31 January 2018

Open Access Round-up: 31 January 2018

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 15 January 2018. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

"Detention and Immigration: Practices, Crimmigration, and Norms," Migration Studies, Advance Articles, 3 Jan. 2018
- Preprint version of article.

"How Do Refugee Children Experience Their New Situation in England and Denmark? Implications for Educational Policy and Practice," Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 85 (Jan. 2018)
- Note: The postprint version of this article is currently under embargo.

"Positive Thinking Elevates Tolerance: Experimental Effects of Happiness on Adolescents’ Attitudes Towards Asylum Seekers," Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry (Forthcoming, 2018)
- Postprint version of article.

"Securitization of Search and Rescue at Sea: The Response to Boat Migration in the Mediterranean and Offshore Australia," International & Comparative Law Quarterly, First View, 16 Jan. 2018
- Preprint version of article.

"Sticky Technologies: Plumpy’nut®, Emergency Feeding and the Viscosity of Humanitarian Design," Social Studies of Science, OnlineFirst, 1 Jan. 2018
- Postprint version of article.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles, health-related:

"The Mental Health Services for Detained Asylum Seekers in Malta," BJPsych International, vol. 13, no. 2 (May 2016; pub. online Jan. 2018)

Articles, other topics:

"Community-based Interventions for Building Social Inclusion of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Australia: A Systematic Review," Journal of Social Inclusion, vol. 8 no. 2 (2017)

"Democratizing Education at the Margins: Faculty and Practitioner Perspectives on Delivering Online Tertiary Education for Refugees," International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 14:43 (Dec. 2017)

"Immigration and the War on Crime: Law and Order Politics and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 6, no. 1 (2018)

Migration Related Restrictions by the EU Member States in the Aftermath of the 2015 Refugee "Crisis" in Europe: What Did We Learn?,” International Comparative Jurisprudence, vol. 3, no. 2 (2017)

Myths and Facts about Refugees: Reasons for Irregular Border Crossing and the Truth about Social Assistance,” International Comparative Jurisprudence, vol. 3, no. 2 (2017)

"Online Hate Discourse: A Study on Hatred Speech Directed against Syrian Refugees on YouTube," Journal of Media Critiques, vol. 3, no. 12 (2017)

"Practices and Consequences of Using Humanitarian Technologies in Volatile Aid Settings," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 3:1 (Jan. 2018)

"Questioning the Role of Facebook in Maintaining Syrian Social Capital during the Syrian Crisis," Heliyon, vol. 3, no. 12 (2017)

"Refugees, Development, Debt, Austerity: A Selected History," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 6, no. 1 (2018)

"Strengthening the Global Refugee Protection System: Recommendations for the Global Compact on Refugees," Journal of Migration & Human Security, vol. 5, no. 4 (2017)

"Towards Global Management on Flight and Migration? A Comparison of Refugee Politics in Europe and Asia," Asian Journal of German and European Studies, 2:8 (June 2017)

"Twenty Years after IIRIRA: The Rise of Immigrant Detention and Its Effects on Latinx Communities across the Nation," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 6, no. 1 (2018)

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Communication Rights from the Margins: Politicising Young Refugees’ Smartphone Pocket Archives," International Communication Gazette, vol. 79, nos. 6-7 (2017)

"Creating Public Value in Global Wicked Problems," Public Management Review, vol. 19, no. 1 (2017)

"Good Citizens? Ugandan Asians, Volunteers and ‘Race’ Relations in 1970s Britain," History Workshop Journal, Advance Articles, 19 Jan. 2018

Law Reviews

"An Australia–Indonesia Arrangement on Refugees: Exploring the Structural, Legal and Diplomatic Dimensions," Adelaide Law Review, vol. 38, no. 1 (2017)

"MS-13 as a Terrorist Organization: Risks for Central American Asylum Seekers," Michigan Law Review Online, vol. 116 (Oct. 2017)

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

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

News:

UNHCR has plans to revamp its Refugee Status Determination (RSD) Learning Programme, which to date has consisted of a self-study phase, a workshop, and a post-workshop phase. "The existing RSD LP was created in 2003 and has only been subjected to minor changes since then. A challenge in terms of inviting participants for the RSD LP has throughout the years been the varying level of knowledge and experiences among the participants of the RSD LP, with the consequence that some participants found the content of the RSD LP, including the workshop too complex and difficult to grasp, while other participants wanted more in-depth knowledge for their continued learning."

To address these varying levels, a "new RSD Introduction e-learning program will be launched [in 2018] targeting primarily new (junior) eligibility staff and others with an interest in RSD. It’s expected that all new staff involved in RSD will undertake the RSD Introduction e-learning, which will form the consistent basis for their initial learning."

"The revamp of the RSD LP will ensure that more experienced and senior eligibility/RSD staff get trained more in depth on complex topics, among others, sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), child applicants, applicants with specific needs, trauma, etc. Optional reading lists would be available to ensure staff are familiarised with the concepts required for strengthening of State asylum systems and advocacy. There will be a strong focus on strengthening skill sets, including legal analysis, drafting and structure of reasoning through a case-study approach. The self-study phase will include different training modalities, such as self-paced learning, webinars, as well as tutor-supported assignments with the objective to strengthen the knowledge and skill sets and enhance learning through multiple avenues. A 5-day workshop will continue to be part of the LP to enhance the skill set of staff through practical group- exercises and interactive learning."

[Note: Text above was taken from a consultancy job description that is no longer available online.]

Events & opportunities:

Discussion panel: Practicing Refugee Law on the Frontier: Refugee Law in Egypt, India, Malaysia and Hong Kong, Univ. of Hong Kong, 1 February 2018 [info]
- Note: A related article by one of the moderators, Martin Jones, is freely available.

Competition: Annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition [info]
- Submission deadline is 28 February 2018.

Seminar: The IDP in International Law: Debates, Developments and Prospects, Oxford, 28 February 2018 [info]

Course: International Refugee Law, Sanremo, 17-21 April 2018 [info]
- Deadline for applications is one month prior to the start of the course.

Public lecture: Decline of International Refugee Law?, Berlin, 23 April 2018 [info]

Publications:

"Access to Refugee Protection: Key Concepts and Contemporary Challenges," Chapter 1 in States, the Law and Access to Refugee Protection: Fortresses and Fairness (Hart Publishing, 2017) [free full-text]

Distinguishing between Asylum Seekers and Economic Migrants: An Analysis of State Practice (ATHA Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

Fees Charged for Asylum Applications by States Parties to the 1951 Refugee Convention (Law Library of Congress, Dec. 2017) [access]

Mass Displacement of Destitute People: A Trigger for Non-Refoulement Protection?, Paper presented at The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy, Dayton, OH, 8-10 Nov. 2017 [text]

"Mixed Up: International Law and the Meaning(s) of 'Mixed Migration'," Refugee Survey Quarterly, Advance Articles, 29 Jan. 2018 [abstract]

The Principle of Non-Refoulement: The Legality of Refugee Caps Amidst Record High Migration Rates (The View from Above Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

Terrorism and Asylum: Unravelling the Myths (RLI Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

Towards ‘Judicial Passivism’ in EU Migration and Asylum Law? Preliminary Thoughts for the Final Plenary Session of the 2018 Odysseus Conference (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

'Waiting to disappear': International and Regional Standards for the Protection of the Human Rights of Persons with Albinism (International Bar Association, June 2017) [text via Refworld]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (13 Jan. 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

News: "Zero Draft" of Global Compact on Refugees

Today, UNHCR released a "zero draft" of the global compact on refugees that will form the basis of formal discussions with UN Member States beginning in February and running through July 2018.

From the press release:

"The draft compact includes the comprehensive refugee response framework (CRRF), set out in the Annex 1 of the New York Declaration, and a programme of action which helps translate policy into practice to improve - for example – refugee access to education, livelihoods, civil registration systems, financial services and internet connectivity while encouraging private investment or development funding in refugee hosting areas. The 'zero draft' has been informed by a series of discussions in the latter half 2017, and the application of the CRRF in different countries and situations."

The formal consultations will produce a non-binding document which will then be presented by the High Commissioner in his 2018 report to the UN General Assembly at the end of the year.

For more information, visit:
- UNHCR's web page on the Global Compact on Refugees, which includes a "roadmap on the formal consultations process"
- UNHCR's web page on the CRRF
- my round-ups on both global compacts (on refugees and migration): here, here and here

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

News: New Version of ecoi.net Launched

ecoi.net, the Austrian Red Cross’ information system on countries of origin of refugees and asylum seekers, is now online in a new version.

The new website features a modern design, a new search engine, and more speed. ecoi.net allows you to search through the full text of more than 300,000 documents published by more than 160 regularly covered sources. Since 2001, ecoi.net gathers, structures and processes publicly available country of origin information with a focus on the needs of asylum lawyers, refugee counsels and persons deciding on claims for asylum and other forms of international protection.

The new search engine immediately displays the number of results for each search filter. You can select more than one property for each filter, and choose how the filter is applied. For instance, you can search through all documents published by multiple sources of your choice. Or you can instead exclude documents from selected sources, or of a specific document type.

Existing ecoi.net user accounts will continue to work on the new website. If you do not have an account yet, you can register for free. Registered users benefit from our research baskets and our weekly e-mail alerts informing about selected new publications.

You can find out more about the new website under: https://www.ecoi.net/en/blog/ecoi.net-relaunch.

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

30 January 2018

Thematic Focus: Detention

Opportunities:

CFP: Challenging Migrant Detention: Human Rights, Advocacy and Mental Health, Montreal, 19-21 June 2018 [info]
- Submission deadline is 1 February 2018.

Job announcement: Executive Director, International Detention Coalition [info]
- Apply by 5 February 2018.

*Seminar: Authority and Affect in Immigration Detention: A Critical Account, London, 20 February 2018 [info]

Publications:

Accompanied Migrant Minors in Detention, Factsheet (European Court of Human Rights, Jan. 2018) [text via Refworld]

Asylum-Seeking Kids Locked Up in Greece (Human Rights Watch, Jan. 2018) [text]

Child [Un]Friendly Border Control: A Criminological Analysis of Young Asylum Seeker’s Migration and Immigration Detention Experiences, Thesis (Univ. of Ottawa, 2018) [text]

Concerns about ICE Detainee Treatment and Care at Detention Facilities (Dept. of Homeland Security, Dec. 2017) [text]
- See also related NPR story.

"Detention and Immigration: Practices, Crimmigration, and Norms," Migration Studies, Advance Articles, 3 Jan. 2018 [preprint]

Egypt: The Escape Portal (Border Criminologies Blog, Dec. 2017) [text]

European Legal and Policy Framework on Immigration Detention of Children (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, July 2017) [text via Refworld]

Immigration Detention in Greece (Global Detention Project, updated Jan. 2018) [text]

Immigration Detention in Italy (Global Detention Project, updated Jan. 2018) [text]

"The Mental Health Services for Detained Asylum Seekers in Malta," BJPsych International, vol. 13, no. 2 (May 2016; pub. online Jan. 2018) [open access]

*Twenty Years after IIRIRA: The Rise of Immigrant Detention and Its Effects on Latinx Communities across the Nation," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 6, no. 1 (2018) [open access]

Unaccompanied Migrant Minors in Detention, Factsheet (European Court of Human Rights, Jan. 2018) [text via Refworld]

"What Kind of Miracle ...": The Systematic Violation of Immigrants’ Right to Counsel at the Cibola County Correctional Center (National Immigrant Justice Center, Nov. 2017) [text]

Young Arrivers in Immigration Detention (Border Criminologies Blog, Jan. 2018) [access]
- This blog series includes three posts; follow the link for the first and access the other two via the "See also" menu on the right.

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Detention (5 Dec. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Education

Bridging Two Worlds: Supporting Newcomer and Refugee Youth (Univ. of Winnipeg, Jan. 2018) [text]
- See also related news release.

Cash for Education: A Global Review of UNHCR Programs in Refugee Settings (UNHCR, Dec. 2017) [text]

"Democratizing Education at the Margins: Faculty and Practitioner Perspectives on Delivering Online Tertiary Education for Refugees," International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 14:43 (Dec. 2017) [open access]

"Educating the Future Amidst Displacement: Refugee Teachers in Kakuma Refugee Camp," Reconsidering Development, vol. 5, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

The Global Compact for Migration Will Go on – with or without the United States – for the Sake of Education (World Education Blog, Dec. 2017) [text]
- Note: Includes a link to information about the 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report, which will focus on migration and education.

"How Do Refugee Children Experience Their New Situation in England and Denmark? Implications for Educational Policy and Practice," Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 85 (Jan. 2018) [postprint]
- Note: The full-text is under embargo until 21 June 2019; however, it is possible to request a copy via the a/m link. See also related news release.

ICRC Framework for Access to Education (ICRC, Jan. 2018) [access]

Intercultural Education, vol. 28, no. 5 (2017) [contents]
- Special issue on "Teaching about Refugees." The introduction is freely available.

"Introduction: Refugee Teacher Consultation in Malaysia," Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, Latest Articles, 2 Jan. 2018 [free full-text]

Refugee Education: Building Durable Futures (REBuilD) (PRIO, 2018)
- Learn more about this research project from this vacancy announcement and this presentation.

Regional Conference on Refugee Education in IGAD Member States, Djibouti, 14 Dec. 2017 [info]
- Here are the HC's statement as well as the Declaration and Plan of Action that resulted from the conference.

Responding to the Needs of Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia (Inside Higher Ed Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

A Review of the Literature on the Educational Situation of Syrian Refugee Students with a Focus on Refugee Education Best Practices (Univ. of Calgary, July 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Education (4 Dec. 2017)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Attitudes Towards National Identity, Immigration and Refugees in Germany (More in Common, July 2017) [access]
- Follow link for executive summaries and full-text reports in English and German.

Attitudes Towards Refugees, Immigrants and Identity in France (More in Common, July 2017) [access]
- Follow link for executive summaries and full-text reports in English and French.

*Between Cosmopolitans and Nativists, There’s a Conflicted Middle (Refugees Deeply, Jan. 2018) [text]
- Interview with co-founder of More in Common that produced the research reports referenced above.

"Croatia and EU Asylum Law: Playing on the Sidelines or at the Centre of Events?," Chapter in The New Asylum and Transit Countries in Europe During and in the Aftermath of the 2015/2016 Crisis (Brill, Forthcoming 2018) [preprint]

Dodging Death Along the Alpine Migrant Passage (Refugees Deeply, Jan. 2018) [text]

National Monitoring System Report on the Situation of Internally Displaced Persons (Govt. of Ukraine & IOM, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Out in the Cold: Homelessness among Destitute Refugees in London (Jesuit Refugee Service UK, ) [text]

Russia’s Catch-22 Asylum System (Refugees Deeply, Jan. 2018) [text]

Turkey’s Syrian Refugees: Defusing Metropolitan Tensions, Europe Report, no. 248 (International Crisis Group, Jan. 2018) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (29 Jan. 2018)

Tagged Publications.  

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

Event:

Webinar: Migration in Europe: What Trends to Watch in 2018?, 31 January 2018 [info]

Seminar: Accessing Asylum in Europe: Extraterritorial Border Controls Meet Refugee Rights, Oxford, 7 February 2018 [info]

Publications:

A ‘Blind Spot’ in the Migration Debate? International Responsibility of the EU and its Member States for Cooperating with the Libyan Coastguard and Militias (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

Counting Migrants’ Deaths at the Border: From Civil Society Counter-statistics to (Inter)governmental Recuperation, IMI-n Working Paper, no. 143 (International Migration Institute Network, Jan. 2018) [text]

Establishing a Common European Asylum System: Tracing the Impact of EU Policy Making on Asylum Outcomes, Thesis (Univ. of Oslo, Spring 2017) [text]

EU: Treating Rights as Optional Extra (Human Rights Watch, Jan. 2018) [text]
- References coverage of EU in HRW's recently published World Report.

"The EU Financial and Migration Crises: Two Crises - Many Facets of EU Solidarity," Chapter in Solidarity in EU Law: Legal Principle in the Making (Edward Elgar, Forthcoming 2018) [preprint]

Evidence-based Assessment of Migration Deals: The Case of the EU-Turkey Statement (Utrecht Univ., Dec. 2017) [text]

Follow the Money: Assessing the Use of AMIF Funding at the National Level (ECRE & UNHCR, Jan. 2018) [text]

"Human Rights and Legitimacy in the Implementation of EU Asylum and Migration Law," Chapter in Human Rights, Democracy, and Legitimacy in a World of Disorder (Cambridge Univ. Press, Forthcoming 2018) [preprint]

*Informal Meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Council, Sofia, 25-26 Jan. 2018 [info]
- The meeting focused on "the reform of the common European asylum system, improving border management, and the preparations for the UN Global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration." Follow link for videos and summary.

"The Intra-EU Mobility Regime: Differentiation, Stratification and Contradictions," Migration Studies, vol. 5, no. 3 (Nov. 2017) [free full-text]

Monitoring and Steering through FRONTEX and EASO 2.0: The Rise of a New Model of AFSJ Agencies? (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]
- Note: AFSJ = Area of Freedom, Security and Justice.

Stabilizing the Med, Davos, 24 Jan. 2018 [info]
- Follow link for audio.

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- News/Publications: European Asylum Support Office (EASO) (24 Jan. 2018)
- Regional Focus: Europe (23 Jan. 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

29 January 2018

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Advancing Refugee Self-reliance: A Proposal for the Global Compact on Refugees, Paper prepared for the Experts Initiative on the Global Compact on Refugees, New York, 2-3 October 2017 (RefugePoint, Oct. 2017) [text via UNHCR]

Assessment of the Jordanian Marketplace (NRC & UNHCR, Jan. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Deeply Talks: Inside a Critical Experiment on Refugee Jobs (Refugees Deeply, Jan. 2018) [text]

How Immigrants Contribute to Developing Countries' Economies (OECD & ILO, Jan. 2018) [text]
- See also related press release and Reuters article.

Invisible Labour: Women’s Labour Migration to Libya (Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat, Jan. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Making Lives: Refugee Self-Reliance and Humanitarian Action in Cities (Save the Children et al., Dec. 2017) [text]

Migration is a Form of Development: The Need for Innovation to Regulate Migration for Mutual Benefit, Technical Paper, no. 8 (UN Dept. of Economic & Social Affairs, 2017) [text]
- See also related CGD blog post.

"'Never had the hand': Distribution and Inequality in the Diverse Economy of a Refugee Camp," Economic Anthropology, vol. 5, no. 1 (Jan. 2018) [free full-text]

Refugee Economies: Lessons from Addis Ababa, Briefing (IIED et al., Dec. 2017) [text]

Remittances from Abroad are Major Economic Assets for Some Developing Countries (Pew Research Center, Jan. 2018) [text]

Spending Money on Refugees is an Investment, Not a Cost (Refugees Deeply, Jan. 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (9 Jan. 2018)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Solutions

News: Travel Ban Anniversary

Saturday, January 27th, was the one-year anniversary of the president's "travel ban" executive order. (Here is my blog post from that day.) Some coverage and reflections:

"The US Travel Ban after One Year," VOA News, 26 Jan. 2018 [access]

"Will America Stand Again with the World’s Refugees?," New York Times, 26 Jan. 2018 [text]

Other U.S. news & developments:

Administration Urged to Resume Processing Refugees as 90-Day Ban Expires (Human Rights First, Jan. 2018) [text]

Disturbing New IRC Stats: Refugee Resettlement Shattered under Trump (International Rescue Committee, Jan. 2018) [text]
- See also related Guardian article.

"For Refugees in the Trump Era, a Tougher Path to the U.S.," PBS, 23 Jan. 2018 [text]

“Home to 14 Refugees, a Vermont City Still Grapples with the Resettlement Debate,” Washington Post, 27 Jan. 2018 [text]

*"Many Muslim Refugees Will Face Additional Scrutiny under Trump Plan," New York Times, 29 Jan. 2018 [text]

Supreme Court to Review Latest Travel Ban Case (ImmigrationProf Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

*"U.S. to Implement Security Upgrades to Refugee Program," Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 29 Jan. 2018 [text]

"Why the U.S. is Taking 58 Refugees in a Deal Trump Called ‘Dumb’," New York Times, 23 Jan. 2018 [text]

Publications:

"Community-based Interventions for Building Social Inclusion of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Australia: A Systematic Review," Journal of Social Inclusion, vol. 8 no. 2 (2017) [open access]

Immigration and Integration 2016 - 2017: Report from Norway to the OECD (Govt. of Norway, 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also the OECD's International Migration Outlook report for 2017 which included a focus on integration.

The Integration of Vietnamese Refugees in London and the UK: Fragmentation, Complexity, and ‘In/visibility’," WIDER Working Paper, no. 2 (UNU-WIDER, Jan. 2018) [text]

New Scots: Refugee Integration Strategy 2018-22 (Scottish Govt., Jan. 2018) [text]
- See also related BBC news article.

Promoting Equity in Resettlement: A Proposal for the Global Compact on Refugees, Paper prepared for the Experts Initiative on the Global Compact on Refugees, New York, 2-3 October 2017 (RefugePoint, Oct. 2017) [text via UNHCR]

"Refugees, Rights, and Responsibilities: Bridging the Integration Gap," University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, vol. 39, no. 1 (2017) [SSRN]

*"The RISE Survey: Developing and Implementing a Valid and Reliable Quantitative Measure of Refugee Integration in the United States," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Article, 18 Jan. 2018 [free full-text]

Toolkit on the Use of EU Funds for the Integration of People with a Migrant Background (European Commission, Jan. 2018) [text]
- See also related press release.

*UPDATED

Related post:

26 January 2018

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

Publications:

Compendium on Good and Innovative Practices in the Regional Response to the Syria and Iraq Crisis: Volume II (UNDP & UNHCR, Jan. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Note: Volume I was issued in 2016.

Evaluation Synthesis of UNHCR’s Cash Based Interventions in Jordan (Action Aid & UNHCR, Dec. 2017) [text]
- Note: This was the request for expressions of interest for this project.

Flow Monitoring: Libya’s Migrant Report, Round 16 (IOM, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

In Rethinking Refuge, Draw Lessons from Turkey (Order from Chaos Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

Israel: Don’t Lock Up Asylum Seekers (Human Rights Watch, Jan. 2018) [text]

Libya: Refugees and Migrants’ Access to Resources, Housing and Healthcare in Libya - Key Challenges and Coping Mechanisms (REACH & Start Network, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Libya: Registration - Fact Sheet (UNHCR, Dec. 2017) [text]

Number of Returns Exceeds Number of Displaced Iraqis (IOM, Jan. 2018) [text]

Syria: Displacement in Northwestern Syria (Start Network & ACAPS, Jan. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Syrian Refugees in Jordan: A Protection Overview (Jordan INGO Forum, Jan. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Turkey, Assad Offensives Bring New Displacement Crisis in Syria (IRIN, Jan. 2018) [text]

Web site:

Middle East and North Africa Civil Society Network for Displacement (UNHCR) [access]
- "[A]ims to serve as a platform for civil society stakeholders in the region to strengthen and amplify their voices and actions, helping to protect displaced people and support host communities. Its members include representatives from national NGOs, foundations, media, academia and the private sector."

Commentary re. US funding cuts to UNRWA:

Humanitarian Groups Oppose U.S. Funding Cuts to the UN Relief Agency for Palestinians (Refugees International and Norwegian Refugee Council, Jan. 2018) [text]

Trump Cuts Aid to Palestinian Refugees – and Throws Their Future into Doubt (The Conversation, Jan. 2018) [text]

Trump's UNWRA Funding Freeze: Why the Most Disadvantaged Stand to Lose (ODI, Jan. 2018) [text]

What You Need to Know Now about Cuts to the UN’s Agency for Palestine Refugees (IRIN, Jan. 2018) [text]

Related posts:
- News: UNHCR Position on African Asylum-seekers in Israel (12 Jan. 2018)
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (8 Jan. 2018)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2

Reports & journal articles:

"Contesting 'the' Immigrant Experience—Diverse Refugee and Immigrant Communities in the US," Migration Studies, vol. 5, no. 3 (Nov. 2017) [free full-text]

"Contiguous Territories: The Expanded Use of 'Expedited Removal' in the Trump Era," Maryland Journal of International Law (Forthcoming, May 2018) [preprint]

Hot Spots with Highest Growth in Immigration Court Backlog (TRAC, Jan. 2018) [text]

"Immigration and the War on Crime: Law and Order Politics and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 6, no. 1 (2018) [open access]

In the Age of Trump: Populist Backlash and Progressive Resistance Create Divergent State Immigrant Integration Contexts (Migration Policy Institute, Jan. 2018) [text]

Lost in Court: A Visit to Trump’s Immigration Bedlam (Marshall Project, Jan. 2018) [text]

Punishing Refugees and Migrants: The Trump Administration’s Misuse of Criminal Prosecutions (Human Rights First, Jan. 2018) [text]

Trump’s First Year on Immigration Policy: Rhetoric vs. Reality (Migration Policy Institute, Jan. 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (26 Jan. 2018)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1

Blog posts & commentary:

Asylum and the Limits of Mercy in a Nation of Laws (The Asylumist Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

IACHR Expresses Concern for Decision of the United States regarding Temporary Protected Status (TPS) (OAS, Jan. 2018) [text]

"‘Language as a weapon’: In Trump Era, Immigration Debate Grows More Heated over What Words to Use," Washington Post, 21 Jan. 2018 [text]

The One-Year Asylum Filing Deadline and What to Do about It (The Asylumist Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

Travel Ban 3.0 Heads to the Supreme Court: Win or Lose the Battle, the Resistance is Winning the War (Verdict Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]
- See also related ImmigrationProf blog post.

Trump’s 1st State of the Union: Refugee Policy and What Will Likely Go Unsaid (Fixgov Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]
- Note: The State of the Union address will take place 30 January 2018.

US: Keep Temporary Protection for Syrians (Human Rights Watch, Jan. 2018) [text]

U.S. Government Skews Terrorism Data to Add Fuel to the Anti-Immigrant Fire (Immigration Impact Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]
- See also related Lawfare blog post.

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (16 Jan. 2018)
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2 (16 Jan. 2018)

Tagged Publications.

25 January 2018

Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up

News & developments:

As reported by ICVA (referencing this ECHO Daily Flash), Tanzania "has withdrawn [from] the implementation of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), stopping the ongoing exercise to provide Tanzanian citizenship to some Burundian refugees and that it will 'discourage new asylum seekers'. Tanzania had traditionally so far had a solid reputation for welcoming refugees and was a CRRF pilot country."

For updates on other countries/situations where the CRRF is being rolled out, visit the digital portal.

Also available are monthly global updates (here is the most recent one, from Dec. 2017; to access, scroll to the bottom of UNHCR's CRRF web page.

Events:

Formal Consultations on the Global Compact on Refugees [info]
- Six will be held monthly in Geneva, beginning in February. More information is provided in this roadmap.

Blog posts & commentary:

*The Global Compact for Refugees - Bringing Mayors to the Table: Why and How, Policy Brief (Brookings Institution, Jan. 2018) [text]

Global Compact on Migration: Issues at Play (Center for Migration Studies, 2018) [text]

The Global Compact on Refugees: A Step Towards Mending a Broken System (Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

The Global Compact on Refugees: Reasons for Hope (RI Blog, Dec. 2017) [text]

The Strategic Implications of Exiting the Global Migration Compact Process (CSIS, Dec. 2017) [text]

UN Global Compact for Migration Must be Made Fit for Purpose (IRIN, Dec. 2017) [text]

Publications:

*Bringing the New York Declaration to Life: Applying the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) (UNHCR, Jan. 2018) [text]

High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges, Geneva, 12-13 Dec. 2017 [access]
- "The two days of discussions were dedicated to taking stock of progress made and lessons learned in the process leading to the global compact on refugees... ." A summary report of the 2017 Dialogue and summaries of the six thematic sessions are now available.

Making Migration Work for All: Report of the Secretary General, UN Doc. No. A/72/643 (UN General Assembly, Dec. 2017) [access]
- Follow link for report in multiple languages, written contributions from Member States and other stakeholders, video of the report launch, and background information. See also related Refugees Deeply comment.

The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants: A New Way to Support Refugees and People Who Have Left Their Countries (UNHCR, Jan. 2018) [text]
- An easy-to-read guide that "is intended to explain the NY Declaration in accessible language for anyone interested, without the need for background knowledge on topics covered in the document."

Practical Application of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework: Preliminary Progress Update (UNHCR, Dec. 2017) [text]

Strengthening International Cooperation on and Governance of Migration: Towards the Adoption of a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in 2018, International Dialogue on Migration ("Red Book" Series), no. 27 (IOM, 2017) [text]
- This publication consolidates the results of discussion that took place during two International Dialogue on Migration events, one in New York in April 2017 and the other in Geneva in July 2017. It "contains the report and supplementary materials of the two events. The report is organized around five themes emerged from discussions and reflects the significant convergence of views that emerged during the two dialogues. The final section brings together key recommendations made during the workshops."

"Strengthening the Global Refugee Protection System: Recommendations for the Global Compact on Refugees," Journal of Migration & Human Security, vol. 5, no. 4 (2017) [open access]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: General (25 Jan. 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up (14 Dec. 2017)

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Thematic Focus: General

"Creating Public Value in Global Wicked Problems," Public Management Review, vol. 19, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

Handbook for Improving the Production and Use of Migration Data for Development (Global Migration Group & World Bank, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

International Migration: Trends, Determinants and Policy Effects, IMI-n Working Paper, no. 142 & DEMIG Paper, no. 33 (International Migration Institute Network, Jan. 2018) [text]

"Managing Migration with Stories? The IOM “i am a migrant” Campaign," Journal für Entwicklungspolitik, vol. XXXIII, no. 1 (2017) [info
- Note: The full-text of this article will be made available on 1 May 2019. In the meantime, contact the author for a copy.

More than Numbers: How Migration Data Can Deliver Real-life Benefits for Migrants and Governments (IOM, Jan. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

The State of the World on Migration, MPI-Europe, 18 Jan. 2018 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Suffering in Silence: The 10 Most Under-reported Humanitarian Crises of 2017 (CARE, Jan. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related factsheet and UNHCR news story.

UNHCR Chief: We Must Fix Broken System, Not Export or Deny Crisis (Refugees Deeply, Jan. 2018) [text]

"What Do We Nnow about the International Organization for Migration?," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 19 Aug. 2017 [free full-text]
- Introduction to yet-to-be-published special issue on "Researching the International Organization for Migration."

Why We Need a Global Understanding of Migration (World Economic Forum, Jan. 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (18 Jan. 2018)

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24 January 2018

News/Publications: European Asylum Support Office (EASO)

Here is Refworld's entry for EASO, with a description of its activities and links to many of its publications.

News & developments:

Agent of Protection? Shaping the EU Asylum Agency (ECRE, Jan. 2017) [text]
- "ECRE's analysis of the potential and risks contained in the proposal to transform EASO into an EU Asylum Agency."

"Anti-fraud Office Investigates EU Asylum Agency Director," Politico, 24 Jan. 2018 [text]

"EASO Preparing for Transformation into European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA)," EASO Newsletter (Oct. 2017) [text]

"A New Form of Delegation in EU Asylum: Agencies as Proxies of Strong Regulators," JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 56, no. 1 (Jan. 2018) [free full-text]
- Examines the role of Frontex and EASO in EU asylum policy.

Publications:

As part of its training remit, EASO prepares professional development materials for members of courts and tribunals, and 2) develops practical tools and guidance to support Member States' implementation of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS).

While I have included references to a number of these publications and resources in past posts, I realized there were also some I had overlooked. So here is a complete list of 1) judicial analyses, 2) titles in the Practical Guides Series, and 3) other guidance/tools.

1. Judicial Analyses (chronological order):
  • Article 15(c) Qualification Directive (2011/95/EU) (Dec. 2014) [text]
  • Exclusion: Articles 12 and 17 Qualification Directive (2011/95/EU) (Jan. 2016) [text]
  • Introduction to the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) for Courts and Tribunals* (Aug. 2016) [text]
  • Ending International Protection: Articles 11, 14, 16 and 19 Qualification Directive (2011/95/EU)  (Dec. 2016) [text]
  • Qualification for International Protection (Directive 2011/95/EU)* (Dec. 2016) [text]
* = produced by the International Association of Refugee Law Judges - European Chapter.

Additional language versions can be found here.

Three forthcoming titles to watch for:
  • Asylum Procedures and the Principle of Non-Refoulement: A Judicial Analysis
  • Evidence and Credibility Assessment in the Context of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS): A Judicial Analysis 
  • Judicial Practical Guide on Country of Origin Information 
2. Practical Guides (chronological order):
  • Tools and Tips for Online COI Research (June 2014) [text]
  • Personal Interview (Dec. 2014) [text]
  • Evidence Assessment (March 2015) [text]
  • Researching the Situation of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Persons (LGB) in Countries of Origin (April 2015) [text]
  • The Implementation of Article 15(c) QD in EU Member States (July 2015) [text]
  • Family Tracing (March 2016) [text]
  • Exclusion (Jan. 2017) [text]
Additional language versions can be found here.

3. Other Guidance/Tools:
  • Age Assessment Practice in Europe (Dec. 2013) [text]
  • Access to the Asylum Procedure Toolkit (March 2016) [access]
  • Guidance on Reception Conditions: Operational Standards and Indicators (Sept. 2016) [text]
  • Tool for Identification of Persons with Special Needs (April 2017) [access]
4. Other Publications:

EASO also produces monthly Asylum Trends reports, country of origin information reports, and Annual Reports on the situation of asylum in the EU, among others.

Tagged Publications. 




Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality

Event & opportunity:

Seminar: Addressing Statelessness in Europe and the Nexus with Forced Migration, Oxford, 31 January 2018 [info]

Volunteer: Research and Policy Volunteer, European Network on Statelessness [info]
- Apply by 7 February 2018.

News & information:

2017 Year in Review (Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion, Jan. 2018) [text]

The Campaign to End Statelessness: Update (UNHCR, Dec. 2017) [text]

"'Every day I am crushed': The Stateless Man Held without Trial by Australia for Eight Years," The Guardian, 15 Jan. 2018 [text]

"MPs Urge Home Office to Rethink Statelessness Procedure," The Guardian, 23 Jan. 2018 [text]

What is Statelessness? (UNHCR, 2018) [text]

"Who Loses When a Country Puts Citizenship Up for Sale?," New York Times, 5 Jan. 2018 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Citizenship as Humanitarian Relief: The Case of Roland Kun," New Zealand Universities Law Review, vol. 27, no. 4A (Dec. 2017) [SSRN]

From Stateless to Citizen: Trust, Disclosure, and Collaboration with Guatemalan Refugees as Human Rights Practice, Paper presented at The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy, Dayton, OH, 8-10 Nov. 2017 [text]

Gender-based Violence among Stateless and National Populations in Cote d'Ivoire (U.S. Dept. of State, Oct. 2017) [text]

Gender-based Violence among Stateless and National Populations in the Dominican Republic (U.S. Dept. of State, Nov. 2017)

The Presumption of Customary International Law: A Case Study of Child Statelessness (SSRN, Dec. 2017) [text]

Regional Report on Citizenship: The Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Comparative Report, no. 3 (European University Institute, Nov. 2017) [text]

Related post:
Thematic Focus: Statelessness (21 Dec. 2017)

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23 January 2018

Regional Focus: Europe

Events:

Conference: Conflict and Compromise between Law and Politics in EU Migration and Asylum Policies, Brussels, 2 February 2018 [info]
- Registration payment deadline is 25 January 2018.

Seminar: Allocation of Competence in Asylum Matters under International and EU Law, RLI International Refugee Law Seminar Series, London, 25 January 2018 [info]

Publications:

Asylum Statistics (Eurostat Statistics Explained, March 2017) [text]
- Note: The article will be updated in March & April 2018.

Asylum Statistics 2017: Shifting Patterns, Persisting Disparities (AIDA, Jan. 2018) [text]

Conflict and Compromise between Law and Politics in EU Migration and Asylum Policies (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]
- Post that sets out the main themes of the conference of the same name listed above.

The EU Court of Justice Refuses to Address Refugee Exclusion (Forced Migration Forum, Jan. 2018) [text]
- Note: Includes link to full-text of related JRS article.

"Good Citizens? Ugandan Asians, Volunteers and ‘Race’ Relations in 1970s Britain," History Workshop Journal, Advance Articles, 19 Jan. 2018 [open access]

Italy’s Election Shows Europe’s Anti-Migrant Populism Not in Decline (EUROPP Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

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

"Securitization of Search and Rescue at Sea: The Response to Boat Migration in the Mediterranean and Offshore Australia," International & Comparative Law Quarterly, First View, 16 Jan. 2018 [preprint]

Spain: Sea Arrivals Met with Automatic Detention and Barriers to Legal Assistance (AIDA, Jan. 2018) [text]
- Includes link to Spanish Commission of Aid to Refugees (CEAR) report.

What Does the New UK-France Sandhurst Treaty Say and is it Brexit Proof? (Free Movement, Jan. 2018) [text]
- See also related BBC News article.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (17 Jan. 2018)

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Regional Focus: Australia

Event: 

Conference: Refugee Alternatives: Improving Policy, Practice and Public Support, Melbourne, 13-14 February 2018 [info]
- Ticket sales end 12 February 2018.

Publications:

Australia Must Secure Solutions for Refugees Abandoned on Manus Island (UNHCR, Dec. 2017) [text]
- Includes links to UNHCR's latest fact sheet on the situation of refugees on Manus Island and the report of the Medical Expert Mission to Papua New Guinea.

"An Australia–Indonesia Arrangement on Refugees: Exploring the Structural, Legal and Diplomatic Dimensions," Adelaide Law Review, vol. 38, no. 1 (2017) [full-text]

"Community-based Interventions for Building Social Inclusion of Refugees and Asylum seekers in Australia: A Systematic Review," Journal of Social Inclusion, vol. 8, no. 2 (2017) [open access]

"Deflection and Deterrence: Europe’s Shrinking Asylum Space and its Parallels with Australian Policies," Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity, vol. 5, no. 2 (2017) [open access]

"Different in the Same Way? Language, Diversity, and Refugee Credibility," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 29, no. 3 (Nov. 2017) [abstract]
- Explores "how Australian guidance on credibility for refugee review decision makers discursively presents diversity, and the impacts this has on decisions in which asylum seekers’ credibility is a central concern." See also related Language on the Move blog post.

Operation Sovereign Borders: A Prehistory (Inside Story, Jan. 2018) [text]
- Book review of Asylum by Boat: Origins of Australia’s Refugee Policy (UNSW Press, Sept. 2017).

Questioning the Australian Refugee Model (Refugees Deeply, Jan. 2018) [text]

"Securitization of Search and Rescue at Sea: The Response to Boat Migration in the Mediterranean and Offshore Australia," International & Comparative Law Quarterly, First View, 16 Jan. 2018 [preprint]

"The Unlucky in the ‘Lucky Country’: Asylum Seekers, Irregular Migrants and Refugees and Australia’s Politics of Disappearance," Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 23, no. 2 (2017) [ResearchGate]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (20 Dec. 2017)

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