ease of Legal Immigration from Mexico into the US," E-International Relations, 11 July 2021 [open access]
- See also related article on International Policy Digest.

Disorderly and Inhumane: Biden Administration Continues to Expel Asylum Seekers to Danger While U.S. Border Communities Stand Ready to Welcome (Human Rights First, July 2021) [text]

How Many Pending Deportation Cases are There in Your State? TRAC’s Updated Mapping Tool Has the Answer (TRAC, June 2021) [text]

Immigration Court Asylum Hearings Versus “Review” of Asylum Officers’ Decisions (Human Rights First, June 2021) [text]

Needs Improvement: A Progress Report on the Biden Administration’s Record on Making the United States a Safe Refuge (Amnesty International, June 2021) [text]

"Represented But Unequal: The Contingent Effect of Legal Representation in Removal Proceedings," Law & Society Review (Forthcoming) [preprint]

"Undocumented Activism and Minor Politics: Inside the Cramped Political Spaces of Deportation Defense Campaigns," Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, vol. 53, no. 2 (March 2021) [preprint]

"Vietnamese America: On ‘Good Refugees’, Fake News, and Historical Amnesia," Asian American Research Journal, vol. 1, no, 1 (2021) [open access]


Global Women & World Refugee Day: Feminist Perspectives on the Response to the Crisis at the US Southern Border, 16 June 2021 [access]

Related post:

Regional Focus: Africa

Blog posts & press:

Borderlands in West Africa are ungoverned: why this is bad for security (The Conversation, July 2021) [text]

The Challenges and Experiences of Congolese Refugees Living in Durban, South Africa (Organization for World Peace, June 2021) [text]

Displacement and Invisibility Strategies in Postwar Burundi (AMMODI Blog, June 2021) [text]

Famine in Tigray, Humanitarian Access, and the War Crime of Starvation (Just Security, July 2021) [text]

The political history of Uganda’s refugee policies (Refugee History, July 2021) [text]

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on the situation of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region (UNHCR, July 2021) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Camp Abolition: Ending Carceral Humanitarianism in Kenya (and Beyond)," Antipode, Early View, 27 July 2021 [open access]

COVID-19 and People on the Move in Africa: The Impact of State Responses to the Pandemic on Migrants, Refugees, Asylum-Seekers and Internally Displaced People (ACCORD, June 2021) [text]

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning of Actions Financed by the Asylum Migration Integration Fund (AMIF) (Samuel Hall, May 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Focuses on Ethiopia and Sudan.

Re-thinking the displacement financing architecture: The Horn of Africa (ReDSS, April 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related case studies for Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.

"Towards attaining the recommended Humanitarian Sphere Standards of sanitation in Bidibidi refugee camp found in Yumbe District, Uganda," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 6:17 (July 2021) [open access]


2021 Regional NGO Consultations in the East and Horn of Africa and Great Lakes (EHAGL) Region, 28 June-1 July 2021 [access]
- Follow the link for the programme, related documents and video recordings.

2021 Regional NGO Consultations in the West and Central Africa Region, 30 June 2021 [access]
- Follow the link for the programme and video recordings. Note: Additional sessions will be held in August and September.

How Can Mobility Systems in sub-Saharan Africa Meet the Public Health Challenges Posed by COVID-19?, 3 June 2021 [access]
- Follow link for video recording.

Related posts:

Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality

Blog posts & press:

From colonial subjects to stateless refugees (ENS Blog, July 2021) [text]
- Focuses on the Saharawis.

The Campaign to End Statelessness: April-June 2021 Update (UNHCR, July 2021) [text]

Statistical Reporting and the Representation of Stateless People: A Critical Note (CSS Blog, July 2021) [text]

Statelessness in a Pandemic (Project Syndicate, July 2021) [text]

UNHCR welcomes Togo’s decision to intensify its fight against statelessness (UNHCR, July 2021) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Background Note on Sex Discrimination in Birth Registration (UNHCR & UNICEF, July 2021) [text]
- See also related press release.

Deprivation  of nationality and the prevention of statelessness in Europe, Statelessness Index Thematic Briefing (European Network on Statelessness, July 2021) [text]

Evaluation of UNHCR-led Initiatives to End Statelessness (UNHCR, May 2021) [text]
- See also executive summaries in English and French. Note: Related annexes can be retrieved via the UNHCR Evaluation Service.

Invisible Kids: Childhood Statelessness in the UK (European Network on Statelessness, July 2021) [text]
- See also related editorial.

Statelessness and Citizenship Review, vol. 3, no. 1 (2021) [open access]
- General issue with three articles, three case notes, one commentary, two book reviews, and a symposium on statelessness and COVID-19, with five contributions.

"Statelessness in the Context of Climate Change: The Applicability of the Montevideo Criteria to 'Sinking States'," NYU Journal of International Law and Politics Online Forum (May 2021) [text]


Statelessness & COVID-19: Case Studies Around the World, 15 June 2021 [access]


Statefree.world [access]
- "Statefree is a social initiative which aims to create visibility and transparency around the topic of statelessness. The website provides a space for stateless people to share stories, experiences and thoughts around the topic of statelessness and connect to each other as well as their allies."

Statelessness Case Law Database [access]
- This "database aims to support legal practitioners, policy makers, institutions, researchers & civil society across Europe by providing a platform for comparative legal analysis and knowledge sharing. It is the first database to specifically focus on case law addressing statelessness. It includes easy to search and filter case summaries from across Europe." See also related editorial. A video recording of and remarks made at the launch event are also available.

Related posts:

28 July 2021

News: 70th Anniversary of the Refugee Convention

The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees turned 70 today! For an introduction to this key international treaty, read my guide to international refugee law resources. To learn more about the ongoing debate surrounding the convention's continuing relevance in the world today, check out this blog symposium organized by Völkerrechtsblog and FluchtforschungsBlog. 

*See also "Global Amnesia: The Refugee Convention after 70 Years," the winning essay of a UNHCR-sponsored competition. Contributors were asked to consider the following: "July 2021 marks the 70th anniversary of the Refugee Convention. How has it helped save lives over the decades and what might be the impact if it was abandoned?"

Many other references to the refugee convention can be found on my blog by following the subject term "CSR51" and browsing through postings.


Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 2


Bridging the Divide in Approaches to Conflict and Disaster Displacement: Norms, Institutions and Coordination in Afghanistan, Colombia, the Niger, the Philippines and Somalia (IOM & UNHCR, July 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Future Scenarios for Global Mobility in the Shadow of Pandemic (Migration Policy Institute, July 2021) [text]

Human Rights & Democracy: The 2020 Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Report (Govt. of the United Kingdom, July 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

IOM Global Report 2020: Operations and Emergencies (IOM, July 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Refugees and migrants in times of COVID-19: mapping trends of public health and migration policies and practices (WHO, June 2021) [text] [text via Grad. Inst. Geneva]

Return and Reintegration Key Highlights 2020 (IOM, July 2021) [text]

A Selection of Promising Practices on Organizational Culture Change: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi's 2020 IASC Championship on the Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment (UNHCR, July 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Steps taken by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre to understand the context for preparing its intersectional approach to data (IDMC, June 2021) [text]

UNHCR Regional Breakdown of Inclusion in Vaccination Campaigns (UNHCR, July 2021) [text]

Related post:

Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 1


Call for Expressions of Interest: IOM Research Partners Panel [info]
- No deadline indicated.

Blog posts & press:

The 1951 Refugee Convention: 70 years of life-saving protection (UNHCR, July 2021) [text]

The 1951 Refugee Convention is falling short of its mission. Could the Global Compact on Refugees help? (Order from Chaos Blog, July 2021) [text]

Displacement, Migration, and Urbanization in the 21st Century (New Security Beat, July 2021) [text]

"Is the Geneva Refugee Convention living up to the times?," DW, 28 July 2021 [text]

Relevant or redundant? The future of the international refugee protection regime (RLI Blog, July 2021) [text]

"Why refugees can, and should, lead solutions to displacement," Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 25 July 2021 [text]

Journal articles:
"Beyond the partnership debate: localizing knowledge production in refugee and forced migration studies," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 19 July 2021 [open access]

"The neglected colonial legacy of the 1951 refugee convention," International Migration, vol. 59, no. 4 (2021) [open access]

"Reexamining the Effect of Refugees on Civil Conflict: A Global Subnational Analysis," American Political Science Review, FirstView, 28 June 2021 [open access]

"The right and role of critiquing the contemporary patchwork of protection," International Migration, vol. 59, no. 4 (2021) [open access]

"Should refugees govern refugee camps?," Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Latest Articles, 1 July 2021 [open access]

"Ugandan and British individuals' views of refugees in their countries: An exploratory mixed-methods comparison," Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, Early View, 6 July 2021 [open access]

Resources & multimedia: 

IOC Refugee Olympic Team [access]
- Follow link for information on the 29 athletes competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. See also related UNHCR press release.

Migration for development and equality (MIDEQ) [access]
- "South-South migration has the potential to reduce inequalities and contribute to development. This potential has yet to be fully realised. ...We work to shift the production of knowledge about migration and its consequences towards the countries where most migration takes place – engaging with contested concepts and definitions, decolonising research processes and generating new evidence and ideas." See also related interview in The New Humanitarian.

Truly Indispensable! The Geneva Refugee Convention at 70 (Heinrich Böll Foundation) [access]
- Follow link for commentary and "11 short statements [from] persons of diverse backgrounds – artists, academics, refugees, activists – [that] express their support for the basic principles of the Convention."

The UN Refugee Convention at 70 and Rights for Displaced People Today, 27 July 2021 [access]

Related posts:

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Blog posts & press:

Livelihoods of Somali urban refugees in Eastleigh, Nairobi (RLI Blog, July 2021) [text]

Why do some U.S. mayors want more refugees? (Monkey Cage, July 2021) [text via ImmigrationProf]


Barriers and Opportunities to Refugee Women Engaging in the Digital Economy in Jordan and Lebanon: Final Report (International Finance Corporation, July 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Decent Work for Refugees: UNHCR Guidelines on International Legal Standards Relating to Decent Work for Refugees (UNHCR, July 2021) [text]

The Labor Market Integration of Refugees and Other Migrants in Germany, GLO Discussion Paper, no. 884 (Global Labor Organization, July 2021) [text via EconPapers]

Migrants and refugees in Northern Italy: focus on access to work (Mixed Migration Centre, July 2021) [text]

Mobile Money and Financial Inclusion of Refugees in Jordan: Hope or Hype? (Tufts Univ., July 2021) [text]

Refugee Economies Programme: Activities and Impact 2016-2021 (Refugee Studies Centre, June 2021) [text]

Journal articles:

Cadernos EBAPE.BR, vol. 19, no. 2 (April-June 2021) [open access]
- Special issue on "Refugees/Displaced People in the Workplace," with a focus on Brazil. The full-texts of articles are available in both English and Portuguese.

"(Im)mobilities, waiting and professional aspirations: The career lives of highly skilled Syrian refugees in Switzerland," Geoforum, vol. 125 (Oct. 2021) [open access]

"Integrating Bottom-up into Top-down: The Role of Local Actors in Labour Market Integration of Syrian Refugees in Turkey," International Migration, vol. 59, no. 4 (2021) [open access]

"The international governance of refugee work: reflections on the Jordan compact," Global Public Policy and Governance, Latest Articles, 23 July 2021 [SSRN]

International Migration, vol. 59, no. 4 (2021) [contents]
- Includes special section on "Labour market integration of highly skilled refugees in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands," with seven open access articles. 

"The Political Economy of Nationality-Based Labor Inclusion Strategies: A Case Study of the Jordan Compact," Middle East Critique, vol. 30, no. 2 (2021) [open access]

"Rights-based Governance and Decent Work for Migrants: A Global Perspective," Special collection in Global Public Policy and Governance [contents]

"Who cleans my house if the government pays? Refugees, low-educated workers, and long-term unemployed in tax-subsidized domestic service firms," IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 11:1 (2021) [open access]

Related post:

27 July 2021

New Issues of Alt. Humanit., Asia-Pac. J. Hum. Rts. & Law, Cad. EBAPE.BR, CEEMR, Displ. Voices, FSJ, Glob. Pol. J., Intl. J. Trans. Just., Intl. Migr., Intersections, JHA, JIHLS, JIMI, JSSE, Migr. Lett., Rts. in Exile

Alternatives Humanitaires, no. 17 (July 2021) [Eng. full-text] [Fr. full-text]
- Issue's theme focus is "Research and humanitarian aid: the challenges of a collaboration/Recherche et humanitaire: les défis d'une collaboration." 

*Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law, vol. 22, no. 1 (2021) [contents]
- Special issue: "On the Rohingya and the Andaman Sea Crisis: Six Years On." The introduction is freely available.

Cadernos EBAPE.BR, vol. 19, no. 2 (April-June 2021) [open access]
- Special issue on "Refugees/Displaced People in the Workplace," with a focus on Brazil. The full-texts of articles are available in both English and Portuguese.

Central and Eastern European Migration Review, vol. 10, no. 1 (2021) [open access]
- Special issue on "Unwanted Citizens of EU Member States and Their Forced Returns within the European Union."

Displaced Voices: A Journal of Migration, Archives and Cultural Heritage, vol. 2, no. 1 (Summer 2021) [open access]
- Special issue on "Twentieth Century Histories of Civic Society Responses to Crises of Displacement"; this issue marks the 70th anniversary of the Refugee Council.

Freedom, Security & Justice: European Legal Studies, no. 2 (2021) [open access]
- Special issue on "Verso un Quadro Comune Europeo ed una Nuova Governance della Migrazione e dell'Asilo/Towards a Common European Framework and a New Governance of Migration and Asylum." Articles are written in either Italian or English.

Global Policy Journal, vol. 12, no. 3 (May 2021) [contents]
- Includes themed section on "Measuring migration and integration policy frameworks," with three open access articles.

International Journal of Transitional Justice, vol. 15, no. 1 (March 2021) [contents]
- Special issue on "Housing, Land and Property Rights in Transitional Justice," with two open access articles and six articles that are freely available. Read the editorial for more information. 

International Migration, vol. 59, no. 4 (2021) [contents]
- Includes special section on "Labour market integration of highly skilled refugees in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands," with seven open access articles. One general article and two commentaries are also open access.

Intersections: East European Journal of Society and Politics, vol. 7, no. 2 (2021) [open access]
- Special issue on “Grassroots responses to mass migration in Europe.”

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, vol. 3, no. 1 (2021) [open access]
- General issue with six articles.

*Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies, vol. 12, no. 1 (May 2021) [contents]
- General issue with three open access articles.

Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol. 22, no. 2 (June 2021) [contents]
- Mix of articles, with one that is open access.

Journal of Social Science Education, vol. 20, no. 2 (2021) [open access]
- Special issue on "Citizenship and Civic Education for Refugees and Migrants."

Migration Letters, vol. 18, no. 4 (2021) [contents]
- Mix of articles, with one that is open access.

Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 125 (July 2021) [text]
- News and information for refugee legal aid providers.

*Reminder: Postprints of articles published in the journals marked with an asterisk can be archived/deposited immediately after publication! Please refer to this earlier blog post for more information.

Tagged Periodicals.