30 November 2018

Open Access Round-up: 30 Nov. 2018

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 31 Oct. 2018. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

Articles:

"Can International Law Trump Trump’s Immigration Agenda? Protecting Individual Rights Through Procedural Jus Cogens," Illinois Law Review (Forthcoming, 2018)
- Preprint version of article.

"Trauma Inflicting, Not Trauma Informed: The U.S. Federal Government’s Double Standard toward Migrant Children," Social Work, Advance Articles, 26 Oct. 2018
- Preprint version of article.

Book chapters:

"Central Issues in the Protection of Child Migrants," Introduction to Protecting Migrant Children: In Search of Best Practice (Edward Elgar, 2018)
- Preprint version of chapter.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles:

"Addressing Refugees and Non-refugees in Adult Education Programs: A Longitudinal Analysis on Shifting Public Concerns," RELA: European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults, vol. 9, no. 2 (2018)

"Bibliometric Analysis of Peer-reviewed Literature on Syrian Refugees and Displaced People (2011–2017)," Conflict and Health, 12:43 (Oct. 2018)

"Blockchain for Humanitarian Action and Development Aid," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 3:16 (Oct. 2018)

"Domestic Violence and International Child Abduction at the Border of Canadian Family and Refugee Law," Journal of Law and Social Policy, vol. 29 (2018)

"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 Impact of Emergency Aid Work on Personal Relationships: A Psychodynamic Study," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 3:14 (Nov. 2018)

"A Plan Nobody Hopes They Will Need: New Zealand and Climate Change Migration," The Koa Koa: Pacific Journalism Review, vol. 24, no. 1 (2018)

"Refugee Students in Spain: The Role of Universities as Sustainable Actors in Institutional Integration," Sustainability, vol. 10, no. 6 (June 2018)

"Revisiting the Issues of Access to Higher Education and Social Stratification through the Case of Refugees: A Comparative Study of Spaces of Opportunity for Refugee Students in Germany and England," Social Sciences, vol. 7, no. 10 (Oct. 2018)

"Second Language Acquisition Effects of a Primary Physical Education Intervention: A Pilot Study with Young Refugees," PLoS ONE 13(9): e0203664 (Sept. 2018)

"A Step Forward in the Protection of Urban Refugees: The Legal Protection of the Rights of Urban Refugees in Uganda," African Human Rights Law Journal, vol. 17, no. 1 (2017)

"Understanding Refugee Durable Solutions by International Players: Does Dialogue Form a Missing Link?," Cogent Social Sciences, vol. 4, no. 1 (2018)

"Why Here? Factors Influencing Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Choosing Germany or Sweden as Asylum Destinations," Comparative Migration Studies, 6:29 (Dec. 2018)

Book chapters:

"The Return of Banishment," Part III of Debating Transformations of National Citizenship (Springer, 2018)

"Social Innovation in Community Development: Self-organisation and Refugees," Chapter 10 in Social Innovation: Comparative Perspectives (Routledge, Oct. 2018)

Journals:

Forum: Qualitative Social Research, vol. 19, no. 3 (2018)
- Special issue on "Research Ethics in Qualitative Research," with four relevant articles.

Freedom, Security & Justice: European Legal Studies, no. 2 (2018)
- Articles focus on migration to Europe, with 8 articles.

Movements: Journal for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies, vol. 4, no. 1 (2018)
- Theme is “Wissensproduktionen der Migration (Knowledge Production of Migration),” with nine articles.

REMHU: Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana, vol. 26, no. 53 (May-Aug. 2018)
- Theme is "Racismos e Migrações." 14 articles in total.

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Commentary: Unsettling Friendship and Using Friendship to Unsettle," Urban Studies, vol. 55, no. 3 (2018)

"The Diversity Wave: A Meta-analysis of the Native-born White Response to Ethnic Diversity," Social Science Research, vol. 76 (Nov. 2018)

"Elites and Emulators: The Evolution of Iraqi Kurdish Asylum Migration to Europe," Migration Studies, Advance Articles, 31 Oct. 2018

"Good Citizens? Ugandan Asians, Volunteers and ‘Race’ Relations in 1970s Britain," History Workshop Journal, vol. 85 (Spring 2018)

"Resettlement as Climate Change Adaptation: What Can be Learned from State-led Relocation in rural Africa and Asia?," Climate and Development, Latest Articles, 3 March 2018

"Social Distance toward Syrian Refugees: The Role of Intergroup Anxiety in Facilitating Positive Relations," Journal of Social Issues, Early View, 14 Nov. 2018

Law Reviews

Articles:

"Climate Change and Human Migration," UC Irvine Law Review, vol. 8, no. 4 (July 2018)

"A Constitutional Case for Extending the Due Process Clause to Asylum Seekers: Revisiting the Entry Fiction after Boumediene," Fordham Law Review, vol. 87, no. 1 (Oct. 2018)

"The European Union’s Refugee Deal with Turkey: A Risky Alliance Contrary to European Laws and Values," Houston Journal of International Law, vol. 40, no. 2 (Spring 2018)

"Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement: Expression of Lex Lata or De Laga Ferenda? Status in International Law and Implications on the Law on International Peace and Security," Arizona Journal of International & Comparative Law, vol. 35, no. 2 (2018)

"A Lost Generation: Syrian Refugees and the Right to Education in Turkey," Fordham International Law Journal, vol. 42, no. 1 (2018)

"Non-Refoulement Obligations under Article 1F(a) of the Refugee Convention," Houston Journal of International Law Sidebar, vol. 41, no. 1 (Sept. 2018)

"Punishment and Protection, Two Sides of the Same Sword: The Problem of International Criminal Law under the Refugee Convention," Harvard International Law Journal, vol. 59, no. 2 (Summer 2018)

"La Réforme du Système d’Octroi de l’Asile au Canada: Où en Sommes-nous? = The Refugee Reform in Canada: Where Do We Stand?," La Revue des Droits de l'Homme, no. 14 (2018)

"Study Group on Immigrant Representation: The First Decade," Fordham Law Review, vol. 87, no. 2 (Nov. 2018)

Journals:

"Immigration Law & Resistance: Ensuring a Nation of Immigrants," UC Davis Law Review, vol. 52, no. 1 (2018)
- Symposium issue with 15 articles.

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 31 Oct. 2018

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2

Reports & journal articles:

Americas: Stuck at the Door - The Urgent Need for Protection of Central American Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants in the Caravans (Amnesty International, Nov. 2018) [text]

Asylum Decisions and Denials Jump in 2018 (TRAC, Nov. 2018) [text]

Communities in Crisis: Interior Removals and Their Human Consequences (Center for Migration Studies, Nov. 2018) [text]

Gauging the Impact of DHS’ Proposed Public-Charge Rule on U.S. Immigration (Migration Policy Institute, Nov. 2018) [text]

Report on State Immigration Laws, January-June 2018 (National Conference of State Legislatures, Oct. 2018) [text]
- See also related Immigration Impact blog post.

Settling in: A Profile of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population in the United States, Fact Sheet (Migration Policy Institute, Nov. 2018) [text]

"Social Distance toward Syrian Refugees: The Role of Intergroup Anxiety in Facilitating Positive Relations," Journal of Social Issues, Early View, 14 Nov. 2018 [open access]

Timeline of Federal Policy on Immigration, 2017-2020 (Ballotpedia, updated Nov. 2018) [access]
- Highlights "major events and policy announcements on immigration."

"Trump Administration’s Unprecedented Actions on Asylum at the Southern Border Hit Legal Roadblock," Migration Information Source, 29 Nov. 2018 [text]

U.S. Unauthorized Immigrant Total Dips to Lowest Level in a Decade (Pew Research, Nov. 2018) [text]
- See also related FactTank blog post and Washington Post article.

Multimedia:

Trump, Anti-Muslim Rhetoric and the Supreme Court (Good Law/Bad Law, Nov. 2018) [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (30 Nov. 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1

News & developments:

City of Baltimore Sues Trump Administration for Executing Unlawful, Anti-Immigrant ‘Public Charge’ Policy Behind Closed Doors (Democracy Forward, Nov. 2018) [text]

Judge Blocks President Trump’s New Asylum Ban (Immigration Impact Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

*"One Reason the US and Mexico Can’t Agree on Having Asylum-Seekers Wait in Mexico: The Trump Administration Itself is Divided," Buzzfeed News, 30 Nov. 2018 [text]

"Trump’s Deal with Mexico Could Make Asylum Next to Impossible," The Atlantic, 28 Nov. 2018 [text]

"U.N. Reaffirms Refugees' Right to Seek Asylum in U.S.," Reuters, 27 Nov. 2018 [text]

"The US Has Made Migrants at the Border Wait Months to Apply for Asylum. Now the Dam is Breaking," Vox, 28 Nov. 2018 [text]

Blog posts & commentary:

Asylum Meters & Bans: Trump’s New Border Regime Violates the United States’ Duties under International Refugee Law (RefLaw Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

Asylum Seekers Being Turned Away No Matter Where They Cross the Border (Just Security Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

Challenging Immigration Law’s Conviction Definition (Amicus Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

Don’t Panic! Or Why We Should Stop Using Crisis Language about Refugees (Call Home Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

How Trump’s Migration Policy Erodes National and International Standards of Protection for Migrants and Asylum Seekers (EJIL: Talk Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

Of Caravans and Consequences (The Asylumist Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

The Perilous Stakes of Immigration Law by Executive Fiat (The Hill, Nov. 2018) [text]

The Temporary Restraining Order Against Trump’s Asylum Ban: Statutory Structure and Agency Discretion (Lawfare Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

Trump is not King. He Cannot Change the US Asylum System through Executive Orders (Insightful Immigration Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

"Trump is Rewriting Asylum Law," The Atlantic, 13 Nov. 2018 [text]

What a Democratic Majority in the House Means for Asylum Seekers (The Asylumist Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (9 Nov. 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Africa

Opportunity:

Job announcement: Executive Director, International Refugee Rights Initiative, Kampala [info]
- Apply by 15 December 2018.

Publications:

Assistance to Refugees, Returnees and Displaced Persons in Africa, UN Doc. No. A/73/340 (UN General Assembly, Aug. 2018) [text]

"Audit Finds UN Refugee Agency Critically Mismanaged Donor Funds in Uganda," IRIN, 28 Nov. 2018 [text]

City of Flight: New and Secondary Displacements in Mogadishu, Somalia, UnSettlement: Urban Displacement in the 21st Century Thematic Series (IDMC, Nov. 2018) [text]

The Crisis Below the Headlines: Conflict Displacement in Ethiopia (Refugees International, Nov. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Customary Authorities Displaced: The Experience of Western Equatorians in Ugandan Refugee Settlements (Rift Valley Institute, Nov. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Displaced Nation: The Dangerous Implications of Rushed Returns in South Sudan (Refugees International, Nov. 2018) [text]

"Eritrea-Ethiopia Peace Leads to a Refugee Surge," IRIN, 15 Nov. 2018 [text]

Fleeing Violence, Cameroonian Refugee Arrivals in Nigeria Pass 30,000 (UNHCR, Nov. 2018) [text]

New Responses to the Refugee Crisis: Promises and Challenges in Ethiopia - A Case Study of World Bank Financing for Refugee-hosting Nations (International Rescue Committee, Nov. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

New Responses to the Refugee Crisis: Promises and Challenges in Uganda - A Case Study of World text via ReliefWeb]
Bank Financing for Refugee-hosting Nations (International Rescue Committee, Nov. 2018) [

"Policy Shifts in the Asylum Process in South Africa Resulting in Hidden Refugees and Asylum Seekers," African Human Mobility Review, vol. 4, no. 21 (May-Aug. 2018) [full-text]

Promises and Challenges of Ethiopia’s Refugee Policy Reform (Institute of Security Studies, Oct. 2018) [text]

Re-positioning Local Councils at the Center of the Response to the Refugee Crisis in Cameroon (Dev4Peace Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

‘She told me that life here is so easy’: Urban Migration of Acholi Youth, Uganda (Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

*UNHCR Statement on the Refugee Response Programme in Uganda (UNHCR, Nov. 2018) [text]

Unpacking and Operationalizing the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus in North East Nigeria, Policy Brief (UNDP, Nov. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Urban Dimensions of Mixed Migration and Forced Displacement in South Africa (Dev4Peace Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (5 Nov. 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Regional Focus: Americas

Opportunity:

How Latin America is Responding to the Venezuelan Exodus, Webinar, 5 December 2018 [info]

Publications:

*Americas: Stuck at the Door - The Urgent Need for Protection of Central American Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants in the Caravans (Amnesty International, Nov. 2018) [text]

Análisis de las Encuestas de Monitoreo de Flujos de Nacionales Venezolanos en Sudamérica: Brasil, Ecuador y Perú 2018 (IOM, Nov. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Aspectos de la Migración Nicaragüense en Costa Rica (Inter-American Development Bank, Nov. 2018) [text]

Brazil Elections 2018: How Will Bolsonaro’s Victory Affect Migration Policy in Brazil and South America? (LSE Latin America & Caribbean Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

Brothers or Invaders? How Crises-Driven Migrants Shape Voting Behavior (SSRN, Oct. 2018) [text]

Central American Refugees and Migrants Reach Mexico City (UNHCR, Nov. 2018) [text]

Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Framework: Regional Annual Report 2017/2018 (OAS & UNHCR, Nov. 2018) [text]

"Domestic Violence and International Child Abduction at the Border of Canadian Family and Refugee Law," Journal of Law and Social Policy, vol. 29 (2018) [open access]

El Salvador: Encuesta de Caracterización de Personas Migrantes en Tránsito y Necesidades Humanitarias (IOM, Nov. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Honduran Caravan: How Did Things Get Here, and What Lies Ahead? (MPC Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

"The Key Reason Why Central Americans Don’t Want Asylum in Mexico," QZ, 28 Nov. 2018 [text]

Life Under Gang Rule in El Salvador (International Crisis Group, Nov. 2018) [text]

"The Long Wait for Tijuana’s Migrants to Process Their Own Asylum Claims," New Yorker, 29 Nov. 2018 [text]

Migrant Caravans: The Tip of the Iceberg (IDMC Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

Migration from Venezuela to Colombia: Short- and Medium-Term Impact and Response Strategy (World Bank, Nov. 2018) [text]
- See also related press release and news article.

Number of Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela Reaches 3 Million (UNHCR, Nov. 2018) [text]

Redrawing the Central American Migrant Caravan: How Other (African) Trajectories Cross Its Path (Border Criminologies Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

"La Réforme du Système d’Octroi de l’Asile au Canada: Où en Sommes-nous? = The Refugee Reform in Canada: Where Do We Stand?," La Revue des Droits de l'Homme, no. 14 (2018) [full-text]

Response to Arrivals of Asylum-seekers from the North of Central America to Mexico (UNHCR, Nov. 2018) [text]

Venezuela: A Humanitarian Crisis Denied - Special Report (IRIN, Nov. 2018) [access]
- See also related article.

Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia: Expansion, Needs Assessment Report (International Rescue Committee, Nov. 6, 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Americas - Pt. 1 (6 Nov. 2018)
- Regional Focus: Americas - Pt. 2 (Migrant "Caravan") (6 Nov. 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

29 November 2018

Thematic Focus: General

Event & opportunity:

A Commemoration of the Work of Professor Barbara Harrell-Bond, Cairo, 3 December 2018 [info]
- See also article in The Nation on remembering Barbara.

CFP: Democratizing Displacement, RSC Conference 2019, Oxford, 18-19 March 2019 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 7 December 2018.

Publications:

"The Diversity Wave: A Meta-analysis of the Native-born White Response to Ethnic Diversity," Social Science Research, vol. 76 (Nov. 2018) [open access]
- See also related LSE British Politics & Policy blog post.

"The Emerging Crisis: Is Famine Returning as a Major Driver of Migration?," Migration Information Source, 15 Nov. 2018 [text]

Fridtjof Nansen, WWI, and the Beginning of the Modern Refugee Regime (The Asylumist Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

The Future of Migration Policy in a Volatile Political Landscape, Transatlantic Council Statement (Migration Policy Institute, Nov. 2018) [text]

Global Migration Indicators 2018 (IOM, Oct. 2018) [text]

In Search of a New Equilibrium: Immigration Policymaking in the Newest Era of Nativist Populism (Migration Policy Institute, Nov. 2018) [text]

Mixed Migration Review 2018 (Mixed Migration Centre, Nov. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Pros and Cons of Creating Research-based Long-forms (ODI Comment, Nov. 2018) [text]

Refugees as Providers of Protection and Assistance, Research in Brief, no. 10 (Refugee Studies Centre, Nov. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Social Innovation in Community Development: Self-organisation and Refugees," Chapter 10 in Social Innovation: Comparative Perspectives (Routledge, Oct. 2018) [open access]

"Use Frozen Funds from Dictators to Help Refugee Crisis, Suggests Axworthy," The Star, 10 Nov. 2018 [text]

When Facts Don’t Matter: How to Communicate More Effectively about Immigration’s Costs and Benefits (Migration Policy Institute, Nov. 2018) [text]

Why Anti-Xenophobia Campaigns May Backfire (Refugees Deeply, Nov. 2018) [text]

Multimedia:

Border Rescue, Oxford, 28 Nov. 2018 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Understanding the Policy Context for Migrant Return and Reintegration, Webinar, 15 Nov. 2018 [info]
- Follow link for audio.

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 1 (7 Nov. 2018)
- Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 2 (7 Nov. 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up

Global Compact for Migration

Events:

Parliamentary Conference on Migration in the Lead-up to the Adoption of the Global Compact on Migration, Rabat, Morocco, 6-7 December 2018 [info]

Innovative Proposals to Enhance Migration for Development, Marrakech, 9 December 2018 [info]
- High-level side event to the Intergovernmental Conf. that will be held the next day.

Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, Marrakech, 10 December 2018 [info]
- Follow link for background documents and the draft outcome document for the conference.

News:

A number of countries have indicated that they will not endorse the Global Compact for Migration, even though it is not a legally binding document. The following items provide additional information:

"Following U.S.: Israel Will Not Join UN Migrant Rights Initiative," Haaretz, 20 Nov. 2018 [text]

The Global Compact for Migration: To Sign or Not to Sign? (EJIL Talk Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

"Nothing Surrendered But Much to be Gained from UN Migration Pact," Sydney Morning Herald, 27 Nov. 2018 [text]
- Commentary on Australia's opposition to the GCM. See also related statement.

Opposition to the Global Compact for Migration is Just Sound and Fury (Forbes Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

"Poland Latest Country to Withdraw from Global Migration Pact," AP News, 20 Nov. 2018 [text]

"U-turns on Global Compact 'Reflect Poorly’ on Countries Concerned: Senior UN Migration Official," UN News, 27 Nov. 2018 [text]

Welcome! And the Global Compact's "Continental Pullout" (ISPI Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]
- See also related tweet with more graphics.

Other Publications on GCM/GCR

Ensuring That the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration Deliver (Refugees International, Nov. 2018) [text]

GCM Commentary Blog Series (RLI Blog on Refugees and Forced Migration) , Nov. 2018) [access]
- Additional posts are available with analyses of the following Global Compact for Migration objectives: Obj. 9 (responding to migrant smuggling); Obj. 12 (migration procedures); Obj. 16 (migrant inclusion/social cohesion); Obj. 18 (skills development); Obj. 22 (social security/benefits).

"A Global Academic Network on Refugees: Some Unanswered Questions," International Journal of Refugee Law, Advance Articles, 26 Nov. 2018 [free full-text]

The Global Compact for Migration (Red Cross EU Office, Nov. 2018) [text]

*The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration: The Implementation Phase (Center for Migration Studies, Nov. 2018) [text]

Global Means Global: Europe and the Global Compact on Refugees, Policy Brief (ECRE, Nov. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

How American Cities Can Lead on Migration (The Avenue Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

"Migration for Sustainable Development: The Global Compact for Migration as a Platform for Action," Migration Policy Practice, vol. VIII, no. 3 (Sept.-Oct. 2018) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 26.

UNHCR Statement: Global Compact on Refugees a Step Closer to Affirmation by UN General Assembly (UNHCR, Nov. 2018) [text]
- Note: The United States was the sole country to oppose adoption of the omnibus GA res. referenced in UNHCR's statement above; see related Reuters article. See also related statements from DRC and NRC.

What is the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration? (European Commission, Nov. 2018) [text]
- Factsheet, plus link to speech made by the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Management.

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up (8 Nov. 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

28 November 2018

New Issue of RSQ

The latest issue of Refugee Survey Quarterly (RSQ) has been published. Contents of vol. 37, no. 4, Dec. 2018 include:

  • The Duty to Move People Out of Harm’s Way in the Context of Climate Change and Disasters [abstract]
  • Policy and Possibilities of Humanitarian Development: Displaced Women and Peace-building Features of the UNHCR [free full-text]
  • The Politics of Protection: The Right to Food in Protracted Refugee Situations [abstract]
  • Asylum Seekers in France: Examining the Impact of the Law of 29 July 2015 on the Right to Housing [abstract]
  • Health and Living Conditions of Refugees and Asylum-seekers: A Survey of Informal Settlements in Italy [abstract]


Tagged Periodicals.

15 November 2018

Admin: Fall break

This blog will be quiet for a week or so.

14 November 2018

Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 2 (Integration)

Event:

Global Refugees and Migration in the Twenty-first Century: Policies and Narratives of Inclusion, Washington, DC, 15 November 2018 [info]

Publications:

A Bridge to Life in the UK: Refugee-led Community Organisations and Their Role in Integration (Refugee Council, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

English Plus Integration: Shifting the Instructional Paradigm for Immigrant Adult Learners to Support Integration Success (Migration Policy Institute, Oct. 2018) [text]

"France Has a Compassionate Plan to Help Young Refugees Make Friends and Get Jobs," QZ, 26 Oct. 2018 [text]
- Introduces the newly launched "Volont’r program."

Negotiating Place, Culture and New Dutch Identities: Inclusion, Exclusion and Belonging in a Grassroots Refugee Integration Organisation in Utrecht, the Netherlands, RSC Working Paper, no. 126 (Refugee Studies Centre, Oct. 2018) [text]

Real People, True Stories: Refugees for More Inclusive Societies (Friends of Europe, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Social Networks, Social Support and Social Capital of Syrian Refugees Privately Sponsored to Settle in Montreal: Indications for Employment and Housing During Their Early Experiences of Integration," Canadian Ethnic Studies, vol. 50, no. 2 (2018) [ResearchGate]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 1 (14 Nov. 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 1

News:

"Bangladesh Silent on Canadian Offer to Take Rohingya Refugees - Officials," Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 9 Nov. 2018 [text]

"Most of Latest Manus Refugee Group Rejected by US," Radio NZ, 8 Nov. 2018 [text]

"Peter Dutton: Resettling Refugees in New Zealand Risks Return of Boats," The Guardian, 1 Nov. 2018 [text]

"Private Fund Helps Sponsor 685 Refugees Across Canada," CBC, 14 Nov. 2018 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Dislocation in an Age of Connection: Mapping Refugee Settlement Trajectories within an Increasingly Mobile World," Scoop, 4 Oct. 2018 [text]
- New research project at the Univ. of Auckland.

"From Resettled Refugees to Humanitarian Actors: Refugee Diaspora Organizations and Everyday Humanitarianism," New Political Science, Latest Articles, 25 Oct. 2018 [abstract]
- See also earlier related conference paper.

Nowhere to Return to: Iraqis' Search for Durable Solutions Continues (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Oct. 2018) [text]

*"A Phenomenological Study on the Experience of Syrian Asylum‐Seekers and Refugees in the United States," Family Process, Early View, 10 Nov. 2018 [abstract]

Regional Futures: Economic and Social Impact of the Karen Resettlement in Bendigo (Deloitte Access Economics & AMES Australia, Oct. 2018) [text via APO]

Three Things the European Union Can Do to Support Private Sponsorship for Refugees (Migration Policy Institute, Oct. 2018) [text]

"Understanding Refugee Durable Solutions by International Players: Does Dialogue Form a Missing Link?," Cogent Social Sciences, vol. 4, no. 1 (2018) [open access]
- Focuses on refugees in East Africa.

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 1 (29 Oct. 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 2 (U.S. & Canada) (29 Oct. 2018)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Watch for:

The 2018 edition of the State of the Humanitarian System will be launched on December 5th. It "will assess performance over the period of January 2015 to December 2017 [and] compare its findings with the three previous editions, in order to capture key trends of the past decade."

News & blog posts:

5 Humanitarian Newsletters You Should Sign up for (Humanitarian News Research Network, Nov. 2018) [text]

Aid for the Private Sector: Continued Controversy on ODA Rules (ODI Comment, Oct. 2018) [text]

"Schemes to Stop Sex Abuse in the Aid Sector off to a Shaky Start," IRIN, 18 Oct. 2018 [text]

"What is Humanitarian Deconfliction?," IRIN, 13 Nov. 2018 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Contested Evolution of Nutrition for Humanitarian and Development Ends, RSC Working Paper, no. 125 (Refugee Studies Centre, Oct. 2018) [text]

Evaluation of Protection in Humanitarian Action, ALNAP Guide (ALNAP, Oct. 2018) [text]
- Companion to the "Evaluation of Humanitarian Action Guide."

Fit for the Future: Envisioning New Approaches to Humanitarian Response (Center for Global Development, Oct. 2018) [text]

The Grand Bargain: Perspectives from the Field (Ground Truth Solutions & OECD, June 2018) [text via ALNAP]

Guidelines for Mobile and Remote Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Service Delivery (International Rescue Committee, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related evaluation report.

"The Impact of Emergency Aid Work on Personal Relationships: A Psychodynamic Study," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 3:14 (Nov. 2018) [open access]

OCHA's Use of Flexible Funding 2017 (OCHA, Oct. 2018) [text]

Reporting Complaints Mechanisms, Barriers to Reporting and Support in the Aid Sector for Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (DFID, Sept. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Research Evidence in the Humanitarian Sector: A Practice Guide (Evidence Aid, Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre & Alliance for Useful Evidence, Oct. 2018) [text]

Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment in the Aid Sector: Victim and Survivor Voices Listening Exercise (UK Department for International Development, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Too Tough to Scale? Challenges to Scaling Innovation in the Humanitarian Sector (ELRHA, Oct. 2018) [text via ALNAP]

World Disasters Report (IFRC, Oct. 2018) [access]
- The 2018 theme is “Leaving No One Behind.” See also related opinion published in IRIN and Devex article.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (12 Oct. 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.


Regional Focus: Rohingya Crisis

News:

The implementation of a plan to begin repatriating some Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar in November appears to be imminent, despite warnings from NGOs and the international community that conditions are not yet safe for return. The following news stories/statements are organized chronologically:

"Bangladesh, Myanmar Agree to Repatriate Rohingya," VOA News, 30 Oct. 2018 [text]

"Myanmar Officials Try to Convince Rohingya to Return, Accept ID Cards," Reuters, 31 Oct. 2018 [text]

"UNHCR: Myanmar Not Safe for Return of Rohingya Refugees," VOA News, 31 Oct. 2018 [text]

Myanmar/Bangladesh: Plan Puts Rohingya at Risk (Human Rights Watch, 2 Nov. 2018) [text]

"Fear and Mistrust Surround Latest Plan to Return Rohingya," IRIN, 7 Nov. 2018 [text]

42 NGOs Warn That Return of Refugees to Myanmar Now Would be Dangerous and Premature (9 Nov. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Rohingya Fears Grow as Refugees Face Forcible Return to Myanmar," The Guardian, 11 Nov. 2018 [text]

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees on the Repatriation of Rohingya Refugees to Myanmar (UNHCR, 11 Nov. 2018) [text]

Bachelet: Returning Rohingya Refugees to Myanmar Would Place Them at Serious Risk of Human Rights Violations (OHCHR, 13 Nov. 2018) [text]

"Bangladesh Army Arrives in Rohingya Refugee Camps as Repatriations Loom," The Guardian, 14 Nov. 2018 [text]

*"The Uphill Battle to Forge Peace in Myanmar's Rakhine State," IRIN, 14 Nov. 2018 [text]

Reports & articles:

Bangladesh-Myanmar: The Danger of Forced Rohingya Repatriation (International Crisis Group, Nov. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Honour the Promises: One Year on from the Rohingya Pledging Conference (Christian Aid, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Humanitarian Exchange, no. 73 (Oct. 2018) [full-text]
- Focus is on “Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: The Humanitarian Response.”

Why the ICC Investigation of Forced Displacement in Myanmar is a Big Deal (Just Security Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

Multimedia:

The Rohingya Crisis: Voices from the Field, London, 24 Oct. 2018 [info]
- Follow link for audio and video.

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia (22 Oct. 2018)

Tagged Publications.

13 November 2018

Thematic Focus: Education

Event:

The theme of UNESCO's Global Education Monitoring Report for 2018 is "Migration, Displacement and Education: Building bridges, not walls." The annual report will be officially launched on 20 November 2018; check the calendar for regional and national launch events, such as the panel discussion hosted by the Migration Policy Institute to mark the U.S. release of the report.

Publications:

"Addressing Refugees and Non-refugees in Adult Education Programs: A Longitudinal Analysis on Shifting Public Concerns," RELA: European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults, vol. 9, no. 2 (2018) [open access]

"The Contribution of Non-formal Education to the Integration of Refugee Children into the Formal Education System and the Case of Greece," Part 4.4 in Global Citizenship Education, Multiculturalism and Social Inclusion in Europe: The Findings of the Project 'I Have Rights' (Ius Gentium Conimbrigae/Human Rights Centre, Aug. 2018) [text via SSRN]
- Scroll to. p. 397.

Empower Refugee Youth: Youth Education Programme (UNHCR, Sept. 2018) [text]

A Global Commitment to Refugee Education (Usable Knowledge, Oct. 2018) [text]

Hear It from the Teachers: Getting Refugee Children Back to Learning (Save the Children, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

High-Level Meeting on Action for Refugee Education, New York, 26 Sept. 2018 [info]
- View the agenda and follow this link for video. The companion web site provides more information about the objectives of the meeting. See also related UNHCR news story and World Education Blog post.

"A Lost Generation: Syrian Refugees and the Right to Education in Turkey," Fordham International Law Journal, vol. 42, no. 1 (2018) [full-text]

Making Connections: A Mentoring Program for University Students with a Refugee Background (Refugee Research Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

The Other One Per Cent: Refugee Students in Higher Education - DAFI Annual Report 2017 (UNHCR, Oct. 2018) [text]

"Refugee Students in Spain: The Role of Universities as Sustainable Actors in Institutional Integration," Sustainability, vol. 10, no. 6 (June 2018) [open access]

"Revisiting the Issues of Access to Higher Education and Social Stratification through the Case of Refugees: A Comparative Study of Spaces of Opportunity for Refugee Students in Germany and England," Social Sciences, vol. 7, no. 10 (Oct. 2018) [open access]

"Second Language Acquisition Effects of a Primary Physical Education Intervention: A Pilot Study with Young Refugees," PLoS ONE 13(9): e0203664 (Sept. 2018) [open access]

Syrian Refugees and the Schooling Challenge (Future Development Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

Surviving vs. Thriving: The Need for a Paradigm Shift in Adult Education for Immigrants and Refugees, Webinar, 30 Oct. 2018 [info]
- Follow link for audio.

UNICEF Announces New Partnership with Microsoft to Address Education Crisis Affecting Displaced and Refugee Children and Young People (Unicef, Sept. 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Education (19 Sept. 2018)

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

Thematic Focus: Children & Families

Event:

ChildMove: A Discussion on the Project Following Unaccompanied Young Refugees across Europe, Brussels, 27 November 2018 [info]

Publications:

"Central Issues in the Protection of Child Migrants," Introduction to Protecting Migrant Children: In Search of Best Practice (Edward Elgar, 2018) [preprint]
- See also related book launch panel discussion.

"The Integration of Asylum Seeking and Refugee Children: Resilience in the Face of Adversity," Chapter 23 in Research Handbook on Child Migration (Edward Elgar, 2018) [eprint]
- Note: Access to this item is embargoed until 31 March 2019.

Migrant Children [What Europe Does for You] (EPRS, Oct. 2018) [text]

Predicting Displacement: Using Predictive Analytics to Build a Better Future for Displaced Children (Save the Children, Nov. 2018) [text]

Refugees in Germany with Children Still Living Abroad Have Lowest Life Satisfaction, DIW Weekly Report, no. 42 (DIW Berlin, Oct. 2018) [text]

Sport for Protection Toolkit Programming with Young People in Forced Displacement Settings (UNHCR, IOC & Terre des Hommes, Oct. 2018) [text via Sport & Dev.]

"Stories for Kids about Heroic Young Refugees," New York Times, 7 Nov. 2018 [text]

"UK Admits Only 20 Unaccompanied Child Refugees in Two Years," The Guardian, 3 Nov. 2018 [text]

Unaccompanied Minor Asylum Seekers in the Netherlands: Choice or Chance?, Cahier, no. 18 (Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek- en Documentatiecentrum, 2018) [text]

United States:

The Torture of Forcibly Separating Children from Their Parents (Just Security Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

"Trauma Inflicting, Not Trauma Informed: The U.S. Federal Government’s Double Standard toward Migrant Children," Social Work, Advance Articles, 26 Oct. 2018 [free full-text] [preprint]

Unaccompanied Children: Agency Efforts to Reunify Children Separated from Parents at the Border  (U.S. Government Accountability Office, Oct. 2018) [text]
- See also related AP news article.

Will the Trump Administration Begin Family Separations Again? (Immigration Impact Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Children - Pt. 1 (16 Oct. 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Children - Pt. 2 (U.S.) (16 Oct. 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters

"Climate Change and Human Migration," UC Irvine Law Review, vol. 8, no. 4 (July 2018) [full-text]

Climate Change and International Refugee Law: A Predicament Approach (RefLaw Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

Disaster Displacement: How to Reduce Risk, Address Impacts and Strengthen Resilience, Words into Action Guidelines (UNISDR, 2018) [text]

"Good Evidence, Bad Politics: Overcoming the Noise in Climate Change and Migration Policy," ABC Radio, 1 Nov. 2018 [info]
- Follow link for audio.

The Hidden Costs of Disaster: Displacement and Its Crippling Effect (IDMC Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

The Intersection of Global Fragility and Climate Risks (USAID, Sept. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Migration, Environment and Climate Change: What’s New, and What’s True," Landscape News, 1 Nov. 2018 [text]

"A Plan Nobody Hopes They Will Need: New Zealand and Climate Change Migration," The Koa Koa: Pacific Journalism Review, vol. 24, no. 1 (2018) [open access]

Report of the Task Force on Displacement (Sept. 2018) [text]
- Established under the UNFCC.

"Resettlement as Climate Change Adaptation: What Can be Learned from State-led Relocation in rural Africa and Asia?," Climate and Development, Latest Articles, 3 March 2018 [open access]

Rights for People Forced Out by Climate Change (The Interpreter Blog, Aug. 2018) [text]

Rising Seas Will Displace Millions of People – and Australia Must be Ready (The Conversation, Aug. 2018) [text]

Sydney Declaration of Principles on the Protection of Persons Displaced in the Context of Sea Level Rise, Adopted at the 78th Conference of the International Law Association, Sydney, 19-24 Aug. 2018 [text]

"Taking India’s Climate Migrants Seriously," The Diplomat, 10 Aug. 2018 [text]

Vanuatu: National Policy on Climate Change and Disaster-Induced Displacement (Govt. of Vanuatu, 2018) [text via Env. Migr. Portal]

We Need to Address the Impact Climate Change Will Have on Migration (World Economic Forum Blog, Aug. 2018) [text]

A Well-Founded Fear of Environment: International Resistance to Climate Refugees (e-International Relations, Aug. 2018) [text]

Where Will Future Migrants Come From? (State of the Planet Blog, Aug. 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters (31 July 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

12 November 2018

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria - Pt. 2

Reports & journal articles:

“Better a prison in Israel than dying on the way”: Testimonies of Refugees Who Left Israel for Rwanda and Uganda and Received Protection in Europe (Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, Jan. 2018) [text]

"Bibliometric Analysis of Peer-reviewed Literature on Syrian Refugees and Displaced People (2011–2017)," Conflict and Health, 12:43 (Oct. 2018) [open access]

"Elites and Emulators: The Evolution of Iraqi Kurdish Asylum Migration to Europe," Migration Studies, Advance Articles, 31 Oct. 2018 [open access]

Falling on Deaf Ears, Asylum Proceedings in Israel (Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, Oct. 2018) [text]

How Does Poverty Differ Among Refugees? Taking a Gender Lens to the Data on Syrian Refugees in Jordan, Policy Research Working Paper, no. 8616 (World Bank, Oct. 2018) [text]

Iraq Displacement Crisis, 2014-2017 (IOM, Nov. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

*Picking Up the Pieces: Realities of Return and Reintegration in North-East Syria (REACH, Nov. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Refugee Hospitality in Lebanon and Turkey: On Making ‘The Other’," International Migration, Early View, 6 June 2018 [ResearchGate]

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Eight Years on: What Works and Why That Matters for the Future (CARE, Nov. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Thousandth Cut: Eliminating U.S. Humanitarian Assistance to Gaza (Refugees International, Nov. 2018) [text]

Tunisia, Country of Destination and Transit for Sub-Saharan African Migrants (Mercy Corps & REACH, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Why Here? Factors Influencing Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Choosing Germany or Sweden as Asylum Destinations," Comparative Migration Studies, 6:29 (Dec. 2018) [open access]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria - Pt. 1 (12 Nov. 2018)

Tagged Publications.