31 January 2021

Round-up: OA Articles Published by Global South Authors (31 Jan. 2021)

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. Articles are included if either the lead author or at least half of the authors are based in the GS. Also listed are complete issues of OA periodicals published in the global South. References are organized by type of open access. The OA articles in this listing were previously referenced on this blog as of 1 January 2021.

Bronze OA:

"An Analysis of the ECtHR Judgment in the Case of N.D. and N.T. v. Spain," Law & Justice Review, vol. 11, no. 21 (Jan. 2021) 
- Scroll to p. 253.
- Author = Turkey

"Implications of India’s New Citizenship Law on its Refugees,” Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 9, no. 1 (Dec. 2020)
- Scroll to p. 94.
- Authors (2) = India

- Scroll to p. 143.
- Authors (2) = Mexico

India’s Upcoming Anti-Trafficking Bill: Ambivalent to the Migration-Trafficking Nexus,” Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 9, no. 2 (Dec. 2020)
- Scroll to p. 129.
- Authors (2) = Sweden (lead), India (1)

Three Branches of Coping with Statelessness Risk in Colombia,” Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 9, no. 1 (Dec. 2020)
- Scroll to p. 134.
- Author = Colombia

Diamond OA:

"Digital ID and Risk of Statelessness," Statelessness and Citizenship Review, vol. 2, no. 2 (2020)
- Authors (2) = Kenya

Exploring Transnational Marriages among Afghan Refugees in Quetta, Balochistan: Social Forces and Cultural Dynamics,” Sir Syed Journal of Education & Social Research, vol. 3, no. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2020)
- Authors (2) = Pakistan

"Gender Inequalities in Academic Achievement among Internally Displaced Children in Colombia," Revista Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Niñez y Juventud, vol. 18, no. 2 (July-Dec. 2020)
- Authors (3) = Colombia

"'Humanizing' Statelessness through an Artistic Approach," Statelessness and Citizenship Review, vol. 2, no. 2 (2020) 
- Author = Bangladesh

- Author = Mexico

"Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration - Persona grata: Le Concept Humain d'Hospitalité envers les Immigrants et les Réfugiés," Anais do Museu Paulista: História e Cultura Material, vol. 29 (2021)
- Author = Brazil

- Note: This is a delayed open access journal; the complete text will be available in one year.
- Author = Mexico

"Predictors of Irregular International Migration among Youth in Jimma Zone, South West Ethiopia," Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities, vol. 16, no. 1 (June 2020) 
- Authors (2) = Ethiopia

"Rohingyas and the (Il)Legal Quest for an Indian Identity," Statelessness and Citizenship Review, vol. 2, no. 2 (2020) 
- Author = India

"Self-employment of Syrian Refugees: Unveiling Social Networks and Human Capital of Food Stall Owners in Rio de Janeiro," Revista da Micro e Pequena Empresa, vol. 14, no. 2 (2020)
- Authors (4) = Brazil

"'Them', Venezuelans, and the Crisis in Venezuela: Discursive Practices in the Magazine Veja," Comunicação e Sociedade, vol. 38 (2020) 
- Text available in both English and Portuguese.
- Authors (2) = Portugal (lead), Brazil (1)

Gold OA:

Note: Article processing charges (APCs) are indicated below; waiver status of authors is unknown.

"The Educational Experiences of Syrian Women in Countries of Safety/Asylum," International Journal of Educational Research Open, vol. 2 (2021) 
- Authors (6) = Turkey (3 incl. lead), UK (3)
- APC = USD 1300

- Authors (7) = Canada (2 incl. lead), US (1), Uganda (4)
- APC = USD 2590

"Identifying Syrian Refugees in Turkish Microdata," IZA Journal of Development and Migration, vol. 11, no. 1 (2020)
- Author = Turkey
- APC = USD 1105 (author is only charged if external funding is available to cover the cost)

"Immigration, Perceived Discrimination and Mental Health: Evidence from Venezuelan Population Living in Peru," Globalization and Health, 17:8 (Jan. 2021) 
- Authors (5) = Peru (3 incl. lead), Colombia (1), Chile (1)
- APC = USD 2690

"Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Among Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Post-Conflict Scenario," Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, vol. 13 (Dec. 2020)
- Authors (3) = Malaysia (2 incl. lead), Bangladesh (1)
- APC = 1958 USD

Green OA:

- Postprint version of article deposited in Dundee Univ. IR (UK); currently under embargo
- Authors (8) = UK (4 incl. lead), Uganda (2), Jordan (2)

Hybrid OA:

"In the Interest of Saving: Refugee‐led Microfinance in Kampala, Uganda," Development Policy Review, vol. 39, no. 1 (Jan. 2021)
- Authors (2) = UK (lead), Uganda (1)
- APC = USD 3000

"Triple Nexus Implementation and Implications for Durable Solutions for Internal Displacement: On Paper and in Practice," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 4 (Dec. 2020)
- Authors (2) = The Netherlands (lead), Iraq (1)

"The Upward Spiral Towards Local Integration of IDPs: Agency and Economics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 4 (Dec. 2020)
- Authors (3) = The Netherlands (lead), Democratic Republic of Congo (2)

Periodical issues:

African Human Mobility Review, vol. 6, no. 3 (Sept.-Dec. 2020) 
- 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. "...[T]hese articles offer invaluable insights to scholars, practitioners and students with the skills necessary to provide solutions to many of the major migration challenges faced by society. They also provide informative advice for policy-makers to think critically about migration policies, programs and projects by presenting the continent with reliable empirical research evidence." Published by the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA) & the University of the Western Cape (UWC), both based in South Africa.

Anti-Trafficking Review, no. 15 (2020)
- Special issue on "Everyday Abuse in the Global Economy," which "examines the driving forces behind the increasing prominence of precarious work, the accelerating role of migrant labour within global economy, and the relationship between everyday abuses and forms of severe exploitation which have come to be defined as human trafficking and modern slavery." Published by the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) whose secretariat is based in Thailand.

Southasiadisasters.net, no. 190 (Nov. 2020)
- "This issue of Southasiadisasters.net is titled ‘COVID-19 Impact in India’ and offers a detailed overview of the various direct and indirect impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The themes highlighted in this issue include, the impact of the pandemic on humanitarian action in India, implications for data gathering, impact on policy and regulatory mechanisms of the state; impact on environmental conservation; the impact on collaboration between the government and civil society actors. Stellar responses to the pandemic by reputed civil society actors and humanitarian agencies have also been added." Published by the All India Disaster Mitigation Institute, based in India.

Related post:

Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality

Blog posts & press:

Decolonising statelessness: unpacking colonial legacies and deconstructing forms of epistemic violence (Critical Statelessness Studies Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

From Citizen to Criminal: Citizenship Determination in India and the Limits of Due Process (The Leaflet, Jan. 2021) [text]

Introducing “Hawiati”: A network for stateless solidarity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) (ENS Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

‘Legal identity’, statelessness, and private international law (Conflict of Laws, Jan. 2021) [text]

"Op-ed: The Pact’s Statelessness Blind Spot Must be Remedied: Here’s How," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 29 Jan. 2021 [text]

UNHCR welcomes Iceland’s decision to join global efforts to end statelessness (UNHCR, Jan. 2021) [text]

A victory for human rights in Zhao v. the Netherlands (the ‘Denny case’): Nationality from birth, without exceptions (ENS Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

‘A whole new world has opened in front of me’ (UNHCR, Jan. 2021) [text]
- Focuses on Uzbekistan.

Reports & journal articles:

2020 Year in Review (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, Jan. 2021) [text]

Citizenship and Statelessness in the Member States of the Southern African Development Community (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text]

"Citizenship and the Mass Production of Statelessness in Assam," Chapter in India Exclusion Report 2019–2020 (Centre for Equity Studies & Three Essays Collective, 2020) [open access]
- Scroll to p. 189.

“Implications of India’s New Citizenship Law on its Refugees,” Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 9, no. 1 (Dec. 2020) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 94.

Legal Identity and Statelessness in Southeast Asia, Asia Pacific Issues, no. 147 (East-West Center, Jan. 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

“The Statelessness of the Children of North Korean Women Defectors in China,” Human Rights Brief, vol. 27, no. 2 (Winter 2020) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 98.

“Three Branches of Coping with Statelessness Risk in Colombia,” Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 9, no. 1 (Dec. 2020) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 134.

Related post:

30 January 2021

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (Housing)

These items focus on housing- & accommodation-related issues:

"Access to and exclusion from housing over time: Refugees' experiences in rural areas," International Migration, Early View, 13 Dec. 2020 [open access]
- Focuses on Germany.

*"Deservingness and uneven geographies of asylum accommodation," Social Policy and Society, First View, 1 Feb. 2021 [postprint]
- Focuses on Italy.

"Dispositifs d’hébergement: la grande centrifugeuse étatique des demandeurs d’asile," Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales, vol. 36, nos. 2&3 (2021) [delayed open access]
- Focuses on France. Note: Access to the complete text will be available in one year.

"Governing displaced migration in Europe: housing and the role of the 'local'," Comparative Migration Studies, 9:2 (Jan. 2021) [open access]

*Housing for Migrants and Refugees in the UNECE Region: Challenges and practices (UN Economic Commission for Europe, 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Implementing Alternatives to Direct Provision (Irish Refugee Council, Jan. 2021) [text]

"The Privatisation of Asylum Accommodation in the UK: Winners and Losers," Revue Française de Civilisation Britannique, vol. XXVI-2 (2021) [open access]

Resolution #767: Challenges and obstacles for participation (Right to Protection & UNHCR, Jan. 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Focuses on Ukraine.

"The role of asylum in processes of urban gentrification," Sociological Review, OnlineFirst, 21 Jan. 2021 [open access]
- Focuses on the UK.


Related post:

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1


A Way Forward on Migration under the Portuguese Presidency of the European Union?, 5 February 2021 [info]

Blog posts & press:

Financial Implications of the New Pact on Migration and Asylum: Will the Next MFF Cover the Costs? (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

The Lipa Crisis: The Predictable Culmination of a Deteriorating Emergency (Refugee Rights Europe, Jan. 2021) [text]

Migrants and Refugees at Sea: 2020 Review (Human Rights at Sea, Jan. 2021) [text]

The Slow Violence of Deportability (Border Criminologies Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]
- Focuses on Finland.

UNHCR warns asylum under attack at Europe’s borders, urges end to pushbacks and violence against refugees (UNHCR, Jan. 2021) [text]


Moving on with the EU Asylum Agency, Policy Note, no. 31 (ECRE, Jan. 2021) [text]

Routes Towards the Western and Central Mediterranean Sea (UNHCR, Jan. 2021) [access

Transforming Eurodac from 2016 to the New Pact: From the Dublin System’s Sidekick to a Database in Support of EU Policies on Asylum, Resettlement and Irregular Migration, Working Paper, no. 13 (ECRE, 2020) [text]

Journal articles:

"Coping in Limbo? The Moderating Role of Coping Strategies in the Relationship between Post-Migration Stress and Well-Being during the Asylum-Seeking Process," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, no. 3 (2021) [open access]
- Focuses on Sweden.

"How Assad changed population growth in Sweden and Norway: Syrian refugees’ impact on Nordic national and municipal demography," PLoS ONE 16(1): e0244670 (Jan. 2021) [open access]

"Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration - Persona grata: le concept humain d'hospitalité envers les immigrants et les réfugiés," Anais do Museu Paulista: História e Cultura Material, vol. 29 (2021) [open access]
- Focuses on an exhibition in Paris.

"The politics of migrant dispersal: Dividing and policing migrant multiplicities," Migration Studies, vol. 8, no. 4 (Dec. 2020) [free full-text]
- Includes specific focus on France and Italy.

"Regular matters: credibility determination and the institutional habitus in a Swiss asylum office," Comparative Migration Studies, 9:4 (Jan. 2021) [open access]

Related posts:

29 January 2021

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2

Blog posts:

Sanctuary Policies, Immigration, and Public Safety (Border Criminologies Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]
Through the Looking Glass, Darkly: The Supreme Court’s Muslim Travel Ban Decision (Just Security Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

US: Newly Released Files Show Fast-Track to Deportation (Human Rights Watch, Jan. 2020) [text]


Brief of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees before the Supreme Court of the United States in the case Chad Wolf, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, et al., Petitioners v. Innovation Law Lab, et al., Respondents [text]
- Other friend of the court briefs can be accessed via the Supreme Court docket page for this case.

Cruelty, Coercion, and Legal Contortions: The Trump Administration’s Unsafe Asylum Cooperative Agreements with Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador (Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Jan. 2021) [text]

Factsheet: Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) (Bridge Initiative, Nov. 2020) [text]
- Note: The Bridge Initiative is a multi-year research project on Islamophobia housed in Georgetown University.

Factsheet: Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) (Bridge Initiative, Nov. 2020) [text]

Measuring In Absentia Removal in Immigration Court (American Immigration Council, Jan. 2021) [text]
- See also related blog post.

Obscure but Powerful: Shaping U.S. Immigration Policy through Attorney General Referral and Review (Migration Policy Institute, Jan. 2021) [text]

Priorities for the 117th Congress: Humanitarian Engagement for Displaced Populations (Refugees International, Jan. 2021) [text]

Journal articles:

"Bringing Racial Justice to Immigration Law," Northwestern University Law Review (Forthcoming 2021) [preprint]

"Critical Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccination of Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants," American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Ahead of Print, 13 Jan. 2021 [open access]

“U.S. 'Asylum Cooperative Agreements' with Central American Countries Are Unlawful,” Human Rights Brief, vol. 27, no. 2 (Winter 2020) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 122.

Related post:

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (Biden Administration)

Biden administration's actions, to date:

There has been a flurry of immigration- and asylum-related activity since 20 Jan. 2021; these items provide summaries and commentary (ordered chronologically).

President Biden’s Day One Immigration Bill (ImmigrationProf Blog, 20 Jan. 2021) [text]

Documents Related to Biden Administration Immigration Policy (Lawfare Blog, updated 21 Jan. 2021) [text]

Biden Took Eight Administrative Actions on Immigration. Here’s What You Need to Know (Immigration Impact, 22 Jan. 2021) [text]

How to Decode Biden’s Immigration Blitz (Marshall Project, 22 Jan. 2021) [text]

Acting AG Rescinds "Zero-Tolerance" Immigration Memo (ImmigrationProf Blog, 26 Jan. 2021) [text]

What You Need to Know About Biden’s Deportation Moratorium (Immigration Impact Blog, 26 Jan. 2021) [text]

Biden reverses Trump’s ‘Muslim ban.’ Americans support the decision (WP Monkey Cage, 27 Jan. 2021) [text]

President Biden’s Immigration Bill (The Asylumist Blog, 27 Jan. 2021) [text]

See also AILA's very useful resource page that is tracking the "First 100 Days of the Biden Administration."

Subscribe to "Migratory Notes" for weekly updates on immigration news.

Looking ahead:


Biden's Immigration Agenda: Immediate Actions Taken, 4 February 2021 [info]


10 Anticipated Asylum Policy Reforms in the First 100 Days (Niskanen Center Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

"Biden Sets the Stage for a Remarkably Active First 100 Days on Immigration," Migration Information Source, 27 Jan. 2021 [text]

"Border Solutions from the Inside," University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review (Forthcoming 2021) [preprint]

"Cultivating Normative Authority: The Biden Administration, Migration, and the International Legal Order," AJIL Unbound, vol. 115 (2021) [open access]

Recommendations for Biden Administration: Welcoming the Persecuted, Restoring Order, and Upholding Asylum Law, Refugee Treaties and Values (Human Rights First, Jan. 2021) [text]

Recommendations to End “Remain in Mexico” and Bring People Seeking Protection Safely into the United States (Human Rights First, Jan. 2021) [text]

Transforming the US Human Rights Report to Reflect Gender Rights — and Security (Just Security Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

Related post:

28 January 2021

News: Updated Resources

This is a head's up to anyone who consumes information posted on this blog primarily through the email service or via RSS. There are actually a number of other resources here that may be of interest to you besides the regular blog posts. But you have to visit them directly to view them! Since I have updated many of them recently, I thought it would be a good time to provide a reminder list of what else is available to you:

The first thing to know is that I actually manage four separate "blogs":
Forced Migration Current Awareness [daily posts highlighting open access scholarly materials]
Forced Migration FAQ [general intro to forced migration; updated as needed]
Forced Migration Library [monthly posts listing new book titles]
Forced Migration & Open Access [intro to the benefits of open access; updated as needed]

Resources provided via Forced Migration Current Awareness include these introductory research guides & overviews:

The Forced Migration FAQ is generally fairly static; the component that gets updated most often is this list of other forced migration resources.

The Forced Migration Library hosts various pages that list different types of forced migration publications, specifically: book series, journals, legal texts, open access books and reference materials.

The Forced Migration & Open Access site functions mainly as an FAQ, but it too hosts a number of resource pages: 
- three of them complement the information provided in the main body of the blog, i.e., a list of diamond/gold open access journals in forced migration, a list of hybrid journals, and a table documenting article processing charges (APCs) for different hybrid journals over time.;
- another page was created as part of study undertaken in 2015 to assess the extent to which Journal of Refugee Studies authors used the green route to provide open access to their articles between 2004-2013; 
- following this same line of inquiry, additional pages were then created to document the extent to which authors published in the International Journal of Refugee Law (IJRL), Journal of Refugee Studies (JRS) and Refugee Survey Quarterly (RSQ) provided either hybrid or green access to their articles - these three pages are updated the most regularly.

Finally, this index will direct you to all of the above-listed resources and much more!

Regional Focus: Australia

Blog posts & press:

Australia “Stopped the Boats” But What Happened to the Refugees Who Reached Its Shores? (Just Security Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

Homelessness and Hunger Among People Seeking Asylum During COVID-19 (Refugee Council of Australia, Dec. 2020) [text]

It’s not just about the rise in anti-Semitism: why we need real stories for better Holocaust education in Australia (The Conversation, Jan. 2021) [text]

"Letter: Addressing self‐harm among detained asylum seekers in Australia during the COVID‐19 pandemic," Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Early View, 21 Dec. 2020 [open access]

UN Member States Challenge Australia’s Refugee and Asylum Policies (Refugee Council of Australia, Jan. 2021) [text]


COVID-19 and Humanitarian Migrants on Temporary Visas: Assessing the Public Costs, Research Briefing Note, no. 2 (Refugee Council of Australia, July 2020) [text]

The Impacts of COVID-19 on People Seeking Asylum and Refugees on Temporary Visas, Research Briefing Note, no. 1 (Refugee Council of Australia, May 2020) [text]

Journal articles:

*"Boat Refugees, International Law and Australia’s Commitment: An Analysis," Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce, vol. 51, no. 3 (July 2020) [full-text]

The Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island Affairs, vol. 32, no. 2 (2020) [contents]
- Includes a Dialogue section on "Asylum Seekers in the Pacific (Manus, Nauru)." 

"Housing and health for people with refugee- and asylum-seeking backgrounds: a photovoice study in Australia," Housing Studies, Latest Articles, 21 Dec. 2020 [open access]

"A Look at Australia’s Asylum Policy Through the Lens of the United States’ MPP," California Western International Law Journal, vol. 51, no. 1 (2021) [full-text]


Related article:

27 January 2021

New Issue of IJRL

The latest issue of the International Journal of Refugee Law (IJRL) has been published. Contents of vol. 32, no. 3, Oct. 2020 include:
  • The Right to Leave Any Country and the Interplay between Jurisdiction and Proportionality in Human Rights Law [abstract] [preprint]
  • Identifying the Stateless in Statelessness Determination Procedures and Immigration Detention in the United Kingdom [open access]
  • South America’s Response to the Venezuelan Exodus: A Spirit of Regional Cooperation? [abstract]

In addition, readers will find 1) two updated analyses (one of which is freely available) that were originally published on the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law's ‘COVID-19 Watch’ blog, the aim of which is "to examine the role of international law in protecting refugees, asylum seekers, and other displaced people during the pandemic"; 2) case law summaries; 3) two 2019 UNHCR Executive Committee documents (opening HC statement and Note on international protection), as well as the freely available "Human Mobility and Human Rights in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Principles of Protection for Migrants, Refugees, and Other Displaced Persons"; and 4) three book reviews.

Tagged Periodicals.

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Blog posts & press:

Corporate Citizenship & Refugee Inclusion (WRM Council Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

"Gauteng province moves to bar non-citizens of South Africa from economic participation," Rights in Exile News, no. 119 (Jan. 2021) [text]

"How asylum policies deterred Jewish migration out of Nazi Germany: A quantitative assessment," VoxEU, 25 Jan. 2021 [text]


Asylum seekers: the permission to work policy (UK House of Commons Library, Jan. 2021) [text]

Integrating Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia’s Agri-Food Sector (World Bank, Dec. 2020) [text]

Journal articles:

"'By women, for women, and with women': on the integration of highly qualified female refugees into the labour Markets of Berlin and Brandenburg," Comparative Migration Studies, 9:3 (Jan. 2021) [open access]

"Consequences of immigrating during a recession: Evidence from the US Refugee Resettlement program," IZA Journal of Development and Migration, vol. 11, no. 1 (2020) [open access]

*"Finding Refuge through Employment: Worker Visas as a Complementary Pathway for Refugee Resettlement," Ethics & International Affairs, vol. 34, no. 4 (Winter 2020) [open access]

"Integration policy and refugees’ economic performance: Evidence from Sweden’s 2010 reform of the introduction programme," International Migration, Early View, 20 Jan. 2021 [open access]

"The Role of Educational Resources in the Labor Market Integration of Refugees: The Case of Syrian Asylum Seekers in Germany," Journal for Educational Research Online (Forthcoming) [preprint]

"Self-employment of Syrian refugees: unveiling social networks and human capital of food stall owners in Rio de Janeiro," Revista da Micro e Pequena Empresa, vol. 14, no. 2 (2020) [open access]

"What Determines the Entrepreneurial Intentions of Highly-Skilled Women with Refugee Experience? An Empirical Analysis in the Context of Sweden," Administrative Sciences, vol. 11, no. 1 (Dec. 2020) [open access]

"Why Displaced Farmers Do Not Return to Agriculture? Lessons from Iraq," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 4 (Dec. 2020) [free full-text]


Related post:

26 January 2021

Thematic Focus: Education


Refugees, Education and Conflict, 27 January 2021 [info]

Refugee Educator Academy 2021 Webinar Series, 27 March - 4 December 2021 [info]
- The theme is "Belonging, Purpose, Agency & Hope." 

Blog posts:

Examining Race, Power, and Privilege Dynamics within the Education in Emergencies Sector (REACH@Harvard Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

On International Day of Education – don’t forget about refugees! (WRM Council Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

*Refugee education in Greece: disjointed, disconnected and inadequate (COMPAS Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]


DAFI Annual Report 2019: Refugee Students in Higher Education (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text]

Historical Mapping of Education Provision for Refugees: A Cross-cutting and Comparative Analysis of Three Country Contexts (Global Partnership for Education & UNHCR, Jan. 2021) [text]
- Focuses on Bangladesh, Rwanda, and Turkey. See also related blog post.

Integrating and Advancing Children of Asylum Seekers in the Israeli Education System: Recommendations (The Garden Library & ASSAF, Dec. 2020) [text]

Mapping the Ecosystem of Education Data for Internally Displaced Persons in the Middle East and Beyond: Issues, Challenges, and Recommendations (USAID, Jan. 2021) [text via ECC Network]
- See also related webinar presentation.

Progress Under Threat: Refugee Education One Year on from the Global Refugee Forum and the Impact of COVID-19 (Save the Children, Jan. 2021) [text]

Refugee Education during COVID-19: Crisis and Opportunity (INEE, Jan. 2021) [access]
- The report is available in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Journal articles:

"The educational experiences of Syrian women in countries of safety/asylum," International Journal of Educational Research Open, vol. 2 (2021) [open access]
- Focuses on Turkey.

"Gender Inequalities in Academic Achievement among Internally Displaced Children in Colombia," Revista Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Niñez y Juventud, vol. 18, no. 2 (July-Dec. 2020) [open access]

"Hope among refugee children attending the International School of Peace on Lesbos," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 10 April 2020 [ResearchGate]

"Integration of Palestinian Refugee Children from Syria in UNRWA Schools in Lebanon," Journal of International Migration and Integration, Latest Articles, 4 Jan. 2021 [free full-text]

"'Refugees here and Finns there': categorisations of race, nationality, and gender in a Finnish classroom," Intercultural Education, Latest Articles, 21 Jan. 2021 [open access]


Related post:

Thematic Focus: Gender Issues


CFP: Social Sciences [info]
- Contributions sought for a special issue on "Gender and Forced Displacement: New Perspectives on International Migration." Submission deadline is 31 March 2021.

Blog posts:

A Parting Shot at Women (Jeffrey S. Chase Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]
- Focuses on the US.

Resettling Refugee Survivors of Torture and Sexual Violence (WRM Council Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Canada.


GBV Trends Among Rohingya Refugees in Cox’s Bazar: COVID-19 Update (International Rescue Committee, Jan. 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Good Practice Guide for Refugee Women’s Football (Amnesty International & The Football Association, Jan. 2021) [access]
- Focuses on the UK.

Journal articles:

"The Fractured Colossus: An Evaluation of Gender-Based Asylum Claims for the 2020s," Washington & Lee Journal of Civil Rights & Social Justice, vol. 27, no. 1 (2020) [full-text]
- Focuses on the US.

"Gender-Based Violence in Palestinian Camps in Lebanon: Barriers to Access Support and Processes of Change," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 9, no. 1 (Dec. 2020) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 31.

"'Like a Tree without Leaves': Syrian Refugee Women and the Shifting Meaning of Marriage," Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East and North African Migration Studies, vol. 7, no. 1 (2020) [open access]
- Focuses on Syrian women in Egypt.

"The potential role of network-oriented interventions for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence among asylum seekers in Belgium," BMC Public Health, 21:25 (Jan. 2021) [open access]

"The Tortured Woman: Defying the Gendered Conventions of the Convention Against Torture," Human Rights Brief, vol. 27, no. 2 (Winter 2020) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 83.

Related post:

25 January 2021

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items


CFP: Bridging the Gap between Public Policy and Refugee Studies: Tools, Concepts and Frameworks for the Study of Refugee Policy, Panel at International Conference on Public Policy, Barcelona, 6-8 July 2021 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 29 January 2021.

CFP: Forced Migration Review [info]
- Contributions sought for a mini-feature on "Non-signatory States and the international refugee regime." Submission deadline is 15 March 2021.

See also this blog post for a listing of online courses provided by the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL) that have registration deadlines through March. Note they have also created an online resource library.

Blog posts:

Refugee Legal Aid in Humanitarian Operations (Maja Janmyr Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

What they don’t teach you in school about refugee law (Asylos Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

Journal articles:

"Are There Moral Duties Toward Refugees? Considerations in Legal Ethics," Laws, vol. 10, no. 1 (Jan. 2021) [open access]

"'Better than Nothing' Approaches to Protection and the Violence of the Law in Turkey and Mexico," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 9, no. 1 (Dec. 2020) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 121; "This paper discusses the enlistment of ‘transit countries’ by ‘destination countries’ to expand programmes of temporary protection in the former."

"The Incorporation of Local Governments in Soft International Migration Law and the Implementation of the Global Compact for Migration," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 9, no. 1 (Dec. 2020) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 143.

"The Meaningful Participation of Refugees in Decision-Making Processes: Questions of Law and Policy," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 32, no. 2 (2020) [postprint]

"Movement Law," Stanford Law Review, vol. 73 (Forthcoming 2021) [preprint]

"Non-binding and Therefore Irrelevant? The Global Compact for Migration," International Journal: Canada’s Journal of Global Policy Analysis, vol. 75, no. 4 (2020) [open access]

"The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Sources of International Refugee Law," International & Comparative Law Quarterly, vol. 69, no. 1 (2020) [UNSW]

"Refugee Participation Revisited: The Contributions of Refugees to Early International Refugee Law and Policy," Refugee Survey Quarterly, Advance Articles, 28 Nov. 2020 [postprint]
- See also related RLI blog post.

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

"The Relationship Between Human Rights and Refugee Protection: An Empirical Analysis," International Journal of Human Rights (Forthcoming) [preprint]

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Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters


Workshop series: Developing a Research and Policy Agenda for Addressing Disaster and Climate Change Displacement in Africa, 1 February-31 May 2021 [info]

Seminar: Legal Responses to Cross-border ‘Environmental’ Mobility, 10 February 2021 [info]

Reports & book chapters:

Climate Change and the Future of Safe Returns (UNHCR & Potsdam Inst. for Climate Impact Research, Nov. 2020) [text]

Migration: a critical climate change resilience strategy (Institute of Security Studies, Dec. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Africa. See also related blog post.

Pushed to the Brink? The impact of COVID-19 on environmental migration in the Sahel (REACH Initiative, Jan. 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Refugee Law in a Time of Climate Change, Disaster and Conflict,  Legal and Protection Policy Research Series, no. 40 (UNHCR, Jan. 2020) [text]
- Note: The publication date for this paper is 2020 but it was just posted to Refworld in Jan. 2021.

"Rethinking Asylum on a Warming Planet," Essay in World Report 2021 (Human Rights Watch, Jan. 2021) [text]

"The role of national law and policy in addressing displacement in the context of disasters and climate change in Asia and the Pacific," Chapter in Climate Change, Disasters, and Internal Displacement in Asia and the Pacific: A Human Rights-Based Approach (Routledge, Nov. 2020) [postprint]
- More info about this book is provided here.

Sustainable Energy, Displacement and Climate Resilience (UNHCR & UNITAR, Sept. 2020) [text]

Journal articles:

"Climate migration and the UK," Journal of the British Academy, vol. 9 (2021) [open access]

"Environmental Mobility in a Polarized World: Questioning the Pertinence of the 'Climate Refugee' Label for Pacific Islanders," Journal of International Migration and Integration, Latest Articles, 12 Jan. 2021 [free full-text]

"Forced displacement and climate change: Time for global governance," International Journal: Canada’s Journal of Global Policy Analysis, vol. 75, no. 4 (2020) [free full-text]

"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]

"Migration as Adaptation?," Migration Studies, vol. 8, no. 4 (Dec. 2020) [open access]

"New territorial rights for sinking island states," European Journal of Political Theory, vol. 20, no. 1 (2021) [postprint]

"Reconceptualising climate-induced displacement in the context of terminological uncertainty," Environmental Hazards, Latest Articles, 6 Jan. 2021 [free full-text via author]
- Note: The complete text is "Free to 1st 50 readers!," according to the a/m tweet. 

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22 January 2021

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Journal articles:

"An analysis of the ECtHR judgment in the case of N.D. and N.T. v. Spain," Law & Justice Review, vol. 11, no. 21 (Jan. 2021) [full-text]

"Being in limbo or learning to belong? Telling the stories of asylum seekers in a mill town," Studies in the Education of Adults, Latest Articles, 6 Jan. 2021 [open access]
- Focuses on Sweden.

"Criminalizing solidarity: Search and rescue in a neo-colonial sea," Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, OnlineFirst, 12 Jan. 2021 [open access]

"Explaining Attitudes towards Refugees and Immigrants in Europe," Political Studies, OnlineFirst, 14 Sept. 2020 [postprint]
- See also earlier related article.

"The politics of migrant dispersal: Dividing and policing migrant multiplicities," Migration Studies, vol. 8, no. 4 (Dec. 2020) [free full-text]
- Includes specific focus on France and Italy.

"Refugiados sin puerto: Análisis de estrategias y discursos en la información televisiva del caso Open Arms," Revista Mediterránea de Comunicación = Mediterranean Journal of Communication, vol. 12, no. 1 (Jan. 2021) [open access]

Studia Europejskie = Studies in European Affairs, no. 3 (2020) [open access]
- Focuses on the 2015 "migration crisis" in Europe.

*"Towards inclusionary and diversity-sensitive public health: the consequences of exclusionary othering in public health using the example of COVID-19 management in German reception centres and asylum camps," BMJ Global Health, 5:e003789 (Dec. 2020) [open access]

"The UK’s hostile environment: Deputising immigration control," Critical Social Policy, OnlineFirst, 11 Jan. 2021 [open access]


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Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1


CFP: Freedom, Security & Justice: European Legal Studies [info]
- Contributions sought for a special issue on "Towards a Common European Framework and a New Governance of Migration and Asylum." Submit abstracts by 12 February 2021.

Blog posts & press:

Beyond the social contract: why we have a duty to protect refugees (Media@LSE, Jan. 2021) [text]
- Focuses on the Sovereign Bases Areas in Cyprus.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Migrants Left in the Cold (Human Rights Watch, Jan. 2021) [text]

Fresh start or false start? The New Pact on Migration and Asylum (Asile Project Forum, Jan. 2021) [text]

"Greece: Significant Decrease of Arrivals – Chaos Continues," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 15 Jan. 2021 [text]

The new design of the EU’s return system under the Pact on Asylum and Migration (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

Politics of Exhaustion: Reflecting on an Emerging Concept in the Study of Human Mobility and Control (Border Criminologies Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]
- Focuses on the UK.

Producing more Morias across Europe? Questioning the Commission’s vision for border procedures (Protect Project Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

Pushbacks: Defining and understanding the issue of pushbacks, Info Series #1 (Josoor Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

Refugees in Greece: Risk of Homelessness and Destitution for Thousands during Winter (ActionAid et al., Dec. 2020) [text]

A System of Profiteering: Outsourcing the Asylum Interview Process (Refugee Hosts Blog, Jan. 2021) [text
- Focuses on the UK.

Validating Border Violence on the Aegean: Frontex’s Internal Records (Border Criminologies Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]


Asylum and refugee resettlement in the UK (Migration Observatory, Dec. 2020) [text]

EU-level Report on the status of refugee-led community organisations (ECRE, Dec. 2020) [access]

Experiencing asylum appeal hearings: 34 ways to improve access to justice at the First-tier Tribunal, Public Law Project Research Paper (Univ. of Exeter, Dec. 2020) [text]

NGO ships involved in search and rescue in the Mediterranean and legal proceedings against them (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, Dec. 2020) [access]

Recommendations to the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union (IOM, Jan. 2021) [access]

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21 January 2021

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies

Blog post:

Gateway or Barrier? The Contested Politics of Humanitarian Biometrics (Datarights Africa, Jan. 2021) [text]


"Data Privacy and Displacement: A Cultural Approach," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 12 March 2020 [ResearchGate]

"Digital Dead Body Management (DDBM): Time to Think it Through," Journal of Human Rights Practice, vol. 12, no. 2 (July 2020) [open access]

"The Digital Life of the #migrantcaravan: Contextualizing Twitter as a Spatial Technology," Big Data & Society, 14 Dec. 2020 [open access]

"Discussing the populist features of anti-refugee discourses on social media: an anti-Syrian hashtag in Turkish Twitter," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 14 May 2020 [Academia]

"Humanitarian behavior across high-/low-context cultures: a comparative analysis between Switzerland and Colombia," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 6:2 (Jan. 2021) [open access]

"ICT-enabled Refugee Integration: A Research Agenda," Communications of the Association for Information Systems, vol. 44, no. 1 (Nov. 2020) [SSRN]

Information Technology for Development, vol. 27, no. 1 (2021) [contents]
- Special issue on “Digital identity for development,” with several articles focusing on refugees & displacement (two of which are open access). The editorial is also freely available.

"Refugees and social media in a digital society: How young refugees are using social media and the capabilities it offers in their lives in Norway," Journal of Community Informatics, no. 16 (2020) [open access]

"Smart Refugee Resettlement: Using technology to transform the resettlement process," Deloitte Insights, 14 Jan. 2021 [text]

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Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling

Blog posts & press:

Child-trafficking in Mali increasing because of conflict and COVID-19 (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text]

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]


Aftershock: Abuse, exploitation & human trafficking in the wake of COVID-19 (Global Protection Cluster, Nov. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

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

General Recommendation No. 38 (2020) on trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration (CEDAW, Nov. 2020) [access]

Incarcerating the Marginalized: The Fight Against Alleged Smugglers on the Greek Hotspot Islands (bordermonitoring.eu, borderline europe & Aegean Migrant Solidarity, Dec. 2020) [access]
- Follow link for English and German versions.

An Introductory Guide to Anti-Trafficking Action in Internal Displacement Contexts (Global Protection Cluster, Nov. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Understanding EU action against migrant smuggling, Briefing (European Parliament, Jan. 2021) [text]

Journal articles:

Anti-Trafficking Review, no. 15 (2020) [open access]
- Special issue on "Everyday Abuse in the Global Economy," which "examines the driving forces behind the increasing prominence of precarious work, the accelerating role of migrant labour within global economy, and the relationship between everyday abuses and forms of severe exploitation which have come to be defined as human trafficking and modern slavery."

"Family Bonds: Kinship Reciprocity, Female Teenage Trafficking and Domestic Labor Exploitation in Peru," Journal of Human Trafficking, Latest Articles, 20 Nov. 2020 [free full-text]
- See also related RLI blog post.

“India’s Upcoming Anti-Trafficking Bill: Ambivalent to the Migration-Trafficking Nexus,” Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 9, no. 2 (Dec. 2020) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 129.


Human Trafficking in a Pandemic Landscape: Implications for Children and Forced Migrants, Webinar, 30 July 2020 [access]
- Posted 16 Nov. 2020; follow link for video recording.

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20 January 2021

Thematic Focus: Children & Families


CFP: Cross-Border Families under Covid-19, 22-23 June 2021 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 28 February 2021.

Blogs posts & press:

Father-Son Separation at US Border Illustrates Lasting Harm That Demands Redress (Just Security Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

Starting Early to Address Migration-Related Trauma (REACH@Harvard Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

UNHCR welcomes Mexico’s reforms to protect rights of child refugees and asylum-seekers (UNHCR, Jan. 2021) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

‘Like I’m Drowning’: Children and Families Sent to Harm by the US ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program (Human Rights Watch, Stanford University & Willamette University, Jan. 2021) [text]

"Prevalence of Aggression in Displaced Syrian Adolescents Attending Afternoon Public Schools in Beirut," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 3 March 2019 [ResearchGate]

Review of the Department of Justice’s Planning and Implementation of Its Zero Tolerance Policy and Its Coordination with the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services (U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, Jan. 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related Lawfare blog post and Human Rights Watch news story.

Safe Processing and Transport of Arriving Unaccompanied Children in a Public Health Emergency (US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Jan. 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Unaccompanied Children, UC Care Providers, and Planning for the End of the COVID-19 Pandemic (US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Dec. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

“Venezuelan Unaccompanied Children in Brazil: Legal Landscape, Barriers to Protection, and the Enhanced Role of the Cartagena Declaration on Refugees,” Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 9, no. 1 (Dec. 2020) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 112.

What Works to Protect Children on the Move: Rapid Evidence Assessment (ODI et al., July 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related ODI blog post.

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