21 December 2019

Admin: Holiday Break

This blog will be quiet until the new year. Best wishes for 2020!

Thematic Focus: Solutions

Blog posts & press:

"Global Refugee Forum: EU MS Pledge 30,000 Resettlement for 2020, MEPs Urges More Ambition," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 20 Dec. 2019 [text]

"How the White House is Trying—and Failing—to Keep States from Resettling Refugees," New Yorker, 20 Dec. 2019 [text]
- See also related VOA News article.

"Humanitarian Corridors: An Italian Model for the European Union?," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 13 Dec. 2019 [text]

"I'm Happy, But I am Also Broken for Those Left Behind": Life after Manus and Nauru (Human Rights Watch, Dec. 2019) [text]

"Refugees in Niger Protest Against Delay of Resettlement and Dire Conditions," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 20 Dec. 2019 [text]

“Roundup: Refugee Resettlement and Returns in the Spotlight,” The New Humanitarian, 20 Dec. 2019 [access]
- Follow link to view articles.

The Story Behind the World’s First Private Refugee Sponsorship Program (The Conversation, Dec. 2019) [text]

UNHCR Welcomes Ireland’s Decision to Welcome 2,900 Refugees Over the Next 4 Years (UNHCR, Dec. 2019) [text]

A Way Forward on Refugees (Policy Forum, Dec. 2019) [text]
- Focus is on Australia.

Reports & journal articles:

Durable Solutions in Somalia: Moving from Policies to Practice for IDPs in Mogadishu (Refugees International, Dec. 2019) [text]

Integrating Refugees and Asylum Seekers into the German Economy and Society: Empirical Evidence and Policy Objectives (Migration Policy Institute, Dec. 2019) [text]

New Britain, Connecticut: A Case Report of Refugees in Towns (Tufts Univ., Dec. 2019) [text]

"Protocol of a Longitudinal Study on the Specific Needs of Syrian Refugee Families in Switzerland," BMC International Health and Human Rights, 19: 32 (Dec. 2019) [open access]

Refugee Sponsorship Programs: A Global State of Play and Opportunities for Investment (Migration Policy Institute, Dec. 2019) [text]

Social Engagement and Integration: Public Policies for Resettled Refugees in Canada, Dissertation (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, 2019) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (7 Dec. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

20 December 2019

Thematic Focus: Detention

Reports & journal articles:

"'Closure' at Manus Island and Carceral Expansion in the Open Air Prison," Globalizations, Latest Articles, 12 Dec. 2019 [abstract]
- See also related blog post.

The Cost of Australia's Refugee and Asylum Policy: A Source Guide (Kaldor Centre, Dec. 2019) [text]
- Includes section on cost of detaining asylum seekers. See also related Guardian article.

ICE Detains Fewer Immigrants with Serious Criminal Convictions under Trump Administration (TRAC, Dec. 2019) [text]
- Note: See also other reports in this series, listed at bottom of page.

Immigration Detention in Romania: With a Little Help from the EU (Global Detention Project, Nov. 2019) [text]

Physical Fences and Digital Divides: Final Report of the Global Detention Project Special Investigation into the Uses of Electronic Media in Today’s Migration Journeys (Global Detention Project, Dec. 2019) [text]

Secrecy and Abuse in Australia's Immigration Detention Systems (CONREP Blog, Nov. 2019) [text]


"Asylum Seeker Children in Nauru: Australia’s International Human Rights Obligations and Operational Realities," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 31, no. 1 (March 2019) [free full-text]

"The Detention of Children in Asylum Procedures in Europe: Regulatory Framework and Alternatives," Bratislava Law Review, no. 2 (2018) [full-text]

Immigration Detention and Children: Rights Still Ignored, Two Years Later (Canadian Council on Refugees, Nov. 2019) [text]

"Should Asylum Seeking Minors be Detained?: Understanding International and European Law and Policy and Seeking Alternative Solutions," InterGentes: McGill Journal of International Law & Legal Pluralism, vol. 2, no. 2 (2019) [full-text]

The United Nations Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty (OHCHR, 2019) [text via Global Detention Project]
- Note: This includes a link to the full study, released in November. Chapter 11 focuses on migration. A summary of the study is available here.


Final Report of the Panel of Experts on Libya Established Pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1973 (2011), UN Doc. No. S/2019/914 (UN Security Council, Dec. 2019) [text]
- Includes references to the situation of migrants in Libya. See esp. sections E:2&3 (pp. 15-19) and Annex 15: Attack on Tajura DCIM Detention Centre (pp. 120-136).

No, Migrants in Libyan Detention Centers are not More Likely to be Resettled in Europe (InfoMigrants, Dec. 2019) [text]

The Political Economy of Migrant Detention in Libya: Understanding the Players and the Business Models (Global Initiative, Nov. 2019) [text]

What Makes Refugees and Migrants Vulnerable to Detention in Libya? A Microlevel Study of the Determinants of Detention (Mixed Migration Centre, Dec. 2019) [text]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Detention - Pt. 1 (21 Nov. 2019)
Thematic Focus: Detention - Pt. 2 (U.S.) (21 Nov. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

19 December 2019

Thematic Focus: General

Events & opportunities:

Volunteer: Barbara Harrell-Bond Foundation [info]
- Part-time, home-based opportunity.

Call for participation: Model UN Refugee Challenge [info]
- Four different deadlines; the first is 20 December 2019.

*Job announcement: Deputy Director & Head of Refugee and Migrant Rights, Amnesty International [info]
- Apply by 31 December 2019.

Job announcement: Assistant Professor in Global Migration and Forced Displacement, UC Santa Barbara [info]
- Apply by 6 January 2020.

*Job announcement: Researcher on Protracted Displacement, IIED [info]
- Apply by 7 January 2020.

CFP: Trajectories of Refuge: Protracted Displacement and Humanitarian Responses, Panel at Royal Anthropological Institute Conference, London, 4-7 June 2020 [info]
- Submission deadline is 8 January 2020.

CFP: Managing and Protecting People on the Move, Stream at Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, Portsmouth, UK, 1-3 April 2020 [info]
- Submission deadline is 10 January 2020.

CFP: Camps Across the World: Global and Local Perspectives, Luxembourg, 3-4 July 2020 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 15 January 2020.

CFP: REMHU [info]
- Contributions sought for a special dossier on "Civil society and international migration." Deadline for submitting articles is 15 January 2020.

Conference on Forced Displacement, Copenhagen, 17-18 January 2020 [info]

Seminar: Civil Society and the Everyday Politics of the Global Refugee Regime: Early Lessons from the Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN), Toronto, 23 January 2020 [info]

CFP: Contexts of Displacement, Refugee Protection and Forced Migrants' Lives, 3rd Conference of the German Network of Forced Migration Researchers, Cologne, Germany, 17-19 September 2020 [info]
- Submit proposals by 31 January 2020.

Blog posts & press:

2019 Update: How Long Do Refugees Stay in Exile? To Find Out, Beware of Averages (Development for Peace Blog, Dec. 2019) [text]

Here’s What Inspired Us This Year (RI Blog, Dec. 2019) [text]

How Migrants and Their Supporters are Reviving the Ethos of the 19th-century Underground Railroad (The Conversation, Dec. 2019) [text]

Including Forced Displacement in the SDGs: A New Refugee Indicator (Digital Tukul Blog, Dec. 2019) [text]

PRIO Migration Research Update (Dec. 2019) [text]

Top 10 Migration Issues of 2019 (Migration Information Source, Dec. 2019) [text]

A Tribute to Sadako Ogata (Order from Chaos Blog, Dec. 2019) [text]

Why It's Time to Celebrate Migrants (World Economic Forum Blog, Dec. 2019) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Evaluation of UNHCR’s Engagement with the Private Sector (UNHCR, Dec. 2019) [text]

"Externalization at Work: Responses to Migration Policies from the Global South," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:48 (Dec. 2019) [open access]
- Intro. to special issue; see articles in the collection here.

Forced Migration Research: From Theory to Practice in Promoting Migrant Well-Being - Proceedings of a Workshop (National Academies Press, 2019) [full-text]

"Images, Emotions, and International Politics: The Death of Alan Kurdi," Review of International Studies, vol. 46, no. 1 (Jan. 2020) [open access]

Lives in Storage: Refugee Warehousing and the Overlooked Humanitarian Crisis (US Committee for Refugees & Immigrants, Dec. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Migrant Union: Navigating the Great Migration (UNDP, Dec. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Volume and Geography of Forced Migration, IMI Working Paper, no. 156 (International Migration Institute, Dec. 2019) [text]


OIOS Internal Audit and Evaluation Reports [access]
- Locate reports focusing on UNHCR by entering "refugees" in the "report title" search box, then click on "apply."

Virtual Issue: Refugees and Human Rights (Journal of Refugee Studies, Dec. 2019) [access]
- Compiled to celebrate International Human Rights Day on 10 December. Articles are freely available through December 2019.

Event: Global Refugee Forum Round-up

The first Global Refugee Forum is now over. Serving as a follow-up and review mechanism for the  Global Compact on Refugees, the Forum's aim was to present "an opportunity to translate the principle of international responsibility-sharing into concrete action." The next one will be held in four years.

For an overview of discussions during and outcomes of the meetings:

The Global Academic Interdisciplinary Network (GAIN) was also officially launched at the Forum. More info on how to join is available here.

Pledges and contributions made during the meeting can be viewed via this dashboard.

For even more, view search results for "global refugee forum" on ReliefWeb.

Other commentary/feedback:

Reflections via Twitter from Jeff Crisp, who was in attendance [thread]

The Global Refugee Forum: African Experience is Key (ISS Today, Dec. 2019) [text]

Kaldor’s Brian Barbour Drives Path-breaking Refugee Legal Aid Pledge with PILnet [text]

*"Key Takeaways from the First Global Refugee Forum," The New Humanitarian, 20 Dec. 2019 [text]

*Labor Market Access for Refugees and Forced Migrants: Lessons Learned from the Global Refugee Forum (RI Blog, Dec. 2019) [text]

Opinion: 5 Tests for Success at the Global Refugee Forum (Devex Blog, Dec. 2019) [text]

*Political Commitment and the Theatre of the Global Refugee Forum: A Recap (LIDC Migration Leadership Team Blog, Dec. 2019) [text]

Responsibility-sharing, Unpacked: The Momentum of the Global Refugee Forum (Development for Peace Blog, Dec. 2019) [text]

"Three Tests for the Global Refugee Forum," The New Humanitarian, 16 Dec. 2019 [text]

"UN Says Cost-Sharing Key to World Refugee Crisis," VOA News, 19 Dec. 2019 [text]

*Where Were the Refugees at the Global Refugee Forum? (Devex Blog, Dec. 2019) [text]

Global Compact on Refugees:

"The Global Compact on Refugees and Latin America," e-International Relations, 17 Dec. 2019 [full-text]

Making the Global Compact on Refugees a Reality: Ensuring Protection and Inclusion at the Local Level (IFRC, Dec. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

New resource: Digital Platform for the Global Compact on Refugees [access]
- "[E]nables the sharing of learnings and experiences on the implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees. It allows people, organizations and businesses to connect with each other on projects that are changing the lives of refugees and their hosts for the better."


Related posts:
Event: Global Refugee Forum, 16-18 Dec. 2019
Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up (8 Dec. 2019)

Tagged Events & Opportunities, Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

18 December 2019

Thematic Focus: Information

Information sharing, access to & management of:

Data Transformation Strategy 2020-2025: Supporting Protection and Solutions (UNHCR, Sept. 2019) [text]
- See also related blog post.

Development of COI Standards and Practice: Early Days (Ecoi.net Blog, Nov. 2019) [text]

Evaluation of UNHCR’s Data Use and Information Management Approaches (UNHCR, Nov. 2019) [text]

Humanitarian Transparency: Information-sharing during Protracted Emergencies (ReliefWeb Blog, Nov. 2019) [text]

"Online Migration Campaigns: Promises, Pitfalls and the Need for Better Evaluations," Migration Policy Practice, vol. IX, no. 3 (July-June 2019) [open access]

"Refugees Misdirected: How Information, Misinformation, and Rumors Shape Refugees’ Access to Fundamental Rights," Virginia Journal of International Law, vol. 57, no. 3 (2018) [full-text]
- Focuses on Greece.

"Rumors and Refugees: How Government-Created Information Vacuums Undermine Effective Crisis Management," International Studies Quarterly, vol. 62, no. 3 (Sept. 2018) [open access]
- Focuses on Greece.

"Seeing Refugees through American Blinders," Columbia Journalism Review, 20 Nov. 2019 [text]

With Literacy and Justice for All: Library Programs for Refugees and Newcomers (Lane Community College, Oct. 2019) [text]


"Asylos: A Volunteer Research Service Asylum Lawyers Can't Live Without," InfoMigrants, 27 Nov. 2019 [text]

Clumsy Precedents and Arbitrary Discretion: Britain’s Country Guidance System and the Obligation of Non-Refoulement (RefLaw Blog, Dec. 2019) [text]

Incomplete and Garbled Immigration Court Data Suggest Lack of Commitment to Accuracy (TRAC, Oct. 2019; updated Nov. 2019) [text]
- See also related TRAC letter to EOIR and Immigration Impact blog post.

"A Legal Analysis of a Crucial Element in Country Guidance Determinations: Country of Origin Information," International Journal of Refugee Law, Advance Articles, 29 Sept. 2019 [open access]
- Focuses on the UK.

What is the Asylum Division Hiding? (The Asylumist, Nov. 2019) [text]
- Discusses the cancellation of the U.S. Asylum Division's Quarterly Engagement Meeting.

Why Meticulous Country Conditions Research is Essential to Winning Asylum in the U.S. (Asylos Blog, Dec. 2019) [text]

Tagged Publications. 

New Issue of JRS

The latest issue of the Journal of Refugee Studies (JRS) has been published. Contents of vol. 32, no. 4, Dec. 2019 include:
  • ‘What Does the Term Refugee Mean to You?’: Perspectives from Syrian Refugee Women in Lebanon [abstract]
  • Process in the Community, Detain Offshore or ‘Turn Back the Boats’? Predicting Australian Asylum-seeker Policy Support from False Beliefs, Prejudice and Political Ideology [free full-text]
  • Motherhood as Identity: African Refugee Single Mothers Working the Intersections [abstract]
  • Syrian Refugees as Seasonal Migrant Workers: Re-Construction of Unequal Power Relations in Turkish Agriculture [abstract]
  • An Examination of a University-based Refugee Speaker Series [abstract]
  • From Recipients of Aid to Shapers of Policies: Conceptualizing Government–United Nations Relations during the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon [abstract]
  • The Discursive Governance of Forced-Migration Management: The Turkish Shift from Reticence to Activism in Asia [abstract] [embargoed postprint] [preprint]
  • Assessing the Civil Society’s Role in Refugee Integration in Turkey: NGO-R as a New Typology [abstract] [Academia]

Also included are four book reviews.

Tagged Periodicals.

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies

Blog posts & press:

"Facebook a 'Megaphone for Hate' against Indian Minorities," Reuters, 30 Oct. 2019 [text]

Immigration Agencies’ Intrusive Searches of Cell Phones, Laptops are Ruled Unconstitutional (Immigration Impact Blog, Nov. 2019) [text]

"A Kid in a Refugee Camp Thought Video Games Fell From Heaven. Now He Makes Them," NPR, 11 Dec. 2019 [text]

New Technologies are Changing Humanitarian Action, But Don’t Assume They're Inclusive (ODI Blog, Nov. 2019) [text]

"Phone App for Immigrants and Refugees Designed to Make Settlement Easier," CBC News, 9 Nov. 2019 [text]
- Focuses on Canada.

Reports & journal articles:

Crossing the Digital Divide: Applying Technology to the Global Refugee Crisis (RAND, Dec. 2019) [text]

DHS Lacked Technology Needed to Successfully Account for Separated Migrant Families (DHS Office of Inspector General, Nov. 2019) [text]
- See also related AP story.

The Humanitarian 'Digital Divide' (ODI, Nov. 2019) [text]

"The Opportunities and Risks of Mobile Phones for Refugees’ Experience: A Scoping Review," PLoS ONE 14(12): e0225684 (Dec. 2019) [open access]

"Refugees in the IT Sector: Young Syrians’ Economic Subjectivities and Familial Lives in Jordan," Geographical Review, vol. 109, no. 4 (Oct. 2019) [open access]

"Transnational Connectivity and the Affective Paradoxes of Digital Care Labour: Exploring How Young Refugees Technologically Mediate Co-presence," European Journal of Communication, OnlineFirst, 7 Nov. 2019 [open access]

The Weaponization of Social Media: How Social Media can Spark Violence and What can be Done about It (Mercy Corps, Do No Digital Harm & Adapt Peacebuilding, Nov. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]


Humanitarian Wearables and Digital Bodies: Problems of Gifts and Labour, Oxford, 13 Nov. 2019 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Related post:
Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies (12 Nov. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

17 December 2019

One more new issue: Alphaville

Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, no. 18 (2019) [open access]
- Special issue on "Refugee Filmmaking." From the foreword: "This issue of Alphaville centres on the work of displaced and exiled filmmakers and directors committed to challenging border violence. This is achieved in part through the work of the academic contributions in the main section, but perhaps most pertinently through the contributions of filmmakers in the two Dossiers. The editorial team in this issue practiced a form of borderless collegiality by imagining a scholarly publication that fosters empowering dialogues between academics, artists, activists and those with lived experience; debordering here begins with the vision of the editorial team and extends into the selection and configuration of contributions." Includes 7 articles, a podcast, and 2 dossiers, one on "Challenges of Separation for Refugee Filmmaking" and the other on "Carceral-Border Cinema: The Film from Manus Prison."

Tagged Periodicals.

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 2

Reports & journal articles:

Bridging a Data Gap: Estimating the Cost of Internal Displacement in Sub-Saharan Africa with Modelled Projections (Dec. 2019) [text]
- Part of IDMC's Thematic Series on "The ripple effect: economic impacts of internal displacement."

Employment Gaps Between Refugees, Migrants and Natives: Evidence from Austrian Register Based Labour Market Data, wiiw Working Paper, no. 167 (Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, Nov. 2019) [text]

Estimating Poverty for Refugee Populations: Can Cross-Survey Imputation Methods Substitute for Data Scarcity?, Policy Research Working Paper, no. 9076 (World Bank, Dec. 2019) [text]

How Business Can Invest in the Future of the Rohingya and Host Community in Bangladesh (Center for Global Development & TENT, Dec. 2019) [text]

*Iraq: Assessment on Employment and Working Conditions of Conflict-affected Women across Key Sectors - Final Report (REACH, Nov. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Refugees’ Career Capital and Its Short- and Long-term Transferability," Chapter in Flucht und Asyl: Internationale und Osterreichische Perspektiven (Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, Forthcoming) [preprint]
- Focuses on Austria.

"Refugees in the IT Sector: Young Syrians’ Economic Subjectivities and Familial Lives in Jordan," Geographical Review, vol. 109, no. 4 (Oct. 2019) [open access]

Ruled Out of Work: Refugee Women’s Legal Right to Work (International Rescue Committee, Dec. 2019) [text]

Sharing Responsibility for the Rohingya Crisis: What Role Can Labor Mobility Agreements Play?, CGD Note (Center for Global Development, Dec. 2019) [text]

The Social Preferences of the Native Inhabitants, and the Decision How Many Asylum Seekers to Admit, IZA Discussion Paper, no. 12803 (Institute of Labor Economics, Nov. 2019) [text]

Unveiling the Cost of Internal Displacement in Africa (Dec. 2019) [text]
- See also related press release.

Various Domains of Integration of Refugees and Their Interrelationships: A Study of Recent Refugee Inflows in Austria, wiiw Working Paper, no. 168 (Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, Nov. 2019) [text]

Working Together: A UNHCR Report on the Employment of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Malta (UNHCR, Dec. 2019) [text]


Related post:
Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 1 (17 Dec. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 1


Job announcement: Refugee Economies Programme Officer, Oxford [info]
- Apply by 6 January 2020.

Blog posts & press:

Beneficial Policies Towards the Venezuela Crisis Depend on Development Finance (CGD Blog, Nov. 2019) [access]
- Follow link for English and Spanish versions.

The Bureaucracy vs. Asylum Seekers, Part 2: Delaying and Blocking Work Permits (The Asylumist, Dec. 2019) [text]

The Global Refugees Forum Should Support Ethiopia to Create More Jobs to Address Its High Unemployment Rate (RLI Blog, Dec. 2019) [text]

Here’s How Community Lending Could Help Refugees Find Their Feet (World Economic Forum Blog, Dec. 2019) [text]

Joint Letter from ILO and UNHCR on Enhancing Collaboration Between the Organizations, 14 Nov. 2019 [text]

Refugees Get Traction in Germany’s Auto Industry (UNHCR, Dec. 2019) [text]

"Refugees in Uganda to Get Access to Financial Services," VOA News, 13 Dec. 2019 [text]

"Trump Has Built a Wall of Bureaucracy to Keep Out the Very Immigrants He Says He Wants," Mother Jones, 2 Dec. 2019 [text]
- See also related article on research methodology.

Research project:

SIRIUS: Skills and Integration of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Applicants in European Labour Markets [access]
- "Despite the polarisation in public and policy debates generated by the post-2014 influx of refugees, asylum applicants and migrants, European countries need to work out an evidence-based way to deal with migration and asylum rather than a prejudice-based one. The project, SIRIUS, builds on a multi-dimensional conceptual framework in which host country or political-institutional, societal and individual-related conditions function either as enablers or as barriers to migrants’, refugees’ and asylum seekers’ integration via the labour market." The partner countries are Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Italy, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Related post:
Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (29 Nov. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

16 December 2019

Regional Focus: Americas

Blog posts & press:

The Border Control Paradox in Venezuela (Border Criminologies, Dec. 2019) [text]

Brazil Grants Asylum to 21,000 Venezuelans in a Single Day (Human Rights Watch, Dec. 2019) [text]
- See also related UNHCR statement.

"Is Canada Violating Its Constitution by Sending Refugees Back to the United States?," Foreign Policy, 5 Dec. 2019 [text]

*A Milestone in Latin America Protection System: Brazil Recognizes 21,000 Venezuelans as Refugees in Landmark Decision (RLI Blog, Dec. 2019) [text]

"Safe" Third Country Agreements and Judicial Review in the United States and Canada (Insightful Immigration Blog, Nov. 2019) [text]

A Turning Tide? Venezuelan Displacement and Migration Governance in Peru (MPC Blog, Dec. 2019) [text]

Venezuela Refugee Crisis to Become the Largest and Most Underfunded in Modern History (Up Front Blog, Dec. 2019) [text]
- See also Spanish version.


*"The Global Compact on Refugees and Latin America," e-International Relations, 17 Dec. 2019 [full-text]

Immigration Demand and the Boomerang of Deportation Policies (SSRN, Nov. 2019) [preprint]

Informe: Situación de los Migrantes y Refugiados Venezolanos en Brasil (Organization of American States, Nov. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Una Mirada a los Impactos Psicosociales en Personas Refugiadas y Migrantes Venezolanas Alojadas en Albergues en Lima (Perú) (UNHCR, Nov. 2019) [text]

Una Oportunidad para Todos: Los Migrantes y Refugiados Venezolanos y el Desarrollo Futuro del Perú (World Bank, Nov. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related news story.

Support Spaces: Venezuela Situation - Toolkit (R4V, Dec. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (25 Nov. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2

Reports & journal articles:

Adjudicating the Religious Beliefs of an Asylum Seekers: When the ‘Well-Founded Fear’ Standard Leads Courts Astray (SSRN, Dec. 2019) [preprint]

Expedited Removal of Aliens: An Introduction  (Congressional Research Service, Nov. 2019) [text]

Human Rights Fiasco: The Trump Administration’s Dangerous Asylum Returns Continue (Human Rights First, Dec. 2019) [text]

Immigrant Enforcement: Arrests, Detentions, and Removals, and Issues Related to Selected Populations (GAO, Dec. 2019) [text]
- See also related Immigration Impact blog post.

"Non-Refoulement under the Trump Administration," ASIL Insights, vol. 23, no. 11 (2019) [full-text]

Policy Memo: U.S.-Central America Asylum Agreements are Cruel and Unworkable (WOLA, Dec. 2019) [text]

Processing Aliens at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Recent Policy Changes (Congressional Research Service, Nov. 2019) [text]

"Trump Administration Takes Domestic and International Measures to Restrict Asylum," American Journal of International Law, vol. 113, no. 4 (Oct. 2019) [free full-text]

"When 'Material' Loses Meaning: Matter of A-C-M- and the Material Support Bar to Asylum," Columbia Human Rights Law Review, vol. 51, no. 1 (Fall 2019) [full-text]


"Keeping the Flame Lit: A Conversation with David Miliband on US Refugee and Asylum Policy," Tempest Tossed (Dec. 2019) [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

"The Out Crowd," This American Life, no. 688 (Nov. 2019) [access]
- "Reports from the frontlines of the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy. We hear from asylum seekers waiting across the border in Mexico, in a makeshift refugee camp,  and from the officers who sent them there to wait in the first place." Follow link for podcast.

Related post:
Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (16 Dec. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1


Joseph A. Vail Asylum Law Workshop: Immigration Court Removal Proceedings and Appellate Litigation, Houston, TX, 17 January 2020 [info]

Blog posts & press:

The Bureaucracy vs. Asylum Seekers, Part 3: Fees for Asylum (The Asylumist, Dec. 2019) [text]

Does Deporting Immigrants Lower Crime? Evidence from Secure Communities (EconoFact, Dec. 2019) [text]

Fiscal Year 2019 Removal Statistics: More than 90% of Removals are Nonciizens from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador (ImmigrationProf Blog, Dec. 2019) [text]

Immigrants' Access to Legal Assistance Further Diminished by EOIR Memo (ImmigrationProf Blog, Dec. 2019) [text]

"Internal Emails Reveal How Stephen Miller Leads an Extremist Network to Push Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda," Rolling Stone, 11 Dec. 2019 [text]

Managing Non-citizens through the Criminal Justice System: The Mass Prosecution of Migrants under Operation Streamline (Border Criminologies Blog, Nov. 2019) [text]

"More Migrants from Africa are Trying to Reach the US through Mexico," Vox, 9 Dec. 2019 [text]

"Remain in Mexico Has a 0.1% Asylum Grant Rate," Los Angeles Times, 15 Dec. 2019 [text]

Top 10 Immigration Stories of 2019 (ImmigrationProf Blog, Dec. 2019) [text]

Trump’s War on Asylum (Public Seminar, Nov. 2019) [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (25 Nov. 2019)
Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2 (25 Nov. 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

15 December 2019

Event: Global Refugee Forum, 16-18 Dec. 2019

The Global Refugee Forum kicks off tomorrow in Geneva, with multiple "spotlight sessions" and "special events" taking place prior to the formal opening of the meeting on Tuesday. Check out the agenda for more info.

Also taking place tomorrow is the official launch of the Global Academic Interdisciplinary Network (GAIN).

The plenary sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday will be webcast. Visit the GRF web page for the live stream. Updates on the many goings-on will be posted on a live blog, as well as the standard social media outlets.

Tagged Events & Opportunities, Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Open Access Round-up: 15 December 2019

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

See also this list for a quick look at different types of Open Access.

Green Open Access [info]


"Between Life, Security and Rights: Framing the Interdiction of ‘Boat Migrants’ in the Central Mediterranean and Australia," Leiden Journal of International Law, vol. 32, no. 4 (Dec. 2019)
- Postprint version of article.
- Three authors, based in Australia (2) and the UK (1).

"Climatic Stress, Internal Migration, and Syrian Civil War Onset," Journal of Conflict Resolution, vol. 64, no. 1 (2020)
Preprint version of article.
- Two authors, both based in the U.S.

"Influence of Post-migration Living Difficulties on Post-traumatic Symptoms in Chinese Asylum Seekers Resettled in Italy," International Journal of Social Psychiatry, OnlineFirst, 27 Nov. 2019
- Preprint version of article.
- Ten authors, all are based in Italy.

"Migration Practitioners’ Roles in Communicating Credible Refugee Claims," Alternative Law Journal, OnlineFirst, 9 Nov. 2019
- Postprint version of article.
- Author is based in Australia.

"Prejudice-relevant Correlates of Attitudes towards Refugees: A Meta-analysis," Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 32, no. 3 (Sept. 2019)
- Preprint version of article.
- Three authors, all are based in Australia.

"Protection of Refugees, Returnees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons Against Racism, Xenophobia, and Discriminatory Practices," Brazilian Yearbook of International Law, vol. II, no. 25 (July 2018)
- Preprint version of article.
- Author is based in Norway.

"The Ring of Steel: Extraterritorial Migration Controls in Indonesia and Libya and the Complicity of Australia and Italy," Human Rights Law Review, Advance Articles, 15 Nov. 2019
- Postprint version of article.
- Two authors, both based in Australia.

"Seeking Coherence among Member States: The Common European Asylum System," Spanish Yearbook of International Law, vol. 21 (Forthcoming, 2020)
- The postprint version of this text is currently under embargo.
- Author is based in the UK.

Book chapter:

Palestinian Citizenship within the State of Palestine: The Right Answer for the Wrong Question, (SSRN, Nov. 2019)
- Preprint of chapter in forthcoming book.
- Two authors, both based in the West Bank.

Gold/Diamond Open Access [info]

Note: The APC amount indicated is as of this writing; may vary depending on type of submission and may also be subject to change. Waiver status of authors is unknown.


"Acts for Refugees’ Right to the City and Commoning Practices of Care-tizenship in Athens, Mytilene and Thessaloniki," Social Inclusion, vol. 7, no. 4 (2019)
- Four authors, all are based in Greece. APC is EUR 900.

"Asylum Seekers’ and Refugees’ Decision-Making in Transit in Indonesia: The Need for In-depth and Longitudinal Research," Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde = Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia, vol. 175, no. 4 (2019)
- Author is based in Australia. No APC.

"Carrier Sanctions and the Conflicting Legal Obligations of Carriers: Addressing Human Rights Leakage," Amsterdam Law Forum, vol. 11, no. 1 (2019)
- Two authors, based in the Netherlands and Sweden. No APC.

"Carriers' Liability in the European Union in the Era of Migration and the Refugee Crisis," Pogranicze: Polish Borderlands Studies, vol. 7, no. 1 (2019)
- Author is based in Poland. No APC indicated.

"Childhood Experiences of North Korean Refugees at the Intersection of Disability and Refugee Status," Canadian Journal of Children's Rights, vol. 6, no. 1 (2019)
- Two authors, both based in the U.S. No APC indicated.

"Contested Externalisation: Responses to Global Inequalities," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:45 (Dec. 2019)
- Author is based in Germany. APC is US$1180.

"Critical Reflections on the Process of Developing a Resource Manual for Service Providers Working with Immigrants & Refugees with Disabilities," Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, vol. 8, no. 5 (2019)
- Three authors, all are based in Canada. No APC.

"Could the Supertowel be Used as an Alternative Hand Cleaning Product for Emergencies? An Acceptability and Feasibility Study in a Refugee Camp in Ethiopia," PLoS ONE 14(5): e0216237 (May 2019)
- Four authors, based in Denmark (1), Ethiopia (1) and the UK (2). APC is US$1595.

"European External Migration Funds and Public Procurement Law," European Papers: A Journal of Law and Integration, 18 Nov. 2019
- Two authors, based in the Netherlands and Sweden. No APC.

"Forced International Migration for Refugee Food: A Scoping Review," Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, vol. 24, no. 12 (Dec. 2019)
- Eight authors, based in Brazil (7) and Canada (1). No APC.

"Gender-Related Challenges in Educational Interventions with Syrian Refugee Parents of Trauma-Affected Children in Turkey," Children, vol. 6, no. 10 (Oct. 2019)
- Two authors, both based in the U.S. APC is CHF 1000.

"International Law and European Migration Policy: Where Is the Terrorism Risk?," Laws, vol. 8, no. 4 (Nov. 2019)
- Two authors, based in France and the UK. APC is CHF 1000.

"The Issue of Securitization of the Refugee," Polish Political Science Yearbook, vol. 48, no. 1 (2019)
- Author is based in Poland. No APC.

Legal Capacity of and Access to Justice for Refugees with Disabilities in Africa,” De Jure Law Journal, vol. 52, no. 1 (2019)
- Three authors, based in Nigeria (1), South Africa (1) and Zimbabwe (1). No APC but does charge page fees.

"A Mixed-methods Evaluation of Community-based Healthy Kitchens as Social Enterprises for Refugee Women," BMC Public Health, 19:1590 (Nov. 2019)
- Six authors, based in Lebanon (3), Lebanon/U.S. (2) and the U.S. (1) APC is US$2390.

"A New Dawn? Statelessness and Assam," Groningen Journal of International Law, vol. 7, no. 1 (2019)
- Author is based in Italy. No APC is indicated.

"Predictors of Professional Help-seeking for Emotional Problems in Afghan and Iraqi Refugees in Australia: Findings from the Building a New Life in Australia Database," BMC Public Health, 19:1485 (Nov. 2019)
- Four authors, all are based in Australia. APC is US$2390.

"Protecting Asylum Practitioners from Emotional Strain and Secondary Trauma: Education, Support and Reform," European Journal of Current Legal Issues, vol. 25, no. 2 (2019)
- Author is based in the UK. No APC indicated.

"Refugee Women’s Experience of the Resettlement Process: A Qualitative Study," BMC Women's Health, 19:147 (Nov. 2019)
- Three authors, all are based in Sweden. APC is $2145.

"'Refugees are streaming into Europe': An Image-schema Analysis of the Syrian Refugee Crisis in the Spanish and British Press,” Complutense Journal of English Studies, vol. 27 (2019)
- Author is based in Spain. No APC.

"Self-Enhancement and Helping Behavior: Motivations of Volunteers in Registration and Reception Centers for Refugees in Bulgaria," Qualitative Sociology Review, vol. 15, no. 2 (2019)
- Author is based in Bulgaria. No APC.

"Trauma during Humanitarian Work: The Effects on Intimacy, Wellbeing and PTSD-symptoms," European Journal of Psychotraumatology, vol. 10, no. 1 (Oct. 2019)
- Two authors, both based in the U.S. APC is US$1640.

"Understanding Disasters: Managing and Accommodating Different Worldviews in Humanitarian Response," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 4:19 (Nov. 2019)
- Two authors, both based in Australia. No APC.

"The Use of the ‘Vulnerability’ Label by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women: Protecting or Stigmatizing Women and Girls in the Forced Migration Context?," Brill Open Law, Advance Articles, 19 June 2019
- One author is based in the Netherlands; the affiliation for the second author is not provided. An APC is required, but the specific amount is not indicated.

"The Uses and Abuses of 'Vulnerability' in EU Asylum and Refugee Protection: Protecting Women or Reducing Autonomy?," Papeles del CEIC: International Journal on Collective Identity Research, no. 1 (2019)
- Author is based in France. No APC.

Journal issues:

International Review of the Red Cross, vol. 101, no. 910 (Dec. 2019)
- Theme is “Memory and War,” with 22 articles. No APC.

Intervention Journal, vol. 17, no. 2 (July-Dec. 2019)
- Special issue on the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of Rohingya refugees. Includes 23 articles and field reports. APC is US$500 for article and US$250 for field report.

Migration Policy Practice, vol. IX, no. 3 (July-Sept. 2019)
- Four articles. No APC.

Book chapters:

"A Convivial Journey: From Diversity in Istanbul to Solidarity with Refugees in Denmark," Chapter in Conviviality at the Crossroads: The Poetics and Politics of Everyday Encounters (Springer, 2019)
- Author is based in Sweden.

"Post-2015 Refugees Welcome Initiatives in Sweden: Cosmopolitan Underpinnings," Chapter in Conviviality at the Crossroads: The Poetics and Politics of Everyday Encounters (Springer, 2019)
- Two authors, both based in Sweden.


Faith in the System? Religion in the (Danish) Asylum System (Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2019)

Migration and Islamic Ethics: Issues of Residence, Naturalization and Citizenship (Brill, Nov. 2019)

Power and Possibility: Adult Education in a Diverse and Complex World (Brill, Nov. 2019)
- This book includes a section entitled "Power in a Diverse and Complex World: Learning, Education and Global Migration," with three chapters focusing respectively on Austria, Australia and Belgium. Scroll to p. 129.

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Climatic Statelessness: Risk Assessment and Policy Options," Population and Development Review, Early View, 27 Nov. 2019
- Author is based in Switzerland. APC is US$3000.

"Decoupling and Teaming up: The Rise and Proliferation of Transnational Municipal Networks in the Field of Migration," International Migration Review, OnlineFirst, 4 Nov. 2019
- Author is based in the Netherlands. APC is US$3000.

"Disaster Situation and Humanitarian Emergency: In‐Between Responses to the Refugee Crisis in Germany," International Migration, Early View, 5 Dec. 2019
- Two authors, both based in Germany. APC is US2500.

"Factoring in Societal Culture in Policy Transfer Design: The Proliferation of Private Sponsorship of Refugees," Journal of International Migration and Integration, Latest Articles, 22 Nov. 2019
- Three authors, all are based in the Netherlands. APC is US$2690.

"Integration of Refugees at Universities: Austria’s MORE Initiative," Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, Latest Articles, 7 Nov. 2019
- Six authors, all are based in Austria. APC is US$2690.

"The Regressive Power of Labels of Vulnerability Affecting Disabled Asylum Seekers in the UK," Disability & Society, Latest Articles, 27 July 2019
- Author is based in the UK. APC is GBP 2365.

"The Space Between Us: Feminist Values and Humanitarian Power Dynamics in Research with Refugees," Gender & Development, vol. 27, no. 3 (2019)
- Author is based in the UK. APC is GBP 1995.

"The Value(s) of Volunteering: Asylum Seekers’ Trajectories through Language Work in Refugee Assistance," International Journal of Multilingualism, Latest Articles, 18 Nov. 2019
- Author is based in Austria. APC is EUR 2395.

Law Reviews

Note: These articles are considered Bronze Open Access, i.e., they are free-to-read but no other permissions are associated with them. Authors are based in the U.S. unless otherwise indicated.

Building a Lifeline: A Proposed Global Platform and Responsibility Sharing Model for the Global Compact on Refugees,” The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice, vol. 21, no. 3 (2019)

"The Immigration Crisis in American Courts: Children Representing Themselves," Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, vol. 47, no. 1 (2019)

"Matter of A-B-, LGBTQ Asylum Claims, and the Rule of Law in the U.S. Asylum System," Northwestern University Law Review, vol. 114, no. 3 (2019)

"Migration as Decolonization," Stanford Law Review, vol. 71, no. 6 (June 2019)

"The Unconstitutional Prosecution of Asylum-Seeking Parents Under Trump’s Family Separation," Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, vol. 47, no. 1 (2019)

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

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Children/Youth & Families

Adolescence Lost: Forced Adulthood and a Fragile Future for Syria's Next Generation (Mercy Corps, Feb. 2019) [text]

Children and War: Upcoming Review Edition (Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog, Nov. 2019) [text]

Game People: Irregular Migration and Risks (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Nov. 2019) [text via UNHCR]
- Focuses on unaccompanied and separated young migrants in Serbia.

Guide to Joining Family under the Dublin Regulation (British Red Cross, 2019) [text via Refworld]

"The Immigration Crisis in American Courts: Children Representing Themselves," Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, vol. 47, no. 1 (2019) [full-text]

Intergenerational Impact of Population Shocks on Children's Health: Evidence from the 1993-2001 Refugee Crisis in Tanzania, Policy Research Working Paper, no. 9075 (World Bank, Dec. 2019) [text]

Missing Refugee and Migrant Children in Europe (Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Dec. 2019) [text]

Refugee and Migrant Children in Europe: Overview of Trends, January to June 2019 (UNHCR, Unicef & IOM, Dec. 2019) [text]

Returning Home? The Reintegration Challenges Facing Children and Youth Returnees from Libya to Nigeria (Harvard Univ. & IOM, Nov. 2019) [text]

"The Unconstitutional Prosecution of Asylum-Seeking Parents Under Trump’s Family Separation," Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, vol. 47, no. 1 (2019) [full-text]

Related post:
Thematic Focus: Children & Families (26 Nov. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

14 December 2019

CFP/New Issues of Comp. Migr. Stud., Geog. Rev., Intl. Migr., ICRC Rev., Interv. J., Migr. Pol. Pract., Rights in Exile News., Transfer


Call for special issues: Comparative Migration Studies [info]
- Note: This is an open access journal.

*CFPs: Forced Migration Review [info]
- Follow link for upcoming issues to contribute to.

New issues:

Comparative Migration Studies
- Two open access topical collections: "Externalization at Work: Responses to Migration Policies from the Global South" and "Gendered Dynamics of Migration and Transnational Social Protection."

Geographical Review, vol. 109, no. 4 (Oct. 2019) [contents]
- Special issue on "Bordering Practices, Local Resistance and the Global Refugee 'Crisis'." Includes an open access article on Syrian refugees in the IT sector in Jordan.

International Migration, vol. 57, no. 6 (Dec. 2019) [contents]
- Special issue on "The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and the Global Compact on Refugees." Includes a freely available article by Filippo Grandi and an open access article on gender.

International Review of the Red Cross, vol. 101, no. 910 (April 2019) [open access]
- Theme is “Memory and War,” with 22 articles.

Intervention Journal, vol. 17, no. 2 (July-Dec. 2019) [open access]
- Special issue on the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of Rohingya refugees. Includes 23 articles and field reports.

*Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, vol. 17, no. 3 (2019) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including two open access articles on happiness in the study of migration and Finnish refugee policy.

Migration Policy Practice, vol. IX, no. 3 (July-Sept. 2019) [open access]
- Mix of articles.

Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 107 (Dec. 2019) [full-text]
- News and information for refugee legal aid providers.

Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research, vol. 25, no. 1 (2019) [contents]
- Special issue on "Asylum-seekers, refugees and labour market integration in Europe."

Watch for:

The next issue of the open access Journal on Education in Emergencies (vol. 5, no. 1, 2019) is due out in December at some point! Check the journal's web site for its release.


Tagged Periodicals.