31 July 2019

Open Access Round-up: 31 July 2019

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 30 June 2019. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

Articles:

"Abolish ICE...and Then What?," Yale Law Journal Forum (Forthcoming, 2019)
- Preprint version of article.

"Ethiopia's Refugee Policy Overhaul: Implications on the Out of Camp Regime and Rights to Residence, Movement and Engagement in Gainful Employment," Journal of Ethiopian Human Rights Law (Forthcoming, 2019)
- Preprint version of article.

"Learning to be Gay: LGBTQ Forced Migrant Identities and Narratives in Belgium," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 45, no. 7 (2019)
- Preprint version of article.

"A Prospect of Staying? Differentiated Access to Integration for Asylum Seekers in Germany," Ethnic and Racial Studies, Latest Articles, 8 July 2019
- Preprint version of article.

"Searching for Humanitarian Discretion in Immigration Enforcement: Reflections on a Year as an Immigration Attorney in the Trump Era," University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform (Forthcoming, 2019)
- Preprint version of article.

"The Shifting Categorization of Immigration Law," Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, vol. 58, no. 1 (Forthcoming, 2020)
- Preprint version of article.

"Understanding Immigration Detention: Causes, Conditions, and Consequences," Annual Review of Law and Social Science, vol. 15 (2019)
- Preprint version of article.

Book chapters:

"The Effects of Perceived Discrimination on Immigrant and Refugee Physical and Mental Health," Chapter in Advances in Medical Sociology, vol 19 (2019)
- Postprint version of chapter.

"Protecting Human Dignity Across and Within Borders: The Legal Regulation of International Migration in Europe," Chapter in The Right to a Dignified Existence in an International Context (Nomos, Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of chapter.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles, health-related:

"1-year Follow-up of the Mental Health and Stress Factors in Asylum-seeking Children and Adolescents Resettled in Germany," BMC Public Health, 19:908 (July 2019)

"Assessment of the Health Needs of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon and Syria’s Neighboring Countries," Conflict and Health, 13:31 (June 2019)

"Asylum Medicine: Standard and Best Practices," Health and Human Rights Journal, vol. 21, no. 1 (May 2019)

"Burden of Non-communicable Diseases among Syrian Refugees: A Scoping Review," BMC Public Health, 19:637 (May 2019)

"Health of Refugees and Migrants—Where Do We Stand and What Directions Should We Take?," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 16, no. 8 (April 2019)

"High Levels of Mortality, Exposure to Violence and Psychological Distress Experienced by the Internally Displaced Population of Ein Issa Camp Prior to and during Their Displacement in Northeast Syria, November 2017," Conflict and Health, 13:33 (July 2019)

"'The Highest Attainable Standard': The Right to Health for Refugees with Disabilities," Societies, vol. 9, no. 2 (April 2019)

"Humanitarian Health Programming and Monitoring in Inaccessible Conflict Settings: A Literature Review," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 4:9 (April 2019)

"The Impact of Conflict on Immunisation Coverage in 16 Countries," International Journal of Health Policy and Management, vol. 8, no. 4 (April 2019)

"Intersectoral and Integrated Approaches in Achieving the Right to Health for Refugees on Resettlement: A Scoping Review," BMJ Open, vol. 9, no. 7 (July 2019)

"Quality of Health Care for Refugees: A Systematic Review," BMC International Health and Human Rights, 19:20 (June 2019)

"Self-harm in the Australian Asylum Seeker Population: A National Records-based Study," SSM - Population Health, In Press, 15 July 2019

"A Systematic Literature Review of Reported Challenges in Health Care Delivery to Migrants and Refugees in High-income Countries: The 3C Model," BMC Public Health, 19:755 (June 2019)

Articles, other topics:

"The Asylum Seekers in Non-Metropolitan Areas in France: Between Temporary Integration and Leading to Autonomy - The Case of the Ambertois Territory," Social Sciences, vol. 8, no. 7 (July 2019)

"Ethical, Methodological, and Contextual Challenges in Research in Conflict Settings: The Case of Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon," Conflict and Health, 13:29 (June 2019)

"Communicating Migration: Pope Francis’ Strategy of Reframing Refugee Issues," Church, Communication and Culture, vol. 3 no. 2 (2018)

"Disability among Palestinian Elderly in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt): Prevalence and Associated Factors," BMC Public Health, 19:432 (April 2019)

"Do Immigrants Threaten US Public Safety?," Journal on Migration and Human Security, OnlineFirst, 2 July 2019

"The Effects of Immigration Enforcement on Faith-Based Organizations: An Analysis of the FEER Survey," Journal on Migration and Human Security, OnlineFirst, 12 June 2019

"Engaging Men to Promote Resilient Communities among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon," Intervention, Ahead of Print, 2019

"Es Cosa Suya: Entanglements of Border Externalization and African Transit Migration in Northern Costa Rica," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:27 (Dec. 2019)

"Formal Education of Asylum Seeker Children in Belgrade, Serbia: Expanded Meaning of Social Inclusion," Social Sciences, vol. 8, no. 7 (July 2019)

"Framing Statelessness and 'Belonging': Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh’s The Daily Star Newspaper," Pacific Journalism Review: Te Koakoa, vol. 25, nos. 1&2 (2019)

"The Impact of the Financial Crisis on European Attitudes Toward Immigration," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:24 (Dec. 2019)

"Integration in the Shadow of Austerity: Refugees in Newcastle upon Tyne," Social Sciences, vol. 8, no. 7 (July 2019)

"Labour Market Participation of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Brussels: Innovation and Institutional Complementarity," Brussels Studies, no. 135 (May 2019)

"Lost in Limbo? Navigating (Im)mobilities and Practices of Appropriation of Non-deportable Refugees in the Mediterranean Area," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:26 (June 2019)

"The Relational Dimension of Externalizing Border Control: Selective Visa Policies in Migration and Border Diplomacy," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:29 (July 2019)

"Rules Over Rights? Legal Aspects of the European Commission Recommendation for Resumption of Dublin Transfers of Asylum Seekers to Greece," German Law Journal, vol. 20, no. 5 (July 2019)

"A Safe Harbour or a Sinking Ship? On the Protection of Fundamental Rights of Asylum Seekers in Recent CJEU Judgments," European Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 11, no. 2 (2019)

"'Wir Schaffen Das!'? Spatial Pitfalls of Neighborhood-based Refugee Reception in Germany: A Case Study of Frankfurt-Rödelheim," Social Sciences, vol. 8, no. 5 (May 2019)

"Young Refugees in Education: The Particular Challenges of School Systems in Europe," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:28 (July 2019)

Journals:

Journal of Refugee & Global Health, vol. 2, no. 2 (2019)
- Includes four health-related articles.

Media and Communication, vol. 7, no. 2 (2019)
- Special issue with 13 articles on "Refugee Crises Disclosed: Intersections between Media, Communication and Forced Migration Processes."

Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 35, no. 1 (2019)
- Theme is "Racialized Refuge," with seven articles and six book reviews.

Social Inclusion, vol. 7, no. 2 (2019)
- Themed issue with 17 articles is "The European Refugee Controversy: Civil Solidarity, Cultural Imaginaries and Political Change."

Statelessness and Citizenship Review, vol. 1, no. 1 (2019)
- Inaugural issue with eight articles, several case notes and a book review.

Tilburg Law Review, vol. 24, no. 2 (2019)
- Special issue on citizenship and statelessness, with eight articles.

Hybrid Open Access [info]

Articles:

"Back in Time? A Temporal Autobiographical Approach to Afghan Return Migration," International Migration, Early View, 7 July 2019

"Health Needs and Access to Health Care: The Case of Syrian Refugees in Turkey," Public Health, vol. 172 (July 2019)

"Homemaking and Perpetual Liminality among Queer Refugees," Social & Cultural Geography, Latest Articles, 20 May 2019

"How to Improve Sustainability: The Critical Role of Education for Syrian Refugees," Development in Practice, vol. 29, no. 5 (2019)

"Humanitarians at Sea: Selective Emulation Across Migrant Rescue NGOs in the Mediterranean Sea," Contemporary Security Policy, vol. 40, no. 2 (2019)

"Identifying Trafficked Migrants and Refugees Along the Balkan Route: Exploring the Boundaries of Exploitation, Vulnerability and Risk," Crime, Law and Social Change, Latest Articles, 18 May 2019

"'If We Hadn’t Left … We Would Have All Died': Escaping Famine on the Greek Island of Chios, 1941–44," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 6 July 2019

"Labor Migrants as Political Leverage: Migration Interdependence and Coercion in the Mediterranean," International Studies Quarterly, vol. 62, no. 2 (June 2018)

"Mainstreaming Versus Alienation: Conceptualising the Role of Complexity in Migration and Diversity Policymaking," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 13 June 2019

"Miracles in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt and Refugees as 'Vanguard'," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 13 July 2019

"Mobility Hub or Hollow? Cross-border Travelling in the Mediterranean, 1995–2016," Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs, Early View, 23 July 2019

"Party Activism: The Permeability of the Asylum Protest Arena in Austria," Social Movement Studies, vol. 18, no. 4 (2019)

"The Resilience Potential of Different Refugee Reception Approaches Taken During the 'Refugee Crisis' in Amsterdam," Current Sociology, OnlineFirst, 21 March 2019

"Support for Collective Action against Refugees: The Role of National, European, and Global Identifications, and Autochthony Beliefs," European Journal of Social Psychology, Accepted Articles, 14 June 2019

"A Ticket to Mobility? Naturalisation and Subsequent Migration of Refugees after Obtaining Asylum in the Netherlands," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 26 June 2019

Book chapter:

"A European Field of Public Administration? Administrative Cooperation of Asylum Agencies in the Dublin System," Chapter 8 in Horizontal Europeanisation: The Transnationalisation of Daily Life and Social Fields in Europe (Routledge, April 2019)

Law Reviews

"The Asylum Makeover: Chevron Deference, the Self-Referral and Review Authority," Touro Law Review, vol. 35, no. 2 (2019)

"Child Migrants and America’s Evolving Immigration Mission," Harvard Human Rights Journal, vol. 32, no. 1 (2019)

"Detention as Deterrence," Stanford Law Review, Online Symposium, 11 March 2019

"Identifying Limits to Immigration Detention Transfers and Venue," Stanford Law Review, vol. 71, no. 3 (2019)

"Nationality Bans," University of Illinois Law Review, vol. 2019, no. 2 (2019)

"A Slowly Evolving Response to the European Migration Crisis," Columbia Journal of Transnational Law Online, 26 April 2019

"Unconventional Actors," North Carolina Journal of International Law & Commercial Regulation, vol. 44 (2019)

Related post: 
- Open Access Round-up: 30 June 2019

Regional Focus: United States

Event:

Launch of new initiative: Rethinking U.S. Immigration Policy: Building a Responsive, Effective Immigration System, Washington, DC, 12 August 2019 [info]

Blog posts & essays:

Acting USCIS Director to Asylum Seekers: You Can Live Safely in Your Own Country (The Asylumist Blog, July 2019) [text]

Appeals Court Decision Means Hundreds of Migrants Were Unlawfully Convicted (Immigration Impact Blog, July 2019) [text]

As the Trump Administration Seeks to Remove Families, Due-Process Questions over Rocket Dockets Abound (Migration Policy Institute, July 2019) [text]

Asylum and the New Rule on Expedited Removal (The Asylumist Blog, July 2019) [text]
- See also related blog post on Insightful Immigration, as well as a practice alert from AILA, fact sheet from Penn State Law School and toolkit from the ILRC.

Asylum Restrictions: The President Can Enforce the Law, But Can't Change It (The Conversation, July 2019) [text]

*Cuccinelli's 'Asylum and Internal Relocation Guidance' Sure to Spawn Litigation (Immigration Law Blog, July 2019) [text]

Deterrence without Protection of Asylum Seekers (Center for Migration Studies, July 2019) [text]

Due Process, Immigration Judges, and Immigration Officers (Notice & Comment Blog, July 2019) [text]

East Bay District Court Enjoins New Asylum Rule (Lawfare Blog, July 2019) [text]

The Most Prosecuted Federal Offense in America: A Primer on the Criminalization of Border Crossing (Lawfare Blog, July 2019) [text]

Symposium: Immigration at the Roberts Court One Year after Kennedy’s Retirement (SCOTUSblog, July 2019) [text]

US/Guatemala Sign "Safe Third Country" Agreement, Impact Uncertain (ImmigrationProf Blog, July 2019) [text]

"US-Mexico Border Crisis: Contradictions and Conundrums from the Front Line," The New Humanitarian, 30 July 2019 [text]

Reports/articles:

*Access to Attorneys Difficult for Those Required to Remain in Mexico (TRAC, July 2019) [text]

Restoring the Rule of Law through a Fair, Humane, and Workable Immigration System (Center for American Progress, July 2019) [text]

"Searching for Humanitarian Discretion in Immigration Enforcement: Reflections on a Year as an Immigration Attorney in the Trump Era," University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform (Forthcoming, 2019) [preprint]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (21 July 2019)
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2 (21 July 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.




Research Tip #2: Finding ETDs

After Monday's post on changes to the blog, I received a comment encouraging me to continue to "cover dissertations and theses, as often these are very interesting and the precursor for a future law journal article." I agree that theses and dissertations represent an important research tools: They often focus on current issues; they generally provide extensive bibliographies; and they are increasingly made available open access. I actually began referencing them systematically in mid-2011 (you can view them via this link). In the end, though, I found that it was becoming too difficult to keep up with them and I stopped listing them in a comprehensive way in late 2016. That said, I do still reference a limited number, primarily under thematic postings. You can view them via this link.

Happily, there are a number of useful resources that can help you discover electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs):

ETD databases & catalogues:

Database of African Theses and Dissertations (DATAD) (Association of African Universities) [access]
- A catalogue of theses and dissertations from universities in Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe; many are available in full-text.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) [access]
- "[A]n international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)." Serves as a union catalog of ETDs generally, not just those that are open access. To locate ETDs, use their search service or browse their list of ETD resources.

Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD) [access]
- "OATD.org aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world." Here is the list of universities that contribute content.

Institutional repositories:

If you know of specific refugee or forced migration studies programmes, you can always check the host university's institutional repository for ETDs. For example, the American University in Cairo's Center for Migration and Refugee Studies offers two degrees in migration and refugee studies. AUC's IR is available here; theses can be accessed either by "migration and refugee studies" discipline or by searching for a specific keyword which will retrieve theses from other disciplines such as education or law.

Similarly, the institutional repository for York University, where the Centre for Refugee Studies is based, provides a searchable ETD collection. Enter a keyword, then order the results by date to locate current ETDs.

Use openDOAR to find repositories for particular institutions.

Google Scholar search:

Google Scholar is Google's academic search engine. Include "thesis" or "dissertation" along with your other search terms to retrieve ETDs, then limit by date. Full-text availability is indicated on the right side of your search results. You can also create an alert for a specific search in order to receive an email any time additional results match your keywords.

Tagged Tips.




29 July 2019

Research Tip #1: Keeping Up with the News

I actually prepared a post a couple of months ago that highlighted various resources to use for keeping current on developments in the refugee/forced migration field. Rather than re-post it, I will simply remind you where to find it!

Tagged Tips.

Admin: A Few Changes...

Two weeks ago, I indicated that I would be making some changes to this blog so that it was easier for me to manage and update, particularly after I have been away from my computer for an extended period. Now that I have cleared out my backlog of references, I am ready to begin tweaking the kind of information I post.

As a reminder, my principal objective has been to support the forced migration research community by facilitating access to full-text information online. When I first launched this service, I posted four categories of information types -- "publications," "periodicals," "events & opportunities" and "web sites/tools" -- on four separate blogs! I eventually integrated them under one umbrella blog, and subsequently began grouping references under regional and thematic headings to create mini-bibliographies.

Over the years, a number of information sources have come and gone on this blog (theses & dissertations are one example). Deciding what to set aside generally comes down to how much of a challenge it is to monitor and whether or not it is easily accessible via another service. With that in mind, I will begin reducing coverage of these information types/themes:
- News/media reports: Over time, what I count as a "publication" has greatly expanded to include a lot more news and commentary. However, I never intended to run a news blog and there are much better resources out there for monitoring current developments (Twitter, for one!).
- Events & opportunities: I have never felt that this was a strong suit of mine, and to do this properly requires visiting a wide variety of resources. While I will still reference events & opportunities on occasion, I will dispense with the monthly postings.
- Health-related issues: Since this is a more specialized subject area and since there is already a great database available (PubMed), I will longer systematically monitor health matters, although the occasional health-related reference may still appear under the regional groupings.
- Display of legal references: I used to be more diligent about bookmarking references to relevant law review articles that were not available full-text. These in turn were displayed on the right side of my blog just under the search box. Since the display is now out-of-date, I will be removing it. Apologies!

Moving forward, my emphasis will continue to be on open access journal articles and books/book chapters, as well as grey literature in the form of research reports, working/discussion papers and conference materials (including multimedia). I will continue to highlight new issues of periodicals, even if they are not open access, since this is a key way to discover what articles have been written and whether or not other versions of them are available.

This week, I will prepare various posts on how to track down specific types of information as well as information on specific themes/issues.

Thanks for your patience and support! And please share any thoughts you might have in a comment.


26 July 2019

Feature: Advocacy & Communication Strategies

Blog posts & essays:

Can You Prove That? Evaluating Communications in Humanitarian Aid (Social Media for Good Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]
- Provides link to the ALNAP guide on "Evaluation of Protection in Humanitarian Action."

Fighting Myths about Immigration? Facts and Evidence are not Enough (MPC Blog, April 2019) [text]

"Highlighting Shared Humanity and Prosperity to Advance Immigration Solutions," Stanford Social Innovation Review, 15 May 2018 [full-text]

On Message: UNHCR's Melissa Fleming on Changing the Refugee Narrative (Devex, March 2019) [text]

Why Anti-Xenophobia Campaigns May Backfire (Refugees Deeply, Nov. 2018) [text]
- Adapted from a longer research paper on xenophobia towards refugees and forced migrants.

Reports & journal articles:

"Communicating Migration: Pope Francis’ Strategy of Reframing Refugee Issues," Church, Communication and Culture, vol. 3 no. 2 (2018) [open access]
- " This article aims to describe the communication strategy of Pope Francis on migrants and refugees; to show how his efforts are reframing this issue; and, finally, to illustrate with examples how those working closely with the Pope are implementing it."

Communicating Strategically about Immigrant Integration: Policymaker Perspectives (Migration Policy Institute, Jan. 2019) [text]
- "This report takes stock of the communication strategies and common narratives employed by integration policymakers, as well as the slew of obstacles that can lead messages to be misremembered, ignored, or inadvertently inflame tensions. ...Among the key lessons of this analysis: messages that are overly positive may be perceived as disingenuous or out of sync with on-the-ground realities, while those that fail to tap into an audience’s lived experiences or that do not come from a trusted messenger are likely to be dismissed."

Evaluating the Impact of Information Campaigns in the Field of Migration: A Systematic Review of the Evidence, and Practical Guidance, Central Mediterranean Route Thematic Report Series, no. 1 (IOM, 2018) [text]
- "Studies have repeatedly shown that many migrants start their journeys with limited or biased information and end up in vulnerable situations. In response, information campaigns have increased in number and the type, format, messages and strategy of such campaigns have diversified. This report presents the results from a systematic literature review of evaluations of such information campaigns in the field of migration."

Evaluation of Effectiveness and Relevance of Advocacy Approaches with the EU and in EU/EFTA Countries (2015-2017) (UNHCR, May 2019) [text]
- Among the conclusions: "The ability of UNHCR to influence European public opinions towards refugees needs further reflection. Activities aimed at influencing public opinions were designed and implemented in a manner where it was not possible to measure their effects. UNHCR should consider further what the aim is of its public opinion influencing activities in Europe, given its limited advocacy capacity and resources, the challenges to influence attitudes and the positive trend seen in polling of Europeans’ attitudes towards refugees."

"Norm Contestation in the Digital Era: Campaigning for Refugee Rights," International Affairs, vol. 95, no. 3 (May 2019) [free full-text]
- "The article suggests that digital advocacy organizations can mobilize people online and offline, and IR scholars should examine this important source of power."

"Refugee Organizations’ Public Communication: Conceptualizing and Exploring New Avenues for an Underdeveloped Research Subject," Media and Communication, vol. 7, no. 2 (2019) [open access]

"Selling Displaced People? A Multi‐method Study of the Public Communication Strategies of International Refugee Organisations," Disasters, vol. 43, no. 3 (July 2019) [free full-text]
- "The study found that the medium characteristics of press releases and the importance of media attention result in a depersonalising humanitarian discourse. In addition, there were indications of a post‐humanitarian discourse that reproduced the humanitarian sector's ‘marketisation’. Finally, the examined organisations use the political realist cross‐issue persuasion strategy, displaying displaced people as resettlement objects."

When Facts Don’t Matter: How to Communicate More Effectively about Immigration’s Costs and Benefits (Migration Policy Institute, Nov. 2018) [text]
- "This report explores why there is often a pronounced gap between what research has shown about migration trends and immigration policy outcomes and what the public believes. To do so, it explores the social psychological literature on why people embrace or reject information, as well as recent changes in the media landscape. The report concludes with a reexamination of what it takes to make the “expert consensus” on these issues resonate with skeptical publics, including recommendations for policymakers and researchers seeking to communicate more effectively the costs and benefits of immigration."

Resources:

Advocacy: Innovative Ways to Influence Public Policy, Stanford Social Innovation Review [access]
- Series of essays and articles on successful communication for social advocacy organizations. Some are behind a paywall, others are freely available.

The Arc: How Science Can Improve Communications about Refugees and Humanitarian Innovation (UNHCR Innovation Service & University of Florida Center for Public Interest Communication) [access]
- Follow link for research/editorials/stories on thinking more strategically about communications.

Related post:
- Feature: Assessing Impact of Media Campaigns (3 March 2015)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Rescue at sea:

EU Moves Toward Agreement on Sharing Responsibility for Migrants and Refugees (Human Rights Watch, July 2019) [text]
- See also related Twitter threadGuardian articlenotes from the informal meeting, and joint UNHCR/IOM statement.

"Humanitarians at Sea: Selective Emulation Across Migrant Rescue NGOs in the Mediterranean Sea," Contemporary Security Policy, vol. 40, no. 2 (2019) [open access]

Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 36,670 in 2019; Deaths Reach 686 (IOM, July 2019) [text]
- See also related UNHCR briefing note and DW article.

The Migration Crisis and the Fundamental Role of NGOs During Search and Rescue Operations in the Mediterranean, Dissertation (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, March 2019) [text]

MSF Resumes Search and Rescue Amid Deteriorating Conditions in Libya (MSF, July 2019) [text]

Spain’s Model for Saving Lives at Sea Should be Emulated in the EU (The Conversation, July 2019) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (29 July 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

Publications:

Between Closed Borders: Joint Agency Paper on Refugees and Migrants in Serbia 2018 (UNHCR et al., July 2019) [text]

Border Procedures: Not a Panacea - ECRE's Assessment of Proposals for Increasing or Mandatory Use of Border Procedures (ECRE, July 2019) [text]

"A European Field of Public Administration? Administrative Cooperation of Asylum Agencies in the Dublin System," Chapter 8 in Horizontal Europeanisation: The Transnationalisation of Daily Life and Social Fields in Europe (Routledge, April 2019) [open access]
- Note: The book itself is not open access, just this chapter!

For Our Welfare and Not for Our Harm (Jesuit Refugee Service UK, June 2019) [text]
- Focuses on the experiences of asylum-seekers in the UK.

Migration Mission Creep? ECRE’s Assessment of the Emerging Role of CSDP Missions in Forced Displacement and Migration (ECRE, July 2019) [text]
- Note: CSDP = Common Security and Defence Policy.

"Mobility Hub or Hollow? Cross-border Travelling in the Mediterranean, 1995–2016," Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs, Early View, 23 July 2019 [open access]

Partners in Crime? The Impacts of Europe’s Outsourced Migration Controls on Peace, Stability and Rights (Saferworld, July 2019) [text]

"The Relational Dimension of Externalizing Border Control: Selective Visa Policies in Migration and Border Diplomacy," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:29 (July 2019) [open access]

"The Resilience Potential of Different Refugee Reception Approaches Taken During the 'Refugee Crisis' in Amsterdam," Current Sociology, OnlineFirst, 21 March 2019 [open access]

"A Slowly Evolving Response to the European Migration Crisis," Columbia Journal of Transnational Law Online, 26 April 2019 [full-text]

"Support for Collective Action against Refugees: The Role of National, European, and Global Identifications, and Autochthony Beliefs," European Journal of Social Psychology, Accepted Articles, 14 June 2019 [open access]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (18 July 2019)
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (18 July 2019)

Tagged Publications.

25 July 2019

Thematic Focus: Persons with Disabilities & Older People

"Disability among Palestinian Elderly in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt): Prevalence and Associated Factors," BMC Public Health, 19:432 (April 2019) [open access]

Disability and Armed Conflict, Academy Briefing, no. 14 (Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, April 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Fleeing my whole life": Older People’s Experience of Conflict and Displacement in Myanmar (Amnesty International, June 2019) [text]

Forgotten in a Crisis: Addressing Dementia in Humanitarian Response (Alzheimer’s Disease International et al., May 2019) [text]

"'The Highest Attainable Standard': The Right to Health for Refugees with Disabilities," Societies, vol. 9, no. 2 (April 2019) [open access]

Learning Toolkit: Collecting Data for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action (Humanity & Inclusion, Feb. 2019) [info]

Piloting the IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action: Disability Inclusion in Gender-Based Violence Programming in Jordan, Sri Lanka, and Uganda (Women's Refugee Commission et al., May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

A Profile of Older People in Jordan: The Experiences and Inclusion Risks of Older Syrian Refugees and Older Jordanians (HelpAge et al., Dec. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Protection Concerns of Older Women in Jordan (HelpAge, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Right to Housing for Disabled Persons and Refugees: UK Report (ETHOS Project, Feb. 2019) [text]

Strengthening Collection and Use of Data on Persons with Disabilities for Inclusive Humanitarian Action, The Hague, 9-10 May 2019 [info]
- Follow link for summary of the workshop and a complete report.

Working with Persons with Disabilities in Forced Displacement, Need to Know Guidance (UNHCR et al., May 2019) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Persons with Disabilities (29 March 2019)

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Innovation

Analysing Refugee-Host Community Narratives on Social Media in Lebanon (UNDP, Feb. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Biometric Refugee Registration: Between Benefits, Risks and Ethics (LSE International Development Blog, July 2019) [text]
- See also related New Humanitarian story.

Digital Developments: Harbingers of Humanitarian Change?, World Refugee Council Research Paper, no. 15 (Centre for International Governance Innovation, June 2019) [text]

"A Digital Nation for the Stateless Rohingya?," The Diplomat, 2 July 2019 [text]

Head to Head: Biometrics and Aid (The New Humanitarian, July 2019) [text]
- Two experts respond to six questions on the use of biometric data in aid delivery.

Global Virtual Summit on Digital Identity for Refugees: Envisioning a Digital Identity Ecosystem in Support of the Global Compact on Refugees [access]
- Recordings of the three virtual events that took place in May and June can now be viewed via the link.

How to Use Video Games for the Greater Good (UNHCR Innovation Service Blog, July 2019) [text]

Innovation at UNHCR (UNHCR, July 2019) [text]
- "What does innovation mean? And more importantly, what does it mean to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and how does it relate to your work? We hope this small booklet serves as not only a guide for innovation basics at UNHCR but also a map of stories that connects you to other colleagues who are seeking to create change inside and outside of our organization."

Media and Communication, vol. 7, no. 2 (2019) [open access]
- Special issue with 13 articles on "Refugee Crises Disclosed: Intersections between Media, Communication and Forced Migration Processes."

*"New Technologies in Migration: Human Rights Impacts," Forced Migration Review, no. 61 (June 2019) [open access]

Peoples under Threat 2019: The Role of Social Media in Exacerbating Violence (Minority Rights Group International, June 2019) [text]
- Text includes links to Peoples under Threat data map and briefing.

Reporting Humanitarian Disasters in a Social Media Age: Q&A With Dr. Glenda Cooper (Humanitarian News Research Network Blog, June 2019) [text]

Surveillance Company Cellebrite Finds a New Exploit: Spying on Asylum Seekers (Privacy International, April 2019) [text]

Tech can Empower Refugee Communities – If They’re Allowed to Design How It Works (The Conversation, June 2019) [text]

"Understanding Government Social Media Users: An Analysis of Interactions on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Twitter and Facebook," Government Information Quarterly, In Press, 17 June 2019 [abstract]
- See also earlier related article and conference paper.

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- Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies (29 May 2019)

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24 July 2019

Thematic Focus: General

Blog posts & media:

Active Neglect: The New Tool for the 'Externalisation' of Refugee Protection (Border Criminologies Blog, July 2019) [text]

The Bible Says to Welcome Refugees (The Conversation, July 2019) [text]

Dear UN Secretary-general, Don’t Forget the Internally Displaced (The New Humanitarian, July 2019) [text]

GCM Indicators (RLI Blog, July 2019)
- New posts in this series discuss the implementation of Obj. 9, Obj. 11 & Obj. 14.

"Refugee Ripple Effect: The 'Send Them Back' Strategy is Spreading," Ozy, 17 July 2019 [text]
- See also similar articles in NBC News and the NYT.

Social Diversity is Initially Threatening But People Do Adapt Over Time – New Research (The Conversation, July 2019) [text]

"What We Can Learn from the Revolutionary Passport That Helped 1920s Refugees," QZ, 13 July 2019 [text]

Publications & journal articles:

2018 Return and Reintegration Key Highlights (IOM, July 2019) [text]

Global and National Activities under the Twentieth Anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/41/40/Add.1 (Human Rights Council, June 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Internal Displacement and the Role of National Human Rights Institutions: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/41/40 (Human Rights Council, April 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Miracles in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt and Refugees as 'Vanguard'," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 13 July 2019 [open access]

Promoting Refugee Participation in the Global Refugee Forum: Walking the Walk (Refugees International, July 2019) [text]

Web sites:

Global Refugee Forum, Geneva, 17-18 December 2019 (UNHCR) [access]
- UNHCR has added a lot more information to the web pages for the forum. Visitors can find details re. pledges & contributions as well as good practices; templates are available for submitting to both areas. The resources section includes concept/guidance notes, Q&As, and summaries of two workshops on measuring refugee impact. Also available is an information note on the Global Academic Network, which will be officially launched at the Forum.

United Nations Network on Migration [access]
- Established under the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration to "ensure effective, timely and coordinated system-wide support to Member States." It will hold its first annual meeting in December.

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 1 (7 July 2019)
- Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 2 (7 July 2019)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

New Issues of Horizon, Humanit. Exch., Inter-Am. & Euro. HR J., JRGH, Lang. Learn. Higher Ed., Media & Comm., Pop. Comm., REMI, Rts. in Exile, Serv. Ind. J., Soc. Incl., Torture J.

Horizon: The EU Research & Innovation Magazine (July 2019) [access]
- Monthly focus on “Refugees: The Science of Integration.”

Humanitarian Exchange, no. 75 (May 2019) [full-text]
- Theme is "Making Humanitarian Action Work for Women and Girls."

Inter-American and European Human Rights Journal, vol. 10, no. 1 (2017) [contents]
- Focuses on refugees and migration.

Journal of Refugee & Global Health, vol. 2, no. 2 (2019) [open access]
- Includes four health-related articles.

Language Learning in Higher Education, vol. 9, no. 1 (May 2018) [contents]
- Special issue on "Language learning for and with refugees in higher education."

Media and Communication, vol. 7, no. 2 (2019) [open access]
- Themed issue with 13 articles on "Refugee Crises Disclosed: Intersections between Media, Communication and Forced Migration Processes."

Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture, vol. 17, no. 2 (2019) [contents]
- Special issue on "Refugee Socialities and the Media." The introduction is freely available.

Revue européenne des migrations internationales, vol. 34, no. 4 (2018) [contents]
- Theme is "Ecole et migration."

Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 104 (July 2019) [full-text]
- News and information for refugee legal aid providers.

Service Industries Journal, vol. 39, nos. 9-10 (2019) [contents]
- Special issue on "Global Refugee Crisis and the Service Industries." The editorial is freely available.

Social Inclusion, vol. 7, no. 2 (2019) [open access]
- Themed issue with 17 articles is "The European Refugee Controversy: Civil Solidarity, Cultural Imaginaries and Political Change."

Torture Journal, vol. 29, no. 1 (2019) [full-text]
- Mix of articles, with two on medico-legal reports and asylum-seekers, one on traumatized adolescent refugees Australia, and a comment on the GCM.

Tagged Periodicals.

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

United States:

*"Child Migrants and America’s Evolving Immigration Mission," Harvard Human Rights Journal, vol. 32, no. 1 (2019) [full-text]

Child Separations by the Trump Administration (House Committee on Oversight & Reform, July 2019) [text]

Collateral Damage: The Known Traumas of Family Separation (LA Review of Books Blog, July 2019) [text]

"The Ethical and Public Health Implications of Family Separation," Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, vol. 47, no. 2 (Suppl.) [free full-text]

Neglect of Children at the Border Has Long-term Consequences (Education Plus Development Blog, June 2019) [text]

No Home for Children: The Homestead "Temporary Emergency" Facility (Amnesty International, July 2019) [text]
- See also related Immigration Impact blog post.

Up to 5 Migrant Children are Still Separated from Their Family Every Day, New Government Data Shows (Immigration Impact Blog, June 2019) [text]

US: Family Separation Harming Children, Families (Human Rights Watch, July 2019) [text]

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Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1 (24 July 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1

Publications:

"1-year Follow-up of the Mental Health and Stress Factors in Asylum-seeking Children and Adolescents Resettled in Germany," BMC Public Health, 19:908 (July 2019) [open access]

"Ethical, Methodological, and Contextual Challenges in Research in Conflict Settings: The Case of Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon," Conflict and Health, 13:29 (June 2019) [open access]

Fatal Journeys, vol. 4: Missing Migrant Children (IOM, 2019) [text]
- Previous editions are available IOM's online bookstore.

Forced Displacement and Child Marriage: A Growing Challenge in MENA (Future Development Blog, June 2019) [text]

I Asked Young Eritreans Why They Risk Migration. This is What They Told Me (The Conversation, July 2019) [text]

"No Mother Wants Her Child to Migrate": Vulnerability of Children on the Move in the Horn of Africa (Unicef, June 2019) [text]


Protecting and Supporting Internally Displaced Children in Urban Settings (Unicef & IDMC, July 2019) [text]

Sport for Protection Toolkit: Programming with Young People in Forced Displacement Settings (UNHCR et al., July 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Unprotected: Crisis in Humanitarian Funding for Child Protection (Unicef et al., July 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1 (18 June 2019)
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 2 (U.S.) (18 June 2019)

Tagged Publications. 

23 July 2019

Thematic Focus: Education

Publications:

"Academia is Tough - Now Imagine Trying to Enter It as a Refugee," Horizon: The EU Research & Innovation Magazine, 22 July 2019 [text]

Analysis of Educational Context and Learning of Syrian Refugees in Jordan Based on the EGRA Dataset (Univ. of Sussex, June 2019) [text]

Book Review: Refugees in Higher Education: Debate, Discourse and Practice by Jacqueline Stevenson and Sally Baker (LSE Impact Blog, June 2019) [text]

DAFI 2018: Refugees Student Voices - Annual Report (UNHCR, June 2019) [text]

Education as an Instrument of Integration for Refugee Millennials in the European Union (ECRE, July 2019) [text]

Education as Healing: Addressing the Trauma of Displacement through Social and Emotional Learning (UNESCO, 2019) [text]

Equitable Access to Quality Education for Internally Displaced Children (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, July 2019) [text]
- See also related IDMC blog post.

"Formal Education of Asylum Seeker Children in Belgrade, Serbia: Expanded Meaning of Social Inclusion," Social Sciences, vol. 8, no. 7 (July 2019) [open access]

How a Pilot Project in Kenya Helps Refugees Go to University (The Conversation, June 2019) [text]

"How to Improve Sustainability: The Critical Role of Education for Syrian Refugees," Development in Practice, vol. 29, no. 5 (2019) [open access]

The Intersections Between Education, Migration and Displacement are not Gender-neutral (UNESCO, 2019) [text]

Key Considerations on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) (UNHCR, 2019) [text]

The Limits of Solidarity: Refugee Dislocations and Assistance (Border Criminologies Blog, June 2019) [text]
- Focuses on Habesha, "a Mexican non-profit initiative that, since 2014, has been working to bring young Syrian refugees to Mexico to allow them to finish their higher education."

"Refugee Studies are Too Focused on Developed Countries," University World News, 20 July 2019 [text]

We Must Prevent a Lost Generation: Community-led Education in Rohingya Camps (PRIO, July 2019) [text]
- See also related post in The Conversation.

"Young Refugees in Education: The Particular Challenges of School Systems in Europe," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:28 (July 2019) [open access]

Resource:

Scholarships (UNHCR) [access]
- A platform that helps refugees "find a certified, well-recognized study or scholarship programme approved by UNHCR."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Education (29 May 2019)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

22 July 2019

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 2

Publications:

The Global Refugee Regime and UN System-wide Reforms, WRC Research Paper, no. 16 (Centre for International Governance Innovation, June 2019) [text]

International Implication and Asylum with Special Reference to Non-Refoulement in the 1951 Refugee Convention (SSRN, June 2019) [text]
- Focuses on India.

Making States Accountable for Deliberate Forced Displacement, WRC Research Paper, no. 17 (Centre for International Governance Innovation, June 2019) [text]

Nationality as an Element of the Refugee Definition and the Unsettled Issues of ‘Inchoate Nationality’ and ‘Effective Nationality’ (RefLaw Blog, June 2017 & June 2019) [Part 1] [Part 2]

"Nationality Bans," University of Illinois Law Review, vol. 2019, no. 2 (2019) [full-text]
- "This Article conducts a comparative analysis between the nationality bans that exist in both Israel and the United States."

The Need to Establish and Enforce the Liability of Refugee Generating Entities: Addressing the Normative Lacuna in the Intersection between International Refugee Law and the Law of International Responsibility, RLI Working Paper, no. 37 (Refugee Law Initiative, July 2019) [text]

"A Safe Harbour or a Sinking Ship? On the Protection of Fundamental Rights of Asylum Seekers in Recent CJEU Judgments," European Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 11, no. 2 (2019) [open access]

"The Shifting Categorization of Immigration Law," Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, vol. 58, no. 1 (Forthcoming, 2020) [preprint]

*"Treaty Violators Make Mockery of Refugee Convention," IPS News, 23 July 2019 [text]

Virtuous Accomplices in International Criminal Law, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper, no. 26 (Univ. of Oxford, May 2019) [text]

What is the Difference Between Refugee Status and Humanitarian Protection? (Free Movement Blog, June 2019) [text]
- Focuses on the UK.

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Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 1 (22 July 2019)

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 1

News:

My Guide to International Refugee Law Resources on the Web has been updated!

Opportunity:

CFP: Laws [info]
- Contributions sought for special issue on "Refugees and International Law: The Challenge of Protection." Deadline for submissions is 31 August 2019.

Meetings:

75th Meeting of the Standing Committee, Geneva, 18-20 June 2019 [info]
- Follow link for documents. International protection items include the Note on International Protection, conference room papers on IDPs and solutions, and various presentations. Volker Turk, made his final statement in his capacity as Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees (Protection). (See also this related UNHCR news story on his career.)

The Law (and Politics) of Displacement: Migratory & Refugee Crises under International Law, Panel at the 2019 ASIL Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 27-30 March 2019 [info]
- Video of the session is available here; see also one of the papers presented, entitled "The Law (and Politics) of Forced Displacement: Towards a History of the Present."

Protection Elsewhere: The Scope for Safe Return, Bergen, 15 March 2019 [access]
- Follow link for video.

Rethinking the “Regional” in Refugee Law and Policy, 4th Annual Refugee Law Initiative Conference, University of London, 3-5 June 2019 [access]
- Follow link for podcasts of the keynote presentations.

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 1 (29 May 2019)
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 2 (29 May 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Regional Focus: Australia

Event:

Lecture: Institutional Disrespect: The Structural Marginalisation of Refugee Migrants in Australia, Melbourne, 22 August 2019 [info
- See also info re. book on which lecture is based.

Publications:

Five Questions: On Six Years of Australia’s Offshore Processing Policy (Kaldor Centre, July 2019) [text]

Lives on Hold: Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the 'Legacy Caseload' (Australian Human Rights Commission, July 2019) [text]

Lowy Institute Poll 2019 [access]
- See the section that focused on "Immigrants and Refugees."

"The Moderating Role of Socially Desirable Responding in Implicit–explicit Attitudes Toward Asylum Seekers," International Journal of Psychology, vol. 54, no. 1 (Feb. 2019) [free full-text

Over a Month on in Post-election Australia: No Mercy for Refugees in Indonesia (The Conversation, July 2019) [text]

Paladin Contract Secrecy Highlights Our Broken Refugee System (The Conversation, June 2019) [text]

"Papua New Guinea Demands Australia Remove Refugees," VOA News, 19 July 2019 [text]

Refugee Diaspora Humanitarianism and the Value of North/South Distinctions in Research on Responses to Forced Displacement (Thinking Through the Global South Blog, July 2019) [text]

Rethinking Australia's Refugee Policy (Pursuit, June 2019) [text]

Health-related:

"Complexities of Conducting Research in Adolescent Refugees Resettling in Australia," Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Early View, 22 June 2019 [free full-text]

"The First Medevac Report Shows an 'Unbelievably High' Number of Mental Health Admissions," BuzzFeed News, 12 July 2019 [text]

Medical Treatment in the Best Interests of the Child: Onshore, and Offshore (Sydney Health Law Blog, June 2019) [text]

Peter Dutton is Whipping up Fear on the Medevac Law, But It Defies Logic and Compassion (The Conversation, June 2019) [text]
- More info on the Medevac Law is available in this Kaldor Centre factsheet.

"Self-harm in the Australian Asylum Seeker Population: A National Records-based Study," SSM - Population Health, In Press, 15 July 2019 [open access]

Multimedia:

Launch of the Kaldor Centre's Australian Principles & Priorities for Refugee Policy, Sydney, 13 June 2019 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (13 June 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.