08 August 2017

Admin: Summer Break

This blog will be quiet for a little while!

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

Fire Risk Reduction Assessment of Vulnerable Displaced Syrian Populations and Host Community in Lebanon (Save the Children, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Fitting Aid to Context: Community Experiences of Aid Delivery in Northern Syria (IIED, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

How Libya’s Fezzan Became Europe’s New Border (International Crisis Group, July 2017) [text]

‘I Just Had to Go Back’: Syrian Repatriates Speak of Return (Refuges Deeply, July 2017) [text]

*Justice for Stability: Addressing the Impact of Mass Displacement on Lebanon’s Justice System (International Alert, Feb. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

*Management Response to "Beyond Humanitarian Assistance? UNHCR and the Response to Syrian Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon, January 2013-April 2014" (UNHCR, updated April 2017)

Migration between the Horn of Africa and Yemen: A Study of Puntland, Djibouti and Yemen (Research and Evidence Facility on Migration in the Horn of Africa, July 2017) [access]
- Follow link and scroll to bottom of document list for report and executive summary.

"Migration Diplomacy in the Global South: Cooperation, Coercion and Issue Linkage in Gaddafi's Libya," Third World Quarterly, Latest Articles, 28 July 2017 [full-text via Academia.edu]

"Most of the men want to leave": Armed Groups, Displacement and the Gendered Webs of Vulnerability in Syria (International Alert, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

*Precarious Living: Access to Housing in Transit for Refugees and Other Migrants (Mixed Migration Platform, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Seeking Asylum in Israel: Refugees and the History of Migration Law (I.B. Tauris, 2017) [full-text via Academia.edu]
- Follow link to access the introductory and concluding chapters.

Syrian Refugee Onward Migration from Jordan to Europe (DFID, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Syrian Refugees Israelis Prefer to Forget," +972 Magazine, 18 July 2017 [text]

UNHCR Cash Assistance: Improving Refugee Lives and Supporting Local Economies (UNHCR, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Unwelcome Stranger: An African Asylum Seeker in Israel (IRIN, 31 July 2017) [text]

Zaatari Camp 5 Years Old: 80,000 Syrian Refugees Displaced for Far Too Long (NRC, July 2017) [text]


Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Syria (18 July 2017)
- Regional Focus: MENA (17 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

07 August 2017

Regional Focus: Americas

Dangerous Territory: Mexico Still Not Safe for Refugees (Human Rights First, July 2017) [text]

"El Salvadoran Asylum Seeker Takes Canada to Court over Refugee Law," Reuters, 6 July 2017 [text]

"A Flawed Asylum System in Mexico, Strained Further by U.S. Changes," New York Times, 5 Aug. 2017 [text]

"Holding Refugees Hostage at Legal Aid Ontario," Slaw: Canada's Online Legal Magazine, 19 June 2017 [text]

"Mexico Becomes a Destination for Migrants," The Economist, 27 July 2017 [text]

Migrant Deaths on the US-Mexico Border (IOM, Aug. 2017) [text]
- See also related Guardian article and IOM press release.

"Montreal Turns Stadium into Welcome Centre for Asylum Seekers from US," The Guardian, 2 Aug. 2017 [text]

Strengthening Mexico’s Protection of Central American Unaccompanied Minors in Transit (Migration Policy Institute, July 2017) [text]

US and Mexico Immigration: Portraits of Guatemalan Refugees in Limbo (The Conversation, Aug. 2017) [text]

Venezuela is Imploding: These Citizens Were Desperate to Escape (Human Rights First, Aug. 2017) [text]

Violence, Development, and Migration Waves: Evidence from Central American Child Migrant Apprehensions, Working Paper 459 (Center for Global Development, July 2017) [text]
- See also related blog post.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (17 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

04 August 2017

Thematic Focus: General

Displacement and Disconnection? Exploring the Role of Social Networks in the Livelihoods of Refugees in Gaziantep, Nairobi, and Peshawar (Urban Institute, June 2017) [text]
- See also related City Lab article.

Do Refugees Spread or Reduce Conflict? (Princeton Univ., July 2017) [preprint]

Estoril Conferences 2017, Cascais, Portugal, 29-31 May 2017 [info]
- The theme was "Global Migration." Follow link for position paper. Videos of RSC speakers are available here, while other videos can be accessed here.

A Glimpse into the Future: Migration (World Economic Forum, Aug. 2017) [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

The International Migration System: Reflections on the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead, Washington, DC, 13 July 2017 [info]
- Follow link for video.

'Migrants in Vulnerable Situations': UNHCR's Perspective (UNHCR, June 2017) [text]

"Misreading Mobility? Bureaucratic Politics and Blindness in UN Migration Reports," Development and Change, Early View, 26 July 2017 [full-text via Academia.edu]

"UNHCR’s Origins and Early History: Agency, Influence, and Power in Global Refugee Policy," Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugee Issues,vol. 33, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

Who Is Anti-Migrant? The Personality Traits Behind Prejudice (Refugee Research Blog, Aug. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (25 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

03 August 2017

Thematic Focus: Children

Children on the Move in Italy and Greece Report (UNICEF & REACH, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Eritrean Children Who Cross Borders and Deserts Alone (IRIN, July 2017) [text]

'I've Moved, My Rights Haven't': Towards a Global Action Plan for Children Forced to Flee (War Child, Sept. 2016) [text via ALNAP]

No Way to Treat Children Fleeing Danger (Human Rights Watch, Aug. 2017) [text]

"The Reception and Processing of Minors in the United States in Comparison toTthat of Australia and Canada: Would Being a Party to the UN Convention on the Right of the Child Make a Difference in U.S. Courts?," Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, vol. 40, no. 2 (Summer 2017) [full-text]

*Strengthening Mexico’s Protection of Central American Unaccompanied Minors in Transit (Migration Policy Institute, July 2017) [text]

"Support at Home and in School Tied to Resilience in Child Refugees," Reuters, 21 July 2017 [text]
- Discusses findings reported in this recent study.

Truth or Dare: A Framework for Analyzing Credibility in Children Seeking Asylum (Cornell Law School, May 2017) [text]
- "[A]warded first place in Cornell Law Library's Robert Cantwell Prize for Exemplary Student Research in 2017."

Uncertain Futures: A Briefing Note on the Situation for Unaccompanied and Separated Refugee Children in Greece (IRC, July 2017) [text]

Violence, Development, and Migration Waves: Evidence from Central American Child Migrant Apprehensions, Working Paper 459 (Center for Global Development, July 2017) [text]
- See also related blog post.


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children (20 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe

Addressing the Diversity of Asylum-seekers' Needs and Aspirations: A Report to the Volkswagen Foundation, Working Paper, no. 17-05 (Max Planck, June 2017) [text]

Breaking the Impasse: Reducing Protracted Internal Displacement as a Collective Outcome - Case Study: Ukraine (OCHA, July 2017) [text]

Dynamics of Migration across the Mediterranean, Policy Briefing (Mediterranean Migration Research Programme, July 2017) [text]

European Citizens Want Information on Migration – not Higher Walls (The Conversation, Aug. 2017) [text]

From Temporary Protection to Transit Migration: Responses to Refugee Crises Along the Western Balkan Route, EUI Working Paper, no. RSCAS 2017/35 (European Univ. Institute, July 2017) [text]

How Complex are the UK Immigration Rules and Is This a Problem? (Free Movement Blog, Aug. 2017) [text]

How Expensive are UK Immigration Applications and Is This a Problem? (Free Movement Blog, Aug. 2017) [text]

Improving Policy for Search and Rescue of Migrants in the Mediterranean and Identifying the Dead, Policy Briefing (Mediterranean Migration Research Programme, July 2017) [text]

Italy: Navy Support for Libya May Endanger Migrants (Human Rights Watch, Aug. 2017) [text]

"The Limits of Procedural Discretion: Unequal Treatment and Vulnerability in Britain’s Asylum Appeals," Social & Legal Studies, OnlineFirst, 28 July 2017 [open access]

Mapping the Refugee Reception in the Mediterranean (EVI-MED Project, June 2017) [text]

Nordic Asylum Law Seminar, Reykjavík, 29-30 May 2017 [info]
- Abstracts and some papers are now available. Select from menu on the left.

Returning Rejected Asylum Seekers: Practices and Challenges in Ireland (Economic and Social Research Institute, July 2017) [text]

Spain: Migrants Held in Poor Conditions (Human Rights Watch, July 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (2 Aug. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Events & Opportunities: More August 2017/New September 2017

Workshop: Disrupting the Human Trafficking-Migration Nexus, Boston, 27-28 October 2017 [info]
- Ticket sales end 6 August 2017.

Panel discussion: Out of Syria, Searching for Safety: Creative Approaches to Refugee Protection, Sydney, 9 August 2017 [info]

CFP: Crossing Boundaries, Crossing Borders: Forced Migration and Resettlement for Queer Refugees, Panel at Wither Refugees? Restrictionism, Crises and Precarity Writ Large, IASFM Annual Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, 24-27 July 2018 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 15 August 2017.

CFP: Cross-regional Dialogues on Refugee Integration, Panel at Wither Refugees? Restrictionism, Crises and Precarity Writ Large, IASFM Annual Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, 24-27 July 2018 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 25 August 2017.

CFP: Immigration Law Section, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, San Diego, CA, January 2018 [info]
- Submit draft by 31 August 2017.

CFP: The International Human Right to a Nationality, the Prevention of Statelessness and the Protection of Stateless Individuals in the 21st Century, Mafikeng, South Africa, 31 October-2 November 2017 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 31 August 2017.

CFP: Migration Studies [info]
- Contributions sought for special issue on "Trump, Brexit, and the Turbulent Politics of Migration." Submission deadline is 1 September 2017.

CFP: Tackling Root Causes? EU Aid and Governance to Control Migration, Nottingham, UK, 7-8 November 2017 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 1 September 2017.

Courses: MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies, Univ. of London [info]
- Next application deadline is 1 September 2017.

Survey: Online Invitation to Submit Best Practices, Experiences and Lessons Learned, to Contribute to the Development of a Draft Global Action Plan to Promote the Health of Refugees and Migrants [info]
- Please participate by 10 September  2017.

CFP: Statelessness Working Paper Series [info]
- Submission deadline is 15 September 2017.

Call for entries: Global Migration Film Festival, 5-8 December 2017 [info]
- Film submission deadline is 17 September  2017.

Launch event: Observatory of Public Attitudes to Migration, Brussels, 20 September 2017 [info]

Workshop: Migrants' and Diaspora Responses to the Rise of Right-Wing Populism, London, 26 September 2017 [info]

CFP: Wither Refugees? Restrictionism, Crises and Precarity Writ Large, IASFM Annual Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, 24-27 July 2018 [info]
- Deadline for all proposals is 30 September 2017.

CFP: Migration and Society [info]
- Contributions sought for inaugural issue of new journal; theme is "Hospitality and Hostility towards Migrants: Global Perspectives." Submit articles by 30 September 2017.

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: More July 2017/New August 2017

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

02 August 2017

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Aid Credibility at Stake as Donors Haggle Over Reporting Rules (IRIN, July 2017) [text]

Cash or In-kind? Why Not Both? Response Analysis Lessons from Multimodal Programming (USAID et al., July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Future of Aid: INGOs in 2030 (Inter-Agency Regional Analysts Network, July 2017) [text]
- See also related web site and Guardian article.

*Harmonizing Donor Reporting (GPPI, Feb. 2017) [text]

The IASC and the Global Humanitarian Coordination Architecture: How Can NGOs Engage? (ICVA, July 2017) [text]
- See also more info.

Monitoring & Evaluation: Minimum Standards and Guidelines (Norwegian Refugee Council, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

MSF Committed to Saving Lives on Mediterranean but Will Not Sign the Italian “Code of Conduct” (MSF, July 2017) [text]

NGO Fora Advocacy Guide: Delivering Joint Advocacy (ICVA, July 2017) [text]

Placing Accountability at the Heart of Humanitarian Assistance: Lessons from the Listen Learn Act Project (DanChurchAid, Save the Children & Ground Truth Solutions, April 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Spotting Dubious Data (ACAPS, Aug. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Follow link for handy infographic.


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (14 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe

"Asylum in Finland? The 2015 Asylum Seekers and the Asylum Processes in Finland," Chapter in  (Univ. of Turku, EMN & URMI, 2017) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 157; for reference, this book is predominantly in Finnish. 

Asylum Seekers in Lesvos, Greece, 2016-2017 (Univ. of Turku, 2017) [text via ResearchGate]

How Refugees are Fighting Back against Border Controls (The Conversation, July 2017) [text]

Language & Comprehension Barriers in Greece’s Migration Crisis: A Study on the Multitude of Languages and Comprehension of Material Provided to Refugees and Migrants in Greece (Save the Children & Translators without Borders, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

‘Like Living in Hell’: Police Abuses against Child and Adult Migrants in Calais (Human Rights Watch, July 2017) [text]

The ‘Migration Crisis’ in Europe: A Geohistorical Interpretation (RLI Blog, Aug. 2017) [text]

The Politics of Fantasy: Immigration Policy in the UK after Brexit (Civitas, June 2017) [text]

Reception of Asylum-seekers – Recast Directive [Legislation in Progress] (EPRS, July 2017) [text]

Strong Partnership with North Africa Lacking but Necessary in Europe’s Refugee Response (The Migrationist Blog, July 2017) [text]

Why Offshore Processing of Refugees Bound for Europe is Such a Bad Idea (The Conversation, ) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (25 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

01 August 2017

New Book Titles

Please visit my Pinterest page to learn about new books due out in August 2017. I have also included a few additional titles in the July 2017, June 2017, and New Legal Texts book boards.

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

August 2017:

Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Ulrike Krause, eds., Gender, Violence, Refugees, Berghahn Books, Aug. 2017

Carolus Grütters, Sandra Mantu & Paul Minderhoud, eds., Migration on the Move: Essays on the Dynamics of Migration, Brill/Nijhoff, Aug. 2017

Maeve Glavey, New Migration Realities: Inclusive Narratives, Policy Network, Aug. 2017

July 2017:

Marie-José Tubiana & Philip O'Prey (transl.), Forced to Flee: Stories of Asylum Seekers from Darfur, Sudan, Editions L'Harmattan, July 2017

Angeliki Dimitriadi, Irregular Afghan Migration to Europe: At the Margins, Looking In, Palgrave Macmillan, July 2017

Heike Wieters, The NGO CARE and Food Aid from America 1945-80: 'Showered with kindness'?, Manchester University Press, July 2017

Keren Weitzberg, We Do Not Have Borders: Greater Somalia and the Predicaments of Belonging in Kenya, Ohio University Press, July 2017

June 2017:

Jayne Persian, Beautiful Balts: From Displaced Persons to New Australians, New South Books, June 2017

Stefan Salomon, Lisa Heschl, Gerd Oberleitner & Wolfgang Benedek, eds., Blurring Boundaries: Human Security and Forced Migration, Brill/Nijhoff, June 2017

Martina Boese & Vince Marotta, eds., Critical Reflections on Migration, ‘Race’ and Multiculturalism: Australia in a Global Context, Routledge, June 2017

New Legal Texts:

Robin Geiss, Andreas Zimmermann & Stefanie Haumer, eds., Humanizing the Laws of War: The Red Cross and the Development of International Humanitarian Law, Cambridge University Press, June 2017

Mary Crock, Laura Smith-Khan, Ron McCallum & Ben Saul, The Legal Protection of Refugees with Disabilities: Forgotten and Invisible?, Edward Elgar, Aug. 2017

Sarker Shuvro Prosun, Refugee Law in India: The Road from Ambiguity to Protection, Springer, Aug. 2017

Tagged Books.

31 July 2017

Open Access Round-up: 31 July 2017

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 15 July 2017. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

"Pathways to Educational Success among Refugees: Connecting Locally and Globally Situated resources," American Educational Research Journal, OnlineFirst, 7 July 2017
- Postprint version of article.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles, health-related:

"Accelerated Training of Skilled Birth Attendants in a Marginalized Population on the Thai-Myanmar Border: A Multiple Methods Program Evaluation," PLoS ONE 11(10): e0164363 (Oct. 2016)

"Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Prevention amongst Syrian Refugees: Mixed Methods Study of Médecins Sans Frontières Programme in Jordan," Conflict and Health, 11:14 (July 2017)

"The Centrality of Social Ties to Climate Migration and Mental Health," BMC Public Health, 17:600 (July 2017)

"Dietary Diversity is Related to Socioeconomic Status among Adult Saharawi Refugees Living in Algeria," BMC Public Health, 17:621 (July 2017)

"The Effect of Ginkgo Biloba and Psycho-education on Stress, Anxiety and Fatigue among Refugees," Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare, 27 June 2017

"High-risk Human Papillomavirus Infection and Abnormal Cervical Cytology among Nepali and Bhutanese Refugee Women Living in Eastern Nepal," BMC Infectious Diseases, 17:73 (Jan. 2017)

"The Impact of the Asylum Process on Mental Health: A Longitudinal Study of Unaccompanied Refugee Minors in Norway," BMJ Open, 7:e015157 (June 2017)

"The Relationship of Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in a Culturally Distinct, Conflict-affected Population: A Study among West Papuan Refugees Displaced to Papua New Guinea," Frontiers in Psychiatry, 8:73 (May 2017)

Articles, other topics:

"Moving Beyond Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Trump: Principles, Interests, and Policies to Guide Long-Term Reform of the US Immigration System," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 3 (2017)

"A Statistical and Demographic Profile of the US Temporary Protected Status Populations from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 3 (2017)


Social Inclusion, vol. 5, no. 2 (2017)
- Theme is "Perspectives on Human Trafficking and Modern Forms of Slavery."

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Evaluation of the Field Performance of ImmunoCard STAT!® Rapid Diagnostic Test for Rotavirus in Dadaab Refugee Camp and at the Kenya–Somalia Border," American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 96, no. 6 (June 2017)

"'Getting angry with honest people': The Illicit Market for Immigrant 'Papers' in Cape Town, South Africa," Migration Studies, vol. 5, no. 2 (July 2017)

"Recommendations for Canadian Mental Health Practitioners Working with War-Exposed Immigrants and Refugees," Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, e-First Article, 30 June 2017

Law Reviews


"Protecting Asylum-Seekers Prior to Determination of Refugee Status: Reinterpreting the Refugee Convention and Assessing Contemporary State Practice on Non-Refoulement," IIUM Law Journal, vol. 25, no. 1 (2017)

"The Refugee Crisis as Civil Liberties Crisis," Columbia Law Review, vol. 117, no. 5 (2017)

"Transforming Crime-Based Deportation," New York University Law Review, vol. 92, no. 3 (June 2017)

"The Unreviewable Executive? National Security and the Limits of Plenary Power," Tennessee Law Review, vol. 84, no. 3 (2017)

"Vulnerability on Trial: Protection of Migrant Children's Rights in the Jurisprudence of International Human Rights Courts," Boston University International Law Journal, vol. 36, no. 1 (Forthcoming, 2018)


AJIL Unboundvol. 111 (2017)
- Theme is "Symposium on Framing Global Migration Law – Part II," with eight articles.

Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, vol. 40, no. 2 (Summer 2017)
- Migration-related issue jointly published with the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal.

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 15 July 2017

Tagged Publications.