30 September 2017

Open Access Round-up: 30 Sept. 2017

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

Green Open Access [info]

"Canada Raises the Bar? An Assessment of Guideline 9 on Cases Involving Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression," Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Forthcoming, Oct. 2017)
- Preprint version of article.

"The Consideration of Male Victims of Sexual Violence as a Subset of the Particular Social Group 'Homosexual' in Adjudicating Asylum Claims," Pace International Law Review (Forthcoming, 2018)
- Preprint version of article.

"The Future Legal Management of Mass Migration," The International Lawyer (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.

"Gender, Sexuality, Asylum and European Human Rights," Law and Critique (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.

"Partisanship, Local Context, Group Threat, and Canadian Attitudes Towards Immigration and Refugee Policy," Migration Studies, Advance Articles, 23 Sept. 2017
- Preprint version of article.

"Predictors of Secondary School Completion among Refugee Youth 8 to 9 Years after Resettlement in Melbourne, Australia," Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol. 18, no. 3 (Aug. 2017)
- Postprint version of article.

"Ransom Kidnapping and Human Trafficking: The Case of the Sinai Torture Camps," Berkeley Journal of International Law, vol. 36 (Forthcoming, 2017)
- Preprint version of article.

"Reduction or Deflection? The Effect of Asylum Policy on Interconnected Asylum Flows," Migration Studies, Migration Studies, vol. 5, no. 1 (March 2017)
- Preprint version of article.

"Vulnerable and Resilient? Immigrants and Refugees in the 2010–2011 Canterbury and Tohoku Disasters," International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, vol. 22 (June 2017)
- Preprint version of article.


Gold Open Access [info]

Articles, health-related:

"Community-based Noncommunicable Disease Care for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon," Global Health: Science and Practice, vol. 5, no. 3 (Sept. 2017)

"Exploring the Relationship between Housing and Health for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in South Australia: A Qualitative Study," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 14, no. 9 (Sept. 2017)

"Immunisation for Refugees in Australia: A Policy Review and Analysis across All States and Territories," Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Early View, 12 Sept. 2017

"Intersectoral Approaches and Integrated Services in Achieving the Right to Health for Refugees upon Resettlement: A Scoping Review Protocol," BMJ Open, vol. 7, no. 8 (Aug. 2017)

"Large Measles Outbreak Introduced by Asylum Seekers and Spread among the Insufficiently Vaccinated Resident Population, Berlin, October 2014 to August 2015," Eurosurveillance, vol. 22, no. 34 (Aug. 2017)

"Measles, Rubella and Varicella IgG Seroprevalence in a Large Refugee Cohort in Germany in 2015: A Cross-Sectional Study," Infectious Diseases and Therapy, OnlineFirst, 5 Sept. 2017

"Mental Health Status of North Korean Refugees in South Korea and Risk and Protective Factors: A 10-year Review of the Literature," European Journal of Psychotraumatology, vol. 8, suppl. 2 (2017)

"Non-communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Settings: Ten Essential Questions," Conflict and Health, 11:17 (Sept. 2017)

"Prevention and Assessment of Infectious Diseases among Children and Adult Migrants Arriving to the European Union/European Economic Association: A Protocol for a Suite of Systematic Reviews for Public Health and Health Systems," BMJ Open, vol. 7, no. 9 (Sept. 2017)

"Quality Circles to Identify Barriers, Facilitating Factors, and Solutions for High-quality Primary Care for Asylum Seekers," BJGP Open, Latest Articles, 5 Sept. 2017

"Refugee Policy Implications of U.S. Immigration Medical Screenings: A New Era of Inadmissibility on Health-Related Grounds," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(10), 1107 (Sept. 2017)

"Refugees, Asylum-seekers and Undocumented Migrants and the Experience of Parenthood: A Synthesis of the Qualitative Literature," Globalization and Health, 13:75 (Sept. 2017)

"Use and Disuse of Malaria Bed Nets in an Internally Displaced Persons Camp in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Mixed-methods Study," PLoS ONE 12(9): e0185290 (Sept. 2017)

Articles, other topics:

"Beyond the Protective Effect: Towards a Theory of Harm for Information Communication Technologies in Mass Atrocity Response," Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, vol. 11, no. 1 (2017)

"Crossing the Mexico-U.S. Border: Illegality and Children’s Migration to the United States," RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, vol. 3, no. 4 (July 2017)

"Ethical Considerations: Research with People in Situations of Forced Migration," Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 33, no. 2 (2017)

"Feeling the Scope of Solidarity: The Role of Emotions for Volunteers Supporting Refugees in Germany," Social Inclusion, vol. 5, no. 3 (2017)

"Implementation of a SenseMaker® Research Project among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon," Global Health Action, vol. 10, no. 1 (2017)

"The Remaking of Fractured Landscapes: Supporting Refugees in Transition (SpiRiT)," Information Research, vol. 22, no. 3 (Sept. 2017)

"A Rights-based Approach to Information in Humanitarian Assistance," PLOS Currents: Disasters, Edition 1 (Sept. 2017)

"Trapped in Statelessness: Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 14, no. 8 (Aug. 2017)

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Approaches to Vaccination among Populations in Areas of Conflict," Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 216, suppl. 1 (July 2017)

"Asylum Policy: The EU’s ‘Crises’ and the Looming Policy Regime Failure," Journal of European Integration, vol. 38 (2016)

"A Comparative Cost Analysis of the Vaccination Program for US-bound Refugees," Vaccine, In Press, 14 Sept. 2017

"Imagining Asylum, Governing Asylum Seekers: Complexity Reduction and Policy Making in the UK Home Office," Migration Studies, Advance Articles, 25 Sept. 2017

"Negotiating Identity and Belonging through the Invisibility Bargain: Colombian Forced Migrants in Ecuador," International Migration Review, Early View, 22 Sept. 2017

"Refugees or Border Residents from Myanmar? The Status of Displaced Ethnic Kachins and Kokangs in Yunnan Province, China," International Journal of Refugee Law, Advance Articles, 13 Sept. 2017

Law Reviews

"Displaced: A Proposal for an International Agreement to Protect Refugees, Migrants, and States," Berkeley Journal of International Law, vol. 35, no. 1 (2017)

"The European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights vs. The Council of Europe Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: A Comparison," Fordham International Law Journal, vol. 40, no. 4 (2017)

"An Evaluation of Kenya's Parallel Legal Regime on Refugees, and the Courts' Guarantee of Their Rights," Law, Democracy and Development, vol. 21 (2017)

"The Fate of Durable Solutions in Protracted Refugee Situations: The Odyssey of Afghan Refugees in Pakistan," Seattle Journal for Social Justice, vol. 15, no. 3 (Spring 2017)

"Not for Export: The Failure of Australia’s Extraterritorial Processing Regime in Papua New Guinea and the Decision of the PNG Supreme Court in Namah (2016)," Monash University Law Review, vol. 42, no. 2 (2016)

"A Particularly Serious Exception to the Categorical Approach," Boston University Law Review, vol. 97, no. 4 (July 2017)

"The Path of Most Resistance: Resisting Gang Recruitment as a Political Opinion in Central America’s Join-or-Die Gang Culture," Pepperdine Law Review, vol. 44, no. 5 (2017)

"'So, What Should I Ask Him to Prove That He's Gay?': How Sincerity, and Not Stereotype, Should Dictate the Outcome of an LGB Asylum Claim in the United States," Iowa Law Review, vol. 102, no. 5 (July 2017)

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 15 Sept. 2017

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information Dissemination

Event: 

Humanitarian Blockchain Summit, New York, 10 November 2017 [info]
- Follow link to also learn about pre-summit activities.

Publications:

"Beyond the Protective Effect: Towards a Theory of Harm for Information Communication Technologies in Mass Atrocity Response," Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, vol. 11, no. 1 (2017) [open access]
- See also related NCHS blog post.

Communicating Borders: Informing Migrants and Potential Asylum Seekers through Social Media, Report, no. 2017:4 (Norwegian Institute for Social Research, May 2017) [text]

"Engaging Host Society Youth in Exploring How They Construe the Influence of Social Media on the Resettlement of Syrian Refugees," Personal Construct Theory & Practice, vol. 14 (2017) [full-text]
- See also related Phys.org article.

Facebook’s Silencing of Refugees Reveals Dangers of Censorship Technologies (Just Security Blog, Sept. 2017) [text]

Five Ways Mobile Technology Can Help in Humanitarian Emergencies (World Economic Forum Blog, Aug. 2017) [text]

Information Without Understanding, Rights Without Meaning (Translators without Borders, Sept. 2017) [text]

Lost for Words: Improving Information Access for Refugees and Migrants in Greece (Mixed Migration Platform, Sept. 2017) [text]

"Purged Facebook Page Tied to the Kremlin Spread Anti-Immigrant Bile," New York Times, 12 Sept. 2017 [text]

 "A Rights-based Approach to Information in Humanitarian Assistance," PLOS Currents: Disasters, Edition 1 (Sept. 2017) [open access]

"Smart(phone) Travelling: Understanding the Use and Impact of Mobile Technology on Irregular Migration Journeys," International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, vol. 3, nos. 2/3 (2017) [full-text via ResearchGate]
- See also related Science Spot blog post.

Technologies for Humanitarian Aid (EPRS, Sept. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies (12 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

29 September 2017

Thematic Focus: Health

Event: 

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

Publications:

"Community-based Noncommunicable Disease Care for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon," Global Health: Science and Practice, vol. 5, no. 3 (Sept. 2017) [open access]

"A Comparative Cost Analysis of the Vaccination Program for US-bound Refugees," Vaccine,  In Press, 14 Sept. 2017 [open access]

"Evaluating the EMDR Group Traumatic Episode Protocol with Refugees: A Field Study," Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, vol. 11, no. 3 (2017) [full-text via ResearchGate]

"Mental Health Status of North Korean Refugees in South Korea and Risk and Protective Factors: A 10-year Review of the Literature," European Journal of Psychotraumatology, vol. 8, suppl. 2 (2017) [open access]

"Non-communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Settings: Ten Essential Questions," Conflict and Health, 11:17 (Sept. 2017) [open access]

"Refugee Policy Implications of U.S. Immigration Medical Screenings: A New Era of Inadmissibility on Health-Related Grounds," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(10), 1107 (Sept. 2017) [open access]

"Refugees, Asylum-seekers and Undocumented Migrants and the Experience of Parenthood: A Synthesis of the Qualitative Literature," Globalization and Health, 13:75 (Sept. 2017) [open access]

"Use and Disuse of Malaria Bed Nets in an Internally Displaced Persons Camp in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Mixed-methods Study," PLoS ONE 12(9): e0185290 (Sept. 2017) [open access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Health (16 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe

Event:

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

Publications:

Addressing Europe's Migrant Crisis Takes More Than Stopping the Boats from Libya (Foreign Policy Concepts, Sept. 2017) [text]

A Fresh Start, or Old Wine in New Bottles? The European Commission’s Proposals for Legal Migration (Border Criminologies Blog, Sept. 2017) [text]

"Imagining Asylum, Governing Asylum Seekers: Complexity Reduction and Policy Making in the UK Home Office," Migration Studies, Advance Articles, 25 Sept. 2017 [open access]

Lost for Words: Improving Information Access for Refugees and Migrants in Greece (Mixed Migration Platform, Sept. 2017) [text]

On Seeking Asylum from Poverty: Why the Refugee/Migrant Paradigm Cannot Hold (Mixed Migration Platform, Sept. 2017) [text]

Putting Language on the Map in the European Refugee Response (Mixed Migration Platform, Sept. 2017) [text]

"Reduction or Deflection? The Effect of Asylum Policy on Interconnected Asylum Flows," Migration Studies, Migration Studies, vol. 5, no. 1 (March 2017) [preprint]

Securitization of Refugees in Europe (e-International Relations, Sept. 2017) [text]

State of the Union 2017: Commission Presents Next Steps Towards a Stronger, More Effective and Fairer EU Migration and Asylum Policy (European Commission, Sept. 2017) [text]

Two Years After: What's Left of Refugee Protection in Hungary? (Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Sept. 2017) [text]

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

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

28 September 2017

Events & Opportunities: More October 2017

CFP: Ethics of Migration beyond the Immigrant--Host State Nexus, Florence, Italy, 11-12 January 2018 [info]
- The submission deadline is 1 October 2017.

Panel discussion: Responding to the Global Refugee Crisis: From There to Here, Seattle, WA, 3 October 2017 [info]

Roundtable: International Cooperation in Responsibility-Sharing for Refugees in the Euro-Mediterranean Space, 9-10 October 2017 [info]
- Register by 3 October 2017.

Seminar: From Human Trafficking to “Smuggled” Refugees: A Case from North Korea, Melbourne, 3 October 2017 [info]

Lecture: The International Refugee Protection Regime under Threat: Are the Global Compacts the Way Ahead?, New Haven, CT, 4 October 2017 [info]

ELENA course: Legal Avenues for Strengthening International Protection in Europe, Athens, 17-18 November 2017 [info]
- Register by 6 October 2017.

Conference: #RomaBelong: Statelessness, Discrimination and Marginalisation of the Roma People in the Western Balkans and Ukraine, Skopje, Macedonia, 26-27 October 2017 [info]
- Register by 10 October 2017.

Seminar: Data for Migration and Asylum Policies: The Realities Hidden Within and Behind the Numbers, Oxford, 11 October 2017 [info]

Conference: Annual General Conference of the European Council on Refugee and Exiles + UNHCR-NGO Consultations, Tallinn, Estonia, 16-18 October 2017 [info]

Seminar: Rising Seas: Climate Change, Displacement and Resettlement, Melbourne, 17 October 2017 [info]

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

CFP: Conference Spotlight: Forced Migration and Human Rights, Researchers for Asylum Seekers Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference, Melbourne, 16 November 2017 [info]
- Deadline for abstracts is 20 October 2017.

Seminar: Livelihoods in Displacement: From Refugee Perspectives to Aid Agency Response, Oxford, 25 October 2017 [info]

CFP: Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration [info]
- Submission deadline is 30 October 2017.

Seminar: Closing the Chapter on Child Detention: Developments in Normative and Legal Frameworks, Melbourne, 31 October 2017 [info]

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: More September 2017/New October 2017

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: Resettlement, esp. in US

Publications:

15th Report on Relocation and Resettlement (European Commission, Sept. 2017) [text]
- Here are links to other recent reports: 14th13th; & 12th.

"Aspirational Yet Precarious: Compliance of New Zealand Refugee Settlement Policy with International Human Rights Obligations," International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, vol. 3, no. 1 (2017) [full-text via ICC]

"EU Seeks to Resettle More Refugees from North Africa," Washington Post, 27 Sept. 2017 [text]
- See also the European Commission's recommendation re. resettlement.

"First Refugees Taken from Offshore Detention under U.S. Refugee Swap Deal," Reuters, 24 Sept. 2017 [text]

"Second Group of Refugees to Leave Australian Camp for U.S. Resettlement," Reuters, 26 Sept. 2017 [text]

"South Korea Isn’t Pulling Its Weight When It Comes to Refugee Resettlement," Asian Correspondent, 20 Sept. 2017 [text]

News/Thoughts on recent developments in the US:

“In Vetting Refugees, U.S. Plans to Assess Ability to Assimilate,” Wall Street Journal, 27 Sept. 2017
[text]
- *See also related IRC statement and Vice News report.

Justices Take Travel Ban Cases Off October Argument Calendar (SCOTUSblog, 25 Sept. 2017) [text]
- See also related NYT article.

*The New Entry Suspensions and Restrictions: A Synopsis (with Update on SG Letter to Court) (Just Security Blog, 24 Sept. 2017) [text]

The New Travel Ban: Undermining the Immigration and Nationality Act (Lawfare Blog, 25 Sept. 2017) [text]
- Note: See also Resources on Trump Executive Orders & Proclamations for an updated list of relevant documents and commentary.

*President Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Continues to Exceed His Authority under the INA (HIRC Blog, 28 Sept. 2017) [text]

Trump Administration Lies about the Economic Impact of Refugees (The Asylumist, 27 Sept. 2017) [text]
- Note: See also my earlier post, which includes links to both the draft and final HHS studies referenced.

Source: "Trump administration planning to cap refugees
at 45,000 for next fiscal year," ABC News, 27 Sept. 2017 
“Trump Administration Proposes to Cut Refugee Cap to 45,000,” Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 27 Sept. 2017 [text]
- Note: The "Proposed Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2018: Report to the Congress," prepared by the US Dept of State, US Dept. of Homeland Security, US Dept of Health and Human Services, can be accessed here. See also this related background briefing by the State Dept. and statement from the White House.

*The U.S. Falls Behind as Others Take on New Leadership Amid Record Humanitarian Pressures (Migration Policy Institute, 28 Sept. 2017) [text]

"U.S. Will Phase Out Program for Central American Child Refugees," Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 27 Sept. 2017 [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (21 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.







27 September 2017

New Issue of IJRL

The latest issue of the International Journal of Refugee Law (IJRL) has been published. Contents of vol. 29, no. 2, June 2017 include:
  • A New Link in the Chain: Could a Framework Convention for Refugee Responsibility Sharing Fulfil the Promise of the 1967 Protocol? [abstract]
  • Smuggled and Trafficked Unaccompanied Minors: Towards a Coherent, Protection-Based Approach in International Law [abstract]
  • Unaccompanied Children Seeking Asylum in the UK: From Centres of Concentration to a Better Holding Environment [abstract]
  • Assessing the Refugee Claims of LGBTI People: Is the DSSH Model Useful for Determining Claims by Women for Asylum Based on Sexual Orientation? [abstract]
  • President Trump’s Executive Order: Denying Protection on Holocaust Memorial Day [extract]
  • Trump, Turmoil, and Terrorism: The US Immigration and Refugee Ban [extract] [author site]

Also included are a book review, case law summaries, and the texts of two documents: the Opening Statement at the 67th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme and the background paper prepared for the High Commissioner's 2016 Dialogue on Protection Challenges, which focused on "Children on the Move."

Tagged Periodicals.

Feature: More on Understanding Attitudes

News:

The Observatory of Public Attitudes to Migration (OPAM) has officially launched. It "aims to enhance understanding of attitudes to migration through presentation, analysis and evaluation of data from all EU member states." Currently, visitors to the site can access data about attitudes by country and by various indicators. A publications section is also available. For more info., read this interview with OPAM's director.

Publications:

This listing builds on an earlier post on attitudes by bringing together items that were referenced on this blog since April 2017:

#WorldRefugeeWeek: How Australians Feel about Refugees (The Interpreter Blog, June 2017) [text]
- Reports on results of recent Lowy Institute poll, which explores Australian attitudes towards the world.

American Attitudes on Refugees and the U.S. Travel Ban (RI Blog, May 2017) [text]

"Another Story: What Public Opinion Data Tell Us about Refugee and Humanitarian Policy," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 2 (2017) [open access]

"The Behavioral Immune System Shapes Political Intuitions: Why and How Individual Differences in Disgust Sensitivity Underlie Opposition to Immigration," American Political Science Review, vol. 111, no. 2 (May 2017) [abstract]
- Postprint available via Aarhus Univ. IR.

"Demographic and Ideological Correlates of Negative Attitudes towards Asylum Seekers: A Meta-analytic Review," Australian Journal of Psychology, Early View, 5 May 2017 [full-text via ResearchGate]

"Engaging Host Society Youth in Exploring How They Construe the Influence of Social Media on the Resettlement of Syrian Refugees," Personal Construct Theory & Practice, vol. 14 (2017) [full-text]
- See also related Phys.org article.

Engendering Empathy, Begetting Backlash: American Attitudes toward Syrian Refugees, Working Paper, no. 17-01 (Stanford-Zurich Immigration Policy Lab, May 2017) [text via SSRN]  
- See also related Washington Post article.

Explaining Attitudes to Immigration in France, EUI Working Paper, no. RSCAS 2017/25 (Migration Policy Centre, 2017) [text]

"Explaining Opposition to Refugee Resettlement: The Role of NIMBYism and Perceived Threats," Science Advances, vol. 3, no. 9, e1700812 (Sept. 2017) [open access]
- See also related Dartmouth College press release.

"Exploring the Impact of Local Context on Attitudes towards Refugees," Paper presented at ECPR General Conference 2017, Oslo, 6-9 Sept. 2017 [text]

The Geography of Anti-Immigrant Attitudes across Europe, 2002-2014, Working Paper, no. 138 (International Migration Institute, July 2017) [text]

Global Shapers Survey 2017 (World Economic Forum, Aug. 2017) [access]
- This annual survey is "designed to highlight youth perceptions on the state of the world and action-oriented recommendations in five areas: Global Outlook, Governance, Values, Technology, and the Workplace." A question on refugees was included. Follow the link above to access the full report and data. See also this related Amnesty International news article and WEF blog post.

"How Can We Blunt Prejudice against Immigrants?," Science Magazine, 17 May 2017 [free full-text]

Maybe Arguing about Immigration Isn’t Totally Hopeless After All (Medium, April 2017) [text]

"Oxytocin-enforced Norm Compliance Reduces Xenophobic Outgroup Rejection," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 114, no. 35 (Aug. 2017) [open access]

"Partisanship, Local Context, Group Threat, and Canadian Attitudes Towards Immigration and Refugee Policy," Migration Studies, Advance Articles, 23 Sept. 2017 [preprint]

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

Refugee Resettlement in Small Cities: Vermonter Poll (Univ. of Vermont, Aug. 2017) [text]

‘Refugees Welcome’ and the Myth of Two Europes (Political Critique, July 2017) [text]

Some Good News about Public Attitudes to Refugees (Refugees Deeply, May 2017) [text]

Understanding Public Attitudes Towards Refugees and Migrants (ODI, June 2017) [text]
- "Understanding public attitudes towards refugees and migrants within their host communities is an increasingly important task. This working paper is intended as a primer – outlining current global polling data on public attitudes, and analysing what the literature has to say about the drivers influencing these attitudes." See also summary of a related meeting.

Where Do You Find the Most Resistance to Immigration? (Immigration Impact, Aug. 2017) [text]

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Thematic Focus: Detention

Argument Preview: The Constitutionality of Mandatory and Lengthy Immigrant Detention without a Bond Hearing (SCOTUSblog, Sept. 2017) [text]

Donald Trump's Immigration Crackdown Will be Deadly (Human Rights Watch, Sept. 2017) [text]

"How to Not Detain Children: The United States Fails to Treat Immigrant Children Who Come Seeking Protection with Their Mothers Fairly, Humanly, or Legally," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 7, no. 1 (Aug. 2017) [full-text]

Human Suffering: Inside Libya's Migrant Detention Centres (MSF, Sept. 2017) [text]
- See also related press release.

Immigration Detention through the Lens of International Human Rights: Lessons from South America, Working Paper, no. 23 (Global Detention Project, Sept. 2017) [text]

"A Medical Emergency, and the Growing Crisis at Immigration Detention Centers," New Yorker, 13 Sept. 2017 [text]

Minimum Standards Required in the Transit Zones on the Hungarian Land Borders (Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Aug. 2017) [text]

Spatial Control: Geographical Approaches to the Study of Immigration Detention, Working Paper, no. 24 (Global Detention Project, Sept. 2017) [text]

Statement of the European Law Institute: Detention of Asylum Seekers and Irregular Migrants and the Rule of Law (approved 6 Sept. 2017) [text]
- More info. about this project is available on this ELI web page.

UNHCR Steps up Efforts Towards Alternatives to Detention in Libya and Solutions for Vulnerable refugees (UNHCR, Sept. 2017) [text]

The Use of Detention for Asylum Seekers and Migrants in Europe and Greece (Advocates Abroad & Univ. of Baltimore, updated May 2017) [text via SSRN]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Detention (30 Aug. 2017)

Tagged Publications.


26 September 2017

New Issues of AHMR, Disasters, Europ. Judaism, History Fam., IJMHSC, Intl. Migr., IMR, Ref. Watch

African Human Mobility Review, vol. 3, no. 2 (May-Aug. 2017) [full-text]
 - Special issue that focuses on migrant entrepreneurship. Includes "Benign Neglect or Active Destruction? A Critical Analysis of Refugee and Informal Sector Policy and Practice in South Africa," "Refugee Entrepreneurial Economies in Urban South Africa," and "Comparing Refugee and South African Migrant Enterprise in the Urban Informal Sector."

Disasters, vol. 41, no. 4 (Oct. 2017) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including a freely available one on the CERF and an open access one on post-disaster recovery.

European Judaism: A Journal for the New Europe, vol. 50, no. 2 (Sept. 2017) [contents]
- "With the current refugee crisis affecting Europe, it is timely to publish the proceedings of a conference entitled ‘Welcome to Britain? Refugees Then and Now’, organized by Dr Susan Cohen and timed to mark the seventieth anniversary of the death of Eleanor Rathbone, the so-called ‘MP for Refugees’."

History of the Family, vol. 22, no. 4 (2017) [contents]
- Special issue on "Women, Children and the Idealised Refugee Family, Australia 1947-1975." The introduction is freely available.

International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, vol. 13, no. 3 (2017) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including "The transgenerational transmission of refugee trauma: family functioning and children’s psychosocial adjustment."

International Migration, vol. 55, no. 5 (Oct. 2017) [contents]
- Includes two special sections, one on health care for migrants in the U.S. and the other on peace processes and durable returns.

International Migration Review, vol. 51, no. 3 (Fall 2017) [contents]
- Includes sub-sections on migrants and mortality, and immigrants and integration.

Refugee Watch: A South Asian Journal on Forced Migration, no. 48 (Dec. 2016) [full-text]
- Focuses on the Syrian refugee crisis.

Refugee Watch: A South Asian Journal on Forced Migration, no. 49 (June 2017) [full-text]
- Theme issue on "Migration and Borders of Citizenship."

Tagged Periodicals.

Thematic Focus: Children

28.2 Million Children in Need in the Middle East & North Africa (Unicef, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Afghan Child Migrants: Italy, the Preferred Country of Transit? (Afghanistan Analysts Network, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"At Risk in Rohingya Exodus: 230,000 Children, Hundreds All Alone," New York Times, 15 Sept. 2017 [text]

Child Rights in the Global Compact: Recommendations for Protecting, Promoting, and Implementing the Human Rights of Children on the Move in the Proposed Global Compacts (Terre des Hommes & Save the Children, June 2017) [text]
- See also companion web site.

"Crossing the Mexico-U.S. Border: Illegality and Children’s Migration to the United States," RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, vol. 3, no. 4 (July 2017) [open access]

A Cry for Help: A Study on Unaccompanied Minors in the Greek and Italian Hotspots, Bachelor essay (Univ. of Twente, 2017) [text]

"Dubs Scheme Refugee Children Left on Hold for a Year in Greece," The Guardian, 20 Sept. 2017 [text]

*Global Issue of Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Human Rights, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/36/51 (UN Human Rights Council, July 2017) [text via Refworld]

Harrowing Journeys: Children and Youth on the Move across the Mediterranean Sea, at Risk of Trafficking and Exploitation (IOM & Unicef, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

*On My Own: Protection Challenges for Unaccompanied and Separated Children in Jordan, Lebanon and Greece (Mixed Migration Platform, Sept. 2017) [text]
- See also the exec. summary and related blog post.

Panel Discussion on Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Adolescents and Human Rights: Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/36/21 (UN Human Rights Council, Aug. 2017) [text via Refworld]

*Protect the Children! Boys and Girls Migrating Unaccompanied from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, 2014-August 2017 (ICMC, Aug. 2017) [text]

Running on Empty II: A Longitudinal Welfare Study of Syrian Refugee Children Residing in Jordan's Host Communities (Unicef, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children (4 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Regional Focus: Europe

Annual Report 2016-17 (No Accommodation Network, Sept. 2017) [text]
- See also related Buzzfeed report.

EU: Countries Have Fulfilled Less Than a Third of Their Asylum Relocation Promises (Amnesty International, Sept. 2017) [text]

European Consortium for Political Research General Conference, Oslo, 6-9 Sept. 2017 [info]
- A number of panels and presentations addressed asylum, refugee and migration issues. Conduct a keyword search here to locate papers of interest.

Evaluation of the UNHCR Quality Integration Project in the United Kingdom, ES/2017/01 (UNHCR, July 2017) [text]
- See also the annexes and management's response.

"Feeling the Scope of Solidarity: The Role of Emotions for Volunteers Supporting Refugees in Germany," Social Inclusion, vol. 5, no. 3 (2017) [open access]

Greece: Court Decisions Pave Way for First Forcible Returns of Asylum-seekers under EU-Turkey Deal (Amnesty International, Sept. 2017) [text]

Handbook for Interpreters in Asylum Procedures (UNHCR Austria, 2017) [text]

"How Germany Took in One Million Refugees but Dodged a Populist Uprising," QZ, 22 Sept. 2017 [text]

Humanitarian NGOs Conducting Search and Rescue Operations at Sea: A “Pull Factor”? (MSF & LuxOR, Aug. 2017) [text]

Migration and Asylum Crisis in Contemporary Europe, Speech at XIII Congreso de Asociación Española de Ciencia Política, Galicia, Spain, 20-22 Sept. 2017 [text]

Misplaced Trust: Diverting EU Aid to Stop Migration. The EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (Global Health Advocates, Sept. 2017) [text]

Protection Elsewhere: The New Norm of the Common European Asylum System? (RefLaw Blog, Sept. 2017) [text]

A Pyrrhic Victory? The ECJ Upholds the EU Law on Relocation of Asylum-seekers (EU Law Analysis Blog, Sept. 2017) [text]

"Refugee Surge on Greek Islands," DW, 16 Sept. 2017 [text]
- See also related Medium comment re. Samos and ECRE report re. Crete.

"A Social Survey on Refugees in and around Vienna in Fall 2015: Methodological Approach and Field Observations," Refugee Survey Quarterly, Advance Articles, 26 Sept. 2017 [abstract]
- See also earlier related working paper.

*UNHCR Calls for the EU Relocation Scheme to Continue (UNHCR, Sept. 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (21 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Americas

False Promises, Real Fears: Why People Flee the U.S. for Canada (Refugees Deeply, Sept. 2017) [text]

"Humanitarian Aid and Host State Capacity: The Challenges of the Norwegian Refugee Council in Colombia," Third World Quarterly, Latest Articles, 22 Sept. 2017 [abstract]

Irregular Migration Flows to/within the Americas from Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean: Regional Report (OAS & IOM, Dec. 2016) [text in English] [text in Spanish]

Migration in the Caribbean: Current Trends, Opportunities and Challenges (IOM, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Negotiating Identity and Belonging through the Invisibility Bargain: Colombian Forced Migrants in Ecuador," International Migration Review, Early View, 22 Sept. 2017 [open access]

"Partisanship, Local Context, Group Threat, and Canadian Attitudes Towards Immigration and Refugee Policy," Migration Studies, Advance Articles, 23 Sept. 2017 [preprint]

Proceso Legal y Judicial para el Reconocimiento de Refugiados, Apátridas y Beneficiarios de Protección Complementaria en América, 164 Periodo Extraordinario de Sesiones, Mexico, 6 Sept. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for video.

The Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Short Orientation, RCIS Working Paper, no. 2017/2 (Ryerson Univ., April 2017) [text]
- Includes a discussion of Canada's Syrian refugee resettlement efforts.

The Syrian Refugee Crisis in Canadian Media, RCIS Working Paper, no. 2017/3 (Ryerson Univ., April 2017)

Tracking the Interregional Mobility of Recently Arrived Refugees in Canada: Data Snapshots from the IMDB, Paper presented at the Canadian Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, 29 May-2 June 2017 [text]
- Note: IMDB = Immigration Database.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (11 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

25 September 2017

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific, esp. the Rohingya

Rohingya crisis:

Bangladesh: Poor, Stressed, but Last Place of Refuge for Rohingya (Asia Unbound Blog, Sept. 2017) [text]

"How Many Internally Displaced Rohingya are Trapped Inside Myanmar?," Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 21 Sept. 2017 [text

India Can’t Mistreat Refugees by not Signing Refugee Convention - Customary International Law Prohibits Returning Rohingya to Burma (Human Rights Watch, Sept. 2017) [text]

An International Law Perspective on India's Response toward the Rohingya Refugee Crisis (Oxford Human Rights Hub, Sept. 2017) [text]

Internment Fears as Myanmar Plans New Camps for Scattered Rohingya (IRIN, Sept. 2017) [text]

The Plight of 40,000 Rohingya Refugees in India (Border Criminologies Blog, Sept. 2017) [text]

"The Rohingya Refugee Crisis is the Worst in Decades," The Economist, 21 Sept. 2017 [text]

'Safe Zones' for Rohingya Refugees in Burma Could be Dangerous (Human Rights Watch, Sept. 2017) [text]

Thailand Needs to Stop Inhumane Navy 'Push-Backs' (Human Rights Watch, Sept. 2017) [text]

Why an Unprecedented Rohingya Refugee Crisis is Happening Now (Refugees Deeply, Sept. 2017) [text]

Other publications: 

"The Fate of Durable Solutions in Protracted Refugee Situations: The Odyssey of Afghan Refugees in Pakistan," Seattle Journal for Social Justice, vol. 15, no. 3 (Spring 2017) [full-text]

Fifth Meeting of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration, Manila, 10-12 Sept. 2017 [info]
- "At our fifth meeting we plan to consolidate progress made within ASEAN and the Bali Process on trafficking in persons, forced labour and slavery, as well as regional responses to sudden displacement." Follow link for agenda and briefing papers.

Responding to Refugee Crises: Lessons from Evaluations in Afghanistan as a Country of Origin (OECD, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

'The Time to Go Home Has Come’: Afghans Return to Embattled Provinces (Refugees Deeply, Sept. 2017) [text]

"Vulnerable and Resilient? Immigrants and Refugees in the 2010–2011 Canterbury and Tohoku Disasters," International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, vol. 22 (June 2017) [preprint via ResearchGate]

Why Japan Recognizes Only a Few Refugees? Institutional Challenges (Japan Association for Refugees, Sept. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific, esp. the Rohingya (18 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Africa

Assistance to Refugees, Returnees and Displaced Persons in Africa: Report of the Secretary-General, UN Doc. No. A/72/354 (UN General Assembly, Aug. 2017) [text via Refworld]

Environmental Resource Management in Refugee Camps and Surrounding Areas: Lessons Learned and Best Practices (ISIM, Aug. 2017) [report] [biblio./lit. rev.]
- Field research was undertaken in Djibouti and Ethiopia.

"An Evaluation of Kenya's Parallel Legal Regime on Refugees, and the Courts' Guarantee of Their Rights," Law, Democracy and Development, vol. 21 (2017) [open access]

Hidden Figures: Women on the Move in Libya - Insights from the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative (4Mi) in Libya, Mali and Niger (Danish Refugee Council, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Mixed Migration in West Africa: Data, Routes and Vulnerabilities of People on the Move - Extended Summary (Regional MMS, Aug. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Neglected Northern Uganda Mustn’t be Ignored Any Longer (IRIN, Sept. 2017) [text]

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

The Politics of Repatriation: Rwandan Refugees in Uganda, 2003-2017, Working Paper, no. 2017.9 (Univ. of Antwerp, Aug. 2017) [text]

Responding to Refugee Crises: Lessons from Evaluations in South Sudan as a Country of Origin (OECD, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Responding to Refugee Crises: Lessons from Evaluations in Ethiopia and Uganda as Countries of Destination (OECD, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb] 

"Starting from Scratch in Uganda," BBC, 15 Sept. 2017 [text]

Research Project:

The Politics of Return: An AHRC/ESRC Funded Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS) Project - Exploring the Dynamics of Return and Reintegration of Refugees in Central and Eastern Africa (London School of Economics & Political Science) [access]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (14 Sept. 2017)


Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

Opportunity reminder:

**Today** is the deadline for comments on the "Applicability of Article 1D of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees to Palestinian Refugees"! [info]

Publications:

Can Iraq’s Internally Displaced Return? (RI Blog, Sept. 2017) [text]

Can Severity Profiles Offer an Alternative to Persons-in-need Estimates? An Experiment with Data from Syria (ACAPS, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

A Fresh Analysis of the Disaster Management Capacity in Iraq: Iraqi Local Organizations’ and State Agencies’ Capacity to Manage Humanitarian Responses (Oxfam, Sept. 2017) [text]

Hidden Figures: Women on the Move in Libya - Insights from the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative (4Mi) in Libya, Mali and Niger (Danish Refugee Council, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Implementation of a SenseMaker® Research Project among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon," Global Health Action, vol. 10, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

Movement Back to Syria: Scenarios - Possible Developments in Syria and Neighbouring Countries Over the Next Nine Months (ACAPS & Mixed Migration Platform, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

New Research Finds 3.2 Million Iraqis Living in Informal Settlements (UN-Habitat, Sept. 2017) [text]

Report of the Secretary-General Pursuant to Security Council Resolution 2312 (2016), UN Doc. No. S/2017/761 (UN Security Council, Sept. 2017) [text via ECRE]
- Focuses on Libya.

Resource Mobilization by International Public Administrations: The Case of UNRWA and Palestine Refugees, Paper presented at European Consortium for Political Research General Conference, Oslo, 6-9 Sept. 2017 [text]

Trapped: The Desperation of Syria’s Displaced Civilians (Human Rights Watch, Sept. 2017) [text]

UNHCR and League of Arab States Sign Agreement to Address Refugee Challenges in the Arab Region (UNHCR, Sept. 2017) [text]


Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA (15 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

23 September 2017

Regional Focus: United States

Back to the 1970s? Criminalization and Context in US-Mexico Migration Statistics (Global Initiative, Aug. 2017) [text]

Deportations in the Dark: Lack of Process and Information in the Removal of Mexican Migrants (American Immigration Council, Sept. 2017) [text]

Hurricanes Drive Immigration to the US (The Conversation, Sept. 2017) [text]

"Immigrant Taken by ICE from Austin Courthouse was Killed in Mexico," Austin American-Statesman, 19 Sept. 2017 [text]

New Rule Spells Potential Trouble for Asylees (The Asylumist Blog, Sept. 2017) [text]

"A Particularly Serious Exception to the Categorical Approach," Boston University Law Review, vol. 97, no. 4 (July 2017) [full-text]
- Note: An earlier version of this article was referenced in a previous post

"The Path of Most Resistance: Resisting Gang Recruitment as a Political Opinion in Central America’s Join-or-Die Gang Culture," Pepperdine Law Review, vol. 44, no. 5 (2017) [full-text]

RAISE Act: Global Panel of Scholars Explains ‘Merit-based’ Immigration (The Conversation, Sept. 2017) [text]

"Stringent Yet Flexible: Circuit Courts’ Use of the Substantial Evidence Test in Asylum Cases," Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal, vol. 18 (2017) [SSRN]

"Trump’s Travel Ban to Be Replaced by Restrictions Tailored to Certain Countries," New York Times, 22 Sept. 2017 [text]
- See also related comment on Just Security blog.

"U.S. Ends Temporary Protected Status for Sudanese but Extends It for South Sudanese," Reuters, 18 Sept. 2017 [text]

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

Tagged Publications.

22 September 2017

Thematic Focus: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

"Assessing the Refugee Claims of LGBTI People: Is the DSSH Model Useful for Determining Claims by Women for Asylum Based on Sexual Orientation?," International Journal of Refugee Law, Advance Articles, 25 July 2017 [abstract]

"Canada Raises the Bar? An Assessment of Guideline 9 on Cases Involving Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression," Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Forthcoming, Oct. 2017) [preprint]

"The Consideration of Male Victims of Sexual Violence as a Subset of the Particular Social Group 'Homosexual' in Adjudicating Asylum Claims," Pace International Law Review (Forthcoming, 2018) [preprint]

Gay and Displaced on the Frontlines of Ukraine’s Conflict (UNHCR, Sept. 2017) [text]

"Gender, Sexuality, Asylum and European Human Rights," Law and Critique (Forthcoming) [preprint]

So Much for Dutch Tolerance: Life as an LGBT Asylum Seeker in the Netherlands (The Conversation, July 2017) [text]

"'So, What Should I Ask Him to Prove That He's Gay?': How Sincerity, and Not Stereotype, Should Dictate the Outcome of an LGB Asylum Claim in the United States," Iowa Law Review, vol. 102, no. 5 (July 2017) [full-text]

When Merely Existing is a Risk: Sexual and Gender Minorities in Conflict, Displacement and Peacebuilding (International Alert, Feb. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (21 June 2017)

Tagged Publications.