20 October 2017

Events & Opportunities: More Oct. & Nov. 2017

Fellowship: Arthur Helton Fellowship, ASIL [info]
- Applications for the 2018 class of Helton fellows are now being accepted.

Seminars: "Refugee Law in the New World Disorder," 8th International Refugee Law Seminar Series, London, 25 October 2017-8 March 2018 [info]
- The first seminar on 25 October 2017 is entitled "Refugee Protection in the United Kingdom Beyond Brexit: The Perils of Australian Exceptionalism." Two seminars will take place in November.

Seminar series: Refugees and the Economy, Oxford [info]
- The next seminar on 26 October 2017 is entitled "Using Market Design to Improve Refugee Resettlement." Five seminars will be held in November.

Book colloquium: Voting Rights of Refugees, Oxford, 30 October 2017 [info]

Seminar: Closing the Chapter on Child Detention: Developments in Normative and Legal Frameworks, Melbourne, 31 October 2017 [info]

CFP: Journal of Internal Displacement [info]
- Contributions sought for special issue prepared for the Law & Society's Collaborative Research Network on "Displaced Peoples." Submission deadline is 31 October 2017.

Prizes: Odysseus Academic Network for Legal Studies on Migration and Asylum in Europe [info]
- Submission deadline has been **extended** to 1 November 2017.

Discussion: Research with Refugees: Pulling Back the Curtain, Medford, Mass., 1 November 2017 [info]

Feedback requested: Sphere Handbook, Draft 2 [info]
- Submit comments by 6 November 2017.

Job announcement: Researcher in Migration, COMPAS [info]
- Apply by 13 November 2017.

Conference: Winning Back the Human Race: The Legacy of ICIHI, London, 14 November 2017 [info]
- Note: More info. is available on the companion web site.

Harrell-Bond lecture: The Displacement Paradox: Good Refugees, Bad Migrants. Where Can the Unwanted Go?, Oxford, 22 November 2017 [info]
- Register by 20 November 2017.

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

Academic presentation: Pew Research on Asylum Seekers in Europe and US Refugee Resettlement, Oxford, 28 November 2017 [info]

Call for chapter proposals: Deadly Voyages [info]
- Submission deadline is 30 November 2017.

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: Even More October 2017/New November 2017

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: Mental Health

Confronting the Mental Health Emergency on Samos and Lesbos: Why the Containment of Asylum Seekers on Greek Islands Must End (MSF, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Creative Arts Therapies as Temporary Home for Refugees: Insights from Literature and Practice," Behavioral Sciences, vol. 7, no. 4 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

"Development and Preliminary Validation of Refugee Trauma History Checklist (RTHC): A Brief Checklist for Survey Studies," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 14, no. 10 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

*Executive Summary: Rapid Assessment of Mental Health, Psychosocial Needs and Services for Unaccompanied Children in Greece (Unicef, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (ICRC, 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Insecurity, Distress and Mental Health: Experimental and Randomized Controlled Trials of a Psychosocial Intervention for Youth Affected by the Syrian Crisis," Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Early View, 2 Oct. 2017 [open access]
- See also related Yale News story.

"Mental Health Assessments in Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Evaluation of a Tablet-assisted Screening Software," Conflict and Health, 11:18 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

"Multidisciplinary Treatment for Traumatized Refugees in a Naturalistic Setting: Symptom Courses and Predictors," European Journal of Psychotraumatology, vol. 8, no. 2 (2017) [open access]

"Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression and Anxiety among North Korean Refugees: A Meta-Analysis," Psychiatry Investigation, vol. 14, no. 5 (Sept. 2017) [full-text via PubMed]

"Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in a Clinical Sample of Refugees: A Network Analysis," European Journal of Psychotraumatology, vol. 8, suppl. 3 (2017) [open access]

Teaching about Refugees: Guidance on Working with Refugee Children Struggling with Stress and Trauma (UNHCR, 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Health (29 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications.




19 October 2017

Thematic Focus: Children

Age Assessment: Council of Europe Member States’ Policies, Procedures and Practices Respectful of Children’s Rights in the Context of Migration (Council of Europe, Sept. 2017) [text]

Beasts of Burden: Unaccompanied Refugee Children Biting More Than They Can Swallow (Refugee Law Project Blog, Sept. 2017) [text]

"The Best Interests of the Child in EU Family Reunification Law: A Plea for More Guidance on the Role of Article 24(2) Charter," European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 19, no. 2 (2017) [open access]

Breakdown: The Dismantling of the Calais “Jungle” and of the Promises to its Unaccompanied Children (Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales, Oct. 2017) [text]

Children: Amid a Growing Court Backlog Many Still Unrepresented (TRAC Immigration, Sept. 2017) [text]

*Games of Violence: Unaccompanied Children and Young People Repeatedly Abused by EU Member State Border Authorities (MSF, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Revealed: Rescued Refugee Children Facing Limbo – and Worse – in UK," The Guardian, 19 Oct. 2017 [text]

"Scorned and Stateless: Children of ISIS Fighters Face an Uncertain Future," The Guardian, 7 Oct. 2017 [text]

Specialised Foster Care for Unaccompanied and Separated Children in Serbia: A Case Study (Save the Children, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

We Have Forgotten What Happiness is: Youth Perspectives of Displacement and Return in Qayyarah Subdistrict, Mosul (Oxfam, Oct. 2017) [text]

Youth on the Move: Investigating Decision-making, Migration Trajectories and Expectations of Young People on the Way to Italy (REACH, Mixed Migration Hub & Mixed Migration Platform, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Was DACA Responsible for the Surge in Unaccompanied Minors on the Southern Border?," International Migration, Early View, 16 Oct. 2017 [free full-text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children (26 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: United States

Event: 

Conference: America’s Future: Refugees, Migration and National Security, Boise, Idaho, 23 October 2017 [info]
- Register by 20 October 2017.

Brief travel ban update:

"Federal Judge in Hawaii Blocks Trump's Third Attempt at Travel Ban," NPR, 17 Oct. 2017 [text]

Travel Ban 3.0: The Hawaii TRO is Right on the Statute (Lawfare Blog, 17 Oct. 2017) [text]

"Second Judge Halts Trump's Latest Attempt at Travel Ban," Politico, 18 Oct. 2017 [text]

Publications:

The Attorney General’s Jaundiced–and Inaccurate–View of Asylum (The Asylumist Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Criminalizing Immigration," Chapter in Academy for Justice: A Report on Scholarship and Criminal Justice Reform (Erik Luna, ed., Forthcoming, 2017) [full-text via SSRN]

DOJ Threatens to Turn Immigration Judges into ‘Assembly-Line Workers’ (Immigration Impact Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

For Many Undocumented Migrants at the US-Mexico Border, in the Absence of Federal Government Help, Faith Groups Offer the Only Hope (LSE USAPP Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

"How U.S. Policies are Worsening the Global Refugee Crisis," The Blue Review, 16 Oct. 2017 [text]

Musings on Our Asylum System – after AG Sessions’ Remarks on ‘Dirty Immigration Lawyers’ (Insightful Immigration Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

Protecting the DREAM: The Potential Impact of Different Legislative Scenarios for Unauthorized Youth (Migration Policy Institute, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Special Report: They Fled Danger for a High-stakes Bet on U.S. Immigration Courts," Reuters, 17 Oct. 2017 [text]

"They Have One-way Tickets, Paid for by Washington: Behind the Scenes on an ICE Air Deportation Flight," CNN, 13 Oct. 2017 [text]

Trump Administration Immigration Policy Priorities: Fact Sheet (Human Rights First, Oct. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (14 Oct. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Regional Focus: Europe - Indiv. Countries

Determinants of Migration to the UK (Migration Observatory, Oct. 2017) [text]

From Destination to Integration: Afghan, Syrian and Iraqi Refugees in Vienna (Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2017) [full-text]

Life in Limbo: The Consequences of Thwarted Mobility for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Other Migrants in Serbia (Mixed Migration Platform, Oct. 2017) [text]

"The Politics of Food and Hospitality: How Syrian Refugees in Belgium Create a Home in Hostile Environments," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 5 May 2017 [free full-text]

Refugee Protection in the United Kingdom beyond Brexit: The Perils of Australian Exceptionalism (RLI Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]
- Note: A seminar on this topic will take place in London on 25 Oct. 2017.

Report of the Fact-Finding Mission by Ambassador Tomáš Boček, Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees, to Serbia and Two Transit Zones in Hungary, 12-16 June 2017 (Council of Europe, Oct. 2017) [text]

Situation of Readmitted Migrants and Refugees from Greece to Turkey under the EU-Turkey Statement, VU Migration Law Series, no. 15 (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2017) [text]
- See also related Border Criminologies blog post.

Spain’s Summary Returns to Morocco Violate the European Convention on Human Rights (Forced Migration Forum, Oct. 2017) [text]
- See also related EJIL: Talk! blog post.

What Refugees in Germany Say about Islam and the West (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - General (19 Oct. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe - General

"Bifurcation of Mobility, Bifurcation of Law: Externalization of Migration Policy before the EU Court of Justice," Journal of Refugee Studies (Forthcoming, 2018?) [postprint]

Central Mediterranean Route: Working on Alternatives to Dangerous Journeys - UNHCR Central Mediterranean Risk Mitigation Strategy (CMRMS) (UNHCR, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Deeply Talks: Fallout from E.U. Migration Obsession Rocks Libya (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2017) [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

Developments in the Central Mediterranean over the Past Two Years (Alarmphone, Oct. 2017) [text]

*EU Aid Uncovered: How to Reach the Target on Time, Concord Aidwatch 2017 (Concord, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"How Europe's Far Right Fell in Love with Australia's Immigration Policy," The Guardian, 12 Oct. 2017 [text]

Legal Channels for Refugee Protection in Europe: A Pivotal Moment for Strategic Thinking, Webinar, 12 Oct. 2017 [access]
- Follow link for audio.

Old Route, New Dangers: Migrant Smugglers Revive Black Sea Route to Europe (IRIN, Oct. 2017) [text]

Reforming the 'Common European Asylum System' and the Resettlement System: Progress Report (Statewatch, Oct. 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe (11 Oct. 2017)
- Regional Focus: Europe - Indiv. Countries (11 Oct. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

18 October 2017

Thematic Focus: Education

Publications:

Aspiring for More: Pathways to Education for Youth on the Move (MMP Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

Desk Review of Programming Guidelines for Adolescents & Youth in Emergencies: Education, Health, Livelihoods & Durable Solutions (INEE et al., Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Guide to the Accelerated Education Principles (Accelerated Education Working Group, Oct. 2017) [text]
- "A guide for Accelerated Education Programme designers, implementers, evaluators and agencies." More info. about the Working Group and links to companion materials are available on the UNHCR web site.

Human Rights Friendly Schools Toolkit (Amnesty International, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Learning to Realize Education’s Promise,World Development Report 2018 (World Bank, Sept, 2017) [access]
- See also related ODI comment.

Opportunity in Crisis: The Right to Education for Syrian Refugee Children (HR Brief Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

Promising Practices in Refugee Education: Synthesis Report (Save the Children, UNHCR & Pearson, Sept 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Other Immigrants: Help for Teachers with Problematic Definitions," Social Studies Research and Practice, vol. 12, no. 2 (2017) [free full-text]

Teaching about Refugees: Guidance on Working with Refugee Children Struggling with Stress and Trauma (UNHCR, 2017) [text]

Resources:

Teaching about Refugees (UNHCR)
- A number of lesson plans, activity sheets, guides and other resources have been posted on the UNHCR web site. These items make reference to a web page at http://unhcr.org/teaching-about-refugees which is not yet active. Presumably, at some point, these materials will be made available in a more organized fashion via this web page, but for now, browse through the first five pages of listings here in order to view and access them.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Education (19 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling

Events:

Advocacy: EU Anti-Trafficking Day, 18 October 2017 [info]
- See also related IOM press release.

Workshop: When Smuggling Goes Wrong: From a Crime against State Sovereignty to a Crime against Persons, Florence, Italy, 26-27 October 2017 [info]
- Note: Participation is by invitation only.

Publications:

40.3 Million Slaves? Four Reasons to Question the New Global Estimates of Modern Slavery (openDemocracy, Oct. 2017) [text]
- The Global Estimates report is available here.

Addressing the Root Causes of Conflict-Driven Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia (East-West Center, Sept. 2017) [text]

Batman in Vienna: Choosing How to Confront Migrant Smuggling (PRIO Blog, Sept. 2017) [text]

Expert Voice: Are Migrants and Refugees a “Vulnerable Group” in the Context of Human Trafficking? (ICMPD, Oct. 2017) [text]

Flow Monitoring Surveys: The Human Trafficking and Other Exploitative Practices Indication Survey - Analysis on Adult and Children on the Mediterranean Routes Compared (IOM, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Global Trafficking Trends in Focus; IOM Victim of Trafficking Data, 2006-2016 (IOM, Aug. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Human Smuggling and Trafficking in Eastern Sudan (Chr. Michelsen Institute, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Human Trafficking through the Central Mediterranean Route: Data, Stories and Information Collected by the International Organization for Migration (IOM, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Information Exchange between Smugglers and Migrants: An Analysis of Online Interactions in Facebook Groups, Thesis (Univ. of Cambridge, May 2017) [text via SSRN]

"Migrant Smuggling Crackdown Triggered Clashes in Libyan City: Armed Group Head," Reuters, 29 Sept. 2017 [text]

Syrian Refugee Smuggling, 2014-6: Results from Fieldwork (Forced Migration Forum, Oct. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling (18 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

17 October 2017

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific, esp. the Rohingya

Rohingya Crisis:

Event: 

Pledging Conference for the Rohingya Refugee Crisis, Geneva, 23 October 2017 [info]
- Follow link for relevant documents; see also UN News Service article.

Publications:

Assessment Report: Undocumented Myanmar Nationals influx to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (IRC & Relief International, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Bearing Witness to Crimes against Humanity: The Forced Expulsion of the Rohingya from Myanmar (Refugees International, Oct. 2017) [text]

Joint Statement on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis (UNHCR, IOM & OCHA, Oct. 2017) [text]

Mission Report of OHCHR Rapid Response Mission to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 13-24 September 2017 (OHCHR, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Rohingya Crisis: Breaking the Unending Cycle of Exodus, RSIS Commentary, no. 186 (Nayang Technological Univ., Oct. 2017) [text]

"Rohingya Crisis: UN 'Suppressed' Report Predicting Its Shortcomings in Myanmar," The Guardian, 5 Oct. 2017 [text]

"UN Report on Rohingya Hunger is Shelved at Myanmar's Request," The Guardian, 16 Oct. 2017 [text]

Other Publications:

"Chasing the Dubai Dream in Italy: Bangladeshi Migration to Europe," Migration Information Source, 5 Oct. 2017 [text]

Deeply Talks: Afghan Returns Risk New Cycles of Displacement (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2017) [text]

Improving Disaster Response: Role of Knowledge Sharing, RSIS Commentary, no. 192 (Nayang Technological Univ., Oct. 2017) [text]

India Has 139 Million Internal Migrants. They Must Not be Forgotten (World Economic Forum Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

Refugees in India Have to Fend for Themselves – We've Been Talking to Them about How They Manage (The Conversation, Oct. 2017) [text]

Urban Refugees in Delhi: Identity, Entitlements and Well-being (IIED, Oct. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific, esp. the Rohingya (5 Oct. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Opportunity:

Feedback requested: Sphere Handbook, Draft 2 [info]
- Submit comments by 6 November 2017.

Publications:

"Applying Social Enterprise to Refugee Settings," Stanford Social Innovation Review, 20 Sept. 2017 [text]

"Emergent Groups and Spontaneous Volunteers in Urban Disaster Response," Environment and Urbanization, vol. 29, no. 2 (2017) [open access]

A Glimpse into the Future: The Humanitarian System (World Economic Forum Blog, Sept. 2017) [access]
- Follow link for video.

Humanitarian Response Planning: Quick Guide (Protection Cluster, Sept. 2017) [text]

Implications of Refugee Settlements on the Natural Environment and on Refugee and Host Community Resilience - Case Studies: Lebanon and Cameroon (Groupe URD, Aug. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

The New Way of Working Examined: An ICVA Briefing Paper (ICVA, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Now is the Time to Deliver: Looking for Humanitarian Innovation’s Theory of Change," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:8 (Sept. 2017) [open access]

Six Major Humanitarian Challenges Confronting the UN General Assembly (IRIN, Sept. 2017) [text]

Sustainable Settlements: Maximising the Social, Environmental and Economic Gains in Humanitarian Displacement Settings (Norwegian Refugee Council, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- "A catalogue of evaluated appropriate technologies and a framework for gradual improvement and increased efficiency."

"Towards a Development Approach to Displacement," Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

Transforming Change: How Change Really Happens and What We Can Do about It (ALNAP, Sept. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (12 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

16 October 2017

Thematic Focus: Nationality & Statelessness

Publications:

All about Statelessness: What Development Actors Need to Know (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, 2017) [access]

The Charter of Fundamental Rights and the Protection of Stateless People in the EU: A Dormant Giant? (ENS Blog, Sept. 2017) [text]

Citizenship for Sale: At a Cost Stateless People Can Ill Afford (ENS Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

Draft Articles on the Protection of Stateless Persons and the Facilities for Their Naturalisation (UNHCR, Feb. 2017) [text]
- "This document was developed in consultation with various Latin American countries, which are developing regulations for the protection and naturalisation of stateless persons, with human rights organisations and with civil society organisations. Its purpose is to offer legal counsel to these countries and to respond to the requests for technical assistance received by UNHCR." See also info. about a related meeting.

"Eradicating Statelessness in the Americas," Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

Executive Committee Conclusion on Machine-readable Travel Documents for Refugees and Stateless Persons, No. 114 (LXVIII) 2017 [text]

How the Council of Europe is Working to Help Protect Stateless Refugees and Migrants from Ending up #LockedinLimbo (ENS Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

Stateless Persons in Detention: A Tool for Their Identification and Enhanced Protection (UNHCR, June 2017) [text]
- See also related ENS blog post.

Statelessness and Human Rights: The Universal Periodic Review (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, 2017) [access]

Statelessness and the Global Compact for Migration (RLI Blog, Sept. 2017) [text]

Statelessness in West Africa Newsletter, no. 14 (July-Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

States Party to the Statelessness Conventions (UNHCR, updated as of 1 Oct. 2017) [access]

They Do Exist: Mapping Statelessness in Two Pilot Regions in Ukraine (ENS Blog, Sept. 2017) [text]

U.S. Supreme Court Cases Reveal Gender-based Discrimination and Absurdity in Citizenship Laws (The Migrationist Blog, Sept. 2017) [text]

Web site:

Statelessness and Human Rights (Institute of Statelessness and Inclusion) [access]
- "This website offers background, analysis and resources for engaging with human rights frameworks in order to address the root causes and the impact of statelessness. There’s also a calendar, tracking key UN human rights bodies’ meetings and deadlines."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Nationality & Statelessness (29 Aug. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

Cash Delivery Mechanism Assessment for Refugees, Migrants and Asylum Seekers in Libya (Mercy Corps et al., Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Everywhere the bombing followed us": Forced Displacement and the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas - Perspectives of Syrian Women Refugees in Lebanon (Handicap International, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Iraqi Migration to Europe in 2016: Profiles, Drivers and Return (REACH, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Libya’s Migrant Report, Round 12, July-August 2017 (IOM, Aug. 2017) [access]
- Note: Access other reports for Libya relating to migrants, displacement, detention center profiles, and maritime updates on IOM's Displacement Tracking Matrix web site.

"The Many Faces of Displacement: Pervasive Violence and the Dissolution of a Liveable Life in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan," Chapter in From Destination to Integration: Afghan, Syrian and Iraqi Refugees in Vienna (Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2017) [open access]

Mixed Migration and the Global Compacts: A Perspective from the Middle East (Mixed Migration Platform, Oct. 2017) [text]

Monthly Summary: Middle East (Mixed Migration Platform) [access]
- Follow link to access monthly developments.

"No Country of Asylum: 'Legitimizing; Lebanon’s Rejection of the 1951 Refugee Convention," International Journal of Refugee Law, Advance Articles, 5 Oct. 2017 [open access]
- See also related IntLawGrrls blog post.

Refugee Crisis in MENA: Meeting the Development Challenge (World Bank, Oct. 2017) [text]

Syrians at the Berm: Surviving in Nightmarish Conditions and with an Uncertain Status (IDMC Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

Syrian Refugees Return from Lebanon Only to Flee War Yet Again (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2017) [text]

Whole of Syria Protection Sector: 2018 Protection Needs Overview (Protection Cluster, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

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

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Africa

Enabling a Better Understanding of Migration Flows and (Its Root Causes) from Nigeria towards Europe: Desk-Review Report (IOM, April 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Europe Slams Its Gates (Foreign Policy, Oct. 2017) [access]
- Five-part special investigation focusing on Mali, Niger, Libya, Senegal and Germany.

A Line in the Sand: Roadmap for Sustainable Migration Management in Agadez (Clingendael, Oct. 2017) [access]
- Follow link for series of reports.

"Migrant Deaths in the Sahara Likely Twice Mediterranean Toll," Reuters, 12 Oct. 2017 [text]

Non-Refoulement in the Context of Internal Displacement: The Case of IDPs in South Sudan’s Protection of Civilians Sites (Norwegian Refugee Council, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Not Ready to Return: IDP Movement Intentions in North-Eastern Nigeria, Borno State (Norwegian Refugee Council & REACH, Sept. 2017) [text]

Protection for Refugees not from refugees: Somalis in Exile and the Securitisation of Refugee Policy (International Refugee Rights Initiative, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related Refugees Deeply comment.

Refugee Policies in Africa: Open Borders but Limited Integration (EPRS, Sept. 2017) [text]

Report of the Special Envoy for the Somali Refugee Situation (UNHCR, Oct. 2017) [text]

Roundtable Meeting of IGAD Foreign Ministers and IGAD Secretariat, EU and UNHCR, Brussels, 29 Sept. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for co-chairs' summary; see also related UNHCR remarks.

Zambia: Influx of Refugees from DRC (ACAPS, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (3 Oct. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: General

Events:

Seminar: A Work in Progress: A Critical Analysis of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, Oxford, 17 October 2017 [info]

Thematic Discussions: Global Compact on Refugees, Geneva, 17-18 October 2017 [info]
- Discussions 2 & 3 will focus on: "Measures to be taken at the onset of a large movement of refugees (Comprehensive refugee response framework pillar one)," and "Meeting needs and supporting communities (Comprehensive refugee response framework pillars two and three)." Note the additional links added to the web page, including a concept paper.

Conference: Winning Back the Human Race: The Legacy of ICIHI, London, 14 November 2017 [info]
- Note: More info. is available on the companion web site.

Publications:

Coming Together: A Critical Analysis of Key Issues, Actors and Tools in the Current Global Landscape of Family Tracing & Reunification (Samuel Hall, 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Emerging Historians – Dr Claire Higgins (Australian Historical Association Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Fieldnotes from Cape Verde: On Deported Youth, Research Methods and Social Change," Chapter in After Deportation: Ethnographic Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, Nov. 2017) [preprint]

"Food Insecurity and Forced Displacement of People: Where Do We Draw the Line?," IPS News, 13 Oct. 2017 [text]

Global Disaster Displacement Risk: A Baseline for Future Work (IDMC, Oct. 2017) [text]

*The Global Response to Refugees and Migrants: Perspectives from UNGA 2017 (ISIM Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

Gone with the Wind: International Migration, Economics Discussion Papers Series, no. 1708 (University of Otago, April 2017) [text]
- Study that looked into the determinants of international migration.

Impacts and Costs of Forced Displacement: Phase II - A Critical Evaluation of Methodological and Analytical Progress on Designing Development-led Strategies and Interventions in Forced Displacement (Refugee Studies Centre, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See earlier reports produced under this project in this blog post.

*Mixed Migration and the Global Compacts: A Perspective from the Middle East (Mixed Migration Platform, Oct. 2017) [text]

What is a Compact? Migrants’ Rights and State Responsibilities Regarding the Design of the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Oct. 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- News: EXCOM 2017 Wrap-up (12 Oct. 2017)
- Thematic Focus: General (10 Oct. 2017)

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

15 October 2017

Open Access Round-up: 15 Oct. 2017

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 30 September 2017. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

"The Fatal Flaw in International Law for Migration: Model International Mobility Convention Commentary," Columbia Journal of Transnational Law (Forthcoming, 2018)
- Preprint version of article.

Governing Xenophobia,” Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law (Forthcoming, 2018)
- Preprint version of article.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles:

"Making Immigrants into Criminals: Legal Processes of Criminalization in the Post-IIRIRA Era," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 3 (2017)

"Refugees in Cyprus: Local Acceptance in the Past and Present," Social Sciences, 6(4), 111 (Sept. 2017)

"Sanitation Practices and Perceptions in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya: Comparing the Status Quo with a Novel Service-based Approach," PLoS ONE 12(7): e0180864 (July 2017)

"Towards a Fair Distribution Mechanism for Asylum," Games, 8(4), 41 (Sept. 2017)

Journals:

European Journal of Psychotraumatology, vol. 8, suppl. 2 (2017)
- This is an "issue in progress" that focuses on "Traumatized refugees."

Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017)
- Theme is "Latin America and the Caribbean: Building on a Tradition of Protection."

International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management (Forthcoming, 2018)
- Special issue on "Climate Change, Migration and Displacement of Populations."


Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Carrier Sanctions in Europe: A Comparison of Trends in 10 Countries," European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 19, no. 3 (2017)

Law Reviews

Articles:

"Can We Act Globally While Thinking Locally? Responding to Stella Burch Elias, 'The Perils and Possibilities of Refugee Federalism'," American University Law Review, vol. 67 (Forthcoming, 2017?)

"The Constitution-Based Approach of Indian Judiciary to the Refugee Rights and Global Standards of the UN Convention," The King’s Student Law Review, vol. 8, no. 1 (2017)

"One in Fifty: Refugee Federalism and Wyoming," Wyoming Law Review, vol. 17, no. 2 (2016)

"U.S. Case Law and Legal Precedent Affirming the Due Process Rights of Immigrants Fleeing Persecution," Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Online, vol. 45, no. 3 (Sept. 2017)

Journals:

Drexel Law Review, vol. 9, no. 2 (Spring 2017) [full-text]
- This issue features "articles presented as part of the Drexel University Law Review symposium on the twentieth anniversary of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996."


Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 30 Sept. 2017

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14 October 2017

Regional Focus: United States

14th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference, Washington, DC, 25 September 2017 [info]
- Follow link for audio and video of the conference. 

Brief of Members of Congress as Amici Curiae on Behalf of Respondents in the Matter Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project before the U.S. Supreme Court [text via SSRN]

DACA Reform and Its Hostages (i.e., Asylum Seekers) (The Asylumist Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]
- See also related McClatchy article, CNN report, Washington Post story and Human Rights First blog post.

"A Day in US Immigration Court: Lots of Cases, Not Much Resolution," VOA News, 28 Sept. 2017 [text]

EOIR Case Completion Quotas, AILA Quicktake #219 (AILA, Oct. 2017) [access]
- Follow link for video.

"Internal Emails Show ICE Agents Struggling to Substantiate Trump’s Lies about Immigrants," The Intercept, 4 Oct. 2017 [text]

Justices End 4th Circuit Travel-ban Challenge (ImmigrationProf Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

Leaked Memos Show Jeff Sessions's DOJ Aims to Undermine Due Process for Immigrants (Vox, Oct. 2017) [text]

Recent Foreign-born Growth Counters Trump’s Immigration Stereotypes (The Avenue Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

The Supreme Court, the Trump Administration and the Travel Ban (ISIM Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

Tackling Global Displacement is in the U.S. Security Interest (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Trump's Latest Travel Ban Could be the Toughest to Challenge," The Atlantic, 12 Oct. 2017 [text]

US Proposal Would Sacrifice Central America’s Children (Human Rights Watch, Oct. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (4 Oct. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

13 October 2017

Thematic Focus: Solutions

"Can We Act Globally While Thinking Locally? Responding to Stella Burch Elias, 'The Perils and Possibilities of Refugee Federalism'," American University Law Review, vol. 67 (Forthcoming, 2017?) [full-text via SSRN]
- The article referenced in the title is available here.

"Could Latin American Citizenship be a Fourth Durable Solution?," Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

*Donald Trump is Breaking a Promise America Has Made to Refugees since the Holocaust (Vox, Oct. 2017) [text]

Durable Solutions in Practice (UNDP, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Extra-regional Refugee Resettlement in South America: The Palestinian Experience," Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

"The Future of the Brazilian Resettlement Programme," Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

Is Latin America Ready to Accept More Resettled Refugees? (The Conversation, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Measuring Local Integration in Ecuador," Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

"One in Fifty: Refugee Federalism and Wyoming," Wyoming Law Review, vol. 17, no. 2 (2016) [full-text]

"Project Welcome: Libraries Planning for Resettlement and Integration of Refugees," American Libraries, 22 Sept. 2017 [text]

"Refugees in Towns: Experiences of Integration," Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

“The Trump Administration Wants Refugees to Fit In or Stay Out,” Foreign Policy, 12 Oct. 2017 [text]

Update: Durable Solutions for Syrian Refugees (UNHCR, Oct. 2017) [text]

U.S. Resettles Fewer Refugees, Even as Global Number of Displaced People Grows (Pew Research, Oct. 2017) [text]
- See also related Economist article.

Resource:

U.S. Annual Refugee Resettlement Ceilings and Number of Refugees Admitted, 1980-Present (Migration Policy Institute) [access]
- "This data tool shows refugee admissions and annual resettlement ceilings from the U.S. refugee resettlement program's inception in 1980 through fiscal 2017."

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Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Resettlement, esp. in the U.S. (28 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

12 October 2017

Event: High-level Conference on Humanitarian Issues

Readers of Forced Migration Current Awareness are warmly welcome to attend a high-level conference in London on 14 November 2017, titled "Winning Back the Human Race: The Legacy of ICIHI."

Convened by Lord Mark Malloch Brown, former Deputy UN Secretary-General, the conference will focus on issues such as the protection of refugees and displaced people; armed conflict and the laws of war; famine and food insecurity; as well as the past, present and future of humanitarian action.

The refugee and displacement panel will consist of Gonzalo Vargas Llosa (UNHCR), Lucy Hovil (International Refugee Rights Initiative), Pia Oberoi (OHCHR), Martin Barber (ex-UNHCR and OCHA) and Jeff Crisp (Refugee Studies Centre and Chatham House).

Attendance is free of charge and lunch will be provided.

Further details and registration are available here.

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters

"Another Climate Change Concern: Forced Migration," Harvard Gazette, 29 Sept. 2017 [text]

Beyond Climate Migration: Escaping the Confines of a Concept (Climate & Migration Coalition, Sept. 2017) [text]

Climate Change and the Migration Crisis (Huffington Post, Oct. 2017) [text]

*"Climate-Induced Displacement and Climate Disaster Law: Barriers and Opportunities," Chapter in Climate Disaster Law: Barriers and Opportunities (Edward Elgar, Forthcoming 2018) [preprint]

Climate Refugees Mini-Symposium (International Law @UEA, July-Sept. 2017?) [access]
- Scroll down to view all nine posts in this blog series.

"Disaster-induced Displacement in the Caribbean and the Pacific," Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

"The Effects of Weather Shocks on Economic Activity: How Can Low-Income Countries Cope?," Chapter 3 in World Economic Outlook (IMF, Oct. 2017) [text]
- See also related blog post and Bloomberg article.

Environmental Justice, vol. 10, no. 4 (Aug. 2017) [contents]
- Special issue on "Climate Refugees and the Human Cost of Global Climate Change."

*Gone with the Wind: International Migration, Economics Discussion Papers Series, no. 1708 (University of Otago, April 2017) [text]
- Study looking into the determinants of international migration found "that climate change is a more important driver than income and political freedom together."

"Guest Editorial: Climate Change, Migration and Displacement of Populations: A Special Issue," International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Earlycite, 2017 [open access]
- Note: This issue has not yet been officially published; however, many of the articles that will make up the issue are already available open access online, including "Social Protection as a Strategy to Address Climate-induced Migration," "Who Takes Responsibility for the Climate Refugees?," "Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change and Disasters: A South American Approach," "Displacement and Climate Change: Improving Planning Policy and Increasing Community Resilience," and "Policies and Mechanisms to Address Climate-induced Migration and Displacement in Pacific and Caribbean Small Island Developing States."

"Human Security and the Relocation of Internally Displaced Environmental Refugees in Cameroon," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 36, no. 3 (Sept. 2017) [open access]

"The RCM Guide: A Novel Protection Tool for Cross-border Disaster-induced Displacement in the Americas," Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

Shrinking Options: The Nexus Between Climate Change, Displacement and Security in the Lake Chad Basin (Climate Refugees, Sept. 2017) [text via IOM]

Six Things Governments Should Do about Hurricane Displacement Right Now (Climate & Migration Coalition, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Towards a Regional Agreement on Environmental Displacement?," Forced Migration Review, no. 56 (Oct. 2017) [open access]

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Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters (27 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

Events & opportunities:

Seminar: A Work in Progress: A Critical Analysis of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, Oxford, 17 October 2017 [info]

Seminar: The Constitutional Right to Asylum: The Wave of the Future in International Refugee Law?, Oxford, 18 October 2017 [info]

Seminars: "Refugee Law in the New World Disorder," 8th International Refugee Law Seminar Series, London, 25 October 2017-8 March 2018 [info]
- The first seminar on 25 October 2017 is entitled "Refugee Protection in the United Kingdom Beyond Brexit: The Perils of Australian Exceptionalism."

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.

Publications:

The Applicability of the Internal Relocation Principle to Cessation of Refugee Status: The Surrogate Nature of International Refugee Protection, FICHL Policy Brief Series No. 76 (TOAEP, 2017) [text]

“Governing Xenophobia,” Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law (Forthcoming, 2018) [preprint]

A Half-Century of Universal Refugee Protection under Threat (Refugees Deeply, Oct. 2017) [text]
- Published on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees.

Model International Mobility Convention (Columbia Univ., 2017) [access]
- Follow link for information about, the text of, and events related to the model "International Convention on the Rights and Duties of All Persons Moving from One State to Another and of the States They Leave, Transit or Enter." See also related article preprint, "The Fatal Flaw in International Law for Migration: Model International Mobility Convention Commentary," which will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law that focuses on the model convention.

Note on International Protection: Report of the High Commissioner, UN Doc. No. A/AC.96/1167 (Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme, July 2017) [text]

Statement to the 68th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme (UNHCR, Oct. 2017) [text]
- From the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection. See also related UNHCR press release and news story.

What Can Hannah Arendt Teach Us about Today’s Refugee Crisis? (Border Criminologies Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]
- Note: Includes a link to the authors' paper, "The Right to Have Rights as a Right to Enter: Addressing a Lacuna in the International Refugee Protection Regime."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (19 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.