31 July 2020

Open Access Round-up: 31 July 2020

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 15 July 2020. 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]

Articles:

"Communication, Problem-Solving, Teamwork, Responsibility, and Self-Esteem of Syrian Children Refugees Participating in 'Makani' Center in Al Zaatari Camp in Jordan," Human Affairs: Postdisciplinary Humanities & Social Sciences Quarterly (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.
- Author is based in Jordan.

"Does Aid Reduce Anti-refugee Violence? Evidence from Syrian Refugees in Lebanon," American Political Science Review, First View, 30 June 2020
- Preprint version of article.
- Two authors, with lead author based in Brazil and co-author in the US.

Book chapters:

"'Niche Openings’ and Compassionate Exclusions: The UK’s Response to Children during the Refugee Crisis," Chapter in Displacement: Global Conversations on Refuge (Manchester Univ. Press, 2020)
- The postprint version of this chapter is currently under embargo.
- Author is based in the UK.

"Outsourcing Border Control: Public Agency and Action in Migration," Chapter in Cambridge Handbook on Privatization (Cambridge Univ. Press, Forthcoming 2020)
- Preprint version of chapter.
- Author is based in Canada.

Diamond/Gold 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.

Articles:

"1948 to 1951: The Racial Politics of Humanitarianism and Return in Palestine," Oñati Socio-Legal Series (Forthcoming, 2020)
- Author is based in the UK. No APC.

"The Battle of Numbers: Refugee Protection, Race, and Neoliberal Politics of Bureaucratic Efficiency," Oñati Socio-Legal Series (Forthcoming)
- Author is based in Canada. No APC.

"Carrying Out Embedded Implementation Research in Humanitarian Settings: A Qualitative Study in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh," PLoS Med 17(7): e1003148 (July 2020)
- Six authors, with lead based in the US and co-authors in the US (2), Nepal (2) and Bangladesh (1). APC is US$3000.

"Documenting Syrian Refugee Children’s Memories: Methodological Insights and Further Questions," International Journal of Qualitative Methods, vol. 19 (July 2020)
- Two authors, both based in Canada. APC is US$1000 for regular articles & $1750 for qualitative study protocols.

"Harmonising Data Systems for Cash Transfer Programming in Emergencies in Somalia," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 5:11 (July 2020)
- Author is based in Kenya. No APC.

"How Social Capital Can Inform Targeting Formal Social Safety Net Interventions in Vulnerable Communities in Eastern Ethiopia: An Ethnographic Case Study," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 5:10 (July 2020)
- Four authors, with lead based in Ethiopia and co-authors based in Uganda (2) and Ethiopia (1). No APC.

"Indeterminación del Estatus Jurídico del Migrante por Cambio Climático," Anuario Mexicano de Derecho Internacional, vol. XX (2020)
- Author is based in Mexico. No APC.

"Rapid Review to Inform the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Child Returnees from the Islamic State," Annals of Global Health, vol. 86, no. 1 (2020)
- Four authors, all based in the US. APC is US$1300.

"Refugee Employment Integration Heterogeneity in Sweden: Evidence from a Cohort Analysis," Frontiers in Sociology, 2 July 2020
- Two authors, both based in Sweden. APC is US$950.

"The Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Contexts, Problems, and Solutions," Sur: International Journal on Human Rights, no. 29 (2019)
- Author is based in Thailand. No APC.

"The Socio-economic and Psychosocial Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Urban Refugees in Uganda," Social Sciences & Humanities Open, vol. 2, no. 1 (2020)
- Five authors, with lead based in Uganda and co-authors based in Uganda (2) and the UK (2). APC is US$700.

"South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda Face Overwhelming Odds against COVID-19," South Sudan Medical Journal, vol. 13, no. 2 (2020)
- Author is based in Canada. No APC.

"Syrian Refugees in Brazil: Labor Integration in the Absence of Specific Public Policies and the Role of Civil Society Organizations," Revista da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, vol. 48, no. 1 (Jan.-June 2020)
- Author is based in Germany. No APC.

Journal issue:

Alternatives Humanitaires, no. 14 (July 2020)
- Theme issue on "Covid-19: Impacts in the humanitarian field," with 11 articles.

Books & book chapters:

"Border Closures: A Pandemic of Symbolic Acts in the Time of COVID-19," Chapter in Vulnerable: The Law, Policy and Ethics of COVID-19 (Univ. of Ottawa Press, July 2020)
- Scroll to p. 555.
- Two authors, both based in Canada.

Humanitarianism in the Modern World: The Moral Economy of Famine Relief (Cambridge Univ. Press, July 2020)

Refuge in a Moving World: Tracing Refugee and Migrant Journeys across Disciplines (UCL Press, July 2020)

"Visa and Asylum," Chapter in Handbook of Deep Trade Agreements (World Bank, July 2020)
- Scroll to p. 241.
- Three authors, with lead based in Switzerland and co-authors in the US (2).

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"'Between heaven and hell': Subjective Well‐being of Asylum Seekers," International Journal of Social Welfare, Early View, 6 July 2020
- Four authors, all based in Finland. APC is US$2600.

"Climate Humanitarian Visa: International Migration Opportunities as Post-disaster Humanitarian Intervention," Climatic Change, vol. 160,  no. 1 (May 2020)
- Author is based in Germany. APC is US$3860.

"Collaboration in International Policy for the Climate Displaced," Mundi: Global Studies Society Undergraduate Research Journal, vol. 1, no. 1 (2020)
- Author is based in the US. No APC indicated.

"Evaluations of Return within a Mass Deportation: Ethiopians’ Experiences of Return After Expulsion from Saudi Arabia," International Migration, Early View, 22 July 2020
- Three authors, all based in the Netherlands. APC is US$2500.

"The Mobilization of Noncooperative Spaces: Reflections from Rohingya Refugee Camps," Journal of Management Studies, Accepted Articles, 11 July 2020
- Author is based in the UK. APC is US$3300.

"Quantifying Climate Change Relevant Humanitarian Programming and Spending Across Five Highly Disaster Vulnerable Countries," Disasters, Accepted Articles, 8 July 2020
- Six authors, all based in the US. APC is US$3000.

"Refugee Discrimination: The Good, the Bad, and the Pragmatic," Journal of Applied Philosophy, Early View, 21 July 2020
- Author is based in the UK. APC is US$2900.

"The Right to Information of (Un)Accompanied Refugee Children: Improving Refugee Children’s Legal Position, Fundamental Rights’ Implementation and Emotional Well-being in the Netherlands," International Journal of Children's Rights, vol. 28, no. 2 (2020)
- Author is based in the Netherlands. APC is US$2350.

"Telling the Right Story at the Right Time: Women Seeking Asylum with Stories of Trafficking into the Sex Industry," Sociology, OnlineFirst, 20 July 2020
- Author is based in the UK. APC is US$3000.

"When Formal Institutions Impede Entrepreneurship: How and Why Refugees Establish New Ventures in the Dadaab Refugee Camps," Entrepreneurship & Regional Development: An International Journal, Latest Articles, 7 July 2020
- Two authors, both based in the UK. APC is US$2995.

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 US unless otherwise indicated.

"Asymmetries in Immigration Protection," Brooklyn Law Review, vol. 85, no. 2 (2020

"The Children of ISIS: Statelessness and Eligibility for Asylum under International Law," Chicago Journal of International Law, vol. 21, no. 1 (2020)

"Not Necessarily Unlawful: Asylum Seekers’ Ability to Raise the Necessity Defense to Charges of Unlawful Entry," Pace Law Review, vol. 40, no. 2 (2020)

"Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking Among Mixed Migration Flows and the Link with International Protections," Gonzaga Journal of International Law, vol. 22, no. 2 (2019)
- Author is with UNHCR Italy.

"Reassessing Aspects of the Contribution of African States to the Development of International Law Through African Regional Multilateral Treaties," Michigan Journal of International Law, vol. 41, no. 2 (2020)

"Reframing the Problem of Statelessness: Quest for a Supra-Legal Perspective," Oregon Review of International Law, vol. 20, no. 2 (2019)
- Two authors, with lead based in India and co-author based in US/India.

"Stolen Childhoods: A Chance at Survival Through Asylum in the United States," Seattle Journal for Social Justice, vol. 16, no. 3 (2019)

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 15 July 2020


Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 2

Journal articles:

"Communication, Problem-Solving, Teamwork, Responsibility, and Self-Esteem of Syrian Children Refugees Participating in 'Makani' Center in Al Zaatari Camp in Jordan," Human Affairs: Postdisciplinary Humanities & Social Sciences Quarterly (Forthcoming) [preprint]

"A Critical Analysis of the Kampala Convention from a Children’s Rights Perspective," Refugee Survey Quarterly, Advance Articles, 29 June 2020 [abstract]
 - See also related thesis, "A critical analysis of State responsibility to internally displaced children in Africa."

"Documenting Syrian Refugee Children’s Memories: Methodological Insights and Further Questions," International Journal of Qualitative Methods, vol. 19 (July 2020) [open access]

"Rapid Review to Inform the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Child Returnees from the Islamic State," Annals of Global Health, vol. 86, no. 1 (2020) [open access]
- See also related Just Security blog post.

"The Right to Information of (Un)Accompanied Refugee Children: Improving Refugee Children’s Legal Position, Fundamental Rights’ Implementation and Emotional Well-being in the Netherlands," International Journal of Children's Rights, vol. 28, no. 2 (2020) [open access]

"Stolen Childhoods: A Chance at Survival Through Asylum in the United States," Seattle Journal for Social Justice, vol. 16, no. 3 (2019) [full-text]

Related post:
-  Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1 (31 July 2020)


Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

Child Repatriation in the Time of COVID-19 (Rethinking Refuge, July 2020) [text]

Family Reunification of Refugees in Brazil: Why Does It Matter (Refugee Research Online, May 2020) [text]

Forced Family Separation during COVID-19: Preventing Torture and Inhumane Treatment in Crisis (Just Security Blog, July 2020) [text]
- Focuses on the US.

New Survey Finds Increases in Child Protection Concerns and Unaccompanied Children in Conflict-Affected Countries (International Rescue Committee, July 2020) [text]

UN Agencies Welcome Latest Relocations of Unaccompanied Children from Greece, Call for Further Action and Solidarity (UNHCR, July 2020) [text]
- See also related European Commission press release.

Unending Lockdown: Why Aiding Child Refugees Could Strengthen the European Project (ECFR Commentary, July 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Greece.

"US Won’t Expel Migrant Children Detained in Texas Hotel," AP News, 27 July 2020 [text]
- See also related Immigration Impact blog post.

Reports & book chapters:

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the Child Refugees of the 1930s in the UK: History Informing the Future (Aberystwyth University, June 2020) [text]

Coming Back to Afghanistan: Deported Minors' Needs at a Time of COVID-19 (Samuel Hall, July 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

In Children’s Best Interests: Charting a Child-Sensitive Approach to U.S. Immigration Policy (American University, July 2020) [text]
- See also documents and video recordings from a related symposium.

"'Niche Openings’ and Compassionate Exclusions: The UK’s Response to Children during the Refugee Crisis," Chapter in Displacement: Global Conversations on Refuge (Manchester Univ. Press, 2020) [postprint]
- Note: Access to this text is under embargo until 24 December 2021.

The Syria Crisis: No Lost Generation Advocacy Brief (No Lost Generation initiative, June 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
Thematic Focus: Children & Families (5 July 2020)


30 July 2020

Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling

News:

Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons! The 2020 theme is "Committed to the Cause: Working on the Frontline to End Human Trafficking." For more information, check out the campaign materials on the UNODC web site. See also UNHCR's related press release.

Blog posts & press:

Humanitarian Smugglers? The EU Facilitation Directive and the Criminalisation of Civil Society (Border Criminologies Blog, July 2020) [text]

Migrant Smugglers are Profiting from Travel Restrictions (ISS Today, July 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Africa.

"Rising Migration Restrictions are Driving African Refugees into the Hands of Latin American Smugglers," Quartz Africa, 21 July 2020 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Anti-smuggling and Anti-trafficking Measures: Are They Compatible with the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights?, Report and Policy Brief, no. 4 (Delmi, April 2020) [access]

*Diagnóstico sobre la Situación e Incidencia de la Trata de Personas en Contextos Humanitarios en América del Sur (IOM, July 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Feature: Trafficking and Smuggling," Forced Migration Review, no. 64 (June 2020) [open access]

Guidance Note on the Entitlement of Victims of Trafficking, and Persons at Risk of Being Trafficked, to International Protection (GRETA, June 2020) [text via Refworld]

Human Smuggling in Africa: The Creation of a New Criminalised Economy? (ENACT, July 2020) [text]

"Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking Among Mixed Migration Flows and the Link with International Protections," Gonzaga Journal of International Law, vol. 22, no. 2 (2019) [full-text]
- Includes a focus on Italy.

"Telling the Right Story at the Right Time: Women Seeking Asylum with Stories of Trafficking into the Sex Industry," Sociology, OnlineFirst, 20 July 2020 [open access]
- Focuses on the UK.

Trafficking in Persons Report 2020 (US Dept. of State, June 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
-  "[A]nnual report [submitted] to Congress that ranks governments’ efforts to combat trafficking in persons."

Multimedia:

Future Trends in Human Smuggling and Trafficking in Africa, Webinar, 29 July 2020 [info]
- Follow link for video recording.

Human Trafficking Amid a Pandemic: Confronting the Exploitation of Fleeing Venezuelans, 30 June 2020 [info]
- Follow link for video recording.

*UPDATED

Related post:
Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling (17 June 2020)


Opportunities: August 2020

CFPs:

*Journal of Modern Slavery [info]
- Contributions sought for special issue on "The Impact of COVID-19 on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Solutions." Submit abstracts by 14 August 2020.

Frontiers in... [info]
- Contributions sought for a research topic on "Migration in the Time of COVID-19: Comparative Law and Policy Responses." Participating journals include Frontiers in Human Dynamics, Frontiers in Political Science & Frontiers in Sociology. Submission deadline is 15 August 2020.

Internal Displacement in a Changing Climate, IDMC [info]
- Background papers and presentations sought for IDMC's 2020 Annual Conference on Internal Displacement and 2021 Global Report on Internal Displacement on the a/m theme. Submit abstracts by 15 August 2020.

REMHU [info]
- Contributions sought for a dossier on "The Central America-Mexico-U.S. Migratory Corridor." Submission deadline is 15 August 2020.

Frontiers in... [info]
Contributions sought for a research topic on "Narrating Exile." Participating journals include Frontiers in Human Dynamics & Frontiers in Sociology. Submission deadline is 31 August 2020.

Verfassung und Recht in Übersee = World Comparative Law [info]
- Contributions sought for a special issue on "The Global Compact for Migration (GMC) in Comparative Perspective." "We particularly encourage voices and views from the Global South to join the debate." Submit abstracts by 31 August 2020.

Courses/webinars:

Call for participants: Advanced ELENA Course: Asylum in Europe: Ensuring Protection and Fundamental Rights Compliance, Marseille, 30-31 October 2020 [info]
- Register by 24 August 2020.

How the Pandemic Changed Migration Governance as We Knew It, Webinar, 25 August 2020 [info]

Job announcements:

Associate Protection Officer, UNHCR Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok [info]
- Apply by 3 August 2020.

Consultant, Evaluation of the Rights Mapping Tool, UNHCR [info]
- Apply by 7 August 2020.

Consultancy, Evaluation of the Project “Caring for Refugees with Non-Communicable Disease,” UNHCR
- A team leader and a team member are sought for this consultancy. Apply by 7 August 2020.

Research Officer, Knowledge Ecosystems on Forced Displacement in the Middle East and East Africa, LERRN [info]
- Apply by 7 August 2020.

Doctoral Researcher, TRUST: Attitudinal Impacts of Refugees on Host Communities in the Global South, PRIO [info]
- Apply by 10 August 2020.

*Senior Academic Network Coordinator, Maghreb Action on Displacement and Rights, Keele University [info]
- Apply by 18 August 2020.

Postdoctoral Researcher, "Borders, Global Governance and the Refugee, 1947-51" Project, RSC [info]
- Apply by 19 August 2020.

PhD Scholarship in Political Science, Everyday Humanitarianism in Tanzania Project, University of Dar es Salaam [info]
- Apply by by 30 August 2020.

Country Experts, Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT) [info]
- Submit proposals by 31 August 2020.

*UPDATED

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

29 July 2020

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2

Reports & journal articles:

Asylum Denied, Families Divided: Trump Administration’s Illegal Third-Country Transit Ban (Human Rights First, July 2020) [text]

"Asymmetries in Immigration Protection," Brooklyn Law Review, vol. 85, no. 2 (2020) [full-text]

A Legacy of Injustice: The U.S. Criminalization of Migration (National Immigrant Justice Center, July 2020) [text]

More Immigration Judges Leaving the Bench (TRAC, July 2020) [text]

"Not Necessarily Unlawful: Asylum Seekers’ Ability to Raise the Necessity Defense to Charges of Unlawful Entry," Pace Law Review, vol. 40, no. 2 (2020) [full-text]

A Primer on the Trump Administration’s Most Ambitious Effort to End Asylum (Refugees International, July 2020) [text]

Southwest Border: CBP Should Improve Oversight of Funds, Medical Care, and Reporting of Deaths, GAO-20-680T (US Government Accountability Office, July 2020) [text]

"Year Four of the Trump Administration: What’s Happened, What’s to Come, and How COVID-19 Has Impacted Immigration Policy in the U.S.," Session held at AILA Annual Virtual Conference, 22 July 2020 [access]
- Follow link for "resources that will help you understand the array of immigration policy changes that were discussed by the panel’s speakers."

Multimedia:

Entry Denied: Immigration Policy in the Time of Trump (Tempest Tossed) [access]
- Follow link to access 5 podcasts, covering how Trump came to focus on immigration, his travel bans and war on asylum, kids in cages and the wall.

Refugees Giving Back to Their Communities during COVID and Beyond, Webinar, 9 July 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video recording.

Related post:
Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (29 July 2020)


Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1

Opportunities:

Webinar: The Impact of Coronavirus on Immigrants and Immigration: What to Know and How to Help, 30 July 2020 [info]

Reminder re. request for comments on "Security Bars and Processing: A Proposed Rule by the Homeland Security Department and the Executive Office for Immigration Review on 07/09/2020" [info]
- If implemented, it will block people from seeking asylum if they are deemed to be a public health risk. For more information, see also this Just Security blog post and *factsheet from HRF, AI & PHR. Deadline for submitting comments is 10 August 2020.

Blog posts & press:

Canadian Court Correctly Finds the U.S. is Unsafe for Refugees (The Conversation, July 2020) [text]
- See also related Washington Post op-ed and Human Rights First press release.

Complaint Against U.S. and Mexico Filed with Inter-American Commission on Human Rights over Human Rights Violations at the Border (ImmigrationProf Blog, July 2020) [text]

Dispatches from a Racialized Border: The Invisible Threat (Just Security Blog, July 2020) [text]

How ICE Exported the Coronavirus (Marshall Project & New York Times, July 2020) [text]

One Month On: Trump and Public Health Securitisation at the Border (Border Criminologies Blog, July 2020) [text]

The Unbearable Lightness of BIA-ing, Ten Year Anniversary Edition (The Asylumist Blog, July 2020) [text]

UnEqual Protection in Immigration Law (Notice & Comment Blog, July 2020) [text]

*UPDATED

Related posts: 

Thematic Focus: General

Events & opportunities:

Lecture: Racial Borders: The Urgency of a Racial Justice Critique of International Borders and Migration, Fourth Annual Lecture of the Human Rights Centre, 30 July 2020 [info]

Job announcement: Research Officer, Knowledge Ecosystems on Forced Displacement in the Middle East and East Africa, LERRN [info]
- Apply by 7 August 2020.

Job announcement: Doctoral Researcher, TRUST: Attitudinal Impacts of Refugees on Host Communities in the Global South, PRIO [info]
- Apply by 10 August 2020.

Blog posts & press:

*5 Reasons Why Sharing Responsibility for Refugees is Smarter Than Ever in the Time of COVID-19

Bringing Urban Refugees into Local Planning (IIED Blog, July 2020) [text]

The Entrenchment of the Medical Border in Pandemic Times (Border Criminologies Blog, July 2020) [text]

"The Great Migration Clash," IPS News, 22 July 2020 [text]

New Online Migration Teaching Collaboration Between Carleton University and the University of Ottawa (LERRN News, July 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"The Construction and Implementation of Migration Practices in Europe and America," E-International Relations, 18 July 2020 [full-text]

Migration as Opportunity: Innovation, Policies and Practice (ODI, July 2020) [text]

"Outsourcing Border Control: Public Agency and Action in Migration," Chapter in Cambridge Handbook on Privatization (Cambridge Univ. Press, Forthcoming 2020) [preprint]

"Refugee Discrimination: The Good, the Bad, and the Pragmatic," Journal of Applied Philosophy, Early View, 21 July 2020 [open access]

Renewing the Migration Debate: Building Disciplinary and Geographical Bridges to Explain Global Migration (International Migration Institute, July 2020) [text]

"State-Building, Sovereignty and Migration Management in the Global South," E-International Relations, 22 July 2020 [full-text]

Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020 (UN, July 2020) [access]
- See also related EJIL: Talk blog post.

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 1 (13 July 2020)
Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 2 (13 July 2020)


Round-up: COVID-19

Note: Many references to the pandemic have also been included in regional and thematic postings. You can browse them by following this link.

Opportunity:

Survey: Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Refugees and Migrants (WHO) [info]
- Available in 37 languages; runs through 31 August 2020.

Blog posts & press:

As Borders are Reopening, What Does It Mean for Migrants? (Blog on the Move, July 2020) [text]

The COVID-19 Burden of Disease on Refugees and Immigrants (Psychology Today Blog, July 2020) [text]

COVID-19 Restrictions Preventing People from Fleeing Violence or Forcing Dangerous Routes, Warns IRC (International Rescue Committee, July 2020) [text]

Covid-19: Redrawn Borders, Redefined Lives – A Report (Refugee Watch Online, July 2020) [text]
- Summary of a recent webinar discussion.

Forced Displacement during COVID-19: A Crisis for Refugees and Host Communities in Developing Countries (Voices: Perspectives on Development, June 2020) [text]

Humanitarian Financing is Failing the COVID-19 Frontlines (CGD Blog, June 2020) [text]

Out of the Spotlight: COVID-19 and the Global South (Just Security Blog, July 2020) [text]

*The World's Mayors Are Calling for Refugees and Migrants to Be Protected Against COVID-19 (Global Citizen, July 2020) [text]
- See also related UNHCR article.

Reports:

"Border Closures: A Pandemic of Symbolic Acts in the Time of COVID-19," Chapter in Vulnerable: The Law, Policy and Ethics of COVID-19 (Univ. of Ottawa Press, July 2020) [open access]
- Scroll to p. 555.

COVID-19 and Border Politics (Transnational Institute, July 2020) [text]
- See also Spanish version.

COVID-19 and the Other One Percent: An Agenda for the Forcibly Displaced Six Months into the Emergency (Refugees International, July 2020) [text]

The Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Forcibly Displaced Persons in Developing Countries (OECD, June 2020) [text]

Impact of COVID-19 on Refugees and Migrants, COVID-19 Global Update, no. 5 (Mixed Migration Centre, June 2020) [text]

Resources:

COVID-19 Law Lab (UNDP, WHO, UNAIDS & Georgetown Univ.) [info]
- A newly-launched "database of laws that countries have implemented in response to the pandemic. It includes state of emergency declarations, quarantine measures, disease surveillance, legal measures relating to mask-wearing, social distancing, and access to medication and vaccines. The database will continue to grow as more countries and themes are added."

Global Monitor of COVID-19's Impact on Democracy and Human Rights (International IDEA) [access]
- "Governments around the world have assembled emergency powers to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, at times undermining human rights and democratic processes. A new online platform launched today will allow policymakers, analysts, journalists and the public to now hold these governments to account." More info in the press release.

Migration and COVID-19 Resource Platform (Lancet Migration) [access]
- "The COVID-19 pandemic reveals the extent of marginalisation migrant & refugee populations face.  We have developed a resource platform to encourage knowledge sharing across different  regions globally and to highlight the  need to include migrants and refugees in the COVID-19 response." See esp. the series of briefs that provide information on the situation for asylum-seekers and migrants in specific countries.

*UPDATED

Related post:
Round-up: COVID-19 (13 June 2020)



28 July 2020

Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 2

Journal articles:

*"Conflict Resolution as Cultural Brokerage: How Refugee Leaders Mediate Disputes in Uganda’s Refugee Settlements," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 1 May 2020 [abstract]
- See also related post in The Conversation.

"Evaluations of Return within a Mass Deportation: Ethiopians’ Experiences of Return After Expulsion from Saudi Arabia," International Migration, Early View, 22 July 2020 [open access]

"Harmonising Data Systems for Cash Transfer Programming in Emergencies in Somalia," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 5:11 (July 2020) [open access]

"How Social Capital Can Inform Targeting Formal Social Safety Net Interventions in Vulnerable Communities in Eastern Ethiopia: An Ethnographic Case Study," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 5:10 (July 2020) [open access]

"Reassessing Aspects of the Contribution of African States to the Development of International Law Through African Regional Multilateral Treaties," Michigan Journal of International Law, vol. 41, no. 2 (2020) [full-text]

"The Socio-economic and Psychosocial Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Urban Refugees in Uganda," Social Sciences & Humanities Open, vol. 2, no. 1 (2020) [open access]

"South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda Face Overwhelming Odds against COVID-19," South Sudan Medical Journal, vol. 13, no. 2 (2020) [open access]

*UPDATED

Related post:
Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 1 (28 July 2020)


Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

(Im)mobility and Social Networks: The Impact of COVID-19 on Critical Coping Mechanisms for Urban Refugees (Development for Peace Blog, July 2020) [text]

New Research on African INGOs’ Editorial Power (Humanitarian News Research Network Blog, May 2020) [text]

Oral Statement by Amnesty International on Activity Report of the Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Africa (July 2020) [text]

"Our African colleagues": On the Limits of Diversity in Development (African Arguments, July 2020) [text]

Refugee-led Responses to COVID-19: A Case Study from Uganda (Rethinking Refuge, June 2020) [text]

UNHCR and WFP Warn Refugees in Africa Face Hunger and Malnutrition as COVID-19 Worsens Food Shortages (UNHCR, July 2020) [text]

Reports:

The Impact of Resource Dependence on the Localization of Humanitarian Action: The Case of Kenya, LERRN Working Paper, no. 10 (Carleton Univ., July 2020) [text]

Migration Barriers and Migration Momentum: Ethiopian Irregular Migrants in the Ethiopia-South Africa Migration Corridor (Research & Evidence Facility, July 2020) [text]

Multi-stakeholder Community Consultations as a Multi-purpose Research Tool: Experiences from the Democratic Republic of Congo (TRAFIG, June 2020) [text]

Operational Considerations: COVID-19 and Forced Displacement in the Middle East and East Africa (Institute of Development Studies, July 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related background paper.

Operational Review of Exposure to Corrupt Practices in Humanitarian Aid Implementation Mechanisms in the DRC (Department for International Development, July 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related New Humanitarian article.

Social Policy Trends: COVID-19 and Refugees in Uganda (Univ. of Calgary, July 2020) [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 1 (4 July 2020)
Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 2 (4 July 2020)



Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Blog posts & press:

Are We in the Dark When It Comes to Humanitarian Crises? (InterAction Blog, July 2020) [text]
- Introduction to a new blog series.

"COVID-19 Changed the World. Can It Change Aid, Too?," The New Humanitarian, 16 July 2020 [text]

‘Every action counts’: Why the Humanitarian Sector Needs to Fast-track Inclusion (ODI Blog, July 2020) [access]
- Follow link for three viewpoints.

InterAction's Results-based Protection Field Support (InterAction Blog, July 2020) [text]

Race, Equity, and Neo-colonial Legacies: Identifying Paths Forward for Principled Humanitarian Action (Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog, July 2020) [text]

TNH@25: Rethinking Humanitarianism (The New Humanitarian, July 2020) [access]
- "At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic and the #BlackLivesMatter movement are challenging the very concept of humanitarianism, this series invites reflections on the future of international solidarity."

More humanitarian-related blog posts can be found in IHSA's weekly round-ups.

New open access book:

Humanitarianism in the Modern World: The Moral Economy of Famine Relief (Cambridge Univ. Press, July 2020)
- "The authors apply a moral economy approach to shed new light on the forces and ideas that motivated and shaped humanitarian aid during the Great Irish Famine, the famine of 1921-1922 in Soviet Russia and the Ukraine, and the 1980s Ethiopian famine."

Reports & journal articles:

Accountability, Feedback & Complaints Mechanisms in Humanitarian Responses to Migration (Start Network, July 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

'All eyes are on local actors': Covid-19 and Local Humanitarian Action - Opportunities for Systemic Change (ODI, July 2020) [text]

Alternatives Humanitaires, no. 14 (July 2020) [open access]
- Theme issue on "Covid-19: Impacts in the humanitarian field."

CrisisInSight: Humanitarian Access Overview (ACAPS, July 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Evaluation Process Toolkit (Aid Works) [access]
- Now available on a complimentary basis.

Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2020 (Development Initiatives, July 2020) [access]
- Follow link to access report and datasets by chapter. See also related factsheets on aid budgets and donors/recipients.

Humanitarian Data Transparency Series (June 2020)
- "[T]he Grand Bargain Transparency Workstream...commissioned Publish What You Fund and Ground Truth Solutions to conduct research into the information needs and challenges faced by data users on the ground in protracted humanitarian response settings, to inform the efforts of the Transparency Workstream and Grand Bargain signatories."
-  The four themed briefing papers include: Brief 1: Publication of humanitarian funding data; Brief 2: Data collection, analysis and use in protracted humanitarian crises; Brief 3: The use, challenges and opportunities associated with digital platforms; and Brief 4: Data use capacity in protracted humanitarian crises.

Joint Guidance: Targeting of Assistance to Meet Basic Needs (UNHCR & WFP, July 2020) [text]

Localization Across Contexts: Lessons Learned from Four Case Studies (Save the Children & Feinstein International Center, July 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
- The case studies focus on Indonesia, Kenya, Somalia, and South Sudan.

Turning the Tables: Insights from Locally-led Humanitarian Partnerships in Conflict-affected Situations (Save the Children, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
- "The models and strategies detailed here come mainly from Myanmar, Syria and Uganda."

Related posts:


27 July 2020

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

Blog posts & press:

"How Scientists and Refugees Brought Green to the Desert Garden," Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, Latest Articles, 20 July 2020 [free full-text]

USAID Has Suspended Aid to 80 Percent of Yemenis: An Appalling Abuse of Humanitarian Principles (Just Security Blog, July 2020) [text]

Journal articles:

"1948 to 1951: The Racial Politics of Humanitarianism and Return in Palestine," Oñati Socio-Legal Series (Forthcoming, 2020) [open access]

"Access to Healthcare Services for Afghan Refugees in Iran in COVID-19 Pandemic," Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, Accepted Manuscript, 14 July 2020 [postprint]

"Does Aid Reduce Anti-refugee Violence? Evidence from Syrian Refugees in Lebanon," American Political Science Review, First View, 30 June 2020 [preprint]

Reports:

Hard Lessons: Delivering Assistance in Government-held Areas of Syria (Norwegian Refugee Council & Oxfam, July 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

*The Lives and Livelihoods of Syrian Refugees in the Middle East: Evidence from the 2015-16 Surveys of Syrian Refugees and Host Communities in Jordan, Lebanon, and Kurdistan, Iraq, Policy Research Working Paper, no. 9327 (World Bank, July 2020) [text]

Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance in Lebanon: Impact Evaluation on the Well-being of Syrian Refugees, Paper presented at the Economic Research Forum 26th Annual Conference, 23 June 2020 [text]

Operational Considerations: COVID-19 and Forced Displacement in the Middle East and East Africa (Institute of Development Studies, July 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related background paper.

Somalis and Yemenis of Mixed Origin Stranded and Struggling in Jordan’s Capital (Mixed Migration Centre, July 2020) [text]

Triennial Review of Recommendations from the Programme Evaluation of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine, UN Doc. No. E/AC.51/2020/4 (UN Office of Internal Oversight Services, 2020) [access]
- Follow link for report in Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

*UPDATED

Related post:
Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (2 July 2020)




Regional Focus: Asia Pacific - Pt. 2

Reports & journal articles:

2019 Nutrition Survey of Refugee Camps along the Thailand-Myanmar Border (The Border Consortium, July 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Between Refugee Protection and Migration Management: The Quest for Coordination between UNHCR and IOM in the Asia-Pacific Region," Third World Quarterly, Latest Articles, 11 July 2020 [open access]
- See also earlier related working paper.

Breaking a Cycle of Exodus: Past Failures to Protect Rohingya Refugees Should Shape Future Solutions (Stimson Center, June 2020) [text]
- "This work is based on original research in the UNHCR archives, which reveals that in both the 1970s and the 1990s, UNHCR was unable – and in some cases unwilling – to carry out a safe, voluntary, and dignified repatriation."

"Carrying Out Embedded Implementation Research in Humanitarian Settings: A Qualitative Study in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh," PLoS Med 17(7): e1003148 (July 2020) [open access]

Is the 2016 Indonesian Presidential Regulation a Potential 'Game-changer’ on Rescue of Rohingya Boat Refugees? (Kaldor Centre, July 2020) [text]

Left Behind and Destitute: How IDP Communities in Southern Burma/Myanmar are Struggling to Survive during COVID-19 (Human Rights Foundation of Monland, July 2020) [access via APRRN]
- Follow link to access report in English and Burmese.

"Refoulement of the Rohingyas," University of Malaya Law Review Lex in Breve (May 2020)
- Three-part series with a focus on Malaysia: Part I: The Search for Custom in Human Rights Treaties; Part II: Divergence in State Practice Across Jurisdictions; Part III: Rescue and Refuge within ASEAN.

"The Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Contexts, Problems, and Solutions," Sur: International Journal on Human Rights, no. 29 (2019) [open access]

The Stories Being Told: Rohingya Report on the Epidemic, COVID-19 Explained, no. 7 (ACAPS & IOM, July 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Rohingya and Bangladeshis in Malaysia, MMC Asia 4Mi Snapshot, no. 2 (Mixed Migration Centre, July 2020) [text]

Related post:
Regional Focus: Asia Pacific - Pt. 1 (27 July 2020)


Regional Focus: Asia Pacific - Pt. 1

Opportunities:

Job announcement: Associate Protection Officer, UNHCR Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok [info]
- Apply by 3 August 2020.

Blog posts & press:

"Behrouz Boochani Granted Refugee Status in New Zealand," The Guardian, 23 July 2020 [text]

Covid-19 and Refugees in India: A Tale of Exclusion and Counter-Exclusion (Border Criminologies Blog, July 2020) [text]

"COVID-19 Fuels Tensions between Rohingya Refugees and Bangladeshi Hosts," The New Humanitarian, 27 July 2020 [text]

Hong Kong Activists Now Face a Choice: Stay Silent, or Flee the City. The World Must Give Them a Path to Safety (The Conversation, July 2020) [text]

*'Learning' to be Self-reliant: What does COVID-19 Mean for the Refugee Community in Hong Kong? (COMPAS Blog, July 2020) [text]

Lost in Transit: Refugees Stranded in a Legal Vacuum in Indonesia (Kaldor Centre, July 2020) [text]

Refugee Health Workers Lead COVID-19 Battle in Bangladesh Camps (UNHCR, July 2020) [text]

What Myanmar is and is not Doing to Protect Rohingyas from Genocide (Just Security Blog, July 2020) [text]

Multimedia:

"14 Principles of Protection for Migrants, Refugees, and Other Displaced Persons," Presentation at Virtual Workshop for NGOs: Refugee Protection in the Context of COVID-19, Cox’s Bazar, July 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video.

Webinar Series on Refugees in Thailand (Fortify Rights) [access]
- Follow link for video recordings of four webinars that have already taken place.

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific - Pt. 1 (12 July 2020)
Regional Focus: Asia Pacific - Pt. 2 (12 July 2020)


24 July 2020

Regional Focus: Europe

Opportunities:

Call for contributors: Refugee Rights Europe Blog [info]
- No deadline indicated.

Call for evidence: "An Inspection of Asylum Casework," Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, UK [info]
- Submissions due by 14 August 2020.

Call for participants: Advanced ELENA Course: Asylum in Europe: Ensuring Protection and Fundamental Rights Compliance, Marseille, 30-31 October 2020 [info]
- Register by 24 August 2020.

Course: Odysseus Summer School on EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy, Brussels, 24 August-4 September 2020 [info]
- Note: The application deadline has been extended to 31 July 2020. Refugees and other recipients of protection are encouraged to apply; a crowdfunding campaign to support 10 participants is currently under way. A PhD seminar will be also be held during the summer school, with four grants available to cover fees; the application deadline for these is the same: 31 July 2020.

Blog posts & press:

First Trial in Italy over 'Migrant Pushback' to Libya (InfoMigrants, July 2020) [text]

"Home Office Breaking Law by Leaving Destitute Asylum Seekers Homeless," The Independent, 23 July 2020 [text]

"'How can I find a home?' Promise of Athens Turns to Despair for Refugees," The Guardian, 23 July 2020 [text]

Italy May Face an Inquiry under Article 20 UN Convention against Torture for Its Role in the Systematic Torture of Migrants “Pulled Back” to Libya (OMCT Blog, July 2020) [text]

UNHCR Calls on Poland to Ensure Access for People Seeking Asylum (UNHCR, July 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Between Fear Mongers and Samaritans: Does Information Provision Affect Attitudes towards the Right of Asylum in Germany?, MAGKS Discussion Paper, no. 31-2020 (Philipps-Universität Marburg, 2020) [text]

"'Between heaven and hell': Subjective Well‐being of Asylum Seekers," International Journal of Social Welfare, Early View, 6 July 2020 [open access]
- Focuses on Finland.

Collective Expulsions Documented in the Aegean Sea: March-June 2020 (Legal Centre Lesvos, July 2020) [text]
- Note: See list of other related reports on pushbacks by Greece.

Country Report: Germany (AIDA, July 2020) [text]

Ensuring an Inclusive Recovery for All: ECRE and PICUM Comments on the Next Generation EU Package and REACT-EU, Policy Note (July 2020) [text]

Fundamental Rights Report 2020 (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, June 2020) [access]
- Includes a chapter on "Asylum, migration, borders and integration." Follow link for main report as well as country studies.

Limits to Access to Asylum Along the Balkan Route (Refugee Rights Europe, July 2020) [text]

Mixed Migration Flows in the Mediterranean: Compilation of Available Data and Information May 2020 (IOM, July 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Politics of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Turkey: Limits and Prospects of Populism," Chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Turkish Politics (Oxford Univ. Press, July 2020) [Academia]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (9 July 2020)
Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (9 July 2020)


23 July 2020

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Blog posts & press:

How Job Opportunities for Syrian Refugees Could Drive Economic Growth in Jordan and Lebanon (World Economic Forum Blog, June 2020) [text]

Migrants Deserve Better Protection (International Politics & Society, July 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Germany.

Refugees’ Right to Work: Progress and Remaining Challenges (CGD Blog, July 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Colombia, Peru, Ethiopia, and Kenya.

Where’s My Green Card? Where’s My Work Permit? (The Asylumist Blog, July 2020) [text]
- Focuses on the US.

*Why the Trump Administration's Anti-immigration Policies are the United States' Loss and the Rest of the World's Gain (Up Front Blog, July 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Global Evaluation: Labour Mobility Pathways Pilot 2016-2019 (Talent Beyond Boundaries, June 2020) [access]
- Follow link for report and key insights.

Improving the Social Protection Needs of Asylum Seekers and Refugees: Learning from the Experiences of Displaced Sudanese in the Netherlands, Policy Brief, no. 3 (BICC, 2020) [text]

Locked Down and Left Behind: The Impact of COVID-19 on Refugees’ Economic Inclusion, Policy Paper, no. 178 (Center for Global Development, Refugees International & International Rescue Committee, July 2020) [text]
- See also related press release.

"The Mobilization of Noncooperative Spaces: Reflections from Rohingya Refugee Camps," Journal of Management Studies, Accepted Articles, 11 July 2020 [open access]

Presidential Executive Actions Halting High Skilled Immigration Hurt the US Economy, Policy Brief (UC Davis Global Migration Center, July 2020) [text]

"Refugee Employment Integration Heterogeneity in Sweden: Evidence from a Cohort Analysis," Frontiers in Sociology, 2 July 2020 [open access]

Refugee Work Rights Report: Refugee Access to Fair and Lawful Work in Asia (Asylum Access, Oct. 2019) [text]

"Syrian Refugees in Brazil: Labor Integration in the Absence of Specific Public Policies and the Role of Civil Society Organizations," Revista da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, vol. 48, no. 1 (Jan.-June 2020) [open access]

"Visa and Asylum," Chapter in Handbook of Deep Trade Agreements (World Bank, July 2020) [open access]
- Scroll to p. 241

"When Formal Institutions Impede Entrepreneurship: How and Why Refugees Establish New Ventures in the Dadaab Refugee Camps," Entrepreneurship & Regional Development: An International Journal, Latest Articles, 7 July 2020 [open access]

Multimedia:

Enhancing the Social and Economic Inclusion of Refugees through Local Development Strategies, Webinar, 10 July 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video recording and podcast.

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 1 (9 July 2020)
Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 2 (9 July 2020)



20 July 2020

News: Book Offerings

1. Cambridge University Press discount

Cambridge University Press is offering a 20% discount to readers of this blog on the books in its "Cambridge Asylum and Migration Studies" series. Currently, there are five titles available but the discount can also be applied to the forthcoming title in the series, The Evolution of Humanitarian Protection in European Law and Practice. Use the discount code "FMCAB20" by 31 July 2021.

2. Routledge discount

Routledge is also offering a 20% off sale through 2 August 2020 on its print and ebooks. Search its catalogue for relevant titles; the discount will be applied automatically.

3. New open access titles

*Two open access books have just been published:

Humanitarianism in the Modern World: The Moral Economy of Famine Relief (Cambridge Univ. Press, July 2020)
- "The authors apply a moral economy approach to shed new light on the forces and ideas that motivated and shaped humanitarian aid during the Great Irish Famine, the famine of 1921-1922 in Soviet Russia and the Ukraine, and the 1980s Ethiopian famine."

Refuge in a Moving World: Tracing Refugee and Migrant Journeys across Disciplines (UCL Press, July 2020)
- "The volume combines critical reflections on the complexities of conceptualizing processes and experiences of (forced) migration, with detailed analyses of these experiences in contemporary and historical settings from around the world. Through interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies – including participatory research, poetic and spatial interventions, ethnography, theatre, discourse analysis and visual methods – the volume documents the complexities of refugees’ and migrants’ journeys."

And this OA book is forthcoming:

Refugee Routes: Telling, Looking, Protesting, Redressing (transcript, 1 Aug. 2020)
- "The displaced are often rendered silent and invisible as they journey in search of refuge. Drawing on historical and contemporary examples from Turkey, the Ottoman Empire, Iraq, Syria, UK, Germany, France, the Balkan Peninsula, US, Canada, Australia, and Kenya, the contributions to this volume draw attention to refugees, asylum seekers, exiles, and forced migrants as individual subjects with memories, hopes, needs, rights, and a prospective place in collective memory." Includes "theoretical, literary, artistic, and autobiographical contributions."

4. Forthcoming resource

Check out this earlier blog post to preview some of the topics that will be explored in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law.

*UPDATED

Regional Focus: Americas

Opportunity:

Job announcement: Research Assistant, Legal Aid Funding and Access to Justice for Refugee Claimants, Centre for Refugee Studies [info]
- Apply by 24 July 2020.

Blog posts & press:

"Covid-19 Has Come to Our Migrant Camp. It Makes Ending the MPP Policy Even More Urgent," Washington Post, 3 July 2020 [text]
- Focus is on migrant camp in Matamoros, Mexico. See also related Border Report article.

"COVID-19 Sparks Push for Immigration Reform in Brazil," The New Humanitarian, 14 July 2020 [text]

"Forced Displacement and Violence Fester Four Years after Colombia Peace Deal," The New Humanitarian, 15 July 2020 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Migratory Policy in Mexico (2019-20) (Strauss Center, June 2020) [text]

"The Battle of Numbers: Refugee Protection, Race, and Neoliberal Politics of Bureaucratic Efficiency," Oñati Socio-Legal Series (Forthcoming) [open access]
- Focuses on Canada.

COVID-19 and Venezuelan Refugees, Spotlight on Migration, no. 1 (Ryerson Univ., June 2020) [text]

"COVID-19 in the Americas: Who’s Looking After Refugees and Migrants?," Annals of Global Health, vol. 86, no. 1 (2020) [open access]

Migrant Protection Protocols: Implementation and Consequences for Asylum Seekers in Mexico (2019-20) (Strauss Center, June 2020) [text]

Migrants from Another World: Introduction to the Project (Bellingcat, July 2020) [access]
- A "collaborative, cross-border investigation" that aims to tell the story of the many migrants from Asian and African countries that pass through Latin America on their way north. Follow the link for an intro to the five chapters

Población bajo los Protocolos de Protección a Migrantes en Ciudad Juárez 2020, DTM Matriz del Monitoreo y Desplazamiento (IOM, July 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Resource:

Qué Significa ‘Quedarse en Casa’ Cuando Tuviste que Huir de la Tuya? Testimonios de Personas Refugiadas, Solicitantes de Asilo y Desplazadas en América Latina y el Caribe (ACNUR) [access]
- Follow link for testimonials from people on the move during the pandemic.

Related post:
Regional Focus: Americas (2 July 2020)


Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

17 July 2020

Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality

Blog posts & press:

The Campaign to End Statelessness: April-June 2020 Update (UNHCR, July 2020) [text]

Citizenship and the Fall of the British Empire: A System of Exclusion (ENS Blog, July 2020) [text]

Citizenship Stripping, Expulsion and Statelessness: Counter Terrorism Measures Have Gone too Far (openDemocracy, July 2020) [text]

Equating the Rights of Stateless Persons with Refugees in Spain (ENS Blog, July 2020) [text]

"Everything is stuck”: Left in Limbo and Stateless as a British Overseas Citizen (ENS Blog, July 2020) [text]

Judgement in the Begum Case: A Good Day for the Protection of Human Rights (Just Security Blog, July 2020) [text]

The Life-or-death Cost of Being Stateless in a Global Pandemic (Kaldor Centre, July 2020) [text]

Pandemic Statelessness in Mesoamerica (COMPAS Blog, July 2020) [text]

"Understanding Citizenship and Refugees' Status in India," Economic & Political Weekly, 6 June 2020 [text via APRRN]

UNHCR Welcomes New Ukrainian Statelessness Law Set to End Legal Limbo for Thousands (UNHCR, July 2020) [text]
- See also related news story.

Reports & journal articles:

Analysis of the Legal Framework Concerning Stateless Persons and Persons at Risk of Statelessness in Croatia (UNHCR, July 2020) [text]

Background Note on Gender Equality, Nationality Laws and Statelessness 2020 (UNHCR, July 2020) [text]

"The Children of ISIS: Statelessness and Eligibility for Asylum under International Law," Chicago Journal of International Law, vol. 21, no. 1 (2020) [full-text]

Constructing Statelessness: Migration, Indigeneity and Citizenship Law in Southeast Asia, Working Paper, no. 145 (COMPAS, 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Myanmar.

Draft Commentary to the Principles on Deprivation of Nationality as a National Security Measure (Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion, July 2020) [text]

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 46, no. 12 [contents]
- Special issue on "Discrimination in Migration and Citizenship." The introduction is freely available.

"Reframing the Problem of Statelessness: Quest for a Supra-Legal Perspective," Oregon Review of International Law, vol. 20, no. 2 (2019) [full-text]

Related posts:
Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality - Pt. 1 (30 June 2020)
Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality - Pt. 2 (30 June 2020)