24 August 2019

Admin: Summer Break #4

For the last time this summer, this blog will be quiet for a week or so.

Regional Focus: Europe

Events & opportunities:

Workshop on Legal Implications of European Trends in the Externalisation of Migration Management, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 19 September 2019 [info]
- Register by 12 September 2019.

ECRE Annual General Conference, Brussels, 23-24 October 2019 [info]
- Register by 15 September 2019.

The Need for Evidence-based Policies in Migration Management, The Hague, 18 October 2019 [info]

Blog posts & media:

CONREP Blog [access]
- The CONREP project "researches the impact and effects of the externalisation of refugee policies in two regions: Australia's activities in Southeast Asia and the Pacific; and the European Union and its member states' activities in North Africa." Follow the a/m link to browse a number of recent blog posts that focus on current refugee-related developments in Europe.

The Criminalisation of Solidarity (Refugee Rights Europe Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

"EU-Rwanda Plan: Another Short-sighted Answer to Libya Migration Crisis," The New Humanitarian, 16 Aug. 2019 [text]

Europe’s New Border Guards (NCHS Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

Flexible Borders: The Fiction of Non-entry and Asylum Seekers in Germany (CONREP Blog, July 2019) [text]

From Burdens to Assets, and Back Again: Shifting UK Press Portrayals of EU Migrants (LSE British Politics & Policy Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

The New Polish Migration Policy – False Start (openDemocracy, Aug. 2019) [text]

Solidarity “A La Carte”: The EU’s Response to Boat Migration (OpinioJuris Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

Reports & articles:

The 2019 Participatory Assessment Report of Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Internally Displaced Persons in Ukraine (UNHCR, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Does Refugee Status Matter? Medical Needs of Newly Arrived Asylum Seekers and Resettlement Refugees: A Retrospective Observational Study of Diagnoses in a Primary Care Setting," Conflict and Health, 13:39 (Aug. 2019) [open access]
- Focuses on Germany.

Learning to be Unbiased: Evidence from the French Asylum Office (Stanford Univ., July 2019) [text]
- Winner of best paper, 2019 APSA Migration and Citizenship Section.

No End in Sight: The Mistreatment of Asylum Seekers in Greece (Refugee Rights Europe et al., Aug. 2019) [text]

"Parochialism, Social Norms, and Discrimination against Immigrants," PNAS, vol. 116, no. 3 (Aug. 2019) [abstract]
- Focuses on Germany. See also related article in Penn Today newsletter.

"Participation and Wellbeing in Urban Greenspace: ‘Curating Sociability’ for Refugees and Asylum Seekers," Geoforum, vol. 106 (Nov. 2019) [open access]
- Focuses on urban areas in Germany and the UK.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (9 Aug. 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

23 August 2019

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

United States:

Attorney General Barr Rolls Back Asylum Protections for Families (Immigration Impact Blog, July 2019) [text]
- "In Matter of L-E-A-, Barr issued a new immigration court decision that says people should generally not be granted asylum if they face persecution because of who their family is." See also related post on The Hill.

Can Human Rights Law Help Children on the Border? (Human Rights Watch, Aug. 2019) [text]

New Online Platform Connects Volunteer Lawyers with Children Facing Deportation (American Bar Association, July 2019) [text]

"A New Trump Rule Could Hold Migrant Families Indefinitely in Detention," Vox, 21 Aug. 2019 [text]
- See also related Atlantic article.

Providing Care for Children in Immigrant Families (American Academy of Pediatrics, Aug. 2019) [text]

Rushing Immigration Court Cases through ‘Rocket Dockets’ Deprives Families of Due Process (Immigration Impact Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

"Suffer the Little Children to Come: The Legal Rights of Unaccompanied Alien Children under United States Federal Court Jurisprudence," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 31, no. 1 (March 2019) [preprint]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1 (23 Aug. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1

“Child, Not Bride: Child Marriage among Syrian Refugees,” Harvard International Review, 23 Aug. 2019 [text]

Children and Armed Conflict: Report of the Secretary General, UN Doc. No. A/73/907–S/2019/509 (UN General Assembly/Security Council, June 2019) [text]
- See also related HRW commentary.

"Optimising Refugee Children’s Health/wellbeing in Preparation for Primary and Secondary School: A Qualitative Inquiry," BMC Public Health, 19: 812 (June 2019) [open access]
- Focuses on Australia.

Perspectives of Urban Refugee Children on Humanitarian Actions in Kampala (Refugee Law Project, June 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Role of Rights-based Social Work in Contemporary Latin American Diasporas: The Case of Venezuelan Migrant Children," Journal of Human Rights and Social Work (Forthcoming, 2019) [postprint]

"Should States Prioritize Child Refugees?," Ethics & Global Politics, vol. 12, no. 2 (2019) [open access]

"Unpacking Refugee Flight: Critical Content Analysis of Picturebooks Featuring Refugee Protagonists," International Journal of Multicultural Education, vol. 21, no. 2 (2019) [open access]

"'We are all confident to speak': Using Radio as a Tool of Resettlement for Young People of Refugee Background," Journal of Alternative and Community Media, vol. 4, no. 2 (2019) [open access]
- Focuses on Australia.

Related posts:
Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1 (24 July 2019)
Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 2 (U.S.) (24 July 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Americas

Blog posts/media:

America's Migratory Routes Reach Grim Milestone: Over 500 Deaths So Far in 2019 (IOM, Aug. 2019) [text]

Canada’s Quiet Complicity with the Increasingly Elastic US Border (LSE USAPP Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

How Many Central Americans are Traveling North? An Update (Lawfare Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

"How Trump’s Policies are Leaving Thousands of Asylum Seekers Waiting in Mexico," New York Times, 18 Aug. 2019 [text]

“Offshore Processing” in Guatemala: A Deeper Look at the U.S. Asylum Deal (Just Security Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

Statement from Santiago, Chile, by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi (UNHCR, Aug. 2019) [text]

"This Country is Setting the Bar for Handling Migrants," The Atlantic, 16 Aug. 2019 [text]

UN Refugee Chief Calls for More Engagement in Areas of Brazil Hosting Venezuelans (UNHCR, Aug. 2019) [text]

Reports/articles:

Internal Displacement in the Northern Triangle of Central America: Public Policy Guidelines ( Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also Spanish version.

Slow, Subjective and Stressful: A Guide to Canada's Asylum System, SPP Research Paper, vol. 12:24 (Univ. of Calgary, Aug. 2019) [text]

"Venezuelan Migration and the Border Health Crisis in Colombia and Brazil," Journal on Migration and Human Security, OnlineFirst, 12 Aug. 2019 [open access]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (6 Aug. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

20 August 2019

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies

"Big Data, Little Ethics: Confidentiality and Consent," Forced Migration Review, no. 61 (June 2019) [open access]

Border Agents’ Secret Facebook Group Highlights Social Media Vetting Risks for Immigrants (Just Security Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]
- Focuses on the U.S.

Data Responsibility in Humanitarian Action (Centre for Humanitarian Data, Aug. 2019)
- Two guidance notes available on "Statistical Disclosure Control" and "Data Incident Management."

The Digital Lives of Refugees: How Displaced Populations Use Mobile Phones and What Gets in the Way (GSMA Mobile for Development, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Emerging Voices: Immigration, Iris-Scanning and iBorderCTRL – The Human Rights Impacts of Technological Experiments in Migration (Opinio Juris Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

Humanitarian Data Governance Frameworks: Guide and Literature Review (Global Alliance for Humanitarian Innovation, July 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Humanitarian Technology: Taking the ‘Human’ Out of Humanitarianism?, RSIS Commentary, no. 154 (Nanyang Technological University, Aug. 2019) [text]

Immigration Enforcement Expanding Its Use of Mass Surveillance (Immigration Impact Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]
- Focuses on the U.S.

"Social Media Screening: Norway’s Asylum System," Forced Migration Review, no. 61 (June 2019) [open access]

"Technocolonialism: Digital Innovation and Data Practices in the Humanitarian Response to Refugee Crises," Social Media + Society, vol. 5, no. 3 (July 2019) [open access]

"To Help Migrants at the Border, Aid Groups Deploy Tech," Wired Magazine, 11 Aug. 2019 [text]
- Focuses on the U.S.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: ICTs & Innovation (25 July 2019)

Tagged Publications. 


19 August 2019

CFPs/New Issues of Env. & Planning, Gender & Dev., Intl. Migr., JID, JIMI, Migr. Lett., Theoret. Crim.

CFPs for open access journals:

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

Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal [info]
- Contributions sought for a thematic issue on "Promoting the Health of Migrant and Displaced Populations in the Eastern Mediterranean Region." Submission deadline is 1 October 2019.

PLOS Medicine [info]
- Contributions sought for a special issue on "Refugee and Migrant Health." Submission deadline is 4 October 2019.

Frontiers in Education [info]
- Contributions sought for a research topic on "Education, Forced Migration, and Disability." Submission deadline is 29 October 2019.

Laws [info]
- Contributions sought for special issue on "Regional Human Rights Regimes and the Protection of Migrants’ Rights." Submission deadline is 31 October 2019.

Forced Migration Review [info]
- Contributions sought for thematic issue on "Cities and Towns." Submission deadline is 4 November 2019.

New issues:

Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, vol. 37, no. 4 (Aug. 2019) [contents]
- Special issue on "The Politics of Data Practices in the Peopling of Europe." The introduction is freely available, while four articles are open access.

Gender & Development, vol. 27, no. 2 (2019) [contents]
- "In this issue, we feature an array of articles commissioned with the goal of supporting humanitarian programming that promotes gender equality, women’s rights, women’s empowerment and leadership." The introduction is freely available and two articles are open access.

International Migration, vol. 57, no. 4 (Aug. 2019) [contents]
- Includes sub-sections on "Migration Drivers, Its Risks and Rewards"; "Rethinking Transnationalism in the Global World," with one open access article; and "Migration Governance and Policy in the Global South," with 6 open access articles (including the introduction).

Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol. 20, no. 3 (Aug. 2019) [contents]
- Mix of articles, with a number focusing on integration; 5 articles are freely available.

Journal of Internal Displacement, vol. 9, no. 1 (Jan. 2019) [open access]
- Special issue on "The Future of Internal Displacement and Sustainable Development," with three articles.

Migration Letters, vol. 16, no. 3 (2019) [contents]
- Special issue on "Resilience and Wellbeing: Case Studies in Forced Migration." The introduction is freely available. Also includes a mix of other articles not part of the special issue.

Theoretical Criminology, vol. 23, no. 2 (May 2019) [contents]
- Special issue on "Transforming Borders from Below: Theory and Research from Across the Globe." The introduction is freely available.

Tagged Periodicals.

Thematic Focus: Gender Issues

News:

On Tenth Anniversary of World Humanitarian Day, the UN Pays Special Tribute to Women Humanitarians (OCHA, 19 Aug. 2019) [text]
- Visit the campaign web site for more information. Follow ODI's Twitter chat. See also related The New Humanitarian article.

Blog posts:

Changing Vulnerabilities on Samos: Why Young Men are not Always the Least Vulnerable Refugees (LSE EUROPP Blog, July 2019) [text]

Towards Gender Inclusivity in Cameroon’s Refugee Legislation: A Feminist Foreign Policy Perspective (RLI Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

Western Refugee Policies can Cause Power Imbalances in the Home, Leading to Unintended Dangers for Women (The Conversation, June 2019) [text]

Reports:

RescueWorks: Unlocking Refugee Women's Potential - Closing Economic Gaps to Benefit All (International Rescue Committee, July 2019) [text]

Room for Women and Girls: Female Voices from Refugees and Migrants in Serbia (Adventist Development and Relief Agency International, July 2019) [text via ReliefWeb] 

"We Need to Write Our Own Names": Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the Rohingya Humanitarian Response in Cox’s Bazar - Gender Operational Review Report (Women's Refugee Commission, July 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Journals & articles:

"Developing an Integrated Intervention to Address Intimate Partner Violence and Psychological Distress in Congolese Refugee Women in Tanzania," Conflict and Health, 13:38 (Aug. 2019) [open access]

Gender & Development, vol. 27, no. 2 (2019) [contents]
- "In this issue, we feature an array of articles commissioned with the goal of supporting humanitarian programming that promotes gender equality, women’s rights, women’s empowerment and leadership." The introduction is freely available and two articles are open access: "Women’s status and qualitative perceptions of a cash assistance programme in Raqqa Governorate, Syria" and "The gendered experiences of local volunteers in conflicts and emergencies."

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

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Gender Issues - Pt. 1 (19 June 2019)
- Thematic Focus: Gender Issues - Pt. 2 (19 June 2019)

Tagged Publications.

18 August 2019

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

Blog posts/media:

Carrot and Stick: How Western States Lure and Pressure Third States into Cooperating in Migration Control and What This Means for Migrants’ Rights (Opinio Juris Blog, July 2019) [text]

Gillian Triggs Appointed UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection (UNHCR, Aug. 2019) [text]

Reports/journal articles:

"Containment Instead of Refoulement: Shifting State Responsibility in the Age of Cooperative Migration Control?," Human Rights Law Review (Forthcoming) [preprint]

"Fences and Fictions: Lessons from Schemes of Responsibility-sharing for Refugees in Europe," Chapter in The Protection of General Interests in Contemporary International Law: A Theoretical and Empirical Inquiry (Forthcoming, 2019) [preprint]

"From Zero to Hero? An Analysis of the Human Rights Protections within the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM)," International Migration, Early View, 15 July 2019 [postprint]
- Note: Access to this text is embargoed until 14 July 2020.

"L’immigration Irrégulière dans l’Espace Euro-méditerranéen et la Protection des Droits Fondamentaux," Revue Québécoise de Droit International, vol. 31, no. 1 (2018) [full-text]

International Law and the Rescue of Refugees at Sea, Dissertation (Stockholm Univ., Aug. 2019) [text]

"Not Bound But Committed: Operationalising the Global Compact on Refugees," International Migration (Forthcoming) [postprint]
- Note: Access to this text is embargoed until 1 January 2020?.

The Notion of Persecution in the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and Its Relevance for the Protection Needs of Refugees in the 21st Century, Dissertation (King's College London, April 2019) [text]

"Protecting and Benchmarking Migrants’ Rights: An Analysis of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration," International Migration (Forthcoming, 2019?) [preprint]

"Refuge From Violence? A Global Comparison of the Treatment of Domestic Violence Asylum Claims," Berkeley La Raza Law Journal, vol. 29 (2019) [full-text]

"The Role of Departure States in Combating Irregular Emigration in International Law: An Historical Perspective," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 31, no. 1 (March 2019) [postprint]
- Note: Access to this text is embargoed until 31 March 2021.

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 1 (22 July 2019)
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 2 (22 July 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Solutions

Blog posts/media:

"Myanmar, Bangladesh Agree to Start Rohingya Repatriation Next Week," Reuters, 15 Aug. 2019 [text]
- See also related Guardian article.

U.S. Refugee Resettlement Shrinking as Need from Africa Continues Growing (CFR Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

"U.S. Resettlement Groups Face Cutbacks as Refugee Numbers Drop," NPR, 26 July 2019 [text]
- See also related Fox News comment.

Factsheets:

10 Things to Know about the Global Refugee Crisis and America’s Lack of Leadership: An IRC Analysis of the Latest Annual Reports from the UN Refugee Agency (International Rescue Committee, July 2019) [text]

Burundian Refugee Voluntary Repatriation Operation (UNHCR, June 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Social Policy Trends: Financial Support for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (Univ. of Calgary, July 2019) [text]

Solutions (UNHCR, Aug. 2019) [text]
- Prepared for the Global Refugee Forum.

Reports & journal articles:

The "Emergency Transit Mechanism" Program and the Resettlement from the Niger: Legal Analysis, Current and Future Concerns (ASGI, July 2019) [text via Statewatch]

Fleeing Violence in Central America: Time to Implement Canada’s Resettlement Policies, Policy Brief, no. 2 (McGill Univ., Feb. 2019)) [text]

Home Office Indicators of Integration Framework 2019, 2nd ed. (UK Home Office, June 2019) [access]

"The Politics of Resettlement: Expectations and Unfulfilled Promises in Chile and Brazil," Chapter 10 in Refugee Resettlement: Power, Politics and Humanitarian Governance (Berghahn Books, Aug. 2018) [Academia]

"Reconceptualising 'Integration as a Two-way Process'," Migration Studies, Advance Articles, 16 Aug. 2019 [open access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (19 July 2019)

Tagged Publications.

16 August 2019

Open Access Round-up: 15 August 2019

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 31 July 2019. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

Articles:

Publicly Charged: A Critical Examination of Immigrant Public Benefit Restrictions (SSRN, July 2019)
- Preprint version of article.

"The Role of Departure States in Combating Irregular Emigration in International Law: An Historical Perspective," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 31, no. 1 (March 2019)
- The postprint version of this article is currently under embargo.

A Step Too Far: Matter of A-B-, 'Particular Social Group,' and Chevron (LawArXiv, July 2019)
- Preprint version of article.

"Suffer the Little Children to Come: The Legal Rights of Unaccompanied Alien Children under United States Federal Court Jurisprudence," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 31, no. 1 (March 2019)
- Preprint version of article.

Gold Open Access [info]

"Do Codes of Ethics and Position Statements Help Guide Ethical Decision Making in Australian Immigration Detention Centres?," BMC Medical Ethics, 20:52 (July 2019)

"How do Refugees Affect Social Life in Host Communities? The Case of Congolese Refugees in Rwanda," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:33 (Dec. 2019)

"Impact of Internally Displaced Persons on Forest and Vegetation of Jere LGA, Borno State, Nigeria," Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, vol. 23, no. 5 (2019)

"Introduction to the Special Issue 'Arts and Refugees: Multidisciplinary Perspectives'," Arts, vol. 8, no. 3 (Aug. 2019)

"Mental Health and Deprivation of Liberty: Experience Report as a Psychiatrist in a Refugee Detention Center," Saúde em Debate, vol. 43, no. 121 (April/June 2019)

"Paradoxes of Protection: Compassionate Repression at the Mexico–Guatemala Border," Journal on Migration and Human Security, OnlineFirst, 29 July 2019

"A Refugee Crisis without Refugees: Policy and Media Discourse on Refugees in the Czech Republic and Its Implications," Central European Journal of Public Policy, Ahead of Print, 27 July 2019

"Refugee Youth and Transition to Further Education, Training, and Employment in Australia: Protocol for a Mixed Methods Study," JMIR Research Protocols, vol. 8, no. 7 (July 2019)

"Supporting Access to Healthcare for Refugees and Migrants in European Countries under Particular Migratory Pressure," BMC Health Services Research, 19: 513 (July 2019)

"War can Harm Intimacy: Consequences for Refugees Who Escaped Syria," Journal of Global Health, vol. 9, no. 2 (Dec. 2019)

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Civic Mobilisation around Immigration Detention: Exploring Motivations and Experiences," Geoforum, vol. 102 (June 2019)

"Ethnic Networks can Foster the Economic Integration of Refugees," PNAS, Latest Articles, 29 July 2019

"EU External Migration Policy: Taking Stock and Looking Forward," Global Affairs, Latest Articles, 10 April 2019

"The EU's Approach to the Syrian Crisis: Turkey as a Partner?," Uluslararası İlişkiler = International Relations, vol. 16, no. 62 (2019

"Refugees’ Inclusion at Work: A Qualitative Cross-level Analysis," Career Development International, Ahead-of-print, April 2019

Law Reviews

"Defining Detention: The Intervention of the European Court of Human Rights in the Detention of Involuntary Migrants," Columbia Human Rights Law Review, vol. 30, no. 3 (Spring 2019)

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 31 July 2019

Tagged Publications.


15 August 2019

Regional Focus: United States

Blog posts/media:

Americans’ Support for Immigration is at Record Highs – But the Government is Out of Sync with Their Views (The Conversation, Aug. 2019) [text]

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

How Advocates can Defeat Trump’s Latest Assault on Asylum Seekers (RI Blog, July 2019) [text]

Matter of L-E-A-: How Much Did Barr Change? (Jeffrey S. Chase Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

"Support for Allowing Border Refugees into U.S. Edges up," Gallup, 13 Aug. 2019 [text]

Syria is Not Redesignated for TPS, Despite Ongoing Armed Conflict (Immigration Impact Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]
- Note: Temporary Protected Status (TPS) was extended for 18 months for Syrians already covered by TPS; the lack of redesignation means other Syrians in the U.S. who were not previously covered are excluded. See also related The New Humanitarian article.

Trump Administration Moves to ‘Disband and Destroy’ Immigration Judges Union (Immigration Impact Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

Reports/articles:

Delivered to Danger: Illegal Remain in Mexico Policy Imperils Asylum Seekers’ Lives and Denies Due Process (Human Rights First, Aug. 2019) [text]

"Forensic Psychiatry Evaluation in a U.S. Immigration Detention Center in Southwest Texas," Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, vol. 66 (Aug. 2019) [free full-text]

Immigrants and Families Appear in Court: Setting the Record Straight (American Immigration Council, July 2019) [text]

A Primer on Expedited Removal (American Immigration Council, July 2019) [text]

Public’s Priorities for U.S. Asylum Policy: More Judges for Cases, Safe Conditions for Migrants (Pew Research, Aug. 2019) [text]

Publicly Charged: A Critical Examination of Immigrant Public Benefit Restrictions (SSRN, July 2019) [preprint]
- See also related ImmigrationProf blog post; the final rule on "Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds" is available here.

Rethinking U.S. Immigration Policy: New Realities Call for New Answers (Migration Policy Institute, Aug. 2019) [text]

A Step Too Far: Matter of A-B-, 'Particular Social Group,' and Chevron (LawArXiv, July 2019) [preprint]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (31 July 2019)

Tagged Publications.

14 August 2019

Regional Focus: Africa

Blog posts & media:

"Somalia’s Displacement Camp 'Gatekeepers': 'Parasites' or Aid Partners?," The New Humanitarian, 18 July 2019 [text]

Why Would They Stay? (IDMC Blog, July 2019) [text]
- Focuses on Niger.

Reports & journal articles:

Congo, Forgotten: The Numbers Behind Africa’s Longest Humanitarian Crisis (Congo Research Group, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also French version.

Devastation and Displacement: Unprecedented Cyclones in Mozambique and Zimbabwe a Sign of What’s to Come? (Refugees International, Aug. 2019) [text]

"How do Refugees Affect Social Life in Host Communities? The Case of Congolese Refugees in Rwanda," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:33 (Dec. 2019) [open access]

"Impact of Internally Displaced Persons on Forest and Vegetation of Jere LGA, Borno State, Nigeria," Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, vol. 23, no. 5 (2019) [open access]

Revised Regional Protection and Solutions Strategic Framework: Responding to the Protection Crisis in the Lake Chad Basin, 2019-2020 (Protection Cluster, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

UNHCR Position on Returns to Mali, Update II (UNHCR, July 2019) [text]
- See also related news briefing.

UNHCR Protection Strategy for Internally Displaced Persons Response in the Democratic Republic of Congo (UNHCR, July 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 1 (7 July 2019)
- Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 2 (7 July 2019)

Tagged Publications.

New Issue of IJRL

The latest issue of the International Journal of Refugee Law (IJRL) has been published. Contents of vol. 31, no. 1, March 2019 include:
  • Excluding Women [abstract]
  • The Role of Departure States in Combating Irregular Emigration in International Law: An Historical Perspective [abstract] [embargoed postprint]
  • Suffer the Little Children to Come: The Legal Rights of Unaccompanied Alien Children under United States Federal Court Jurisprudence [abstract] [preprint]
  • Asylum Seeker Children in Nauru: Australia’s International Human Rights Obligations and Operational Realities [abstract]

Also included are case law summaries, five book reviews, and two documents: 1) 69th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme: Statement by Volker Türk and 2) Overview of UNHCR Study, ‘In Harm’s Way: International Protection in the Context of Nexus Dynamics between Conflict or Violence and Disaster or Climate Change’.

Tagged Periodicals.

13 August 2019

Regional Focus: Asia

Opportunity:

Call for applications: 2019 Short Course on Refugee Rights and Advocacy, Bangkok, 25-29 November 2019 [info]
- Apply by 15 September 2019.

Blog posts & media:

Between Policy and Reality: On the Challenges of Being a Refugee in Asia (Völkerrechtsblog, Aug. 2019) [text]
- Focuses on the Rohingya.

"Caught in Sri Lanka’s Anti-Muslim Backlash, Evicted Refugees Search for Safe Homes," The New Humanitarian, 29 July 2019 [text]

"Coming Home to Conflict: Why Afghan Returnees Say They Were Better Off as Refugees," The New Humanitarian, 1 Aug. 2019   [text]

Human Rights in Southeast Asia: The Rohingya Crisis in Focus (RI Blog, July 2019) [text]

The Necessity to Develop a Regional Refugee Framework for South Asia (Völkerrechtsblog, April 2019) [text]

Reports:

Beyond Limbo, Building Lives: Livelihood Strategies of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Java, Indonesia, RLI Working Paper, no. 38 (Refugee Law Initiative, July 2019) [text]

Impacts of the Rohingya Refugee Influx on Host Communities (UNDP, July 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Mapping Conditions in Rakhine State (Australian Strategic Policy Institute, July 2019) [text]
- See also related Reuters article.

Participation of Rohingya Enumerators in Data Collection Activities: Findings of a Pilot Assessment in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 2019 (REACH, April 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

A Survey of the Afghan Returnees 2018 (Asia Foundation, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia (18 July 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: General

Opportunity:

CFP: Addressing Research Challenges: A Workshop on Research around the Objectives of the Global Compact on Refugees, Geneva, 13 November 2019 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 16 September 2019.

Blog posts & media:

Decolonizing Forced Migration Research (ESPMI Blog, Aug. 2019) [access]
- Discussion series with 9 contributors.

GCM Indicators (RLI Blog, Aug. 2019)
- New post in this series discusses the implementation of Obj. 2.

Informed Consent: Why Conversations are Crucial (Bond, July 2019) [text]

No Terrorist is a ‘Lone Wolf’: Even Apparent Loners are Connected to Extremist Communities (FiveThirtyEight Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]
- Discusses research into terrorist profiles, in light of recent anti-immigrant attacks in the U.S.

People Around the World Express More Support for Taking in Refugees than Immigrants (Pew Research, Aug. 2019) [text]

Reports:

Global Compact on Refugees: Indicator Framework (UNHCR, June 2019) [text]
- "To support the periodic review of the Global Compact on Refugees and its impact, a GCR indicator framework has been developed that will strengthen the availability of global data structured around the four objectives outlined above. The indicator framework reflects key areas of the GCR, including arrangements to support burden- and responsibility-sharing, areas identified as being in need of support, as well as interlinked aspects of displacement in host countries and countries of origin."

Introduction to the Special Issue "Arts and Refugees: Multidisciplinary Perspectives," Arts, vol. 8, no. 3 (Aug. 2019) [open access]
- "What is the role of arts (music, theatre, literature, etc.) in the solidarity movements in favour of refugees in European cities and beyond? What are the trajectories of refugee artists and their strategies for claiming a position in their new societies and artistic scenes? This Special Issue discusses these questions, as well as the manifold connections between arts and refugees. The five papers come from different disciplines (i.e., anthropology, musicology and sociology) and different theoretical perspectives and deal with different artistic disciplines (i.e., theatre, cinema, music, visual arts and painting). They all combine a robust theoretical approach with a qualitative empirical case study in different European countries (i.e., Germany, Italy, Belgium and the United Kingdom) and cities (i.e., Munich, Brussels, Liège and London)."

*No End in Sight: The Wickedness of Global Displacement or How Refugee Crises are Enacted over Time [text]
- Received Best Student Paper Award 2018 by the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS).

Reflections: Explorations in Inclusion, Diversity, Gender Equity and Innovation in UNHCR (UNHCR, March 2019) [access]

The Symbolic Frontiers of Border Externalisation: Interceptions, Information Campaigns, and Refugee Policies (CONREP Blog, June 2019) [text]

Ten Conflicts to Worry about in 2019: Mid-year Update (ACLED, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

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Related posts:
- New Resource: Collection of Papers (1 Aug. 2019)
- Feature: Advocacy & Communication Strategies (26 July 2019)
- Thematic Focus: General (24 July 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

12 August 2019

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Blog posts & media:

*Jobs and Livelihoods: Global Refugee Forum Factsheet (UNHCR, Aug. 2019) [text]

Syrian Refugees in Turkey Need Better Access to Formal Jobs (Order from Chaos Blog, July 2019) [text]

There is Huge Talent in the World's Refugee Camps. We must Realize This Overlooked Potential (World Economic Forum Blog, July 2019) [text]

Three Years of the Jordan Compact: The (Gendered) Challenges of Providing Work Permits for Syrian Refugees (LSE Middle East Centre Blog, July 2019) [text]

"Was Merkel Right? Germany's Refugees Landing Jobs Quickly," Ozy, 7 Aug. 2019 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Another Side to the Story: Jordan - A Market Assessment of Refugee, Migrant, and Jordanian-owned Businesses (Building Markets, June 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Effects Economic Integration of Migrants Have on the Economy of Host Countries, K4D Helpdesk Report (DFID, April 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Employers’ Guide to Hiring Refugees (TENT et al., 2019) [access]
- TENT has now produced country guidebooks for Australia, Colombia and Mexico; in 2018, guidebooks were published for France, the UK and the US.

"Ethnic Networks can Foster the Economic Integration of Refugees," PNAS, Latest Articles, 29 July 2019 [open access]
- Focuses on Switzerland. See also related Stanford news story.

Intergenerational Mobility and Self-Selection of Asylum Seekers in Germany, Discussion Paper, no. 19-027 (ZEW, 2019) [text]

Refugees in Turkey: Livelihoods Survey Findings 2019 (World Food Programme & Turkish Red Crescent Society, July 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Refugees’ Inclusion at Work: A Qualitative Cross-level Analysis," Career Development International, Ahead-of-print, April 2019 [open access]
- Focuses on The Netherlands.

*RescueWorks: Unlocking Refugee Women's Potential - Closing Economic Gaps to Benefit All (International Rescue Committee, July 2019) [text]

Rwanda: Economic Activity and Opportunity for Refugee Inclusion (World Bank, May 2019) [text]

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Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (8 July 2019)

Tagged Publications.

09 August 2019

Regional Focus: Europe

Blog posts/media: 

"How the Media Contributed to the Migrant Crisis," The Guardian, 1 Aug. 2019 [text]
- Long read by author of Lights in the Distance.

Migration Governance in Greece and the First Steps of the New Government: Securitization and Lack of Integration Measures (Cities of Refuge Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

The Road from Yemen: Retracing the Steps of the Displaced (IDMC Blog, June-July 2019)
- Four-part series: Part 1: Berlin, Part 2: Greece, Part 3: Djibouti, Part 4: Mayotte.

Turkey’s Refugee Policy and Its Commitment to Development (CGD Blog, July 2019) [text]

UNHCR Concerned at New Measures Impacting Rescue at Sea in the Central Mediterranean (UNHCR, Aug. 2019) [text]
- Focus is on Italy.

Reports & journal articles:

Access to Asylum Procedure at the External Borders of Poland: Current State of Affairs and Future Challenges (Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, June 2019) [text]

Access to Legal Aid for Asylum-Seekers in Estonia (UNHCR, July 2019) [text]

"EU External Migration Policy: Taking Stock and Looking Forward," Global Affairs, Latest Articles, 10 April 2019 [open access]

"The EU's Approach to the Syrian Crisis: Turkey as a Partner?," Uluslararası İlişkiler = International Relations, vol. 16, no. 62 (2019) [open access]

"A Refugee Crisis without Refugees: Policy and Media Discourse on Refugees in the Czech Republic and Its Implications," Central European Journal of Public Policy, Ahead of Print, 27 July 2019 [open access]

"Supporting Access to Healthcare for Refugees and Migrants in European Countries under Particular Migratory Pressure," BMC Health Services Research, 19: 513 (July 2019) [open access]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (26 July 2019)
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (26 July 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Australia

Blog posts/media:

Australia’s Practice of Boat Turnbacks (Asylum Insight, July 2019) [text]

How Many People Claim Asylum at Australia's Airports? (Kaldor Centre, Aug. 2019) [text

Is Australia’s Print Media Supporting a Moral Panic about Migrants? (Humanitarian News Research Network Blog, July 2019) [text]
- Summarizes journal article entitled "'Stopping the Boats' to Save Lives? Humanitarian Concern as a Slow Moral Panic."

Trump’s Attack on Asylum Seekers was Made in Australia (Human Rights Watch, July 2019) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Dehumanisation of Asylum Seekers: Case Study of the Nauru Files, Thesis (Uppsala Univ., May 2019) [text]

Destination Australia: Journeys of the Moribund, ANU College of Law Research Paper, no. 19.18 (Australian National Univ., July 2019) [text via SSRN]

"'Humanitarian Borderwork': Identifying Tensions between Humanitarianism and Securitization for Government Contracted NGOs Working with Adult and Unaccompanied Minor Asylum Seekers in Australia," Theoretical Criminology, vol. 23, no. 2 (2019) [full-text via Charles Sturt Univ. IR]
- See also related Border Criminologies blog post.

"Party Identification, Local Context, and Australian Attitudes toward Immigration and Asylum Policy," Social Science Research, vol. 81 (July 2019) [ResearchGate]

"Refugee Youth and Transition to Further Education, Training, and Employment in Australia: Protocol for a Mixed Methods Study," JMIR Research Protocols, vol. 8, no. 7 (July 2019) [open access]

Report on Australian NGO and Refugee Advocacy in Geneva, June-July 2019 (Refugee Council of Australia, July 2019) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (22 July 2019)

Tagged Publications.

News: New AHC for Protection at UNHCR

The UN Secretary-General has appointed Gillian Triggs to replace Volker Türk as UNHCR's new Assistant High Commissioner for Protection. Ms. Triggs most recently served as the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission and is currently at the University of Melbourne.

This UNHCR press release provides more information.

Tagged Publications.

08 August 2019

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

Blog posts/media:

Between Vulnerability and Resilience: ‘Refugeeness’ as Political Subjectivity (LSE Middle East Centre Blog, July 2019) [text]
- Focuses on Syrians in Cairo.

Briefing: For Many Iraqis, Post-war Life Remains a Struggle," The New Humanitarian, 22 July 2019 [text]

*"Humanitarian Aid in Syria is Being Politicized — and Too Many Civilians in Need aren’t Getting It," WP's Monkey Cage, 6 Aug. 2019 [text]

"In Taiz, Some Yemenis Choose War – and Home – over Displacement," The New Humanitarian, 16 July 2019 [text]

The Tribulations, and Deportations, of Syrian Guests in Turkey (Refugee Hosts Blog, July 2019) [text]
- See also related Human Rights Watch news story.

"Will Palestinian Refugees Pay a Heavy Price for UNRWA Bungling?," IPS News, 8 Aug. 2019 [text]

Publications:

101 Facts & Figures on the Syrian Refugee Crisis, vol. 2 (American University of Beirut, July 2019) [access]
- Note: Vol. 1 is also available via the a/m link.

The Humanitarian Response in Iraq: Support Beyond International Assistance in Mosul (ODI, July 2019) [text]

Libya: Mixed Migration Routes and Dynamics in Libya in 2018 (UNHCR, June 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Protection of Displaced Libyans: Risks, Responses and Border Dynamics (ODI, Aug. 2019) [text]

An Uncertain Future: Fragility and Humanitarian Priorities in Northeast Syria (Refugees International, July 2019) [text]

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA): 2017-2018 Assessment (MOPAN, June 2019) [access]
- Follow link for report in English and brief in English and Arabic. See also related UNRWA press release.

"War can Harm Intimacy: Consequences for Refugees Who Escaped Syria," Journal of Global Health, vol. 9, no. 2 (Dec. 2019) [open access]

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Related posts:
- Regional Focus: MENA (8 July 2019)
- Regional Focus: Syria (19 July 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Event & opportunity:

World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2019 [info]
- This year's theme is "Women Humanitarians."

Job announcement: Global Humanitarian Advocacy & Policy Coordinator and UN Representative (Geneva), CARE International [info]
- Apply by 20 August 2019.

Blog posts/media:

Developmentalising Humanitarian Space: Questioning the Value of Development Approaches to Protracted Displacement (Refugee Hosts Blog, July 2019) [text]

Local News “Fixers” and Humanitarian Journalism (Humanitarian News Research Network Blog, July 2019) [text]

"Midyear Update: Ten Humanitarian Crises and Trends to Watch in 2019," The New Humanitarian, 10 July 2019 [text]

Publications:

Aid Worker Security Report (Humanitarian Outcomes, June 2019) [text]
- Focuses on "Addressing sexual violence and gender-based risk in humanitarian aid."

Beyond the Numbers: How Qualitative Approaches can Improve Monitoring of Humanitarian Action (ALNAP, June 2019) [text]

DAC Recommendation on Ending Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment in Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Assistance: Key Pillars of Prevention and Response (OECD, July 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also French version.

Guidelines for Translation, Production, Printing, Distribution and Dissemination of the Sphere Handbook 2018 Edition (Sphere, 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Innovative Financing for Refugee Situations (Development Initiatives, July 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Multi-year Humanitarian Funding: A Thematic Evaluation (ODI, July 2019) [text]

"Refugees’ Debit Cards, Subjectivities, and Data Circuits: Financial-Humanitarianism in the Greek Migration Laboratory," International Political Sociology, Advance Articles, 26 July 2019 [abstract]
- See also related Border Criminologies blog post.

Researching Local Humanitarian Action through Partnerships with Local Actors (ODI, Aug. 2019) [text]

VOICE Out Loud, no. 29 (June 2019) [full-text via ALNAP]
- Theme is "European NGOs in Emergencies: Values and Action."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (8 July 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

07 August 2019

Thematic Focus: Detention

Blog posts/media:

"EU States to End Arbitrary Detention of Refugees, Migrants in Libya," VOA News, 23 July 2019 [text]

"Fate of Refugees and Migrants in Recently Shut Libyan Detention Centers of Concern," VOA News, 3 Aug. 2019 [text]
- See also latest UNHCR Libya Update (2 Aug. 2019) and related news briefing from TNH and article from IPS.

"ICE is Detaining More People Than Ever - and for Longer," Pacific Standard Magazine, 1 Aug. 2019 [text]

"Overflowing Toilets, Bedbugs and High Heat: Inside Mexico’s Migrant Detention Centers," New York Times, 3 Aug. 2019 [text]

UN Torture-prevention Body to Visit Australia, Nauru (Kaldor Centre, July 2019) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Civic Mobilisation around Immigration Detention: Exploring Motivations and Experiences," Geoforum, vol. 102 (June 2019) [open access]

"Defining Detention: The Intervention of the European Court of Human Rights in the Detention of Involuntary Migrants," Columbia Human Rights Law Review, vol. 30, no. 3 (Spring 2019) [full-text]

"Do Codes of Ethics and Position Statements Help Guide Ethical Decision Making in Australian Immigration Detention Centres?," BMC Medical Ethics, 20:52 (July 2019) [open access]

*"Editorial: Against Camps," International Journal of Public Health, vol. 64, no. 6 (July 2019) [free full-text]

The Harsh Reality of Onshore Immigration Detention in Australia (Jesuit Social Services, July 2019) [text]

"How Should Unaccompanied Minors in Immigration Detention be Protected from Coercive Medical Practices?," AMA Journal of Ethics, vol. 21, no. 7 (July 2019) [full-text]

*"Mental Health and Deprivation of Liberty: Experience Report as a Psychiatrist in a Refugee Detention Center," Saúde em Debate, vol. 43, no. 121 (April/June 2019) [open access]
- Focuses on Nauru.

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

Psychology and Its Response to Major Human Rights Abuses: The Case of Australian Immigration Detention," European Psychologist, vol. 24, no. 2 (April 2019) [free full-text]
- Note: This article will be free to access until 17 Sept. 2019.

"Towards a Complete Prohibition on the Immigration Detention of Children," Human Rights Law Review, vol. 19, no. 1 (Feb. 2019) [full-text via OHCHR]

UNHCR Observations on the Adopted Rulebook on the Manner of Limitation of the Freedom of Movement of an Applicant for International Protection (UNHCR, April 2019) [text]
- Focuses on Macedonia.

Working with Detained Populations in Greece and Libya: A Comparative Study of the Ethical Challenges Facing The International Rescue Committee (IRC, June 2019) [text]

Watch for:

Draft General Comment No. 5 on Migrants' Rights to Liberty and Freedom from Arbitrary Detention (Committee on Migrant Workers) [info]
- Follow link for concept note and submissions received.

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Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Detention - Pt. 1 (8 July 2019)
- Thematic Focus: Detention - Pt. 2 (U.S.) (8 July 2019)

Tagged Publications.