Thematic Focus: General

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CFP: Refugee Review [info]
– Contributions sought relating to the theme of “Emerging Issues in Forced Migration – Perspectives from Research and Practice.” Submit abstracts by 31 October 2018. Refugee Review is an open access e-journal.


At UNGA, as President Trump Goes It Alone, the World Moves on (RI Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

Extending a Collective Human Right to Address a Global Challenge: Self-determination for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Internally Displaced Persons (Refugee Research Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

“The Global Summit of Refugees and the Importance of Refugee Self-representation,” Forced Migration Review, no. 59 (Oct. 2018) [open access]

Migration and the 2030 Agenda: A Guide for Practitioners (IOM, Oct. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Policing the Other: State Instrumentalization of Citizens in the Policing of Foreign Nationals and People on the Move, a Series of Contemporary Case Studies, Discussion Policy Paper, no. 1 (Mixed Migration Centre, Sept. 2018) [text]

Protecting the Rights of Individuals Fleeing Conflict: The Role of Scientists, Engineers, and Health Professionals, Washington, DC, 7-8 Dec. 2017 [info]
– Follow link for video and a summary of the proceedings.

Refugee Olympic Team to Compete at Tokyo 2020 (UNHCR, Oct. 2018) [text]

Rethinking the Impact of War: Elevating Protections for the Displaced (SSRN, July 2018) [text]

“Road to Marrakech,” High-level Side Event at the 73rd UN General Assembly, New York, 26 September 2018 [info]
– See also video of this event, related remarks by UN Secretary-General and SDG Knowledge Hub article.

SDG Progress: Fragility, Crisis and Leaving No One Behind (ODI & IRC, Sept. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Why Cities Hold the Key to Safe, Orderly Migration (World Economic Forum Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

“World War II Refugees and the Origin of the International Organization for Migration,” Chapter in War and Population Displacement:  Lessons of History (Sussex Academic Press, June 2018) [ResearchGate]


Congressional Research Service Reports (Library of Congress) [access]
– “CRS reports provide Congress with both anticipatory and on-demand research and analysis to support their legislative, oversight, and representational duties. All reports adhere to the core values of CRS; they are authoritative, objective and nonpartisan. Reports range in length from several pages to more than one-hundred pages and cover the full breadth of topics of interest to Congress.”

GCM Commentary Blog Series (RLI Blog on Refugees and Forced Migration) [access]
– Additional posts are available with analyses of the following Global Compact for Migration objectives: objective 6 (decent work); objective 13 (immigration detention); objective 17 (discrimination against migrants); objective 20 (remittances/financial inclusion).

The Mixed Migration Debate (Mixed Migration Centre) [access]
– “Short film on questions & challenges raised by mixed migration.” See also related article.

Related posts:
– Thematic Focus: Internal Displacement (26 Sept. 2018)
Thematic Focus: General (25 Sept. 2018)
Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up (25 Sept. 2018)

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