01 March 2018

Thematic Focus: General, incl. Global Compacts


CFP: Edited Volume by the Committee on Refugees and Immigrants [info]
- Theme is "Porous Borders, Invisible Boundaries." Deadline for abstract submissions is 19 March 2018.


Maintaining Refuge: Anthropological Reflections in Uncertain Times (American Anthropological Association, 2017) [text]

Migration and Remittances: Recent Developments and Outlook, Migration & Development Brief, no. 28 (World Bank, Oct. 2017)
- Includes a special topic on "Return Migration."

‘Root Causes’ Development Aid: The False Panacea for Lower Migration (Refugees Deeply, Feb. 2018) [text]

"UNHCR and the Pursuit of International Protection: Accountability through Technology?," Third World Quarterly, Latest Articles, 19 Feb. 2018 [preprint]

UNHCR Says New Partnerships Key to Handling Long-term Refugee Situations (Devex, March 2018) [text]

"'We Are Almost Dead': The Politics of Migrants and Refugees in an Unequal World," Los Angeles Review of Books, 21 Feb. 2018 [text]

Global Compacts Round-up:

*Assessment of the Zero Draft of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (Mixed Migration Centre, Feb. 2018) [text]

Can We Demand More from the Global Compact on Refugees? Reflecting on Lessons from Climate Change Cooperation (RLI Blog, Feb. 2018) [text]

“Don’t Make African Nations Borrow Money to Support Refugees,” Foreign Policy, 21 Feb. 2018 [text]

First Perspectives on the Zero Draft (5 February 2018) for the UN Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 272/2018 (Queen Mary Univ. of London, Feb. 2018) [text via SSRN]
- See also related blog post.

*Global Compact for Migration (Migration Data Portal, updated Feb. 2018) [access]
- Provides an overview of the GCM and recommendations relating to data.

The Global Compact on Migration is Now Being Negotiated. Here are Three Sticking Points (CGD Blog, Feb. 2018) [text]

The Global Compact on Refugees Offers an Opportunity to Revive Responsibility Sharing (Chatham House, March 2018) [text]

Global Migration: The Politics Behind the Deal (Medium, Feb. 2018) [text]

Internal Displacement is Not a Footnote (IDMC Blog, Feb. 2018) [text]

'Migrants in Vulnerable Situations' and the Global Compact for Safe Orderly and Regular Migration, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 273/2018 (Queen Mary Univ. of London, Feb. 2018) [text via SSRN]

*"The Need for Effective Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration," 23rd International Humanitarian and Security Conference, Geneva, 15-16 Feb. 2018 [info]
- See also an overview of the conference.

New Plans to Help People on the Move (The Economist's World in 2018, Feb. 2018) [text]
- "Two new global agreements will try, largely in vain, to bring order to flows of refugees and migrants."

Recommendations for the Global Compact on Migration (Amnesty International, Feb. 2018) [text]

Some Thoughts on the GCR (and the GCM) (Forced Migration Forum, Feb. 2018) [text]

Statelessness and the Global Compacts: Initial Thoughts on the Zero Drafts (RLI Blog, Feb. 2018) [text]

The Tortured Path of Global Migration Reforms (Council on Foreign Relations, Feb. 2018) [text]

*U.N. Official: Refugee Compact Will Meet Fear and Ignorance with Facts (Refugees Deeply, March 2018) [text]

*UNHCR Welcomes Renewed Commitment to Protect Refugees by Latin American and Caribbean States at Key Meeting (UNHCR, Feb. 2018) [text]
 -"The meeting concluded with the adoption of the '100 points of Brasilia' – a text that will serve as the region’s contribution to the global compact on refugees, which will be proposed to the United Nations General Assembly in September 2018."


Related posts:
- News: First Formal Consultation re. GCR (15 Feb. 2018)
- Thematic Focus: General (13 Feb. 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

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