31 July 2014

New Book Titles

Please check out my Pinterest page for references to new books due out in August 2014. Several new titles were also added to the July 2014 and New Legal Texts boards.

Tagged Publications.

News: New Edition of UNHCR/IPU Statelessness Handbook

UNHCR and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) have published a second edition of Nationality and Statelessness: Handbook for Parliamentarians. Here is part of the description:

"This important advocacy and learning tool has been updated to provide information on contemporary statelessness issues, developments in international law and doctrine, good practice examples, and possible solutions. It recommends actions that can be taken by parliamentarians, government officials, international and civil society organisations and others to address the challenges of statelessness."

The Handbook is available in English and French.

Tagged Publications.

29 July 2014

Regional Focus: Australia

"Analysis: Why Australia is Failing on Asylum Seekers," The New Daily, 13 July 2014 [text]

Asylum Seekers and the Dignity of Work (The Conversation, July 2014) [text]

"At Sea: A Court Challenges a Hardline Policy towards Boat People," The Economist, 26 July 2014 [text via Oppenheimer Chair]

Beyond Operation Sovereign Borders: A Long-Term Asylum Policy for Australia (Centre for Policy Development, May 2014) [text]
- Discussion paper prepared for a High-Level Roundtable held at Parliament House, Canberra, on 11 July 2014.

Building a New Life in Australia: The Longitudinal Survey of Humanitarian Migrants (BroCAP, July 2014) [access]

"'Genuine' Refugees or Illegitimate 'Boat People': Political Constructions of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the Malaysia Deal Debate," Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 49, no. 2 (July 2014) [full-text via QUT IR]
- See also earlier version on Academia.edu.

Q&A Panel: The High Court & the Asylum Case, Sydney, 22 July 2014 [info]
- Follow link for video.

Refugees, Housing and Neighbourhoods in Australia, AHURI Final Report No. 224 (Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, July 2014) [text]

"The Way to Integration: A Scoping Review Investigating Whether Programs and Services are Effective in Supporting Refugee Integration," Chapter 3 in Scoping Social Work: Literature Reviews for Policy and Practice (University of Melbourne, 2014) [text via BroCAP]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (7 July 2014)

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: Children

"Getting Kids Out of Harm's Way: The United States' Obligation to Operationalize the Best Interest of the Child Principle for Unaccompanied Minors," Connecticut Law Review Online, vol. 47 (Forthcoming, 2014) [eprint via SSRN]

How Children Become 'Failed Asylum-seekers' (Kent Law Clinic, March 2014) [text]

The Relationship among Previous Exposure to War and Conflict, Acculturation, and Identity Formation among Adolescent Refugees, Bachelor's Thesis (University of Central Florida, 2014) [text]

Report on World's Orphans (IHH Humanitarian and Social Researches Center, July 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Strong Girls, Powerful Women: Program Planning and Design for Adolescent Girls in Humanitarian Settings (Women's Refugee Commission, June 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Unaccompanied Alien Children (U.S. Congressional Research Service, June & July 2014)
- Three new reports including an overview, a legal issues FAQ, and an analysis of factors contributing to recent immigration.

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Central American Unaccompanied Minors (24 July 2014)
- Thematic Focus: Children (8 July 2014)

Tagged Publications.

New ETDs

(ETD = Electronic Theses & Dissertations)

Avoiding the Arbitrary: Development, Displacement and the Kampala Convention, Thesis (Uppsala University, April 2014) [text]

Burmese Refugees in the United States: Resettlement Barriers, Access to Healthcare, and Adjusting to Life in Atlanta, Georgia, Thesis (Emory University, April 2014) [text]

The European Union as an Actor in International Relations: A Case-study of the Legislation Development on the Common Immigration and Asylum Policy, Thesis (University of Tampere, May 2014) [text]

Factors that Contribute to the Emotional Wellbeing, Educational Success and Social Connectedness of those Arriving in One Local Authority as Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children, Dissertation (University of Birmingham, Jan. 2014) [text]

The Impact of Syrian Refugees on Jordan’s Water Resources and Water Management Planning, Thesis (Columbia University, May 2014) [text]

Reactions to Refugees: Do Stronger Believers in a Just World Compensate, Dehumanize, and Perceive Refugees as More Responsible for Their Status?, Dissertation (University of Western Ontario, 2014) [text]

Searching for a Nation: South Sudanese Refugees in Des Moines, Thesis (Iowa State University, 2014) [text]

Tagged Publications.

28 July 2014

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

"Atle Grahl-Madsen: Celebrating the Work of the Founder of the Academic Discipline of Refugee Law," Inaugural Grahl-Madsen Memorial Lecture, Bergen, 6 June 2013 [access]

"Food Deprivation: A Basis for Refugee Status?," Social Research: An International Quarterly, vol. 81, no. 2 (Summer 2014) [free full-text]

"Bias Crime Reporting: Creating a Stronger Model for Immigrant and Refugee Populations," Gonzaga Law Review, vol. 49, no. 2 (2014) [full-text]

"Exclusion from Refugee Status: The Purposes and Principles of the United Nations and Article 1F(c) of the Refugee Convention," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 26 (Forthcoming, 2014) [eprint via SSRN]

"The Human Rights of Migrants in General International Law: From Minimum Standards to Fundamental Rights," Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, vol. 28, no. 1 (Fall 2013) [full-text via SSRN]

"The Scandal of Refugee Family Reunification: How the U.S. Refugee Family Reunification System Hinders Reunification and Endangers Families — and What Can Be Done about It," Boston College Law Review (Forthcoming, 2014?) [eprint via SSRN]

Sticking Up for Refugee Protection (RI Blog, July 2014) [text]

"The Transnational Movement of Persons under General International Law: Mapping the Customary Law Foundations of International Migration Law," Chapter 1 in Research Handbook On International Law And Migration (Edward Elgar, 2014) [text via SSRN]

"Undocumented Migrants and the Failures of Universal Individualism," Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, vol. 47, no. 3 (2014) [full-text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (5 July 2014)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Statelessness

Canada Citizenship-stripping Law (Probably) Violates International Law (Opinio Juris, July 2014) [text]

Every Downside Has Its Upside: Run-up to a Statelessness Determination Procedure in the Netherlands? (ENS Blog, July 2014) [text]
- Follow link to access relevant legal texts.  See also related UNHCR press release.

Gender Discriminatory Nationality Laws Addressed and Risk of Statelessness Reduced by Suriname (Equal Rights Trust, July 2014) [text]

"The Intersection of Statelessness and Refugee Protection in US Asylum Policy," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 2, no. 3 (2014) [open access]

Kuwait: Halt the Deplorable Revocation of Nationality of Naturalized Citizens (Amnesty International, July 2014) [text]

Protection and Identification of Stateless Persons through EU Law, Research Paper, no. 2014-38 (Amsterdam Law School, July 2014) [text via SSRN]

Stateless in Serbia: How to Survive without Existing (UNHCR, July 2014) [text]

A Stateless Person, a Refugee and an Irregular Migrant Walk into a Bar… (ENS Blog, July 2014) [text]

Statelessness = Invisibility in West Africa (IRIN, July 2014) [text]

Related post:
- News: New Handbook on Protection of Stateless Persons (5 July 2014)

Tagged Publications.

25 July 2014

New Issues of Curr. Prob. Ped. & Adol. Health Care, GILJ, Glob. R2P, Intl. Migr., ICRC Rev., J. Contemp. Hist., Third World Q.

Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care, vol. 44, no. 7 (Aug. 2014) [contents]
- Focus is on "Primary Care for Refugee Children."

Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, vol. 28, no. 1 (Fall 2013) [contents]
- Focus is on migrants' rights.

Global Responsibility to Protect, vol. 6, no. 2 (2014) [contents]
- Special issue on "Humanitarian Action and the Responsibility to Protect."

International Migration, vol. 52, no. 4 (Aug. 2014) [contents]
- Mix of articles.

International Review of the Red Cross, vol. 95, no. 889 (March 2013) [contents]
- Theme is "Violence against Health Care, Part I: The Problem and the Law."

Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 49, no. 3 (July 2014) [contents]
- Special issue on "Refugees and the Nation-State in Europe, 1919–59."

Third World Quarterly, vol. 35, no. 4 (2014) [contents]
- Special issue on "Knowledge Production in Conflict: The International Crisis Group." The introduction and two other articles are freely available.

Tagged Periodicals.

Regional Focus: Europe

An EU Commissioner for Migration? The Devil is in the Details (MPI, July 2014) [text]

Frontex between Greece and Turkey: The Border of Denial (FIDH et al., July 2014) [text]

Penalising Refugees: When Should the CJEU Have Jurisdiction to Interpret Article 31 of the Refugee Convention? (EU Law Analysis Blog, July 2014) [text]

Ukraine: Displaced People Need Urgent Help (Human Rights Watch, July 2014) [text]

UNHCR Central Mediterranean Sea Initiative (CMSI): EU Solidarity for Rescue-at-sea and Protection of Refugees and Migrants (UNHCR, updated July 2014) [text]

Urgent European Action Needed to Stop Rising Refugee and Migrant Deaths at Sea (UNHCR, July 2014) [text]
- Follow link to access audiovisual materials relating to rescue at sea. See also related news story.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (16 July 2014)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Africa


Debate: "How Can Citizenship Help Us Address Refugee Crises in Africa's Great Lakes Region?" [access]
- A new topic has been posted on the Urban Refugees Debate Forum. Participate in the debate by leaving a comment.  See also related IntLawGrrls blog post.


Central African Refugees in Chad and Cameroon: “Suitcase or Coffin” (MSF, July 2014) [text]

Central African Republic Revised Regional Refugee Response Plan: January-December 2014 (UNHCR, July 2014) [text]

Dadaab and Kakuma Refugee Camps: Market Assessment (WFP, June 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Darfur: COI Compilation (ACCORD, July 2014) [text via Refworld]

The Domino Effect: Why a Wide Lens is Needed to Address Displacement in Central Africa (IDMC, July 2014) [text]

"It is a joke": Ongoing Conflict in Sudan's Darfur Region and Controversies over "Return" (International Refugee Rights Initiative, July 2014) [text via Refworld]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (15 July 2014)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

24 July 2014

Thematic Focus: General

2006-2012 - Siete Años de Reformas: Impacto Estructural (UNHCR, Sept. 2013) [text]
Changing the Story on Asylum Seekers: Positive Peace Journalism Images can Influence the Way Audiences Think and Feel (Conflict Analysis Research Centre, May 2014) [text]

"D'«Opposants» à «Clandestins»: Le Parcours Médiatique des Personnes Migrantes," Vivre Ensemble, no. 48 (Juin 2014) [text]

"Illegal" Migration is a Problem of Our Own Making (Africa at LSE Blog, July 2014) [text]

Post-crisis Displacement: Environmental Recovery as a Strategy for Enhancing Protection and Facilitating Durable Solutions (New Security Beat Blog, July 2014) [text]

Undesirable and Unreturnable? Policy Challenges around Excluded Asylum-seekers and Migrants Suspected of Serious Criminality but Who Cannot be Removed (University of London, July 2014) [info]
- New research project at the Refugee Law Initiative.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (8 July 2014)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Central American Unaccompanied Minors

The Border Children: They are not Criminals and They Need Counsel (ImmigrationProf Blog, July 2014) [text]

Border Crisis Lesson: Reform Deportation Policies Toward Gang Bangers (Huffington Post, July 2014) [text]

Interactive Map: Undocumented, Unaccompanied and Underage (Wilson Quarterly, July 2014) [access]

Law Professors Call for Fair Treatment for Unaccompanied Central American Children (ImmigrationProf Blog, July 2014) [text]

'Life Ended There': Rare Interviews with the Children of America’s Border Disaster (Politico Magazine, July 2014) [text]

Organized Criminal Groups, U.S. Protection, and the Principle of Non-Discrimination (RI Blog, July 2014) [text]

Possible U.S. Policy Change on Unaccompanied Minors and the International Legal Obligation of Non-refoulement (IntLawGrrls, July 2014) [text]

An Urgent Need: Unaccompanied Children and Access to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings (American Bar Association, July 2014) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas, esp. Unaccompanied Minors (14 July 2014)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Health Issues & Palestinian/Syrian Refugees

"An Assessment of Diabetes Care in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria," Avicenna Journal of Medicine, vol. 4, no. 3 (July/Sept. 2014) [full-text]

"Associations between Life Conditions and Multi-morbidity in Marginalized Populations: The Case of Palestinian Refugees," European Journal of Public Health, Advance Access, 3 July 2014 [open access]

"Nutritional Status of Women and Child Refugees from Syria -- Jordan, April-May 2014," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, vol. 63, no. 29 (July 2014) [full-text]

Population-based Health Access Assessment for Syrian Refugees in Non-camp Settings throughout Jordan (International Medical Corps, UNHCR & UNFPA, July 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Preventing Damage and Danger to Hospitals, Medical Teams, Evacuation Teams, and Patients in the Course of the Current Military Operation in the Gaza Strip (Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, July 2014) [access]

Smiles and Nightmares: A Psychologist Works with Syrian Refugees in Iraq (MSF, July 2014) [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Gaza (23 July 2014)
- Regional Focus: Syria (21 July 2014)
- Regional Focus: Middle East (11 July 2014)
- Thematic Focus: Health (26 June 2014)

Tagged Publications.

23 July 2014

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Last minute opportunity:

Who, What, When, Where: Mapping for Urban Humanitarian Response, Webinar, 24 July 2014 [info]
- Registration required.


Capturing Asia’s Aid Response Lessons (IRIN, July 2014) [text]

Donor Behaviour and the Future of Humanitarian Action (OUP Blog, July 2014) [text]

Humanitarian Crises, Emergency Preparedness and Response: The Role of Business and the Private Sector (ODI, July 2014) [access]
- Follow link for final report and policy brief.  See also related IRIN news story.

Humanitarian Innovation Conference, Oxford, 19-20 July 2014 [access]
- The final conference report, conference papers, and various multimedia are available via the a/m link.  A report launched at the conference, Humanitarian Innovation: The State of the Art, will eventually be available on the OCHA site.  See also a related SciDev news article.

Where is Everyone? Responding to Emergencies in the Most Difficult Places (MSF, July 2014) [access]
- Follow link for report as well as case studies on DRC, Jordan and South Sudan.  See also related blog post, IRIN news story and Global Observatory interview.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (27 June 2014)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

Regional Focus: Gaza

Gaza: No Safe Place for Civilians (UpFront Blog, July 2014) [text]

Gaza: Nowhere to Go (IRIN, July 2014) [text]

Gaza under Fire: A Humanitarian Disaster (IPS, July 2014) [text]

Hamas, UNRWA, and the Shelter Issue (PRRN Blog, July 2014) [text]

Opinion and Debate: The Limits of Humanitarianism in Gaza (MSF UK, July 2014) [text]

For more news and updates, visit ReliefWeb's oPT page and UNRWA's Gaza Emergency page.

[Infographic credit: OCHA]

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Events & Opportunities: Additional August 2014

UNHCR has posted five calls for expressions of interest for participating in various projects.  The submission deadline for all of them is 22 August 2014.  The relevant projects are listed below:

  • Expansion of Higher Education for Refugees through Distance/Blended Education Opportunities [info]
  • Expansion of Quality Education for Refugees through the Integration of ICTs or Innovation Programs [info]
  • Learning Programme for Community Youth Workers [info]
  • Quality Education and Refugee Learning Achievement [info]
  • Strengthening Families in Humanitarian Contexts [info]

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: August 2014 & Last Minute July 2014

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

22 July 2014

Events & Opportunities: August 2014 & Last Minute July 2014

July 2014:

Q&A Panel: The High Court & the Asylum Case, Sydney, 22 July 2014 [info]
- Follow on Twitter using #highcourt153 and @kaldorcentre.

Statelessness and Transcontinental Migration Conference Conference, Barcelona, 24-25 July 2014 [info]

Job: Research Associate in International Law, Human Rights Beyond Borders Project, UCL, London [info]
- Apply by 25 July 2014.

Are We Getting Things Done? Rethinking Operational Leadership, London, 30 July 2014 [info]
- Panel discussion will also be livestreamed.

August 2014:

CFP: 20 Years On: Human Security at Crossroads, Istanbul, 23-24 October 2014 [info]
 - Deadline for submissions is 1 August 2014.

17th Nordic Migration Research Conference, Copenhagen, 13-15 August 2014 [info]
- Final registration deadline is 4 August 2014.

Certification in European Law on Immigration and Asylum, Brussels, 5 September 2014-12 July 2015 [info]
- Apply by 8 August 2014.

*Job: Policy and Research Co-ordinator, Women for Refugee Women, London [info]
- Apply by 11 August 2014.

CFP: History of Humanitarianism in Africa, Location TBA, March 2015 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 15 August 2014.

World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2014 [info]
- Note: Additional details for 2014 are not yet available.

Refugee Testimonies Workshop, Worcester, MA, 19-21 September 2014 [info]
- Apply by 20 August 2014.

Master of Arts in Migration and Displacement, Wits University, Johannesburg [info]
- Applications from international applicants are due 31 August 2014.


Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: July 2014

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

21 July 2014

Regional Focus: Syria

Echoes from Syria, no. 2 (July 2014) [full-text via ReliefWeb]

Listening to the Voices of Syrian Women Refugees in Jordan: Ethnographies of Displacement and Emplacement (Ruba Al Akash & Karen Boswall, 2014?) [text]

Opening the Door to Humanitarian Aid in Syria: Significance, Challenges, and Prospects (International Peace Institute, July 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]
A Study on Early Marriage in Jordan 2014 (Unicef, July 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Syrian Refugees Problem (Sada Blog, July 2014) [text]

Too Young to Wed: The Growing Problem of Child Marriage among Syrian Girls in Jordan (Save the Children, July 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Syria (11 July 2014)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Detention


Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention (APPG on Refugees & APPG on Migration) [info]
- The deadline for submitting written evidence is 1 October 2014.  See also related openDemocracy article.


Child Asylum Seekers Locked up at Higher Rate than Adults (Refugee Council of Australia, July 2014) [text]

Comparing the Detention of Asylum Seekers in the UK and the US (Border Criminologies, June 2014) [text]

"Dad, have we done something wrong?" Children and Parents in Immigration Detention (No Child in Detention Coalition, Jan. 2014) [text via AIDA]

"Detaining Immigrants and Asylum Seekers: A Normative Introduction," Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, vol. 17, no. 5 (2014) [eprint via SSRN]

"Immigration Detention, Punishment, and the Criminalization of Migration," Chapter in The Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration (Routledge, Forthcoming Sept. 2014) [eprint via SSRN]

National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014 (Australian Human Rights Commission, July 2014) [access]
- Follow link to access public submissions to the inquiry.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Detention (16 June 2014)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

17 July 2014

Thematic Focus: Climate Change


CFP: Environmental Changes and Human Mobility: What Role for Migration Governance?, Bern, Switz., 24 October 2014 [info]
- Application deadline is 31 July 2014.

CFP: Forced Migration Review [info]
- Submissions sought for theme issue on "Climate Change, Disasters and Displacement"; deadline for articles is 12 January 2015.


*"Climate Refugee Threat in Tropics Rises, but International Action Lags," World Politics Review, 17 July 2014 [text]

Integrating Disaster-Induced Displacement within the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, Paper prepared for the Preparatory Committee of the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva, 14-15 July 2014 (Nansen Initiative, July 2014) [text]

Planned Relocations, Disasters and Climate Change: Consolidating Good Practices and Preparing for the Future: Background Document, Sanremo Consultation, 12-14 March 2014 [text]
- Prepared by Brookings, ISIM & UNHCR.

"Protecting People Displaced by Weather-related Disasters and Climate Change: Experience from the Field," Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, vol. 15, no. 4 (Spring 2014) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 803.

Should International Refugee Law Accommodate Climate Change? (UN News Service, July 2014) [text via Refworld]

"The State Responsibility in the Face of Environmentally Displaced Persons," Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy, vol. 4, no. 2 (2014) [full-text]

"Warm World, Cold Reception: Climate Change, National Security and Forced Migration," Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, vol. 15, no. 4 (Spring 2014) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 752.


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Climate Change (25 June 2014)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

16 July 2014

Thematic Focus: Development-induced Displacement

"Disputed Land Rights and Conservation-led Displacement: A Double Whammy on the Poor," Conservation & Society, vol. 12, no. 1 (2014) [open access]

The Environmental and Social Impacts of Dams: Mapping the Issues (Law Schools Global League, July 2014) [text via SSRN]

"The Ethics of Economic Development and Human Displacement," Chapter in Oxford Handbook on Professional Economic Ethics (Oxford University Press, Forthcoming 2014) [eprint]

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: Draft Environment and Social Policy Retreats on Human Rights (Accountability Counsel et al., March 2014) [access via HRW]
- Follow link to see other related items in sidebar under "more coverage."

"Invisible Losses and the Logics of Resettlement Compensation," Conservation Biology, Early View, 18 March 2014 [full-text via Academia.edu]

Lose to Gain: Is Involuntary Resettlement a Development Opportunity? (Asian Development Bank, April 2014) [text]

"The Macro-Costs of Forced Displacement of the Farmers in India: A Micro-Level Study," European Journal of Development Research, vol. 25, no. 5 (Dec. 2013) [full-text via ResearchGate]

Nigeria: The World Bank Rubber Stamps Flawed Resettlement Action Plan for Badia East (Amnesty International, March 2014) [text via Refworld]

Resettled for Development:  The Case of New Halfa Agricultural Scheme, Sudan, Current African Issues, no. 59 (Nordic Africa Institute, 2014) [text]

"We Suffered When We Came Here": Rights Violations Linked to Resettlements for Tajikistan’s Rogun Dam (Human Rights Watch, June 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Development-induced Displacement/Forced Evictions (27 Feb. 2014)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Europe

Border Control and the Right of Asylum: Where is the EU Heading?, Policy Paper, no. 114 (Notre Europe, June 2014) [text]

The French National Committee on Human Rights Recommends Prohibition of Medical Examinations for Age Assessment (AIDA, July 2014) [text]

[Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration Reports] (posted July 2014)
- An Inspection of Asylum Support: Sept. 2013-Jan. 2014 [text]
- An Inspection of the Non-Suspensive Appeals Process for 'Clearly Unfounded' Asylum and Human Rights Claims [text]
- An Unannounced Inspection of the Cardiff Asylum Team [text]

Managing the Maritime Borders of Europe: Protection through Deterrence and Prevention?, Working Paper, no. 50 (ELIAMEP, June 2014) [text via ISN]

Providing Protection: Access to Early Legal Advice for Asylum Seekers (Irish Refugee Council et al., 2014) [text]

Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia 2013 (Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, Jan. 2014) [text]

Trapped in Europe’s Quagmire: The Situation of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Bulgaria (Bordermonitoring Bulgara, July 2014) [text]

Ukraine: UNHCR External Update on the Situation of Displaced Persons (UNHCR, July 2014) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (9 July 2014)

Tagged Publications.

15 July 2014

Regional Focus: Asia

"The Bali Process and Global Refugee Policy in the Asia–Pacific Region," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Access, 28 June 2014 [abstract]
- Focuses in part on the role played by the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) in helping to set the refugee policy agenda.

"China's Forced Repatriation of North Korean Refugees Incurs United Nations Censure," International Journal of Korean Studies (Forthcoming, Summer/Fall 2014) [eprint via Brookings]

"Globalized Legal Education, Human Rights Lawyering, and Institutional Form: The Case of a Refugee Law Clinic in South Korea,” Clinical Law Review, vol. 20, no. 2 (Spring 2014) [full-text]

Humanitarian Funding Analysis: Pakistan IDP Crisis (Global Humanitarian Assistance, June 2014) [text]

International Symposium to Strengthen Refugee Protection, Tehran, 20-21 April 2014 [text]
- Follow link for conference report.

Man-made Disasters Fuel Worldwide Refugee Crisis, Professor Says (Phys.org, July 2014) [text]

The Right Move? Ensuring Durable Relocation after Typhoon Haiyan (Oxfam, April 2014) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Afghans (23 June 2014)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Africa

Crying for Justice: Victims' Perspectives on Justice for the Post-election Violence in Kenya (Amnesty International, July 2014) [text]

DR Congo: North Kivu’s Long, Rocky Road to Stability (Refugees International, July 2014) [text]

DRC Refugees and the Limits of Durable Solutions (IRIN, July 2014) [text]

Kenyan Government Cracking Down on Somali Refugees (RI Blog, July 2014) [text]

Refugees and Transitional Justice: Reflections on Fieldwork from Liberia (Regarding Rights Blog, June 2014) [text]

South Sudan Refugee Emergency Revised Regional Response Plan, January-December 2014 (UNHCR, July 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also this related paper which outlines the "consequences of underfunding."

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (7 July 2014)

Tagged Publications.

14 July 2014

Regional Focus: Americas, esp. Unaccompanied Minors


Addressing the Unaccompanied Minor Surge: Best Practices for Screening & Representing Unaccompanied Minors, Webinar, 15 July 2014 [info via ImmigrationProf Blog]
- Free webinar from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center.


Amicus Brief on Refugee Rights in Ecuador (Human Rights Watch & Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Human Rights and Genocide Clinic, June 2014) [text]
- See also related HRW news story.

Cartagena Initiative +30: International Protection and Effective Integration: Civil Society Recommendations from the Front Lines of Asylum and Statelessness in Latin America and the Caribbean (Asylum Access et al., March 2014) [access]
- Follow link for executive summary in English and Spanish and full report in Spanish.

Children in Danger: A Guide to the Humanitarian Challenge at the Border (American Immigration Council, July 2014) [text]

"The Children of the Drug Wars: A Refugee Crisis, Not an Immigration Crisis," New York Times, 11 July 2014 [text via Oppenheimer Chair]

"Gender-based Violence in Conflict and Displacement: Qualitative Findings from Displaced Women in Colombia," Conflict and Health 8:10 (July 2014) [open access]

"Internal Displacement in Colombia: Fifteen Distinguishing Features," Disaster Health 2:1 (Jan. 2014) [open access]

Juvenile Cases Help Push Immigration Court Backlog to New High (TRAC, July 2014) [text]

"Os Deslocados": Conceptualizing Internal Displacement in Brazil, Discussion Paper, no. 10 (HASOW, July 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Should Migrants Fleeing Gang Violence in Central America Be Accorded Refugee Status?," Small Wars Journal, 26 June 2014 [text]

What Brookings Scholars are Saying about the Surge of Unaccompanied Children at the U.S. Border (Brookings Now Blog, July 2014) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas, esp. Unaccompanied Minors (4 July 2014)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

11 July 2014

Regional Focus: Syria

Dialogue and Local Response Mechanisms to Conflict between Host Communities and Syrian Refugees in Lebanon (Search for Common Ground, May 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Insufficient Solidarity: The EU’s Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis (Polish Institute of International Affairs, June 2014) [text via ISN]

Towards a Resilience-based Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Critical Review of Vulnerability Criteria and Frameworks (ODI & UNDP, May 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Syria Crisis: Camps and Informal Settlements in Northern Syria - Humanitarian Baseline Review (REACH, June 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Syrian Refugees in Europe: What Europe Can Do to Ensure Protection and Solidarity (UNHCR, July 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related news story.

Woman Alone: The Fight for Survival by Syrian Refugee Women (UNHCR, July 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Syria (2 July 2014)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Middle East

Denied Refuge: Palestinians from Syria Seeking Safety in Lebanon (Amnesty International, July 2014) [text]
- See also related news story.

From Truth to Redress: Realizing the Return of Palestinian Refugees, Tel Aviv, 20-30 Sept. 2013 [access via PRRN Blog]
- Follow link for videos.

"Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon: Is the Camp a Space of Exception?," Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East Migration Studies, vol. 2, no. 1 (Summer/Spring 2014) [full-text]

Time to Rethink Approach to Iraq's Displacement Crisis (Global Public Square Blog, July 2014) [text]

Vulnerability, Needs and Intentions of Internally Displaced Persons in Northern Iraq: Rapid Assessment Report (REACH, July 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

What Makes Palestine Refugees Poor? (UNRWA, July 2014) [access via PRRN Blog]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, esp. Iraq (25 June 2014)

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09 July 2014

Thematic Focus: ICTs


Beyond International Technological Assistance (HIP Blog, June 2014) [text]

Digital Humanitarian Network: Leveraging Digital Networks for Humanitarian Response (Global Solution Networks, 2014) [text]

Getting Connected in Liberia's Largest Refugee Camp (UNHCR, June 2014) [text]

A Humanitarian Technology Policy Agenda for 2016 (ATHA Blog, June 2014) [text]

Mobile Cash Transfers for Urban Refugees in Niamey, Niger (Cash Learning Partnership, Feb. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Mobile Technology Handbook (Pact, Jan. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and Worldreader Partnership Brings Digital Books and E-Readers to Students in Western Tanzania (UNHCR & Worldreader, Feb. 2014) [text]
- See also related Telegraph news story.

Why Humanitarians Should Pay Attention to Cybersecurity (UpFront Blog, June 2014) [text]


UNHCR News App [access]
- "With UNHCR's unique content - news and human interest stories, striking photosets and full-screen video reportage - you'll stay up to date with the latest displacement news from around the world, all in three languages (English, French, Arabic). Special sections detail current emergencies, profile our High Commissioner, introduce key documents and show how you can help."

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: ICTs (14 April 2014)
- Feature: Mobile Apps (30 April 2013)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Regional Focus: Europe

Annual Report: Situation of Asylum in the European Union 2013 (EASO, July 2014) [text]
- See also related press release and asylum trends overview.

The Human Cost of Fortress Europe: Human Rights Violations against Migrants and Refugees at Europe’s Borders (Amnesty International, July 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

A Mediterranean Graveyard (Ozy, June 2014) [text]

Statement: Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Resolution 2000 (2014) and Recommendation 2047 (2014) on "The Large-scale Arrival of Mixed Migratory Flows on Italian Shores" (UNHCR, July 2014) [text]

Ukraine: Humanitarian Situation Monitoring (UN Country Team in Ukraine, July 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

[Updated Reports] (AIDA, July 2014)
- The Asylum Information Database project has updated country reports on Austria and Poland.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (4 July 2014)

Tagged Publications.

08 July 2014

Thematic Focus: Religious Aspects

Addressing the Asylum Crisis: Religious Contributions to Rethinking Protection in Global Politics, Washington, DC, 2 May 2014 [info]
- View tweets from this event @ISIM.

Apostasy and Asylum: Escaping the Clutches of Religion (openDemocracy, May 2014) [text]

Atheism as Grounds for Asylum (Free Movement, Jan. 2014) [text]
- See also related Guardian article.

Do the Benefits of Engaging Religion for Development Outweigh the Dangers?, London, 1 May 2014 [info]
- Follow link for video, podcasts, and information about the speakers.

*Humanitarian Assistance Webcast: The Contemporary Role of Faith-based Aid, 19 June 2014 [info]
- Access to the webcast is provided via Vimeo.

Partnership Note: On Faith-based Organizations, Local Faith Communities and Faith Leaders (UNHCR, 2014) [text]
- See also related RSC news story.

"Persecution for Reasons of Religion under the 1951 Refugee Convention," Chapter 2 in Permutations of Order: Religion and Law as Contested Sovereignties (Ashgate, Feb. 2013) [info]
- View an extract via Google Books.

*Responding to Humanitarian Challenges: The Contemporary Role of Faith-based Humanitarian Organizations (ATHA Blog, June 2014) [text]

The Two European Courts on Seeking Asylum due to Religious Persecution (EDAL, March 2014) [text]

US Commission on International Religious Freedom: Annual Report 2014 (USCIRF, April 2014) [text]


Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: General

60th Meeting of the Standing Committee, Geneva, 1-3 July 2014 [access]
- Follow link for documents.

Alert 2014! Report on Conflicts, Human Rights and Peacebuilding (School for a Culture of Peace, July 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Beyond Prejudice: Structural Xenophobic Discrimination against Refugees," Georgetown Journal of International Law, vol. 45, no. 2 (2014) [full-text]

The Effect of Negative Labelling – Why are We Still Talking about 'Migrants'? (Migrants at Sea, July 2014) [text]

Fragile States Index 2014 (Fund for Peace, June 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

German Jewish Refugees in 1933: Failure of the League of Nations (Duke University, April 2014) [text]
- Honors paper.

State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2014 (Minority Rights Group, July 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Why "Undocumented" or "Irregular"? (PICUM, June 2014) [text]
- See also related blog post.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (25 June 2014)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Children


Born in Displacement: Challenges in Assisting and Protecting Descendants of Internally Displaced People (IDMC, June 2014) [text]

Child Protection Including Education, 60th Meeting of the Standing Committee, UN Doc. No. EC/65/SC/CRP.13 (Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme, June 2014) [text]

Live, Learn & Play Safe - Regional Initiative 2014-2016: Protecting Children at Risk in Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan and Yemen (UNHCR, 2014) [text]

Statistical Analysis Shows that Violence, not Deferred Action, is Behind the Surge of Unaccompanied Children Crossing the Border (Center for American Progress, July 2014) [text]

Unaccompanied Children Lacking Protection in Europe (PUCAFREU Project, 2013) [access]
- Follow link for access to the final comparative report in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Romanian. This version of the report is for young people and was published in June 2014.

"Under-age and on the Move: A Wave of Unaccompanied Children Swamps the Debate over Immigration," The Economist, 28 June 2014 [text via Oppenheimer Chair]

"The Wellbeing of Refugee Children in an Early Childhood Education Context: Connections and Dilemmas," Journal of Educational Enquiry, vol 13, no. 1 (2014) [free full-text via BroCAP]

Web site:

Observatoire sur la Migration des Mineurs = Observatory of the Migration of Minors (Migrinter, CNRS & Université de Poitiers) [access]
- Continues the work of the PUCAFREU (Promouvoir l’accès aux droits fondamentaux des mineurs non accompagnés en Europe) Project.

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Americas, esp. Unaccompanied Minors (4 July 2014)
- Thematic Focus: Children (4 June 2014)

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