25 January 2023

Admin: Jan. Break

This blog will be quiet until next week.

Round-up: OA Articles Published by Authors in the "Global East"

Here is a round-up of recent (as of March 2021) scholarly literature by forced migration authors affiliated with institutions based in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Baltics and the Caucasus -- additional regions that are not very well-represented in my open access coverage. Includes journal articles, journal issues, books and book chapters.

Journal articles:

"Cognitive Remittances and the Reintegration ‘Hump’: Changing Self-Perceptions and Positionality among Roma Returnees in Albania and Kosovo," Journal of International Migration and Integration, Latest Articles, 19 Oct. 2022 [open access]
- Authors (3) = UK (2), Albania (1)

"Correlation of Administrative Definitions of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons: Compliance with International Standards," The Age of Human Rights Journal, no. 18 (2022) [open access]
- Authors (5) = Ukraine

"COVID-19 Vaccination and Ukrainian Refugees in Poland during Russian–Ukrainian War—Narrative Review," Vaccines, vol. 10, no. 6 (June 2022) [open access]
- Authors (5) = Poland

"The Current Migrant and Refugee Crisis in Europe: Refugee Reception Centers in South-east Bulgaria," Journal of Liberty and International Affairs, vol. 8, no. 1 (Jan. 2022) [open access]
- Authors (2) = Spain, Bulgaria 

"Czech Litigation on Systematic Detention of Asylum Seekers: Ripple Effects across Europe," European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 23, no. 3 (2021) [preprint]
- Authors (2) = Italy/Czech Rep., co-author affiliation N/A

"Departing or Being Deported? Poland’s Approach towards Humanitarian Migrants," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 24 Dec. 2022 [open access]
- Authors (2) = Poland

"Detention of Asylum Seekers Through the Practice of the Court of Justice of the European Union on the Example of the Republic of Hungary and the Perspectives of the New Pact on Migration and Asylum," EU and Comparative Law Issues and Challenges Series, vol. 5 (2021) [open access]
- Author = Croatia

"Echoes of Colour Discrimination in Refugee Protection Regime: The Experience of Africans Fleeing the Russia-Ukrainian War," Migration Letters, vol. 19, no. 5 (2022) [open access]
- Authors (4) = South Africa (1), Nigeria (1), US (1), Romania (1)

"The Economic Dimension of Migration: Kosovo from 2015 to 2020," Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 8:273 (Jan. 2022) [open access]
- Authors (2) = Kosovo

"Emancipation in a Reception System: Asylum-Seekers in Poland in a Security Grey Zone Between Liberal Democracy and Nation-State," Central and Eastern European Migration Review, vol. 10, no. 2 (2021) [open access]
- Author = Poland

"The European Court of Justice shaping the right to be heard for asylum seekers, returnees, and visa applicants: an exercise in judicial diplomacy," European Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 14, no. S1 (2022) [open access]
- Author = Czech Rep./Italy

"Geographies of Care: The Catholic Church in Poland’s Assistance to Refugees from Ukraine During Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine," Journal of Religion and Health, Latest Articles, 31 Dec. 2022 [open access]
- Author = Poland

"A Great Divide: Polish media discourse on migration, 2015–2018," Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 9:27 (Jan. 2022) [open access]
- Authors (2) = Poland

"How Does the Content of Deservingness Criteria Differ for More and Less Deserving Target Groups? An Analysis of Polish Online Debates on Refugees and Families with Children," Journal of Social Policy, FirstView, 14 Feb. 2022 [open access]
- Author = Poland

"The Human Toll and Humanitarian Crisis of the Russia-Ukraine War: The First 162 Days," BMJ Global Health, vol. 7, no. 9 (2022) [open access]
- Authors (19) = US (7), Pakistan (1), Ukraine (10), Australia (1)

"'I Have No Capacities That Can Help Me': Young Asylum Seekers in Norway and Serbia – Flight as Disturbance of Developmental Processes," Frontiers in Psychology, 5 Jan. 2022 [open access]
- Authors (4) = Norway (2), Serbia (2)

"Illegal Legality and the Façade of Good Faith: Migration and Law in Populist Hungary," Review of Central and East European Law, vol. 47, no. 1 (2022) [open access]
- Author = Hungary

"Integration of Refugees in Croatia: A Qualitative Study of the Integration Process and Intergroup Relations of Refugees from Syria," Društvena istraživanja: časopis za opća društvena pitanja, vol. 31, no. 4 (2022) [open access]
- Authors (2) = Croatia

"The Interpretation of Migration in the Family Reunification Jurisdiction of the European Court of the Human Rights," Journal of Identity and Migration Studies, vol. 16, no. 1 (2022) [open access]
- Author = Hungary

"Judicial Interactions on the European Return Directive: Shifting Borders and the Constitutionalisation of Irregular Migration Governance," European Papers, vol. 7, no. 1 (2022) [open access]
- Authors (2) = Netherlands, Czech Rep.

"Living in Limbo: Displaced Ukrainians in Poland," Migration Information Source, 2 Nov. 2022 [full-text]
- Author = Poland

"Migrant children in transit: health profile and social needs of unaccompanied and accompanied children visiting the MSF clinic in Belgrade, Serbia," Conflict and Health, 15:32 (April 2021) [open access]
- Authors (5) = Serbia (3), Greece (1), Canada (1)

"Migrants as 'Objects of Care': Immigration Coverage in Russian Media During the Covid-19 Pandemic," Media and Communication, vol. 10, no. 2 (2022) [open access]
- Authors (2) = Russia

"Migration and Asylum Governance in CEE Countries: Between Historical Legacies and the Europeanisation Process," Croatian and Comparative Public Administration: A Journal for Theory and Practice of Public Administration, vol. 22, no. 1 (2022) [full-text]
- Authors (2) = Croatia

"Migration and Refugees in International Law," The Lawyer Quarterly, vol. 1, no. 1 (2022) [open access]
- Author = Czech Rep.

"A Missing Piece: The Absence of Discussion about Integration Policy in the Slovak Migration Discourse," Migration Letters, vol. 19, no. 6 (2022) [open access]
- Authors (3) = Slovak Rep.

"Operationalising Memory and Identity Politics to Influence Public Opinion of Refugees: A Snapshot from Poland," Political Geography, vol. 86 (April 2021) [open access]
- Authors (2) = Sweden, Poland 

"Orbán’s Political Jackpot: Migration and the Hungarian Electorate," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 48, no. 1 (2022) [open access]
- Author = Hungary

"'Our Migrant' and 'the Other Migrant': Migration Discourse in the Albanian Media, 2015–2018," Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 8:317 (Dec. 2021) [open access]
- Authors (3) = Albania

"Political Participation in the Context of Contemporary Media: The Case of Refugees in Lithuania," EUREKA: Social and Humanities, no. 6 (2022) [open access]
- Author = Lithuania

"The Porous Border Woven with Prejudices and Economic Interests: Polish Border Admission Practices in the Time of COVID-19," Social Sciences, vol. 10, no. 11 (Nov. 2021) [open access]
- Author = Poland

"Public Policy Towards Immigrants in Poland’s Shrinking Cities: The Case Study of the City of Lomza," International Migration, Early View, 2 Aug. 2022 [open access]
- Authors (5) = Poland (4), Italy (1)

"A Rather Wild Imagination: Sho is and Who is not a Migrant in the Czech Media and Society?," Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 9:230 (July 2022) [open access]
- Authors (2) = Norway, Czech Rep. 

"Securitising the Future: Dystopian Migration Discourses in Poland and the Czech Republic," Futures, vol. 141 (Aug. 2022) [open access]
- Authors (3) = Norway (1), Czech Rep. (1), Poland (1)

"Ukrainian-War Refugees in Poland: Assessment and Recommendations for Crisis Preparedness Education and Implementation," Polish Political Science Yearbook, Ahead of Print, 30 Oct. 2022 [open access]
- Author = Poland

"The Undermined Role of (Domestic) Case Law in Shaping the Practice of Admitting Asylum Seekers in Poland," European Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 14, no. S1 (2022) [open access]
- Author = Poland

"Unexpectedly low Incidence of COVID-19 among Refugees of War from Ukraine to Slovakia in First Month of Conflict," Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention, vol. 13, no. 2 (2022) [open access]
- Authors (15) = Slovak Rep./Ukraine (12), Ukraine/UK (1), Ukraine/Austria (1), Kurdistan Region of Iraq (1)

"Unpacking Algorithms as Technologies of Power: Syrian Refugees and Data Experts on Algorithmic Governance," Digital Geography and Society, vol. 2 (2021) [open access]
- Authors (3) = Estonia

"Vaccination of Ukrainian Refugees: Need for Urgent Action," Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 75, no. 6 (Sept. 2022) [open access]
- Authors (3) = Poland (2), Ukraine (1)

"A Way to Europe: New Refugees’ Migration Patterns Revealed," Sustainability, vol. 14, no. 2 (Jan. 2022) [open access]
- Authors (2) = Romania

"'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]
- Authors (2) = Hungary

"'We would love to, but…'—Needs in School Integration from the Perspective of Refugee Children, Their Parents, Peers, and School Staff," International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Latest Articles, 11 April 2022 [open access]
- Authors (6) = Croatia (4), Switzerland (2)

"‘Who contributes more?’ How Ukrainian Media Construed Migrants’ Life Strategies vs. What the Ukrainian Public Wanted to Know," Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 8:289 (Nov. 2021) [open access]
- Authors (2) = Ukraine

Periodical issues:

Bialystok Legal Studies = Białostockie Studia Prawnicze, vol. 26, no. 1 (2021) [open access]
- Mix of 10 articles that focus on migration, asylum and IDP issues in Europe generally as well as in specific countries including Georgia, Poland, Russia and Ukraine; these also are the four countries with which the authors in this issue are affiliated.  

Exile History Review, vol. 1, no. 1 (2022) [open access]
- This inaugural issue focuses on "European migration in the 20th century." Authors are based in the Czech Rep., Hungary, Lithuania and Poland.

Journal of East Central European Studies = Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung, vol. 71, no. 4 (2022) [open access]
- Special issue on "East Central Europe as a Place of Refuge in the Twentieth Century: State and Patterns of Historical Research." All authors except one are based in the Czech Rep.

Politics in Central Europe Journal, vol. 17, no. S1 (Oct. 2021) [open access]
- Five articles address migration and asylum issues in the Visegrád Group. Most authors are based in Hungary, with two others in Poland and Serbia.

Studia Europejskie = Studies in European Affairs, vol. 25, no. 3 (2021) [open access]
- Mix of articles relating to migration in Europe. Most authors are based Poland, with two others in Greece and Serbia.

Studia Europejskie = Studies in European Affairs, vol. 26, no. 2 (2022) [open access]
- Mix of migration- and refugee-related articles. Most authors are based in Poland and Ukraine, with one other in North Macedonia.

Books/book chapters:

"A Border on the Move: The Ukrainian-Russian Frontier from the Soviet Collapse to the Conflict in Donbas," Chapter in Jahrbuch Migration und Gesellschaft = Yearbook Migration and Society 2020/2021 (transcript Verlag, June 2021) [open access]
- Author = Ukraine

"The EU Fundamental Right to Asylum: In Search of its Legal Meaning and Effects," Chapter in Fundamental Rights in the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (Cambridge Univ. Press, Aug. 2021) [preprint]
- Author = Italy/Czech Rep.

From Reception to Integration of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Poland (Routledge, Dec. 2022) [open access]
- Authors (4) = Poland

"The Future Architecture of the EU’s Return System Following the Pact on Asylum and Migration: Added Value and Shortcomings," Chapter in Reforming the Common European Asylum System: Opportunities, Pitfalls, and Downsides of the Commission Proposals for a New Pact on Migration and Asylum (Nomos, 2022) [open access]
- Author = Italy/Czech Rep.

Identifying Security Logics in the EU Policy Discourse: The "Migration Crisis" and the EU (Springer, Feb. 2022) [open access]
- Author = Poland

"Integration of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Poland: Policies and Practices," Chapter 14 in RESPONDing to Migration: A Holistic Perspective on Migration Governance (Uppsala Univ., 2021) [open access]
- Scroll to p. 277.
- Authors (4) = Poland

"Pre-Screening at the Border in the Asylum and Migration Pact: A Paradigm Shift for Asylum, Return and Detention Policies?," Chapter in Reforming the Common European Asylum System: Opportunities, Pitfalls, and Downsides of the Commission Proposals for a New Pact on Migration and Asylum  (Nomos, 2022) [open access]
- Author = Lithuania

"Revising Humanitarianism and Solidarity: Migration Management and Peripheral Europeanism in the UK, Poland, and Hungary," Chapter 5 in Contesting Cosmopolitan Europe: Euroscepticism, Crisis and Borders (Amsterdam University Press, 2022) [open access]
- Scroll to p. 105.
- Authors (3) = UK (2), Poland (1)
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24 January 2023

New Issues of GILJ, Humanit. Exch., Humanity, IJMHSC, J. East Centr. Euro. Stud., JIRS, JIANL, JIMI, J. Migr. Hist., QRP, Refuge, SCR, Trialog, VRU, ZMF

*Reminder: Postprints of articles published in the journals below that are marked with an asterisk can be archived/deposited in a repository immediately after publication - i.e., there is no embargo period! This allows authors to provide open access to their scholarly journal articles without having to pay costly publication fees. Please refer to this earlier blog post for more information.

Georgetown Immigration Law Journal
, vol. 37, no. 1 (Fall 2022) [full-text]
- Mix of articles with primarily US focus.

Humanitarian Exchange, no. 82 (Jan. 2023) [full-text]
- This edition's theme is "Community engagement with armed actors: strengthening protection, prevention and response."

*Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development, vol. 13, no. 3 (Winter 2022) [contents]
- Includes three articles on humanitarian assistance and a dossier on Guantánamo.

*International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, vol. 18, no. 3 (2022) [contents]
- Mix of articles. 

Journal of East Central European Studies = Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung, vol. 71, no. 4 (2022) [open access]
- Special issue on "East Central Europe as a Place of Refuge in the Twentieth Century: State and Patterns of Historical Research."

Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, vol. 21, no. 1 (2023) [contents]
- Special issue on "The Global Race for Migrant Labour: Pandemic Contradictions."

Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, vol. 36, no. 4 (2022) [contents]
- Mix of articles.

Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol. 23, no. 3 (Sept. 2022) [contents]
- Mix of articles, with 6 that are open access.

Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol. 23, no. 4 (Dec. 2022) [contents]
- Mix of articles, with 8 that are open access.

*Journal of Migration History, vol. 8, no. 3 (Oct. 2022) [contents]
- Special issue on "Forced Migration and the Limits of Citizenship." The introduction is freely available and two articles are open access.

QRP: Quarterly on Refugee Problems - AWR Bulletin, vol. 61, no. 2 (2022) [open access]
- Mix of articles.

Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 38, no. 2 (2022) [open access]
- Note: Refuge recently adopted a continuous publication model, which "means that articles will be published as soon as they make their way through the peer-review and production (copy-editing, typesetting) stages, rather than having to wait for the other articles in the same issue to be completed first." Since my last reference to Refuge in Sept. 2022, a mix of six additional articles have been published.

Statelessness and Citizenship Review, vol. 4, no. 2 (2022) [open access]
- Includes three articles, two critiques/comments, and four case notes.

Trialog: A Journal for Planning and Building in a Global Context, nos. 140-141 (Jan. 2022) [contents]
- Special issue on “Cities and Displacement.”

Verfassung und Recht in Übersee = World Comparative Law, vol. 55, no. 1 (2022) [contents]
- Special issue on "The Global Compact for Migration (GMC) in Comparative Perspective." The editorial and one article are freely available.

Zeitschrift für Migrationsforschung = Journal of Migration Studies, vol. 2, no. 2 (2022) [open access]
- Mix of articles in either German or English; one article on "Migrants with Precarious Legal Status" is accompanied by six comments and an author response.

Tagged Periodicals.

23 January 2023

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific

Blog posts & press:

Bangladesh: Rampant Police Abuse of Rohingya Refugees (Human Rights Watch, Jan. 2023) [text]

"Myanmar Reportedly Jailed Malaysia-bound Rohingya Refugees for Traveling 'Without Official Documents'," VOA News, 13 Jan. 2023 [text]

Refugees and neutral territories: Hong Kong and Macau during World War II (Refugee History Blog, Jan. 2022) [text]

Rescued at sea, why do Rohingya refugees end up in Sri Lankan detention centers? (Global Voices, Jan. 2023) [text]

The Rohingya Crisis: Indonesia’s Immigration Issue (Raisina Debates, Jan. 2023) [text]

UNHCR seeks comprehensive regional response to address rise in deadly South-East Asia sea journeys (UNHCR, Jan. 2023) [text]
- Includes link to this flash update on "Protection at Sea in South-East Asia: 2022 in Review."

Reports & journal articles:

"Contested Identity and Prejudice Against Co-Ethnic Refugees: Evidence from South Korea," Political Research Quarterly, OnlineFirst, 3 Dec. 2022 [preprint]

"The Creeping Cruelty of Australian Crimmigration Law," Sydney Law Review, vol. 44, no. 3 (2022) [full-text]

"The 'good refugee' ideal: How discourses of deservingness permeate Australia's refugee and asylum seeker narratives," Australian Journal of Social Issues, Early View, 18 Jan. 2023 [open access]

"Immigration Amnesties in Australia: Lessons for Law Reform from Past Campaigns," Sydney Law Review, vol. 44, no. 3 (2022) [full-text]

In the Holy Land: The Lives and Activities of Tibetan Refugees in India - Part I (Refugees in Towns, Jan. 2023) [text]

"The Politics of Statelessness, Refugeehood and Humanitarianism of the Rohingyas," Frontiers in Human Dynamics, 11 Jan. 2023 [open access]
- Focuses on India.

"Protracted displacement, local economies and protection: communities and ethnic armed organisations in Myanmar," Humanitarian Exchange, no. 82 (Jan. 2023) [full-text]

"Waiting for Papers: Paperwork, Migration, and the Uncertainty of Tibetan Refugees in India," International Journal of South Asian Studies, vol. 13 (2023) [full-text]


Legal Information Sheets for Afghans (Amera, PILnet, APRRN & APNOR) [access]
- Country-specific "information for people seeking legal help who are impacted by the crisis in Afghanistan." Sheets are available in English and Dari for France, India, Ireland, Italy, the UK and US. 

Related post:

21 January 2023

Thematic Focus: Solutions

Blog posts & press:

The Blessings of Resettling Refugees (The Asylumist Blog, Jan. 2023) [text]

The Controversial EU Concept of Integration (MPC Blog, Jan. 2023) [text]

Future Africa Declaration on Durable Solutions to Protracted Displacement in Africa, High-level Experts Forum on Durable Solutions to Protracted Displacement in Africa, Pretoria, 19 Sept. 2022 [text]

Launch of the Welcome Corps – Private Sponsorship of Refugees (US Dept. of State, Jan. 2023) [text]

"Stranded Myanmar Refugees Seek Answers in Thailand," VOA News, 11 Jan. 2023 [text]
- "According to NGOs assisting the refugees, there are around 1,100 people who have been approved for resettlement in the United States and other countries but haven’t been allowed to leave Thailand."

We Sponsored Refugees under a New Biden Program. The Results Were Astonishing (Cato Commentary, Jan. 2023) [text]
- Note: This post describes the Uniting for Ukraine program.


Data on Resettlement Activities in 2021 (EUAA, Dec. 2022) [text]

Getting the Numbers Right: The Challenge of Measuring Durable Solutions for IDPs in Libya, RID Working Paper No. 33 (Researching Internal Displacement, Jan. 2023) [text]

Resettlement at a Glance: January-November 2022 (UNHCR) [text]
- Note: A December factsheet has been posted on UNHCR's web site but the PDF does not load properly!

Resettlement Operational Tools (EU Agency for Asylum, Dec. 2022) [access]
- "The resettlement operational tools were originally developed within the framework of the project Facilitating Resettlement and Refugee Admission through New Knowledge (EU-FRANK)."

Journal articles:

"Asylum seekers’ experiences of participatory barriers in the educative pre-integrational programmes," European Educational Research Journal, OnlineFirst, 12 Jan. 2023 [open access]
- Focuses on Finland.

"Challenging the ‘Youth Gaze’: Building Diversity into Refugee and Asylum Reception and Integration Programmes," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 16 Jan. 2023 [open access]
- Focuses on the Netherlands.

"Doing inclusion as counter-conduct: Navigating the paradoxes of organizing for refugee and migrant inclusion," Human Relations, OnlineFirst, 7 Jan. 2023 [open access]
- Focuses on Finland.

"Refugees' time investments: Differences in the time use of refugees, other immigrants, and natives in Germany," Frontiers in Human Dynamics, 16 Dec. 2022 [open access]

"Social inclusion of refugees and asylum seekers: The role of public libraries in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area," Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, OnlineFirst, 12 Jan. 2023 [open access]

Information page:

Legal Pathways for Migration and International Protection (USAID) [access]
- Provides "links to opportunities for citizens of Latin America and Caribbean" in the US, Canada and Mexico.

Related posts:

20 January 2023

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 2

Journal articles:

"Explaining recently arrived refugees' labor market participation: The role of policy characteristics among Syrians in the Netherlands," Frontiers in Human Dynamics, 6 Jan. 2023 [open access]

"'I really want to work for me to feel good myself ': Health impacts of employment experiences for women from refugee backgrounds in Australia," SSM - Qualitative Research in Health, vol. 3 (June 2023) [open access]

"Labor market situation of refugees in Europe: The role of individual and contextual factors," Frontiers in Political Science, 23 Sept. 2022 [open access]

"The Long-Term Outcomes of Refugees: Tracking the Progress of the East African Asians," Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 34, no. 2 (July 2021) [postprint]
-  Focuses on the UK. Note: The embargo on accessing the full-text of this document has now ended.

"Lost in transitional space? Organising labour market integration for highly skilled refugees in the welfare state," European Management Review, Early View, 9 Jan. 2023 [open access]
- Focuses on Sweden.

"Markets, Businesses, and Consumption in Refugees Settlements: A Review and Future Research Trajectory," Markets, Globalization & Development Review, vol. 7, no. 3 (2022) [open access]

"Past and Future Trends in Refugee Migration on the Regional Level in Germany: An Analysis and Projection of Labor Market Effects," Comparative Population Studies, no. 47 (2022) [open access]

"Refugee entrepreneurship: systematic and thematic analyses and a research agenda," Small Business Economics, vol. 60, no. 1 (Jan. 2023) [open access]

"Refugees and Asylum Seekers as Workers: Radical Temporariness and Labour Exploitation in Australia," UNSW Law Journal, vol. 45, no. 1 (2022) [full-text]

Related post:

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

Gaining ground on refugee financial inclusion through advocacy, innovation and partnerships (UNHCR Blog, Jan. 2023) [text]

Growth of the Economic Mobility Pathway Project (RefugePoint, Jan. 2023) [text]
- Focuses on Canada.

*Is it time for the UK to change its stance on asylum seekers working? (Free Movement Blog, Jan. 2023) [text]

People fleeing conflict don’t want aid – they want work (JDC Blog, Jan. 2023) [text]

New open access book:

The Fast Track Labour Market Integration of Immigrants: Work-related Learning of Culture, Language and Profession
 (W. Bertelsmann Verlag, Jan. 2023) [open access]
- "This study refers to the findings of the three-year empirical research project entitled 'New Talents for companies – Developing the potentials of immigrants and refugees (Talents)'. The project focused on a new form of comprehensive language and professional training for immigrants and refugees geared towards supporting their fast access to the world of work – as jobs are considered to be the most important basis for successful integration. As part of the research project, partners from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Norway, and Sweden joined forces to develop and test new integration strategies in countries and regions which have welcomed high numbers of refugees and which, in
general, have high immigration rates."


Exploring levels of self reliance, livelihood opportunities and alternatives to encampment among displaced populations in the Great Lakes region of Africa (ReDSS, March 2022) [text via ReliefWeb]

From Refugee Crisis to Job Engine: An Analysis of German Businesses’ Experience in Refugee Integration (TENT Partnership, May 2022) [access]
- Follow link for report in English and German.

Guidance for European Companies on Hiring Refugees from Ukraine (TENT Partnership, Dec. 2022) [access]
- Follow link for country-specific guides for France, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland and the UK.

How Companies in Poland Can Mentor Ukrainian Refugees (TENT Partnership, Jan. 2023) [text]

Jordanians and non-Jordanians struggling for decent work: Labour market analysis of Amman and Ma’an governorates (Jesuit Refugee Service, Jan. 2023) [text via ReliefWeb]

What we know about the skills and early labour market outcomes of refugees from Ukraine (OECD, Jan. 2023) [text]


Related posts:

Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 2

Journal articles:

"Amid Record Drought and Food Insecurity, East Africa’s Protracted Humanitarian Crisis Worsens," Migration Information Source, 18 Jan. 2023 [text]

"Class in camps or the camped class? The making and reshaping of socio-economic inequalities in the refugee camps of north-western Tanzania," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 48, no. 20 (2022) [open access]

"Distribution of face masks in Kakuma refugee camp during a pandemic: Legal obligations and responsibilities," African Human Rights Law Journal, vol. 22, no. 2 (2022) [open access]

"Domesticating the Kampala Convention as a Pivotal Step in Protecting Persons Displaced by Conflict and Violence in Northern Nigeria," Makerere Law Journal, vol. 21, no. 3 (2021) [full-text]

"Examining the Impact of Covid-19 on Refugees in Tanzania," Makerere Law Journal, vol. 19, no. 1 (2021)  [full-text]

"Exklusives Flüchtlingsschutzregime, koloniale 'Andere' und Geschlechterdichotomien = Exclusionary refugee protection regime, colonial 'Others', and gender dualities," Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Latest Articles, 29 Dec. 2022 [open access]
- "Drawing on colonial Othering, the article addresses three intertwined areas: international refugee law, political discourses about refugee protection and gendered effects for refugees, especially in postcolonial Africa." Note: The authors are currently working on an English version of this article. 

"How migration information campaigns shape local perceptions and discourses of migration in Harar city, Ethiopia," International Migration, Early View, 10 Jan. 2023 [open access]

"Humanitarian Assistance as Performance? Expectations and Mismatches Between Aid Agencies and Refugee Beneficiaries," Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology, Latest Articles, 6 Dec. 2022 [open access]
- Draws on "two case studies in refugee camps in East and West Africa."

Related post:

Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

7 million internally displaced people live in Central Africa – they need more support (The Conversation, Jan. 2023) [text]

Kampala Convention at 10 years: African Union leadership can deliver for IDPs (UNHCR, Dec. 2022) [text]

Rwanda’s President Politicizes Refugee Rights (Human Rights Watch, Jan. 2023) [text]

The Six Trendsetters in African Migration and Mobility (Trends Research, Jan. 2023) [access]

Reports & book chapters:

Advocacy Brief: A call on African states to ratify the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (Kampala Convention) (Univ. of Pretoria, Nov. 2022) [text]

Asylum in urban spaces: The case of refugees in cities in Uganda (Research & Evidence Facility, Dec. 2022) [text]

Conflict and displacement in Ethiopia: the case of Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State and Konso Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (Research & Evidence Facility, Jan. 2023) [text]

*"From Control to Deterrence: Assessing Border Enforcement in South Africa," Chapter in Theorizing Local Migration Law and Governance (Cambridge Univ. Press, Sept. 2022) [open access]

The Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees: taking stock of progress and the way forward in the Horn of Africa (Research & Evidence Facility, Sept. 2022) [text]

''Money determines life, survival and everything else'': People need choices for an uncertain future (Ground Truth Solutions, Dec. 2022) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Focuses on Nigeria.

Report of the Retreat on the Domestication of the African Union Convention on Internally Displaced Persons (Kampala Convention) (UNHCR, May 2022) [text]

Rethinking Resettlement and Return in Nigeria’s North East, Africa Briefing, no. 184 (International Crisis Group, Jan. 2023) [text]


Related post:

19 January 2023

Opportunities: More Jan. & Feb. 2023

Call for applications: Displaced Scholars Peer Mentoring Program [info]
- The application deadline has been **extended** to 22 January 2023.

Call for expressions of interest: Network of Legal Experts on Migration in West & Central Africa [info]
- Submit applications by 22 January 2023.

Job announcement: Co-Secretaries General, Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network [info]
- Note: "At least one of the two co-SG positions requires lived experience of forced displacement." Deadline for submitting applications is 22 January 2023.

*Webinar: Anarchy, Displacement and Destitution: What future for Myanmar?, 23 January 2023 [info]

*Info session: PILnet-RLRH Fellowship, 24 January 2023 [info]
- Candidate with lived experience of displacement sought "to help identify the legal needs of refugees and refugee-led organisations." The application form will be made available after the information session. 

Seminar series: Forced Migration and Digital Technologies: (Dis)continuities in Actors and Power Relations, Oxford, 24 January-2 March 2023 [info]
- The 24 January 2023 seminar will focus on "Algorithms for improving refugee resettlement."

Webinar: Electronic Monitoring of Migrants: Alternative to Detention or Just Another Form of Punitive Custody?, 25 January 2023 [info]

Webinar: "The Russian Narration of the Deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944," Research Network on Ukrainian Migration, 25 January 2023 [info]

Webinar: Overcoming protection risks for non-Ukrainian asylum seekers and refugees in the EU, 26 January 2023 [info]

Webinar: Migration & Refugee Law Conversation Series: Reflecting on Refugee Crises, 27 January 2023 [info]

Call for applications: Postdoctoral, PhD, Master’s and Undergraduate Student Interns at the UDSM Research Chair in Forced Displacement (UDSM-RCFD) with a Focus on East Africa [info]
- Application deadline is 30 January 2023.

Job announcement: Project Coordinator for the Advancing Refugee Protection and Rights in SEA through Legal Empowerment (ARPR), Asylum Access Thailand [info]
- Apply by 31 January 2023.

Call for applications: MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies, Univ. of London [info]
- Submission deadline for the March 2023 intake is 1 February 2023. Various bursaries are available for funding support.

Book launch: Internally Displaced Persons and International Refugee Law, Maynooth, Ireland, 2 February 2023 [info]
- Note: A 30% discount can be applied to the purchase of the book using the code ALAUTHC4 at checkout!

Event: First Formal Preparatory Meeting for the Global Refugee Forum, Geneva, 2 February 2023 [info]

CFP: 7th Annual Conference of the Refugee Law Initiative, London, 21-23 June 2023 [info]
- The theme is "Inequality and Fairness in Refugee Protection." The deadline for submitting proposals has been **extended** to 3 February 2023

CFP: Racism, Rights, and the Responsibility to Protect: Re-imagining the Struggle for Equality and Justice for Refugees and the Forcibly Displaced, 15th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS), Toronto, 29-31 May 2023 [info]
- The deadline for submitting abstracts has been **extended** to 10 February 2023

CFP: Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal [info]
- Contributions sought for a special issue on "Girls on the Move: Girlhood and Forced Displacement, Migration and (Re)settlement." Submit abstracts by 13 February 2023.

CFP: "Contested Mobility: Between Local Needs, National Interests, and Global Trends," IDOS International Workshop on Displacement and Migration, Bonn, Germany, 24-25 May 2023 [info]
- Submit proposals by 17 February 2023.

Public talk: Making Sense of Immigration Data: A Conversation with TRAC, Washington, DC, 17 February 2023 [info]

Call for applications: 19th Migration Summer School, Florence, Italy, 26 June-7 July 2023 [info]
- Apply by 27 February 2023.


18 January 2023

Thematic Focus: Education

Blog posts:

Refugee education: Key tensions and opportunities (Education Plus Development Blog, Dec. 2022) [text]


Access to Educational Services in Cox’s Bazar during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Use of Educational Services by ‘Rohingya Refugees’ and the Host Community, Policy Brief, no. 20 (PRIO, 2022) [text]

A longitudinal research on the access to face-to-face education for refugee children during and post covid-19 period (Turkish Red Crescent, Dec. 2022) [access via ReliefWeb]
- Follow link for report in English and Turkish.

Returning to School or Dropping Out after the COVID-19 Closure? Survey Evidence from Rohingya Refugees and Host Communities in Bangladesh, Policy Brief, no. 19 (PRIO, 2022) [text]

Journal articles:

"Child friendship patterns at a refugee center in Greece," Frontiers in Education, 4 Jan. 2023 [open access]
- "This study examines the patterns of friendship formation among newly arrived refugee adolescents and highlights the impact of schooling on relational inclusion, even at highly segregated accommodation structures, such as remote refugee camps."

"Data from the Panel Study ‘Refugees in the German Educational System (ReGES)’," Journal of Open Psychology Data, vol. 11, no. 1 (Jan. 2023) [open access]

"Framing the education for gifted Lebanese and gifted refugees in Lebanon," Frontiers in Psychology, 13 Dec. 2022 [open access]

"Gifted education in Lebanon: Re-examining the role of educational and learning capitals," Cogent Education, vol. 9, no. 1 (2022) [open access]

"Increasing access to education for refugees in Uganda," Law, Democracy & Development, vol. 25, no. 1 (2021) [open access]

"Refugees’ aspirations, attitudes, and experiences of higher education and professional life in Sweden," Social Sciences & Humanities Open, vol. 7, no. 1 (2023) [open access]

"'We would love to, but…'—needs in school integration from the perspective of refugee children, their parents, peers, and school staff," International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Latest Articles, 11 April 2022 [open access]
- Focuses on Croatia.


Displaced Student Opportunities UK (Refugee Education UK, Student Action for Refugees & Universities of Sanctuary) [access]
- "A comprehensive source of information about accessing higher education for people who are displaced in the UK." Types of opportunities include scholarships, English language classes, small grants, preparing for university (e.g., mentorships, student support services, etc.). Note: Visit UNHCR's  Scholarship Opportunities for Refugees platform for information on opportunities available in other countries. 

Hub for European Refugee Education (HERE) (Univ. of Nottingham) [access]
- "Provides a central reference point for information relating to refugee education throughout Europe in the form of a curated, searchable database of academic and non-academic resources on refugee education from across the continent, published since 2015."

Related post:

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies - Pt. 2

Reports & journal articles:

"Can a Negative Representation of Refugees in Social Media Lead to Compassion Fatigue? An Analysis of the Perspectives of a Sample of Syrian Refugees in Jordan and Turkey," Journalism and Media, vol. 4, no. 1 (Jan. 2023) [open access]

"Do Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) Support Self-Reliance among Urban Refugees? Evidence from Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Malaysia," International Migration Review, OnlineFirst, 25 Dec. 2022 [open access]

"Exploring the Digital Divide among the Bhutanese Refugee Community during COVID-19: Engaged Research in Action," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 19, no. 24 (Dec. 2022) [open access]
- Focuses on the US.

"Political participation in the context of contemporary media: the case of refugees in Lithuania," EUREKA: Social and Humanities, no. 6 (2022) [open access]

"The potential of Facebook advertising data for understanding flows of people from Ukraine to the European Union,"EPJ Data Science, 11:59 (Dec. 2022) [open access]

Technologies in Humanitarian Settings: Engagement and Local Innovation - Playbook (Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Dec. 2022) [access]
- See also five related case studies that are listed on the right side of the page under "Recent Publications."

"Using participatory video for co-production and collaborative research with refugees: critical reflections from the Digital Place-makers program," Learning, Media and Technology, Latest Articles,14 Jan. 2023 [open access]
- Focuses on The Netherlands.

*Web3 and communities at risk: Myths and problems with current experiments (Univ. of Cambridge, Nov. 2022) [text via ReliefWeb]


Related post:

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies - Pt. 1


Seminar series: Forced Migration and Digital Technologies: (Dis)continuities in Actors and Power Relations, Oxford, 24 January-2 March 2023 [info]

Legal/asylum aspects:

DHS Fails to Address Concerns about CBP One as the Agency Expands the App’s Use (Immigration Impact Blog, Jan. 2023) [text]
- Note: "All people who wish to access new programs announced by the Biden administration—including the parole programs for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans—will be required to use the app." See also related blog post.

Luck of the Draw III: Using AI to Examine Decision-Making in Federal Court Stays of Removal, Refugee Law Lab Working Paper (York Univ., Jan. 2023) [text]

"Machine Learning and Asylum Adjudications: From Analysis of Variations to Outcome Predictions," Applied Research, vol. 10 (Dec. 2022) [open access]
- Focuses on Denmark.

"Technology-related Risks to the Right to Asylum: Epistemic Vulnerability Production in Automated Credibility Assessment," European Journal of Law and Technology, vol. 13, no. 3 (2022) [open access]

UK drafts bill to criminalize posting of Channel crossing videos (InfoMigrants, Jan. 2023) [text]


Memory Center Platform (SO CLOSE Project) [access]
- "A collection of digital resources on forced migration, cultural heritage and historical memory." The public collection is open to everyone; the other components require user registration. The user guide provides additional information. See also related press release. The project web site can be accessed here.

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