31 January 2019

Open Access Round-up: 31 Jan. 2019

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

Green Open Access [info]

Articles:

"Do Refugee Camps Help or Hurt Hosts? The Case of Kakuma, Kenya," Journal of Development Economics, vol. 130 (Jan. 2018)
- The postprint version of this article can be requested via the link.

"The Emotional Impacts of Working as an Asylum Lawyer," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 38, no. 1 (March 2019)
- The postprint version of this article is currently under embargo.

"The Normative Impact of the Global Compact on Refugees," International Journal of Refugee Law (Forthcoming, 2019)
- Preprint version of article.

"Refugees as/at Risk: The Gendered and Racialised Underpinnings of Securitisation in British Media Narratives," Security Dialogue (In Press, 2019)
- Postprint version of article.

"Sexuality and Integration: A Case of Gay Iranian Refugees’ Collective Memories and Integration Practices in Canada," Ethnic and Racial Studies, Latest Articles, 28 Nov. 2018
- Preprint version of article.

"Support for Resettling Refugees: The Role of Fixed-Growth Mindsets," Psychological Science, 11 Jan. 2019
- Postprint version of article.

Book chapters:

"Contesting the Right to Leave in International Law: The Berlin Wall, the Third World Brain Drain and the Politics of Emigration in the 1960s," Chapter in International Law and the Cold War (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming 2019)
- Preprint version of chapter.

"The Human Right to Leave Any Country: A Right to Be Delivered," Chapter in European Yearbook on Human Rights 2018 (Intersentia, Oct. 2018)
- Preprint version of chapter.

"'I've got to go somewhere': Queer Displacement in Northern Central America and Southern Mexico," Chapter in LGBTI Asylum Seekers and Refugees from a Legal and Political Perspective: Persecution, Asylum and Integration (Springer, Dec. 2018)
- Preprint version of chapter.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles:

"After Arrival, the Problems Facing Refugees and Their Families: A Clinical Legal Response," International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, vol. 25, no. 2 (2018)

"Altered Social Trajectories and Risks of Violence among Young Syrian Women Seeking Refuge in Turkey: A Qualitative Study," BMC Women's Health, 19:9 (Jan. 2019)

"Assessing the Relative Contribution of Economic, Political and Environmental Factors on Past Conflict and the Displacement of People in East Africa," Palgrave Communications, 4: art. no. 47 (April 2018)

"'I would call it a social capital building exercise': The Nature of Networks That Enable Women with a Refugee Background to Access Sustainable Employment in Regional Australia," Journal of Social Inclusion, vol. 9, no. 2 (2018)

"Inter-American Standards on Migration, Asylum and Refugee Law," University of Vienna Law Review, vol. 2, no. 2 (2018)

"The MuSeS Project: A Mixed Methods Study to Increase Understanding of the Role of Settlement and Multicultural Services in Supporting Migrant and Refugee Women Experiencing Violence in Australia," BMC International Health and Human Rights, 19:1 (Jan. 2019)

"Perceived Impact of Community Kitchens on the Food Security of Syrian Refugees and Kitchen Workers in Lebanon: Qualitative Evidence in a Displacement Context," PLoS ONE 14(1): e0210814 (Jan. 2019)

"Refugees for Refugees: Musicians between Confinement and Perspectives," Arts, vol. 8, no. 1 (Jan. 2019)

"Symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Depression among Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia: Identifying Direct, Mediating and Moderating Predictors from Path Analysis," BMJ Open, vol. 9, no. 1 (Jan. 2019)

"Vanishing Selves under Hong Kong’s Unified Screening Mechanism," Cultural Diversity in China, vol. 3, no. 1 (July 2017)

"The Wellbeing of Somali Refugees in Kampala: Perceived Satisfaction of Their Human Needs," Journal of Science and Sustainable Development, vol. 6, no. 1 (2017)

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"The Affective Border: Missing Migrants and the Governance of Migrant Bodies at the European Union’s Southern Frontier," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 15 Jan. 2019

"Civilian Resettlement Patterns in Civil War," Journal of Peace Research, vol. 56, no. 1 (2019)

"Encampment and Cash-Based Transfer: Concord and Controversy in the World Food Programme’s Pilot Project in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania," Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, Latest Articles, 11 Jan. 2019

"Gender, Sexuality, Asylum and European Human Rights," Law and Critique, vol. 29, no. 2 (July 2018)

"Migrant Rescue as Organized Hypocrisy: EU Maritime Missions Offshore Libya Between Humanitarianism and Border Control," Cooperation and Conflict, OnlineFirst, 6 June 2018

"National Identity among Economic and Non-economic Immigrants," Review of Economics of the Household, Latest Articles, 9 Nov. 2018

Law Reviews

Article:

"'Heal Thyself': An Argument for Granting Asylum to Healthcare Workers Persecuted During the 2014 West African Ebola Crisis," SMU Law Review, vol. 71, no. 4 (2018)

Journal issue:

Genius: Journal of Legal Studies on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, no. 2 (Nov. 2018)
- Includes focus section on "Protezione internazionale e SOGI = International protection and SOGI." Seven articles are in Italian or English.

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 15 Jan. 2019

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality - Pt. 2

"Australia's Citizenship Stripping Policy Again Sparks Controversy," The Diplomat, 3 Jan. 2019 [text]
- See also related post on the Lowy Institute's Interpreter blog.

Born into Statelessness: Unintended Consequences [to] the End of Birthright Citizenship (IntLawGrrls Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

Increased Litigation for Denials and Delays on Naturalization Applications (TRAC, Jan. 2019) [text]

"The National Laws of Myanmar: Making of Statelessness for the Rohingya," International Migration, vol. 57, no. 1 (Feb. 2019) [free full-text]

Official Guidance on the Good Character Citizenship Test (Free Movement Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

Quest for Citizenship: The Story of the Maragoli (IRRI Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

"(Re)producing Statelessness via Indirect Gender Discrimination: Descendants of Haitian Migrants in the Dominican Republic," International Migration, vol. 57, no. 1 (Feb. 2019) [free full-text]

The Trump Administration Loses Fight to Add Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census (Immigration Impact Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]
- See also related Brookings blog post.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality - Pt. 1 (31 Jan. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality - Pt. 1

Events & opportunities:

Workshop: Preventing Statelessness among Migrants and Refugees in North Africa, London, 1 March 2019 [info]

Lecture: Statelessness in South Asia, Vienna, 11 March 2019 [info]

Course: Statelessness Summer Course: Global Focus, Tilburg, Neth., 29 July -2 August 2019 [info]
- Applications accepted until 15 March 2019.

Call for registration: World Conference on Statelessness and Inclusion, The Hague, 26-28 June 2019 [info]

Publications:

32nd Session of the Universal Periodic Review (Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion, Jan. 2019) [text]

Apatridia en México: El Uso de la Protección Internacional como Instrumento de la Política Migratoria (Universidad Iberoamericano, Nov. 2018) [text]

From Syria to Europe: Experiences of Stateless Kurds and Palestinian Refugees from Syria Seeking Protection in Europe (ISI, ASKV Refugee Support & ENS, Jan. 2019) [text]

*Guidance Note of the Secretary General: The United Nations and Statelessness (UN, Nov. 2018) [text]

N'Djamena Initiative on the Eradication of Statelessness in Central Africa, N’Djamena, Chad, 12 December 2018 [text]

"Scaling Statelessness: Absent, Present, Former, and Liminal States of Somali Experience in South Africa," PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropological Review, vol. 40, no. 1 (May 2017) [free full-text]

"See the Refugee Babies Born with Nowhere to Call Home," National Geographic, 28 Dec. 2018 [text]
- Features photos of Rohingya babies born in Bangladesh.

Taking Statelessness Seriously: Linkages to Mass Atrocities? (Opinio Juris Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

Using the #StatelessnessINDEX to Raise Awareness and Enhance Legal Assistance in Moldova (ENS Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality - Pt. 1 (18 Dec. 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality - Pt. 2 (18 Dec. 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

30 January 2019

Regional Focus: United States

News:

Government Announces Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) (or the "Remain in Mexico" Plan)
- From AILA: "The MPP alters screening procedures at ports of entry for Central American asylum applicants by having USCIS officers conduct an 'assessment' that determines whether applicants can pursue their claims from within the United States or whether they will be forced to do so from Mexico. Notwithstanding the fact that the assessment involves complex questions regarding persecution and torture on legally protected grounds, access to counsel during screening is prohibited."

AILA also provides links to official documents relating to the MPP, including:
- an FAQ and policy guidance from the Dept. of Homeland Security;
- a memo and guiding principles from Customs and Border Protection;
- guidance from USCIS for implementation of the MPP.

More info and background materials are available on AILA's "Featured Issue" page.

Publications:

Asylum and Related Protections for Aliens Who Fear Gang and Domestic Violence, Legal Sidebar (Congressional Research Service, updated Jan. 2019) [text]

"Beyond Walls: Why the Forces of Global Migration Can't Be Stopped," Time Magazine, 24 Jan. 2019 [text]

Central Americans Were Increasingly Winning Asylum Before President Trump Took Office (Human Rights First, Jan. 2019) [text]

*"Court Backlog May Prove Bigger Barrier for Migrants Than Any Wall," New York Times, 24 Jan. 2019 [text]

Fact Check: Asylum Seekers Regularly Attend Immigration Court Hearings (Human Rights First, Jan. 2019) [text]

"How Trump Changed Asylum Rules in 2018," VOA News, 1 Jan. 2019 [text]

How Trump Era Immigration Enforcement Violates the Law (Yale Journal of Regulation's Notice & Comment Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

"Immigrant and Refugee Rights Should be Protected, ABA House Urges," ABA Journal, 28 Jan. 2019 [text]

Immigration and Civil Rights in an Era of Trump (ImmigrationProf Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

More People Overstay Their Visas Than Cross the Border Illegally – Our Immigration Laws Need to Address That (Immigration Impact Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

"Movement or Moment? Lessons from the Pro-immigrant Movement in the United States and Contemporary Challenges," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 28 Jan. 2019 [free full-text]
- Introduction to a special issue on "The Pro-Immigrant Movement in the United States: Political Mobilization from the 2006 Immigration Protests to Trump."

"Poll: Voters Oppose Another Shutdown, Emergency Declaration," Politico, 30 Jan. 2019 [text]

There is a Crisis at the Border. It’s Just Not What Trump Says It is (Vox, Jan. 2019) [text]

U.S. Immigration Laws for Aliens Arriving at the Border, CRS in Focus (Congressional Research Service, Jan. 2019) [text]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Women - Pt. 2 (U.S.) (28 Jan. 2019)
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (23 Jan. 2019)
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2 (23 Jan. 2019)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Syria

"Between International Donors and Local Faith Communities: Intermediaries in Humanitarian Assistance to Syrian Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon," Disasters, vol. 43, no. 1 (Jan. 2019) [free full-text]

Far From Home: Future Prospects for Syrian Refugees in Iraq (Danish Refugee Council et al., Jan. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Fleeing the Last Days of Islamic State in Syria," IRIN, 24 Jan. 2019 [text]

"Motivation and Opportunity for Conflict-induced Migration: An Analysis of Syrian Migration Timing," Journal of Peace Research, vol. 56, no. 1 (2019) [free full-text]

"Partners under Pressure: Humanitarian Action for the Syria Crisis," Disasters, vol. 43, no. 1 (Jan. 2019) [free full-text]

*"Perceived Impact of Community Kitchens on the Food Security of Syrian Refugees and Kitchen Workers in Lebanon: Qualitative Evidence in a Displacement Context," PLoS ONE 14(1): e0210814 (Jan. 2019) [open access]

"A Persuasive Peace: Syrian Refugees’ Attitudes Towards Compromise and Civil War Termination," Journal of Peace Research, vol. 56, no. 1 (2019) [free full-text]

"Refugees in the IT Sector: Young Syrians’ Economic Subjectivities and Familial Lives in Jordan," Geographical Review, Early View, 31 Oct. 2018 [free full-text]

Toward Empowerment and Sustainability: Reforming America’s Syrian Refugee Policy (Rutgers Univ., Jan. 2019) [text]

"Trump Pullout Plan Leaves Aid Groups in Northeast Syria Scrambling," IRIN, 16 Jan. 2019 [text]

Win-win Solutions for Syrian Refugees -- and Their Hosts (RAND, Dec. 2018) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
Regional Focus: Middle East (5 Dec. 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: MENA

Cholera in Yemen: A Case Study of Epidemic Preparedness and Response (Johns Hopkins Univ., Dec. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Evaluation of UNHCR Prevention and Response to SGBV in the Refugee Population in Lebanon (2016-2018) (UNHCR, Nov. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Global Compact for Migration: Security Constraints versus Humanitarian Morality in the Case of Morocco (Aljazeera Centre for Studies, Jan. 2019) [text]

Libya: Displaced Population Can’t Go Home (Human Rights Watch, Jan. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Migration in West and North Africa: Scenarios - Possible Evolution of Migration Dynamics to June 2019 (ACAPS & Mixed Migration Centre, Dec. 2018) [text]

No Escape from Hell: EU Policies Contribute to Abuse of Migrants in Libya (Human Rights Watch, Jan. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Regional Mixed Migration Prospects 2030: Middle East & Eastern Mediterranean (Mixed Migration Centre, Dec. 2018) [text]

"Saudi Women, Tired of Restraints, Find Ways to Flee," New York Times, 11 Jan. 2019 [text]

Tunisia, Country of Emigration and Return: Migration Dynamics since 2011 (REACH & Mercy Corps, Dec. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

*Yemen’s Humanitarian Catastrophe, in One Chart (Vox, Jan. 2019) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Middle East (5 Dec. 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

29 January 2019

New Issue of RSQ

The latest issue of Refugee Survey Quarterly (RSQ) has been published. Contents of vol. 38, no. 1, March 2019 include:

  • ‘Desert Island’ Detention: Detainees’ Understandings of ‘Law’ in the UK’s Immigration Detention System [abstract]
  • The Emotional Impacts of Working as an Asylum Lawyer [abstract] [postprint]
  • Higher Education and Students from Refugee Backgrounds: A Meta-Scoping Study [abstract]
  • Seeking Asylum: Factors Driving Irregular Migration from Indonesia to Australia during the Fifth Wave 2008–2013 [abstract] [related thesis]

Tagged Periodicals.

28 January 2019

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

Event:

Seminar: The Arc of Protection: Reforming the International Refugee Regime, London, 14 March 2019 [info]

Publications:

"Contesting the Right to Leave in International Law: The Berlin Wall, the Third World Brain Drain and the Politics of Emigration in the 1960s," Chapter in International Law and the Cold War (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming 2019) [preprint]

"From Concept to Practice: The Long Road to Operationalising Protection," Disasters, vol. 43, no. 1 (Jan. 2019) [free full-text]

"The Human Right to Leave Any Country: A Right to Be Delivered," Chapter in European Yearbook on Human Rights 2018 (Intersentia, Oct. 2018) [preprint]

Legal Considerations on State Responsibilities for Persons Seeking International Protection in Transit Areas or "International" Zones at Airports (UNHCR, Jan. 2019) [text]

National Committees and Similar Entities on International Humanitarian Law: Guidelines for Success (ICRC, Jan. 2019) [text]

"The Normative Impact of the Global Compact on Refugees," International Journal of Refugee Law (Forthcoming, 2019) [preprint]
- Prepared for forthcoming special issue on the Global Compacts. Follow link for additional freely available advance articles.

The Principle of Non-Refoulement and the Obligations of the United Nations in Ensuring the Accountability of States toward Refugee Protection, Paper presented at the 11th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences, Rockville, MD, 19-20 Nov. 2018 [text]

Terrorism and Asylum, RLI Working Paper Series Mini-volume, nos. 31-36 (Refugee Law Initiative, Jan. 2019) [text]

Multimedia:

High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges, Geneva, 18-19 December 2018 [info]
- The 2018 theme was "Protection and Solutions in Urban Settings: Engaging with Cities." Follow link for concept note, programme and background materials. Videos of the opening discussion and closing remarks are now available.

Is it Time to Stop Putting Status Determination at the Heart of the Refugee Response?, 9th International Refugee Law Seminar Series, London, 23 Jan. 2019 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (15 Dec. 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

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

"As More Migrants are Denied Asylum, an Abuse Survivor is Turned Away," NPR, 18 Jan. 2019 [text]

Asylum and Related Protections for Aliens Who Fear Gang and Domestic Violence, Legal Sidebar (Congressional Research Service, updated Jan. 2019) [text]

Central American Women Fleeing Domestic Violence Deserve Refugee Status (The Hill, Jan. 2019) [text]

CGRS and HRW Release Video, Call on Government to Restore Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors (Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, Jan. 2019) [access]

*"Gender-based Violence in Central America and Women Asylum Seekers in the United States," Translational Criminology (Winter 2019) [full-text]
- Scroll down to p. 12.

IJs Grant Gender-based Asylum Claims (Jeffrey S. Chase Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]
- See also related Immigration Courtside blog post.

"Rosi’s Choice," Virginia Quarterly Review, vol. 94, no. 1 (Spring 2018) [full-text]
- “When a young mother fleeing violence in El Salvador faces long odds for asylum, it raises a crucial question: Who deserves sanctuary in America?”

Thematic Focus: Women - Pt. 1

"Altered Social Trajectories and Risks of Violence among Young Syrian Women Seeking Refuge in Turkey: A Qualitative Study," BMC Women's Health, 19:9 (Jan. 2019) [open access]

Are Women Escaping Family Violence Overseas Considered Refugees? (The Conversation, Jan. 2019) [text]

“Challenging UK Home Office Immigration Decisions: An Investigation of the Judicial Reviews of Women’s Asylum Claims,” Chapter 14 in Frameworks for Discursive Actions and Practices of the Law (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, March 2018) [info]
- Preview this chapter in Google Books.

*El Género Como Causal del Reconocimiento de la Condición de Refugiado en el Sistema de Asilo Mexicano (Universidad Iberoamericano, Jan. 2019) [text]

Meeting of Investigatory Bodies on Protection from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment: Summary Report (IASC, Nov. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related Guardian article.

"The MuSeS Project: A Mixed Methods Study to Increase Understanding of the Role of Settlement and Multicultural Services in Supporting Migrant and Refugee Women Experiencing Violence in Australia," BMC International Health and Human Rights, 19:1 (Jan. 2019) [open access]

Shining a Light: How Lighting in or Around Sanitation Facilities Affects the Risk of Gender-based Violence in Camps (Loughborough Univ. et al., Dec. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Sustaining Results: A 9-month Post-deployment Impact Assessment of the Senior Protection Officer (SGBV) in Mahama Camp, Rwanda (UNHCR, July 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Women Responders: Placing Local Action at the Centre of Humanitarian Protection Programming (CARE International, Nov. 2018) [text]
- See also related IRIN Q&A.

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Gender Issues - Pt. 1 (13 Dec. 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Gender Issues - Pt. 2 (13 Dec. 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

24 January 2019

News: World Refugee Council Issues "Call to Action" Report

Today, the World Refugee Council (WRC) launched a major report entitled A Call to Action: Transforming the Global Refugee System that calls for an overhaul of the way refugees and internally displaced persons are provided protection.  It "presents a prescription of concrete actions to protect the interests of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) — particularly the interests of women and children — while helping governments to manage refugee movements. The foundation of the report is the principle that all members of the international community must share the responsibility for supporting refugees and the countries that host them."

A summary version of the report is available here.

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Asylum: Commission Takes Next Step in Infringement Procedure against Hungary for Criminalising Activities in Support of Asylum Applicants (European Commission, Jan. 2019) [text]

"'Meagre hospitality': Experiences with Food among Asylum Seekers Living in Norwegian Reception Centres," Anthropology of Food, no. S12 (2018) [full-text]

"National Identity among Economic and Non-economic Immigrants," Review of Economics of the Household, Latest Articles, 9 Nov. 2018 [open access]
- "Using recent survey data from the UK, I show that immigrants who originally migrated for family reasons or as refugees are more than twice as likely to report a host national identity as those who migrated for economic reasons." See also related post on The Conversation.

"New Neighbours in a Time of Change: Local Pragmatics and the Perception of Asylum Centres in Rural Denmark," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 6 June 2018 [free full-text]

"Refugees for Refugees: Musicians between Confinement and Perspectives," Arts, vol. 8, no. 1 (Jan. 2019) [open access]

Samos: Grim Winter Leads to Protests by Refugees Living in Limbo on Greek Island (The Conversation, Jan. 2019) [text]

Simplifying the Immigration Rules (UK Law Commission, Jan. 2019) [text]
- This is a consultation paper open for public comment until 26 April 2019. See also related press release and Free Movement blog post.

Understanding the Internal Protection Alternative (Part I) (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]
- First of two-part series; starts with case study in Norway.

Multimedia:

Transnationalism, Return Visits, Home and Belonging: Second Generation from Refugee Backgrounds, Oxford, 16 Jan. 2019 [info]
- Follow link for podcast. Seminar draws "on in-depth interviews with the British born adult children of refugees from Tamil, Kurdish and Vietnamese backgrounds."

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (24 Jan. 2019)
- Regional Focus: United Kingdom (16 Jan. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

News from the Mediterranean:

"Almost 500 Migrants Brought Back to Libya after Foiled Attempts to Reach Italy," Reuters, 22 Jan. 2019 [text]

"How We Made an Invisible Crisis at Sea Visible," New York Times, 23 Jan. 2019 [access]
- Includes video.

Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 4,883; Deaths Reach 203 (IOM, 22 Jan. 2019) [text]

UNHCR Appalled at News of Refugee and Migrant Deaths on Mediterranean Sea (UNHCR, 19 Jan. 2019) [text]

UNHCR Appeals for Urgent Action as New Mediterranean Mid-winter Deaths Reported (UNHCR, 22 Jan. 2019) [text]


EU journal articles & reports:

The Affective Border: Missing Migrants and the Governance of Migrant Bodies at the European Union’s Southern Frontier," Journal of Refugee Studies, 15 Jan. 2019 [open access]

"Commissaire Général Aux Réfugiés et Aux Apatrides v. Mostafa Lounani (C.J.E.U.)," International Legal Materials, vol. 57, no. 6 (Dec. 2018) [free full-text]
- Discussion of case involving exclusion clause.

Cut Adrift in the Mediterranean (Amnesty International, Jan. 2019) [text]
- Analysis "outlines how the outsourcing of European border control to the Libyan authorities, in combination with a system which fails to share responsibility for asylum-seekers fairly across Europe, has created a situation where people are frequently stranded in the Mediterranean. It also sets out steps to ensure situations like the stranding of the Sea-Watch and Sea-Eye rescue ships, and the blocking of Proactiva Open Arms, do not happen again."

Fit for Purpose? The Facilitation Directive and the Criminalisation of Humanitarian Assistance to Irregular Migrants: 2018 Update (European Parliament, Dec. 2018) [text]

"Frontex and the Convergence of Humanitarianism, Human Rights and Security," Security Dialogue, vol. 49, no. 6 (2018) [free full-text]

How a Visa for Asylum Seekers Could Grant Safe Passage to Europe (Refugees Deeply, Jan. 2019) [text]

"Migrant Rescue as Organized Hypocrisy: EU Maritime Missions Offshore Libya Between Humanitarianism and Border Control," Cooperation and Conflict, OnlineFirst, 6 June 2018 [open access]

No Escape from Hell: EU Policies Contribute to Abuse of Migrants in Libya (Human Rights Watch, Jan. 2019) [text]

Refugees’ Self-selection into Europe: Who Migrates Where?, Working Paper, no. 289 (CESifo, Jan. 2019) [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (4 Jan. 2019)
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (4 Jan. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Solutions

"2018 was a Year of Drastic Cuts to U.S. Refugee Admissions," NPR, 27 Dec. 2018 [text]
- See also related NPR interview.

Boosting Refugee Outcomes: Evidence from Policy, Academia, and Social Innovation, IPL Working Paper, no. 18-01 (Immigration Policy Lab, Oct. 2018) [text]

"Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Programs: Experience of Syrian Refugees in Alberta, Canada," Journal of International Migration and Integration, Latest Articles, 6 Dec. 2018 [abstract]
- See also related CBC News article and earlier research report.

Communicating Strategically about Immigrant Integration: Policymaker Perspectives (Migration Policy Institute, Jan. 2019) [text]

Does Halting Refugee Resettlement Reduce Crime? Evidence from the United States Refugee Ban, IPL Working Paper, no. 18-03 (Immigration Policy Lab, Dec. 2018) [text]

Doing More with Less: A New Toolkit for Integration Policy (Migration Policy Institute, Jan. 2019) [text]

Newcomer Integration in Europe: Best Practices and Innovations since 2015 (Foundation For European Progressive Studies, Nov. 2018) [text]

Opening Up Inclusive Advocacy Spaces for All - Youth Case Study: Amnesty International New Zealand (Amnesty International, Jan. 2019) [text]
- "As part of its Welcoming Communities campaign, Amnesty International New Zealand (NZ) is calling on the NZ government to continue its pilot refugee community sponsorship programme. Amnesty International NZ’s volunteers are meeting with decision-makers, including members of parliament and mayors, to promote the continued resettlement of refugees. Young people, known as youth advocates, have instigated or led over half of these meetings."

"Propose Equal Reception for All Refugees," Iceland Review, 20 Jan. 2019 [text]

"Pushing Anthropology Outside the Academic Realm to Shape Refugee Resettlement Policies in the U.S.," Diplomatic Courier, 9 Jan. 2019 [text]

Refugee Family Reunification: Practical Guide (Canadian Council for Refugees, Jan. 2019) [text]

Social Policy Trends: Global Refugee Resettlement and Canada (Univ. of Calgary, Jan. 2019) [text]

Toward Empowerment and Sustainability: Reforming America’s Syrian Refugee Policy (Rutgers Univ., Jan. 2019) [text]
- Note: One recommendation of the report is to "Raise U.S. Resettlement Quotas for Syrian Refugees."

UNHCR Statement on Canada's Resettlement of Saudi National Rahaf Al-Qunun (UNHCR, Jan. 2019) [text]
- See also related CBC News explainer.

*"The United States Is No Longer the World Leader in Resettling Refugees," Mother Jones, 23 Jan. 2019 [text]

New resource:

Syrian Refugee Settlement in Canada (York Univ.) [access]
- "The digital, open-source scholarly archive is organized into five topics, including: the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Context; Political Debates in Canada; The History of Private Sponsorship and Private-Public Partnership Programs for Resettlement; Drawbacks of Hybrid/Blended Refugee Resettlement Schemes; and Back to the Future. It features an analytically organized display of important policy and legal documents."

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (21 Dec. 2018)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

23 January 2019

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2

Articles & reports:

"'Heal Thyself': An Argument for Granting Asylum to Healthcare Workers Persecuted During the 2014 West African Ebola Crisis," SMU Law Review, vol. 71, no. 4 (2018) [full-text]

"Immigrants from New Origin Countries in the United States," Migration Information Source, 17 Jan. 2019 [text]

Moving Away from Crisis Management: How the United States Can Strengthen Its Response to Large-Scale Migration Flows (Center for Migration Studies, Jan. 2019) [text]

Proactive and Patient: Managing Immigration and Demographic Change in Two Rural Nebraska Communities (Center for American Progress, Nov. 2018) [text]
- See also related Immigration Impact blog post.

Seeking Informal Asylum: The Case of Central Americans in the United States, RSC Working Paper, no. 127 (Refugee Studies Centre, Jan. 2019) [text]

"Statement on the Effects of Deportation and Forced Separation on Immigrants, Their Families, and Communities," American Journal of Community Psychology, vol. 62, nos. 1-2 (Sept. 2018) [free full-text]

US Undocumented Population Continued to Fall from 2016 to 2017, and Visa Overstays Significantly Exceeded Illegal Crossings for the Seventh Consecutive Year (Center for Migration Studies, Jan. 2019) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (23 Jan. 2019)

Tagged Publications. 


Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1

Blog posts & new developments:

Border Apprehensions Increased in 2018 – Especially for Migrant Families (Pew's FactTank, Jan. 2019) [text]

By the Numbers: How 2 Years of Trump’s Policies Have Affected Immigrants (Vox, Jan. 2019) [text]
- See also related Guardian article.

Five Bold Immigration Reform Ideas for the 116th Congress (Niskanen Center Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

How Americans See Illegal Immigration, the Border Wall and Political Compromise (Pew's FactTank, Jan. 2019) [text]

When It Comes to the Border, Money Doesn’t Solve All Problems (FixGov Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

Will the Family Unit Remain the “Quintessential” Particular Social Group in the United States? (RefLaw Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

Multimedia:

"First thing we do, we kill all the lawyers": How Trump's Immigration Policies Have Been (Largely) Stopped in the Courts. A Conversation with Law Professor Peter Margulies (Tempest Tossed, Jan. 2019) [info]
- Follow link for podcast. See also related Washington Post article.

Related posts:
- News: New Guidance on Domestic & Gang Violence Claims (15 Jan. 2019)
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (14 Jan. 2019)
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2 (Border Wall) (14 Jan. 2019)

Tagged Publications. 

News: Free "Journal of Peace Research" Issue

A special issue of the Journal of Peace Research has been published, focusing on "refugees, forced migration, and conflict." The introductory article "describes the evolution of the international refugee regime and identifies theoretical and methodological advances in the relevant literature. It concludes with a discussion of the individual contributions to the issue, which seek to address gaps in the literature with respect to explaining motivations for refugee departures, understanding the relationship between refugee populations and political instability in host countries, and tracking public attitudes towards hosting refugee populations."

Articles are freely available until 1 March 2019 (although note the open access article will remain freely available!):
  • Refugees, forced migration, and conflict: Introduction to the special issue [text]
  • Motivation and opportunity for conflict-induced migration: An analysis of Syrian migration timing [text]
  • Civilian resettlement patterns in civil war [open access]
  • Refugees, ethnic power relations, and civil conflict in the country of asylum [text]
  • Camp settlement and communal conflict in sub-Saharan Africa [text]
  • Blame the victims? Refugees, state capacity, and non-state actor violence [text]
  • From protection to persecution: Threat environment and refugee scapegoating [text]
  • A persuasive peace: Syrian refugees’ attitudes towards compromise and civil war termination [text]
  • Violence, displacement, contact, and attitudes toward hosting refugees [text]
  • Introducing POSVAR: A dataset on refugee-related violence [text]
  • Conclusion: What academia can contribute to refugee policy [text]

Tagged Periodicals.

22 January 2019

Regional Focus: Africa

Event:

32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union, Addis Ababa, 10-11 February 2019 [info]
- Theme is "Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa." In advance of the summit, meetings will be held by the Permanent Representatives’ Committee (15-16 Jan. 2019) and the Executive Council (7-8 Feb. 2019). The opening of the PRC can be viewed via the a/m link.

Publications:

"Assessing the Relative Contribution of Economic, Political and Environmental Factors on Past Conflict and the Displacement of People in East Africa," Palgrave Communications, 4: art. no. 47 (April 2018) [open access]

"Community Resilience and Social Capital in the Reconstruction and Recovery Process for Post-election Violence Victims in Kenya," African Journal on Conflict Resolution, vol. 18, no. 2 (2018) [full-text]

Displaced and Distressed: People’s Mental Health in East Africa (MSF, Jan. 2019) [text]

"Encampment and Cash-Based Transfer: Concord and Controversy in the World Food Programme’s Pilot Project in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania," Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, Latest Articles, 11 Jan. 2019 [open access]

Free and Safe Movement in East Africa: Research to Promote People’s Safe and Unencumbered Movement across International Borders (ACMS & Samuel Hall, Oct. 2018) [text]

"How Uganda and UNHCR Failed Refugees," ISS Today, 16 Jan. 2019 [text]

"The Impact of the United Nations Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework on Conflict Dynamics," Conflict Trends, no. 3 (Dec. 2018) [full-text]

Nobody Came to Ask Us: South Sudanese Refugee Perceptions of the Peace Process (Institute for Security Studies, Dec. 2018) [text]

Refugee Economies in Uganda: What Difference Does the Self-Reliance Model Make? (Refugee Studies Centre, Jan. 2019) [access]
- See also related Research in Brief paper, via a/m link.

"Resilience in Displacement and the Protection of Civilians in South Sudan," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 21 Jan. 2019 [abstract]
- Watch a related presentation at a DIIS event.

"Symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Depression among Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia: Identifying Direct, Mediating and Moderating Predictors from Path Analysis," BMJ Open, vol. 9, no. 1 (Jan. 2019) [open access]

Uganda and the Refugee Problem: Challenges and Opportunities, Working Paper, no. 5 (Univ. of Antwerp, May 2018) [text]

"The Wellbeing of Somali Refugees in Kampala: Perceived Satisfaction of Their Human Needs," Journal of Science and Sustainable Development, vol. 6, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 2 (Africa) (18 Jan. 2019)
- Regional Focus: Africa (4 Jan. 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

21 January 2019

Thematic Focus: General

Opportunity:

Course: MSC in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, Oxford [info]
- Apply by 25 January 2019.

Publications:

30,000 Irregular Migration Deaths, Disappearances Between 2014-2018: IOM Report (IOM, Jan. 2019 [text]

"Back Home or Not," Nature Sustainability, vol. 1 (8 Jan. 2019) [full-text via author]

"Civilian Resettlement Patterns in Civil War," Journal of Peace Research, OnlineFirst, 21 Jan. 2019 [open access]

Criminal Justice Research in an Era of Mass Mobility Blog Series (Border Criminologies Blog, Jan. 2019 [access]
- Here is the introduction. Links to the nine posts in the series are available via the menu on the right side of the page.

DRC Return Policy: Positions and Guiding Principles for DRC’s Engagement in Return of Refugees, IDPs and Rejected Asylum Seekers (Danish Refugee Council, Oct. 2018) [text]

Let’s be Transparent about Refugee and IDP Statistics (Development Matters Blog, Dec. 2018) [text]

Lethal Choices: The Rising Death Toll of Mixed Migration (Mixed Migration Centre, Jan. 2019) [text]

Need to Solve a Border Dispute? Look to Ethiopia or Uzbekistan (Refugees Deeply, Jan. 2019) [text]

Prejudice-Relevant Correlates of Attitudes Towards Refugees: A Meta-Analysis (OSF Preprints, Jan. 2019) [text]

"Support for Resettling Refugees: The Role of Fixed-Growth Mindsets," Psychological Science, 11 Jan. 2019 [postprint]

Updated: Research on the Effect of Refugees (Twitter, Jan. 2019) [access]
- A mini bibliography reported via Twitter Moments.

Global Compacts:

"The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: An Unlikely Achievement,"  [free full-text]

An Overheated Narrative Unanswered: How the Global Compact for Migration Became Controversial (Migration Policy Institute, Dec. 2018) [text]

"Refugees and (Other) Migrants: Will the Global Compacts Ensure Safe Flight and Onward Mobility for Refugees?," International Journal of Refugee Law, Advance Articles, 11 Jan. 2019 [free full-text] [ReliefWeb]
- See also related FullFact article.

"The UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: What Place for Human Rights?," International Journal of Refugee Law, Advance Articles, 9 Jan. 2019 [free full-text]

New resource:

The Arc: How Science Can Improve Communications about Refugees and Humanitarian Innovation (UNHCR Innovation Service & University of Florida Center for Public Interest Communication) [access]
- "The Arc is a series that explores how we can use behavioral, cognitive and social science to change conversations, mindsets and behavior around humanitarian innovation and displaced populations." A number of essays were posted in mid-December on different facets of using research to improve communication around and perceptions of refugee issues.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (8 Jan. 2019)

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

18 January 2019

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 2 (Africa)

"Dispelling the Myth of Dependency," Inside Story, 21 May 2018 [text]
- Focuses on Kakuma refugee camp.

"Do Refugee Camps Help or Hurt Hosts? The Case of Kakuma, Kenya," Journal of Development Economics, vol. 130 (Jan. 2018) [postprint]
- Note: The full-text may be requested via the link provided.

How to Ensure Ethiopia’s 'Jobs Compact' Works for Refugees (Refugees Deeply, Jan. 2019) [text]
- See also related Thomson Reuters Foundation News article and UNHCR press release.

Kigali Sees Economic Sense in Helping Refugee Entrepreneurs (UNHCR, Dec. 2018) [text]

Livelihoods in Lóvua Settlement (UNHCR, Aug. 2018) [text]

"Livelihoods Programming and Its Influence on Secondary Migration," Forced Migration Review, no. 58 (June 2018) [open access]

"The Power of Markets: Lessons from Uganda," Forced Migration Review, no. 58 (June 2018) [open access]

A Refugee Community in Kenya is Open for Business (International Finance Corporation, May 2018) [text]

"Refugees and Host Communities in the Rwandan Labour Market," Forced Migration Review, no. 58 (June 2018) [open access]

"Refugees’ Engagement with Host Economies in Uganda," Forced Migration Review, no. 58 (June 2018) [open access]

Refugees in Djibouti Can Now Open Bank Accounts (UNHCR, Aug. 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 1 (18 Jan. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 1

Blog posts & commentary:

"Actually, the Numbers Show That We Need More Immigration, Not Less," New York Times, 15 Jan. 2019 [text]

European Migration Network Study on Approaches to Unaccompanied Minors Following Status Determination Examines Right to Work (Right to Work for Asylum Seekers and Refugees Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

How Central American Migrants Helped Revive the US Labor Movement (The Conversation, Jan. 2019) [text]

"A Wall Can’t Solve America’s Addiction to Undocumented Immigration," New York Times, 9 Jan. 2019 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Building Bridges to Work: Final Report on the Given the Chance for Asylum Seekers Program (Brotherhood of St. Laurence, Dec. 2018) [text]

"Can Labor Immigration Work for Refugees?," Current History, vol. 118, no. 804 (Jan. 2019) [full-text via Migration Policy Centre]

Different Selection Processes, Different Outcomes? Comparing Labour Market Integration of Asylum Seekers, Resettled Refugees and Their Reunited Family Members in Finland (SSRN, Dec. 2018) [text]

Humanitarian Migrants, Work and Economic Security on the Urban Fringe (Brotherhood of St. Laurence, Nov. 2018) [text]

"'I would call it a social capital building exercise': The Nature of Networks That Enable Women with a Refugee Background to Access Sustainable Employment in Regional Australia," Journal of Social Inclusion, vol. 9, no. 2 (2018) [open access]

Integration of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Remote Areas with Declining Populations, OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Working Paper, no. 2018/03 (OECD, Dec. 2018) [text]

Is It Merely a Labor Supply Shock? Impacts of Syrian Migrants on Local Economies in Turkey, PERI Working Paper, no. 454 (Univ. of Massachusetts, Feb. 2018 [text]
- See also related Turkish work permit FAQ.

"The New Era of Refugee Investing," Stanford Social Innovation Review, 14 Jan. 2019 [text]

The Role of Non-state Actors in the Integration of Refugees and Asylum Seekers, OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Working Paper, no. 2018/02 (OECD, Dec. 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (21 Dec. 2018)

Tagged Publications.