31 October 2020

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Blog posts:

Refugees Don’t Undermine the US Economy – They Energize It (The Conversation, Oct. 2020) [text]

Why Rapid Integration Policies for Refugees may Harm Long-term Integration into the Labour Market – Especially for Women (EUROPP Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

Journal articles:

"Do Austrian Programmes Facilitate Labour Market Integration of Refugees?," International Migration, Early View, 21 Oct. 2020 [open access]

"Recognition of Prior Learning for Highly Skilled Refugees’ Labour Market Integration," International Migration, Early View, 6 Oct. 2020 [open access]
- Focuses on Sweden.

"Well-Being without Employment? Promoting the Employability of Refugees," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 17, no. 21 (Oct. 2020) [open access]


An Adaptive Targeted Field Experiment: Job Search Assistance for Refugees in Jordan, Working Paper, no. 8535 (CESifo, 2020) [text]

Concerning the Work and Living Conditions of Egyptian Migrant Workers in Jordan, Policy Brief (Center for Migration & Refugee Studies, Sept. 2020) [text]

The Effect of COVID-19 on the Economic Inclusion of Venezuelans in Colombia (Refugees International & Center for Global Development, Oct. 2020) [access]
- Follow link for both English and Spanish versions.

From Displacement to Development: How Colombia Can Transform Venezuelan Displacement into Shared Growth (Refugees International & Center for Global Development, Oct. 2020) [text]

The Intersection of Labour and Refugee Policies in the Middle East and Turkey: Exploring the Dynamics of "Permanent Temporariness" (Civil Society Knowledge Centre, Sept. 2020) [text]

Migrantes en la República Argentina: Inserción en el Mercado de Trabajo (IOM, Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]


Migrants and Systemic Resilience: A Global COVID19 Research and Policy Hub (MigResHub) [access]
- "The primary aim of MigResHub is to facilitate research and policy debates on how migrant labour shapes the resilience of the provision of essential goods and services to the current Covid-19 pandemic and to similar shocks in the future. The Hub concentrates on three essential goods and services around the world: food and agriculture; health services; and social care."

Related post:

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

 Blog posts & press:

The Act of Immigration: Children, Trauma, and Limited Studies (ImmigrationProf Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

"Border Officials Turned Away Unaccompanied Immigrant Children More Than 13,000 Times Under Trump’s Pandemic Policy," BuzzFeed News, 28 Oct. 2020 [text]

Government Records Shed Light on Illegal Expulsions of Asylum Seekers and Children (Human Rights First Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

How Trump’s COVID-19 Immigration Ban Has Impacted Family-Based Immigration (Immigration Impact Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

"Justice Officials Drove Family Separation Policy, Draft Watchdog Report Says," NBC News, 7 Oct. 2020 [text]

"Parents of 545 Children Separated at U.S.-Mexico Border Still Can't Be Found," NPR, 21 Oct. 2020 [text]

"U.S. Expels Migrant Children from Other Countries to Mexico," New York Times, 30 Oct. 2020 [text]


Family Separations Continue in South Texas, Years After They Allegedly Ended (Texas Civil Rights Project, Oct. 2020) [text]

Reimagining Children’s Immigration Proceedings: A Roadmap for an Entirely New System Centered around Children (Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, Oct. 2020) [text]

The Trump Administration’s Family Separation Policy: Trauma, Destruction and Chaos (U.S. House of Representatives, Oct. 2020) [text]
- See also related Immigration Impact blog post.

Related post:

Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

2020 Nansen Refugee Award Spotlights Child Survivors of Sexual Exploitation (UNHCR, Oct. 2020) [text]

The EU’s Relocation of Unaccompanied Migrant Children to Safe Havens: A Good Practice? (Refugee Research Online, Oct. 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Are the Problems and Motives Clear Enough? A Study on the Placement of Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking Minors at Compulsory Care Institutions in Sweden," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 27 Oct. 2020 [open access]

Becoming an Adult in Internal Displacement: Key Figures, Challenges and Opportunities for Internally Displaced Youth (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre & Plan International, Sept. 2020) [text]

Child Marriage in Humanitarian Settings in South Asia: Study Results from Bangladesh and Nepal (UNFPA et al., Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Implementing the Global Compact on Refugees for Children: Examples of Child-focused Work (Save the Children & Terre des Hommes, Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Les Manquements des Autorités Françaises aux Devoirs Elémentaires de Respecter, Protéger et Mettre en Œuvre les Droits des Mineur.e.s Isolé.e.s Etranger.e.s en Danger aux Frontières Intérieures Terrestres de la France (Frontières Franco-Italienne, Franco-Espagnole et Franco-Britannique) (Refugee Rights Europe, Oct. 2020) [text]

Stressed: A Special Report on the Psychological Impact of Covid-19 on Refugee and Displaced Children in the Middle East (Norwegian Refugee Council, Sept. 2020) [access]
- See also related press release.

Understanding Child Marriage amongst Syrian Refugee Communities in Jordan and Lebanon (Terre des Hommes, Oct. 2020) [access]
- Research outputs produced by this project include a literature review, two mapping exercises, focus group findings and three reports.

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30 October 2020

CFPs/New Issues of African Stud. Rev., EJML, Hist. & Soc., Hum. Exch., ICRC Rev., J. Alpine Res., J. Global Ethics, JRGH, Migr. Pol. Pract., REMI


International Journal of Intercultural Relations [info]
- Contributions sought for a special issue on "Youth and Young Adults in the Context of Contemporary Xenophobia and Migration." Submission deadline is 1 December 2020.

Journal of Modern Slavery [info]
- Contributions sought for a special issue on "Forced Migration and Modern Slavery: Unplanned Journeys of Exploitation and Survival." Abstract submission deadline extended to 15 December 2020.

Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees [info]
- Contributions sought for a special issue on "Refuge in the Time of Pandemic." No deadline indicated.

New issues:

African Studies Review
, vol. 63, no. 3 (Sept. 2020) [free full-text]
- Includes a forum on "African Refugee History," with six articles. All are currently free-to-read; one is open access. See also the related Africa is a Country blog post.

European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 22, no. 3 (Oct. 2020) [contents]
- Mix of articles, with three that are open access.

Historia y Sociedad, no. 39 (July-Dec. 2020) [open access]
- Includes dossier on "Desplazamientos, desposesión y violencias," with seven articles in Spanish and one in Portuguese.

Humanitarian Exchange, no. 78 (Oct. 2020) [full-text]
- Theme focus is "Disability inclusion in humanitarian action."

International Review of the Red Cross, vol. 101, no. 912 (Dec. 2019; posted Nov. 2020) [full-text]
- Theme of this issue is "Protracted conflict," with 12 articles.

Journal of Alpine Research = Revue de Géographie Alpine, no. 108-2 (2020) [open access
- Themed issue on "Refugié·es et montagne = Refugees and Mountain," with seven articles 

Journal of Global Ethics, vol. 16, no. 2 (2020) [contents]
- "Movement across borders, and especially appeals made at national borders on the basis of humanitarian concerns, bring us to the main body of the material for this issue of Journal of Global Ethics, which includes many entries focused on global justice and migration."

Journal of Refugee & Global Health, vol. 3, no. 1 (2020) [open access]
- Mix of five articles, with two focusing on refugees and health in the US.

Migration Policy Practice, vol. X, no. 3 (July-Aug. 2020) [full-text]
- Mix of four articles.

Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales, vol. 36, no. 1 (2020) [delayed open access]
- Features thematic dossier on "Situations de violence et migration."


Tagged Periodicals.

Regional Focus: Africa


CFP: Policy Workshop on Protection Challenges on the Central & Western Mediterranean Route, 15-17 February 2021 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 20 November 2020; a virtual Q&A session on the CFP will be held on 9 November 2020.

Blog posts & press:

Focus on migrant returns threatens AU–EU negotiations (ISS Today, Oct. 2020) [text]

Refugee debates have an African history problem (Africa is a Country, Oct. 2020) [text]

The Sahel: A Protection Crisis aggravated by the COVID-19 Pandemic (IDMC Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

UNHCR Encouraged by Progress Towards Solutions for Forcibly Displaced People from Sudan and South Sudan (UNHCR, Oct. 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Africa Migration Report: Challenging the Narrative
(African Union & IOM, Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
- "African migration in the 21st Century takes place mainly by land, not by sea. African migrants’ destinations are overwhelmingly not to Europe or North America, but to each other’s countries. Those are among the historic findings of the study, Africa Migration Report: Challenging the Narrative... . The work is the first continent-specific report on migration and is being released during a virtual meeting bringing together policymakers, experts on migration and UN partner agencies. This inaugural edition attempts to unpack commonly held misperceptions about migration in the continent."

African Studies Review, vol. 63, no. 3 (Sept. 2020) [free full-text]
- Includes a forum on "African Refugee History," with six articles. All are currently free-to-read; one is open access. See also the related Africa is a Country blog post referenced above.

Cash transfer models and debt in the Kalobeyei settlement, RSC Research in Brief, no. 15 (Refugee Studies Centre, Sept. 2020) [text]

Conflict Trends in Africa, 1989–2019 (PRIO, Oct. 2020) [text]

Consultations with IDPs and Host Community: South Sudan (IOM et al., Sept. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
- This "interagency collaboration is a contribution to the Consultation with Affected Communities process initiated by the UN Secretary General's High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement."

Ethiopian migrants returning from Yemen to Djibouti: a qualitative study (IOM, Oct. 2020) [text]
- See also French version.

Protection risks along the journey to Khartoum, MMC North Africa 4Mi Snapshot (Mixed Migration Centre, Sept. 2020) [text]

The State of African Regional Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms 2019-2020 (Amnesty International, Oct. 2020) [text]

When the dust settles: Economic and governance repercussions of migration policies in Niger’s north (Clingendael, Oct. 2020) [text]

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Regional Focus: MENA


Webinar: COVID-19 Policies vs. Practices of Humanitarian Assistance NGOs: Reducing Infection Risk among Refugees in the MENA Region, 16 November 2020 [info]

CFP: Policy Workshop on Protection Challenges on the Central & Western Mediterranean Route, 15-17 February 2021 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 20 November 2020; a virtual Q&A session on the CFP will be held on 9 November 2020.

Blog posts & press:

"How Global South research institutes can use COVID-19 to their advantage," Routed Magazine, no. 12 (2020) [text]
- Focuses on Egypt.

Migration flows to Europe: a new Tunisian exodus (Protect Project Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

Palestinian petitions: activism in exile (Refugee History Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

A Recent History of Refugees in Saudi Arabia (Maja Janmyr Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

Refugee Lawyers in Egypt (RLI Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Beyond control: the criminalization of African asylum seekers in Israel," International Review of Sociology, vol. 30, no. 1 (2020) [ResearchGate]

Black Refugees in Jordan: Discrimination, Racial Abuse and Neglect (Amman Center for Human Rights Studies, Oct. 2020) [text]

Exiles in Their Own Country: Dealing with Displacement in Post-ISIS Iraq, Middle East & North Africa Briefing, no. 79 (International Crisis Group, Oct. 2020) [text]

“The impact of social adjustment policy on Syrian refugees,” Journal of International Studies, vol. 13, no. 2 (2020) [open access]

"Jouer le jeu? Les Palestiniens du Liban, entre marginalisation sociale et 'rhétorique de l’officiel'," Revue des mondes musulmans et de la Méditerranée, no. 147 (Oct. 2020) [open access]

*Prevalent Discriminatory Policies and Practices Toward Syrian Refugees in Lebanon (Refugees = Partners Project, Sept. 2020) [text]

Protecting migrants and refugees in North Africa: challenges and opportunities for reform, Discussion Paper, no. 281 (European Centre for Development Policy Management, Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

The real common interest: The converging EU and North African migration agendas – where do people’s interests come in? (Oxfam, Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

UNHCR Country Portfolio Evaluation: Iraq (UNHCR, Aug. 2020) [text]

An Unusual Revolution: The Palestinian Thawra in Lebanon, c. 1969-82, Durham Middle East Paper, no. 103 (Durham Univ., Sept. 2020) [text]

"What the Beirut Blast means for Lebanon’s Refugees," Cairo Review, no. 39 (Fall 2020) [full-text]


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29 October 2020

New Issue of JRS

The latest issue of the Journal of Refugee Studies (JRS) has been published. Contents of vol. 33, no. 3, September 2020 include:
  • Administering Spiritual Assessments with Refugees: An Overview of Conceptually Distinct Assessment Option [abstract]
  • Harms at the Crossroads of Carework and Irregular Migration [abstract]
  • ‘They Say Our Work Is Not Halal’: Experiences and Challenges of Refugee Community Workers Involved in Gender-based Violence Prevention and Care in Dadaab, Kenya [open access]
  • Integration Processes of Syrian Refugees in Turkey: ‘Class-based Integration’ [abstract] [Academia]
  • ‘Blood Doesn’t Become Water’? Syrian Social Relations during Displacement [open access]
  • ‘I Am a New Zealand Citizen Now—This Is My Home’: Refugee Citizenship and Belonging in a Post-colonizing Country [abstract]
  • Reluctant Refuge: An Activist Archaeological Approach to Alternative Refugee Shelter in Athens (Greece) [abstract]
Six book reviews are also available.

Tagged Periodicals.

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2


EU Pact on Migration and Asylum: Practical considerations for fair and fast border procedures and solidarity in the European Union (UNHCR, Oct. 2020) [text]

Facing Multiple Crises: On the treatment of refugees and displaced people in northern France
during the Covid-19 pandemic (Refugee Rights Europe, Aug. 2020) [text]

The New Regime: Yarl's Wood as a Short Term Holding Facility for Cross Channel Refugees (Movement for Justice, Oct. 2020) [text]
- See also related Independent article.

Safe and Legal Routes of Entry to the UK (Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, Aug. 2020) [text]

Journal articles:

"The COVID-19 Crisis and the Closure of External Borders: Another Stress-test for the Challenging Construction of Solidarity Within the EU?," European Papers (European Forum), 28 Oct. 2020 [open access]

"Do no harm? The impact of policy on migration scholarship," Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, OnlineFirst, 23 Oct. 2020 [open access]
- See also related openDemocracy post.

"Geographical trajectories of refugees in Sweden: Uncovering patterns and drivers of inter-regional (im)mobility," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 23 Oct. 2020 [open access]

"Health of refugees and migrants from former Soviet Union countries in the Russian Federation: a narrative review," International Journal for Equity in Health, 19:180 (Oct. 2020) [open access]

"Local identity and the reception of refugees: the example of Riace," Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, vol. 27, no. 5 (2020) [open access]
- Focuses on Italy.

"Measuring global bystander intervention and exploring its antecedents for helping refugees," British Journal of Psychology, Early View, 6 Oct. 2020 [open access]
- Focuses on Germany and the UK.

"The Politics of Exhaustion and the Externalization of British Border Control. An Articulation of a Strategy Designed to Deter, Control and Exclude," International Migration, Early View, 12 Oct. 2020 [open access]

Related post:

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1


CFP: Policy Workshop on Protection Challenges on the Central & Western Mediterranean Route, 15-17 February 2021 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 20 November 2020; a virtual Q&A session on the CFP will be held on 9 November 2020.

Blog posts & press: 

Deaths at Borders (Border Criminologies Blog) [access]
- More posts are available in this themed series, with a number focusing on the Mediterranean and Europe.

"Editorial: RAMMing it Home: A New Low or the Climax of EU Law?," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 23 Oct. 2020 [text]

"Lake Van: An overlooked and deadly migration route to Turkey and Europe," The New Humanitarian, 20 Oct. 2020 [text]

Migrants crossing the English Channel in small boats: What do we know? (Migration Observatory, Oct. 2020) [text]

Political persecution in Syria and Eritrea: The use of country knowledge by German courts (RLI Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

Report: EU border agency 'involved in illegal asylum pushbacks' (InfoMigrants, Oct. 2020) [text]

Special Collection on the ‘New’ Migration and Asylum Pact (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog) [access]

Torture by Rescue: Asylum-Seeker Pushbacks in the Aegean - How Summary Expulsions from Greece Have Continued with Impunity (Just Security Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

"'Translation machines': Interpretation gaps plague French asylum process," The New Humanitarian, 27 Oct. 2020 [text]

Related post:

28 October 2020

Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling

Blog posts:

Crossfire and Criminal Cases: How Bangladesh’s Counter-trafficking Actions Changed the Game for Migrants and Refugees in Southeast Asia (Kaldor Centre, Aug. 2020) [text]

Trafficking in Rohingya Women: The ASEAN Perspective (Kaldor Centre, Aug. 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

*"The Collateral Damage of the War on Smugglers along the Central Mediterranean Route," Chapter 31 in Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean: Trends, Risks, Development and Governance (IOM, Sept. 2020) [full-text]

"Cuando las Personas se Vuelven 'Mercancías': Respuestas Jurídicas para Luchar a Favor de las Víctimas y Contra las Mafias que Trafican en el Mediterráneo," Oñati Socio-Legal Series, vol. 10, no. 4 (2020) [open access]

Flawed Design: How the U Visa is Revictimizing the People It was Created to Help (Southern Methodist University, Oct. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on the US.

"How Useful is the Concept of Transit Migration in an Intra-Schengen Mobility Context? Diving into the Migrant Smuggling and Human Trafficking Nexus in Search for Answers," European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, Latest Articles, 11 Oct. 2020 [open access]

*Impact of COVID-19 on Human Trafficking in Uganda (Irish Centre for Human Rights & Refugee Law Project, July 2020; posted Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Impact of COVID-19 on Migrant Smuggling, COVID-19 Global Thematic Update, no. 1 (Mixed Migration Centre, Sept. 2020) [text]

Interlinkages between Trafficking in Persons and Marriage (UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Migrant Smuggling in the Libyan Context: Re-examining the Evidence," Chapter 18 in Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean: Trends, Risks, Development and Governance (IOM, Sept. 2020) [full-text]

"Migration and Risks: Smuggling Networks and Dynamics on the Central Mediterranean Route," Chapter 17 in Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean: Trends, Risks, Development and Governance (IOM, Sept. 2020) [full-text]

"New Forms of Collaborative Lawyering and Story Construction in the Field of International Protection: Cases of Victims of Human Trafficking," Migration Letters, vol. 17, no. 2 (2020) [free full-text]
- Focuses on Italy.

Trafficking in Persons in South Sudan: Prevalence, Challenges and Responses (IOM & Govt. of South Sudan, Aug. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]


Human Smuggling in an Age of Pandemic, 21 Oct. 2020 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Protecting Victims of Trafficking, 14 Sept. 2020 [info]
- Follow link for concept note, recording and report of the session.


Related post:

Thematic Focus: Education


UNHCR has launched a portal which is designed to help refugees "find accredited higher education academic or scholarship programmes verified by UNHCR to allow [them] to pursue advanced study, skills and professional development." More info is provided in this press release.

Blog posts & press:

Don’t Let COVID-19 Pandemic Derail Refugee Education (UNHCR, Sept. 2020) [text]

"Higher Education for Refugees: The Language Challenge," University World News, 17 Sept. 2020 [text]
- Focuses on Ethiopia.

REACH Initiative Blog [access]
- Follow link for a new blog series on "Migration & Displacement."

Reports & journal articles:
Cash Transfer and Education: Supporting Basic Education for Syrian Refugees and Egyptian Host Communities (Plan International & Women's Refugee Commission, Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

DAFI Annual Report 2019: Refugee Students in Higher Education (UNHCR, Sept. 2020) [text]
- See also related news briefing.

Educational Statistics for Children under Temporary Protection in Turkey: Statistical Report (Govt. of Turkey & Unicef, Oct. 2019; posted Sept. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Emerging Lessons from Country Experiences in Managing the Process of Reopening Schools (UNESCO et al., Sept. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
- This is a supplement to the earlier report, "Framework for Reopening Schools."

"The Joy of Having a Book in Your Own Language: Home Language Books in a Refugee Education Centre," Education Sciences, vol. 10, no. 9 (Sept. 2020) [open access]
- Focuses on New Zealand.

Refugee Education Strategy: Towards Inclusion - UNHCR Ethiopia, June 2020-2025 (UNHCR, Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Routed Magazine, no. 12 (Oct. 2020) [access]
- Themed issue on "The future of educational migration."

"Schooling for a Stateless Nation: The Predicament of Education without Consensus for Karen Refugees on the Thailand-Myanmar Border," Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, vol. 8, no. 1 (2020) [Academia]

Related post:

Regional Focus: Americas

Blog posts:

Observatorio Migrante: Blog de Movilidad Poblacional (Nexos) [access]
- "En Observatorio Migrante traemos a la mesa de debate una serie de discusiones, propuestas fundamentadas y análisis rigurosos en torno a las movilidades poblacionales desde perspectivas multidisciplinarias, tanto académicas como de activistas de la sociedad civil organizada."

*South American De Jure and De Facto Refugee Protection: Lessons from the South (Asile Project Forum, Oct 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Asilo, Refugio y Protección Subsidiaria," Anuario Hispano-Luso-Americano de Derecho Internacional, no. 24 (2019-2020) [full-text]
- Author is based in Argentina.

Discourses of Exclusion and Undesirability: The Designated Countries of Origin Policy and its Impact on Hungarian Romani Refugee Claimants, Working Paper, no. 12 (Ryerson Univ., Oct. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Canada.

"El Elemento Situacional de Violación Masiva de Derechos Humanos de la Definición Ampliada de Cartagena: Hacia una Aplicación en el Caso Venezolano," Revista Chilena de Derecho, vol. 47, no. 2 (2020) [open access]
- Three authors, all based in Peru.

México como Tercer País (In)seguro? El Asilo como Derecho Humano en Disputa, Opiniones Técnicas sobre Temas de Relevancia, no. 13 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2020) [text]

"Postremoval Geographies: Immigration Enforcement and Organized Crime on the U.S.–Mexico Border," Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Latest Articles, 9 Sept. 2020 [Academia]

The Role of Christian Religious Groups with Syrian Refugees and Haitian Asylum Seekers, BMRC Research Digest (York Univ., Sept. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Canada. Includes link to related research report. 

Why Migrants Stay in Small and Mid-Sized Canadian Cities: Towards a New Analytical Framework Using a Life Course Approach, Working Paper, no. 12 (Ryerson Univ., Sept. 2020) [text]


Related post:

25 October 2020

Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters

Blog posts & press:

Clean Energy Challenge: Affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for displaced persons and host communities (UNHCR et al., Sept. 2020) [text]

Climate migration: what the research shows is very different from the alarmist headlines (The Conversation, Oct. 2020) [text]
- See also related Twitter thread.

How many people will migrate due to rising sea levels? Our best guesses aren’t good enough (The Conversation, Sept. 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Climate Change, Disasters and Mobility: A Roadmap for Australian Action, Policy Brief, no. 10 (Kaldor Centre, Oct. 2020) [access]
- Follow link for text and related podcast. See also related Just Security blog post.

"Climate Change, Migration, and Civil Strife," Current Environmental Health Reports, Latest Articles, 13 Oct. 2020 [open access]

"Climate-Induced Migration: Will Tribunals Save the Day?," Hong Kong Journal of Law and Public Affairs, vol. 2, no. 2 (2020) [preprint]

"Impacts of Climate Change as Drivers of Migration," Migration Information Source, 23 Oct. 2020 [text]

Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledge and Climate Adaptation (UNHCR & AFPAT, Aug. 2020) [text]

Legal considerations regarding claims for international protection made in the context of the adverse effects of climate change and disasters (UNHCR, Oct. 2020) [text]

"The Paris Agreement, Forced Migration, and America's Changing Refugee Policy," Loyola University Chicago International Law Review, vol. 16, no. 2 (2020) [extract]
- Note: The full-text of this article will eventually be posted here.

Trust, Temperature Fluctuations, and Asylum Applications, Working Paper, no. 8537 (CESifo, 2020) [text]


The Big Climate Movement: Migration and displacement in times of climate change (Migration Matters) [access]
- Video series for viewers to "explore the contested relationship between climate change and mobility, discover why the term 'climate refugee' is so controversial, and learn why it is hard to predict numbers of those who will be on the move."

"Climate Conflict: Migration," Pearson Global Forum 2020, 6-8 Oct. 2020 [access]

Related post:

Thematic Focus: Rohingya Crisis

Blog posts & press:

As Bangladesh hosts over a million Rohingya refugees, a scholar explains what motivated the country to open up its borders (The Conversation, Oct. 2020) [text]

Conference on Sustaining Support for the Rohingya Refugee Response, 22 Oct. 2020 [info]
- Held virtually, the meeting garnered pledges of almost $600 million. For more info., read the joint closing announcement by the co-hosts (EU, UK, US & UNHCR), this UN news story and Devex post.

Edge of Emergency (Johns Hopkins Univ. Hub, Sept. 2020) [text]
- Discusses the development of a coronavirus transmission model for Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar.

Solidarity in the times of pandemic: How the Rohingya refugees can survive the COVID-19 and beyond through socio-economic inclusion (RLI Blog, Sept. 2020) [text]

"Why Bangladesh Must Let the Rohingya Speak for Themselves," The Diplomat, 16 Oct. 2020 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Challenges Faced by Rohingya Refugees in the COVID-19 Pandemic," Annals of Global Health, vol. 86, no. 1 (2020) [open access]

"Forced Displacements of Refugees Caused by the States of Origin at the ICJ: The Role of Diplomatic Protection as a Vehicle to Advance Human Rights," Chapter in Migraciones, Seguridad y Derecho: Una relación compleja en busca de un difícil equilibrio (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid & UNESCO, 2019) [text via SSRN]
- Uses the situation of the Rohingya as a case study.

Human rights and COVID-19: what now for the Rohingya?, Briefing Paper (Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion, Aug. 2020) [text]

*An intersectional analysis of gender amongst Rohingya refugees and host communities in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (ActionAid, CARE & UNHCR, Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Navigating the Margins: Family, Mobility and Livelihoods Amongst Rohingya in Bangladesh (Asia Foundation, Aug. 2020) [text]

"Poverty and precarious employment: The case of Rohingya refugee construction workers in Peninsular Malaysia," Humanities & Social Sciences Communications, 7:120 (Oct. 2020) [open access]

"The Problem with the Crime of Forced Migration as a Loophole to ICC Jurisdiction: The PTC’s Decision on Myanmar and the Risk to Vulnerable Populations," Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies, Advance Articles, 15 Sept. 2020 [free full-text]

"Refugees who mean business: Economic activities in and around the Rohingya settlements in Bangladesh," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 16 Sept. 2020 [open access]

"Repatriation for Rohingya asylum seekers in Indonesia: a durable but almost impossible solution," Asian Affairs: An American Review, Latest Articles, 21 Oct. 2020 [free full-text]

"Rohingya: Three years later: Remembering the 2017 Rohingya Genocide," ISI Monthly Bulletin (Sept. 2020) [text]

*Sexual Violence, Trauma, and Neglect: Observations of Health Care Providers Treating Rohingya Survivors in Refugee Camps in Bangladesh (Physicians for Human Rights, Oct. 2020) [text]

*Voices rising: Rohingya priorities for an end to their displacement in Myanmar (Oxfam, Oct. 2020) [text]


Related post:

24 October 2020

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2

 Reports & journal articles:

100+ Policy Changes that Have Devastated Immigrants and Asylum Seekers (Immigrant Legal Resource Center & Univ. of San Francisco, Oct. 2020) [access]
- See also earlier related MPI report on "Dismantling and Reconstructing the U.S. Immigration System: A Catalog of Changes under the Trump Presidency."

"Challenges in Founding and Developing Medical School Student-Run Asylum Clinics," Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Latest Articles, 21 Oct. 2020 [open access]

DHS Run Amok? A Reckless Overseas Operation, Violations, and Lies (US Senate, Oct. 2020) [text]
- See also related Immigration Impact blog post and Vice news story.

"Immigrants and the Right to Health Care in the Era of COVID-19," Hispanic Health Care International, OnlineFirst, 17 Sept. 2020 [free full-text]

Report on the Independence of the Immigration Courts (NYC Bar Assoc., Oct. 2020) [text]

Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Families through Home Visiting: Innovative State and Local Approaches, Policy Brief (Migration Policy Institute, Oct. 2020) [text]

Temporary Protected Status for Central American Immigrants: Advancing Immigrant Integration Despite Its Uncertainty (UCLA, Sept. 2020) [text]

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Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1

Election focus:

2020 Election Guide (American Immigration Lawyers Assoc.) [access]

'Criminal': Trump and Biden square off on immigration (ImmigrationProf Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

*Immigration issues merit more attention by presidential candidates (ImmigrationProf Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

International Law and the 2020 Presidential Election: What is at Stake [access]
- Scroll down for the video recording of session four, "Give me your tired, your poor: US approaches to immigration and asylum under international law."

International Migration, vol. 58, no. 5 (Oct. 2020) [free full-text]
- Scroll down to view three freely available commentaries relating to immigration and US presidential election.

"Trump reshaped the US immigration system — but it’s been ignored at the debates," Vox, 8 Oct. 2020 [text]

"Trump's and Biden's Plans on Immigration," NPR, 16 Oct. 2020 [text]

"The U.S. Presidential Campaign Cements Political Parties’ Deepening Schism on Immigration," Migration Information Source, 1 Oct. 2020 [text]

"What’s at stake in the US election for refugees and asylum?," The New Humanitarian, 5 Oct. 2020 [text]


Symposium: Immigration, asylum, and national security: A comparative perspective, 26 October 2020 [info]
- Panel 2 focuses on "U.S. immigration policy: what’s coming next."

CFP: Emerging Immigration Scholars Workshops Winter 2021 [info]
- Submission deadline is 1 November 2020.

Blog posts & press:

Advocates and Historians Call on National Archives to Retain Records on CBP Misconduct (RI Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

Book Review: The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America (Border Criminologies Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

CDC Director Doubles Down on Endangering Asylum Seekers (Human Rights Watch, Oct. 2020) [text]

Expert Reports in Asylum Cases (The Asylumist Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

"Hong Kong Residents are Getting Political Asylum in the U.S.," NPR, 14 Oct. 2020 [text]

How U.S. Immigration Policy Creates a Robust Soft Power Advantage for America (Niskanen Center Blog, Sept. 2020) [text]

"Inside the Refugee Camp on America's Doorstep," New York Times, 23 Oct. 2020 [text]

New Bars to Asylum for Criminals and Almost Criminals (The Asylumist Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

"Pence ordered borders closed after CDC experts refused," AP News, 3 Oct. 2020 [text]

The President and Immigration Law: Introduction to a Just Security Series (Just Security Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]
- Follow this link for all posts in this series.

Proposed Asylum Rule Will Severely Limit Eligibility (ImmigrationProf Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

"Trump administration alters and downplays human rights abuses in reports," The Guardian, 21 Oct. 2020 [text]

The U.S. Asylum Cooperation Agreements: A human rights conundrum (RLI Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

USCIS Issues Policy Guidance Regarding Inadmissibility Based on Membership in a Totalitarian Party (ImmigrationProf Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

For more news and updates on US immigration & asylum developments, check out the weekly Migratory Notes resource. 


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23 October 2020

News: High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges

This year's High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges kicked off on 21 Oct. 2020 with its first virtual session. Four subsequent sessions will be held in November and December (two each month). The overall theme is "Protection and Resilience during Pandemics." 

The opening session included "an inspiring group of five refugees and a Sustainable Development Goals advocate who are engaged in the response to the pandemic. ... [They shared] their experiences and discuss[ed] the protection and resilience challenges posed by the pandemic, solutions that can help us in the future, and lessons learned that could help us to confront other global challenges, such as displacement related to climate change and disasters. These exchanges and testimonies will set the stage for the discussions in the virtual sessions to follow." Follow this link for a bio of each of the participants and access to a video recording of the discussion. See also this related news story.

More information about upcoming sessions and access to concept notes and statements can be found on the Dialogue's web page.

Thematic Focus: Solutions


Job announcement: Senior Policy and Project Officer, Rural Integration, ICMC [info]
- Apply by 28 October 2020.
Blog posts & press:

"Australia to Reduce Refugee Intake under COVID-19 Budget Cuts," VOA News, 10 Oct. 2020 [text]

*Canada’s response to the Global Compact on Refugees: Are we doing enough? (Protection Project Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

*"Donald Trump’s Refugee Policy Is Bureaucratic Sadism," The Atlantic, 24 Oct. 2020 [text]

International Refugee Sponsorship Programs: The Current State of Play (Niskanen Center Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

The Refugee Consultation Process Has Failed. Here’s How Congress Can Reassert Authority (Niskanen Center Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on the US.

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon are Misled on Their Chances of Coming to Canada (The Conversation, Oct. 2020) [text]

US, Australia Hit New Lows on Refugee Resettlement (Human Rights Watch, Oct. 2020) [text]

When Refugees Become Migrants: State ‘Cherry-picking’ for Refugee Protection (RLI Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on resettlement.

Reports & journal articles:

AMIF: Incentivising Resettlement, Relocation and Integration, Not Dublin Returns (ECRE, Oct. 2020) [text]

Burundi: Urgent Funding Requirements - Voluntary Repatriation of Burundian Refugees Returning from Rwanda and Tanzania (September - December 2020) (UNHCR, Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Debunking “Extreme Vetting”: Recommendations to Build Back the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (International Refugee Assistance Project, Oct. 2020) [text]

"Failed Promise of Equality: Iranian Women’s Integration in the Netherlands," International Migration, Early View, 15 Oct. 2020 [open access]

The Future of Refugee Resettlement & Complementary Pathways: Strengthening Sustainable and Strategic Humanitarian Solutions for Refugees (Church World Service, Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Kinship between Refugee and Family Sponsorship, Working Paper, no. 4 (Ryerson Univ., Aug. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Canada.

"Linking Migration Aspirations to Integration Prospects: The Experience of Syrian Refugees in Sweden," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 8 Oct, 2020 [open access]

Literature Review on Best Practices in Government-funded Services Supporting the Resettlement and Integration of Government-Assisted Refugees, CSLS Research Report, no. 9 (Centre for the Study of Living Standards, Oct. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Canada. See also related appendix.

"Transition in Occupations of Refugees During Resettlement," Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol. 8, no. 4 (2020) [open access]
- Focuses on the US. 


Republicans Make The Case for Refugees, Expert Panel, 20 Oct. 2020 [access]
- Focuses on the US. Follow link for video recording. 


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15 October 2020

Open Access Round-up: 15 October 2020

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 30 September 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]


"Anomaly upon Anomaly: Refugee Law and State Disintegration," International Journal of Refugee Law (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.
- Author is based in Austria.

"Complementary Protection and Encampment," Human Rights Law Review (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.
- Author is based in Ireland/Czech Rep.

"Constitutional and Procedural Pathways to Freedom from Immigration Detention: Increasing Access to Legal Representation," Georgetown Immigration Law Journal (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.
- Author is based in the US.

"Enhancing State-to-State Dialogue on Internal Displacement: Current Global Fora and Future Prospects?," Refugee Survey Quarterly (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.
- Two authors, with lead based in the UK and co-author in Ireland/Czech Rep.

"The Impact of Pretrial Detention on Immigration Case Proceedings: An Empirical Analysis," Columbia Law Review (Forthcoming)
Preprint version of article.
- Author is based in the US.

Book chapters:

"A Short History of International Refugee Law: The Early Years," Chapter in Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law (Oxford Univ. Press, Forthcoming 2021)
- Preprint version of chapter.
- Author is based in Australia/UK.

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.


- Three authors, all based in the US. APC is 1000 CHF.

"Contesting Flexible Solidarity: Poland and the 'Migration Crisis'," Frontiers in Human Dynamics, 8 Oct. 2020
- Two authors, both based in Poland. APC is US$950.

"Detaining the Uncooperative Migrant," Journal of Law and Social Policy, vol. 33 (2020)
- Two authors, both based in Canada. No APC indicated.

"Fleeing from the Global Compact for Migration: A missed opportunity for Italy," Border Crossing, vol. 10, no. 2 (2020)
- Author is based in Italy. APC is £1160.

"Gender, Vulnerability and Everyday Resistance in Immigration Detention: Women’s Experiences of Confinement in a Portuguese Detention Facility," International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 9, no. 3 (2020)
- Three authors, with lead based in the UK and co-authors in Portugal (1) & the UK (1). No APC.

- Author is based in Turkey. APC is £1160.

"Medical Advocacy in the Face of Australian Immigration Practices: A Study of Medical Professionals Defending the Health Rights of Detained Refugees and Asylum Seekers," PLoS ONE, 15(8): e0237776 (Aug. 2020)
- Three authors, all based in Australia. APC is US$1695.

"Spatial–temporal Trends in Forced Migrant Mortality, 2014–2018," BMJ Global Health, vol. 5, no. 10 (Oct. 2020)
- Five authors, with lead based in the US and co-authors in the US (3) & Germany/South Africa (1). APC is £3000.

- Four authors, all based in Australia. APC is US$3000.

Journal issues:

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, vol. 2, no. 1 (2020) 
- Mix of seven articles.

Österreichisches Jahrbuch für Soziale Arbeit, vol. 2 (2020) 
- Issue topic focuses on "Migration and Mobility," with eight articles (six are in German and two are in English).

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Constructions of ‘the ageless’ asylum seekers: An analysis of how age is understood among professionals working within the Norwegian immigration authorities," Children & Society, Early View, 31 Aug. 2020
- Two authors, both based in Norway. APC is US$2800.

"Double burden of representation: how ethnic and refugee categorisation shapes Syrian migrants’ artistic practices in Austria," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 17 Sept. 2020
- Author is based in Austria. APC is US$3500.

"The EU Trust Fund for Africa: Geopolitical Space Making through Migration Policy Instruments," Geopolitics, Latest Articles, 13 Sept. 2020
- Author is based in Austria. APC is US$2995.

"Exclusion and Inclusion in Identification: Regulation, Displacement and Data Justice," Information Technology for Development, Latest Articles, 29 Aug. 2020
- Two authors, both based in the Netherlands. APC is US$1000.

"Family planning and Afghan refugee women and men living in Melbourne, Australia: new opportunities and transcultural tensions," Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care, vol. 22, no. 8 (2020)
- Six authors, with lead and 4 co-authors based in Australia and 1 co-author based in Australia/Kenya/Belgium. APC is US$3500.

"Identity Struggles during Resettlement: An Ethnographic Approach of Internally Displaced Adolescent Mothers in Bogotá," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 4 Oct. 2020
- Four authors, with lead based in the Netherlands/Colombia and co-authors in the Netherlands (2) & Colombia (1). APC is US$3639.

"Layered journeys: Experiences of fragmented journeys among young Afghans in Greece and Norway," Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 33, no. 2 (June 2020)
- Author is based in Norway. APC is US$3639.

"Localisation Across the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus," Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, vol. 15, no. 2 (2020)
- Two authors, both based in Qatar. APC is US$3000.

"On the move again? Residential trajectories of refugees after obtaining asylum in the Netherlands," Population, Space and Place, Early View, 30 Sept. 2020
- Three authors, all based in the Netherlands. APC is US$3700.

"Public Attitudes Towards Multiculturalism and Interculturalism in Australia," Journal of International Migration and Integration, Latest Articles, 6 Oct. 2020 
- Three authors, all based in Australia. APC is US$2750.

- Two authors, with lead based in Denmark and co-author location N/A. APC is US$2995.

"'Refugees are not welcome': Digital Racism, Online Place-making and the Evolving Categorization of Syrians in Turkey," New Media & Society, OnlineFirst, 10 Sept. 2020
- Three authors, all based in the UK. APC is US$3000.

"Refugees who mean business: Economic activities in and around the Rohingya settlements in Bangladesh," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 16 Sept. 2020
- Five authors, all based in the US. APC is US$3639.

"Safety Among Newly Resettled Refugees in the USA," Journal of International Migration and Integration, Latest Articles, 3 Oct. 2020
- Five authors, all based in the US. APC is US$2750.

"Self-Sovereignty for Refugees? The Contested Horizons of Digital Identity," Geopolitics, Latest Articles, 4 Oct. 2020
- Author is based in the UK. APC is US$2995.

"Understanding the Crisis of Refugee Law: Legal Scholarship and the EU Asylum System," Leiden Journal of International Law, First View, 2 Oct. 2020 
- Three authors, with lead based in the United Arab Emirates and co-authors in Sweden (1) & Denmark (1). APC is US$3070.

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. 

"A Well-founded Fear of Being Persecuted ... But When?," Sydney Law Review, vol. 42, no. 2 (June 2020)
- Four authors, all based in Australia.

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