30 November 2020

Round-up: OA Articles Published by Global South Authors (30 Nov. 2020)

Following on from the blog series I shared earlier this month, I will be posting more regular round-ups of open access journal articles produced by authors based in the global South (GS) and other geographic areas that are less well-represented in the domain of scholarly forced migration literature. This new focus will replace the more general OA round-ups that I have been posting on a bi-monthly basis.  

As I am particularly interested in how GS authors make their work openly available to readers, I will organize references by type of open access (see a list of types here). In this first round-up, none happen to be green or hybrid OA.

The OA articles in this listing were previously referenced on this blog as of 13 November 2020. 

Bronze OA:

"Climate Change and Migration: Dialogues with Community Stakeholders in Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan," Refugee Watch: A South Asian Journal on Forced Migration, no. 55 (2020) 
- Scroll to p. 27.
- Author = Pakistan

"Mapping Vulnerabilities in Bangladesh: An Indicative Report Based on Household Surveys and Stakeholders’ Dialogues," Refugee Watch: A South Asian Journal on Forced Migration, no. 55 (2020)
- Scroll to p. 51.
- Author = Bangladesh

"Refoulement as a Corollary of Hate: Private Actors and International Refugee Law," Virginia Journal of International Law Online, vol. 61 (2020)
- Author = India

"A Social Mapping of Displacement in India," Refugee Watch: A South Asian Journal on Forced Migration, no. 55 (2020) 
- Scroll to p. 5.
- Author = India

Diamond OA:

-  Note: This journal is in the process of being converting to open access, and once that has happened, it will be hosted on ASSAf’s Khulisa Journals platform. For now, though, the link above leads to a paywalled version of the article, but copies can be requested from the future host.
- Author = Nigeria/South Africa

"Faith-based Organizations: Humanitarian Mission or Religious Missionary," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 5:13 (Oct. 2020) 
- Author = United Arab Emirates

"How are Refugees Affected by Brazilian Responses to COVID-19?," Revista de Administração Pública, vol. 54, no. 5 (Sept./Oct. 2020) 
- Author = Brazil

"Niñas, Niños y Adolescentes en Contexto de Migración Forzada: Aportes de Organizaciones Sociales en Prevención de la Separación Familiar," Revista Venezolana de Estudios de la Mujer, vol. 25, no. 54 (Jan.-July 2020)
- Author = Venezuela

- Author = Venezuela

- Authors (2) = Argentina

"Right to Justice and Legal Aid Barriers to the Vulnerable Non-citizens in Malaysia," Geografia: Malaysian Journal of Society and Space, vol. 16, no. 1 (2020) 
- Authors (2) = Malaysia

"Smuggling of Rohingyas from Myanmar to Malaysia: A Threat to Human Security," Akademika, vol. 90, no. 3 (2020) 
- Authors (2) = Malaysia

Gold OA:

- Authors (13) = Rwanda (4), Uganda (4); Switzerland (1), UK (4 - including lead author)
- APC is US$2490.

"Intersecting Social Structures and Human Actors: Ganfoso Refugees’ Settling Experiences and Impact on Children’s Education," Comparative Migration Studies, 8:43 (Oct. 2020) 
- Author = Ghana
- APC is US$1180.

"Interventions Supporting the Integration of Refugee Children in the Primary School Life: Roles of the Child’s Contexts of Development," Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, vol. 16, no. 1 (2020)
- Authors (2) = South Africa
- APC is 1114 ZAR.

"Southeast Asian Health System Challenges and Responses to the ‘Andaman Sea Refugee Crisis’: A Qualitative Study of Health-sector Perspectives from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand," PLoS Medicine, 17(11): e1003143 (Nov. 2020) 
- Authors (3) = Singapore/UK (2 - including lead author), Singapore (1)
- APC is US$3000.

23 November 2020

Admin: November Break

 This blog will be quiet for a little while - virtual Thanksgivings still require some planning! Posts will resume in December.

Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality


CFP: Statelessness and Citizenship Review [info]
- Contributions sought for a symposium on "Citizenship and Statelessness in India." The submission deadline is 31 January 2021.

Blog posts & press:

The Campaign to End Statelessness: July-September 2020 Update (UNHCR, Oct. 2020) [text]

The ICGLR with support from UNHCR takes a meaningful step toward eradicating statelessness in the Great Lakes Region (Nov. 2020) [text]

Legal reform brings Ukraine closer to improving the lives of stateless people (ENS Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

Russia’s Constitutional Court decision helps to protect stateless detainees as legal change approaches (ENS Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

Seizing new opportunities to address statelessness in the Dominican Republic (ENS Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

Tackling the Nation-State ‘Container Model’ in Statelessness Research (Critical Statelessness Studies Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

UNHCR urges states to end limbo for stateless people by 2024 (UNHCR, Nov. 2020) [text]

New OA book:

Atlas of the Stateless: Facts and Figures about Exclusion and Displacement
(Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, 2020) [access]
- "This Atlas of the Stateless not only aims to make this invisible issue more visible, but also to show how solutions are possible for each of the situations and problems it presents. We have not attempted to be comprehensive in our coverage. Rather, we hope to draw attention to the many facets of this diverse topic. People become stateless for many different reasons: deprivation of citizenship, flight or expulsion, religious discrimination, or the consequences of a nomadic way of life. The effects on those affected are as varied as they are far-reaching. Stateless people are especially vulnerable because no state protects them, and they lack access to basic rights." Follow link for English and French texts.


Factsheets (McMullin Centre on Statelessness) [access]

Locked in and Locked out: The Impact of Digital Identity Systems on Rohingya Populations (Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion, Nov. 2020) [text]

Securing Citizenship: India’s legal obligations towards precarious citizens and stateless persons (Jindal Global Law School, Nov. 2020) [info]
- Note: This report will be released later this month. Follow link for more details about a related blog and forthcoming webinar.

Why Citizenship Matters? Some Relevant Observations on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 and the Proposed National Register for Citizens in India [text]
- Note: This is "an updated and annotated text of the online lecture which the author delivered on Sunday, July 19, 2020. The event was organized by the Society for Critical Legal Studies (SCLS),
University of Chittagong, Bangladesh."


Together We Can: A Consortium to Protect the Stateless in Times of COVID-19, 9 Oct. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video recording.

Related posts:

Regional Focus: Americas

Blog post:

*South America and the Cartagena Regime:  A comprehensive approach to forced migration responses (Asile Project Forum, Nov. 2020) [text]

Journal articles:

"Challenging Un-Belonging and Undesirability: How Acts of Autonomy Transform Everyday Realities of Living with Precarious Immigration Status in Toronto, Canada," ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, vol. 19, no. 2 (2020) [open access]

"Household food insecurity and associated socio-economic factors among recent Syrian refugees in two Canadian cities," Border Crossing, vol. 10, no. 2 (2020) [open access]

"How are refugees affected by Brazilian responses to COVID-19?," Revista de Administração Pública, vol. 54, no. 5 (Sept./Oct. 2020) [open access]


Building a New Regional Migration System: Redefining U.S. Cooperation with Mexico and Central America (Migration Policy Institute, Nov. 2020) [text]

Canadian public opinion about immigration and refugees (Environics Institute, Oct. 2020) [text]

Irregular Border Crossings and Asylum Seekers in Canada: A Complex Intergovernmental Problem (Institute for Research on Public Policy, Nov. 2020) [text]

A New Way Forward: Strengthening the Protection Landscape in Mexico (Refugees International, Nov. 2020) [text]

Reduciendo la vulnerabilidad de los migrantes/refugiados venezolanos en Perú: Informe de sistematización del componente de transferencias monetarias no condicionadas (CARE, Aug. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]


Does Corrective Information Change Public Attitudes toward Immigration? Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Canada, Online Talk, 29 Oct. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video recording.

Forced Migration in Cities: Close-Up on Latin America, Urban Thinkers Campus, 22 Oct. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for summary and video recording.

The Venezuelan Crisis: understanding the exodus and humanitarian costs, Webinar, 23 Nov. 2020 [info]
- Watch for a video recording to be posted here.


Related post:

Regional Focus: United States

Blog posts & press:

Asylum Ruling Halts Restrictions in New Rule (Lawfare Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

"Biden Will Try to Unmake Trump's Immigration Agenda. It Won't Be Easy," Marshall Project, 23 Nov. 2020 [text]

Border Criminologies in Uncertain Times: A Response to the US Election (Border Criminologies Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

Bringing the Fight for Refugee Rights to SCOTUS (Human Rights First Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

Comprehensive List of AG-Certified Opinions in Trump Administration To Date (ImmigrationProf Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

How Will the Results of the 2020 Election Affect the Enforcement of Immigration Laws in the United States of America? (Border Criminologies Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

President-elect Biden: Eliminate chaos as a deliberate immigration tactic (The Hill, Nov. 2020) [text]
- See also related Think Immigration blog post.

Shift in the Applicability of the Suspension Clause in the US: Department of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam (RLI Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

Supreme Court Comments in the Harvard Law Review on Major Immigration Decisions (ImmigrationProf Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

The Trump Administration is Still Making Immigration Rules (Above the Law Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]
- See also related Asylumist blog post and CNN report.

The Urgent Need to Restore Independence to America’s Politicized Immigration Courts (Just Security Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"At the Nexus of Refugee and Labour Migration: US Refugee Policy Formulation after the Second World War," Journal of Migration History, vol. 6, no. 3 (2020) [open access]

The Final Act: Deportation by ICE Air (SSRN, Sept. 2020; posted Nov. 2020) [preprint]

"Pleading the Fifth in Immigration Court: A Regulatory Proposal," Washington Univ. Law Review, vol. 98 (Forthcoming, 2021) [preprint]

Redefining Immigration Reform: How Immigration Supports American Ideals (Niskanen Center, Nov. 2020) [text]

"Terrorist Victim or Perpetrator? Foreign Solutions to Challenges Posed by the U.S.’s Terrorist Bars to Asylum," International Comparative, Policy & Ethics Law Review, vol. 3, no. 3 (Forthcoming) [full-text]

"The 'Trump Effect' on Legal Immigration Levels: More Perception than Reality?," Migration Information Source, 20 Nov. 2020 [text]

Related posts:

22 November 2020

Thematic Focus: Education - Pt. 2

 Journal articles & book chapters:

"Education in emergencies: challenges of providing education for Rohingya children living in refugee camps in Bangladesh," Education Inquiry, Latest Articles, 12 Nov. 2020 [open access]

"Integration Policy for Syrian Refugees’ Access to Turkish Higher Education: Inclusive Enough?," Chapter in European Higher Education Area: Challenges for a New Decade (Springer, 2020) [open access]

"Interventions supporting the integration of refugee children in the primary school life: Roles of the child’s contexts of development," Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, vol. 16, no. 1 (2020) [open access]

"Intersecting social structures and human actors: Ganfoso refugees’ settling experiences and impact on children’s education," Comparative Migration Studies, 8:43 (Oct. 2020) [open access]
- Focuses on Ghana.

"Intersections of Forced Migration and Gender in Physical Education," Frontiers in Sociology, 12 Oct. 2020 [open access]
- Focuses on Germany.

"Transforming state–civil society relations: centralization and externalization in refugee education," New Perspectives on Turkey, vol. 63 (Nov. 2020) [free full-text]

Related post:

Thematic Focus: Education - Pt. 1

Blog posts:

Forced displacement and human capital: evidence from post-WWII Poland (Jobs & Development Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

The Origins of an Early School-to-Deportation Pipeline (NACLA Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on the US.

Virtual workshop held on education in conflict and exile (NCHS Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]


Colombia’s Education Crisis: Results from a Learning Assessment of Colombian and Venezuelan Children (International Rescue Committee, Nov. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Educate a Child Programme: 2015-2019 - End of Project Report (UNHCR, Nov. 2020) [text]

Education in Emergencies coordination: Harnessing humanitarian and development architecture for Education 2030 (UNHCR et al., Aug. 2020; posted Nov. 2020) [text]

Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 on Refugee Girls’ Education  (US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Nov. 2020) [Part I: Barriers to Equal Access] [Part II: Solutions for Equal Access

Raising the Bar: Promising Practices for Refugee Education from UNHCR and Educate A Child (UNHCR, Nov. 2020) [text]

Tertiary Refugee Student Network (UNHCR, Nov. 2020) [text]

Related post:

21 November 2020

Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 2


Children on the Move: Progressive Redistribution of Humanitarian Cash Transfers among Refugees, Policy Research Working Paper, no. 9471 (World Bank, Nov. 2020) [text]

Communicating with Unaccompanied Foreign Minors: How UN agencies engage with newly arrived migrant and refugee children in Italy, Global Migration: Consequences and Responses Working Paper, no. 71 (Respond Migration Project, Nov. 2020) [text]

Forging Strategic Partnerships: How civil organisers and lawyers helped unaccompanied children cross the English Channel and reunite with family members, RSC Working Paper, no. 133 (Refugee Studies Centre, Oct. 2020) [text]

Impact of COVID-19 on refugees and migrants with children, COVID-19 Global Thematic Update, no. 3 (Mixed Migration Centre, Nov. 2020) [text]

The Long Road to Reunion: making refugee family reunion safer (British Red Cross, Nov. 2020) [text]

Mental health and psychosocial support for children in humanitarian settings: An updated review of evidence and practice (UNICEF, Nov. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Still Unprotected: Humanitarian Funding for Child Protection (Save the Children et al., Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Stop the war on children - Killed and maimed: A generation of violations against children in conflict (Save the Children, Nov. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

With Us & For Us: Working with and for Young People in Humanitarian and Protracted Crises - Guidelines (IASC, Nov. 2021) [text via Alliance]

Related post:

Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

10 Immediate Priorities for the Protection of Immigrant Children (Refugees International et al., Nov. 2020) [text]

Exiliados, Refugiados, Desplazados: Children and Migration Across the Americas (NACLA, Oct. 2020) [text]
- First in a blog series on "child migration." Other posts focus on Guatemalan child refugees and children separated from their families in Chile.

"A federal court just blocked the Trump administration from expelling unaccompanied migrant children," Vox, 18 Nov. 2020 [text]

Minors and shipwrecks in the Mediterranean: a never-ending story (Protect Project Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

Proposal for the Biden Administration to Reduce Backlogs: Count the Family Together So That They May Stay Together (Insightful Immigration Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

Repatriating the Children of Foreign Terrorist Fighters and the Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights (EJIL: Talk Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

Journal articles:

"Family Separation as Deterrent: Affected Refugee Rights in International Law and Remedies," Virginia Journal of International Law, vol. 61 (2020) [full-text]

"Life Planning and Habitus: Opportunities and Constraints among Unaccompanied Young Refugees in Sweden," YOUNG, OnlineFirst, 13 Nov. 2020 [open access]

"Mitigating toxic stress in children affected by conflict and displacement," BMJ, 371:m2876 (Nov. 2020) [open access]

Related posts:

20 November 2020

Regional Focus: MENA - Pt. 2

Journal articles:

"Ephemeral geopolitics: Tracing the role of refugees in Syria's transnational opposition," Political Geography, vol. 84 (Jan. 2021) [free full-text]

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

"Smugglers, Migrants, and Refugees: The Iran–Iraq Border, 1925–1975," International Journal of Middle East Studies, First View, 16 Sept. 2020 [free full-text]

"Syrian refugees’ perspectives and service providers’ viewpoints on major needs and future plans in Jordan," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 5:14 (Nov. 2020) [open access]


Book Panel Discussion: Palestinian Refugees in International Law, 13 Nov. 2020 [access]

Comparing Crises: "Migration Crises" in the Middle East and North Africa, Webinar, 27 Oct. 2020 [access]

Refugee Entitlements in Egypt: A Presentation of the Project's Findings, Webinar, 9 Nov. 2020 [access]

Related post:

Regional Focus: MENA - Pt. 1


Webinar: Refugees, Migration, and Governance in the Middle East and North Africa, 25 November 2020 [info]
- Includes two presentations: "Reluctant Reception: Refugees, Migration, and Governance in the Middle East and North Africa" and "Refugee Rentierism across MENA and the Global South."

Blog posts & press:

Ending the Yemen war is both a strategic and humanitarian imperative (Order from Chaos, Nov. 2020) [text]

Life-saving evacuations from Libya to Rwanda resume after nearly a year (UNHCR, Nov. 2020) [text]
- See also related news story.

A Recent History of Refugees in Saudi Arabia (Refugee History Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

In Turkey, life for Syrian refugees and Kurds is becoming increasingly violent (The Conversation, Nov. 2020) [text]


The Dynamics of Refugee Return: Syrian Refugees and Their Migration Intentions, IPL Working Paper, no. 20-08 (Immigration Policy Lab, Nov. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Lebanon. See also related Monkey Cage post.

A Sense of No Future in an Uncertain Present: Altruism and Risk-Seeking among Syrian Refugees in Jordan, ILE Working Paper, no. 41 (Univ. of Hamburg, Nov. 2020) [text]

A Sharper Lens on Vulnerability (North Africa): A statistical analysis of the determinants of vulnerability to protection incidents among refugees and migrants on the move in North Africa (Mixed Migration Centre, Nov. 2020) [text]
- See also related article.

Urban Mixed Migration: Tunis Case Study (Mixed Migration Centre, Nov. 2020) [text]

Related post:

Opportunities: December 2020

Call for applications: Peter Salama Refugee MPH Scholarship  in Humanitarian Health [info
- Deadline is 1 December 2020.

Call for applications: Asylum Clinic Fellowship Program, Center for Applied Legal Studies, Georgetown Law School [info]
- Deadline is 1 December 2020.

Call for registration: Stakeholder Meeting on Refugee Resettlement in the United States, 1-2 December 2020 [info]

Discussion panel: A Humanitarian Reset: Impacts of a Historic Year, 4 December 2020 [info]

Seminar: Global Policy Debates, Mobility and Natural Hazards, 9 December 2020 [info]

Call for registration: "Conflicting Responses to Refugees and Migrants in Covid-19 Europe - Vulnerability, Hostility and the Prospects of the New Pact on Migration and Asylum,"  MAPS Jean Monnet Network Conference, Online, 11 December 2020 [info]
- Register by 10 December 2020.

Debate: The Quantification of Needs, 10 December 2020 [info]

Call for participants: Survey on Immigrant Inclusion in the US and UK
- Two surveys are available, one for the UK and the other for the US. Complete surveys by 12 December 2020.

Job announcement: Postdoctoral Researcher, RefMig Project [info]
- Candidate will join research team focusing on "refugee recognition." Apply by 13 December 2020.

Webinar: Deportation Union: The Role of Frontex, 14 December 2020 [info]

Webinar: Refugee Responses to Ongoing Displacement, 15 December 2020
- Note: No info is available yet, but details will no doubt be posted on the Trafig Twitter feed.

CFP: Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies [info]
- Contributions sought for special issue on "Towards a New Migration and Asylum Research Agenda in the Americas." Submit abstracts by 20 December 2020.

Job announcement: Postdoctoral Researcher, Nuffield College, Oxford Univ. [info]
- Candidate will support the work of the "International NGOs in the Long Humanitarian Century: Legacy, Legitimacy and Leading into the Future" research programme. Apply by 21 December 2020.

CFP: Social Sciences [info]
- Contributions sought for special issue on "Human Rights and Displaced People in Exceptional Times." Submission deadline is 31 December 2020.

19 November 2020

Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 2 (United States)

United States


Stakeholder Meeting on Refugee Resettlement in the United States, 1-2 December 2020 [info]

Blog posts & press:

29 Groups Urge Changes to the FY21 U.S. Refugee Admissions Ceiling and Categories, Advocacy Letter, 3 Nov. 2020 [text]

"Biden Plans to Reopen America to Refugees After Trump Slashed Admissions," NPR, 11 Nov. 2020 [text]

"US Cuts Refugee Admissions, Creating Doubt for Tens of Thousands of Applicants," VOA News, 6 Nov. 2020 [text]


FAQ: Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2021 (Justice for Immigrants, Oct. 2020) [text]

Learning Together: Creating a Refugee Sponsorship Program Through U.S. Universities (Niskanen Center, Nov. 2020) [text]

Rebuilding the U.S. Refugee Program for the 21st Century: A New Vision to Create a More Resilient Refugee Program (Center for American Progress, Oct. 2020) [text]

A Roadmap for Rebuilding the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (Penn Biden Center & National Conference on Citizenship, Oct. 2020) [access]
- Follow link for report, executive summary, companion paper and infographic. See also related Twitter thread.


Coming to America: Flight, Rescue and Resettlement, 19 Nov. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

Republicans Make the Case for Admitting More Refugees, 21 Oct. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for transcript and video recording.

Related post:

Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

Joint Statement: Resettlement Can't Wait (ECRE et al., Sept. 2020) [text]

*The more the merrier: How larger refugee populations lead to more integration (Development Impact Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Turkey.

UNHCR lauds increase in refugee resettlement levels as part of Canada’s 2021–2023 Immigration Plan (UNHCR, Oct. 2020) [text]

UNHCR warns 2020 risks lowest resettlement levels in recent history (UNHCR, Nov. 2020) [text]

Reports & articles:

Access to Durable Solutions Among IDPs in Iraq: Five Years in Displacement (Georgetown Univ. & IOM, Nov. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Building Welcome from the Ground up: European Small and Rural Communities Engaging in Refugee Resettlement (Migration Policy Institute, Nov. 2020) [text]

Estudio de satisfacción sobre servicios promovidos por el proyecto Alma Llanera: Integración sostenible de refugiados y migrantes venezolanos (CARE, Aug. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Future EU Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion: Ensuring an Approach Inclusive of All (ECRE & PICUM, Oct. 2020) [text]

"International and Council of Europe Legal Framework on Economic and Social Rights of Refugees: An Overview," Presentation at Access to Social and Economic Rights and Integration Related Services for Refugees and Stateless Persons in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, Tbilisi, 10 Oct. 2019 [text]

"Rebalancing and improving refugee resettlement in Canada," Policy Options, 2 Nov. 2020 [text]

"Resettlement," Chapter in Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law ((Oxford Univ. Press, Forthcoming 2021) [preprint]

Trends, Problems and Challenges: An Integrated Report of 9 Country Cases, Integration Policies: Practices & Experiences Working Paper Series, no. 5 (RESPOND Migration Project, Nov. 2020) [text]
- The nine countries studied are Sweden, Germany, Italy, Greece, Austria, Poland, the UK, Turkey and Iraq.

*UNHCR Recommendations to the European Union: Resettlement Needs and Key Priorities for 2021 (UNHCR, Oct. 2020; posted Nov. 2020) [text]


Refugee Sponsorship’s Success and Sustainability, 12 Nov. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video recording.

Resettlement and Complementary Pathways: Which Way Forward?, 4 Nov. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video recording.


Related post:

Thematic Focus: Gender Issues - Pt. 2


Changing Gender Relations on Return from Displacement to the Newly Merged Districts of Pakistan (ODI, Oct. 2020) [text]

Impact of the Venezuelan Crisis on Girls: Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador, Humanitarian Advocacy Brief (Plan International, Nov. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also Spanish version.

In the Shadows of the Pandemic: The Gendered Impact of COVID-19 on Rohingya and Host Communities (Inter-Sector Coordination Group Gender Hub, Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related advocacy brief and sector briefs for education, food security, health, protection & WASH.

Promoting the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in the Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (UN Women, Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Sexual Violence against Men and Boys in Conflict and Displacement: Findings from a Qualitative Study in Bangladesh, Italy, and Kenya - Synthesis Report (Women's Refugee Commission, Oct. 2020) [text]
- See also related journal article (not full-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]

UNHCR Policy on the Prevention of, Risk Mitigation and Response to Gender-based Violence (UNHCR, Oct. 2020) [text]

What Happened? How the Humanitarian Response to COVID-19 Failed to Protect Women and Girls (International Rescue Committee, Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:

Thematic Focus: Gender Issues - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

Trafficked Adult Males and Their Recognition as Members of a Particular Social Group in the United Kingdom’s Upper Tribunal (RLI Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

"US Deports Migrant Women who Alleged Abuse by Georgia Doctor," AP News, 11 Nov. 2020 [text]

Women, Peace and Security 20 years on: It’s Time We Include the Voices and Needs of Displaced Women and Girls (IDMC Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

Journal articles:

"Boundary Regimes and the Gendered Racialized Production of Muslim Masculinities: Cases from Canada and Germany," Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, Latest Articles, 12 Nov. 2020 [open access]

"Characteristics and Impacts of Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys in Conflict and Displacement: A Multicountry Exploratory Study," Journal of Interpersonal Violence, OnlineFirst, 29 Oct. 2020 [UNSW IR]

"Combatting or Enabling Domestic Violence? Evaluating the Residence Rights of Migrant Victims of Domestic Violence in Europe," International & Comparative Law Quarterly, vol. 69, no. 4 (Oct. 2020) [free full-text]

"A Particular Social Group in Asylum Proceedings: The Fifth Circuit's Categorial Ban on Victims of Domestic Violence," SMU Law Review, vol. 73, no. 2 (2020) [full-text]

Revista Venezolana de Estudios de la Mujer, vol. 25, no. 54 (Jan.-July 2020) [open access]
- Themed issue on "Trata y otras violencias contra las mujeres," with 9 articles. Note: The complete issue is also available here.

"Sexual Violence in the Border Zone: The EU, the Women, Peace and Security Agenda and Carceral Humanitarianism in Libya," International Affairs, vol. 96, no. 5 (2020) [free full-text]

"The Syndemic of COVID-19 and Gender-based Violence in Humanitarian Settings: Leveraging Lessons from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo," BMJ Global Health, 5:e004194 (Nov. 2020) [open access]

Related post:

18 November 2020

Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 2

New collection of research studies:

Reports on the Debts of Returning Migrants and Their Impact on Reintegration (IOM Dakar Regional Office for West and Central Africa) [access]
- Studies are available in English or French for Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Guinea, Mali and Senegal. (Access the texts from the listing on the left side of the web page.) Research briefs have also been posted here (for English) and here (for French).


Breaking Out of the Borderlands: Understanding Migrant Pathways in Bahr el-Ghazal, South Sudan (Rift Valley Institute, Nov. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb] 

Migration Trends from, to and within Niger, 2016-2019 (IOM, Nov. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also French version.

A Sharper Lens on Vulnerability (West Africa): A Statistical Analysis of the Determinants of Vulnerability to Protection Incidents among Refugees and Migrants on the Move in West Africa (Mixed Migration Centre, Nov. 2020) [text]
- See also related news article.

“Sometimes We Don’t Even Eat”: How Conflict and COVID-19 are Pushing Millions of People to the Brink (CARE, Nov. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Focuses on Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), northeast Nigeria, South Sudan, and Yemen.

Urban Mixed Migration: Bamako Case Study (Mixed Migration Centre, Nov. 2020) [text]
- See also related news article.

Urban Mixed Migration: Nairobi Case Study (Mixed Migration Centre, Nov. 2020) [text]
- See also related news article.

Related post:

Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

The Advocates’ Migration Brief Paper Series (Scalabrini Inst. for Human Mobility in Africa) [info]
- The aim of this series is to provide "cutting edge reflections on current jurisprudence in South Africa relating to migrants [to] hopefully help both clarify the law and assist in insuring justice, dignity and equality for migrants in the legal system." Watch for the first paper sometime in November. 

Aid Urgently Needed for Ethiopians Streaming into Sudan (UNHCR, Nov. 2020) [text]
- See also related news briefing.

*Migration Management: The Antithesis of Refugee Protection – The Case of South Africa (Asile Project Forum, Oct. 2020) [text]

Study Sheds Light on How South Africa Can Best Tackle Prejudice against Migrants (The Conversation, Nov. 2020) [text]

Journal articles:

"The Challenges of Protecting Refugees in Mixed Migration, vis-à-vis the Application of Articles 1F and 31 of the Refugee Convention," Obiter Law Journal, vol. 41, no. 2 (2020) [abstract]
- *Updated note: This journal is in the process of being converting to open access, and once that has happened, it will be hosted on ASSAf’s Khulisa Journals platform. So for now, the link above leads to a paywalled version of the article, but copies can be requested from the future host.

"Exploring the Mental Health and Psychosocial Problems of Congolese Refugees Living in Refugee Settings in Rwanda and Uganda: A Rapid Qualitative Study," Conflict and Health, 14:77 (Nov. 2020) [open access]

"Senegalesische Corona-Songs als Sensibilisierungs- undInformationsquelle für wolofsprachige Geflüchtete und Migrant*innen," Z'Flucht: Zeitschrift für Flucht- und Flüchtlingsforschung, vol. 4, no. 1 (2020) [open access]
- See also related FluchtforschungsBlog post.


"The Future of Refugee Management in the Great Lakes Region," 4th Regional Conference on Forced Migration, 9-11 Nov. 2020 
- Here are the programmes for day 2 and day 3. Access five video recordings of the sessions via the Refugee Law Project's Youtube page.


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17 November 2020

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Individual Countries

Blog posts & press:

Trafficked adult males and their recognition as members of a particular social group in the United Kingdom’s Upper Tribunal (RLI Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

The Absurdity within the Hungarian Asylum System (Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Nov. 2020) [text]

"Against all odds: Thessaloniki’s local policy activism in the reception and integration of forced migrants," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 5 Nov. 2020 [open access]

"Albanian returned asylum seekers: Reintegration or re-emigration?," Part II of National Household Migration Survey in Albania (Centre for Economic and Social Studies & IOM, Sept. 2020) [text]

Country of Origin Information (COI): Evidencing Asylum Claims in the UK - Training Handbook (Asylum Research Centre & Asylos, Nov. 2020) [text]
- See also related forthcoming training webinars.

"The impact of empathy and perspective-taking instructions on proponents and opponents of immigration," Humanities & Social Sciences Communications, 7:91 (Sept. 2020) [open access]
- Focuses on Switzerland.

"Party Rhetoric and Action Compared: Examining Politicisation and Compliance in the Field of Asylum and Migration Policy in the Czech Republic and Hungary," Chapter in Illiberal Trends and Anti-EU Politics in East Central Europe (Springer, Oct. 2020) [open access]

Report on the Living Conditions of Beneficiaries of International Protection in Greece (Passerell, Nov. 2020) [access]

A systemic analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on refugees, migrants and asylum seekers in Cyprus: Part I - An Overview (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Oct. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

"What a Difference Does Time Make? Framing Media Discourse on Refugees and Migrants in Croatia in Two Periods," Croatian and Comparative Public Administration, vol. 20, no. 3 (2020) [full-text]

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Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1



Vienna Migration Conference 2020: Schengen, asylum reform and Europe’s migration diplomacy: Has COVID-19 changed everything?, 16-19 November 2020 [info]
- Note: Apologies for not posting this sooner!

High-level Inter-parliamentary Conference on Migration and Asylum in Europe, 19 November 2020 [info]

Blog posts:

The EU’s “New Pact on Migration and Asylum” is missing a true foundation (Order from Chaos, Nov. 2020) [text]

European Refugee Policy: What’s Gone Wrong and How to Make It Better (RI Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

Fickle nationalism or international co-operation? (Refugee Research Online, Nov. 2020) [text]

The New Pact: Supporting or constraining mobility out of protracted displacement? (Trafig Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

The New Pact and EU Agencies: an ambivalent approach towards administrative integration (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

*Uniform And Fair Asylum Procedures At The EU Borders Have Not Been Achieved (EPRS, Nov. 2020) [text]

What a difference two decades make? The shift from temporary to immediate protection in the new European Pact on Asylum and Migration (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Beyond the ‘Migration Crisis’: The Evolving Role of EU Agencies in the Administrative Governance of the Asylum and External Border Control Policies," Chapter in The Role of EU Agencies in the Eurozone and Migration Crisis: Impact and Future Challenges (Palgrave Macmillan, Forthcoming Feb. 2021) [preprint]

The EU and the Politics of Migration Management in Afghanistan (Chatham House, Nov. 2020) [text]

Exclusion: Articles 12 and 17 Qualification Directive, 2nd ed., EASO Professional Development Series for members of courts and tribunals (European Asylum Support Office & IARMJ, Oct. 2020) [judicial analysis] [compilation of jurisprudence]

Migration and Asylum Seekers: ESPON Evidences (ESPON, Aug. 2020) [text via HAL]

*More Snapshots from the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (European Commission, Nov. 2020) [text]
- "A collection of selected projects from 26 EU Member States tackling issues across various areas, such as gender-based violence, asylum, refugees’ integration, disease prevention and promotion of health of migrant women and their families."

Pushbacks and Rights Violations at Europe’s Borders: The State of Play 2020 (Refugee Rights Europe, Nov. 2020) [text]

Reception of Applicants for International Protection - Judicial Analysis, EASO Professional Development Series for members of courts and tribunals (European Asylum Support Office, Oct. 2020) [text]

Reforming asylum and migration management: A shift towards greater solidarity? (European Parliament, Oct. 2020) [text]

"Refugees Welcome? Cross-European Public Opinion on Asylum Seekers Following 2015 Crisis," Eurasia Review, 30 Oct. 2020 [text]

*Screening of Third-country Nationals at the EU External Borders (European Parliament, Nov. 2020) [text]


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Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 2

 New OA book:

Waiting and the Temporalities of Irregular Migration (Taylor & Francis, Oct. 2020) [open access]
- "Waiting as an analytical perspective offers new insights into the complex and shifting nature of processes of bordering, belonging, state power, exclusion and inclusion, and social relations in irregular migration. The chapters in this book address legal, bureaucratic, ethical, gendered, and affective dimensions of time and migration."

Journal articles & book chapters:

"Immobility and the Containment of Solutions: Reflections on the Global Compacts, Mixed Migration and the Transformation of Protection," Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Latest Articles, 10 Nov. 2020 [postprint]
- Note: Access to this text is under embargo until 15 April 2022.

"The Plight of Migrants and Refugees in the Pandemic," Current History, vol. 119, no. 820 (Nov. 2020) [free full-text]

"Reflexiones Filosófico-políticas en Torno a la Criminalización de las Prácticas de Solidaridad hacia Migrantes y Refugiados en la Actualidad: El Caso de Carola Rackete (2019)," Historia y Sociedad, no. 39 (July/Dec. 2020) [open access]

*"Refugees," Chapter in Elgar Encyclopedia of Human Rights (Edward Elgar Publishing, Forthcoming) [preprint]


Berkeley Conversations: COVID-19 and Forced Displacement in the Global South, 20 October 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video recording.

Protection Challenges and Responses to COVID-19 for and by Forcibly Displaced and Stateless People, Virtual session of the HC's Dialogue on Protection Challenges, 4 Nov. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video recording. See also related UNHCR press release.


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Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 1


Virtual launch: Mixed Migration Review 2020 - Mixed Migration and Cities: Urban Frontlines for Displacement and Mobility, 18 November 2020 [info]

Webinar: Does Development Drive or Curb Migration? Implications for Policymaking, 24 November 2020 [info]

*Research presentation: Does the 1951 Refugee Convention have Colonial Roots? Postcolonial Reading of the Convention’s Founding, 25 November 2020 [info]

Webinar: What Does an Ethics of Care Mean for Knowledge Mobilization in Migration Contexts?, 25 November 2020 [info]

Job announcement: Missing Migrants Program Manager, ICRC [info]
- Submit application by 26 November 2020.

Research presentations: Refugee Protection and Empowerment: Updates from Around the Globe, 26 November 2020 [info]

Blog posts & press:

The Data Gap on Public Attitudes Towards Migrants in Low- and Middle-income Countries Needs Closing – Here’s How (ODI Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

Forced Migration: Most Refugees Live in Cities (Cities Alliance, Nov. 2020) [text]
- See also information about an earlier related event.

How Global is the RSQ? A Reflection on Author Affiliation and Knowledge Production in the Global Forced Migration Academic Discourse (RLI Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

Implementing the Marrakesh Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: commentary on the IOM Regional Meetings 11-12 November (Protect Project Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

The Refugee Statistics Don’t Tell the Whole Story (NRC Perspective, Nov. 2020) [text]

World Cities Day: Cities Lead the Way in Protecting Forcibly Displaced against Impact of COVID-19 (UNHCR, Oct. 2020) [text]


Comparative Analysis of the U.S. Department of State's Human Rights Reports (Asylum Research Centre, Oct. 2020) [access]
- Follow link for press release, executive summary, info on the methodology used, and country chapters on Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan & Sudan. See also related Free Movement blog post.

Human Mobility, Shared Opportunities: A Review of the 2009 Human Development Report and the Way Ahead (UNDP, Oct. 2020) [text]

Report of the Executive Committee of the Programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UN Doc. No. A/75/12/Add.1 (UN General Assembly, Oct. 2020) [text]
- See also related UN press summary and video of the Third Committee meeting at the UNGA's 75th session.

The Urban Reality of Mixed Migration: Insights from 5 Urban Case Studies (Mixed Migration Centre, Nov. 2020) [access]
- Follow link to access case studies for Bamako, Bogota, Kuala Lumpur, Nairobi and Tunis.

Will International Migration Governance Survive the COVID-19 Pandemic? (Migration Policy Institute, Oct. 2020) [text]


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16 November 2020

Regional Focus: Asia - Pt. 2


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

Metasynthesis: DEC Rohingya Refugee Crisis Response - Lessons Learned Report (Groupe URD, 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Modelling the Spread of COVID-19 and the Impact of Public Health Interventions in Cox’s Bazar and Other Refugee Camps (UNHCR Innovation Service, Oct. 2020) [text]

Obstacles and Catalysts of Integrating Young North Korean Defectors in South Korea, RLI Working Paper, no. 50 (Refugee Law Initiative, Oct. 2020) [text]

Socio-economic Inclusion of Afghan Refugees in Pakistan, Working Paper, no. 192 (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Nov. 2020) [text]

Urban Mixed Migration: Kuala Lumpur Case Study (Mixed Migration Centre, Nov. 2020) [text]


Prolonged Social Contact with Internally Displaced Migrants Does Not Reduce Prejudice among Locals in Wartime Settings, Seminar, 23 Oct. 2020 [access]
- Focuses on IDPs in Afghanistan. Follow link for audio recording. See also related working paper.

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