31 January 2017

Open Access Round-up: 31 Jan. 2017

Below is a list of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 16 Jan. 2017. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

"Bulgaria’s Response to Refugee Migration: Institutionalizing the Boundary of Exclusion," Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 29, no. 4 (Dec. 2016)
- Note: As per JRS' self-archiving policy, this postprint is embargoed for two years.

Gold Open Access [info]

Find more Gold OA articles and journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals.

Articles:

"Being Untaught: How NGO Field Workers Empower Parents of Children with Disabilities in Dadaab," Global Education Review, vol. 3, no. 3 (2016)

"'Climate Refugees': An Oceanic Perspective," Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, vol. 4, no. 1 (Jan. 2017)

"Controlling Irregular Migration in the Asia-Pacific: Is Australia Acting against its Own Interests?," Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, vol. 4, no. 1 (Jan. 2017)

"Digital Storytelling with Pre-service Teachers: Raising Awareness for Refugees through ICTs in ESL Primary Classes," Digital Education, no. 30 (2016)

"Exploring the Climate Change, Migration and Conflict Nexus," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(4) (April 2016)

"Mental Health and Trauma in Asylum Seekers Landing in Sicily in 2015: A Descriptive Study of Neglected Invisible Wounds," Conflict and Health, 11:1 (Jan. 2017)

"New Trends in Migratory and Refugee Law in Brazil: The Expanded Refugee Definition," Revista do Direito, vol. 3, no. 50 (2016)

"A Two-phase Approach for the Identification of Refugees with Priority Need for Mental Health Care in Lebanon: A Validation Study," BMC Psychiatry, 17:28 (Jan. 2017)

"Well-being and Associated Factors among Adults in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt)," Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 14:122 (Aug. 2016)

Journals: 

Journal of Internal Displacement, vol. 7, no. 1 (Jan. 2017)

Revista do Direito, vol. 3, no. 50 (2016)
- Includes sub-section on "Migrações Internacionais e Direitos Humanos."

Hybrid Open Access [info]

Because these articles are published as Open Access in traditional subscription-based journals, they are not as easy to "discover" as articles published in all-OA journals. I make a point of trying to track these items down so they don't get bypassed.

"Cultural Identity among Afghan and Iraqi Traumatized Refugees: Towards a Conceptual Framework for Mental Health Care Professionals," Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, OnlineFirst, 20 Jan. 2017

Law Review Articles

While most law reviews are freely available online, they aren't usually referred to as Open Access. Read more about the distinction between "gratis OA" and "libre OA" in this blog post.

"Asylum and Terrorism: The Death of Human Rights Law?," Iowa Law Review Online, vol. 102, no. 41 (2016)

"Can the Government Deport Immigrants Using Information It Encouraged Them to Provide?," Administrative Law Review Accord, vol. 2, no. 2 (2017)

"The Perils and Possibilities of Refugee Federalism," American University Law Review, vol. 66, no. 2 (2016)

"Rights and Queues: On Distributive Contests in the Modern State," Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, vol. 55, no. 1 (2016)

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 16 Jan. 2017

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Climate Change

Assessing the Climate Change Environmental Degradation and Migration Nexus in South Asia (IOM, 2017) [text]

Assessing the Evidence: Migration, Environment and Climate Change in Viet Nam (IOM, 2016) [text]

Climate Change and Mass Migration: A Growing Threat to Global Security (IRIN, Jan. 2017) [text]

Climate Change, Migration and Displacement: Options for Development Policy (DIIS, Jan. 2017) [text]

"'Climate Refugees': An Oceanic Perspective," Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, vol. 4, no. 1 (Jan. 2017) [open access]
- Note: This is an open access ("gold") journal.

"Exploring the Climate Change, Migration and Conflict Nexus," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(4) (April 2016) [open access]

Human Migration, Environment and Climate Change (IOM Blog, Jan. 2017) [text]
- Introduces the Atlas of Environmental Migration (Routledge, Oct. 2016).

"The Many Faces of Climate Change Migration in Asia," The Diplomat, 7 Jan. 2017 [text]

Understanding the Climate-conflict Nexus from a Humanitarian Perspective: A New Quantitative Approach (OCHA, June 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters (15 Dec. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: General

'Cities of Arrival': Migrants and Refugees (Global Parliament of Mayors, Sept. 2016) [text]

Evaluation of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: Report of the Office of Internal Oversight Services, UN Doc. No. E/AC.51/2017/2 (UN Economic and Social Council, Jan. 2017) [text]

Forced Displacement, Poverty and Financing: Seven Facts You Need to Know (Global Humanitarian Assistance, Sept. 2016) [text]

Freedom in the World 2017 - Populists and Autocrats: The Dual Threat to Global Democracy (Freedom House, Jan. 2017) [access]

Funding Worth Following: How Innovative Funders are Tackling the Global Refugee Crisis (Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Oct. 2016) [text]

*Managing National Borders 'Cannot be Based on Any Form of Discrimination' – UN Chief Guterres (UN News Service, Jan. 2017) [text]

Migration, Human Mobility and Sustainable Development (Model UN: Planet, Dec. 2016) [text]

Policing Policy: A New Index for Measuring Migration Governance (Regional MMS, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Public Perceptions of the Refugee Crisis in 2017 (Tent Foundation, Jan. 2017) [text]

Righting the Wrongs of the Refugee System (Centre for Public Impact, Jan. 2017) [text]

Trump Era Casts New Shadow Over Refugees (Chatham House, Jan. 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (20 Jan. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: United States

Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration and Refugees, Annotated:

"Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States" (Vox)
- Annotations are provided by David A. Martin, law professor at the University of Virginia.

"Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States" (Vox)
- Annotations are provided by David A. Martin, law professor at the University of Virginia.

"Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States" (Washington Post)
- This version of the EO can be annotated by anyone with a Genius account.

Publications:

*9 Maps and Charts That Explain the Global Refugee Crisis (Vox, Jan. 2017) [text]

9 Questions about the Global Refugee Crisis You Were too Embarrassed to Ask (Vox, Jan. 2017) [text]

*The Airport Cases: What Happened, and What’s Next? (Just Security Blog, Jan. 2017) [text]

*"Also Barred by Trump's Executive Order: These Heavily Vetted Kids from Central America," Los Angeles Times, 31 Jan. 2017 [text]

"Australia Says Trump Will Honor One-Time Deal to Accept Refugees," New York Times, 30 Jan. 2017 [text]

"Can the Government Deport Immigrants Using Information It Encouraged Them to Provide?," Administrative Law Review Accord, vol. 2, no. 2 (2017) [full-text]

How Does the US Screen Refugees? Very Carefully (CNN, Jan. 2017) [text]

How Trump and Obama's Executive Orders on Muslim Refugees and Immigrants are Similar and Different (The Week, Jan. 2017) [text]

Key Facts about Refugees to the U.S. (Pew Research Center, Jan. 2017) [text]

Q&A: What Legal Obligation Does the US Have to Accept Refugees? (The Conversation, Jan. 2017) [text]

Ramifications of Trump’s Immigration Executive Orders (The Migrationist Blog, Jan. 2017) [text]

The Refugee Resettlement Program is an Unsuitable Target (Migration Policy Institute, Jan. 2017) [text]

*"Trump Administration to Allow 872 Refugees into U.S. This Week," Reuters, 31 Jan. 2017 [text]

Trump’s Immigration Crackdown: The Global Impact (ODI, Jan. 2017) [text]

Trump’s Order Barring Refugees Flies in the Face of Logic and Humanity (The Conversation, Jan. 2017) [text]

UNHCR Alarmed at Impact of U.S. Refugee Program Suspension (UNHCR, Jan. 2017) [text]
- See also related Guardian article.

US Has a Long History of Restricting Immigrants (VOA, Jan. 2017) [text]

*We’ll See You in Court: Why Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees Violates the Establishment Clause (Just Security Blog, Jan. 2017) [text]

Other resources:

*Breaking Updates on Implementation of Executive Order Banning Muslims and Refugees (AILA) [access]

Data and Analysis Related to Trump Administration Executive Orders on Immigrants and Refugees (Migration Policy Institute) [access]

Immigration Syllabus (Univ. of Minnesota, Jan. 2017) [access]
- "Essential topics, readings, and multimedia that provide historical context to current debates over immigration reform, integration, and citizenship."

Rapid Response Teach-in on the Immigration Executive Orders, Washington, DC, 30 Jan. 2017 [access]
- Hosted by American University Washington College of Law faculty members.

WikiPedia page: Executive order "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" [access]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- News: New Trump Executive Order Targets Refugees (27 Jan. 2017)
- News: Executive Orders on Immigration in the U.S. (26 Jan. 2017)
- Regional Focus: Americas (19 Jan. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

30 January 2017

New Issue of JRS

A special issue of the Journal of Refugee Studies (JRS) has been published. The theme is "Refugee Migration and Local Demarcations: New Insight into European Localities." Contents of vol. 29, no. 4, Dec. 2016 include:
  • Refugee Migration and Local Demarcations: New Insight into European Localities [extract]
  • The Local Production of Asylum [abstract]
  • Deciding Refugee Settlement in Norwegian Cities: Local Administration or Party Politics? [abstract]
  • Asylum in Austere Times: Instability, Privatization and Experimentation within the UK Asylum Dispersal System [open access]
  • Learning How to Squat: Cooperation and Conflict between Refugees and Natives in Rome [abstract]
  • A Tale of Two Cities: Multiple Practices of Bordering and Degrees of ‘Transit’ in and through Turkey [abstract]
  • Bulgaria’s Response to Refugee Migration: Institutionalizing the Boundary of Exclusion [abstract] [embargoed postprint]
  • Engendering Security at the Borders of Europe: Women Migrants and the Mediterranean ‘Crisis’ [abstract]
  • Threatened or Threatening? How Ideology Shapes Asylum Seekers’ Immigration Policy Attitudes in Israel and Australia [abstract] [ResearchGate]
  • Becoming Global Citizens in the Enemy State: Young North Korean Resettlers in South Korean Secondary Schools [abstract]
Thanks to Jonathan Darling for making his article open access! This is now the third time that a JRS author has elected to use the hybrid open access option to make his/her article freely available!

Tagged Periodicals.

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific

Book Review: Troubled Transit: Asylum Seekers Stuck in Indonesia (Border Criminologies Blog, Jan. 2017) [text]

In Focus: Montagnard Asylum Seekers in Cambodia (Kaldor Centre, updated Jan. 2017) [text]

"Indonesia Breaks Silence on Refugees with Presidential Decree," VOA News, 27 Jan. 2017 [text]

IOM Launches Displacement Tracking in Afghanistan as Humanitarian Crisis Looms (IOM, Jan. 2017) [text]

Mixed Migration Flows from Afghanistan and Pakistan towards Europe: Understanding Data-Gaps and Recommendations (IOM, Aug. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Refugees and the Rule of Law on Nauru," Victorian Bar News, no. 160 (Summer 2016) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 38.

The Rohingya Displacement Crisis That Myanmar Denies Exists (Refugees Deeply, Jan. 2017) [text]

Taiwan Urged to Pass National Refugee Legislation and Provide Genuine Protection to Refugees (APRRN, Jan. 2017) [text]

Urban Response Practitioner Workshop: Meeting Needs in a Context of Protracted Urban Displacement in Asia (International Rescue Committee, Nov. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia (10 Jan. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

27 January 2017

News: New Trump Executive Order Targets Refugees

(additional references added 28 Jan. 2017)

Today, Pres. Trump signed an Executive Order entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States," which among other things puts the refugee resettlement program on hold for four months, caps total refugee admission numbers at 50,000, halts Syrian refugee admissions until further notice, and places a 90-day visa ban on nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Today is also International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The president issued a short statement that ends with "Together, we will make love and tolerance prevalent throughout the world." And yet, as the ImmigrationProf blog noted, the president chose this day to "refus[e] to come to the aid of those fleeing persecution."

Here is a joint statement from UNHCR and IOM.

These news reports and commentary provide additional information:

*Comparing: The Leaked Draft vs Final Executive Order Barring Citizens of 7 Muslim-Majority Nations and All Refugees (Just Security, Jan. 2017) [text]

*The Disastrous Ripple Effects of Trump’s Executive Action on Refugee Resettlement (Order from Chaos Blog, Jan. 2017) [text]

Executive Orders Halting Refugee Resettlement Dangerous to National Security (Human Rights First, Jan. 2017) [text]

"Extreme Vetting" Executive Order Targets Vulnerable Refugees (Human Rights First, Jan. 2017) [text]

Four Reasons Why President Trump is Wrong to Ban Refugees (Niskanen Center Blog, Jan. 2017) [text]

How America’s Rejection of Jews Fleeing Nazi Germany Haunts our Refugee Policy Today (Vox, Jan. 2017) [text]

"How to Lose the War on Terror," The New Yorker, 25 Jan. 2017 [text]

"The Islamic State Wanted the West to Fear Refugees and Muslims. It Worked," Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2017 [text]

"Mike Pence's Refugee Problem," Rolling Stone, 25 Jan. 2017 [text]

Refugees Strengthen America: Q & A (Human Rights First, Jan. 2017) [text]

Resettling Refugees is the Right Choice, Morally and Strategically (Human Rights First, Jan. 2017) [text]

Summary and Analysis of Trump Executive Order on Visa Issuance/Screening and Refugees (AILA, Jan. 2017) [text]

Targeting Muslims and Refugees Betrays American Values and Will Not Make Us Safer (AILA, Jan. 2017) [text]

Trump Action Derails Global Refugee Resettlement Efforts (IRIN, Jan. 2017) [text]

"Trump Says Syrian Refugees Aren’t Vetted. We Are. Here’s What We Went Through," Washington Post, 26 Jan. 2017 [text]

Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees Goes Way Beyond a Temporary Ban (Vox, Jan. 2017) [text]

*Trump’s Immigration Policy Risks Violating International Law—Alienates US Allies (Just Security, Jan. 2017) [text]

"Trump’s Order to Ban Refugees and Immigrants Triggers Fears across the Globe," Washington Post, 26 Jan. 2017 [text]

"Trump's Plan for Refugees," The Atlantic, 26 Jan. 2017 [text]

"Which Christians Are Telling Donald Trump to Keep Out Refugees?," The Atlantic, 27 Jan. 2017 [text]

Finally, UNHCR has a new page on "Resettlement in the US."

*UPDATED

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe

Cop-out or Vital Lifeline? Massive EU Cash Aid Programme Rolls out for Refugees in Turkey (IRIN, Jan. 2017) [text]

European Union Third-Country Partnerships: Where Do We Go From Here?, Webinar, 27 Jan. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

The Greek Asylum Crisis: Moving Beyond the Blame Game to a Real Solution (The Conversation, Jan. 2017) [text]

Hotspots and EU Agencies: Towards an Integrated European Administration? (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Jan. 2017) [text]

Mixed Migration Flows from Afghanistan and Pakistan towards Europe: Understanding Data-Gaps and Recommendations (IOM, Aug. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Mixed Migration Flows in the Mediterranean and Beyond: Compilation of Available Data and Information (IOM, Jan. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Pushed Back at the Door: Denial of Access to Asylum in Eastern EU Member States (Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Jan. 2017) [text via Refworld]

UNHCR, IOM and Partners Launch New Plan to Respond to Europe’s Refugee and Migrant Situation (UNHCR & IOM, Jan. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

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

Tagged Publications.

26 January 2017

News: Executive Orders on Immigration in the U.S.

Yesterday, President Trump issued two Executive Orders, one entitled "Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements," which among other things calls for a wall to be built on the U.S./Mexico border, and the other entitled "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States," which in part calls for cutting off federal funding to sanctuary cities.

Below are various news reports and commentary with more information:
  • Commentary on President Trump's Immigration Executive Orders (ImmigrationProf Blog, Jan. 2017) [text]
  • The Effects of Sanctuary Policies on Crime and the Economy (Center for American Progress, Jan. 2017) [text]
  • Executive Orders Undermine Access to Protection for U.S. Asylum Seekers (Human Rights First, Jan. 2017) [text]
  • "How Sanctuary Cities Work, and How Trump’s Executive Order Might Affect Them," Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2017 [text]
  • *President Trump’s Immigration Orders: Some Preliminary Thoughts (The Asylumist, Jan. 2017) [text]
  • "Trump Signs Directive to Start Border Wall with Mexico, Ramp up Immigration Enforcement," Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2017 [text]
  • Trump’s Immigration Actions to Harm Millions (Human Rights Watch, Jan. 2017) [text]
  • Trump’s Policies Will Affect Four Groups of Undocumented Immigrants (The Conversation, Jan. 2017) [text]
  • The Wall is the Least Aggressive Part of Trump’s Executive Actions on Immigration (Vox, Jan. 2017) [text]
For breaking updates, check out AILA's Immigration Politics Ticker page and Twitter feed.

*UPDATED

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

Events & opportunities:

Seminar series: Perspectives on the Syrian Conflict, Oxford [info]
- The next two seminars are "The ethics of protection in Syria" (1 February 2017) and "The struggle for Syria" (8 February 2017).

*Funding opportunity: NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees and Other Vulnerable Populations in Egypt [info]
- Proposal submission deadline 9 March 2017.

Publications:

Cash Transfers for Refugees: The Economic and Social Effects of a Programme in Jordan (ODI, Jan. 2017) [access]
- Follow link for research report, briefing paper and working paper.

Desperate Determination: A Record Number of Migrants Arrive in Yemen in 2016 (Regional MMS, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Refugees Adrift? Responses to Crises in the MENA and Asia (Dec. 2016 & Jan. 2017) [access]
- Blog series hosted by the Middle East Institute; recent contributions include: 1) Access to Legal Residency for Refugees in the Middle East: Bureaucracy, Deterrence, and Prolonged Impermanence; 2) Burden or Boon? Turkey’s Tactical Treatment of the Syrian Refugee Crisis; 3) The Displaced as Actors in Syrian Politics; and 4) From Conflict-insensitive to Conflict-driven Aid: Responding to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon

Sending Migrants Back to Libya? Possibly Counterproductive (Clingendael, Jan. 2017) [text]

Syrian Voices on the Syrian Conflict: The Plight of Palestinian Refugees in Syria in the Camps South of Damascus (NOREF, Jan. 2017) [text via Reliefweb]

Tunisia Survey Snapshot (Mixed Migration Hub) [Nov. 2016] [Dec. 2016]

UN Seeks $4.63 billion to Aid Syrian Refugees and Host Nations (UNHCR, Jan. 2017) [text]

"Well-being and Associated Factors among Adults in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt)," Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 14:122 (Aug. 2016) [open access]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Syria (23 Jan. 2017)
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (5 Jan. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

25 January 2017

CFPs/New Issues of FEX, GILJ, IJMHSC, Intl. Migr., J. Appl. Sec. Res., J. Peacebuild. & Dev., Rev. do Direito, Torture J.

CFPs:

Forced Migration Review [info]
- Articles sought for issue on "Shelter in Displacement"; submission deadline is 13 February 2017.

Georgetown Immigration Law Journal [info]
- Submissions sought for forthcoming issue. No deadline indicated.

New issues:

Field Exchange, no. 53 (Nov. 2016) [full-text]
- Mix of news, field and research articles.

Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, vol. 30, no. 2 (Winter 2016) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including "Rejecting the Children of Violence: Why U.S. Asylum Law Should Return to the Acosta Definition of 'A Particular Social Group'" and "Ending the Game of Evidentiary Roulette: Why a Rule Should Exclude Hearsay from Asylum Proceeding Absent a Corroborating Indication of Reliability."

International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, vol. 13, no. 1 (March 2017) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including "The Plights of Eritrean Refugees in the Shimelba Refugee Camp, Ethiopia."

International Migration, vol. 55, no. 1 (Feb. 2017) [contents]
- Includes two sub-sections, one on "When Migrants Help Homelands," the other on "When Migrants Help Host Economies."

Journal of Applied Security Research, vol. 12, no. 1 (2017) [contents]
- Special issue on "Borderland Security and Migration: Crisis Preparedness & Emergency Management –Social and Cultural Challenges to Homeland Security."

Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, vol. 11, no. 3 (2016) [contents]
- Special issue on "Addressing Contemporary Migrant and Refugee Challenges: Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Perspectives."

Revista do Direito, vol. 3, no. 50 (2016) [open access]
- Includes sub-section on "Migrações Internacionais e Direitos Humanos."

Torture Journal, vol. 26, no. 3 (2016) [full-text]
- Mix of articles, including "Enhancing Empathy among Humanitarian Workers through Project MIRACLE: Development and Initial Validation of the Helpful Responses to Refugees Questionnaire."

Tagged Periodicals.

Thematic Focus: Mental Health

"5 Myths About Refugees," Psychology Today, 23 Jan. 2017 [text]

"Cognitive Assessment of Refugee Children: Effects of Trauma and New Language Acquisition," Transcultural Psychiatry, vol. 53, no. 1 (2016) [free full-text]
- Note: This article is freely available until the end of Jan. 2017.

"Cultural Identity among Afghan and Iraqi Traumatized Refugees: Towards a Conceptual Framework for Mental Health Care Professionals," Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, OnlineFirst, 20 Jan. 2017 [open access]

Culture, Context and Mental Health of Somali Refugees: A Primer for Staff Working in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Programmes (UNHCR, 2016) [text]

"Evidence-based Care for Iraqi, Kurdish, and Syrian Asylum Seekers and Refugees of the Syrian Civil War: A Systematic Review," Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne, vol. 57, no. 4 (Nov. 2016) [full-text via Evidence Aid]  /

"Mental Health and Trauma in Asylum Seekers Landing in Sicily in 2015: A Descriptive Study of Neglected Invisible Wounds," Conflict and Health, 11:1 (Jan. 2017) [open access]

Mental Health among Displaced People and Refugees: Making the Case for Action at the World Bank Group (World Bank, Dec. 2016) [text]

"A Two-phase Approach for the Identification of Refugees with Priority Need for Mental Health Care in Lebanon: A Validation Study," BMC Psychiatry, 17:28 (Jan. 2017) [open access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Health (14 Jan. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

News: Share Ideas for Addressing the Refugee Crisis

A former foreign affairs minister in Canada has launched a Facebook page called "Platform to Discuss New Ideas and Solutions to the World Refugee Crisis." The welcome message notes in part that, "I'm going to convert this Facebook site into a platform for refugee/migrant issues and invite existing and new friends to join in sharing their stories, views and ideas. Hopefully this can be a way of generating a sharing of the responsibility and as well as fresh ideas on how to govern an event that is of great significance to so many."

Examples of other recent fora for eliciting ideas include:

- Brookings' discussion series on "Rights and Responsibilities: Solutions to the Syrian Refugee Crisis"

- The Middle East Institute's essay series on "Refugees Adrift? Responses to Crises in the MENA and Asia"

- openDemocracy's debate series on "The Future of Refugee Protection: What New Approaches to Meet a Growing Crisis?"

Tagged Web Sites/Tools.

24 January 2017

Thematic Focus: Solutions

"Developing and Validating the Refugee Integration Scale in Nairobi, Kenya," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Access, 16 July 2016 [full-text via ReDSS]

Durable Solutions Framework: Local Integration Focus, Lower Juba Region (ReDSS, Nov. 2016) [text]

Durable Solutions Framework: Uganda - Local Integration Focus (ReDSS, July 2016) [text]

Eighth Report on Relocation and Resettlement (European Commission, Dec. 2016 [text via Refworld]

"The Perils and Possibilities of Refugee Federalism," American University Law Review, vol. 66, no. 2 (2016) [full-text via SSRN]

Refugees and National Security: Fact Sheet (Human Rights First, Jan. 2017) [text]

*Resettlement and Other Admission Pathways for Syrian Refugees (UNHCR, updated Dec. 2016) [text]

The Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme (UK House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts, Jan. 2017) [access]

"UK Community Refugee Scheme Has Resettled Only Two Syrian Families," The Guardian, 18 Jan. 2017 [text]

U.S. Refugee Admissions Program FAQs (U.S. Dept. of State, Jan. 2017) [text]

U.S. on Track to Reach Obama Administration’s Goal of Resettling 110,000 Refugees This Year (Pew Research, Jan. 2017) [text]

Who Bears the Cost of Integrating Refugees?, Migration Policy Debates, no. 13 (OECD, Jan. 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (9 Jan. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Australia

Australia's Humanitarian Program: A Quick Guide to the Statistics since 1947 (Parliamentary Library of Australia, updated Jan. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Banning Refugees from Australia: Not Targeting Those Preying on the Vulnerable – Just Preying on the Vulnerable (Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, Dec. 2016) [text]

"Controlling Irregular Migration in the Asia-Pacific: Is Australia Acting against its Own Interests?,"  Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, vol. 4, no. 1 (Jan. 2017) [open access]
- Note: This is a gold OA journal.

Migration to Australia: A Quick Guide to the Statistics (Parliamentary Library of Australia, updated Jan. 2017) [text via APO]

Offshore Processing Centres in Nauru and Papua New Guinea: Contract Management of Garrison Support and Welfare Services (Australian National Audit Office, Jan. 2017) [text via APO]
- See also related SBS news article and the Immigration Dept.'s response.

"Rights and Queues: On Distributive Contests in the Modern State," Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, vol. 55, no. 1 (2016) [full-text]
- Includes discussion of right to asylum in Australia.

"US Officials Visit Manus Island as Australia's Refugee Deal Set to Proceed," The Guardian, 22 Jan. 2017 [text]

Vulnerability of Displacement: Challenges for Integrating Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Host Communities, Paper presented at OzCHI 2016: 28th Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Launceston, Tasmania, 29 Nov.- 2 Dec. 2016 [text]  

Young Newly Arrived Migrants and Refugees in Australia: Using Digital Storytelling Practices to Capture Settlement Experiences and Social Cohesion (Western Sydney Univ., April 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (6 Jan. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information-related Items

Opportunities:

Call for tenders: Evaluate Country of Origin Information on Albania, Bangladesh, Egypt and Sri Lanka [info]
- Submit expressions of interest by 27 January 2017.

Job announcement: Part-time Co-editor, Forced Migration Review [info]
- Apply by 1 March 2017.

Resources:

Connectivity and the Modern Refugee (Project Syndicate, Jan. 2017) [text]

"Digital Storytelling with Pre-service Teachers: Raising Awareness for Refugees through ICTs in ESL Primary Classes," Digital Education, no. 30 (2016) [open access]

Fighting Ebola with Information: Learning from the Use of Data, Information, and Digital Technologies in the West Africa Ebola Outbreak Response (USAID, Jan. 2017) [text]
- See also related Social Media for Good blog post.

Flying Blind? Gathering and Using Quality Information in Situations of Constrained Access, Webinar, 6 Dec. 2016 [info]
- Follow link for audio, video and transcript of this webinar;

Humanitarian Evidence Systems Mapping in East Africa (Development Initiatives, Jan. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"ICTs, Agency, and Gender in Syrian Activists’ Work among Syrian Refugees in Jordan," Gender, Technology and Development, vol. 20, no. 3 (2016) [free full-text]
- Note: This article is freely available until the end of Jan. 2017.

The Signal Code: A Human Rights Approach to Information during Crisis (Harvard University, Jan. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies (8 Dec. 2016)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

23 January 2017

Regional Focus: Europe

Event & opportunity:

Webinar: European Union Third-Country Partnerships: Where Do We Go from Here?, Online, 27 January 2017 [info]

Seminar: EU Law and the Politics of 'Mass Influx', London, 2 March 2017 [info]

Publications:

Agent of Protection? Shaping the EU Asylum Agency: ECRE's Analysis of the Potential and Risks Contained in the Proposal to Transform EASO into an EU Asylum Agency (ECRE, Jan. 2017) [text via Refworld]

Chartering a Way to Protection: The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights – An Indispensable Instrument in the Field of Asylum (ECRE, Jan. 2017) [text via Refworld]

EU Cannot Copy Australia's Offshore Asylum Model (Human Rights Watch, Jan. 2017) [text]

EU-Turkey Deal: Violation of, or Consistency with, International Law? (European Forum, Dec. 2016) [text]

Greece: Dire Refugee Conditions on Islands (Human Rights Watch, Jan. 2017) [text]

Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 2,876; Deaths at Sea: 219 (Missing Migrants Project, Jan. 2017) [text]

Non-refoulement: Is Part of the EU’s Qualification Directive Invalid? (EU Law Analysis Blog, Jan. 2017) [text]

Survey Snapshot: Italy (North Africa Mixed Migration Hub, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Turkey’s Refugees, Syrians and Refugees from Turkey: A Country of Insecurity," Migration Letters, vol. 14, no. 1 (2017) [free full-text]

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- Regional Focus: Europe (18 Jan. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

Regional Focus: Africa

Funding opportunities:

NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees in South Sudan [info]
- Proposal submission deadline is 21 March 2017.

NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees in Chad and Cameroon [info]
- Proposal submission deadline is 24 March 2017.

Publications:

2017 Aperçu des besoins humanitaires: République démocratique du Congo (OCHA, Jan. 2017) [text]

2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview: Nigeria (OCHA, Nov. 2016) [text]

Accessing 'Home' - Refugee Returns to Towns and Cities: Experiences from Côte d’Ivoire and Rwanda (Church World Service, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Africa's Silent Refugee Crisis: 12.4 Million on the Run in Their Own Countries (CCN, Jan. 2017) [text]

"Challenges and Coping Strategies of Refugees: Exploring Residual Liberian Refugees’ Experiences in Ghana," Qualitative Social Work, vol. 16, no. 1 (2017) [free full-text]
- Note: This article is freely available until the end of Jan. 2017.

South Sudan "Arrivals" in the White Nile State (Sudan) - Not Citizens, not IDPs, not Refugees: What Are They?, Sudan Working Paper, no. 7 (Chr. Michelsen Institute, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (6 Jan. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

Regional Focus: Syria

[Note: I am re-circulating this post to reflect the addition of new references, as indicated below.]

Event: 

*Helsinki Conference on Supporting Syrians and the Region, Helsinki, 24 January 2017 [info]
- "[W]ill review plans for urgent humanitarian needs as well as livelihoods and longer-term support needed inside Syria and in neighboring countries." See also related comment.

Publications:

"As Peace Talks Loom, Syrian Refugees See Little Future in Going Home," Christian Science Monitor, 17 Jan. 2017 [text]

"No Man’s Land: Syrian Asylum Seekers and the Status of Military Deserters under International Refugee Law," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 6, no. 2 (Jan. 2017) [full-text]

"Refugee Protection in Turkey: Evaluating Needs and Challenges," Chicago Policy Review, 2 Jan. 2017 [text]

*Sphere Training Materials for the Syria Response (Sphere, Jan. 2017) [access via ReliefWeb]

Stand and Deliver: Urgent Action Needed on Commitments Made at the London Conference One Year on (Danish Refugee Council et al., Jan. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Syria and its Refugees: A Historical Perspective, Oxford, 18 Jan. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

"Syrian Refugees in Jordan: Social Workers Use a Participatory Rapid Appraisal (PRA) Methodology for Needs Assessment, Human Rights and Community Development," International Social Work, OnlineFirst, 15 Nov. 2016 [free full-text]
- Note: This article is freely available until the end of Jan. 2017.

"Turkey’s Refugees, Syrians and Refugees from Turkey: A Country of Insecurity," Migration Letters, vol. 14, no. 1 (2017) [free full-text]

"Violence against Displaced Syrian Women in Lebanon," Journal of Interpersonal Violence, OnlineFirst, 5 Oct. 2016 [free full-text]
- Note: This article is freely available until the end of Jan. 2017.

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (5 Jan. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

20 January 2017

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

Opportunity:

CFP: Georgetown Immigration Law Journal [info]
- Submissions sought for forthcoming issue. No deadline indicated.

Publications:

"Asylum and Terrorism: The Death of Human Rights Law?," Iowa Law Review Online, vol. 102, no. 41 (2016) [full-text]

Chartering a Way to Protection: The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights – An Indispensable Instrument in the Field of Asylum (ECRE, Jan. 2017) [text]

Contracting Out of Non-Refoulement Protections, Paper presented at Sixth Annual ASIL Research Forum, Seattle, 11-12 Nov. 2016 [text via SSRN]

EU Migration Law Shaping International Migration Law in the Field of Expulsion of Aliens: The Empire Strikes Back? (SSRN, Dec. 2016) [text]

International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 28, no. 4 (Dec. 2016) [free full-text]
- This issue pays tribute to Guy Goodwin-Gill. Papers for this special collection were developed from presentations at an event celebrating his scholarship.

Migration Governance in the UN: What is the Global Compact and What Does it Mean?, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 252/2017 (Queen Mary University of London School of Law, Jan. 2017) [text via SSRN]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (11 Jan. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: General

Events & opportunities:

Priorities for the New UN Secretary-General, London, 2 February 2017 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

Request for PRM Humanitarian Research Concept Notes [info]
- Current research areas are "Financial Inclusion of Refugees," "Statelessness," and any other "compelling humanitarian research topic." Proposal submission deadline is 10 March 2017.

Publications:

10 Things to Know about How to Influence Policy with Research (ODI, Jan.  2017) [text]

For Refugees, 2016 was a Year of Contradictions (World Economic Forum Blog, Jan. 2017) [text]

Global Appeal: 2017 Update (UNHCR, Jan. 2017) [access]

"Iconic Photographs and the Ebb and Flow of Empathic Response to Humanitarian Disasters," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Early Edition, 10 Jan. 2017 [full-text via ResearchGate]

Mass Displacement and the Challenge for Urban Resilience (ODI, Jan. 2017) [text]

"Notes for the Next UN Secretary-General," Global Responsibility to Protect, vol. 8, no. 4 (2016) [full-text via ReliefWeb]

Planning from the Future: Is the Humanitarian System Fit for Purpose? (Humanitarian Policy Group, Feinstein International Center & King's College London, Nov. 2016) [text]

Suffering in Silence: The 10 Most Under-reported Humanitarian Crises of 2016 (CARE, Jan. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Three Unconventional Places to Look for Humanitarian Solutions in 2017 (ODI, Jan. 2017) [text]

Items to watch for: 

Evaluation of UNHCR’s Role as Cluster Lead Agency for the Global Protection Cluster (ITAD) [info]
- "The evaluation has the dual objectives of learning and accountability. The focus will be on learning how the protection clusters at country level are supported by the GPC, and what lessons have been learned by UNHCR in field CLA situations. The evaluation will examine the achievements and challenges of the cluster at global and field level with regard to coordination, capacity building, and support to the field and mainstreaming protection. While the evaluation will look back at achievements against the 2012-15 GPC strategy, it will also seek to make recommendations of relevance to the current 2016-19 strategy." The evaluation should be completed by May 2017.

Refugee Response Index (DARA) [info]
- "DARA is currently developing, in conjunction with strategic partners, practitioners and experts, the Refugee Response Index (RRI). This initiative seeks to measure countries’ response to refugees. At a time where the need to uphold the refugee protection system is more crucial than ever, with one out of 122 persons in the world being refugees, there is more than ever a need to reinvigorate the spirit and principles of the 1951 Refugee Convention, boost country response in support of refugees and reverse the current trend of growing restrictive refugee policies."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (7 Jan. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

19 January 2017

Regional Focus: Americas

Fleeing a Broken Venezuela (IRIN, Jan. 2017) [text]

*"How Sanctuary Cities Work and What Might Happen to Them under Trump," Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2017 [text]

Immigration Court Appearance Rates (Human Rights First, Nov. 2016) [text]

"International Human Rights Tribunal Discusses Low Asylum Grant Rates in US Immigration Court," ABA Journal, 20 Dec. 2016 [text]

"New Trends in Migratory and Refugee Law in Brazil: The Expanded Refugee Definition," Revista do Direito, vol. 3, no. 50 (2016) [open access]

Refugee Claims and Successful Claimants in Canada 2000-2014: A Description of a Forgotten Reality in Canada, Mater of Public Policy Capstone Project (Univ. of Calgary, 2016) [text]

"Sanctuary Cities" Get Ready to Resist Trump Deportations (IRIN, Jan. 2017) [text]

Syrian Immigrants Have Integrated Well, Refugees Will Too (Niskanen Center Blog, Jan. 2017) [text]

"Syrian Refugees in the United States," Migration Information Source, 12 Jan. 2017 [text]
- See graphic above.

Taking Action to Reflect Current Reality: Obama Administration Ends "Wet Foot, Dry Foot" Policies on Cuban Migration (Migration Policy Institute, Jan. 2017) [text]
- See also related NPR news story.

UNHCR Welcomes Ecuador’s New Human Mobility Law (UNHCR, Jan. 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (5 Jan. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

"Complexity Reduction and Policy Consensus: Asylum Seekers, the Right to Work, and the 'Pull Factor' Thesis in the UK Context," The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, vol. 18, no. 4 (2016) [free full-text]
- Note: This article is freely available until the end of Jan. 2017.

Decent Work for Migrants and Refugees (ILO, Sept. 2016) [text]

From Surviving to Thriving: Inclusive Work and Economic Security for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum, Melbourne, 7 Dec. 2016 [info]
- Follow link for presentations.

Integrating Refugees: The Role of Business (World Economic Forum Blog, Jan. 2017) [text]

Labour Market Integration of Refugees: A Comparative Survey of Bosnians in Five EU Countries, CEPS Special Report, no. 155 (Centre for European Policy Studies, Dec. 2016) [text]

Migrants Help Economies to Thrive. So Why Do They Still Generate Fear? (World Economic Forum Blog, Dec. 2016) [text]

Open Borders in the European Union and Beyond: Migration Flows and Labor Market Implications, NBER Working Paper, no. 23048 (National Bureau of Economic Research, Jan. 2017) [abstract]
- See also preliminary version.

The Right to Work for Beneficiaries of International Protection (ECRE, Dec. 2016) [text]

Tripartite Technical Meeting on the Access of Refugees and Other Forcibly Displaced Persons to the Labour Market, Geneva, 5-7 July 2016 [info]
- Follow link for meeting documents, including the "Guiding Principles" that were adopted.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (16 Dec. 2016)

Tagged Publications.