22 November 2017

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific

Opportunity:

CFP: Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies [info]
- Submissions sought for focus section on "Forced Migration in Southeast Asia." The deadline is 31 December 2017.

Publications:

"Afghanistan: Displacement Challenges in a Country on the Move," Migration Information Source, 16 Nov. 2017 [text]

Asylum and Nehru’s Changing Non-alignment: Tibetan Refugees in India, Oxford, 10 Nov. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Bangladesh Refugee Crisis: Assessment Lessons Learned with a Protection Focus, version 1 (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Caged without a Roof": Apartheid in Myanmar's Rakhine State (Amnesty International, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also related AI news story.

Call Them What They Are: Rohingya Refugees - Leaders at Asia Summit Skirt around Burma Crisis (Human Rights Watch, Nov. 2017) [text]

"From Myanmar to India, Persecution Haunts Rohingya," The Diplomat, 14 Nov. 2017 [text]

The Hard Journey Back to Afghanistan (MMP Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

How a Small Pacific Community Sparked 70 Years of Constitutional Innovation on Citizenship (Kaldor Centre, Nov. 2017) [text]

Open Letter to President Xi Jinping re: Halting the Forcible Repatriation of North Korean Refugees in China (APRRN, Nov. 2017) [text]

Scaling-up Housing for Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh (Human Rights Brief, Nov. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific, esp. the Rohingya (11 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Regional Focus: Australia

Australia Urged to Ensure Protection, Assistance and Solutions for Refugees on Manus Island (UNHCR, Nov, 2017) [text]
- See also related Guardian article.

Boat ‘Turnbacks’ in Australia: A Quick Guide to the Statistics since 2001 (Parliamentary Library of Australia, updated Nov. 2017) [text via APO]

"Decay, Despair, Defiance: Inside the Manus Island Refugee Camp," The Guardian, 15 Nov. 2017 [text]

Guidance Note on the Psychologically Vulnerable Applicant in the Protection Visa Assessment Process (UNHCR Canberra, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related UNHCR news release.

Is Operation Sovereign Borders Running Afoul of Australia’s Refugee Commitments? (Human Rights Brief, Nov. 2017) [text]

Moment of Truth for Refugees and Asylum Seekers on Manus Island (openDemocracy, Nov. 2017) [text]

"The Protection of Asylum Seekers in Australian-Pacific Offshore Processing: The Legal Deficit of Human Rights in a Nodal Reality," Human Rights Law Review, vol. 17, no. 1 (March 2017) [free full-text]

Three Charts on: What's Going on at Manus Island (The Conversation, Nov. 2017) [text]

When the US Locked up White Australian Immigrants Like Australia Does to Asylum Seekers (The Conversation, Nov. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (13 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

21 November 2017

Regional Focus: United States

Event & opportunity:

CFP: The Return of Sanctuary Cities: The Muslim Ban, Hurricane Maria, and Everything in Between, Detroit, 23 March 2018 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 3 December 2017.

Talk: Aid and Multilateralism in an Era of Populist Politics, London, 7 December 2017 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

Publications:

"Appeals Court Partly Reinstates Trump’s New Travel Ban," New York Times, 13 Nov. 2017 [text]

Asylum Outcome Continues to Depend on the Judge Assigned (TRAC, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Coercive Population Control and Asylum in the U.S.," Social Sciences, 6(4), 137 (Nov. 2017) [open access]

"DHS Inspector General: Travel-ban Confusion Led Agents to Violate Court Order," Washington Post, 20 Nov. 2017 [text]

"Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Executive Order on Denying Funding to Sanctuary Cities," Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2017 [text]

"How Trump is Building a Border Wall That No One Can See," Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2017 [text]

Hundreds of Immigrants Will Get to Resubmit DACA Renewals Originally Rejected as “Late” (Vox, Nov. 2017) [text]

The Latest Assault on Immigrants and the Need to Preserve TPS (ACS Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

The Perils and Pitfalls of Applying for a Green Card (The Asylumist, Nov. 2017) [text]

A Profile of Current DACA Recipients by Education, Industry, and Occupation (Migration Policy Institute, Nov. 2017) [text]

This Map is a Whole New Way of Looking at Immigration in the US (World Economic Forum Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Trump Administration Ends Temporary Protection for Haitians," New York Times, 20 Nov. 2017 [text]
- Here is the order from DHS.

Resources:

Best Practices in Representing Asylum Seekers (LegalEd, Nov. 2017) [access]
- "This video series...walks you through the preparation for an asylum case before the immigration courts."

ICE Extreme Vetting Initiative: A Resource Page (Brennan Center for Justice, Nov. 2017) [access]
- "This resource page is intended to provide journalists, policy-makers, and the public information about the ICE Extreme Vetting Initiative.. ." See also related Just Security blog post.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (9 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

20 November 2017

Regional Focus: Europe

Asylum, Integration and Irregular Migration in Lithuania: Policy and Practice at the Edge of the European Union (Fafo, 2017) [text]

Daring to Care? How Volunteers and Civil Society Organisations are Shaping Asylum Seekers' Access to Citizenship through Social Support, COMCAD Working Paper, no. 156 (Centre on Migration, Citizenship and Development, 2017) [text]

"The Dream of a Common European Asylum and Migration Policy from the Perspective of Women's Rights in East-Central Europe," Chapter in The Future of the European Union: Feminist Perspectives from East-Central Europe (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 2017) [text]
- Scroll to p. 57

Fundamental Rights and the EU Hotspot Approach (Danish Refugee Council, Oct. 2017) [text]
- See also related ECRE Weekly Update article.

Knowing How to Go: Iraqi Asylum Seekers and Legal Pathways to Get to and Stay in Europe (REACH & Mixed Migration Platform, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Legal Note on Access to Legal Aid in Europe (ECRE/ELENA, Nov. 2017) [text]

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the European Council and the Council: Progress Report on the European Agenda on Migration (European Commission, Nov. 2017) [text]

Revealed: Legal Advice for Asylum Seekers Disappearing Due to Legal Aid Cuts (The Conversation, Nov. 2017) [text]

What Does EU Development Policy Mean by 'Root Causes of Migration'? (Devex, Nov. 2017) [text]

EU & Africa:

Beyond Transactional Deals: Building Lasting Migration Partnerships in the Mediterranean text]
(Migration Policy Institute, Nov. 2017) [

An Emergency for Whom? The EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa – Migratory Routes and Development Aid in Africa (Oxfam, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related ECRE Weekly Update article.

"They Know the Risks and Still They Come: Why Young Africans Chase the European Dream," The Guardian, 6 Nov. 2017 [text]

Why Some E.U. States Want Hotspots in the Sahel (Refugees Deeply, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also earlier related Jacques Delors Institut blog post.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (13 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Events & Opportunities: More Nov. 2017 & New Dec. 2017

CFP: Georgetown Immigration Law Journal [info]
- No deadline specified.

Debate: Agreeing a Global Response to Migration, London, 21 November 2017 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

Talk: The Labouring Subject of Refugee Economies, Montreal, 23 November 2017 [info]

Talk: Migration and Climate Change: Legal and Practical Challenges, Montreal, 29 November 2017 [info]

Job announcement: Consultant for a Study on the Impact of ICVA's Work [info]
- Application deadline is 30 November 2017.

Survey: The State of the Humanitarian System (SOHS), Online [info]
- Submit responses by 30 November 2017.

CFP: Politics of Movement: Racialization, Religion, Migration, Evanston, IL, 5-6 April 2018 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 1 December 2017.

Conference: The EU Turkey Relationships: A New Model of Cooperation in Migration Flow Management?, Orléans, France, 1 December 2017 [info]

Job opportunities: Field/Legal Researcher & Research Project Support Officer, RECAP [info]
- Apply by 6 December 2017.

Grant opportunity: Humanitarian Innovation Fund [info]
- Apply by 10 December 2017.

Conference: Constructing Viable Futures: Unaccompanied Migrant Young People Transitioning to Adulthood, Oxford, 12 December 2017 [info]

CFP: Vulnerability, Protection, and Agency: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Migration, Oslo, 24-25 May 2018 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 15 December 2017.

CFP: Torture Journal [info]
- Submissions sought for special section on "Forced Migration and Torture: Challenges and Solutions in Rehabilitation and Prevention." The deadline is 31 December 2017.

CFP: Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies [info]
- Submissions sought for focus section on "Forced Migration in Southeast Asia." The deadline is 31 December 2017.

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: More Oct. & Nov. 2017

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

17 November 2017

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Assets of Refugees in Zataari Camp: A Profile of Skills (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Employment and Human Capital Investment Intentions among Recent Refugees in Germany (German Institute for Economic Research, 2017) [text]

How Temporary Protected Status Holders Helps Disaster Recovery and Preparedness (New American Economy, Nov. 2017) [text]

"The Impact of Limbo on the Socio-Economic Integration of Refugees in France," ifo DICE Report, vol. 15, no. 3 (Sept. 2017) [text]

"The Impact of Syrian Refugees on the Turkish Economy: Regional Labour Market Effects," Social Sciences, 6(4) (Oct. 2017) [open access]

"Integrating Forced Migrants: Evidence from the Displacement of Germans after World War II," ifo DICE Report, vol. 15, no. 3 (Sept. 2017) [text]

"Integrating Refugees into the Labour Market: Where Does Germany Stand?," ifo DICE Report, vol. 15, no. 3 (Sept. 2017) [text]

Migrants Will Keep Coming. We Should Give Them the Skills They Need to Thrive (World Economic Forum Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

New Americans and a New Direction: The Role of Immigrants in Reviving the Great Lakes Region (New American Economy, Oct. 2017) [text]

Refugees’ Right to Work: Necessary but Insufficient for Formal Employment of Refugees (People Move Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Office Sharing Giant WeWork Plans to Hire 1,500 Refugees Over the Next Five Years," Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2017 [text]

“Socioeconomic Status and Livelihoods of Refugees in a Self-reliance Situation in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement,” Ghana Journal of Geography, vol. 9, no. 3 (2017) [full-text]

Talent Displaced: The Economic Lives of Syrian Refugees in Europe (Deloitte & Refugee Studies Centre, Nov. 2017) [text]

Torn Nets: How to Explain the Gap of Refugees and Humanitarian Migrants in the Access to the Italian Labour Market (FIERI, Sept. 2017) [text]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Europe/Middle East (2 Nov. 2017)
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - General/Australia/North America (2 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: MENA, esp. Syria

Back Home in Homs: Challenges Facing Returnees to Syria (Refugees Deeply, Nov. 2017) [text]

Internal Displacement in Iraq 2003-2016: An Annotated Bibliography (ISIM, Oct. 2017) [text]

Jordan: Community Support Committees - Empowering Refugees through Local Communities (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Knowing How to Go: Iraqi Asylum Seekers and Legal Pathways to Get to and Stay in Europe (REACH & Mixed Migration Platform, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Libya’s Migrant Report: Round 13, August-September 2017 (IOM, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

A Promise of Tomorrow: The Effects of UNHCR and UNICEF Cash Assistance on Syrian Refugees in Jordan (ODI, Unicef & UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Reparations for the Victims of Conflict in Iraq: Lessons Learned from Comparative Practice (Minority Rights Group, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Review of the Common Cash Facility Approach in Jordan (Cash Learning Partnership & UNHCR, Oct. 2017) [text]

Second Meeting of the World Refugee Council, Amman, 18 Sept. 2017 [text]

Syria in 2019: Four Scenarios - Implications for Policy Planning (Clingendael, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

UN Human Rights Chief: Suffering of Migrants in Libya Outrage to Conscience of Humanity (OHCHR, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also related Guardian article.

Understanding Alternatives to Cash Assistance (Danish Refugee Council & UNHCR, Sept. 2017)

‘We leave or we die’: Forced Displacement under Syria’s ‘Reconciliation’ Agreements (Amnesty International, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Yemen “Starvation” Warnings as Saudi Arabia Shuts Borders (IRIN, Nov. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (3 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

16 November 2017

Thematic Focus: General

The Displacement Continuum: Research Agenda and Call for Partners (IDMC, Nov. 2017) [text]
- First in a new thematic series on "The Invisible Majority."

Expert Views: What Would Refocus Attention on Internal Displacement? (Refugees Deeply, Nov. 2017) [text]

Global Appeal 2018-2019 (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [access]
- Follow link for full PDF of report and individual chapters.

Humanitarianism, not Development: Refugee Protection in a Neoliberal Age, New York, 6 Nov. 2017 [info]
- Video of this talk is available here.

Internal Displacement and the Global Compact on Refugees: Are Today’s Returning Refugees Tomorrow’s IDPs?, Policy Brief (IDMC, Nov. 2017) [text

Migration Studies, vol. 5, no. 3 (Nov. 2017) [free full-text]
- Special issue on "Migration Regimes in the Spotlight: The Politics of Migration in an Age of Uncertainty." Two articles are open access.

Movement Call for Action on the Humanitarian Needs of Vulnerable Migrants Council of Delegates of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, Nov. 2017) [resolution] [background rpt.]

"Rituals of Migration: An Introduction," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 13 Nov. 2017 [free full-text]

Statement by Academics, Researchers and Experts for the Global Compact on Refugees, Conference on International Cooperation in Responsibility-Sharing for Refugees in the Euro-Mediterranean Space, Cairo, 9-10 October 2017 [access]

Thematic discussions: Global Compact on Refugees, Geneva, 14-15 November 2017 [info]
- Discussions 4 & 5 focused on "Measures to be taken in pursuit of solutions (Comprehensive refugee response framework pillar four)" and "Issues that cut across all four substantive sections of the comprehensive refugee response, and overarching issues." Follow link for video recordings. See also related UNHCR news story, CRRF Panel Discussion remarks and IDMC statement on solutions.

There are Now 65 Million Refugees – but We Can Still Solve the Crisis (Fast Company, Nov. 2017) [text]

Why We Need to Talk about Migration and Human Security (Refugees Deeply, Nov. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (8 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

15 November 2017

Open Access Round-up: 15 Nov. 2017

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 31 October 2017. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

"Migration Control à la Khartoum: EU External Engagement and Human Rights Protection in the Horn of Africa," Refugee Survey Quarterly, Advance Articles, 16 Oct. 2017 [postprint]
- Note: Currently, access to the document is restricted, but visitors may "request a copy."

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles, health-related:

"A Call for Emergency Action: Telepsychiatry for Trauma Treatment among Syrian Refugees," Cureus, vol. 9, no. 8 (Aug. 2017)

"Examining the Need & Potential for Biomedical Engineering to Strengthen Health Care Delivery for Displaced Populations & Victims of Conflict," Conflict and Health, 11:20 (Nov. 2017)

"Feasibility and Acceptability of a Universal Screening and Referral Protocol for Gender-based violence with Women Seeking Care in Health Clinics in Dadaab Refugee Camps in Kenya," Global Mental Health, e21 (Oct. 2017)

"Future Role Aspirations, Achievement Motivations and Perceptions of Personal Help-seeking among Humanitarian Aid Trainees," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:12 (Nov. 2017)

"Guidelines and mHealth to Improve Quality of Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes Care for Vulnerable Populations in Lebanon: Longitudinal Cohort Study," JMIR mHealth and uHealth, vol. 5, no. 10 (Oct. 2017)

"Housing and Health of Kiribati Migrants Living in New Zealand," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 14, no. 10 (Oct. 2017)

"Infectious Disease Screening in Asylum Seekers: Range, Coverage and Economic Evaluation in Germany, 2015," Eurosurveillance, vol. 22, no. 40 (Oct. 2017)

"Medical Conditions and Treatment in a Transit Camp in Serbia for Syrian, Afghani, and Iraqi Migrants," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:11 (Oct. 2017)

"Promoting Mental Health in Unaccompanied Refugee Minors: Recommendations for Primary Support Programs," Brain Sciences, vol. 7, no. 11 (Nov. 2017)

Stress, Trauma, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Migrants: A Comprehensive Review,” Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, Ahead of Print, 19 Oct. 2017

"Understanding the Menstrual Hygiene Management Challenges Facing Displaced Girls and Women: Findings from Qualitative Assessments in Myanmar and Lebanon," Conflict and Health, 11:19 (Oct. 2017)

Articles, other topics:

"Cycles of Judicial and Executive Power in Irregular Migration," Comparative Migration Studies, 5:16 (Oct. 2017)

"Getting By or Getting Ahead: Resettlement Inputs and Social Capital in Involuntary Resettlement," Journal of Population and Social Studies, vol. 25, no. 2 (April 2017)

"The Practice of Immigration and Nationality Law: Setting Boundaries of Specialization at the Margins," Oñati Socio-legal Series, vol. 7, no. 7 (2017)

"The Responsibility of Businesses to Prevent Development-induced Displacement in Africa," African Human Rights Law Journal, vol. 17, no. 1 (2017)

"The Right to Asylum and the Principle of Non-Refoulement under the European Convention on Human Rights," European Scientific Journal, vol. 13, no. 28 (2017)

"Who is Your Constituency? The Political Engagement of Humanitarian Organisations," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:9 (Oct. 2017)

Journals:

Conflict and Health, vol. 11, supp. 1 (Nov. 2017)
- Theme is "Transitions within Transitions: Coming of Age in Displacement." Reports on the research initiative, "Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs and Risks of Very Young Adolescents in Humanitarian Contexts."

Movements: Journal for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies, vol. 3, no. 2 (Nov. 2017)
- Theme of this issue is “Turkey's Changing Migration Regime and its Global and Regional Dynamics.” Several articles focus on the EU-Turkey deal.

Refuge: Canada's Journal of Refugees, vol. 33, no. 2 (2017)
- This general issue includes articles on the ethical aspects of undertaking forced migration research, deportation, refugee settlement in Australia, higher education, volunteering, Eritreans in Canada, and LGBTQ asylum seekers.

Refugee Review, vol. III (2017)
- Special focus on "Refugees and Labour."

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Assessing the Special Need for Protection of Vulnerable Refugees: Testing the Applicability of a Screening Method (RHS-15) to Detect Traumatic Disorders in a Refugee Sample in Germany," Ethnicity & Health, Latest Articles, 29 Oct. 2017

"Disasters and Non-state Actors: Human Rights-based Approaches," Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, vol. 26, no. 5 (2017)

"Ethical Aspects of Medical Age Assessment in the Asylum Process: A Swedish Perspective," International Journal of Legal Medicine, Latest Articles, 11 Nov. 2017

"Migrant and Asylum-seeker Children Returned to Kosovo and Albania: Predictive Factors for Social-emotional Wellbeing after Return," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 31 Oct. 2017

"One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? The Fading Contours of (In)justice in Competing Discourses on Climate Migration," The Geographical Journal, vol. 183, no. 4 (Dec. 2017)

Law Review Articles

"Alternatives to Immigration Detention," Cardozo Law Review, vol. 38, no. 6 (Aug. 2017)

"Legal Consequences of DACA Rescission," Houston Journal of International Law Sidebar, vol. 2, no. 2 (2017)

"Refugee Roulette: A Comparative Analysis of Gender-Related Persecution in Asylum Law," DePaul Journal of Women, Gender and the Law, vol. 6, no. 1 (Fall 2016)

"Westernized Women? The Construction of Muslim Women's Dissent in U.S. Asylum Law," UCLA Law Review, vol. 64, no. 5 (2017)

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 31 Oct. 2017

Tagged Publications.

New Issues of Conf. & Health, Dis. Prev. Mgmt., Euro. J. Psychotraum., Intl. J. Middle East Stud., Intl. Migr., Migr. Pol. Pract., Migr. Stud., Movements, Refuge, Ref. Rev., Rts. in Exile News

Conflict and Health, vol. 11, supp. 1 (Nov. 2017) [open access]
- Theme is "Transitions within Transitions: Coming of Age in Displacement." Reports on the research initiative, "Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs and Risks of Very Young Adolescents in Humanitarian Contexts."

Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, vol. 26, no. 5 (Nov. 2017) [contents]
- Includes a special section on "International Law and Disasters." One article is open access.

European Journal of Psychotraumatology, vol. 8, suppl. 2 (2017) [open access]
- This issue focuses on "Traumatized refugees."

International Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 49, no. 4 (Nov. 2017) [contents]
- Special issue on "Forced Displacement and Refugees." The introduction is freely available.

International Migration, vol. 55, no. 6 (Dec. 2017) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including a policy interview with the German Commissioner for Immigration, Refugees and Integration, a free article on DACA's relationship to the unaccompanied minors surge, and a section on "Our Continued Concern for Refugees and Asylum Seekers," with an open access article on attitudes towards refugees.

Migration Policy Practice, vol. VII, no. 3 (Oct.-Nov. 2017) [full-text]
- Features a selection of papers prepared by members of the Migration Research Leaders’ Syndicate, which was established by IOM to support the development of the Global Compact on Migration. 

Migration Studies, vol. 5, no. 3 (Nov. 2017) [free full-text]
- Special issue on "Migration Regimes in the Spotlight: The Politics of Migration in an Age of Uncertainty." Two articles are open access.

Movements: Journal for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies, vol. 3, no. 2 (Nov. 2017) [open access]
- Theme of this issue is “Turkey's Changing Migration Regime and its Global and Regional Dynamics.” Several articles focus on the EU-Turkey deal.

Refuge: Canada's Journal of Refugees, vol. 33, no. 2 (2017) [open access]
- This general issue includes articles on the ethical aspects of undertaking forced migration research, deportation, refugee settlement in Australia, higher education, volunteering, Eritreans in Canada, and LGBTQ asylum seekers.

Refugee Review, vol. III (2017) [open access]
- Special focus on "Refugees and Labour."

Rights in Exile News, no. 86 (Nov. 2017) [full-text]
- News and information for refugee legal aid providers.

Tagged Periodicals.

Thematic Focus: Solutions

Publications:

"Building a Mosaic: The Evolution of Canada’s Approach to Immigrant Integration," Migration Information Source, 1 Nov. 2017 [text]

The Cruellest Option (Inside Story, Nov. 2017) [text]
- Discusses Australia's rejection of New Zealand's offer to resettle refugees from Manus Island.

The Dynamic of Trust in Refugee-Host Relations, Webinar, 28 Oct. 2017 [info]
- Video of this webinar is available here.

"Helping Refugees Integrate through Work," Science Nordic, 4 Nov. 2017 [text]
- Note: The article provides a link to the report in Norwegian at the bottom of the page.

"Integration or Building Resilience: What Should the Goal Be in Refugee Resettlement?," Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, Latest Articles, 2 Nov. 2017 [ResearchGate]

"Mobilizing Home for Long-Term Displacement: A Critical Reflection on the Durable Solutions," Journal of Human Rights Practice, Advance Articles, 23 Aug. 2017 [Academia.edu]

Towards Integration: The Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme in the United Kingdom (UNHCR, IOM & City Univ. London, ) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related UNHCR news story and Independent article.

 U.S.-related:

The Boat People's Long Shadow (Who.What.Why, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Commentary: Data on Refugee Resettlement is Lacking," Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Nov. 2017 [text]

How U.S. Refugee Resettlement in Each State has Shifted since 2002 (Pew Research, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also related interactive feature.

"I Used to Run the Immigration Service—and Trump’s Refugee Policy is Baseless," The Atlantic, 1 Nov. 2017 [text]

IRC Projects Only 15,000 Refugee Arrivals in the United States This Year Based on Current Trends, One Third of Record-low FY18 Cap (International Rescue Committee, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Manus Island Refugees Put 'That Hell' Behind Them for Fresh Start in the United States," ABC News (Australia), 3 Oct. 2017 [text]

Refugee Resettlement Trends in the Northeast (Univ. of Vermont, Oct. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (1 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Opportunities:

Job announcement: Consultant for a Study on the Impact of ICVA's Work [info]
- Application deadline is 30 November 2017.

Survey: The State of the Humanitarian System (SOHS), Online [info]
- Submit responses by 30 November 2017.

Publications:

Crisis Modifiers: A Solution for a More Flexible Development–humanitarian System? (ODI, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Future Role Aspirations, Achievement Motivations and Perceptions of Personal Help-seeking among Humanitarian Aid Trainees," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:12 (Nov. 2017) [open access]

Guide for Governments: International Humanitarian Action (OCHA, Nov. 2017) [text]

How Can We Use Evidence to Allocate Resources? (ALNAP, Sept. 2017) [text]

Humanitarian Evidence Week, 6-12 Nov. 2017 [access]
- Follow link for blog posts about and recordings of events held on "topics related to generation, use and dissemination of evidence in the humanitarian sector."

The Humanitarian System Needs Development Partners – Podcast with the UN’s Mark Lowcock (CGD Blog, Oct. 2017) [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

OECD DAC Clarifies Rules on In-donor Aid Spending for Refugees (Devex, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also earlier related Devex article and ODI comment.

Saving Lives, Building Resilience, Reforming the System: The UK Government’s Humanitarian Reform Policy (DFID, Sept. 2017) [text]
- See also related ODI comment.

"Who is Your Constituency? The Political Engagement of Humanitarian Organisations," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:9 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

Why a Commonly Held Idea of What Aid Workers are Like Fails to Tell the Full Story (The Conversation, Nov. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (17 Oct. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

14 November 2017

Thematic Focus: Development-induced Displacement

Brazilian Tribe Fear Displacement by Xingu River’s Rising Tide (Refugees Deeply, April 2017) [text]

"Colombian Development-Induced Displacement: Considering the Impact of International Law on Domestic Policy," Groningen Journal of International Law, vol. 5, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

Displacement and Resettlement: Lessons from Colombo (IDRC, Nov. 2016) [text]

Evicted (IDRC, Oct. 2017) [text]

Expert Roundtable on Displacement Caused by Development: Event Summary (IDMC, Aug. 2017) [text]
- See also related comment.

"Forced to Leave": Commercial Farming and Displacement in Zambia (Human Rights Watch, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Getting By or Getting Ahead: Resettlement Inputs and Social Capital in Involuntary Resettlement," Journal of Population and Social Studies, vol. 25, no. 2 (April 2017) [open access]

"How Big Water Projects Helped Trigger Africa’s Migrant Crisis," Yale Environment 360, 17 Oct. 2017 [text]

Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, vol. 35, no. 1 (2017) [contents]
- Special issue on "Displacement, Resettlement and Livelihoods." The foreword and introduction are freely available, and three articles are Open Access.

"The Responsibility of Businesses to Prevent Development-induced Displacement in Africa," African Human Rights Law Journal, vol. 17, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Development-induced Displacement (12 April 2017)

Tagged Publications.

New Issue of IJRL

The latest issue of the International Journal of Refugee Law (IJRL) has been published. Contents of vol. 29, no. 3, Oct. 2017 include:
  • Different in the Same Way? Language, Diversity, and Refugee Credibility [abstract]
  • Bringing Rwandan Refugees ‘Home’: The Cessation Clause, Statelessness, and Forced Repatriation [abstract]
  • No Country of Asylum: ‘Legitimizing’ Lebanon’s Rejection of the 1951 Refugee Convention [open access]
  • Refugees or Border Residents from Myanmar? The Status of Displaced Ethnic Kachins and Kokangs in Yunnan Province, China [open access]

Note that two articles are open access - a first for IJRL!

Also included are case law summaries, three book reviews and the texts of three UNHCR documents: 1) Note on Legal Considerations for Cooperation between the European Union and Turkey on the Return of Asylum Seekers and Migrants; 2) Legal Considerations on the Return of Asylum Seekers and Refugees from Greece to Turkey as Part of the EU–Turkey Cooperation in Tackling the Migration Crisis under the Safe Third Country and First Country of Asylum Concept; 3) Legal Considerations on Refugee Protection for People Fleeing Conflict and Famine Affected Countries.

Tagged Periodicals.

Thematic Focus: Children & Families

Britain Has Opportunity to Help Children in Calais (Human Rights Watch, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Ethical Aspects of Medical Age Assessment in the Asylum Process: A Swedish Perspective," International Journal of Legal Medicine, Latest Articles, 11 Nov. 2017 [open access]

Family Reunification for Refugees in Switzerland: Legal Framework and Strategic Considerations (UNHCR & CSDM, Oct. 2017) [text via Refworld]

How to Help Young Unaccompanied Refugees Integrate in Britain (The Conversation, Nov. 2017) [text]

‘I have to help my family’: The Growing Danger of Child Labour in Rohingya Refugee Camps (IRIN, Nov. 2017) [text]

The Internal Flight Alternative in Norway: The Law and Practice with Respect to Afghan Families and Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking Children (Chr. Michelsen Institute, 2017) [text via Human Rights Inst.]

L’Expérience des Centres d’Accueil et d’Orientation (CAO) et des Centres d’Accueil et d’Orientation pour Mineurs Isolés (CAOMI) en France (UNHCR, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Migrant and Asylum-seeker Children Returned to Kosovo and Albania: Predictive Factors for Social-emotional Wellbeing after Return," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 31 Oct. 2017 [open access]

The New Italian Law on Unaccompanied Minors: A Model for the EU? (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

Outcast and Desperate: Rohingya Refugee Children Face a Perilous Future (Unicef, Oct. 2017) [text via Refworld]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children (19 Oct. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Events: Fourth and Fifth Thematic Discussions re. Global Compact on Refugees

FYI, the fourth thematic discussion relating to the development of a Global Compact on Refugees started today. The focus is on solutions. The fifth discussion will take place tomorrow and will delve into various overarching issues. Here's the schedule. More info and a livestreaming link are available here.

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 



13 November 2017

Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Displacement

Event:

Climate Change, Disasters and Displacement: A Toolkit Approach in Africa, Bundoora (Melbourne), Australia, 15 November 2017 [info]

Publications:

Beyond Borders: Our Changing Climate – Its Role in Conflict and Displacement (Environmental Justice Foundation, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb] 

Bonn: Participants at UN Conference Examine Human Mobility in an Era of Climate Change (UN News Centre, Nov. 2017) [text]

Call for Just Solutions for Climate Induced Migration in the Asia Pacific: Untold Stories of People Impacted by Climate Change (Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also related blog post on The Diplomat.

*Climate Change, Migration and Displacement: The Need for a Risk-informed and Coherent Approach (ODI, Nov. 2017) [text]

The Future of Climate Refugees (Univ. of Melbourne, Nov. 2017) [text]

Migration and Human Rights in the Wake of Climate Change: A Policy Perspective over the Pacific, UNU-EHS Publication Series, Policy Report 2017, no. 2 (United Nations University, Sept. 2017) [text]
- See also related press release and Thomson Reuters Foundation news article.

"Migration Reduces Climate Risk for Many but Not for All," NIUSSP, 9 Oct. 2017 [text]

"New Zealand Considers Creating Climate Change Refugee Visas," The Guardian, 31 Oct. 2017 [text]
- See also related CliMig blog post.

"The Nomos of Climate Change and the Sociological Refugee in a Sinking Century," George Washington International Law Review (Forthcoming) [preprint]

"One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? The Fading Contours of (In)justice in Competing Discourses on Climate Migration," The Geographical Journal, vol. 183, no. 4 (Dec. 2017) [open access]

Research Handbook on Climate Change, Migration and the Law (Edward Elgar, Oct. 2017) [info]
- A preprint of the Introduction is available via SSRN.

Uprooted by Climate Change: Responding to the Growing Risk of Displacement (Oxfam, Nov. 2017) [text]

Who Gets to Talk about Climate-linked Migration in the Media? (CliMig Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters (12 Oct. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Regional Focus: Europe

Event:

Report launch: Changing the Narrative: Media Representation of Refugees and Migrants in Europe, Brussels, 16 November 2017 [info]
- "Presentation of the results of the 'Refugees reporting' project."

Publications:

Corpses of 26 Trafficked Women Arrive in Italy, as Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 154,609 in 2017; Deaths Reach 2,925 (IOM, Nov. 2017) [text]

"The EU-Turkey Deal One Year on: A Delicate Balancing Act," The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs, Latest Articles, 31 Oct. 2017 [abstract]
- See also earlier related papers by this author.

"The German Federal Election of 2017: How the Wedge Issue of Refugees and Migration Took the Shine off Chancellor Merkel and Transformed the Party System," The Political Quarterly, vol. 88, no. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2017) [free full-text]

How the EU Can Manage the Migrant Flow (Human Rights Watch, Nov. 2017) [text]

Humanitarian Corridors: Safe and Legal Pathways to Europe, Policy Brief (University of Sussex & the Community of Sant’Egidio, Autumn 2017) [text]

Humanitarianism: The Unacceptable Face of Solidarity (Institute of Race Relations, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also related Guardian article.

In Search of Dignity: Report on the Human Rights of Migrants at Europe's Borders (OHCHR, Nov. 2017) [text via Refworld]

No Home for Refugees in Rome (IRIN, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Opposition from Eastern Europe Threatens to Scupper Refugee Reforms," The Economist, 9 Nov. 2017

"The Right to Asylum and the Principle of Non-Refoulement under the European Convention on Human Rights," European Scientific Journal, vol. 13, no. 28 (2017) [open access]

Turkey’s Growing Refugee Challenge: Rising Social Tensions (International Crisis Group, Oct. 2017) [text]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Europe/Africa Cooperation re. Migration (6 Nov. 2017)
- Regional Focus: Europe (3 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Regional Focus: Australia

News:

The stand-off on Manus Island continues. The 400-plus refugees and asylum-seekers who  are refusing to move from the now-closed detention centre to an alternative facility are facing forcible eviction. For an update, read the Kaldor Centre's latest weekly news round-up. Additional commentary is included below.

Publications:

'Boat People’ and Borders: Changing Political Debate on Asylum Seekers (Refugee Research Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

Cleaning up the Manus Damage (The Interpreter Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

The Ethics of Medical Practice in Offshore Detention Facilities (The Conversation, Nov. 2017) [text]

History, Headlines and the Law: What's Shaping Refugee Policy in Australia?, Sydney, 2 Nov. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for video and podcast.

History Suggests Refugees on Manus and Nauru can be Resettled in Australia without Reviving Boat Arrivals (Refugee Research Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

How Australia Got into the ‘Dead End’ of Refugee Offshore Detention (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2017) [text]

How to Avoid a Violent End to the Manus Island Stand-off (The Inside Story, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Negotiating Narratives, Accessing Asylum: Evaluating Language Policy as Multi-level Practice, Beliefs and Management," Multilingua:  Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, vol. 36, no. 1 (Jan. 2017) [free full-text]

Telling Stories? Credibility in Asylum Interviews (Language on the Move, June 2017) [text]

UN Slams Australia’s Human Rights Record (The Conversation, Nov. 2017) [text]
- Includes link to the Human Rights Committee's concluding observations; see also related Guardian article.

UNHCR Urges Australia to Stop Unfolding Humanitarian Emergency (UNHCR Canberra, Nov. 2017) [text]

UNHCR Urges Humane Approach on Manus Island (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (30 Oct. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

11 November 2017

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific, esp. the Rohingya

Publications:

Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, Bangkok, 6-8 Nov. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for meeting documents including draft report.

"The Dominant Discourses of Refugees, Recognition, and Othering in Malaysia," Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context, vol. 10, no. 2 (2017) [full-text]

Migration from Afghanistan to Europe (2014-2017): Drivers, Return and Reintegration (Mixed Migration Platform, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Sites of Repression and Resistance: Political Space in Refugee Camps in Thailand," Critical Asian Studies, vol. 49, no. 3 (2017) [free full-text]

Towards Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in the Asia‑Pacific Region: Challenges and Opportunities (ESCAP, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Rohingya crisis: 

First Results of Family Counting in Bangladesh Find Every Third Refugee Household Vulnerable (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [text]

India’s Response to the Rohingya Crisis is Timid (Human Rights Watch, Oct. 2017) [text]

Myanmar & Bangladesh Displacement, Briefing Note (ACAPS, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis and the Need for a Regional Response to Statelessness in Southeast Asia (EJIL: Talk! Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

Next Steps in the Rohingya Crisis (Asia Unbound Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

Repatriation, Statelessness and Refugee Status: Three Crucial Issues in the Unfolding Rohingya Crisis (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, Oct. 2017) [text]

The​ ​Rohingya​ ​Refugee​ ​Crisis and​ ​Building​ ​Capacity​ ​for​ ​Rapid​ ​and​ ​Predictable​ ​Humanitarian​ ​Response, APRRN Submission to the 2nd and 3rd Thematic Discussions on the Global Compact on Refugees, 17-18 Oct. 2017 [text]

Rohingya Women in Malaysia: Decision-making and Information Sharing in the Course of Irregular Migration, EUI Working Paper RSCAS, no. 2017/55 (European University Institute, Oct. 2017) [text]

Statelessness and the Rohingya Crisis (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [text]

Ten Principles for Protecting Refugees and Internally Displaced People Arising from Burma’s Rohingya Crisis (Human Rights Watch, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also related HRW news story.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific, esp. the Rohingya (27 Oct. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

09 November 2017

Regional Focus: United States

Acting Secretary Elaine Duke Announcement on Temporary Protected Status for Nicaragua And Honduras (Dept. of Homeland Security, 6 Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also related comment from the Center for Public Integrity, Niskanen Center blog post and Washington Post article.

Evaluation of the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project: Assessing the Impact of Legal Representation on Family and Community Unity (Vera Institute of Justice, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also related Vox story.

Extending Temporary Protected Status for Honduras: Country Conditions and U.S. Legal Requirements, CLALS Working Paper, no. 16 (American Univ. & ICEFI, Nov. 2017) [text]

The Facts on America’s Immigrant and Visitor Vetting System (Brennan Center, Nov. 2017) [text]

The First Amendment and Soliciting Crimes of Migration (Take Care Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

How to Tackle the Refugee Reform Dilemma (CGD Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

In Defense of the Diversity Visa after NYC’s Terror Attack (Niskanen Center Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also related comment on The Conversation.

More Than 100,000 Haitian and Central American Immigrants Face Decision on Their Status in the U.S. (Pew Research, Nov. 2017) [text]

New Data Shows How the Trump Administration is Destroying the State Department (Vox, Nov. 2017) [text]

Refugee Security Screening is Legitimate — but Unrealistic  (Human Rights Watch, Nov. 2017) [text]

"U.S. Program for Central American Child Refugees to End Thursday," Reuters, 8 Nov. 2017 [text]

When Policy is Cut Off from Reality: Donald Trump’s Immigration Problem (Brookings, Oct. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (31 Oct. 2017)

Tagged Publications.