24 October 2020

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2

 Reports & journal articles:

100+ Policy Changes that Have Devastated Immigrants and Asylum Seekers (Immigrant Legal Resource Center & Univ. of San Francisco, Oct. 2020) [access]
- See also earlier related MPI report on "Dismantling and Reconstructing the U.S. Immigration System: A Catalog of Changes under the Trump Presidency."

"Challenges in Founding and Developing Medical School Student-Run Asylum Clinics," Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Latest Articles, 21 Oct. 2020 [open access]

DHS Run Amok? A Reckless Overseas Operation, Violations, and Lies (US Senate, Oct. 2020) [text]
- See also related Immigration Impact blog post and Vice news story.

"Immigrants and the Right to Health Care in the Era of COVID-19," Hispanic Health Care International, OnlineFirst, 17 Sept. 2020 [free full-text]

Report on the Independence of the Immigration Courts (NYC Bar Assoc., Oct. 2020) [text]

Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Families through Home Visiting: Innovative State and Local Approaches, Policy Brief (Migration Policy Institute, Oct. 2020) [text]

Temporary Protected Status for Central American Immigrants: Advancing Immigrant Integration Despite Its Uncertainty (UCLA, Sept. 2020) [text]

Related post:


Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1

Election focus:

2020 Election Guide (American Immigration Lawyers Assoc.) [access]

'Criminal': Trump and Biden square off on immigration (ImmigrationProf Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

International Law and the 2020 Presidential Election: What is at Stake [access]
- Scroll down for the video recording of session four, "Give me your tired, your poor: US approaches to immigration and asylum under international law."

International Migration, vol. 58, no. 5 (Oct. 2020) [free full-text]
- Scroll down to view three freely available commentaries relating to immigration and US presidential election.

"Trump reshaped the US immigration system — but it’s been ignored at the debates," Vox, 8 Oct. 2020 [text]

"Trump's and Biden's Plans on Immigration," NPR, 16 Oct. 2020 [text]

"The U.S. Presidential Campaign Cements Political Parties’ Deepening Schism on Immigration," Migration Information Source, 1 Oct. 2020 [text]

"What’s at stake in the US election for refugees and asylum?," The New Humanitarian, 5 Oct. 2020 [text]

Opportunities:

Symposium: Immigration, asylum, and national security: A comparative perspective, 26 October 2020 [info]
- Panel 2 focuses on "U.S. immigration policy: what’s coming next."

CFP: Emerging Immigration Scholars Workshops Winter 2021 [info]
- Submission deadline is 1 November 2020.

Blog posts & press:

Advocates and Historians Call on National Archives to Retain Records on CBP Misconduct (RI Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

Book Review: The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America (Border Criminologies Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

CDC Director Doubles Down on Endangering Asylum Seekers (Human Rights Watch, Oct. 2020) [text]

Expert Reports in Asylum Cases (The Asylumist Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

"Hong Kong Residents are Getting Political Asylum in the U.S.," NPR, 14 Oct. 2020 [text]

How U.S. Immigration Policy Creates a Robust Soft Power Advantage for America (Niskanen Center Blog, Sept. 2020) [text]

"Inside the Refugee Camp on America's Doorstep," New York Times, 23 Oct. 2020 [text]

New Bars to Asylum for Criminals and Almost Criminals (The Asylumist Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

"Pence ordered borders closed after CDC experts refused," AP News, 3 Oct. 2020 [text]

The President and Immigration Law: Introduction to a Just Security Series (Just Security Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]
- Follow this link for all posts in this series.

Proposed Asylum Rule Will Severely Limit Eligibility (ImmigrationProf Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

"Trump administration alters and downplays human rights abuses in reports," The Guardian, 21 Oct. 2020 [text]

The U.S. Asylum Cooperation Agreements: A human rights conundrum (RLI Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

USCIS Issues Policy Guidance Regarding Inadmissibility Based on Membership in a Totalitarian Party (ImmigrationProf Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

For more news and updates on US immigration & asylum developments, check out the weekly Migratory Notes resource. 

Related posts:

23 October 2020

News: High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges

This year's High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges kicked off on 21 Oct. 2020 with its first virtual session. Four subsequent sessions will be held in November and December (two each month). The overall theme is "Protection and Resilience during Pandemics." 

The opening session included "an inspiring group of five refugees and a Sustainable Development Goals advocate who are engaged in the response to the pandemic. ... [They shared] their experiences and discuss[ed] the protection and resilience challenges posed by the pandemic, solutions that can help us in the future, and lessons learned that could help us to confront other global challenges, such as displacement related to climate change and disasters. These exchanges and testimonies will set the stage for the discussions in the virtual sessions to follow." Follow this link for a bio of each of the participants and access to a video recording of the discussion. See also this related news story.

More information about upcoming sessions and access to concept notes and statements can be found on the Dialogue's web page.



Thematic Focus: Solutions

Opportunity:

Job announcement: Senior Policy and Project Officer, Rural Integration, ICMC [info]
- Apply by 28 October 2020.
 
Blog posts & press:

"Australia to Reduce Refugee Intake under COVID-19 Budget Cuts," VOA News, 10 Oct. 2020 [text]

International Refugee Sponsorship Programs: The Current State of Play (Niskanen Center Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

The Refugee Consultation Process Has Failed. Here’s How Congress Can Reassert Authority (Niskanen Center Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on the US.

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon are Misled on Their Chances of Coming to Canada (The Conversation, Oct. 2020) [text]

US, Australia Hit New Lows on Refugee Resettlement (Human Rights Watch, Oct. 2020) [text]

When Refugees Become Migrants: State ‘Cherry-picking’ for Refugee Protection (RLI Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on resettlement.

Reports & journal articles:

AMIF: Incentivising Resettlement, Relocation and Integration, Not Dublin Returns (ECRE, Oct. 2020) [text]

Burundi: Urgent Funding Requirements - Voluntary Repatriation of Burundian Refugees Returning from Rwanda and Tanzania (September - December 2020) (UNHCR, Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Debunking “Extreme Vetting”: Recommendations to Build Back the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (International Refugee Assistance Project, Oct. 2020) [text]

"Failed Promise of Equality: Iranian Women’s Integration in the Netherlands," International Migration, Early View, 15 Oct. 2020 [open access]

The Future of Refugee Resettlement & Complementary Pathways: Strengthening Sustainable and Strategic Humanitarian Solutions for Refugees (Church World Service, Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Kinship between Refugee and Family Sponsorship, Working Paper, no. 4 (Ryerson Univ., Aug. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Canada.

"Linking Migration Aspirations to Integration Prospects: The Experience of Syrian Refugees in Sweden," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 8 Oct, 2020 [open access]

Literature Review on Best Practices in Government-funded Services Supporting the Resettlement and Integration of Government-Assisted Refugees, CSLS Research Report, no. 9 (Centre for the Study of Living Standards, Oct. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Canada. See also related appendix.

"Transition in Occupations of Refugees During Resettlement," Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol. 8, no. 4 (2020) [open access]
- Focuses on the US. 

Multimedia:

Republicans Make The Case for Refugees, Expert Panel, 20 Oct. 2020 [access]
- Focuses on the US. Follow link for video recording. 

Related post:


15 October 2020

Open Access Round-up: 15 October 2020

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 30 September 2020. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

See also this list for a quick look at different types of Open Access.

Green Open Access [info]

Articles:

"Anomaly upon Anomaly: Refugee Law and State Disintegration," International Journal of Refugee Law (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.
- Author is based in Austria.

"Complementary Protection and Encampment," Human Rights Law Review (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.
- Author is based in Ireland/Czech Rep.

"Constitutional and Procedural Pathways to Freedom from Immigration Detention: Increasing Access to Legal Representation," Georgetown Immigration Law Journal (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.
- Author is based in the US.

"Enhancing State-to-State Dialogue on Internal Displacement: Current Global Fora and Future Prospects?," Refugee Survey Quarterly (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.
- Two authors, with lead based in the UK and co-author in Ireland/Czech Rep.

"The Impact of Pretrial Detention on Immigration Case Proceedings: An Empirical Analysis," Columbia Law Review (Forthcoming)
Preprint version of article.
- Author is based in the US.

Book chapters:

"A Short History of International Refugee Law: The Early Years," Chapter in Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law (Oxford Univ. Press, Forthcoming 2021)
- Preprint version of chapter.
- Author is based in Australia/UK.

Diamond/Gold Open Access [info]

Note: The APC amount indicated is as of this writing; may vary depending on type of submission and may also be subject to change. Waiver status of authors is unknown.

Articles:

- Three authors, all based in the US. APC is 1000 CHF.

"Contesting Flexible Solidarity: Poland and the 'Migration Crisis'," Frontiers in Human Dynamics, 8 Oct. 2020
- Two authors, both based in Poland. APC is US$950.

"Detaining the Uncooperative Migrant," Journal of Law and Social Policy, vol. 33 (2020)
- Two authors, both based in Canada. No APC indicated.

"Fleeing from the Global Compact for Migration: A missed opportunity for Italy," Border Crossing, vol. 10, no. 2 (2020)
- Author is based in Italy. APC is £1160.

"Gender, Vulnerability and Everyday Resistance in Immigration Detention: Women’s Experiences of Confinement in a Portuguese Detention Facility," International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 9, no. 3 (2020)
- Three authors, with lead based in the UK and co-authors in Portugal (1) & the UK (1). No APC.

- Author is based in Turkey. APC is £1160.

"Medical Advocacy in the Face of Australian Immigration Practices: A Study of Medical Professionals Defending the Health Rights of Detained Refugees and Asylum Seekers," PLoS ONE, 15(8): e0237776 (Aug. 2020)
- Three authors, all based in Australia. APC is US$1695.

"Spatial–temporal Trends in Forced Migrant Mortality, 2014–2018," BMJ Global Health, vol. 5, no. 10 (Oct. 2020)
- Five authors, with lead based in the US and co-authors in the US (3) & Germany/South Africa (1). APC is £3000.

- Four authors, all based in Australia. APC is US$3000.

Journal issues:

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, vol. 2, no. 1 (2020) 
- Mix of seven articles.

Österreichisches Jahrbuch für Soziale Arbeit, vol. 2 (2020) 
- Issue topic focuses on "Migration and Mobility," with eight articles (six are in German and two are in English).

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Constructions of ‘the ageless’ asylum seekers: An analysis of how age is understood among professionals working within the Norwegian immigration authorities," Children & Society, Early View, 31 Aug. 2020
- Two authors, both based in Norway. APC is US$2800.

"Double burden of representation: how ethnic and refugee categorisation shapes Syrian migrants’ artistic practices in Austria," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 17 Sept. 2020
- Author is based in Austria. APC is US$3500.

"The EU Trust Fund for Africa: Geopolitical Space Making through Migration Policy Instruments," Geopolitics, Latest Articles, 13 Sept. 2020
- Author is based in Austria. APC is US$2995.

"Exclusion and Inclusion in Identification: Regulation, Displacement and Data Justice," Information Technology for Development, Latest Articles, 29 Aug. 2020
- Two authors, both based in the Netherlands. APC is US$1000.

"Family planning and Afghan refugee women and men living in Melbourne, Australia: new opportunities and transcultural tensions," Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care, vol. 22, no. 8 (2020)
- Six authors, with lead and 4 co-authors based in Australia and 1 co-author based in Australia/Kenya/Belgium. APC is US$3500.

"Identity Struggles during Resettlement: An Ethnographic Approach of Internally Displaced Adolescent Mothers in Bogotá," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 4 Oct. 2020
- Four authors, with lead based in the Netherlands/Colombia and co-authors in the Netherlands (2) & Colombia (1). APC is US$3639.

"Layered journeys: Experiences of fragmented journeys among young Afghans in Greece and Norway," Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 33, no. 2 (June 2020)
- Author is based in Norway. APC is US$3639.

"Localisation Across the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus," Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, vol. 15, no. 2 (2020)
- Two authors, both based in Qatar. APC is US$3000.

"On the move again? Residential trajectories of refugees after obtaining asylum in the Netherlands," Population, Space and Place, Early View, 30 Sept. 2020
- Three authors, all based in the Netherlands. APC is US$3700.

"Public Attitudes Towards Multiculturalism and Interculturalism in Australia," Journal of International Migration and Integration, Latest Articles, 6 Oct. 2020 
- Three authors, all based in Australia. APC is US$2750.

- Two authors, with lead based in Denmark and co-author location N/A. APC is US$2995.

"'Refugees are not welcome': Digital Racism, Online Place-making and the Evolving Categorization of Syrians in Turkey," New Media & Society, OnlineFirst, 10 Sept. 2020
- Three authors, all based in the UK. APC is US$3000.

"Refugees who mean business: Economic activities in and around the Rohingya settlements in Bangladesh," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 16 Sept. 2020
- Five authors, all based in the US. APC is US$3639.

"Safety Among Newly Resettled Refugees in the USA," Journal of International Migration and Integration, Latest Articles, 3 Oct. 2020
- Five authors, all based in the US. APC is US$2750.

"Self-Sovereignty for Refugees? The Contested Horizons of Digital Identity," Geopolitics, Latest Articles, 4 Oct. 2020
- Author is based in the UK. APC is US$2995.

"Understanding the Crisis of Refugee Law: Legal Scholarship and the EU Asylum System," Leiden Journal of International Law, First View, 2 Oct. 2020 
- Three authors, with lead based in the United Arab Emirates and co-authors in Sweden (1) & Denmark (1). APC is US$3070.

Law Reviews

Note: These articles are considered Bronze Open Access, i.e., they are free-to-read but no other permissions are associated with them. 

"A Well-founded Fear of Being Persecuted ... But When?," Sydney Law Review, vol. 42, no. 2 (June 2020)
- Four authors, all based in Australia.

Related post:

Events & Opportunities: More October & New November 2020

Panel briefing: Republicans Make the Case for Refugees, 20 October 2020 [info]
- Focus is on resettlement to the US.

Webinar: COVID-19 and Forced Displacement in the Global South, 20 October 2020 [info]

Seminar series: Refugee Studies Centre, Michaelmas term 2020 [info]
- Seminars take place weekly through early December; the first will focus on "Deporting extremists: a qualified defence," and will be held on 21 October 2020.

Job announcement: Co-Editor, Forced Migration Review [info]
- Apply by 23 October 2020.

Expert panel: Why gender matters to internal displacement, Online, 26 October 2020 [info]

CFP: Forced Migration Review [info
- Contributions sought for a short mini-feature on "Missing Migrants." Submission deadline is 2 November 2020.

Job announcement: Departmental Lecturer in Forced Migration, Refugee Studies Centre [info]
- Apply by 2 November 2020.

Lecture: Refugees as Active Agents in Peacebuilding-Processes, Online, 18 November 2020 [info]
- Register by 11 November 2020.

Expert forum: The Two UN Compacts – Refugees and Migrants: Challenges and Implementation in Europe, Online, 13-14 November 2020 [info]

Call for registration: New Frontiers of Refugee Law in a Closed World, Online, 17-20 November 2020 [info]

Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2020: Democracy after Right-Wing Populism, Online, 18 November 2020 [info]

Expert forum: Opportunity or Threat: Receiving Refugees in Canada and the Effects of the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migrants, Online, 20 November 2020 [info]

Expert forum: International protection and the Global Compacts in the time of Covid-19: lessons and challenges from South(ern) Africa, Online, 26 November 2020 [info]

Call for comments: Draft minimum standard dataset for the search of missing migrants [info]
- Submission deadline is 30 November 2020.

Call for entries: 2021 Ockenden International Prizes [info]
- Submission deadline is 30 November 2020.

Related posts:

14 October 2020

News: EXCOM 2020 Wrap-up

The 71st session of UNHCR's Executive Committee took place last week, from 5-9 October 2020. Video of the keynotes and the general debate have been posted on the session's web page. Also available are:

- the opening and closing statements of the High Commissioner (see also related UNHCR news story);
- written statements presented by delegations during the general debate (note that not all may be available yet);
- the statement of the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection (see also related UNHCR news story);
- delegation statements during the consideration of reports relating to international protection;
- An oral review of the annual UNHCR/NGO consultation was also provided (the original July meeting was deferred to September);
- NGO statements are available on ICVA's web site.

The draft report of the session, which provides a summary of the discussions, has not yet been posted. Visit the web page for the 71st session to view additional reports, regional updates and other related documentation. 

Related post:


Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 2

Reports:

Becoming an Adult in Internal Displacement key: Figures, Challenges and Opportunities for Internally Displaced Youth (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre & Plan International, Sept. 2020) [text]

COVID-19 Impact on Stranded Migrants, COVID-19 Return Taskforce Issue Brief (IOM, Oct. 2020) [text]

Drivers of Migration: A Synthesis of Knowledge, Working Paper, no 163 (International Migration Institute, 2020) [text]

Impact of COVID-19 on Protection Risks for Refugees and Migrants, COVID-19 Global Thematic Update, no. 2 (Mixed Migration Centre, Oct. 2020) [text]

Note on Protection of Migrants in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic (ICRC, Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

A Region on the Move: Mid-year Mobility Overview, January to June 2020 (IOM, Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

A Restriction of Responsibility-Sharing: Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Compact on Refugees (Danish Refugee Council, Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Multimedia:

Seeking Asylum during COVID-19: Jesuit Refugee Service’s Continued Advocacy on Behalf of Asylum Seekers, IIHA Webinar Series, 15 Sept. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video recording.

*What is a Migration Crisis?, Webinar, 13 Oct. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video recording.

*UPDATED

Related post:




Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 1

Opportunities:

Call for contributions: Identities Journal Blog [info]
- Expert commentaries sought on the "dynamics between displaced migration and COVID-19." No deadline indicated.

Webinar: COVID-19 and Forced Displacement in the Global South, 20 October 2020 [info]

Blog posts:

Collection of PRIO Research on Racism, Inequality and Discrimination (PRIO Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

COVID-19 Shines Spotlight on Need for Strengthened Mental Health Response for Asylum Seekers (Identities Journal Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]
- See also related UNHCR press release and news story.

Explainer: Equitable Access to a COVID-19 Vaccine for the World’s Displaced Populations (RI Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

The Future of Migration in the Global South: Racializing Diseases has to stop (openDemocracy, Oct. 2020) [text]

Looking Back to The Postcolonial Age of Migration (Refugee Watch Online, Oct. 2020) [text]

Migration Survey Sampling: A Pragmatic ‘How-to’ Guide (ODI Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

New Insights on the “Deaths at the Border” Debate (Border Criminologies Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]
- First post in a themed week on 'Deaths at Borders'. Additional posts can be accessed via the "see also" menu on the right.

*What is Externalization and Why is it a Threat to Refugees? (Chatham House Comment, Oct. 2020) [text]

Journal articles:

"The Coming of Age of Migration Studies: Debating the Evolution and Impact of a Research Field," Comparative Migration Studies [open access]
- Follow link for original article and 8 commentaries. 

"Enhancing State-to-State Dialogue on Internal Displacement: Current Global Fora and Future Prospects?," Refugee Survey Quarterly (Forthcoming) [preprint]

"Lives in Waiting," Geopolitics, Latest Articles, 23 Sept. 2020 [free full-text]

"Participatory Research: Still a One-Sided Research Agenda?," Migration Letters, vol. 17, no. 2 (2020) [free full-text]

"A Selective Bibliography of Forced Migration: Resources for A New Generation of Discourse," EuropeNow Journal, no. 36 (Oct. 2020) [full-text]

"Spatial–temporal Trends in Forced Migrant Mortality, 2014–2018," BMJ Global Health, vol. 5, no. 10 (Oct. 2020) [open access]

*UPDATED

Related posts:


13 October 2020

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

Opportunity:

Call for registration: New Frontiers of Refugee Law in a Closed World, 17-20 November 2020 [info]
- "UNSW’s Kaldor Centre Conference 2020 brings together leading thinkers from around the world with diverse perspectives to explore what the post-pandemic world will look like for refugees and other forced migrants." The conference will be online.

Blog posts:

Refugee Rights Across Regions: A Comparative Overview of Legislative Good Practices in Latin America and the EU (RLI Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

Refugees and Asylum Seekers’ Views of Legal Recognition and its Consequences for Their Integration (RLI Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

*"The World Needs a New Refugee Convention," Foreign Policy, 11 Oct. 2020 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Anomaly upon Anomaly: Refugee Law and State Disintegration," International Journal of Refugee Law (Forthcoming) [preprint]
- Draws on the Libyan example.

"Complementary Protection and Encampment," Human Rights Law Review (Forthcoming) [preprint]

"COVID-19: A Watching Brief," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 32, no. 2 (2020) [free full-text]
- This section four updated and freely available analyses that were originally published on the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law's ‘COVID-19 Watch’ blog, the aim of which is "to examine the role of international law in protecting refugees, asylum seekers, and other displaced people during the pandemic." 

"Forced Displacements of Refugees Caused by the States of Origin at the ICJ: The Role of Diplomatic Protection as a Vehicle to Advance Human Rights," Chapter in Migraciones, Seguridad y Derecho: Una relación compleja en busca de un difícil equilibrio (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid & UNESCO, 2019) [text via SSRN]
- Uses the situation of the Rohingya as a case study.

Guide on How to Establish a Refugee Law Clinic (Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Aug. 2020) [access]
- Updated guide available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.

The Responsibility to Protect at 15: A Promise Unfulfilled (Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, Sept. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

"A Short History of International Refugee Law: The Early Years," Chapter in Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law (Oxford Univ. Press, Forthcoming 2021) [preprint]

"Understanding the Crisis of Refugee Law: Legal Scholarship and the EU Asylum System," Leiden Journal of International Law, First View, 2 Oct. 2020 [open access]

Multimedia:

Imprisoning Schindler: Responding to the Legal Vulnerability of Those Who Aid Refugees, Presentation at the ASIL Virtual Annual Meeting, 25-26 June 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video recording.

*UPDATED

Related posts:


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

5 Reasons To End Immigrant Detention, Policy Brief (National Immigrant Justice Center, Sept. 2020) [text]

*Compounding Suffering During a Pandemic: A Case Study in ICE's Detention Failures (American Friends Service Committee, Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Constitutional and Procedural Pathways to Freedom from Immigration Detention: Increasing Access to Legal Representation," Georgetown Immigration Law Journal (Forthcoming) [preprint]

*How COVID-19 Affects Immigration Detention Centers (ImmigrationProf Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

ICE Detention Facilities: Failing to Meet Basic Standards of Care (U.S. House of Representatives, Sept. 2020) [text]

Immigration E-Carceration: A Faustian Bargain, Research Paper, no. 539 (Boston College Law School, Sept. 2020) [text]

"The Impact of Pretrial Detention on Immigration Case Proceedings: An Empirical Analysis," Columbia Law Review (Forthcoming) [preprint]

*The President and Immigration Law Series: The Urgent Need to Shrink Immigration Detention (Just Security Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

"Who Does It Better? Comparing Immigration Detention Facility Performance in an Intergovernmental and Intersectoral Context," Public Administration Review, vol. 80, no 2 (March/April 2020) [free full-text]

*UPDATED

Related post:

Thematic Focus: Detention - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

Banning Mobile Phones in Immigration Detention Would Make an Inhumane System Even Crueler (The Conversation, Sept. 2020) [text]
- Focus is on Australia.

"The Desperation of Japan’s Detained Asylum Seekers," The Diplomat, 18 Sept. 2020 [text]

Self-harm in Immigration Detention Has Risen Sharply. Here are 6 Ways to Address This Health Crisis (The Conversation, Oct. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Australia.

Shining a Light in the Darkest of Corners: Revolutionising Immigration Detention Monitoring (Border Criminologies Blog, Aug. 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Detaining the Uncooperative Migrant," Journal of Law and Social Policy, vol. 33 (2020) [open access]
- Focuses on Canada.

"Gender, Vulnerability and Everyday Resistance in Immigration Detention: Women’s Experiences of Confinement in a Portuguese Detention Facility," International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 9, no. 3 (2020) [open access]

"A Judicial Review of the De Facto Detention of Foreigners in Turkey," Border Crossing, vol. 10, no. 2 (2020) [open access]

Immigration Detention in Germany: From Open Arms to Public Backlash (Global Detention Project, Aug. 2020) [text]

"Medical Advocacy in the Face of Australian Immigration Practices: A Study of Medical Professionals Defending the Health Rights of Detained Refugees and Asylum Seekers," PLoS ONE, 15(8): e0237776 (Aug. 2020) [open access]

"Mental Health Consequences of Detaining Children and Families Who Seek Asylum: A Scoping Review," European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Latest Articles, 14 Sept. 2020 [free full-text]

*"The Whole Block Goes Down: Refugees in Japan’s detention centers during the pandemic," Asia-Pacific Journal, vol. 18, no. 18 (Sept. 2020) [full-text]

*UPDATED

Related post:

12 October 2020

Regional Focus: Australia

Blog posts & press:

The Dangers of Offshore Processing – Questioning the Australian Model (CONREP Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

Interview with Ahmad Hakim, Founder and Co-Director of Refugee Voices (Refugee Research Online, Sept. 2020) [text]

The Legacy of the Asylum Seeker Phone Ban (Right Now, Oct. 2020) [text]

With our borders shut, this is the ideal time to overhaul our asylum seeker policies (The Conversation, Sept. 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

The 2019-2020 Australian bushfires: from temporary evacuation to longer-term displacement (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Sept. 2020) [text]

Assessing Protection Claims at Airports: Developing procedures to meet international and domestic obligations, Policy Brief, no. 9 (Kaldor Centre, Sept. 2020) [access]

"Family planning and Afghan refugee women and men living in Melbourne, Australia: new opportunities and transcultural tensions," Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care, vol. 22, no. 8 (2020) [open access]

The Federal Budget: What it means for refugees and people seeking humanitarian protection (Refugee Council of Australia, Oct. 2020) [text]
- See also related blog post.

"'Illegal Criminals Invading': Securitising Asylum-Seekers in Australia and the US," e-International Relations, 12 Sept. 2020 [text]

"Public Attitudes Towards Multiculturalism and Interculturalism in Australia," Journal of International Migration and Integration, Latest Articles, 6 Oct. 2020 [open access]

"Temporal variations in the distribution of self-harm episodes and methods across the Australian asylum seeker population: An observational study," PLoS Medicine, 17(8): e1003235 (Aug. 2020) [open access]

"A Well-founded Fear of Being Persecuted ... But When?," Sydney Law Review, vol. 42, no. 2 (June 2020) [full-text]

Related post:

Regional Focus: Europe

More commentary/reporting on the New European Pact on Migration:
See also this new forum on "The new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum in light of the UN Global Compact on Refugees" from the Asile Project.

Blog posts & press:

"Bosnian Authorities 'Forcibly' Emptying UN Migrant Camps in Krajina," The Guardian, 30 Sept. 2020 [text]

"Greece’s ‘new tactic’ of migrant expulsion from deep inside its land borders," The New Humanitarian, 7 Oct. 2020 [text]

Hotspots at EU external borders: State of play (EPRS Blog, Sept. 2020) [text]

*A Joint Statement on Sea Rescue (openDemocracy, Oct. 2020) [text]

UNHCR Urges UK to Uphold its ‘Fair and Compassionate’ Asylum Policies (UNHCR, Oct. 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Contesting Flexible Solidarity: Poland and the 'Migration Crisis'," Frontiers in Human Dynamics, 8 Oct. 2020 [open access]

"Criminalization of Search-and-Rescue Operations in the Mediterranean Has Been Accompanied by Rising Migrant Death Rate," Migration Information Source, 9 Oct. 2020 [text]

"Double burden of representation: how ethnic and refugee categorisation shapes Syrian migrants’ artistic practices in Austria," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 17 Sept. 2020 [open access]

Driving Migrant Inclusion through Social Innovation: Lessons for Cities in a Pandemic (MPI & IOM, Sept. 2020) [text]

"The EU Trust Fund for Africa: Geopolitical Space Making through Migration Policy Instruments," Geopolitics, Latest Articles, 13 Sept. 2020 [open access]

"Fleeing from the Global Compact for Migration: A missed opportunity for Italy," Border Crossing, vol. 10, no. 2 (2020) [open access]

"Greece Struggles to Balance Competing Migration Demands," Migration Information Source, 25 Sept. 2020 [text

"On the move again? Residential trajectories of refugees after obtaining asylum in the Netherlands," Population, Space and Place, Early View, 30 Sept. 2020 [open access]

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09 October 2020

Thematic Focus: Gender Issues

Blog posts & press:

In South Africa’s COVID-19 Lockdown, Women Refugee Entrepreneurs Struggle (UNHCR, Sept. 2020) [text]

Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Investigation (The New Humanitarian, Sept./Oct. 2020) [access]

The U.S. Bears International Responsibility for Forced Sterilization of Women in ICE Detention (Just Security Blog, Sept. 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Assessing Organizational Cultural Responsiveness among Refugee-Servicing Domestic Violence Agencies," Social Sciences, vol. 9, no. 10 (Oct. 2020) [open access]

Can Cooking Solutions for Refugees Better Serve Gender Dynamics? (IIED, Sept. 2020) [text]

The Cowardly Man Raises His Children: Refugee Gang Violence and Masculine Norms in Cairo (Tufts University, Sept. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Identity Struggles during Resettlement: An Ethnographic Approach of Internally Displaced Adolescent Mothers in Bogotá," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 4 Oct. 2020 [open access]

Manual on Prevention and Response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Operationalizing Practical Actions to Guide Leadership, Headquarters and Field Teams (British Red Cross & IFRC, Sept. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Reinventarse sobre la Marcha: Mujeres Refugiadas y Migrantes de Venezuela - Un Estudio de sus Condiciones y Accesos a Medios de Vida en Colombia, Ecuador y Perú (UNDP, Sept. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Scaling Economic Opportunities for Refugee Women (International Rescue Committee, Oct. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Germany, Kenya, Niger. See also related Devex article.

Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by International Peacekeepers: An Accompanying Report to the ICAI Review of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (Independent Commission for Aid Impact, Sept. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Women, Peace and Security after Europe’s ‘Refugee Crisis’," e-International Relations, 28 Sept. 2020 [text]

Multimedia:

Preventing GBV in Humanitarian Crises: Advancing What We Know Works and Measuring GBV Outcomes, Global Protection Forum, 1 Oct. 2020 [info]
- Note: A recording of this event will be posted soon.

Protecting Displaced Women and Girls Amidst a Pandemic, Webinar, 7 Oct. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video recording.

Related posts:

New Issue of RSQ

The latest issue of Refugee Survey Quarterly (RSQ) has been published. Contents of vol. 39, no. 3, Sept. 2020 include:
  • “Biting Our tongues”: Policy Legacies and Memories in the Making of the Syrian Refugee Response in Jordan [open access]
  • Understanding and Measuring the Social Inclusion of Syrian Refugees in Istanbul: The Case of Zeytinburnu [abstract]
  • Refugee Rights Across Regions: A Comparative Overview of Legislative Good Practices in Latin America and the EU [abstract]
  • Hosting Asylum-Seekers and People Transiting through Milan as an Opportunity for Social Innovation [abstract]
  • The Reinvention of Immigration Detention in Italy in the Aftermath of the “Refugee Crisis”: A Study of Parliamentary Records (2013–2018) [abstract]

Tagged Periodicals.