31 October 2016

Thematic Focus: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

€1m to Analyse Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Asylum Claims (University of Liverpool, March 2016) [text]

Asylum Policy Instruction: Sexual Orientation Issues in Asylum Claims (UK Home Office, updated Aug. 2016) [text]
- See also related comments from Asylum Aid and Free Movement Blog.

"From Origins to Destinations: Acculturation Trajectories in Migrants’ Attitudes towards Homosexuality," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 25 Oct. 2016 [abstract]

"'It’s for us – newcomers, LGBTQ persons, and HIV-positive persons. You feel free to be': A Qualitative Study Exploring Social Support Group Participation among African and Caribbean Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Newcomers and Refugees in Toronto, Canada," BMC International Health and Human Rights, 16:18 (July 2016) [open access]

LGBTI Persons in Immigration Detention (IDC, June 2016) [text]

No Safe Refuge: Experiences of LGBT Asylum Seekers in Detention (Stonewall &UKLGIG, Oct. 2016) [text]

"A Qualitative Exploration of the Premigration Victimization Experiences of Sexual and Gender Minority Refugees and Asylees in the United States and Canada," Journal of Sex Research, Latest Articles, 7 Oct. 2016 [full-text via ResearchGate]

"Refugees in Our Midst: Applying International Human Rights Law to the Bullying of LGBTQ Youth in the United States," Columbia Human Rights Law Review, vol. 47, no. 2 (Winter 2015) [full-text via SSRN]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Gender/Sexual Orientation Issues (16 June 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items


The "Refugee Crisis": Challenges and Implications for International and EU Law, London, 8 November 2016 [info]

"A Minor Miracle: The New Global Compact on Refugees," Inaugural address for the Grand Challenge on Refugees and Migrants at UNSW Australia, Sydney, 18 November 2016 [info]


12 Years an Asylum Seeker: Failure of States to Deal with Asylum Applications May Breach Applicants’ Right to Respect for Their Private Life (EJIL Talk Blog, Oct. 2016) [text]

32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Geneva, 8-10 December 2015 [info]
- Follow link for resolutions, bulletins and reports.

"Constructive or Counterproductive? Benefits and Challenges of Integrating Mental Health Professionals into Asylum Representation," Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, vol. 30, no. 1 (Fall 2015) [full-text via SSRN]

Fiduciaries of Humanity: How International Law Constitutes Authority (Oxford University Press, Sept. 2016) [info]
- The authors have made available the front matter/table of contents, chapter 1 and chapter 7 available via SSRN. Note that chapter 7 "discusses the fiduciary theory’s implications for the protection of refugees under international law."

Oxford Guidance on the Law Relating to Humanitarian Relief Operation in Situations of Armed Conflict (OCHA, Oct. 2016) [access]
- "Commissioned by OCHA, the Oxford Guidance was elaborated by the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict and the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations, following a series of meetings with eminent experts in international law." See also related EJIL Talk blog post.

"The Right not to be Arbitrarily Displaced under the United Nations Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement," African Human Rights Law Journal, vol. 16, no. 1 (2016) [open access]

Taming the Seas: Safety, Protection, and Attempts to Create Order in Maritime Migration Corridors, Washington, DC. 27 Oct. 2016 [info]
- Follow link for audio and video of this book launch discussion.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (13 Oct. 2016)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

28 October 2016

Open Access Week: Wrap-Up

This week, I highlighted some of the ways that forced migration authors are already committing to Open Access. One last thought: If you follow this blog and you have found the many references to research posted here to be useful for your work, then you are benefiting from the choices people have made to provide open access to their scholarly output. With that in mind, I hope you too will consider taking the concrete step to either self-archive or publish your next article in a gold/hybrid OA journal.

If you do, please let me know so that I can post a reference on this blog! Also, if you have written in support of open access, please let me know about that too, so I can post a link in the "Author Showcase" over on my OA blog.

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Regional Focus: Europe

Admission Provisoire et Personnes à Protéger: Analyse et Possibilités d'Action (Swiss Federal Council, Oct. 2016) [text via ECRE]

"Attitudes toward Asylum Seekers in Small Local Communities," International Migration, Early View, 23 Oct. 2016 [open access]
- Focuses on the Netherlands.

'Bogus' Asylum Seekers? The Ethics of Truth-telling in the Asylum System (openDemocracy, Oct. 2016) [text]

The Common European Asylum System Fails to Comply with the Dublin Regulation for Asylum Seekers (Human Rights Brief Blog, Oct. 2016) [text]

Developments in the Assessment of the "Reasonableness Test" within the Internal Protection Alternative Concept in Slovenia (EDAL Blog, Oct. 2016) [text]

Key Migration Issues: One Year on from Initial Reporting (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, Oct. 2016) [text]

Migrants, Refugees, Asylum Seekers: Inclusion in Disaster Preparedness and Response (Council of Europe, Oct. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

National Law Restrictions on Family Reunification Rights of International Protection Beneficiaries from a ECHR/EU Law Perspective, Paper presented at Society for Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Oxford, 6-9 Sept. 2016 [text via SSRN]

Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia (Belgrade Center for Human Rights, 2016) [text via AIDA]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (21 Oct. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Americas


ACAPS Thematic Report: Protection in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew (ACAPS, Oct. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Asylum Backlog, Revisited (Ugh) (The Asylumist Blog, Oct. 2016) [text]

"Central American Migrants Showing Record Levels of Mental Health Problems," The Guardian, 21 Oct. 2016 [text]
- Reports on MSF survey results "shared exclusively with The Guardian."

"Finding Refuge," 60 Minutes, 16 Oct. 2016 [access]
- "[R]eports on the Syrian refugee crisis and follows Syrian families from Jordan through the vetting process to their new homes in the U.S." Follow link for video.

Not a National Security Crisis: The U.S.-Mexico Border and Humanitarian Concerns, Seen from El Paso (Washington Office on Latin America, Oct. 2016) [text]

The One-Year Bar to Asylum in the Age of the Immigration Court Backlog (SSRN, Oct. 2016) [text]

"Protection for Families: New Standards Developing in Asylum Law," Northwestern University Law Review Online, vol. 111:49 (Oct. 2016) [open access]

Rights of Central American Migrants in Mexico (Human Rights Brief Blog, Oct. 2016) [text]

"What Does It Mean to Help One Family?," New York Times, 22 Oct. 2016 [text]


Immigration Policy (Congressional Research Service) [access]
- Web site created to ensure that all CRS reports are available to everyone.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (19 Oct. 2016)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

27 October 2016

Open Access Week: Choosing an OA Option

So far, I have mentioned two broad options for making your work Open Access: the "green OA" route, or self-archiving your pre-/postprint in a repository of some kind. The advantage of this option is that you can continue to publish in your preferred journal, e.g., the Journal of Refugee Studies, yet still make a version of your work freely available. The disadvantage is that many traditional journal publishers impose embargoes on when a postprint can become freely available. Embargo periods range anywhere from zero to 24 months or longer, depending on the journal, where the eprint was deposited, whether the research was funded, etc. (This table provides a comparative view of embargo periods in key refugee/forced migration journals.)

By contrast, "gold OA" ensures immediate availability of an article. However, choosing this route will require - at least initially - reviewing a wide range of unfamiliar journals in order to identify a suitable title. Moreover, many of these titles (though certainly not all) charge a publication fee (also known as an Article Processing Fee (APC)). As noted in yesterday's post, the DOAJ is one resource that can help you begin to locate appropriate OA journals for your work. (See also this comparative table for a brief list of OA refugee/forced migration journals and their features.)

A third OA alternative is a kind of combination of green and gold OA. Referred to as "hybrid OA," this option allows authors to 1) publish in their conventional journal of choice, 2) make their articles immediately available (no embargo), 3) but only upon payment of an APC. The disadvantage of this route is that APCs charged for hybrid OA are significantly higher than gold OA APCs (noting again, that not all gold OA journals even charge APCs). (This table lists the APCs that key refugee/forced migration journals charge for hybrid OA.)

OA trends observed on my blog:

To put things in perspective, the total number of journal articles I referenced in 2015 was 542. This includes: self-archived articles, articles published in gold OA journals, hybrid OA articles, articles that were made freely available by publishers (usually this is on a temporary basis), some article abstracts (for information purposes only), and articles that have been posted online in full-text but not necessarily with permission to do so!

All in all, around 62% of the total number of journal articles I referenced during 2015 were some form of open access, broken down as follows:

257 = gold OA (in 157 different journals; includes both libre and gratis OA journals))
60 = green OA (with most deposited in institutional repositories and SSRN)
21= hybrid OA

So that is what other forced migration authors are doing to make their work open access. What will you do? Here is another handy guide prepared by OA advocate Peter Suber to help you take action!

Tagged Web Sites/Tools.

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

Algeria: The New Migrant Staging Post for Europe (IRIN, Oct. 2016) [text]

"An Insight into the Drinking-water Access in the Health Institutions at the Saharawi Refugee Camps in Tindouf (Algeria) after 40 Years of Conflict," Science of the Total Environment, vol. 550 (April 2016) [free full-text]

Iraq's Humanitarian Crisis Grows (FlagPost Blog, Oct. 2016) [text]

Middle East’s Migrant Population More Than Doubles since 2005 (Pew Research, Oct. 2016) [text]

Migrants and Refugees in Detention Centres: The Humanitarian Consequences of Libya’s Governance Breakdown (Humanitarian Practice Network, Sept. 2016) [text]

North Africa: The Other Side of Europe's Migrant Crisis (Stratfor, Oct. 2016) [text]

'Punished for Daesh’s Crimes': Displaced Iraqis Abused by Militias and Government Forces (Amnesty International, Oct. 2016) [text]

Returnee Location Assessment Report (IOM, Oct. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Strengthening Refugee Access, Equity and Inclusion: Developing a New Framework, New York, 13 Oct. 2016 [info]
- Follow link for video.

"Sudanese and Somali Refugees in Jordan Hierarchies of Aid in Protracted Displacement Crises," Middle East Report, no. 279 (Summer 2016) [text]

Turkey: Bringing Development to Fore of Refugee Response (IPI Global Observatory, Oct. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Whole of Syria: 2017 Protection Needs Overview (Protection Cluster, Oct. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (13 Oct. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

26 October 2016

Open Access Week: OA Journal Authors

Continuing with a look at how forced migration authors make their work Open Access (OA): Do they publish articles in OA journals? (This is referred to as "gold OA"; learn more about this on my OA blog.)

Before answering this question, it's important to note that there are different degrees of "openness" when it comes to OA journals. The definition of open access refers to both price and permission barriers. Some journals remove price barriers (i.e., articles are free to read) but may retain permission barriers (e.g., articles are still copyrighted). Other journals remove price barriers and at least some permission barriers. Two terms coined by Peter Suber to capture these distinctions are "gratis OA" for the former and "libre OA" for the latter.

To get a better idea of how open an OA journal is, check out this chart. You can also judge the degree of openness of a journal by the type of Creative Commons license it has adopted.

Trends observed on this blog:

With that in mind, the trend on this blog indicates that forced migration authors do indeed publish in OA journals, and in greater numbers than observed with self-archiving. My count of articles referenced on this blog in 2015 that were published in open access journals comes to 257 articles in 157 different journals.

Of these articles, 163 were published in what can be characterized as "libre OA" journals. Many of these journals (over 30) are health-related. The other 94 articles were published in 76 journals whose content was free to read online, but was still copyrighted ("gratis OA"). Interestingly, a majority of these journals (over 50) are law reviews.

Your turn?

The best resource to refer to in order to identify relevant OA journals is the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). It allows you to browse for journals by subject, the kind of license they carry, whether or not they charge fees to publish, whether or not they are peer reviewed, etc. In addition, DOAJ has gone through an extensive weeding process to identify and remove low-quality OA journals (see more tips for assessing the quality of OA journals in this blog post).  Another resource, the Electronic Journals Library, has a much more comprehensive listing of law-related journals. However, it does not apply the same strict selection standards as DOAJ.

Finally, here is a list of OA journal titles of more particular relevance to forced migration authors.

Tagged Web Sites/Tools.

Regional Focus: Africa

Addressing the Challenge of Mixed Migration: Protection and Assistance in Mixed Migration (IOM, UNHCR & Save the Children, 2016) [text via Refworld]
- Focuses on South Africa.

Brochure d'information sur l'asile à Djibouti (UNHCR, 2016) [text]

*Dadaab to Somalia: Pushed Back into Peril (MSF, Oct. 2016) [text]

Helpdesk Research Report: Sustainable Livelihoods in Ugandan Refugee Settings (GSDRC, Oct. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"A Homemade Museum for Yemeni Refugees in Djibouti," New Yorker, 14 Oct. 2016 [text]

Informal versus Formal Infrastructure: Energy and Water Systems in the Kakuma Refugee Camps, Kenya, Research in Brief, no. 5 (Refugee Studies Centre, Oct. 2016) [text]

International Protection Considerations with Regard to People Fleeing Northeastern Nigeria (the States of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa) and Surrounding Region: Update II (UNHCR, Oct. 2016) [text]

Learning from the Past to Shape the Future: Lessons from the History of Humanitarian Action in Africa, HPG Working Paper (ODI, Oct. 2016) [text]

"Why Uganda is One of the World’s Most Hospitable Refugee Destinations," PBS, 18 Oct. 2016 [access]
- Follow link for video, podcast & transcript.


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa, esp. Somali Refugees (11 Oct. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific, esp. Afghans

Another Manam? The Forced Migration of the Population of Manam Island, Papua New Guinea, due to Volcanic Eruptions 2004-2005 (IOM, 2016) [text]

Indian Refugee Law: Issues and Concerns (SSRN, Oct. 2016) [text]

Managing the "Boat People" Crisis: The Comprehensive Plan of Action for Indochinese Refugees (International Peace Institute, Oct. 2016) [text]

"The Nonexistent Asian Migrant Crisis," Harvard Political Review, 20 Oct. 2016 [text]

"Protracted Displacement in Conflict Zones: Refugees and Internally Displaced People in Jammu and Kashmir," Migration, Mobility & Displacement, vol. 2, no. 2 (2016) [open access]

"Recommendations for Interpreter Training for Asylum Interview Settings: The South Korean Case," International Journal of Interpreter Education, vol. 7, no. 2 (2015) [full-text via ResearchGate]


Afghanistan's Migration Crisis (IRIN, Oct. 2016)
- Three-part in-depth series: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3]

End of Mission Statement by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Mr. Chaloka Beyani, on His Visit to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - 11 to 20 October 2016 (OHCHR, Oct. 2016) [text]

"Europe’s Other Refugees," The Atlantic, 24 Oct. 2016 [text]

Migration Policy Practice, vol. VI, no. 3 (July-Sept. 2016) [full-text via ReliefWeb]
- This issue focuses on displaced Afghans.

Police Harassment Drives Afghan Refugees Out of Pakistan (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2016) [text]

Refugees Welcome (except for Afghans) (The Migrationist Blog, Oct. 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific (7 Oct. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

25 October 2016

Open Access Week: Self-Archiving Authors

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, this week I plan to highlight some of the concrete steps that forced migration authors take to provide Open Access (OA) to their scholarly journal articles.

First, do they deposit eprints of their journal articles in open access repositories? (Also referred to as self-archiving or "green OA." If you are not familiar with these concepts, you can learn more about them on my OA blog.)

The answer is some definitely do, as can be seen below.

Self-archiving trends observed on this blog:

I counted up self-archived eprints that I referenced on Forced Migration Current Awareness during 2015; the total came to 60. (The last time I did this was 2012; back then, I came up with a total of 32 eprints.)  Of the 60, 25 were postprints and 35 were preprints.

This is a breakdown of where the eprints were deposited:
- Institutional repositories (IRs) = 22
- SSRN = 22
- Academia.edu = 9
- ResearchGate = 6
- Personal web sites = 1

Somewhat surprisingly, IRs turned out to be a relatively popular self-archiving location in 2015 (IRs have generally had a difficult time getting authors to deposit with them). In my small sample, SSRN was the most popular subject repository used for self-archiving eprints, although a majority of those eprints (21) were preprints rather than postprints. The reason for this is probably because many of these preprints will eventually be published in law reviews - most of which in turn are made freely available in full-text online. The academic social networking sites, Academia.edu and ResearchGate, are also increasingly popular places for authors to share their articles.

More recent examples of self-archived eprints and where they were deposited:

Univ. of Geneva's IR: "Conflicts of Interest in International Organizations: Evidence from Two United Nations Humanitarian Agencies," Public Administration, vol. 94, no. 2 (June 2016) [postprint]

Harvard's IR: "Refugee Education in Countries of First Asylum: Breaking Open the Black Box of Pre-resettlement Experiences," Theory and Research in Education, vol. 14, no. 2 (July 2016) [postprint]

ResearchGate: "The Social Impacts of Dams: A New Framework for Scholarly Analysis," Environmental Impact Assessment Review, vol. 60 (Sept. 2016) [preprint]

Academia.edu: "Territory, Procedures and Rights: Border Procedures in European Asylum Law," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 35, no. 1 (March 2016) [preprint]

SSRN: "'Up to Now I Am Suffering': Justice, Sexual Violence and Disability amongst Refugees in Uganda," International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, vol. 1, no. 4 (2015) [preprint]

Your turn?

Are you interested in taking a concrete step to provide Open Access to your work through self-archiving? Use this guide written by Jørgen Carling to help you get started.

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

24 October 2016

News: Open Access Week 2016

This year's Open Access week runs from 24-30 October. The 2016 theme, "Open in Action," is "about taking concrete steps to open up research and scholarship and encouraging others to do the same." To provide discipline-specific examples of "concrete steps," I plan to highlight some of the ways that forced migration authors are already committing to Open Access.

But to start off, here are several resources that discuss the benefits of Open Access more generally for various audiences:

"How Open Science Helps Researchers Succeed," eLife, 5:e16800 (July 2016)

"The Academic, Economic and Societal Impacts of Open Access: An Evidence-based Review," version 3, F1000Research, 5:632 (Sept. 2016)

The Open Access Citation Advantage Service (SPARC Europe)

Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook (OASIS, 2009)

Why Open Access? (Right to Research Coalition)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Thematic Focus: General

Creating a Refugee-Ready, Refugee-Friendly World (FastCoExist, Sept. 2016) [access]
- A week of posts in advance of the UN refugee summit with ideas on how to be better prepared for responding to refugee crises.

Great Expectations: Incoming UN Chief Urged to Make Bold Reforms (IRIN, Oct. 2016) [text]

International Organization for Migration and the UN System: A Missed Opportunity, Briefing, no. 42 (Future UN Development System, Sept. 2016) [text]

IRIN Geneva Headquarters Official Opening, Geneva, 12 Oct. 2016 [access]
- Follow link for video presentations, Facebook photos, and Storify summary.

"A New Age of Walls," Washington Post, 12 Oct. 2016 [access]
- Follow link for background story on three-episode multimedia project.

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms While Countering Terrorism, UN Doc. no. A/71/384 (UN General Assembly, Sept. 2016) [access]

Stepping Back: Understanding Cities and Their Systems (ALNAP, Oct. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Strengthening Refugee Access, Equity and Inclusion: Developing a New Framework, New York, 13 Oct. 2016 [info]
- Follow link for video.

Web site:

Responding to Crisis: Forced Migration and the Humanities in the Twenty-First Century (Univ. of Keele) [access]
- "Through a series of international workshops and events, our network, funded by the AHRC, will create ‘contact zones’ where artists, activists and academics can come together and formulate interventionist models of critical and creative work in response to the unfolding ‘crisis’ in contemporary forced migration."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (14 Oct. 2016)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Thematic Focus: Health

"Describing the Linkages of the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Permanent Resident Data and Vital Statistics Death Registry to Ontario’s Administrative Health Database," BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 16:135 (Oct. 2016) [open access]

"Differences in Tobacco Smoking Prevalence and Frequency between Adolescent Palestine Refugee and Non-refugee Populations in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and the West Bank: Cross-sectional Analysis of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey," Conflict and Health, 10:20 (Oct. 2016) [open access]

"Global Estimation of Surgical Procedures Needed for Forcibly Displaced Persons," World Journal of Surgery, vol. 40, no. 11(Nov. 2016) [free full-text]

"Head Injury in Asylum Seekers and Refugees Referred with Psychological Trauma," Global Mental Health, 3:e28 (Oct. 2016) [open access]

"Lay Explanatory Models of Depression and Preferred Coping Strategies among Somali Refugees in Norway: A Mixed-Method Study," Frontiers in Psychology, 7:1435 (Sept. 2016) [open access]

"The Mental-health Crisis among Migrants," Nature, 10 Oct. 2016 [text]

"The Oral Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers: A Scoping Review," Globalization and Health, 12:59 (Oct. 2016) [open access]

"Prevalence, Care-seeking, and Health Service Utilization for Non-communicable Diseases among Syrian Refugees and Host Communities in Lebanon," Conflict and Health, 10:21 (Oct. 2016) [open access]

"Self-reported Oral Health and Use of Dental Services among Asylum Seekers and Immigrants in Finland: A Pilot Study," European Journal of Public Health, vol. 26, no. 6 (Dec. 2016) [free full-text]

"'We are all scared for the baby': Promoting Access to Dental Services for Refugee Background Women during Pregnancy," BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 16:12 (Jan. 2016) [open access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Health (6 Oct. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

21 October 2016

Regional Focus: Europe

Aristotelian Equality and International Cooperation: Europeans Prefer a Proportional Asylum Regime, Research paper, no. 16-02 (Stanford-Zurich Immigration Policy Lab, Sept. 2016) [text via SSRN]

Emergency Shelter: Reflections on a New European Infrastructure, Oxford, 12 Oct. 2016 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

"Europe Wishes to Inform You That the Refugee Crisis is Over," Foreign Policy, 18 Oct. 2016 [text]
Greece in 2016: Vulnerable People Get Left Behind (MSF, Oct. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Humanitarian Corridors: Beyond Political Gesture (openDemocracy, Oct. 2016) [text]

"Hungarian Refugees of 1956: From the Border to Austria, Camp Kilmer, and Elsewhere," Hungarian Cultural Studies, vol. 9 (2016) [open access]

Managing Migration Effectively: Commission Reports on Progress in the Implementation of the Partnership Framework with Third Countries (European Commission, Oct. 2016) [access]
- Follow link to access progress report as well as number of factsheets.

Pangloss in Brussels: How (not) to Implement the Aegean Agreement (European Stability Initiative, Oct. 2016) [text]
- See also related summary.

Researching German Law Related to Asylum and Refugees: A Brief Overview for Law Librarians, Presentation at AALL Annual Meeting, Chicago, 17 July 2016 [access]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (17 Oct. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

20 October 2016

CFPs/New Issues of Anti-Traff. Rev., Australasian Psych., Dis. Prev. & Mgmt., Hung. Cult. Stud., IJMHSC, JIMH, JIMI, Migr. Mob. & Displ., Migr. Pol. Pract., PPmP


Refugee Review, vol. 3 [info]
 - Deadline for abstract submission *extended* to 24 October 2016.

Special issue on "The Pre-history and Afterlife of Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights" [info]
- Note: Article 14, para.1 reads, "Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution." A special issue proposal will be made to a target journal after abstracts have been reviewed. Please submit abstracts by 30 November 2016.

New issues:

Anti-Trafficking Review, no. 7 (2016) [open access]
- Special issue on "Trafficking Representations."

Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 24, no. 1 (Feb. 2016) [contents]
- Features special sub-section on "Asylum Seekers." Read the guest editorial for more info.

Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, vol. 25, no. 5 (Nov. 2016) [free full-text]
- Includes special section on "Tsunami Recovery in Sri Lanka: Ten Years On."

Hungarian Cultural Studies, vol. 9 (2016) [open access]
- Includes special cluster of articles on "The 1956 Revolution and Its Aftermath, Seen from Sixty Years On," with several articles on Hungarian refugees.

International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, vol. 12, no. 3 (2016) [contents]
- Mix of articles including "Somali Refugees’ Perspectives regarding FGM/C in the US."

Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, vol. 18, no. 6 (Dec. 2016) [contents]
- Mix of articles, with at least five that focus on refugees.

*Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol. 17, no. 4 (Nov. 2016) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including "'I Feel Like a Beggar': Asylum Seekers Living in the Australian Community without the Right to Work."

Migration, Mobility, & Displacement, vol. 2, no. 2 (2016) [open access]
- Mix of articles, including "Protracted Displacement in Conflict Zones: Refugees and Internally Displaced People in Jammu and Kashmir" and "Forced Migrant Youth’s Identity Development and Agency in Resettlement Decision-Making: Liminal Life on the Myanmar-Thailand Border."

Migration Policy Practice, vol. VI, no. 3 (July-Sept. 2016) [full-text via ReliefWeb]
- This issue focuses on displaced Afghans.

PPmP: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie, vol. 66, nos. 9&10 (Sept. 2016) [contents]
- Special issue on "Flucht, Migration und psychische Gesundheit = Flight, Migration and Mental Health." Articles are in German, but titles and abstracts are also provided in English.


Tagged Periodicals and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Analysis: How the Private Sector Can Help Tackle the Refugee Crisis (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2016) [text]

Beyond Survival: Refugees' Pursuit of Livelihoods in Jordan and Lebanon (International Rescue Committee, Sept. 2016) [text]

Integrating Refugees into Host Country Labor Markets: Challenges and Policy Options (Migration Policy Institute, Oct. 2016) [text]

Language Roulette: The Effect of Random Placement on Refugees' Labour Market Integration (SSRN, Oct. 2016) [text]

Long-term Socioeconomic Implications of 'Crisis-induced' Return Migration on Countries of Origin, MICIC Research Brief (ICMPD, 2016) [text]

Moving Beyond Crisis: Germany’s New Approaches to Integrating Refugees into the Labor Market  (Migration Policy Institute, Oct. 2016) [text]

Refugee Economic Empowerment: Why It's a Great Opportunity for Jordan (World Bank, Sept. 2016) [access]
- Follow link for video.

"Refugee Women as Entrepreneurs in Australia," Forced Migration Review, no. 53 (Oct. 2016) [open access]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants on the Impact of Bilateral and Multilateral Trade Agreements on the Human Rights of Migrants, UN Doc. no. A/HRC/32/40 (Human Rights Council, May 2016) [text via Refworld]

"Research: Refugees Can Bolster a Region’s Economy," Harvard Business Review, 5 Oct. 2016 [text]

Why Refugees Find Jobs Faster in the U.S. than Germany (CATO Blog, Oct. 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (29 Sept. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Solutions

Cities and Refugees: The European Response, Webinar, 22 Sept. 2016 [info]
- Follow link for video. See also related Metropolitan Revolution blog posts, here and here.

Cohesion Policy and the Integration of Migrants in Urban Areas (EPRS, Oct. 2016) [text]

Digital Humanitarianism: How Tech Entrepreneurs are Supporting Refugee Integration (Migration Policy Institute, Oct. 2016) [text]

Fact Sheet: Fiscal Year 2016 Refugee Admissions (US Dept. of State, Oct. 2016) [text]

Guidelines for Cities on the Role of Culture in the Integration of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers (Eurocities, Sept. 2016) [text]
- Six case studies also available via link. See also a list of cultural projects that were recently granted funding to support refugee integration.

The Integration of Migrants and Refugees, Washington, DC, 7 Oct. 2016 [info]
- Follow link for overview; see also keynote lecture.

The Mediterranean Dimension of the Refugee Crisis: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities for Cooperation, New York, 16 Sept. 2016 [info]
 - Follow link for audio.

Private Sponsorship of Refugee Resettlement in the United States: Guiding Principles and Recommendations (Human Rights First & International Refugee Assistance Project , Oct. 2016) [text]

Settlement Guide: New Podcasts by SBS Radio (Sept. 2016) [access via RCOA]

Thinking Long-term: A Foundational Framework for Durable Solutions for Refugees (Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, Oct. 2016) [text]

Why Bulgaria is at Odds with its Own Refugee Integration Law (Devex, Oct. 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (30 Sept. 2016)

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19 October 2016

Thematic Focus: Climate Change

Events & opportunities:

Discussion: Climate Change Displacement: A Conversation with Mary Robinson, Boston, 20 October 2016 [info]

Panel discussion: Addressing Climate Displacement Globally and Locally, Boston, 21 October 2016 [info]

Book launch: Displacement, Development, and Climate Change: International Organisations Moving Beyond Their Mandates, Oxford, 25 October 2016 [info]

Symposium: Climate Displacement, Migration, and Relocation, Honolulu, 13-14 December 2016 [info]
- Registration will open in late October.

CFP: Third Oxford Symposium on Population, Migration, and the Environment, Oxford, 5-6 December 2016 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 15 November 2016.

SEE ALSO three webinars offered by the UK Climate & Migration Coalition over the next three months.


Assessing the Evidence: Migration, Environment and Climate Change in Kenya (IOM, 2016) [text]

Conflict, Climate and Migration in Syria: Did the Media Get It Right?, Oxford, 3 Oct. 2016 [info]
- See also related Storify and listen to podcast.

Development Implications of Climate Change and Migration in the Pacific, Working paper, no. 3 (Climate Law & Governance, Oct. 2016) [text]

Forced to Flee (Platform on Disaster Displacement Blog, Sept. 2016) [text]

"A Human Rights-based Approach to Disaster Displacement in the Asia-Pacific," Asian Journal of International Law, vol. 6, no. 2 (July 2016) [free full-text]

"Rights Away from Home: Climate-induced Displacement of Indigenous Peoples and the Extraterritorial Application of the Kampala Convention," African Human Rights Law Journal, vol. 16, no. 1 (2016) [full-text via Academia.edu]

Typology of Environmentally-Induced Population Movement (Connecting the Spots Blog, Sept. 2016) [text]

We Need a Model to Gauge Climate Impact on Displacement (Refugees Deeply, Sept. 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Climate Change (17 Aug. 2016)

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Regional Focus: Americas

13th Annual Immigration Law & Policy Conference, Washington, DC, 12 Sept. 2016 [info]
- Follow link for video and audio.

"The American Reception and Settlement of Hungarian Refugees in 1956-1957," Hungarian Cultural Studies, vol. 9 (2016) [open access]

"Canada, the Country That Actually Welcomes Refugees," The World Today (Oct. & Nov. 2016) [free full-text]
- Note: Articles in the current issue are freely available; access to older articles in the archive requires a subscription.

Home Sweet Home? Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador’s Role in a Deepening Refugee Crisis (Amnesty International, Oct. 2016) [text]

"Humanitarian Visas: Building on Brazil's Experience," Forced Migration Review, no. 53 (Oct. 2016) [open access]

"Kill the Snitch: How Henriquez-Rivas Affects Asylum Eligibility for People Who Report Serious Gang Crimes to Law Enforcement," Washington Law Review, vol. 91, no. 3 (Oct. 2016) [full-text]

The Obama Legacy on Refugees (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2016) [text]

Weekly Chart: Internally Displaced People in the Americas (AS/COA, Oct. 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (29 Sept. 2016)

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Events & Opportunities: More Oct. & Nov. 2016

Seminar: Refugee Sponsorship Training Session: Managing Expectations and Sponsorship Ethics, Toronto, 20 October 2016 [info]

Online learning session: The Legal Protection of Refugees, 21 October 2016 [info]

CFP: Refugee Review, vol 3 [info]
 - Deadline for abstract submission *extended* to 24 October 2016.

Seminar: Migrants in Countries in Crisis: Emerging Findings from Research on Six Crisis Situations, Cairo, 24 October 2016 [info]

Seminar: One Protocol Yet to be Drafted? What Treaty Law Can and Cannot Do to Advance Refugee Protection, London, 24 October 2016 [info]

Panel discussion: Cooperation on Migration: The Role of the European Union in the Follow-Up to the UN Summit, Brussels, 26 October 2016 [info]

Symposium: Rethinking Immigration and Integration Policies from a Global Perspective, New York, 26 October 2016 [info]

Roundtable: 3rd Tripartite Roundtable ECtHR, CJEU and IARLJ-Europe, Strasbourg 25 November 2016 [info]
- Register by 31 October 2016.
Panel discussion: UK Approach to Eritrean Refugees: What is the Reality on the Ground?, London, 2 November 2016 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

Course: The Rights of Refugees, Berlin, 2-3 December 2016 [info]
- Register by 7 November 2016.

Report launch: Humanitarian Access and Ethics: Decision-making in Unsafe Environments, London, 9 November 2016 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

CFP: Critical Approaches to Irregular Migration Facilitation: Grounding the Theory and Praxis of Human Smuggling, El Paso, Texas, 6-8 April 2017 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 15 November 2016.

Seminar: New Dimensions to Security and Migration in Insurgency-affected Areas of Nigeria, Toronto, 23 November 2016 [info]

Related posts:
- Events & Opportunities: November 2016
- Events & Opportunities: More Oct. 2016

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18 October 2016

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information Services


Blended Learning Course: Researching Country of Origin Information (COI) [info]
- Includes online training from 6 Feb.-3 March 2017 and face-to-fact meeting in Vienna on 9 March 2017. Apply by 9 December 2016.


Comparison of SMS Platforms (Social Media for Good Blog, Oct. 2016) [text]

*Digital Humanitarianism: How Tech Entrepreneurs are Supporting Refugee Integration (Migration Policy Institute, Oct. 2016) [text]
- See also related op-ed at Refugees Deeply.

The Emergence of Solidarity with Syrian Refugees over Time on Twitter, Paper presented at British Psychological Society Social Section Annual Conference, Cardiff, 31 Aug.-2 Sept. 2016 [abstract]
- Use "contact author" link to request copy of document.

Humanitarian Assistance in the Information Economy: The Role of Information Management (IRIS, Oct. 2016) [text]

One of the Things That 65 Million Refugees Want Most: The Internet (Fast CoExist, Sept. 2016) [text]

Refuge in Technology (IMI Blog, Sept. 2016) [text]

"Trust, but Verify: Social Media Models for Disaster Management," Disasters, Early View, 22 Sept. 2016 [preprint via ResearchGate]

"Universities and Computer Science in the European Crisis of Refugees," Communications of the ACM, vol. 59, no. 10 (2016) [text]


ReliefWeb Mobile Apps [info]
- Four apps are now available: crises, headlines, jobs & videos.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information Services (21 Sept. 2016)


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17 October 2016

Thematic Focus: Children

Children of War: Multi-generational Impact of the Syrian Conflict, RSIS Commentary, no. 242 (RSIS, Oct. 2016) [text]

Global Refugee Youth Consultations (Women's Refugee Commission & UNHCR, Sept. 2016) [access]
- Follow link for final report, executive summary, consultation toolkit, summary reports & blog posts.

Going on Tahriib: The Causes and Consequences of Somali Youth Migration to Europe, Research paper, no. 5 (Rift Valley Institute, 2016) [text]
- Click on image to download report.

Harmonising the Protection of Unaccompanied Minors in Europe (PACE, Sept. 2016) [text via Refworld]

Outrage Over Unaccompanied Minors Highlights Massive E.U. Data Gap (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2016) [text]

Recommended Principles for Children on the Move and Other Children Affected by Migration (adopted June 2016 by a group of international and non-governmental organizations) [access]

"Unpredictability, Invisibility and Vulnerability: Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Minors’ Journeys to Australia," Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 29, no. 3 (Sept. 2016) [free full-text]

A Year of Migration: Annual Report 2015 (War Child International, Dec. 2015) [text via ReliefWeb]

Youth, 66th Meeting of the Standing Committee, UN Doc. no. EC/67/SC/CRP.17 (EXCOM, May 2016) [text]

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- Thematic Focus: Children (21 Sept. 2016)

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Regional Focus: Europe


Conference: Challenges in the Legal and Judicial Implementation of the Return Directive, Brussels, 21 October 2016 [info]

Discussion panel: UK Approach to Eritrean Refugees: What is the Reality on the Ground?, London, 2 November 2016 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.


Cities and Refugees: The European Response, Webinar, 22 Sept. 2016 [info]
- Follow link for video. See also related Metropolitan Revolution blog post.

Dublin 'Reloaded' or Time for Ambitious Pragmatism? (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Oct. 2016) [text]

"The EU Commission on 'Dublin IV': Sufficient Safeguards for Asylum Claimants?," ESIL Reflections, vol. 5, no. 8 (ESIL-SEDI, Oct. 2016) [text]

Mirza and the Application of the Safe Third Country Concept under the Dublin Regulation: A Foreboding of Things to Come? (EDAL, Oct. 2016) [text]

More Than Six Months Stranded - What Now? A Joint Policy Brief on the Situation for Displaced Persons in Greece (ActionAid et al., Oct. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

New Country Guidance Case on Eritrea Finds Real Risk on Return (Free Movement Blog, Oct. 2016) [text]

Refugees Welcome (Except for Afghans) (The Migrationist Blog, Oct. 2016) [text]

Report on the Results of Monitoring Collective Centres for Internally Displaced Persons in Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhya, Luhansk and Kharkiv Regions (UNHCR, Oct. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (7 Oct. 2016)

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Regional Focus: Australia

"The Australia-Cambodia Refugee Relocation Agreement is Unique, but Does Little to Improve Protection," Migration Information Source, 21 Sept. 2016 [text]

"Human Rights in Papua New Guinea: Is This Where We Should be Settling Refugees?," Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 22, no. 1 (2016) [full-text via SSRN]

Island of Despair: Australia's "Processing" of Refugees on Nauru (Amnesty International, Oct. 2016) [text]

"Leaked UNHCR Report: Manus Island World’s Worst," The Saturday Paper, 8 Oct. 2016 [text]

"Q&A: Australia's Sovereign Borders," ABC, 10 Oct. 2016 [access]
- Follow link for video and transcripts. See also related analyses from The Conversation and Inside Story on the number of migrants that come to Australia each year.

"'They Change Us': The Social and Emotional Impacts on Music Facilitators of Engaging in Music and Singing with Asylum Seekers," Music and Arts in Action, vol. 5, no. 2 (2016) [open access]

Why Stopping the Boats Does not Solve the Problem - Part III (Jesuit Refugee Service, Oct. 2016) [text]

Young Newly Arrived Migrants and Refugees in Australia: Using Digital Storytelling Practices to Capture Settlement Experiences and Social Cohesion (Western Sydney University, April 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (20 Sept. 2016)

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