28 February 2017

Regional Focus: Europe

Beyond ‘Crisis’? The State of Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy in the EU, Brussels, 10 Feb. 2017 [info]
- Follow link to access video recordings and selected presentations.

"Bottom-up Salvation?: From Practical Cooperation towards Joint Implementation through the European Asylum Support Office," European Papers: A Journal on Law and Integration, vol. 1, no. 3 (2016) [open access]

Country Reports (AIDA, Feb. 2017)
- Three more updated reports are available, on Austria, Belgium and Poland.

A Crisis-resistant Common European Asylum System (CEAS) (Govts. of France and Germany, 2017?) [text]
- See also related comments from ECRE and Statewatch.

Desperate Journeys: Refugees and Migrants Entering and Crossing Europe via the Mediterranean and Western Balkans Routes (UNHCR, Feb. 2017) [text]

Discrimination Based Upon Race, Religion, and Ethnicity When Filing for Asylum in the European Union (Advocates Abroad & Univ. of Baltimore, Jan. 2017) [text via SSRN]

Hungary: Draft Law Tramples Asylum Seekers’ Rights (Human Rights Watch, Feb. 2017) [text]

*Is ‘Voluntary’ Return the New Way Forward for Managing Irregular Migration? (COMPAS Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

Latest Asylum Trends (EASO, Jan. 2017) [text]

Migrant Ill-Treatment in Greek Law Enforcement: Are the Strasbourg Court Judgments the Tip of the Iceberg? (SSRN, 2017) [text]

"Migrants Face Deportations and Walls in Europe, Too," New York Times, 23 Feb. 2017 [text]

No Endless Summer of Welcome: Volunteerism in Germany since 2015 (The Migrationist Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

Site Profiles: Greece (UNHCR, Feb. 2017) [text]

Sweden’s Migration and Asylum Policy (Govt. Offices of Sweden, Feb. 2017) [text]

Together Again: Reuniting Refugee Families in Safety – What the UK Can Do (Oxfam, Feb. 2017) [text]

UK "Voluntary" Returns: Refugee Coercion and NGO Complicity (IRIN, Feb. 2017) [text]

The UK's Refugee Family Reunion Rules: Striking the Right Balance?, Briefing Paper, no. 07511 (UK House of Commons Library, Nov. 2016) [text via Refworld]

Why is the Czech Republic So Hostile to Muslims and Refugees? (EuropeNow Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (17 Feb. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: United States

Immigration/Border Security EOs:

On 21 February 2017, the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security released two memos that provide guidance on how to implement the two presidential Executive Orders that were issued 25 January 2017.

For primary sources and explainers, view the following:

*Asylum under Threat: Impact of President Trump’s Immigration Executive Orders and the Department of Homeland Security’s Memoranda on Asylum Seekers (Human Rights First, Feb. 2017) [text]

DHS Immigration Enforcement Guidelines (InfoDocket, Feb. 2017) [access]

DHS Implementation Memos Regarding Trump's Immigration EOs: A Summary [text]

Implementing the Executive Orders: The DHS Memo (The Asylumist, Feb. 2017) [text]
- This post discusses how the DHS memo on border security could affect the asylum system.

"New Trump Deportation Rules Allow Far More Expulsions," New York Times, 21 Feb. 2017 [text]
- See also this NYT explainer.

Trump Executive Order and DHS Guidance on Interior Enforcement: A Brief Review (Migration Policy Institute, Feb. 2017) [text]

Related commentary & analysis:

"Can Mexico Block Trump’s New Deportation Rules?," The Atlantic, 23 Feb. 2017 [text]

The DHS Border Memo: Ramping Up Expedited Removal and Raising Tensions with Mexico and with Due Process (Lawfare Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

The DHS Border Memo II: Removal First, Hearing Later? (Lawfare Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

"The Immigration Facts Donald Trump Doesn’t Like," New York Times, 25 Feb. 2017 [text]

Is Expelling Immigrants a Smart Way to Help Lower-skilled US Workers? (American Enterprise Institute Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]
- References this study, "Immigration Restrictions as Active Labor Market Policy: Evidence from the Mexican Bracero Exclusion."

"President Trump is on Shaky Ground with His New Immigration Order," Washington Post, 23 Feb. 2017 [text]

Suits Challenging Confinement of Noncitizens Jump (TRAC, Feb. 2017) [text]

"Trump Deportation Order Risk: Immigrants Driven Underground," New York Times, 23 Feb. 2017 [text]

"Trump's Quick Deportation Plan May be Illegal, Past Immigration Chiefs Say," USA Today, 24 Feb. 2017 [text]

Travel Ban/Refugees EO - Commentary & Analysis:

Do-Overs and Judicial Legitimacy: Thoughts as We Await the New Immigration Executive Order (Just Security Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

"Donald Trump: What Should We Expect from the US President's New Executive Order?," ABC (Australia), 28 Feb. 2017 [text]
- See also related Politico story.

"Fact-Checking Claims about Trump’s Travel Ban," New York Times, 23 Feb. 2017 [text]

"Judge’s Pause of Trump Travel Ban Takes Page from Republican Challenge to Obama Executive Action on DACA," Migration Information Source, 21 Feb. 2017 [text]

Leaked DHS Report Contradicts White House Claims on Travel Ban (Lawfare Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

Meet the Evangelicals Trying to Make the GOP Care about Refugees (Vox, Feb. 2017) [text]

Memo to the NSC: Check Out Some Databases at the State Department before Finalizing that New Executive Order (Lawfare Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

"Refugees Entering the U.S. Already Face a Rigorous Vetting Process," New York Times, 29 Jan. 2017 [text]

Since Travel Order Lifted, More Than 1,800 Refugees from Affected Countries Have Entered U.S. (Pew Research, Feb. 2017) [text]

"The Trickle of Refugees Fleeing the U.S. to Canada Could Become a Deluge in the Spring," Washington Post, 23 Feb. 2017 [text]

"Trump’s Travel Ban: The Legal Path Ahead for New Executive Order," VOA News, 23 Feb. 2017 [text]

Trump’s Travel Ban Could Let Repressive Regimes Decide Who Can Enter US (Just Security Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

"What Happens to Refugees Turned Away by the Safe Third Country Agreement," Vice, 23 Feb. 2017 [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (17 Feb. 2017)

Tagged Publications.



27 February 2017

News: UNHCR Mid-Year Trends 2016

UNHCR's latest Mid-Year Trends report looks at trends in displacement that occurred during the first half of 2016. From the press release:

"Conflict, persecution and violence newly uprooted at least 3.2 million people in the first half of last year, and low- and middle-income countries played the greatest role in sheltering the world’s displaced, a new report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has found. In the first half of last year, 1.7 million people were newly displaced within their own country, while 1.5 million had crossed an international border, UNHCR’s Mid-Year Trends 2016 report shows. While the numbers of newly displaced were one third lower than during the same period in 2015, when 5 million people were newly displaced, the global total continued to rise. Prospects for displaced people to return to their homes remained slim while conflicts intensified."

Statistical tables are available separately as a .zip file.

Tagged Publications.

News: New Amnesty International Annual Report

Amnesty International has published the latest edition of its flagship annual human rights report. Here is part of the description:

"The report, The State of the World’s Human Rights, delivers the most comprehensive analysis of the state of human rights around the world, covering 159 countries. It warns that the consequences of 'us vs them' rhetoric setting the agenda in Europe, the United States and elsewhere is fuelling a global pushback against human rights and leaving the global response to mass atrocities perilously weak. .....
     Governments also turned on refugees and migrants; often an easy target for scapegoating. Amnesty International’s Annual Report documents how 36 countries violated international law by unlawfully sending refugees back to a country where their rights were at risk.
     Most recently, President Trump put his hateful xenophobic pre-election rhetoric into action by signing an executive order in an attempt to prevent refugees from seeking resettlement in the USA; blocking people fleeing conflict and persecution from war-torn countries such as Syria from seeking safe haven in the country.
     Meanwhile, Australia purposefully inflicts terrible suffering by trapping refugees on Nauru and Manus Island, the EU made an illegal and reckless deal with Turkey to send refugees back there, even though it is not safe for them, and Mexico and the USA continue to deport people fleeing rampant violence in Central America."

Multiple language editions are available via AI's report page. Previous editions are available via the publications library.

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Events & Opportunities: Additional March 2017

CFP: Brexit Migration Watch [info]
- A new Open Democracy series; no deadline indicted.

*Job announcement: Staff Attorney, Immigrants' Rights Clinic, Stanford Law School [info]
- No deadline indicted.

Course: Migration and the (Inter-)National Order of Things: Law, State Practices and Resistance, Bergen Summer Research School, 12-22 June 2017 [info]
- Apply by 1 March 2017.

Job announcement: Researchers, Migration and Displacement Pillar, Samuel Hall [info]
- Apply by 1 March 2017.

*Training: Statelessness Determination Procedure, Glasgow, 2 March 2017 [info]

*Conference: Seeking Refuge: Faith-Based Approaches to Forced Migration, Princeton, NJ, 3-4 March 2017 [info]

Panel discussion: Re-centralising the Migrant Debate around Human Rights: The Global Compact on Refugees and Migrants, London, 8 March 2017 [info]

Oration: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Shaping International Responses to Climate Change, Disasters and Displacement, Sydney, 9 March 2017 [info]

Conference: Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention, Budapest, 4-5 May 2017 [info]
- Registration deadline is 15 March 2017.

*Job announcement: Senior Legal Analyst, Center for Migration & Refugee Studies
- Applicants sought for 24-month appointment as lead researcher for project on "Refugee Rights and Entitlements in Egypt." E-mail cmrs@aucegypt.edu for more info. Apply by 15 March 2017.

Lecture: Europe, Refugees and Our Obsession with Borders: A Crisis of Political Courage, Sydney (Paddington Campus), 15 March 2017 [info]

*Summer fellowship: Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program [info]
- Application deadline is 15 March 2017.

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: A Few More March 2017

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

18 February 2017

Admin: Winter Break

This blog is taking a little break; posts will resume in a week or so.

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

AALS Immigration Podcasts (ImmigrationProf Blog, Feb. 2017) [access]
- Follow the link to access five podcasts from the 111th Annual Meeting of the AALS, San Francisco, 3-7 Jan. 2017. For more info., here is the programme.

Amicus Curiae of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the Interpretation and Application of Article 25, Article 27 and Article 28 of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (UNHCR, Dec. 2016) [text]

The Centrality of Protection in Humanitarian Action: A Review of Field and Global Clusters in 2016 (Protection Cluster, Feb. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The End of the Deterrence Paradigm? Future Directions for Global Refugee Policy," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

How the Courts Schooled Donald Trump and Kenya's Government on Refugee Rights (Human Rights Watch, Feb. 2017) [text]

"Post-deportation Risks and Monitoring," Forced Migration Review (Feb. 2017) [access]
- Mini-feature.

Terrorisme et droit des réfugiés, des liaisons dangereuses ? Libres propos sur le « Muslim Ban » et la jurisprudence Lounani de la Cour de justice (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (6 Feb. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Afghanistan

Afghan Exodus: Afghan Asylum Seekers in Europe (Afghanistan Analysts Network, Feb. 2017)
- Three-part series: 1) The Changing Situation; 2) The North-South Divide; 3) Case Study Germany

Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and its Member States, of the One Part, and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, of the Other Part (European Union, Feb. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

IOM Afghanistan: Socio-Economic Survey of Undocumented Returnees (IOM, Feb. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Pakistan Coercion, UN Complicity: The Mass Forced Return of Afghan Refugees (Human Rights Watch, Feb. 2017) [text]
- See also related HRW news story, IRIN news story, and Refugees Deeply commentary.

Rapid Needs Assessment of Returnees in Host Communities: Nangarhar and Kunar Provinces (Relief International, Feb. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Risks Encountered after Forced Removal: The Return Experiences of Young Afghans," Forced Migration Review, no. 54 (Feb. 2017) [open access]

Tagged Publications.

17 February 2017

Events & Opportunities: A Few More March 2017

CFP: Forced Migrants in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities for Visibility and Participation, Coventry, UK, 6 September 2017 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 1 March 2017.

Job announcement: Programme Officer, Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network [info]
- Apply by 1 March 2017.

Panel discussion: An Unaccompanied Migrant Children's Court for the UK?, London, 7 March 2017 [info]

CFP: Migration and the Environment [info]
- Contributions sought for a volume published jointly by the Department of Law of the University of Naples “Federico II” and the Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development of the National Research Council of Italy.
- Submit abstracts by 30 March 2017.

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: Even More Feb. & March 2017

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

Regional Focus: United States

"The Arrest of 680 Undocumented Immigrants in One Week is not so Unusual," New York Times, 16 Feb. 2017 [text]

"The Evolving and Diversifying Nature of Migration to the U.S.-Mexico Border," Migration Information Source, 16 Feb. 2017 [text]

Hateful Words and Helpful Actions (The Asylumist Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

ICE Immigration Raids: A Primer (TRAC, Feb. 2017) [text]

Immigration and Crime: What Does the Research Say? (The Conversation, Feb. 2017) [text]

Leaked Draft of Possible Trump Executive Order on Public Benefits Would Spell Chilling Effects for Legal Immigrants (Migration Policy Institute, Feb. 2017) [text]

"A Look at Trump’s Other Immigration Executive Order under Debate," Yahoo News, 13 Feb. 2017 [text]

Non-Citizens are not Voting. Here are the Facts (Brennan Center for Justice Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

Syrian Refugees 'Detrimental' to Americans? The Numbers Tell a Different Story (The Conversation, Feb. 2017) [text]

Trump Administration Prepares to Execute "Vicious" Executive Order on Deportations (The Intercept, Feb. 2017) [text]

Trump, Turmoil, and Terrorism: The US Immigration and Refugee Ban (Kaldor Centre, Feb. 2017) [text]

"Trump Will Issue New Travel Order Instead of Fighting Case in Court," New York Times, 16 Feb. 2017 [text]

Unlike Bush, Trump Invokes Terror Threat and Gets Pushback, not Deference (NPR, Feb. 2017) [text]

The U.S. does not Shortchange Christian Refugees (Human Rights Watch, Feb. 2017) [text]

The US Has Never Been This Divided on Immigration. It’s Time for Compromise (World Economic Forum Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

A U.S. Immigration Clinic in the Age of Trump (Border Criminologies Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

Witnessing the Impact of the Border Security EO on One Immigration Detention Facility (ImmigrationProf Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

Working-Class Immigrants Access Fewer Benefits than U.S.-Born Individuals (ImmigrationProf Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (14 Feb. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe

Event & opportunity:

Webinar: Private Sponsorship of Refugees, 23 February 2017 [info]

Panel discussion: Migrant Deaths at European Borders: States' Duties to Identify and the Rights of Families to Know, London, 22 March 2017 [info]

Publications:

Asylum Visas as an Obligation under EU Law: Case PPU C-638/16 X, X v État belge (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Feb. 2017) [Part I] [Part II]

Country Report: France (AIDA, updated Feb. 2017) [text]

Decision of the European Ombudsman in the Joint Inquiry into Complaints 506-509-674-784-927-1381/2016/MHZ against the European Commission Concerning a Human Rights Impact Assessment in the Context of the EU-Turkey Agreement (European Ombudsman, Jan. 2017) [text]

EDAL Journal (Feb. 2017) [access]
- New blog series with three posts that discuss "Strategic Litigation at the European Level."

FRONTEX Annual Risk Analysis for 2017 (European Union, Feb. 2017) [text]

Hungary: Government’s New Asylum Bill on Collective Push-backs and Automatic Detention (Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Feb. 2017) [text]
- Note: The year indicated on the document is incorrect!

Libya is not Turkey: Why the EU Plan to Stop Mediterranean Migration is a Human Rights Concern (The Conversation, Feb. 2017) [text]

*The Uncounted: Invisible Deaths on Europe’s Borders (Refugees Deeply, Feb. 2017) [text]

What Do Europeans Think about Muslim Immigration? (Chatham House, Feb. 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (14 Feb. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Australia

"Australia Increases Pressure, Cash Offers for PNG Asylum Seekers to Return Home," Reuters, 14 Feb. 2017 [text]

A Comparison of Coalition and Labor Government Asylum Policies in Australia since 2001 (Parliamentary Library of Australia, updated Feb. 2017) [text]

Contextualizing the Reasonableness Test of Internal Relocation in International Refugee Law: Empirical Analysis of Decisions of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal of Australia concerning Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka (SSRN, Jan. 2017) [text]

Diversity Welcomed in Australia, U.S. Despite Uncertainty over Muslim Integration (Pew Research, Feb. 2017) [text]

"Docility and Desert: Government Discourses of Compassion in Australia’s Asylum Seeker Debate," Journal of Sociology, OnlineFirst, 7 Feb. 2017 [free full-text]

"Manus Island Detention Centre to Close by Year's End, Inquest Told," The Guardian, 15 Feb. 2017 [text]

"The Protection of Asylum Seekers in Australian-Pacific Offshore Processing: The Legal Deficit of Human Rights in a Nodal Reality," Human Rights Law Review, vol. 17, no. 1 (March 2017) [postprint]
- Note: The text is currently under embargo.

The Situation in Nauru and Manus Island: Liability for Crimes against Humanity in the Detention of Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Communiqué to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (Global Legal Action Network & Stanford International Human Rights Clinic, Feb. 2017) [text]
- See also related Guardian news story.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (24 Jan. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

16 February 2017

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

Events:

Seminar: Writing in Times of War and Revolution, Oxford, 22 February 2017 [info]
- Part of seminar series on Syria.

Seminar: The Syrian Internal Displacement, Oxford, 1 March 2017 [info]

Publications:

Back Here Again: Safe Zones in Syria (FlagPost Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

Bearing Witness to the Refugee Crisis: Western Audiences and Jordanian Humanitarian Workers (Middle East Institute, Feb. 2017) [text]

For the Long Run: A Mapping of Migration-related Activities in the Wider Sahel Region (Clingendael, Jan. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Insecurity in Yemen Threatens Incoming Refugees and Migrants (UNHCR, Feb. 2017) [text]

*Lebanon: New Refugee Policy a Step Forward (Human Rights Watch, Feb. 2017) [text]

"Lebanon’s Refugee Fatigue," The World Today (Feb. & March 2017) [text]

Migration Profile: Tunisia, Policy Brief, no. 2016/08 (Migration Policy Centre, Dec. 2016) [text]

Needs over Nationality: A Plea for Equal Access to Aid in Jordan (Human Rights Brief, Feb. 2017) [text]

The Struggle for Syria, Oxford, 8 Feb. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2017 (UNRWA, Jan. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Turning Back: Policy and Data Analysis of Iraqis Moving Back from Europe, Briefing Paper, no. 02 (Mixed Migration Platform, Jan. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Research project:

Conflits et migrations: Réflexions sur les catégories et la généalogie des migrations au Moyen-Orient [access]
- "The aim of LAJEH is to deepen knowledge on forced migration in the Middle East, analysing current refugee flows in their historical and regional contexts. Through a cross-disciplinary and empirically-driven approach, it analyses the implications of forced migrations on the host countries and the latter's response. This research project will focus not only on registered refugees but also on the wide range of displaced and migrants groups affected by conflicts and their consequences."

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Syria (8 Feb. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: Gender Issues

Court Order Protects Women Refugees (for Now) (IntLawGrrls Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

Hidden Struggles: Filling Information Gaps Regarding Adversities Faced by Refugee Women in Europe (Refugee Rights Data Project, Jan. 2017) [text via Immigrant Council]

Internally Displaced Women: Social Rupture and Political Voice (openDemocracy, Feb. 2017) [text]

"Neglected, Protected, Ejected: Latin American Women Caught by Crimmigration," Feminist Criminology, OnlineFirst, 5 Feb. 2017 [free full-text]

Promoting the Rights, Needs and Agency of Women and Girls in Humanitarian Action (UN Women, Jan. 2017) [text via Refworld]

"Refugee Roulette: A Comparative Analysis of Gender-related Persecution in Asylum Law," DePaul Journal of Women, Gender & the Law, vol. 6, no. 1 (Fall 2016) [full-text]

"Who Will Resettle Single Syrian Men?," Forced Migration Review, no. 54 (Feb. 2017) [open access]
- See also related MEI blog post and Refugees Deeply commentary.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Women (10 Jan. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Children

Opportunity: 

Online course: Resilience in Children Exposed to Trauma, Disaster and War: Global Perspectives [info]
- "During this course, participants will: learn how trauma can affect children and the systems they depend on, gain insight into core concepts, research methods and lessons learned in last 50 years of resilience research, learn how research is being applied in the real world through interventions that promote resilience, and engage in discussions with others who are working with children at risk around the world."

Publications:

Asylum in the United States for Unaccompanied Children (Carnegie Council, Feb. 2017) [text]

Child Mobility in the EU’s Refugee Crisis: What are the Data Gaps and Why do They Matter? (Border Criminologies Blog, Jan. 2017) [text]

Child Protection Issue Brief: Family Tracing and Reunification (UNHCR, Jan. 2017) [text]

EMN Ad-Hoc Query on Rules on Family Reunification of Unaccompanied Minors Granted Refugee Status or Subsidiary Protection (European Migration Network, May 2016) [text via Refworld]

Longing to Feel "Safe and Comfortable": Protecting Unaccompanied Minors (Institute for the Study of International Migration, Jan. 2017) [text]

Seeking Asylum in Ukraine: Unaccompanied Children Forced to 'Age' Faster (Border Criminologies Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

Unaccompanied Alien Children: An Overview (Congressional Research Service, Jan. 2017) [text]

Unaccompanied Minors in Greece: Who Can 'Save' Them? (Border Criminologies Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

"Unaccompanied Minors Seeking for Protection in the European Union: Will a Fair and Adequate Asylum System Ever See the Light?," Chapter in Migration and Development: Some Reflections on Current Legal Questions (CNR Edizioni 2016) [full-text]
 - Scroll to p. 175.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children (12 Jan. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

15 February 2017

Thematic Focus: General

News: 

ProQuest Launches Displaced Researchers Program (ProQuest, Feb. 2017) [text]

Opportunity:

Information and Style Guide for Research Paper Series (UNHCR, posted Feb. 2017) [info]
- While a specific CFP has not been issued, posting this information would seem to be an invitation for submissions!

Publications:

Norms and Standards for Evaluation (UN Evaluation Group, June 2016) [text via UNHCR]

Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict (Center for Strategic and International Studies, Jan. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Refining Advocacy Assessment: Reflections from Practice, Working Paper, no. 500 (ODI, Feb. 2017) [text]

Refugees in the Mind of the West (Real Clear World, Feb. 2017) [text]

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Covering the Period 1 July 2015-30 June 2016, UN Doc. No. A/71/12 (UN General Assembly, 2016) [text]
- See also related resolution, A/RES/71/172.

Trump is Normalising Extreme Anti-migrant Voices around the World (International Institute for Strategic Studies, Feb. 2017) [text]

UNHCR's Strategic Directions, 2017-2021 (UNHCR, Jan. 2017) [text]

Virtual Citizenship for Refugees: A Proposal (Carnegie Council, Jan. 2017) [text]

What It Takes to Truly be 'One of Us': In U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan, Publics Say Language Matters More to National Identity than Birthplace (Pew Research, Feb. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (31 Jan. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Events & Opportunities: Even More Feb. & March 2017

Feb. 2017:

National strike: #DayWithoutImmigrants (U.S.), 16 February 2017 [info]

Seminar: Japan and 15 Years of 'Responsibility to Protect': Tackling a Shared Humanitarian Crisis, Osaka, 16-17 February 2017 [info]

CFP: Migration and Displacement in Iraq Conference: Working towards Durable Solutions, Erbil, 19-21 April 2017 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 17 February 2017.

Conference: "Talking Refugee" - ASEAN and Refugee Crisis in the Region: Practices, Policies, and Solutions, Bangkok, 17 February 2017 [info]

National strike: One Day without Us (UK), 20 February 2017 [info]

Symposium: Affective Shifts Inside and Outside the Nation and Body: Rethinking How Refugee Research is Engendered, Sydney, 21 February 2017 [info]

CFP: Volunteering for Refugees: Between Integration, Humanitarianism, and Political Action [info]
- Submit proposals by 28 February 2017.

Course: Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance (MAHA), Tufts University [info]
- The application deadline is 28 February 2017.

March 2017:

Course: Geneva Summer Schools, Geneva, 19-30 June 2017 [info]
- Two courses of particular interest include "Global and Regional Migration Governance" and "Understanding Humanitarian Action." Both have an early bird registration deadline of 1 March 2017.

Discussion panel: All at Sea: Comparative Perspectives on Turning Back Boats, Sydney, 1 March 2017 [info]

Seminar: Why are so Many Eritreans Forced to Become Refugees?, Sheffield, UK, 2 March 2017 [info]

Panel debate: Evidence-informed Decision-making in a Complex World, London, 6 March 2017 [info]

Call for applications: MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, Oxford [info]
- Final deadline for applications is 10 March 2017.

CFP: "Understanding Migration: States of (Un)Belonging," 3rd Postgraduate Conference on Migration, Sheffield, UK, 15 June 2017 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 10 March 2017.

CFP: "Forced Displacement and Urbanity: Global Movements, Urban Destinations and Social Justice in the Mediterranean Migration Crisis," Panel at Rethinking Global Urban Justice, Leeds, UK, 11-13 September 2017 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 10 March 2017.

Call for applications: UUSC Human Rights Innovation Fellowship [info]
- Theme is "Climate Forced Migration." Application deadline is 15 March 2017.

CFP: Statelessness Working Paper Series [info]
- Contributions are sought for the 4th edition of the series. The submission deadline is 15 March 2017.

Course: XIII Migration Summer School: "Thinking beyond the Crisis," Florence, Italy, 26 June-7 July 2017 [info]
- Apply by 31 March 2017.

Faculty seminar: Germany, Europe, and the Refugee Crisis:  The Challenge to Integrate, Berlin, 9-19 June 2017 [info]
Application deadline is 15 March 2017.

CFP: Environmental Displacement in 2017: Current Protection Challenges, Sheffield, UK, 16 June 2017 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 24 March 2017.

CFP: Irregular Migrants, Refugees or Victims of Human-Trafficking? Analysis, Advocacy and Assistance between Categorizations and (Self-)Identifications, Bangkok, 21-22 June 2017 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 31 March 2017.

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: More Feb. 2017/New March 2017

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

14 February 2017

Open Access Round-up: 14 Feb. 2017

Below is a list of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 31 Jan. 2017. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

"Family Reunification and the Security State," Constitutional Commentary (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.

"'Second Generation' Refugees and Multilingualism: Identity, Race and Language Transmission," Ethnic and Racial Studies, Latest Articles, 15 Nov. 2016
- Postprint version of article.

"Some Observations on the Legal Responsibility of States and International Organizations in the Extraterritorial Processing of Asylum Claims," Italian Yearbook of International Law Online, vol. 25, no. 1 (2016)
- Postprint version of article.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles:

"Communicable Disease Surveillance and Control in the Context of Conflict and Mass Displacement in Syria," International Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 47 (June 2016)

"Critical Perspectives on Clandestine Migration Facilitation: An Overview of Migrant Smuggling Research," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 1 (2017)

"Germany’s Willkommenskultur: Trade Unions, Refugees and Labour Market Integration," Global Labour Journal, vol. 8, no. 1 (2017)

"Health System Resilience: Lebanon and the Syrian Refugee Crisis," Journal of Global Health, vol. 6, no. 2 (Dec. 2016)

"Increase in Imported Malaria in the Netherlands in Asylum Seekers and VFR Travellers," Malaria Journal, 16:60 (Feb. 2017)

"Infant Feeding Practices in the Saharawi Refugee Camps Algeria: A Cross-sectional Study among Children from Birth to Six Months of Age," International Breastfeeding Journal, 12:8 (Jan. 2017)

"Mass Deportations Would Impoverish US Families and Create Immense Social Costs," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 1 (2017)

"A Qualitative Study on African Immigrant and Refugee Families' Experiences of Accessing Primary Health Care Services in Manitoba, Canada: It's Not Easy!," International Journal for Equity in Health, 16:5 (Jan. 2017)

"Recruitment of Refugees for Health Research: A Qualitative Study to Add Refugees' Perspectives," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(2) (Jan. 2017)

"Rising Up to the Challenge: Strategies to Improve Health Care Delivery for Resettled Syrian Refugees in Canada," University of Toronto Medical Journal, vol. 94, no. 1 (2017)

"Scoping Review on Maternal Health among Immigrant and Refugee Women in Canada: Prenatal, Intrapartum, and Postnatal Care," Journal of Pregnancy, vol. 2017, Article ID 8783294 (Jan. 2017)

Journals:

Forced Migration Review, no. 54 (Feb. 2017)

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"A Survey of Practice and Knowledge of Refugee and Migrant Pregnant Mothers Surrounding Neonatal Jaundice on the Thailand–Myanmar Border," Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, vol. 63, no. 1 (Feb. 2017)

Law Review Articles

"The European Union’s Response to Smuggling of Syrian Asylum Seekers: The End of Human Rights?," Law, Social Justice & Global Development, no. 2 (2016)

"The Fact of Xenophobia and the Fiction of State Sovereignty: A Reply to Blocher and Gulati," Columbia Human Rights Law Review Online (Forthcoming, 2017)

"Reconciling Expectations with Reality: The Real ID Act's Corroboration Exception for Otherwise Credible Asylum Applicants," Michigan Law Review, vol. 115, no. 4 (2017)

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 31 Jan. 2017

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe

Afghan Exodus: Afghan Asylum Seekers in Europe (1) – The Changing Situation (Afghanistan Analysts Network, Feb. 2017) [text]
- Note: This is the first of a three-part series.

"The 'Asylum Payers': Questioning the Asylum Seekers’ Obligation to Contribute to the Costs of Their Reception under International and European Union Law," Chapter in Migration and Development: Some Reflections on Current Legal Questions (CNR Edizioni, 2016) [full-text]
 - Scroll to p. 149.

A Blueprint for Despair: Human Rights Impact of the EU-Turkey Deal (Amnesty International, Feb. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and its Member States, of the One Part, and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, of the Other Part (European Union, Feb. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Country Report: Switzerland (AIDA, Feb. 2017) [text]

The Curious Case of the Eritrean Country Guidance (Free Movement Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

The Eritrean Exodus: What Happened in 2016? (Regional MMS, Feb. 2017) [text]

The EU's Ethical Dilemma: The Scramble to Stem the Refugee and Migrant Flow into Europe (Regional MMS, Feb. 2017) [text]

The EU-Turkey March 2016 Agreement as a Model: New Refugee Regimes and Practices in the Arab Mediterranean and the Case of Libya, Paper presented at "Does the EU-Turkey Deal Represent a Model to be Replicated in Other Contexts?," Catania, Italy, 16 Dec. 2016 [text]

The European Border and Coast Guard: Addressing Migration and Asylum Challenges in the Mediterranean? (Centre for European Policy Studies, Feb. 2017) [text]

Malta Declaration by the Members of the European Council on the External Aspects of Migration: Addressing the Central Mediterranean Route (European Union, Feb. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Malta Plan: A Humane EU Border and Asylum Policy is Possible (European Stability Initiative, Feb. 2017) [text]

The Voices of the Displaced in Ukraine and Russia (Carnegie Europe, Feb. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (12 Feb. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: United States

"Anxiety about Muslim Refugees is Stoked Online by the Far-Right Media," New York Times, 28 Jan. 2017 [text]

"Courts Still Proceeding with Lawsuits — and a New Injunction — against Trump’s Travel Ban," BuzzFeed News, 13 Feb. 2017 [text]

"Family Reunification and the Security State," Constitutional Commentary (Forthcoming) [preprint via SSRN]

Moody on Section 3 of the January 27 Executive Order (ImmigrationProf Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

Podcast: Security Benefits of Refugees, Risks of "Safe Zones" (Niskanen Center, Feb. 2017) [text]
- Follow the link to access the podcast.

Redefining "Public Charge": Gauging the Threat to Noncitizens from Trump’s Draft EO (Niskanen Center, Feb. 2017) [text]
- See also related blog post.

Refugees: Is There Room for a Middle Ground? (The Conversation, Feb. 2017) [text]

Trump’s Executive Orders on Migration and Security: Policy Incompetence, Political Theater or Ideological Pivot? (Center for Migration Studies, Feb. 2017) [text]

Trump’s Refugee Ban: Slamming the Door on Durable Solutions (ISIM Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

Under Trump’s "Extreme Vetting," Should Dictators Vet the Refugees They Create? (Human Rights First, Feb. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas, incl. US (10 Feb. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Africa

2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview: South Sudan (OCHA, Dec. 2016) [text]

Blocked by Trump, Unwanted by Kenya, Somali Refugees Face New Crisis as Famine Looms (IRIN, Feb. 2017) [text]

The Eritrean Exodus: What Happened in 2016? (Regional MMS, Feb. 2017) [text]

*For the Long Run: A Mapping of Migration-related Activities in the Wider Sahel Region (Clingendael, Jan. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Internal Displacement in North East Nigeria: Operationalising the Kampala Convention in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States (ICRC, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Kenyan Court Blocks Plan to Close Dadaab Refugee Camp," New York Times, 9 Feb. 2017 [text]

"Responsibility Sharing: Towards a Unified Refugee Protection Framework in Africa," African Human Mobility Review, vol. 2, no. 3 (Sept.-Dec. 2016) [full-text]

"South Sudan Now Largest Refugee Crisis in Africa," VOA News, 10 Feb. 2017 [text]

Translating the Kampala Convention into Practice: A Stocktaking Exercise (ICRC, Dec. 2016) [text]

Why Not Cash? The Case for Cash Transfers for Refugees in Mozambique (ODI, Dec. 2016) [text]

See also various U.S. State Department funding opportunities to support refugees in Africa.

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (23 Jan. 2017)

Tagged Publications. 

13 February 2017

Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling

"Barriers to Ratification of the United Nations Protocol Against the Smuggling of Migrants," Asian Journal of International Law, vol. 7, no. 1 (Jan. 2017) [free full-text]

"Critical Perspectives on Clandestine Migration Facilitation: An Overview of Migrant Smuggling Research," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

"The European Union’s Response to Smuggling of Syrian Asylum Seekers: The End of Human Rights?," Law, Social Justice & Global Development, no. 2 (2016) [full-text]

How Migration and Conflict Create a Breeding Ground for Human Trafficking (Human Rights First, Jan. 2017) [text]

The Migration Compact: A Robust Triangle of Victims and Perpetrators (Regional MMS, Nov. 2016) [text]

Report on Italy under Rule 7 of the Rules of Procedure for Evaluating Implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA, Jan. 2017) [text]

"The Securitisation of Migrant Smuggling in Australia and its Consequences for the Bali Process," Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 71, no. 1 (2017) [full-text via ResearchGate]

Turning the Tide: The Politics of Irregular Migration in the Sahel and Libya (Clingendael, Feb. 2017) [text]

Related posts:
- News: 2016 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons (21 Dec. 2016)
- Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling (7 Dec. 2016)

Tagged Publications. 

12 February 2017

Regional Focus: Europe

Asylum Accommodation (UK Home Affairs Committee, Jan. 2017) [text]

The CEAS Reform Package: The Death of Asylum by a Thousand Cuts?, Working Paper, no. 6 (Jesuit Refugee Service, Jan. 2017) [text]

Exclusion from International Protection for Terrorist Activities under EU Law: From B & D to Lounani (EDAL Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

The EU and Migration [What Think Tanks are Thinking] (EPRS, Feb. 2017) [text]

Foreign Fighters' Helpers Excluded from Refugee Status: The ECJ Clarifies the Law (EU Law Analysis Blog, Jan. 2017) [text]

Germany Conflicted: The Struggle Between Xenophobia and Tolerance (Human Rights First, Feb. 2017) [text]

Is Mutual Trust Enough? The Situation of Persons with Special Reception Needs upon Return to Italy (Danish Refugee Council & Swiss Refugee Council, Feb. 2017) [text]

Life in Limbo: Filling Data Gaps Relating to Refugees and Displaced People in Greece (Refugee Rights Data Project, Jan. 2017) [text]

Life on the Streets (Refugee Rights Data Project, Feb. 2017) [text]
- Focuses on refugees in Paris; see also related Independent news story.

Middle East-EU Migration: Scenarios - Possible Developments in Migration via Turkey and Greece over the Next 6 Months (ACAPS & Mixed Migration Platform, Feb. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Pitfalls of the Law, Politics and Administrative Practices in the Reform of the Common European Asylum System (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

Portugal’s Openness to Refugees Makes Demographic and Economic Sense (Refugees Deeply, Feb. 2017) [text]

Reform of the Dublin System [EU Legislation in Progress] (EPRS, Feb. 2017) [text]

"'Second Generation' Refugees and Multilingualism: Identity, Race and Language Transmission," Ethnic and Racial Studies, Latest Articles, 15 Nov. 2016 [postprint via Academia.edu]

Statement Delivered by Vincent Cochetel, Director of Europe Bureau on Behalf of UNHCR Senior Officials Meeting of the Valletta Summit on Migration 8-9 February 2017 (UNHCR, Feb. 2017) [text]

The ZAT Case and the Far-reaching Consequences for the Dublin Regulation (EDAL Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

Research project:

Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (Migration Policy Centre) [access]
- "For many years to come, refugees and migrants, as well as intra-EU mobility of workers will remain fiercely-debated topics in Europe. How these challenges are addressed will impact Europe’s cohesion and capacity to act. The Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM) is a three-year research and consultation project which will aim to answer the most relevant research questions and pressing concerns of policy makers."

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Turkey (9 Feb. 2017)
- Regional Focus: Europe (7 Feb. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

10 February 2017

Regional Focus: United States

[I am re-circulating this post to highlight several additions.]

News:

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a unanimous ruling in the case of State of Washington & State of Minnesota v. Trump, rejecting the government's request to place a stay on a district judge's temporary restraining order which put a hold on the enforcement of the president's refugee and visa ban.

*Latest development:
- Appeals Court Judge Wants Vote on Whether to Reconsider Travel Ban Ruling (The Hill, 10 Feb. 2017) [text]

Here is some initial commentary and analysis (more will no doubt be added!):

4 Quick Thoughts on the 9th Circuit Order re: the Immigration EO (Just Security Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

*"A Look at What Comes Next in Trump Travel Ban Case," Associated Press, 10 Feb. 2017 [text via Yahoo]

Here’s What’s Next for the Lawsuit over Trump’s Immigration Order (Vox, Feb. 2017) [text]

*Trump Loses Appeal, but Travel Ban Fight Isn’t Over Yet (The Conversation, Feb. 2017) [text]

Trump’s Refugee and Visa Ban Gets Another Big Defeat in Court (Vox, Feb. 2017) [text]

Washington v. Trump: Summary of Ninth Circuit Decision Upholding TRO in Trump Travel Ban Case (Lawfare Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

Other related items:

Congress Did Not Give the President Unfettered Discretion to Exclude (ImmigrationProf Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

Executive Order Opposition (Human Rights First, Feb. 2017) [access]

The Impact of President Trump’s Executive Orders on Asylum Seekers (Harvard Law School, Feb. 2017) [text]

Myth v. Fact: Trump's Refugee and Immigration Executive Order (Human Rights First, Feb. 2017) [text]

Reactions to President Trump’s Executive Order on the Entry Ban (EPRS, Feb. 2017) [text]

The Refugee EO in the Ninth Circuit: Rights, Wrongs, and Remedies (Lawfare Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

*Trump's Massive Crackdown on Immigrants Has Begun (Vice, Feb. 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (7 Feb. 2017)

Tagged Publications.