29 January 2016

Regional Focus: Europe

Publications:

Asylum Applications Dismissed – What Now? The Resources and Strategies of Rejected Asylum Seekers in Switzerland, Global Migration Research Paper, no. 1 (Global Migration Centre, 2016) [text]

"Immobilizing Mobility: Border Ethnography, Illiberal Democracy, and the Politics of the 'Refugee Crisis' in Hungary," American Ethnologist, Early View, 18 Jan. 2016 [free full-text]

La Migración por Asilo y la Construcción de la Política Exterior y de Seguridad Común de la Unión Europea: Evidencia Desde el Caso Griego," OASIS, no. 22 (Julio-Diciembre 2015) [open access via SSRN]

No Safety for Refugee Women on the European Route: Report from the Balkans (Women's Refugee Commission, Jan. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Quality of Legal Services for Asylum Seekers (Solicitors Regulation Authority, Jan. 2016) [text]

Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan for Europe: Eastern Mediterranean and Western Balkans Route, January-December 2016 (UNHCR, Jan. 2016) [text]
- See also related briefing note and HC statement.

"Representing the 'European Refugee Crisis' in Germany and Beyond: Deservingness and Difference, Life and Death," American Ethnologist, Early View, 18 Jan. 2016 [free full-text]

The Western Balkans: Frontline of the Migrant Crisis (EPRS, Jan. 2016) [text]

Commentary on Danish and Other National Laws:

Can Member States Seize Asylum-seekers’ Assets? (EU Law Analysis Blog, Jan. 2016) [text]

The Danish Law on Seizing Asylum Seekers’ Assets (EJIL Talk Blog, Jan. 2016) [text]

Denmark Migration Law: A Sign of Things to Come? (Postcards from... Blog, Jan. 2016) [access]
- Follow link for video.

EU Laws Designed to Deter Refugees (IRIN, Jan. 2016) [text]


28 January 2016

Thematic Focus: Health

"Health Service Utilization and Access to Medicines among Syrian Refugee Children in Jordan," The International Journal of Health Planning and Management, Early View, 22 Jan. 2016 [open access]

Improving Maternity Care for Refugee and Migrant Women in Western Australia: Report from 2015 Consumer Focus Groups (Govt. of Western Australia Dept. of Health, 2015) [text]

"Knowledge of Healthcare Coverage for Refugee Claimants: Results from a Survey of Health Service Providers in Montreal," PLoS ONE 11(1): e0146798 (Jan. 2016) [open access]

"Pregnant and Seeking Asylum: Exploring Experiences 'from Booking to Baby'," British Journal of Midwifery (Forthcoming) [postprint via Univ. of Bradford IR]

Stepping up Action on Refugee and Migrant Health: Towards a WHO European Framework for Collaborative Action (WHO, Jan. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Unconditional Cash Transfers for Assistance in Humanitarian Disasters: Effect on Use of Health Services and Health Outcomes in Low- and Middle-income Countries," The Cochrane Library, 11 Sept. 2015 [free full-text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Health (13 Jan. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Opportunity:

Meeting: How to Apply to Side Events, the Exhibition Fair and the Innovation Marketplace at the World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, 23-24 May 2016 [info]
- Last day to register your application focal point: 12 February 2016; last day to complete the application: 19 February 2016.

Webinar: How Can Humanitarians Better Coordinate across a Response?, Online, 23 February 2015 [info]

Publications:

"The Inside Story of an Aid Worker's Secret Weapon: The Tarp," Wired Magazine, 19 Jan. 2016 [text]

Minimum Standards in Shelter, Settlement and Non-food Items (Shelter Cluster, Jan. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Neo-Humanitarians: Assessing the Credibility of Organized Volunteer Crisis Mappers," Policy & Internet, Early View, 10 Dec. 2015 [abstract]
- See also related conference paper.

Neutrality and Solidarity in Nordic Humanitarian Action, HPG Working Paper (ODI, Jan. 2016) [text]

Operational Guidance and Toolkit for Multipurpose Cash Grants (Cash Learning Partnership et al., Dec. 2015) [text via ReliefWeb]

Righting the Wrong: Strengthening Local Humanitarian Leadership to Save Lives and Strengthen Communities (Oxfam, Jan. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Too Important to Fail: Addressing the Humanitarian Financing Gap (High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing, Jan. 2016) [text]
- See also related ODI blog post and IRIN news story.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (7 Jan. 2016)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: Climate Change

Opportunities:

CFP: "Migration and Climate Change," Session at International Geographical Congress, Beijing, 21-25 August 2016 [info]
- Abstract submission deadline is 15 February 2016.

CFP: Oxford Symposium on Population, Migration, and the Environment, Oxford, 21-22 March 2016 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 22 February 2016.

Publications/resources:

Assessing the Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and Migration Nexus in South Asia (IOM, 2015?) [info]
- Follow link for project flyer and country profiles.

Climate Change and Climate Policy Induced Relocations: A Challenge for Social Justice, Policy Brief Series, vol. 1, no. 10 (IOM, Dec. 2015) [text]

Helping Tomorrow’s Climate Refugees by Engaging Today: A Dispatch from Bangladesh (Planet Policy Blog, Jan. 2016) [text]

The Importance of Social Science Research for Understanding Climate Change Induced Migration, Side event at COP21, Paris, 1 Dec. 2015 [access]
- Follow link for video summary from IISD.

"International Legal Protection for Climate Refugees: Where Lies the Haven for the Maldivian People?," Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy, vol. 6, no. 1 (2016) [open access]

Land Matters: The Role of Land Policies and Laws for Environmental Migration in Kenya, Policy Brief Series, vol. 1, no. 1 (IOM, Jan. 2016) [text]

Syria, Refugees and Climate Change: Resource Collection (UKCCMC, 2016) [access]

Using Migration to Develop Resilience against Climate Change in Mauritius, Policy Brief Series, vol. 1, no. 11 (IOM, Dec. 2015) [text]

"Why Should We Be Concerned about Environmentally Induced Migration?," Journal of the Dublin University Geographical Society, vol. 13 (2015) [full-text via UKCCMC]
- Scroll to p. 45.

Commentary re. COP21:

Briefing: After the Paris Climate Talks - What Next for Migration and Displacement? (UKCCMC, Jan. 2016) [text]

COP21 Paris Agreement: A Stepping Stone for Climate Migrants (IOM Blog, Dec. 2015) [text]

The Paris Agreement: Spotlight on Climate Migrants (F&ES Blog, Dec. 2015) [text]

Post-Paris: Rethinking Climate Related Displacement (Hertie School of Governance Blog, Dec. 2015) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Climate Change/Disasters & Displacement (14 Dec. 2015)


Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

Events & Opportunities: Even More Feb. 2016

[Note: I am re-circulating this post due to the addition of information on an upcoming COI training.]

Job announcement: Research Assistant, The Status of Palestinian Refugees in International Law, 2nd ed. (Oxford Univ. Press, Dec. 2017) [info]
- No application deadline indicated.

Discussion group: The Forcible Displacement of Populations: Territoriality and Interlocking Regimes in Public International Law, Oxford, 4 February 2016 [info]

Seminar: Solidarity or Self-interest? The EU’s Common Asylum Policy between Politics, Law and Desperation, London, 4 February 2016 [info]

*Course: Researching Country of Origin Information, Online 15 February-11 March 2016 + Face-to-face meeting, Dublin, 15 March 2016 [info]
- Registration deadline is 5 February 2016.

Call for nominations: Nansen Refugee Award [info]
- Submission deadline is 8 February 2016.

Job announcement: Legal Policy Officer, Asylum Aid [info]
- Submit application by 8 February 2016.

Event: Global Migration: From Crisis to Opportunity, London, 10 February 2016 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

CFP: "Borders, Otherness and Public Law," 2016 Annual Meeting of ICON-S: The International Society of Public Law, Berlin, 17-19 June 2016 [info]
- Deadline for paper and panel proposals is 15 February 2016.

CFP: "Migration and Climate Change," Session at International Geographical Congress, Beijing, 21-25 August 2016 [info]
- Abstract submission deadline is 15 February 2016.

Public event: Legally Defensible? A Legal Examination of Refugee Policies and Associated Implications, Melbourne, 18 February 2016 [info]

Panel discussion & book launch: Seeking Asylum in the European Union: Selected Protection Issues Raised by the Second Phase of the Common European Asylum System (Brill 2015), London, 19 February 2016 [info]

CFP: Oxford Symposium on Population, Migration, and the Environment, Oxford, 21-22 March 2016 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 22 February 2016.

Speaker series: Protecting Children under Refugee Law, Oxford, 22 February 2016 [info]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Protection-related Events & Opportunities
- Events & Opportunities: Additional Jan. & Feb. 2016

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

27 January 2016

CFPs/Free Content/New Issues of Disasters, Intl. Migr., JEMS, J. Intercult. Stud., JIMI, OASIS, OxMo, Perceptions, Torture J.

CFPs:

Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration [info]
- Articles sought for next issue; deadline is 29 February 2016.

International Journal of Middle East Studies [info]
- Articles sought for special issue on "Forced Displacement and Refugees." Submission deadline is 22 April 2016.

New issues:

Disasters, vol. 40, no. 1 (Jan. 2016) [free full-text]
- Mix of articles.

International Migration, vol. 54, no. 1 (Feb. 2016) [free full-text]
- Mix of articles, including "'Wiping the Refugee Dust from My Feet': Advantages and Burdens of Refugee Status and the Refugee Label" and "The Economy of Seeking Asylum in the Global City."

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 42, no. 1 (2016) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including "Risky Business and Geographies of Refugee Capitalism in the Somali Migrant Economy of Gauteng, South Africa." Several articles are freely available.

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 42, no. 1 (2016) [free full-text]
- Special issue on "The Socio-Cultural Integration of Muslims in Western Europe: Comparative Perspectives."

Journal of Intercultural Studies (Jan. 2016) [free full-text]
- Virtual special issue on "Researching Refugees and Asylum Seekers"; access is free until 30 April 2016.

Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol. 17, no. 1 (Feb. 2016) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including "In Their Own Words: Mental Health and Quality of Life of West African Refugees in Nigeria" and "Involuntary Return Migration and Reintegration: The Case of Ghanaian Migrant Workers from Libya."

*OASIS, no. 22 (Julio-Diciembre 2015) [open access]
- "Esta edición especial, tiene como dossier temático el estudio de la migración internacional con importantes aportes académicos de investigadores en Colombia, Chile y Argentina."

Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 5, no. 2 (Dec. 2015) [full-text]
- Includes articles on Australia, the UK, and Syrians in Jordan, among others.

Perceptions: Journal of International Affairs, vol. XX, no. 1 (Spring 2015) [full-text]
- Features selected presentations from a conference held in Istanbul in Dec. 2013 on "Humanitarian Diplomacy: Theory and Perspectives from the Field."

Torture Journal, vol. 25, no. 2 (2015) [full-text]
- Mix of articles, including "Geographical Distribution of Torture: An Epidemiological Study of Torture Reported by Asylum Applicants Examined at the Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen."

Free content:

Human Rights Day (Oxford Journals) [access]
- "We’re celebrating Human Rights Month from December through the start of 2016 and, in reflection of current human rights issues, we’ve worked with the editors of our law and social science titles to identify relevant, recent articles which are free to read until the end of April, 2016."

*UPDATED

Tagged Periodicals.

News: HRW World Report 2016 Published

Human Rights Watch has published its annual human rights review, World Report 2016.  The 26th edition "summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide. It reflects investigative work that Human Rights Watch staff undertook in 2015, usually in close partnership with human rights activists in the country in focus."

The introductory essay opens with the following paragraph:

"Fear stood behind many of the big human rights developments of the past year. Fear of being killed or tortured in Syria and other zones of conflict and repression drove millions from their homes. Fear of what an influx of asylum seekers could mean for their societies led many governments in Europe and elsewhere to close the gates. Fear of mounting terrorist attacks moved some political leaders to curtail rights and scapegoat refugees or Muslims. And fear of their people holding them to account led various autocrats to pursue an unprecedented global crackdown on the ability of those people to band together and make their voices heard."

Readers can download the entire report or browse by individual country. Three thematic essays are also included; these focus on children in detention, child marriage and legal recognition of transgender people.

Previous editions of the World Report can be found here.

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

26 January 2016

Regional Focus: Africa

"Accountability for Forced Displacement in Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda Before the International Criminal Court," African Journal of International Criminal Justice (Forthcoming) [eprint via SSRN]

Citizenship Law in Africa: A Comparative Study, 3rd ed. (Open Society Foundations, 2016) [text via Refworld] [text via African Minds]

Irregular Migration in Horn of Africa Increases in 2015 (IOM, Jan. 2016) [text]

Living on the Margins: Refugees and the Search for Belonging (Africa at LSE Blog, Jan. 2016) [text]
- Part of a blog series on "African Perspectives on Migration."

"An Outlook on the Conflict in Casamance with a Focus on the Legal Situation of the Mouvement des Forces Démocratiques and its Members," Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution, vol. 23, no.1 (2015) [full-text via MigRefLaw Blog]

Refugees and Regional Tensions: Notes from Northeast Nigeria’s Crisis (IPI Global Observatory, Jan. 2016) [text]

Review of the Home Office’s Eritrea Country Information and Guidance 2015 (Independent Advisory Group on Country Information, Nov. 2015) [text] [appendix] [appendix]
- See also the Home Office's response to the IAGCI review and related Guardian news story.

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Africa (14 Jan. 2016)
- Feature: Country of Origin Information on Eritrea (18 Sept. 2015)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe

Publications:

Can Member States Seize Asylum-seekers’ Assets? (EU Law Analysis Blog, Jan. 2016) [text]

The Dublin Regulation: Is the End Nigh? Where Should Unaccompanied Children Apply for Asylum? (EU Law Analysis Blog, Jan. 2016) [text]

The EU Humanitarian Admission Scheme for Syrian Refugees in Turkey (EU Law Analysis Blog, Jan. 2016) [text]

EU-Morocco Cooperation on Readmission, Borders and Protection: A Model to Follow?, CEPS Liberty and Security in Europe, no. 87 (Centre for European Policy Studies, Jan. 2016) [text]

FRAN Quarterly - Quarter 3, July–September 2015 (Frontex, Jan. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Mediterranean Update - Migration Flows Europe: Arrivals and Fatalities (IOM, Jan. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Migration, Asylum and Refugees in Germany: Understanding the Data, Data Briefing Series, no. 1 (IOM Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, Jan. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Rethinking Migration Distribution in the EU: Shall We Start with the Facts?, CEPS Essay, no. 23 (Centre for European Policy Studies, Jan. 2016) [text]

Resources:

Destination Europe: States, Borders and Refugees, Oxford, 20 Jan. 2016 [info]
- Follow link for podcast. The next seminar in this series is "Can Europe build a unified response to the asylum crisis?," on 27 January 2016.

Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan 2016 (UNHCR & IOM) [access]
- Funding needs can be viewed by sector, country and partners.

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Addendum (21 Jan. 2016)
- Regional Focus: Europe (20 Jan. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

25 January 2016

Thematic Focus: General

Event:

Global Migration: From Crisis to Opportunity, London, 10 February 2016 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

Publications:

3 Ways for Countries to Build Resilience to Mass Refugee Flows (World Economic Forum Blog, Jan. 2016) [text]
- See other migration-related posts.

The Drivers that Force People to Flee (IDMC Blog, Dec. 2015) [text]

IDMC Stategy: 2015-2020 (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Dec. 2015) [text]

Is Migration a Basic Human Right? (Freakonomics, Dec. 2015) [access via ImmigrationProf Blog]
- Follow link for podcast.

Profiling Displacement in Urban Contexts, Webinar, 26 Nov. 2015 [access via JIPS]
- Follow link for video.

"Refugees in a Limbo: A Critical Analysis of Borders, Rights and Development," Chapter in Rethinking Borders and the Process of Bordering (Forthcoming) [eprint via RUDAR]

"Researching Refugees and Asylum Seekers," Virtual Special Issue of Journal of Intercultural Studies (Jan. 2016) [free full-text]
- Access is free until 30 April 2016.

"Today’s Internally Displaced are Tomorrow’s Refugees": Q&A with David Miliband (IPI Global Observatory, Jan. 2016) [text]

Trends in International Migrant Stock: The 2015 Revision (United Nations, Jan. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]



Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (6 Jan. 2016)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

Regional Focus: MENA

Opportunity:

CFP: International Journal of Middle East Studies [info]
- Articles sought for special issue on "Forced Displacement and Refugees." Submission deadline is 22 April 2016.

Publications:

2015 Situation Report on International Migration: Migration, Displacement and Development in a Changing Arab Region (IOM & ESCWA, 2015) [text]

Banished and Dispossessed: Forced Displacement and Deliberate Destruction in Northern Iraq (Amnesty International, Jan. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

EU-Morocco Cooperation on Readmission, Borders and Protection: A Model to Follow?, Liberty and Security in Europe, no. 87 (CEPS, Jan. 2016) [text]

The Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea with a Special Focus on the Yemen Situation: IOM and UNHCR Proposals for Strategic Action (UNHCR & IOM, Oct. 2015) [text]

In the Same Boat: Morocco’s Experience with Migrant Regularization (Harvard University, Jan. 2016) [text]
- Listen also to a related podcast, and read related blog series: Part 1, Part 2.

Occupied Palestinian Territory: Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016 (OCHA, Nov. 2015) [text]

Reclaiming Hope, Dignity and Respect: Syrian and Iraqi Torture Survivors in Jordan (Center for Victims of Torture, Jan. 2016) [text]

Report on the Protection of Civilians in the Armed Conflict in Iraq: 1 May-31 October 2015 (OHCHR & UNAMI, Jan. 2016) [text]

Tales from Western Sahara: Photographs under the Starry Night Sky (Western Sahara Report Blog, Jan. 2016) [text]

UNHCR Warns against Perilous Horn of Africa Sea Crossings (UNHCR, Jan. 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Middle East (14 Jan. 2016)


Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

22 January 2016

Thematic Focus: Statelessness

Event & opportunity:

CFP: Statelessness Working Paper Series [info]
- Submission deadline extended to 15 March 2016.

Seminar: On the Threshold of Statelessness: Palestinian Narratives of Loss and Erasure, London, 16 March 2016 [info]

Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion: Statelessness Summer Course, Tilburg, Neth., 1-5 August 2016 [info]
- Application process opens in February; deadline is set for 15 April 2016.

Publications:

Ad-Hoc Query on Recognition of Stateless Persons (European Migration Network, May 2015) [text]

Creating a Regional Network on Statelessness in Central Asia and Lessons from Europe (ENS Blog, Jan. 2016) [text]

Ensuring Gender Equal Nationality Laws is Key to Ending Statelessness (ENS Blog, Jan. 2016) [text]

"Everyday Statelessness in Italy: Status, Rights, and Camps," Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 39, no. 2 (2016) [free full-text]

My Children's Future (Equal Rights Trust, Dec. 2015) [access]
- Follow link for video. Related report with the same title was referenced in this earlier post.  See also summary of key findings.

Problems with Facts about Rohingya Statelessness (e-International Relations, Dec. 2015) [text]

Rohingyas: The Emergence of a Stateless Community (Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, 2015) [text]

Statelessness: A Year in Review, 2015 (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, Jan. 2016) [text]
- "This Year in Review looks back at 2015, highlighting some of the news, law and policy updates, publications and resources, announcements and events featured in our monthly bulletins."

Statelessness Working Paper Series (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, Dec. 2015) [access]
- The first four have been published:
#1: Statelessness in the GCC: Gender Discrimination Beyond Nationality Law;
#2: Gender Discrimination in Nepal and How Statelessness Hampers Identity Formation;
#3: Statelessness at the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC);
#4: Acts of Citizenship and Alternative Perspectives on Voice among Stateless Vietnamese Children in Cambodia.


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Statelessness (8 Dec. 2015)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 


Thematic Focus: Education

Opportunity:

Consultation: Education in Emergencies and Protracted Crises: Towards a Strengthened Response, 19 January-5 February 2016 [info]
- "INEE is leading a global consultation to facilitate dialogue and collect inputs from all over the world. This consultation focuses on how to operationalise solutions toward a new platform for global EiE work." Follow link for background, key documents and information on how to participate.

Publications:

Better Together: The Impact of the Schooling System of Lebanese and Syrian Displaced Pupils on Social Stability, Background Paper (International Alert, Nov. 2015) [text via ReliefWeb]

DAFI: UNHCR Tertiary Education Scholarship Programme (UNHCR, 2015) [text]
- Information booklet.

"Educating Refugees: Learning the Hard Way," The Economist, 2 Jan. 2016 [text]

"German Universities Open Doors to Refugees: Access Barriers Remain," International Higher Education, no. 84 (Winter 2016) [open access]

Hearts and Classrooms Big Enough for Syria and Canada (INEE Blog, Jan. 2016) [text]
- Includes list of resources on refugee education and for teachers.

Is Education a Dead End for Syrian Refugees? (IPI Global Observatory, Jan. 2016) [text]

"Refugee Higher Education: Contextual Challenges and Implications for Program Design, Delivery, and Accompaniment," International Journal of Educational Development, vol. 46 (Jan. 2016) [full-text via ResearchGate]
- See also related Times Higher Education news story.

"The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Higher Education," International Higher Education, no. 84 (Winter 2016) [open access]

What Ministries Can Do to Protect Education from Attack and Schools from Military Use: A Menu of Actions (Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack, Dec. 2015) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Education (21 Dec. 2015)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

21 January 2016

Regional Focus: Europe - Addendum

An addition to yesterday's post on Europe:

Building on the Lessons Learned to Make the Relocation Schemes Work More Effectively: UNHCR’s Recommendations (UNHCR, Jan. 2016) [text]


Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

Events & opportunities:

Conference: Undesirable and Unreturnable? Policy Challenges around Excluded Asylum Seekers and Other Migrants Suspected of Serious Criminality but Who Cannot be Removed, London, 25-26 January 2016 [info]
- Places are still available for this meeting. Note: A selection of conference papers will eventually be published in the Journal of International Criminal Justice and Refugee Survey Quarterly.

CFP Reminder: The Future of Refugee Law, London, 29 June-1 July 2016 [info]
- Submission deadline is 30 January 2016.

See also other protection-related events & opportunities.

Publications:

"Book Review: Refuge from Inhumanity? War Refugees and International Humanitarian Law," International Review of the Red Cross, vol. 96, nos. 895-896 (Dec. 2014) [full-text]

"Forced Displacement as a War Crime in Non-international Armed Conflicts under the ICC Statute: Exploring the Horizons of a Wider Interpretation Complementing International Humanitarian Law," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 5, no. 2 (Dec. 2015) [full-text]

Law, Dignity & Socio-Economic Rights: The Case of Asylum Seekers in Europe (SSRN, Jan. 2016) [text]

A Matter of Time: Enacting the Exclusion of Onshore Refugee Applicants through the Reform and Acceleration of Refugee Determination Processes, Oñati Socio-legal Series, vol. 6, no. 1 (2016) [text via SSRN]

Safety Zones in Countries of Origin: A Violation of International Law?, London, 6 Nov. 2015 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Seeking Refuge in EU Delegations Abroad: A Legal Imbroglio Explored, Working Paper, no. 162 (KU Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, Sept. 2015) [text]

Resources:

Human Rights Day (Oxford Journals) [access]
- "We’re celebrating Human Rights Month from December through the start of 2016 and, in reflection of current human rights issues, we’ve worked with the editors of our law and social science titles to identify relevant, recent articles which are free to read until the end of April, 2016."

Refugee Law Reader (Hungarian Helsinki Committee) [access]
- All language editions of the Reader were updated in 2015.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (12 Jan. 2016)

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

Thematic Focus: Women

"Aiding Central America’s 'Women on the Run'," NACLA, 6 Jan. 2016 [text]

Engendering Security at the Borders of Europe: Women Migrants and the Mediterranean Crisis (Academia.edu, 2015) [text]

Gender Assessment of the Refugee and Migration Crisis in Serbia and fYR Macedonia (UN Women, Jan. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Gender Lenses and Refugee Assistance (openDemocracy, Jan. 2016) [text]

"Gendered Narratives of Violence: A Critique of Refugee Review Tribunal Adjudication of Refugee Status," Cross-sections: The Bruce Hall Academic Journal, vol. XI (2015) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 109.

Initial Assessment Report: Protection Risks for Women and Girls in the European Refugee and Migrant Crisis - Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia  (UNHCR, UNFPA & WRC, Jan. 2016) [text]
- See also related UNHCR news story and press release.

The Kampala Convention: Make It Work for Women (Norwegian Refugee Council, Dec. 2015) [text]

"Should She be Granted Asylum? Examining the Justifiability of the Persecution Criterion and Nexus Clause in Asylum Law," Etikk i Praksis: Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics, Early View, 21 Dec. 2015 [open access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Gender Issues (22 Dec. 2015)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Americas

Age, Gender and Diversity Good Practices in the Americas - "One step further, the methodology behind the practice" (UNHCR, Dec. 2015) [text]

The Case for Syrian Refugee Resettlement in the US (Foreign Policy Research Institute, Jan. 2016) [text]

"Central America’s Gangs Are All Grown Up," Foreign Policy, 19 Jan. 2016 [text]

Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016: Central America Sub-Regional Analysis - El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras (OCHA, Dec 2015) [text]

"Migration is not a Crime: A New Refugee Crisis Takes Shape in Mexico and Central America," NACLA, 19 Jan. 2016 [text]
- First of four articles in a multi-part series on migration in the Americas. Access the others here.

No Refuge: Central American Children on the Run in Mexico (IRIN, Jan. 2016) [text]

"Protecting the Forcibly Displaced: Latin America’s Evolving Refugee and Asylum Framework," Migration Information Source, 14 Jan. 2016 [text]

Refugee Resettlement in the United States (U.S. Dept. of State, Jan. 2016) [text]

Relief not Raids: Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador, Guatemala & Honduras (Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Jan. 2016) [text]

Renewing Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program (Canadian Council for Refugees, Jan. 2016) [text]

"U.N. to Help U.S. Screen Central American Migrants," New York Times, 12 Jan. 2016 [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (11 Jan. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

20 January 2016

Regional Focus: Europe

Events & opportunities:

Seminar series: "Open the Way": Understanding the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis, Oxford, 21 January-10 March 2016 [info]
- The first seminar will be held 21 January 2016 on "Unravelling the Mediterranean migration crisis: Reflections from the field."

Graduate workshop: Mobility and Migration: A Crisis for Europe's Citizens?, Bologna, Italy, 21-23 January 2016 [info]
- Some places are still available.

Seminar: Can Europe Build a Unified Response to the Asylum Crisis?, Oxford, 27 January 2016 [info]

Seminar: Solidarity or Self-interest? The EU’s Common Asylum Policy between Politics, Law and Desperation, London, 4 February 2016 [info]

Course: Migration Policy in a European Context, Budapest, 14 April-27 May 2016 [info]
- Application deadline is 22 March 2016.

Publications:

Can Europe Rise to the Refugee Challenge? (RI Blog, Jan. 2016) [text]

Dublin Regulation to be Scrapped? (Free Movement Blog, Jan. 2016) [text]

EU Leaders Debating Yet Another Plan to Address the Refugee Crisis (Postcards from... Blog, Jan. 2016) [text]

Is a Distribution Key System the Solution to the EU’s Refugee Crisis? (Postcards from... Blog, Jan. 2016) [text]

Mediterranean Migration Crisis: Mixed Policies, Mixed Results (COMPAS Blog, Dec. 2015) [text]

Mobility, Class and Country of Origin in the Western Balkans (COMPAS Blog, Jan. 2016) [text]

Obstacle Course to Europe: A Policy-made Humanitarian Crisis at EU Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières, Dec. 2015) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe (18 Jan. 2016)
- New Issue of FMR & Seminar Series (5 Jan. 2016)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

Protection-related Events & Opportunities

Webinar: Focusing on Protection: Previewing Upcoming High-Level Fora on Migration, 27 January 2016 [info]

Seminar: Axis of Protection: Human Rights in International Law, Reading, UK, 3 February 2016 [info]

Webinar series: Helping Those Released from Family Detention: Asylum Options for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence [info]
- Two more webinars are scheduled: Mechanics of Filing an Asylum Application, 4 February 2016 and Advanced Asylum Legal Issues, 10 March 2016.

Panel discussion: A Well-Founded Fear: Human Rights Obligations and the Refugee Crisis, New York, 3 February 2016 [info]

Training: International Refugee Law Courses, IIHL [info]
- Courses are offered in Arabic, English, French and Spanish, at various times and locations, with the first session of the year to be held in Sharjah, UAE, 7-11 February 2016.  Follow the link above for a schedule.

Training: Application of International Standards of Protection in Responding to the Needs of Refugees, Nairobi, 14-17 March 2016 [info]
- Apply by 14 February 2016.

Training: Application of International Standards of Protection in Responding to the Needs of Refugees, Bangkok, 24-27 March 2016 [info]
- Apply by 24 February 2016.

Conference: The Future of Refugee Law, London, 29 June-1 July 2016 [info]
- Early bird registration ends 1 March 2016.

See also this previous post which lists other protection-related events & opportunities.


Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

19 January 2016

Events & Opportunities: Additional Jan. & Feb. 2016

Conference: Searching for Solidarity in EU Asylum and Border Policies, Brussels, 26-27 February 2016 [info]
- "There are 250 places available, so early registration is encouraged."

CFP: Mainstreaming Migration and Displacement in the Development Agenda, Panel at World Conference on Humanitarian Studies, Addis Ababa, 5-8 March 2016 [info]
- Abstract deadline is 20 January 2016.

Job opportunity: Program Manager, International Migrants Bill of Rights (IMBR) Initiative, Washington, DC [info]
- Apply by 29 January 2016.

Course: Africa Regional Statelessness Course, Pretoria, 18-22 April 2016 [info]
- Apply by 31 January 2016.

Conference: The Role of the Judiciary in Asylum and Other International Protection Law in Asia, Seoul, 10-11 June 2016 [info]
- Registration opens on 1 February 2016.

Presentation: Challenges for Refugee Protection in Southeast Asia, Sydney, 1 February 2016 [info]

2016 AILA Asylum CLE Conference, San Antonio, TX, 8 February 2016 [info]
- Online registration ends 4 February 2016.

Job opportunity: Research Officers, "The Politics of the Syrian Refugee Crisis" Project, Oxford [info]
- Apply by 15 February 2016.

Job opportunity: Researcher, Global Refugee Protection and Local Refugee Engagement - Scope and Limits of the Agency of Refugee-led Community-based NGOs, Marburg, Germany [info]
- Apply by 22 February 2016.

CFP: Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration [info]
- Submission deadline is 29 February 2016.

Related posts:
- Opportunities: IASFM16 CFPs
- Opportunities: Summer Courses
- Events & Opportunities: Even More Jan. 2016/New Feb. 2016

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

Opportunities: IASFM16 CFPs

Panels continue to be organized for the 2016 conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM). Here are two more that have issued calls for papers:

Measuring Return and Reintegration Outcomes [info]
- Abstract due date: 27 January 2016.

Refugee Integration: Challenges and Solutions to the Integration Process [info]
- Abstract due date: 29 January 2016.


Related posts:
- Opportunities: Even More IASFM16 CFPs (13 Jan. 2016)
- Opportunities: More IASFM16 CFPs (21 Dec. 2015)
- Opportunities: CFPs for IASFM16 (8 Dec. 2015)

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

Regional Focus: Syria

Event & opportunity: 

Vacancy notice: Research Officers, "The Politics of the Syrian Refugee Crisis" Project, Refugee Studies Centre [info]
- Apply by 15 February 2016.

High-level Meeting on Global Responsibility Sharing through Pathways for Admission of Syrian Refugees, Geneva, 30 March 2016 [info]
- Read the concept note for more information about background and expected outcomes.

Publications:

2015 Protection Needs Overview (Global Protection Cluster, Oct. 2015) [text via ReliefWeb]

10,000th Syrian Refugee Arrives in Canada to Rebuild Life (UNHCR, Jan. 2016) [text]

Briefing: All You Need to Know about Sieges in Syria (IRIN, Jan. 2016) [text]

"I Just Wanted to be Treated like a Person": How Lebanon's Residency Rules Facilitate Abuse of Syrian Refugees (Human Rights Watch, Jan. 2016) [text]

"On Encampment and Gendered Vulnerabilities: A Critical Analysis of the UK’s Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme for Syrian Refugees," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 5, no. 2 (Dec. 2015) [full-text]

"Syrian Informal Tented Settlements in Jordan: Humanitarian Gaps and Challenges," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 5, no. 2 (Dec. 2015) [full-text]

"The Unintended Consequences of Emergency Food Aid: Neutrality, Sovereignty and Politics in the Syrian Civil War, 2012-15," International Affairs, vol. 92, no. 1 (Jan. 2016) [free full-text] [full-text via Chatham House]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Syria (8 Jan. 2016)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

18 January 2016

Thematic Focus: Children

Best Practice in Determining and Implementing Durable Solutions for Separated Children in Europe: A Multidisciplinary Approach (Irish Refugee Council, 2015) [text]

Detriment of the Doubt: Age Assessment of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children, AIDA Legal Briefing No. 5 (ECRE, Dec. 2015) [text]

Durable Solutions for Separated Children in Europe (Irish Refugee Council, 2015) [text]

ERPUM and the Drive to Deport Unaccompanied Minors, Research in Brief, no. 4 (Refugee Studies Centre, Dec. 2015) [text]

Top 10 of 2015 – Issue #8: A Shared Challenge: Europe and the United States Confront Significant Flows of Unaccompanied Child Migrants (Migration Information Source, Dec. 2015) [text]

"Unaccompanied & Denied: Regional Legal Framework for Unaccompanied Minors Asylum Seekers (UMAS)," Indonesia Law Review, no. 3 (2015) [full-text]

"When 'Underage' Refugees Look Anything but," Foreign Policy, 13 Jan. 2016 [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children (9 Dec. 2015)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe

Ad-Hoc Query on Asylum Seekers from Iraq (European Migration Network, Sept. 2015) [text]

Comments by the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the Draft Law Proposal Amending the Aliens Act and Some Other Laws of the Republic of Finland (UNHCR, Jan. 2016) [text]

Denmark: Amendments to the Aliens Act Risk Violating International Legal Standards (Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Jan. 2016) [text]

The EU's Response to the Refugee Crisis: Taking Stock and Setting Policy Priorities, CEPS Essay, no. 20 (Centre for European Policy Studies, Dec. 2015) [text via SSRN]

Failed EU Relocation Plan Leaves Refugees in Limbo (IRIN, Jan. 2016) [text]

In Focus: European Approaches to Irregular Migration (Kaldor Centre, updated Jan. 2016) [access]

An Introduction to the Balkan Migrant Crisis (ACAPS, Jan. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Migrants’ Movements through the Mediterranean (European Migration Network, Dec. 2015) [text]
- See also related EMN Inform.

Poor Health, no Wealth, no Home: A Case Study of Destitution (British Red Cross, Jan. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Refugee Crisis: Commission Reviews 2015 Actions and Sets 2016 Priorities (European Commission, Jan. 2016) [text]

What is Happening to the Schengen Borders?, CEPS Paper in Liberty and Security in Europe, no. 86 (Centre for European Policy Studies, Dec. 2015) [text via SSRN]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (11 Jan. 2016)

Tagged Publications.