20 September 2019

Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters

Blog posts & media:

Africa’s Climate Crisis, Conflict, and Migration Challenges (Africa in Focus Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

'Burning up our future': How Climate Crisis is Triggering Increasing Displacement (InfoMigrants, Sept. 2019) [text]

How Climate Change is Driving Emigration from Central America (The Conversation, Sept. 2019) [text]

IOM Hosts Meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Task Force on Displacement – Key Outcomes and Looking Ahead (IOM, July 2019) [text]

"Leak Suggests UN Agency Self-censors on Climate Crisis after US Pressure," The Guardian, 11 Sept. 2019 [text]

"Migration and the Climate Crisis: The UN’s Search for Solutions," UN News, 31 July 2019 [text]

"Roundup: The Soaring Humanitarian Costs of Climate Change," The New Humanitarian, 20 Sept. 2019 [text]
- "[O]ur latest coverage on how climate change is already having a humanitarian impact around the world."

Solving Climate Displacement is More Urgent Than Ever - Today the Peninsula Principles Turn 6! (Displacement Solutions, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

The World Isn’t Ready for Climate Refugees (FiveThirtyEight, Sept. 2019) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Addressing the Land Degradation-Migration Nexus: The Role of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (IOM, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Border and Migration Controls and Migrant Precarity in the Context of Climate Change," Social Sciences, vol. 8, no. 7 (June 2019) [open access]

"Climate Change Refugees in the Time of Sinking Islands," Journal of Transnational Law, vol. 52, no. 3 (2019) [full-text]

The Climate Crisis, Migration, and Refugees (Brookings Institution, July 2019) [text]

The Cost of Doing Nothing: The Humanitarian Price of Climate Change and How It Can be Avoided (ICRC, Sept. 2019) [access]

"Domestic Evolution: Amending the United States Refugee Definition of the INA to Include Environmentally Displaced Refugees," University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review, vol. 9, no. 1 (2019) [full-text]

Guidance, Standards, and Protocols in the Humanitarian Sector on Reducing Harm to the Environment, K4D Helpdesk Report (DFID, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Migration Influenced by Environmental Change in Africa: A Systematic Review of Empirical Evidence," Demographic Research, vol. 41, art. no. 18 (Aug. 2019) [open access]

"Not a Security Issue: How Policy Experts De-Politicize the Climate Change–Migration Nexus," Social Sciences, vol. 8, no. 7 (July 2019) [open access]

Related post:

19 September 2019

CFP/New Issues of Die Friedens-Warte, Disasters, ICRC Rev., Intervention, JEMS, JHA, Migr. Stud., OxMo

CFP:

Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration [info]
- Seeks "submissions looking at forced migration through the lenses of law, policy, academia, and arts, alongside two sections in which field experiences and first-hand stories by people who have been displaced can be shared. For the first time, OxMo also includes space for creative expressions in the form of poetry, art, photography, as well as film, book, and theater reviews." Deadline is 30 September 2019.

Free access:

World Humanitarian Day Virtual Issue [access]
- "To celebrate World Humanitarian Day 2019, and in response to the release of the Urban Humanitarian Response Good Practice Guide, we have put together a collection of papers from Disasters and Development Policy Review which examine urban humanitarian and inclusive development." Articles are freely available until the end of 2019.

New issues:

Die Friedens-Warte, vol. 92, nos. 1-2 (Aug. 2019) [contents]
- The focus of this issue is on "Humanitarian Assistance and Humanitarian Crises."

Disasters, vol. 43, no. 4 (Oct. 2019) [contents]
- Mix of articles, with three that are open access.

International Review of the Red Cross, vol. 100, nos. 907-909 (April 2018) [contents]
- In honor of the 150th anniversary of this journal, the theme of this issue is "150 Years of Humanitarian Reflection." The editorial and first article are freely available. The issue will eventually be free to access when it is posted on the ICRC web site.

Intervention: Journal of Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, vol. 17, no. 1 (Jan.-June 2019) [open access]
- Includes 12 articles and field reports, a personal reflection, and a remembrance of Barbara Harrell-Bond.

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 45, no. 12 (2019) [contents]
- Special issue on "Against the Evidence: Europe's Migration Challenge and the Failure to Protect." The introduction is freely available.

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 45, no. 13 (2019) [contents]
- Mix of articles, with four that are open access.

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, vol. 1, no. 2 (2019) [open access]
- Special issue on "Security and Protection," with 8 articles.

Migration Studies, vol. 7, no. 3 (Sept. 2019) [contents]
- Mix of articles, with two that are open access.

Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 8, no. 1 (Aug. 2019) [full-text]
- New issue "features 21 articles & art works by up-and-coming  academics, activists, artists & practitioners - including pieces in Arabic & Spanish." New web site also launched with this issue.

Tagged Periodicals.


Regional Focus: Americas

Blog posts & media:

AMLO’s Political Prisoners: Mexico’s Move to Criminalize Accompaniment and Solidarity with Migrants in Transit (Border Criminologies Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

The Colombian Constitutional Court and the Protection of the Right to Health for Venezuelan Migrants (RLI Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

Get Ready for the Venezuela Refugee Crisis (Order from Chaos Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

"Haitians Fear Deportation from Bahamas after Storm Disaster," The New Humanitarian, 16 Sept. 2019 [text]

"Mexico Pushes Back after Top U.S. Court Favors Trump on Shunning Migrants," Reuters, 12 Sept. 2019 [text]

Situation of Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants Needs Greater Global Attention (UNHCR, Aug. 2019) [text]

"The Trump White House Wants "Safe Third Country" Deals with Central American Countries by October," BuzzFeed News, 9 Sept. 2019 [text]

Reports & journal articles:


"The Momentum of Transnational Social Spaces in Mexico-US-Migration," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:34 (Dec. 2019) [open access]


La Población Migrante en la Reducción de Riesgo y Atención de Emergencias en América Central (IOM, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Understanding the Venezuelan Refugee Crisis (Wilson Center, Sept. 2019) [text]

Venezuela Migrando: Análisis de Necesidades de la Población Venezolana en Cuatro Países Deacogida (Norwegian Refugee Council, 2019) [text via UNHCR]
- Note: This report focuses on Colombia.

Waning Welcome: The Growing Challenges Facing Mixed Migration Flows from Venezuela (Mixed Migration Centre, Sept. 2019) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (23 Aug. 2019)

Tagged Publications.


18 September 2019

Thematic Focus: Children & Families

Blog posts & media:

"'Australia is a bigger cage': The Ongoing Trauma of Nauru's Child Refugees," The Guardian, 25 Aug. 2019 [text]

Britain Remembers the Kindertransport But is in Danger of Forgetting Its Lessons (The Conversation, Sept. 2019) [text]

"Home Office Planning to End Family Reunion for Children after Brexit," The Guardian, 1 Sept. 2019 [text]

Immigrant Children with Cancer, HIV, Cerebral Palsy Threatened with Deportation (Immigration Impact Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

Three Years On, Unaccompanied Minors Still in Legal Limbo (Border Criminologies Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]
- Focuses on France, Italy and the UK.

Reports & journal articles:

Care Provider Facilities Described Challenges Addressing Mental Health Needs of Children in HHS Custody (U.S. HHS Office of Inspector General, Sept. 2019) [text]
- See also related BuzzFeed News article.

Exclus et Traumatisés: La Situation des Mineurs Non Accompagnés en France (MSF, Sept. 2019) [text]

"Families Fleeing: Family Membership as a Basis for Asylum," University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Public Affairs, vol. 5, no. 3 (Forthcoming, 2019) [preprint]

"The Rights of Refugee Children and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child," Laws, vol. 8, no. 3 (Aug. 2019) [open access]

"Second Generation from Refugee Backgrounds in Europe," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:40 (Dec. 2019) [open access]

Subject to Whim: The Treatment of Unaccompanied Migrant Children in the French Hautes-Alpes (Human Rights Watch, Sept. 2019) [text]
- A French version is also available.

Vers une Protection Renforcée des Enfants Non Accompagnés et Séparés en Belgique: État des lieux et recommandations (UNHCR, April 2019) [text]

Related post:

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Detention, esp. in the U.S.

Publications:

Blog posts & media:

Joint Statement: Government of Rwanda, UNHCR and African Union Agree to Evacuate Refugees Out of Libya (UNHCR, Sept. 2019) [text]
- See also related articles in The Guardian and Thomson Reuters Foundation News.

New UNHCR Evacuation of Refugees from Libya to Italy, as Tripoli Fighting Continues (UNHCR, Sept. 2019) [text]

"The Quiet Desperation of Refugees in Japan," The Diplomat, 23 Aug. 2019 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Detention, Deportation, and Waiting: Toward a Theory of Migrant Detainability," Gender a Výzkum = Gender and Research, vol. 20, no. 1 (2019) [open access]

"Blurred Lines: Detaining Asylum Seekers in Britain and France," Journal of Sociology (Forthcoming) [postprint]

The Contours of Crimmigration Control in India, GDP Working Paper, no. 25 (Global Detention Project, Aug. 2019) [text]

"Forced Relocations: The Punitive Use of Mobility in Australia’s Immigration-detention Network," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 16 Sept. 2019 [abstract]

United States:

Opportunity:

CFP: Facing Immigration Detention, Special symposium issue of Law & Society Review [info]
- Submit manuscripts by 15 November 2019.

Blog posts & media:

Changes to Flores Agreement

Human Rights Watch reported in this news release that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a new rule "which provides...for the indefinite detention of children with their parents in federal immigration facilities pending resolution of their immigration proceedings. In doing so, it seeks to reverse a ruling under the Flores settlement that children not be held for more than 20 days in facilities not licensed for childcare (hyperlinks added)." For more information and commentary, see:

Changes for a Landmark Agreement Mean Immigrant Children Face Harsher Treatment in US (The Conversation, Aug. 2019)

Changing Flores Standards Unnecessary and Harmful to Families (Refugees International, Aug. 2019) [text]

"The Flores Agreement Protected Migrant Children for Decades. New Regulations Aim to End It," New York Times, 20 Aug. 2019 [text]

"If a Child is Jailed and No One is There to Hear Him Cry," The Atlantic, 22 Aug. 2019 [text]

"New Rule Would Override Flores Settlement, Allow Detention of Immigrant Families for More Than 20 Days," ABA Journal, 21 Aug. 2019 [text]

Three Reasons Why the New Flores Rule Does Not Pass Legal Muster (Center for American Progress, Aug. 2019) [text]

What Ending the Flores Agreement on Detention of Immigrant Children Really Means (Lawfare Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

Other issues

Alternatives to Detention at the U.S. Border are Humane and Effective (RI Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

Federal Court Rules Detained Immigrant Children Must Receive Clean Water, Edible Food, and Soap (Immigration Impact Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

Former IJs File Amicus Brief in Padilla v. ICE (Jeffrey S. Chase Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

ICE Continues to Manipulate the Appropriations Process to Increase the Mass Incarceration of Immigrants (Immigration Impact Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

The Detention Drain: How Immigration Detention Hurts New Mexico’s Economy (Institute for Policy Studies, Aug. 2019) [text via APO]

How to Divest from Immigrant Detention: A Philanthropic Primer (Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Aug. 2019) [text]

How States Can Improve America’s Immigration System (Brookings Institution, Sept. 2019) [text via ImmigrationProf Blog]
- This report "explores how state and local governments can take immediate steps to assert jurisdiction over detention facilities and craft more humane policies and processes that would improve America’s immigration system from the ground up."

Immigration Detention: A Legal Overview (Congressional Research Service, Sept. 2019) [text]

Related post:
Thematic Focus: Detention (7 Aug. 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

17 September 2019

Regional Focus: Asia

Past opportunity:

Training Course: Refugee Law & Protection in Thailand, Bangkok, 10 September-30 October 2019 [info] [programme]
- Unfortunately, this course has already begun, so the reference is included for information purposes only.

Blog posts & media:

Afghanistan: As Taliban and US Near Peace Deal, It's Far Too Soon to Commit to Returning Refugees (The Conversation, Aug. 2019) [text]
- Note: The peace talks were called off in early September.

From Forced Migration to Forced Return: The Plight of Afghanistani Returnees (RLI Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

"'It's impossible to do anything': Indonesia's Refugees in Limbo as Money Runs Out," The Guardian, 13 Sept. 2019 [text]

"Life in the Shadows: Thailand’s Urban Refugees," The New Humanitarian, 11 Sept. 2019 [text]

"Roundup: Migration, Displacement, and Afghanistan’s Interlocking Crises," The New Humanitarian, 13 Sept. 2019 [access]
- A "roundup of recent reporting on how interlocking crises affect civilians and humanitarian responses in Afghanistan, where different cycles of conflict have stretched on for more than four decades."

Reports & journal articles:

Mitigating Risks of Abuse of Power in Cash Assistance in Afghanistan (WFP & UNHCR, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Options for Protecting Refugees in South Asia," Harvard International Law Journal Online, 2 Sept. 2019 [full-text]

South Asia Short Course on Refugee Rights and Advocacy, Kathmandu, 13-18 June 2019 (APRRN, Aug. 2019) [text]
- Follow link for the short course report.

A Study of Jewish Refugees in China (1933–1945): History, Theories and the Chinese Pattern (Springer, Sept. 2019) [info]

Rohingya crisis:

Blog posts & media:

"Roundup: The Rohingya Refugee Crisis, Two Years on," The New Humanitarian, 23 Aug. 2019 [access]
- "A roundup of our reporting explores the origins and ongoing impacts of the Rohingya crisis in both Bangladesh and Myanmar."

Three Ways Humanitarians Can Support the Rohingya in Bangladesh, Two Years on (ODI Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

Two Years on, and No End in Sight: How Should We Respond to the Rohingya Crisis in the Medium-Term? (CGD Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

UNHCR Statement on Voluntary Repatriation to Myanmar (UNHCR, Aug. 2019) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Documentation of Human Rights Abuses among Rohingya Refugees from Myanmar," Conflict and Health, 13:42 (Sept. 2019) [open access]

'A New Shape of Catastrophe': Two Years on from the 2017 Rohingya Crisis (UK All Party Parliamentary Group on the Rights of the Rohinga, Sept. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Qualitative Evidence of Crimes Against Humanity: The August 2017 Attacks on the Rohingya in Northern Rakhine State, Myanmar," Conflict and Health, 13:41 (Sept. 2019) [open access]

Report of the Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/42/50 (UN Human Rights Council, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related news release, fact sheet and TNH article.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia (13 Aug. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Solutions

Events:

Discussion: The Forgotten Refugee Resettlement Consensus, Washington, DC, 19 September 2019 [info]
*- Note: See related paper below.

Talk: Placement Optimization in Refugee Resettlement, Amherst, MA, 27 September 2019 [info]

Blog posts & media:

Thousands of DR Congo Refugees Head Home to Kasai Region from Angola (UNHCR, Aug. 2019) [text]
- Note: The Tripartite Agreement referenced in the a/m new story is available via ecoi.net.

"Manus and Nauru Refugees in Australia on Medical Grounds Can Apply for US Move," The Guardian, 6 Sept. 2019 [text]
- Note: Refugees have until 20 September to apply for resettlement.

Starting Out in Smaller Communities May be Better for Refugee Populations (Univ. of Alberta, Aug. 2019) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Access to Durable Solutions among IDPs in Iraq: Moving in Displacement (IOM & Georgetown Univ., Sept. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Migrant Integration and Cultural Capital in the Context of Sport and Physical Activity: A Systematic Review," Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol. 20, no. 3 (Aug. 2019) [open access]

"Street‐level Bureaucrats, Policy Learning, and Refugee Resettlement: The Case of Syrian Refugees in Saskatoon, Canada," Canadian Public Administration = Administration publique du Canada, vol. 62, no. 3 (Sept. 2019) [free full-text]

Stronger Together: The Impact of Family Separation on Refugees and Humanitarian Migrants in Australia (Oxfam, Aug. 2019) [text]
- See also related Guardian article.

Thematic Listing of Forced Migration Review Articles on...Return (FMR, April 2019) [text]

United States:

*The Cost of Outsourcing Refugees (Jeffrey S. Chase Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

*The Forgotten Refugee Resettlement Consensus and Motivation (Niskanen Center, Sept. 2019) [text]

Key Facts about Refugees to the U.S. (Pew Research Fact Tank, Sept. 2019) [text]

Trump Administration Considers Lowering the Refugee Cap to Zero (Immigration Impact Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

Trump’s Duplicitous Justification for Lowering Refugee Admissions (Niskanen Center Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

"Trump’s Refugee Cuts Threaten Deep Consequences at Home and Abroad," New York Times, 11 Sept. 2019 [text]
- See also a related NYT explainer on the U.S refugee program.

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (18 Aug. 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

16 September 2019

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

Blog posts &media:

Changing the Migration Horizon from North Africa to Europe (ISS Today, Aug. 2019) [text]

Ethiopians Abused on Gulf Migration Route (Human Rights Watch, Aug. 2019) [text]
- "A combination of factors...have driven hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians to migrate over the past decade, traveling by boat over the Red Sea and then by land through Yemen to Saudi Arabia. "

International Politics of Syrian Refugee Return: The Case of Lebanon (Middle East Institute, Aug. 2019) [text]
- Part of "Refugees Adrift? Responses to Crises in the MENA and Asia" blog series.

Lebanon: Authorities Must Immediately Halt Deportation of Syrian Refugees (Amnesty International, Aug. 2019) [text]

Record Numbers of Refugees and Migrants Arrive in Yemen Amidst Intensifying and Complicated War (Mixed Migration Centre, Aug. 2019) [text]

*"Syrian Deportations Leave Behind Hardship, Fear in Lebanon," The New Humanitarian, 17 Sept. 2019 [text]

The U.N. Agency for Palestinian Refugees Faces Another Crisis (WP's Monkey Cage, Aug. 2019) [text]

U.S.-Turkey “Safe Zone” Likely to Add Fuel to Syria Conflict (Just Security Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]
- See also related Reuters article.

What We Feared Would Happen to Returning Syrian Refugees Has Come to Pass (CMS Dispatches from the Global Crisis in Refugee Protection Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

At Least 98,000 Forcibly Disappeared Persons in Syria Since March 2011 (Syrian Network for Human Rights, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Citizens of Somewhere: A Case Study of Refugees in Towns - Amman, Jordan (Feinstein International Center, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Cultivating Refuge: The Role of Urban Agriculture amongst Refugees and Forced Migrants in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq," International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics, vol. 14, no. 2 (2019) [full-text via ReliefWeb]

"Language Learning Tool for Refugees: Identifying the Language Learning Needs of Syrian Refugees Through Participatory Design," Languages, vol. 4, no. 3 (Sept. 2019) [open access]
- Compares Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Germany.

Losing Their Last Refuge: Inside Idlib’s Humanitarian Nightmare (Refugees International, Sept. 2019) [text]

Paperless People of Post-conflict Iraq: Denied Rights, Barred from Basic Services and Excluded from Reconstruction Efforts (Norwegian Refugee Council et al., Sept. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Qualitative Research on Social Tensions, Lebanon, Round 1, Year 1 (UNDP, Sept. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Rebuilding Syria: The Middle East's Next Power Game? (Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale, Sept. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

*Report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/42/51 (UN Human Rights Council, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related OHCHR news story.

*UPDATED

Related post:
Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (8 Aug. 2019)

Tagged Publications.


15 September 2019

Open Access Round-up: 15 September 2019

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 15 August 2019. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

Articles:

The Christmas Market Attack in Berlin and Attitudes Toward Refugees: A Natural Experiment with Data from the European Social Survey (SocArXiv, Aug. 2019)
- Preprint version of article.

"Containment Instead of Refoulement: Shifting State Responsibility in the Age of Cooperative Migration Control?," Human Rights Law Review (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.

"From Zero to Hero? An Analysis of the Human Rights Protections within the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM)," International Migration, Early View, 15 July 2019
- The postprint version of this article is currently under embargo.

"Humanitarian Capital: How Lawyers Help Immigrants Use Suffering to Claim Membership in the Nation-state," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 5 March 2019
- Preprint version of article.

"Not Bound But Committed: Operationalising the Global Compact on Refugees," International Migration (Forthcoming)
- The postprint version of this article is currently under embargo.

"Protecting and Benchmarking Migrants’ Rights: An Analysis of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration," International Migration (Forthcoming, 2019?)
- Preprint version of article.

"The Role of Departure States in Combating Irregular Emigration in International Law: An Historical Perspective," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 31, no. 1 (March 2019)
- The postprint version of this article is currently under embargo.

"The Role of Rights-based Social Work in Contemporary Latin American Diasporas: The Case of Venezuelan Migrant Children," Journal of Human Rights and Social Work (Forthcoming, 2019)
- Postprint version of article.

"Subversive Humanitarianism: Rethinking Refugee Solidarity through Grass-Roots Initiatives," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 38, no. 3 (Sept. 2019)
- Postprint version of article.

"Suffer the Little Children to Come: The Legal Rights of Unaccompanied Alien Children under United States Federal Court Jurisprudence," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 31, no. 1 (March 2019)
- Preprint version of article.

"'You Shall Not Pass!' How the Dublin System Fueled Fortress Europe," Chicago Journal of International Law, vol. 20, no. 2 (Forthcoming, Winter 2019)
- Preprint version of article.

Book chapters:

"Fences and Fictions: Lessons from Schemes of Responsibility-sharing for Refugees in Europe," Chapter in The Protection of General Interests in Contemporary International Law: A Theoretical and Empirical Inquiry (Forthcoming, 2019)
- Preprint version of chapter.

"Where Do Migrants from Countries Ridden by Environmental Conflict Settle? On the Scale, Selection and Sorting of Conflict-Induced Migration," Chapter in Environmental Conflicts, Migration and Governance (Bristol Univ. Press, Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of chapter.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles:

"Collective Narcissism and In-group Satisfaction Predict Opposite Attitudes Towards Refugees via Attribution of Hostility," Frontiers in Psychology, 4 Sept. 2019

"Developing an Integrated Intervention to Address Intimate Partner Violence and Psychological Distress in Congolese Refugee Women in Tanzania," Conflict and Health, 13:38 (Aug. 2019)

"Does Refugee Status Matter? Medical Needs of Newly Arrived Asylum Seekers and Resettlement Refugees: A Retrospective Observational Study of Diagnoses in a Primary Care Setting," Conflict and Health, 13:39 (Aug. 2019)

"It Starts with Us: Including Refugees in Rural Schools and Communities," The Rural Educator, vol. 40, no. 2 (2019)

"New Directions in Migration Studies: Towards Methodological De-nationalism," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:36 (Dec. 2019)

"Optimising Refugee Children’s Health/wellbeing in Preparation for Primary and Secondary School: A Qualitative Inquiry," BMC Public Health, 19: 812 (June 2019)

"An Overview and Critique of US Immigration and Asylum Policies in the Trump Era," Journal on Migration and Human Security, OnlineFirst, 14 Aug. 2019

"Should States Prioritize Child Refugees?," Ethics & Global Politics, vol. 12, no. 2 (2019)

"Technocolonialism: Digital Innovation and Data Practices in the Humanitarian Response to Refugee Crises," Social Media + Society, vol. 5, no. 3 (July 2019)

"Universal Representation: Systemic Benefits and the Path Ahead," Journal on Migration and Human Security, OnlineFirst, 14 Aug. 2019

"Unpacking Domestic Preferences in the Policy-‘receiving’ State: The EU’s Migration Cooperation with Senegal and Ghana," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:35 (Dec. 2019)

"Unpacking Refugee Flight: Critical Content Analysis of Picturebooks Featuring Refugee Protagonists," International Journal of Multicultural Education, vol. 21, no. 2 (2019)

"Venezuelan Migration and the Border Health Crisis in Colombia and Brazil," Journal on Migration and Human Security, OnlineFirst, 12 Aug. 2019

"'We are all confident to speak': Using Radio as a Tool of Resettlement for Young People of Refugee Background," Journal of Alternative and Community Media, vol. 4, no. 2 (2019)

Journal issues:

Journal of Internal Displacement, vol. 9, no. 1 (Jan. 2019)
- Special issue on "The Future of Internal Displacement and Sustainable Development," with three articles.

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"The Care/Security Nexus of the Humanitarian Border: Assisted Return in Norway," International Migration, Early View, 25 Aug. 2019

"The Importance of Employment in the Acculturation Process of Well-Educated Iraqis in Finland: A Qualitative Follow-up Study," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 38, no. 3 (Sept. 2019)

"Mapping Migration Studies: An Empirical Analysis of the Coming of Age of a Research Field," Migration Studies, Advance Articles, 3 Aug. 2019

"Participation and Wellbeing in Urban Greenspace: ‘Curating Sociability’ for Refugees and Asylum Seekers," Geoforum, vol. 106 (Nov. 2019)

"Reconceptualising 'Integration as a Two-way Process'," Migration Studies, Advance Articles, 16 Aug. 2019

"Who’s About to Leave? A Global Survey of Aspirations and Intentions to Migrate," International Migration, Early View, 15 Aug. 2019

Law Reviews

Forced Human Displacement, the Third World and International Law: A TWAIL Perspective,” Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 20, no. 1 (July 2019)

"L’immigration Irrégulière dans l’Espace Euro-méditerranéen et la Protection des Droits Fondamentaux," Revue Québécoise de Droit International, vol. 31, no. 1 (2018)

"Refuge from Violence? A Global Comparison of the Treatment of Domestic Violence Asylum Claims," Berkeley La Raza Law Journal, vol. 29 (2019)

Related post:
Open Access Round-up: 15 August 2019

Tagged Publications.

13 September 2019

Regional Focus: Africa

News: 50th Anniversary of the OAU Refugee Convention

The OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa turned 50 this week. For more information, see:

1969 OAU Refugee Convention: Factsheet (UNHCR, May 2019) [text]

African Refugee Convention Turns 50 to Warm Welcome (UNHCR, Sept. 2019) [text]

Judges’ Role in Africa’s Expanded Refugee Definition (Kaldor Centre, Sept. 2019) [text]

Events & opportunities:

IGAD Regional Consultative Process, Addis Ababa, 7-8 October 2019 [info]
- "A Regional Exchange on Experiences in Supporting Resilience and Durable Solutions to Internal Displacement in the IGAD Region."

Call for submissions: Award for Research on Forced Displacement in Africa [info]
- Submission deadline is 31 December 2019.

Blog posts & media:

A Generation in Limbo: Protracted Refugee Situations in Kenya Must be Addressed (New Security Beat, Aug. 2019) [text]

Generous Africa Needs New Partners and Innovation to Help Forcibly Displaced – UN Refugee Chief (UNHCR, Aug. 2019) [text]

International Conference on Forced Migration in Africa, Hosted by Centre for Human Rights, Calls for Decisive Action (Centre for Human Rights, Sept. 2019) [text]
- See also related conference statement.

Sudan’s Unrest and the Challenge of Understanding Internal Displacement (IDMC Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

Tanzania Wants Burundian Refugees Sent Home. But They Face Big Challenges (The Conversation, Aug. 2019) [text]

"Three Challenges for the African Union’s New Humanitarian Agency," The New Humanitarian, 28 Aug. 2019 [text]

"UN Probe Finds Sudan Staff Member Solicited Bribes from Refugees," The New Humanitarian, 15 Aug. 2019  [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Ethiopia: Returns of Internally Displaced Persons (Protection Cluster, March 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Exploring Assumptions Behind ‘Voluntary’ Returns from North Africa, RSC Research in Brief, no. 13 (Refugee Studies Centre, Aug. 2019) [text]

"Like a Drop of Water on a Fire": Inadequate Investment in Durable Solutions for Drought IDPs in Ethiopia (Refugees International, Sept. 2019 [text]

"Once the road is safe": Displacement and Return in North-eastern Nigeria (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Aug. 2019) [text]
- Part of the "Invisible Majority" thematic series.

"They’re All Terrorists: The Securitisation of Asylum in Kenya," Chapter in Extremisms in Africa, vol. 2 (Tracey McDonald Publishers, June 2019) [ResearchGate]

Understanding Conflict Dynamics Around Refugee Settlements in Northern Uganda (International Refugee Rights Initiative, Aug. 2019) [text]

"Unpacking Domestic Preferences in the Policy-‘receiving’ State: The EU’s Migration Cooperation with Senegal and Ghana," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:35 (Dec. 2019) [open access]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (14 Aug. 2019)

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12 September 2019

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Reports & journal articles:

"As Lesvos Battles Migration Crisis Fatigue, the Value of Centralized Migration Management Is Questioned," Migration Information Source, 12 Sept. 2019 [text]

"The Care/Security Nexus of the Humanitarian Border: Assisted Return in Norway," International Migration, Early View, 25 Aug. 2019 [open access]

The Christmas Market Attack in Berlin and Attitudes Toward Refugees: A Natural Experiment with Data from the European Social Survey (SocArXiv, Aug. 2019) [preprint]

"Collective Narcissism and In-group Satisfaction Predict Opposite Attitudes Towards Refugees via Attribution of Hostility," Frontiers in Psychology, 4 Sept. 2019 [open access]
- Focuses on Poland.

The Common European Asylum System: Promising Practices of Responsibility Sharing (CEASEval, Aug. 2019) [text]

Cut Adrift in the Med (Amnesty International, Sept. 2019) [text]
- New campaign.

Germany’s New Migration and Asylum Legislation: Extraordinary Opening, Shrinking Protection Space, or Both? (Mixed Migration Centre, Aug. 2019) [text]

Qualifications, Potentials and Life Courses of Syrian Asylum Seekers in Germany, MEA Discussion Paper, no. 1 (Max Planck Institute, Aug. 2019) [text via SSRN]

Rethinking the Economics and the Governance of Reception of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Other Migrants: The Case of Italy, RSCAS Working Paper, no. 2019/51 (European Univ. Institute, 2019) [text]

"'You Shall Not Pass!' How the Dublin System Fueled Fortress Europe," Chicago Journal of International Law, vol. 20, no. 2 (Forthcoming, Winter 2019) [preprint]

Related post:
Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (12 Sept. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

ELENA course:

International Protection in Europe: Persistent Challenges and Litigation Opportunities, Seville, 8-9 November 2019 [info]
- Register by 26 September 2019.

Blog posts & media:

Asylum Decisions in the First Half of 2019: Unlocking Statistics (AIDA, Sept. 2019) [text]

Britain’s Juxtaposed Borders: The Human Consequences (Border Criminologies Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

The Dublin System in the First Half of 2019 (AIDA, Aug. 2019) [text]

"For Ukrainians Displaced by War, Five Years in a Grey Container Block," The New Humanitarian, 10 Sept. 2019 [text]

"Nearly 900,000 Asylum Seekers Living in Limbo in EU, Figures Show," The Guardian, 25 Aug. 2019 [text]

Nearly 17,000 Migrants Returned Voluntarily from Greece in Past 3 Years (IOM, Aug. 2019) [text]

Multimedia:

On the Wrong Path? Protecting the European Union’s External Border in the Western Balkans, Webinar, 15 July 2019 [access]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (24 Aug. 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Events: Upcoming Meetings & Presentations in the US

Insights into Understanding the Global Refugee Crisis: A Conversation with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, Chapel Hill, NC, 19 September 2019 [info]
- More info in this UNC news story.

If Walls Could Talk: Reflections and Responses to Refugees at the Border, Los Angeles, 26 September 2019 [info]

(Un)Settling Middle Eastern Refugees: Regimes of Inclusion and Exclusion in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States, New Haven, CT, 27 September 2019 [info]

Escape from Limbo: Forced Migration, Refugee Home-making, and How Feminist Geopolitics Offers Policy-makers a Way Out, Providence, RI, 2 October 2019 [info]

*16th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference, Washington, DC, 7 October 2019 [info]

Forced Migration, Protection, and Border Control, Annual Academic & Policy Symposium, New York, 17 October 2019 [info]

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Tagged Events & Opportunities.

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2

Reports & journal articles:

2019 Report Card: The Trump Administration's Performance on Refugee and Humanitarian Protection (Refugees International, Sept. 2019) [text]

"Central American Immigrants in the United States," Migration Information Source, 15 Aug. 2019 [text]
- See also Spanish version.

"Humanitarian Capital: How Lawyers Help Immigrants Use Suffering to Claim Membership in the Nation-state," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 5 March 2019 [preprint]

Immigration, Citizenship, and the Federal Justice System, 1998-2018 (Bureau of Justice Statistics, Aug. 2019) [text]
- See also related ImmigrationProf blog post.

Increasing Numbers "Remain in Mexico" Awaiting Immigration Court Hearings (TRAC, Aug. 2019) [text]

"An Overview and Critique of US Immigration and Asylum Policies in the Trump Era," Journal on Migration and Human Security, OnlineFirst, 14 Aug. 2019 [open access]

"Universal Representation: Systemic Benefits and the Path Ahead," Journal on Migration and Human Security, OnlineFirst, 14 Aug. 2019 [open access]

Related post:
Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (12 Sept. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1

Blog posts & media:

"AP Explains: What Changed in 90 Days of Immigration Accord?," New York Times, 4 Sept. 2019 [text]

Asylum for People with Serious Medical Conditions (The Asylumist Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

Chaos and Dysfunction at the Border: The Remain in Mexico Program Firsthand (Immigration Impact Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

Court Allows Government to Enforce Restrictive Asylum Rule Nationwide (SCOTUSblog, Sept. 2019) [text]
- See also related ImmigrationProf blog post and Immigration Impact blog post.

*Fear and Loathing on the Border: A First-Hand Look at the Travesty (Just Security Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

"Inside the World of Asylum Forensic Exams," Chicago Reader, 28 Aug. 2019 [text]

"Is It Time to Remove Immigration Courts from Presidential Control?," Marshall Project, 28 Aug. 2019 [text]
- See also related statement from the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ) and blog post on Immigration Impact.

Migrant "Protection" Protocol: A Report from the Front Lines (Insightful Immigration Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

"Rollercoaster US Foreign Aid Spending in Four Charts," The New Humanitarian, 27 Aug. 2019 [text]
- See also related CGD blog post.

A Timeline of the Trump Administration's Efforts to End Asylum (NIJC Commentary Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

Trump Administration Revives Public Charge Clause That Kept Nazi-era Refugees from the US (The Conversation, Aug. 2019) [text]

"UN Rights Chief Slams US Asylum Policy," VOA News, 4 Sept. 2019 [text]

US Government May be Illegally Transporting Would-be Asylum Seekers Back to Danger (Immigration Impact Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

Want to Lose Your Asylum Hearing in Immigration Court? Then Don’t Prepare in Advance (The Asylumist Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

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Related posts:
Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 2 (U.S.) (23 Aug. 2019)
- Regional Focus: United States (15 Aug. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

11 September 2019

Thematic Focus: General

Events & opportunities:

International Displacement Conference, Geneva, 1 October 2019 [info]
- Registration details are not yet available.

Migration and Development in the ‘Global South’: Research Challenges and Policy Implications, MiReKoc 15th Anniversary Conference, Istanbul, 24-25 October 2019 [info]

Blog posts & media:

Are Water Shortages Driving Migration? Researchers Dispel Myths (World Economic Forum Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

Are We Suffering from Obsessive Measurement Disorder? (From Poverty to Power Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

"Financing the World’s Refugee Camps," World Finance, 13 Aug. 2019 [text]

First Global Refugee Forum, 17 and 18 December 2019, Palais des Nations, Geneva (UNHCR, Aug. 2019) [text]

IDRC-LERRN Initiative to Support Refugee Research (Carleton Univ., Sept. 2019) [text]

*"Immigration Panic: How the West Fell for Manufactured Rage," The Guardian, 27 Aug. 2019 [text]

"Leak Suggests UN Agency Self-censors on Climate Crisis after US Pressure," The Guardian, 11 Sept. 2019 [text]

No Refuge: Why the World’s Swelling Refugee Population Has Shrinking Options - A CFR InfoGuide (Council on Foreign Relations, 2019) [access]
- Note: A link to educational resources is also provided.

Reports & journal articles:

*Cities and Displacement: Goodwin-Gill on Improving Policy and Practice, Remarks at Cities and Displacement Learning Exchange, Sydney, 27 Aug. 2019 [text]

Evaluative Review of UNHCR’s Policies and Procedures on the Prevention of and Response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, ES/2019/03 (UNHCR, June 2019) [text]
- See also management's response.

Foreign Aid, Bilateral Asylum Immigration and Development, GLO Discussion Paper, no. 378 (Global Labor Organization, 2019) [text via EconStor]

"Mapping Migration Studies: An Empirical Analysis of the Coming of Age of a Research Field," Migration Studies, Advance Articles, 3 Aug. 2019 [open access]

Monitoring Food Security in Countries with Conflict Situations: A Joint FAO/WFP Update for the United Nations Security Council (WFP & FAO, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"New Directions in Migration Studies: Towards Methodological De-nationalism," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:36 (Dec. 2019) [open access]

Thematic Listing of Forced Migration Review Articles on...Root Causes of Displacement (FMR, April 2019) [text]

"Where Do Migrants from Countries Ridden by Environmental Conflict Settle? On the Scale, Selection and Sorting of Conflict-Induced Migration," Chapter in Environmental Conflicts, Migration and Governance (Bristol Univ. Press, Forthcoming) [preprint]

"Who’s About to Leave? A Global Survey of Aspirations and Intentions to Migrate," International Migration, Early View, 15 Aug. 2019 [open access]

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Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (13 Aug. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

10 September 2019

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES:

CFPs:

Laws [info]
- Contributions sought for special issue on "Regional Human Rights Regimes and the Protection of Migrants’ Rights." Submission deadline is 31 October 2019.

6th Annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition [info]
- "Papers may address any topic related to international law and refugees, stateless persons, internally displaced persons, and forced migrants. Student authors must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited university at the time of submission. Papers should be submitted by 15 January 2020."

Courses:

101st International Refugee Law Course, Sanremo, 29 October-2 November 2019 [info]
- Application deadline is 13 September 2019.

103rd International Refugee Law Course (Arabic), Sanremo, 17-21 December 2019 [info]
- Application deadline is 21 September 2019.

17th International Migration Law Course, Sanremo, 19-23 November 2019 [info]
- Application deadline is 27 September 2019.

17th Course on the Law of Internal Displacement, Sanremo, 25-29 November 2019 [info]
- Application deadline is 4 October 2019.

18eme Cours de Droit des Personnes Déplacées Internes, Sanremo, 26-30 November 2019 [info]
- Note: No deadline is indicated but probably similar time frame as 17th course listed above.

102nd International Refugee Law Course, Sanremo, 10-14 December 2019 [info]
- Application deadline is 18 October 2019.

PUBLICATIONS:

The Arc of Protection: Reforming the International Refugee Regime (Stanford Univ. Press, Forthcoming Oct. 2019) [info]
- Drafts of the chapters in this book were originally circulated online to solicit comments and feedback. See this earlier post for more info. Additional commentary was provided here, here and here.

Cascading toward “De-Solidarity”? The Unfolding of Global Refugee Protection (Third World Approaches to International Law Review, Sept. 2019) [text via CRS]

Compulsory Secondary Movement and Article 32 of the Refugee Convention (RefLaw Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

“Forced Human Displacement, the Third World and International Law: A TWAIL Perspective,” Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 20, no. 1 (July 2019) [full-text]

Refugee Legal Status vs. Labeling (RLI Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

"Unresolved and Unresolvable? Tensions in the Refugee Regime," Ethics & International Affairs, vol. 33, no. 1 (Spring 2019) [free full-text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (18 Aug. 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.