31 December 2020

Round-up: OA Articles Published by Global South Authors (31 Dec. 2020)

This is a round-up 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. Also included are complete issues of OA journals published in the global South. References are organized by type of open access (see a list of types here). The OA articles in this listing were previously referenced on this blog as of 1 December 2020.

Diamond OA:

- Author = Mali
 Note: This is a delayed OA journal; articles will become OA after six months.

"Between the Imagined and the Reality: Threat of African Invasion and Spain’s Migration Policy in sub-Saharan Africa," African Human Mobility Review, vol. 6, no. 3 (Sept.-Dec. 2020) 
- Author = Ghana

"Conflict-Induced Displacement of Skilled Refugees: A Cross-Case Analysis of Syrian Professionals In Selected OECD Countries," Norteamérica, vol.14, no. 1 (June 2019; posted June 2020)
- Author = Mexico

"Determinants of Healthy Aging in Internally Displaced Communities in Nigeria," African Human Mobility Review, vol. 6, no. 3 (Sept.-Dec. 2020) 
- Authors (2) = Nigeria (lead), UK

"L’Externalisation des Politiques Migratoires au Niger: Une Action Publique Opportuniste?," Anthropologie & Développement, no. 51 (2020)
- Authors (3) = France/Niger (lead), Niger (2)
- Note: This is a delayed OA journal; articles will become OA after six months.

"Externalization and Securitization as Policy Responses to African Migration to the European Union," African Human Mobility Review, vol. 6, no. 3 (Sept.-Dec. 2020)
- Author = South Africa

"Humanitarian Crisis and Sustainable Development: Perspectives and Preferences of Internally Displaced Persons in the Northeastern Nigeria," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 5:17 (Dec. 2020)
- Authors (2) = Nigeria

"Migrantes LGBT+ en las Caravanas Centroamericanas Hacia Estados Unidos: Dilemas y Posibilidades para la Construcción de Redes de Hospitalidad," REMHU: Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana, vol. 28, no. 60 (Sept./Dec. 2020)
- Author = US/Mexico

"Migrantes retornados con discapacidad y sus luchas por reconocimiento: una mirada desde la Pastoral de Movilidad Humana de Honduras," REMHU: Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana, vol. 28, no. 60 (Sept./Dec. 2020)
- Authors (2) = Honduras (lead), Brazil

"Socioeconomic Conflict between Host Community and Syrian Refugees in Urban Turkey: The Mediating Role of Political Trust," Psikoloji Çalışmaları = Studies in Psychology, Online First, 30 Sept. 2020
- Authors (2) = Turkey

"Technologies of Truth and the LGBTI+ Asylum Reality," e-International Relations, 8 Dec. 2020 
- Author = Brazil

Gold OA:

- Author = South Africa
- APC for commentary = GBP 1500

- Authors (14) = Bangladesh (12, including lead), Switzerland (2)
- APC = USD 2590

"No Return to Persecution or Danger: Judicial Application of the Principle of Non-refoulement in Refugee Law in South Africa and Malawi," Constitutional Court Review, vol. 10, no. 1 (2020)
- Author = Malawi/South Africa
- APC =  ZAR 12,000

"Practicing Social Cohesion in the Dark: Diverse Processes and Missing Indicators in Forced Migration Contexts," Frontiers in Human Dynamics, 19 Nov. 2020
- Authors (2) = Turkey
- APC for review = USD 950

"Stateless Syrians in Turkey and Lebanon," Border Crossing, vol. 10, no. 2 (2020)
- Author = Turkey
- APC = GBP 1160

Green OA:

"Forced Displacement from Ukraine’s War-Torn Territories: Intersectionality and Power Geometry," Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, vol. 48, no. 4 (2020)
- Postprint version of article is deposited in Univ. of Birmingham IR
- Authors (2) = UK (lead), Ukraine

"Humanitarian Emergencies of Rohingya Older People in Bangladesh: A Qualitative Study on Hopes and Reality," Ageing International, Latest Articles, 20 Oct. 2020
- Postprint version of article is deposited in Univ. of West London IR and under embargo until 19 Oct. 2021
- Authors (5) = UK (2, including lead), Bangladesh/India (1), Bangladesh (2)

"South-South Migration: Remittances of Labour Migrants and Household Expenditures in Uzbekistan," International Migration, Early View, 5 Nov. 2020 
- Preprint version of article is posted on ResearchGate
- Authors (4) = Australia (lead), South Korea (1), Uzbekistan (2)

Hybrid OA:

"The Presumption of Safety Tested: The Use of Country of Origin Information in the National Designation of Safe Countries of Origin," Refugee Survey Quarterly, Advance Articles, 28 Nov. 2020 
- Author = South Africa/Netherlands
- APC = USD 3894

"Psychological and Socio-cultural Adaptation of Syrian Refugees in Turkey," International Journal of Intercultural Relations, vol. 80 (2020)
- Authors (3) = Netherlands/Turkey (lead), Turkey (1), Netherlands (1)
- APC = USD 2850

Journal issues:

- "This third edition of the AUCIL journal comprises the various contributions made at the 6th Annual Forum [of the African Union Commission on International Law]," the theme of which was "The Legal, Political and Socio-Economic Consequences of Migration, the Situation of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa." Includes 3 statements/keynotes, 9 papers, and a overall report of the forum. Published by Juta Journals, based in South Africa.

- Special issue on "Contemporary Perspectives on Internal Displacements in South Asia," with an introduction to the South Asia Network for Displacement and Development (SANDD), as well as four other articles on displacement in India, climate migration in Pakistan, IDPs in Afghanistan, and SGBV & vulnerable groups in Bangladesh. In addition, this issue includes a webinar report, two essays, a personal reflection and book reviews. Published by the Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, based in India.

REMHU: Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana, vol. 28, no. 60 (Sept./Dec. 2020) 
- Special dossier on "Mesoamerican Migrant Struggles and Migration," with 6 articles in Spanish or Portuguese. Another 8 articles are also included; these address a variety of issues including the Brazilian World War II Refugee Selection Commission in Europe, Venezuelans in Brazil, the Global Compact on Migration, among others. Published by Centro Scalabriniano de Estudos Migratórios, based in Brazil.

Thematic Focus: Education


Building Local Professional Learning Communities with and for Teachers in Refugee Camps: A Case Study on Hareed Primary School in Dadaab, LERRN Working Paper, no. 14 (Carleton Univ., Nov. 2020) [text]

COVID-19 Refugees' Return to Schooling Guidelines (UNHCR, Dec. 2020 [text via ReliefWeb]

Crisis-Sensitive Educational Planning for Refugees and Host Communities: Lessons from Ethiopia (Unicef & UNESCO, Dec. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Exploring Examinations Dishonesty among Refugee Students in Secondary Schools in Dadaab, Kenya, LERRN Working Paper, no. 11 (Carleton Univ., Nov. 2020) [text]

Invisible Barriers: Factors Influencing Syrian Refugee Youth in Continuing Their Education in Lebanon (Jusoor, Sept. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Understanding Access to Higher Education Amongst Humanitarian Migrants: A Longitudinal Analysis of Australian Survey Data, Working Paper, no. 31 (Life Course Centre, Dec. 2020) [text]

Journal articles:

Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education, vol. 12 (Winter 2020) [open access]
- Special issue on "Thriving in the Face of Adversity (Refugees)." Includes "seven articles that examine the impact of refugee resettlement policies and immigration ideologies on refugee integration and academic success of refugee students across the globe."

"Participation?! Educational Challenges for Young Refugees in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic," Media Education, vol. 11, no. 2 (2020) [open access]
- Focuses on Germany.

Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 36, no. 2 (2020) [open access]
- Special issue on "Refugee Children, Status, and Educational Attainment: A Comparative Lens," with five articles that examine educational aspects of refugees in Lebanon, Germany and Australia. 

"Young Refugees in UK Schools," EAL Journal, no. 12 (2020) [postprint]


Refugee Education during and beyond Covid-19: Perspectives from Local and Global Actors, 19 Nov. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for summary of the webinar and access to the video recording.

Related posts:

30 December 2020

Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 2


The breathing space or impact of temporary protection on integration from the perspective of refugees, RLI Working Paper, no. 52 (Refugee Law Initiative, Dec. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Sweden.

Charting a Course to Rebuild and Strengthen the US Refugee Admissions Program (Refugee Council USA & Center for Migration Studies, Dec. 2020) [text]

*Ethiopia: The Durable Solutions Initiative (Protection Cluster, Nov. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Expanding Complementary Pathways for Refugees and Displaced Persons: A Blueprint for the U.S. Government (International Refugee Assistance Project, Nov. 2020) [text]

Integration Concerns of Parents about Syrian Children: A Case Study of Refugees in Towns - Çarşamba, Bursa, Turkey (Tufts Univ., Nov. 2020) [text]

Integration of migrants as a three-way process and its implications on the future of training and education (G20 Insights, Nov. 2020; updated Dec. 2020) [text]

Offering virtual consultative services to improve lives of refugees awaiting resettlement at camps (G20 Insights, Nov. 2020; updated Dec. 2020) [text]

Refugee Resettlement (UNHCR, Oct. 2020) [text]
- Note: Here is UNHCR's latest resettlement factsheet, covering Jan.-Nov. 2020.

*"Research Explores Why Refugees Move after Arriving in a Country," Forbes Magazine, 31 Dec. 2020 [text]

A Study on the Potential for Introducing a Community Sponsorship Program for Refugees in Sweden: Scoping Report Prepared for UNHCR’s Representation for the Nordic and Baltic Countries (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text]


Related post:

Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

"Biden team prepares to revamp the US refugee admissions program," CNN, 22 Dec. 2020 [text]

EU, IOM, UNHCR to support peaceful integration of refugees and migrants across Latin American, Caribbean Communities affected by Covid-19 (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text]

Humanitarian Corridors bring 54 Syrian refugees to Italy (InfoMigrants, Dec. 2020) [text]

Legal Pathways to Protection: Towards a Common and Comprehensive Approach? (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

Refugee settlement in the age of COVID-19: embracing the challenges to futureproof support services (Kaldor Centre, Dec. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Australia.

"'Suffered more than many': how Canada and Europe are resettling Australia’s refugees," The Guardian, 16 Dec. 2020 [text]

Journal articles:

"The cultural landscape of women refugees in Sweden: a road to information and integration," Information Research, vol. 25, no. 4 (Dec. 2020) [open access]

"Government-led Resettlement after Natural Disasters as a Durable Solution? The Case of Cyclone Idai," Refugee Survey Quarterly, Advance Articles, 25 Dec. 2020 [open access]

"A New Beginning: Early Refugee Integration in the United States," RSF: Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, vol. 6., no. 3 (2020) [open access]

"Relocation and resettlement of refugees in the European Union: what has happened to solidarity?," East-West Studies, no. 11 (2020) [open access]

Related post:

29 December 2020

News & Events: UNHCR at 70

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) turned 70 on 14 December 2020. This media page provides more info about the establishment of the organization, as well as access to archived documents, videos, photos, and an opinion piece authored by the High Commissioner and available in four languages. In addition, this Spotlight provides a visual journey of UNHCR's efforts to provide protection and assistance to refugees over 70 years.

A conference commemorating the anniversary will take place over four days in January. Here are the details:

70 Years Protecting People Forced to Flee: Virtual Conference on the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 18, 19, 21, 27 January 2021 [info via GAIN] [info via Essex]
- This event will feature "unique contributions from academia to burden and responsibility sharing, protection and solutions for refugees, as well as how academic research can inform policy making, programme implementation and evidence-based decision-making." There will be an opening ceremony that provides a global introduction to the concepts of protection and solutions, followed by eight regional sessions, all of which will be livestreamed on the Essex Human Rights Centre Youtube channel; recordings will be posted after the fact for those who could not participate.   

Last but not least, a crowdfunding initiative is underway to raise funds in support of refugee scholarships. More info is available here.

Regional Focus: MENA

Region-specific sessions at "UNHCR at 70" virtual conference:

Session 1: Legal and Policy Frameworks in Refugee Hosting Countries: Perspectives from the MENA region, 21 January 2021 [info]
- Hosted by the Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies at the American University in Cairo.

Session 2: International Cooperation in the face of the Syrian Refugee Crisis, 21 January 2021 [info]
- Hosted by the Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies at the American University in Cairo.

Blog posts & press:

"For African migrants in Yemen, no way forward and no way back," The New Humanitarian, 17 Dec. 2020 [text]

Overwhelming majority of Jordanians continue to empathize with refugees (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text]

Study Reveals Reason for Reluctance of Refugees to Return (The Syrians Observer, Dec. 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"72 Years of Homemaking in Waiting Zones: Lebanon's 'Permanently Temporary' Palestinian Refugee Camps," Frontiers in Sociology, 26 Nov. 2020 [open access]

Algeria’s Migration Dilemma: Migration and Human Smuggling in Southern Algeria (Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, Dec. 2020) [text]

"Caught in the Crossfire: Challenges to Migrant Protection in the Yemeni and Libyan Conflicts," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 8, no. 4 (2020) [open access]

Challenges Facing Syrian Refugees and Jordan: Pressures from a Pandemic - Event Report (World Refugee & Migration Council, Dec. 2020) [text]

Compounding Misfortunes: Changes in Poverty since the Onset of COVID-19 on Syrian Refugees and Host Communities in Jordan, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Lebanon (World Bank & UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text

Exclusion through Public Discourse: Media representations of Syrian Refugees in Turkey (Europe Canada Network, June 2020) [text]

Final Evaluation of “Education and Protection for Syrians in Jordan'' (CARE, Aug. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Impact of COVID-19 on Migrants and Refugees in the Arab Region (ESCWA, ILO & UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Legal Relevance of the Global Compact on Refugees: Improving Refugee Rights in Lebanon and Jordan, Working Paper (American Univ. of Beirut, April 2020) [text]


Placing Refugee Return and Reintegration at the Heart of International Development Policy, 7 Dec. 2020 [info]
- Webinar was livestreamed in English and Arabic. Follow language links to access video recordings.

Related posts:

Regional Focus: Africa

Blog posts & press:

City residents and urban refugees: from shared living to shared futures (IIED Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

The Civil War in Ethiopia: death, displacement and a humanitarian crisis (MPC Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

Eritrea's Role in Ethiopia's Conflict and the Fate of Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia (African Arguments, Dec. 2020) [text]

"Ethnic profiling of Tigrayans heightens tensions in Ethiopia," The New Humanitarian, 16 Dec. 2020 (African Arguments, Dec. 2020) [text]

Five Reasons Why the UN Security Council Needs to Deal with the Humanitarian Crisis in Ethiopia [text]

Interview: Uncovering Crimes Committed in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region (Human Rights Watch, Dec. 2020) [text]

Involuntary returns from Libya and reintegration in Ghana (AMMODI Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

News comment: UNHCR welcomes new asylum law in Chad (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text]

Post-conflict reconciliation and displacement: Examples from the African context (On the Move Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]


Bolstering resilient connections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Practice Note, no. 4 (TRAFIG Project, Dec. 2020) [text]

Circular refugee returns between Kenya and Somalia: a rapid review (REF-Horn, Dec. 2020) [text]
- See also related blog post.

Figurations of Displacement in the DRC: Empirical findings and reflections on protracted displacement and translocal connections of Congolese IDPs, Working Paper, no. 4 (TRAFIG Project, Dec. 2020) [text]
- See also related press release.

Responses to Urban IDPs in Adama, Ethiopia: A Case Study (Refugee Studies Centre, Dec. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related Research in Brief.

Journal issues:

African Human Mobility Review
, vol. 6, no. 3 (Sept.-Dec. 2020) [full-text]
- Mix of articles, including on the healthy aging of IDPs in Nigeria, Spain’s migration policy & sub-Saharan African immigration, and the EU policy response to African migration.

Anthropologie & Développement, no. 51 (2020) [delayed open access]
- Features a dossier on "Perspectives ouest-africaines sur les politiques migratoires et sécuritaires européennes." Access to the complete texts will be available in June 2021.


Ethiopia's Tigray Crisis, 4 Dec. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video recording.

Related post:

28 December 2020

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific


Call for registration: The Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Reflections from the Region, 21 January 2021 [info]

Blog posts:

The Bangladeshi Infiltrator in the Courtroom (Border Criminologies Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

COVID-19’s impact on Rohingya and Bangladeshi adolescents in Cox’s Bazar (UNHCR Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

Defying Hopelessness: Navigating the Humanitarian-Security Nexus within the Discourses of Irregular Migration post-Andaman Sea Crisis (Kaldor Centre, Dec. 2020) [text]

Looking ahead: Human rights standards in the context of protection at sea (Kaldor Centre, Dec. 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Addressing COVID-ified maritime migration in the Bay of Bengal: the case of stateless Rohingya boat people," Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs, vol. 12, no. 3 (2020) [free full-text]

Asia-Pacific Migration Report 2020: Assessing Implementation of the Global Compact for Migration (ESCAP et al., Dec. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

"'There We Are Nothing, Here We Are Nothing!' The Enduring Effects of the Rohingya Genocide," Social Sciences, vol. 9, no 11 (Nov. 2020) [open access]
- See also related blog post.

"Torture My Mind": The Right to Mental Health for Rohingya Survivors of Genocide in Myanmar and Bangladesh (Fortify Rights, Dec. 2020) [text]

"Towards ‘shared’ and ‘complex’ disaster governance in Bangladesh: The 2017 Rohingya Exodus," International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, vol. 39 (Oct. 2019) [preprint]

"'We are in the process': The exploitation of hope and the political economy of waiting among the aspiring irregular migrants in Nepal," Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, OnlineFirst, 9 Sept. 2020 [open access]


HK Asylum Guide (Justice Centre Hong Kong & Freshfields) [info]
- A mobile app designed to help asylum seekers in Hong Kong understand their legal rights.

Related posts: 

23 December 2020

Admin: Holiday Break

This blog will be mostly quiet for the remainder of the year - although a few posts may still go up before the 31st!

New Issues of Anthrop. & Dev., Nordic J. Appl. Ethics, JRS, Refuge, RSF, SCIO, SCR

Anthropologie & Développement
, no. 51 (2020) [delayed open access]
- Features a dossier on "Perspectives ouest-africaines sur les politiques migratoires et sécuritaires européennes." Access to the complete texts will be available in June 2021.

Etikk i Praksis: Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics, no. 2 (2020) [open access]
- Special issue on "Justice of Others: Arbitrary Law-making in Contemporary Migration Policy."

Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 33, no. 1 (March 2020) [free full-text]
- Note: Articles in this special issue on "Rethinking Refugee Self-Reliance" are still freely available, but just until 31 December 2020.

Journal of Refugee Studies, Virtual Issue [free full-text]
- Focuses on "Promoting Refugee Health and Welfare during COVID-19." Articles are free to read until the end of 2020.

Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 36, no. 2 (2020) [open access]
- Special issue on "Refugee Children, Status, and Educational Attainment: A Comparative Lens," with five articles that examine educational aspects of refugees in Lebanon, Germany and Australia. 

RSF: Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, vol. 6., no. 3 (2020) [open access]
- Special issue on "The Legal Landscape of U.S. Immigration in the Twenty-First Century

SCIO: Revista de Filosofía, no. 19 (Nov. 2020) [open access]
- Feature section on "Migración y refugio: una reflexión interdisciplinar."

Statelessness and Citizenship Review, vol. 2, no. 2 (2020) [open access]
- Mix of 5 articles, 3 case notes, 3 commentaries, 2 book reviews, and a symposium section on "The People in Question? Constitutional Citizenship and Its Impact on Statelessness and Citizenship Studies." 

Tagged Periodicals.

Thematic Focus: General

 Blog posts & press:

"2020 in Review: Migration and forced displacement," The New Humanitarian, 22 Dec. 2020 [text]

Crossing the research-policy boundary (MPC Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

International Migrants Day and COVID-19 (Future Development Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

IOM and UNHCR chiefs stress that COVID-19 underlines the urgent need for universal health coverage (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text

Migration and Mobility in 2050 (On the Move Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]
- Blog series.

Record 20,000 students engage in refugee policies through the 2020 Model UN Refugee Challenge (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text]
- Includes links to more info about the winners and winning ideas.

These countries host the most refugees (World Economic Forum Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

Top 10 Migration Issues of 2020 (Migration Information Source, Dec. 2020) [access]

"What we got wrong about COVID-19 and refugees," Aljazeera, 18 Dec. 2020 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Apart Together survey: Preliminary overview of refugees and migrants self-reported impact of COVID-19 (WHO, Dec. 2020) [text]
- See also related news story.

"Entry Denied: COVID-19, Race, Migration & Global Health," Frontiers in Human Dynamics, 15 Dec. 2020 [open access]

The G2020 protocol on forced migration: A new approach to solve the burden-sharing problem of forced migration and ensure lives in safety and dignity (G20 Insights, Nov. 2020) [text]

"Immigration in the populist crucible: comparing Brexit and Trump," Comparative Migration Studies, 8:49 (Dec. 2020) [open access]


Migration Research, Scholarship, and Policy at a Time of Multiple Crises, 10 Nov. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video recordings.

Refugee responses to ongoing displacement, 15 Dec. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video recording.

Related post:

22 December 2020

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

 Journal articles:

"Attitudes towards refugees and Muslim immigrants in Iceland: The perceived link to terrorism," Icelandic Review of Politics and Administration, vol. 16, no. 2 (2020) [open access]

"Consistency and variation in the associations between refugee and environmental attitudes in European mass publics," Journal of Environmental Psychology, vol. 73 (Feb. 2021) [open access]
- See also related news release.

"The European Union and the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration: A Philosophical Critique," Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Latest Articles, 15 Dec. 2020 [open access]

"Greece’s Discriminatory Migrant Regime: Volunteers, Informal Street-Level Bureaucrats, and Moral Rationalities," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 10 Dec. 2020 [open access]

"The International Protection of Refugees: An Insight into the French Asylum Court’s Response to the Sudanese Making of Identities," Cahiers d’Études africaines, no. 240 (2020) [delayed open access]
- Note: This text will be freely accessible in Jan. 2023.

"Protección y Principio de Non-refoulement en la Unión Europea," SCIO: Revista de Filosofía, no. 19 (Nov. 2020) [open access]

"Reconsidering humanitarian advocacy through pressure points of the European ‘migration crisis’," International Migration, Early View, 15 Dec. 2020 [open access]

"Refashioning the EU Visa Policy: A New Turn of the Screw to Cooperation on Readmission and to Discrimination?," European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 22, no. 4 (2020) [open access]

"The spiralling of the securitisation of migration in the EU: from the management of a ‘crisis’ to a governance of human mobility?," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 22 Dec. 2020 [free full-text]

"Taking Onboard the Issue of Disembarkation: The Mediterranean Need for Responsibility-Sharing after the Malta Declaration," European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 22, no. 4 (2020) [open access]

Related post:

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

Border Procedure: Efficient Examination or Restricted Access to Protection? (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

The end of asylum in Europe as we know it? (FluchtforschungsBlog, Dec. 2020) [text]

Graveyards of Human Rights: some thoughts on the refugee camps on Lesvos in light of the UNHCR’s 70th anniversary (Protect Project, Dec. 2020) [text]

Migrant or Asylum Seeker: Is the distinction still relevant? A view on the “Rapid Screening” phase of the New EU Pact on Migration and Asylum (Trafig Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

The New Pact on Migration and Asylum: What it is not and what it could have been (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]


Between closed borders 2019: Joint agency paper on refugees and migrants in Serbia 2019 (UNHCR, 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Collection and integration of data on refugee and migrant health in the WHO European Region: Technical guidance (WHO, Dec. 2020) [text]

The Cruelty of Containment: The Mental Health Toll of the EU’s ‘Hotspot’ Approach on the Greek Islands (International Rescue Committee, Dec. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Guide on the case-law of the European Convention on Human Rights: Immigration (European Court of Human Rights, Dec. 2020) [text]

A time for change? Access and barriers to regularization in Italy seen from the experiences of irregular migrant and refugee workers (Mixed Migration Centre, Dec. 2020) [text]

UNHCR observations on legislative amendments related to exclusion from and revocation of refugee status and subsidiary protection status (Dec. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Hungary.

Related posts:

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects


From Displacement to Development: Challenges and Opportunities to the Economic Inclusion of Venezuelans in Colombia, 27 January 2021 [info]

Blog posts:

Five Years Later, One Million Refugees are Thriving in Germany (CGD Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

StepUp.One: Connecting refugees with opportunities that pay (Refugee Research Online, Dec. 2020) [text]

Supporting Refugees Will Help the Private Sector Recover from COVID-19 (CGD Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

Journal articles:

"Conflict-Induced Displacement of Skilled Refugees: A Cross-Case Analysis of Syrian Professionals In Selected OECD Countries," Norteamérica, vol.14, no. 1 (June 2019; posted June 2020) [open access]

"The Enabling and Blocking Factors which Affect the Engagement of the Refugees in the Labour Market in the Hosting Countries," Journal of Identity and Migration Studies, vol. 14, no. 2 (2020) [open access]
- Focuses on Syrians in Jordan.

Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 33, no. 1 (March 2020) [access]
- Special issue on "Rethinking Refugee Self-Reliance." Articles are freely available until 31 December 2020.

"Labour market integration of young refugees and asylum seekers: a look at perceived barriers and resources," British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, Latest Articles, 11 Dec. 2020 [free full-text]
- Focuses on Switzerland.


Building economies in refugee-hosting regions: lessons from Dollo Ado, RSC Research in Brief, no. 18 (Refugee Studies Centre, Dec. 2020) [text]

Building Sustainable Livelihoods for Refugees and the Poor, especially Women (CARE, Aug. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

COVID-19: Emerging Practices on Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion, version 2 (UNHCR, Sept. 2020) [text]

Economic integration into host communities in times of crisis (German Institute for Development Evaluation, Dec. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Effect of COVID-19 on the Economic Inclusion of Venezuelans in Peru (Center for Global Development & Refugees International, Dec. 2020) [text]
- See also related press release.

From Displacement to Development: How Peru can transform Venezuelan displacement into shared growth (Center for Global Development & Refugees International, Dec. 2020) [text]
- See also related blog post.

First Time Around: Local Conditions and Multi-dimensional Integration of Refugees, EBRD Working Paper No. 250 (European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, Nov. 2020) [text via SSRN]

The IKEA Foundation and livelihoods in Dollo Ado: lessons from the cooperatives model, RSC Research in Brief, no. 17 (Refugee Studies Centre, Dec. 2020) [text]

Multi-Sector Market Analysis Guidance and Toolkit (NRC & UNHCR, Nov. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Non-Economic migrants as workers: assessing the right to work for asylum applicants, LLM thesis (European University Institute, 2020) [text]

Refugees and host economies (G20 Insights, Nov. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Syrians in Turkey.

Related post:

21 December 2020

Regional Focus: Americas

Blog posts & press:

Could a Migrants’ Bill of Rights Provide a Blueprint for Migration Policy in the Americas? (Just Security Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

"COVID-19 fuels growing conflict and displacement in Colombia," The New Humanitarian, 10 Dec. 2020 [text]

Deleted Emails, Fraudulent Documents, and Maximum-Security Prisons: A Canadian Case Shows the Illiberalism of Deportation (Border Criminologies Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

"Honduran storm survivors form US-bound migrant caravan," The New Humanitarian, 11 Dec. 2020 [text]

No Rights: Mexican Airports as Unprotected Spaces for Asylum Seekers (Refugees International, Dec. 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

*Análisis comparativo del Monitoreo de Flujo de la población venezolana en Ecuador 2018-2019 (IOM, Dec. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Construcción de un nuevo sistema migratorio regional: Redefiniendo la cooperación entre Estados Unidos con México y Centroamérica (Migration Policy Institute, Dec. 2020) [text]
- Note: The English version of this report was published last month.
De la represión al exilio: Nicaragüenses en Costa Rica - Caracterización sociodemográfica,
organizaciones y agenda de apoyo (Fundación Arias, April 2019) [text]

Families on the run: Why families flee from northern Central America? (UNHCR & UNICEF, Dec. 2020) [access]
- See also related press release. Also available in Spanish. 

"Ilegalizados en Ecuador, el país de la 'ciudadanía universal,'" Sociologias, vol. 22, no. 55 (Sept./Dec. 2020) [open access]

Lineamientos de respuesta en transporte humanitario para la atención a población refugiada y migrante (GIFMM & R4V, Dec. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Migración Mixta Urbana Estudio de Caso de Bogotá: Reporte Informativo (Mixed Migration Centre, Nov. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

A Picture of Central American Mobilities: A Case Study of Refugees in Towns (Tufts Univ., Oct. 2020) [text]

Policy Brief: Addressing COVID-19 in fragile cities in the Northern Triangle of Central America (World Vision, Nov. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also Spanish version.

Venezuelan Migrants under COVID-19: Managing South America’s Pandemic Amid a Migration Crisis (Wilson Center, Dec. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]


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18 December 2020

Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters


Call for applicants: Two PhD positions, one postdoctoral position involving environment/migration-related research [info]
- Application deadline for all three positions is 21 December 2020.

Panel discussion: Re-examining displacement in the context of disasters and climate change: A Pacific perspective, 21 January 2021 [info]

Blog posts & press:

Debunking myths around the displacement-climate change connection (Devex, Dec. 2020) [text]

Disappearing States, Rising Statelessness: The Twin Crises Just Around the Corner (RLI Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

From Climate Migration to Climate Mobilities (MPC Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

Lessons learned: Responding to disaster displacement in the time of COVID-19 (IDMC Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

Opinion: What does UNHCR's new guidance on the protection of 'climate refugees' mean? (Devex, Dec. 2020) [text]

*Rethinking Asylum on a Warming Planet (Jurist Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

Twitter thread on "apocalyptic narratives about climate-linked mobility" (Alex Randall, Dec. 2020) [access]


*Climate change induced migration: Informing policy on the internal migration (G20 Insights, Nov. 2020) [text]

*Displaced populations due to environmental perils: The challenge of climate migrants for the G20 community (G20 Insights, Nov. 2020) [text]

“Environmental Refugees: Extreme events driving people from their homes,” The Water Wheel (Nov./Dec. 2020) [full-text]
- Report on a recently completed research project undertaken by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Scroll to p. 12. 

The humanitarian impact of combined conflict, climate and environmental risks (ODI, Dec. 2020) [text]

New Approaches to Climate Change and Migration: Building the Adaptive Capacity of Mobile Populations (Migration Policy Institute, Dec. 2020) [text]

Journal articles & book chapters:

"Commentary: Environmental Mobility: The Responsibility of the International Community," International Migration, vol. 58, no. 6 (Dec. 2020) [free full-text]

"Commentary: Getting out of the climate migration ghetto: Understanding climate degradation and migration as processes of social inequalities," International Migration, vol. 58, no. 6 (Dec. 2020) [open access]

"Consistency and variation in the associations between refugee and environmental attitudes in European mass publics," Journal of Environmental Psychology, vol. 73 (Feb. 2021) [open access]
- See also related news release.

"Drought, flight, conflict: 'climate migration' as a driver for conflict?," Chapter in Climate Change, Security Risks, and Violent Conflicts: Essays from Integrated Climate Research in Hamburg (Hamburg Univ. Press, Nov. 2020) [full-text]

"Refugiados Climáticos, Vulnerabilidad y Protección Internacional," SCIO: Revista de Filosofía, no. 19 (Nov. 2020) [open access]


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Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality - Pt. 2

 Journal articles & book chapters:

"Citizenship Revocation as a Human Rights Violation: The Case of Shamima Begum," e-International Relations, 28 Nov. 2020 [full-text]

“Protection through Revisionism: the UNHCR, Statistical Reporting and the Representation of Stateless People,” Chapter in Beyond Borders: The Human Rights of Non-Citizens at Home and Abroad (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming) [info]
- Note: Access to the postprint of this chapter is currently restricted; contact the author to request a copy.

"Recognising Stateless Refugees," Forced Migration Review, no. 65 (Nov. 2020) [open access]

"Stateless Syrians in Turkey and Lebanon," Border Crossing, vol. 10, no. 2 (2020) [open access]

"Statelessness in the Context of the Migration Crisis in Europe: A Growing Challenge for the International Community," Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy, vol. 16 (2020) [open access]

"Towards a Model of Reducing Statelessness: An Analysis of the Efficacy of Chile's Statelessness Reduction Plan, #Chilereconoce," SCIO: Revista de Filosofía, no. 19 (Nov. 2020) [open access]


Database on Statelessness and Human Rights (Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion) [access]
- This database allows you to "explore and compare information from the international human rights monitoring systems to promote a human rights-based approach to nationality and statelessness." A user guide is available. More info can be found in this news release.

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Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

75,000 children in Iran to gain nationality under new law (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text]

Birth registration gaps leave South Africans in limbo (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text]

The Revised Naturalization Civics Exam: Another Attempt by the Trump Administration to Discourage Immigrants from Becoming U.S. Citizens (ImmigrationProf Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

Stateless in the Bengali borderlands — Funding in Place for New Project (PRIO, Dec. 2020) [text]

Unblocking access to citizenship in the global South: Should the process be decentralised? (GLOBALCIT Blog Forum, Nov. 2020) [access]
- See also related webinar recording below.

UNHCR applauds Kenya’s decision to resolve the statelessness of the Shona and other communities (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text]

U.S. Citizenship for Asylees (The Asylumist Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

*"'What about my child?': children born to refugee parents caught up in harsh offshore policy," The Guardian, 12 Dec. 2020 [text]


ASEAN Cooperation on Ending Statelessness in ASEAN Region, Working Paper, no. 42 (Asian Law Institute, Oct. 2020) [text]

*Faces of Statelessness in the Czech Republic (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text]

Securing Citizenship: India’s legal obligations towards precarious citizens and stateless persons (Jindal Global Law School, Nov. 2020) [text]
- See also related webinar recording below.


Access to Citizenship in the Global South: How Important is It and How Could It be Made More Inclusive?, 1 Dec. 2020 [access]

Securing Citizenship: India’s legal obligations towards precarious citizens and stateless persons, 5 Dec. 2020 [access]


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Thematic Focus: Children & Families

Blog posts:

Child marriage among conflict-affected populations – a major threat for adolescent girls (Monash Univ. Lens, Nov. 2020) [text]

Contemporary immigration policy: the rise of child anxiety and its harmful effect on children’s development (ImmigrationProf Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on the US.

*"Ending detention, Greece still accused of failing to protect migrant children," The New Humanitarian, 18 Dec. 2020 [text]

"Our Immigration Policy Has Done Terrible Damage to Kids: Here are four steps the Biden-Harris administration should take immediately to prevent further harm," Scientific American, 1 Dec. 2020 [text]
- See also related interview.

‘What works’ to protect children on the move: five insights from across the globe (ODI Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]


Caring for unaccompanied minors in transit in Serbia, RLI Working Paper, no. 51 (Refugee Law Initiative, Nov. 2020) [text]

Children Affected by Armed Conflict, 1990–2019 (PRIO, Nov. 2020) [text]

A Path to Reintegration: The Role of Handover Protocols in Protecting the Rights of Children Formerly Associated with Armed Forces or Armed Groups (Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, Dec. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Journal articles:

"Child Marriage among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: At the Gendered Intersection of Poverty, Immigration, and Safety," Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, Latest Articles, 15 Dec. 2020 [open access]

"The child refugee in Calais: from invisibility to the ‘suspect figure’," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 5:19 (Dec. 2020) [open access]

"Children Trapped in Camps in Syria, Iraq and Turkey: Reflections on Jurisdiction and State Obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child," Nordic Journal of Human Rights, vol. 38, no. 2 (2020) [open access]

"Family in the Balance: Barton v. Barr and the Systematic Violation of the Right to Family Life in U.S. Immigration Enforcement," William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender and Social Justice, vol. 27 (Forthcoming, 2021) [full-text]

"Giving voice to migrant children during reception and asylum procedures: Illustrations on the implementation of Art. 12 CRC in Greece and Belgium," Revista Española de Investigación Criminológica, vol. 18, no. 2 (2020) [full-text]

International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, vol. 15, suppl. no. 2 (2020) [open access]
- Special issue that features a thematic cluster on "The Predicament of the Child Refugee," with 9 articles.

"Language assessment tools for Arabic-speaking heritage and refugee children in Germany," Applied Psycholinguistics, vol. 41, spec. issue no. 6 (Nov. 2020) [open access]

"Living in the Shadow of Political Decisions: Former Refugees’ Experiences of Supporting Newly Arrived Refugee Minors," Journal of Refugee Studies, 17 Dec. 2020 [open access]


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17 December 2020

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies

Blog posts & press:

From landline to lifeline: An origin story of call centres in the humanitarian context (UNHCR Innovation Service, Dec. 2020) [text]

New digital media keeps families connected through forced migration (Phys.org, Nov. 2020) [text]

Refugees are at risk from dystopian ‘smart border’ technology (The Conversation, Dec. 2020) [text]

Who says what? Studying social media discourses on international protection (Protect Project Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Arendt’s Algorithm: AI’s Disenfranchising Effect on Refugees as Examined through China’s Uighur Population," McGill Journal of Refugee and Migration Studies, vol. 1, no. 1 (2020) [full-text]

Bridging humanitarian digital divides during Covid-19 (ODI, Nov. 2020) [text]

Digital Safeguarding for Migrating and Displaced Children: An overview of the current context and trends, potential risks and practical next steps (Save the Children, Dec. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

*Digitalization and forced displacement: How addressing access, online behavior, and privacy issues can lead to better digital solutions (G20 Insights, Nov. 2020) [text]

"The Internetization of International Migration," Population and Development Review, Early View, 15 Dec. 2020 [abstract]
- See also related news release.

The Power of Digitalization in the Age of Physical Distancing: Strengthening social connections and community cohesion through the digital inclusion and connectivity of migrants, DISC Digest, 4th ed. (IOM, Nov. 2020) [text]

Responsible data-sharing with donors: accountability, transparency and data protection in principled humanitarian action (ODI, Dec. 2020) [text]

Use of earth observation satellites to improve effectiveness of humanitarian operations (Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, Dec. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]


Health Promotion via Digital Technologies among Young Refugees, 29 Oct. 2020 [access]
- Hosted by Columbia Univ.; focuses on Turkey.

Hope or hype? Hacking through the role of technology in refugee protection, Session at the Kaldor Centre Virtual Conference 2020, 18 Nov 2020 [access]
- Here is the schedule for this session.

Migration 4.0: Final Session, 10 Dec. 2020 [access]
- Note: This public webinar hosted by the German Government was preceded by a number of other events focusing on "the changes that digital transformation and new technologies will bring to the
field of migration policy." For more info on these, follow this link and scroll down to "events."

Race, Tech & Borders: A Conversation with Special Rapporteur Tendayi Achiume, 17 Nov. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video recording.


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