Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

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Events & opportunities:

Lecture: “A Well Founded Fear”: Losing Faith in the Principle of Non-refoulement – A View from the United States, London, 6 March 2019 [info]

Book launch: Protection Elsewhere: The Scope for Safe Return, Bergen, Norway, 15 March 2019 [info]
– See also related blog post on internal protection below.

CFP: Laws [info]
 – Contributions sought for special issue on “Regional Human Rights Regimes and the Protection of Migrants’ Rights.” Submission deadline is 30 April 2019.

Call for submissions: Emerging Scholars Global Policy Prize [info]
– Apply by 1 May 2019. Note: One of the research themes is ” Global Shifts: Urbanization, Migration, and Demography.”


Blog symposium: The UN Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees: The Twin Peaks? (EJIL: Talk Blog, Feb. & March 2019)
– Introduction [text]
– Post 1: Legislating by Compacts? The Legal Nature of the Global Compacts [text]
– Post 2: “We are tidying up”: The Global Compact on Migration and Its Interaction with International Human Rights Law [text]
– Post 3: Governance and the UN Global Compact on Migration: Just Another Soft Law Cooperation Framework or a New Legal Regime Governing International Migration? [text]
– Post 4: Back to Square One or a New Blueprint Has Been Found for the ‘Refugee’ Definition? [text]

Briefing: Overcoming Language Barriers in Lawyer-client Communication (Free Movement Blog, Feb. 2019) [text]

“Do Self-Reporting Regimes Matter? Evidence From the Convention Against Torture,” International Studies Quarterly (Forthcoming, 2019) [preprint]

“”The Emotional Impacts of Working as an Asylum Lawyer,” Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 38, no. 1 (March 2019) [abstract] [postprint]
– Note: The postprint version of this article is currently under embargo. See also related post on The Asylumist blog.

Ethics & International Affairs, vol. 33, no. 1 (Spring 2019) [contents]
– Includes a roundtable on “Balancing Legal Norms, Moral Values, and National Interests,” with several articles on refugees and humanitarian issues. The introduction is freely available.

The Principle of Responsibility-sharing in Refugee Protection (Voelkerrechtsblog, March 2019) [text]

[Research on the Travaux Préparatoires of the 1967 Protocol] (Notice & Comment Blog, Feb. & March 2019)
– Employing the Travaux préparatoires of the 1967 Protocol to Defend the Rights of Vulnerable Migrants [text]
– The 1967 Refugee Protocol and the Progressive “Liberalization” of International Refugee Law [text]

Understanding the ‘Internal Protection Alternative’ (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Jan & March 2019) [Part I] [Part II]


What is the Global Compact for Migration? (Talking Migration, March 2019) [access]
– Follow link for podcast.

Related posts:
Thematic Focus: Analyses of the Global Compacts (updated 14 March 2019)
Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (28 Jan. 2019)

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