30 September 2019

Open Access Round-up: 30 September 2019

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

Green Open Access [info]

Articles:

"Blurred Lines: Detaining Asylum Seekers in Britain and France," Journal of Sociology (Forthcoming)
- Postprint version of article.

"Countering Hate Speech against Refugees and Migrants: An Evaluation of International Human Rights Treaties and Soft Law Instruments,” Revista Relaciones Internacionales, vol. 92, no. 1 (Jan.-June, 2019)
- Preprint version of article.

"Families Fleeing: Family Membership as a Basis for Asylum," University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Public Affairs, vol. 5, no. 3 (Forthcoming, 2019)
- Preprint version of article.

"Litigating Citizenship," Vanderbilt Law Review, vol. 73 (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.

Book chapters:

"The Law and Politics of the 'Shifting Border'," Chapter in The Shifting Border: Legal Cartographies of Migration and Mobility (Manchester Univ. Press, Forthcoming Feb. 2020)
- Preprint version of chapter.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles:

"And Then the War Came: A Content Analysis of Resilience Processes in the Narratives of Refugees from Humans of New York," International Journal of Communication, vol. 13 (2019)

"As Iron Sharpens Iron: A Mentoring Approach to Labour Market Integration for Humanitarian Migrants," International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, vol. 17, no. 2 (2019)

"Australian Media and Islamophobia: Representations of Asylum Seeker Children," Religions, vol. 10, no. 9 (Aug. 2019)

"Border and Migration Controls and Migrant Precarity in the Context of Climate Change," Social Sciences, vol. 8, no. 7 (June 2019)

"Defining, Measuring and Interpreting the Appropriateness of Humanitarian Assistance," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 4:14 (Dec. 2019)

"Detention, Deportation, and Waiting: Toward a Theory of Migrant Detainability," Gender a Výzkum = Gender and Research, vol. 20, no. 1 (2019)

"Documentation of Human Rights Abuses among Rohingya Refugees from Myanmar," Conflict and Health, 13:42 (Sept. 2019)

"The ICRC at a Crossroads: Swiss Roots—International Outlook," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 4:13 (Dec. 2019)

"Language Learning Tool for Refugees: Identifying the Language Learning Needs of Syrian Refugees Through Participatory Design," Languages, vol. 4, no. 3 (Sept. 2019)

"Mapping Differential Vulnerabilities and Rights: ‘Opening’ Access to Social Protection for Forcibly Displaced Populations," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:38 (Dec. 2019)

"Migration Influenced by Environmental Change in Africa: A Systematic Review of Empirical Evidence," Demographic Research, vol. 41, art. no. 18 (Aug. 2019)

"The Momentum of Transnational Social Spaces in Mexico-US-Migration," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:34 (Dec. 2019)

"Not a Security Issue: How Policy Experts De-Politicize the Climate Change–Migration Nexus," Social Sciences, vol. 8, no. 7 (July 2019)

"Qualitative Evidence of Crimes Against Humanity: The August 2017 Attacks on the Rohingya in Northern Rakhine State, Myanmar," Conflict and Health, 13:41 (Sept. 2019)

"Refugee Immigration and the Growth of Low-wage Work in the EU15," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:39 (Dec. 2019)

"Research Access and Adaptation in the Securitised Field of Australian Refugee and Asylum Law," Journal of the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, no. 1 (2019)

"The Rights of Refugee Children and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child," Laws, vol. 8, no. 3 (Aug. 2019)

"The Role of Conflict and Organized Violence in International Forced Migration," Demographic Research, vol. 41, art. no. 14 (July 2019)

"Second Generation from Refugee Backgrounds in Europe," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:40 (Dec. 2019)

"Selectivity and Internal Migration: A Study of Refugees’ Dispersal Policy in Sweden," Frontiers in Sociology, 13 Sept. 2019

Journal issues:

Intervention: Journal of Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, vol. 17, no. 1 (Jan.-June 2019)
- Includes 12 articles and field reports, a personal reflection, and a remembrance of Barbara Harrell-Bond.

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, vol. 1, no. 2 (2019)
- Special issue on "Security and Protection," with 8 articles.

Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 8, no. 1 (Aug. 2019)
- New issue "features 21 articles & art works by up-and-coming  academics, activists, artists & practitioners."

Books:

Challenging the Political Across Borders: Migrants’ and Solidarity Struggles (Central European Univ., Aug. 2019)

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"The Changing Political Impact of Compassion-evoking Pictures: The Case of the Drowned Toddler Alan Kurdi," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 45, no. 13 (2019)

"Internal Displacement and External Migration in a Post-conflict Economy: Perceptions of Institutions among Migrant Entrepreneurs," Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Latest Articles, 2 May 2019

"Migrant Integration and Cultural Capital in the Context of Sport and Physical Activity: A Systematic Review," Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol. 20, no. 3 (Aug. 2019)

"Plastic Hospitality: The Empty Signifier at the EU’s Mediterranean Border," Migration Studies, vol. 7, no. 3 (Sept. 2019)

Law Reviews

"Climate Change Refugees in the Time of Sinking Islands," Journal of Transnational Law, vol. 52, no. 3 (2019)

"Domestic Evolution: Amending the United States Refugee Definition of the INA to Include Environmentally Displaced Refugees," University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review, vol. 9, no. 1 (2019)

"Options for Protecting Refugees in South Asia," Harvard International Law Journal Online, 2 Sept. 2019

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

Tagged Publications.



Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Individual countries:

Blog posts & media:

"Asylum Approvals Almost Always Right, German Review Finds," DW, 19 Sept. 2019 [text]

Greece Fire in Moria Camp Highlights Abject Failure of Government and EU to Protect Refugees (Amnesty International, Sept. 2019) [text]
- See also related BBC story.

More Refugees Arrive on Greek Islands Amid Overcrowding and Water Shortages (The Conversation, Sept. 2019) [text]

"Troubles Grow at Greek Migrant Centre as Arrivals Soar," The New Humanitarian, 25 Sept. 2019 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Améliorer la Protection des Réfugiés et des Apatrides en Belgique et dans le Monde: Mémorandum du HCR (UNHCR, Aug. 2019) [text]

The Austrian Parliamentary Elections 2019: Are Austrians Anti-immigrant?, Policy Brief, no. 14 (European Univ. Institute, Sept. 2019) [text]

Conflicting Identities: Cosmopolitan or Anxious? Appreciating Concerns of Host Country Population Improves Attitudes Towards Immigrants, IZA Discussion Paper, no. 12630 (Institute of Labor Economics, Sept. 2019) [text]
- Focuses on Germany.

The Legality of Asylum Deterrents as a Result of Securitization: The United States and Hungary (CEU Center for European Neighborhood Studies, 2019?) [text]

Lessons not Learned: The Failures of Asylum Decision-making in the UK (Freedom from Torture et al., Sept. 2019) [text]

"Plastic Hospitality: The Empty Signifier at the EU’s Mediterranean Border," Migration Studies, vol. 7, no. 3 (Sept. 2019) [open access]
- Focuses on Italy and Malta.

"Selectivity and Internal Migration: A Study of Refugees’ Dispersal Policy in Sweden," Frontiers in Sociology, 13 Sept. 2019 [open access]

"'What are these people: migrants, immigrants, refugees?': Migration-related Terminology and Representations in Portuguese Digital Press Headlines," Discourse, Context & Media, vol. 27 (March 2019) [free full-text]

Who Counts as a Migrant? Definitions and Their Consequences (Migration Observatory, July 2019) [text]
- Focuses on the UK.

Related post:
Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (30 Sept. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

Event:

Public Opinion and Forms of Mobilization Concerning Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Anti-immigrant Times: Global Challenges and Local Solutions, Brussels, 24-25 October 2019 [info]
- Registration is ongoing.

Regional:

Celine Cantat, Eda Sevinin, Ewa Maczynska & Tegiye Birey, eds., Challenging the Political Across Borders: Migrants’ and Solidarity Struggles, Central European Univ., Aug. 2019 [open access]

Migration at Sea: Unintended Consequences of Search and Rescue Operations (SSRN, Sept. 2019) [text]

"Neither Fair nor Realistic? How the EU Deals with Afghan Asylum Seekers," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 8, no. 1 (2019) [full-text]

#Portichiusi: The Human Costs of Migrant Deterrence in the Mediterranean (SSRN, Sept. 2019) [text]

"Second Generation from Refugee Backgrounds in Europe," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:40 (Dec. 2019) [open access]

The "Temporary Solidarity Mechanism" on Relocation of People Rescued at Sea - What Does It Say? (Statewatch, Sept. 2019) [text]

Related posts:
Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (12 Sept. 2019)
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (12 Sept. 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 2

Reports & journal articles:

"Countering Hate Speech against Refugees and Migrants: An Evaluation of International Human Rights Treaties and Soft Law Instruments,” Revista Relaciones Internacionales, vol. 92, no. 1 (Jan.-June, 2019) [preprint]

Guidance on Responding to Irregular Onward Movement of Refugees and Asylum-Seekers (UNHCR, Sept. 2019) [text]
- "Building on existing guidance from international instruments, conclusions of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme (ExCom) and from UNHCR, as well as State practice and leading jurisprudence, [this guidance] provides recommendations around approaches to determining which State shall take responsibility for considering a claim and providing international protection to individual refugees, and the applicable standards to be met."

Guidelines on Investigating Violations of IHL: Law, Policy, and Good Practice (ICRC, Sept. 2019) [text]
- See also related Just Security blog post and ICRC fact sheet.

"The Law and Politics of the 'Shifting Border'," Chapter in The Shifting Border: Legal Cartographies of Migration and Mobility (Manchester Univ. Press, Forthcoming Feb. 2020) [preprint]

"Linguistic Justice: Evaluating the Speech of Asylum Claimants," Chapter 26 in Routledge Companion to the Work of John R. Rickford (Routledge, Forthcoming Oct. 2019) [ResearchGate]

"Revisiting the Definition of Particular Social Group in the Refugees Convention and Increasing the Refugee Quota as a Means of Ameliorating the International Displaced Person's Crisis," South Carolina Law Review, vol. 69, no. 1 (2018) [SSRN]

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 1

Events & opportunities:

"A Well-founded Fear of Being Persecuted… But When? A Talk by Jane McAdam, Cambridge, MA, 1 October 2019 [info]

Panel discussion: Future Challenges in Refugee Protection - Movement and Responses, London, 17 October 2019 [info]

Public lecture: The Global Compacts: A Missed Opportunity or a Promising Tool?, Melbourne, 17 October 2019 [info]

CFP: International Workshop on Responsibility-Sharing or Responsibility-Shedding? Reflections from Europe and Australia, Melbourne, 18-19 February 2020 [info]
- Submit proposals by 31 October 2019.

CFP: Yearbook of International Disaster Law, vol. 2 [info]
- Submission deadline is 31 October 2019.

Blog posts & media: 

Gillian Triggs Takes Up Role as New UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for International Protection (UNHCR, Sept. 2019) [text]

The Global Compact for Migration is More Than Just Its Objectives (RLI Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

International Protection of Refugees Research Project Awarded £300,000 Grant (Univ. of Surrey, Sept. 2019) [text]
- Note: The project will examine "The Right to International Protection: A Pendulum between Globalization and Nativization?"

“Is Trump’s America Tougher on Asylum Than Other Western Countries?,” New York Times, 14 Sept. 2019 [text]

"It’s Not Just Trump: There's a Worldwide War on Asylum Seekers," Vice News, 26 Sept. 2019 [text]

New book:

Research Handbook on International Refugee Law (Edward Elgar, Sept. 2019) [info]
- "Bringing together experts in the field, the innovative and groundbreaking chapters provide a critical perspective on the legal landscape for refugees at a time when the politics and legitimacy of transnational regulatory governance are in question as never before. In an age of growing ethnic nationalism and anti-immigrant rhetoric, the contributing authors examine key issues surrounding refugees and migration, and build a new outlook on social justice, as the post-war international order ends." Note that the Preface and Chapter 1, "At the Crossroads: The 1951 Geneva Convention Today," are freely available.

Related post:
Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (10 Sept. 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

27 September 2019

Thematic Focus: U.S. Resettlement

Yesterday, the U.S. State Department announced that the administration is proposing a FY 2020 refugee admissions cap of 18,000 to Congress, down from 30,000 last year. In addition, an Executive Order was issued that seeks "to resettle refugees only in those jurisdictions in which both the State and local governments have consented to receive refugees under the Department of State’s Reception and Placement Program (Program)." The Secretaries of State and Health and Human Services have 90 days to implement a process that achieves this objective. See this Vox article and Immigration Impact blog post for more details.

These news articles and blog posts provide additional background/analysis:

As the United States Resettles Fewer Refugees, Some Countries and Religions Face Bigger Hits than Others (Migration Policy Institute, Sept. 2019) [text]

"Flights to Bring Some Refugees to the US are Being Canceled," CNN, 23 Sept. 2019 [text]

"How The Trump Administration's Sweeping Refugee Admissions Cuts Could Impact U.S. Cities and the Economy," Newsweek, 27 Sept. 2019 [text]
- See also related New American Economy statement.

*Key Facts about Refugees to the U.S. (Pew Fact Tank Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

"Pentagon is Last Holdout as Stephen Miller Tries to Slash Number of Refugees Allowed in U.S.," NBC News, 20 Sept. 2019 [text]
- See also related Niskanen Center blog post.

"Resettlement Offices Close as Fewer Refugees are Allowed into the US," CNN, 20 Sept. 2019 [text]

"Trump Admin Broke Law with Visa Delays for Afghans, Iraqis Who Worked for U.S., Judge Rules," NBC News, 23 Sept. 2019 [text]

"Trump Condemns Religious Persecution Amid Refugee Squeeze," New York Times, 26 Sept. 2019 [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (17 Sept. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

26 September 2019

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2

Blog posts & media:

"Border Patrol Agents, Rather than Asylum Officers, Interviewing Families for 'Credible Fear'," Los Angeles Times, 19 Sept. 2019 [text]

How the Immigration Court Reached a Record One Million Case Backlog (Immigration Impact Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]
- See also related TRAC figures.

IACHR Conducted Visit to the United States’ Southern Border (OAS, Sept. 2019) [text]

"Immigrant Population Growth in the U.S. Slows to a Trickle," New York Times, 26 Sept. 2019 [text]

Immigration Courts Irredeemably Dysfunctional and on the Brink of Collapse (The Hill, Sept. 2019) [text]

"Trump Administration to End 'Catch and Release' Immigration Policy, Says DHS Chief," NPR, 24 Sept. 2019 [text]

*"Trump's Travel Ban Really Was a Muslim Ban, Data Suggests," WP's Monkey Cage, 26 Sept. 2019 [text]

US Move Puts More Asylum Seekers at Risk (Human Rights Watch, Sept. 2019) [text]

What Happens at an Asylum Hearing in Immigration Court? (The Asylumist Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"And Then the War Came: A Content Analysis of Resilience Processes in the Narratives of Refugees from Humans of New York," International Journal of Communication, vol. 13 (2019) [open access]

Immigrants' Deportations, Local Crime and Police Effectiveness, IZA Discussion Paper, no. 12413 (Institute of Labor Economics, June 2019) [text]
- See also related Immigration Impact blog post.

The Language of Immigration Reporting: Normalizing vs. Watchdogging in a Nativist Age (Define American & MIT Center for Civic Media, Sept. 2019) [text]
- See also related blog post.

"The Movement to Decriminalize Border Crossing," Boston College Law Review, vol. 61 (Forthcoming) [abstract]
- Note: The text will eventually be made available in full-text.

"Removals to Somalia in Light of the Convention against Torture: Recent Evidence from Somali Bantu Deportees," Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, vol. 33, no. 3 (Spring 2019) [free full-text]

*"Supreme Court Asylum Ruling Latest Sign Judiciary is Not the Brake on the Trump Administration that Immigration-Rights Activists Sought," Migration Information Source, 25 Sept. 2019 [text]

Trump Administration Delivers Asylum Seekers to Grave Danger in Mexico: 200+ Publicly Reported Cases of Rape, Kidnapping, and Assault Just the Tip of the Iceberg: Fact Sheet (Human Rights First, Sept. 2019) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (26 Sept. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1

Asylum ban:

News:

"America's Shifting Asylum Policies Explained," VOA News, 24 Sept. 2019 [text]

"An Immigration Attorney at the A.C.L.U. on Fighting Trump’s Asylum Ban," New Yorker, 17 Sept. 2019 [text]

"Explainer: U.S. Enacts Sweeping New Asylum Bar Following Supreme Court Decision," Reuters, 16 Sept. 2019 [text]

"Trump’s Agreements in Central America Could Dismantle the Asylum System as We Know It," Vox, 26 Sept. 2019 [text]
- Note: The administration now has agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras that will allow the U.S. to return asylum-seekers to those countries if they did not first apply for asylum or other protections there before proceeding to the U.S. This effectively makes Central Americans ineligible for asylum at the U.S.'s southern border. See also earlier related Vox article.

"US Supreme Court Ruling Erodes Protections for Asylum Seekers, UN Says," VOA News, 13 Sept. 2019 [text]

Blog posts:

Acquiescing in Refoulement: This Week's U.S. Supreme Court Decision (RefLaw Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

Asylum Ban 2.0 Won't Work - Here's Why (The Asylumist Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

What Trump’s Asylum Ban Will Mean for the Thousands Waiting at the US-Mexico Border (The Conversation, Sept. 2019) [text]

Fact sheets:

Third Country Asylum Rule: What You Need to Know (Penn State Law, updated Sept. 2019) [text]

Trump Administration’s Third-Country Transit Bar is an Asylum Ban That Will Return Refugees to Danger: Fact Sheet (Human Rights First, Sept. 2019) [text]

Related posts:
Thematic Focus: Detention, esp. in the U.S. (17 Sept. 2019)
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (17 Sept. 2019)
Events: Upcoming Meetings & Presentations in the US (12 Sept. 2019)
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (12 Sept. 2019)
Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2 (12 Sept. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

25 September 2019

Regional Focus: Australia

Opportunity:

Call for applications: PhD Scholarship: In Partnership with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Univ. of Melbourne [info]
- Deadline is 27 September 2019.

Blog posts & media:

"Almost 99 Per Cent of Protection Visa Review Applications Fail When Heard by Controversial Judge, New Figures Reveal," ABC News, 6 Sept. 2019 [text]

"Australia's Harsh Immigration Policy," The Diplomat, 3 Sept. 2019 [text]

Australia’s Visa Regime and the Right to Leave Any Country: Fostering Irregular Migration and Harm (Dhaka Law Review Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

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 Australia.

"Essential Poll: Majority of Australians Support Medevac or Better Asylum Care," The Guardian, 16 Sept. 2019 [text]

How the Biloela Tamil Family Deportation Case Highlights the Failures of Our Refugee System (The Conversation, Sept. 2019) [text]

"Lifetime Refugee Ban is Harsh and Discriminatory, says Senate Submission," UNSW Newsroom, 22 Aug. 2019 [text]

The Regions Can Take More Migrants and Refugees, with a Little Help (The Conversation, Aug. 2019) [text]

'We all slept in the car, five of us': Young Refugees Talk about Being Homeless in Australia (The Conversation, Aug. 2019) [text]

Why Medevac System Should Stay: Kaldor Centre Recommends Strongly Against Repeal (Kaldor Centre, Aug. 2019) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Australian Media and Islamophobia: Representations of Asylum Seeker Children," Religions, vol. 10, no. 9 (Aug. 2019) [open access]

The Effects of Discrimination on Refugee and Migrant Housing Needs (Settlement Council of Australia, Aug. 2019) [text]

"Experiences of Vulnerability and Sources of Resilience among Immigrants and Refugees," Australasian Review of African Studies, vol. 40, no. 1 (June 2019) [full-text]

"On Beginning with Justice: Bioethics, Advocacy and the Rights of Asylum Seekers," Bioethics, vol. 33, no. 8 (Oct. 2019) [free full-text]

"Research Access and Adaptation in the Securitised Field of Australian Refugee and Asylum Law," Journal of the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, no. 1 (2019) [open access]

"The Slow Road to a New Home: The Experiences of the First Generation of South Sudanese Western Australians Settled in Perth," Australasian Review of African Studies, vol. 40, no. 1 (June 2019) [full-text]

Stronger Together: The Impact of Family Separation on Refugees and Humanitarian Migrants in Australia (Oxfam, Aug. 2019) [text]

Related post:
Regional Focus: Australia (9 Aug. 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality - Pt. 2

Nationality:

Blog posts & media

"Assam’s National Register of Citizens is Finalised, Triggering Biggest Mass-disenfranchisement of the 21st Century," Special feature in ISI Monthly Bulletin (Sept. 2019) [access]
- See also DW and Guardian articles and related UNHCR statement.

"National Security Monitor Challenges Dutton on Citizenship-stripping Laws," The Guardian, 18 Sept. 2019 [text]

"What It’s Like to Become a US Citizen after a Lifetime of Statelessness," PRI, 18 Sept. 2019 [text]

Reports & journal articles

Citizenship Delayed: Civil Rights and Voting Rights Implications in the Backlog in Citizenship and Naturalization Applications (U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Sept. 2019) [text via Lexis Nexis]
- See also related post on The Conversation.

Citizenship Law and Human Rights in Myanmar: Why Law Reform is Urgent and Possible (International Commission of Jurists, June 2019) [text]

Hill Country Tamils of Sri Lanka: Towards Meaningful Citizenship (Inst. on Statelessness & Inclusion & Verite Research, Sept. 2019) [text]

Impeding or Accelerating Assimilation? Immigration Enforcement and Its Impact on Naturalization Patterns, Working Paper, no. 10 (Utah State Univ., July 2019) [text via ImmigrationProf Blog]

"Litigating Citizenship," Vanderbilt Law Review, vol. 73 (Forthcoming) [preprint]
- Focus is on the U.S.

"Tools of Genocide": National Verification Cards and the Denial of Citizenship of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (Fortify Rights, Sept. 2019) [text]

Unmaking Americans: Insecure Citizenship in the United States (Open Society Foundations, Sept. 2019) [text]

Related post:
Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality - Pt. 1 (25 Sept. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality - Pt. 1

Statelessness:

Events & opportunities

High-Level Segment on Statelessness, Geneva, 7 October 2019 [info]
- Follow link for background documents, reports from preparatory meetings and other resources. There will also be a civil society side event.

Call for applications: Statelessness Intensive Course, Melbourne, 3-7 February 2020 [info]
- Deadline is 15 October 2019.

Blog posts & media

Addressing Statelessness in Europe’s Refugee Response (Refugee Rights Europe Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

Colombia Acts to Ensure Children Born to Venezuelan Parents are Not Left Stateless - But There’s Still Room for Improvement (ENS Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]
- See also related statements from UNHCR, IOM and Save the Children.

The Silent Truth about Stateless People in Poland (ENS Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

Stateless Syrians in Europe: Navigating the “Knowledge Gap” (ENS Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

Statelessness is Back (Not That It Ever Went Away…) (EJIL: Talk Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

Reports & journal articles

Gender Discrimination and Childhood Statelessness (UNHCR et al., Aug. 2019) [access]

Statelessness in Canada: A Study on the Situation of Stateless Persons in Canada (UNHCR, Sept. 2019) [text]

Statelessness in Numbers: 2019 - An Overview and Analysis of Global Statistics (Inst. on Statelessness & Inclusion, July 2019) [text]

Statelessness in Syria: Country Position Paper (Stateless Journeys, Aug. 2019) [text]

"Statelessness in the Context of Climate Change," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 8, no. 1 (2019) [full-text]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality - Pt. 1 (20 July 2019)
Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality - Pt. 2 (20 July 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Blog posts & media:

Book Review – Humanitarianism: A Dictionary of Concepts (Africa at LSE Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

Consultancy, Confidentiality & Scholarly Responsibility: Glimpses from the UN OHCHR (Humanity Journal Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

"Saving Lives and Making Money: Can Humanitarian Impact Bonds Marry the Two?," The New Humanitarian, 15 Aug. 2019 [text]

"Searching for the Nexus: The View from the Ground," The New Humanitarian, 24 Sept. 2019 [text]

UNHCR Chief Pays Tribute to 'Frontline' Aid Workers (UNHCR, Aug. 2019) [text]

"When Risk is Part of the Job," The New Humanitarian, 19 Aug. 2019 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

CCCM Case Studies, Chapter 2 (2016-2019) (Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Citizen Aid: Grassroots Interventions in Development and Humanitarianism," Third World Quarterly, Latest Articles, 9 Sept. 2019 [free full-text]

Cost-Efficiency Analysis of Basic Needs Programs: Best Practice Guidance for Humanitarian Agencies (USAID & IRC, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Defining, Measuring and Interpreting the Appropriateness of Humanitarian Assistance," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 4:14 (Dec. 2019) [open access]

Five Takeaways on the Future of Humanitarian Reform (Center for Global Development, Aug. 2019) [text]

Humanitarian Investing: Mobilizing Capital to Overcome Fragility (World Economic Forum, Sept. 2019) [text]

"Humanitarianism Governed: Rules, Identity, and Exclusion in Relief Work," Humanity Journal, vol. 10, no. 2 (2019) [full-text]

"The ICRC at a Crossroads: Swiss Roots—International Outlook," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 4:13 (Dec. 2019) [open access]

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, vol. 1, no. 2 (2019) [open access]
- Special issue on "Security and Protection," with 8 articles.

People-driven Response: Power and Participation in Humanitarian Action, CGD Policy Paper, no. 155 (Center for Global Development, Sept. 2019) [text]

Tackling Violence against Aid Workers, Fourteenth Report of Session 2017–19 (UK House of Commons, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Urban Humanitarian Response, Good Practice Review, no. 12 (Overseas Development Institute, 2019) [access]
- See also related UNSW news story.

Resources:

Humanitarian Innovation Guide (ELRHA) [access]
- "The Guide is written with two audiences in mind: humanitarian practitioners who are seeking to develop a new approach to their work and want to apply an innovation lens to solving problems; and social entrepreneurs from outside the sector who have identified an opportunity to engage with the sector and need a humanitarian framework to contextualise their innovation plans."

IASC Product Catalogue [access]
- "IASC Products are guidelines, policies, tools and documents endorsed by the IASC used to inform humanitarian preparedness and response efforts both at global and field levels with the ultimate goal of strengthening the collective humanitarian response."

Shifting Mindsets: Creating a More Flexible Humanitarian Response (ALNAP) [access]
- "[I]n recent years, international humanitarian agencies have struggled with flexibility when it comes to adapting to context, changing the type and quantity of support at the right time, or responding quickly and appropriately to unexpected crises or challenges. To date, the flexibility of modern humanitarian agencies, and the capacities needed for response level flexibility, has not been explored in depth for modern crises." Follow link for main report and several audio companions.

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

Tagged Publications.

24 September 2019

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Blog posts & media:

Here's How Refugees Can Realize Their Own Economic Potential (World Economic Forum Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

Jordanians See More to Worry about in Their Economy Than Syrian Refugees (Lawfare Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

"A New Trump Administration Proposal Could Put Asylum Seekers Out of a Job," Vox, 11 Sept. 2019 [text]

"No Country and No Work: Refugees Despair at Slow Pace of Malaysia's Reforms," Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 15 Aug. 2019 [text]

The Opportunity Immigration Presents to the Changing US Economy (Immigration Impact Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

Syrian Refugees in Turkey Need Jobs (Order from Chaos Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

Why Syrian Refugees Have No Negative Effects on Jordan’s Labour Market (The Conversation, Sept. 2019) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Analysis of the Strategy of Microfinance for Financial Inclusion of Refugees (European Microfinance Network, Aug. 2019) [text]
- Focuses on Syrian refugees in Turkey.

"As Iron Sharpens Iron: A Mentoring Approach to Labour Market Integration for Humanitarian Migrants," International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, vol. 17, no. 2 (2019) [open access]

Assisting Refugees in Sydney to Establish a Business in the First Three-years of Settlement: a Research Partnership between UTS Business School and Settlement Services International (Univ. of Technology & SSI, June 2019?) [access via Australian Research Council]
- See also related summary from the Australian Business Deans Council.

"Determining Policy Objectives and Eligibility in Economic Immigration Pathways for Refugees and Asylum Seekers," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 8, no. 1 (2019) [full-text]

"Empowerment through Development? Towards a Political Critique of the 'Jordan Compact'," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 8, no. 1 (2019) [full-text]

How Does Immigration Fit into the Future of the U.S. Labor Market? (Migration Policy Institute, Aug. 2019) [text]

Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, vol. 26, no. 3 (2019) [contents]
- Special issue on “Beyond employability: refugees’ working lives.” The introduction and the article entitled "Conceptualising the social positioning of refugees reflections on socio-institutional contexts and agency with a focus on work" are open access.

Immigration and the U.S. Labor Market: A Look Ahead (Migration Policy Institute, Aug. 2019) [text]

Insecure Future: Deportations and Lack of Legal Work for Refugees in Turkey (Refugees International, Sept. 2019) [access]
- Report is available in English, Turkish and Arabic.

"Internal Displacement and External Migration in a Post-conflict Economy: Perceptions of Institutions among Migrant Entrepreneurs," Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Latest Articles, 2 May 2019 [open access]

Left in Limbo: The Case for Economic Empowerment of Refugees and Host Communities in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (International Rescue Committee, Sept. 2019) [text]

"Refugee Immigration and the Growth of Low-wage Work in the EU15," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:39 (Dec. 2019) [open access]

Tapping Potential: A Toolkit to Help Businesses Employ Refugees and Asylum-seekers (UNHCR et al., July 2019) [text]
- Focuses on Ireland.

Related post:
Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (12 Aug. 2019)

Tagged Publications.


Thematic Focus: Internal Displacement

Events & opportunities:

The Road to 2030: Finding Solutions to Internal Displacement, Geneva, 1 October 2019 [info]
- Programme now available. Register by 25 September 2019.

Displaced Populations, Durable Solutions, and Data: Presentation and Workshop on the Findings of a 4-Year Longitudinal Study of Iraqis Displaced by ISIS, Washington, DC, 26 September 2019 [info]

17th Course on the Law of Internal Displacement, Sanremo, 25-29 November 2019 [info]
- Application deadline is 4 October 2019.

IGAD Regional Consultative Process, Addis Ababa, 7-8 October 2019 [info]
- "A Regional Exchange on Experiences in Supporting Resilience and Durable Solutions to Internal Displacement in the IGAD Region."

Forced Internal Displacement Triggered by Organised Crime in Central Mexico, London, 23 October 2019 [info]

Online Course on Protection of Internally Displaced Persons, 30 October-10 December 2019 [info]
- Register by 29 October 2019.

Blog posts:

*Connecting National Policies to the SDGs in Tackling Internal Displacement (Global Observatory, April 2019) [text]

The Credibility Problem of United Nations Official Statistics on Internally Displaced Persons (ISS Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

Data Implications from Wilton Park Discussions on Internal Displacement (JIPS, Sept. 2019) [text]

Internally Displaced People Need More Protection: Insights from Africa (The Conversation, Sept. 2019) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

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

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.

Mid-year Figures 2019: Internal Displacement from January to June 2019 (IDMC, Sept. 2019) [text]

Policy on UNHCR's Engagement in Situations of Internal Displacement, UNHCR/HCP/2019/1 (UNHCR, Sept. 2019) [text]
- This companion Guidance Package was prepared to help UNHCR Representatives meet their obligations under the a/m policy. See also earlier related operational review and operational guidelines.

"Years after Crimea’s Annexation, Integration of Ukraine’s Internally Displaced Population Remains Uneven," Migration Information Source, 19 Sept. 2019 [text]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: General (11 Sept. 2019)
Thematic Focus: Internal Displacement (8 March 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: General

Blog posts & media:

"Amnesty International Staff to Vote on Strike Action over Redundancies," The Guardian, 20 Sept. 2019 [text]

[Three Year Anniversary of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants] (Twitter, Sept. 2019) [access]
- Follow link for thread.

UNHCR Names Nansen Refugee Award Regional Winners (UNHCR, Sept. 2019) [text]
- Note: "The overall winner of the Nansen Refugee Award – who is not among those honoured today – will be revealed on 2 October. The prize will be presented at a ceremony in Geneva on 7 October."

Reports & journal articles:

"The Alchemy of History: Mirroring the Past, Recent Charges Put Humanity on Trial by Discouraging Acts of Decency towards Migrants," Routed Magazine, 17 Aug. 2019 [text]

"Breaking the Mould: Policy Approaches towards Bridging Protection and Development," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 8, no. 1 (2019) [full-text]

"The Changing Political Impact of Compassion-evoking Pictures: The Case of the Drowned Toddler Alan Kurdi," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 45, no. 13 (2019) [open access]

Human Rights of Migrants: Report of the Secretary-General, UN Doc. No. A/74/271 (UN General Assembly, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

International Migrant Stock 2019 (UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Sept. 2019) [access via ReliefWeb]
- Follow link for press release, key messages, and population facts.

"A Loss for Words: Visual Representations of Migrants and Refugees in the Leave and Trump Campaigns," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 8, no. 1 (2019) [full-text]

"Mapping Differential Vulnerabilities and Rights: ‘Opening’ Access to Social Protection for Forcibly Displaced Populations," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:38 (Dec. 2019) [open access]

Missing Persons: Refugees Left Out and Left Behind in the SDGs (International Rescue Committee, Sept. 2019) [access]
- Follow link for full report and brief. See also related statement from business leaders.

"The Role of Conflict and Organized Violence in International Forced Migration," Demographic Research, vol. 41, art. no. 14 (July 2019) [open access]

"A Tightening Grip Abroad: Authoritarian Regimes Target Their Emigrant and Diaspora Communities," Migration Information Source, 22 Aug. 2019 [text]

Related post:
Thematic Focus: General (11 Sept. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

20 September 2019

Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters

Blog posts & media:

*8 Refugees Fighting for the Planet (Medium, Sept. 2019) [text]

Africa’s Climate Crisis, Conflict, and Migration Challenges (Africa in Focus Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

'Burning up our future': How Climate Crisis is Triggering Increasing Displacement (InfoMigrants, Sept. 2019) [text]

How Climate Change is Driving Emigration from Central America (The Conversation, Sept. 2019) [text]

IOM Hosts Meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Task Force on Displacement – Key Outcomes and Looking Ahead (IOM, July 2019) [text]

"Leak Suggests UN Agency Self-censors on Climate Crisis after US Pressure," The Guardian, 11 Sept. 2019 [text]

"Migration and the Climate Crisis: The UN’s Search for Solutions," UN News, 31 July 2019 [text]

*Refugees from Rising Seas: No Place to Call Home (Phys.org, Sept. 2019) [text]

"Roundup: The Soaring Humanitarian Costs of Climate Change," The New Humanitarian, 20 Sept. 2019 [text]
- "[O]ur latest coverage on how climate change is already having a humanitarian impact around the world."

Solving Climate Displacement is More Urgent Than Ever - Today the Peninsula Principles Turn 6! (Displacement Solutions, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

The World Isn’t Ready for Climate Refugees (FiveThirtyEight, Sept. 2019) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Addressing the Land Degradation-Migration Nexus: The Role of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (IOM, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Border and Migration Controls and Migrant Precarity in the Context of Climate Change," Social Sciences, vol. 8, no. 7 (June 2019) [open access]

"Climate Change Refugees in the Time of Sinking Islands," Journal of Transnational Law, vol. 52, no. 3 (2019) [full-text]

The Climate Crisis, Migration, and Refugees (Brookings Institution, July 2019) [text]

The Cost of Doing Nothing: The Humanitarian Price of Climate Change and How It Can be Avoided (ICRC, Sept. 2019) [access]

"Domestic Evolution: Amending the United States Refugee Definition of the INA to Include Environmentally Displaced Refugees," University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review, vol. 9, no. 1 (2019) [full-text]

Guidance, Standards, and Protocols in the Humanitarian Sector on Reducing Harm to the Environment, K4D Helpdesk Report (DFID, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Migration Influenced by Environmental Change in Africa: A Systematic Review of Empirical Evidence," Demographic Research, vol. 41, art. no. 18 (Aug. 2019) [open access]

"Not a Security Issue: How Policy Experts De-Politicize the Climate Change–Migration Nexus," Social Sciences, vol. 8, no. 7 (July 2019) [open access]

*UPDATED

Related post:

19 September 2019

CFP/New Issues of Die Friedens-Warte, Disasters, ICRC Rev., Intervention, JEMS, JHA, Migr. Stud., OxMo

CFP:

Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration [info]
- Seeks "submissions looking at forced migration through the lenses of law, policy, academia, and arts, alongside two sections in which field experiences and first-hand stories by people who have been displaced can be shared. For the first time, OxMo also includes space for creative expressions in the form of poetry, art, photography, as well as film, book, and theater reviews." Deadline is 30 September 2019.

Free access:

World Humanitarian Day Virtual Issue [access]
- "To celebrate World Humanitarian Day 2019, and in response to the release of the Urban Humanitarian Response Good Practice Guide, we have put together a collection of papers from Disasters and Development Policy Review which examine urban humanitarian and inclusive development." Articles are freely available until the end of 2019.

New issues:

Die Friedens-Warte, vol. 92, nos. 1-2 (Aug. 2019) [contents]
- The focus of this issue is on "Humanitarian Assistance and Humanitarian Crises."

Disasters, vol. 43, no. 4 (Oct. 2019) [contents]
- Mix of articles, with three that are open access.

International Review of the Red Cross, vol. 100, nos. 907-909 (April 2018) [contents]
- In honor of the 150th anniversary of this journal, the theme of this issue is "150 Years of Humanitarian Reflection." The editorial and first article are freely available. The issue will eventually be free to access when it is posted on the ICRC web site.

Intervention: Journal of Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, vol. 17, no. 1 (Jan.-June 2019) [open access]
- Includes 12 articles and field reports, a personal reflection, and a remembrance of Barbara Harrell-Bond.

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 45, no. 12 (2019) [contents]
- Special issue on "Against the Evidence: Europe's Migration Challenge and the Failure to Protect." The introduction is freely available.

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 45, no. 13 (2019) [contents]
- Mix of articles, with four that are open access.

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, vol. 1, no. 2 (2019) [open access]
- Special issue on "Security and Protection," with 8 articles.

Migration Studies, vol. 7, no. 3 (Sept. 2019) [contents]
- Mix of articles, with two that are open access.

Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 8, no. 1 (Aug. 2019) [full-text]
- New issue "features 21 articles & art works by up-and-coming  academics, activists, artists & practitioners - including pieces in Arabic & Spanish." New web site also launched with this issue.

Tagged Periodicals.