19 September 2017

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

Events:

Presentation: Making International Refugee Law Relevant Again: How to Move Beyond Crisis Thinking, Nashville, Tennessee, 2 October 2017 [info]

Side event at EXCOM: 1967 Protocol at Fifty: Protection & Solutions in a New Era?, Geneva, 6 October 2017 
- No additional info. on this event is currently available.

Course: International Refugee Law Course, Sanremo, 12-16 December 2017 [info]
- Register by 3 November 2017.

Publications:

"Displaced: A Proposal for an International Agreement to Protect Refugees, Migrants, and States," Berkeley Journal of International Law, vol. 35, no. 1 (2017) [full-text]
- Note: The preprint of this article was referenced earlier under the title "Displaced: A Proposal for International Law to Protect Refugees, Migrants, and States."

"The European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights vs. The Council of Europe Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: A Comparison," Fordham International Law Journal, vol. 40, no. 4 (2017) [full-text]

"An Examination of the Comprehensive Plan of Action as a Response to Mass Influx of 'Boat People': Lessons Learnt for a Comprehensive Approach to Migration by Sea," Chapter in Boat Refugees' and Migrants at Sea: A Comprehensive Approach (Brill, 2016) [full-text via Academia.edu]

"The Future Legal Management of Mass Migration," The International Lawyer (Forthcoming) [preprint via SSRN]

"Global Migration and International Law," Insights on Law & Society, vol. 17, no. 3 (Spring 2017) [full-text]

The Michigan Guidelines on Refugee Freedom of Movement, or How Explosive Existing Law Can Be (Völkerrechtsblog, May 2017) [text]

"Protection Gaps and Temporary Protection," Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law, vol. 20 (2016) [full-text via Academia.edu]

"Refugee Protection and the Art of the Deal," Journal of Human Rights Practice, Advance Articles, 11 Sept. 2017 [free full-text]
- Note: This article is part of a collection that will eventually be published in a special issue that discusses "The End of Refugee Protection?"

Resource:

What is "Persecution" in Refugee/Asylum Law? (LegalEDWeb, Sept. 2017) [access]
- "Learn about the elements of the international refugee definition and how it is interpreted by US courts." The aim of LegalED is to showcase innovative teaching.

Related posts:
- News: New Paper on Art. 31 of Refugee Convention (4 Sept. 2017)
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (29 Aug. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

18 September 2017

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific, esp. the Rohingya

Rohingya Crisis:

Event: 

Ending the Rohingya Crisis: What Will It Take?, London, 26 September 2017 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

Publications:

The Denied Oppression of Myanmar’s Rohingya People (IRIN, Sept. 2017) [access]
- Scroll down for in-depth coverage.

How Social Media Spurred Violence against Rohingya in Myanmar (Refugees Deeply, Sept. 2017) [text]

Myanmar and Bangladesh: Rohingya Displacement and Protection Crisis (ACAPS, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Rohingya Crisis: This is What Genocide Looks Like (The Conversation, Sept. 2017) [text]

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

"UN Human Rights Chief Points to ‘Textbook Example of Ethnic Cleansing’ in Myanmar," UN News Centre, 11 Sept. 2017 [text]

UN Migration Agency Calls for Coordinated Response as Nearly 400,000 Stream into Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar (IOM, Sept. 2017) [text]
- See also related infographic above.

Update on the Mass Displacement of People from Rakhine State, Briefing Paper for the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) (Forum-Asia & APRRN, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Who are the Rohingya and Why are They Fleeing Myanmar? (Amnesty International, Sept. 2017) [text]

Other Publications:

Australia Must Intervene to Stop Cambodia Breaching Refugee Convention (APRRN, Sept. 2017) [text]
- For background on the Montagnards, read this related In Focus from the Kaldor Centre.

Examining Human Rights in the Context of ASEAN Regional Migration: Summary Report of Findings from APHR Fact-finding Mission to Malaysia, 3-7 August 2017 (ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Fourth Meeting of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration, Jakarta, 5-7 March 2017 [info]
- Central theme of this meeting was trafficking in persons, but the Global Compacts and the Bali Process were also discussed. Follow link for agenda, briefing papers and a summary of the meeting.

"How to Escape North Korea," Washington Post, 9 Sept. 2017 [text]

*North Korean Refugees Trapped by China’s Expanding Dragnet (Refugees Deeply, Sept. 2017) [text]

"Refugees or Border Residents from Myanmar? The Status of Displaced Ethnic Kachins and Kokangs in Yunnan Province, China," International Journal of Refugee Law, Advance Articles, 13 Sept. 2017  [open access]
- Note: This is the first article to be published open access in the IJRL!

Regional Cooperation on Refugee Protection: The Unanswered Questions (Middle East Institute, Sept. 2017) [text

"To be a Global Leader, China Needs a New Refugee Policy," The Diplomat, 22 July 2017 [text]

To Solve Regional Problems, ASEAN Should Include Communities (The Conversation, Sept. 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific (7 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling

Opportunity:

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

Publications:

"Confronting the Rise of Trafficking of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Protection Challenges, Legal Barriers and Patterns of Vulnerability," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 7, no. 1 (Aug. 2017) [full-text]

Does ‘Human Trafficking’ Need a New Definition? (Global Initiative, July 2017) [text]

“Fake Refugees” or “Victims of Trafficking”? Vulnerable Migrants in Hong Kong and the Boundaries between Refugee and Human Trafficking Experiences, Paper contributed to the International Seminar on Mixed Migration, Bangkok, 21-22 June 2017 [text]

Flow Monitoring Surveys: The Human Trafficking and Other Exploitative Practices Prevalence Indication Survey - Analysis on Migrants and Refugees from Nigeria Travelling along the Central Mediterranean Route (IOM, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Four Dangerous Assumptions about Human Trafficking (World Economic Forum, Aug. 2017) [text]

Migrants and Refugees as Victims of Human Trafficking: Can They Claim Asylum in EU according to the Geneva Convention of 1951 relating to the Status of Refugees? - The Implementation of C.E.A.S (Common European Asylum System) and the EU Legal Approach against Trafficking, Paper contributed to the International Seminar on Mixed Migration, Bangkok, 21-22 June 2017 [text]

"Ransom Kidnapping and Human Trafficking: The Case of the Sinai Torture Camps," Berkeley Journal of International Law, vol. 36 (Forthcoming, 2017) [preprint via SSRN]

Recognizing Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings as Refugees according to the 1951 UN Geneva Refugee Convention, Paper contributed to the International Seminar on Mixed Migration, Bangkok, 21-22 June 2017 [text]

Smuggling of Migrants, Trafficking in Persons and Contemporary Forms of Slavery, including Appropriate Identification, Protection and Assistance to Migrants and Trafficking Victims, Vienna, 4-5 Sept. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for background documents and information about side events. The report of the session should be available soon.

"Why More Migrants are Dying in the Sahara," New York Times, 22 Aug. 2017 [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling (25 July 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

17 September 2017

Regional Focus: Europe

Events & opportunities:

Panel discussion: The "Not Entirely Closed" Western Balkan Route: The Impact on Rights and the Rule of Law, Brussels, 27 September 2017 [info]

Conference: The European Convention on Human Rights and Migration, Strasbourg, France, 6 October 2017 [info]
- Register by 30 September 2017.

ELENA course: Legal Avenues for Strengthening International Protection in Europe, Athens, 17-18 November 2017 [info]
- Register by 6 October 2017.

Publications:

Afghan Asylum Seekers in Italy: A Place of Temporary Respite (Afghanistan Analysts Network, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Dublin IV Recast: A Missed Opportunity (Refugee Research Blog, Sept. 2017) [text]

EU Migration Policy towards Libya: A Libyan Perspective on the Memorandum of Understanding between Italy and Libya (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung - Libya Office in Tunisia, July 2017) [text]

"The European Union Immigration Agreement with Libya: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?," e-International Relations, 25 July 2017 [text]

The Geography of Anti-Immigrant Attitudes across Europe, 2002-2014, Working Paper, no. 138 (International Migration Institute, July 2017) [text]

How do Italy’s Orderly Humanitarian Corridors Work?, Presentation at "Out of Syria, Searching for Safety: Creative Approaches to Refugee Protection," Sydney, 9 Aug. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Humanitarian Access and Local Organisations in Ukraine (ODI, Sept. 2017) [text]

Pathways towards Legal Migration into the EU: Reappraising Concepts, Trajectories and Policies (Centre for European Policy Studies, 2017) [full-text]

Refugees and the German Elections (Policy Review, Sept. 2017) [text]

"Romania Witnesses Increase in Sea Arrivals through the Black Sea," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 15 Sept. 2017 [text]

“Tolerated” but for How Long? (Mixed Migration Platform, Aug. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (11 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

16 September 2017

Regional Focus: Australia

Australia Should Not Coerce Vulnerable People to Return to Harm (UNHCR, Aug. 2017) [text]

*"Australia’s Asylum Politics: Localised, Globalised," e-International Relations, 26 July 2017 [text]

Australia’s Long History of Offshore Detention (Lowy Interpreter, Sept. 2017) [text]

"The Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA) Dataset: A Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants in Australia," Australian Economic Review, vol. 50, no. 3 (Sept. 2017) [free full-text]

Expert Roundtable on Mental Health in Refugee Status Determination, Canberra, June 2017 [summary]

"Exploring Physical Activity Engagement and Barriers for Asylum Seekers in Australia Coping with Prolonged Uncertainty and No Right to Work," Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 25, no. 3 (May 2017) [full-text via Academia.edu]

"Exploring the Relationship between Housing and Health for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in South Australia: A Qualitative Study," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 14, no. 9 (Sept. 2017) [open access]

*"The Future of Offshore Processing," e-International Relations, 25 July 2017 [text]

How Australia Can Both Stop Boats and Protect Refugees (Refugees Deeply, Sept. 2017) [text]

"Not for Export: The Failure of Australia’s Extraterritorial Processing Regime in Papua New Guinea and the Decision of the PNG Supreme Court in Namah (2016)," Monash University Law Review, vol. 42, no. 2 (2016) [full-text]

"Stopping Boats, Saving Lives, Securing Subjects: Humanitarian Borders in Europe and Australia," European Journal of International Relations, vol. 23, no. 3 (2017) [postprint]

"'We are Like Animals': Negotiating Dehumanising Experiences of Asylum-Seeker Policies in the Australian Community," Refugee Survey Quarterly, Advance Access, 31 Aug. 2017 [full-text via Academia.edu]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (28 Aug. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Health

"Approaches to Vaccination among Populations in Areas of Conflict," Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 216, suppl. 1 (July 2017) [open access]

"Immunisation for Refugees in Australia: A Policy Review and Analysis across All States and Territories," Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Early View, 12 Sept. 2017 [open access]

"Intersectoral Approaches and Integrated Services in Achieving the Right to Health for Refugees upon Resettlement: A Scoping Review Protocol," BMJ Open, vol. 7, no. 8 (Aug. 2017) [open access]

"Large Measles Outbreak Introduced by Asylum Seekers and Spread among the Insufficiently Vaccinated Resident Population, Berlin, October 2014 to August 2015," Eurosurveillance, vol. 22, no. 34 (Aug. 2017) [open access]

"Measles, Rubella and Varicella IgG Seroprevalence in a Large Refugee Cohort in Germany in 2015: A Cross-Sectional Study," Infectious Diseases and Therapy, OnlineFirst, 5 Sept. 2017 [open access]

"Prevention and Assessment of Infectious Diseases among Children and Adult Migrants Arriving to the European Union/European Economic Association: A Protocol for a Suite of Systematic Reviews for Public Health and Health Systems," BMJ Open, vol. 7, no. 9 (Sept. 2017) [open access]

"Quality Circles to Identify Barriers, Facilitating Factors, and Solutions for High-quality Primary Care for Asylum Seekers," BJGP Open, Latest Articles, 5 Sept. 2017 [open access]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Health (30 Aug. 2017)
- Thematic Focus: Mental Health (30 Aug. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

15 September 2017

Open Access Round-up: 15 Sept. 2017

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

Green Open Access [info]

"Governing Migration through Death in Europe and the US: Identification, Burial and the Crisis of Modern Humanism," European Journal of International Relations, vol. 23, no. 3 (2017)
- Postprint version of article.

"Stopping Boats, Saving Lives, Securing Subjects: Humanitarian Borders in Europe and Australia," European Journal of International Relations, vol. 23, no. 3 (2017)
- Postprint version of article.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles, health-related:

"A Review of Factors Affecting the Transfer of Sexual and Reproductive Health Training into Practice in Low and Lower-middle Income Country Humanitarian Settings," Conflict and Health, 11:16 (Sept. 2017)

Articles, other topics:

"The Duty to be Generous (Karam): Alternatives to Rights-based Asylum in the Middle East," Journal of the British Academy, vol. 5 (Jan. 2017)

"Explaining Opposition to Refugee Resettlement: The Role of NIMBYism and Perceived Threats," Science Advances, vol. 3, no. 9, e1700812 (Sept. 2017)

"Interventions for Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence against Women in Humanitarian Settings: A Protocol for a Systematic Review," PLOS Currents: Disasters, Ed. 1 (July 2017)

"Post-conflict Contexts and Humanitarian Organizations: The Changing Relationship with States," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:7 (Sept. 2017)

"Proposals for the Negotiation Process on the United Nations Global Compact for Migration," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 3 (2017)

Journals:

Journal of Refugee & Global Health, vol. 1, no. 1 (2017)
- Inaugural issue "highlights refugee health programs developed and implemented in Kentucky through collaboration between the University of Louisville Global Health Center and local and national partners."

Migration, Mobility & Displacement, vol. 3, no. 1 (Summer 2017)
- Theme of this issue is "Place, Politics and the Social: Understanding Temporariness in Contemporary Australian Migration."

Social Work & Society, vol. 15, no. 1 (2017)
- Special issue on "Unaccompanied Minors in Europe - Part I."

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Oxytocin-enforced Norm Compliance Reduces Xenophobic Outgroup Rejection," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 114, no. 35 (Aug. 2017)

Law Reviews

"Can the Government Deport Immigrants Using Information It Encouraged Them to Provide?," Administrative Law Review Accord, vol. 2, no. 2 (2017)

"Children with Disabilities and the Syrian Conflict," Impunity Watch Law Journal, vol. 7 (2016-2017)

"Entering the Trump ICE Age: Contextualizing the New Immigration Enforcement Regime," Texas A&M Law Review (Forthcoming)

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 31 August 2017

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: MENA

Opportunity:

Call for Comments: Applicability of Article 1D of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees to Palestinian Refugees
- Submit comments by 25 September 2017.

Publications:

28.2 Million Children in Need in the Middle East & North Africa (Unicef, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

*EU Migration Policy towards Libya: A Libyan Perspective on the Memorandum of Understanding between Italy and Libya (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung - Libya Office in Tunisia, July 2017) [text]

"'Ghost Boats' Drop Tunisian Migrants onto Sunny Italian Tourist Beaches," Reuters, 8 Sept. 2017 [text]

A Kingdom of Humanity? Saudi Arabia's Values, Systems and Interests in Humanitarian Action (ODI, Sept. 2017) [text]

Libya's Migration Crisis is about More Than Just Security (IRIN, Sept. 2017) [text]

Morocco and Algeria’s Changing Roles in Managing Migration (ISS Today, Sept. 2017) [text]

New Trend: Old Tactics - War Revives Brutal Smuggler Practices in the Gulf of Aden (Regional MMS, Sept. 2017) [text]

"The Plight of Arab Refugee Scientists in the Diaspora," SciDev.net, 12 Sept. 2017 [text]

Processing Centres in North Africa are Not the Answer for EU Refugees (The Conversation, Sept. 2017) [text]

Quick Fixes Won’t Block Libya’s People Smugglers for Long (International Crisis Group, Sept. 2017) [text]

"Refugees or Migrants? Difficulties of West Africans in Morocco," Middle East Report, no. 281 (Winter 2016) [text]

Report of the Working Group on the Financing of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UN Doc. No. A/72/326 (UN General Assembly, Aug. 2017) [text via Refworld]

Returned Migrants are Being Robbed, Raped and Murdered in Libya (OHCHR, Sept. 2017) [text]

"Sub-Saharan African Migrants Face Old Enemy in Libya: Bigotry," New York Times, 12 Sept. 2017 [text]

The UK’s Humanitarian Support to Syria: A Performance Review Approach Paper (Independent Commission for Aid Impact, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

UNHCR Steps Up Efforts Towards Alternatives to Detention in Libya and Solutions for Vulnerable Refugees (UNHCR, Sept. 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA (6 Sept. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Women

Exploring Refugee Women's Settlement Experiences in Australia through Photovoice (Refugee Research Blog, Aug. 2017) [text]

Foreign and Misunderstood: The Challenges Faced by Migrant and Refugee Women Victims of S/GBV in Malta (Border Criminologies Blog, July 2017) [text]

"Gender-based Violence against Women: Both Cause for Migration and Risk along the Journey," Migration Information Source, 7 Sept. 2017 [text]

"Interventions for Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence against Women in Humanitarian Settings: A Protocol for a Systematic Review," PLOS Currents: Disasters, Ed. 1 (July 2017) [open access]

Recognizing Sexual and Gender-based Violence as Persecution Grounds for Women Seeking Refugee Status and Asylum, Thesis (Columbia Univ., 2017) [text]

"A Review of Factors Affecting the Transfer of Sexual and Reproductive Health Training into Practice in Low and Lower-middle Income Country Humanitarian Settings," Conflict and Health, 11:16 (Sept. 2017) [open access]

Syrian Women Refugees in Jordan: Opportunity in the Gig Economy? (ODI, Sept. 2017) [text]
- See also related IRC press release and ODI comment.

Tackling Violence against Women and Girls in Urban Humanitarian Crises: The Case of Gaza (IIED et al., June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Treatment of Women under Canada’s Gender Guidelines in Judicial Reviews of Gender-Related Refugee Claims: 2003-2013, Thesis (Univ. of Ottawa, 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Women (11 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

14 September 2017

Thematic Focus: Resettlement

Central Mediterranean Situation: UNHCR Calls for an Additional 40,000 Resettlement Places (UNHCR, Sept. 2017) [text]
- Note: This call was made at the first meeting of the Core Group for Enhanced Resettlement and Complementary Pathways, chaired by France.

"Denmark Suspends Refugee Resettlement under UN Program," Bloomberg, 9 Sept. 2017 [text]

Engaging Communities in Refugee Protection: The Potential of Private Sponsorship in Europe (Migration Policy Institute, Sept. 2017) [text]

"Explaining Opposition to Refugee Resettlement: The Role of NIMBYism and Perceived Threats," Science Advances, vol. 3, no. 9, e1700812 (Sept. 2017) [open access]
- See also related Dartmouth College press release.

Filling the Gap: Volunteer & Settlement Sector Interactions in Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis (Together Project, Sept. 2017) [access]
- Follow link for executive summary and full report.

Finding Their Place: A Comparative Study of Refugee Resettlement in Local Communities and Economics (Univ. of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, Sept. 2017) [text]
- Follow link for a description of this new research project.

The Future of Refugee Welcome in the United States (International Rescue Committee, Sept. 2017) [text]
- See also related NYT article and Yahoo News story, which discuss a possible decision by the Trump administration to dramatically reduce refugee admissions to under 50,000.

"Justices Allow Refugee Ban While Case Proceeds," New York Times, 12 Sept. 2017 [text]
- Arguments on the travel ban will be heard 9 Oct. 2017.

The Right Way to Count the Costs of US Refugee Resettlement (Human Rights Watch, Aug. 2017) [text]

The Role of Resettlement in Refugee Responsibility Sharing, Global Leadership and Cooperation for Refugees Series Paper, no. 3 (Centre for International Governance Innovation, Jan. 2017) [text]

With Better Data, We Can Help Set Refugees Up for Success (The Conversation, Aug. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (29 Aug. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: United States

Advance Parole: Overseas Travel for Asylum Seekers (The Asylumist, Sept. 2017) [text]

Bans, Borders, and Justice: Judicial Review of Immigration Law in the Trump Administration, Research Paper, no. 177 (Roger Williams Univ., Aug. 2017) [text via SSRN]

"Can the Government Deport Immigrants Using Information It Encouraged Them to Provide?," Administrative Law Review Accord, vol. 2, no. 2 (2017) [full-text]

"Entering the Trump ICE Age: Contextualizing the New Immigration Enforcement Regime," Texas A&M Law Review (Forthcoming) [preprint]

García Book Explores History, Complexities of U.S. Refugee Policy," Cornell Chronicle, 7 Sept. 2017 [text]

It's a Full Moon Tonight: Speaker Meaning and the Interpretation and Construction of Executive Orders (with Related Reflections on Legislative Speaker Meaning) (SSRN, Sept. 2017) [text]

Keeping Central American Kids Out, Continuing the Violence (Just Security, Sept. 2017) [text]
- Comment on the termination of the "Central American Minors Program."

"The Next DACA? Trump Administration Turns to Another Class of Immigrants," CNN, 11 Sept. 2017 [text]
- Discusses the possibility that "Temporary Protected Status (TPS)" may not be extended for a number of groups currently in the US. See also related VOA News article on the South Sudanese.

Trump Administration Ends the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program (Vox, Sept. 2017) [access]
- Follow link to access a number of stories in this news stream. See also related Just Security blog post entitled "Don’t Let Trump Hide Behind the Constitution in Ending DACA."

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: United States, Pt. 1 (24 Aug. 2017)
- Regional Focus: United States, Pt. 2 (24 Aug. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Africa

African Human Mobility Review, vol. 3, no. 2 (May-Aug. 2017) [full-text]
- Special issue that focuses on migrant entrepreneurship. Includes "Benign Neglect or Active Destruction? A Critical Analysis of Refugee and Informal Sector Policy and Practice in South Africa," "Refugee Entrepreneurial Economies in Urban South Africa," and "Comparing Refugee and South African Migrant Enterprise in the Urban Informal Sector."

Despite War and Weak Laws, Refugees Push to Take Back Occupied Homes (Refugees Deeply, Sept. 2017) [text]

Forum sur l’Inclusion Socio-économique Durable des Réfugiés au Tchad, N'Djamena, 25-27 Juillet 2017 [info]
- Read the recommendations and view the video.

From Non-Interference to Non-Indifference: The African Union and the Responsibility to Protect (International Refugee Rights Initiative, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Hidden Realities: Screening for Experiences of Violence amongst War-affected South Sudanese Refugees in Northern Uganda, Working Paper, no. 25 (Refugee Law Project, August 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

L'Impact Environnemental du Camp de Réfugiés de Minawao (IFRC & Groupe URD, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

[Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) Case Studies] (ICMPD, Aug./Sept. 2017) [info]
- Case studies are available for the Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa : 1) Central African Republic at a Crossroads: Socio-economic Development Implications of Crisis-induced Returns to Cameroon and Chad; 2) Côte d’Ivoire at a Crossroads: Socio-economic Development Implications of Crisis-induced Returns to Burkina Faso, Ghana and Liberia; 3) The Double Crisis: Mass Migration from Zimbabwe and Xenophobic Violence in South Africa.

Same Old Problems for Kenya’s Newest Refugee Settlement (IRIN, Aug. 2017) [text]

"Tanzania, Burundi to Cooperate on Burundian Repatriations," VOA News, 31 Aug. 2017 [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (25 Aug. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

13 September 2017

Thematic Focus: General

Events:

Nansen Refugee Award, 18 September 2017 [info]
- The winner will be announced! Read this related article to learn about the runners-up.

UNGA High-level Side Event: Migration and the 2030 Agenda, New York, 21 September 2017 [info]

Publications:

Emergency Humanitarian Response to Longer-term Development in Refugee Crises, Helpdesk Report (K4D, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Fatal Journeys, vol. 3, part 1: Improving Data on Missing Migrants (IOM, 2017) [text]

Forcibly Displaced: Toward a Development Approach Supporting Refugees, the Internally Displaced, and Their Hosts (World Bank Group, July 2017) [text]

Nothing About Us Without Us: Getting Serious about Refugee Self-Representation - Report on Side Event Held during 2017 UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs  (Refugee Council of Australia, Aug. 2017)

The People in the Pictures: Vital Perspectives on Save the Children’s Image Making (Save the Children, June 2017) [text]

Refugee Advocacy and the Meaning of "Migrants," Policy Brief, no. 2 (PRIO, 2017) [text]

Should Refugee Camps be “Smart Cities”? (Forced Migration Forum, Sept. 2017) [text]

UNHCR Statistical Yearbook 2015 (UNHCR, Sept. 2017) [text]
- Note: This is the 15th edition.

Unlawful Death of Refugees and Migrants, UN Doc. No. A/72/335 (UN General Assembly, Aug. 2017) [text via Refworld]

What Makes Displacement Different Today? (Metropolitan Revolution Blog, Sept. 2017) [text]

Web sites:

Commitment to Development Index 2017 (Center for Global Development) [access]
- See esp. the migration policy area. More info. available in this blog post and CDI brief.

Migration Systems: Bridging Migration Research and Public Debate [access]
- "In the past decade there has been a significant growth of field and theoretical studies about migration issues, conducted by universities, non-profits, governments and municipalities, worldwide. The mission of Migration Systems is to make this research more accessible and digestible for the general public, as well as for policy makers."

Missing Migrants: Tracking Death Along Migratory Routes (IOM) [access]
- This recently re-designed web site "tracks incidents involving migrants, including refugees and asylum-seekers, who have died or gone missing in the process of migration towards an international destination." More info. is available here.

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: NY Declaration, Global Compacts & CRRF (13 Sept. 2017)
- Thematic Focus: General (5 Sept. 2017)

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

Thematic Focus: NY Declaration, Global Compacts & CRRF

Events & opportunities:

The New York Declaration and Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, One Year On, NGO Briefing to Member States, Geneva, 19 September 2017 [info]
- RSVP by 14 September 2017.

*Job announcement: CRRF Real Time Learner, UNHCR [info]
- Apply by 15 September 2017.

High-Level Meeting on the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants: One Year On, New York, 20 September 2017 [info]
- Note: This will be broadcast live on Web TV.

One Year On: Delivering the Promise of Shared Responsibility for Refugees, New York, 21 September 2017 [info]

*Conference: The Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration, Sydney, 24 November 2017 [info]
- Deadline for early bird registration is 27 October 2017.

Publications:

"CRRF: Putting the Pieces Together," UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs 2017 Report [text]
- Note: More info. on the annual consultations is available here.

A Global Compact on Refugees: The Role for Australia (Lowy Institute, Aug. 2017) [text]

Global Update on the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (UNHCR, Aug. 2017) [text]

A Human Rights Based Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (ICVA, Sept. 2017) [text]

IOM Thematic Papers [access]
- "As a contribution to the preparatory process of the global compact for migration, IOM is developing thematic papers on the 24 elements listed in ANNEX II of the New York Declaration. The aim of the papers is to provide Member States and interested stakeholders with a succinct overview of the topic in question, and to suggest possible areas of action for consideration as input into the global compact." Papers are posted when finalized. Currently, 21 are available.

"Latin America Calls for Free Movement of Persons in Global Compact on Migration," IPS, 4 Sept. 2017 [text]

Lessons from Responsibility Sharing Mechanisms: For an Ambitious and Strong Global Compact on Refugees (Norwegian Refugee Council, Aug. 2017) [text]
- Note: A number of written contributions have been posted on UNHCR's "Towards a Global Compact on Refugees" web page. This is the most recent one. Take a look at the others and submit your own!

"Proposals for the Negotiation Process on the United Nations Global Compact for Migration," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 3 (2017) [open access]

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

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