18 January 2021

Thematic Focus: General

Blog posts & press:

The Escalating Crisis of Internal Displacement (RLI Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

How Eurocentric is the 1951 UN Refugee Convention—and Why Does It Matter? (Refugee History Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

No One Wants to be the “Global North”? On Being a Researcher across the North and South (Thinking Through the Global South Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

Q&A: ‘Including refugees in the vaccine rollout is key to ending the pandemic’ (UNHCR, Jan. 2021) [text]

A ‘Supportive and Catalytic’ Supervisor? UNHCR’S Role in the Global Compact on Refugees (RLI Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

UNHCR Turns 70: Reflections on Founding, Developments and Today’s Role (FluchtforschungsBlog, Dec. 2020) [text]


79th Meeting of the Standing Committee, 16-17 Sept. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for documentation in English and French.

Data disaggregation of SDG indicators by forced displacement (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

International Migration 2020: Highlights (UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Jan. 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

International Mobility, Migration and Wellbeing Conference & Workshop, Dec. 11-14, 2019, Istanbul: Conference Proceedings (Istanbul Univ., British Academy & Oxford Brookes Univ., 2020) [Academia]

The Mixed Migration Centre in 2020: Annual catalogue of research & publications (Jan. 2021) [access]

Towards durable solutions: FAO’s programming in forced displacement contexts (FAO, Jan. 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Journal articles:

"The battleground of asylum and immigration policies: a conceptual inquiry," Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 44, no. 3 (2020) [open access]

"A case analysis of partnered research on palliative care for refugees in Jordan and Rwanda," Conflict and Health, 15:2 (Jan. 2021) [open access]

"Colonial roots of the 1951 Refugee Convention and its effects on the global refugee regime," Journal of International Relations and Development, Online First, 3 Jan. 2021 [free full-text]

"Rivalry, Ethnicity, and Asylum Admissions Worldwide," International Interactions: Empirical and Theoretical Research in International Relations, Latest Articles, 8 Nov. 2020 [free full-text]
- Note: A postprint version of this article is also available.

Related posts:

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific

Region-specific sessions at "UNHCR at 70" virtual conference:

Session 1: The Rohingya refugee crisis: Reflections from the region, 21 January 2021 [info]
- Hosted by the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at the University of New South Wales.

Session 2: Re-examining displacement in the context of disasters and climate change, 21 January 2021 [info]
- Hosted by the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at the University of New South Wales.

Blog posts & press:

Afghan Diaspora in Pakistan: Healthcare and Education Policy Recommendations (Refugee Research Online, Jan. 2021) [text]

First Nation in Asia to Legislate an Independent Refugee Law Urged for Responsible Implementation of the 1951 Refugee Convention (APRRN, Dec. 2020) [text]

Hong Kong’s regressive legislative amendments risk undermining protection for refugees and asylum seekers (APRRN, Dec. 2020) [text]

Innovations in gathering evidence from the Rohingya crisis in Cox’s Bazar (UNHCR Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

The new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum and the Rohingya refugee situation (Asile Project Forum, Dec. 2020) [text]

Surviving Fear and Uncertainty: Rohingya Refugees in Malaysia (Mixed Migration Centre, Jan. 2021) [text]

What India’s COVID-19 Lockdown Revealed about Migrant Protection (WRM Council Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles: 

Critical Policy Advice for President-Elect Biden: Leading a Global Response on the Rohingya Crisis (Refugees International, Jan. 2021) [text]

"Displacements in the Philippines in a Post-COVID-19 World: A Recovery Focus," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 4 (Dec. 2020) [free full-text]

"Exploring Transnational Marriages among Afghan Refugees in Quetta, Balochistan: Social Forces and Cultural Dynamics," Sir Syed Journal of Education & Social Research, vol. 3, no. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2020) [open access]

"The implications of international rescue and relief operations for domestic regulatory regimes—lessons from the 2011 East Japan Earthquake," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 6:1 (Jan. 2021) [open access]

"Should Internal Migrants Who Cannot Return Home due to COVID-19 Be Treated as Disaster IDPs? Lessons from India," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 4 (Dec. 2020) [free full-text]

Southasiadisasters.net, no. 190 (Nov. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Themed issue on "COVID-19 impact in India."

"Technological Disasters and Displacement in Developed World: What Should We Learn from Fukushima IDPs?," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 4 (Dec. 2020) [free full-text]

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17 January 2021

Regional Focus: Americas

Region-specific sessions at "UNHCR at 70" virtual conference:

Contributions from the Cartagena Regime: Part 1 – International Protection & Part 2 – Durable Solutions and New Challenges, 19 January 2021 [info]
- Hosted by the Sergio Vieira de Mello Academic Chair of the Federal University of ABC, Brazil, and sponsored by the Latin American Academic Network on the Law and Integration for Refugees.

North America within the global refugee regime, 21 January 2021 [info]
- Hosted by the Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN), Carleton Univ., Canada.

Realizing protection and solutions within North America, 21 January 2021 [info]
- Hosted by the Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN), Carleton Univ., Canada.

*Another event:

Panel discussion: Building Political Will in the Americas: An Opportunity for Global Leadership on Forced Displacement, 19 January 2021 [info]

Blog posts & press:

"Colombian refugees in Ecuador trapped in loops of poverty and insecurity," The New Humanitarian,13 Jan. 2021 [text]

Cooperation on refugees in Latin America and the Caribbean: The ‘Cartagena process’ and South–South approaches (Thinking through the Global South, Jan. 2021) [text]

A New US Agenda for Central America (Project Syndicate, Jan. 2021) [access]
- Available in English, Arabic and Spanish.

*Trends in Brazil’s Practices of Refugee Protection: Promising Inspirations for the EU? (Asile Project Forum, Dec. 2020) [text]


Manual para la orientación legal a personas solicitantes de la condición de refugiado, refugiadas y migrantes en Perú (Clínica Jurídica Pedro Arrupe S.J. para Migrantes y Refugiados et al., Jan. 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Note: This is the third update of the manual.

Venezuelan Migration and Refugee Crisis: Situation Report (OAS, Dec. 2020) [text]
- See also related media release.

Where Are Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees Going? An Analysis of Legal and Social Contexts in Receiving Countries (Center for Migration Studies, Jan. 2021) [text]

Journal articles:

"The Forgotten Emigration: Governmental Policies towards European Jewish Refugees in Ecuador and Colombia (1933-1945)," Cuadernos Judaicos, no. 37 (2020) [open access]

"Immigration, perceived discrimination and mental health: evidence from Venezuelan population living in Peru," Globalization and Health, 17:8 (Jan. 2021) [open access]

"In limbo: Survey of impact of COVID-19 on Venezuelan migrants in Trinidad and Tobago," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 13 Jan. 2021 [free full-text]

"Incentivising Political Will for the Response to Internal Displacement: The Role of NGOs in Latin America," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 4 (Dec. 2020) [free full-text]

*"(In)Essential Bordering: Canada, COVID, and Mobility," Frontiers in Human Dynamics, 13 Dec. 2020 [open access]

"'Them', Venezuelans, and the crisis in Venezuela: discursive practices in the magazine Veja," Comunicação e Sociedade, vol. 38 (2020) [open access]
- Text available in English and Portuguese.

"Violence that builds sovereignty: the transnational violence continuum in deportation from the United States," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 17 Dec. 2020 [free full-text]
- Focuses on deportees in Mexico.


Related post:

Thematic Focus: Detention


Webinar: State of Emergency and Immigration Detention: The Grey Areas of the Right to Liberty, 26 January 2021 [info]

Blog posts:

Accessing Human Rights in Immigration Detention in Greece (Border Criminologies Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

Australia attempted to avoid responsibility for human rights abuses in Indonesian detention centres, Cabinet papers reveal (Asher Hirsch, Jan. 2021) [text]

Can Libya’s migrant-detention system be reformed? (Global Initiative, Dec. 2020) [text]

The Pact and Detention: An Empty Promise of ‘certainty, clarity and decent conditions’ (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]


Immigration Detention in Colombia: At the Crossroads of the Americas (Global Detention Project, Dec. 2020) [text]

Immigration Detention in Paraguay: The Non-Detention Norm Versus Mandatory COVID Quarantine (Global Detention Project, Dec. 2020) [text]

Inspections of Australia's immigration detention facilities: 2019 Report (Australian Human Rights Commission, Dec. 2020) [access]

Locked and Excluded: Informal and illegal detention in Spain, Greece, Italy and Germany (Migreurop, Dec. 2020) [access]
- Executive summaries available in French, Spanish and Italian.

Praying for Hand Soap and Masks: Health and Human Rights Violations in U.S. Immigration Detention during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Physicians for Human Rights, Jan. 2021) [access]
- Follow link for report in English and executive summaries in English and Spanish.

Journal articles & book chapters:

"Alternatives to Immigration Detention in International and EU Law: Control Standards and Judicial Interaction in a Heterarchy," Chapter in Law and Judicial Dialogue on the Return of Irregular Migrants from the European Union (Hart Publishing, 2020) [Academia]

"The Impact of COVID-19 on Immigration Detention," Frontiers in Human Dynamics, prov. accepted 16 Dec. 2020 [abstract]
- Focuses on the US. Note: The full-text of this open access article will be made available soon.

"Overcoming the Labyrinth: A Guide for Immigration Attorneys to Assert Habeas Corpus," N.Y.U. Review of Law & Social Change (Forthcoming) [preprint]
- Focuses on the US.

"The Reinvention of Immigration Detention in Italy in the Aftermath of the 'Refugee Crisis': A Study of Parliamentary Records (2013–2018)," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 3 (Sept. 2020) [Academia]


Off-Shore Immigration Detention: Jewish History & Future Trajectories, 10 Jan. 2021 [access] [info]
- Focuses on the UK. A video recording of this discussion is available via the René Cassin Facebook page.


Child Detention Crisis (Justice in Motion) [access]
- A set of "free resources for legal service providers and other U.S. advocates working with detained children."

Immigration Detention Standards Navigator (boniĝi monitoring) [access]
- "A free, dynamic and easy way to search and navigate the international detention standards and best practices that apply to immigration detainees."

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15 January 2021

Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 2

Journal articles:

"Exploring resource scarcity and contextual influences on wellbeing among young refugees in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, Uganda: findings from a qualitative study," Conflict and Health, 15:3 (Jan. 2021) [open access]

"The ‘Host’ Label: Forming and Transforming a Community Identity at the Kakuma Refugee Camp," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 13 Jan. 2020 [postprint]

"The Impacts of Internal Displacement on Local Communities: Examples from Ethiopia and Somalia," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 4 (Dec. 2020) [free full-text]

"Predictors of Irregular International Migration among Youth in Jimma Zone, South West Ethiopia," Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities, vol. 16, no. 1 (June 2020) [open access]

"Social Capital's Role in Humanitarian Crises," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 1 April 2020 [ResearchGate]
- Focuses on Uganda and Nigeria.

"Success Twinned by Challenge: An Urban IDP Response in Ethiopia," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 4 (Dec. 2020) [free full-text]

"Taking us to the vulnerability scene: Television news coverage and framing of internally displaced persons in Nigeria," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 25 Oct. 2020 [ResearchGate]
- See also earlier related article.


Borders, mobilities and immobilities in Southern Africa, 13 Jan. 2021 [access]
- Follow link for video recording.

Related post:

Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 1

Region-specific sessions at "UNHCR at 70" virtual conference:

Can the Global Compact Ease East Africa’s Refugee Burden?, 19 January 2021 [info]
- Hosted by the Institute for Security Studies.

Local Integration of Refugees: The Southern African Experience, 19 January 2021 [info]
- Hosted by the Centre for Human Rights at Pretoria University.

The Role of Connected Learning in Advancing Protection Efforts, 19 January 2021 [info]
- Hosted by the Connected Learning in Crisis Consortium.

Strategies on Refugee Protection in Southern Africa, 19 January 2021 [info]
- Hosted by the Centre for Human Rights at Pretoria University.

Partnerships for Managing Protracted Displacement in West Africa, 21 January 2021 [info]
- Hosted by the Centre for Migration Studies at the University of Ghana.

Refugee Protection in West and Central Africa:  Legal and Policy Frameworks, Solutions, and Challenges, 21 January 2021 [info]
- Hosted by the Centre for Migration Studies at the University of Ghana.

Blog posts & press:

*Containment Development and Africa’s Time-Space Trap (Asile Project Forum, Dec. 2020) [text]

"COVID-19 and refugee management in the Great Lakes region," Rights in Exile News, no. 119 (Jan. 2021) [text]

"Ethiopia: A partial view of the humanitarian fallout emerges in Tigray," The New Humanitarian, 12 Jan. 2021 [text]

*New Pact’s focus on migrant returns threatens Africa-EU partnership (Asile Project Forum, Dec. 2020) [text]

Statement attributable to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on the situation of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region (UNHCR, Jan. 2021) [text]


ARUA MHPSS Survey Report: Study Conducted in Rhino Camp and Imvepi Refugee Settlements (UNHCR, July 2020) [text]
- "Report on suicide assessment conducted in Imvepi and Rhino Camp Refugee Settlements [in Uganda] to establish the cause of suicidal ideation, most affected populations and possible remedial measures to be put in place."

Civil Society Input to EU-AFRICA Cooperation on Migration: The Case of The Gambia, Working Paper, no. 12 (ECRE, Dec. 2020) [text]

Niger: A Consultative Process for Adopting a National Law on Internal Displacement (Global Protection Cluster, Nov. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

South Sudan: Building Consensus on the Drafting of a National Law on Internal Displacement (Global Protection Cluster, Nov. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Unintended Consequences for Exclusions, Advocates' Migration Brief, no. 1 (Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa, Dec. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on South Africa.


Related post:

Thematic Focus: Solutions

Blog posts:

Court Blocks One of Trump’s Final Efforts to Keep Out Refugees (Immigration Impact Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

Record Low Refugee Resettlement calls for more Complementary Resettlement Pathways (Refugee Pathways, Nov. 2020) [text]


Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement 2021: Concept Note (Govt. of Switzerland, Swiss Refugee Council & UNHCR, Nov. 2020) [access]
- Note: The 2021 ATCR is tentatively scheduled for 28-29 June 2021 in Geneva.

Cities as Home: Understanding Belonging and Acceptance among IDPs and Host Communities in Iraq (IOM, Oct. 2020) [access]
- Follow link for texts in English and Arabic. See also related 1) report on local regulations relating to COVID-19 and their impact on local integration, and 2) set of factsheets and case studies on local integration.

"Gender and the Resettlement of Yazidis in Calgary: A Deep Dive in the Resettlement, Health, Carework and Education Processes," Chapter in Metropolis Canada Conference (22nd): Selected Presentations (2020) [full-text]


"Faith and Mental Health Help Shape the Integration of Muslim Refugees in Germany," Migration Information Source, 7 Jan. 2021 [text]

"Housing and health for people with refugee- and asylum-seeking backgrounds: a photovoice study in Australia," Housing Studies, Latest Articles, 21 Dec. 2020 [open access]

"Local elected officials’ receptivity to refugee resettlement in the United States," PNAS: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 117, no. 50 (Dec. 2020) [open access]

"People and places: Bridging the information gaps in refugee integration," Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, vol. 72, no. 1 (Jan. 2021) [open access]
- Focuses on the UK.

"Syrian Refugees in Canada and Transculturalism: Relationship between Media, Integration and Identity," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 4 March 2020 [Academia]

*"A Tale of Two Cities: IDPs Plan for Their Durable Solutions in Darfur," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 4 (Dec. 2020) [free full-text]

"Triple Nexus Implementation and Implications for Durable Solutions for Internal Displacement: On Paper and in Practice," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 4 (Dec. 2020) [open access]

"The Upward Spiral Towards Local Integration of IDPs: Agency and Economics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 4 (Dec. 2020) [open access]


Related posts:

14 January 2021

Opportunities: Upcoming Online Courses at IIHL

Here is a listing of online courses provided through the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL) that have registration deadlines through March. More info from the IIHL's Dept. of International Refugee Law and Migration Law is available here.

3rd Course for Governmental Training Institutions and Academia: Global Compact on Refugees, 1 March – 26 March 2021 [info]
- Registration deadline is 25 January 2021.

3rd Online Course on International Migration Law, 1–26 March 2021 [info]
- Registration deadline is 25 January 2021.

8th Online Course on International Refugee Law for Postgraduate Students, 29 March – 2 April 2021 [info]
- Registration deadline is 22 February 2021.

9th Online Course on International Refugee Law, 5 April – 30 April 2021 [info]
- Registration deadline is 1 March 2021.

1st Online Thematic Course on the Global Compact on Refugees: Protecting Refugees in Urban Settings, 3 May – 7 May 2021 [info]
- Registration deadline is 29 March 2021.

Tagged Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects


Consequences of a Massive Refugee Influx on Firm Performance and Market Structure, IZA Discussion Paper, no. 13953 (Institute of Labor Economics, Dec. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Syrians in Turkey.

Employment and decent work in refugee and other forced displacement contexts: Compendium of ILO’s lessons learned, emerging good practices and policy guidance (International Labour Organization, Jan. 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Shoring Up Economic Refugees: Venezuelan Migrants in the Ecuadoran Labor Market, Policy Research Working Paper, no. 9332 (World Bank, July 2020) [text]

Supporting the financial health of refugees: The Finance in Displacement (FIND) study in Uganda and Mexico (Tufts Univ., Dec. 2020) [text]

Unveiling the Cost of Internal Displacement: 2020 Report (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Jan. 2021 [text]

Using Socioeconomic Data to Promote Employment Solutions for Refugees in Uganda, Policy Brief (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text]

Journal articles:

"The Effects of Limited Work Opportunities on Transitions to Adulthood among Young Refugees in Uganda and Jordan," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 9 Nov. 2020 [postprint]
- Note: Access to this text is embargoed until 9 Nov. 2022.

"Forced unemployment or undocumented work: The burden of the prohibition to work for asylum seekers in the UK," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 5 Jan. 2021 [open access]

"From Refugees to Trans-local Entrepreneurs: Crossing the Borders between Formal Institutions and Informal Practices in Bosnia and Herzegovina," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 19 Jan. 2019 [ResearchGate]

"In the interest of saving: Refugee‐led microfinance in Kampala, Uganda," Development Policy Review, vol. 39, no. 1 (Jan. 2021) [open access]

"On the Coattails of globalization: migration, migrants and COVID-19 in Asia," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 47, no. 1 (2021) [free full-text]

Related post:

13 January 2021

Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality

Blog posts & press:

The Campaign to End Statelessness: Oct.-Dec. 2020 Update (UNHCR, Jan. 2021) [text]

Knowledge to Empower: Closing the Gap between Stateless People and Statelessness Research (Critical Statelessness Studies Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

UNHCR welcomes Turkmenistan’s decision to grant citizenship to 2,580 stateless people (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text]

Will Malta’s accession to the 1954 Convention help change a culture of ‘outright exclusion’ of stateless persons? (ENS Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]


Mapping Statelessness in Denmark (UNHCR, Nov. 2020) [text]

Statelessness: A Web Research Guide (updated Jan. 2020) [access]

Statelessness Determination in the UK: A UNHCR audit of the Home Office approach to decision-making in the Statelessness Determination Procedure (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text]

Understanding the Socioeconomic Conditions of the Stateless Shona Community in Kenya: Results from the 2019 Socioeconomic Survey (UNHCR & World Bank, Dec. 2020) [text]
- See also related blog post.

UNHCR Observations and Recommendations on Statelessness in the Republic of Armenia (UNHCR, Aug. 2020) [text]

Journal articles:

"Born of ISIS Genocide: Risk of Statelessness and Stigmatised Nationality Acquisition for Children of Yezidi Survivors," Rowaq Arabi, vol. 25, no. 2 (2020) [full-text]

"Human Rights and British Citizenship: The Case of Shamima Begum as Citizen to Homo Sacer," Journal of Human Rights Practice, vol. 12, no. 2 (July 2020) [open access]

"Identifying the Stateless in Statelessness Determination Procedures and Immigration Detention in the United Kingdom," International Journal of Refugee Law, Advance Articles, 6 Jan. 2021 [open access]

"La problématique de l’apatridie en Afrique," Journal of the African Union Commission on International Law (AUCIL), no. 1 (2020) [open access]
- Scroll to p. 57.

Statelessness and Citizenship Review, vol. 2, no. 2 (2020) [open access]
- Mix of 5 articles, 3 case notes, 3 commentaries, 2 book reviews, and a symposium section on "The People in Question? Constitutional Citizenship and Its Impact on Statelessness and Citizenship Studies." 

Related posts:

News: New Edition of HRW's World Report

The latest edition of Human Rights Watch's annual human rights survey, World Report 2021: Events of 2020, was launched today. It provides a summary of the human rights situation in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. It also features seven thematic essays, including one on "Rethinking Asylum on a Warming Planet."

Readers can download the entire report or browse by individual country on the companion web site. Abridged versions are offered in multiple languages. Previous editions of the World Report can be found here.

A video of the launch is also available (begins at 16:48).

12 January 2021

Opportunities: Refugee & Forced Migration Histories

Seminar series: Refugee Histories in the Global South, 20 January 2021-10 March 2021 [info]
- Organized by the RSC. The first seminar will be held 20 January on "Refugee denial: Settler colonialism and the making of the Global North imaginary," with subsequent seminars held weekly into March.

Survey: Historians & Forced Migration Studies: A Disconnect? [info]
- Please provide survey responses by 31 January 2021.

CFP: Historicizing the Refugee Experience, 17th-21st Centuries: First Annual International Seminar in Historical Refugee Studies, Essen, 12-15 October 2021 [info]
- Submit proposals by 15 February 2021.

Seminar series: Doing Refugee History, Dates TBD [info]

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

 Journal articles:

"Cooking with refugees and migrants: Performing authenticity and traditionality for Warsaw's culinary tourists," Ethnologia Polona, vol. 41 (2020) [open access]

"Crises as driver of policy accumulation: Regulatory change and ratcheting in German asylum policies between 1975 and 2019," Regulation & Governance, Early View, 3 Jan. 2021 [open access]

"The End of Protection: The Danish ‘Paradigm Shift’ and the Law of Cessation," Nordic Journal of International Law (Forthcoming) [preprint]

"Limitations of the Right to Have Rights: The Case of Denmark," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 1 Nov. 2020 [Academia]

"Re-examining public opinion preferences for migrant categorizations: 'Refugees' are evaluated more negatively than 'migrants' and 'foreigners' related to participants’ direct, extended, and mass-mediated intergroup contact experiences," International Journal of Intercultural Relations, vol. 80 (Jan. 2021) [free full-text]
- Focuses on Slovakia.

"'Street-level' agents operating beyond 'remote control': how overseas liaison officers and foreign state officials shape UK extraterritorial migration management," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 47, no. 1 (2021) [open access


Cessation of refugee status in the Nordic region: developments & dilemmas, 10 Dec. 2020 [info]
- Follow the "view webinar" link to access a recording of this discussion.

Related post:

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1


*Seminar: The impact of European policy on the migration crisis, 19 January 2021 [info]

Blog posts & press:

Briefing: New UK approach to refugees and safe third countries (Free Movement Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

"Death on the Central Mediterranean: 2013-2020," The New Humanitarian, 12 Jan. 2021 [text]

GCM Implementation: Regional Review of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: Belgium (RLI Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

"How COVID-19 made it harder to find safety in the EU," The New Humanitarian, 7 Jan. 2021 [text]

"The Impact of the Second Wave of Lockdowns on the Position of People on the Move," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 11 Dec. 2020 [text]
- Includes links to an updated ECRE information sheet and EASO report on COVID-19.

The New Pact on Migration and Asylum: Human Rights challenges to border procedures (RLI Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

Unpacking the new EU approach to asylum and migration (Rethinking Refuge, Jan. 2021) [text]

New open access book:

Contested Solidarity: Practices of Refugee Support between Humanitarian Help and Political Activism (transcript, 2020) [open access]
- "In the summer of 2015, an extraordinary number of German residents felt an urge to provide help to refugees. Doing good, however, is not as simple and straightforward as it might appear. Practices of solidarity are intertwined with questions of power. They are situated, relative and contested, unfolding in an ambivalent space between humanitarianism and political activism. This ethnographic account of the German 'welcome culture' provides insights into the contested practices, imaginaries, interests and politics of refugee solidarity. Drawing on works from critical migration studies to social anthropology, Larissa Fleischmann develops an empirically grounded understanding of solidarity in migration societies."


Black Book of Pushbacks
, 2 vols. (Border Violence Monitoring Network, Dec. 2020) [access]
- Note: Also available via Statewatch.

Handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration, 3rd ed. (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, Dec. 2020) [access]
- Available in four languages.

Migration: Fundamental rights issues at land borders (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, Dec. 2020) [text]

Relying on a Fiction: New Amendments to the Asylum Procedures Regulation (ECRE, Dec. 2020) [text]
- See also related ECRE comments.

Screening out rights? Delays, Detention, Data concerns and the EU’s Proposal for a Pre-entry Screening process (ECRE, Dec. 2020) [text]
- See also related ECRE comments.

Ukraine: Adapting Pre-Existing Housing Schemes to Meet IDPs’ Specific Needs (Global Protection Cluster, Dec. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

UNHCR's Recommendations for the Portuguese and Slovenian Presidencies of the Council of the European Union (EU) (UNHCR, Jan. 2021) [text]
- See also two related press releases, here and here.


Related posts:

11 January 2021

Opportunities: More Jan. 2021 & New Feb. 2021

 2021 Model UN Refugee Challenge [info]
- "MUN organizers should register for the Challenge at least 6 weeks before the start of their MUN conference."

Call for registration: Beyond the Borders: To What Extent Do States Have Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations?, 13 January 2021 [info]

Call for applications: Humanitarian Education Accelerator [info]
- The deadline is 15 January 2021. More info is available in the applicants' guide.

*CFP: African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal [info]
- Contributions sought for special issue on "Migration, Human Trafficking, and Displacement in the Horn of Africa." Submit proposals by 15 January 2021.

Job announcement: Assistant Professor, Climate Change and Human Migration, Univ. of British Columbia [info]
- Apply by 15 January 2021.

Job announcement: Research Fellow, International Security Programme, Chatham House [info]
- Apply by 18 January 2021.

Call for registration: 70 Years Protecting People Forced to Flee: Virtual Conference on the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 18, 19, 21, 27 January 2021 [info]

Panel discussion: The First 100 Days: Refugee Policy in the New Administration & Congress, 19 January 2021 [info]

Call for participation: Information Session on "Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate Students Program," 21 January 2021 [info]
- Note: This initiative "offers students from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) a unique opportunity to pursue higher education and earn a master degree at The American University in Cairo" in several graduate programs including Migration and Refugee Studies.

Call for registration: Re-examining Displacement in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change: A Pacific Perspective, 21 January 2021 [info]

Call for registration: The Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Reflections from the Region, 21 January 2021 [info]

Launch: Special Issue of Refugee Survey Quarterly on Internal Displacement, 21 January 2021 [info]

*Seminar: Shifting the Gaze: Southern-led Humanitarian Responses to Displacement, 21 January 2021 [info]

Webinar: State of Emergency and Immigration Detention: The Grey Areas of the Right to Liberty, 26 January 2021 [info]

Call for registration: From Displacement to Development: Challenges and Opportunities to the Economic Inclusion of Venezuelans in Colombia, 27 January 2021 [info]

CFP: Papers on "COVID-19 and Forced Migration," IASFM18 [info]
- Note this is an additional CFP. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2021.

Call for applications: MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies, Refugee Law Initiative [info]
- The next application deadline for this distance study programme is 1 February 2021. Note that there are various scholarship and bursary offerings to support participation, including a new one available to current UNHCR staff members. 

Call for applications: PhD Scholarship, Creating Accountability: Improving Responses to Forced Displacement Crimes, Univ. of Wollongong, Australia [info]
- Apply by 5 February 2021.

CFP: Demi-journées des Jeunes Chercheurs, SFDI 2021, 3 & 10 Juin 2021 [info]
- The two themes are "Le trafic de migrants en droit international" and "Exilés de guerre et droit international." The submission deadline is 15 February 2021.

Seminar: Legal Responses to Cross-border ‘Environmental’ Mobility, 10 February 2021 [info]

CFP: Adjudicating Refugee Claims in Practice: Advocacy and Experience at Asylum Court Appeals, Online, 30 June-3 July 2021 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 26 February 2021.

Call for nominations: Nansen Refugee Award 2021 [info]
- The deadline is 28 February 2021.


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New Issue of RSQ & Related Launch Event

The latest issue of Refugee Survey Quarterly (RSQ) has been published. The theme is "Improving Attention to Internal Displacement Globally." Note that all 22 articles are freely available - 20 are accessible for a limited period of three months, and two are open access. Contents of vol. 39, no. 4, Dec. 2020 include:
  • Improving Attention to Internal Displacement Globally: An Introduction to the Special Issue [free full-text]
  • The Role of Law and Policy in Fostering Responsibility and Accountability of Governments Towards Internally Displaced Persons [free full-text]
  • Enhancing State-to-State Dialogue on Internal Displacement: Current Global Fora and Future Prospects [free full-text]
  • Incentivising Political Will for the Response to Internal Displacement: The Role of NGOs in Latin America [free full-text]
  • Triple Nexus Implementation and Implications for Durable Solutions for Internal Displacement: On Paper and in Practice [open access]
  • Financing Opportunities for Durable Solutions to Internal Displacement: Building on Current Thinking and Practice [free full-text]
  • When Internal Displacement Meets Urbanisation: Making Cities Work for Internally Displaced People [free full-text]
  • A Tale of Two Cities - IDPs Plan for Their Durable Solutions in Darfur [free full-text]
  • Why Displaced Farmers Do Not Return to Agriculture? Lessons from Iraq [free full-text]
  • Success Twinned by Challenge: An Urban IDP Response in Ethiopia [free full-text]
  • The Upward Spiral Towards Local Integration of IDPs: Agency and Economics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo [open access]
  • The Impacts of Internal Displacement on Local Communities: Examples from Ethiopia and Somalia [free full-text]
  • Community Resilience and the Return of Iraqi IDPs with Perceived Affiliation to the Islamic State [free full-text]
  • A Human Rights-based Approach to Internal Displacement in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change [free full-text]
  • Technological Disasters and Displacement in Developed World: What Should We Learn from Fukushima IDPs? [free full-text]
  • Displacing Evacuations: A Blind Spot in Disaster Displacement Research [free full-text]
  • Internal Displacement and COVID-19: Taking Stock and Looking Forward [free full-text]
  • Displacements in the Philippines in a Post-COVID-19 World: A Recovery Focus [free full-text]
  • Should Internal Migrants Who Cannot Return Home due to COVID-19 Be Treated as Disaster IDPs? Lessons from India [free full-text]
  • The Politics of IDP Data [free full-text]
  • The Question of Data in Internal Displacement Law-and-Policy-making [free full-text]
  • Internal Displacement, Internal Migration, and Refugee Flows: Connecting the Dots [free full-text]

An online launch of the special issue will take place on 21 January 2021. Organized by the Refugee Law Initiative's Internal Displacement Research Programme, the Zoom roundtable will draw "on the Special Issue to debate the state of research on internal displacement: Why is there so little research on the topic? Why does that matter for academic debate and practical action on IDPs? The event speaks directly to IDP and related fields, including refugees, development and peacebuilding."

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