17 October 2017

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Opportunity:

Feedback requested: Sphere Handbook, Draft 2 [info]
- Submit comments by 6 November 2017.

Publications:

"Applying Social Enterprise to Refugee Settings," Stanford Social Innovation Review, 20 Sept. 2017 [text]

"Emergent Groups and Spontaneous Volunteers in Urban Disaster Response," Environment and Urbanization, vol. 29, no. 2 (2017) [open access]

A Glimpse into the Future: The Humanitarian System (World Economic Forum Blog, Sept. 2017) [access]
- Follow link for video.

Humanitarian Response Planning: Quick Guide (Protection Cluster, Sept. 2017) [text]

Implications of Refugee Settlements on the Natural Environment and on Refugee and Host Community Resilience - Case Studies: Lebanon and Cameroon (Groupe URD, Aug. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

The New Way of Working Examined: An ICVA Briefing Paper (ICVA, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Now is the Time to Deliver: Looking for Humanitarian Innovation’s Theory of Change," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:8 (Sept. 2017) [open access]

Six Major Humanitarian Challenges Confronting the UN General Assembly (IRIN, Sept. 2017) [text]

Sustainable Settlements: Maximising the Social, Environmental and Economic Gains in Humanitarian Displacement Settings (Norwegian Refugee Council, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- "A catalogue of evaluated appropriate technologies and a framework for gradual improvement and increased efficiency."

"Towards a Development Approach to Displacement," Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

Transforming Change: How Change Really Happens and What We Can Do about It (ALNAP, Sept. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (12 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

16 October 2017

Thematic Focus: Nationality & Statelessness

Publications:

All about Statelessness: What Development Actors Need to Know (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, 2017) [access]

The Charter of Fundamental Rights and the Protection of Stateless People in the EU: A Dormant Giant? (ENS Blog, Sept. 2017) [text]

Citizenship for Sale: At a Cost Stateless People Can Ill Afford (ENS Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

Draft Articles on the Protection of Stateless Persons and the Facilities for Their Naturalisation (UNHCR, Feb. 2017) [text]
- "This document was developed in consultation with various Latin American countries, which are developing regulations for the protection and naturalisation of stateless persons, with human rights organisations and with civil society organisations. Its purpose is to offer legal counsel to these countries and to respond to the requests for technical assistance received by UNHCR." See also info. about a related meeting.

"Eradicating Statelessness in the Americas," Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

Executive Committee Conclusion on Machine-readable Travel Documents for Refugees and Stateless Persons, No. 114 (LXVIII) 2017 [text]

How the Council of Europe is Working to Help Protect Stateless Refugees and Migrants from Ending up #LockedinLimbo (ENS Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

Stateless Persons in Detention: A Tool for Their Identification and Enhanced Protection (UNHCR, June 2017) [text]
- See also related ENS blog post.

Statelessness and Human Rights: The Universal Periodic Review (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, 2017) [access]

Statelessness and the Global Compact for Migration (RLI Blog, Sept. 2017) [text]

Statelessness in West Africa Newsletter, no. 14 (July-Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

States Party to the Statelessness Conventions (UNHCR, updated as of 1 Oct. 2017) [access]

They Do Exist: Mapping Statelessness in Two Pilot Regions in Ukraine (ENS Blog, Sept. 2017) [text]

U.S. Supreme Court Cases Reveal Gender-based Discrimination and Absurdity in Citizenship Laws (The Migrationist Blog, Sept. 2017) [text]

Web site:

Statelessness and Human Rights (Institute of Statelessness and Inclusion) [access]
- "This website offers background, analysis and resources for engaging with human rights frameworks in order to address the root causes and the impact of statelessness. There’s also a calendar, tracking key UN human rights bodies’ meetings and deadlines."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Nationality & Statelessness (29 Aug. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

Cash Delivery Mechanism Assessment for Refugees, Migrants and Asylum Seekers in Libya (Mercy Corps et al., Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Everywhere the bombing followed us": Forced Displacement and the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas - Perspectives of Syrian Women Refugees in Lebanon (Handicap International, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Iraqi Migration to Europe in 2016: Profiles, Drivers and Return (REACH, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Libya’s Migrant Report, Round 12, July-August 2017 (IOM, Aug. 2017) [access]
- Note: Access other reports for Libya relating to migrants, displacement, detention center profiles, and maritime updates on IOM's Displacement Tracking Matrix web site.

"The Many Faces of Displacement: Pervasive Violence and the Dissolution of a Liveable Life in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan," Chapter in From Destination to Integration: Afghan, Syrian and Iraqi Refugees in Vienna (Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2017) [open access]

Mixed Migration and the Global Compacts: A Perspective from the Middle East (Mixed Migration Platform, Oct. 2017) [text]

Monthly Summary: Middle East (Mixed Migration Platform) [access]
- Follow link to access monthly developments.

"No Country of Asylum: 'Legitimizing; Lebanon’s Rejection of the 1951 Refugee Convention," International Journal of Refugee Law, Advance Articles, 5 Oct. 2017 [open access]
- See also related IntLawGrrls blog post.

Refugee Crisis in MENA: Meeting the Development Challenge (World Bank, Oct. 2017) [text]

Syrians at the Berm: Surviving in Nightmarish Conditions and with an Uncertain Status (IDMC Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

Syrian Refugees Return from Lebanon Only to Flee War Yet Again (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2017) [text]

Whole of Syria Protection Sector: 2018 Protection Needs Overview (Protection Cluster, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (3 Oct. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Africa

Enabling a Better Understanding of Migration Flows and (Its Root Causes) from Nigeria towards Europe: Desk-Review Report (IOM, April 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Europe Slams Its Gates (Foreign Policy, Oct. 2017) [access]
- Five-part special investigation focusing on Mali, Niger, Libya, Senegal and Germany.

A Line in the Sand: Roadmap for Sustainable Migration Management in Agadez (Clingendael, Oct. 2017) [access]
- Follow link for series of reports.

"Migrant Deaths in the Sahara Likely Twice Mediterranean Toll," Reuters, 12 Oct. 2017 [text]

Non-Refoulement in the Context of Internal Displacement: The Case of IDPs in South Sudan’s Protection of Civilians Sites (Norwegian Refugee Council, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Not Ready to Return: IDP Movement Intentions in North-Eastern Nigeria, Borno State (Norwegian Refugee Council & REACH, Sept. 2017) [text]

Protection for Refugees not from refugees: Somalis in Exile and the Securitisation of Refugee Policy (International Refugee Rights Initiative, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related Refugees Deeply comment.

Refugee Policies in Africa: Open Borders but Limited Integration (EPRS, Sept. 2017) [text]

Report of the Special Envoy for the Somali Refugee Situation (UNHCR, Oct. 2017) [text]

Roundtable Meeting of IGAD Foreign Ministers and IGAD Secretariat, EU and UNHCR, Brussels, 29 Sept. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for co-chairs' summary; see also related UNHCR remarks.

Zambia: Influx of Refugees from DRC (ACAPS, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (3 Oct. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: General

Events:

Seminar: A Work in Progress: A Critical Analysis of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, Oxford, 17 October 2017 [info]

Thematic Discussions: Global Compact on Refugees, Geneva, 17-18 October 2017 [info]
- Discussions 2 & 3 will focus on: "Measures to be taken at the onset of a large movement of refugees (Comprehensive refugee response framework pillar one)," and "Meeting needs and supporting communities (Comprehensive refugee response framework pillars two and three)." Note the additional links added to the web page, including a concept paper.

Conference: Winning Back the Human Race: The Legacy of ICIHI, London, 14 November 2017 [info]
- Note: More info. is available on the companion web site.

Publications:

Coming Together: A Critical Analysis of Key Issues, Actors and Tools in the Current Global Landscape of Family Tracing & Reunification (Samuel Hall, 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Emerging Historians – Dr Claire Higgins (Australian Historical Association Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Fieldnotes from Cape Verde: On Deported Youth, Research Methods and Social Change," Chapter in After Deportation: Ethnographic Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, Nov. 2017) [preprint]

"Food Insecurity and Forced Displacement of People: Where Do We Draw the Line?," IPS News, 13 Oct. 2017 [text]

Global Disaster Displacement Risk: A Baseline for Future Work (IDMC, Oct. 2017) [text]

*The Global Response to Refugees and Migrants: Perspectives from UNGA 2017 (ISIM Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

Gone with the Wind: International Migration, Economics Discussion Papers Series, no. 1708 (University of Otago, April 2017) [text]
- Study that looked into the determinants of international migration.

Impacts and Costs of Forced Displacement: Phase II - A Critical Evaluation of Methodological and Analytical Progress on Designing Development-led Strategies and Interventions in Forced Displacement (Refugee Studies Centre, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See earlier reports produced under this project in this blog post.

*Mixed Migration and the Global Compacts: A Perspective from the Middle East (Mixed Migration Platform, Oct. 2017) [text]

What is a Compact? Migrants’ Rights and State Responsibilities Regarding the Design of the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Oct. 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- News: EXCOM 2017 Wrap-up (12 Oct. 2017)
- Thematic Focus: General (10 Oct. 2017)

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

15 October 2017

Open Access Round-up: 15 Oct. 2017

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 30 September 2017. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

"The Fatal Flaw in International Law for Migration: Model International Mobility Convention Commentary," Columbia Journal of Transnational Law (Forthcoming, 2018)
- Preprint version of article.

Governing Xenophobia,” Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law (Forthcoming, 2018)
- Preprint version of article.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles:

"Making Immigrants into Criminals: Legal Processes of Criminalization in the Post-IIRIRA Era," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 3 (2017)

"Refugees in Cyprus: Local Acceptance in the Past and Present," Social Sciences, 6(4), 111 (Sept. 2017)

"Sanitation Practices and Perceptions in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya: Comparing the Status Quo with a Novel Service-based Approach," PLoS ONE 12(7): e0180864 (July 2017)

"Towards a Fair Distribution Mechanism for Asylum," Games, 8(4), 41 (Sept. 2017)

Journals:

European Journal of Psychotraumatology, vol. 8, suppl. 2 (2017)
- This is an "issue in progress" that focuses on "Traumatized refugees."

Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017)
- Theme is "Latin America and the Caribbean: Building on a Tradition of Protection."

International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management (Forthcoming, 2018)
- Special issue on "Climate Change, Migration and Displacement of Populations."


Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Carrier Sanctions in Europe: A Comparison of Trends in 10 Countries," European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 19, no. 3 (2017)

Law Reviews

Articles:

"Can We Act Globally While Thinking Locally? Responding to Stella Burch Elias, 'The Perils and Possibilities of Refugee Federalism'," American University Law Review, vol. 67 (Forthcoming, 2017?)

"The Constitution-Based Approach of Indian Judiciary to the Refugee Rights and Global Standards of the UN Convention," The King’s Student Law Review, vol. 8, no. 1 (2017)

"One in Fifty: Refugee Federalism and Wyoming," Wyoming Law Review, vol. 17, no. 2 (2016)

"U.S. Case Law and Legal Precedent Affirming the Due Process Rights of Immigrants Fleeing Persecution," Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Online, vol. 45, no. 3 (Sept. 2017)

Journals:

Drexel Law Review, vol. 9, no. 2 (Spring 2017) [full-text]
- This issue features "articles presented as part of the Drexel University Law Review symposium on the twentieth anniversary of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996."


Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 30 Sept. 2017

Tagged Publications.

14 October 2017

Regional Focus: United States

14th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference, Washington, DC, 25 September 2017 [info]
- Follow link for audio and video of the conference. 

Brief of Members of Congress as Amici Curiae on Behalf of Respondents in the Matter Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project before the U.S. Supreme Court [text via SSRN]

DACA Reform and Its Hostages (i.e., Asylum Seekers) (The Asylumist Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]
- See also related McClatchy article, CNN report, Washington Post story and Human Rights First blog post.

"A Day in US Immigration Court: Lots of Cases, Not Much Resolution," VOA News, 28 Sept. 2017 [text]

EOIR Case Completion Quotas, AILA Quicktake #219 (AILA, Oct. 2017) [access]
- Follow link for video.

"Internal Emails Show ICE Agents Struggling to Substantiate Trump’s Lies about Immigrants," The Intercept, 4 Oct. 2017 [text]

Justices End 4th Circuit Travel-ban Challenge (ImmigrationProf Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

Leaked Memos Show Jeff Sessions's DOJ Aims to Undermine Due Process for Immigrants (Vox, Oct. 2017) [text]

Recent Foreign-born Growth Counters Trump’s Immigration Stereotypes (The Avenue Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

The Supreme Court, the Trump Administration and the Travel Ban (ISIM Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

Tackling Global Displacement is in the U.S. Security Interest (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Trump's Latest Travel Ban Could be the Toughest to Challenge," The Atlantic, 12 Oct. 2017 [text]

US Proposal Would Sacrifice Central America’s Children (Human Rights Watch, Oct. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (4 Oct. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

13 October 2017

Thematic Focus: Solutions

"Can We Act Globally While Thinking Locally? Responding to Stella Burch Elias, 'The Perils and Possibilities of Refugee Federalism'," American University Law Review, vol. 67 (Forthcoming, 2017?) [full-text via SSRN]
- The article referenced in the title is available here.

"Could Latin American Citizenship be a Fourth Durable Solution?," Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

*Donald Trump is Breaking a Promise America Has Made to Refugees since the Holocaust (Vox, Oct. 2017) [text]

Durable Solutions in Practice (UNDP, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Extra-regional Refugee Resettlement in South America: The Palestinian Experience," Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

"The Future of the Brazilian Resettlement Programme," Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

Is Latin America Ready to Accept More Resettled Refugees? (The Conversation, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Measuring Local Integration in Ecuador," Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

"One in Fifty: Refugee Federalism and Wyoming," Wyoming Law Review, vol. 17, no. 2 (2016) [full-text]

"Project Welcome: Libraries Planning for Resettlement and Integration of Refugees," American Libraries, 22 Sept. 2017 [text]

"Refugees in Towns: Experiences of Integration," Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

“The Trump Administration Wants Refugees to Fit In or Stay Out,” Foreign Policy, 12 Oct. 2017 [text]

Update: Durable Solutions for Syrian Refugees (UNHCR, Oct. 2017) [text]

U.S. Resettles Fewer Refugees, Even as Global Number of Displaced People Grows (Pew Research, Oct. 2017) [text]
- See also related Economist article.

Resource:

U.S. Annual Refugee Resettlement Ceilings and Number of Refugees Admitted, 1980-Present (Migration Policy Institute) [access]
- "This data tool shows refugee admissions and annual resettlement ceilings from the U.S. refugee resettlement program's inception in 1980 through fiscal 2017."

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Resettlement, esp. in the U.S. (28 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

12 October 2017

Event: High-level Conference on Humanitarian Issues

Readers of Forced Migration Current Awareness are warmly welcome to attend a high-level conference in London on 14 November 2017, titled "Winning Back the Human Race: The Legacy of ICIHI."

Convened by Lord Mark Malloch Brown, former Deputy UN Secretary-General, the conference will focus on issues such as the protection of refugees and displaced people; armed conflict and the laws of war; famine and food insecurity; as well as the past, present and future of humanitarian action.

The refugee and displacement panel will consist of Gonzalo Vargas Llosa (UNHCR), Lucy Hovil (International Refugee Rights Initiative), Pia Oberoi (OHCHR), Martin Barber (ex-UNHCR and OCHA) and Jeff Crisp (Refugee Studies Centre and Chatham House).

Attendance is free of charge and lunch will be provided.

Further details and registration are available here.

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters

"Another Climate Change Concern: Forced Migration," Harvard Gazette, 29 Sept. 2017 [text]

Beyond Climate Migration: Escaping the Confines of a Concept (Climate & Migration Coalition, Sept. 2017) [text]

Climate Change and the Migration Crisis (Huffington Post, Oct. 2017) [text]

*"Climate-Induced Displacement and Climate Disaster Law: Barriers and Opportunities," Chapter in Climate Disaster Law: Barriers and Opportunities (Edward Elgar, Forthcoming 2018) [preprint]

Climate Refugees Mini-Symposium (International Law @UEA, July-Sept. 2017?) [access]
- Scroll down to view all nine posts in this blog series.

"Disaster-induced Displacement in the Caribbean and the Pacific," Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

"The Effects of Weather Shocks on Economic Activity: How Can Low-Income Countries Cope?," Chapter 3 in World Economic Outlook (IMF, Oct. 2017) [text]
- See also related blog post and Bloomberg article.

Environmental Justice, vol. 10, no. 4 (Aug. 2017) [contents]
- Special issue on "Climate Refugees and the Human Cost of Global Climate Change."

*Gone with the Wind: International Migration, Economics Discussion Papers Series, no. 1708 (University of Otago, April 2017) [text]
- Study looking into the determinants of international migration found "that climate change is a more important driver than income and political freedom together."

"Guest Editorial: Climate Change, Migration and Displacement of Populations: A Special Issue," International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Earlycite, 2017 [open access]
- Note: This issue has not yet been officially published; however, many of the articles that will make up the issue are already available open access online, including "Social Protection as a Strategy to Address Climate-induced Migration," "Who Takes Responsibility for the Climate Refugees?," "Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change and Disasters: A South American Approach," "Displacement and Climate Change: Improving Planning Policy and Increasing Community Resilience," and "Policies and Mechanisms to Address Climate-induced Migration and Displacement in Pacific and Caribbean Small Island Developing States."

"Human Security and the Relocation of Internally Displaced Environmental Refugees in Cameroon," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 36, no. 3 (Sept. 2017) [open access]

"The RCM Guide: A Novel Protection Tool for Cross-border Disaster-induced Displacement in the Americas," Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

Shrinking Options: The Nexus Between Climate Change, Displacement and Security in the Lake Chad Basin (Climate Refugees, Sept. 2017) [text via IOM]

Six Things Governments Should Do about Hurricane Displacement Right Now (Climate & Migration Coalition, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Towards a Regional Agreement on Environmental Displacement?," Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters (27 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

Events & opportunities:

Seminar: A Work in Progress: A Critical Analysis of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, Oxford, 17 October 2017 [info]

Seminar: The Constitutional Right to Asylum: The Wave of the Future in International Refugee Law?, Oxford, 18 October 2017 [info]

Seminars: "Refugee Law in the New World Disorder," 8th International Refugee Law Seminar Series, London, 25 October 2017-8 March 2018 [info]
- The first seminar on 25 October 2017 is entitled "Refugee Protection in the United Kingdom Beyond Brexit: The Perils of Australian Exceptionalism."

CFP: "Refugee Protection in a Hostile World?", 3rd Annual Refugee Law Initiative Conference, London, 18-19 July 2018 [info]
- Submit paper/panel proposals by 22 January 2018.

CFP: "Revitalising the IDP Field: 20 Years of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement," Special Workshop, London, 20 July 2018 [info]
- Submit paper/panel proposals by 22 January 2018.

Publications:

The Applicability of the Internal Relocation Principle to Cessation of Refugee Status: The Surrogate Nature of International Refugee Protection, FICHL Policy Brief Series No. 76 (TOAEP, 2017) [text]

“Governing Xenophobia,” Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law (Forthcoming, 2018) [preprint]

A Half-Century of Universal Refugee Protection under Threat (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2017) [text]
- Published on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees.

Model International Mobility Convention (Columbia Univ., 2017) [access]
- Follow link for information about, the text of, and events related to the model "International Convention on the Rights and Duties of All Persons Moving from One State to Another and of the States They Leave, Transit or Enter." See also related article preprint, "The Fatal Flaw in International Law for Migration: Model International Mobility Convention Commentary," which will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law that focuses on the model convention.

Note on International Protection: Report of the High Commissioner, UN Doc. No. A/AC.96/1167 (Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme, July 2017) [text]

Statement to the 68th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme (UNHCR, Oct. 2017) [text]
- From the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection. See also related UNHCR press release and news story.

What Can Hannah Arendt Teach Us about Today’s Refugee Crisis? (Border Criminologies Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]
- Note: Includes a link to the authors' paper, "The Right to Have Rights as a Right to Enter: Addressing a Lacuna in the International Refugee Protection Regime."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (19 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

News: EXCOM 2017 Wrap-up

The 68th session of UNHCR's Executive Committee ended on 6 October 2017. Video of keynotes and of the general debate are all accessible via the session's web page.  In addition, written statements presented by delegations during the general debate and the chairperson's summary have been posted.

Statements made during discussions on international protection are also available from the Assistant High Commissioner, delegations and NGOs. Note that a new EXCOM Conclusion on Machine-readable Documents for Refugees and Stateless Persons was adopted.

Here is the High Commissioner's closing statement

The final report of the session is not yet available, but I will post it when it eventually appears. Visit the relevant EXCOM page for all other documents and statements.

Tagged Publications.


11 October 2017

Regional Focus: Americas

Beneath the Violence: How Insecurity Shapes Daily Life and Emigration in Central America (Vanderbilt Univ. & Inter-American Dialogue, Oct. 2017) [text]
- See also related Insight Crime article.

La Ciudad: La Ultima Frontera para la Acción Humanitaria - Una Aproximación Desde el Caso de Altos de la Florida (Soacha, Cundinamarca, Colombia) (Jesuit Refugee Service, Aug. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Factores de Riesgo y Necesidades de Atención para las Mujeres Migrantes en Centroamérica: Estudio de Actualización sobre la Situación de la Violencia contra las Mujeres Migrantes en la Ruta Migratoria en Centroamérica (SICA, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017) [open access]
- Theme is "Latin America and the Caribbean: Building on a Tradition of Protection."

Honduras is Pioneering a New Approach to Refugees from Gang Violence (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2017) [text]

The Hurricanes of 2017: Disaster Preparedness and Response in the Caribbean (IRIN, Oct. 2017) [access]
- Follow link for IRIN's coverage of "How the Caribbean responds to, and recovers from, natural disasters."

Latin America at Forefront of Emerging Trend in Global Displacement (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2017) [text]

Overview of UNHCR’s Operations in the Americas, 68th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme, 19 Sept. 2017 [text]

El Sistema Interamericano de Protección de los Derechos Humanos y la Protección de las Personas del Interés del ACNUR (ACNUR, 2017) [access]
- Follow link for six factsheets.

"Some Haitian Migrants Stranded in Mexico Put Down Roots," VOA News, 5 Oct. 2017 [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (26 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications.


Regional Focus: Europe - Indiv. Countries

"The African Refugees Waiting for Rescue on Italy’s Mediterranean Coast," Pacific Standard, 6 Oct. 2017 [text]

Commissioner Seeks Clarifications over Italy’s Maritime Operations in Libyan Territorial Waters (Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Oct. 2017) [text]

Greece Faces a Rerun of Its Refugee Winter of Discontent (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2017) [text]

Home Office Announces Changes to Grenfell Immigration Policy (UK Home Office, Oct. 2017) [text]
- See also related Free Movement blog post.

Italy's U-turn on Migration: Polls Come First (European Council on Foreign Relations, Oct. 2017) [text]

Public Attitudes to Immigration in Germany in the Aftermath of the Migration Crisis (Migration Policy Centre, 2017) [text]

*Safe but Alone: The Role of English Language in Allowing Refugees to Overcome Loneliness (Refugee Action, Oct. 2017) [text]
- See also related info on the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness.

Ukraine’s Internally Displaced Persons Hold a Key to Peace, Issue Brief (Atlantic Council, Oct. 2017) [text]

Winterization in Kara Tepe Camp, Lesvos (openDemocracy, Oct. 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - General (11 Oct. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe - General

Event:

Webinar: Legal Channels for Refugee Protection in Europe: A Pivotal Moment for Strategic Thinking, 12 October 2017 [info]

Publications: 

Beyond ‘Fortress Europe’: Principles for a Humane EU Migration Policy (Oxfam, Oct. 2017) [text]

*"Common European Asylum System: Contradictions and Crises," Carleton Review of International Affairs, vol. 4 (2017) [full-text]

Europe Slams Its Gates (Foreign Policy, Oct. 2017) [access]
- Five-part special investigation focusing on Mali, Niger, Libya, Senegal and Germany.

Iraqi Migration to Europe in 2016: Profiles, Drivers and Return (REACH, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Left in Limbo: UNHCR Study on the Implementation of the Dublin III Regulation (UNHCR, Aug. 2017) [text]

Offshore Processing and Complicity in Current EU Migration Policies (EJIL Talk! Blog, Oct. 2017) [Part 1] [Part 2

Secondary Movements of Asylum-seekers in the EU Asylum System (EPRS, Oct. 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (3 Oct. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

10 October 2017

Thematic Focus: General

2017 UNHCR-NGO Partnership Survey: General Report (UNHCR, InterAction & HIAS, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Desperately Poor Countries Host Refugees while the Affluent World Abandons Them (Africa at LSE Blog, Aug. 2017) [text]

"Fridtjof Nansen: Who Was the Legendary Norwegian Explorer and Humanitarian Activist?," Independent, 10 Oct. 2017 [text]

The Global Response to Refugees and Migrants: Perspectives from UNGA 2016 (ISIM Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

Obtaining Representative Data on IDPs: Challenges and Recommendations, UNHCR Statistics Technical Series, no. 2017/1 (UNHCR, April 2017) [text

Principles on Identification for Sustainable Development: Toward the Digital Age (World Bank et al., Feb. 2017) [text]

Refugees, Migrants, IDPs: Protecting People on the Move - without Distinction (Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Turning the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework into Reality," Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

UNHCR and the 2030 Agenda: Sustainable Development Goals (UNHCR, 2017) [text]

“Why Do Some Countries Get Away with Taking Fewer Refugees?,” Foreign Policy, 12 Sept. 2017 [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (2 Oct. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

New Issue of FMR

The latest issue of Forced Migration Review (FMR) has been published. The theme of FMR56 is "Latin America and the Caribbean: Building on a Tradition of Protection." Here is the description:

"The region of Latin America and the Caribbean has long demonstrated hospitality towards those fleeing conflict and persecution within the region and from further afield. Faced with newer causes of displacement, such as the violence of organised criminal gangs and the adverse effects of climate change, Latin American and Caribbean countries are continuing to expand and adapt their protection laws and mechanisms in order to address these and other situations of displacement and to meet the differing needs of affected populations."

Also included are five ‘general’ articles on other forced migration topics.

Readers can access FMR articles 1) individually, in HTML, PDF and MP3 formats, 2) via the digest feature, or 3) as a complete issue. Back issues of FMR are available here.

FMR is an open access publication. It is available online and in print in English, Arabic, French and Spanish. Audio versions of articles are available in English.

Tagged Periodicals.

09 October 2017

New Issues of Drexel Law Rev., EJML, Europ. J. Psychotraum., ICRC Rev., Intercult. Educ., IJMBS, Rts. in Exile News

Drexel Law Review, vol. 9, no. 2 (Spring 2017) [full-text]
- This issue features "articles presented as part of the Drexel University Law Review symposium on the twentieth anniversary of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996."

European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 19, no. 3 (2017) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including one on EU solidarity, a second on the right to appeal in the context of the EU's Dublin system, and a third on carrier sanctions (which is available open access).

European Journal of Psychotraumatology, vol. 8, suppl. 2 (2017) [open access]
- This is an "issue in progress" that focuses on "Traumatized refugees." Two articles are currently available. Note that one article on PTSD and refugees is also available in suppl. 3 and two articles on child refugees in Greece are available in suppl. 4.

Intercultural Education, vol. 28, no. 2 (2017) [contents]
- Issue focuses on "Refugees, Interculturalism and Education." The editorial is freely available.

International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, vol. 3, no. 4 (2017) [contents]
- Mix of articles including one on SIEV 221 incident and one on unaccompanied minors in the U.S.

International Review of the Red Cross, vol. 98, no. 902 (Aug. 2016) [full-text]
- Theme is "War and security at sea."

Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 85 (Oct. 2017) [full-text]
- News and information for refugee legal aid providers.

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06 October 2017

Events & Opportunities: Even More October 2017/New November 2017

Webinar: Public Health Aspects of Mental Health among Refugees and Migrants, Copenhagen, 16 October 2017 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

Thematic Discussions: Global Compact on Refugees, Geneva, 17-18 October 2017 [info]
- Discussions 2 & 3 will focus on: "Measures to be taken at the onset of a large movement of refugees (Comprehensive refugee response framework pillar one)," and "Meeting needs and supporting communities (Comprehensive refugee response framework pillars two and three)."

CFP: Terrorism and Asylum Workshop, London, 8 December 2017 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 20 October 2017.

CFP: Whither Refugees? Restrictionism, Crises and Precarity Writ Large, IASFM Annual Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, 24-27 July 2018 [info]
- Deadline for all proposals has been **extended** to 23 October 2017.

Conference: Vienna Migration Conference 2017: Migration Partnerships Frameworks for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, Vienna, 23-24 October 2017 [info]

Refugees and Asylum Seekers: What are the Barriers to Higher Education?, Perth, 27 November 2017 [info]
- Register by 30 October 2017.

Job announcement: Research Assistant, Observatory of Public Attitudes to Migration [info]
- Apply by 31 October 2017.

Humanitarian Studies Colloquium: The Ethics of Humanitarianism – Rationale and Critique of a Do-gooder Regime, Oslo, 1 November 2017 [info]

Conference: Migrants and Refugees in a Globalized World, Rome, 1-4 November 2017 [info]
- Register by 1 November 2017.

Seminar: Borders, Boxes and Disciplinary Boundaries: The Delineation of Forced Migration in Research and Practice, Oxford, 1 November 2017 [info]

Seminar: Asylum and Nehru’s Changing Non-alignment: Tibetan Refugees in India, Oxford, 8 November 2017 [info]

Thematic discussions: Global Compact on Refugees, Geneva, 14-15 November 2017 [info]
- Discussions 4 & 5 will focus on "Measures to be taken in pursuit of solutions (Comprehensive refugee response framework pillar four)" and "Issues that cut across all four substantive sections of the comprehensive refugee response, and overarching issues."

Seminar: Aquí es Frontera: Transit Migration and Border Control in Southern Mexico, Oxford, 15 November 2017 [info]

Trainings/Conference: 11th IARLJ World Conference, Athens, 27-28 November 2017 (Pre-Conference Trainings); 29 November-1 December 2017 (Conference) [info]

Seminar: Belgian Refugees between ‘War’ and ‘Peace’: Trauma, Transition and Repatriation, Oxford, 29 November 2017 [info]

CFP: African Human Mobility Review [info]
- Submit papers by 30 November 2017.

Prizes: Ockenden International [info]
- Submit entries by 30 November 2017.

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: More October 2017

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

Regional Focus: Australia

"Australia's Refugee Policy is a Failure. This is not the Time to Shirk Responsibility," The Guardian, 1 Oct. 2017 [text]
- Comment by UNHCR's regional representative in Canberra.

"The Blanket Deadline for a Group of Asylum Seekers is Unfair and Dangerous," The Guardian, 2 Oct. 2017 [text]

Breaking the Deadlock: Creating Solutions for Refugees, Sydney, 15 Aug. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for video. 

Developments in Australian Refugee Law and Policy: The Abbott and Turnbull Coalition Governments (2013-2016) (Parliamentary Library of Australia, Sept. 2017) [text via APO]

High Court Challenge to Offshore Immigration Detention Power Fails (Refugee Research Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

How Australia Can Help Get the Global Compact on Refugees Over the Line (The Interpreter Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

Land of the Free, but Only for a Few: It's Time for Australia to Bring All Refugees and Asylum Seekers to Safety (Human Rights Watch, Oct. 2017) [text]

Rebuilding our Damaged Reputation:  A Strategy for Australian Leadership on Refugee Protection, Adelaide, Australia, 7 Sept. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for slides and podcast; transcript is available on RCOA web site.

"Refugee Policies of Detention, Turnbacks Rejected in the 70s," ABC's The World Today, 2 Oct. 2017 [access via Kaldor Centre]
- Follow link for podcast.

What Can the Australian Census Tell Us about Australia's Response to the Global Refugee Crisis? (Devex, Sept. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (16 Sept. 2017)

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05 October 2017

News: UNHCR's Revised Policy on Emergency Response

UNHCR has rolled out a new "Policy on Emergency Preparedness and Response," which supersedes its 2015 Policy on Emergency Response Activation, Leadership and Accountabilities. Here's a description:

"[The policy] sets out coordination arrangements and specific accountabilities of different regional Bureaux and Divisions at Headquarters and of country operations for risk monitoring, preparations and humanitarian response. It describes how to engage with government, civil society, corporate sector, development organizations and local communities early on. It sets out accelerated internal procedures for partnerships and for mobilizing and accessing resources. It describes different roles for preliminary planning, specific training and processes for reviewing operational capacities."

This entry in the UNHCR Emergency Handbook provides an overview of the policy. Two related pamphlets also summarize key points regarding the policy and UNHCR's preparedness.

To learn about the revision process, read this Standing Committee report.

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific, esp. the Rohingya

Publications:

Breaking North Korea’s Vicious Cycle of Missile Tests, Sanctions, and Aid Dependency (IRIN, Sept. 2017) [text]

"The Constitution-Based Approach of Indian Judiciary to the Refugee Rights and Global Standards of the UN Convention," The King’s Student Law Review, vol. 8, no. 1 (2017) [full-text]

Forced Back to Danger: Asylum-seekers Returned from Europe to Afghanistan (Amnesty International, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

‘Help Us Stand on Our Own Feet’: Lives of Kabul’s Long-Term Displaced (Refugees Deeply, Sept. 2017) [text]

Nation Transformed: The Place of Migration in 21st Century Aotearoa-New Zealand (Univ. of Auckland, Aug.-Sept. 2017) [access]
- Follow link for podcasts of six lectures in this series.

Overview of UNHCR’s Operations in Asia and the Pacific, 68th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme, 19 Sept. 2017 [text]

The Pacific Humanitarian Team: From Commitment to Action (OCHA, Oct. 2017) [text]

Thailand: Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Amnesty International, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related AI news release and feature story.

Rohingya crisis:

"Bangladesh, Myanmar Agree to Draw up Plan for Refugee Repatriation," Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 2 Oct. 2017 [text]

Breaking the Cycle of Expulsion, Forced Repatriation, and Exploitation for Rohingya (openDemocracy, Sept. 2017) [text]

Could the Rohingya Crisis Be a Turning Point for Guterres? (IPI Global Observatory, Sept. 2017) [text]

Ending the Rohingya Crisis: What Will It Take?, London, 26 Sept. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for video.

*The Hard Truth is Rohingya Refugees are Not Going Home (Chatham House, Oct. 2017) [text]

Myanmar: Displacement from Rakhine after 25 Aug 2017 (as of 26 Sep 2017) (OCHA, Oct. 2017) [map]

Myanmar/Bangladesh: Rohingya Refugees Must not be Forced Home to Abuse and Discrimination (Amnesty International, Oct. 2017) [text]

Repatriating "Verified" Rohingya—Don't Hold Your Breath (CFR Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar Face Difficulties in Thailand," The Diplomat, 29 Sept. 2017 [text]

Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh: Its Multi-Dimensional Implications, RSIS Commentary, no. 176 (Nayang Tech. Univ., Sept. 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific, esp. the Rohingya (25 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

04 October 2017

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Publications:

A Challenging Market Becomes More Challenging: Jordanian Workers, Migrant Workers and Refugees in the Jordanian Labour Market (ILO, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Circuits of Financial-Humanitarianism in the Greek Migration Laboratory (Border Criminologies Blog, Sept. 2017) [text]

The Financial Journey of Refugees (Fletcher School, Sept. 2017) [access]
- Follow link for the main report, executive summary, field notes and blog post.

Giving Asylum Seekers a Chance: Insights from a Pilot Employment Program (Brotherhood of St. Laurence, Aug. 2017) [text]

*How Refugees Overcome the Odds to Become Entrepreneurs (The Conversation, Oct. 2017) [text]

Immigration Policy and its Costs: The Case of Nonpartisan Budget Analysis by the Congressional Budget Office (Univ. of New South Wales, Oct. 2016) [text via SSRN]

Labour Market Information Review and Analysis: In-focus on Northern Lebanon (ILO, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Matching Skills and Jobs in Lebanon: Main Features of the Labour Market – Challenges, Opportunities and Recommendations (ILO, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Putting Syrians to Work in Jordan is Easier Said Than Done (Huffington Post, Sept. 2017) [text]

Refugee Livelihoods: Jordan (UNHCR, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Refugees Can Help Employers Beat Brexit (NIESR Blog, Sept. 2017) [text]

Webinar series:

Refugees Jobs Agenda – Videos and Resources! (Cities of Migration, Aug. 2017) [access]
- "A 4-part webinar series that explores good ideas, promising practices, and the opportunities of refugee labour market integration with international experts."

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (20 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications.