23 April 2018

News: 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

The U.S. Department of State released the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017 on Friday. Here is the blurb from the DipNote blog:

"The Human Rights Reports document the status of human rights and worker rights in nearly 200 countries and territories. They are required by U.S. law and are used by a variety of actors, including the U.S. Congress, the Executive branch, and the Judicial branch as a factual resource for decision making in matters ranging from assistance to asylum.
   The United States was founded on the belief that every person is endowed with inalienable rights. Promoting and defending these rights is central to who we are as a country and is a foreign policy priority.
   The State Department hopes these reports will help other governments and civil society activists reflect on the human rights situation in their respective countries, reinforcing the importance of promoting individual rights and inclusion for all on a global basis."

See also the remarks made by the Acting Secretary of State, a transcript of the press briefing and a transcript of a briefing at the Washington Foreign Press Center.

The reports have been met with criticism from human rights groups for certain changes and omissions; see below for further info:
- "Human Rights Groups Bristling at State Department Report," Foreign Policy, 21 April 2018 [text]
- Trump Administration Undermines State Department's Human Rights Report (Amnesty International, April 2018) [text]
- "Trump Administration's First Human Rights Report Sparks Fierce Criticism," ABC News, 20 April 2018 [text]

In addition, Human Rights Watch has a Twitter thread noting a number of gaps.

Tagged Publications. 

15 April 2018

Admin: Spring Break

This blog will be quiet next week.

Open Access Round-up: 15 April 2018

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 15 March 2018. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

"A Contested Crisis: Policy Narratives and Empirical Evidence on Border Deaths in the Mediterranean," Sociology (Forthcoming, 2018)
- Postprint version of article.

"How Exceptional Must ‘Very Exceptional’ Be? Non-Refoulement, Socio-Economic Deprivation, and Paposhvili v Belgium," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 29, no. 4 (Dec. 2017)
- Preprint version of article.

"Leveraging Social Science Expertise in Immigration Policy," Northwestern University Law Review, vol. 112 (Forthcoming, 2018)
- Preprint version of article.

"Promoting a Child Rights-based Approach to Immigration in the United States," Georgetown Immigration Law Journal (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles, health-related:

"Assessing Refugee Healthcare Needs in Europe and Implementing Educational Interventions in Primary Care: A Focus on Methods," BMC International Health and Human Rights, 18:11 (Feb. 2018)

"Development and Validation of a Mental Health Screening Tool for Asylum-seekers and Refugees: The STAR-MH," BMC Psychiatry, 18:69 (March 2018)

"The Effects of Discrimination Experience on Life Satisfaction of North Korean Refugees: Mediating Effect of Stress," Psychiatry Investigation, vol. 15, no. 1 (Jan. 2018)

"Health Needs of Older Populations Affected by Humanitarian Crises in Low- and Middle-income Countries: A Systematic Review," Conflict and Health, 11:29 (Dec. 2017)

"Journalists Covering the Refugee and Migration Crisis are Affected by Moral Injury not PTSD," JRSM Open, vol. 9, no. 3 (March 2018)

"Monitoring and Evaluation of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Programs in Humanitarian Settings: A Scoping Review of Terminology and Focus," Conflict and Health, 12:9 (March 2018)

"A Qualitative Approach to Understand Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Adherence for Refugees Living in Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda," Conflict and Health, 12:7 (March 2018)

"Review of Infectious Diseases in Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Current Status and Going Forward," Public Health Reviews, 38:22 (Sept. 2017)

"Screening for Infectious Diseases among Newly Arrived Asylum Seekers, Bavaria, Germany, 2015," Eurosurveillance, vol. 23, no. 10 (March 2018)

"Screening for Infectious Diseases of Asylum Seekers upon Arrival: The Necessity of the Moral Principle of Reciprocity," BMC Medical Ethics, 19:16 (March 2018)

"Strengthening Effective Preventive Services for Refugee Populations: Toward Communities of Solution," Public Health Reviews, 39:3 (Feb. 2018)

"Syrian Refugees in Greece: Experience with Violence, Mental Health Status, and Access to Information During the Journey and While in Greece," BMC Medicine, 16:40 (March 2018)

"Understanding Trauma Faced by Syrian Refugees: Challenges and Community Solutions," Syrian Studies Association Bulletin, vol. 23, no. 1 (2018)

Articles, other topics:

"Acceptance to Be the Host of a Resettlement Programme: A Literature Review," Procedia Engineering, vol. 212 (2018)

"Attitudes towards Help-seeking for Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Humanitarian Settings: The Case of Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement Scheme in Uganda," BMC International Health and Human Rights, 18:15 (March 2018)

"From Forced Migration to Forced Arrival: The Campization of Refugee Accommodation in European Cities," Comparative Migration Studies, 6:7 (March 2018)

"‘If I Die Here, I’m a Hero!’ On Masculinity and Vulnerability among Male Asylum Seekers," Journal of Extreme Anthropology, OnlineFirst, 2018

"Impact of Refugee Population on Development: A Comparative Analysis for the Case of Host Economies," Review of Economic Perspectives, vol. 18, no. 1 (2018)

"Safety Planning for Technology: Displaced Women and Girls’ Interactions with Information and Communication Technology in Lebanon and Harm Reduction Considerations for Humanitarian Settings," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 3:3 (March 2018)

"Threat Perception and Modern Racism as Possible Predictors of Attitudes towards Asylum Seekers: Comparative Findings from Austria, Germany, and Slovakia," International Journal of Business and Social Research, vol. 7, no. 12 (2017)


Public Health Research & Practice, vol. 28, no. 1 (March 2018)
- Theme is "Refugee health – collaborating for better outcomes," with 7 articles.

Social Inclusion, vol. 6, no. 1 (2018)
- Theme is "The Transformative Forces of Migration: Refugees and the Re-Configuration of Migration Societies," with 10 articles.

Social Media + Society, vol. 4, no. 1 (January-March 2018)
- Theme is "Forced Migrants and Digital Connectivity," with 13 articles.

Hybrid Open Access [info]


"Arab Others at European Borders: Racializing Religion and Refugees along the Balkan Route," Ethnic and Racial Studies, Latest Articles, 11 Jan. 2018

"Challenges and Opportunities in Refugee Mental Health: Clinical, Service, and Research Considerations," European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, OnlineFirst, 13 Feb. 2018

"China and the International Refugee Protection Regime: Past, Present, and Potentials," Refugee Survey Quarterly, Advance Articles, 13 March 2018

"Health-Promoting Behavior and Influencing Factors in Young North Korean Refugees (NKRs) Living in South Korea," Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, OnlineFirst, 2 Feb. 2018

"Immunity against Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B among Adult Asylum Seekers in the Netherlands, 2016," Vaccine, vol. 36, no. 12 (March 2018)

"Involuntary Sterilization among HIV-positive Garifuna Women from Honduras Seeking Asylum in the United States: Two Case Reports," Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, vol. 56 (May 2018)

"'It's ok if it's hidden': The Discursive Construction of Everyday Racism for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Wales," Journal of Applied & Community Psychology, Early View, 9 March 2018

"National Immunization Strategies Targeting Migrants in Six European Countries," Vaccine, In Press, 6 Feb. 2018


AJIL Unbound, vol. 111 (2017)
- "Symposium on Framing Global Migration Law – Part III," with 8 articles.

Law Reviews

"American Courts and the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees: A Need for Harmony in the Face of a Refugee Crisis," Harvard Law Review, vol. 131, no. 5 (2018)

"Getting it Righted: Access to Counsel in Rapid Removals," Marquette Law Review (Forthcoming)

"Jurisprudential Sources for Establishing Standards of the Duty of Care in Offshore Immigration Detention Facilities," University of Western Australia Law Review, vol. 43, no. 1 (Jan. 2018)

"The President's Immigration Courts," Emory Law Review (Forthcoming, 2018)

"Refugees and the Right to Freedom of Movement: From Flight to Return," Michigan Journal of International Law, vol. 39, no. 1 (2018)

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 15 March 2018

Tagged Publications.

14 April 2018

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 2

"Accusing ‘Europe’: Articulations of Migrant Justice and a Popular International Law," Chapter in Peoples' Tribunals and International Law (Cambridge Univ. Press, Dec. 2017) [preprint]

Comparative International Approaches to Establishing Identity in Undocumented Asylum Seekers, Migration and Border Policy Project Working Paper, no. 8 (Lowy Institute, April 2018) [text]

Forum on Refugee and Migration Policy: Responsibility Sharing for Large-scale Population Movements: Are Safe and Legal Pathways Part of the Solution?, London, 2 Feb. 2018 [info]
- Follow link for meeting summary.

"How Exceptional Must ‘Very Exceptional’ Be? Non-Refoulement, Socio-Economic Deprivation, and Paposhvili v Belgium," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 29, no. 4 (Dec. 2017) [preprint]

"La Protection Internationale des Personnes Déplacées dans les Conflits Armés: Quelques Observations Autour de la Pratique de la Cour Européenne des Droits de l'Homme," Revue Générale de Droit International Public, vol. 121, no. 4 (2017) [full-text via Academia.edu]

Time to Investigate European Agents for Crimes against Migrants in Libya (EJIL: Talk Blog, March 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 1 (14 April 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 1

"2017: The Year in Review," International Journal of Refugee Law, Advance Articles, 27 March 2018 [free full-text]

A Guide to International Refugee Protection and Building State Asylum Systems, Handbook for Parliamentarians, no. 27 (Inter-Parliamentary Union & UNHCR, 2017) [text]

International Law and Migration: Strategies for Protection (International Law under Construction Blog, Feb. 2018) [text]

Legal Considerations Regarding Access to Protection and a Connection Between the Refugee and the Third Country in the Context of Return or Transfer to Safe Third Countries (UNHCR, April 2018) [text]

"Note on Migration and the Principle of Non-refoulement," International Review of the Red Cross, First View, 28 March 2018 [full-text]
- See also related ICRC blog post.

Questioning Treaty Interpretation as the Legitimizing Foundation of the Internal Relocation Principle under Refugee and Human Rights Treaties (SSRN, Jan. 2018) [text]

The Right to Asylum in International Law (SSRN, Nov. 2017) [text]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 1 (8 March 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 2 (8 March 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

13 April 2018

Thematic Focus: Solutions

"Acceptance to Be the Host of a Resettlement Programme: A Literature Review," Procedia Engineering, vol. 212 (2018) [open access]

Bringing Evidence to the Refugee Integration Debate (Urban Institute, April 2018) [text]

"David Miliband Calls for Leadership on Refugee Resettlement in the EU," The Guardian, 3 April 2018 [text]

ERN+ Conference on Complementary Pathways of Admission to Europe for Refugees, Brussels, 12 April 2018 [info]
- Follow link for studies on private sponsorship, humanitarian admission, and student scholarships that were presented at the conference. See also related IOM press release.

European Refugees are Making It to America, but Many Others are Not (Niskanen Center Blog, April 2018) [text]

A French Processing Centre in Niger: The First Step towards Extraterritorial Processing of Asylum Claims or (Just) Good Old Resettlement? (Aspen Institute, April 2018) [text]

How Islam Helps Refugees Integrate in Germany (Refugees Deeply, April 2018) [text]

Integration of Immigrants in the European Union, Special Eurobarometer Survey 469  (European Commission, April 2018) [access]
- Follow link for report, summary, factsheets and other related links.

Refugee Integration in Mainland Greece: Prospects and Challenges, UNESCO Chair on International Migration Policy Brief (Yasar Univ., March 2018) [text]

"Refugee Resettlement under the Obama Administration: Untangling the U.S. Refugee Assistance Program at the Federal Level," Global Journal of Peace Research and Praxis, vol. 2, no. 1 (2018) [open access]

Refugees in Towns: Supporting Integration of Refugees and Host Communities (Feinstein International Center, April 2018) [access]
- This project has just released five case studies focusing respectively on Belgrade, Dar Es Salaam, Delhi, Hamburg, and Istanbul.

"South Sudan, Somalia and Iran Excluded from One of Australia's Refugee Programs," The Guardian, 4 April 2018 [text]

US Border Troops Can’t Stop the Need for Refugee Protection (Kaldor Centre, April 2018) [text]

"The U.S. Has Accepted Only 11 Syrian Refugees This Year," NPR, 12 April 2018 [text]

*"The US Has All but Slammed the Door on Syrian Refugees," Vox, 13 April 2018 [text]

U.S. Lags Far Behind in Its Commitment to Admit 45,000 Refugees This Year (International Rescue Committee, April 2018) [text]

"'We would never forget who we are': Resettlement, Cultural Negotiation, and Family Relationships among Somali Bantu Refugees," European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, vol. 26, no. 11 (Nov. 2017) [full-text via ResearchGate]


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (6 April 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Asylum Seekers in Samos: An Unreasonable Reality (Border Criminologies Blog, April 2018) [text]

Crossing the Line of Contact: Monitoring Report (UNHCR, March 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Focuses on Ukraine.

Detention and Selection: An Overview of the Italian Hotspot System (Border Criminologies Blog, April 2018) [text]

The EU Hotspot Approach: Blurred Lines between Restriction on and Deprivation of Liberty (Part III) (Border Criminologies Blog, April 2018) [text]
- Focuses on Greece and Italy. The first two parts of this series are available via the right-hand menu. Other items in this series focus on specific camps in Greece and Italy, and are referenced individually in this post.

"Growing Number of Syrian Refugees in Germany Making 'Reverse Escape' to Turkey," The Local, 12 April 2018 [text]
- Links to report in German.

"Hungarian Journalists Admit Role in Forging Anti-migrant 'Atmosphere of Fear'," The Guardian, 13 April 2018 [text]

"Majority of Young Syrian Refugees are in Work or Studying, Research Shows," The Independent, 12 April 2018 [text]
- See also related British Sociological Association conference news.

Moria Refugee Camp: Restriction of Movement and Living Conditions (Border Criminologies Blog, April 2018) [text]

The Taranto Hotspot: Unveiling the Developments of EU Migration Management Policies (Border Criminologies Blog, April 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (13 April 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

Event & opportunity:

Roundtable: Informal Agreements and Return: Legal Status and Oversight, Brussels, 24 April 2018 [info]

Job announcement: Refugee Advocacy Fellow, ECRE [info]
- Apply by 4 May 2018.


Asylum Systems in 2017: Overview of Developments from Selected European Countries (AIDA, March 2018) [text]

"CJEU: Actions Brought against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic for Failing to Fulfill Relocation Obligations," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 30 March 2018 [text]

Desperate Journeys, January 2017-March 2018 (UNHCR, April 2018) [text]

The Dublin System in 2017: Overview of Developments from Selected European Countries (AIDA, March 2018) [text]

EASO Guidance on Contingency Planning in the Context of Reception, EASO Practical Guides Series (European Office of Asylum Support, March 2018) [text]

"From Forced Migration to Forced Arrival: The Campization of Refugee Accommodation in European Cities," Comparative Migration Studies, 6:7 (March 2018) [open access]

"Introduction to Special Issue: ‘Migration Governance in an Era of Large Movements: A Multi-level Approach’," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, OnlineFirst, 6 April 2018 [free full-text]

Joint Debate of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) on the Agenda on Migration, Brussels, 26 March 2018 [info]
- Follow link for video. See also MPC's related video of presentation on "Giving evidence on attitudes to migration at the European Parliament."

Migration Deals Risk Undermining Global Refugee Protection (Chatham House, April 2018) [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (4 April 2018)
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (4 April 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

12 April 2018

Regional Focus: Americas

Addressing the Migration Bottleneck in Southern Mexico (International Crisis Group, April 2018) [text]

*Canada’s Refugee Strategy: How It Can Be Improved, SPP Briefing Paper, vol. 11:14 (Univ. of Calgary, April 2018) [text]
- See also related Star article.

Containing the Shock Waves from Venezuela (International Crisis Group, March 2018) [text]

*How to Contain the Deepening Crisis in Venezuela (World Economic Forum Blog, April 2018) [text]

Mexico: Still Not Safe for Refugees and Migrants, Fact Sheet (Human Rights First, March 2018) [text]

"Migration in Brazil: The Making of a Multicultural Society," Migration Information Source, 29 March 2018 [text]

Proyecto de Caracterización de población Proveniente de Venezuela en Colombia: Resumen Ejecutivo (UNHCR, Dec. 2017; updated Feb. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Regional Action Plan: Strengthening the Regional Response to Large-scale Migration of Venezuelan Nationals into South America, North America, Central America and the Caribbean (IOM, April 2018) [text]

Response Stepped Up in Brazil as Venezuelan Arrivals Grow (UNHCR, April 2018) [text]

The Unsafe Third Country Agreement (The Migrationist Blog, April 2018) [text]

Using Frozen Assets to Assist the Forcibly Displaced: A Policy Proposal for Canada, Discussion Paper, no. 2 (World Refugee Council & Centre for International Governance Innovation, April 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Venezuelans Flee to Colombia to Escape Hunger, but Find Little Relief (Refugees Deeply, April 2018) [text]

Venezuelans Seeking Asylum in EU Up by Almost 800% in Two Years (EASO, April 2018) [text]

When Refugees Lead: A Conversation with Canada’s Refugees Minister (Refugees Deeply, April 2018) [text]


Crossing the Line (Human Rights First & RYOT Studio) [Pt. 1] [Pt. 2]
- Two-part virtual reality video series that "brings viewers face to face with the refugee crisis happening...along the United States’ southern border with Mexico."


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (20 March 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: United States

5 Questions for Mike Pompeo Regarding Refugees (Fixgov Blog, April 2018) [text]
*- See also questions from Human Rights First.

Attorney General Announces Zero-Tolerance Policy for Criminal Illegal Entry (U.S. Dept. of Justice, 6 April 2018) [text]
- See also related commentary from Immigration Impact blog and Human Rights First.

Bringing Evidence to the Refugee Integration Debate (Urban Institute, April 2018) [text]

"The Case for Nongovernmental Sanctuary for Immigrants," Los Angeles Times, 5 April 2018 [text]

The Chimera of Immigration Court Quotas (The Asylumist Blog, April 2018) [text]

Conducting Country Conditions Research for Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Convention against Torture Claims, Practice Advisory (Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, 2018) [info]
- Note: Follow the link to learn how to submit a request for this text.

Ending “Catch and Release” at the Border of the United States and Directing Other Enhancements to Immigration Enforcement, Presidential Memorandum (White House, 6 April 2018) [text]

Ex-Military, Intelligence, and Foreign Policy Officials: Travel Ban Harms National Security (Just Security, April 2018) [text]

Immigration Relief for DACA Recipients Based on Fear of Return, Practice Advisory (Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, Feb. 2018) [text]

"Involuntary Sterilization among HIV-positive Garifuna Women from Honduras Seeking Asylum in the United States: Two Case Reports," Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, vol. 56 (May 2018) [open access]

"Making Our ‘Immigration Courts’ Courts," The Federal Lawyer (March 2018) [full-text]

Migrant Caravan Making Its Way North to be Greeted by a Complex Web of Immigration Laws (Immigration Impact, April 2018) [text]

Rebuffed by Congress, Trump Resorts to Old Ideas on the Border (Fixgov Blog, April 2018) [text]

"The Travel Ban and the Supreme Court," ABA Journal, 2 April 2018 [full-text]

*Trump's Fabricated Border Crisis (Human Rights First Blog, April 2018) [text]

Why Don’t More Unaccompanied Children Pursue Refugee Status? (Niskanen Center Blog, April 2018) [text]


The Journey across America: Understanding a Nation’s Immigration Experience (ODI) [access]
- "Over the next two months, Katy Long will be travelling across America, tracing the history of newcomers to the country across two centuries and three thousand miles. At a time when America is fiercely debating the nature of national identity and the future of US immigration, this project offers a vital perspective on the history of US immigration at both a personal and political level."


Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (4 April 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

11 April 2018

Thematic Focus: General

10 of the Coolest Visualizations of Migration Data (Migration Data Portal Blog, Feb. 2018) [text]

Development Aid Stable in 2017 with More Sent to Poorest Countries (OECD, April 2018) [text]
- See also related Reuters article.

If Countries Won’t Take Refugees for Moral Reasons, Let’s Give Them Financial Incentives (QZ, April 2018) [text]

It’s Relative: A Crosscountry Comparison of Family-Migration Policies and Flows (Migration Policy Institute, April 2018) [text]
- "[T]his issue brief offers a comparative look at family-migration trends and policies in nine countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States."

Keeping the Promise: Three Proposed Accountability Mechanisms for the Global Refugee Regime, WRC Discussion Paper, no. 1 (World Refugee Council & Centre for International Governance Innovation, April 2018) [text]

Natural Catastrophes and Man-made Disasters in 2017: A Year of Record-breaking Losses, Sigma, no. 1/2018 (Swiss Re, April 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Potential and Practice of Data Collaboratives for Migration," Stanford Social Innovation Review, 29 March 2018 [text]

Refugee Policies from 1933 until Today: Challenges and Responsibilities, IHRA Series, vol. 4 (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, March 2018) [text]

Transforming the Global Refugee System: Solidarity, Humanity and Accountability, World Refugee Council Interim Report (World Refugee Council & Centre for International Governance Innovation, April 2018) [text]

What Political Leadership on Migration Looks Like (Refugees Deeply, March 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (23 March 2018)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

"Caring for Male and LGBTI Sexual Violence Survivors: Learning from Local Organisations," Forced Migration Review, no. 57 (Feb. 2018) [open access]

"Coming Out under the Gun: Exploring the Psychological Dimensions of Seeking Refugee Status for LGBT Claimants in Canada," Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 31, no. 1 (March 2018) [free full-text]

"EU Court: Asylum Seekers Must not be Forced to Take 'Gay Tests'," BBC News, 25 Jan. 2018 [text]

"Forced (Queer) Migration and Everyday Violence: The Geographies of Life, Death, and Access in Cape Town," Geoforum, vol. 89 (Feb. 2018) [full-text via SOGICA]

Forgotten Twice: The Untold Story of LGBT Refugees (World Economic Forum Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

Merging Sociology and Law: How Social Construction of Identity May Explain Differing Treatment of Women and Gay People as Social Groups in Refugee Law (RefLaw Blog, March 2018) [text]

The One Year Bar and LGBT Asylum Claims (The Asylumist Blog, Feb. 2018) [text]

Queer (Im)mobilities and the ‘Refugee Crisis’: Examining Stakeholder Responses to Sexual Minority Refugees in Turkey, Working Paper, no. 1 2017/1 (UCL Migration Research Unit, 2017) [text]

"Queer Refuge: The Impacts of Homoantagonism and Racism in U.S. Asylum Law," Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, vol. XVIII, no. 1 (Spring 2017) [full-text via SSRN]

Sexual Orientation Asylum Statistics are Good News (Free Movement Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

Trans Refugees Fled to Greece for a Better Life. They Found Intolerance (Vox, March 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (27 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

10 April 2018

Thematic Focus: Children

Beyond Survival: Seven Years of War on Syria's Children (World Vision, March 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

In the Best Interests of the Child? Protecting UASC from the Middle East in France (Mixed Migration Platform, Nov. 2017; posted March 2018) [text]

An Inspection of How the Home Office Considers the ‘Best Interests’ of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children ( Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, March 2018) [text]
- See also related Free Movement blog post.

"Making Sense of Child, Early and Forced Marriage among Syrian Refugee Girls: A Mixed Methods Study in Lebanon," BMJ Global Health, 3(1): e000509 (Jan. 2018) [open access]

"Promoting a Child Rights-based Approach to Immigration in the United States," Georgetown Immigration Law Journal (Forthcoming) [preprint]

Protected on Paper? An Analysis of Nordic Country Responses to Asylum-seeking Children (Unicef, March 2018) [text]

"The Refugee Crisis and the Rights of Children: Perspectives on Community‐Based Resettlement Programs," New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, vol. 2018, no. 159 (Spring 2018) [free full-text]

Reports Highlight Chronic Delay in Deciding Child Asylum Claims (Free Movement Blog, April 2018) [text]

"A Review of Adolescent Autobiographical Memory and the Implications for Assessment of Unaccompanied Minors’ Refugee Determinations," Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, vol. 23, no. 3 (2018) [full-text via CSEL]

UK MPs Push to Reunite Refugee Families Torn Apart by Conflict (UNHCR, March 2018) [text]

"Why Are Undocumented Minors Spending So Much Time in Custody?," New Yorker, 8 March 2018 [text]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1 (13 March 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 2 (13 March 2018)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality - Pt. 2


PhD Workshop on Citizenship and Statelessness, Tilburg, Neth., 29 October-1 November 2018 [info]
- Apply by 4 June 2018.


Background Note on Gender Equality, Nationality Laws and Statelessness 2018 (UNHCR, March 2018) [text]

Criminal Code Bill Will Leave Indonesian Migrants’ Children in Malaysia in Legal Limbo (The Conversation, March 2018) [text]

Equal Citizens, Thriving Families, Stronger Societies: Realizing Gender-Equal Nationality Rights in the Middle East-North Africa Region (UNHCR & Equal Nationality Rights, April 2018) [text]

"For Syrian Refugees, Marriage Trap Breeds Statelessness in Lebanon," VOA News, 19 March 2018 [text]

A Gender Analysis of the Right to a Nationality in Myanmar (Norwegian Refugee Council et al., March 2018) [text]

Groundbreaking Arab League Declaration Heightens Global Momentum to End Gender Discrimination in Nationality Laws (Equal Nationality Rights, March 2018) [text]

"A Mother's Right: Giving Citizenship," U.S. News & World Report, 21 March 2018 [text]

Statelessness and Human Rights: The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion, 2018) [text]

UN Agencies Call for Stronger Action to Achieve Equal Nationality Rights for All (UNHCR, March 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality - Pt. 1 (10 April 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality - Pt. 1


Statelessness and Citizenship Review is a new journal that has been launched by the Institute of Statelessness and Inclusion and the Peter McMullin Centre. It is "the first to be entirely dedicated to advancing the understanding of statelessness and related citizenship phenomena and challenges." Moreover, it is Open Access and does not charge any article processing fees (APCs)! Information on the submission process will be made available soon.


The Campaign to End Statelessness: Update (UNHCR, April 2018) [text]

Engaging with the Media as a Tool for Addressing Statelessness (ENS Blog, March 2018) [text]

The Faces of Statelessness in Europe (UNHCR, March 2018) [text]

"Jus Soli and Statelessness: A Comparative Perspective from the Americas," Chapter in Citizenship in Question: Evidentiary Birthright and Statelessness (Duke Univ. Press, Feb. 2017) [preprint]

No Country, No Rights, No Hope (Univ. of Melbourne, March 2018) [text]

"Stateless in Australia: New Centre to Shine Light on Those Incarcerated without Hope," The Guardian, 26 March 2018 [text]

Statelessness and Discrimination of Roma in the Western Balkans and Ukraine, Presentation at Statelessness and Discrimination of Roma: An International Perspective, Munich, 12-25 March 2018 [access]
- Follow link for video.

UNHCR Annual Update 2017: Machine-Readable Travel Documents for Refugees and Stateless Persons (UNHCR, Jan. 2018) [text]


Statelessness Index (European Network on Statelessness) [access]
- "[A] comparative tool that assesses European countries’ law, policy and practice on the protection of stateless people and the prevention and reduction of statelessness, against international norms and good practice." See also related ENS blog posts that introduce the Index and use Serbia as an example of its utility.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality (7 March 2018)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.