31 March 2019

Open Access Round-up: 31 March 2019

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

Green Open Access [info]

Articles:

"Being Hopeful: Exploring the Dynamics of Post-traumatic Growth and Hope in Refugees," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 28 Feb. 2019
- The postprint version of this article is currently under embargo.

"The Development Push of Refugees: Evidence from Tanzania," Journal of Economic Geography, vol. 19, no. 2 (March 2019)
- The postprint version of this article is currently under embargo.

"Examining the Global North Migration Policies: A 'Push Out – Push Back' Approach to Forced Migration," International Migration, Early View, 20 March 2019
- Preprint version of article.

"The Human Rights Implications of Australian and Indonesian Anti-Smuggling Laws," International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, vol 4, no. 4, 2018
- Preprint version of article.

"Let the Asylum Seekers Stay: Strengths and Weaknesses of Church Sanctuary as a Strategy for Law Reform," Monash University Law Review (Forthcoming, 2019?)
- Preprint version of article.

"Predictors of Employment Status: A Study of Former Refugee Communities in Australia," Australian Psychologist, Early View, 21 Feb. 2019
- The postprint version of this article is currently under embargo.

"Producing Precariousness: ‘Safety Elsewhere’ and the Removal of International Protection Status under EU Law," European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 21, no. 1 (Feb. 2019)
- The postprint version of this article is currently under embargo.

"The Ring of Steel: Extraterritorial Migration Controls in Indonesia and Libya and the Complicity of Australia and Italy," Human Rights Law Review (Forthcoming, 2019)
- Preprint version of article.

"Social Support Networks, Instant Messaging, and Gender Equity in Refugee Education," Information, Communication & Society, vol. 22, no. 6 (2019)
- Preprint version of article.

"Subcontracting Academia: Alienation, Exploitation and Disillusionment in the UK Overseas Syrian Refugee Research Industry," Antipode, vol. 51, no. 2 (March 2019)
- The postprint version of this article is currently under embargo.

Book chapters:

"Conceptualizing the Exploitation of Human Trafficking," Chapter 1 in SAGE Handbook on Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery (SAGE, Jan. 2019)
- Preprint version of chapter.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles:

"The Battle of Numbers: Refugee Protection, Race, and Neoliberal Politics of Bureaucratic Efficiency," Oñati Socio-legal Series (Forthcoming, 2019)

"The Changing Face of Disability and Refugee Services and Policy in Australia: Implications for Social Work," Social Work and Policy Studies: Social Justice, Practice and Theory, vol. 2, no. 1 (2019)

"Child Morbidity and Disease Burden in Refugee Camps in Mainland Greece," Children, vol. 6, no. 3 (March 2019)

"Children on the Move in Europe: A Narrative Review of the Evidence on the Health Risks, Health Needs and Health Policy for Asylum Seeking, Refugee and Undocumented Children," BMJ Paediatrics Open, vol. 3, no. 1 (Jan. 2019)

"Considering the Benefits of Hosting Refugees: Evidence of Refugee Camps Influencing Local Labour Market Activity and Economic Welfare in Rwanda," IZA Journal of Development and Migration, vol. 9, no. 1 (Dec. 2019)

"A Descriptive Study of the Schooling and Higher Education Reforms in Response to the Refugees’ Influx into Greece," Social Sciences, vol. 8, no. 3 (Feb. 2019)

"An Ethnographic Study of Deaf Refugees Seeking Asylum in Finland," Societies, vol. 9, no. 1 (Jan. 2019)

"Healthcare Service Access and Utilization among Syrian Refugees in Turkey," Annals of Global Health, vol. 85(1): 42 (March 2019)

"Hosting as Shelter during Displacement: Considerations for Research and Practice," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 4:5 (March 2019)

"'How Do We Put Him in the System?': Client Construction at a Sport-Based Migrant Settlement Service in Melbourne, Australia," Social Inclusion, vol. 7, no. 1 (2019)

"Quality-of-life among Syrian Refugees Residing Outside Camps in Jordan Relative to Jordanians and Other Countries," PeerJ, 7: e6454 (March 2019)

"Research Trends on Human Trafficking: A Bibliometric Analysis Using Scopus Database," Globalization and Health, 14:106 (Nov. 2018)

"Revisiting the Sphere Standards: Comparing the Revised Sphere Standards to Living Standards in Three Urban Informal Settlements in Nairobi, Kenya," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 4:6 (March 2019)

"Stasis in Flight: Reframing Disability and Dependence in the Refugee," Disability Studies Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 1 (2019)

"Transición de los Refugiados Colombianos en Ecuador: Una Nueva Fase del Fenómeno Migratorio," OASIS, no. 29 (Enero-Junio 2019

Book chapters:

"Displacement and Resettlement: Understanding the Role of Climate Change in Contemporary Migration," Chapter in Loss and Damage from Climate Change: Concepts, Methods and Policy Options (Springer, Nov. 2018)

Journal issues:

Forced Migration Review, no. 60 (March 2019)
- The theme of this issue is "Education: needs, rights and access in displacement." Includes 29 articles that focus on the main theme and 2 "general" articles.

Journal of Refugee & Global Health, vol. 2, no. 1 (2019)
- Includes 6 articles.

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Across the Threshold: Negotiations of Deservingness among Unaccompanied Young Refugees in Sweden," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (Forthcoming, 2019)

"Adult Education and the Fostering of Asylum Seekers as 'Full' Citizens," International Review of Education, Latest Articles, 12 Feb. 2019

"Being Inside Out: The Slippery Slope Between Inclusion and Exclusion in a Swiss Educational Project for Unaccompanied Refugee Youth," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 20 March 2019

"Climate, Conflict and Forced Migration," Global Environmental Change, vol. 54 (Jan. 2019)

"Horizontal and Vertical Diversity: Unintended Consequences of EU External Migration Policy," International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 54, no. 1 (2019)

"Human Rights, Income and International Migration," International Migration, Early View, 11 March 2019

"Improving the Distribution of Asylum-seekers through a Multi-criteria Index," European Union Politics, OnlineFirst, 12 March 2019

"Mind the Gap? Quantifying Interlinkages Between Two Traditions in Migration Literature," International Migration Review, vol. 53, no. 1 (2019)

"Morally Evaluating Human Smuggling: The Case of Migration to Europe," Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Latest Articles, 28 Sept. 2018

"Translating Psychological Research on Immigrants and Refugees," Translational Issues in Psychological Science, vol. 5, no. 1 (2019)

Law Reviews

Articles:

"Climate Change Displacement and Migration: An Analysis of the Current International Legal Regime’s Deficiency, Proposed Solutions and a Way Forward for Australia," Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 19, no. 2 (Dec. 2018)

"A Primer on Family Reunification/Chain Migration," Georgetown Immigration Law Journal Online, Issue no. 2018

"Protection of Climate Displaced Persons under International Law: A Case Study from Mataso Island, Vanuatu," Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 19, no. 2 (Dec. 2018)

"The Ring of Truth: Demeanor and Due Process in U.S. Asylum Law," Columbia Human Rights Law Review, vol. 50, no. 1 (Fall 2018)

Journal issues:

Stanford Law Review, Online Symposium, 11 March 2019
- Theme is "Immigration Beyond the Headlines," with 7 articles.

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

Tagged Publications.

29 March 2019

Opportunities: Summer Courses in Europe and North America

2019 Summer Course on Refugees and Forced Migration, Toronto, 6-10 May 2019 [info]
- Apply by 1 April 2019.

Migration and Integration: Refugees, Rights & Realities, Amsterdam, 30 June-18 July 2019 [info]
- Apply by 1 April 2019.

2019 Summer School on Refugee and Migrant Health, Çeşme, Turkey, 15-19 July 2019 [info]
- Apply by 15 April 2019.

Summer School on Global and Regional Migration Governance, Geneva, 17-28 June 2019 [info]
- Apply by 15 April 2019.

International Summer School in Forced Migration, Oxford, 7-19 July 2019 [info]
- Apply by 30 April 2019.

2019 Summer School on EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy, Brussels, 1-12 July 2019 [info]
- Apply by 15 May 2019. Note: A PhD seminar will be organized during the summer school and four grants are available to cover fees and costs. The application deadline for these is 19 April 2019.

International Summer School in Refugee Law and Rights, Olomouc, Czech Rep., 19-28 August 2019 [info]
- Apply by 15 May 2019 for the early bird rate; otherwise, the registration deadline is 31 May 2019.

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

New Open Access Book

Bridging the Gaps: Linking Research to Public Debates and Policy Making on Migration and Integration, edited by Martin Ruhs, Kristof Tamas & Joakim Palme, is a new open access book published by Oxford University Press! Here is the description:
"What is the use of research in public debates and policy-making on immigration and integration? Why are there such large gaps between migration debates and migration realities, and how can they be reduced? Bridging the Gaps: Linking Research to Public Debates and Policy Making on Migration and Integration provides a unique set of testimonies and analyses of these questions by researchers and policy experts who have been deeply involved in attempts to link social science research to public policies.
  Bridging the Gaps argues that we must go beyond the prevailing focus on the research-policy nexus by considering how the media, public opinion, and other dimensions of public debates can interact with research and policy-processes. The chapters provide theoretical analyses and personal assessments of the successes and failures of past efforts to link research to public debates and policy-making on migration and integration in six different countries - Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States - as well as in European and global governance debates. Contrary to common public perceptions and political demands, Bridging the Gaps argues that all actors contributing to research, public debates, and policy-making should recognize that migration, integration, and related decision-making are highly complex issues, and that there are no quick fixes to what are often enduring policy dilemmas. When the different actors understand and appreciate each other's primary aims and constraints, such common understandings can pave the way for improved policy-making processes and better public policies that deal more effectively with the real challenges of migration and integration."

Access the text via the Migration Policy Centre or Compas.

I will add a link to this title on my "Open Access Books" page over on my Forced Migration Library blog.

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: Education

Event:

Reflecting on Teaching and Learning on Migration Related Issues: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Challenges, Glasgow, 26 April 2019 [info]

Publications:

"Adult Education and the Fostering of Asylum Seekers as 'Full' Citizens," International Review of Education, Latest Articles, 12 Feb. 2019 [open access]

"Being Inside Out: The Slippery Slope Between Inclusion and Exclusion in a Swiss Educational Project for Unaccompanied Refugee Youth," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 20 March 2019 [open access]

"A Descriptive Study of the Schooling and Higher Education Reforms in Response to the Refugees’ Influx into Greece," Social Sciences, vol. 8, no. 3 (Feb. 2019) [open access]

Displacement can Exacerbate Gender Inequality in Education (World Education Blog, March 2019) [text]

"Education for Syrian Refugees: The New Global Issue Facing Teachers and Principals in Turkey," Educational Studies:  A Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, vol. 55, no. 1 (2019) [ResearchGate]

"Education Remains an Impossible Dream for Many Refugees and Migrants," UN News, 6 March 2019 [text]
- Includes links to two related audio recordings.

Forced Migration Review, no. 60 (March 2019) [open access]
- The theme of this issue is "Education: needs, rights and access in displacement." Includes 29 articles that focus on the main theme and 2 "general" articles.

"For Forced Migrants, Access to Higher Education can be Key to Rebuilding, This Researcher Says," Science Magazine, 20 Feb. 2019 [text]

Her Future: Challenges & Recommendations to Increase Education for Refugee Girls (Jesuit Refugee Service, March 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Higher Education for Displaced Women: A Defense against Human Trafficking (Platform for Education in Emergencies Response, Feb. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Journal of Research in Childhood Education, vol. 33, no. 1 (2019) [contents]
- Special issue on "Experiences and Education of Refugee Children at Home, in School, and in the Community." The introduction is freely available.

Migration, Displacement and Education: Building Bridges, Not Walls - Youth Report (UNESCO, 2019) [text]
- Includes link to interactive version.

Pathways to and Beyond Education for Refugee Youth in Jordan and Lebanon, Research Report (AUB Issam Fares Institute, March 2019) [access]
- Follow link for press release and report; see also video of related presentation.

"Social Support Networks, Instant Messaging, and Gender Equity in Refugee Education," Information, Communication & Society, vol. 22, no. 6 (2019) [preprint]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Education - Pt. 1 (7 Feb. 2019)
- Thematic Focus: Education - Pt. 2 (Africa) (7 Feb. 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Persons with Disabilities

Event:

RightsTalk: Refugees with Disabilities - Overlooked and Underserved, Sydney, 8 April 2019 [info]

Publications:

Asylum Seekers and Refugees with Intellectual Disabilities in Europe (Social Connectedness, July 2018) [text]

Barriers and Exclusions: The Support Needs of Newly Arrived Refugees with a Disability (Refugee Council of Australia et al., Feb. 2019) [text]

Briefing Note on the Status of Civilians Who Acquired Disabilities Due to the Armed Conflict in Eastern Ukraine (Norwegian Refugee Council, Feb. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Changing Face of Disability and Refugee Services and Policy in Australia: Implications for Social Work," Social Work and Policy Studies: Social Justice, Practice and Theory, vol. 2, no. 1 (2019) [open access]

Disability Data Collection: A Summary Review of the Use of the Washington Group Questions by Development and Humanitarian Actors (Leonard Cheshire and Humanity & Inclusion, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"An Ethnographic Study of Deaf Refugees Seeking Asylum in Finland," Societies, vol. 9, no. 1 (Jan. 2019) [open access]

Legal Protection for the World’s Most Vulnerable (Univ. of Sydney Law School, March 2019) [text]
- See also related IMR book review.

Life with a Disability in the Migrant Caravan (Human Rights Watch, Dec. 2018) [text]

"Refugee Children with Communication Disability in Rwanda: Providing the Educational Services They Need," Forced Migration Review, no. 60 (March 2019) [open access]

"Stasis in Flight: Reframing Disability and Dependence in the Refugee," Disability Studies Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 1 (2019) [open access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Persons with Disabilities & Older People (6 Dec. 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

28 March 2019

Thematic Focus: General

Events:

International vs. National Protection for Refugees: Diverging Trends?, Washington, DC, 10 April 2019 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

Launch of the Fragile States Index 2019, Geneva, 10 April 2019 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

Publications:

2018 IOM-NGO Humanitarian Consultation: Internal Displacement, Geneva, 25 Sept. 2018 [text]
- Follow link for conference report; see also related IOM blog post.

"Examining the Global North Migration Policies: A 'Push Out – Push Back' Approach to Forced Migration," International Migration, Early View, 20 March 2019 [preprint]

Introducing the New Themed Series on Penal Humanitarianism (Border Criminologies, 2019) [text]
- Posts in this series can be accessed via the "see also" sub-section on the right.

"Mind the Gap? Quantifying Interlinkages Between Two Traditions in Migration Literature," International Migration Review, vol. 53, no. 1 (2019) [open access]

Monitoring Progress to Reduce Internal Displacement: Building a Global Internal Displacement Index (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, March 2019) [text]
- Part of the thematic series, "Beyond the Numbers."

Phasing Down and Out: The Murky Art of Leaving Protracted Refugee Crises (Refugees Deeply, March 2019) [text]

"Subcontracting Academia: Alienation, Exploitation and Disillusionment in the UK Overseas Syrian Refugee Research Industry," Antipode, vol. 51, no. 2 (March 2019) [postprint]
- Access to this text is embargoed until 9 Feb. 2021.

These Countries are Home to the Highest Proportion of Refugees in the World (World Economic Forum Blog, March 2019) [text]

Multimedia:

Understanding the Everyday Politics of the Global Refugee Regime: Collective Action in a Time of Populism?, Ottawa, 31 Jan. 2019 [access]
- Follow link for Powerpoint and video.

Research project:

Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN) [access]
- "Our goal is to ensure that refugee research, policy and practice are shaped by a more inclusive, equitable and informed collective engagement of civil society. Through collaborative research, training, and knowledge-sharing, we aim to improve the functioning of the global refugee regime and ensure more timely protection and rights-based solutions for refugees." See also related research highlight.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (18 March 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Event:

Panel discussion: Syrian Refugees’ Economic Participation in Turkey, Istanbul, 5 April 2019 [info]

Publications:

"Considering the Benefits of Hosting Refugees: Evidence of Refugee Camps Influencing Local Labour Market Activity and Economic Welfare in Rwanda," IZA Journal of Development and Migration, vol. 9, no. 1 (Dec. 2019) [open access]

"The Development Push of Refugees: Evidence from Tanzania," Journal of Economic Geography, vol. 19, no. 2 (March 2019) [postprint]
- Note: Access to this text is embargoed until 24 April 2020. See also related discussion paper.

An Empirical Analysis of the Effects of Syrian Refugees on the Turkish Labor Market, ADBI Working Paper, no. 935 (Asian Development Bank, March 2019) [text via ReliefWeb] 

Employability of MRAs in the SIRIUS Countries (SIRIUS Project, Feb. 2019) [text]
- Note: MRAs = migrants, refugees & asylum seekers.

Enabling Energy: Access to Clean Energy Can Enhance Refugee Economic and Social Empowerment, IAI Commentaries, no. 19/13 (Istituto Affari Internazionali, Feb. 2019) [text]

Jobs Make the Difference: Estimating Job Creation Potential of the 3RP Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan, Working Paper, no. 46 (AUB Issam Fares Institute, July 2018) [text]
- See also related FMR article.

Labour Market Integration of Third Country Nationals in EU Member States: Synthesis Report (European Migration Network, Feb. 2019) [text]
- See also related EMN Flash and EMN Inform.

Labour Markets, Post-2014 Migrants and Refugees in Europe: Evidence and Thoughts for Better Integration, Policy Brief, no. 2 (SIRIUS Project, Jan. 2019) [text]

Refugees and Endogenous Local Productivity: Evidence from Germany's Post-War Population Expulsions (Yale Univ., Jan. 2019) [text]

Research in Brief: Venezuelan Survival Migration as a Development Opportunity, Research Brief, no. 12 (Refugee Studies Centre, March 2019) [text]

‘Self-reliance’ for Refugees? Badly Handled It Can Make Matters Worse (The Conversation, March 2019) [text]

Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research, vol. 25, no. 1 (Feb. 2019) [contents]
 - Special issue on “Asylum-seekers, Refugees and Labour Market Integration in Europe.” The editorial and an article on the Swedish forestry sector are both freely available.

Uganda: A Role Model for Refugee Integration?, BICC Working Paper, no. 2 (Bonn International Center for Conversion, Feb. 2019) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (13 March 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.


27 March 2019

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

MENA:

"Aid, Refugees, and Peacekeeping at Stake in New Western Sahara Talks," The New Humanitarian, 19 March 2019 [text]

"Assessing the Impact of the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration in the Middle East," International Journal of Refugee Law, Advance Articles, 17 Feb. 2019 [free full-text]

The Continuing Tragedy of Migrants in Libya (Future Development Blog, March 2019) [text]

"The Forgotten Refugees of Western Sahara," DW, 22 March 2019 [text]

International Migration, vol. 57, no., 2 (April 2019) [contents]
- Includes two special issue sections: "Displacement and Return in Iraq" (with one open access article on IDP education provision) and "Syrian Refugees: Facing Challenges, Making Choices."

*Iraq: Field Perspectives on the Grand Bargain, Round 2 (Ground Truth Solutions, March 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Iraq Displacement Crisis, 2014-2017 (IOM, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Report is available in English and Arabic.

"Most People Drowned at Moroccan Maritime Border Never Identified," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 14 March 2019 [text]

Oral Update of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Libya Pursuant to Human Rights Council Resolution 37/41, 40th Session of the Human Rights Council, Geneva, 21 March 2019 [text]
- See also related VOA news article.

Refugee Movements in the Middle East: Old Crises, New Ideas, MENARA Working Paper, no. 29 (Istituto Affari Internazionali, Jan. 2019) [text]

Turkey's Evolving Response to Migration Management: Facts and Policy Steps, MENARA Future Notes, no. 17 (Istituto Affari Internazionali, March 2019)

Understanding Ethno-Religious Groups in Iraq: Displacement and Return (IOM, Feb. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Syria & Syrians:

3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan in Response to the Syria Crisis: 2018 Annual Report (UNHCR et al., March 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related summary.

Beyond Brussels III, Making the Well-Being of Refugees a Reality (RI Blog, March 2019) [text]

*A Big Idea for a Better Response to Syrian Displacement (Clingendael Opinions, March 2019) [text]

Fifth Regional Survey on Syrian Refugees’ Perceptions and Intentions on Return to Syria (UNHCR, March 2019) [text]

"From Local Revolutionary Action to Exiled Humanitarian Work: Activism in Local Social Networks and Communities’ Formation in the Syrian Post-2011 Context," Social Movement Studies, vol 18 (2019) [Academia]

Health Access and Utilization Survey: Access to Healthcare Services among Syrian Refugees in Jordan (UNHCR, March 2019) [text]
- See also earlier related studies in this blog post.

"Healthcare Service Access and Utilization among Syrian Refugees in Turkey," Annals of Global Health, vol. 85(1): 42 (March 2019) [open access]

"Quality-of-life among Syrian Refugees Residing Outside Camps in Jordan Relative to Jordanians and Other Countries," PeerJ, 7: e6454 (March 2019) [open access]

Rubble, Refugees, and Syria's Periphery (CSIS Commentary, March 2019) [text]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Syria (15 March 2019)
- Regional Focus: MENA (8 March 2019)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Americas

Asylum Applications by Venezuelans Soar to Over 400,000 (UNHCR, March 2019) [text]

At a Glance: The Use of Profiling in El Salvador (JIPS, Feb. 2019) [text]

"The Battle of Numbers: Refugee Protection, Race, and Neoliberal Politics of Bureaucratic Efficiency," Oñati Socio-legal Series (Forthcoming, 2019) [open access]
- Focuses on refugee claim processing in Canada.

Chile and Migration: The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and More (ImmigrationProf Blog, March 2019) [text]

Closing the Canada-U.S. Asylum Border Agreement Loophole? Not So Fast (The Conversation, March 2019) [text]

Costa Rica: Authorities Must Guarantee the Human Rights of People Fleeing the Crisis in Nicaragua (Amnesty International, March 2019) [text]

Informe Preliminar sobre la Crisis de Migrantes y Refugiados Venezolanos en la Región (Organization of American States, March 2019) [Spanish text] [English text]

"It’s So Dangerous to Police MS-13 in El Salvador That Officers are Fleeing the Country," Washington Post, 3 March 2019 [text]

Lost Production Due to Internal Displacement - Cuba, 2008: Hurricane Ike (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, March 2019) [text]
- Part of the thematic series, "The Ripple Effect: Economic Impacts of Internal Displacement."

"Protection and Reintegration: Mexico Reforms Migration Agenda in an Increasingly Complex Era," Migration Information Source, 7 March 2019 [text]

*Research in Brief: Venezuelan Survival Migration as a Development Opportunity, Research Brief, no. 12 (Refugee Studies Centre, March 2019) [text]

"Special Report: Immigration Law," LawNow: Relating Law to Life in Canada, vol. 43, no. 4 (March-April 2019) [full-text]
- Special section with four articles: a review of immigration law in Canada, an analysis of the U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement with Canada, a report on the use of AI in the immigration/refugee system, and a summary of research on discriminatory immigration policies.

"Transición de los Refugiados Colombianos en Ecuador: Una Nueva Fase del Fenómeno Migratorio," OASIS, no. 29 (Enero-Junio 2019) [open access]

*Venezuelan Refugees: The Ecuador/Colombia Border - Findings and Recommendations (U.S. Committee for Refugees & Immigrants, March 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (6 March 2019)

Tagged Publications.


26 March 2019

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Country Reports (AIDA, 2019)
- Updated profiles available for Belgium, CroatiaCyprus, FranceThe Netherlands and Spain.

*Evaluation of the Effects of Cash Based Interventions on Protection Outcomes in Greece (UNHCR, Dec. 2018) [text]

Flow Monitoring Surveys Analysis: Profile and Reported Vulnerabilities of Migrants along the Western Mediterranean Route (IOM, March 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]
- "This report presents the results of the Flow Monitoring Surveys carried out by IOM field staff in Spain between July and October 2018."

Italy’s New Asylum Legislation: Toward a Better Migration Management? (Mixed Migration Centre, Feb. 2019) [text]

Migration Statistics: How Many Asylum Seekers and Refugees are There in the UK? (House of Commons Library, March 2019) [text]

Northern Borders: Addressing Immigration Detention, Deportation and Degradation in Scandinavia and the UK, Oxford, 22 Jan. 2019 [info]
- A podcast of this event is available here. See also related Border Criminologies blog post.

Perceptions of Cypriots about Refugees and Migrants (University of Cyprus & UNHCR, March 2019) [text]

Refugees in Greece Still Exposed to Racist Violence (UNHCR, March 2019) [text]

"The Ring of Steel: Extraterritorial Migration Controls in Indonesia and Libya and the Complicity of Australia and Italy," Human Rights Law Review (Forthcoming, 2019) [preprint]

UNHCR Recommendations to Finland on Strengthening Refugee Protection in Finland, Europe and Globally (UNHCR, March 2019) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (26 March 2019)

Tagged Publications.


Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

“3 Years on, What’s Become of the EU-Turkey Migration Deal?”, Washington Post, 20 March 2019 [text]

Developing Collaboration at Regional and Country Level, Meeting of the Regional Information Management Working Group, Vienna, 21-22 Nov. 2018: Workshop Report [text]

"The EU Claims the Migrant Crisis is Over in Europe—That Doesn’t Mean It’s Over," QZ, 18 March 2019 [text]

*"EU to End Ship Patrols in Scaled Down Migrant Rescue Operation," Reuters, 26 March 2019 [text]

"Here’s What the European Union Did to Stop Migrants from Coming," VICE News, 18 March 2019 [text]

*"Horizontal and Vertical Diversity: Unintended Consequences of EU External Migration Policy," International Spectator:  Italian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 54, no. 1 (2019) [open access]

"Improving the Distribution of Asylum-seekers through a Multi-criteria Index," European Union Politics, OnlineFirst, 12 March 2019 [open access]

IOM's Recommendations to the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (IOM, 2019) [text]

Outil pour une Répartition Plus Equitable des Réfugié/es en Europe (NCCR Blog, March 2019) [text]

"Producing Precariousness: ‘Safety Elsewhere’ and the Removal of International Protection Status under EU Law," European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 21, no. 1 (Feb. 2019) [postprint]
- Access to this text is embargoed until 26 Feb. 2021.

The Refugee Crisis and the Reinvigoration of the Nation State: Does the European Union Have a Common Refugee Policy?, Working Paper, no. 1265 (Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Feb. 2019) [text]

What Has the 2015/2016 Crisis Left Us with? (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, March 2019) [text]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (15 March 2019)
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (15 March 2019)

Tagged Publications.

25 March 2019

Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters

Opportunity:

CFP: Rectifying the Protection Gap for ‘Climate Refugees’: Where Next?, London, 6 June 2019 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 29 March 2019.

Publications:

Climate Change: Activities of Selected Agencies to Address Potential Impact on Global Migration (U.S. Government Accountability Office, Jan. 2019) [text]

"Climate Change Displacement and Migration: An Analysis of the Current International Legal Regime’s Deficiency, Proposed Solutions and a Way Forward for Australia," Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 19, no. 2 (Dec. 2018) [full-text]

"Climate, Conflict and Forced Migration," Global Environmental Change, vol. 54 (Jan. 2019) [open access]
- See also related Thomson Reuters Foundation News article.

"Displacement and Resettlement: Understanding the Role of Climate Change in Contemporary Migration," Chapter in Loss and Damage from Climate Change: Concepts, Methods and Policy Options (Springer, Nov. 2018) [open access]

Double Vulnerability: The Humanitarian Implications of Intersecting Climate and Conflict Risk, Working Paper, no. 550 (ODI et al., March 2019) [access]
- Follow link for texts in English and French.

From Island to Slum: Bangladesh's Quiet Displacement Crisis (IDMC Blog, March 2019) [text]

"How Dire Climate Displacement Warnings are Becoming a Reality in Bangladesh," The New Humanitarian, 5 March 2019 [text]

The Need for an African Union Special Envoy for Climate Change and Security (SIPRI, Feb. 2019) [text]

A Pressure Release Valve? Migration and Climate Change in Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu (Australian National Univ., Feb. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Protection of Climate Displaced Persons under International Law: A Case Study from Mataso Island, Vanuatu," Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 19, no. 2 (Dec. 2018) [full-text]

"Refugees and Climate Change: A Cause for Hope?," Small Wars Journal (March 2019)
- Five part series: 1) Introduction; 2) Case studies; 3) Climate displacement & economic policy; 4) National security; 5) Conclusion.

Multimedia:

"Climate Change Displacement is Happening Now," Displaced, Season 2 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters (9 Jan. 2019)

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Regional Focus: Australia & New Zealand

*Event:

The Aftermath of Christchurch: Voices and Consequences, Washington, DC, 26 March 2019 [info]

Publications:

Australia and the Global Compact on Migration (FlagPost Blog, March 2019) [text]

Australian Historical Studies, vol. 50, no. 1 (2019) [contents]
- This issue focuses on “New Migrant Histories.” The editorial is freely available.

"'How Do We Put Him in the System?': Client Construction at a Sport-Based Migrant Settlement Service in Melbourne, Australia," Social Inclusion, vol. 7, no. 1 (2019) [open access]

How the Next Australian Government Can Balance Security and Compassion for Asylum Seekers (The Conversation, March 2019) [text]

"'I Am a New Zealand Citizen Now—This Is My Home': Refugee Citizenship and Belonging in a Post-colonizing Country," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 6 Nov. 2018 [abstract]

"Let the Asylum Seekers Stay: Strengths and Weaknesses of Church Sanctuary as a Strategy for Law Reform," Monash University Law Review (Forthcoming, 2019?) [preprint]

Factsheet: The Medevac Law: Medical Transfers from Offshore Processing to Australia (Kaldor Centre, March 2019) [text]

News Comment: UNHCR’s Grandi Expresses Shock Following Massacre of Innocent Worshipers in New Zealand (UNHCR, March 2019) [text]

"Predictors of Employment Status: A Study of Former Refugee Communities in Australia," Australian Psychologist, Early View, 21 Feb. 2019 [postprint]
- Note: Access to this item is embargoed until 24 April 2021.

"Refugee-focused Service Providers: Improving the Welcome in New Zealand," Service Industries Journal, Latest Articles, 7 May 2018 [ResearchGate]

The Right to Leave and Australia’s Asylum Seeker Policies (Asylum Insight, Feb. 2019) [text]

"The Ring of Steel: Extraterritorial Migration Controls in Indonesia and Libya and the Complicity of Australia and Italy," Human Rights Law Review (Forthcoming, 2019) [preprint]

Statistics (Refugee Council of Australia, 2019) [access]
- Provides recent statistics on asylum seekers, offshore processing, fast tracking and detention.

Statistics: Refugees (New Zealand Immigration, 2019) [access]
- Scroll down to locate current statistical data for refugees.

"Temporal Enactment of Resettled Refugees' ICT‐mediated Information Practices," Information Systems Journal, vol. 29, no. 1 (Jan. 2019) [free full-text]
- Focuses on refugees in New Zealand.

The Two Tragedies That Struck Christchurch: A Reflection by UNHCR’s Richard Towle (Medium, March 2019) [text]

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Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Australia (14 Feb. 2019)
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific (9 Feb. 2019)

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22 March 2019

Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling

Events:

Talk: Human Trafficking: Law and Policy Responses and the Crisis of Protection in Europe, Notre Fame, IN, 1 April 2019 [info]

Seminar: The Egyptian Legal Framework of Combating Smuggling on Migrants, Cairo, 9 April 2019 [info]

Publications:

2019 Counter-Trafficking Directory (IOM, 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

*Avoiding a Crisis within a Crisis: ADFM Trafficking Risk Assessment (Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration, March 2019) [text via CPD]
- Assesses the "risks of human trafficking, migrant smuggling and related exploitation arising from the Rohingya displacement in Cox’s Bazar."

Both Angels and Demons? The Role and Nature of Migrant Smugglers (Mixed Migration Centre, Dec. 2018) [text]

Comparing and Contrasting the War on Drugs and the Emerging War on Migrant Smugglers (Mixed Migration Centre, Feb. 2019) [text]

"Conceptualizing the Exploitation of Human Trafficking," Chapter 1 in SAGE Handbook on Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery (SAGE, Jan. 2019) [preprint]

"Despair Endangers Dadaab Refugees as Smugglers Seize Their Moment," The Guardian, 9 Jan. 2019 [text]

GameChangers 2018: Venezuelan Migration a New Gold Mine for Organized Crime (InSight Crime, Jan. 2019) [text]

"The Human Rights Implications of Australian and Indonesian Anti-Smuggling Laws," International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, vol 4, no. 4, 2018 [preprint]

"Human Smuggling Industry Cashes in on U.S. Asylum-seekers," PBS, 9 March 2019 [access]
- Follow link for video and transcript.

Human Smuggling under Risk: Evidence From the Mediterranean (SSRN, July 2018; posted Jan. 2019) [text]

"Morally Evaluating Human Smuggling: The Case of Migration to Europe," Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Latest Articles, 28 Sept. 2018 [open access]

Projecting European Penal Power Beyond Europe: Humanitarian War on Migrant Smuggling in West Africa (Border Criminologies Blog, March 2019) [text]

"Refugees at High Risk of Kidnapping in Horn of Africa, Research Reveals," The Guardian, 9 Jan. 2019 [text]

"Rescue a Refugee: Get Charged With Trafficking?," New Republic, 5 March 2019 [text]

"Research Trends on Human Trafficking: A Bibliometric Analysis Using Scopus Database," Globalization and Health, 14:106 (Nov. 2018) [open access]

Taking Root: The Complex Economics of the Global Smuggling Economy (Mixed Migration Centre, Jan. 2019) [text]

"We are the ones they come to when nobody can help": Afghan Smugglers’ Perceptions of Themselves and Their Communities, Migration Research Series, no. 56 (IOM, March 2019) [text]

With Ethiopia’s Border Now Open, Why are Eritreans Still Fleeing to Sudan? (African Arguments, Jan. 2019 [text]

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Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling (7 Jan. 2019)

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Regional Focus: Asia

Opportunity:

Course: 2019 South Asia Short Course on Refugee Rights and Advocacy, Kathmandu, 13-17 June 2019 [info]
- Application deadline extended to 1 April 2019.

News:

UNHCR Says Ethnic Chin Refugees May Require Continued International Protection as Security Situation Worsens in Myanmar (UNHCR, March 2019) [text]
- Note: UNHCR had announced in June 2018 that Chin refugees were no longer in need of refugee status. See also related video from R.AGE which "explains 'cessation', and how the recent cessation process for Chin refugees is not in accordance with UNHCR's guidelines for cessation."

Afghanistan:

 "Dignity among the Displaced in Jalalabad, Afghanistan," Case study in Dignity in Displacement (ODI, March 2019) [text]
- Scroll to p. 3.

Distant Dreams: Understanding the Aspirations of Afghan Returnees (Mixed Migration Centre, Jan. 2019) [text]
- See also related press release.

No Reason for Returns to Afghanistan, Policy Note (ECRE, Feb. 2019) [text]
- See also related editorial in the ECRE Weekly Bulletin.

Survey of Affected People and Humanitarian Staff in Afghanistan, Round 2 (Ground Truth Solutions, March 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

UNHCR’s Voluntary Repatriation Programme for Afghan Refugees Resumed (UNHCR, March 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related OCHA statistics.

Rohingya crisis:

"Briefing: How the Rohingya Crisis in Bangladesh is Changing (The New Humanitarian, 13 Feb. 2019 [text]

"Displaced Rohingya Children at High Risk for Mental Health Problems: Findings from Refugee Camps within Bangladesh," Child: Care, Health and Development, vol. 45, no. 1 (Jan. 2019) [free full-text]

*"Exclusive: U.N. Draws up Plans to 'Facilitate' Rohingya Relocation to Island," Reuters, 23 March 2019 [text]

Extreme Weather and Disaster Preparedness in the Rohingya Refugee Response: 2018 Cyclone Preparedness Lessons Learnt (UNDP et al., March 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"International Concern over the Relocation of Rohingya Refugees to a Remote Island," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 14 March 2019 [text]

Land Confiscation is Latest Barrier to Return for Myanmar’s Displaced (Refugees Deeply, March 2019) [text]

The Rakhine Crisis: Role of ASEAN, RSIS Commentary, no. 030 (Nanyang Technological Univ., Feb. 2019) [text]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/40/68 (UN Human Rights Council, March 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Situation of Human Rights of Rohingya in Rakhine State, Myanmar, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/40/37 (UN Human Rights Council, March 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Systematic Feedback from Rohingya and Host Communities in Bangladesh Project (Ground Truth Solutions, 2019) [access]
- Follow link for bulletins and survey results under the second round of data collection.

UNHCR’s International Protection Chief in Bangladesh for Talks on Seeking Solutions and Sustaining Support to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis (UNHCR, March 2019) [text]
- See also related AFP article.

United Nations Seeks US$920 Million for Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis in 2019 (IOM & UNHCR, Feb. 2019) [text]

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Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific (9 Feb. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Events & Opportunities: A Few More March & April 2019

Discussion panel: Reporting on Migration from Obama to Trump, Denver, 22 March 2019 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

CFP: Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration [info]
- Submission deadline is 24 March 2019.

Call for expressions of interest: Evaluations of UK Home Office Country Information Products [info]
- Reviewers sought for specific Ethiopia and Jamaica reports as well as for coverage of sexual orientation and gender identity issues in country products. Apply by 26 March 2019.

Discussion panel: Dignity in Displacement: From Rhetoric to Reality, Geneva, 27 March 2019 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

Lecture: US Immigration Policy in the Trump Era: What's New for Refugees?, Cairo, 27 March 2019 [info]

Seminar: Asylum and the Alliance: How the United States and Australia Negotiate Refugee Protection, Washington, DC, 27 March 2019 [info]

Course: 2019 South Asia Short Course on Refugee Rights and Advocacy, Kathmandu, 13-17 June 2019 [info]
- Application deadline extended to 1 April 2019.

Lecture: Evolutions in International Refugee Law, Copenhagen, 12 April 2019 [info]
- Register by 5 April 2019.

Job announcement: Junior Professional Officers, UNHCR [info]
- Ten positions are available. Apply by 7 April 2019.

Seminar: The Egyptian Legal Framework of Combating Smuggling on Migrants, Cairo, 9 April 2019 [info]

Seminar: Withholding Protection?, New York, 18 April 2019 [info]
- Focus is on the U.S.

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: Even More March 2019/New April 2019

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 2 (U.S.)

DHS Secretary Denies Responsibility for Family Separation, Asks Congress to Limit Asylum Protections (Immigration Impact Blog, March 2019) [text]
- See also earlier related blog post.

Families Hit Hardest by State Department Visa Denial Uptick (Immigration Impact Blog, March 2019) [text]

"Integration of Unaccompanied Migrant Youth in the United States: A Call for Research," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 45, no. 2 (2019) [full-text via Binghamton Univ. IR]

"Judge: Immigration Must Account for Thousands More Migrant Kids Split up from Parents," NPR, 9 March 2019 [text]
- See also related Vox article.

Newly Arriving Families Not Main Reason for Immigration Court's Growing Backlog (TRAC, March 2019) [text]

*Part of Us: A Data-Driven Look at Children of Immigrants (Urban Institute, March 2019) [text]

"A Primer on Family Reunification/Chain Migration," Georgetown Immigration Law Journal Online, Issue no. 2018 [full-text]

Visualizing Trends for Children of Immigrants (Urban Institute, updated March 2019) [access]
- See also related NBC News article.

"Why Border Crossings are at an 11-year High, Explained in 500 Words," Vox, 6 March 2019 [text]

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Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1 (22 March 2019)

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