23 May 2020

News: Free content via Project MUSE

I have mentioned before that many book and journal publishers are (temporarily) providing free access to their content to facilitate research and support students. Often, the access is limited to studies that are specifically relevant to COVID-19, but in other cases, the access extends to a broader range of subject matter. One way to more easily locate this free content is by using the services of an aggregator like Project MUSE, which houses scholarly materials in the humanities and social sciences. They recently announced that content provided by certain publishers would be freely available through 30 June 2020.

Give it a go! Use the search function to look for instances of "refugees OR asylum." The search results clearly indicate what is free and what is not; alternatively, tick the box on the left that limits the results to "only content I have access to." Some random examples of what you might find include:

Articles on children's literature, history & area studies:

"Address Unknown: German Children's Literature about Refugees," Children's Literature Association Quarterly, vol. 45, no. 2 (Summer 2020)

"Host Communities and Refugees in Southeast Asia: Report on a Workshop held at the National University of Singapore (NUS), 10–11 May 2019," Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia, vol. 35, no. 1 (March 2020)

"Humanitarianism and Child Refugee Sponsorship: The Spanish Civil War and the Global Campaign of Esme Odgers," Journal of Women's History, vol. 32, no. 1 (Spring 2020)

"The Integration of Jewish Refugees from Shanghai into Post-World War II San Francisco," American Jewish History, vol. 104, no. 1 (Jan. 2020)

"International and Local Relief Organizations and the Promotion of Children’s and Young Adult Refugee Narratives," Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature, vol. 57, no. 2 (2019)

"Narrating the Humanitarian Border: Moral Deliberations of Territorial Borderworkers at the EU’s Mediterranean Border," Journal of Mediterranean Studies, vol. 28, no. 1 (2019)


Human Rights Quarterly [access]
- Recent articles include "My Child’s Journey Home: Perspectives of Adult Family Members on the Separation and Reunification of the 'Disappeared' Children of El Salvador" and "Implementing Universal Human Rights Standards in and by Sub-Saharan African States in the Shade of Local Traditions."

Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development [access]
- Recent articles include "Humanitarianism Governed: Rules, Identity, and Exclusion in Relief Work" and "A Grudging Rescue: France, the Armenians of Cilicia, and the History of Humanitarian Evacuations."

New books:

On an Empty Stomach: Two Hundred Years of Hunger Relief (Cornell Univ. Press, 2020)

The World Refugees Made: Decolonization and the Foundation of Postwar Italy (Cornell Univ. Press, 2020)

Two New Issues of IJRL - Pt. 2

Contents of vol. 32, no. 1, March 2020 include:
  • Asylum at Sea: The Legality of Shipboard Refugee Status Determination Procedures [abstract]
  • Knowing Persecution When We See It: Non-State Actors and the Measure of State Protection [abstract]
  • The Legal Abyss of Discretion in the Resettlement of Refugees: Cherry-Picking and the Lack of Due Process in the EU [abstract]
  • Australia and the Abortive Convention on Territorial Asylum: A Case Study of a Cul de Sac in International Refugee and Human Rights Law [abstract]

Along with case law summaries and two book reviews, the following three documents are also reproduced:

Related post:
Two New Issues of IJRL - Pt. 1

Tagged Periodicals.

Two New Issues of IJRL - Pt. 1

The two latest issues of the International Journal of Refugee Law (IJRL) have been published; see below for the first and part 2 of this post for the second.

Contents of vol. 31, no. 4, Dec. 2019 include:
  • Protection Deficit: The Failure of Australia’s Offshore Processing Arrangements to Guarantee ‘Protection Elsewhere’ in the Pacific [abstract]
  • Policing Canada’s Refugee System: A Critical Analysis of the Canada Border Services Agency [abstract] [ResearchGate]
  • A Legal Analysis of a Crucial Element in Country Guidance Determinations: Country of Origin Information [open access]
  • Commitment of States, Access to Asylum, and Material Benefits: Assessing Key Legislative Battles and Their Structural Impact on the Common European Asylum System [abstract]
  • Birth Registration in Crisis: Exploring a Rights-Based Approach to Birth Registration through the Experience of Syrian Refugees [abstract]
  • Evidentiary Burden of Proof regarding Exclusion Grounds for Asylum: The Case of the Turkish Military Asylum Seekers in Greece [abstract]
  • The European Union’s Plan to Amend the ‘First Country of Asylum’ and ‘Safe Third Country’ Concepts [abstract]
Also included are case law summaries and three book reviews.

Tagged Periodicals.

22 May 2020

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 2

Reports & journal articles:

"Covid-19: Just Disastrous or the Disaster Itself? Applying the ILC Articles on the Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters to the Covid-19 Outbreak," ASIL Insights, vol. 24, no. 6 (April 2020) [text]

COVID-19, Border Closures, and International Law (Institute of International Relations Prague, May 2020) [text]

"A Global Perspective on the Modern Perils of Seeking Asylum," ABA Human Rights Magazine, vol. 45, no. 2 (April 2020) [full-text]

"Human Rights Law in the Time of the Coronavirus," ASIL Insights, vol. 24, no. 5 (April 2020) [text]

International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 31, no. 4 (Dec. 2019) [contents]
- Mix of articles on Australia's offshore processing policy, Canada's border services, country of origin information, legislative developments towards the Common European Asylum System, and birth registration, among others.

International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 32, no. 1 (March 2020) [contents]
- Mix of articles on asylum at sea, persecution, discretion in resettlement, and Australia and the Convention on Territorial Asylum.

Key Procedural Considerations on the Remote Participation of Asylum-Seekers in the Refugee Status Determination Interview (UNHCR, May 2020) [text]

Practical Recommendations on Conducting the Personal Interview Remotely (European Asylum Support Office, May 2020) [text]

"Safe Zones and the Internal Protection Alternative," International & Comparative Law Quarterly, vol. 69, no. 2 (April 2020) [free full-text]

Seventy Years of the Geneva Conventions: What of the Future? (Chatham House, March 2020) [text]

Related post:
Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 1 (22 May 2020)

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 1


Webinar: COVID-19 and International Refugee Law, 4 June 2020 [info]

CFP: American Journal of International Law [info]
Contributions sought for special issue on "The International Legal Order and the Global Pandemic." Submission deadline is 1 July 2020.

CFP: Laws [info]
- Contributions sought for special issue on "Migrants and Human Rights Protections." Submit manuscripts for this open access journal by 30 September 2020.

Blog posts & press:

The Challenges in Covid19 Times for Refugee Determination and Accessing Protection (RLI Blog, April 2020) [text]

Comparing the Inter-American Court Opinion on Diplomatic Asylum Applications with M.N. and Others v. Belgium Before the ECtHR (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, May 2020) [text]

“COVID–19 is No Excuse to Abandon Basic Principles Protecting Refugees and Asylum Seekers,” The Diplomat, 4 May 2020 [text]

The Distinction Between Asylum Seekers and Economic Migrants: An Analysis of State Practice (RLI Blog, May 2020) [text]

EU Fundamental Rights, Human Rights and Free Movement in Times of Covid19 (RLI Blog, May 2020) [text]

Forced Returns of Migrants must be Suspended in Times of COVID-19 (UN Network on Migration, May 2020) [text]

Knowing All of the Law, All of the Time – Responding to COVID-19 (Kaldor Centre, May 2020) [text]

Mapping the Proliferation of Human Rights Bodies’ Guidance on COVID-19 Mitigation (Just Security, May 2020) [text]

Non-refoulement during a Health Emergency (EJIL Talk Blog, May 2020) [text]

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2

Blog posts:

Coronavirus Pandemic Exposes Injustice of US Immigration System (Center for Migration Studies, May 2020) [text]

COVID-19 Shows Why UNHCR Should Provide Aid at the Southern Border (Niskanen Center Commentary, May 2020) [text]

Neuroscience, Memory, and Credibility in Immigration Court (The Asylumist Blog, May 2020) [text]
- See earlier related blog post.

New Data Shows Border Patrol Agents Reject More Asylum Seekers (Immigration Impact Blog, May 2020) [text]

US: Lawsuit Over ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program Secrecy (Human Rights Watch, May 2020) [text]

U.S. COVID Response Exacerbates Vulnerabilities for Immigrant Families (RI Blog, May 2020) [text]

USCIS’s Budget Woes – and What Can Be Done about It (The Asylumist Blog, May 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Appellate Exceptionalism? The Troubling Case of Immigration Decisions' Continued Precedential Effect Even after Circuit Court Vacatur (SSRN, May 2020) [text]

Deportation with a Layover: Failure of Protection under the U.S.-Guatemala Asylum Cooperative Agreement (Refugees International, May 2020) [text]

*"Interrogating the Legal/Illegal Frame: Trump Administration Immigration Policy and the Christian Response," Journal of Ecumenical Studies, vol. 55, no. 1 (Winter 2020) [free full-text]

"The Non-Adversarial Fiction of Immigration Adjudication," Wisconsin Law Review (Forthcoming, 2020) [preprint]

The State of Asylum: Changes Made to the Asylum System during the Trump Administration (Niskanen Center, May 2020) [text]

Stranded: The Impact of US Policies on Asylum Seekers (Jesuit Refugee Service, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Unfinished Business: How 'Split Authority' over U.S. Asylum Adjudications Highlights the Need to Relocate the Immigration Court System to the Department of Homeland Security," Legislation and Policy Brief, vol. 9, no. 1 (2020) [full-text]

"Won’t You Be My Neighbor": Local Foundations, Immigrants and Refugee Populations (National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, May 2020) [access]


The Out Crowd (This American Life) [access]
- Note: This episode just won a Pulitzer! Focuses on the "Remain in Mexico" policy.

The Power of the President and the Human Rights of Migrants in the Midst of the Pandemic: Two Conversations (Tempest Tossed, May 2020) [access]


Related post:
Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (Blocking Asylum) (22 May 2020)

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (Blocking Asylum)

News: CDC Order Blocking Entry to US is Extended Indefinitely

The text of the "Order Suspending Introduction of Certain Persons from Countries Where a Communicable Disease Exists" (CDC, 19 May 2020) states: "This amendment and extension goes into effect at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on May 21, 2020 and shall remain in effect until the CDC Director determines that the danger of further introduction of COVID-19 into the United States from covered aliens has ceased to be a serious danger to the public health, and the Order is no longer necessary to protect the public health."

Just a day earlier, a group of public health experts submitted a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services and CDC urging them to "to withdraw – not extend or expand indefinitely – this policy and instead direct U.S. officials to use rational, evidence-based public health measures to safeguard both the health of the public and the lives of adults, families, and unaccompanied children seeking asylum and other protection."

A group of NGOs also issued its own recommendations for "Public Health Measures to Safely Manage Asylum Seekers and Children at the Border."

See the following for reactions to the CDC's move and background on the administration's expedient use of the pandemic to deny entry to asylum-seekers:

Human Rights First Condemns Extension of CDC Order That Effectively Ends Asylum (Human Rights First, May 2020) [text]

"Inside the Campaign to Cut Immigration to the United States Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic," CNN, 8 May 2020 [text]

Pandemic as Pretext: Trump Administration Exploits COVID-19, Expels Asylum Seekers and Children to Escalating Danger (Human Rights First, May 2020) [text]
- See also related press release.

The Trump Administration, COVID-19, and the Continuing Assault on the Rights of Asylum Seekers and Refugees (Kaldor Centre, May 2020) [text]

"The Trump Administration is Using the Pandemic as an Excuse to Target Immigrants and Asylum Seekers," Vox, 15 May 2020 [text]

Trump Administration Uses Pandemic as Excuse to Expel Migrants - Summary Expulsion Power Extended Indefinitely (Human Rights Watch, May 2020) [text]

"Trump Administration Will Continue to Block Most Asylum Seekers Until End of Pandemic," Newsweek, 19 May 2020 [text]

The Trump Administration’s Indefensible Legal Defense of Its Asylum Ban - Taking a Wrecking Ball to International Law (Just Security Blog, May 2020) [text]

Related post:
Regional Focus: United States (4 May 2020)

21 May 2020

News: Statelessness & Nationality Publications from UNHCR

UNHCR has released a new set of statelessness guidelines on "Loss and Deprivation of Nationality under Articles 5-9 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness," in order to "provide interpretative guidance for governments, NGOs, legal practitioners, decision-makers and the judiciary, as well as for UNHCR staff and other UN agencies involved in addressing statelessness." More information is provided in the press release.

In addition, UNHCR has published a compilation of "results and highlights" from the High-Level Segment on Statelessness held last October. As noted in the introduction:

"This publication contains a full compendium of the pledges made during the HLS and as such serves as a record that will be helpful in tracking their implementation. It also provides an analysis of the pledges that gives an indication to the international community concerning progress that can be expected in various areas during the remainder of the #IBelong Campaign."

Thematic Focus: General

Free access:

Protecting the Internally Displaced: Rhetoric and Reality (Routledge, 2018) [info]
- Complimentary seven-day download is currently on offer, otherwise $15.00 for a permanent version.


Call for blog posts: Border Criminologies Blog [info]
- Seeking pieces that focus on border control and Covid-19.

Blog posts & press:

Coronavirus Lockdowns Force the World’s Poorest into Deadly Trade-offs between Their Health and Livelihoods (The Conversation, May 2020) [text]

The Rocky Road to a Mobile World after COVID-19 (MPI Commentary, May 2020) [text]

RSC COVID-19 Blog [access]
- "[P]resents short articles relating to COVID-19 from RSC staff, students and associates."

Vatican Calls for More Protection for Internally Displaced (InfoMigrants, May 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

*Catholic Teaching and Interventions on the Global Compact on Refugees and the Global Compact on Safe Orderly and Regular Migration (Center for Migration Studies, April 2020) [text]

*A Comprehensive Framework for Studying Migration Policies (and a Call to Observe Them Beyond Immigration to the West), GIGA Working Paper, no. 321 (GIGA, April 2020) [text]

COVID-19 and Mixed Population Movements: Emerging Dynamics, Risks and Opportunities (UNHCR & IOM, May 2020) [text]

"The Global Compact of Refugees: A Viewpoint of Global South," Refugee Watch, no. 54 (2020) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 1.

"Implementation of the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration: A Whole-of-Society Approach," Journal on Migration and Human Security, OnlineFirst, 27 April 2020 [open access]

"New Moral Questions and Refugees," Philosophers' Magazine, no. 89 (2020) [text]
- "Should we extend protections to those fleeing Covid-19"?

The Role of the Global Compact on Refugees in the International Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (UNHCR, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

UNHCR's Approach to Age, Gender and Diversity (UNHCR, Dec. 2019) [text]


First three seminars in RSC's series on Strengthening Refugee-led Humanitarian Response during the COVID-19 Pandemic:
- Global Agenda Setting, from the Bottom Up: The Global Refugee-Led Network (GRN), 6 May 2020 [access]
- Without Recognition, without Assistance: Refugee-led Responses in Urban Contexts, 13 May 2020 [access]
- New Partnerships: How International Organisations can Support Refugee-led Organisations, 21 May 2020 [access]

Materializing the Transient: Ethnographies and Museums in the Study of (Forced) Migration, Göttingen, 14-16 May 2020 [access]
- The conference aimed "to study the material dimension of hopes and expectations that characterize experiences of migration." Follow link to access recorded keynote lectures in the respective panel session, as well as the poster presentations.


Stakeholder Inputs to High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement [access]
- Submitted contributions organized by type of author (i.e., Member States, IGOs, NGOs, Think Tanks, etc).


Related post:
Thematic Focus: General (6 May 2020)

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

20 May 2020

Thematic Focus: Solutions

Blog posts & press:

"Australia's Refugee Swap Deal Continues Amid Pandemic," Radio New Zealand, 11 May 2020 [text]

How Generous is Australia’s Refugee Program Compared to Other Countries? (Refugee Council of Australia, May 2020) [text]

"Out of Africa, and into Locked Down New Zealand," Stuff News, 6 May 2020 [text]

Resettlement Offers a Vital Lifeline to Syrian Refugees (The Storyteller, May 2020) [text]

A Strong EU Resettlement Program is More Important Than Ever (Fluchtforschung Blog, May 2020) [text]

UNHCR Welcomes New Zealand’s Positive Budget Announcement for Refugees (UNHCR, May 2020) [text]

What is the Impact of Refugee Repatriation for Communities of Return? (COMPAS Blog, April 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Believing is Achieving: A Longitudinal Study of Self-efficacy and Positive Affect in Resettled Refugees," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 30 April 2020 [open access]

Global Resettlement Statistics (Refugee Council of Australia, May 2020) [text]

"The 'Good Citizen': Asserting and Contesting Norms of Participation and Belonging in Oslo," Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 43, no. 16 (2020) [open access]

"Lessons from Refugees: Research Ethics in the Context of Resettlement in South America," Migration & Society, vol. 3, no. 1 (2020) [open access]

Refugee Resettlement to Fall Short of National and Global Targets, as COVID-19 Pandemic Halts Travel (Refugee Council of Australia, May 2020) [text]

Roadmap to Durable Solutions for the Internally Displaced (InterAction, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 1 (20 April 2020)
Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 2 (20 April 2020)

Thematic Focus: Gender Issues - Pt. 2


Broken Home: Women’s Housing, Land and Property Rights in Post-conflict Iraq (Norwegian Refugee Council, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Forced Migration and SGBV: Service Provider Perspectives from the UK, IRiS Working Paper, no. 34 (Univ. of Birmingham, 2020) [text]

Forced Migration, SGBV and Covid-19: Understanding the Impact of Covid-19 on Forced Migrant Survivors of SGBV (Univ. of Birmingham & Refugee Women Connect, May 2020) [text]

Gender Matters: COVID-19’s Outsized Impact on Displaced Women and Girls (Refugees International, May 2020) [text]

The HLP Rights of Conflict Affected Women in Northeast Nigeria (Norwegian Refugee Council, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

IDP-led Women’s Assistance: New Roles for Traditional Groups (Rethinking Refuge, May 2020) [access]
- Focuses on Ethiopia.

Risks and Prospects in SGBV Prevention, Intervention and Protection: The Service Providers’ Perspective in Turkey, IRiS Working Paper, no. 34 (Univ. of Birmingham, 2020) [text]

United Nations Protocol on the Provision of Assistance to Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, 12 Dec. 2019 [text]

Women and Girls Safe Spaces: A Toolkit for Advancing Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment in Humanitarian Settings (International Medical Corps & International Rescue Committee, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
Thematic Focus: Gender Issues - Pt. 1 (20 May 2020)

Thematic Focus: Gender Issues - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

*CA6 Dumps Matter of A-B-: Juan Antonio v. Barr (Immigration Law Blog, May 2020) [text]
- US legal decision.

*Don’t Believe the Trump Administration’s Misinformation: Domestic Violence Survivors Can Get Asylum in the United States (PHR Blog, May 2020) [text]

Federal Court Recognizes Gender as Basis for Asylum Claims (Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic Blog, April 2020) [text]
- Focuses on the US.

Living in Fear during the COVID-19 Crisis: Migrant Women with Insecure Immigration Status and Domestic Violence (COMPAS Blog, April 2020) [text]
- Focuses on the UK.

The Loud Silence: The Plight of Refugee Male Survivors of Conflict-related Sexual Violence (Refugee Law Project Blog, April 2020) [text]

Resilience during the Pandemic (Border Criminologies Blog, May 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Italy.

"Syrian Refugee Women Face New COVID-19 Battleground," The New Humanitarian, 12 May 2020 [text]

Journal articles:

BMJ Global Health, vol. 5, no. suppl. 1 (April 2020) [open access]
- Special supplement on "Reaching conflict-affected women and children with health and nutrition interventions," with three articles.

"Gendered Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Policies and Programmes in Humanitarian Settings," BMJ Global Health, vol. 5, no. 5 (May 2020) [open access]

"Grounds for Asylum: How Victims' Rights Laws Confer Particular Social Group Status to Domestic Violence Victims," Immigration and Human Rights Law Review, vol. 2, no. 1 (2020) [full-text]
- Focuses on the US.

"The History and Future of Gender Asylum Law and Recognition of Domestic Violence as a Basis for Protection in the United States," ABA Human Rights Magazine, vol. 45, no. 2 (April 2020) [full-text]
- Focuses on the US.

"Negotiating Sexual Agency in Marriage: The Experience of Migrant and Refugee Women," Health Care for Women International, vol. 40, nos. 7-9 (2019) [ResearchGate]

"Sexual and Reproductive Health of Asylum Seeking and Refugee Women in South Africa: Understanding the Determinants of Vulnerability," Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, vol. 28, no. 1 (2020) [open access]


Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Gender Issues - Pt. 1 (24 April 2020)
Thematic Focus: Gender Issues - Pt. 2 (24 April 2020)

19 May 2020

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

New books:

20 Year Anniversary of the Tampere Programme: Europeanisation Dynamics of the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (European University Institute, 2020) [open access]
- Part II focuses on "Borders and Asylum," with five chapters. Other chapters discuss the politics of migration and asylum policy, migrant smuggling, and the Global Compact on Migration.

*The Bureaucratic Production of Difference: Ethos and Ethics in Migration Administrations (Transcript, April 2020) [open access]
- Includes a chapter on the Swiss asylum administration and two chapters on detention, among others.

Journal articles:

*"Externalization or Imitation: The 2015–16 Asylum-seeker Immigration as a Catalyst for Local Structural Change," Ethnic and Racial Studies, Latest Articles, 14 May 2020 [open access]
- Focuses on Germany.

"Fatal Flaws in the UK Asylum Decision-making System: An Analysis of Home Office Refusal Letters," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 46, no. 7 (2020) [postprint]
- Note: Access to this text is embargoed until 28 May 2020.

"Fund but Disregard: The EU’s Relationship to Academic Research on Mobility," Crisis Magazine, no. 2 (May 2020) [text]

"Language has a Home: How Case Officers Make Use of Language Analysis in Asylum Decisions," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 13 May 2020 [open access]

"Life Satisfaction and Return Migration: Analysing the Role of Life Satisfaction for Migrant Return Intentions in Germany," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 18 May 2020 [open access]

"The 'Refugee Crisis' in Europe: Shortening Distances, Containment and Asymmetry of Rights—A Tentative Interpretation of the 2015–16 Events," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 10 May 2020 [open access]

"Self-selection of Asylum Seekers: Evidence From Germany," Demography, Latest Articles, 4 May 2020 [open access]


Related post:
Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (19 May 2020)

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1


Migration and Mobility in the EU, 20 May 2020 [info]

Blog posts & press:

"Commentary: 'Leave No One Behind' and Access to Protection in the Greek Islands in the COVID‐19 Era," International Migration, Early View, 12 May 2020 [free full-text]

Commissioner Urges Malta to Meet Its Obligations to Save Lives at Sea, Ensure Prompt and Safe Disembarkation, and Investigate Allegations of Delay or Non-response to Situations of Distress (COE Commissioner for Human Rights, May 2020) [text]

COVID-19 Control Measures, Gap in SaR Capacity Increases Concern about ‘Invisible Shipwrecks’ (IOM, May 2020) [text]

“Is This Really Europe?” Asylum Seekers Living in Dismal Conditions in Greece (RI Blog, May 2020) [text]

The Mediterranean: Do Calm Waters Hide an Ugly Secret? (InfoMigrants, May 2020) [text]

M.N. and Others v Belgium: No ECHR Protection from Refoulement by Issuing Visas (EJIL: Talk Blog, May 2020) [text]

"'We give you 30 minutes': Malta Turns Migrant Boat Away with Directions to Italy," The Guardian, 20 May 2020 [text]


Country Reports (AIDA, May 2020)
- Updated profiles available for Portugal and Sweden.

COVID-19 Crisis Fuels Hostility against Foreigners (SSRN, April 2020) [text]

EASO Special Report: Asylum Trends and COVID-19 (European Asylum Support Office, May 2020) [text]

Special Report: COVID-19 and Border Violence along the Balkan Route (Border Violence Monitoring Network, May 2020) [text via ECRE]

UNHCR Comments on the Draft Amendments to the Law of the Republic of Armenia on Refugees and Asylum Specifying the Role and Procedural Standards of Engagement of the National Security Service in Asylum Procedures (UNHCR, May 2020) [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (8 May 2020)
Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (8 May 2020)

18 May 2020

Regional Focus: Australia

Blog posts & press:

"Australia Resisting Talks to Save Rohingya Refugees Stranded at Sea," Sydney Morning Herald, 14 May 2020 [text]

Coercive Voluntary Returns (Border Criminologies Blog, May 2020) [text]

COVID-19: Some Issues for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia (Kaldor Centre, April 2020) [text]

COVID-19: Temporary Visa Holders Left Behind in Australia (UWA Public Policy Institute, May 2020) [text]

Explainer: What does the Federal Court Decision on the Tamil Asylum-seeker Family Mean? (The Conversation, April 2020) [text]

Refugee Lawyers Call for Protection Claims to be Re-examined (UNSW News, April 2020) [text]

What about Those Left Out of the Stimulus Package? (Pursuit, May 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

The Cost of Australia's Refugee and Asylum Policy: A Source Guide - Factsheet (Kaldor Centre, May 2020) [text]

"Making the State Blush: Humanizing Relations in an Australian NGO Campaign for People Seeking Asylum," Social Analysis, vol. 64, no. 1 (2020) [open access]

"The Melancholic Torturer: How Australia Became a Nation That Tortures Refugees," Journal of Sociology, vol. 56, no. 1 (2020) [ResearchGate]

"Protecting Refugees and Australia’s Interests," Chapter in The Centre of Gravity Series (Australian National Univ., March 2020) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 32.

Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights in Relation to Bills and Instruments Concerning COVID-19 (Kaldor Centre, May 2020) [text]

Related post:
Regional Focus: Australia & New Zealand (23 March 2020)

Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 2

COVID-19 & health-related items: 

"Child Handwashing in an Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Northern Iraq: A Qualitative Multi-method Exploration of Motivational Drivers and Other Handwashing Determinants," PLoS ONE 15(2): e0228482 (Feb. 2020) [open access]

Children on the Move: The Health of Refugee, Immigrant and Displaced Children (MDPI, March 2020) [open access]

A Children's Crisis: Update on Al Hol Camp and COVID-19 Concerns (Save the Children, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Lost at Home: The Risks and Challenges for Internally Displaced Children and the Urgent Actions Needed to Protect Them (Unicef, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Migrant and Displaced Children in the Age of COVID-19: How the Pandemic is Impacting Them and What We Can Do to Help," Migration Policy Practice, vol. X, no. 2 (April-June 2020) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 32.

Parenting/caregiver programmes:

"Cultural Responsiveness in the Incredible Years Parenting Programme for Refugees: A Case Study," International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 14:6 (May 2020) [open access]
- Focuses on Norway.

Reach Up and Learn in the Syria Response: Adapting and Implementing an Evidence-based Home Visiting Program in Lebanon, Jordan and Syria (International Rescue Committee, May 2020) [text]

"Strong Families: A New Family Skills Training Programme for Challenged and Humanitarian Settings: A Single-arm Intervention Tested in Afghanistan," BMC Public Health, 20:634 (May 2020) [open access]

"Supporting Syrian Families Displaced by Armed Conflict: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of the Caregiver Support Intervention," Child Abuse & Neglect, vol. 106 (Aug. 2020) [open access]
- Focuses on Syrians in Lebanon. 

Related post:
Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1 (18 May 2020)

Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

"Indefinite Detention or Family Separation? US Forced Immigrants to Choose, Lawyers Say," The Guardian, 15 May 2020 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Análisis Situacional y Priorización de Riesgos de Niños, Niñas y Adolescentes Migrantes Venezolanos en Seis (6) Municipios de Colombia (IOM, Dec. 2019; posted May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Jewish Historical Studies: Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England, vol. 51, no. 1 (2020) [open access]
- Includes special section with articles on archival research collections relevant to the Kindertransport. The a/m link will direct you to the introduction. From there, navigate the 18 contributions via the contents list on the left.

"Protecting Internally Displaced Children in Armed Conflicts: Nigeria in Focus," Notre Dame Journal of International & Comparative Law, vol. 9, no. 2 (2019) [full-text]

*Relocating Unaccompanied Children: Applying Good Practices to Future Schemes (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, May 2020) [text]
- See also related infographic.

"A Study and Analysis of the Treatment of Mexican Unaccompanied Minors by Customs and Border Protection," Journal on Migration and Human Security, OnlineFirst, 22 April 2020 [open access]

"Unaccompanied Minors, Statutory Interpretation, and Due Process," California Law Review, vol. 108, no. 1 (2020) [full-text]


Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1 (21 April 2020)
Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 2 (21 April 2020)

15 May 2020

Open Access Round-up: 15 May 2020

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 30 April 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]


"Acculturation Experiences and Psychological Well-being of Syrian Refugees Attending Universities in Turkey: A Qualitative Study," Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, OnlineFirst, 2019
- Preprint version of article.
- Two authors, both based in the Netherlands.

"Angry or Weary? How Violence Impacts Attitudes toward Peace among Darfurian Refugees," Journal of Conflict Resolution, vol. 64, no. 5 (2020)
Preprint version of article.
- Author is based in the US.

"The Content and Meaning of War Experiences: A Qualitative Study of Trauma and Resilience among Liberian Young Refugees in Ghana," Transcultural Psychiatry, OnlineFirst, 23 Feb. 2020
- Postprint version of article.
- Two authors, both based in Finland.

"Gangs and Modern-Day Slavery in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala: A Non-Traditional Model of Human Trafficking," Journal of Human Trafficking, Latest Articles, 3 Feb. 2020
Preprint version of article.
- Two authors, both based in the US.

"Higher Education Policy Dynamics in Turbulent Times: Access to Higher Education for Refugees in Europe," Studies in Higher Education, vol. 45, no. 2 (2020)
- Postprint version of article.
- Three authors, with lead author based in Norway, and co-authors in Belgium and Germany.

"Immigration Detention as Social Defence: Policing 'Dangerous Mobility' in Italy," Theoretical Criminology, vol. 24, no. 1 (2020)
- Preprint version of article.
- Two authors, both based in Italy.

"Rethinking Higher Education for Syrian Refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey," Research in Comparative and International Education, In Press, 24 April 2020
Postprint version of article.
- Author is based in the UK.

"Zero-Tolerance: The Trump Administration's Human Rights Violations Against Migrants on the Southern Border," Drexel Law Review (Forthcoming, 2020)
- Postprint version of article.
- Two authors, both based in the US.

Book chapters:

"The Reform of Chinese Migration Law and the Protection of Migrants’ Rights," Chapter in East Asian Migration Governance in Comparative Perspective: Norm Diffusion, Politics of Identity, Citizenship (Routledge, Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of chapter.
- Two authors, both based in Germany.

"Towards the Ethical Publication of Country of Origin Information (COI) in the Asylum Process," Chapter in The 2019 Yearbook of the Digital Ethics Lab (Springer, Jan. 2020)
- Preprint version of chapter.
- Two authors, both based in the 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.


"Conflict and Migration: From Consensual Movement to Exploitation," Stability: International Journal of Security & Development, vol. 8, no. 1 (May 2019)
- Author is based in the UK. APC is US$400.

"Duelling Identities in Refugees Learning through Open, Online Higher Education," Open Praxis, vol. 11, no. 4 (2019)
- Six authors, all based in Ireland. No APC.

"Empowering Muslim Rohingya Youth Refugees: A Baseline Study of Literacy," AL-'ABQARI: Journal of Islamic Social Sciences and Humanities, vol. 22, no. 1 (2020)
- Eight authors, all based in Malaysia. APC is RM200.

"Exploring Childhood Statelessness in South Africa," Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, vol. 23 (2020)
- Author is based in South Africa. No APC, but page charges of ZAR150 per page are assessed on the final publication

"From Exile to Homeland Return: Ethnographic Mapping to Inform Peacebuilding from Afar," Stability: International Journal of Security & Development, vol. 9, no. 1 (April 2020)
- Author is based in the US. APC is US$400.

"Health Status of Rescued People by the NGO Open Arms in Response to the Refugee Crisis in the Mediterranean Sea," Conflict and Health, 14:21 (May 2020)
- Six authors, all based in Spain. APC is US$2490.

"Ideology and Immigration Patterns in European Union (1988–2015)," Revista de Sociologia e Política, vol. 27, no. 72 (2019)
- Six authors, all based in Brazil. No APC.

"Immigration Detention and Habeas Corpus: Positive Developments and Missed Opportunities in Chhina," Western Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 10, no. 1 (2020)
- Author is based in Canada. No APC indicated.

"Machine Learning for Predicting Landslide Risk of Rohingya Refugee Camp Infrastructure," Journal of Information and Telecommunication, vol. 4, no. 2 (2020)
- Three authors, all based in Bangladesh. Pre-2020 APC was US$1500; no APC for articles submitted in 2020.

"Mobile Libraries & Information Needs in Refugee Camps," Pathfinder Journal, vol. 1, no. 1 (2020)
- Two authors, both based in Canada. No APC indicated.

"The Protection of Refugees under International Law: The Case of Iraqi Kurdistan Region Refugees," Qalaai Zanist Scientific Journal, vol. 5, no. 1 (2020)
- Two authors, both based in Iraq. No APC indicated.

"Refugee Migrants as Agents of Change: Strategies for Improved Livelihoods and Self-reliance," Verbum et Ecclesia, vol. 40, no. 1 (2019)
- Author based in South Africa and Kenya. Page charges of ZAR1211 per page are assessed.

"Réfugiés Syriens au Maroc: Etude de Perceptions des Marocains sur l’Accueil des Réfugiés Syriens," Viaggiatori, vol. 3, no. 2 (2020)
- Two authors, both based in Morocco. No APC.

"Self-harm among Asylum Seekers in Australian Onshore Immigration Detention: How Incidence Rates Vary by Held Detention Type," BMC Public Health, 20:592 (April 2020)
- Four authors, all based in Australia. APC is US$2490,

South Korean Media Representation of Yemeni Refugees,” KEMANUSIAAN: The Asian Journal of Humanities, vol. 27, no. 1 (2020)
- Author is based in Iraq. No APC.

"Teachers’ Views on Parent Involvement for Refugee Children’s Education," Journal of Computer and Education Research, vol. 8, no. 15 (2020)
- Two authors, both based in Turkey. No APC.

"Tibetan Refugees in India: The Challenges of Applying for Indian Citizenship," Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines, no. 54 (April 2020).
- Author based in the US. No APC indicated.

Journal issues:

Anti-Trafficking Review, no. 14 (2020)
-  Special issue on "Technology, Anti-Trafficking, and Speculative Futures," with 10 articles.

Journal on Education in Emergencies, vol. 5, no. 2 (March 2020)
- Special issue on "Refugees and Education: Part II," with 5 articles.

Migration & Society, vol. 3, no. 1 (June 2020)
- Special issue on "Recentering the South in Studies of Migration," with 16 articles.

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Arrhythmic Mobilities and Fragmented Mobilities: Journeys of Palestinians Seeking Safety in Sweden," Journal of Refugee Studies, 3 May 2020
- Author based in Sweden. APC is US$3639.

"Ethnic Enclaves, Self-employment, and the Economic Performance of Refugees: Evidence from a Swedish Dispersal Policy," International Migration Review, OnlineFirst, 5 May 2020
- Author based in Sweden. APC is US$3000.

"Job Quality of Refugees in Austria: Trade-offs Between Multiple Workplace Characteristics," German Journal of Human Resource Management, OnlineFirst, 28 April 2020
- Two authors, both based in Austria. APC is US$3000.

"Legal Geographies of Irregular Migration: An Outlook on Immigration Detention," Population, Space and Place, Early View, 23 April 2020
- Author is based in Finland. APC is US$3700.

"Local Response in Health Emergencies: Key Considerations for Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic in Informal Urban Settlements," Environment and Urbanization, OnlineFirst, 5 May 2020
- Author is based in the UK. No APC. Note: After two years, all articles become open access.

"The Pains of Being Unauthorized in the Netherlands," Punishment & Society, OnlineFirst, 20 Jan. 2020
- Three authors, all based in the Netherlands. APC is US$3000.

"Seeking Asylum in Germany: Do Human and Social Capital Determine the Outcome of Asylum Procedures?," European Sociological Review, Advance Articles, 1 May 2020
- Two authors, both based in Germany.

"Transnational Terrorism and Restrictive Immigration Policies," Journal of Peace Research, OnlineFirst, 22 April 2020
- Two authors, both based in Germany.

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. Authors are based in the U.S. unless otherwise indicated.

"Isolated and Unreachable: Contesting Unconstitutional Restrictions on Communication in Immigration Detention," New York Univ. Law Review, vol. 95, no. 1 (April 2020)

Related post:
Open Access Round-up: 30 April 2020