31 August 2017

Open Access Round-up: 31 August 2017

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

Green Open Access [info]

"Mental Health Morbidity amongst People Subject to Immigration Detention in the UK: A Feasibility Study," Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, First View, 22 June 2017
- Note: The postprint version of this article is currently under embargo.

"Misreading Mobility? Bureaucratic Politics and Blindness in UN Migration Reports," Development and Change, Early View, 26 July 2017
- Postprint version of article.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles, health-related:

"Challenges and Facilitators for Health Professionals Providing Primary Healthcare for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in High-income Countries: A Systematic Review and Thematic Synthesis of Qualitative Research," BMJ Open, vol. 7, no. 89 (Aug. 2017)

"Challenges in Estimating Vaccine Coverage in Refugee and Displaced Populations: Results From Household Surveys in Jordan and Lebanon," Vaccines, 5(3) (Aug. 2017)

"Common Mental Disorders in Asylum Seekers and Refugees: Umbrella Review of Prevalence and Intervention Studies," International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 11:51 (Aug. 2017)

"Early Marriage and Barriers to Contraception among Syrian Refugee Women in Lebanon: A Qualitative Study," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 14, no. 8 (Aug. 2017)

"Emotional Problems among Recent Immigrants and Parenting Status: Findings from a National Longitudinal Study of Immigrants in Canada," PLoS ONE 12(4): e0175023 (April 2017)

"Empirical Lessons Regarding Contraception in a Protracted Refugee Setting: A Descriptive Study from Maela Camp on the Thai-Myanmar Border 1996-2015," PLoS ONE 12(2): e0172007 (Feb. 2017)

"The Enduring Health Challenges of Afghan Immigrants and Refugees in Iran: A Systematic Review," PLOS Currents: Disasters, Edition 1 (July 2017)

"Factors Affecting Depressive Symptoms among North Korean Adolescent Refugees Residing in South Korea," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 14, no. 8 (Aug. 2017)

"Hospital Admissions Due to Alcohol Related Disorders among Young Adult Refugees Who Arrived in Sweden as Teenagers: A National Cohort Study," BMC Public Health, 17:644 (Aug. 2017)

"How Do Countries’ Health Information Systems Perform in Assessing Asylum Seekers’ Health Situation? Developing a Health Information Assessment Tool on Asylum Seekers (HIATUS) and Piloting It in Two European Countries," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 14, no. 8 (Aug. 2017)

"The Mental Health and Help-seeking Behaviour of Resettled Afghan Refugees in Australia," International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 11:49 (Aug. 2017)

"Primary Care in an Unstable Security, Humanitarian, Economic and Political Context: The Kurdistan Region of Iraq," BMC Health Services Research, 17:592 (Aug. 2017)

"The Swedish Police Service’s Deportations of Unaccompanied, Asylum-seeking Refugee Children: The Role of Coping and General Mental Health," Cogent Psychology, vol. 4, no. 1 (2017)

"Using Lot Quality Assurance Sampling to Assess Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services in a Refugee Camp Setting in South Sudan: A Feasibility Study," BMC Public Health, 17:643 (Aug. 2017)

Articles, other topics:

"Assessing Hungary’s Stance on Migration and Asylum in Light of the European and Hungarian Migration Strategies," Politics in Central Europe: The Journal of the Central European Political Science Association, vol. 13, no. 1 (June 2017)

"Kidnapped, Trafficked, Detained? The Implications of Non-state Actor Involvement in Immigration Detention," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 3 (2017)

"Matching Systems for Refugees," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 3 (2017)

"The Right to Dignity of Refugees: A Response to Fleur Johns," ASIL Unbound, vol. 111 (Aug. 2017)

"The 'Right to Remain Here' as an Evolving Component of Global Refugee Protection: Current Initiatives and Critical Questions," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 3 (2017)

"A Step Forward in the Protection of Urban Refugees: The Legal Protection of the Rights of Urban Refugees in Uganda," African Human Rights Law Journal, vol. 27, no. 1 (2017)

"Trapped in Statelessness: Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 14, no. 8 (Aug. 2017)

"UNHCR’s Origins and Early History: Agency, Influence, and Power in Global Refugee Policy," Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugee Issues,vol. 33, no. 1 (2017)

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Contested Statelessness in Sabah, Malaysia: Irregularity and the Politics of Recognition," Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, vol. 15, no. 3 (2017)

"High Hepatitis E Seroprevalence among Displaced Persons in South Sudan," American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 96, no. 6 (June 2017)

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

"'I want to participate': Transition Experiences of New Refugees in Glasgow," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 16 Aug. 2017

"The Limits of Procedural Discretion: Unequal Treatment and Vulnerability in Britain’s Asylum Appeals," Social & Legal Studies, OnlineFirst, 28 July 2017

"Mentoring as a Way of Integrating Refugees into the Labour Market: Evidence from a Swedish Pilot Scheme," Economic Analysis and Policy, In Press, 12 Aug. 2017

"Social Identity Continuity and Mental Health among Syrian Refugees in TurkeySocial Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Online First, 21 July 2017

"Unilateralism in Refugee Law: Austria’s Quota Approach under Scrutiny," Human Rights Review, vol. 18, no. 3 (Sept. 2017)

Law Reviews

"Existing Paradox in the Nationality Status of Biharis in Bangladesh: An Appraisal," International Journal of Law and Policy Review, vol. 6, no. 1 (2017)

"A More Acceptable Solution: The Proposed European Union Agency of Asylum and Refugees," Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, vol. 49, no. 1 (2017)

"The Reception and Processing of Minors in the United States in Comparison to That of Australia and Canada: Would Being a Party to the UN Convention on the Right of the Child Make a Difference in U.S. Courts?," Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, vol. 40, no. 2 (Summer 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe

"African and European Leaders Agree Action Plan on Migration Crisis," The Guardian, 28 Aug. 2017 [text]
- See also related UNHCR statement.

Deeply Talks: Lessons for Italy from the E.U.-Turkey Deal (Refugees Deeply, Aug. 2017) [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

Desperate Journeys: Refugees and Migrants Entering and Crossing Europe via the Mediterranean and Western Balkans Routes, Jan.-June 2017 (UNHCR, Aug. 2017) [text]
- See also related UNHCR press release. An earlier report with the same name covered January - April.

"EU States Begin Returning Refugees to Greece as German Reunions Slow," The Guardian, 25 Aug. 2017 [text]

"A More Acceptable Solution: The Proposed European Union Agency of Asylum and Refugees," Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, vol. 49, no. 1 (2017) [full-text]

"The Multiple Forms of Violence in the Asylum System," Chapter in The Violence of Austerity (Pluto Press, 2017) [preprint]

No Easy Way Out: Humanitarian Visas at the Nexus of Refuge, Migration and Development, TLI Think! Paper, no. 72/2017 (King's College London, May 2017) [text via SSRN]

Taking Stock of Assisted Voluntary Return from Europe: Decision Making, Reintegration and Sustainable Return – Time for a Paradigm Shift, EUI Working Paper, no. RSCAS 2017/31 (European University Institute, 2017) [text]

UNHCR Comments on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council Laying Down Standards for the Reception of Applicants for International Protection (Recast) – COM (2016) 465 (UNHCR, Aug. 2017) [text]

Up against Angela Merkel, a Social Democrat Wants to Talk about Refugees (Inside Story, July 2017) [text]

"Why are Fewer Irregular Migrants Arriving in Italy?," The Economist, 28 Aug. 2017 [text]

Why It’s Too Early to Call Rise in Refugee Boats to Spain a ‘Crisis’ (Refugees Deeply, Aug. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Indiv. Countries (24 Aug. 2017)
- Regional Focus: Europe - General (24 Aug. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

30 August 2017

Thematic Focus: Detention

An Appraisal of the Council of Europe’s Draft European Rules on the Conditions of Administrative Detention of Migrants (EJIL: Talk Blog, July 2017) [text]

Detention Checklist (UNHCR, July 2017) [text]
- Tool developed to "to support operations and partners to measure progress towards eliminating instances of arbitrary detention on asylum-seekers and other persons of concern in the immigration context, support the development and implementation of alternatives to detention, and assess compliance of state legal frameworks and practice around immigration detention with international standards."

ICE Plans to Start Destroying Records of Immigrant Abuse, including Sexual Assault and Deaths in Custody (ACLU Blog, Aug. 2017) [text]

"Kidnapped, Trafficked, Detained? The Implications of Non-state Actor Involvement in Immigration Detention," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 3 (2017) [open access]

Libyan Detention Centers: A Legal Analysis (Xchange, Jan. 2017) [access]

#LockedInLimbo: The Netherlands Can Stop the Detention of Stateless Persons (ENS Blog, July 2017) [text]

"Mental Health Morbidity amongst People Subject to Immigration Detention in the UK: A Feasibility Study," Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, First View, 22 June 2017 [postprint]
- Note: Access to the postprint is embargoed until 22 Dec. 2017.

Quality of Life in Detention Results from MQLD Questionnaire Data Collected in IRC Heathrow (Harmondsworth), July 4–6, 2017 (Univ. of Oxford, Aug. 2017) [text via SSRN]

"U.N. Panel Urges End to Detention of Would-be Immigrants in U.S.," Reuters, 14 Aug. 2017 [text]

Unwelcome Visitors: Challenges Faced by People Visiting Immigration Detention, Report, no. 02/2017 (Refugee Council of Australia, Aug. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Detention (7 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Mental Health

Event:

Migration and Health Webinar Two: Mental Health of Refugees and Migrants: Myths and Realities, 5 September 2017 [info]
- Watch the seminar live and ask questions.

Publications:

1st Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference: Facing Challenges, Sydney, 29-31 March 2017 [info]
- Follow link to access powerpoints, notes & abstracts.

"Common Mental Disorders in Asylum Seekers and Refugees: Umbrella Review of Prevalence and Intervention Studies," International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 11:51 (Aug. 2017) [open access]

"Emotional Problems among Recent Immigrants and Parenting Status: Findings from a National Longitudinal Study of Immigrants in Canada," PLoS ONE 12(4): e0175023 (April 2017) [open access]

"Factors Affecting Depressive Symptoms among North Korean Adolescent Refugees Residing in South Korea," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 14, no. 8 (Aug. 2017) [open access]

*FARO Model Handbook: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support to Unaccompanied Minors and Families with Children in Reception Centres (Terre des Hommes, Aug. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Mental Health and Help-seeking Behaviour of Resettled Afghan Refugees in Australia," International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 11:49 (Aug. 2017) [open access]

"Social Identity Continuity and Mental Health among Syrian Refugees in Turkey," Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Online First, 21 July 2017 [open access]

"The Swedish Police Service’s Deportations of Unaccompanied, Asylum-seeking Refugee Children: The Role of Coping and General Mental Health," Cogent Psychology, vol. 4, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

An Unbearable Reality: The Impact of War and Displacement on Children's Mental Health in Iraq (Save the Children, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"What Are the Roots of Distress among Refugees?," Psychology Today, 16 Aug. 2017 [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Mental Health (19 July 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Health

"Challenges and Facilitators for Health Professionals Providing Primary Healthcare for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in High-income Countries: A Systematic Review and Thematic Synthesis of Qualitative Research," BMJ Open, vol. 7, no. 89 (Aug. 2017) [open access]

"Challenges in Estimating Vaccine Coverage in Refugee and Displaced Populations: Results From Household Surveys in Jordan and Lebanon," Vaccines, 5(3) (Aug. 2017) [open access]

"Early Marriage and Barriers to Contraception among Syrian Refugee Women in Lebanon: A Qualitative Study," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 14, no. 8 (Aug. 2017) [open access]

"Empirical Lessons Regarding Contraception in a Protracted Refugee Setting: A Descriptive Study from Maela Camp on the Thai-Myanmar Border 1996-2015," PLoS ONE 12(2): e0172007 (Feb. 2017) [open access]

"The Enduring Health Challenges of Afghan Immigrants and Refugees in Iran: A Systematic Review," PLOS Currents: Disasters, Edition 1 (July 2017) [open access]

Engineering Better Refugee Health Care (Project Syndicate, Aug. 2017) [text]

"Governing the Lebanese Health System: Strengthening the National Response to the Burden of Syrian Refugees," Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, vol. 23, no. 6 (2017) [full-text]

"High Hepatitis E Seroprevalence among Displaced Persons in South Sudan," American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 96, no. 6 (June 2017) [open access]

"Hospital Admissions Due to Alcohol Related Disorders among Young Adult Refugees Who Arrived in Sweden as Teenagers: A National Cohort Study," BMC Public Health, 17:644 (Aug. 2017) [open access]

"How Do Countries’ Health Information Systems Perform in Assessing Asylum Seekers’ Health Situation? Developing a Health Information Assessment Tool on Asylum Seekers (HIATUS) and Piloting It in Two European Countries," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 14, no. 8 (Aug. 2017) [open access]

"Primary Care in an Unstable Security, Humanitarian, Economic and Political Context: The Kurdistan Region of Iraq," BMC Health Services Research, 17:592 (Aug. 2017) [open access]

"Refugee and Migrant Women's Engagement with Sexual and Reproductive Health Care in Australia: A Socio-ecological Analysis of Health Care Professional Perspectives," PLoS ONE 12(7): e0181421 (July 2017) [open access]

"Using Lot Quality Assurance Sampling to Assess Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services in a Refugee Camp Setting in South Sudan: A Feasibility Study," BMC Public Health, 17:643 (Aug. 2017) [open access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Health (21 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

29 August 2017

Thematic Focus: Nationality & Statelessness

Opportunities:

CFP: The International Human Right to a Nationality, the Prevention of Statelessness and the Protection of Stateless Individuals in the 21st Century, Mafikeng, South Africa, 31 October-2 November 2017 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 31 August 2017.

CFP: Statelessness Working Paper Series [info]
- Submission deadline is 15 September 2017.

Job announcement: Research Fellow, Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness [info]
- Submit applications by 15 October 2017.

Publications:

Arbitrary Deprivation of Nationality and Denial of Consular Services to Turkish Citizens (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, July 2017) [text]
- See also related ENS blog post.

The Campaign to End Statelessness: July 2017 Update (UNHCR) [text]

Can a Child Stateless by 'Choice" Be Registered as a British Citizen? (Free Movement Blog, July 2017) [text]

The Concept of Stateless Persons in European Union Law (Amsterdam International Law Clinic, Aug. 2017) [text]

"Existing Paradox in the Nationality Status of Biharis in Bangladesh: An Appraisal," International Journal of Law and Policy Review, vol. 6, no. 1 (2017) [full-text via SSRN]

Explainer: How Do Australia’s Proposed Citizenship Laws Compare Internationally? (The Conversation, Aug. 2017) [text]

ICERD International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Quick Reference Guide: Statelessness and Human Rights Treaties (UNHCR & Minority Rights Group, July 2017) [text]

Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, vol. 15, no. 3 (2017) [contents]
- Special issue on "Statelessness, Irregularity, and Protection in Southeast Asia." The article, "Contested Statelessness in Sabah, Malaysia: Irregularity and the Politics of Recognition," is open access.

Landmark Hearing of the European Parliament Calls for Bold Action to Address Statelessness in the EU (ENS Blog, July 2017) [text]

Nationality as an Element of the Refugee Definition and the Unsettled Issues of ‘Inchoate Nationality’ and ‘Effective Nationality’ (RefLaw Blog, June 2017) [text]
- Part 1 of 2-part post.

No Child Should be Stateless in Austria (European Network on Statelessness, DLA Piper & Diakonie Fluchtlingsdienst, July 2017) [text]
- See also related ENS blog post.

Not a Level Playing Field: Statelessness Determination in the EU (ENS Blog, July 2017) [text]
- Note: The author of this blog post recently published related articles in IJRL and RSQ.

"People without a Country: The State of Statelessness," Insights on Law & Society, vol. 17, no. 3 (Spring 2017) [full-text]

Representing Stateless Persons Before U.S. Immigration Authorities: A Legal Practice Resource (UNHCR, Aug. 2017) [text]

The Right to a Nationality of Refugee Children Born in the EU and the Relevance of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (ECRE, Feb. 2017) [text]

Statelessness in West Africa Newsletter, no. 13 (April-June 2017) [full-text via ReliefWeb]

*"Trapped in Statelessness: Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 14, no. 8 (Aug. 2017) [open access]

Update on Statelessness, UN Doc. No. EC/68/SC/CRP.13 (Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme, June 2017) [text]

New research centre:

The Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness (Univ. of Melbourne) [info]
- Aim is to "examine the causes and extent of statelessness around the world, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region." More background is provided in this Pursuit article.

*UPDATED

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

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Solutions

"Australia to Accept First Central American Refugees under U.S. Deal: Sources," Reuters, 25 July 2017 [text]

"Australia Resettles Cuban Refugees Found Clinging to Lighthouse off Florida Keys," The Guardian, 22 Aug. 2017 [text]

Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees: Potential Lessons for Australia (Refugee Council of Australia, Aug. 2017) [text]

Contestation on Refugee Integration Should not Deter Practice (Refugee Research Blog, July 2017) [text]

"From Passive Recipient to Community Advocate: Reflections on Peer-Based Resettlement Programs for Arabic-Speaking Refugees in Canada," Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice, vol. 8, no. 2 (2017) [full-text]

"'I want to participate': Transition Experiences of New Refugees in Glasgow," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 16 Aug. 2017 [open access]

"Matching Systems for Refugees," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 3 (2017) [open access]

Refugee Reception and Integration, Policy Briefing (Mediterranean Migration Research Programme, June 2017) [text]

Welcome Home Rochester: Guiding Refugees through Life in America, Thesis (Rochester Institute of Technology, May 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (23 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

Book Discussion: Itamar Mann’s Humanity at Sea: Maritime Migration and the Foundations of International Law (EJIL: Talk Blog, Aug. 2017) [text]
- Posts include: 1) Introduction; 2) Review 1; 3) Review 2; 4) Review 3; 5) Review 4; 6) Conclusion.

Building a Sociology of Law for the Humanitarian Field (IntLawGrrls Blog, Aug. 2017) [text]

"The Expansion of International Space: UNHCR’s Establishment of its Executive Committee ('ExCom')," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 36, no. 3 (Sept. 2017) [preview via Academia.edu]

Non-State Actors and Non-Refoulement: The Supreme Court’s Decision in Zain Taj Dea (EJIL: Talk Blog, July 2017) [text]

"The 'Right to Remain Here' as an Evolving Component of Global Refugee Protection: Current Initiatives and Critical Questions," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 3 (2017) [open access]

The Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers under the European Convention on Human Rights: A Case-Study of Selected Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights 2000-2015 (Univ. of Iceland, April 2016) [text]
- Focuses on Articles 2, 3, 5, and 6.

"The Rise of Consensual Containment: From ‘Contactless Control’ to ‘Contactless Responsibility’ for Forced Migration Flows," Chapter in Research Handbook on International Refugee Law (Edward Elgar, Forthcoming) [preprint via SSRN]
 
Understanding “Suffering,” Yet Misconstruing Intentionality: U.S. Compliance and Non-Compliance with the Convention against Torture (RefLaw Blog, Aug. 2017) [text]

UNHCR Preliminary Legal Observations on the Seizure and Search of Electronic Devices of Asylum-Seekers (UNHCR, Aug. 2017) [text]

Resource:

International Humanitarian Law Bibliography (ICRC) [access]
- Updates issued quarterly.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (25 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

28 August 2017

Regional Focus: Australia

Event:

Book launch: Asylum by Boat: Origins of Australia’s Refugee Policy, Sydney, 12 September 2017 [info]

Publications:

"Australia’s Desperate Refugee Obstinacy," New York Times, 8 Aug. 2017 [text]

"The Borders Beyond the Border: Australia’s Extraterritorial Migration Controls," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 36, no. 3 (Sept. 2017) [full-text via author site]

Embracing Diversity: Newcomer Experiences in Perth and Huron Counties (United Way, June 2017) [text]
- Note: "Newcomers" include both immigrants and refugees.

A Global Compact on Refugees: The Role for Australia (Lowy Institute, Aug. 2017) [text]
- See also related Guardian article.

High Court Challenge to Offshore Immigration Detention Power Fails (The Conversation, Aug. 2017) [text]
- See also related Castan Centre blog post.

The International Non-Refoulement Obligation and a Refugee’s Non-Compliance under the Australian Migration Act of 1958 (RefLaw Blog, Aug. 2017) [text]

Leaked Transcript Exposes Australia’s Unlawful Refugee Policy (Human Rights Watch, Aug. 2017) [text]
- See also related Conversation posts here and here.

UN Committee Condemns Australia’s Punitive Asylum Policy (Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, Aug. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (24 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Syria, esp. Returns

Publications:

Displacement, Housing, Land and Property and Access to Civil Documentation in the North West of the Syrian Arab Republic (UNHCR & Norwegian Refugee Council, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Displacement, HLP and Access to Civil Documentation in the South of the Syrian Arab Republic (UNHCR & Norwegian Refugee Council, July 2017)

"I won't forget this carnage": Civilians Trapped in Battle for Raqqa (Amnesty International, Aug. 2017) [text]

"Thinking Outside the Camp: Syrian Refugees in Istanbul," Migration Information Source, 9 Aug. 2017 [text]

Trash Talk: Turning Waste into Work in Jordan's Za'atari Refugee Camp (Oxfam, Aug. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Thoughts re. Syrians returning home:

It’s Far Too Early to Talk of Return for Syrian Refugees (Chatham House, Aug. 2017) [text]
- See also related IOM statistics.

Not without Dignity: Views of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon on Displacement, Conditions of Return, and Coexistence (International Center for Transitional Justice, June 2017) [text]
- See also related Refugees Deeply comment.

Preventing Forced Return in Lebanon and the Greater Levant (Stimson Center, Aug. 2017) [text]

*"Syria’s War Created Millions of Refugees. Some Might Be Forced to Return Home," Washington Post, 27 Aug. 2017 [text]

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

We Must Ask Refugees What They Feel about Returning to Syria (Refugees Deeply, Aug. 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (8 Aug. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

27 August 2017

New Issue of RSQ

The latest issue of Refugee Survey Quarterly (RSQ) has been published. Contents of vol. 36, no. 3, Sept. 2017 include:
  • The Expansion of International Space: UNHCR’s Establishment of its Executive Committee (“ExCom”) [abstract] [preview via Academia.edu]
  • Human Security and the Relocation of Internally Displaced Environmental Refugees in Cameroon [open access]
  • The Borders Beyond the Border: Australia’s Extraterritorial Migration Controls [abstract] [full-text via author site]
  • The “Stateless Person” Definition in Selected EU Member States: Variations of Interpretation and Application [abstract]
  • Unwelcome Participation, Undesirable Agency? Paradoxes of De-Politicisation in a Refugee Camp [abstract]

Many thanks to Gertrud Buchenrieder, Christina Mack & Azibo Roland Balgah for making their article open access!

Tagged Periodicals.

25 August 2017

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Another Side to the Story: Syrian Refugees Have Invested over $300 Million in the Turkish Economy (Center for Global Development Blog, Aug. 2017) [text]

Comparing Refugees and South Africans in the Urban Informal Sector, SAMP Migration Policy Series, no. 78 (Southern African Migration Programme, 2017) [text]

Examining Barriers to Workforce Inclusion of Syrian Refugees in Jordan, Dicussion Paper, no. 25 (Better Work, July 2017) [text]

How Much Do Refugees Cost the Taxpayer? (Adam Smith Institute Blog, Aug. 2017) [text]

The Labor Market Impact of Refugees: Evidence from the U.S. Resettlement Program, Working Paper, no. 2017-04 (U.S. Dept. of State, Aug. 2017) [text]

"Mentoring as a Way of Integrating Refugees into the Labour Market: Evidence from a Swedish Pilot Scheme," Economic Analysis and Policy, In Press, 12 Aug. 2017 [open access]

Protecting Refugees in Nations Struggling with Poverty and Instability (Refugees Deeply, Aug. 2017) [text]

Putting Refugees to Work (Handelsblatt, July 2017) [text]

Refugee Entrepreneurial Economies in Urban South Africa, SAMP Migration Policy Series, no. 76 (Southern African Migration Programme, 2017) [text]

Refugee Entrepreneurs ‘Keep Business Alive’ in Upstate New York (Refugees Deeply, Aug. 2017) [text]

The Right to Work for International Protection Applicants (Irish Refugee Council, July 2017) [text]

Selling Sand in the Desert: The Economic Impact of Migration in Agadez (Samuel Hall, Jan. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Step Up: How to Get Refugees into Work Quickly (Tent, Aug. 2017) [text]
- See also related Axios article.

What Happens When Refugees Come to the United States (National Bureau of Economic Research, Aug. 2017) [text]

"Within 7 Years, Refugees are Self-sufficient and Contributing to the U.S., on Average," Washington Post, 15 Aug. 2017 [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (20 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Asia

"70 Years of the Radcliffe Line: Understanding the Story of Indian Partition," The Diplomat, 19 Aug. 2017 [text]
- See also this blog post for relevant book references and follow this link for freely available related journal articles.

The Future of Forced Migrants in ASEAN (Heinrich Boell Foundation, Aug. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Hope in the Midst of Crisis: Opportunities for Improving Refugee Protection in South-East Asia, Paper presented at Rethinking Governance in an Era of Global Insecurities, Regional Tensions and Rising Nationalism, Melbourne, 17-19 July 2017 [text via ReliefWeb]

"India Says to Deport All Rohingya Regardless of U.N. Registration," Reuters, 14 Aug. 2017 [text]
- See also related HRW article.

Informing Afghanistan Protection Cluster Strategic Priorities for 2017-2018 (Protection Cluster, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Karen Refugees Wary of Return to Myanmar as Despair Rises in Camps (Refugees Deeply, Aug. 2017) [text]

Mapping the Structure of Well-Being and Social Networks of Refugees: A Case Study of Afghan Refugees in Peshawar, Pakistan (Urban Institute, June 2017) [text]

The Protracted Conflict in Afghanistan: A Protection Crisis Above All  (Protection Cluster, Aug. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Responsibility to Protect: Afghanistan's Current Situation, Drivers of Migration and Returnees Experience (Edmund Rice Centre, July 2017) [text via APO]

Towards a Peaceful, Fair and Prosperous Future for the People of Rakhine: Final Report (Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, Aug. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related Reuters news article.

Urban Refugees in Delhi: Self-reliance Can’t be Exclusively Entrepreneurial (IIED, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific (16 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Africa

2016 Migrant Profiling Report: Analysis of Profiling Interviews of Migrants Assisted in 2016 through IOM's Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Program in Niger (IOM, Aug. 2017) [text]

The Abuja Action Statement on Protection in the Lake Chad Basin – One Year On (UNHCR, Aug. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Engaging the Gatekeepers: Using Informal Governance Resources in Mogadishu (Tana Copenhagen, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related Devex news article.

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

“I Fled Because I was Afraid to Die”: Causes of Exile of Burundian Asylum Seekers (International Refugee Rights Initiative, Aug. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related African Arguments article.

Informal Settlement Managers: Perception and Reality in Informal IDP Camps in Mogadishu (Tana Copenhagen, Aug. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Joint Statement on the High-Level Dialogue between the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (Aug. 2017) [text]

Language Barriers in the Humanitarian Response in North-eastern Nigeria: Initial Assessment (Translators without Borders, Aug. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

On the Edge of Disaster: Somalis Forced to Flee Drought and Near Famine Conditions (Refugees International, Aug. 2017) [text]

Rendering South Africa Undesirable: A Critique of Refugee and Informal Sector Policy, SAMP Migration Policy Series, no. 79 (Southern African Migration Programme, 2017) [text]

"A Step Forward in the Protection of Urban Refugees: The Legal Protection of the Rights of Urban Refugees in Uganda," African Human Rights Law Journal, vol. 27, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

Supporting Central African Refugees in Cameroon: Policy and Practice in Response to Protracted Displacement (ODI, Aug. 2017) [text]


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (27 July 2017)

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24 August 2017

Thematic Focus: General

[The Ethics of Paying Refugees to Leave] (Refugees Deeply, Aug. 2017)
- Two-part series: 1) The Growing Popularity of Paying Refugees to Go Away; 2) An Ethical Approach to Refugee Returns

Follow-up to and Review of the Commitments of the New York Declaration: Report of the Secretary-General, UN Doc. No. A/71/978 (UN General Assembly, July 2017) [text via Refworld]

Internal Displacement Mid-year Figures (January-June 2017) (IDMC, Aug. 2017) [access]
- Follow link for various documents. See also related map from UN Dispatch.

International Dialogue on Migration 2017: Understanding Migrant Vulnerabilities: A Solution-based Approach Towards a Global Compact That Reduces Vulnerabilities and Empowers Migrants, Geneva, 18-19 July 2017 [info]
- Follow link for agenda, background paper and summary of conclusions. See also UNHCR statements at Panel 1 and Panel 2.

"Migration and Human Rights: Exposing the Universality of Human Rights as a False Premise," Chapter in Migration in the 21st Century (E-International Relations, Forthcoming 2018) [preprint]
- Note: This book will be open access when it is published; more info available here.

Moving Targets: An Analysis of Global Forced Migration (Haas Institute, July 2017) [text]

"Pope Francis Offers 4 Points to Guide the World’s Response to Refugees," America: The Jesuit Review, 21 Aug. 2017 [text]
- See also related ImmigrationProf blog post.

Researching Forced Migration: Critical Reflections on Research Ethics during Fieldwork, Working Paper, no. 123 (Refugee Studies Centre, Aug. 2017) [text]

"The Right to Dignity of Refugees: A Response to Fleur Johns," ASIL Unbound, vol. 111 (Aug. 2017) [open access]

"Visions of Refugia: Territorial and Transnational Solutions to Mass Displacement," Planning Theory & Practice, vol. 18, no., 3 (2017)
- See also related post on The Conversation.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (4 Aug. 2017)

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Regional Focus: United States, Pt. 2

Honoring a Distinguished Tradition: U.S. World Leadership on Refugee and Displacement Crisis Response and U.S. Government Reorganization (Refugees International, Aug. 2017) [text]

Report on State Immigration Laws, January-June 2017 (National Conference of State Legislatures, Aug. 2017) [text]

Responding to Inappropriate Immigration Judge Conduct, Immigration Court Practitioner’s Guide (CLINIC, Aug. 2017) [text]

A Summary of the the Supreme Court's Stay Order in the "Travel Ban" Case (ImmigrationProf Blog, Aug. 2017) [text]

Top 10 Impacts of the Trump Administration’s Refugee Ban (Huffington Post, updated Aug. 2017) [text]

Translating Documents for Your Asylum Case (The Asylumist Blog, Aug. 2017) [text]

Trumpcast: Aggressive on Immigration (Slate, Aug. 2017) [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

Where Do You Find the Most Resistance to Immigration? (Immigration Impact, Aug. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States, Pt. 1 (24 Aug. 2017)

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Regional Focus: United States, Pt. 1

The Cato Institute on the Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act (The Asylumist Blog, Aug. 2017) [text]

Data Shows Prosecutorial Discretion Grinds to a Halt in Immigration Courts (Immigration Impact, July 2017) [text]

Fearful of Court, Asylum Seekers are Banished in Absentia (Marshall Project, July 2017) [text]

"Former Diplomats Warn Against Merger of State Department and USAID Crisis Roles," Washington Post, 17 Aug. 2017 [text]

"Haitian Immigrants in the United States," Migration Information Source, 2 Aug. 2017 [text]

"The Migrant Border Crossing Study: A Methodological Overview of Research Along the Sonora-Arizona Border," Population Studies, vol. 71, no. 2 (2017) [full-text via Academia.edu]

No Action Taken: Lack of CBP Accountability in Responding to Complaints of Abuse (American Immigration Council, Aug. 2017) [text]

The RAISE Act: Dramatic Change to Family Immigration, Less So for the Employment-based System (Migration Policy Institute, Aug. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (28 July 2017)

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Regional Focus: Europe - Individual Countries

"Assessing Hungary’s Stance on Migration and Asylum in Light of the European and Hungarian Migration Strategies," Politics in Central Europe: The Journal of the Central European Political Science Association, vol. 13, no. 1 (June 2017) [open access]

Conflict-related Displacement in Ukraine: Increased Vulnerabilities of Affected Populations and Triggers of Tension within Communities (OSCE, July 2017) [text via Refworld]

"From Emigration to Asylum Destination, Italy Navigates Shifting Migration Tides," Migration Information Source, 24 Aug. 2017 [text]

"Like a Prison": Asylum-Seekers Confined to the Greek Islands (Refugees International, Aug. 2017) [text]

Neither Here, nor There: Georgian Refugees from Abkhazia (openDemocracy, Aug. 2017) [text]

"The Politics of Photography: Visual Depictions of Syrian Refugees in U.K. Online Media," Visual Communication Quarterly, vol. 24, no. 2 (2017) [abstract]
 - See also related LSE International Development blog post.

Reception and Inclusion of Refugees: Insights for Catalonia from Canada, Portugal, and Sweden, GRITIM-UPF Policy Series, no. 6 (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Sept. 2017) [text]

Refugee, Asylum Seeker & Migrant Perceptions, Vienna/Austria – Summary of Focus Group Discussions (Ground Truth Solutions & Mixed Migration Platform, Aug. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

A Report from Europe's Longest Running Refugee Camp (Which You've Never Heard of) (openDemocracy, Aug. 2017) [text]

"Unilateralism in Refugee Law: Austria’s Quota Approach under Scrutiny," Human Rights Review, vol. 18, no. 3 (Sept. 2017) [open access]

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- Regional Focus: Europe - General (24 Aug. 2017)

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Regional Focus: Europe - General

Events & opportunities:

Deeply Talks: Italy, the E.U. & Fast-Track Asylum, 25 August 2017 [info]
- RSVP to receive dial-in instructions.

CFP: Migration Working Group 2017-2018 Programme, EUI [info]
- Submit abstracts by 17 September 2017.

Job announcement: Legal Officer, ECRE [info]
- Apply by 18 September 2017.

Publications:

Europe of Migrations: Policies, Legal Issues and Experiences (Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2017) [open access]

The European Union’s Migration Crisis: An Italian View (The Migrationist Blog, Aug. 2017) [text]

"Giving Dead Migrants a Name," Scientific American, 9 Aug. 2017 [text]

How Powerful is Policy? The Role of Policy in Shaping Migrant Decision-making (Mixed Migration Platform, Aug. 2017) [text]

Humanitarian Corridors: Safe Passage But Only for a Few (Lowy Institute, Aug. 2017) [text]

"Migrant Crisis: Spain Rescues 600 People in Busiest Day," BBC News, 17 Aug. 2017 [text]

The ‘Migration Crisis’ in Europe: A Geohistorical Interpretation (RLI Blog, Aug. 2017) [text]

"Outsourcing Migration Management: The Role of the Western Balkans in the European Refugee Crisis," Migration Information Source, 17 Aug. 2017 [text]

The Push and Pull Factors of Asylum-Related Migration: A Literature Review (EASO, Nov. 2016) [text via IOM]

Rescue Operations in the Mediterranean and the Intra-European Distribution of Responsibility for Refugees (RLI Blog, Aug. 2017) [text]

Web site:

Saving Lives at Sea (MSF) [access]
- "Interactive map, charts and data about MSF's search and rescue activities in the Mediterranean." Read more about the site in this MSF news article.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (3 Aug. 2017)

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08 August 2017

Admin: Summer Break

This blog will be quiet for a little while!

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

Fire Risk Reduction Assessment of Vulnerable Displaced Syrian Populations and Host Community in Lebanon (Save the Children, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Fitting Aid to Context: Community Experiences of Aid Delivery in Northern Syria (IIED, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

How Libya’s Fezzan Became Europe’s New Border (International Crisis Group, July 2017) [text]

‘I Just Had to Go Back’: Syrian Repatriates Speak of Return (Refuges Deeply, July 2017) [text]

*Justice for Stability: Addressing the Impact of Mass Displacement on Lebanon’s Justice System (International Alert, Feb. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

*Management Response to "Beyond Humanitarian Assistance? UNHCR and the Response to Syrian Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon, January 2013-April 2014" (UNHCR, updated April 2017)

Migration between the Horn of Africa and Yemen: A Study of Puntland, Djibouti and Yemen (Research and Evidence Facility on Migration in the Horn of Africa, July 2017) [access]
- Follow link and scroll to bottom of document list for report and executive summary.

"Migration Diplomacy in the Global South: Cooperation, Coercion and Issue Linkage in Gaddafi's Libya," Third World Quarterly, Latest Articles, 28 July 2017 [full-text via Academia.edu]

"Most of the men want to leave": Armed Groups, Displacement and the Gendered Webs of Vulnerability in Syria (International Alert, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

*Precarious Living: Access to Housing in Transit for Refugees and Other Migrants (Mixed Migration Platform, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Seeking Asylum in Israel: Refugees and the History of Migration Law (I.B. Tauris, 2017) [full-text via Academia.edu]
- Follow link to access the introductory and concluding chapters.

Syrian Refugee Onward Migration from Jordan to Europe (DFID, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Syrian Refugees Israelis Prefer to Forget," +972 Magazine, 18 July 2017 [text]

UNHCR Cash Assistance: Improving Refugee Lives and Supporting Local Economies (UNHCR, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Unwelcome Stranger: An African Asylum Seeker in Israel (IRIN, 31 July 2017) [text]

Zaatari Camp 5 Years Old: 80,000 Syrian Refugees Displaced for Far Too Long (NRC, July 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Syria (18 July 2017)
- Regional Focus: MENA (17 July 2017)

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