30 April 2019

Open Access Round-up: 30 April 2019

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

Green Open Access [info]

"The Ambiguous Authority of a ‘Surrogate State’: UNHCR’s Negotiation of Asylum in the Complexities of Migration in Southeast Asia," Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales (Forthcoming, 2019)
- The postprint version of this article is currently under embargo.

"Empathy is Hard Work: People Choose to Avoid Empathy Because of Its Cognitive Costs," Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Advance Online Publication, 17 April 2019
- Preprint version of article.

"An Empirical Study of Political Control Over Immigration Adjudication," Georgetown Law Journal (Forthcoming, 2019)
- Preprint version of article.

"Imminence in Refugee and Human Rights Law: A Misplaced Notion for International Protection," International Comparative Law Quarterly, vol. 68, no. 1 (2019)
- Preprint version of article.

Lessons Learned: The Longitudinal Effects of Austria’s Labor Market Integration Policies on Bosnian Refugees (SocArXiv, April 2019)
- Preprint version of article.

"The Politics of Expertise and Ignorance in the Field of Migration Management," Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, OnlineFirst, 25 April 2019
- Postprint version of article.

"Practitioner Review: Mental Health Problems of Refugee Children and Adolescents and Their Management," Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Early View, 13 Dec. 2018
- The postprint version of this article is currently under embargo.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles:

"A Cash-based Intervention and the Risk of Acute Malnutrition in Children Aged 6-59 Months Living in Internally Displaced Persons Camps in Mogadishu, Somalia: A Non-randomised Cluster Trial," PLoS Medicine 15(10): e1002684 (Oct. 2018)

"Child Marriage of Female Syrian Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon: A Literature Review," Global Health Action, vol. 12, no. 1 (2019)

EU Readmission Agreements as Tools for Fighting Irregular Migration: An Appraisal Twenty Years on from the Tampere European Council,” Freedom, Security & Justice: European Legal Studies, no. 1 (2019)

"Governing Asylum with (or without) Solidarity? The Difficult Path of Relocation Schemes, Between Enforcement and Contestation," Freedom, Security & Justice: European Legal Studies, no. 1 (2019)

"Health Examinations of Child Migrants in Europe: Screening or Assessment of Healthcare Needs?," BMJ Paediatrics Open, vol. 3, no. 1 (March 2019)

"Host Country Responses to Non-communicable Diseases amongst Syrian Refugees: A Review," Conflict and Health, 13:8 (March 2019)

"Rapid Migrations and Dynamics of Citizen Response," Royal Society Open Science, vol. 6, no. 3 (March 2019)

"Trauma-focused Group Intervention for Unaccompanied Young Refugees: 'Mein Weg'—Predictors of Treatment Outcomes and Sustainability of Treatment Effects," Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 13:18 (April 2019)

"Unwelcome Immigrants: Sources of Opposition to Different Immigrant Groups among Europeans," Frontiers in Sociology, 12 April 2019

"Using Livelihoods to Support Primary Health Care for South Sudanese Refugees in Kiryandongo, Uganda," South Sudan Medical Journal, vol. 12, no. 2 (2019)

Journals:

Disasters, vol. 43, no. S3 (April 2019)
- Special issue on "Resilience from the Ground Up," with 8 articles.

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, vol. 1, no. 1 (2019)
- Inaugural issue, with 10 articles.

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Error Rates for Unvalidated Medical Age Assessment Procedures," International Journal of Legal Medicine, vol. 133, no. 2 (March 2019)

Law Reviews

"Language as a Canary: The Role of Language in the Refugee Regime," Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, vol. 56, no. 4 (2018)

"Pereira v. Sessions: A Jurisdictional Surprise for Immigration Courts," Columbia Human Rights Law Review, vol. 50, no. 2 (Winter 2019)

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

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: General

Colloquium on Social Justice, Solidarity, and Forced Migration, New Haven, CT, 7 March 2019 [info]
- Follow link for meeting report and podcasts.

"Empathy is Hard Work: People Choose to Avoid Empathy Because of Its Cognitive Costs," Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Advance Online Publication, 17 April 2019 [preprint]
- See also related Pacific Standard article.

Escape from Violence: Still a Perilous Journey for Refugees (Chr. Michelsen Institute, April 2019) [text]

GCM Indicators: Objective 21: Cooperate in Facilitating Safe and Dignified Return and Readmission, as Well as Sustainable Reintegration (RLI Blog, April 2019) [text]

The Global Compact on Refugees: A Cause for Celebration or a Missed Opportunity? (McGill Univ., April 2019) [text]

"Global Migration Crisis," Justice, no. 62 (Winter 2018-2019) [SSRN]
- "The paper provides ten reasons why international migration has become associated with 'crisis'."

"Introduction: The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance," Chapter in The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance (Forthcoming, June 2019) [free full-text via MPC]

Migrant Rights Database, Working Paper, no. 34 (KNOMAD, July 2018) [text]

Migrants and the Media: What Shapes the Narratives on Immigration in Different Countries (The Conversation, April 2019) [text]

Paris? Melbourne? Public Housing Doesn’t Just Look the Same, It’s Part of the Challenges Refugees Face (The Conversation, April 2019) [text]

"The Politics of Expertise and Ignorance in the Field of Migration Management," Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, OnlineFirst, 25 April 2019 [postprint]
- Note: Apparently, the published version of this article is in the process of being made available as Open Access.

Quarterly Mixed Migration Update: Middle East & Eastern Mediterranean, Quarter 1, 2019 (Mixed Migration Centre, April 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Rapid Migrations and Dynamics of Citizen Response," Royal Society Open Science, vol. 6, no. 3 (March 2019) [open access]

"Recovering the Political Will to Protect," Remarks made at ASIL Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 28 March 2019 [text]

Research at the International Rescue Committee: Looking Back on 2018, Looking Forward in 2019 (IRC, April 2019) [text]

"Secretary-General Appoints Volker Türk of Austria Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination in His Executive Office," UN News, 18 April 2019 [text]

[Some Major Refugee and Migration Research Projects] [access]
- List provided by Jeff Crisp on Twitter.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (10 April 2019)

Tagged Publications. 

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

30,000 More Seasonal Worker Visas to Become Available after a Bipartisan Push (Immigration Impact, April 2019) [text]

The Benefits That Places Like Dayton, Ohio, Reap by Welcoming Immigrants (The Conversation, April 2019) [text]

Callous and Calculated: Longer Work Authorization Bar Endangers Lives of Asylum Seekers and Their Families (Human Rights First, April 2019) [text]

"Do Immigrants Give or Take More in New York and the Capital Region?," Times Union, 6 April 2019 [text]

From Managing Decline to Building the Future: Could a Heartland Visa Help Struggling Regions? (Economic Innovation Group, April 2019) [text]

Immigrants Prevented or Minimized Population Loss in a Fifth of U.S. Counties (Pew Stateline Blog, April 2019) [text]

Immigrants’ Taxes Help Save the Social Security System (Immigration Impact Blog, April 2019) [text]

Record Low U.S. Birth Rate and Retirements Will Result in Contracting U.S. Prosperity, If Unaddressed (Immigration Impact Blog, April 2019) [text]

"Utah Faces a Labor Shortage as Refugee Resettlement Declines," KUER, 17 April 2019 [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 1 (30 April 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 1

The Canadian Express Entry System for Selecting Economic Immigrants: Progress and Persistent Challenges (Migration Policy Institute, April 2019) [text]

The Economic Impact of Granting Refugees in Malaysia the Right to Work, Policy Paper, no. 60 (Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs, April 2019) [text]

Employers Wary of Hiring Refugees and Migrants to Help Fill Shortages Need Help Understanding the Law (The Conversation, April 2019) [text]
- Focuses on the UK.

Forced Migration and Human Capital: Evidence from Post-WWII Population Transfers, CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12975 (Centre for Economic Policy Research, Oct. 2018) [abstract]
- See also earlier related paper.

Integrating Refugees into the Labour Market: How can the EU Better Support Employers?, EPC Discussion Paper (European Policy Centre, Feb. 2019) [text]

Investing in Refugee Talent: Lessons Learned in Labour Market Integration (Hire Immigrants, 2019) [text]
- Highlights "best practices from cities in Canada, Germany, Sweden and Australia."

Lessons Learned: The Longitudinal Effects of Austria’s Labor Market Integration Policies on Bosnian Refugees (SocArXiv, April 2019) [preprint]

"Making Italy: Afro-Italian Entrepreneurs and the Racial Boundaries of Citizenship," Social & Cultural Geography, 22 Feb. 2019 [Academia]

Migration and Remittances (World Bank, April 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Nordic Integration and Settlement Policies for Refugees: A Comparative Analysis of Labour Market Integration Outcomes (Nordic Council of Ministers, April 2019) [text]
- See also related news story in the Nordic Labour Journal.

Refugees and the UK Labour Market (COMPAS, April 2019) [text]

Third Meeting of the Council on Economic Participation for Refugees, Canberra, 11-12 April 2019 [info]
- Follow link for meeting documents and summary of discussion.

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 1 (11 April 2019)
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 2 (Europe, Jordan) (11 April 2019)

Tagged Publications.

29 April 2019

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2

Reports & journal article:

Allowing CBP to Conduct Credible Fear Interviews Undermines Safeguards to Protect Refugees (Human Rights First, April 2019) [text]

Barred at the Border: Wait “Lists” Leave Asylum Seekers in Peril at Texas Ports of Entry (Human Rights First, April 2019) [text]

Can the President Close the Border? Relevant Laws and Considerations (Congressional Research Service, April 2019) [text]

"Despite Flurry of Actions, Trump Administration Faces Constraints in Achieving Its Immigration Agenda," Migration Information Source, 25 April 2019 [text]

"An Empirical Study of Political Control Over Immigration Adjudication," Georgetown Law Journal (Forthcoming, 2019) [preprint]

"'I’m in Danger': Migrant Parents Face Violence in Mexico under New Trump Policy," Texas Monthly, 25 April 2019 [text]

Majority of New Family Immigration Court Cases Already in Sanctuary Cities (TRAC, April 2019) [text]

"Pereira v. Sessions: A Jurisdictional Surprise for Immigration Courts," Columbia Human Rights Law Review, vol. 50, no. 2 (Winter 2019) [full-text]
- An earlier and shorter version of this article appeared in the law review's online content.

Practice Advisory: Asylum Seekers Stranded in Mexico Because of the Trump Administration’s Restrictive Policies - Firm Resettlement Considerations (CLINIC, April 2019) [text]

"Who is a Refugee," Harvard Political Review, 8 April 2019 [text]

Multimedia:

Is U.S.-Mexico Cooperation on Migration Possible?, Washington, DC, 16 April 2019 [info]
- Follow link for video.

This Immigration Judge Has a Fix for Immigration Courts (Slate's What Next, April 2019) [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (29 April 2019)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1

Media:

"How Trump’s Attorneys General are Transforming U.S. Immigration Law," Reuters, 17 April 2019 [text]

"'I Don’t Want to Die': Asylum Seekers, Once in Limbo, Face Deportation under Trump," New York Times, 21 April 2019 [text]

"A Snapshot of Where Migrants Go after Release into the United States," Washington Post, 13 April 2019 [text]

Explainers:

How the U.S. Legal Immigration System Works (Migration Policy Institute, April 2019) [text]

"What is Asylum and Who Can Seek It? Explaining Trump’s New Restrictions," New York Times, 17 April 2019 [text]

Blog posts:

A Better Approach to "Unable or Unwilling" Analysis? (Jeffrey S. Chase Blog, April 2019) [text]

How Hispanics Really Feel about Trump (The Conversation, April 2019) [text]

Internal BIA Documents on Processing of Appeals and Motions (Hoppock Law Firm, April 2019) [text]
- Note: Additional observations re. these BIA docs are provided on Matthew Hoppock's Twitter feed.

Lessons from History on US Border Policy (Human Rights Watch, April 2019) [text]

Love the Refugee, Hate the Group: The Troublesome Precedent of Halim (RefLaw Blog, April 2019) [text]

The ‘NO BAN’ Act: A Needed Check on Presidential Decision-Making (Just Security Blog, April 2019) [text]

What Does the 1967 Protocol Have to Say about the Legal Obligations That the United States Owes to Asylum Seekers? (Notice & Comment Blog, April 2019) [text]

Why the White House’s Measures to Curb Visa Overstays are Inadequate (Immigration Impact Blog, April 2019) [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (15 April 2019)
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2 (15 April 2019)

Tagged Publications. 


26 April 2019

New Issues of AILA Law J., Br. J. Mid. East. Stud., Disasters, J. Humanit. Aff., Migr. Lett., Migr. Pol. Pract., Ref. Watch, Rural 21

AILA Law Journal, vol. 1, no. 1 (April 2019) [contents] [info]
- Inaugural issue "includes seven law review articles covering timely topics about the rapidly changing landscape of immigration by some of the country's leading experts, including pieces on the renunciation of U.S. citizenship, Central American asylum seekers, extraordinary ability adjudications, travel ban waivers, and more." Free to AILA members; non-AILA members click here for access.

British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, vol. 46, no. 2 (2019) [contents]
- Special issue on "Diasporas from the Middle East: Displacement, Transnational Identities and Homeland Politics." The introduction is freely available.

Disasters, vol. 43, no. S3 (April 2019) [open access]
- Special issue on "Resilience from the Ground Up."

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, vol. 1, no. 1 (2019) [open access]
- "This first issue of the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs looks at what the possible end of liberal order means for humanitarianism. How are changes in the international system affecting humanitarian institutions and cooperation? How is humanitarianism changing? How relevant are humanitarian ideas and practices today?"

Migration Letters, vol. 16, no. 2 (2019) [contents]
- Mix of articles, with some focusing variously on the economic impact of refugees in Kenya, the duties of refugees in host countries, Eritrean refugees in South Africa, property rights in Syria, and war orphans in Bosnia, among others.

Migration Policy Practice, vol. IX, no. 1 (Jan.-March 2019) [full-text]
- This issue "seeks to present challenges, opportunities, existing practices and policy implications in the field of return and reintegration."

Refugee Watch: A South Asian Journal on Forced Migration, nos. 51&52 (June-Dec. 2018) [full-text]
- Mix of articles, with several focusing on the Rohingya and on climate/environmental issues.

Rural 21: The International Journal for Rural Development, vol. 53, no. 1 (2019) [full-text]
- Theme of this issue is "The Nexus: Joining Forces - Peace-building, Humanitarian Assistance and Development Co-operation."

Tagged Periodicals.

25 April 2019

Tip: News Sources

Source: WikiMedia Commons
How does one keep up with the news? While I do include media references in many of my posts, I never intended for this blog to be a resource for all the latest news since there are so many other great reporting services available. I have listed a handful below, all of which provide global coverage.

But first, some news about two news services:
- Two years after its launch, Refugees Deeply has been discontinued due to resource constraints. Visitors can continue to read its in-depth reporting, insightful analysis and commentary.
- The longstanding humanitarian news service IRIN recently re-branded itself as "The New Humanitarian." Read this Q&A on the Humanitarian News Research Network for more information.

News services:

All the major media outlets report on humanitarian and migration developments. However, some news agencies focus more exclusively on these issues, including:
InterPress Service News Agency: Serves as a "communication channel that privileges the voices and the concerns of the poorest and creates a climate of understanding, accountability and participation around development, promoting a new international information order between the South and the North."
- The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN): "An independent, non-profit newsroom reporting from the heart of conflicts, disasters and other crises."
- Thomson Reuters Foundation News (formerly AlertNet): "Our global editorial team...covers the world’s under-reported stories at the heart of aid, development, women’s and LGBT+ rights, human trafficking, property rights, climate change and social innovation."

News disseminators (organized by frequency):

- Twitter: The perfect vehicle for very frequent news sharing! Follow Jeff Crisp for a steady stream of links to key news stories.
- Refugee Brief: A daily summary of displacement news from UNHCR; sign up to receive the newsletter or browse issues online.
- Kaldor Centre: Sign up for their weekly news roundup via Mailchimp.
- Rights in Exile Newsletter: Produced monthly by the Rights in Exile Programme; includes links to news reports on countries of origin, countries of asylum, detention and deportation, and statelessness. Read issues online or subscribe.

News aggregators:

ecoi.net: Incorporates a variety of media reports into its country of origin information database; see which ones on their source list.
ReliefWeb: Includes Thomson Reuters Foundation News as one of its media sources; but also circulates IGO and NGO situation reports and flash updates on evolving humanitarian situations.

Avoiding fake news:

The reality today is that there are so many more false stories that make their way into the news stream. So for what it's worth, check out this infographic from the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) on "How to Spot Fake News." It's available in multiple languages! See also this related article on "Humanitarian Communication in a Post-Truth World."

Tagged Tips.

Regional Focus: Africa

Opportunity:

Invitation to participate: Africa Research Group, Online Community [info]
- Part of the Kaldor Centre's Emerging Scholars Network; read more about this group here. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

Publications:

"Burkina Faso, Part 1: Spreading Violence Triggers an ‘Unprecedented’ Crisis," The New Humanitarian, 17 April 2019 [text]

"Burkina Faso, Part 2: Communities Buckle as Conflict Ripples through the Sahel," The New Humanitarian, 18 April 2019 [text]

Financial Inclusion and Digital Cash Payments - Implementation Report: Oruchinga Refugee Settlement (UNHCR, Feb. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Niger, Part 3: Guns Won’t Win the War," The New Humanitarian, 15 April 2019 [text]

Quarterly Mixed Migration Update: East Africa & Yemen, Quarter 1, 2019 (Mixed Migration Centre, April 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Quarterly Mixed Migration Update: West Africa, Quarter 1, 2019 (Mixed Migration Centre, April 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Restoring Dignity and Self Reliance in the World's Longest Displacement Crisis (UNDP Blog, April 2019) [text]
- Discusses the Nairobi Declaration and addressing the Somali refugee situation.

Strengthening Protection and Solutions for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in West Africa is Critical in Response to Mixed Population Flows, say ECOWAS and UNHCR (ECOWAS, April 2019) [text]

UNHCR Position on Returns to South Sudan, Update II (UNHCR, April 2019) [text]

UNHCR Welcomes Ethiopia Law Granting More Rights to Refugees (UNHCR, Jan. 2019) [text]
- The text of the proclamation is available here. See also related UNHCR note about additional provisions in the law and an in-depth overview from the Africa Portal.

"Using Livelihoods to Support Primary Health Care for South Sudanese Refugees in Kiryandongo, Uganda," South Sudan Medical Journal, vol. 12, no. 2 (2019) [open access]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (11 April 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

24 April 2019

Regional Focus: MENA - Libya, Iraqis, Syrians

News on migrants/refugees caught up in Tripoli fighting (in chronological order):

"Who Will Help the 600,000 Migrants and Refugees in Libya?," The New Humanitarian, 18 April 2019 [text]

UNHCR Evacuates Refugees in Libya to Niger Amid Tripoli Fighting (UNHCR, 19 April 2019) [text]

"Tripoli Chaos Closes in on the City’s Civilians," The New Humanitarian, 22 April 2019 [text]

"Libya: Detained Refugees Shot as Clashes Near Tripoli Continue," Al Jazeera, 23 April 2019 [text]

Tripoli Clashes Situational Report, no. 16 (OCHA, 23 April 2019) [text]
- See previous editions on ReliefWeb.

"How Will Clashes in Libya Affect Refugees Hoping to Reach Europe?," Al Jazeera, 24 April 2019 [text]

Libya: Horrific Attack Targeting Refugees and Migrants at Detention Centre Must be Investigated as a War Crime (Amnesty International, 24 April 2019) [text]

*"UN Evacuates Refugees from Tripoli Detention Center," VOA News, 24 April 2019) [text]
- See also related UNHCR press release.

Publications:

These titles all focus on either IDPs in Iraq and/or Syrian refugees and IDPs.

The Dignity of Humanitarian Migrants: Explaining Migrants Destination Choice (Maggie Peters, 2019?) [text]
- Reports results of a survey of Syrian and Iraqi IDPs as well as refugees in Turkey and Jordan. See also related post in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage.

"The Ethical Challenges of Field Research in the Syrian Refugee Crisis," MENA Politics Newsletter, vol. 2, no. 1 (Spring 2019) [text]

Everyday Sites of Violence and Conflict: Exploring Memories in Mosul and Tel Afar (IOM, April 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Host Country Responses to Non-communicable Diseases amongst Syrian Refugees: A Review," Conflict and Health, 13:8 (March 2019) [open access]

Intentions Survey (CCCM Cluster & REACH, Feb. 2019)
- Based on research undertaken in Iraq on intentions to return, see national level findings for IDPs in formal camps, findings for IDPs in formal camps in Anbar governorate, and findings for all IDPs in formal camps that reported originating from Anbar governorate

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

Protracted Displacement Study: An In-Depth Analysis of the Main Districts of Displacement (IOM, April 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Focus is on Iraq.

Protracted Displacement Study: An In-Depth Analysis of the Main Districts of Origin (IOM, April 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Focus is on Iraq.

Reasons to Remain (Part 2): Determinants of IDP Integration into Host Communities in Iraq (IOM, April 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Note: Part 1 is available here.

To Stay or to Leave? Displacement Decisions During Rebel Governance (SSRN, April 2019) [text]
- Focuses on Iraq.

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (12 April 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (Elections)

The next elections for members of the European Parliament will take place 23-26 May 2019 - what impact will the migration debate have on the outcome? Check out these resources for more information.

Events:

Europe’s Turning Point on Migration? Politics, Policy and Predictions Ahead of the 2019 Elections, Brussels, 7 May 2019 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

European Elections 2019: Is the Migration Challenge the Ultimate Threat to the European Solidarity?, Brussels, 22 May 2019 [info]

Publications:

"Editorial: Countering the Far Right Has to Continue in Election Countdown," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 19 April 2019 [text]

Impact of Public Attitudes to Migration on the Political Environment in the Euro-Mediterranean Region (Observatory of Public Attitudes on Migration, April 2019) [text]
- This report in part considers "how salience—both in terms of the perceived most important issues affecting one’s country and the EU—has affected past European Parliamentary elections, in terms of the percentage of seats won by radical right parties, and what this tells us about future electoral results."

A Majority of Europe's Voters do not Consider Migration to be the Most Important Issue, According to Major New Poll (ECFR Blog, April 2019) [text]

"Migration and Schengen," Part III in Yes, We Should! EU Priorities for 2019-2024 (European Policy Center, April 2019) [text]

A Vote on the Future for Europe’s Refugees (InfoMigrants, April 2019) [text]

Campaigns:

The Power of Vote (Jesuit Refugee Service) [access]
- "At JRS, we believe that the most fundamental resource in Europe today is our vote and call on European citizens to stand up for the future of the EU and the fate of asylum seekers in Europe." See also related news release.

Your Vote, Our Future (ECRE) [access]
- "It is time to oppose the far-right populists and fight for a Europe respecting human dignity and fundamental rights – the European Parliament elections provide this opportunity and every vote counts!"

Web sites/pages:

European Elections: Migration (Politico) [access]

UNHCR’s Seven Key Calls to European Parliament Candidates (UNHCR) [access]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (24 April 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.


Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

Events & opportunities:

CFP: "From Tampere 20 to Tampere 2.0: Towards a New Programme (2020-2024) for EU Migration and Asylum Policies 20 Years after the Tampere Conclusions?, Helsinki, 24-25 October 2019 [info]
- Submission deadline is 10 May 2019.

Conference: Migration Between Africa and Europe: Knowledge Production, Attitudes and Governance, Florence, 23-24 May 2019 [info]

Publications:

"Bell Tolls for EU Asylum Reforms," EU Observer, 10 April 2019 [text]

Beyond the Peak: Challenges Remain, but Migration Numbers Drop (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, March 2019) [text]

"Briefing: What’s Behind Talk of a ‘Migratory Crisis’ in Spain," The New Humanitarian, 23 April 2019 [text]

Common European Asylum System: Achievements during the Legislative Term 2014-2019 (European Parliament, April 2019) [text]

Country Reports (AIDA, April 2019)
- Updated profiles are available for Germany, Italy, Portugal and Sweden.

“EU Readmission Agreements as Tools for Fighting Irregular Migration: An Appraisal Twenty Years on from the Tampere European Council,” Freedom, Security & Justice: European Legal Studies, no.1 (2019) [open access]

*Europe: Dead and Missing at Sea (UNHCR, April 2019) [infographic]

European Border and Coast Guard: The EU Force of Securitisation in Migration Governance (RLI Blog, April 2019) [text]

"Governing Asylum with (or without) Solidarity? The Difficult Path of Relocation Schemes, Between Enforcement and Contestation," Freedom, Security & Justice: European Legal Studies, no.1 (2019) [open access]

A Local Turn for European Refugee Politics: Recommendations for Strengthening Municipalities and Local Communities in Refugee and Asylum Policy of the EU (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, March 2019) [text]

"Romania Drafts EU Code on NGO Migrant Rescues," EU Observer, 18 April 2019 [text]

Third Annual Report on the Facility for Refugees in Turkey (European Commission, April 2019) [access]

UNHCR Comments on the European Commission's Proposal for an Asylum Procedures Regulation (UNHCR, April 2019) [text]

"Unwelcome Immigrants: Sources of Opposition to Different Immigrant Groups among Europeans," Frontiers in Sociology, 12 April 2019 [open access]

*UPDATED

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

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

22 April 2019

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Publications:

2015-2018 Impact Study Report (ICVA, Feb. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Action Learning in Humanitarian Response: Concept Note (ALNAP, April 2019) [text]
- See also related call for Steering Group members.

Dans le Business de l’Humanitaire: Doit-on Tirer Profit des Réfugiés? (The Conversation, April 2019) [text]

Development Aid Drops in 2018, Especially to Neediest Countries (OECD, April 2019) [text]
- See also related Thomson Reuters Foundation News article.

"From the Ground Up: Inside the Push to Reshape Aid," The New Humanitarian, 21 March 2019 [text]

The Principled Aid Index (ODI, March 2019) [access]
- See also related research papers & data, infographic and video.

Remittances in Humanitarian Crises (ODI, March 2019) [text]

Rural 21: The International Journal for Rural Development, vol. 53, no. 1 (2019) [full-text]
- Theme of this issue is "The Nexus: Joining Forces - Peace-building, Humanitarian Assistance and Development Co-operation."

The Solutions Capital Initiative: Realizing the Potential of Multi-Year, Multi-Partner Planning (UNHCR, Nov. 2018; posted March 2019) [text]

Step-by-Step Practical Guide for Humanitarian Needs Overviews, Humanitarian Response Plans and Updates (OCHA, April 2019) [text]

Multimedia:

How to Make the Humanitarian System Fit-for-purpose: A Bottom-up Approach, London, 28 March 2019 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

The Humanitarian-Development Nexus: A Political Economy Approach, London, 2 April 2019 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Taking Humanitarian Accountability to the Next Level, London, 4 April 2019 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Web site:

Humanitarian Library: The Global Hub for Humanitarian and Development Knowledge (Shelter Centre) [access]
- "The Humanitarian Library is designed as a global clearinghouse for regional humanitarian knowledge. As a user-oriented resource, it is designed to be the first reference for both sharing and searching for field-relevant documents. The resource is as useful as our global community of local actors makes it. The more relevant documents are shared, the more the library will be of use overall. The more documents have feedback from users, the more others can refer to the most pertinent resources."

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance - Pt. 1 (21 March 2019)
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance - Pt. 2 (21 March 2019)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

17 April 2019

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

Event:

Rethinking the “Regional” in Refugee Law and Policy, 4th Annual Refugee Law Initiative Conference, University of London, 3-5 June 2019 [info]
- A draft programme is now available.

Publications:

Constitution of the International Association of Refugee and Migration Judges (IARMJ, Nov. 2018) [text via Refworld]

The Global Compacts: What Will They Mean? (Kaldor Centre, April 2019) [access]
- Provides link to special edition of the International Journal of Refugee Law (IJRL).

"Imminence in Refugee and Human Rights Law: A Misplaced Notion for International Protection," International Comparative Law Quarterly, vol. 68, no. 1 (2019) [preprint]

International Humanitarian Law and Humanitarian Action in Security Council Spotlight (IPI Global Observatory, April 2019) [text]

"International Law, Diplomatic Asylum and Julian Assange," Pursuit, 14 April 2019 [text]

"Language as a Canary: The Role of Language in the Refugee Regime," Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, vol. 56, no. 4 (2018) [full-text]

New Wars, Ever Escalating Crises, and Exclusion (RLI Blog, April 2019) [text]

Proceedings of the 112th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Washington, DC, 4-7 April 2018 [free full-text]
- Theme was "International Law in Practice." See esp. panel on "International Law and the Global Governance of Migration" (scroll down) and panel on "Humanitarian Access in Armed Conflict."

[Research on the Travaux Préparatoires of the 1967 Protocol] (Notice & Comment Blog, March & April 2019)
- What Does the 1967 Protocol Have to Say about the Legal Obligations That the United States Owes to Asylum Seekers? [text]
- Negotiating the 1967 Protocol in the Midst of the Cold War [text]
- Note: Two previous posts by this author can be accessed here.

The UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement: The Extent to Which the Protection of IDPs Has Been Advanced (RLI Blog, April 2019) [text]

Multimedia:

The Arc of Protection: Reforming the International Refugee Regime, London, 14 March 2019 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Emerging Immigration Scholars Conference, Los Angeles, 15-16 Feb. 2019 [info]
- Follow link to access video of the two plenary sessions, the first on "The New Migration Law: A Roadmap for an Uncertain Future" and the second on "A Conversation on Refugee Flows and Human Rights."

International vs. National Protection for Refugees: Diverging Trends?, Washington, DC, 10 April 2019 [info]
- Follow link for video.

Related posts:
- News: 4th Edition of the UNHCR Handbook (16 April 2019)
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (14 March 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Regional Focus: Americas

Are the Canadian and U.S. Refugee/Asylum Processes Really “Similar Enough”? How the New Refugee Bar in Bill C-97 is Based on a Misunderstanding of U.S. Asylum Law (Insightful Immigration Blog, April 2019) [text]
- See also related BBC News article.

A Case Study in the Outsourcing of U.S. Border Control (Lawfare Blog, April 2019) [text]
- Focuses on Panama.

Hidden and Afraid: Venezuelans without Status or Protection on the Dutch Caribbean Island of Curaçao (Refugees International, April 2019) [text]

How Many Central Americans are Traveling North? (Lawfare Blog, March 2019) [text]

*IACHR and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons Welcome Decision for the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons in Mexico (IACHR, April 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Ontario’s Cuts to Legal Aid for Refugees: Racist, Xenophobic and Possibly Unconstitutional (The Conversation, April 2019) [text]

Quito III: What Regional Governments Must Do to Help Displaced Venezuelans (Refugees International, April 2019) [text]

What Will the White House’s Halt to Aid Mean for the Northern Triangle? Here’s What We Know (Center for Global Development Blog, April 2019) [text]

"Why Families by the Thousands are Fleeing Honduras for the U.S.," PBS NewsHour, 29 March 2019 [access]
- First in a four-part series on why Hondurans are leaving their country. Part 2 examines what is being done for those left behind, part 3 investigates what happens to Hondurans deported from the U.S., and part 4 looks at climate change's impact on Honduras.

A Year into Sociopolitical Crisis, Thousands of Nicaraguans Continue to Flee (UNHCR, April 2019) [text]
- See also related news briefing.

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (27 March 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Children - Pt. 1

Event:

Children of Immigrants and Child Welfare Systems: Key Policy and Practice, Webinar, 23 April 2019 [info]
- Focuses on the U.S.

Publications:

"Child Marriage of Female Syrian Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon: A Literature Review," Global Health Action, vol. 12, no. 1 (2019) [open access]

"Error Rates for Unvalidated Medical Age Assessment Procedures," International Journal of Legal Medicine, vol. 133, no. 2 (March 2019) [open access]

Family Incarceration Continues to Endanger Children, Impede Access to Legal Information & Waste Government Resources (Human Rights First, March 2019) [text]

The Future of Internally Displaced Children Starts Now (IDMC Blog, April 2019) [text]

Government Will Help 2,700 Central American Children Reunite with Their Families after Court Settlement (Immigration Impact Blog, April 2019) [text]

How Rohingya Refugee Children are Torn between Languages (Refugees Deeply, April 2019) [text]

*New Poll: Despite Partisan Divides on Immigration, Americans Oppose Family Separation (Lawfare Blog, April 2019) [text]

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the Implementation of Directive 2003/86/EC on the Right to Family Reunification (European Commission, March 2019) [text]

Tackling the Challenges of Child Marriage among Syrian Refugees (Washington Institute, March 2019) [text]

Youth and Mobility: Children and Youth on the Move across West and Central Africa in 2018 (IOM, April 2019) [text]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1 (22 March 2019)
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 2 (U.S.) (22 March 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Children - Pt. 2 (Health)

Health-related:

"A Cash-based Intervention and the Risk of Acute Malnutrition in Children Aged 6-59 Months Living in Internally Displaced Persons Camps in Mogadishu, Somalia: A Non-randomised Cluster Trial," PLoS Medicine 15(10): e1002684 (Oct. 2018) [open access]

*"For Refugee Children, Reading Helps Heal Trauma," New York Times, 17 April 2019 [text]

"Health Examinations of Child Migrants in Europe: Screening or Assessment of Healthcare Needs?," BMJ Paediatrics Open, vol. 3, no. 1 (March 2019) [open access]

Immigrant Children’s Health Declines Rapidly after Arrival in Canada (The Conversation, April 2019) [text]

Mitigating the Effects of Trauma among Young Children of Immigrants and Refugees: The Role of Early Childhood Programs (Migration Policy Institute, April 2019) [text]
- Listen also to related webinar recording.

"Practitioner Review: Mental Health Problems of Refugee Children and Adolescents and Their Management," Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Early View, 13 Dec. 2018 [postprint]
- Note: Access to this text is embargoed until 13 Dec. 2019.

"Trauma-focused Group Intervention for Unaccompanied Young Refugees: 'Mein Weg'—Predictors of Treatment Outcomes and Sustainability of Treatment Effects," Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 13:18 (April 2019) [open access]

*UPDATED

 Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children - Pt. 1 (17 April 2019)

Tagged Publications.

16 April 2019

News: 4th Edition of the UNHCR Handbook

For the fourth time, UNHCR has reissued its Handbook on Procedures and Criteria for Determining Refugee Status and Guidelines on International Protection under the 1951 Convention and the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees. The last time it did so was in Dec. 2011 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Convention; see this earlier post for more information.

The title of the handbook has been modified once again; previously, it was referred to as the "Handbook and Guidelines on"... . The text is otherwise unchanged, but there are now 13 guidelines included with the Handbook that serve to complement and update it. The Foreword also references the 2016 New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants and the Global Compact on Refugees.

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Asia - Pt. 2 (Query Response)

The request for information below was submitted to my blog in the form of a comment. No email address was provided so it was not possible for me to inquire about what specifically was of interest. As such, this is my rather generic reply, but I hope it is still helpful!

Query:
"I am focusing my research on boat refugee issue of South East Asia. I already collected some relevant articles. But, looking for more research articles/publications to get further information. Therefore, my request is, would you please refer Articles/Books that are related to refugee law and policy on Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia or any other South East Asian States; specially on - Rohingya refugee and maritime interdiction (push back to sea) by South East Asian states."

Response:
First, depending on whether or not you need an introduction to refugee law and policy in Asia, you might want to consult the Refugee Law Reader's section on the "Asian Framework for Refugee Protection." Navigate through it via the menu on the left. While you will not have access to everything without a login, there are some useful references to key readings by region and by individual country.

Another useful legal overview, "Refugee Protection in the Asia Pacific Region," is provided on the Rights in Exile Programme site. It also includes the email address for the relevant resource person, Dr. Savitri Taylor, should you have specific questions.

Second, I would recommend that you browse through my Asia-related posts, as these highlight current publications (reports, journal articles, blog posts, news stories) as I come across them, and most of them also include references to items that specifically focus on the Rohingya crisis. To get started, simply go to the most recent posting I prepared on "Asia" (which will be today's!), then click on the "related post" link at the bottom of that posting to be directed to the previous Asia posting, and so on. You will be able to continue following the "related post" links for a while, so that will keep you busy!

If there are specific countries you are particularly interested in (e.g., Thailand), select the relevant keyword (or "subject label") from the listing on the right side of my blog, and then browse through the posts that are displayed.

Third, some useful resources/organizations/people to either consult or contact for more information include:
- ReliefWeb (visit the special topic page on Mixed Maritime Movements in South-east Asia, or select a specific country to browse, e.g., BangladeshMyanmar, etc.) [web]
- Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) [web] [Facebook]
- Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM) [web]
- Online Burma/Myanmar Library (a rich archive of online materials) [web]


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia - Pt. 1 (16 April 2019)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.