12 December 2017

Thematic Focus: ICTs


Workshop: Refugees & Technology: Determining the Role of HCI Research, Sanibel Island, FL, 7 January 2018 [info]
- For additional info., see the workshop proposal.


Announcing broadband4refugees (Forced Migration Forum, Dec. 2017) [text]

Digital Innovation Brings Development and Humanitarian Work Closer Together (IC4D Blog, Dec. 2017) [text]

"Face Time with Refugees," Harvard Gazette, 7 Nov. 2017 [text]

How Tech Helps Tell the Story of Refugees (CNET, Oct. 2017) [text]

Humanitarian Data Breaches: The Real Scandal is Our Collective Inaction (IRIN, Dec. 2017) [text]

"Impending Drought? There’s an App for That – or Should be," Inter Press Service, 30 Oct. 2017 [text]

"Point, Click, Green Card: Can Technology Close the Gap in Immigrant Access to Justice?," Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, vol. 31, no. 2 (Winter 2017) [full-text via SSRN]

"U.N. Calls on Social Media Giants to Control Platforms Used to Lure African Migrants," Reuters, 8 Dec. 2017 [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: ICTs (24 Oct. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Global Humanitarian Overview 2018 (OCHA, Dec. 2017) [access]
- Follow link for data, resources and the full appeal; see also related Reuters article.

Humanitarian Experimentation (NCHS Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

Interview: Amid Record Needs, New UN Relief Chief Promises Reform  (IRIN, Dec. 2017) [text]

Local Humanitarian Action in Practice: Case Studies and Reflections of Local Humanitarian Actors (British Red Cross & Humanitarian Leadership Academy, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

No Time to Retreat: First Annual Synthesis Report on Progress since the World Humanitarian Summit (OCHA, Dec. 2017) [text]

Protection Mainstreaming Toolkit: Field Testing Version (Protection Cluster, Dec. 2017) [text]

Refugee, Asylum-seeker, and Migrant Perceptions on Cash Assistance (Mixed Migration Platform, Dec. 2017) [text]

Self-recovery from Disasters: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, Working paper, no. 523 (ODI, Oct. 2017) [text]

Upending Humanitarianism: Questions Emerging 'from the Ground up' (ODI, Dec. 2017) [text]

U.S. Must not Dismantle Population, Refugees and Migration Bureau (Refugees Deeply, Nov. 2017) [text]

VOICE Out Loud, no. 26 (Nov. 2017) [full-text via ReliefWeb]
-  Focus in on "Exploring the Humanitarian-development Nexus."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (15 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

11 December 2017

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific, esp. Rohingya Crisis


2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview: Afghanistan (OCHA, Dec. 2017) [text]

2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview: Myanmar (OCHA, Dec. 2017) [text]

"Fearing the Worst, China Plans Refugee Camps on North Korean Border," New York Times, 11 Dec. 2017 [text]

From Forced Migration to Forced Returns in Afghanistan: Policy and Program Implications (Migration Policy Institute, Nov. 2017) [text]

Health and Care for Migrants and Displaced Persons: Case Studies from the Asia Pacific Region (IFRC, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Power and Responsibility at the Margins: The Case of India in the Global Refugee Regime," Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 33, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

The Quandary of Repatriating Refugees along the Thailand–Myanmar Border (East Asia Forum, Dec. 2017) [text]

"Refugees and Displaced People: How Japan Can Help," JICA's World (Oct. 2017) [text via RSC]

Suffering in Shadows: Aid Restrictions and Reductions Endanger Displaced Persons in Northern Myanmar (Refugees International, Dec. 2017) [access]

Rohingya crisis:

100 Days of Horror and Hope: A Timeline of the Rohingya Crisis (UNHCR, Dec. 2017) [text]
- See also UNHCR's latest operational update.

27th Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the Human Rights Situation of the Minority Rohingya Muslim Population and Other Minorities in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, Geneva, 5 Dec. 2017 [access]

"The Future of India’s Do-Nothing Policy Toward the Rohingya," The Diplomat, 7 Dec. 2017 [text]

Information Needs Assessment: Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh (Internews, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Myanmar Signs Pact with Bangladesh over Rohingya Repatriation," The Guardian, 23 Nov. 2017 [text]
- See also related commentary from The Conversation, Human Rights WatchLowy Institute, and Open Migration. Also here are responses from UNHCR (24 Nov. and 8 Dec.) and from NGOs.

Review: Rohingya Influx since 1978 (ACAPS, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Rohingya Refugees from Myanmar at the “Gates of Hell”: International Law Duties of Neighbouring States to Refugees and Asylum Seekers (Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, Nov. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific (22 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

08 December 2017

Thematic Focus: General


Building Partnerships to Respond to the Next Decade’s Migration Challenges (Migration Policy Institute, Dec. 2017) [text]

Data Bulletins (IOM) [access]
- This new series "aims to summarize in an accurate and accessible fashion the existing evidence on migration to support the discussions and any follow-up activities of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration." Three are currently available. See also related IOM press release.

Effectiveness of Various Refugee Settlement Approaches (GSDRC, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Fatal Journeys, vol. 3, part 2: Improving Data on Missing Migrants (IOM, Dec. 2017) [text]
- Previously published volumes are available here.

Humanitarian Overview: An Analysis of Key Crises into 2018 (ACAPS, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Three New Initiatives to Help You Make Sense of Migration (World Economic Forum Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

World Migration Report 2018 (IOM, Dec. 2017) [access]
- The 9th in this series, this report "presents key data and information on migration as well as thematic chapters on highly topical migration issues, and is structured to focus on two key contributions for readers: Part I: key information on migration and migrants (including migration-related statistics); and Part II: balanced, evidence-based analysis of complex and emerging migration issues. The two parts are intended to provide both overview information that helps to explain migration patterns and processes globally and regionally, and insights and recommendations on major issues that policymakers are or soon will be grappling with." Follow link for full report and infosheets. See also related World Economic Forum blog post.

Global Compacts Round-up:


Beyond Stock-Taking: The Path Ahead to a Global Compact for Migration, Webinar, 12 December 2017 [info]

Dialogue on Protection Challenges, Geneva, 12-13 December 2017 [info]
- Follow link for schedule, background info and new concept paper. See also related press release.


Commitments and Compromises: Will the World be Able to Secure a Better Deal for Refugees? (openDemocracy, Dec. 2017) [text]

"Editorial: What Can the Global Compact for Refugees Do for Europe & What Can Europe Do for the GCR?," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 8 Dec. 2017 [text]

The Global Compact on Refugees: What Can We Expect? (RI Blog, Dec. 2017) [text]

The Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration, Kaldor Centre Conference 2017, Sydney, 24 Nov. 2017 [info]
- Podcasts and papers are now available.

IFRC Policy Brief: Global Compact on Migration (IFRC, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Trump Wants out of Global Migration Discussions. Cities Want in (Metropolitan Revolution Blog, Dec. 2017) [text]

UN Bid to Improve Migrant, Refugee Response Flounders as Political Will Evaporates: Stock-taking Sessions Begin Next Week on Two New International “Compacts” (IRIN, Nov. 2017) [text]

Web resources:

Expert Voice Series (ICMPD) [access]
- Blog series with commentary on both Global Compacts and their various thematic discussions.

Network for Refugee Voices [Facebook page]
- "[A] group of refugee and refugee-led organizations working to contribute to processes and commitments aimed at reforming the international refugee protection regime, including the UN Global Compact on Refugees and Compact for Migration."

Related posts:
- News: Global Compact for Migration (4 Dec. 2017)
- Thematic Focus: General (29 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

07 December 2017

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Asylum Seekers and Refugees' Experiences of Life in Northern Ireland (Queen's Univ., Dec. 2017) [text]
- See also companion policy brief, related Belfast Telegraph article, and post on The Conversation.

Belgian Refugees between 'War' and 'Peace': Trauma, Transition and Repatriation, Oxford, 29 Nov. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

"Exposure to Hate Speech Increases Prejudice through Desensitization," Aggressive Behavior, Early View, 2 Nov. 2017 [free full-text]
- One experiment tested Polish attitudes towards Middle Eastern refugees. See also related Journalist's Resource article.

Hidden Lives - New Beginnings: Destitution, Asylum and Insecure Immigration Status in Scotland (Scottish Parliament, May 2017) [text]

Inspection Report on Asylum Intake and Casework (Independent Chief Inspector of Borders & Immigration, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also related Refugee Action press release.

Purgatory on the Riviera (IRIN, Dec. 2017) [text]

"The Unique Effects of Blatant Dehumanization on Attitudes and Behavior towards Muslim Refugees during the European ‘Refugee Crisis’ across Four Countries," European Journal of Social Psychology, Accepted Article, 28 Nov. 2017 [preprint]
- Note: The four countries were the Czech Rep., Greece, Hungary and Spain.

When the British Government Expects Volunteers to Help Refugees, It’s Back to the 1930s (The Conversation, Dec. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (7 Dec. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

5th African Union-European Union Summit, Abidjan, 29-30 Nov. 2017 [info]
- A Joint Statement on the Migrant Situation in Libya was adopted; see also related Euractiv article and ECFR commentary. Here is the text of the final declaration.

Escaping Europe: Why Some Syrian Refugees Have Chosen to Leave (Refugees Deeply, Dec. 2017) [text]

EU Migration Partnerships: A Work in Progress (Migration Policy Institute, Dec. 2017) [text]

 The EU-Turkey Statement or the ‘Refugee Deal’: The Extra-Legal Deal of Extraordinary Times?, Research Paper, no. 6 (Asser Institute, Dec. 2017) [text]

Future-proof Migration Management: European Commission Sets Out Way Forward (European Commission, Dec. 2017) [text]

Recommendations to the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, January-June 2018 (IOM, Dec. 2017) [text]

Refugees and Asylum in the Aegean: The Impact of the EU-Turkey Statement (European Stability Initiative, Nov. 2017) [text]

Responses to Mixed Migration in Europe: Implications for the Humanitarian Sector, Network Paper, no. 81 (Humanitarian Practice Network, Dec. 2017) [text]

Slave Auctions in Libya are the Latest Evidence of a Reality for Migrants the EU Prefers to Ignore (The Conversation, Dec. 2017) [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (1 Dec. 2017)
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (1 Dec. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Solutions


"At Least 70 Refugees Held on Nauru Reportedly Accepted for Resettlement in US," The Guardian, 28 Nov. 2017 [text]

Ethiopia Embarks on Ambitious Roadmap to Further the Protection of Refugees (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also related VOA News article.

“Many Refugees are Women and Children. That Changes Whether Americans Want to Admit Them,” Washington Post, 29 Nov. 2017 [text]

One Year on from Major Review of Integration: Thousands of Refugees Remain Isolated and Unable to Learn English (Huffington Post, Dec. 2017) [text]

Refugee Admissions and Resettlement Policy (Congressional Research Service, Nov. 2017) [text]

Report 3: Settlement Services for Syrian Refugees - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (Office of the Auditor General of Canada, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also related Huffington Post article.

Resettlement: Ensuring Safe and Legal Access to Protection for Refugees (European Commission, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also the related data on the resettlement state of play.

The Resettlement of Vietnamese Refugees across Canada over Three Decades, Working Paper, no. 2017/188 (UNU-WIDER, Nov. 2017) [text]

"U.N. Urges Japan to Resettle More Refugees after Taking Just Three in First Half," Reuters, 20 Nov. 2017 [text]

"What Is "Successful" Resettlement? Refugee Narratives from Regional New South Wales in Australia," Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, Latest Articles, 12 Oct. 2017 [Academia]

Web resource:

Language Support for Adult Refugees (Council of Europe) [access]
- "The Council of Europe has developed this toolkit to help volunteers and refugees in member states face the linguistic challenges caused by large-scale movements of refugees."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (15 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

06 December 2017

Regional Focus: United States

Asylum for People with TPS (The Asylumist Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

Asylum Representation Rates Have Fallen Amid Rising Denial Rates (TRAC, Nov. 2017) [text]

Book Review: U.S. Media and Migration: Refugee Oral Histories (Border Criminologies Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

The Deported: Immigrants Uprooted from the Country They Call Home (Human Rights Watch, Dec. 2017) [text]
- See also related news release and special feature.

DHS Announces Progress in Enforcing Immigration Laws, Protecting Americans: ICE and CBP Release End of Fiscal Year 2017 Statistics (Dept. of Homeland Security, Dec. 2017) [text]
- See also related LA Times article.

Displacement and Violence in the Northern Triangle (RI Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

Expedited Removal is Not the Answer to the Backlog (Jeffrey Chase Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

Immigration Policy under President Trump: Reducing the Number of Noncitizens -- Legal and Undocumented -- in the US (ImmigrationProf Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

Justices Allow Full Travel Ban to Go into Effect While Government Appeals (SCOTUSBlog, Dec. 2017) [text]
- See also related NYT article. Note: "The 9th Circuit is scheduled to hear oral argument on Wednesday [Dec. 6], with oral argument to follow in the 4th Circuit on Friday [Dec. 8]."

Leveraging the Links between Migration and Development: US Government Policy, Practice, and Potential (Center for Global Development, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Tens of Thousands in United States Face Uncertain Future, as Temporary Protected Status Deadlines Loom," Migration Information Source, 1 Dec. 2017 [text]

Threat of Expulsion Hangs over Thousands of Eritreans Who Sought Refuge in Israel and the US (The Conversation, Nov. 2017) [text]

The Trump Administration Doesn’t Believe in the Global Refugee Crisis (Vox, Oct. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (21 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Mental Health

"Addressing Culture and Context in Humanitarian Response: Preparing Desk Reviews to Inform Mental Health and Psychosocial Support," Conflict and Health, 11:21 (Nov. 2017) [open access]

"Addressing the Hidden Psychological Costs of Disasters and Conflicts in the Context of Forced Migration," International Association of Emergency Managers Bulletin (Aug. 2017) [full-text via SSRN]

"Expanding the Evidence: Key Priorities for Research on Mental Health Interventions for Refugees in High-income Countries," Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, First View, 16 Nov. 2017 [free full-text]

"Immigration-related Mental Health Disorders in Refugees 5-18 Years Old Living in Turkey," Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 13: 2813–2821 (Nov. 2017) [open access]

"'Just as Canadian as Anyone Else'? Experiences of Second-Class Citizenship and the Mental Health of Young Immigrant and Refugee Men in Canada," American Journal of Men's Health, OnlineFirst, 28 Nov. 2017 [open access]

"The Mental Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers on Manus Island," The Lancet, OnlineFirst, 27 Nov. 2017 [free full-text]
- Note: Access to the text is free but requires registration.

Refugees, Mental Health and the Work Place (Refugee Law Project Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Settling Ulysses: An Adapted Research Agenda for Refugee Mental Health," International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 6 (Nov. 2017) [open access]

"Treatment of Sleep Disturbances in Trauma-affected Refugees: Study Protocol for a Randomised Controlled Trial," Trials, 18:520 (Nov. 2017) [open access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Mental Health (7 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Health Issues in Europe

"Differences in the Prevalence of Hospitalizations and Utilization of Emergency Outpatient Services for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions between Asylum-seeking Children and Children of the General Population: A Cross-sectional Medical Records Study (2015)," BMC Health Services Research, 17:731 (Nov. 2017) [open access]

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

"Forced Migrants Involved in Setting the Agenda and Designing Research to Reduce Impacts of Complex Emergencies: Combining Swarm with Patient and Public Involvement," Research Involvement and Engagement, 3:23 (Nov. 2017) [open access]

"Health Challenges in Refugee Reception: Dateline Europe 2016," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(12) (Nov. 2017) [open access]

"Hepatitis A Virus Infections and Outbreaks in Asylum Seekers Arriving to Germany, September 2015 to March 2016," Emerging Microbes & Infections, 6(4): e26 (April 2017) [open access]

A Review of Evidence on Equitable Delivery, Access and Utilization of Immunization Services for Migrants and Refugees in the WHO European Region, Health Evidence Network Synthesis Report, no. 53 (WHO, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Health (6 Dec. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Health

"Applying a Community-based Participatory Research Approach to Improve Access to Healthcare for Eritrean Asylum-seekers in Israel: A Pilot Study," Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 6:61 (Nov. 2017) [open access]

"Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Response to Humanitarian Emergencies, 2007-2016," Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 23, no. 13 (Dec. 2017) [full-text]

"Cost-effectiveness of Adding Indoor Residual Spraying to Case Management in Afghan Refugee Settlements in Northwest Pakistan during a Prolonged Malaria Epidemic," PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 11(10): e0005935 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

"Healthcare Access for Refugee Women with Limited Literacy: Layers of Disadvantage," International Journal for Equity in Health, 16:195 (Nov. 2017) [open access]

"Infectious Disease Risks among Refugees from North Korea," International Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 66 (Jan. 2018) [open access]

Painful Exclusion: The Costs of Denying Asylum Seekers Access to Healthcare Services in Israel, and a Proposal for a Remedy (Physicians for Human Rights, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Pediatric Care during a Short-term Medical Mission to a Syrian Refugee Camp in Northern Jordan," Avicenna Journal of Medicine, vol. 7, no. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2017) [full-text]

"The Physical and Mental Health Problems of Refugee and Migrant Fathers: Findings from an Australian Population-based Study of Children and Their Families," BMJ Open, vol. 7, no. 11 (Nov. 2017) [open access]

"Re-Emerging Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in War-Affected Peoples of the Eastern Mediterranean Region: An Update," Frontiers in Public Health, 5:283 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Health (7 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

05 December 2017

Events & Opportunities: More Dec. 2017/New Jan. 2018

Dec. 2017:

Lecture: The International Community Has Failed Syria, Oxford, 8 December 2017 [info]

Job announcement: Doctoral Researcher on Refugee Education: Building Durable Futures (REBuilD), PRIO [info]
- Apply by 10 December 2017.

Public day: Story and Arts-Based Practices for Displaced Children and Young People, Cairo, 12 December 2017 [info]

Symposium: Migrant Children’s Rights in the Context of Repatriation, Groningen, Neth., 14 December 2017 [info]

Courses: 1) Cosmopolitan Cairo: Migration, Cultural Diversity and Urban Development in the Global City Cairo, Cairo, 20-24 January 2018; 2) Psychosocial Issues and Interventions for Refugees and Migrants, Cairo, 28 January-1 February 2018; 3) Migrant Citizenship in an Anxious Europe, Cairo, 4-8 February 2018 [info]
- Applications for all courses are due 22 December 2017.

Job announcement: Head of International Advocacy, ECRE [info]
- Apply by 28 December 2017.

Jan. 2018:

CFP: Anti-Trafficking Review [info]
- Contributions sought for themed issue on "Irregular Migrants, Refugees or Trafficked Persons?"; submission deadline is 7 January 2018.

Job announcements: Global Refugee Education Project Coordinator & Refugee Law Clinic Project Officer, Refugee Law Initiative [info]
- Both are short-term consultancies for scoping exercises; apply 7 January 2018.

CFP: Citizens on the Move: Political Participation and Protracted Displacement in Europe, Panel at "Migrations, Development and Citizenship," 2018 APAD International Conference, Roskilde, Denmark, 23-25 May 2018 [info]
- Submission deadline is 10 January 2018.

Conference: The Ethics of Migration Beyond the Immigrant-Host State Nexus, Florence, Italy, 11-12 January 2018 [info]

Fellowship: Arthur Helton Fellowship, ASIL [info]
- Applications for the 2018 class of Helton fellows must be submitted by 15 January 2018.

Course: MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, RSC [info]
- Submit applications by 19 January 2018.

CFP: "Refugee Protection in a Hostile World?", 3rd Annual Refugee Law Initiative Conference, London, 18-19 July 2018 [info]
- Submit paper/panel proposals by 22 January 2018.

CFP: "Revitalising the IDP Field: 20 Years of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement," Special Workshop, London, 20 July 2018 [info]
- Submit paper/panel proposals by 22 January 2018.

CFP: Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana (REMHU) [info]
- Contributions sought for dossier on "Migrants and Refugees in the City"; submission deadline is 31 January 2018.

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: More Nov. 2017 & New Dec. 2017

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: Detention

Court Orders Federal Immigration Jail in Buffalo to Offer Parole, Bond Hearings for Asylum-seekers (NYCLU, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Detention as a Last Resort: The Implications of General Comment No. 35," Chapter in Protecting the Migrant Child (Edward Elgar, Forthcoming) [preprint]

Exploring the Everyday of Immigration Detention (Border Criminologies Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]
- The first post in a new blog series: "Immigration detention has become a normalised part of the deportation regime, and is one of many instruments used by states to discipline, control and deport ‘undesirable’ migrants from their territory. This blog series brings together insights on how these coercive practices are enforced and contested in the everyday of immigration detention, from the perspectives of detained migrants, detention staff, and third actors, including lawmakers or NGOs providing support and advice to detainees." Access the other posts via the "See also" menu on the right.

The French Suite: The Effect of Al Chodor on the Detention of Asylum Seekers for the Purpose of a Dublin Transfer (EDAL Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

History of Immigration Detention (Refugee History Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

Injustice in Immigration Detention: Perspectives from Legal Professionals (Bar Council, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also related Free Movement blog post.

"Interpreting Injustice: The Department of Homeland Security’s Failure to Comply with Federal Language Access Requirements in Immigration Detention," Harvard Latinx Law Review, vol. 20 (Spring 2017) [full-text]

"Jennings v. Rodriguez and the Future of Immigration Detention," Harvard Latinx Law Review, vol. 20 (Spring 2017) [full-text]

Migrants are Dying in Detention Centres: When Will Canada Act? (The Conversation, Nov. 2017) [text]

*"Separate but Unequal: Immigration Detention in Canada and the Great Writ of Liberty," McGill Law Journal, vol 63, no. 1 (2017) [preprint]

"What is It Like Living in Detention? Insights from Asylum Seeker Children's Drawings," Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 23, no. 1 (2017) [free full-text]

Where to Find Home Office Guidance on Immigration Bail and Detention (Free Movement Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Working in this Place Turns You Racist: Staff, Race, and Power in Detention," Chapter in Race, Criminal Justice, and Migration Control:  Enforcing the Boundaries of Belonging (Oxford University Press, Forthcoming Feb. 2018) [preprint]


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

Tagged Publications.

New Issues of Can. J. Women & Law, Ethn. & Rac. Stud., Hagira, Irish Yrbk. Intl. Law, J. Hum. Rts. Prac., JIRS, JIMI, Mid. East Law & Gov., Researcher, Rts. in Exile News, Riv. Sper. Fren., Southeast. Eur.

Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, vol. 29, no. 2 (Nov. 2017) [contents]
- This special issue celebrates "Nicole LaViolette's research contributions relating to intersections between gender and sexual orientation in Canadian and international law of forced migration."

Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 40, no. 9 (2017) [free full-text]
- Special issue celebrating the 40th anniversary of the journal with the re-publication of classic papers including "Towards a new politics of migration?" and "Migration policies are problematic – because they are about migration."

Hagira: Israel Journal of Migration, vol. 7 (2017) [full-text]
- Issue focuses on refugees and asylum-seekers in Israel, with five articles and two field reports.

Irish Yearbook of International Law, vol. 10 (2015) [contents]
- Includes a symposium section with articles that focus on "Collective Responsibility for Migrants at Sea." Preprints of these articles are available via SSRN's UCD Law Working Papers in Law, Criminology & Socio-Legal Studies Research Paper Series.

Journal of Human Rights Practice, vol. 9, no. 2 (June 2017) [free full-text]
- Features a special collection of articles that address "The End of Refugee Protection?"

Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, vol. 15, no. 4 (2017) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including "The Psychosocial Well-Being of African Refugees in Winnipeg: Critical Stressors and Coping Strategies."

Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol. 18, no. 4 (Nov. 2017) [contents]
- Mix of articles.

Middle East Law and Governance, vol. 9, no. 3 (2017) [contents]
- Symposium issue that "examines the political and institutional impact of Syria’s displacement crisis through a diverse set of methods and original empirical field research. Contributors explore the changes in the nature of Syria’s borders, the effects on Syrian identity, patterns of activism and organization among refugees in Jordan and Lebanon, the dynamics of international attention to Syrian refugees, and the challenges of resettlement in Germany."

The Researcher, vol. 12, no. 1 (Nov. 2017) [full-text via Refworld]
- Includes articles on gender-based asylum claims in Irish law, family reunification in Ireland, and medical refoulement jurisprudence under the ECHR.

Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 87 (Dec. 2017) [full-text]
- News and information for refugee legal aid providers.

Rivista Sperimentale di Freniatria: The Italian Journal of Mental Health, no. 3/2017 [contents]
- This issues focuses on displacement and migration issues.

Southeastern Europe, vol. 41, no. 3 (2017) [contents]
- Articles focus on the "refugee crisis" in Europe.

Tagged Periodicals.

04 December 2017

Thematic Focus: Education


Call for educational opportunities: Platform for Education in Emergencies Response (PEER) [info]

Job announcement: Doctoral Researcher on Refugee Education: Building Durable Futures (REBuilD), PRIO [info]
- Apply by 10 December 2017.

*Job announcement: Global Refugee Education Project Coordinator, Refugee Law Initiative [info]
- Apply by 7 January 2018.


"Between Policy and Practice: The Education of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 2 Dec. 2017 [free full-text]

Beyond Teaching English: Supporting High School Completion by Immigrant and Refugee Students (Migration Policy Institute, Nov. 2017) [text]

Books Not Bombs Creates Syrian Refugee Lesson Plan with Teach for America (Purpose, Oct. 2017) [text]
- Follow link to access lesson plan.

Discussion series: Disrupted Education & Forced Migration (ESPMI, Nov. 2017) [access]
- Topic was “What are the most significant impacts of disrupted education on refugee children & youth and what are solutions to address them?”

"Humanitarian Pedagogies of Transit," Anthropology News, 26 Sept. 2017 [text]

Inclusion of Refugees through Non-formal Education 2017: Nordic Best Practice (Nordic Council of Ministers, 2017) [text]

"Non-state Actors and Education as a Humanitarian Response: Role of Faith-based Organizations in Education for Syrian refugees in Turkey," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:13 (Nov. 2017) [open access]

The Other One Percent: Higher Education in Forced Displacement (UNHCR, June 2017) [text]
- See also info on related side event at the 69th Meeting of the Standing Committee.

The Purposes of Refugee Education: Moving Out of the Box (Promising Practices in Refugee Education, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See more blog posts here.

The Regional Conference on Higher Education in Crisis Situations, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 28-29 March 2017 [conf. report]
- The theme was "Higher Education in Crisis Situations: Synergizing Policies and Promising Practices to Enhance Access, Equity and Quality in the Arab Region." See also related case studies for Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.

Sustainable Development Goal 4 and Refugee Education, Education Brief, no. 8 (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [text]

Web pages:

Education (UNHCR) [access]
- UNHCR has recently re-organized the "Education" section of its web site, with sub-menus for "Primary and Youth Education," "Tertiary Education," and "Teaching about Refugees" (more below.)

Teaching about Refugees (UNHCR) [access]
- "This UNHCR portal offers resources to help teachers create a welcoming environment for refugee pupils and to help explain the meaning of refugee, asylum, migration and statelessness to school children aged 6 – 18."


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Education (18 Oct. 2017)

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

Thematic Focus: Children

Beyond Borders: How to Make the Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees Work for Uprooted Children (Unicef, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Children Must be Top of Global Migration Agenda, UN Experts Say [text]
- Links to two general comments on the human rights of children in situations of international migration, jointly adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.

"First Child Refugee from Greek Camps Comes to UK," The Guardian, 18 Nov. 2017 [text]

Manual on Smart Practices for Working with Migrant Unaccompanied and Separated Children in the Europe Region (IFRC, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

(Member) States’ Approaches to Unaccompanied Minors Following Status Determination (European Migration Network, Oct. 2017) [text]
- Note: These are the specifications for a new EMN study. The deadline for national contributions is 31 Jan. 2018.

Protection and Assistance for Children on the Move (IFRC, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Regional Security Means Border Security: New Data on Why Central American Children Flee to the United States (War on the Rocks, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Sexual Exploitation of Unaccompanied Migrant and Refugee Boys in Greece: Approaches to Prevention," PLoS Medicine 14(11): e1002438 (Nov. 2017) [open access]

Unaccompanied Children’s Right to Legal Assistance in Asylum Proceedings: An Overview of the Universal and Regional Systems of Human Rights Protection in Europe and the Americas, Thesis (Lund Univ., 2017) [text]

“The War on Syrian Girls: Supporting the Criminalization of Sex-Related Violence and Trafficking of Minor Refugees,” Children’s Legal Rights Journal, vol. 37, no. 2 (2017) [full-text]

"Why UN’s Global Compact on Refugees Must Address Needs of Young People," 23 Nov. 2017 [text]

Young People on the Move and Their Engagement in Peace & Security: Case Study from the North of Central America and South Sudan (UNHCR, Sept. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families (14 Nov. 2017)

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New Issue of RSQ

The latest issue of Refugee Survey Quarterly (RSQ) has been published. Contents of vol. 36, no. 4, Dec. 2017 include:
  • Political Refugees from El Salvador: Gang Politics, the State, and Asylum Claims [abstract]
  • Refugee Policy in Brazil (1995–2010): Achievements and Challenges [abstract]
  • “We are Like Animals”: Negotiating Dehumanising Experiences of Asylum-Seeker Policies in the Australian Community [abstract] [Academia]
  • Migration Control à la Khartoum: EU External Engagement and Human Rights Protection in the Horn of Africa [abstract] [SOAS]
  • A Social Survey on Refugees in and around Vienna in Fall 2015: Methodological Approach and Field Observations [abstract] [ResearchGate]

Tagged Periodicals.

News: Global Compact for Migration

The road to the Global Compact for Migration has entered its second phase. The Stocktaking Phase runs from Nov. 2017 to Jan. 2018, and begins with a preparatory meeting held in Puerto Vallarta from 4-6 Dec. 2017. More information about the meeting, including a concept note, is available on the event's web site. A livestream link is also provided.

The United States announced over the weekend that it would no longer participate in the Global Compact and thus will not be attending the conference in Mexico. Here is the State Department's statement and the U.S. Mission to the UN's statement. See also this Foreign Policy article.

Here are some initial reactions:
- America: The Jesuit Review
- Brookings' Metropolitan Revolution Blog
- Human Rights First
- Overseas Development Institute
- President of the UNGA
- Refugees International
- UN Dispatch
- World Education Blog

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01 December 2017

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Accessing the Migration Apparatus (Border Criminologies Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]
 - This first post introduces a blog series that reflects on "the way access shapes researchers’ positionality, the scientific knowledge they produce, and our understanding of the modern state. From the Guardia Civil in Melilla to the Finnish border guard and the Israeli immigration detention centres, the institutions to which access was sought are all constituents of what Gregory Feldman described as the European migration apparatus." The seven posts can be accessed via the "See also" menu on the right side.

Asylum and Refugee Support: Civil Society Filling the Gaps? (Asylum.Welfare.Work. Project, Oct. 2017) [text]
- See also Discover Society post.

"Asylum Seekers Face Appeals 'Lottery'," BBC, 29 Nov. 2017 [text]
- See also related Free Movement blog post.

"Civic Stratification and Crime: A Comparison of Asylum Migrants with Different Legal Statuses," Crime, Law and Social Change, OnlineFirst, 21 Nov. 2017 [open access]

Country Report: Portugal (AIDA, Dec. 2017) [text]

From Syria to Spain: Syrian Migration to Europe via the Western Mediterranian Route between 2015 and 2017 (REACH & Mixed Migration Platform, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Why Greece’s Latest Refugee Emergency Feels Like a Disturbing Deja Vu (Refugees Deeply, Dec. 2017) [text]
- Note: Greece has begun moving some asylum-seekers to the mainland; see Reuters article.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (1 Dec. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

CEAS Reform: State of Play of Negotiations on the Dublin IV Regulation (AIDA, Nov. 2017) [text]
- Summarizes Estonia's recent proposal and the European Parliament's earlier report. See also related Reuters article.

The Changing Influx of Asylum Seekers in 2014- 2016: Member State Responses (European Migration Network) [info]
- This study was launched in May and EMN's National Contact Points were requested to respond by 31 Oct. 2017.

EMN Policy Brief on Migrants’ Movements through the Mediterranean (European Migration Network, Dec. 2017) [text]
- Presents "trends in asylum applications and irregular movements of non-EU migrants across the EU and Norway over...the period 2012-2016."

EU-Africa Summit: Shaping the Future of Migration Today (Center for Global Development, Nov. 2017) [text]

Europe’s Growing Muslim Population (Pew Research, Nov. 2017) [text]
- "Muslims are projected to increase as a share of Europe’s population – even with no future migration."

How a Fingerprint Can Change an Asylum Seeker’s Life (IRIN, Nov. 2017) [text]

How Europe’s Panic over Migration and Terrorism is a Big Opportunity for Africa (IRIN, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Influencing the EU’s Foreign Policy on Asylum and Migration: Populist Political Dynamics and Cooperation with (Un)safe Third Countries," Global Politics Review, vol. 3, no. 2 (2017) [open access]

Return: No Safety in Numbers, Policy Note, no. 9 (ECRE, Dec. 2017) [text]
- See also related ECRE case study that focuses on returns to Afghanistan. Note: The European Migration Network has launched a study on "The effectiveness of return in EU MemberStates: challenges and good practices linked to EU rules and standards."

Saving Lives at Sea: A Two-week Rescue Mission with SOS MEDITERRANEE (Human Rights Watch, Nov. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (28 Nov. 2017)

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Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview: Syrian Arab Republic (OCHA, Nov. 2017) [text]

The DFID/ECHO Approach to Cash Assistance for Refugees in Lebanon: Documenting the Process (ODI, Nov. 2017) [text]

A Frozen Conflict and a Humanitarian Program That Works: UNHCR’s Confidence Building Measures in Western Sahara (Feinstein International Center, Nov. 2017) [text]

Hagira: Israel Journal of Migration, vol. 7 (2017) [full-text]
- Issues focuses on refugees and asylum-seekers in Israel, with five articles and two field reports.

"Israel Moves to Deport 40,000 African Migrants," VOA News, 20 Nov. 2017 [text]
- See also related UNHCR press release.

Local Politics and the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Exploring Responses in Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan (Refugee Studies Centre, Nov. 2017) [text]

A “Nation in Pieces”: Views from Syrians in Exile (The Century Foundation, Nov. 2017) [text]
- Note: This report includes audio.

Nearly 715,000 Syrian Displaced Returned Home Between January and October 2017 (IOM, Nov. 2017) [text]

Refugee Camp Choucha Cleared Out by Tunisian Authorities (Human Rights Brief Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

Threat of Expulsion Hangs over Thousands of Eritreans Who Sought Refuge in Israel and the US (The Conversation, Nov. 2017) [text]

UN Migration Agency Moves to Relieve Plight of Migrants Trapped in Libya, Backing AU-EU Plan (IOM, Dec. 2017) [text]
- See also related UNHCR press release and Guardian article.

What’s Behind the Dramatic Rise in Migrant Boats from Tunisia (Refugees Deeply, Nov. 2017) [text]

What's in a Name? Exploring the Role of Law and Bureaucracy in the Everyday Construction of Holot, an 'Open Detention Facility' for 'Infiltrators' in Israel (Border Criminologies Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, esp. Syria (17 Nov. 2017)

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