30 July 2016

Regional Focus: Australia


Job vacancy: Communications Officer, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law [info]
- Applications close 1 August 2016.

Workshop: Forced Migration Research Network Research and Strategy Workshop, Sydney, 16 August 2016 [info]


Australia: Why Stopping the Boats does not Solve the Problem – Part 1 (Jesuit Refugee Service, July 2016) [text]

Closing the Country: Where to Next for Australia’s Asylum Seekers? (APPS Policy Forum, June 2016) [text]

The Cost of Australia's Asylum Policy: A Guide to Sources (Kaldor Centre, June 2016) [text]

Crucial Communication: Language Management in Australian Asylum Interviews (Language on the Move, March 2016) [text]

Friday Essay: Worth a Thousand Words – How Photos Shape Attitudes to Refugees (The Conversation, July 2016) [text]

"The Glue that Binds: An Exploration of the Way Resettled Refugee Communities Define and Experience Social Capital," Community Development Journal, vol. 51, no. 3 [abstract]
- See also related materials from this project published earlier.

*"Mental Health and Legal Representation for Asylum Seekers in the 'Legacy Caseload'," Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 8, no. 2 (2016) [open access]

The Migration-security Nexus in Asia and Australia (Lowy Interpreter, June-July) [access]
- Five-part blog series.

"Offshore Processing: Failing Those We Should Protect," Law Society Journal, no. 23 (June 2016) [full-text via Kaldor Centre]

Pacific Dissolution: The Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea Rejects Australia’s Refugee Deterrence Scheme (RefLaw Blog, July 2016) [text]

The Regional Impacts of Australian Asylum Seeker Policies: What "Stopping the Boats" Means for People Seeking Asylum (Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, July 2016) [text via APO]

The Resettlement of Refugees in Australia: A Bibliography, 8th rev. ed. (Swinburne Institute for Social Research, July 2016) [text via APO]


Transfer Tracker (Kaldor Centre) [access]
- "The Transfer Tracker shows transfers of asylum seekers both from Australia to Regional Processing Centres and repatriations from Nauru and Manus Island. It provides available figures on the populations in Regional Processing Centres. It shows published outcomes of refugee status determination decisions and information about the total number of people found to be refugees in each country."


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (29 June 2016)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

Events & Opportunities: More August 2016

CFP: "Asylum from Persecution by Non-State Actors: Upholding and Updating Refugee Protection," Panel at 2017 AALS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 3-7 January 2017 [info]
- Submission deadline is 1 August 2016.

Job opportunity: Communications Officer, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law [info]
- Applications close 1 August 2016.

Conference: Migration in a Turbulent World, Doha, Qatar, 26-28 November 2016 [info]
- Registration opens 15 August 2016.

Panel discussion: Ground Truths: Local Humanitarians in Conflict, London, 18 August 2016 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

CFP: Hugo Conference: Environment, Migration and Politics, Liège, Belgium, 3-5 November 2016 [info]
- Submission deadline is 19 August 2016.

Event: World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2016 [info]
- Note: 2016 theme has not yet been posted.

CFP: Transnational Social Review [info]
- Contributions sought addressing the theme of "Transnational Social Work: A Border-Crossing Agenda for Practice and Research." Submit abstracts by 20 August 2016.

MA programme: Migration & Displacement, University of the Witwatersrand [info]
- Apply by 31 August 2016.

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: A Few More July 2016/New August 2016

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

29 July 2016

Regional Focus: Europe


AEAJ/IARLJ-Europe Joint Workshop, London, 22 September 2016 [info]
- The theme is "Problems for EU Freedom of Movement Law in the Context of the Current Migration Crisis." Register by 1 September 2016.

ECRE Annual General Conference & UNHCR Consultation 2016, Berlin, 12-14 October 2016 [info]
- Registration is now open.


After the Emergency: What European Migration Policy Will Eventually Look Like (Order from Chaos Blog, July 2016) [text]

Chaos in Chios: Legal Questions Regarding the Administrative Procedure in the Greek Hotspots (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, July 2016) [text]

EU Immigration and Asylum Law: A Commentary, 2nd ed. (Beck/Hart/Nomos, June 2016) [info]
- Several chapters can be read online: Part A - Introduction; Part B, Sect. I - Legal Framework for Entry and Border Controls; Part C, Sect. I - Legal Framework for EU Immigration Policy; and Part D, Sect. I - Legal Framework for EU Asylum Policy.

"From the Cold War to Syria: Seven Decades of Refugee Stories in Britain," The Guardian, 28 July 2016 [text]

"Hundreds of Eritreans' Asylum Applications Still 'Incorrectly Refused'," The Guardian, 28 July 2016 [text]

Ignoring the Roots of Europe’s Refugee Influx (IDMC Blog, July 2016) [text]

The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis (Guardian Faber Publishing, May 2016) [info]
- An extract from this recently published book is provided by MSF UK.

*Questionnaire findings for Afghans in Greece (UNHCR, May 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Questionnaire Findings for Syrians in Greece (UNHCR, May 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Telling Places with Georgian IDPs (IntLawGrrls, July 2016) [text]


Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (14 July 2016)
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (15 July 2016)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: Statelessness, Pt. 2 - Specific Countries

The Black Box of Nationality: The Naturalisation of Refugees and Stateless Persons in Hungary (Hungarian Helsinki Committee, 2016) [text via ENS Blog]

Childhood Statelessness in South Africa (Lawyers for Human Rights, 2016) [text]

Empowering Refugee Women: Policy Prescription from a Field Survey in Bangladesh, Working Paper, no. 2016/01 (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, June 2016) [text]

How does Statelessness Affect the 'Right to Health'? An Examination of the Stateless Rohingya in Rakhine State, Myanmar, Working Paper, no. 2016/04 (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, June 2016) [text]

"Life after Limbo: Stateless Persons in the United States and the Role of International Protection in Achieving a Legal Solution," Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, vol. 29, no. 3 (2015) [full-text via SSRN]

Problems Faced by the Bidoons in the UK (ENS Blog, July 2016) [text]

Statelessness as a Rising Human Rights Issue in Tajikistan (Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, July 2016) [text]

Statelessness Conventions and Japanese Laws: Convergence and Divergence (UNHCR, March 2015) [text]

Statelessness Displaced: Update on Syria’s Stateless Kurds, Working Paper, no. 2016/02 (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, June 2016) [text]

"Statelessness in a World of Nation-states: The Cases of Kurdish Diasporas in Sweden and the UK," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 42, no. 9 (2016) [full-text via Academia.edu]

UNHCR's Commentary on the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Tajikistan: "On Nationality of the Republic of Tajikistan" (UNHCR, May 2016) [text]

'Where are we going to live?': Migration and Statelessness in Haiti and the Dominican Republic (Amnesty International, June 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Statelessness, Pt. 1 - General & Regional (29 July 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Statelessness, Pt. 1 - General & Regional

Addressing the Right to a Nationality through the Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Toolkit for Civil Society (Inst. on Statelessness and Inclusion, June 2016) [access]
- See also related ENS blog post.

Arbitrary Deprivation of Nationality and Refugee Status, GLAR Podcast, no. 17 (Univ. of Reading, Jan. 2016) [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

Good Practices Paper (Action 6): Establishing Statelessness Determination Procedures to Protect Stateless Persons (UNHCR, July 2016) [text]

"How Being Stateless Makes You Poor," Foreign Policy, 30 June 2016 [text]

Legal Limbo: Europe’s Stateless Asylum Seekers (ENS Blog, June 2016) [text]

Nationality: Romani; Citizenship: European, Working Paper, no. 2016/03 (Inst. on Statelessness and Inclusion, June 2016) [text]

Reporting on Statelessness? Advances in 2015 Data (Data Driven Journalism, June 2016) [text]

"Stateless and Child Marriage as Intersectional Phenomena: Instability, Inequality, and the Role of the International Community," California Law Review, vol. 104, no. 2 (2016) [full-text]

Statelessness in the Americas: State of the Art (Americas Network on Nationality and Statelessness, April 2016) [access]
- Follow link for video.

Statelessness in West Africa Newsletter (April-June 2016) [text via CRAI]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Statelessness (25 May 2016)

Tagged Publications.

28 July 2016

Thematic Focus: General


For the first time, a team of refugee athletes will compete in the Olympics. The 2016 games start next week in Rio de Janeiro. For a useful overview of the 10 participants and their events, visit this Wikipedia page. Check out the IOC site for some video profiles of the athletes. And for some historical context, read this news story.


Alert 2016! Report on Conflicts, Human Rights and Peacebuilding (School for a Culture of Peace, July 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Annual Report 2015 (IDMC, July 2016) [text]

A Global Action Platform and Fund for Forced Migrants: A Proposal (FlüchtlingsforschungsBlog, July 2016) [text]

Joint Expert Statement on Internally Displaced Persons (June 2016) [text]
- To be presented to the High Level Meeting to Address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, 19 September 2016.

Leaving No One (Apart from Migrants and Refugees) Behind: Are the Sustainable Development Goals Fit for Purpose? (IRIN, July 2016) [text]

A Poor Welcome from the World's Wealthy (Oxfam, July 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Understanding Migrant Decisions (The Migrationist Blog, June & July 2016) [access]
- Series of blog posts based on chapters in the recently published book, Understanding Migrant Decisions: From Sub-Saharan Africa to the Mediterranean Region (Routledge, June 2016) .


Museums and Migration [access]
- "More and more museums are interested in the current debate about migration and its latest epiphany, the so-called “refugees crisis”: there is a proliferation of exhibitions, conferences, seminars, workshops. Through this blog we want to document this richness, mainly at European scale (but not only). We want to question the role of museums, their agency, their activism or rather their silence. ..."

*What Does It Mean to be a Refugee? (TED Ed, June 2016) [access]
- "About 60 million people around the globe have been forced to leave their homes to escape war, violence and persecution. The majority have become Internally Displaced Persons, meaning they fled their homes but are still in their own countries. Others, referred to as refugees, sought shelter outside their own country. But what does that term really mean?"


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (15 July 2016)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Thematic Focus: Solutions

Canada’s Refugee Success Story: Private Sponsors Ease Refugees into New Lives (IRIN, July 2016) [text]

Enhancing Legal Channels: Commission Proposes to Create Common EU Resettlement Framework (European Commission, July 2016) [access]
- See also related Progress Report on Relocation and Resettlement and Refugees Deeply commentary.

The Integration of Syrian Asylum Seekers in Austria in Light of Catholic Social Teaching (Refugee Outreach & Research Network Blog, July 2016) [text]

L'orpheline des solutions durables: L'intégration locale des réfugiés au Burundi et en RDC (Danish Refugee Council, April 2015) [text via ReliefWeb]

On the Strategic Significance of Recent EU Initiatives on Migrant Integration Policy and Highly Skilled Migration (Global Policy Journal Blog, June 2016) [text]

*Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on "Integration of Refugees in the EU" (EESC, April 2016) [access]

Redesigning Integration: Access to Government Records is Necessary for Researchers to Identify Policy Effects (Impact of Social Sciences Blog, July 2016) [text]

The Resettlement of Refugees in Australia: A Bibliography, 8th rev. ed. (Swinburne Institute for Social Research, July 2016) [text via APO]

Review of Durable Solutions Initiatives in East and Horn of Africa: Good Practices, Challenges and Opportunities in the Search of Durable Solutions (Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat, June 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Slow Pace of Resettlement Leaves World’s Refugees without Answers (Refugee Council of Australia, June 2016) [text]


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (17 June 2016)

Tagged Publications.

19 July 2016

News: UN Summit for Refugees & Migrants

On 19 September 2016, the UN General Assembly will "host a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach." This draft resolution discusses how the meeting will proceed. Two draft documents were also recently issued, a zero draft of the outcome document for the meeting and a zero draft of the Global Compact on Responsibility Sharing for Refugees.

More information can be found via:
- the UN's summit web site
- UNHCR's summit web page
- the UN Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs event web site

IISD's reporting service provides news updates.

See also this article from IRIN: Will the Refugee Summit be "a Missed Opportunity"?

Tagged Events & Opportunities, Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Regional Focus: Syria

3RP 2016 Mid-Year Report (UNHCR, June 2016) [access]
- See also related UN news story.

 Analysis: Lebanon Forces Illegal Status on Refugees (Refugees Deeply, July 2016) [text]

Community Consultations on Humanitarian Aid: Findings from Consultations within Syria and among Syrian Refugees in Jordan (World Humanitarian Summit, May 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Evaluation of the OneCard Pilot in Lebanon (WFP & UNHCR, Nov. 2015) [text]

"Population Pressure in Jordan and the Role of Syrian Refugees," Migration and Development, Latest Articles, 19 Feb. 2016 [free full-text]

Self-Protection and Coping Strategies of Refugees from Syria and Host Communities in Lebanon (Oxfam, June 2016) [text]

Site Planning and Shelter: Camp Restructure Project Report, Zaatari Refugee Camp (UNHCR, April 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Rights and Responsibilities (Brookings, June 2016) [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (30 June 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: MENA

Asylum Procedures Shortcomings in Tunisia: What do External Borders Mean for the EU? (Refugee Outreach & Research Network Blog, June 2016) [text]

Can Israel Freely Interpret the Refugee Convention (When It Comes to Palestinian Asylum Seekers)? (RefLaw, July 2016) [text]

"The Case for Refugee Legal Aid in Tunisia," Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 72 (July 2016) [full-text]

Crisis in Yemen (UK House of Commons, July 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

EU/NATO: Europe’s Plan Endangers Foreigners in Libya (Human Rights Watch, July 2016) [text]

Is This Palestinian Refugee Camp Syria's Next Yarmouk? (IRIN, July 2016) [text]

Journal of Palestinian Refugee Studies, vol. 16, no. 1 (Spring 2016) [full-text]
- "This 2016 Spring issue will look through the lenses of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to evaluate numerous urgent challenges Palestinian refugees face. This new global developmental agenda set out by the United Nations and signed by its member states is an attempt to guide the world to solve its most pressing challenges."

No Way Home: Iraq's Minorities on the Verge of Disappearance (Minority Rights Group, July 2016) [text]

Refugees and Migrants Fleeing Sexual Violence, Abuse and Exploitation in Libya (Amnesty International, July 2016) [text]

Sahrawi Refugees Await a State and a Home (Refugees Deeply, July 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (30 June 2016)

Tagged Publications. 

18 July 2016

Regional Focus: Americas

African-American’s Guide to Seeking Asylum Abroad (The Asylumist, July 2016) [text]

America’s Puzzling Moral Ambivalence about Middle East Refugees (Markaz Blog, June 2016) [text]

The Big Unfairness in America’s Asylum System: How Central Americans Fleeing Gang Violence Don’t Qualify (IRIN, June 2016) [text]

Evaluation of the In-Canada Asylum System Reforms (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, April 2016) [text]

Massive Expulsion of Cubans from Ecuador (Human Rights Watch, July 2016) [text]

Roundtable on Protection Needs in the Northern Triangle of Central America, San José, 6-7 July 2016 [info]
- Follow link for meeting materials and additional resources. See also UNHCR's press release regarding the outcome of the meeting.

"Telling Refugee Stories: Trauma, Credibility and the Adversarial Adjudication of Claims for Asylum," Santa Clara Law Review, vol. 56, no. 3 (2016) [full-text]

Where Terror Victims are Treated as Terrorists (The Asylumist, June 2016) [text]

Why Brazil Should Welcome Syrian Refugees (Human Rights Watch, June 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (17 June 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Events & Opportunities: A Few More July 2016/New August 2016

Job vacancy: Research consultancy for project on "Witnessing International Crimes: Refugees in Europe and Accountability Procedures" [info]
- Review of applications will begin 20 July 2016 and will continue until a suitable candidate has been found.

Workshop: Being Outside Afghanistan: Everyday Experiences of Social Becoming, Self‐Construction and Resource Mobilisation among Afghans Abroad: An Interdisciplinary Workshop, Oxford, 28-29 July 2016 [info]

CFP: Mobility, Gender and Family Relations for Progress of the World’s Women by UN Women [info]
- Deadline for proposals is 29 July 2016.

Job vacancy: Senior Policy Officer on Forced Displacement, ICVA [info]
- Apply by 7 August 2016. (Note: Applications will be considered as they arrive.)

CFP: Refugee Research Methodologies Workshop, Istanbul, 7-8 October 2016 [info]
- Submission deadline is 15 August 2016.

Scholarship: Guy Goodwin-Gill Scholarship [info]
- Supports students pursuing MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies at Univ. of London. Application deadline is 17 August 2016.

CFP: Hugo Conference: Environment, Migration and Politics, Liège, Belgium, 3-5 November 2016 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 19 August 2016.

Call for contributions: 2nd Annual International and Comparative Disaster Law Essay Contest [info]
- Submission deadline is 31 August 2016.

Seminar: The Humanitarian-Development Nexus Re-Revisited, Oslo, 31 August 2016 [info]

CFP: International Journal of Refugee Law [info]
- Contributions sought for special issue marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees. The deadline is 31 August 2016.

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

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: Mental Health

"An Art Therapy Intervention for Symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress, Depression and Anxiety among Syrian Refugee Children," Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies: An International Interdisciplinary Journal for Research, Policy and Care, vol. 11, no. 2 (2016) [free full-text]

"Emotional Toll of Reporting the Refugee Crisis Surprises News Organisations," The Guardian, 12 June 2016 [text]

"European Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Position Statement on Mental Health of Child and Adolescent Refugees," European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, vol. 25, no. 7 (July 2016) [full-text

"For the Least of These Brothers and Sisters of Mine: Providing Mental Health Care to Undocumented Immigrant Children," Seattle Journal for Social Justice, vol. 15, no. 1 (2016) [full-text]

"Inhabited Studio: Art Therapy and Mindfulness, Resilience, Adversity and Refugees," International Journal of Art Therapy, vol. 21, no. 2 (2016) [free full-text]

"The Mental Health of Civilians Displaced by Armed Conflict: An Ecological Model of Refugee Distress," Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, FirstView, 4 April 2016 [full-text via ResearchGate]

Neglected Trauma - Asylum Seekers in Italy: An Analysis of Mental Health Distress and Access to Healthcare (MSF, July 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"A Predictive Model on North Korean Refugees' Adaptation to South Korean Society: Resilience in Response to Psychological Trauma," Asian Nursing Research, vol. 10, no. 2 (June 2016) [open access]

"Psychosocial Support among Refugees of Conflict in Developing Countries: A Critical Literature Review," Intervention, vol. 14, no. 2 (July 2016) [full-text via ResearchGate]

"The Use of Psychiatric Services by Young Adults Who Came to Sweden as Teenage Refugees: A National Cohort Study," Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, FirstView, 29 June 2016 [open access]

"Why Reporting on Refugee Crises Requires Empathy for Mental Health Issues," Columbia Journalism Review, 6 July 2016 [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Health (29 June 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Health

"Access to Free or Low-cost Tuberculosis Treatment for Migrants and Refugees along the Thailand-Myanmar Border in Tak Province, Thailand," International Journal for Equity in Health, 15:100 (July 2016) [open access]

"Active Tuberculosis Case Finding Interventions among Immigrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Italy," Infectious Disease Reports, vol. 8, no. 2 (June 2016) [open access]

"Comparison of the Nutritional Status of Overseas Refugee Children with Low Income Children in Washington State," PLoS ONE 11(1): e0147854 (Jan. 2016) [open access]

"Epidemiology of Substance Use among Forced Migrants: A Global Systematic Review," PLoS ONE 11(7): e0159134 (July 2016) [open access]

"Multistate Outbreak of Respiratory Infections among Unaccompanied Children, June 2014–July 2014," Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 63, no. 1 (July 2016) [open access]

"Perceived Barriers to Success for Resident Physicians Interested in Immigrant and Refugee Health," BMC Medical Education, 16:178 (July 2016) [open access]

"Restricted Entitlements and Access to Health Care for Refugees and Immigrants: The Example of Germany," Global Social Policy, OnlineFirst, 30 June 2016 [free full-text]

"Seroprevalence of Antibodies against Measles, Rubella and Varicella among Asylum Seekers Arriving in Lower Saxony, Germany, November 2014-October 2015," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(7): 650 (June 2016) [open access]

Tips on Nutrition Interventions for the Humanitarian Response Plan (Nutrition Cluster, June 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors: Where to Begin," Journal of Pediatric Health Care, vol. 30, no. 3 (May-June 2016) [free full-text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Health (29 June 2016)

Tagged Publications.

16 July 2016

New Issues of ANNALS, Cult. Anthro., EJML, Human Geog., IJMBS, Intl. Migr., Intervention, JIANL, JIMI, J. History Neurosci., Migr. Pol. Pract., Migr. Stud., Rts. in Exile, S&F, Transntl. Social Rev., VOICE, Washburn Law J.

The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 666, no. 1 (2016) [contents]
- Theme issue on "Undocumented Migration in a Global Economy."

Cultural Anthropology, "HotSpots" (June 2016) [access]
- Series of posts on "Refugees and the Crisis in Europe."

European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 18, no. 2 (2016) [contents]
- Focus of this issue is "Crimmigration and Human Rights in Europe: Exclusion, Alternatives and Resistance." Includes several articles on immigration detention.

*Human Geography, vol. 9, no. 2 (2016) [full-text via Univ. of Sussex]
- Special issue on "Geographical Perspectives on the European 'Migration and Refugee Crisis'."

International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, vol. 2, no. 3 (2016) [contents]
- Special issue on "Judging in the 21st Century: Migration and Nationality Concerns." Includes articles on the Reception Conditions directive, China's one-child policy and particular social group, legal aid, family reunification, and human trafficking.

International Migration, vol. 54, no. 4 (Aug. 2016) [contents]
- Features a lengthy sub-section on "The Complexities of Asylum-seeking" and a shorter sub-section on "Going Home is not Always Easy: Return Migration." The article entitled "The Effectiveness of Norway's Readmission Agreements with Iraq and Ethiopia" is open access.

Intervention, vol. 14, no. 2 (July 2016) [contents]
- Mix of articles with two literature reviews focusing on support for refugees and young people affected by conflict.

Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, vol. 30, no. 2 (Summer 2016) [contents]
- Mix of articles.

Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol. 17, no. 3 (Aug. 2016) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including three that focus on forced migrants: Iranians in Sweden, Iraqis in the U.S. and West Africans in the U.S.

Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, vol. 25, no. 3 (2016) [contents]
- Special issue on " New Perspectives on Forced Migration in the History of Twentieth-Century Neuroscience." The introduction is freely available.

Migration Policy Practice, vol. VI, no. 2 (April-May 2016) [full-text]
- Articles discuss labour market integration of migrants in Europe.

Migration Studies, vol. 4, no. 2 (July 2016) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including a free one on unaccompanied minors. This issue also launches a new series on "Teaching Migration Studies."

Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 72 (July 2016) [full-text]
- News and information for refugee legal aid providers.

S&F Sicherheit und Frieden, vol. 34, no. 1 (2016) [contents]
- See list of articles on the left. Theme issue on "Migration, Security & Peace." Articles are either in German or English.

Transnational Social Review, vol. 6, nos. 1-2 (2016) [contents]
- Includes a special "Mapping Transationalism" section that focuses on "'Refugee Crisis': A Transnational Perspective." The introduction to this special section and an article on the use of digital media by unaccompanied minors in Germany are freely available.

VOICE Out Loud Newsletter, no. 23 (June 2016) [full-text via ReliefWeb]
- Focus is on "Humanitarian NGOs and the European 'Refugee Crisis'."

Washburn Law Journal, vol. 55, no. 1 (Fall 2015) [full-text]
- Focus in on U.S. immigration.


Tagged Periodicals.

15 July 2016

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

Asylum: Key Notions on Asylum and the ECHR (European Court of Human Rights, June 2016) [access]
- Follow link for video. More info. about the video is available here.

Do I Really Need an Asylum Lawyer? (The Asylumist, July 2016) [text]

"Libertad de circulación y soberanía del Estado: Posibles límites derivados de obligaciones de protección internacional," Revista Electrónica de Estudios Internacionales, no. 31 (Junio 2016) [full-text]

"The Principle of Non-Refoulement under International Law: Its Inception and Evolution in a Nutshell," Corvinus Journal of International Affairs, vol. 1 (2016) [full- text via SSRN]

"Processing Claims Based on the Right to Family Unity," Procedural Standards for Refugee Status Determination Under UNHCR's Mandate (UNHCR, 2003; updated 2016) [text]
- Note: This is the third section of the Procedural Standards to be revised. Keep track of updates through this Refworld page.

"Promoting the Recognition and Protection of the Rights of All Migrants Using a Soft-Law International Migrants Bill of Rights," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 4, no. 2 (2016) [open access]

Quality in Asylum Decision Making: Using Jurisprudence and Multidisciplinary Knowledge for Training Purposes (Prague Process, May 2016) [text via ICMPD]

Undocumented Migrants and International Law (Jotwell Blog, June 2016) [text]

UNHCR Reforms (with Some Compromise): Access to Evidence, Right to Counsel, Interpreters (RSDWatch Blog, June 2016) [text]
- Note: This blog is now "dormant until further notice."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (30 June 2016)

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: General

66th Meeting of the Standing Committee, Geneva, 21-23 June 2016 [agenda]
- Documents and statements can be accessed here.

Agreement Concerning the Relationship between the United Nations and the International Organization for Migration, UN Doc. no. A/70/976 (UN General Assembly, July 2016) [text via Refworld]

Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration: 2015 Key Highlights (IOM, July 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Caught in the Crossfire: United Nations Security and Policy Perspectives on the Refugee Crisis (Global Initiative, June 2016) [text]

A Crisis That Shouldn’t Be (openDemocracy, July 2016) [text]
- Part of the blog debate series on "The Future of Refugee Protection."

Genuine Responsibility-Sharing: Amnesty International’s Five Proposals - The Global Refugee Crisis (Amnesty International, July 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Global Responses to Refugees: What is the World Thinking?, Sydney, 28 June 2016 [info]
- Follow link for video and podcast.

The League of Nations' Work on Social Issues: Visions, Endeavours and Experiments (UN, 2016) [access]
- See esp. last two chapters on Fridtjof Nansen and on Russian refugees and the history of humanitarianism. Note: PDFs are not accessible but chapters can be freely "read.'

Looking Beyond the Refugee Crisis, Sheffield, UK, 9 June 2016 [info]
- Follow link for video of keynote address and other overviews of/comments about the conference.

Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, UN Doc. no. A/HRC/32/L.13 (UN Human Rights Council, June 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Memorandum of Understanding between the International Labour Organization and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, 1 July 2016 [text]
- See also related UNHCR news story.

Memorandum of Understanding for Co-operative Activities between United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris, 15 June 2016 [text]

State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2016 : Events of 2015 (Minority Rights Group International, July 2016) [text]

Survival Migration: Addressing the Global Crisis, Washington, DC, 11 July 2016 [info]
- Follow link for video.

Understanding and Addressing Public Anxiety about Immigration (Migration Policy Institute, July 2016) [text]
- Listen also to audio of related webinar.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (25 June 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Asylum Policies and Practices Impairing the Access to International Protection in Greece (Greek Forum of Refugees, July 2016) [text]

Brexit Aftermath Series (Refugees Deeply, July 2016)
- Avoiding the Wrong Conclusions [text]
- What It Means for Refugees and Migrants [text]

Changes in Malta’s Migration and Asylum Policies after EU Membership, Occasional Paper, no. 9 (Institute for European Studies, 2016) [text]

Community Consultations on Humanitarian Aid: Findings from Ukraine (World Humanitarian Summit, May 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Rising to the Challenge: Improving the Asylum Procedure in Iceland (UNHCR, April 2016) [text]

"Wellbeing or Welfare Benefits—What are the Drivers for Migration?," Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, vol. 44, no. 2 (March 2016) [full-text via MESU]

Updated Guidance on Exclusion under Article 1F of the Refugee Convention (UK Visas and Immigration, updated July 2016) [text]

When the Dust Settles: Migration Policy after Brexit (Migration Policy Institute, June 2016) [text]

With Greece: Recommendations for Refugee Protection (AIRE Centre & ECRE, July 2016) [text]


Free Legal Aid Directory for Internally Displaced and Conflict-Affected People in Ukraine (Protection Cluster, July 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Simplified Field Guide to Participatory Assessment (UNHCR Greece, June 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

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- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (14 July 2016)

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14 July 2016

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union 2015 (EASO, July 2016) [access]

At Any Cost? The Outsourcing of Europe’s Border Management (Regional MMS, June 2016) [text]

*Border Security, Camps, Quotas: The Future of European Refugee Policy?, SWP Comments 2016/C 32 (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, June 2016) [text]

Border Wars: The Arms Dealers Profiting from Europe’s Refugee Tragedy (Transnational Institute, July 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Completing the Reform of the Common European Asylum System: Towards an Efficient, Fair and Humane Asylum Policy (European Commission, July 2016) [text]
- Includes links to various FAQs and factsheets. See also related Guardian news story.

*ECRE Comments on the Commission Proposal for a Regulation on the European Union Agency for Asylum... (ECRE, July 2016) [text]

Efficient Solidarity Mechanisms in Asylum Policy, Report no. 7 (SIEPS, June 2016) [text]

"The EU's Hotspot Approach to Managing the Migration Crisis: A Blind Spot for International Responsibility?," Italian Yearbook of International Law, vol. 25 (Forthcoming; posted June 2016) [eprint via SSRN]

Europe and the Refugees: A Crisis of Values (European Policy Centre, June 2016) [text]

Europe Tries to Buy Its Way Out of the Migration Crisis (IRIN, June 2016) [text]

European 'Migrant Crisis': Avoiding Another Wave of Refugees Living in Limbo (Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog, June 2016) [text]

Europeans Fear Wave of Refugees Will Mean More Terrorism, Fewer Jobs (Pew Research Center, July 2016) [text]

Failing EU Migration and Asylum Policies: Red Card for Europe! (FIDH, June 2016) [text]

Fundamental Rights Forum, Vienna, 20-23 June 2016 [info]
- Refugee protection was discussed on Day 2. See esp. sessions at 11:30-11:45, 12:15-13:15 and 16:30-17:00.

The Mediterranean Refugees Crisis and Extreme Right Parties: Evidence from Greece, MPRA Paper, no. 72222 (Munich Univ., June 2016) [text]

Recommendations to the Slovak Republic for its Presidency of the Council of the EU, July - December 2016 (UNHCR, July 2016) [text]

The Reform of the Dublin III Regulation (European Parliament, June 2016) [text]

The Refugee Crisis in Europe and Temporary Migration (EURA-NET Blog, May-July 2016) [access]
- Blog debate series.

"The Syrian Refugee Crisis: The End of the Common European Asylum System?," Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 72 (July 2016) [text]


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (27 June 2016)

Tagged Publications.  

01 July 2016

Admin: Summer Recess

This blog is taking a little break, but posts will resume later in the summer.

New Book Titles

Please visit my Pinterest page to learn about new books due out in July 2016. I've also added information about a few new titles to the June 2016 book board.

If you are not a member of Pinterest, these new titles are listed below for your reference (organized by title).

July 2016:

Ann E. Cudd & Win-chiat Lee, eds., Citizenship and Immigration: Borders, Migration and Political Membership in a Global Age, Springer, July 2016

Christine Mahoney, Failure and Hope: Fighting for the Rights of the Forcibly Displaced, Cambridge Univ. Press, July 2016

Laurie L. Charlés & Gameela Samarasinghe, eds., Family Therapy in Global Humanitarian Contexts: Voices and Issues from the Field, Springer, July 2016

Amanda B. Moniz, From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism, Oxford University Press, July 2016

Eliot Dickinson, Globalization and Migration: A World in Motion, Rowman & Littlefield, July 2016

Marjory Harper, ed., Migration and Mental Health: Past and Present, Palgrave Macmillan, July 2016

Penelope Mathew & Tristan Harley, Refugees, Regionalism and Responsibility, Edward Elgar Publishing, July 2016

June 2016:

Shahla F. Ali, Governing Disasters: Engaging Local Populations in Humanitarian Relief, Cambridge Univ. Press, June 2016

Belachew Gebrewold & Tendayi Bloom, Understanding Migrant Decisions: From Sub-Saharan Africa to the Mediterranean Region, Routledge, June 2016

Tagged books.