31 May 2017

Open Access Round-up: 31 May 2017

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 15 May 2017. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

"Comparing Cooperation on Migration Control: Italy–Libya and Australia–Indonesia," Irish Yearbook of International Law, vol. X (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.

"The International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue: Legal Mechanisms of Responsibility-Sharing and Co-Operation in the Context of Sea Migration?," Irish Yearbook of International Law, vol. X (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.

"Left to Die at Sea: State Responsibility for the May 2015 Thai, Indonesian, and Malaysian Pushback Operations," Irish Yearbook of International Law, vol. X (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.

Gold Open Access [info]

"Deconstructing the Meanings of and Motivations for Return: An Afghan Case Study," Comparative Migration Studies, 4:21 (Dec. 2016)

"Separated Families: Barriers to Family Reunification after Deportation," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 2 (2017)

"The Sri Lankan Civil War and Australia's Migration Policy Response: A Historical Case Study with Contemporary Implications," Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, vol. 4, no. 2 (May 2017)

"Unaccompanied Minor Asylum Seekers: Processes of Subject Formation and Feelings of Belonging in the Context of Educational Experiences in Switzerland," Geographica Helvetica, 72, 217-226 (May 2017)

"US Immigration Policy and the Case for Family Unity," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 2 (2017)

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Energy Services for Refugees and Displaced People," Energy Strategy Reviews, vols. 13-14 (Nov. 2016)

"From Disaster to Development: A Systematic Review of Community-driven Humanitarian Logistics," Disasters, Early View, 28 April 2017

"Local Challenges and National Concerns: Municipal Level Responses to National Refugee Settlement Policies in Denmark and Sweden," International Review of Administrative Sciences, OnlineFirst, 14 Dec. 2015

"The Moral Sense of Humanitarian Actors: An Empirical Exploration," Disasters, Early View, 28 April 2017

Law Review Articles

"Immigration and the Bully Pulpit," Harvard Law Review Forum, vol. 130, no. 7 (May 2017)

"Part One: The Protection of Stateless Persons in Australian Law – The Rationale for the Statelessness Determination Procedure," Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 40, no. 2 (2017)

"Part Two: The Prevention and Reduction of Statelessness in Australia – An Ongoing Challenge," Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 40, no. 2 (2017)


Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 15 May 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. 1, March 2017 include:
  • Editorial: The Enduring Relevance of the 1951 Refugee Convention [abstract]
  • Hearing Differently: Knowledge-Based Approaches to Assessment of Refugee Narrative [abstract]
  • A Comparative Analysis of Statelessness Determination Procedures in 10 EU States [abstract]
  • Chinese Pressure to Repatriate Asylum Seekers: An International Law Analysis [abstract]
  • The Tale of Two Men: Testimonial Styles in the Presentation of Asylum Claims [abstract]

Also featured are case law summaries, four book reviews, and three documents: EXCOM Conclusion, no. 112 on International Cooperation, EXCOM Conclusion, no. 113 on Youth, and the Guidelines on International Protection, no. 12: Claims for Refugee Status related to Situations of Armed Conflict and Violence... .

Tagged Periodicals.

Thematic Focus: Detention

"I Still Need You": The Detention and Deportation of Californian Parents (Human Rights Watch, May 2017) [text]

Immigration Detention: Worse than Death? (Human Rights First Blog, May 2017) [text]

Immigration Detention in an Era of Mass Mobility (Border Criminologies Blog, May 2017) [text]
- Follow the link for introductory post to new blog series. The eight posts to date can be accessed here; they discuss detention approaches in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Israel, the UK, as well as alternatives to detention.

Plaintiff M96A and the Elusive Limits of Immigration Detention (Kaldor Centre, May 2017) [text]

Refugee Detention in Indonesia (The Interpreter Blog, May 2017) [text]

Right to Counsel for Detained Migrants in Selected Jurisdictions (Library of Congress, May 2017) [access]
- Jurisdictions include Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Systemic Indifference: Dangerous & Substandard Medical Care in Immigration Detention (Human Rights Watch, May 2017) [text]

"Texas Set to Pass Bill to Detain Migrant Families in One-time Prisons," The Guardian, 10 May 2017 [text]

*"Weeping in the Playtime of Others: The Obama Administration's Failed Reform of ICE Family Detention Practices," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 2 (2017) [open access]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Detention (5 May 2017)

Tagged Publications.

30 May 2017

New Issue of RSQ

The latest issue of Refugee Survey Quarterly (RSQ) has been published. Contents of vol. 36, no. 2, June 2017 include:
  • Hosting Guests, Creating Citizens: Models of Refugee Administration in Jordan and Egypt [abstract]
  • Mixed Migrations to the Gulf: An Empirical Analysis of Migrations from Unstable and Refugee-producing Countries to the GCC, 1960–2015 [abstract]
  • Waste of Paper or Useful Tool? The Potential of the Temporary Protection Directive in the Current “Refugee Crisis” [abstract]
  • The International Refugee Match: A System that Respects Refugees’ Preferences and the Priorities of States [abstract] [related FMR article]


Tagged Periodicals.

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

Events & opportunities:

Briefing series: U.S. International Law Obligations towards Refugees, Online, 6 June 2017 [info]

Debate: The Refugee Convention is Out of Date, Sydney, 6 June 2017 [info]
- See also related abstract of recent IJRL editorial by one of the debaters, Jane McAdam.

Panel discussion: Creating Safe Zones and Safe Corridors in Conflict Situations: Providing Protection at Home or Preventing the Search for Asylum?, Sydney, 7 June 2017 [info]

Course: Advanced Refugee Law: Developing Strategies of Legal Engagement at the Frontier of the International Refugee Regime, Cairo, 16-20 July 2017 [info]
- Apply by 15 June 2017.

CFP: The Future of International Migration Law, 13th ESIL Conference, Naples, 6 Sept. 2017 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 20 June 2017.

CFP: The 20th Anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement [info]
- Contributions sought for upcoming issue of the International Journal of Refugee Law. Submission deadline is 31 July 2017.

Publications:

Between Universalism and Regional Law and Politics: A Comparative History of the American, European and African Human Rights Systems, iCourts Working Paper, no. 96 (Univ. of Copenhagen, May 2017) [text via SSRN]

E-briefing Library (ICRC) [access]
- Drawing on articles in the International Review of the Red Cross, this series "presents a short introduction and overview on topics related to humanitarian law, policy and action."

Exploring Humanitarian Law (ICRC, May 2017) [access]
- "[A] resource pack for teachers to introduce students aged 13 to 18 to the basic rules of international humanitarian law."

"The International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue: Legal Mechanisms of Responsibility-Sharing and Co-Operation in the Context of Sea Migration?," Irish Yearbook of International Law, vol. X (Forthcoming) [preprint via SSRN]

International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 28, no. 4 (Dec. 2016) [free full-text]
- This issue pays tribute to Guy Goodwin-Gill.

Michigan Guidelines on Refugee Freedom of Movement, 8th Colloquium on Challenges in International Refugee Law, Ann Arbor, MI, 31 March-2 April 2017 [text]
- Previously issued guidelines are available here.

Principles on the Role of Judges and Lawyers in Relation to Refugees and Migrants (International Commission of Jurists, May 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (8 May 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Regional Focus: Europe

2017 MEDAM Assessment Report on Asylum and Migration Policies in Europe (Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration, May 2017) [text]
- Note: The report will be officially launched in Brussels on 7 June 2017.

Beneficiaries of International Protection in the European Union and the (Absent) European Protection Space (RLI Blog, May 2017) [text]

*Debunking Myths about Why People Migrate across the Mediterranean (The Conversation, May 2017) [text]

*The Duty to State Reasons for Asylum Decisions under EU Law (International Refugee Law Interest Group Blog, April 2017) [text]

ECRE/ELENA Case Law Note on Access to the Territory and the Asylum Procedure (ECRE/ELENA, April 2017) [text]

"Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting as a Ground for Asylum in Europe," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 28, no. 3 (Oct. 2016) [free full-text]

The Hostile Environment: What Is It and Who Does It Affect? (Free Movement Blog, May 2017) [text]
- Focuses on the UK.

"Leave and Let Die: The EU Banopticon Approach of Migrants at Sea," Chapter 13 in 'Boat Refugees' and Migrants at Sea: A Comprehensive Approach - Integrating Maritime Security with Human Rights (Brill/Nijhoff, Nov. 2016) [full-text via ResearchGate]

Managing Mixed Migration: The Central Mediterranean Route to Europe (International Peace Institute, April 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

New Neighbours: Young Refugees from Across Europe Guest Edit VICE.com (VICE, May 2017) [access]

"Why Poland Doesn’t Want Refugees," Politico, 21 May 2017 [text]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - General (19 May 2017)
- Regional Focus: Europe - Indiv. Countries (19 May 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

Opportunities:

Course: Addressing Refugee Crises in the Middle East and North Africa: Policy and Practice, Cairo, 9-13 July 2017 [info]
- Apply by 15 June 2017.

Course: Palestinian Refugees, Cairo, 23-27 July 2017 [info]
- Apply by 15 June 2017.

Publications:

De-Escalation Zones in Syria: Not an Alternative for Refugees (MSF Analysis, May 2017) [text]

European Refugees in Egypt (Mashable, May 2017) [access]
- Follow link for historic photos.

"Even if we can't go back, we'll rebuild Syria": Refugees' Futures in Jordan (ODI Blog, May 2017) [text]

"Iran Continues Deporting Undocumented Afghan Refugees," VOA News, 21 May 2017 [text]

Israel's New Tactic for Forcing out African Refugees — Dock Their Wages (+972 Blog, May 2017) [text]

Jordan’s Azraq Becomes World’s First Clean Energy Refugee Camp (UNHCR, May 2017) [text]

Libya’s Migrant Report, Round 9, March-April 2017 (IOM, May 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East: Report of the Secretary-General, UN Doc. No. A/71/849 (UN General Assembly, March 2017) [text]

Safety Zones (Refugees Deeply 2017) [access]
- Follow link to access a series of articles on this issue.

*Survey on Humanitarian Assessments in Yemen (REACH, April 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Syria Has Changed the Way We Respond to Refugees. Here's How (World Economic Forum Blog, May 2017) [text]

The Tragedy of Migrants in Libya (Future Development Blog, May 2017) [text]

Web site:

Searching for Syria (UNHCR & Google) [access]
- This site "combines UNHCR data and stories, Google Search Trends and other sources to deliver answers to the five most common queries that people around the world are asking about the Syrian refugee crisis." For more information, read this UNHCR press release.

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (30 May 2017)

Tagged Publications.

26 May 2017

Regional Focus: United States

News:

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit issued its opinion in the case of IRAP v. Trump, which "affirm[s] in part a district court's nationwide preliminary injunction issued against the Trump administration's revised travel ban... ." The Justice Department announced it will seek a Supreme Court review.  Visit the court's web site for more information about the case.
  • "Appeals Court Keeps Block on Revised Trump Travel Ban; Administration Vows SCOTUS Appeal," Politico, 25 May 2017 [text]
  • "Appeals Court Will Not Reinstate Trump’s Revised Travel Ban," New York Times, 25 May 2017 [text]
  • The Fourth Circuit and the Refugee EO: Establishing Confusion (Lawfare Blog, May 2017) [text] [update via ImmigrationProf Blog]
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling is a Victory for American Ideals (Human Rights First, May 2017) [text]
  • Fourth Circuit Upholds Injunction on Trump’s Travel Ban in IRAP v. Trump: A Summary (Lawfare Blog, May 2017) [text]
  • Going Beyond IRAP v. TRUMP: Challenging “Bad Faith” Governmental Actions Denying Non-Citizens Admission into the United States (Insightful Immigration Blog, May 2017) [text]
  • Thoughts on the Appellate Court Decision against Trump’s Revised Travel Ban (The Volokh Conspiracy Blog, May 2017) [text]
  • Travel Ban Remains on Hold Following 4th Circuit Ruling (SCOTUS Blog, May 2017) [text]
Publications:

Anti-terror Rules are Blocking Aid to Conflict Zones (The Conversation, May 2017) [text]

*"Extension of the Designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status," Federal Register, vol. 82, no. 99 (24 May 2017) [text]
- TPS for Haitians extended for six months.

Fewer Refugees Arrive in U.S., with Declines in 46 States (Pew Research, May 2017) [text]

Fred Korematsu and the Forgotten Legacy of Lies (The Asylumist Blog, May 2017) [text]

*Getting Asylum: Protection in the United States (Stanford Law School, May 2017) [access]
- First guide to provide step-by-step instructions for individuals to advocate on behalf of themselves ("pro se"). Available in English and Spanish.

How President Trump Could Cheaply & Quickly End Illegal Immigration (Cato at Liberty Blog, May 2017) [text]

Illogical Fears Generate Illogical Policies: Notes from the Center for Immigration Studies “Asylum Fraud” Panel (The Asylumist, May 2017) [text]

"Immigration Arrests up under Trump, Including Sharp Rise for Those Without Criminal Records," Washington Post, 17 May 2017 [text]

"'Refugee Processing has Ground to a Halt': A Group of Senators Wants to Know Why," Washington Post, 4 May 2017 [text]

"Trump Justice Budget Targets Illegal Immigration," Politico, 23 May 2017 [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (17 May 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: General

Event & opportunity:

Twitter Chat: Are We Doing Enough for Refugees?, 14 June 2017 [info]

Beyond Assistance: How to Support Refugees' Aspirations, London, 15 June 2017 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

Publications:

Digital Archives of Refugee History: Resources, Challenges and Opportunities (Refugee History Blog, May 2017) [text]
- See also this list of 10 refugee history archives.

"From Burdens and Responsibilities to Opportunities: The Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework and a Global Compact on Refugees," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 28, no. 4 (Dec. 2016) [free full-text]

"How Can We Blunt Prejudice against Immigrants?," Science Magazine, 17 May 2017 [free full-text]

How the Humanitarian NGOs Operate at Sea (Open Migration Blog, May 2017) [text]

Introductory Post: A Series of Reflections on Refuge (NCHS Blog, May 2017) [access]
- Follow the link to access the two additional posts in this blog series. Note: Additional recent reviews of this book can be found on the LSE Review of Books blog and the Refugee History blog (here is a response by the authors to the latter review).

The New Primacy of Partnerships between the UN, Regional Organizations, Civil Society, and the Private Sector (Independent Commission on Multilateralism, April 2017) [text]

Promoting Human Security & Supporting Mobility Options: Addressing Drivers of Forced Migration in the Global Compact and Other Complementary Processes and Frameworks (Global Coalition on Migration, May 2017) [text]
- GCM’s brief for the Second Thematic Consultation for the Global Compact on Migration, New York, 22-23 May 2017.

Quick Guide: New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants (UNHCR, Nov. 2016) [text]

"Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts: Research Progress and Remaining Gaps," Third World Quarterly, Latest Articles, 17 May 2017 [free full-text]

Should Refugees be Sheltered and Contained in Organized Camps or in Urban and Rural Areas?, Fifth Debate (Odd Debates, April 2017) [access]
- Online debate organized by the Canadian Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Reconstruction Research Alliance.

Some Good News about Public Attitudes to Refugees (Refugees Deeply, May 2017) [text]

"Trump Advisor Stephen Miller Blocked G-7 Migration Proposal," Foreign Policy, 25 May 2017 [text]

Web resources:

Dag Digital Repository [access]
- "A repository of digital materials published by the United Nations. It is designed to be an easy-to-use interface to current and historical UN documents. It provides a safe environment to host and preserve the United Nations institutional memory."

United Nations Digital Library [access]
- "Provides free access to provides access to over 860,000 speeches, documents, public domain publications, and more." More info is provided here. Note: I haven't done a side-by-side comparison yet of these two resources to determine what the overlap is; if anyone has thoughts to share, please do so!

World Refugee Council [access]
- A new " independent group of global leaders and innovators aimed at advancing new solutions to the global refugee crisis."

Related posts:
- News: New Edition of the Global Report on Internal Displacement (22 May 2017)
- Thematic Focus: General (19 May 2017)

Tagged Events & Opportunities, Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

25 May 2017

Thematic Focus: Children

Opportunity:

Survey: The Children’s Society: Evidence Needed on The Impacts of LASPO on Separated and Unaccompanied Migrant Children’s Access to Justice [info]
- The deadline is 28 May 2017.

Publications:

Asylum Applications from Unaccompanied Minors Fell Sharply in Europe in 2016 (Pew Research, May 2017) [text]

*Best Interest Out of Sight: The Treatment of Asylum Seeking Children in Hungary (The Hungarian Helsinki Committee, May 2017) [text]

A Child is a Child: Protecting Children on the Move from Violence, Abuse and Exploitation (Unicef, May 2017) [text]

A Child-Rights Framework for Understanding ‘Being Persecuted’: The Case of JA (child – risk of persecution) Nigeria (RefLaw Blog, May 2017) [text]

A Double Exclusion: Protection Gaps for Unaccompanied Minors in the EU (Debate Migration Blog, May 2017) [text]

"How to Care for Child Refugees: Lessons from Nordic Countries," The Guardian, 24 May 2017 [text]

Situation Overview: Unaccompanied and Separated Children Dropping Out of the Primary Reception System, Italy ( (Reach & Unicef, Feb. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Situation Overview: Unaccompanied and Separated Children in Transit in Ventimiglia (Reach & Unicef, Feb. 2017) [text]

"Unaccompanied Minor Asylum Seekers: Processes of Subject Formation and Feelings of Belonging in the Context of Educational Experiences in Switzerland," Geographica Helvetica, 72, 217-226 (May 2017) [open access]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children (5 May 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

24 May 2017

Regional Focus: Africa

Are Locals Starting to Push Back in the "Best Place in the World for Refugees"? (African Arguments, April 2017) [text]

Drought: A Contributing or Limiting Factor in Migration? (RMMS, May 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Kenya’s Black Market in “Refugee Real Estate” (IRIN, May 2017) [text]

On the Brink: As Famine Looms, World Leaders Must Pay Up and Deliver Political Solutions to Save Lives (Oxfam, May 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Regional Protection Strategic Framework: Responding to the Protection Crisis in the Lake Chad Basin, January 2017-December 2018 (Protection Cluster, May 2017) [text]

Research Snapshot: Congolese Refugee Young People in Uganda Rely on Their Own Capacities (Refugee Research Network, May 2017) [text]

"Tensions Rise as Uganda Refugee Policy is Pushed to Breaking Point," The Guardian, 20 May 2017 [text]

Typology of Movements in the Lake Chad Basin and Voluntariness Verification Tool of Return Movements (Regional Protection Working Group, 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Uganda: Emergency Response and Resilience Strategy for Refugees and Host Communities (UNDP, May 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Water Shocks: Wetlands and Human Migration in the Sahel (Wetlands International, May 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (26 April 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

"Business as Usual Isn't Enough: We Need a New Approach to Humanitarian Crises," The Guardian, 24 May 2017 [text]

"Energy Services for Refugees and Displaced People," Energy Strategy Reviews, vols. 13–14 (Nov. 2016) [open access]

"From Disaster to Development: A Systematic Review of Community-driven Humanitarian Logistics," Disasters, Early View, 28 April 2017 [open access]

"The Moral Sense of Humanitarian Actors: An Empirical Exploration," Disasters, Early View, 28 April 2017 [open access]

One Year on, Has the World Humanitarian Summit Deal Delivered? (ODI Blog, May 2017) [text]

The Refugee Rethink (Medium, April & May 2017) [Pt. 3] [Pt. 4] [Pt. 5]
- Part 1 and part 2 were published in March.

A Retreat from U.S. Global Leadership Will Cause Millions to Suffer (Huffington Post, May 2017) [text]

Should I Stay or Should I Go? MSF et les "Stratégies de Sortie" (MSF, May 2017) [text]

Standard Terms of Reference for Humanitarian Country Teams (Inter-Agency Standing Committee, Feb. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

UK Technocrat Appointed UN Humanitarian Chief (IRIN, May 2017) [text]

UNHCR Refugee Coordination Model: Adaptation of UNHCR’s Refugee Coordination in the Context of the Transformative Agenda (UNHCR, May 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (29 April 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Statelessness

[Note: I am re-circulating this post to reflect two additions.]

Event & opportunity:

Webinar: What is Statelessness (and What It is Not), Bangkok, 1 June 2017 [info]

*Funding opportunity: NGO Programs Benefiting Individuals at Risk of Statelessness in the Dominican Republic [info]
- Proposal submission deadline: is 13 June 2017.

Publications:

"A Comparative Analysis of Statelessness Determination Procedures in 10 EU States," International Journal of Refugee Law, Advance Access, 13 May 2017 [abstract]
- Note: This article was freely available when I first published this post, but its status has now changed!

Identifying Stateless Persons in the European Union, UNHCR Intervention at Strategic Committee on Immigration, Frontiers and Asylum, Brussels, 25 April 2017 [text]

"The Link between Statelessness and Refugeehood," International Affairs Forum, vol. 1, no. 1 (Winter 2016) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 25.

Ministerial Level Meeting for the Adoption of the Regional Plan of Action to Eradicate Statelessness, Banjul, The Gambia, 7-9 May 2017 [info]
- Regional meeting that brought together 15 ECOWAS Member States and resulted in a regional plan of action to address statelessness in West Africa. Follow the link for the agenda, concept note, background note, presentations, speeches, joint statement, and the Banjul Plan of Action.

"Part One: The Protection of Stateless Persons in Australian Law – The Rationale for the Statelessness Determination Procedure," Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 40, no. 2 (2017) [full-text]

"Part Two: The Prevention and Reduction of Statelessness in Australia – An Ongoing Challenge," Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 40, no. 2 (2017) [full-text]

Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention: An Agenda for Change (European Network on Statelessness, April 2017) [access]
- Note: The report is available in a number of different languages; follow the link for access.

Statelessness and the Syrian Conflict (Human Rights Consortium Blog, April 2017) [text]

Thematic Listing of Forced Migration Review Articles on... Statelessness (FMR, March 2017) [text]

*What Does It Take to Solve a Statelessness Crisis? (Amnesty International, May 2017) [text]
- Focuses on the situation in the Dominican Republic.

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Statelessness (28 April 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

22 May 2017

Thematic Focus: Solutions

Event & opportunity:

Webinar: Building an Evidence Base to Support Refugee Resettlement, 24 May 2017 [info]

Course: Refugee Protection and the Rights and Process of (Re)Settlement, CFMS Summer Institute, 1-11 August 2017 [info]
- Apply by 2 June 2017 for early bird rate; registration closes 15 July 2017.

Resources:

"The Biggest Group of Current Refugees in the US? Christians from Myanmar," PRI, 4 May 2017 [text]

"Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Said Refugees Ravaged an Idaho Town with Disease and Crime. The Town Says Folks Get Along Just Fine," Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2017 [text]
- See also related LA Times story, "Alex Jones Settles Chobani Lawsuit and Retracts Comments about Refugees in Twin Falls, Idaho" (Chobani has a large yogurt-processing plant in Twin Falls).

G20 Policy Makers Should Support Wider Religious Roles in Refugee Resettlement (G20 Insights (T20 Forced Migration Task Force, May 2017) [text]

"Germany Honors Town for Successfully Assimilating Refugees," DW, 17 May 2017 [text]

"How Dallas Became One Of America’s Most Refugee-Friendly Cities," BuzzFeed News, 20 May 2017 [text]

"Local Challenges and National Concerns: Municipal Level Responses to National Refugee Settlement Policies in Denmark and Sweden," International Review of Administrative Sciences, OnlineFirst, 14 Dec. 2015 [open access]

The Risks and Rewards of Private Humanitarian and Refugee Sponsorship (Lowy Institute Interpreter Blog, May 2017) [text]

'Safe Return' Plan for Refugees after Five Years Undermines the Idea of Integration (The Conversation, May 2017) [text]

Should Humanitarian Organisations Help with Coerced Repatriation?, Oxford, 17 May 2017 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

"Sweden is Trying to Turn People Swedish," The Economist, 18 May 2017 [text]

Utrecht Refugee Launchpad (COMPAS) [info]
- This project is "an initiative which aims to enable an inclusive approach to facilitate the integration of asylum-seekers from day one. ..."

"Welcome to Weimar," New York Times, 28 April 2017 [access]
- Interactive look at the integration of Syrian refugees in Germany.

RSC conference podcasts:

Several sessions held at the Refugee Studies Centre's conference, "Beyond Crisis: Rethinking Refugee Studies," Oxford, 16-17 March 2017, discussed resettlement. Here is a selection for which podcasts are available (view the programme for a listing of individual presentations within each session):
  • Keynote Address: Resettler Society: The Canadian Model of Private Refugee Sponsorship [access]
  • Rethinking Refugee Resettlement as Durable Humanitarian Governance [access]
  • Contemporary Debates on Refugee Resettlement [access]
  • Redesigning Resettlement [access]
Tool:

Resettlement Data Finder (UNHCR) [access]
- "A new analysis and visualization tool that contains data on UNHCR's resettlement activities since 2003."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (26 April 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

News: New Edition of the Global Report on Internal Displacement

The 2017 Global Report on Internal Displacement has been published. Here is the blurb:
"The 2017 Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID 2017) presents the latest data and trends of internal displacement by conflict and disasters worldwide. In 2016, one person per second was forced to flee. This year’s report also looks at the connections between internal and cross-border displacement, the factors that force internally displaced people (IDPs) across borders, and the issue of refugees being returned home, only to become internally displaced again. The report highlights, that despite the fact that IDPs outnumber refugees by two to one, internal displacement is still neglected as an issue of global concern."
Visit the companion web site for facts and figures, media information, and photos. The report can be downloaded in full or by chapter. A "mini" version of the report is also available.

See also related press stories in The Guardian, IRIN, and Thomson Reuters Foundation, and video of a related policy event.

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

19 May 2017

Thematic Focus: General

António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General: A Strong Reformist Agenda in Difficult Times (EPRS, May 2017) [text]

A Double Message about Safety and Security for Field Research: “Protection is Crucial” and “Don’t Overdo It” (NCHS Blog, May 2017) [text]

The Ethics of Refugee Policy: Famine, Wars and Migration, Cairo, 2016 [info]
- Video of this workshop available here.

Focus on Refugees Risks Neglecting the Internally Displaced (Chatham House, May 2017) [text]

Follow-up and Review of Migration in the Sustainable Development Goals, International Dialogue on Migration, no. 26 (IOM, 2017) [text]

Framing the Global Compact for Migration Narrative: Acknowledging the Complexities of Categorisation (Mixed Migration Platform, May 2017) [text]

Global Compact on Migration Should Focus on Harnessing Its Win-win Benefits (The Conversation, May 2017) [text]

Global Migration: Resilient Cities at the Forefront - Strategic Actions to Adapt and Transform our Cities in an Age of Migration (Rockefeller Foundation, May 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Global Report on Food Crisis 2017 (EU, FAO & WFP, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

A Link Collection on ‘Refuge’ by Betts & Collier (ESPMI Network, May 2017) [text]

Promoting a Common Understanding of Migration Trends (IOM, 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Refugee Advocates are Losing the War of Ideas (Refugees Deeply, May 2017) [text]

*Towards a Global Compact on Refugees: A Roadmap (UNHCR, May 2017) [text]
- Note: A comment on this post noted that a third version of the roadmap document is now available and can be accessed via the a/m link. The first version was published as a non-paper and posted on the Forced Migration Forum; the second version was retrieved via Refworld.

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (11 May 2017)

Tagged Publications.


Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Do Immigrants Overestimate Wages Abroad? New Research Evidence (Debate Migration Blog, April 2017) [text]

"Exploitation and Abuse at the Chicken Plant," New Yorker, 8 May 2017 [text]
- Collaboration with Pro Publica; see also related article there.

"Far from Being a Burden, Research Suggests Refugees Come with Benefits," Undark, 2 May 2017 [text]

Forced Migrants: Labour Market Integration and Entrepreneurship, G20 Insights (T20 Forced Migration Task Force, April 2017) [text]

Refugees: Are Jobs the Answer?, London, 11 May 2017 [info]
- Follow link for video and audio.

"Refugee Versus Economic Immigrant Labor Market Assimilation in the United States: A Case Study of Vietnamese Refugees," Park Place Economist, vol. 25, no. 1 (2017) [full-text]

Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Italy and in the EU, Occasional Paper, no. 377 (Bank of Italy, April 2017) [text]

Tapping into the Economic Potential of Refugees, SWP Comments, no. 15 (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, May 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Turkey is Missing Out on an Opportunity to Integrate Syrian Refugees and Revive its Economy (Syria Source Blog, May 2017) [text]

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- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (29 April 2017)

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Regional Focus: Europe - Indiv. Countries

Funding opportunity:

Funding Opportunity for NGO Programs Benefiting Displaced and Conflict-affected Persons in Armenia and Georgia [info]
- Proposal submission deadline is 25 May 2017.

Publications:

Commission Follows up on Infringement Procedure against Hungary Concerning Its Asylum Law (European Commission, May 2017) [text]

"Comparing Cooperation on Migration Control: Italy–Libya and Australia–Indonesia," Irish Yearbook of International Law, vol. X (Forthcoming) [preprint via SSRN]

Explaining Attitudes to Immigration in France, EUI Working Paper, no. RSCAS 2017/25 (Migration Policy Centre, 2017) [text]

A Guide to Discussing Immigration in Polite Company (Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, May 2017) [text]

Guide to the International Protection Procedure in Ireland (UNHCR, May 2017) [text]

"In 2016, Around One-Third of People in Germany Donated for Refugees and Ten Percent Helped Out on Site—Yet Concerns are Mounting," DIW Economic Bulletin, no. 16+17 (April 2017) [text]

National Monitoring System Report on the Situation of Internally Displaced Persons (Govt. of Ukraine & IOM, April 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

UNHCR’s Priorities for the Next UK Government (UNHCR, May 2017) [text]
- See also Independent article on pledges made by the Conservatives to "to reduce the number of asylum claims to the UK but 'ensure Britain remains a place of sanctuary for refugees and asylum seekers'."

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- Regional Focus: Europe - General (19 May 2017)

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Regional Focus: Europe - General

Event:

Project findings: Multiple Crises? The Many Faces of Migration and Reception Systems in the Mediterranean, London, 19 June 2017 [info]
- *Note: The date for this event has changed.* It was originally scheduled for 4 May 2017.

Resources:

Accelerated, Prioritised and Fast-track Asylum Procedures: Legal Frameworks and Practice in Europe (AIDA, May 2017) [text]

The EU External Policy on Migration and Asylum: What Role for Italy in Shaping Its Future? (Observatory on European Migration Law, May 2017) [text]

Fourth Annual Report: Frontex Consultative Forum on Fundamental Rights (Frontex, May 2017) [text]

Guide on Article 4 of Protocol No. 4 to the European Convention on Human Rights: Prohibition of Collective Expulsions of Aliens (European Court of Human Rights, April 2017) [text]

Nostalgia and Legitimacy: Understanding the Externalization of European Migration Policy, Oxford, 10 May 2017 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

The Poor Implementation of the EU Relocation Scheme and the Actions for Annulment of Decision No 1601/2015: The Margins for Reaffirming the Rule of Law (Observatory on European Migration Law, May 2017) [text]

[Seminars on European Migration Law] [access]
- Follow the link for videos of past seminars organized by the Observatory on European Migration Law.

Tool:

Comparator: Compare Key Asylum Indicators between 20 Countries (AIDA) [access]
- This resource "has now been updated with the information provided in the 2016 Update of the Country Reports. Reflecting the addition of the chapter on content of protection in the Country Reports, this new section has been added to the topics discussed in the Comparator. The Comparator allows users to compare legal frameworks and practice between the countries covered by the database in relation to the core themes covered: asylum procedure, reception, detention and content of protection. The different sections of the Comparator define key concepts of the EU asylum acquis and outline their implementation in practice."

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (12 May 2017)

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18 May 2017

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific

"Comparing Cooperation on Migration Control: Italy–Libya and Australia–Indonesia," Irish Yearbook of International Law, vol. X (Forthcoming) [preprint via SSRN]

"Deconstructing the Meanings of and Motivations for Return: An Afghan Case Study," Comparative Migration Studies, 4:21 (Dec. 2016) [open access]

Hong Kong Rejects Asylum for Snowden Helpers (Human Rights Watch, May 2017) [text]

"India Turns on Rohingya Refugees Seeking Their Deportation as Kashmir Boils," Thomson Reuters Foundation, 12 May 2017 [text]

"Left to Die at Sea: State Responsibility for the May 2015 Thai, Indonesian, and Malaysian Pushback Operations," Irish Yearbook of International Law, vol. X (Forthcoming) [preprint via SSRN]

Mixed Movements in South-East Asia 2016 (UNHCR, April 2017) [text]

Multi-cluster Needs Assessment of Prolonged IDPs (REACH, Jan. 2017; posted May 2017) [text]
- Assessment of " IDPs displaced in Afghanistan between 1st January 2014 and 1st March 2016, also referred to as ‘prolonged IDPs,’ to reveal their vulnerabilities, compare their needs with those of their host communities and inform humanitarian response plans."

Resettling Nearly Half a Million Afghans in Nangrahar: The Consequences of the Mass Return of Refugees (Afghanistan Analysts Network, May 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Sri Lankan Civil War and Australia's Migration Policy Response: A Historical Case Study with Contemporary Implications," Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, vol. 4, no. 2 (May 2017) [open access]

"The Trouble With India's New Citizenship Bill," The Diplomat, 11 March 2017 [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific (1 May 2017)

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17 May 2017

Regional Focus: Australia

2017-2018 Federal Budget: What It Means for Refugees and People Seeking Humanitarian Protection (Refugee Council of Australia, May 2017) [text]
- See also a shorter analysis from the Kaldor Centre.

Australia's Forcible Deportations of Unwell Asylum Seekers: Legal Obligations (Jurist, May 2017) [text]

Casenote: Plaintiff M96A/2016 & Anor v. Commonwealth of Australia & Anor [2017] HCA 16 (Kaldor Centre, May 2017) [text]
- "The case concerns the Commonwealth’s detention of asylum seekers transferred to Australia from Nauru to receive medical treatment."

"Comparing Cooperation on Migration Control: Italy–Libya and Australia–Indonesia," Irish Yearbook of International Law, vol. X (Forthcoming) [preprint via SSRN]

"Demographic and Ideological Correlates of Negative Attitudes towards Asylum Seekers: A Meta-analytic Review," Australian Journal of Psychology, Early View, 5 May 2017 [full-text via ResearchGate]

For a Rights-based Response to Asylum Seekers (The Monthly Blog, April 2017) [text]
- Note: This post is part of a longer thread. For an overview, follow the links provided at the beginning of the post.

In the Firing Line: Shooting at Australia's Refugee Centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea (Amnesty International, May 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants on His Mission to Australia and the Regional Processing Centres in Nauru, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/35/25/Add.3 (UN Human Rights Council, April 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Revealed: Year-long Campaign to Make Conditions Harsher for Manus Refugees," The Guardian, 17 May 2017 [text]

"The Sri Lankan Civil War and Australia's Migration Policy Response: A Historical Case Study with Contemporary Implications," Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, vol. 4, no. 2 (May 2017) [open access]

What’s Next for Nauru? (Lowy Interpreter, April 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (27 April 2017)

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Regional Focus: United States

News:

Some commentary on and analysis of oral arguments in Hawaii v. Trump before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals:

"Appeals Court Wrestles with Trump's Revised Travel Ban Order," Politico, 15 May 2017 [text]

Argument Summary: Hawaii v. Trump (Lawfare Blog, May 2017) [text]

"Donald Trump’s Travel Ban has Another Day in Court," The Economist, 16 May 2017 [text]

Hawaii v. Trump: What Would an “Objective Observer” Think of President Trump’s Travel Ban? (Lawfare Blog, May 2017) [text]

The Ninth Circuit and the Refugee EO: Back to the Statute? (Lawfare Blog, May 2017) [text]

Ninth Circuit Hears Oral Argument on Trump Travel Ban (SCOTUS Blog, May 2017) [text]

Publications:

American Attitudes on President Trump’s Early Policies (Brookings, May 2017) [text]
- See also related RI blog post and watch video of related event.

"AP Report: U.S. Wants Tally of Haitian Immigrants’ Crimes," PBS, 9 May 2017 [text]

Despite Hiring, Immigration Court Backlog and Wait Times Climb (TRAC, May 2017) [text]

DHS Secretary Kelly Using Alt-Facts about Asylum (Human Rights First Blog, May 2017) [text]

The Federal Lawyer (May 2017) [free full-text]
- Issue focuses on immigration law in the U.S.; includes "A Complete and Total Ban: Placing the Muslim Ban in Historical Context," "Land of the Free? Immigration Detention in the United States" and "Vetting Refugees: Is Our Screening Process Adequate, Humane, and Culturally Appropriate?"

"A Harrowing Turning Point for Haitian Immigrants," New Yorker, 12 May 2017 [text]

"Immigration and the Bully Pulpit," Harvard Law Review Forum, vol. 130, no. 7 (May 2017) [full-text]

The Perils of Expedited Removal: How Fast-Track Deportations Jeopardize Asylum Seekers (American Immigration Council, May 2017) [text]

"Separated Families: Barriers to Family Reunification after Deportation," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 2 (2017) [open access]

Tracking the Trump Immigration Agenda and What Comes Next (Immigration Impact, May 2017) [text]

"US Immigration Policy and the Case for Family Unity," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 2 (2017) [open access]

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- Regional Focus: United States (10 May 2017)

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