31 March 2017

Open Access Round-up: 31 March 2017

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 15 March 2017. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

"Contributing to Social Capital: An Investigation of Asian Immigrants' Use of Public Library Services," Library & Information Science Research, vol. 39, no. 1 (Jan. 2017)
- Postprint version of article.

"Detention and Delusion in Australia’s Kafkaesque Refugee Law," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 36, no. 1 (March 2017)
- Preprint version of article.

"'I Want to Bring Him from the Aeroplane to Here': The Meaning of Animals to Children of Refugee or Migrant Backgrounds Resettled in Australia," Children & Society, Early View, 19 Nov. 2016
- Postprint version of article.

"More Heat than Light: The Challenges of Measuring Forced Migration," Global Responsibility to Protect, vol. 9, no. 1 (2017)
- Preprint version of article.

"Refugees and the Definition of Syria, 1920–1939," Past & Present, Advance Access, 17 Feb. 2017
- Note: The postprint version of this article is currently under embargo.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles, health-related:

"Afghan Migrants Face More Suboptimal Care than Natives: A Maternal Near-miss Audit Study at University Hospitals in Tehran, Iran," BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17:64 (Feb. 2017)

"Bibliometric Analysis of Medicine-related Publications on Refugees, Asylum-seekers, and Internally Displaced People: 2000 – 2015," BMC International Health and Human Rights, 17:7 (March 2017)

"Challenges to Conducting Epidemiology Research in Chronic Conflict Areas: Examples from PURE-Palestine," Conflict and Health, 10:33 (Feb. 2017)

"Determinants of Health Care Services Utilization among First Generation Afghan Migrants in Istanbul," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(2) (Feb. 2017)

"Elevated Hair Cortisol Concentrations in Recently Fled Asylum Seekers in Comparison to Permanently Settled Immigrants and Non-immigrants," Translational Psychiatry, vol. 7, no. 3 (March 2017)

"Encouraging Understanding or Increasing Prejudices: A Cross-sectional Survey of Institutional Influence on Health Personnel Attitudes about Refugee Claimants' Access to Health Care," PLoS ONE 12(2): e0170910 (Feb. 2017)

"Ethical Problems in an Era Where Disasters Have Become a Part of Daily Life: A Qualitative Study of Healthcare Workers in Turkey," PLoS ONE 12(3): e0174162 (March 2017)

"Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Undocumented Immigrants and Refugees in Southern Italy: Demographic, Virological, and Clinical Features," Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 6:33 (Feb. 2017)

"The Right to Health of Non-nationals and Displaced Persons in the Sustainable Development Goals Era: Challenges for Equity in Universal Health Care," International Journal for Equity in Health, 16:14 (Feb. 2017)

Articles, other topics:

"Australia as a Powerbroker on Refugee Protection in Southeast Asia: The Relationship with Indonesia," Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 33, no. 1 (2017)

"Creating Cohesive, Coherent Immigration Policy," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 1 (2017)

"Displacement and Dispossession: Redefining Forced Displacement and Identifying When Forced Displacement Becomes Pillage under International Humanitarian Law," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:5 (Feb. 2017)

"Education in the Context of Internationalization, Immigration, and Forced Migration: Introduction to the Special Issue," Antistasis: An Open Educational Journal, vol. 6, no. 2 (2016)

"Ethical Considerations for Children’s Participation in Data Collection Activities during Humanitarian Emergencies: A Delphi Review," Conflict and Health, 11:5 (March 2017)

"The Extraordinary Statelessness of Deepan Budlakoti: The Erosion of Canadian Citizenship through Citizenship Deprivation," Studies in Social Justice, vol. 11, no. 1 (2017)

"Humanitarian Care and the Ends of Life: The Politics of Aging and Dying in a Palestinian Refugee Camp," Cultural Anthropology, vol. 32, no. 1 (2017)

"The Need for Continuity of Integration Measures Provided for Single Refugees in Municipalities," Social Work: Experience and Methods, vol. 18, no. 2 (2016)

"When Money Speaks: Behind Asylum Seekers’ Consumption Patterns," Forced Migration Review, no. 54 (Feb. 2017)


Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 33, no. 1, 2017
-The theme is "Power and Influence in the Global Refugee Regime."

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Life in De Facto Statelessness in Enclaves in India and Bangladesh," Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, vol. 38, no. 1 (Jan. 2017)

"The Sea as Humanitarian Space: Non-governmental Search and Rescue Dilemmas on the Central Mediterranean Migratory Route," Mediterranean Politics, Latest Articles, 16 March 2017

Law Review Articles

"A-R-C-G- is not the Solution for Domestic Violence Victims," Catholic University Law Review, vol. 66, no. 1 (2017)

"Bringing Law into the Political Sociology of Humanitarianism," Oslo Law Review, vol. 4, no. 1 (2017)

"Stateless in the United States: The United Nations' Efforts to End Statelessness and American Gender Discrimination in Lynch v. Morales-Santana," Southern California Law Review, vol. 90, no. 1 (Nov. 2016)

"Stranglehold Refoulement: Fear of Constructively Forced Returns of Burmese Refugees as Consequence of Thailand’s Combined Human Rights Violations," Fordham International Law Journal, vol. 40, no. 2 (2017)

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 15 March 2017

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria


Coming Home? A Political Settlement in Syria Must Focus on Refugees (Carnegie Middle East Center, March 2017) [text]

Desperate Red Sea Journeys: Refugees Pour into and out of Yemen (Refugees Deeply, March 2017) [text]

The Ethics of Struggle: When Refugees Become Hosts of Other Refugees (Refugee Outreach & Research Network Blog, March 2017) [text]

"For Iraqi Christians at Home and Abroad, the Road to Reconstruction is Long," The Economist, 30 March 2017 [text]

"Humanitarian Care and the Ends of Life: The Politics of Aging and Dying in a Palestinian Refugee Camp," Cultural Anthropology, vol. 32, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

"The Humanitarian Infrastructure and the Question of Over-research: Reflections on Fieldwork in the Refugee Crises in the Middle East and North Africa," Area, Early View, 5 Dec. 2016 [free full-text]

"Iran's 'Exemplary' Refugee Hosting Efforts Praised by UN," The Independent, 16 March 2017 [text]

Palestinian Refugees from Syria and Their Fate in Europe (Refugee Outreach & Research Network Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

Refugees and Migration Movements in the Middle East, POMEPS Studies, no. 25 (Project on Middle East Political Science, March 2017) [text]
- Includes 15 articles; see also related Washington Post article.

Relevant COI on the Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Baghdad (UNHCR, March 2017) [text]

Relevant Country of Origin Information to Assist with the Application of UNHCR's Country Guidance on Syria: "Illegal Exit" from Syria and Related Issues for Determining the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Syria (UNHCR, Feb. 2017) [text]

Syrian Refugees - Iraq: Humanitarian Inter-Agency Interventions, Information Kit, no. 16 (UNHCR, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"There Are No Real ‘Safe Zones’ and There Never Have Been," Foreign Policy, 30 March 2017 [text]

Yemen: Attack on Refugee Boat Likely War Crime (Human Rights Watch, March 2017) [text]


Refugee Hosts: Local Community Experiences of Displacement from Syria (University College London) [access]
- This project "aims to improve our understanding of the challenges and opportunities that arise in local responses to displacement, both for refugees from Syria and for the members of the communities that are hosting them in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey."

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Syria (27 March 2017)
- Regional Focus: MENA (15 March 2017)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Thematic Focus: General

68th Meeting of the Standing Committee, Geneva, 14-16 March 2017 [access]
- Follow link for agenda, documents, remarks and oral updates. NGO statements are available on ICVA's web site.

Duties of States Towards Refugees and Migrants under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, UN Doc. No. E/C.12/2017/1 (UN Economic & Social Council, March 2017) [text via Refworld]

The G20 Countries Should Assume Leadership of the Forced Migration Crisis and Mitigate the Deficiencies of the Existing Governance System, G20 Insights (T20 Forced Migration Task Force, updated March 2017) [text]
- See also two related co-chair briefs, "More Financial Burden-Sharing for Developing Countries that Host Refugees" and "Education and Skills Development in the Context of Forced Migration."

Global Migration: A Liberal Overview of Causes, Types, Pros, and Cons (Oxford Council on Good Governance, Feb. 2017) [text]

"More Heat than Light: The Challenges of Measuring Forced Migration," Global Responsibility to Protect, vol. 9, no. 1 (2017) [preprint]

A New Agenda for Facilitating Human Mobility after the UN Summits on Refugees and Migrants (openDemocracy, March 2017) [text]

Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 33, no. 1 (2017) [open access]
- Theme is "Power and Influence in the Global Refugee Regime."

Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System, London, 29 March 2017 [info]
- Discussion of new book published 30 March 2017 by Penguin Allen Lane. An earlier discussion is available here. See also initial book review, and critique of that review.

Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Migration, UN Doc. No. A/71/728 (UN General Assembly, Feb. 2017) [text]
- Note: This is the final report from Peter Sutherland, who served as the Special Representative on Migration for 11 years. His successor is Louise Arbour.

Seeking Refuge: Faith-Based Approaches to Forced Migration, Princeton, NJ, 3-4 March 2017 [info] - Follow link for video. Note: The links at the bottom of the page are invalid; use the links under the "Poverty and Peacemaking" menu on the left side to access more information about the event.

Towards a Global Compact on Refugees: A Proposed Roadmap (UNHCR, March 2017) [text via FM Forum]
- This is a UNHCR non-paper provided by the Forced Migration Forum. See also this related Oral Update on the Comprehensive Refugee Response provided at the recent Standing Committee meeting.

"Where the World's Refugees Are," NPR, 27 March 2017 [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (22 March 2017)

Tagged Publications.

30 March 2017

New Issue of JRS

The latest issue of the Journal of Refugee Studies (JRS) has been published. Contents of vol. 30, no. 1, March 2017 include:
  • ‘Barahunga Amahoro—They Are Fleeing Peace!’ The Politics of Re-Displacement and Entrenchment in Post-War Burundi [abstract]
  • Internally Displaced Persons and Elections under Military Conflict in Ukraine [abstract]
  • Goals without Means: A Mertonian Critique of Australia’s Resettlement Policy for South Sudanese Refugees [abstract] [ResearchGate]
  • Classed Landscapes of Care and Belonging: Guardianships of Unaccompanied Minors [abstract]
  • Status Determination of Indochinese Boat Arrivals: A ‘Balancing Act’ in Australia [abstract]
  • Developing and Validating the Refugee Integration Scale in Nairobi, Kenya [free full-text]
Eleven book reviews are also featured.

Finally, this issue includes a retraction notice for the article "Environmental Conflict between Internally Displaced Persons and Host Communities in Iraq."  Readers are encouraged to refer to the article that was plagiarized, "Environmental Conflict between Refugee and Host Communities," Journal of Peace Research, vol. 42, no. 3 (2005) (which is also available full-text via ResearchGate).

Tagged Periodicals.

Regional Focus: Australia


Seminar: Australian Compared to Canadian and German Approaches to Asylum Seeker Intakes, Melbourne, 4 April 2017 [info]


Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Human Rights: Snapshot Report, 2nd ed. (Australian Human Rights Commission, 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Provides "an update on legal and policy developments related to refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia" since the first snapshot report was published in Oct. 2013.

"Australia as a Powerbroker on Refugee Protection in Southeast Asia: The Relationship with Indonesia," Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 33, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

Australia’s Deportation of Asylum Seekers Pending Determination of Their Claims to Refugee Status (Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, March 2017) [text]

"Australia’s Irregular Migration Information Campaigns: Border Externalization, Spatial Imaginaries, and Extraterritorial Subjugation," Territory, Politics, Governance, Latest Articles, 14 Feb. 2017 [full-text via Academia.edu]

Factsheet: Can Australia Deport Refugees and Cancel Visas on ‘Character Grounds’? (Kaldor Centre, March 2017) [text]

Humanitarian Arrivals in Melbourne: A Spatial Analysis of Population Distribution and Health Service Needs (University of Melbourne & Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, July 2016 [text]

The Latest Hurdles for People Seeking Asylum in Australia (Kaldor Centre, March 2017) [text]

The Legal Needs of Asylum Seekers Driving Pro Bono Law Growth (Pro Bono Australia, March 2017) [text]

*Position on Legal Representation for Asylum-seekers (UNHCR, March 2017) [text]

Public Attitudes towards Asylum Seekers and Refugees (Refugee Research Blog, March 2017) [text]

Removal of Failed Asylum Seekers in Australia: A Comparative Perspective (Lowy Institute, March 2017) [text]
- See also related blog post.


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia & New Zealand (20 March 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: Solutions

As Refugees Resettle across Europe, Four News Organizations Partner to Tell the Still-unfolding Stories of Integration (Nieman Lab, March 2017) [text]

"Australia Close to Resettling 12,000 Syrian Refugees," VOA News, 22 March 2017 [text]

"Canadians Adopted Refugee Families for a Year. Then Came 'Month 13'," New York Times, 25 March 2017 [text]

"Can Resettlement Prevent Irregular Migration?," Al Jazeera, 26 March 2017 [text]
- "Accessible resettlement programmes for refugees in Africa can curb irregular immigration to the West and save lives."

Enhancing Humanitarian Admission in Europe, Webinar, 23 March 2017 [info]
- Note: Audio of this webinar should become available soon.

"In Vermont Town, Refugee Resettlement Debate Costs Mayor His Job," NPR, 8 March 2017 [text]

Integrating Young Male Refugees: Initial Evidence from an Inclusive Soccer Project, Discussion Paper, no. 17-016 (Centre for European Economic Research, 2017) [text]

"The Last Refugee: Through the Closing Door," Boston Globe, 23 March 2017 [text]

"Make America Great by Welcoming Refugees Again," Thomson Reuters News, 28 March 2017 [text]
- Note: This is a comment by the former director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

"Refugees in Texas: Attitudes Toward Security and Service," Pulitzer Center, 15 March 2017 [text]

A Year after Key Conference Sought to Boost Resettlement Targets for Syrian Refugees, Half of the 500,000 Places Sought Have Been Achieved (UNHCR, March 2017) [text]


Welcoming Refugees (Welcoming America) [access]
- This program "assists organizations and communities across the country plan ways to help local refugees feel a greater part of their new community and to build understanding among all residents."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (18 March 2017)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Regional Focus: Africa


Convened by IGAD, a special summit of regional Heads of State and Government was held on 25 March 2017 to address durable solutions for Somali refugees, the outcome of which was the Nairobi Declaration. For more information, see:

The Containment Chronotrope: The European Refugee 'Crisis' and Shifting Sovereignties in Sub-Saharan Africa, Johannesburg, 11 April 2017 [info]


Access to Socio-Economic Rights for Refugees: A Comparison Across Six African Countries (Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa, March 2017) [text]
- The countries are DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Sudan.

Can Kenya Ensure National Security While Still Admitting Refugees? (The Conversation, March 2017) [text]

*"Fleeing Boko Haram, Thousands Cling to a Road to Nowhere," New York Times, 30 March 2017 [text]

"From Humanitarian Action to Development Aid in Northern Uganda and the Formation of a Humanitarian-development Nexus," Development in Practice, vol. 27, no. 2 (2017) [abstract]
- See also earlier policy brief.

Famine in Somalia: Twice in Six Years? (IRIN, March 2017) [text]

Humanitarian Agencies Prepare for Increased Displacement of Drought-Affected Somalis into Ethiopia (IOM, March 2017) [text]

Kenya: Protect Somalis Facing Conflict, Abuses, Drought (Human Rights Watch, March 2017) [text]

New Gambia, New Migration? (IRIN, March 2017) [text]

Perilous Terrain: Humanitarian Action at Risk in Mali (MSF, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Refugee Impacts on Turkana Hosts: A Social Impact Analysis for Kakuma Town and Refugee Camp, Turkana County, Kenya (World Bank, Nov. 2016) [text]
- See also related Dev4Peace blog post.

Smuggled South: An Updated Overview of Mixed Migration from the Horn of Africa to Southern Africa with Specific Focus on Protection Risks, Human Smuggling and Trafficking, Briefing Paper, no. 3 (Regional MMS, March 2017) [text]

Towards a Theology of Human Mobility in Africa (Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa, Feb. 2017) [text]


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (17 March 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

29 March 2017

Regional Focus: Europe

Country Report: Greece (AIDA, March 2017) [text]
- The latest updated report.

European Courts and Citizens Struggle to Do “What’s Right” amidst Reactionary Migration Law and Policy (Center for Migration Studies, Feb. 2017) [text]
- Discusses "four cases that highlight how individual citizens and courts of member states have dealt with situations involving a conflict between doing 'what’s right' and what’s legal."

The European Union-Turkey Migration Agreement One Year Later: A Victory for Orderly Migration or a Violation of International Law and Protection? (Center for Migration Studies, Feb. 2017) [text]

General Grounds for Refusal: Alleged Deception and Innocent Mistakes (Free Movement Blog, March 2017) [text]

MOASXCHANGE: A Forum Exploring Safe and Legal Alternatives to the Maritime Migration Route, Valletta, Malta. 27 March 2017 [info]
- Follow link for access to live blog and video; see also Twitter feed.

"Most EU Countries are Happy to Welcome Other Europeans. They are Less Keen on Refugees from Outside," The Economist, 25 March 2017 [text]

NGOs under Attack for Saving Too Many Lives in the Mediterranean (The Conversation, March 2017) [text]

Social Impact of Migration Must be a Topic of Policy, not Fear (Refugees Deeply, March 2017) [text]

Supporting Asylum Seekers: Building Capacity for Service Provision and Policy Advocacy (British Red Cross & Univ. of Glasgow, March 2017) [text]

UNHCR Recommendations for Greece in 2017 (UNHCR, Feb. 2017) [text]

Why Were Bosniaks Treated More Favourably than Today’s Muslim Refugees? On Differing Narratives of Identity, Religion and Security (EUROPP, March 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - General (24 March 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Children


Australian Picture Books: Humanising and Thoughtful Depictions of Displaced Children (Refugee Research Blog, ) [text]

Council of Europe Calls on Hungary to Reconsider New Law That Risks Exposing Migrant Children to Sexual Exploitation (Council of Europe, March 2017) [text]
- See also related Reuters article.

The Detention of Asylum Seeking Children in Hungary: Dire Tendencies in Upholding the Basic Rights of Children (EDAL, March 2017) [text]

"Ethical Considerations for Children’s Participation in Data Collection Activities during Humanitarian Emergencies: A Delphi Review," Conflict and Health, 11:5 (March 2017) [open access]

Falling through the Cracks: The Children of Yemen (Unicef, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Niñez y Adolescencia Migrante No Acompañada Retornada en el Triángulo Norte de Centroamérica," Vivienda, vol. 2 (IOM, 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Oral Update on the High Commissioner’s Dialogues on Protection Challenges, Sixty-eighth Meeting of the Standing Committee, Geneva, 14-16 March 2017 [text]
- See also related NGO statement.

Thematic Report on Migrant and Refugee Children: Prepared by the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees (Council of Europe, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

A Tide of Self-Harm and Depression: The EU-Turkey Deal’s Devastating Impact on Child Refugees and Migrants (Save the Children, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related Refugees Deeply story.

"UN Criticizes, and Praises, Germany's Child Refugee Policy," DW, 21 March 2017 [text]
- Note: The report is available in German on Unicef's web site.

UNHCR Statement to High Level Panel on "How to Better Address the Often-Time Irreparable Damage Caused to Children in Conflict Situations...," 2017 Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference, 21-23 March 2017 [text]
- Note: The theme of the conference was "The Impact of Crises and Disasters on Children."

Web site: 

Researching Histories of Child Refugees in Australia (Univ. of Melbourne) [access]
- "Overall this project explores the changing nature of Australian internationalism during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries through a study of a history of child refugees and campaigns undertaken on behalf of child refugees conducted by relief agencies and humanitarian organisations."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children (13 March 2017)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

28 March 2017

Thematic Focus: Economic Contributions of Refugees/Immigrants in the U.S.

As this recent article in the Migration Information Source pointed out, Mr. Trump's Executive Orders relating to refugees and immigration "mandate sweeping data collection and reporting on immigrants and refugees in ways that seek to underscore societal and economic costs with no countervailing attention to positive effects from immigration." (emphasis added)

In the interest of providing some of that countervailing attention, here are a few stories that focus on the positive contributions of refugees and immigrants:

"As More Americans Fail Drug Tests, Employers Turn to Refugees," CNN, 27 March 2017 [text]

"Can Refugees Save a Town?," Christian Science Monitor, 28 Feb. 2017 [text]

"How Immigrants are Helping Detroit’s Recovery," The Economist, 16 Feb. 2017 [text]

"The Jobs Americans Do," New York Times Magazine, 23 Feb. 2017 [text]
- Several stories profile the work of immigrants/refugees.

"Lacking E.M.T.s, an Aging Maine Turns to Immigrants," New York Times, 27 March 2017 [text]

"A Surprising Salve for New York’s Beleaguered Cities: Refugees," New York Times, 20 Feb. 2017 [text]

"A Tale of Two Kansas Towns: One Thrives as Another Struggles," NPR, 18 Feb. 2017 [text]

For more stories about/analysis of how refugees and immigrants (both unauthorized immigrants and immigrants working in different sectors) help the U.S. economy, browse the New American Economy web site.

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: United States (27 March 2017)
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (23 March 2017)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Events & Opportunities: Last Minute March 2017/More April 2017

CFP: Lewis & Clark Law Review Immigration Symposium [info]
- No deadline indicated.

CFP: Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: Current International Research on Survivors of Nazi Persecution, London, 10-12 January 2018 [info]
- Submit abstract by 31 March 2017.

Call for nominations: Sergio Vieira de Mello Award [info]
 - Submissions are due by 31 March 2017.

Symposium: International Migration in Mediterranean Basin, 25th Annual Cairo Papers in Social Science Symposium, Cairo, 1 April 2017 [info]

Seminar: Gender and Refugees: What Kind of Dance Partners, Cairo, 3 April 2017 [info]

*Refugee Rights Day: Refugees Welcome or Excluded Here?, Toronto, 4 April 2017 [info]

Seminar: Australian Compared to Canadian and German Approaches to Asylum Seeker Intakes, Melbourne, 4 April 2017 [info]

Conference: The U.N. Global Compact on Migration & Human Rights, London, 5 April 2017 [info]

Revised CFP: Edited Book on LGBTI Refugees [info]
- Submit expressions of interest by 5 April 2017.

Conference: Forgotten Corridors: Global Displacement & the Politics of Engagement, 10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS), Victoria, Canada, 15-18 May 2017 [info]
- Deadline for early bird registration is 7 April 2017.

Accreditation: Participating in UN Global Compact Preparatory Process [info]
- "Organizations/institutions/entities that are NOT in consultative status with UN ECOSOC that wish to participate in the informal thematic sessions and/or informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings must apply for special accreditation to the preparatory process." Deadline is 9 April 2017.

Job announcement: Head of Legal Protection & Medico-Legal Services, Helen Bamber Foundation, London [info]
- Apply by 13 April 2017.

Seminar: Refugees and Migrants: A Comparative Study of Response - The UN, Government and Civil Society, Cambridge, MA, 13 April 2017 [info]

Job announcement: Research Officer for Project on "The Global Governed? Refugees as Providers of Protection and Assistance," Oxford [info]
- Apply by 24 April 2017.

Call for applications: Benach Collopy Asylum Summer Fellowship 2017, Washington, DC [info]
- Apply by 30 April 2017.


Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: More March & April 2017

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: Statelessness

Born in the Americas: The Promise and Practice of Nationality Laws in Brazil, Chile, and Colombia (Open Society Foundations, March 2017) [text]

Data Collection on Stateless Persons in Canada Canadian Centre on Statelessness, 2017) [text]

Diplomatic Protection for the Stateless Rohingya (APPS Policy Forum, March 2017) [text]

"The Extraordinary Statelessness of Deepan Budlakoti: The Erosion of Canadian Citizenship through Citizenship Deprivation," Studies in Social Justice, vol. 11, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

Good Practices Paper (Action 2): Ensuring That No Child is Born Stateless (UNHCR, March 2017) [text]

The Gray Zone (Slate, March 2017) [text]
- Discusses ethnic Russians in Estonia.

"Life in De Facto Statelessness in Enclaves in India and Bangladesh," Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, vol. 38, no. 1 (Jan. 2017) [open access]

"Stateless in the United States: The United Nations' Efforts to End Statelessness and American Gender Discrimination in Lynch v. Morales-Santana," Southern California Law Review, vol. 90, no. 1 (Nov. 2016) [full-text]

Sweden’s Temporary Asylum Laws: The Impending Problems for Stateless Refugees (ENS Blog, March 2017) [text]

UN Refugee Agency Applauds Haiti Vote on Statelessness (UNHCR, March 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Statelessness (13 March 2017)

Tagged Publications.

27 March 2017

Regional Focus: United States

Answering the Impossible Question (The Asylumist Blog, March 2017) [text]
- The question is "What are the chances that I will win my case?"

Criminal Immigrants: Their Numbers, Demographics, and Countries of Origin (Cato, March 2017) [text]

Debating the Big Questions on Immigration: What Rights do Immigrants Have — and is the President Free to Bar Them? (Salon, March 2017) [text]

Immigration and Public Safety (Sentencing Project, March 2017) [text]

Is There a Link between Refugees and U.S. Crime Rates? (New American Economy, Feb. 2017) [text]

Migrants and the Making of America: The Short- and Long-Run Effects of Immigration during the Age of Mass Migration (Harvard University, March 2017) [text]

The Revolt of the Judges: What Happens When the Judiciary Doesn’t Trust the President’s Oath (Lawfare Blog, March 2017) [text]
- Focuses on the legal decisions issued in litigation re. the refugee/immigration Executive Orders.

The Staggering, Sudden Change at the US Border (Vox, March 2017) [text]

"Trump's Anti-immigrant Policies are Scaring Eligible Families Away from the Safety Net," The Atlantic, 24 March 2017 [text]

Upholding the Revised Refugee Executive Order: A Virginia District Court Clarifies the Establishment Clause Issues (Lawfare Blog, March 2017) [text]

"US Embassies Ordered to Identify Population Groups for Tougher Visa Screening," Reuters, 23 March 2017 [text]

What If Keeping Out “Bad and Dangerous” Muslims is the President’s National Security Purpose? And Other Vexing Questions (Lawfare Blog, March 2017) [text]

What Really Happened during the First Travel Ban? A Close Look at the Data (Vox, March 2017) [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: United States (23 March 2017)
- News: IACHR Hearings (22 March 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Syria

Aid Inside Syria: Time to Go Small in a Bigger Way (Refugees International, March 2017) [text]
- See also related RI blog post.

Analysis: Politics of Class and Identity Dividing Aleppo – and Syria (Refugees Deeply, March 2017) [text]

"Five Myths about Syrian Refugees: Separating Fact from Fiction," Foreign Affairs, 22 March 2017 [info]
- Register to access one free article per month.

Mapping the Future of Syria: State of Play and Options (EPRS, March 2017) [text]

Question and Answer: Safe Zones and the Armed Conflict in Syria (Human Rights Watch, March 2017) [text]

*"Refugees and the Definition of Syria, 1920–1939," Past & Present, Advance Access, 17 Feb. 2017 [abstract]
- A postprint version of this article is embargoed until 17 Feb. 2019; see also related Refugee History blog post.

The Syrian Refugee Crisis, Providence, RI, 16 March 2017 [info]
- Follow link for video.

The Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon: Empowering Youth to Serve as Agents of Change (Voices & Views Blog, March 2017) [text]

"Tillerson Pledges Safe Areas for Refugees, More Pressure on Islamic State," Reuters, 22 March 2017 [text]
- See also two related HRW commentaries, here and here.

Whole of Syria Protection Sector: Who We Are (Protection Cluster, March 2017) [text]


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Syria (14 March 2017)

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: Education

Business School Beams Real-Time Lectures into Isolated Refugee Camp (Refugees Deeply, March 2017) [text]

Drawings Reveal the Struggles and Triumphs of Child Refugees in Their First Six Months of High School (The Conversation, March 2017) [text]

Education for the Future: Communities of Learning among Syrians and Jordanians in Host Communities (Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development & Fafo, March 2017)
- Three papers are available from this project: 1) Fostering a Culture of Accountability for Improving the Learning Environment in Jordan; 2) Basic Education and Parents’ Relations with School in Mafraq City, Jordan: Findings from a Mini-survey of Jordanian and Syrian Refugee Households; 3) Improving Learning Environments in Jordanian Public Schools: Lessons from School Visits and Community Dialogue in Northern Jordan.

"Education in the Context of Internationalization, Immigration, and Forced Migration: Introduction to the Special Issue," Antistasis: An Open Educational Journal, vol. 6, no. 2 (2016) [open access]

Evidence on Education as a Driver of Migration, Helpdesk Report (K4D, Jan. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"A High School's Lesson for Helping English Language Learners Get to College," NPR, 25 March 2017 [text]
- Audio also available via a/m link.

Higher Education Scholarship Opportunities for Refugee Students, Webinar, 8 March 2017 [info]
- Follow link for video and presentations.

How Teachers Can Prepare Refugee Children for Unknowable Futures (Refugees Deeply, March 2017) [text]

How Teachers Use Mobile Phones as Education Tools in Refugee Camps (Education Plus Development Blog, March 2017) [text]

Living in the Shadows, a Family Tries to Secure Its Children’s Future (Refugees Deeply, March 2017) [text]

The Long Journey from a Refugee Camp to an Australian School (The Conversation, Feb. 2017) [text]

New Research Voices: International Journal of Research from the Front-line, vol. 1, no. 3 (2017) [full-text]
- Theme is "Academic Solutions for the Syria Crisis." See also related Refugees Deeply story.

Urban Refugee Education: Strengthening Policies and Practices for Access, Quality, and Inclusion (Teachers College, March 2017) [text]


Integrating the Refugee Crisis into Your Curriculum (PBS) [access]
- Discusses lesson plan for middle schoolers on "A Refugee's Story."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Education (3 March 2017)

Tagged Publications.

25 March 2017

Regional Focus: Americas


Forced Migration Review [info]
- Contributions sought for issue on "Latin America and the Caribbean." Deadline for submission of articles is 5 June 2017.


"Argentina Welcomes Syria Migrants after Trump Slams Door," AP, 23 March 2017 [text]

Argentina's Immigration Crackdown Rattles Bolivia (NACLA Blog, March 2017) [text]

"Brazil Should Do More for Venezuela's Refugees and Migrants," Americas Quarterly, 20 March 2017 [text]

"Exclusive: Almost Half of Canadians Want Illegal Border Crossers Deported," Reuters, 20 March 2017 [text]

"Separation Anxiety: A Wall Goes up in Argentina and Then Anti-immigrant Rhetoric Spreads. Will It Change the Course of a Region Bent on Tearing Borders Down?," Buzzfeed News, 5 March 2017 [text]

Solidarity and Sanctuary: The Guatemalan Exodus and the Diocese of San Cristobal de las Casas, Global Migration Research Paper, no. 18 (Global Migration Centre, 2017) [text]

"Syrian Refugees in Canada," Special report in National Observer, July 2016-March 2017 [access]

"Why Canada’s Status Quo at the Border Can’t Last," Maclean's, 13 March 2017 [text]

Related posts:
- News: IACHR Hearings (22 March 2017)
- Regional Focus: Americas (15 March 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

24 March 2017

Regional Focus: Europe - General

The Case for a Common European Refugee Policy (Bruegel, March 2017) [text]

Dealbreaker: EU Migration Policy Causes More Harm and Chaos One Year after EU-Turkey Deal (openDemocracy, March 2017) [text]

The End of Europe Wrapped up a Spreadsheet? (Netzwerk Flüchtlingsforschung Blog, March 2017) [text]
- Discusses a visit to EASO.

The EU at 60: Will the EU Regain Its Lost Humanity Regarding Refugees? (RI Blog, March 2017) [text]

'Exiles in the Aegean': A Year after the EU–Turkey Deal (openDemocracy, March 2017) [text]

How the Refugee Crisis is Dealing Another Blow to Europe's Roma (The Conversation, March 2017) [text]

Palestinian Refugees from Syria and Their Fate in Europe (Refugee Outreach & Research Network Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

The Problem with Having No Plan B If E.U. Deal with Turkey Fails (Refugees Deeply, March 2017) [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Indiv. Countries (24 March 2017)
- Regional Focus: Europe (17 March 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe - Indiv. Countries


"Avoiding Risky Sea Journey, Syrian Refugees Head to Italy 'Pronto'," AFP, 19 March 2017 [text via Yahoo News]
- Note: An agreement for humanitarian corridors to France has also just been signed. For more info. on the humanitarian corridor endeavor, read this dossier and this blog post on The Conversation.

"Britain's Immigration Policy is Just as Draconian as Donald Trump's 'Muslim Ban'," Vice News, 14 March 2017 [text]

Europe’s Refugee Frontier: Pushbacks and Border Closures in Serbia (Refugees Deeply, March 2017) [text]

Ill-Treatment of Migrants in Greek Law Enforcement: Are the Strasbourg Court Judgments the Tip of the Iceberg? (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, March 2017) [text]

"Meet the Syrians in Hiding in Britain Because They’re Afraid of Being Sent Back to Mainland Europe," Buzzfeed News, 16 March 2017 [text]  

Report on Review of Cash Allowance Paid to Asylum Seekers: 2016 (UK Home Office, March 2017) [text via Refworld]

"The Syrian Refugees Coming Home to Armenia," Foreign Policy, 20 March 2017 [text]

Syrian Refugees to be Properly Recognised as Refugees at Last (Free Movement Blog, March 2017) [text]

Wrongful Convictions of Asylum Seekers in the UK (Border Criminologies, March 2017)
- Three-part blog series: 1) Prosecuting Refugees: Wrongful Convictions, Unlawful Practices; 2) New Article: Criminal Cases Review Commission’s Response to Wrongful Convictions of Refugees and Asylum Seekers; 3) The Problem with the Prosecution of Refugees.


Les Recueils Annuels de Jurisprudence de la CNDA (Cour Nationale du Droit d'Asile)[access]
- Annual overviews of asylum decisions are available since 2005. Also available are special compilations of decisions.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (17 March 2017)

Tagged Publications.

New Issue of Refuge

The latest issue of Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugee Issues is now available. As explained further in the introduction, the theme is "Power and Influence in the Global Refugee Regime."

Refuge is open access so all articles are freely available!

Contents of vol. 33, no. 1, 2017 include:

  • Power in the Global Refugee Regime: Understanding Expressions and Experiences of Power in Global and Local Contexts
  • US Leadership and the International Refugee Regime
  • Australia as a Powerbroker on Refugee Protection in Southeast Asia: The Relationship with Indonesia
  • Power and Responsibility at the Margins: The Case of India in the Global Refugee Regime
  • Effecting Change: Civil Servants and Refugee Policy in 1970s Canada
  • Les hauts et les bas du financement canadien au HCR: quelle aide et pour quels réfugiés?
  • UNHCR’s Origins and Early History: Agency, Influence, and Power in Global Refugee Policy
  • Finding Space for Protection: An Inside Account of the Evolution of UNHCR’s Urban Refugee Policy
  • The International Organization for Migration (IOM): Gaining Power in the Forced Migration Regime

Also included are four book reviews.

Tagged Periodicals.

23 March 2017

Regional Focus: United States

"Best Evidence Aside: Why Trump's Executive Order Makes America Less Healthy," Hastings Center Report, vol. 47, no. 2 (March/April 2017) [free full-text]

Declined Detainer Outcome Report (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 2017) [access]
- New weekly report "mandated by the president’s executive order 'Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States'" that names "jurisdictions that decline to detain immigrants who could be subject to deportation." See also related CNN article.

Immigration Projected to Drive Growth in U.S. Working-age Population through at Least 2035 (Pew Research, March 2017) [text]

"Inside Trump's Border Crackdown on Women and Kids," Mother Jones, 19 March 2017 [text]

"Muscular Public Relations Strategy to Paint Immigrants and Immigration as Negatives Embedded Deep Within Trump Executive Orders," Migration Information Source, 22 March 2017 [text]
- Examines the mandate in the president's immigration-related Executive Orders for "sweeping data collection and reporting on immigrants and refugees in ways that seek to underscore societal and economic costs with no countervailing attention to positive effects from immigration." Also provides an update on recent national and state policies.

Nearly 300 Law Professors: Trump’s Executive Order on “Sanctuary” Cities is Unconstitutional (Immigrant Legal Resource Center, March 2017) [text]

The Negative Consequences of Entangling Local Policing and Immigration Enforcement (Center for American Progress, March 2017) [text]

Read the Concurring and Dissenting Opinions from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (Forced Migration Forum, March 2017) [text]

Trump Scapegoats Immigrants with Creation of Office of Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (Immigration Impact, March 2017) [text]

Watch Ireland’s Prime Minister Bash Trump’s Anti-immigration Views Just Feet Away from Trump (Vox, March 2017) [text]
- Follow link for video.

Why Undocumented Immigration from Latin America to the US Will Slow to a Crawl—Even Without a Border Wall (Brookings Now Blog, March 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (16 March 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Gender Issues

Events & opportunities:

Report launch: Making the Asylum Appeals Process Fair for Women, London, 30 March 2017 [info]

Funding opportunity: Global Innovation Programs to Address Gender-based Violence (GBV) in Conflict-Affected Humanitarian Emergencies [info]
- Proposal submission deadline is 18 May 2017.

Funding opportunity: Safe From The Start Initiative to Improve Global Institutionalization and Accountability for Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Responses in Conflict-Affected Humanitarian Emergencies [info]
- Proposal submission deadline is 18 May 2017.


"A-R-C-G- is not the Solution for Domestic Violence Victims," Catholic University Law Review, vol. 66, no. 1 (2017) [full-text]

Intimacies, Citizenship and Refugee Men (Palgrave Macmillan, Nov. 2016) [preview via Springer]

Invisible Households: A Gendered Analysis of Single Male-Headed Households in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement in Uganda, Global Migration Research Paper, no. 19 (Global Migration Centre, 2017) [text]

Left Behind, but not at Home: The Hidden Migration Stories of the Women Who Stay (REACH, March 2017) [text]
- Note: A related study on "Separated Families: Who Stays, Who Goes and Why" will be made available shortly.

*The Number of Women Seeking Asylum in Italy and Who They Are (Open Migration, March 2017) [text]

Protecting Refugee Women from Gender-based Violence (PACE Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

South Sudan Gender Analysis: A Snapshot Situation Analysis of the Differential Impact of the Humanitarian Crisis on Women, Girls, Men and Boys in South Sudan (Oxfam, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Training Manual: Gender Leadership in Humanitarian Action (Oxfam, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Way Ahead: An Asylum System without Detention (Women for Refugee Women, March 2017) [text]

Women Head More than a Quarter of Refugee Households: What’s Next for Them? (CIPE Development Blog, March 2017) [text]


Gender Issues in the Asylum Claim (Rights in Exile Programme) [access]


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Gender Issues (16 Feb. 2017)

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