05 December 2019

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

Blog posts & press:

Eritrean Migrants Face Torture in Libya: What the International Community Can Do (The Conversation, Nov. 2019) [text]

Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Refugees’ Movements Restricted (Human Rights Watch, Nov. 2019) [text]

"Maghrebi Irregular Migration is Down but for How Long?," ISS Today, 7 Nov. 2019 [text]

"Migrant Situation Deteriorating in Libya, IOM Says," InfoMigrants, 4 Dec. 2019 [text]

Syria: Civilians Abused in ‘Safe Zones’ (Human Rights Watch, Nov. 2019) [text]

Turkey’s Syrian Refugees—The Welcome Fades (Future Development Blog, Nov. 2019) [text]

UNHCR and Turkey Hold Further Discussions on Voluntary Repatriation of Syrian Refugees (UNHCR, Nov. 2019) [text]
- See also earlier related press release.

UNHCR Expands Help to Refugees in Urban Areas in Libya, Reassesses Role of Gathering and Departure Facility (UNHCR, Nov. 2019) [text]

Urgent Shift Needed in Approach to the Situation in Libya (IOM, Nov. 2019) [text]

US No Longer Thinks Israeli Settlements are Illegal – This is a Green Light for More Palestinian Displacement (The Conversation, Nov. 2019) [text]

"Weighed Down by Economic Woes, Syrian Refugees Head Home from Jordan," The New Humanitarian, 19 Nov. 2019 [text]

Reports:

Displacement and Despair: The Turkish Invasion of Northeast Syria (Refugees International, Nov. 2019) [text]

Field Perspectives on Multi-year Humanitarian Funding and Planning: How Theory has Translated into Practice in Jordan and Lebanon (Development Initiatives & Norwegian Refugee Council, Dec. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Growing Role of Reconciliation in Return Movements: Snapshots from the Return Index, Return Index Thematic Series Briefing, no. 2 (IOM, Nov. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Health Access and Utilization Survey among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon (UNHCR, Nov. 2019) [text]

Hunger, Displacement and Migration: A Joint Innovative Approach to Assessing Needs of Migrants in Libya (IOM & WFP, Nov. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Intentions Survey: IDPs in Formal Camps - Al-Anbar (REACH & CCCM Cluster, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Focus is on Iraq.

Iraq: Humanitarian Needs Overview 2020 (OCHA, Nov. 2019) [text]
- Follow link for report in English and summaries in Arabic, English and Kurdish.

"Jiwār: From a Right of Neighbourliness to a Right to Neighbourhood for Refugees," Chapter in Migration and Islamic Ethics: Issues of Residence, Naturalization and Citizenship (Brill, Nov. 2019) [open access]
- Focuses on Syrian and Iraqi displacements.

Repatriation of Refugees from Arab Conflicts: Scenarios for Reconstruction (FEMISE, Sept. 2019) [text]
- Focuses on Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen.

Solid Waste Management in Refugee Camps in Jordan (World Vision, Nov. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related posts:
Regional Focus: MENA (7 Nov. 2019)
Regional Focus: Syria (7 Nov. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

New Book Titles

Apologies, I am a bit late with this posting!

Please see a two-part listing of references to new books posted on my Forced Migration Library blogPart 1 (Dec. titles); Part 2 (Oct. & Nov. titles, plus new Open Access books).

Tagged Books.

04 December 2019

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 3

Balkans & Central/Eastern Europe:

Blog posts & press

"Advocate General: Refusal to Relocate Asylum Seekers 'Breached EU Law'," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 8 Nov. 2019 [text]
- Focuses on the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.

"Bosnia's Vucjak Camp: Migrants, a Garbage Dump — and a Road to Nowhere," DW, 16 Nov. 2019 [text]
- See also related statement by Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights and AP story.

Croatia’s Violent Pushbacks of Refugees and Asylum-seekers (openDemocracy, Nov. 2019) [text]
- See also related Human Rights Watch news story.

"Migrants, Refugees Find Shelter Hard to Come by in Bosnia," Balkan Insight, 15 Nov. 2019 [text]

Why Some EU Countries are Struggling to Relocate Migrants (The Conversation, Dec. 2019) [text]
- Focuses on Romania.

Reports & journal articles

First Annual Progress Report: Multi-Year, Multi-Partner Protection and Solutions Strategy for Ukraine 2018-2022 (UNHCR, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Issue of Securitization of the Refugee," Polish Political Science Yearbook, vol. 48, no. 1 (2019) [open access]

Psychological Well-being of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Serbia: 2019 Research Report ( People in Need & UNHCR, Oct. 2019) [text]

Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia: Periodic Report for July-Sept. 2019 (Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, Nov. 2019) [text via ECRE]

Schengen: A Club Where Fundamental Rights (Do Not) Matter? (ECRE, Nov. 2019) [text]
- "ECRE'S assessment of shortcomings in addressing fundamental rights violations within Schengen processes, with a focus on Croatia's accession to the Schengen area, and its recommendations to support fundamental rights compliance."

"Self-Enhancement and Helping Behavior: Motivations of Volunteers in Registration and Reception Centers for Refugees in Bulgaria," Qualitative Sociology Review, vol. 15, no. 2 (2019) [open access]

"Through the Lens of History: The Effects of Beliefs about Historical Victimization on Responses to Refugees," International Journal of Intercultural Relations, vol. 74 (Jan. 2020) [free full-text]
- Focuses on Hungary.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (4 Dec. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Other countries:

"A Convivial Journey: From Diversity in Istanbul to Solidarity with Refugees in Denmark," Chapter in Conviviality at the Crossroads: The Poetics and Politics of Everyday Encounters (Springer, 2019) [open access]

Faith in the System? Religion in the (Danish) Asylum System (Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2019) [open access]
- "With this collection of papers, we hope to contribute towards a more nuanced understanding, analysing the nexus between religion and the asylum system as it plays out primarily in a Danish context but with references to Norway, Australia and Canada."

"Post-2015 Refugees Welcome Initiatives in Sweden: Cosmopolitan Underpinnings," Chapter in Conviviality at the Crossroads: The Poetics and Politics of Everyday Encounters (Springer, 2019) [open access]

Regaining Control? The Political Impact of Policy Responses to Refugee Crises (SSRN, July 2019; posted Nov. 2019) [text]
- Focuses on Germany and Sweden.

The Role of EASO Operations in National Asylum Systems (ECRE, Nov. 2019) [text]
- "[T]his report analyses the role of EASO Operations in Greece, Italy, Cyprus and Malta in
supporting the national authorities to promote efficiency and quality in their asylum procedures, and presents findings for improved and sustainable operational support to asylum systems under pressure."

Tapping into the 'New We': Migrant Civic and Political Participation in Norway, PRIO Policy Brief, no. 14 (PRIO, Nov. 2019) [text]

"The Value(s) of Volunteering: Asylum Seekers’ Trajectories through Language Work in Refugee Assistance," International Journal of Multilingualism, Latest Articles, 18 Nov. 2019 [open access]
- Focuses on Austria.

Related post:
Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (4 Dec. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

Europe:

Breaking Gridlocks and Moving Forward: Recommendations for the Next Five Years of EU Migration Policy (ICMPD, Nov. 2019) [text]

Europe's Outsourced Migration Controls: Refocusing on Peace, Rights and Development (Saferworld, Nov. 2019) [text]
- "Drawing on the cases of Libya, Niger and Turkey, this briefing analyses Europe’s approach of outsourcing border controls, the interests driving this model, its negative implications for peace, rights and stability, and how it ends up reinforcing the very factors that compel people to move in the first place."

Policies and Tools to Enhance Readmission Cooperation: Presidency Discussion Paper (Council of the European Union, Nov. 2019) [text via ECRE]

Towards a New European Consensus on Migration and Asylum (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Dec. 2019) [text]

What are the Roles of Intercultural Mediators in Health Care and What is the Evidence on Their Contributions and Effectiveness in Improving Accessibility and Quality of Care for Refugees and Migrants in the WHO European Region?, Health Evidence Network Synthesis Report, no. 64 (WHO Regional Office for Europe, Nov. 2019) [text]

Greece & Italy:

"Acts for Refugees’ Right to the City and Commoning Practices of Care-tizenship in Athens, Mytilene and Thessaloniki," Social Inclusion, vol. 7, no. 4 (2019) [open access]

Asylum, Relocation and Return of Migrants: Time to Step up Action to Address Disparities between
Objectives and Results (European Court of Auditors, Nov. 2019) [text]
- "In this audit, we assessed whether the EU-funded support action for Greece and Italy had achieved its objectives and whether the asylum and return procedures were effective and swift. ..."

How Do Migrants Participate Politically within Restrictive Contexts? Citizenship, Belonging, and Participation in Italy, PRIO Policy Brief, no. 15 (PRIO, Nov. 2019) [text]

"Influence of Post-migration Living Difficulties on Post-traumatic Symptoms in Chinese Asylum Seekers Resettled in Italy," International Journal of Social Psychiatry, OnlineFirst, 27 Nov. 2019 [preprint]

Outspoken but Unheard: How Diasporas in Europe Shape Migration Along the Central Mediterranean Sea Route (REACH & Mixed Migration Centre, Oct. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]
- "The present assessment, conducted by REACH in collaboration with the Mixed Migration Centre (MMC), aims to explore the relationship between diaspora members in Italy and refugees and migrants along the CMR, in countries of origin, en route, and at destination. The study presents three case studies on refugees and migrants from Mali, Eritrea and Bangladesh."

The Role of EASO Operations in National Asylum Systems (ECRE, Nov. 2019) [text]
- "[T]his report analyses the role of EASO Operations in Greece, Italy, Cyprus and Malta in supporting the national authorities to promote efficiency and quality in their asylum procedures, and presents findings for improved and sustainable operational support to asylum systems under pressure."

Related posts:

03 December 2019

Regional Focus: Africa

Event & opportunity:

AUC International Conference for Research on African Challenges, Cairo, 4-5 December 2019 [info]
- The focus of the conference is on the first Sustainable Development Goals of "No Poverty." Tracks 2&3 include presentations on refugee and forced migration-related issues.

Consultancy: Evaluation of UNHCR's L3 Response to Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe and Malawi [info]
- Apply by 8 December 2019.

Blog posts & press:

Farming Together, Refugees and Their Hosts Reap Benefits (UNHCR, Nov. 2019) [text]
- "An agriculture initiative in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is helping South Sudanese refugees and locals alike become self-reliant."

Refugees: Rwanda Helps Hundreds, But Thousands More Languish in Libya (African Arguments, Nov. 2019) [text]
- See also related UNHCR news story.

Spirited Away: The Fading Importance of Resettlement in the Emergency Transit Mechanism in Rwanda (ECDPM Blog, Oct. 2019) [text]

UNHCR Welcomes Somalia’s Ratification of the Kampala Convention (UNHCR, Nov. 2019) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Could the Supertowel be Used as an Alternative Hand Cleaning Product for Emergencies? An Acceptability and Feasibility Study in a Refugee Camp in Ethiopia," PLoS ONE 14(5): e0216237 (May 2019) [open access]

Humanitarian Versus Development Aid for Refugees: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design, CSAE WorkingPaper, no. WPS/2019­-15 (Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oct. 2019) [text]
- Focuses on Kenya.

Is the Global Compact on Refugees Fit for Africa’s Purposes?, SAIIA Occasional Paper, no. 302 (South African Institute of International Affairs, Oct. 2019) [text]

The Political Economy of Migration Governance in the Gambia (Mercator
Dialogue on Asylum and Migration, Nov. 2019) [text]
- See also related post on The Conversation.

Refugee Status Determination: A Study of the Process in Uganda (Norwegian Refugee Council, Nov. 2019) [text]
- Note: This report was written in May 2018, but published in Nov. 2019.

Trends in International Protection of Somali Refugees in Dadaab Refugee Complex, Kenya (1991-2016), Thesis (Kenyatta Univ., May 2019) [text]
- See also related MSF project update.

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 1 (15 Nov. 2019)
Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 2 (15 Nov. 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.


02 December 2019

New Issue of RSQ

The latest issue of Refugee Survey Quarterly (RSQ) has been published. Contents of vol. 38, no. 4, December 2019 include:
  • The 1984 Cartagena Declaration: A Critical Review of Some Aspects of Its Emergence and Relevance [abstract]
  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Post-return Monitoring – A Missing Link in the International Protection of Refugees? [abstract]
  • Martyrdom, Antinomianism, and the Prioritising of Christians – Towards a Political Theology of Refugee Resettlement [abstract]
  • Being a Syrian University Student in Turkey: Intergroup Relations, Psychosocial Issues, and Boundary Formation [abstract]
  • The Prospects for Durable Solutions for Syrian Refugees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq: A Case Study of Erbil Governorate Camps [abstract] [ResearchGate]

Tagged Periodicals.

New Issue of JRS

The latest issue of the Journal of Refugee Studies (JRS) has been published. Contents of vol. 32, no. 3, Sept. 2019 include:
  • Gardening in Displacement: The Benefits of Cultivating in Crisis [free full-text]
  • ‘I Stand on My Own Two Feet but Need Someone Who Really Cares’: Social Networks and Social Capital among Unaccompanied Minors for Becoming Established in Swedish Society [abstract]
  • The Refugee Integration Survey and Evaluation (RISE): Results from a Four-Year Longitudinal Study [abstract]
  • Participatory Visual Research with Displaced Persons: ‘Listening’ to Post-conflict Experiences through the Visual [abstract]
  • Cessation Clauses, Uncertain Futures and Wellbeing among Rwandan Urban Refugees in Cameroon [abstract]
  • Positioning in the Oral Narratives of Displaced Syrian Women [abstract]
  • The Feminization of Forced Migration during Conflict: The Complex Experiences of Algerian Women Who Fled in the ‘Black Decade’ [abstract]
  • Prejudice-relevant Correlates of Attitudes towards Refugees: A Meta-analysis [abstract] [preprint]

Also included are five book reviews.

Tagged Periodicals.

Open Access Round-up: 30 November 2019

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

See also this list for a quick look at different types of Open Access.

Green Open Access [info]

Articles:

"The Anti-policy of European Anti-smuggling as a Site of Contestation in the Mediterranean Migration 'Crisis'," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 45, no. 12 (2019)
- Postprint version of article.
- Authors are based in Germany and the UK.

"Blurred Lines: Detaining Asylum Seekers in Britain and France," Journal of Sociology, OnlineFirst, 12 Nov. 2019
Postprint version of article.
- Authors are based in Australia and the UK.

"The Conclusion of Bilateral Agreements and Technical Arrangements for the Management Of Migration Flows: An Overview of the Italian Practice," Italian Yearbook of International Law Online, vol. 28 (2019)
- The postprint version of this article is currently under embargo.
- Author is based in Italy.

"Genealogies of Immigration Detention: Migration Control and the Shifting Boundaries Between the ‘Penal’ and the ‘Preventive’ State," Social & Legal Studies, OnlineFirst, 18 Nov. 2019
Preprint version of article.
- Author is based in Italy.

"Immigration Detention as Social Defence: Policing 'Dangerous Mobility' in Italy," Theoretical Criminology, OnlineFirst, 10 July 2019
Preprint version of article.
- Authors are based in Italy.

Not Just the Luck of the Draw? Exploring Competency of Counsel in Federal Court Refugee Leave Determinations (2005-2010) (SSRN, Nov. 2019)
- Preprint version of article.
- Authors are based in Canada.

"Responding to Mandatory Immigration Detention: Lessons for the Health Care Community," Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 211, no. 9 (Nov. 2019)
- The postprint version of this article is currently under embargo.
- Authors are based in Australia and the UK.

"The Ring of Steel: Extraterritorial Migration Controls in Indonesia and Libya and the Complicity of Australia and Italy," Human Rights Law Review, Advance Articles, 15 Nov. 2019
- Postprint version of article.
- Authors are based in Australia.

"The Trauma of Trump's Family Separation and Child Detention Actions: A Children's Rights Perspective," Washington Law Review, vol 95, no. 1 (Forthcoming, March 2020)
- Preprint version of article.
- Authors are based in the U.S.

"Understanding and Coping with Immigration Detention: Social Identity as Cure and Curse," European Journal of Social Psychology, vol. 49, no. 2 (March 2019)
- Postprint version of article.
- Authors are based in the UK.

Book chapters:

"The ‘Sovereignty Clause’ of the Dublin Regulations in the Case-Law of the ECtHR and the CJEU: The Mirage of a Jurisprudential Convergence?," Chapter in Migration Issues before International Courts and Tribunals (CNR Edizioni, Forthcoming 2020)
- Preprint version of chapter.

Gold/Diamond Open Access [info]

Articles:

"Americans Preferred Syrian Refugees Who are Female, English-speaking, and Christian on the Eve of Donald Trump’s Election," PLoS ONE 14(10): e0222504 (Oct. 2019)
- Authors are based in the United Arab Emirates and the U.S. APC is US$1595.

"Asylum and Return: The Gnandi Case, or a Clarification of the Right to an Effective Remedy," European Papers: A Journal on Law and Integration, vol. 4, no. 1 (March 2019)
- Author is based in Switzerland. No APC indicated.

"Barriers to Due Process for Indigent Asylum Seekers in Immigration Detention," Mitchell Hamline Law Review, vol. 45, no. 1 (2019)
- Author is based in the U.S. No APC.

"Beyond Ethical Approval: Fostering Ethical Research Practices within Inter-sectoral Research Projects Involving Academic and NGO Sector Partners," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 4:18 (Nov. 2019)
- Authors are based in Indonesia, Ireland and Spain. No APC.

"Bone Testing for Migrants’ Age Assessment: Evaluation of the European Practice Pursuant to the Standard of Proof Set by Union Law and the Supervisory Bodies of the Council of Europe," Amsterdam Law Forum, vol. 11, no. 3 (2019)
- Author is based in France and the Netherlands. No APC.

"Climate of Hate: Similar Correlates of Far Right Electoral Support and Right-Wing Hate Crimes in Germany," Frontiers in Psychology, 18 Oct. 2019
- Authors are based in Germany. APC is US$2950.

"A Crisis of Humanitarianism: Refugees at the Gates of Europe," International Journal of Health Policy and Management, vol. 8, no. 6 (June 2019)
- Author is based in the UK. No APC.

"Global Overview of Refugees: Comparison of 2005 and 2015 Data for the 10 Most Affected Countries," Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, vol. 25, no. 6 (2019)
- Authors are based in Turkey. No APC indicated.

"Overcoming Obstacles Along the Pathway to Integration for Syrian Healthcare Professionals in Germany," BMJ Global Health, vol. 4, no. 4 (Aug. 2019)
- Authors are based in Denmark, Germany, the UK and the U.S. APC is GBP 1500 (for Commentary).

"Qualification Programmes for Immigrant Health Professionals: A Systematic Review,"  PLoS ONE 14(11): e0224933 (Nov. 2019)
- Authors are based in Germany. APC is US$1595.

"Understanding Germany’s Response to the 2015 Refugee Crisis," Review of Economics and Political Science, EarlyCite, 11 Nov. 2019
- Author is based in Egypt. No APC.

Books:

Integration through Exploitation: Syrians in Turkey (Rainer Hampp Verlag, 2019)

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Conflating the Muslim Refugee and the Terror Suspect: Responses to the Syrian Refugee 'Crisis' in Brexit Britain," Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 42, no. 14 (2019)
- Author is based in the UK. APC is GBP 2365.

"A Global Social Contract: New Steps Towards a Rights-based Approach to Migration Governance?," Global Social Policy, vol. 19, nos. 1-2 (2019)
- Author is based in Switzerland (with UNRISD). APC is US$3000.

"Not All Syrian Doctors Become Taxi Drivers: Stagnation and Continuity among Highly Educated Syrians in Norway," Journal of International Migration and Integration, Latest Articles, 25 Nov. 2019
- Author is based in Norway. APC is US$2690.

"Smuggling, Trafficking, and Extortion: New Conceptual and Policy Challenges on the Libyan Route to Europe," Antipode, Early View, 4 Oct. 2019
- Authors are based in Canada and the Netherlands. APC is US$3000.

Law Reviews

Note: These articles are considered Bronze Open Access, i.e., they are free-to-read but no other permissions are associated with them. Authors are based in the U.S. unless otherwise indicated.

"Enter at Your Own Risk: Criminalizing Asylum-Seekers," Columbia Human Rights Law Review, vol. 51, no. 1 (2019)

"The Future of U.S. Immigration Law," UC Davis Law Review, vol. 53, no. 1 (2019)

"Immigration Litigation in the Time of Trump," UC Davis Law Review Online, vol. 53 (2019)

"Presidential Ideology and Immigrant Detention," Duke Law Journal (Forthcoming)

"Trump’s ‘Immployment’ Law Agenda: Intensifying Employment-based Enforcement and Un-authorizing the Authorized," Southwestern Law Review, vol. 48 (Forthcoming, 2019)

Tagged Publications.

26 November 2019

Thematic Focus: Children & Families

Blog posts & press:

"Greek Asylum System Leaves Unaccompanied Minors Behind," The New Humanitarian, 20 Nov. 2019 [text]

New Policies in Northern Central America, Mexico and the U.S. Put Asylum and Safety Beyond Reach of Migrant Children (Unicef, Nov. 2019) [text]

"U.S. Must Provide Mental Health Services to Families Separated at Border," New York Times, 6 Nov. 2019 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

At a Crossroads: Unaccompanied and Separated Children in Their Transition to Adulthood in Italy (Unicef, UNHCR & IOM, Nov. 2019) [access]

"Bone Testing for Migrants’ Age Assessment: Evaluation of the European Practice Pursuant to the Standard of Proof Set by Union Law and the Supervisory Bodies of the Council of Europe," Amsterdam Law Forum, vol. 11, no. 3 (2019) [open access]

Child Participation and Accountability in Save the Children Colombia’s Programming (Refugee Law Initiative & Save the Children, Oct. 2019) [access]
- The report is available in English and Spanish.

For Every Child, Every Right: The Convention on the Rights of the Child at a Crossroads (Unicef, Nov. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Trauma of Trump's Family Separation and Child Detention Actions: A Children's Rights Perspective," Washington Law Review, vol 95, no. 1 (Forthcoming, March 2020) [preprint]

Twice Invisible: Accounting for Internally Displaced Children (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Nov. 2019) [text]
- See also related media release.

Young Migrants: Is Europe Creating a Lost Generation? (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, Nov. 2019) [text]

Multimedia:

Child Rights, Conflict, and  International Criminal Justice (UN Audiovisual Library of International Law, Nov. 2019) [access]
- Follow link for video and audio.

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1 (7 Nov. 2019)
Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 2 (7 Nov. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Blog posts & press:

A New Policy to Better Integrate Refugees into Host-Country Labor Markets (CGD Blog, Nov. 2019) [text]

Opposition Mounts to Trump’s Effort to Delay Work Permits for People Seeking Asylum (Immigration Impact Blog, Nov. 2019) [text]

People Seeking Asylum Can Have a Better Life – Lift the Ban on Work (The Conversation, Nov. 2019) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Employment Gaps Between Refugees, Migrants and Natives: Evidence from Austrian Register Based
Labour Market Data (Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, Nov. 2019) [text]
- See also related news story.

Engaging Business in Refugee Employment (Univ. of Sydney, Nov. 2019) [text]
- Focus is on Australia.

Integration through Exploitation: Syrians in Turkey (Rainer Hampp Verlag, 2019) [open access]

Lessons Learned from the ILO’s Refugee Response Programme in Turkey: Supporting Livelihood Opportunities for Refugees and Host Communities (ILO, June 2019) [text]

The Long-Term Impact of DACA: Forging Futures Despite DACA’s Uncertainty (Harvard Univ., Nov. 2019) [access]

"Not All Syrian Doctors Become Taxi Drivers: Stagnation and Continuity among Highly Educated Syrians in Norway," Journal of International Migration and Integration, Latest Articles, 25 Nov. 2019 [open access]

"Qualification Programmes for Immigrant Health Professionals: A Systematic Review,"  PLoS ONE 14(11): e0224933 (Nov. 2019) [open access]

State Fact Sheets on Refugees (New American Economy, Nov. 2019) [text]

"Trump’s ‘Immployment’ Law Agenda: Intensifying Employment-based Enforcement and Un-authorizing the Authorized," Southwestern Law Review, vol. 48 (Forthcoming, 2019) [full-text]

Multimedia:

Lecture: Migrants and Refugees: Are They Holding Us Back or Pushing Us Forward?, Las Vegas, 30 Oct. 2019 [info]
- Follow link for video.

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 1 (6 Nov. 2019)
Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 2 (6 Nov. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

25 November 2019

Regional Focus: Americas

Blog posts & press:

"Canada Defends 'Safe Third Country' Pact with U.S. as Court Wraps up," Reuters, 8 Nov. 2019 [text]

Forced Internal Migration Grows in Venezuela (openDemocracy, Nov. 2019) [text]

"Mapped: The Venezuelan Diaspora and Growing Emigration Challenges," The New Humanitarian, 21 Nov. 2019 [text]

Three Facts You Haven’t Heard Much about are Keys to Better Policy Toward Central America (CGD Blob, Nov. 2019) [text]
- See also related Twitter thread.

UNHCR Welcomes Commitment by Central American States and Mexico to Address Forced Displacement (UNHCR, Nov. 2019) [text]

US$1.35 Billion Needed to Help Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants and Host Countries: Joint UNHCR-IOM Press Release (Nov. 2019) [text]

Reports:

*"The Cartagena Declaration at 35 and Refugee Protection in Latin America," e-International Relations, 22 Nov. 2019 [text]

"De la Teoría a la Práctica": Un Informe de 61 Organizaciones de Sociedad Civil de Belice, Guatemala, Honduras, México y Panamá sobre el Marco Integral Regional de Protección y Soluciones (MIRPS) (Norwegian Refugee Council, Nov. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Migrant Caravan: From Honduras to Tijuana - An Analysis by the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies Fellows (2018-2019) (UC San Diego, Aug. 2019) [text]

Not Just the Luck of the Draw? Exploring Competency of Counsel in Federal Court Refugee Leave Determinations (2005-2010) (SSRN, Nov. 2019) [preprint]

Painting the Full Picture: Displacement Data Gaps in the NTCA (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Nov. 2019) [text]

Social Policy Trends: The Asylum Claim Backlog Surpasses 80,000 Cases (Univ. of Calgary, Nov. 2019) [text]
- Focus is on Canada.

Venezuela Migration Crisis - A Protection Crisis: Testimonies from Children, Adolescents and Young Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela (Plan International, Nov. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Americas - Pt. 1 (30 Oct. 2019)
Regional Focus: Americas - Pt. 2 (30 Oct. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2

Journal articles:

"Enter at Your Own Risk: Criminalizing Asylum-Seekers," Columbia Human Rights Law Review, vol. 51, no. 1 (2019) [full-text]

"Faithful Execution: Where Administrative Law Meets the Constitution," Georgetown Law Journal, vol. 108, no. 1 (2019) [SSRN]

"The Future of U.S. Immigration Law," UC Davis Law Review, vol. 53, no. 1 (2019) [full-text]

"Immigration Litigation in the Time of Trump," UC Davis Law Review Online, vol. 53 (2019) [full-text]

"Is Affording Undocumented Immigrants Health Coverage a Radical Proposal?," JAMA, vol. 322, no. 15 (Oct. 2019) [full-text]

"Will Supreme Court Ruling on DACA Finally Force Congress to Break the Ice on Immigration Reform?," Migration Information Source, 21 Nov. 2019 [open access]

Resource:

Human Rights First Publishes Running Database of Attacks on Asylum Seekers under MPP [access]
- "[A] new collaborative initiative to gather and preserve evidence of escalating human rights abuses inflicted by the Trump Administration’s forced return policies - created in partnership with the Refugees International, Instituto para las Mujeres en Migración, the Women’s Refugee Commission, Washington Office on Latin America, the Latin American Working Group, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Physicians for Human Rights."

Related post:
Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (25 Nov. 2019)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

The Bureaucracy vs. Asylum Seekers, Part 1: Rejected I-589 Forms (The Asylumist, Nov. 2019) [text]

"How to Keep the Faith Amid Trump’s War on Immigrants—and Their Lawyers," America: The Jesuit Review, 8 Nov. 2019 [text]

New Homeland Security Asylum Rule Allows Removal to Central American Countries That Have Signed Agreements with the U.S. (Lawfare Blog, Nov. 2019) [text]
- See also related EOIR policy memo and UNHCR statement.

"A New Study Finds Immigrants aren’t Drawn to States That Offer Them Health Insurance," Vox, 18 Nov. 2019 [text]

Stephen Miller‘s Racially Motivated Animus Toward Immigrants is Revealed (Immigration Impact Blog, Nov. 2019) [text]
- See also related Vox article.

Multimedia:

16th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference, Washington, DC, 7 Oct. 2019 [info]
- Follow link for video and audio.

Current Challenges in Refugee Policy: Kids, Courts, and Refugee Resettlement in Global Perspective, Washington, DC, 6 Nov. 2019 [info]
- Follow link for video. See also an overview of the conference and the transcript for one of the keynote speeches.

Lecture: "The Due Process of Cruelty: Trump’s Immigration Policy and the Rule of Law," Ann Arbor, MI, 23 Oct. 2019 [info]
- Follow link for video.

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (14 Nov. 2019)
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2 (14 Nov. 2019)

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22 November 2019

Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling

Blog posts & press:

The 2019 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (CFR Blog, July 2019) [text]

"Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking Slow under Trump," Axios, 7 Sept. 2019 [text]

GCM Indicators: Objective 10: Prevent, Combat and Eradicate Trafficking in Persons in the Context of International Migration (RLI Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

What the Essex Case Tells Us about the Current State of Migrant Smuggling from Europe into the UK (MPC Blog, Nov. 2019) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Almost 20 Years Later: Trafficking Survivors Need More Than a Patchwork of Benefits (US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, July 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Anti-policy of European Anti-smuggling as a Site of Contestation in the Mediterranean Migration 'Crisis'," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 45, no. 12 (2019) [postprint]

Following the Money: Compendium of Resources and Step-by-step Guide to Financial Investigations into Trafficking in Human Beings (OSCE, Nov. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

How to Prevent Human Trafficking among People Travelling along Migration Routes to Europe, Policy Brief (ICMPD, July 2019) [text]

Irregular Migration and Smuggling of Migrants Along the Balkans Route 2011-2017 (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, June 2019) [text]

"Irregular Migration and Smuggling of Young Women and Girls in South-East Asia and the Pacific: A Review of Existing Evidence," Chapter in Supporting Brighter Futures: Young Women and Girls and Labour Migration in South-East Asia and the Pacific (IOM, 2019) [text]
- Scroll to p. 99.

Migrants and Their Vulnerability to Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery and Forced Labour (IOM, July 2019) [text]

Mobile Africa: Human Trafficking and the Digital Divide (Langaa Research & Publishing, Oct. 2019) [ResearchGate]
- "This book examines the impact of the introduction of new digital information and communication technology (ICT) – as well as lack of access to digital connectivity – on human trafficking. The different studies presented in the chapters show the realities for people moving along the Central Mediterranean route from the Horn of Africa through Libya to Europe."

Searching for Safety: Confronting Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Venezuelan Women and Girls (Refugees International, Aug. 2019) [text]

"Smuggling, Trafficking, and Extortion: New Conceptual and Policy Challenges on the Libyan Route to Europe," Antipode, Early View, 4 Oct. 2019 [open access]

"Trafficking of Young Women and Girls in South-East Asia: A Review of Existing Evidence," Chapter in Supporting Brighter Futures: Young Women and Girls and Labour Migration in South-East Asia and the Pacific (IOM, 2019) [text]
- Scroll to p. 85.

Venezuelans’ Vulnerability to Exploitation, Tracking and Discrimination: Central America and the Caribbean (IOM, July 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

What is Trafficking in Human Beings? Trainer's Manual (Prague Process, Nov. 2019) [text]

Multimedia:

Continuums of Exploitation: The Legal Framework on Trafficking in Persons, Oxford, 20 Nov. 2019 [info]
- Watch for a podcast of this seminar.

Related post:

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21 November 2019

Thematic Focus: Detention - Pt. 2 (U.S.)

United States

Opportunity:

CFP: Law and Society Review Special Symposium Issue on "Facing Immigration Detention" [info]
- Submission deadline is 15 February 2020.

Blog posts & press:

Book Review: Detain and Deport: The Chaotic U.S. Immigration Enforcement Regime (Border Criminologies Blog, Nov. 2019) [text]

Class Actions and Due Process Relief for Immigration Detainees after Jennings v. Rodriguez (Lawfare Blog, Oct. 2019) [text]

"'Fall Freedom Day': Nearly 200 ICE Detainees Being Bonded Out of Detention in Record-breaking $2 Million Effort," Newsweek, 20 Nov. 2019 [text]

"U.S. Held a Record Number of Migrant Kids in Custody This Year," PBS, 12 Nov. 2019 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

“Barriers to Due Process for Indigent Asylum Seekers in Immigration Detention,” Mitchell Hamline Law Review, vol. 45, no. 1 (2019) [open access]
- Focus is on the U.S.

"Can Physicians Work in US Immigration Detention Facilities While Upholding Their Hippocratic Oath?," JAMA, vol. 322, no. 15 (Aug. 2019) [full-text via Johns Hopkins]

"Constitutionally Unaccountable: Privatized Immigration Detention," Indiana Law Journal (Forthcoming) [SSRN]

Jailing Immigrant Detainees: A National Study of County Participation in Immigration Detention, 1983-2013 (Univ. of Southern California, Oct. 2019) [text]

"Presidential Ideology and Immigrant Detention," Duke Law Journal (Forthcoming) [full-text]
- Focus is on the U.S.

Presumed Dangerous: Bond, Representation, and Detention in the Baltimore Immigration Court (CLINIC, Oct. 2019) [text]

Seeking Asylum: Part 1 (UC San Diego, Aug. 2019) [text]
- Focuses on the conditions and treatment of asylum-seekers in detention.

Related post:
Thematic Focus: Detention - Pt. 1 (21 Nov. 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Detention - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

All But Last Resort: The Last Reform of Detention of Asylum Seekers in Greece (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Nov. 2019) [text]

Border Criminologies Blog
- Several posts in a themed series on "From the Field, Over Time" focused on detention, including: 1) Mum Guilt, Fieldwork, and Immigration Detention (Oct. 2019); 2) Observing Detention Centers and Migrant Escorting – Dealing with Empirical Ambiguity (Oct. 2019); 3) Approaching Detention from Different Perspectives (Oct. 2019); and 4) Still in Detention, Ten Years On (Oct. 2019).

Ending Up in Detention on the Island of Kos: The ‘Undesirable’ Foreigners (Border Criminologies Blog, Nov. 2019) [text]

"Greece to Replace Island Refugee Camps with 'Detention Centres'," The Guardian, 20 Nov. 2019 [text]

Libya: MEPs to Assess Situation at Detention Centres and Role of Coastguard, Brussels, 21 Nov. 2019 [info]
- Follow link to access video of the debate.

"Migrants Detained in Libya for Profit, Leaked EU Report Reveals," The Guardian, 20 Nov. 2019 [text]

Monitoring Immigration Detention at the Borders of Europe (Border Criminologies Blog, Nov. 2019) [text]

Statistics on People in Detention in Australia (Refugee Council of Australia, Nov. 2019) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Blurred Lines: Detaining Asylum Seekers in Britain and France," Journal of Sociology, OnlineFirst, 12 Nov. 2019 [postprint]

"Genealogies of Immigration Detention: Migration Control and the Shifting Boundaries Between the ‘Penal’ and the ‘Preventive’ State," Social & Legal Studies, OnlineFirst, 18 Nov. 2019 [preprint]

Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty: Note by the Secretary-General, UN Doc. No. A/74/136 (UN General Assembly, July 2019) [text]
- Note: Includes section on "Migration-related Detention."

"Immigration Detention as Social Defence: Policing 'Dangerous Mobility' in Italy," Theoretical Criminology, OnlineFirst, 10 July 2019 [preprint]

Immigration Detention in Turkey: A Serial Human Rights Abuser and Europe’s Refugee Gatekeeper (Global Detention Project, Oct. 2019) [text]

"Responding to Mandatory Immigration Detention: Lessons for the Health Care Community," Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 211, no. 9 (Nov. 2019) [postprint]
- Note: Access to the full-text is embargoed until 13 Oct. 2020.

"Understanding and Coping with Immigration Detention: Social Identity as Cure and Curse," European Journal of Social Psychology, vol. 49, no. 2 (March 2019) [postprint]
- Focuses on the UK.

Related posts:
Thematic Focus: Detention - Pt. 1 (17 Oct. 2019)
- Thematic Focus: Detention - Pt. 2 (Libya, U.S.) (17 Oct. 2019)

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20 November 2019

Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 2

Reports & journal articles:

"Beyond Ethical Approval: Fostering Ethical Research Practices within Inter-sectoral Research Projects Involving Academic and NGO Sector Partners," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 4:18 (Nov. 2019) [open access]

"Contemporary Refugee‐Border Dynamics and the Legacies of the 1919 Paris Peace Conference," Geographical Review, vol. 109, no. 4 (Oct. 2019) [abstract]
- See also related news release.

"Global Overview of Refugees: Comparison of 2005 and 2015 Data for the 10 Most Affected Countries," Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, vol. 25, no. 6 (2019) [open access]

"A Global Social Contract: New Steps Towards a Rights-based Approach to Migration Governance?," Global Social Policy, vol. 19, nos. 1-2 (2019) [open access]

Meaningfully Engaging Youth in the Governance of the Global Refugee System, World Refugee Council Research Paper, no. 18 (Centre for International Governance Innovation, Nov. 2019) [text]

Reintegration Handbook: Practical Guidance on the Design, Implementation and Monitoring of Reintegration Assistance (IOM, 2019) [text]

"Remote Control of Migration: Theorising Territoriality, Shared Coercion, and Deterrence," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 17 Oct. 2019 [free full-text]

Time to Commit: Using the Global Refugee Forum, Policy Note, no. 23 (ECRE, Nov. 2019) [text]

Trends in Forced Migration, CSIS Backgrounder (Center for Strategic & International Studies, Nov. 2019) [text]

Resources:

Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED): Guide to Dataset Use for Humanitarian and Development Practitioners [access]
- See also related codebook.

Migration for Development and Equality ("South-South Migration Hub") [access] [Twitter]
- "The Hub aims to generate new evidence to inform policies that maximise the ability of South-South migration – or the movement of people between developing countries (Ethiopia to South Africa, for example) – to reduce existing socio-economic inequality, while reshaping media, political and public discourse on international migration." See more info in this IOM blog post.

Related post:
Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 1 (20 Nov. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 1

Opportunities:

Online course: Why Do People Migrate? Theories (EUI) [info]
- "Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts."

Courses: Winter Short Courses, Cairo, 23-30 January 2020 [info]
- Three courses are being offered: 1) Intensive Course on Statelessness, 12-16 January 2020; 2) European Border Externalization and the Transformation of Middle East and North African Host States, 19-23 Jan. 2020; 3) International Refugee Law, 26-30 January 2020. Note: According to CMRS' Twitter feed, the application deadline has been extended to 30 November 2019.

Blog posts & press:

Accountable to Whom? Reflecting on the Ethics of Doing Migration Research (PRIO Blog, Nov. 2019) [text]

Calling Out the Misuse of Terrorism Rhetoric Against Refugee and Asylum Seekers (Just Security Blog, Nov. 2019) [text]

"Explainer: What is the Global Response to the Refugee Crisis?," America Magazine: A Jesuit Review, 12 Nov. 2019 [text]

How European and U.S. Unauthorized Immigrant Populations Compare (Pew's Fact Tank Blog, Nov. 2019) [text]

Who Invented Refugee Protection? Eurocentrism and the History of the Humanitarian Movement (Josep Zapater Blog, Nov. 2019) [text]

Multimedia:

A Human Rights to International Freedom of Movement, Oxford, 6 Nov. 2019 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

The Map is Not the Territory: Story-making, Place and Performance, Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture, Oxford, 30 Oct. 2019 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 1 (5 Nov. 2019)
Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 2 (5 Nov. 2019)

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19 November 2019

Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 2

Reports & journal articles:

Access to Durable Solutions Among IDPs in Iraq: Four Years in Displacement (Georgetown Univ. & IOM, Nov. 2019) [text]

"Americans Preferred Syrian Refugees Who are Female, English-speaking, and Christian on the Eve of Donald Trump’s Election," PLoS ONE 14(10): e0222504 (Oct. 2019) [open access]
- See also related press release.

The Effect of Early Childhood Education and Care Services on the Social Integration of Refugee Families, DIW Berlin Discussion Paper, no. 1828 (German Institute for Economic Research, Oct. 2019) [text via SSRN]

Getting Back on Track: A Renewed and Improved EU Action Plan on Integration (International Rescue Committee, Oct. 2019) [text]

Immigrant and Refugee Settlement in Canada: Trends in Federal Funding (Univ. of Alberta, Aug. 2019) [text]

"Overcoming Obstacles Along the Pathway to Integration for Syrian Healthcare Professionals in Germany," BMJ Global Health, vol. 4, no. 4 (Aug. 2019) [open access]

"Settlement Location Shapes Refugee Integration: Evidence from Post-War Germany," IZA Discussion Paper, no. 12741 (Institute of Labor Economics, 2019) [text via SSRN]

Working Towards Durable Solutions: What We Learned at the Recent GP20 Steering Group Meeting (Joint IDP Profiling Service, July 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]
- "It was informative to hear from the respective government representatives about how durable solutions are being approached in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Ukraine."

Related posts:
Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 1 (19 Nov. 2019)

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