20 April 2021

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 2

Reports & journal articles:

"21st Century Refugees: Uncovering the Human Rights Gap," Human Rights Brief, vol. 24, no. 3 (2021) [full-text]
- Considers the security and human rights risks refugees encounter both in transit and in receiving countries.

Country of Origin Information: The Essential Foundation for Fair and Credible Guidance for Decision-making on International Protection Needs, Dissertation (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Dec. 2020) [full-text]

"The End of the Right to Seek Asylum? COVID-19 and the Future of Refugee Protection," International Journal of Refugee Law, Advance Articles, 21 March 2021 [free full-text]
- See also related working paper.

"International Refugee Regime: An Alternative Way of Protection for Human Rights Defenders?," Israel Law Review (Forthcoming, 2021) [postprint]

"Refugee Protection in the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond: The Capacity and Limits of International Law," UNSW Law Journal, vol. 44, no. 1 (2021) [full-text]

"To Fail an Asylum Seeker: Time, Space and Legal Events," Environment and Planning D: Society and Space (Forthcoming, 2021) [postprint]

Multimedia:

Pushing Borders Outward: The State of Asylum Globally Five Years After the EU-Turkey Deal, 19 April 2021 [access]
- Follow link for audio recording.

Resource:

Asylum Capacity Support Group (ACSG) Online Portal [access]
- The ACSG is a special initiative of the Global Compact on Refugees. "The Portal brings visibility to asylum capacity support projects, promotes international cooperation, reduces overlap between different initiatives and showcases tools and good practices aimed at addressing key issues facing national asylum systems today." Read more about the portal here.

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Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 1

CFPs:

AILA Law Journal [info]
- Contributions sought for the Fall 2021 edition. Submission deadline is 1 June 2021.

International Journal of Migration and Border Studies [info]
- Contributions sought for a special issue on "Comparative Migration Law: Methods, Debates and New Frontiers." Submit manuscripts by 1 June 2021.

Forced Migration Review [info]
- Contributions sought for a themed issue on "Externalisation." Submission deadline is 7 June 2021.

Courses:

1st Online Course on Advocacy for Protection, 24 May-4 June 2021 [info]
- Registration deadline is 26 April 2021.

International Refugee Law, Online, 23-27 May 2021 [info]
- Offered by the Center for Migration & Refugee Studies. Submit application by 10 May 2021.

1st Online Course on Refugee Law for Journalists, 7-18 June 2021 [info]
- Registration deadline is 14 May 2021.

10th Online International Refugee Law Course (Arabic), 21 June-16 July 2021 [info]
- Registration deadline is 17 May 2021.

10th Online International Refugee Law Course (Spanish), 21 June-16 July 2021 [info]
- Registration deadline is 17 May 2021.

1st Thematic Course on Protecting Refugees in Urban Settings, 26-30 July 2021 [info]
- Registration deadline is 11 June 2021.

Blog posts & press:

Asylum policy in UK and Australia: A tale of two nations (Pearls & Irritations, April 2021) [text]

Book review: The Rights of Refugees Under International Law by James Hathaway (Free Movement Blog, April 2021) [text]

New initiative: Beyond Territorial Asylum: Making Protection Work in a Bordered World (Migration Policy Institute & Robert Bosch Stiftung, April 2021) [text]

‘Particular Social Group’ in Historical Focus: Cultural Knowledge in Witchcraft-Based Asylum Cases (Refugee History Blog, March 2021) [text]

Preventing the misuse of research findings in BEYOND (BEYOND Project Blog, April 2021) [text]

“Pushbacks” as Euphemism (EJIL: Talk Blog, April 2021) [text]

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19 April 2021

CFPs/New Issues of Daedalus, IJMBS, IJMHSC, IMR, Intervention, JEMS, JIMI, JIRS, Migr. Stud., Nordic J. Migr. Res., Refuge

CFPs:

AILA Law Journal [info]
- Contributions sought for the Fall 2021 edition. Submission deadline is 1 June 2021.

International Journal of Migration and Border Studies [info]
- Contributions sought for a special issue on "Comparative Migration Law: Methods, Debates and New Frontiers." Submit manuscripts by 1 June 2021.

Forced Migration Review [info]
- Contributions sought for a themed issue on "Externalisation." Submission deadline is 7 June 2021.

New issues:

Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
(Spring 2021) [full-text]
- Special issue on "Immigration, Nativism & Race in the United States."

International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, vol. 6, no. 4 (2020) [contents]
- Mix of articles.

International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, vol. 17, no. 1 (2021) [contents]
- Mix of articles.

International Migration Review, vol. 55, no. 1 (2021) [contents]
- Includes thematic sub-sections on "Immigrant Integration, Civic Engagement, and Institutions," "Immigration Enforcement, Securitization, and Social Dynamics" and "Migration Across Time: Settlement, Mobility, and Family." Three articles are open access.

Intervention Journal, vol. 19, no. 1 (Jan.-June 2021) [open access]
- Features a special section on Problem Management Plus (PM+), "an innovative, fast, cost-effective, transdiagnostic, evidence-based, psychological intervention that aims to improve mental health, functioning and psychosocial wellbeing of adults impaired in communities exposed to adversity."

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 47, no. 7 (2021) [contents]
- Mix of articles, with four that are open access and one that is free full-text.

Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, vol. 19, no. 2 (2021) [contents]
- Mix of articles, with one that is open access.

Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol. 22, no. 1 (March 2021) [contents]
- Mix of articles, with two that are open access.

Migration Studies, vol. 9, no. 1 (March 2021) [contents]
- Mix of articles, as well as two articles included in a Colloquium on Climate and Migration. One article is open and another is free full-text.

Nordic Journal of Migration Research, vol. 11, no. 1 (2021) [open access]
- Mix of articles and book reviews.

Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 37, no. 1 (2021) [open access]
- General issue with six articles, four book reviews and one film review.

Tagged Periodicals.

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 2

Reports:

A Better Future? Understanding Refugee Entrepreneurship (BFURE) (Univ. of Leeds, April 2021) [text]
- Focuses on Syrians in the UK.

Development Level of Hosting Areas and the Impact of Refugees on Natives’ Labor Market Outcomes, IZA Discussion Paper, no. 14267 (Institute of Labor Economics, April 2021) [text]
- Focuses on Syrian refugees in Turkey.

ILO support to Syrian refugees and host communities: Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt (ILO, March 2021) [text]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Daily-wage Work and the Refugee Households that Rely on It in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) (REACH & UNHCR, March 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Lessons learned: Providing business training in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement (Catholic Relief Services, March 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Supporting self-reliance for local integration: Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia, Practice Note, no. 5 (TRAFIG, April 2021) [text]

Related post:

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

After three decades, how are refugees in Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp faring? (Africa Can End Poverty Blog, April 2021) [text]

Colombia gives nearly 1 million Venezuelan migrants legal status and right to work (The Conversation, April 2021) [text]

Framing Labour Mobility, Investment Migration and Development Cooperation as Emerging Strategies to Implement Objectives 2 and 5 of the GCM (RLI Blog, March 2021) [text]

German study finds gender gap in refugee employment chances (InfoMigrants, April 2021) [text]

Ignoring “Low-Skilled” Migrants and Outsourcing Security: A Critical Assessment of Germany’s Report on the Implementation of the Global Compact on Migration (RLI Blog, April 2021) [text]

Innovation, Digitalization and Skills Development for the Implementation of Objective 18 (RLI Blog, March 2021) [text]

Journal articles:

"How kinship resources alleviate structural disadvantage: self-employment duration among refugees and labor migrants," Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, EarlyCite, 8 April 2021 [open access]
- Focuses on Sweden.

"How Refugees Experience the Australian Workplace: A Comparative Mixed Methods Study," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, no. 8 (April 2021) [open access]

*"'Small Gold Mine of Talent': Integrating Prague Spring Refugee Professionals in Canada, 1968-1969," Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 37, no. 1 (2021) [open access]

"Transnational Blindness: International Institutions and Refugees’ Cross-Border Activities," Review of International Studies (Forthcoming, 2021) [postprint]
- Focuses on Somalis in Ethiopia.

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16 April 2021

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific

Opportunity:
 
Funding opportunity: NGO programs benefiting refugees and asylum seekers in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand [info]
- Proposal submission deadline is 28 April 2021.

Blog posts & press:

"Afghanistan’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout plans cross conflict front lines," The New Humanitarian, 7 April 2021 [text]

*"Long After the World Moved on, Bangladesh Is Still Sheltering Rohingya Refugees," The Diplomat, 16 April 2021 [text]

News comment: UNHCR calls on Myanmar’s neighbours to protect people fleeing violence (UNHCR, March 2021) [text]
- See also related Refugees International statement.

Pakistan launches ‘drive’ to issue smartcards to registered Afghan refugees (UNHCR, April 2021) [text]

"Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh Fear Deadly Fires," VOA News, 10 April 2021 [text]

Thailand’s National Screening Mechanism, refugee protection, and the human rights crisis in Myanmar (RLI Blog, April 2021) [text]

The U.S. Can Promote Democracy and Religious Freedom in Asia Through Migration Policy (Niskanen Center Blog, April 2021) [text]

"Why India Must Provide Political Asylum to Chin Refugees Fleeing Myanmar: There are concrete strategic reasons why New Delhi must do so, beyond obvious humanitarian ones," The Diplomat, 2 April 2021 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Biometrics, Notion of Governmentality and Gender Relations in Rohingya Refugee Camps, Policies and Practices, no. 114 (Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, Dec. 2020) [text]

"COVID-19 and Refugees in Malaysia: An NGO Response," Intervention Journal, vol. 19, no. 1 (March 2021) [open access]

"A Cross-Sectional Study on Disparities in Unmet Need among Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Thailand in 2019," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, no. 8 (April 2021) [open access]

Non-Refoulement in International Human Rights Law: India's Legal Obligation to Protect Refugees,” De Lege Ferenda, vol. III, no. i (2021) [full-text]

Transition without Justice in the Postcolonial World: Protection Discourses for Refugees and Migrants in South Asia, Policies and Practices, no. 117 (Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, Dec. 2020) [text]

Walking Together in Partnership: Exploring the Impact of Localisation of Humanitarian Action Research in the Pacific (PIANGO & Humanitarian Advisory Group, Feb. 2021) [text]

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Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2

Journal articles:

"El Salvador: Root Causes and Just Asylum Policy Responses," Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal, vol. 18, no. 2 (2020) [full-text]

"Immigration Reform in Refugee and Asylum Policy: Disentangling Immigration from the National Security Discourse," Fordham International Law Journal, vol. 44, no. 4 (2021) [full-text]

"Intercultural Communication, the Influence of Trauma, and the Pursuit of Asylum in the United States," Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies, vol. 8, no. 2 (2021) [open access]

"Moving Beyond Reflexive Chevron Deference: A Way Forward for Asylum Seekers Basing Claims on Membership in a Particular Social Group," Minnesota Law Review, vol. 105, no. 3 (2021) [full-text]

"Psychological and Medical Evaluations: Asylum Seekers, Ethics, and the Law," Pediatric Ethicscope: The Journal of Pediatric Bioethics, vol. 33, no. 1 (Spring 2021) [free full-text]

*"Refugees to the Rescue? Motivating Pro-Refugee Public Engagement during the COVID-19 Pandemic," Journal of Experimental Political Science, Accepted Manuscript, 13 April 2021 [free full-text]

"Restoring Asylum: The Challenges of 'Building Back Better' at the Border," Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, 7 April 2021 [text]

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Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1

Opportunities:

Webinar: Revisiting Immigration in the United States, 19 April 2021 [info]

*Conference: Immigration Policy in the Biden Administration: The First 100 Days and Beyond, Online, 23 & 30 April 2021 and 7 May 2021 [info]

Blog posts & press:

Biden Budget Immigration Priorities Differ from Trump's (ImmigrationProf Blog, April 2021) [text]

Border surge's cause is more complicated than COVID-19 (UC Riverside News April 2021) [text]

Cuba’s economic woes may fuel America’s next migrant crisis (The Conversation, April 2021) [text]

Data-driven Research Uncovers Strategies for More Effective Messaging (UNHCR, April 2021) [text]

How the Biden Administration is Responding to Unaccompanied Children, Families, and Adults at the Border (Immigration Impact Blog, April 2021) [text]

Q&A: US Title 42 Policy to Expel Migrants at the Border (Human Rights Watch, April 2021) [text]

To Fix the Immigration System, We Need to Start with Immigration Courts (Just Security Blog, April 2021) [text]

Yes, All Immigrants Can Get the COVID-19 Vaccine—Even Those Who Are Undocumented  (Immigration Impact Blog, April 2021) [text]

More news and analysis is available via Migratory Notes (the latest issue is here).

Reports: 

America as a Welcoming Nation: A Roadmap (AILA, April 2021) [text]

Protection Postponed: Asylum Office Backlogs Cause Suffering, Separate Families, and Undermine Integration (Human Rights First, April 2021) [text]
- See also related press release and blog post.

Swift Action to Improve Fairness and Enable Timely Asylum Hearings in Immigration Courts (CGRS & Human Rights First, April 2021) [text]

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15 April 2021

Thematic Focus: General

Opportunities:

Panel launch: Enabling Health Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons, 19 April 2021 [info]

Webinar: Localizing Knowledge Production: Shifting power in forced migration studies, 20 April 2021 [info]

Seminar: How do experiences of colonial displacement challenge formal definitions of who is a refugee?, 6 May 2021 [info]

CFP: Refugees and the (Global) Cold War, Berlin, 29-30 October 2021 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 7 May 2021.

Report launch: 2021 Global Report on Internal Displacement, 20 May 2021 [info]

Blog posts & press:  

Adapting the Guiding Principles to new realities (IDMC Blog, April 2021) [text]

Before 1951, Outside Europe: The pre-history of the Refugee Convention, the IRO, and European refugees in Africa and Asia (FluchtforschungsBlog, April 2021) [text]

Colonial effects on the founding of the 1951 Refugee Convention (FluchtforschungsBlog, March 2021) [text]
- See also German version.

"Human displacement will be one of the defining challenges of our century," Varsity, 9 April 2021 [text]
- Interview with Alexander Betts "about the impact of the pandemic on refugees and how to prepare for future migration crises."

Refugee athletes’ epic journey toward Tokyo Games dramatized in new video (UNHCR, April 2021) [text]
- See also related press release.

Refugee Response Index: Pilot Testing Commences (DARA, March 2021) [text]

UNHCR calls for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for refugees (UNHCR, April 2021) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

COVID-19 and the State of Global Mobility in 2020 (IOM & Migration Policy Institute, April 2021) [text]
- See also related video below.

"Cultural Competence in Refugee Service Settings: A Scoping Review," Health Equity, vol. 5, no. 1 (2021) [open access]

"The Postcolonial Migration State," European Journal of International Relations, OnlineFirst, 10 April 2021 [open access]

"Refugee Health During the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Review of Global Policy Responses," Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, vol. 14 (March 2021) [open access]

Seeking Protection in a Pandemic: COVID-19 and the Future of Asylum (Jesuit Refugee Service & Georgetown Univ., April 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Multimedia:

Living without them: Stories of families left behind (IOM, April 2021) [access]
- "First episode of a four-part series that looks at the findings of a project carried out...in Ethiopia, Spain, the United Kingdom and Zimbabwe to better understand the experiences and the challenges that families in these countries face while searching for their missing migrant relatives."

A Year of Pandemic: The State of Global Human Mobility & What is on the Horizon, 8 April 2021 [access]
- Follow link for audio and video recordings.

Related posts:

Thematic Focus: Education

Opportunity:

APNOR Webinar & Campaign Launch: Refugee Education across Asia, 16 April 2021 [info]

Blog posts & press:

"Opening up education opportunities for refugee scholars," University World News, 27 March 2021 [text]
- Focuses on Europe. See also related UNESCO press release.

Syrian Refugee Education in Lebanon: Confusion in the Face of an Ongoing Crisis (Jadaliyya, March 2021) [text]

Reports:

Action towards increased quality education for internally displaced children (Save the Children, April 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Includes case studies of Afghanistan, Colombia, Somalia, Syria and Ukraine.

A contribution to durable solutions: Tracing former Dadaab Teachers’ transferable skills in Somalia (Associazione Volontari per il Servizio Internazionale, Feb. 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Humanitarian-Development Coherence in Education: working together in crisis contexts (Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies, April 2021) [access]
- Follow link for access to report in English, Arabic, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Refugees and Higher Education: Selected themes and research questions, Working Paper, no 61 (Centre for Global Higher Education, March 2021) [text]

Journal articles:

"Preparing African students with refugee backgrounds for transition: School practices," Australian Journal of Education, OnlineFirst, 8 March 2021 [free full-text]

"Social Sustainable Education in a Refugee Camp," Sustainability, vol. 13, no. 7 (April 2021) [open access]
- Focuses on Greece.

"Theorising policy and practice in refugee education: Conceptualising ‘safety’, ‘belonging’, ‘success’ and ‘participatory parity’ in England and Sweden," British Educational Research Journal, Early View, 8 March 2021 [open access]

"Towards a Model for Integrating Informal and Formal Learning for Children in Refugee Camps: The Example of the Lesbos School for Peace," Social Sciences, vol. 10, no. 3 (March 2021) [open access]

Multimedia:

Enrolment in Formal Education for Refugees in Indonesia, 26 Oct. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video recording.

Refugees, Education and Conflict, 27 Jan. 2021 [access]
- Follow link for event report and link to recording.

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14 April 2021

Thematic Focus: Detention

Blog posts & press:

Border Criminologies Blog (March-April 2021) 
- Themed series on "The other sites of detention." Here is the introductory post, followed by a second on detention and deterrence in the US, a third on detention at sea, and a final one on hotspots on the Greek Islands.

ICE’s New Case Review Process Lets Immigrants Appeal Detention and Deportation (Immigration Impact Blog, March 2021) [text]

Libya: One dead and two injured in shooting in Tripoli detention centre (MSF, April 2021) [text]

In Light of the Spread of COVID-19 in Immigration Detention Centres, Reconsider the Detention Approach to Migration (APRRN, April 2021) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Attack by Design: Australia’s Offshore Detention System and the Literature of Atrocity," European Journal of International Law (Forthcoming 2021) [preprint]

"COVID-19 and Sites of Confinement: Public Health, Disposable Lives and Legal Accountability in Immigration Detention and Aged Care," UNSW Law Journal, vol. 44, no. 1 (2021) [full-text]
- Focuses on Australia.

"Migrant Detention and COVID-19: Pandemic Responses in Four New Jersey Detention Centers," Journal on Migration and Human Security, OnlineFirst, 5 April 2021 [open access]

"Locked down or locked up: 131 Days in immigration detention," Psychotherapy and Politics International, vol. 19, no. 1 (Feb. 2021) [free full-text]
- Focuses on the UK.

*Outsourcing oppression: How Europe externalises migrant detention beyond its shores (Transnational Institute, April 2021) [text]

"Practical Abolition: Universal Representation as an Alternative to Immigration Detention," Tennessee Law Review, vol. 89, no. 1 (Forthcoming 2021) [preprint]
- Focuses on the US. See also related blog post.

"Risk of Poor Outcomes with COVID-19 Among U.S. Detained Immigrants: A Cross-Sectional Study," Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Latest Articles, 4 March 2021 [open access]

"Springing Amir," Migration & Society, vol. 4, no. 1 (2021) [open access]
- Focuses on Canada.

"'Yes, But Somebody Has to Help Them, Somehow': Looking at the Italian Detention Field through the Eyes of Professional Nonstate Actors," International Migration Review, vol. 55, no. 1 (2021) [open access]

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Opportunities: A Few More April 2021

Webinar: How to Protect Every Child's Right to a Nationality: A Discussion among Treaty Body Experts, 15 April 2021 [info]

Webinar: Insights from EURITA: ‘The role of capacity building in growing resettlement in the EU’, 15 April 2021 [info]

Webinar/report launch: Building Effective Migration Management Capacity in Mexico and Central America, 15 April 2021 [info]

Symposium: Sharing Responsibility for Refugees, 16 April 2021 [info]

Panel launch: Enabling Health Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons, 19 April 2021 [info]

Webinar: Pushing Borders Outward: The State of Asylum Globally Five Years After the EU-Turkey Deal, 19 April 2021 [info]

Webinar: Localizing Knowledge Production: Shifting power in forced migration studies, 20 April 2021 [info]

Webinar: Statelessness and the Right to Health beyond the pandemic, 21 April 2021 [info]

Online event: EU Pact on Migration and Asylum: Conversation with European Commission Vice President Schina, 22 April 2021 [info]

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13 April 2021

Regional Focus: Americas - Pt. 2

Journal articles & book chapters:

"Challenges of Vulnerable Immigrants: A focus on Refugees and Housing - Their Canadian Experience," Journal of Inclusive Cities and Built Environment, vol. 1, no.1 (2021) [open access]

"El Salvador: Root Causes and Just Asylum Policy Responses," Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal, vol. 18, no. 2 (2020) [full-text]

"The Mantling and Dismantling of a Tent City at the U.S.–Mexico border," Chapter 3 in Handbook on Human Security, Borders and Migration (Edward Elgar, Feb. 2021) [full-text via UACJ IR]

"The Militarization of the US-Mexico Border in the Twenty-first Century and Implications for Human Rights," Chapter 1 in Handbook on Human Security, Borders and Migration (Edward Elgar, Feb. 2021) [free full-text]

Movilidad en la Frontera: Tijuana como Espacio de (Re)construcción de la Vida
(Centro Scalabriniano de Estudos Migratórios, 2020) [full-text]
- "En la primera parte del libro, buscamos explorar los aspectos contextuales y económicos de las migraciones en el contexto del sistema migratorio mesoamericano (México y Centroamérica), con énfasis en el capítulo Migrantes desarraigados. Mesoamerica laboratorio migrante, de Jorge Durand. La segunda parte aborda un análisis a partir de los datos de la investigación “Reconstruyendo la vida en la frontera: atención y atención a los migrantes en la frontera norte de México” sobre diferentes temas como: los procesos de estigmatización / discriminación dirigidos a la figura del migrante; relaciones institucionales en el contexto de la migración y el activismo LGBTI en Tijuana; el papel de la religión y la religiosidad en el cuidado de las personas migrantes; y el tema de la frontera como espacio de trabajo de la agencia para migrantes y refugiados, entre otros."

*"Refuge in Brazil: An Ethnographic Approach," Antípoda: Revista de Antropología y Arqueología, vol. 43 (April 2021) [open access]

"Representations of refugees in their home countries and abroad: A content analysis of la caravana migrante/the migrant caravan in Central America and the United States," Newspaper Research Journal, vol. 42, no. 1 (2021) [abstract]
- See also earlier related conference presentation.

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Regional Focus: Americas - Pt. 1

Opportunity:

Webinar/report launch: Building Effective Migration Management Capacity in Mexico and Central America, 15 April 2021 [info]

Blog posts & press:

Border Criminologies Blog (April 2021) 
- New themed blog series that covers "immigration and border control in South and Central America, with posts on Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Curacao and Mexico, as well as the complex relationship between these countries." Posts in the series can be accessed via the "see also" menu on the right. Four posts to date discuss Haitians in Brazil, and Venezuelans in CuraçaoTrinidad & Tobago, and Colombia.

COMPASS: why our new planning system will make a bigger difference in the lives of people forced to flee (UNHCR, April 2021) [text]
- Focuses on Venezuelans in Colombia.

Qué significa el desplazamiento interno? Abriendo la caja de Pandora. Reflexiones desde la Red Latinoamericana de Desplazamiento Interno (RLI Blog, April 2021) [text]
- See also English version.

‘They killed my husband. If I’d stayed, they would have killed me too’ (UNHCR, April 2021) [text]

UNHCR ramps up support for Mexico amid mounting asylum applications (UNHCR, April 2021) [text]

Reports:

The Humanitarian Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Venezuelans in Peru, One Year in (Refugees International, April 2021) [text]
- See also Spanish version.

Procedimiento operativo estándar para la protección y atención de personas refugiadas y migrantes frente a la trata de personas en contextos de asistencia humanitaria en el Perú (R4V, April 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Supporting Canada’s COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery Through Robust Immigration Policy and Programs (Royal Society of Canada, March 2021) [access]
- Follow link for report and executive summary.

Related posts:


 

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Journal articles:

"Collective sensemaking in the local response to a grand challenge: Recovery, alleviation and change-oriented responses to a refugee crisis," Human Relations, OnlineFirst, 29 March 2021 [open access]
- Focuses on Greece.

"The conditional effects of the refugee crisis on immigration attitudes and nationalism," European Union Politics, OnlineFirst, 1 Feb. 2021 [open access]

"Defining the Boundaries of the Future Common European Asylum System with the Help of Hungary," European Papers (Forum), vol. 6, no. 1 (2021) [open access]

"The EU-Turkey Deal, Five Years On: A Frayed and Controversial but Enduring Blueprint," Migration Information Source, 8 April 2021 [text]

"From the ‘Open door’ policy to the EU-Turkey deal: media framings of German policy changes during the EU refugee ‘crisis’," International Relations, OnlineFirst, 11 March 2021 [open access]

"Road home: The role of ethnicity in the post-Soviet regional migration," Migration Studies, Advance Articles, 11 April 2021 [abstract]
- See also earlier related working paper.

"'We Are That In-Between Nation': Discourses of Deservingness of Hungarian Migrants Working in Institutions of Refugee Accommodation in Germany," Sociology, vol. 55, no. 2 (2021) [open access]

"What are they waiting for? The use of acceleration and deceleration in asylum procedures by the Dutch Government," Time & Society, OnlineFirst, 9 April 2021 [open access

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Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

Opportunities:

Webinar: Pushing Borders Outward: The State of Asylum Globally Five Years After the EU-Turkey Deal, 19 April 2021 [info]

Webinar: Centre-right Parties and Immigration in an Era of Politicisation, 21 April 2021 [info]

Blog posts & press:

The Death of Asylum and the Search for Alternatives (Discover Society, April 2021) [text]
- Focuses on the UK.

Drowning in the Mediterranean: Time to think and act regionally (EJIL: Talk Blog, April 2021) [text]

“The Claw is Our Master…”: Toy Story shows us how Priti Patel’s new asylum proposals work (COMPAS Blog, April 2021) [text]

The GCM Implementation in an EU Member State on the external border: Croatia – One step forward, two steps back (RLI Blog, April 2021) [text]

Irini mission: One year, no migrant rescues (InfoMigrants, April 2021) [text]

Patel’s “New Plan for Immigration” is Economically Harmful and Won't Work (CGD Blog, April 2021) [text]

“They Pretend Not to Hear”: Unpacking the European Union’s Use of Libya as a Transit Country for Refugees (RefLaw Blog, April 2021) [text]

Reports:

Country Report (AIDA, April 2021) 
- Updated profile available for Austria.

Mental health in Samos: the invisible emergency (Samos Advocacy Collective, April 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Revisiting and going beyond the EU-Turkey migration agreement of 2016: An opportunity for Greece to overcome being just 'Europe’s aspis', Policy Paper, no. 64 (ELIAMEP, April 2021) [text via Brookings]

Related posts:

12 April 2021

Thematic Focus: Solutions

Blog posts & press:

Integration in the New Pact: A difficult compromise between the lack of competence and the importance of integration for a successful migration policy (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, March 2021) [text]

What Nations Can Learn from Colombia’s Integration of Venezuelans (RI Blog, March 2021) [text]

Reports:

Integration and Determinants of Psychosocial Health, Working Paper, no. 2021/81 (RESPOND Project, March 2021) [access]

The Impact of Government-Sponsored Refugee Resettlement: A Meta Study of Findings from Six Countries (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text]
- The six countries are Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden and the United States.

The Integration of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the Field of Education and the Labour Market, Working Paper, no. 2021/82 (RESPOND Project, March 2021) [access]

More of the same: Biden to admit fewer refugees than any president in U.S. history (International Rescue Committee, April 2021) [text]
- See also related FAQ and Washington Post article.

Refugees Rejuvenating and Connecting Communities (Univ. of South Australia, Feb. 2021) [text]
- See also related news article.

Thanks for Your Help! The Value of Q&A Websites for Refugee Integration, Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 5 Jan. 2021 [text]
- Focuses on Germany.

Three-Year Strategy (2019-2021) on Resettlement and Complementary Pathways: Interim Report (UNHCR, 2021) [text]

What Works for Improving Refugee Outcomes in High-Income Countries? Policy Insights for the UK (COMPAS, Jan. 2021) [text]

Journal articles & book chapters:

"Afghan unaccompanied refugee minors’ understandings of integration: An interpretative phenomenological analysis," Smith College Studies in Social Work, Latest Articles, 3 March 2021 [open access]
- Focuses on Sweden.

"Community Sponsorship, The Pact and The Compact: Towards Protection Principles," Chapter 6 in The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum in Light of the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees: International Experiences on Containment and Mobility and their Impacts on Trust and Rights (European Univ. Institute, March 2021) [open access]
- Scroll to p. 71.

"Immigrant Integration and COVID-19," Border Crossing, vol. 11, no. 1 (2021) [open access]

"Lives stalled: the costs of waiting for refugee resettlement," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 18 Feb. 2021 [eprint]
- "This paper examines the context of waiting for Iranian religious minorities who must first travel to Vienna, Austria in order to apply for resettlement to the U.S."

"The Pact and Refugee Resettlement: Lessons from Australia and Canada," Chapter 2 in The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum in Light of the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees: International Experiences on Containment and Mobility and their Impacts on Trust and Rights (European Univ. Institute, March 2021) [open access]
- Scroll to p. 25.

"The Politics of Vulnerability in Refugee Admissions Under the EU-Turkey Statement," Frontiers in Political Science, 8 April 2021 [open access]
- Focuses on Germany.

"Working against and with the State: From Sanctuary to Resettlement," Migration & Society, vol. 4, no. 1 (2021) [open access]
- Focuses on Canada.

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Regional Focus: Africa

Opportunity:

Call for proposals: Establishing research chairs on forced displacement in the Middle East and East Africa [info]
- This call is now open. More information about it will be provided during an online session held on 13 April 2021

Blog posts & press:

Busting South Africa’s xenophobic myths starts at grassroots (ISS Today, April 2021) [text]

"Humanitarian catastrophe in northern Mozambique ‘beyond epic proportions’," UN News, 8 April 2021 [text]

UNHCR Statement on the Government of Kenya’s intention to close Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps (March 2021) [text]
- Note: Kenya's High Court has now put a 30-day pause on any closures. See also related African Arguments blog post, UNHCR press release, and VOA news article.

Reports:

*Accountability to Affected Populations in Displacement Contexts and During the Covid-19 Pandemic (RECAP Project, April 2021) [text]
- Focuses on Uganda. 

Addressing the marginalisation of refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa, HSRC Policy Brief (Human Sciences Research Council, Feb. 2021) [text]

Asylum Seekers’ Access to Protection: Developments in South Africa, Advocates' Migration Brief, no. 2 (Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa, March 2021) [text]
- See also related blog post/infographic.

Coercion and control: how information and individuality intersect for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda, SLRC Working Paper, no. 94 (Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, March 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Conflict-induced migration and local development: The socio-economic dynamics of a refugee-hosting area in Uganda, ASC-TUFS Working Papers, vol. 1 (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 2021) [text]

Families of Missing Migrants: Their Search for Answers, the Impacts of Loss and Recommendations for Improved Support - Country report: Ethiopia (IOM, 2021) [text]

*"See Migration Like Water": An Analysis of IOM Flow Monitoring Survey Data on Migration Flows in West and Central Africa (IOM & Harvard Univ., April 2021) [text]

Journal articles & book chapters:

"EU External Migration Management Policies in West Africa: How Migration Policies and Practices
in Nigeria Are Changing," Chapter 23 in The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum in Light of the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees: International Experiences on Containment and Mobility and their Impacts on Trust and Rights (European Univ. Institute, March 2021) [open access]
- Scroll to p. 262.

Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 33, no. 4 (Dec. 2020) [access]
- Special issue on "The Politics of Return: Understanding Trajectories of Displacement and the Complex Dynamics of ‘Return’ in Central Africa." Note that ALL 10 articles are open access!

"Migration Management: The Antithesis of Refugee Protection – The Case of South Africa," Chapter 9 in The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum in Light of the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees: International Experiences on Containment and Mobility and their Impacts on Trust and Rights (European Univ. Institute, March 2021) [open access]
- Scroll to p. 101.

"The New Pact’s Focus on Migrant Returns Threatens Africa-EU Partnership," Chapter 19 in The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum in Light of the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees: International Experiences on Containment and Mobility and their Impacts on Trust and Rights (European Univ. Institute, March 2021) [open access]
- Scroll to p. 219.

"Will refugees also get vaccinated against COVID-19 in Africa?," Public Health in Practice, vol. 2 (Nov. 2021) [open access]

Multimedia:

Emerging BHER Scholars: Establishing a Refugee Research Agenda in Dadaab, 31 March 2021 [access]

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