19 January 2018

Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling

Book Review: Human Trafficking and Slavery Reconsidered: Conceptual Limits and States’ Positive Obligations in European Law (Border Criminologies Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

Flow Monitoring Surveys: The Human Trafficking and Other Exploitative Practices Prevalence Indication Survey - Migrants Interviewed along the Central and the Eastern Mediterranean Routes Compared (IOM, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Human Smuggling and Intentions to Migrate: Global Evidence from a Supply Shock Along Africa-to-Europe Migration Routes, DEMS Working Paper, no. 375 (Univ. of Milan, Dec. 2017) [text via SSRN]

In Niger, Europe’s Empty Promises Hinder Efforts to Move Beyond Smuggling (Refugees Deeply, Jan. 2018) [text]

Migrant Smuggling: Paths from the Horn of Africa to Yemen and Saudi Arabia (Institute for Security Studies, Dec. 2017) [text]

Migrant Vulnerability to Human Trafficking and Exploitation: Evidence from the Central and Eastern Mediterranean Migration Routes (IOM, Dec. 2017) [text]

Sudan: The E.U.’s Partner in Migration Crime (Refugees Deeply, Jan. 2018) [text]

Unpacking the Myths: Human Smuggling from and within the Horn of Africa, RMMS Briefing Paper, no. 6 (Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

What Works?: A Review of Interventions to Combat Modern Day Slavery (Walk Free Foundation, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling (30 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance


The Humanitarian Crises That Will Shape 2018, Press conference at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018, Davos, 23 January 2018 [info]

Cash Transfer Programming: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead, London, 1 February 2018 [info]


Aid Agencies Rethink Personal Data as New EU Rules Loom (IRIN, Jan. 2018) [text]

"From Principle to Practice: Humanitarian Innovation and Experimentation," Stanford Social Innovation Review, 21 Dec. 2017 [text]

Holding the Keys: Humanitarian Access and Local Organisations (ODI, Jan. 2018) [access]
- Follow link for report and policy brief.

Limn, no. 9 (Nov. 2017) [full-text]
- The theme of this issue is "Little Development Devices/Humanitarian Goods"; articles examine "the recent profusion of micro-technologies in the worlds of humanitarianism and development, some focused on fostering forms of social improvement, others claiming to alleviate suffering, and many seeking to accomplish both."

Making Lives: Refugee Self-Reliance and Humanitarian Action in Cities (Save the Children, Dec. 2017) [text]

Not a Target: Ensuring the Protection of Aid Workers (Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Practices and Consequences of Using Humanitarian Technologies in Volatile Aid Settings," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 3:1 (Jan. 2018) [open access]

Public Service Delivery in Contexts of Urban Displacement: A Discussion Paper on the Importance of Strengthening Public Service Delivery in Urban Humanitarian Contexts (International Rescue Committee, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Sticky Technologies: Plumpy’nut®, Emergency Feeding and the Viscosity of Humanitarian Design," Social Studies of Science, OnlineFirst, 1 Jan. 2018 [postprint]

Subjective Measures in Humanitarian Analysis (ACAPS, Jan. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Three Opportunities for Humanitarians in 2018 (ODI, Jan. 2018) [text]

World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2017 (OCHA, Dec. 2017) [text]

Web site:

Centre for Humanitarian Data (OCHA) [access]
- "The Centre is focused on four areas: 1) data services; 2) data literacy; 3) data policy; and 4) network engagement. Our vision is to create a future where all people involved in a humanitarian situation have access to the data they need, when and how they need it, to make responsible and informed decisions."

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

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

18 January 2018

Thematic Focus: ICTs and Information-related Items

Events & opportunities:

Reconnecting Refugees, Session at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018, Davos, 23 January 2018 [info]

Blended Learning Course: Researching Country of Origin Information (COI) [info]
- Includes online training from 12 March-6 April 2018 and face-to-face meeting in Vienna on 10 or 12 April 2018. Apply by 26 January 2018.

Radio: A Beacon of Progress in Today’s Tech-led Communication Landscape, Geneva, 13 February 2018 [info]


"Communication Rights from the Margins: Politicising Young Refugees’ Smartphone Pocket Archives," International Communication Gazette, vol. 79, nos. 6-7 (2017) [open access]

"How to Increase Empathy Towards Refugees? Serious Games Might Provide an Answer," Forbes, 7 Jan. 2018 [text]

Mediating a Mobile Identity: The Role of Social Media in the Lives of Hazara Youth in Australia, Paper presented at the 2017 Australian Sociological Association Conference (Univ. of Western Australia, 2017) [text]
- Scroll to p. 45.

New Documents Underscore Problems of ‘Social Media Vetting’ of Immigrants (ACLU Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

"Online Hate Discourse: A Study on Hatred Speech Directed against Syrian Refugees on YouTube," Journal of Media Critiques, vol. 3, no. 12 (2017) [open access]

"Questioning the Role of Facebook in Maintaining Syrian Social Capital during the Syrian Crisis," Heliyon, vol. 3, no. 12 (2017) [open access]

What a Start-Up Learned Teaching Coding in Refugee Camps in Africa (Refugees Deeply, Jan. 2018) [text]


Digital Tukul [access]
- A UNHCR blog on digital inclusion.

ecoi.net (ACCORD) [info]
- A new version of this key resource for undertaking country of origin information research is due to be launched in early 2018. Follow the link for a description of some of its new and improved features.

ReliefWeb Lite [info]
- "Introducing the ReliefWeb Lite Progressive Web App - a cut-down version of ReliefWeb aimed primarily at users on mobile, but also at desktop users on low bandwidth connections including those humanitarian workers in remote areas."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: ICTs (12 Dec. 2017)

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

News: HRW World Report Published

Human Rights Watch has published its annual human rights survey, World Report 2018: Events of 2017. As the Foreword notes, "World Report 2018 is Human Rights Watch’s 28th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from late 2016 through November 2017."

The topic of the keynote essay is "The Pushback against the Populist Challenge." The companion web site provides access to other thematic essays and multimedia presentations, one of which focuses on "Saving Lives at Sea: A Two-week Rescue Mission with SOS Mediterranee."

Readers can download the entire report or browse by individual country. Previous editions of the World Report can be found here.

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Thematic Focus: General

Addressing Forced Displacement through Development Planning and Co-operation: Guidance for Donor Policy Makers and Practitioners (OECD, Nov. 2017) [text]

Ensuring Respect for Rights in the Provision of Refugee Protection and Assistance: Summary of an Expert Meeting Held at UNHCR, Geneva, 13 November 2017 [text]

Evaluation of UNHCR's Leadership of the Global Cluster and Field Protection Clusters: 2014-2016, ES/2017/04 (UNHCR, Oct. 2017) [text]

Five Migration Trends to Watch in 2018 (IRIN, Jan. 2018) [text]

Global Compact on Migration: Issues at Play (Center for Migration Studies, 2018) [text]

"How Friends Become Foes: Exploring the Role of Documents in Shaping UNHCR’s Behaviour," Third World Quarterly, Latest Articles, 8 Jan. 2018 [free full-text]

International Forum on Migration Statistics, Paris, 15-16 Jan. 2018 [info]
- Several sessions focused on forced migration data, including one on the Expert Group on Refugee and Internally Displaced Persons Statistics (EGRIS).

"Migration Can Benefit the World. This is How We at the UN Plan to Help," The Guardian, 11 Jan. 2018 [text]
- Opinion piece by the UN Secretary General.

Moving Beyond “Root Causes:” The Complicated Relationship between Development and Migration (Migration Policy Institute, Jan. 2018) [text]

*On the Move (The World in 2018) [text]
- "Two new global agreements will try, largely in vain, to bring order to flows of refugees and migrants."

"Positive Thinking Elevates Tolerance: Experimental Effects of Happiness on Adolescents’ Attitudes Towards Asylum Seekers," Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry (Forthcoming, 2018) [postprint]

"Refugees, Development, Debt, Austerity: A Selected History," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 6, no. 1 (2018) [open access]

Report of the Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics (EGRIS): Note by the Secretary-General, UN Doc. No. E/CN.3/2018/16 (UN Economic and Social Council, Dec. 2017) [text]
- Note: This report will be discussed at the upcoming session of the UN Statistical Commission, New York, 6-9 March 2018. EGRIS was also the focus of a panel at the recently held migration statistics forum (see above).

Securitisation of Borders and the UN's Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, Legal Studies Research Paper, no. 270 (Queen Mary University of London, Jan. 2018) [text via SSRN]

Setting Standards for an Integrated Approach to Reintegration: Summary Report (Samuel Hall, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Shaping the RRI: Preliminary Work Completed (DARA, Jan. 2018) [text]
- Update on the Refugee Response Index.

The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy, Dayton, OH, 8-10 Nov. 2017 [info]
- The first plenary dialogue focused on "Forced Migration." Various panels addressed issues relating to displacement, migration and refugees; click through for papers.

The Top Refugee Issues to Watch in 2018 (Refugees Deeply, Jan. 2018) [text]

Who Funds Which Multilateral Organizations?, Global Views, no. 8 (Brookings Institution, Dec. 2017) [text]
- See also related blog post.


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (5 Jan. 2018)

Tagged Publications.

17 January 2018

Regional Focus: Europe


Launch of report on the use of Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) funding at national level, Brussels, 23 January 2018 [info]


2016 Annual Report on Migration and Asylum (European Migration Network, April 2017) [text]

Desk Research of the Surveys of IDPs (UNHCR, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Focuses on Ukraine.

External Competence and Representation of the EU and Its Member States in the Area of Migration and Asylum (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

"An International Law Oriented Approach to the Allocation of Jurisdiction in Asylum Procedures," Chapter in Dialoghi con Ugo Villani (Cacucci 2017) [full-text via Academia]

Judy Asks: Is Europe Turning Its Back on Refugees and Migrants? (Judy Dempsey's Strategic Europe, Jan. 2018) [text]

“Migration Related Restrictions by the EU Member States in the Aftermath of the 2015 Refugee "Crisis" in Europe: What Did We Learn?,” International Comparative Jurisprudence, vol. 3, no. 2 (2017) [open access]

“Myths and Facts about Refugees: Reasons for Irregular Border Crossing and the Truth about Social Assistance,” International Comparative Jurisprudence, vol. 3, no. 2 (2017) [open access]
- Focuses on Bulgaria.

"A New Approach to Refugees: Pay Them to Go Home," NPR, 13 Jan. 2018 [text]
- See also related RFE/RL graphic showing how much different European countries pay migrants to go home.

The Political Economy of European Asylum Policies, ifo Working Paper, no. 245 (CESifo Group, Dec. 2017) [text]

"Protecting Syrians in Turkey: A Legal Analysis," International Journal of Refugee Law, Advance Articles, 15 Jan. 2018 [free full-text]

What is the Spanish Migration Control Industry, and Why Does It Matter? (ODI, Jan. 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (11 Jan. 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

16 January 2018

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2


The Application of the “One Central Reason” Standard in Asylum and Withholding of Removal Cases (Congressional Research Service, Dec. 2017) [text]

Border Patrol Termination Rates: Discipline and Performance Problems Signal Need for Reform, Policy Analysis, no. 825 (Cato Institute, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Middle Eastern and North African Immigrants in the United States," Migration Information Source, 10 Jan. 2018 [text]

"MS-13 as a Terrorist Organization: Risks for Central American Asylum Seekers," Michigan Law Review Online, vol. 116 (Oct. 2017) [full-text]

"The Muslim Ban and Separation of Powers Doctrine in Trump's America," Chapter in State, Religion and Muslims: Between Discrimination and Protection at the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Levels (Forthcoming) [preprint]

USCIS v. EOIR: Jurisdiction over Asylum Applications for Individuals Who Were in Expedited Removal Proceedings or Issued Notices to Appear: Practice Advisory (American Immigration Council, Dec. 2017) [text]

"When Deportation is a Death Sentence," The New Yorker, 15 Jan. 2018 [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (16 Jan. 2018)
- Regional Focus: United States (4 Jan. 2018)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1

News & developments:

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Response to January 2018 Preliminary Injunction (USCIS, Jan. 2018) [text]
- See also related ImmigrationProf blog post.

"Every Immigration Proposal in One Chart," PBS New Hour, 12 Jan. 2018 [text]

"The Invisible Wall: How Trump is Slowing Immigration without Laying a Brick," The Guardian, 23 Dec. 2017 [text]

"Trump Administration Says That Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans Must Leave," New York Times, 8 Jan. 2018 [text]

Blog posts & commentary:

Asylum Court Backlogs Exacerbated by the Trump Administration (Niskanen Center Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]
- See also recent data from TRAC.

Here’s How Immigrants from Countries Trump Slammed Really Do in the US (Vox's The Big Idea, Jan. 2018) [text]

Immigration Adjudication in an Era of Mass Deportation (ImmigrationProf Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

Nativists Can’t Back up Their Claims on Immigration and Crime (Immigration Impact, Jan. 2018) [text]

Waiting is the Hardest Part (The Asylumist Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]
- Discusses the psychological impact of lengthy waits for asylum cases to be heard.

What Salvadorans With Temporary Protected Status Should Know Now (ImmigrationProf Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

Will Politics Trump Humanity as Syrians in America Risk Losing Humanitarian Protection?  (Huffington Post, Jan. 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (4 Jan. 2018)

Tagged Publications.

Open Access Round-up: 15 January 2018

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

Green Open Access [info]

"Belonging and Participation in Liminality: Unaccompanied Children in Finland and Sweden," Childhood, vol. 24, no. 1 (2017)
- Preprint version of article.

"Mediating Role of Psychological Capital in the Relationship between Social Support and Wellbeing of Refugees," International Migration, Early View, 5 Dec. 2017
- Preprint version of article.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles, health-related:

"Health Needs of Older Populations Affected by Humanitarian Crises in Low- and Middle-income Countries: A Systematic Review," Conflict and Health, 11:29 (Dec. 2017)

"Humanitarian and Primary Healthcare Needs of Refugee Women and Children in Afghanistan," BMC Medicine, 15:196 (Dec. 2017)

"Including Refugees in Disease Elimination: Challenges Observed from a Sleeping Sickness Programme in Uganda," Conflict and Health, 11:22 (Dec. 2017)

"The Influence of Caregiver Depression on Adolescent Mental Health Outcomes: Findings from Refugee Settlements in Uganda," BMC Psychiatry, 17:405 (Dec. 2017)

"Latent Class Analysis of Violence against Adolescents and Psychosocial Outcomes in Refugee Settings in Uganda and Rwanda," Global Mental Health, 4:e19 (Oct. 2017)

"Legal Strategies to Protect Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Context of the Refugee Crisis in Europe: A Complaint before the European Ombudsperson," Reproductive Health Matters, Latest Articles, 13 Dec. 2017

"Mapping the Evidence on Pharmacological Interventions for Non-affective Psychosis in Humanitarian Non-specialised Settings: A UNHCR Clinical Guidance," BMC Medicine, 15:197 (Dec. 2017)

"Measuring Self-rated Health Status among Resettled Adult Refugee Populations to Inform Practice and Policy: A Scoping Review," BMC Health Services Research, 7:817 (Dec. 2017)

"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)

"Prevalence of Mental Ill Health, Traumas and Postmigration Stress among Refugees from Syria Resettled in Sweden after 2011: A Population-based Survey," BMJ Open, 7:e018899 (Dec. 2017)

"PTSD and Related Disorders among Female Yazidi Refugees Following ISIS Attacks: A Case Series and Mini-review," Frontiers in Psychiatry, vol. 8, art. 282 (Dec. 2017)

"The REFANI-S Study Protocol: A Non-randomised Cluster Controlled Trial to Assess the Role of an Unconditional Cash Transfer, a Non-food Item Kit, and Free Piped Water in Reducing the Risk of Acute Malnutrition among Children Aged 6–59 Months Living in Camps for Internally Displaced Persons in the Afgooye Corridor, Somalia," BMC Public Health, 17:632 (July 2017)

"Refugees’ Experiences of Healthcare in the Host Country: A Scoping Review," BMC Health Services Research, 7:814 (Dec. 2017)

"Risk Behaviours among Native and Immigrant Youths in Switzerland: A Cross-sectional Study," Swiss Medical Weekly, 147:w14531 (Nov. 2017)

"Single Mothering as Experienced by Burundian Refugees in Australia: A Qualitative Inquiry," BMC Nursing, 16:70 (Nov. 2017)

"Teaching Recovery Techniques: Evaluation of a Group Intervention for Unaccompanied Refugee Minors with Symptoms of PTSD in Sweden," European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, OnlineFirst, 19 Dec. 2017

Articles, other topics:

"Deflection and Deterrence: Europe’s Shrinking Asylum Space and its Parallels with Australian Policies," Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity, vol. 5, no. 2 (2017)

"Environmental Change and Human Mobility: Trends, Law and Policy," Comparative Population Studies, vol. 42 (2017)

"Family Language Policy in Refugee-background Communities: Towards a Model of Language Management and Practices," Journal of Home Language Research, vol. 2 (2017)

"From the Executive Editor: The Retreat of the Rule of Law in Transnational Migration," International Journal for Court Administration, vol. 9, no. 1 (Dec. 2017)

"The Mixed Motives of Unaccompanied Child Migrants from Central America’s Northern Triangle," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 4 (2017)

"The Political Economy of Resource Conflicts and Forced Migration: Why Afghanistan, Colombia and Sudan are the World's Longest Forced Migration," Societies Without Borders, vol. 12, no. 1 (2017)

"Social and Labor Integration of Asylum Seekers in Rural Mountain Areas: A Qualitative Study," Mountain Research and Development, vol. 37, no. 4 (Nov. 2017)

"Strengthening the Global Refugee Protection System: Recommendations for the Global Compact on Refugees," Journal of Migration & Human Security, vol. 5, no. 4 (2017)


Antropologi Indonesia, vol. 38, no. 1 (2017)
- Special issue on "Forced Migration and Protracted Transit in Indonesia and Southeast Asia."

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies: Organisational Policies and Activities during the Refugee Crisis in Lebanon," Maternal & Child Nutrition, Early View, 8 Jan. 2018 

"Memorializing Mass Deaths at the Border: Two Cases from Canberra (Australia) and Lampedusa (Italy)," Ethnic and Racial Studies, Latest Articles, 15 Nov. 2017

"The Participation of Urban Displaced Populations in (In)formal Markets: Contrasting Experiences in Kampala, Uganda," Environment and Urbanization, vol. 29, no. 2 (2017)

"Refugees, Migrants, Neither, Both: Categorical Fetishism and the Politics of Bounding in Europe’s ‘Migration Crisis’," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 44, no. 1 (2018)

"‘They don’t look like children’: Child Asylum-seekers, the Dubs Amendment and the Politics of Childhood," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 29 Dec. 2017

Law Reviews

"Internally Displaced Persons and International Refugee Law: Protection Gaps, Challenges and Implementation in Practice," King's Student Law Review, vol. 8, no. 2 (2017)

"The Plight of Tanzanian Persons with Albinism: A Case for International Refugee and Asylum Procedure Reform," Emory International Law Review, vol. 32, no. 1 (2017)

"The Political Economy of the Constitutional Right to Asylum," Cornell Law Review, vol. 102, no. 5 (2017)

"The Right to Leave a Country: General Implications and the Case of Migrants," Kent Student Law Review, vol. 3 (2017)

"Securing the Borders against Syrian Refugees: When Non-Admission Means Return," Yale Journal of International Law, vol. 42, no. 1 (2017)

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 15 December 2017

Tagged Publications.

13 January 2018

Funding Opportunities

Three "requests for concept notes" from the U.S. State Department have been posted for:

NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees and Other Vulnerable Populations in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey (proposal submission deadline is 7 February 2018)
NGO Projects Benefiting Refugees in Pakistan and Refugee Returnees in Afghanistan (proposal submission deadline is 9 February 2018)
NGO Projects Benefiting Refugees in Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (proposal submission deadline is 9 February 2018)

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

Events & opportunities:

RSC Public Seminar Series, Oxford, Hilary Term 2018 [info]
- This series "focuses on various aspects of refugee law and human rights. Topics covered include the voting rights of refugees, extraterritorial border controls, statelessness, IDPs, the child in international refugee law, and human trafficking and contemporary forms of slavery in European law." The first seminar, "The Political Predicament and Agency of Refugees," will be held on 17 January 2018.

"Refugee Protection in a Hostile World?", 3rd Annual Refugee Law Initiative Conference, London, 18-19 July 2018
- CFP: Submit paper/panel proposals by 22 January 2018; registration: early bird deadline is 1 March 2018.

"Revitalising the IDP Field: 20 Years of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement," Special Workshop, London, 20 July 2018
- CFP: Submit paper/panel proposals by 22 January 2018; registration: early bird deadline is 1 March 2018.

"Allocation of Competence in Asylum Matters under International and EU Law," RLI International Refugee Law Seminar Series, London, 25 January 2018 [info]
- Three more seminars remain in the series after this one; more info. is here.

Blog posts:

Collective Expulsion or Not? Individualisation of Decision Making in Migration and Asylum Law (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

IMPIC: A New and More Comprehensive Way to Measure Immigration Policies (Migration Data Portal Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

To Protect or to Forget? The Human Right to Leave a Country (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Dec. 2017) [text]

Reports & law review articles:

"From the Executive Editor: The Retreat of the Rule of Law in Transnational Migration," International Journal for Court Administration, vol. 9, no. 1 (Dec. 2017) [open access]

"The Plight of Tanzanian Persons with Albinism: A Case for International Refugee and Asylum Procedure Reform," Emory International Law Review, vol. 32, no. 1 (2017) [full-text]

"The Requirement of Proportionality in the Interpretation of the 1951 Convention Exclusion Provisions," Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 88 (Jan. 2018) [full-text]

The Right to Family Life and Family Unity of Refugees and Others in Need of International Protection and the Family Definition Applied (UNHCR, Dec. 2017) [text]

"The Right to Leave a Country: General Implications and the Case of Migrants," Kent Student Law Review, vol. 3 (2017) [full-text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (21 Dec. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

12 January 2018

Thematic Focus: Children


Seminar: The Child in International Refugee Law, Oxford, 21 February 2018 [info]

News & developments:

"Exclusive: U.S. Memo Weakens Guidelines for Protecting Immigrant Children in Court," Reuters, 22 Dec. 2017 [text]

An Unbearable Wait: Lone Children Struggle on Greek Islands (Refugees Deeply, Dec. 2017) [text]

Blog posts & commentary:

Children under Attack in 2017 (Unicef, Dec. 2017) [text via Medium]
 - See also related Guardian article.

International Migration: Shared Commitment to Children’s Rights and Protection (EJIL: Talk Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"‘Hiding in Plain Sight’: Daily Strategies and Fear Management among Undocumented Refugee Children in Sweden," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 12 Jan. 2018 [free full-text]

"Increasing Understanding for Syrian Refugee Children with Empirical Evidence," Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies:  An International Interdisciplinary Journal for Research, Policy and Care, vol. 13, no. 1 (2018) [free full-text]
- Introduction to a special issue of the journal.

"Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies: Organisational Policies and Activities during the Refugee Crisis in Lebanon," Maternal & Child Nutrition, Early View, 8 Jan. 2018 [open access]

"‘They don’t look like children’: Child Asylum-seekers, the Dubs Amendment and the Politics of Childhood," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 29 Dec. 2017 [open access]

"Undocumented and unaccompanied: children of migration in the European Union and the United States," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 21 Dec. 2017 [free full-text]
- Introduction to a special issue of the journal.

Young People in Reception Centres (Finnish Youth Research Society & Network, Jan. 2018) [access]

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

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

News: UNHCR Position on African Asylum-seekers in Israel

This was just posted on Refworld, although it was drafted in November 2017. I will add a reference to it to my recent blog post on MENA, but wanted to alert readers to its existence and availability:

UNHCR's Position on the Status of Eritrean and Sudanese Nationals Defined as 'Infiltrators' by Israel (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [text]

While searching for additional UNHCR documents relating to Israel, I also came across the following UNHCR guidance from July 2017, which was posted on the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) web site:

Response by UNHCR to the Legal Representative on the Scheme for the‘Deposit of Funds for the Benefit of the Foreign Worker and Ensuring His Departure from Israel’ (UNHCR, July 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (8 Jan. 2018)

Tagged Publications.

11 January 2018

Regional Focus: Europe

Current Migration Situation in the EU: Oversight of Reception Facilities (EU European Agency for Fundamental Rights, Sept. 2017) [text via Refworld]

The EU Trust Fund for Africa and the Perils of a Securitized Migration Policy, IAI Commentaries, no. 17/31 (Istituto Affari Internazionali, Dec. 2017) [text]

Europe’s Migrants are Here to Stay: It’s Time to Start Crafting Our Policies Accordingly (Politico, Dec. 2017) [text]
- Opinion authored by Dimitris Avramopoulos, the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship.

JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 56, no. 1 (Jan. 2018) [free full-text]
- Special issue on "EU Refugee Policies and Politics in Times of Crisis." Includes 10 articles which are currently freely available.

Making Asylum Numbers Count: ECRE's Analysis of Gaps and Needs for Reform in Data Collection on the Common European Asylum System, Policy Note, no. 10 (ECRE, Jan. 2018) [text]

Migration [Ten Issues to Watch in 2018] (EPRS, Jan. 2018) [text]

"Peacebuilding or ‘Peacedelaying’: Social Exclusion of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in Post-war Serbia," Ethnopolitics, vol. 17 (2018) [full-text via ResearchGate]

"Refugee Crisis and the European Union: Do the Failed Migration and Asylum Policies Indicate a Political and Structural Crisis of European Integration?," Communication Management Review, vol. 2, no. 2 (Dec. 2017) [full-text]

"Social Citizenship, Social Policy and Refugee Integration: A Case of Policy Divergence in Scotland?," Journal of Social Policy, vol. 47, no. 1 (Jan. 2018) [free full-text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (4 Jan. 2018)

Tagged Publications.