31 May 2016

News: Assessments of the World Humanitarian Summit

Comment: World Humanitarian Summit Round Up (Refugees Deeply, May 2016) [text]

Humanitarian Crises & Climate Change: What Did the WHS Achieve? (RI Blog, May 2016) [text]

"New Deal on Humanitarian Financing Signed at Summit in Istanbul," The Guardian, 24 May 2016 [text]

Some Progress at World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul - but World Leaders Fail to Deliver the Goods (Oxfam, May 2016) [text]

Syrian NGOs Lament ‘Dreadful Silence’ at Summit (Syria Deeply, May 2016) [text]

*WHSummit Scorecard: Winners and Others (Ground Truth Solutions, May 2016) [text]

The World Humanitarian Summit - in a Few Words (IRIN, May 2016) [text]

World Humanitarian Summit: Meeting Expectations or Falling Short?, RSIS Commentary, no. 129 (Nanyang Tech. University, May 2016) [text]

World Humanitarian Summit: Political Breakthrough or Fringe Festival? (ODI, May 2016) [text]

The World Humanitarian Summit: Winners and Losers (IRIN, May 2016) [text]
- IRIN's "summary of what was – and wasn’t – agreed." See also the sidebar on the left with "Other useful WHS round-ups," which includes links to the UN's official blow-by-blow coverage.  In addition, IRIN's Storify provides Twitter highlights.


Related post:
- News: World Humanitarian Summit (24 May 2016)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

27 May 2016

Events & Opportunities in the UK: June 2016

Discussion: People on the Move in an Era of Climate Change: Obstacles and Opportunities, Oxford, 1 June 2016 [info]
- Launch event for the Oxford Climate Migration Network.

Seminar: Forced Migration and the Prospects for Transitional Justice in Cyprus, Oxford, 2 June 2016 [info]

Student Conference: Moving Beyond Borders: Comparative Perspectives on Refuge, London, 3 June 2016 [info]

Roundtable: Search and Rescue at Sea: A Legal Obligation? Humanitarian and Legal Perspectives on the 'Refugee Crisis', London, 8 June 2016 [info]

Fulbright lecture: The European Refugee Crisis: What is to be Done?, Oxford, 10 June 2016 [info]

Symposium: Governing Migration: Current and Emerging Research on Governance and Migration Policies, Bristol, UK, 17 June 2016 [info]

Advocacy: Refugee Week UK, 20-26 June 2016 [info]
- The 2016 theme is "Welcome."

Research event: The Health and Well-being of Refugees, Liverpool, 22 June 2016 [info]

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: Additional May & June 2016

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items


"Asylum as a General Principle of International Law," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 27, no. 1 (March 2015) [free full-text]
- Part of a special collection providing free access to articles until the end of July 2016.

The Crisis of European Refugee Law: Lessons from Lake Success (SSRN, May 2016) [text]

"The Development of a Common EU Migration Policy and the Rights of Irregular Migrants: A Progress Narrative?," Human Rights Law Review, vol. 16, no. 2 (2016) [free full-text]

Outdated Rules of War Need Major Overhaul: Experts (Refugees Deeply, May 2016) [text]

"The Potential and Limitations of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Shaping International Refugee Law," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 27, no. 2 (June 2015) [free full-text]
- Part of a special collection providing free access to articles until the end of July 2016.

"The Protection Paradox: Why Hasn’t the Arrival of New Media Transformed Refugee Status Determination?," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 27, no. 4 (Dec. 2015) [free full-text]
- Part of a special collection providing free access to articles until the end of July 2016.


Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog (ICRC) [access]
- "Focusing on the interplay between international law and the policies that shape humanitarian action, it gathers academics, lawyers and aid workers concerned with how to better protect and assist those affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence."

Would a New UN Convention Help Refugees? (BBC World Service, May 2016) [access]
- Interview with four experts. Follow link for transcript and audio.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy/Protection-related Items (19 May 2016)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

New Issues of BJPsych Intl., Confl. Tr., Economist, Euro. Rev. History, Intl. Migr., J. Human Traff., Studies Ethn. & Nationalism, WAN

BJPsych International, vol. 13, no. 2 (May 2016) [open access]
- Includes four thematic papers on "Mental Health Services for Asylum Seekers and Refugees."

Conflict Trends, no. 1 (2016) [full-text]
- Focus is on peace efforts in Africa's Great Lakes region.

The Economist, 28 May 2016 [contents]
- Includes a special report on migration; the lead article, "Looking for a Home," is freely available.

European Review of History = Revue européenne d'histoire, vol. 23, nos. 1-2 (2015) [open access]
- Special issue on "Humanitarianisms in Context: Histories of Non-State Actors, from the Local to the Global."

International Migration, vol. 54, no. 2 (June 2016) [contents]
- Includes articles on labour migration and the political participation of migrants.

Journal of Human Trafficking, vol. 2, no. 1 (2016) [free full-text]
- Special issue on "Traffickers and Slaveholders: Human Rights Violators in Comparative Perspective."

Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, vol. 16, no. 1 (April 2016) [contents]
- Includes a special feature section on "Europe's 'Migrant Crisis' in Comparative Perspective," with five articles.

Women's Asylum News, no. 135 (April/May 2016) [full-text]
- Lead article is "'Time to Act' on Double Standards for Sexual violence."

Tagged Periodicals.

Regional Focus: Africa

[Note: I am re-circulating this post to reflect two additions.]

The Back Way to Europe: Gambia’s Forgotten Refugees (openDemocracy, May 2016) [text]

Case Study: Regional Humanitarian Challenges in the Sahel (Feinstein International Center, April 2016) [text]
- Part of component 2 of the "Planning from the Future Project," which involves identifying "the key blockages and game changers in the humanitarian landscape today."

Closing the Camps: Kenya’s Déjà-vu Politics (Democracy in Africa, May 2016) [text]

International Migration in Africa: Framing the Issues (UN Economic Commission for Africa, March 2016) [text]

*No Respite: Burundian Refugees in the DR Congo (Refugees International, May 2016) [text]

*Nothing to Go Back to: From Kenya’s Vast Refugee Camp (Human Rights Watch, May 2016) [text]

Reaching the Most Vulnerable? The Protection Crisis in the Lake Chad Basin (Norwegian Refugee Council, May 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Relationship between the 1951 Convention and the 1969 African Refugee Convention, Presentation at Celebrating the Scholarship of Professor Guy S Goodwin-Gill, Oxford, 14-15 April 2016 [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

UNHCR Position on Returns to Southern and Central Somalia (Update I) (UNHCR, May 2016) [text]

Will Kenya Really Close Dadaab? (IRIN, May 2016) [text]


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (18 May 2016)

Tagged Publications.  

26 May 2016

New Issue of RSQ

The latest issue of Refugee Survey Quarterly (RSQ) is now available. The theme is "Humanitarianism and the Migration Crisis," with a focus on the experiences of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff. Contents of vol. 35, no. 2, June 2016 include:
  • Introduction: Humanitarian Dilemmas in a Mobile World [abstract]
  • Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean Sea: Negotiating Political Differences [abstract]
  • Detention of Migrants and Asylum-Seekers: The Challenge for Humanitarian Actors [abstract]
  • Be Near a Road: Humanitarian Practice and Displaced Persons in North Kivu [abstract]
  • Aid and the Perpetuation of Refugee Camps: The Case of Dadaab in Kenya 1991–2011 [abstract]
  • Continuity of Care for Migrant Populations in Southern Africa [abstract]
  • The Journey to Dreamland Never Ends: A Refugee’s Journey from Somalia to Sweden [abstract]

Tagged Periodicals.

Regional Focus: Europe

"Attitudes towards Immigrant Workers and Asylum Seekers in Eastern Croatia: Dimensions, Determinants and Differences," Migracijske i etničke teme = Migration and Ethnic Themes, vol. 32, no.1 (April 2016) [open access]

The Crisis of European Refugee Law: Lessons from Lake Success (SSRN, May 2016) [text]

From Refugees to Prisoners (openDemocracy, May 2016) [text]
- Part of blog series on "Mediterranean Journeys in Hope."

Georgia - Transitioning from Status to Needs Based Assistance for IDPs: A Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (World Bank, Feb. 2016) [text]

*Hotspot, Rights Denied (Oxfam, May 2016) [text]

In Search of a Legal Basis for the Austrian Asylum Caps (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, May 2016) [text]

In Ukraine, a 'Living Library' Helps Ease Tensions between Displaced Persons and Hosts (UN News Service, May 2016) [text]

Migration and the EU: A Long-term Perspective (EPRS, May 2016) [text]

*The Migration Crisis and Refugee Policy in Europe (VoxEU.org, May 2016) [text]

Proud to Aid and Abet Refugees: The Criminalization of 'Flight Helpers' in Greece (Border Criminologies Blog, May 2016) [text]

Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Press Coverage (Finnish Institute in London, Feb. 2016) [text]
- See also related report launch event on 9 June 2016 in London.

Shifting Ground: Views on Immigration during the Long Term and during Election Campaigns (Ipsos MORI, May 2016) [text]

Will Britain Leave the EU? The Role of Immigration in Brexit, Webinar, 25 May 2016 [info]
- Follow link for audio.


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (20 May 2016)

Tagged Publications.

25 May 2016

Thematic Focus: General


Call for Proposals on Forced Displacement, ESRC/AHRC [info]
- Deadline for submissions is 20 July 2016.


After the World Humanitarian Summit: Better Humanitarian-Development Cooperation for Sustainable Results on the Ground (Solutions Alliance, May 2016) [text]

Forum on New Approaches to Protracted Forced Displacement, Steyning, UK, 4-6 April 2016 [info]
- Follow link for the co-hosts' summary and the Wilton Park Principles.

Fresh Start on Advocacy for the Displaced (Refugees Deeply, May 2016) [text]
- First in a "series of commentaries for Refugees Deeply on effective advocacy for refugees and IDPs, applying [the author's] field research from 61 displacement crises across the world."

Guidance Note: A Development Approach to Migration and Displacement (UNDP, Feb. 2016) [text]

The Humanitarian Quest for Accountability: Examining the Role of UNHCR (IntLawGrrls, May 2016) [text]

IOM-NGO Humanitarian Consultations, Geneva, 30 June 2015 (IOM & ICVA, April 2016) [text]
- Follow link for last year's report. The 2016 meeting will be held 13 June 2016.

Maintaining Public Trust in the Governance of Migration (Migration Policy Institute, May 2016) [text]

Measuring Well-governed Migration: The 2016 Migration Governance Index (IOM &Economist Intelligence Unit, May 2016) [text]

Shifting to the Long Term: New Approach Needed to Deal with Protracted Refugee Crises (IRIN, May 2016) [text]

Related posts:
- News: Re-vamped UNHCR Web Site (18 May 2016)
- Thematic Focus: General (17 May 2016)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: Statelessness

Event & opportunity:

Funding opportunity: NGO Programs Benefiting Individuals at Risk of Statelessness in the Dominican Republic [info]
- Proposal submission deadline is 6 June 2016.

Side event: Statelessness Food for Thought: A Session at the 2016 UNHCR NGO Consultations, Geneva, 16 June 2016 [info]


Citizenship Removal Resulting in Statelessness (Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, April 2016) [text]

"Conceiving Citizenship and Statelessness in the Middle East and Sweden: The Experiences of Kurdish Migrants in Sweden," Chapter 4 in Citizenship, Belonging, and Nation-States in the Twenty-First Century (Palgrave Macmillan, Jan. 2016) [text via ResearchGate]

Delete the Term Ethnic: Representations of Stateless Arabs (Refugee Research Blog, April 2016) [text]

Denaturalisation: A Brief (French) History (openDemocracy, April 2016) [text]

The Double Plight of Stateless Migrants (ENS Blog, May 2016) [text]

"Eliminating Statelessness in Southeast Asia," The Diplomat, 24 May 2016 [text]

Ending Childhood Statelessness: A Comparative Study of Safeguards to Ensure the Right to a Nationality for Children Born in Europe, Working Paper, no. 1 (European Network on Statelessness, May 2016) [text]

Los Países de América Están Progresando en la Erradicación de la Apatridia (ACNUR, April 2016) [text]

Norwegian Government Condemns Stateless Children to a State of Legal Limbo (ENS Blog, April 2016) [text]

Statelessness as a Human Rights Issue: A Concept Whose Time Has Come?, Presentation at Celebrating the Scholarship of Professor Guy S Goodwin-Gill, Oxford, 14-15 April 2016 [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

Statelessness as Forced Displacement (openDemocracy, April 2016) [text]

Statelessness Determination Procedures: Policy Options, Practical Experiences and Challenges, Dublin, 5 May 2016 [info]
- Follow link for additional information, a selection of presentations, and a related ENS blog post.

Tackling Statelessness: Exchange of Experiences and Good Practices, Luxembourg, 15 April 2016 [info]
- Follow link for conference conclusions; see also related ENS blog post.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality (11 April 2016)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

24 May 2016

News: World Humanitarian Summit

The World Humanitarian Summit has now ended. There will no doubt be plenty of commentary on what was or was not accomplished, but in the mean time, here is the Chair's Summary of what took place during the last two days. You can also read statements, watch video, and view photos on the WHS site. And you can review the WHS Facebook page, and the #ShareHumanity and #ReShapeAid hashtags for additional coverage.

Other related items include:

Can Humanitarian Summit Create a Global Compact? (Refugees Deeply, May 2016) [text]

*Driving Global Efforts to Reduce Internal Displacement: Thoughts from Istanbul (IDMC Blog, May 2016) [text]

Five Charts Show the Humanitarian System is in Crisis (Norwegian Refugee Council, May 2016) [text]

Humanitarian Response Series (World Economic Forum, May 2016) [access]
- Series of articles linked to the WHS.

Is the Grand Bargain a Big Deal? (IRIN, May 2016) [text]

MSF: We Must Address Humanitarian Failings (Refugees Deeply, May 2016) [text]
- See also the related "Room for Debate: WHS & MSF" topic on the IIHA blog.

*Old Habits Die Hard at World Humanitarian Summit (GPPI, May 2016) [text]

On the Right Track? Reasserting the Priorities of Humanitarian Action (HERE-Geneva, May 2016) [text]

One Humanity: Shared Responsibility - A European Perspective (NOHA, 2016) [access]

Topical Digest: Humanitarian Summit (EPRS, May 2016) [text]

*Will Humanitarian Summit Put People or Politics First? (IPI Global Observatory, May 2016) [text]

World Humanitarian Summit: New Thinking, Old Feuds (Refugees Deeply, May 2016) [text]

The World Humanitarian Summit: A Pivot Point in Philanthropy’s Contribution to Addressing Humanitarian Crises (UNDP, May 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

World Humanitarian Summit: What to Watch Out For (ODI, May 2016) [text]


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (18 May 2016)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Thematic Focus: Gender Issues

"Asylum at Last?: Matter of A-R-C-G-'s Impact on Domestic Violence Victims Seeking Asylum," Cornell Law Review, vol. 101, no. 4 (2016) [full-text]

Dispatch #4: Don’t Forget the Men (Lawfare Blog, Feb. 2016) [text]

"Does Matter of A-R-C-G- Matter That Much?: Why Domestic Violence Victims Seeking Asylum Need Better Protection," Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, vol. 25, no. 2 (Winter 2015) [full-text]
- See also related comment.

Falling at Each Hurdle: Credibility Assessments in Women’s Asylum Claims (Asylum Aid, June 2015) [access]
- Follow link for video.

"Gender-based Asylum Post-Matter of A-R-C-G-: Evolving Standards of the Law," Southwestern Journal of International Law, vol 22 (2016)  [full-text via CGRS]

A Gendered Perspective: Safety, Dignity and Privacy of Camp and Camp-like Settings in Iraq (IOM, May 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Other Half of Gender: Are Humanitarians Blind to the Vulnerabilities of Male Refugees? (ALNAP Blog, May 2016) [text]

[Three-part series on sexual violence experienced by women refugees] (Refugees Deeply, May 2016)
- Female Refugees Face 'Cycle' of Sexual Violence [text]
- Harsh Streets Push Female Refugees toward E.U. [text]
- Lone Women 'Easy Targets' for Exploitation in E.U. [text]

Women's Asylum News, no. 135 (April/May 2016) [full-text]
- Lead article is "'Time to Act' on Double Standards for Sexual violence."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Women (21 April 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Children & Youth

Events & opportunities:

Job opening: Research Consultancy on Unaccompanied and Separated Children, North Africa Mixed Migration Hub [info]
- Apply by 28 May 2016.

Policy roundtable: The Reception of Unaccompanied Minors: Key Challenges and Solutions, Brussels, 6 June 2016 [info]


Europe Sees Rise in Unaccompanied Minors Seeking Asylum, with Almost Half from Afghanistan (Pew Research, May 2016) [text]

"Integration and Career Challenges of Newcomer Youth in Newfoundland in Canada," FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, vol. 2 (2015) [full-text]

Journal of Refugee Studies, Virtual Issue [free full-text]
 - First JRS virtual issue; theme is "Unaccompanied Minors." Full-text of 8 articles published since 2012 freely available until 31 Dec. 2016.

A New Deal for Every Forcibly Displaced Child (Save the Children, April 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Psychosocial Age Assessments in the UK," Forced Migration Review, no. 52 (May 2016) [open access]

"Special Report: A Generation of Syrian Children Who Don't Count," Reuters, 3 May 2016 [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children (9 May 2016)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

23 May 2016

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific, incl. Australia

2016-17 Federal Budget: What It Means for Refugees and People Seeking Humanitarian Protection (Refugee Council of Australia, May 2016) [text]

The Beginning of the End of Double-Offshoring? The Panama Papers, Asylum in Australia, and the PNG Supreme Court (Border Criminologies Blog, May 2016) [text]

*"The De-Territorialisation of Australia’s Asylum Practices," Glendon Journal of International Studies, vol. 9 (2016) [open access]

Dutton's Refugee Claims Are Out of Step with Evidence and Thinking at Home and Abroad (The Conversation, May 2016) [text]

"Life as a North Korean Refugee," New York Times, 13 May 2016 [text]

Manus Island: Behind the Wire (Inside Story, May 2016) [text]

Mapping Forced Migration in the Contemporary Asia-Pacific, Wellington, NZ, 21 April 2016 [access]
- Follow link for audio.

The Migration-security Nexus in Asia and Australia (Lowy Interpreter, May 2016) [text]
- First of a five-part blog series.

Nepal: One Year after the Earthquakes, an End to Displacement is Still Years Away (IDMC, April 2016) [text]

"Unpredictability, Invisibility and Vulnerability: Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Minors’ Journeys to Australia," Journal of Refugee Studies, 8 Dec. 2015 [free full-text]

Why not New Zealand? (Inside Story, May 2016) [text]


Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Australia (29 April 2016)
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific (22 April 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Opportunity: Q&A with UNHCR's Assistant High Commissioners

In advance of UNHCR's Annual Consultations with NGOs, taking place 15-17 June 2016 in Geneva, the organization's two Assistant High Commissioners are making themselves available for questions via Twitter.

- May 24th: George Okoth-Obbo, AHC for Operations
- May 27th: Volker Turk, AHC for Protection

Tweet your questions to @UNHCRPartners.

For more information, visit the UNHCR/NGOs Tumblr site.

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information-related Items

"Addressing the 'Doctrine Gap': Professionalising the Use of Information Communication Technologies in Humanitarian Action," Humanitarian Exchange, no. 66 (April 2016) [full-text]

Building Data Responsibility into Humanitarian Action, Think Brief, no. 18 (OCHA, May 2016) [text via HHI]

"Communication of Information on the Thai-Burma Border," Forced Migration Review, no. 52 (May 2016) [open access]

"EU Asks Tech Firms to Pitch Refugee-tracking Systems," The Guardian, 18 Feb. 2016) [text]

"Development Consortium 2016: HCI Across Borders," Workshop at ACM CHI 2016, San Jose, CA 7-8 May 2016 [info]
- Follow link to access accepted workshop papers. Note: HCI = Human-computer interaction.

"Identity Management, Governance and Forced Migration," Presentation at 10th European Identity & Cloud Conference, Munich, 10-13 May 2016 [info]
- Follow link for video.

Insecurity in the Humanitarian Cyberspace: A Call for Innovation (ALNAP Blog, May 2016) [text]

Mapping Refugee Media Journeys: Smartphones and Social Media Networks (Open University, May 2016) [access]

"Multiplicity and Contrasting Discourses about Refugees in Twitter through the Spanish Case," Paper presented at 1st International Congress on Interdisciplinarity in Social and Human Sciences, Faro, Portugal, 5-6 May 2016 [text]

Phones: Crucial to Survival for Refugees on the Perilous Route to Europe (The Conversation, May 2016) [text]

"'Refugee Voices,' New Social Media and Politics of Representation: Young Congolese in the Diaspora and Beyond," Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 32, no. 1 (2016) [open access]

"Refugees and HCI SIG: The Role of HCI in Responding to the Refugee Crisis," Presentation at ACM CHI 2016, San Jose, CA 7-8 May 2016 [text]

"Socializing in Emergencies: A Review of the Use of Social Media in Emergency Situations," International Journal of Information Management, vol. 35, no. 5 (Oct. 2015) [open access]

The Value of Timely Information during Disasters (Measured in Hours) (iRevolutions Blog, April 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information-related Items (4 May 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Detention

Asylum Seeker Mistreatment: The Criminal Law Perspective (Refugee Research Blog, April 2016) [text]

Can Inspection Produce Meaningful Change in Immigration Detention?, Working Paper, no. 12 (Global Detention Project, May 2016) [text]

Excluded from Justice? Immigration Detainees in Canada (Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights Blog, April 2016) [text via Academia.edu]

"Human Rights and Refugee Protest against Immigration Detention: Refugees’ Struggles for Recognition as Human," Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 32, no. 1 (2016) [open access]

ICRC Policy Paper on Immigration Detention (ICRC, April 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Manus Island: Behind the Wire (Inside Story, May 2016) [text]

New Data on 637 Detention Facilities Used by ICE in FY 2015 (TRAC, April 2016) [text]

United States Immigration Detention (Global Detention Project, updated May 2016) [text]

Who is Responsible for Harm in Immigration Detention? Models of Accountability for Private Corporations, Working Paper, no. 11 (Global Detention Project, Feb. 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Detention (7 April 2016)

Tagged Publications.

20 May 2016

Thematic Focus: Public Opinion and Attitudes

Yesterday, Amnesty International reported on a survey it undertook in 27 countries to assess "people's willingness to let refugees live in their countries, towns, neighbourhoods and homes." The findings were used to create a Refugees Welcome Index. Read more about the country rankings here. The full-text of the report is here.

Here are some other recent items that focus on the public's attitudes towards various immigration and refugee issues:

"Contemporary Australian Attitudes to Immigration," Chapter in Creating Social Cohesion in an Interdependent World: Experiences of Australia and Japan (Springer, 2016) [extract]
- Click on the book cover to view the extract.

The Evolution of American Public Opinion towards Refugees: Neither Our Doors nor Our Minds Have Opened Much since WWII (GOOD, May 2016) [access]
- Follow link for video; see also related Pew Fact Tank blog post and Gallup comment.

"Islamisation" and Other Anxieties: Voter Attitudes to Asylum Seekers (University of Melbourne, Feb. 2016) [text]
- See also related news release.

Public Perceptions of the Refugee Crisis (Tent Foundation & AudienceNet, April 2016) [text]

"The Role of Public Opinion in US and Canadian Immigration Policies," American Review of Canadian Studies, vol. 46, no. 1 (2016) [abstract]

Sentiment-enhanced Multidimensional Analysis of Online Social Networks: Perception of the Mediterranean Refugees Crisis (arxiv, May 2016) [text]

*Shifting Ground: Views on Immigration during the Long term and during Election Campaigns (Ipsos MORI, May 2016) [text]

"Testing a New Theoretical Model for Attitudes Toward Immigrants The Case of Social Workers’ Attitudes Toward Asylum Seekers in Israel," Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, vol. 47, no. 1 (Jan. 2016) [abstract]

"Threatened or Threatening? How Ideology Shapes Asylum Seekers Immigration Policy Attitudes in Israel and Australia," Journal of Refugee Studies (Forthcoming, 2016) [abstract]

What do Americans Really Think about Syrian Refugees? (Markaz Blog, March 2016) [text]


Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe (Indiv. Countries)

"Assisted Voluntary Return: Implications for Women and Children," Forced Migration Review, no. 52 (May 2016) [open access]
- Looks at practice in the UK.

England’s Forgotten Refugees: Out of the Fire and into the Frying Pan (Refugee Council, May 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Sweden’s U-turn on Asylum," Forced Migration Review, no. 52 (May 2016) [open access]

Ukraine: National Monitoring System of the Situation with Internally Displaced Persons (IOM, April 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants Concludes His Follow Up Country Visit to Greece (OHCHR, May 2016) [text]

"A View from Outside the EU Reception Acquis: Reception Rights for Asylum Seekers in Ireland," Chapter in The Recast Reception Conditions Directive: Central Themes, Problem Issues, and Implementation in Selected Member States (Wolf Legal Publishers, 2016) [eprint via SSRN]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (General) (20 May 2016)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Europe (General)


Call for applications: Odysseus Prizes for Publications on EU Immigration or Asylum Law [info]
- Application deadline *extended* to 22 May 2016.


Asylum Policy and Public Attitudes (IRiSS Immigration Policy Lab) [info]
- Scroll down to view video presenting the project; see also related Washington Post news story.

The DCR/ECRE Desk Research on Application of Safe Third Country and First Country of Asylum Concepts to Turkey (Dutch Refugee Council & ECRE, May 2016) [text]

Dublin is Dead! Long Live Dublin! The 4 May 2016 Proposal of the European Commission (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, May 2016) [text]

EU Budgetary Responses to the 'Refugee Crisis': Reconfiguring the Funding Landscape, Liberty & Security in Europe Paper, no. 93 (CEPS, May 2016) [text]

From Headlines to Homes: Media Coverage and Public Perception of Europe’s Refugee Crisis (Rene Cassin, April 2016) [text]

Leap Ahead or More of the Same? The European Commission’s Proposed Revisions to the Dublin System (EJIL Talk Blog, May 2016) [text]

The Migration Crisis [What Think Tanks are Thinking] (EPRS, May 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (6 May 2016)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

Regional Focus: Americas

"Causes and Consequences of Canada’s Resettlement of Syrian Refugees," Forced Migration Review, no. 52 (May 2016) [open access]

Detained, Deceived and Deported: Experiences of Recently Deported Central American Families (American Immigration Council, May 2016) [text]

"El gobierno peronista frente al exilio chileno: La experiencia de la red nacional de asistencia a los refugiados (1973-1976) = The Peronist Government in the Face of the Chilean Exile: The Experience of the National Network of Assistance to Refugees (1973-1976)," Revista Izquierdas, no. 26 (enero 2016) [full-text via Academia.edu]

Eric Schwartz, Refugee Policy, and the Syrian Civil War (Lawfare, April 2016) [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

Porous Walls: Fragmented Protection in the Face of Migrants’ Displacement in Brazil (Border Criminologies Blog, May 2016) [text]

A Medium- and Long-Term Plan to Address the Central American Refugee Situation (Center for American Progress, May 2016) [text]

The Other Refugee Crisis (World Bank Blog, April 2016) [text]

Refugees Continue to Contribute to America (Huffington Post, May 2016) [text]

Regional Working Group for the Brazil Plan of Action (Asylum Access, 2015) [text]

A Short-Term Plan to Address the Central American Refugee Situation (Center for American Progress, May 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (28 April 2016)

Tagged Publications. 

19 May 2016

Thematic Focus: Education

"Beyond Space of Exception? Reflections on the Camp through the Prism of Refugee Schools," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Access, 3 Dec. 2015 [free full-text]

Education and Forced Displacement: How Can Technology Make a Difference?, Webinar, 18 May 2016 [info]
- Follow link for recordings and presentations.

Iraq: Baseline Assessment for Education Cash Transfer Programming for IDPs in Dahuk Governorate (UNICEF & REACH, April 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Learning Problems in Children of Refugee Background: A Systematic Review," Pediatrics (May 2016) [abstract]
- See also related Reuters news story and Science Daily overview.

Let Us Learn: A Case Study of Delivering Adaptive Education and Protection in Emergency Programmes in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (World Vision, May 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Losing Identity during the Refugee Crisis: The Difference between Assimilation and Integration in the Classroom," The Atlantic, 16 May 2016 [text]

*No More Excuses: Provide Education to all Forcibly Displaced People, Policy Paper, no. 26 (UNESCO & UNHCR, May 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

*Overview: Refugees and Adult Education in Europe (EPALE, May 2016) [text]

Providing Hope, Investing in the Future: Education in Emergencies & Protracted Crises (Jesuit Refugee Service, May 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Three Ways Higher Education Can Respond to the Syrian Refugee Crisis (Education + Development Blog, May 2016) [text]


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- Thematic Focus: Education (4 May 2016)

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Thematic Focus: Law/Policy/Protection-related Items

Photo credit: Keith Barnes
Celebrating the Scholarship of Professor Guy S Goodwin-Gill: An International Gathering, Oxford, 14-15 April 2016 [info via RSC] [info via Kaldor Centre]
- A number of podcasts of the presentations are available via both links.

Community-based Protection in Action (UNHCR, 2016)
- Several new documents is this series available: 1) Community-Based Outreach Outside of Camps; 2) Community Centres; and 3) Effective & Respectful Communication in Forced Displacement. For more info., visit the CBP community on UNHCR Exchange.

Exclusion: Articles 12 and 17 Qualification Directive (2011/95/EU) - A Judicial Analysis (EASO, March 2016) [text]

*From Kampala to Istanbul: Advancing Global Accountability for IDPs through Law and Policy Making (IDMC, May 2016) [text]

The Future of Refugee Protection: What New Approaches to Meet a Growing Crisis? (openDemocracy, 2016) [access]
- View new additions to this debate series.

"The Practice of Shared Responsibility in Relation to Refoulement," Chapter in The Practice of Shared Responsibility in International Law (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming 2016) [eprint via SSRN]

"Syria, Cost-sharing, and the Responsibility to Protect Refugees," Minnesota Law Review, vol. 100 (2015) [full-text]
- See also related comment via IntLawGrrls blog.

Time to Reform the Way We Protect Refugees? (IRIN, May 2016) [text]


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- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (2 May 2016)

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Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

*The Economic Outcomes of Refugees and Other Migrants in the UK (COMPAS Blog, May 2016) [text]

"Environmental Risk: Urban Refugees' Struggle to Build Livelihoods in South Africa," International Social Work, OnlineFirst,
18 April 2016 [full-text via ResearchGate]

Finding a Future - Livelihoods for Syrian Refugees in Jordan: Perspectives and Policies for Jordan’s Resilience, Stability and Development (ILO, UNDP & UNHCR, Nov. 2015) [text via ReliefWeb]

Improving Access to Agricultural Land for the Internally Displaced (World Bank Blog, May 2016) [text]

"Income, Amenities and Negative Attitudes," IZA Journal of Migration, 5:8 (April 2016) [open access]

"(Loan) Cycles of Innovation: Researching Refugee-run Micro-finance," Humanitarian Exchange, no. 66 (April 2016) [full-text]

Migration and the EU: Challenges, Opportunities, the Role of EIB (European Investment Bank, March 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Refugee Settlers in South-east Queensland: Employment, Aspirations and Intergenerational Communication about Future Occupational Pathways - Final Report (University of Queensland, 2016) [text]

Refugees Work: A Humanitarian Investment That Yields Economic Dividends (TENT Foundation, May 2016) [text]
- See also related Guardian news report.

When Lives are Put on Hold: Lengthy Asylum Processes Increase Unemployment among Refugees (Stanford Univ., Forthcoming) [info]
- The text of the report is not yet available, but a copy can be requested from the author. More info available on project site.


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- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (6 May 2016)

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18 May 2016

Thematic Focus: Mental Health


Mental Health: The World's Forgotten Crisis, 19 May 2016 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

Launch of Mental Health and Wellbeing Portal, London, 9 June 2016 [info]


"The Adaptive Problems of Female Teenage Refugees and Their Behavioral Adjustment Methods for Coping," Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 9 (April 2016) [open access]

"Beliefs and Knowledge about Post-traumatic Stress Disorder amongst Resettled Afghan Refugees in Australia," International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 10:31 (April 2016) [open access]

The Impact of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Programs for Populations Affected by Humanitarian Emergencies: A Systematic Review Protocol (Feinstein International Center, April 2016) [text]

"Maternal Suicide Risk among Refugees and Migrants," International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Article in Press, 18 April 2016 [open access]

"A Qualitative Exploration of the Emotional Wellbeing and Support Needs of New Mothers from Afghanistan Living in Melbourne, Australia," BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 15:197 (Aug. 2015) [open access]

"Somatisation and Anger are Associated with Symptom Severity of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Severely Traumatised Refugees and Asylum Seekers," Swiss Medical Weekly, 146:w14311 (May 2016) [full-text]

"Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Unaccompanied Refugee Minors: A Case Series," BMC Psychiatry, 15:260 (Oct. 2015) [open access]

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Thematic Focus: Health, esp. re. Syrians & Children (31 March 2016)

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Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Beyond Humanitarian Response: Why the Displaced Need Development Solutions (CGD Blog, May 2016) [text]

Community Consultations on Humanitarian Aid: Overall Findings (World Humanitarian Summit, May 2016) [text]

Drivers and Inhibitors of Change in the Humanitarian System (Global Public Policy Institute, April 2016) [text via Reliefweb]

Emergency Gap Series 01: Humanitarian Action Critically Wounded (MSF, April 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

How Aid Became Big Business (Pulitzer Center, May 2016) [text]

Humanitarian Engagement with Non-state Armed Groups (Chatham House, April 2016) [text]

Humanitarian Investment Fund for Refugees: How to Turn Ordeal into Opportunity for All (CGD Blog, May 2016) [text]

Humanitarian Profile Support Guidance: Humanitarian Population Figures (IASC, April 2016) [text]

Humanitarian Response in Middle-income Countries (GSDRC, May 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Humanitarians at War, London, 4 May 2016 [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

Protection and Accountability to Affected Populations in the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (Inter-Agency Standing Committee, May 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

*Regional Organisations and Humanitarian Action: Rethinking Regional Engagement (ODI, May 2016) [text]

World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, 23-24 May 2016 [info]
- With the summit only days away, there has been an increase in the publication of viewpoints, position statements and policy proposals. To keep track of many of these, browse through these search results in ReliefWeb. You can also monitor unfolding developments via IRIN's WHS blog.


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- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (6 May 2016)

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