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OCTOBER-DECEMBER NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 3, ISSUE 3, 2021

OCTOBER-DECEMBER NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 3, ISSUE 3, 2021

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WELCOME: LSA 2022

Dear Colleagues:

Welcome to the CRN 11 October-December 2021 Newsletter: Volume 3, Issue 3, the third quarterly issue of 2021. We really hope you and your family are well during this “fourth wave” of the COVID-19 pandemic even as the developing world struggles with access to vaccines while others refuse to be vaccinated.

First and foremost, we are excited to share the Call For Papers for the Law and Society Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, 13-16 July 2022. The 7th Global Meeting on Law and Society: Rage, Reckoning, & Remedy will be held both in-person and virtually. CRN 11 is inviting you to submit an individual paper online directly via LSA website by 10 November 2021 (remember to click CRN-11 before submitting) OR send your abstract to us by 27 October 2021 to be considered for a CRN-11 panel or roundtable presentation.

Authors interested in doing a New Book in the Field session, please provide us with your name, email address, institutional affiliation, book title, and publication date by 27 October 2021. Additionally, in the LSA Annual Meeting, there is a Call for application for the Graduate Students and Early Career Workshop. LSA will provide flat amounts of USD $750 for participants who travel to the workshop in Lisbon. Submit your application by 17 November 2021.

CRN 11 is committed to advocating for the rights and protection of displaced peoples through this medium. We are seeking a newsletter editor who will commit to producing the quarterly newsletters for 2022. Consider applying and joining us today! Also, we are in the process of finalising a book series contract with Rowman and Littlefield entitled: Migration, Displacement, and Development. Kindly email us for more detail if you are interested in turning your research into a full book.

In closing, we affirm our support for survivors, families, loved ones, and friends of the recent regime change in Afghanistan which has resulted in the forced displacement of many, especially women and children. Last but not the least, join us in congratulating Veronica for being elected president of IASFM 2021-2022 and awarded the ANU International Alumna 2021.

Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender

DISPLACED PEOPLES’ RIGHTS AND PROTECTION

On 6 October 2021, the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Mr. Felipe González Morales; Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Mr. Nils Melzer; and Special Rapporteur on the right to physical and mental health, Ms Tlaleng Mofokeng said Belarus and Poland must work together to keep more migrants from dying on their border as victims of a political dispute. “It is absolutely tragic that six people have already died; not one more person must be allowed to die as a result of this political dispute,” they said. “Belarus reportedly has encouraged refugees and other migrants from as far away as Iraq and Afghanistan to cross its borders into the European Union, while Poland and other EU countries have declared ‘states of emergency’ in an attempt to deny asylum-seekers access to protection in their countries, but now they must work together to save the lives of all those stranded at their common border.” More information is available here.

On 30 September 2021, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) called on states to refrain from expelling Haitians without proper assessment of their individual protection needs, to uphold the fundamental human rights of Haitians on the move, and to offer protection mechanisms or other legal stay arrangements for more effective access to regular migration pathways. More information is available here.

On 29 September, a Yemeni humanitarian organization that has provided a lifeline to tens of thousands of people displaced by the country’s conflict is the winner of the 2021 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award. The Jeel Albena Association for Humanitarian Development, founded in 2017, won the prestigious award for its unwavering support for displaced Yemenis, even as shifting frontlines brought gun battles and explosions to its doorstep. Its founder Ameen Jubran, 37, has himself been displaced by fighting and nearly killed. More information is available here.

On 25 August 2021, the World Food Programme (WFP) reported that one-in-three Afghans, or 14 million people, are hungry today and two million malnourished children urgently need treatment. Meanwhile, since the beginning of the year, conflict and insecurity have driven more than 550,000 Afghans from their homes as some 70,000 displaced people have converged from across the country into the capital, Kabul. Regional Director, John Aylieff pointed out that 14 million people in Afghanistan are struggling to put food on the table. More information is available here.

On 21 June 2021, Bill C-15 (UNDRIP Act) received Royal Assent and was enacted into law. TThe UNDRIP Act is Canada’s first substantive step which provides that the Government of Canada must take all measures necessary to ensure that the laws of Canada are consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and must prepare and implement an action plan to achieve the objectives of the Declaration. More information is available here.

CALLS: CRN-11 EVENTS

Call For Papers: Law and Society 2022 Lisbon, Portugal 

CRN 11 invites you to submit a paper to be considered for a panel, salon, or round-table presentation for the Law and Society Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, 13-16 July 2022. The 7th Global Meeting on Law and Society: Rage, Reckoning, & Remedy will be held both in-person and virtually. CRN 11 is inviting you to submit an individual paper directly online via LSA website by 10 November 2021 (remember to click CRN-11 before submitting) OR send your abstract to vfynnbruey@athabascau.ca and benders@seattleu.edu by 27 October 2021 to be considered for a CRN-11 panel or roundtable presentation. All abstracts must align with the Law and Society Association abstract guidelines.

New Book in the Field Session
Introduced for the 2016 Annual Meeting, the CRN New Books in the Field Session is an opportunity for CRNs to introduce several new books in one session. Book titles and authors will be listed in the program, as well as the chair/facilitator of the session. Authors interested in doing a New Book in the Field session, email vfynnbruey@athabascau.ca and benders@seattleu.edu with your name, email address, institutional affiliation, book title, and publication date by 27 October 2021.

Graduate Students and Early Career Workshop
“Finding Your Footing, Building Your Standing, & Challenging What’s Expected” LSA is accepting applications for the Graduate Student & Early Career Workshop, in summer 2022. The two-part workshop will convene first in late June, and then on July 12 immediately preceding the Global Meeting on Law & Society in Lisbon, Portugal. Students currently enrolled in graduate/doctoral programs in the social sciences, humanities, and law, as well as early career scholars who received their highest degree after 1 May 2019, including post-doctoral fellows, adjunct faculty, and pre-tenure faculty are welcome to submit their application for the Graduate Students and Early Career Workshop. LSA will provide flat amounts of USD $750 for participants who travel to the workshop in Lisbon. Submit your application by 17 November 2021.

Expression of Interest: Migration, Displacement and Development Book Series

Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender are in the process of finalising a book series contract with Rowman and Littlefield entitled: Migration, Displacement, and Development. The interdisciplinary series critically examines the obstinacy to expand legal protection to displaced peoples beyond the bona fide refugee within local, regional, and international contexts. Extending protection to a wide range of displaced persons, the series promises to reverse adverse effects on those forced to leave their homes in the name of globalisation by improving the economic, social, and political conditions driving migration in favour of sustaining growth. The series strives for law and policy reform particularly in areas of trade, economy, remittance and aid as well as protecting individual rights to stay home and live a dignified life. If you are interested in turning your research into a full book, email vfynnbruey@athabascau.ca and benders@seattleu.edu.

Call for CRN-11 Newsletter Editor

CRN-11 Newsletter is produced quarterly per annum and must be released on the last day of March, June, September, and December. The Newsletter Editor will be responsible for:

  • Researching and compiling information for the Newsletter,
  • Assisting with the distribution of the Newsletter electronically to subscribers and other social networks,
  • Inviting and showcasing guest blogger written pieces, and
  • Promoting and advertising the Newsletter with the aim of expanding its reach.

To apply, submit a cover letter and CV to vfynnbruey@athabascau.ca  and benders@seattleu.eduApplication Deadline: 30 November 2021

Call For Volunteers: LSA 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal

CRN-11 is in need of volunteers as chairs,  discussants, and notetaker for LSA 2022 conference in Lisbon, Portugal. All interested please email vfynnbruey@athabascau.ca  and benders@seattleu.eduDeadline: 27 October 2021.

Call For Volunteers: Advertisement and Promotion Committee

CRN-11 is also recruiting volunteers to lead the Advertisement and Promotion Committee. To apply, submit a cover letter and CV to vfynnbruey@athabascau.ca  and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: 30 November 2021.

Become a CRN-11 Research Collaborator

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN-11? To apply, submit a cover letter and CV to vfynnbruey@athabascau.ca  and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

Invitation to be a Guest Blogger for CRN-11

Do you have an interesting story to tell about internal and international migration and displacement? CRN 11 is eager to share your piece as a guest blogger in our quarterly newsletter.  Submit your stories to vfynnbruey@athabascau.ca and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

Deadly Voyages Book Talk

Veronica Fynn Bruey, Steven Bender, Angel Escamilla Garcia, Niklas Hultin, MichaelAddaney, Tarini Mehta, “Deadly Voyages: Migrant Journeys Across the Globe”, Free Virtual Book Launch hosted by the Refugee Hub, University of Ottawa, Virtual, 25 June 2021, available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tawRlZUSpHc

Veronica Fynn Bruey, “Deadly Voyages: Migrant Journeys Across the Globe”, Free Virtual Book Launch hosted by the World University Service of Canada, World Refugee Day Event, Virtual, 7 June 2021, available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-ZvS1Uemmg.

Veronica Fynn Bruey, Steven Bender, Chien-yu Liu, “Deadly Voyages: Migrant JourneysAcross the Globe”, Free Virtual Book Launch hosted by the Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, Virtual, 12 May 2021, available at: https://eur.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=1050ccb8-37b1-46dd-9f0f-ad26011fc2b6.

Veronica Fynn Bruey, Michael Addaney, Maja Grundler, Tarini Mehta, and Franzisca Zanker,“Deadly Voyages: Migrant Journeys Across the Globe”, Free Virtual Book Launch hosted by University of London, Virtual, 21 April 2021, available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKz434SSIvo

GENERAL CALLS: UPCOMING CONFERENCES

Geographies of Migration in Conflict Settings

What about conflict drives some people to move, while others stay behind? Proposed session for the Annual Meeting of American Geographers 2022, on the geographies of migration during conflict and the dynamics of migration-decision making in conflict settings. The proposed paper session will be submitted for the Annual Meeting of American Geographers 2022   – AAG – to be held in New York, 25 Feb – 1 March. More information is availablehere. Deadline: 10 October 2021

Regional Refugee Settlement Forum, 2021

The Regional Refugee Settlement Forum: Learning from the Past in Australia, Preparing for the Future invites registrations to participate in a forum and roundtable on 12 and 15 October 2021, respectively.  More information is available here.

Whose Move? Addressing Migration and Displacement in the Face of Climate Change, 2021

At this crucial time in global policymaking, the Kaldor Centre Virtual Conference 2021 brings together world experts to share evidence, experience and solutions for people at risk of displacement in the context of climate change and disasters. Whose move? Addressing migration and displacement in the face of climate change will be held in Sydney on 19-21 October 2021. More information is available here.

International Conference on Critical Migration Scholarship

The Masters in Migration Studies Program (MIMS), in conjunction with Jesuit universities, the Jesuit Migration Network, and Global community partners, will host an international virtual conference on Critical Migration Scholarship on November 1 and 2, 2021 at the University of San Francisco, California. More information is available here.

Colloquium on Refugee Sponsorship: Insights and Issues in Comparative Perspective

Colloquium on Refugee Sponsorship: Insights and Issues in Comparative Perspective Innovations in Sponsorship Research Workshop – Nov 2021. The University of Ottawa Refugee Hub and our project partners invite paper or project presentations on research-in- progress and recently published research (~past 12 months) related to refugee sponsorship. The workshop, to be held in November 2021 (date TBC) will feature a series of brief “snapshot” presentations that highlight very recent (and upcoming) developments in the field. For more information, email: eliza.bateman@refugeehub.ca.

Migrant Domestic Workers in Middle East and North Africa, Amman, Jordan, 2022

The ‘Migrant domestic workers in the Middle East and North Africa’ conference is funded by the British Academy and Centre for British Research in the Levant and will be held on 15th February 2022 in Amman, Jordan. The conference will offer a space for critical reflection and exploration on MDW experiences in the region, as well as exploration for how academic work can inform activism and policy change. We invite migrant domestic workers, NGO representatives, academics, practitioners, policymakers, journalists and other stakeholders who engage with these issues to contribute their reflections. More information is available hereDeadline: 10 December 2021.

New Series on Health and Internal Displacement

Although the health of IDPs appears significantly worse than refugees and host communities, research is limited on the health needs of IDPs. This new series by the Journal of Migration and Health on health and internal displacement seeks to increase engagement on the health needs of IDPs and support research, policy and programming responses.  The series focuses specifically on IDP health but is not prescriptive in terms of health conditions, age groups, geographic region, or camp or urban setting, and we hope the series reflects the diversity of IDP populations, contexts and needs. Deadline: 15 December 2021

IASFM ’19, San Paolo, Brazil, 2022

The 19th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration Conference (IASFM19), with the theme, “Global Issues, Regional Approaches – Contexts, Challenges, Dialogues and Solutions”, will be held from August 1-5 August 2022 and hosted online by Universidade Católica de Santos (UniSantos). More information is available here. Deadline: 31 January 2022

Changing Migration, Migration in Change, Berlin, 2022

The 25th International Metropolis Conference Berlin, Changing Migration, Migration in Change, will be held at the Berlin Congress Center in Germany on 4-9 September 2022. Migration is changing. Complex interconnections between technology and digitisation, climate and demographic change, and political unrest are creating a constant state of flux for patterns of, and issues concerning, international migration. The COVID-19 pandemic is an additional challenge. The Conference will consider these challenges. More information is available here. 

RESEARCH, AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND FELLOWSHIPS

Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advance Studies: Individual Fellowships

The Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) is dedicated to research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, with ‘Sustainable Governance’ as its central topic. Our main thematic corridors are conflict and sustainable peace, democracy and environmental transformation. We are also interested in a wide range of intersectional sub-topics, such as landownership and acquisition, migration and mobility, restitution of cultural objects, African cities, human rights and other related themes. MIASA is committed to reduce global asymmetries in knowledge production, to promote female scholarship and to bridge cultural divides. The institute offers time and space for supporting innovative academic projects of top international quality. MIASA is offering up to 10 Individual Residential Fellowships for 3-12 months each at the University of Ghana for the academic year 2022/2023. More information is provided here. Deadline: 15 November 2021

Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advance Studies: Tandem Residential Fellowships

The Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) is dedicated to research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, with ‘Sustainable Governance’ as its central topic. Our main thematic corridors are conflict and sustainable peace, democracy and environmental transformation. We are also interested in a wide range of intersectional sub-topics, such as landownership and acquisition, migration and mobility, restitution of cultural objects, African cities, human rights and other related themes. MIASA is committed to reduce global asymmetries in knowledge production, to promote female scholarship and to bridge cultural divides. The institute offers time and space for supporting innovative academic projects of top international quality. MIASA is offering up to 2 Tandem Residential Fellowships for 3-5 months each at the University of Ghana for the academic year 2022/2023. More information is provided here. Deadline: 15 November 2021

PUBLICATIONS

New Report: ‘2021 Trafficking in Persons Report’
This year’s Trafficking in Persons Report sends a strong message to the world that global crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and enduring discriminatory policies and practices, have a disproportionate effect on individuals already oppressed by other injustices. Access the full report here.

New Report: ‘Profiles in Resilience: Why Survivors of Domestic Violence and Gang Violence Qualify for International Protection’
Although protection for refugees is a longstanding U.S. legal commitment under federal and international law, immigration policy has become a deeply politicized topic in the United States in recent years. Domestic violence and violence by organized gangs represent a major cause of forced displacement for those arriving at the U.S. border. Yet these forms of persecution are viewed skeptically by some policymakers who favor restricting immigration in spite of U.S. legal obligations to ensure the right to seek asylum. Access the full report here.

New Report: ‘Migrant Workers Abuse in Qatar’s World Cup Luxury Hotel
As kick-off to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 draws closer many national football teams have taken recent stands against racial injustice to highlight the plight of migrant workers in Qatar. As far back as 2019, Liverpool Football Club refused FIFA’s offer to stay in the Masa Malaz Kempinski during the Club World Cup after a Guardian investigation alleged forced labour among subcontracted workers. Access the full report here.

New Report: ‘Migrant Workers’ Rights in Oil Palm Estates in Malaysia’
This report summarizes the findings of an investigation into Malaysian palm oil company IOI Group’s working conditions and a dialogue process with the company. Translated from Finnish report. In the event of interpretation disputes the Finnish text applies. Access the full report here.

New Report: ‘Back to School? Refugee children in Greece denied right to education’
Refugee children in Greece also face dire prospects of receiving a quality education. Even before Covid-19, less than a third of refugee and migrant children were actually enrolled and attending school. The education crisis on the Greek islands is particularly acute. Less than 15% of children in refugee camps attended formal school in the previous year. In the notorious Reception and Identification Centres (RICs), the attendance rate drops to 0.3%, with only seven children out of 2,900 attending class. In this publication, Save the Children and the Greek Council for Refugees call on the Greek Government and European Union to fulfil their clear obligation to enroll and facilitate school attendance of all children living in Greece, regardless of their legal status. Access the full report here.

New Report: ‘Educating Newcomers: K-12 Public Schooling for Undocumented and Asylum-Seeking Children in the United States’
The report specifically aims to help various stakeholders understand the broad range of issues and implications related to population increases in undocumented and asylum-seeking children over the southwest border, including the affordances and challenges of current federal and state immigration policies, numbers of school staff necessary to serve these students, and critical strategies and remaining challenges for supporting these children in U.S. school systems. Access the full report here.

New Report: ‘The Road from Refugee to Resident: How working with displaced people can help create more inclusive and sustainable cities’
About ten years ago, Firas had much to look forward to. A newly qualified lawyer, he and his wife were living among friends and family in the ancient city of Daraa, in southwest Syria. He had ambitions to protect the innocent and provide a good life for his family. The Syrian civil war changed everything. Access the full report here.

New Report: ‘After the Airlift: Protection for Afghan Refugees and Those Who Remain at Risk in Afghanistan’
The scenes at the Kabul airport in recent weeks have been devastating. The airlifts were a race against time to evacuate U.S. citizens, citizens of allied countries, Afghans associated with the United States and allied presence in Afghanistan, and a limited number of Afghan men and women most at-risk under a Taliban rule. The United States and its partners did manage to rescue tens of thousands of people—an essential achievement. However, the airlift must be just the beginning of a sustained effort to ensure protection for Afghans still at-risk, whether seeking safety outside their country’s borders or in need of support within. Access the full report here.

Discussion Paper: ‘International Evacuations of Refugees and Impact on Protection Spaces: Case Study of UNHCR Evacuation Program in Libya’
This essay researches the UNHCR evacuation programme from Libya. The programme has successfully evacuated circa 4,500 persons to safety, yet there are concerns regarding its scalability and impact on protection spaces. Access the paper here.

Discussion Paper: ‘Countering the Politics of Fear – Reframing Threat Narratives about Refugees in Hungary’
The research draws on literature about right-wing populism, the securitisation of migration – including the ‘war on terrorism’ – the impact of securitisation policies and right-wing populist rhetoric on stoking fears among the public, as well as the concepts and assumptions underlying human rights advocacy in challenging the status quo. Access the paper here.

Discussion Paper: ‘Integration to Belonging? Exploring the Trajectory of Integration for Short-term Settled Refugee Women in Berlin’
This paper therefore, has three main aims: first, to provide a case study that prioritises the perspectives of refugee women living in Berlin as experts re their own experiences; second, to fill a research gap in refugee and migrant integration studies through focusing on the first five years of protracted displacement; third, to reassess the trajectory of integration in light of semi-structured interviews with nine refugee women, aged between 19 and 35. Crucially, the paper emphasises the agency of the interviewees in shaping their unique integration process and outcome. Access the paper here.

Journal Article: ‘Migrants and Their Access to the Labour Market in Tanzania: A Feminist Perspective’
The globe is witnessing an increasing feminization of migratory movements, with one estimate putting the share of women higher than it was before. According to International Organization for Migration, by the end of 2019, female migrant workers constituted 40% of all migrant workers in Tanzania. These female migrants are prone to facing a number of challenges in their quest to find work. Access the paper here.

Journal Article: ‘Forced labour and Access to Education of Rohingya Refugee Children in Bangladesh: Beyond a Humanitarian Crisis’
Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh are forced into labour both inside and outside the camps for a wide range of reasons. This article examines this situation in relation to the access to education for those children living in the camps in Cox’s Bazar. Being informed by several perspectives concerning child labour and access to schooling in developing country contexts, this research work has adopted a qualitative approach to study various factors working behind this pressing issue. Access the paper here.

Journal Article: ‘Hope Springs Eternal: Exploring the Early Settlement Experiences of Highly Educated Eritrean Refugees in the UK’
Millions of people around the world have been forced to flee their homes for socio-economic and political reasons. This paper explores the early settlement experiences of highly educated Eritrean refugees in the UK. It is a phenomenological study informed by narrative interviews with 24 Eritrean refugees who gained a university degree in Eritrea, before migrating to the UK. The participants of this study are what Bauman (1996) calls ‘vagabonds’ who mainly left their country due to the lengthy national service, human rights abuses and/or the political situation of the country. They chose the UK, as their final destination, for its democratic principles and English language. Access the paper here.

Journal Article: ‘The Effects of Inhumane Treatment in North Korean Detention Facilities on the Posttraumatic-Stress Disorder Symptoms of North Korean Refugees’
The study investigated the effects of severe human rights abuses in North Korean on Posttraumatic-stress disorder (PTSD) in North Korean Refugees (NKRs). The study included 300 NKRs (245 females and 55 males) who completed self-report questionnaires that assessed PTSD, experiences of imprisonment, and exposure to inhumane treatment, by authorities in North Korea. Access the paper here.

Journal Article: ‘Between liberal legislation and preventive political practice: Ecuador’s political reactions to Venezuelan forced migration’
The political handling of Venezuelan forced migration in Ecuador has evolved since 2017. This article distinguishes three stages in this evolution. First, from 2017 to mid-2018, Ecuadorian authorities treated Venezuelan entries as those of other South American citizens. Second, from mid-2018 to mid-2019, the Venezuelan exodus was managed as a humanitarian crisis. In the third phase, since mid-2019, authorities imposed restrictive measures, including a mandatory entry visa. Access the paper here.

Journal Article: ‘The Gender-Based Violence and Precarity Nexus: Asylum-Seeking Women in the Eastern Mediterranean’
This paper derives from a larger research on gender-based violence and precarity in the forced migration journeys of asylum-seeking women transiting through the Eastern Mediterranean route and arriving in Greece, in the tumultuous, second decade of the 21st century. In this paper we present the findings from the first phase of the research. Access the paper here.

Journal Article: ‘Conflict, Displacement … and Peace? A Critical Review of Research Debates’
The nexus of violent conflict and forced migration has received continuous scholarly attention since the 1980s, but what are the focus areas and key strands in these research debates? Based on a semi-systematic review of research published between 1980 and 2020, this article examines debates about conflict, displacement, and peace. The review leads to the identification of three main strands that are closely connected: the structural links outlining how conflicts contribute to displacements; the various prevailing risks of violence; and the individual and collective strategies of displaced people to cope with dangers and experiences especially in host countries and regions. Access the paper here.

 New Book: ‘Children of the Camp: The Lives of Somali Youth Raised in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya’
Chronic violence has characterized Somalia for over two decades, forcing nearly two million people to flee. A significant number have settled in camps in neighboring countries, where children were born and raised. Based on in-depth fieldwork, this book explores the experience of Somalis who grew up in Kakuma refugee camp, in Kenya, and are now young adults. This original study carefully considers how young people perceive their living environment and how growing up in exile structures their view of the past and their country of origin, and the future and its possibilities. Access the book here.

New Book: ‘At the Margins of Globalization: Indigenous Peoples and International Economic Law’
Despite the tremendous progress in the development of scientific knowledge, the understanding of the causes of poverty and inequality, and the role of politics and governance in addressing modern challenges, issues such as social inclusion, poverty, marginalization and despair continue to be a reality across the world – and most often impact Indigenous Peoples. At the Margins of Globalization explores how Indigenous Peoples are affected by globalization, and the culture of individual choice without responsibility that it promotes, while addressing what can be done about it. Though international trade and investment agreements are unlikely to go away, the inclusion of Indigenous rights provisions has made a positive difference. This book explains how these provisions operate and how to build from their limited success. Access the book here.

New Book: ‘Design to Live: Everyday Inventions from a Refugee Camp’
The power of art and design to create a life worth living: designs, inventions, and artworks from the Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan. Access the book here.

New Book: ‘Global Views on Climate Relocation and Social Justice: Navigating Retreat’
This edited volume advances our understanding of climate relocation (or planned retreat), an emerging topic in the fields of climate adaptation and hazard risk, and provides a platform for alternative voices and views on the subject. Access the book here.

New Book: ‘The NGO Moment: The Globalisation of Compassion from Biafra to Live Aid’
This book is a study of compassion as a global project from Biafra to Live Aid. Kevin O’Sullivan explains how and why NGOs became the primary conduits of popular concern for the global poor between the late 1960s and the mid-1980s and shows how this shaped the West’s relationship with the post-colonial world. Access the book here.

New Book: ‘Outsiders: Memories of Migration to and from North Korea’
In this unique and insightful book, Markus Bell explores the hidden histories of the men, women, and children who traveled from Japan to the world’s most secretive state—North Korea. Through vivid ethnographic details and interviews with North Korean escapees, Outsiders: Memories of Migration to and from North Korea reveals the driving forces that propelled thousands of ordinary people to risk it all in Kim Il-Sung’s “Worker’s Paradise”, only to escape back to Japan half a century later. Access the book here.

New Book: ‘Planetary Specters Race, Migration, and Climate Change in the Twenty-First Century’
Neel Ahuja tracks the figure of the climate refugee in public media and policy over the past decade, arguing that journalists, security experts, politicians, and nongovernmental organizations have often oversimplified climate change and obfuscated the processes that drive mass migration. To understand the systemic reasons for displacement, Ahuja argues, it is necessary to reframe climate disaster as interlinked with the history of capitalism and the global politics of race, wherein racist presumptions about agrarian underdevelopment and Indigenous knowledge mask how financial, development, migration, and climate adaptation policies reproduce growing inequalities. Access the book here.

New Book: ‘Revisiting the Nomadic Subject: Women’s Experiences of Travelling Under Conditions of Forced Displacement’
This book follows the stories of forcefully displaced women and raises the question of whether we can still use the figuration of the nomadic subject in feminist theories and politics. This question is examined in the light of the ongoing global crises of mobility and severe border practices. In recounting their stories migrant and refugee women appear in the world as ‘who they are’ — unique and unrepeatable human beings —and not as ‘what they are’ —objectified ‘refugees’, ‘victims’ or ‘stateless subjects’. Access the book here.

New Book: Sa‘udi Policies towards Migrants and Refugees: A Sacred Duty”
A Sacred Duty sets out the Kingdom’s policy toward the global issue of migrants and refugees, with special emphasis directed toward Muslim societies. Discussion focuses on refugee communities currently living in Sa‘udi Arabia, some of which migrated due to war, forced displacement, environmental catastrophe, and economic hardship. Some migrants have come from bordering countries such as Iraq and Yemen; others reached the Arabian Peninsula from Africa and Asia. All have been welcomed and cared for, though settlement conditions, repatriation and deportation circumstances were not always ideal. Access the book here.

New Book: ‘Uncertain Refuge: Sanctuary in the Literature of Medieval England’
To seek sanctuary from persecution by entering a sacred space is an act of desperation, but also a symbolic endeavor: fugitives invoke divine presence to reach a precarious safe haven that imbues their lives with religious, social, or political significance. In medieval England, sanctuary was upheld under both canon and common law, and up to five hundred people sought sanctuary every year. What they found, however, was not so much a static refuge as a temporary respite from further action—confession and exile—or from further violence—jurisdictional conflict, harrying or starvation, a breaching of the sanctuary. Access the book here.

New Book: ‘Unfree: Migrant Domestic Work in Arab States’
A stirring account of the experiences of migrant domestic workers, and what freedom, abuse, and power mean within a vast contract labor system. Access the book here.

New Book: ‘Latin America and Refugee Protection: Regimes, Logics, and Challenges’
Looking at refugee protection in Latin America, this landmark edited collection assesses what the region has achieved in recent years. It analyses Latin America’s main documents in refugee protection, evaluates the particular aspects of different regimes, and reviews their emergence, development and effect, to develop understanding of refugee protection in the region. Drawing from multidisciplinary texts from both leading academics and practitioners, this comprehensive, innovative and highly topical book adopts an analytical framework to understand and improve Latin America’s protection of refugees. Access the book here.

New Book: ‘Invisibility in African Displacements: From Structural Marginalization to Strategies of Avoidance’
African migrants have become increasingly demonised in public debate and political rhetoric. There is much speculation about the incentives and trajectories of Africans on the move, and often these speculations are implicitly or overtly geared towards discouraging and policing their movements. What is rarely understood or scrutinised however, are the intricate ways in which African migrants are marginalised and excluded from public discourse; not only in Europe but in migrant-receiving contexts across the globe. Invisibility in African Displacements offers a series of case studies that explore these dynamics. Access the book here.

New Book: ‘Travelling While Black: Essays Inspired by a Life on the Move’
What does it feel like to move through a world designed to limit and exclude you? What are the joys and pains of holidays for people of colour, when guidebooks are never written with them in mind? How are black lives today impacted by the othering legacy of colonial cultures and policies? What can travel tell us about our sense of self, of home, of belonging and identity? Why has the world order become hostile to human mobility, as old as humanity itself, when more people are on the move than ever? Access the book here.

JOB POSTS

Indigenous Faculty Appointment: University of British Columbia

The Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia seeks to recruit an outstanding Indigenous senior faculty member and invites applications from Indigenous candidates for a full-time tenure-track or tenured appointment, ideally at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. It is expected that the position will commence July 1, 2022, subject to negotiation with the successful candidate. The successful candidate will be appointed to the rank appropriate to their qualifications and experience. The position is also subject to budgetary approval. More information email: appointments@allard.ubc.ca. Deadline: 27 October 2021

Research Fellow: Osnabruck University

Osnabrück University’s Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow (m/f/d) (salary level E 15 TV-L, 100 %) to head the Junior Research Group “The Production of Knowledge about Migration”, sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation funding initiative “Niedersächsisches Vorab”. The position is to be filled as soon as possible for a period of 3 years. For more information, email imis@uni-osnabrueck.de. Deadline: 31 October 2021

Departmental Lecturer in Forced Migration: University of Oxford

The Oxford Department of International Development seeks to appoint a Departmental Lecturer in Forced Migration. The post is fixed-term for twenty months to cover the research leave of a member of the permanent academic staff. The successful candidate will teach core and optional courses on the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies and will form part of the core academic teaching staff of the Refugee Studies Centre. More information is available here. Deadline: 11 October 2021

Research Fellow in Law: University of New South Wales

You will be working with an established team on the implementation of the ‘Improving the Regulation of Modern Slavery and Access to Remedy: Learning from Experience’ project within the Australian Human Rights Institute at UNSW. This is an opportunity to conduct independent research, contribute to high quality academic and professional publications and participate in defining the direction of the research. The position is part-time (3 days per week). More information available here. Deadline: 11 October 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS

International Migration and Refugee Law Moot Court Competition

It is with great pleasure that the Migration Law Research Group from Ghent University is inviting you to the 2022 International Migration and Refugee Law Moot Court Competition. This international competition aims to bring together students interested in international migration and asylum law from around the globe. The moot court competition consists of a written round in October and November 2021 and a two-day oral round on 17 and 18 March 2022 in Ghent, Belgium. More information is available here.

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada Launches the Canadian Refugee Protection Portal

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Canadian Refugee Protection Portal (CRPP). Beginning October 6, 2021, persons in Canada wishing to make a claim for refugee protection (with or without the assistance of a representative) can create a secure CRPP account, complete a questionnaire and submit supporting documents, including their completed basis of claim form, online. More information is available here.

Molloy Bursary

The Canadian Immigration Historical Society (CIHS) Board proudly announces the establishment of the CIHS Molloy Bursary for undergraduate students in Canadian universities.  The goal of the Bursary is to provide financial support to students studying Canadian history, especially the history of immigration to this country.  Each year a $1,000 Bursary will be awarded to a deserving student studying in either official language.  We invite newcomers to Canada to apply. More information available here.

Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility: Certificate in Migrations Studies

The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility is pleased to announce that the noncredit Certificate in Migration Studies has officially launched. Registration is now open for Forced Migration and Cities, Climate, and Migration. These six-week courses will be delivered via asynchronous video recordings and include a live discussion component. More information is available here.

A New Module on Disasters, Climate Change and Displacement

A New MA Module on Disasters, Climate Change and Displacement will be launched in October 2021 as part of the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Students at the University of London. The new elective module focuses on human displacement, migration and (im)mobility in the context of disasters, climate change and environmental degradation. More information is available here.

Executive Master in European Law on Migration and Asylum

Organised by the Odysseus Academic Network for Legal Studies on Migration and Asylum in Europe, the aim of the Executive Master in European Law on Migration and Asylum program is to provide its participants with an in-depth understanding of the legal rules on migration and asylum adopted by the European Union and the specialised literature they generate. It will be of interest to all persons who wish to acquire a special knowledge of migration and asylum law, for instance EU or national civil servants, lawyers or judges, workers in NGOs, researchers and PhD students who frequently confront the complex legal dimension of immigration and asylum in their work. More information available here.

The Story of Migration Animation

MIDEQ and PositiveNegatives launched The Story of Migration, an animation in six languages that aims to tell the complex story of the relationship between migration and global inequalities.The animation, illustrated by Karrie Fransman, is based on a script written with MIDEQ’s partners in 11 countries in the Global South and challenges many of the ideas that currently dominate media representations of migration. More information available here.

Ethical Considerations in Research with People in Situations of Forced Migration

The Ethical Considerations in Research with People in Situations of Forced Migration is available here. Your Rights in Research is also available here.

Researching Internal Displacement Launched

Today we launch Researching Internal Displacement as a major new hub for independent analysis. This web platform connects researchers, practitioners, policy- makers, students, artists and people from displacement-affected communities with cutting-edge research, analysis, creative materials and events on internal displacement. We welcome new contributions! More information is available here

IN THE NEWS

Le Devoir: Le combat de Santiago Ávila dans les quartiers chauds du Honduras (2 Octobre 2021)

Joy News: Buduburam Demolition: Residents fail to leave area after deadline to relocate expires (30 September 2021)

Amnesty: Bangladesh: Investigate killing of prominent Rohingya activist Mohib Ullah (29 September 2021)

The Guardian: Indigenous children set to receive billions after judge rejects Trudeau challenges (29 September 2021)

France 24: Six years a slave: Indian farm workers exploited in Italy (11 July 2021)

Cal Matters: Supreme Court decision could mean increase in labor trafficking of farmworkers (9 July 2021)

Freedom United: How Accurate is the 2021 TIP report? (8 July 2021)

CBC: 4 things you should know about Canada’s first Indigenous governor general (6 July 2021)

The Guardian: ‘I want them to feel human again’: the woman who escaped slavery in the UK – and fights to free others (30 June 2021) 

SEND US YOUR NEWS AND EVENTS

Displaced Peoples (CRN11) newsletter is published quarterly.  The newsletter is a venue for sharing information regarding displaced peoples, broadly defined. Your contribution to the newsletter is crucial to its sustenance, success and quality. To contribute to the newsletter, please contact Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender: vfynnbruey@athabascau.ca and benders@seattleu.edu. To subscribe or unsubscribe, visit CRN 11 Displaced Peoples.

APRIL – JUNE NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 3, ISSUE 2, 2021

APRIL – JUNE NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 3, ISSUE 2, 2021

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WELCOME

Dear Colleagues:

Welcome to the CRN 11 April-June 2021 Newsletter: Volume 3, Issue 2, the second quarterly issue of 2021, prepared by CRN 11 member and volunteer Dr. Azin Emami. We really hope you and your family are fully vaccinated as the number of cases seems to be declining where vaccines are available, although many countries are still struggling. According to the Director General of the World Health Organisation, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, “[m]ore than 75% of all vaccines have been administered in just 10 countries”.

Sadly, Liberia, still recovering from 14-years of civil war, is not one of the ten countries where the COVID-19 cases are declining. Having survived the Ebola Virus Disease, Liberia is faced with yet another challenge as the COVID-19 cases rise quickly. According to the Chief Medical Officer Dr. Francis Ketteh, the active confirmed cases in the country include 226 healthcare workers.

As you may know, there is an added vulnerability to being infected by the COVID-19 for displaced peoples including homeless peoples, Indigenous peoples, refugees, and internally displaced peoples (to name a few), hence the need to prioritise access to vaccines. Three of such populations include the children in the Tigray conflict in Ethiopia; Fulani settlers in Nigeria’s pastoralist-Farmers conflict; and students caught up in ongoing attacks by several Boko Haram’s factions in northeastern Nigeria.

In closing, we would like to express our support for survivors, families, loved ones, and friends of Aboriginal people (mostly children) buried in unmarked graves across Canada. Canada’s Residential School system forcibly displaced over 150,000 children in 150 institutions between 1870 and 1996.

In spite of the continuous challenge globally, CRN 11 is committed to advocating for the rights and protection of displaced peoples through this medium. Consider joining us today!

Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender

DISPLACED PEOPLES’ RIGHTS AND PROTECTION

The ongoing repression of protests in Myanmar could spark a “full-blown conflict” on a par with Syria, the United Nations’ top human rights official warned on 13 April, urging States with influence to take immediate and impactful action to halt the “slaughter” of civilians. More information is available here.

On 28th May, UN humanitarians expressed deep concern on Friday about serious and ongoing abuses carried out against displaced civilians who are also facing dire food insecurity in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, after months of conflict. More information is available here.

On 18 June 2021, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is today urging world leaders to step up their efforts to foster peace, stability and cooperation in order to halt and begin reversing nearly a decade-long trend of surging displacement driven by violence and persecution. More information is available here.

On 20 June, to mark World Refugee Day, General António Guterres announced that everyone has a duty to help refugees rebuild their lives after a particularly difficult year for so many. More information is available here.

GENERAL CALLS: CRN 11 EVENTS

Call For Members: Research and Development Committee

CRN 11 is currently recruiting members to join Magdalena Krystyna Butrymowicz who leads the Research and Development Committee. Those interested, please email Magdalena: magdalena.butrymowicz@upjp2.edu.pl. Deadline: Open

Call For Volunteers: Advertisement and Promotion Committee

CRN 11 is currently recruiting volunteers to lead the Advertisement and Promotion Committee. Those interested, please send a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org.

Deadline: Open

Call For Volunteers: Newsletter Editor

Interested in making the best use of your time during COVID-19 lockdown? Apply for the CRN11 newsletter editor position.  Submit a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org  and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

Become a CRN 11 Research Collaborator

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Email veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org for details on how to apply. Deadline: Open

Invitation to be a Guest Blogger for CRN 11

Do you have an interesting story to tell about internal and international migration and displacement? CRN 11 is eager to share your piece as a guest blogger for our quarterly newsletter.  Please submit your stories to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline:Open

RESEARCH, AWARDS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

The Comparative Network on Refugee Externalisation (CONREP). Publication Support Prize for Refugees. Deadline: 2 July 2021.

The Comparative Network on Refugee Externalisation (CONREP). The Best Journal Article or Book Chapter Prize. Deadline: 2 July 2021.

The Urban Citizen Fellowship is established by the Municipality of Amsterdam and NIAS-KNAW to stimulate the use of advanced research in political deliberation and public policymaking for the city of Amsterdam. This unique co-sponsored fellowship offers researchers the opportunity to carry out research projects around the concepts of Inclusivity (2020), Democratization and Representation (2021) and Citizenship and Education (2022). Read More.

As part of its Mobility, Temporality and Africa’s Future Politics project, the African Centre for Migration & Society has just completed data collection on 1500+ domestic and international migrants and long term residents in Accra, Johannesburg, and Nairobi. The data explore the trans-local moral and material economies shaping place and politics in these cities’ rapidly transforming neighborhoods. It has generated some of the first data on how COVID has reshaped lives and livelihoods across African cities. Conducted in collaboration with Samuel Hall (Nairobi) and University of Ghana (Accra), the first phase analysis will also involve Columbia University’s Center for Spatial Research. From mid-2022, the data will be widely available for researchers and students.

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the Copenhagen Centre for Social Data Science (SODAS) at the University of Copenhagen as part of the ERC-funded project “DISTRACT: The Political Economy of Attention in Digitized Denmark.” Employment is scheduled to begin November 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. Read More.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES/CALL FOR PAPERS

Journal of Refugee Studies (JRS) Call for Proposals

The Journal of Refugee Studies (JRS) is accepting proposals for special issues. JRS is a peer-reviewed journal featuring original, high-quality research related to diverse aspects of forced migration. We welcome proposals that engage with and significantly advance scholarly debates in the field of refugee and forced migration studies. For more information on the Journal and its aims, please see here.

Date: 31 August 2021.

Research Consultancy: Refugee-Led Organizations in Asia Pacific

Recruit up to four research consultants, including researchers with ongoing or former experience of forced displacement, to produce pioneering research that helps to better understand the work and contributions of refugee-led organisations in Asia and the Pacific. This research project is funded by Act for Peace and is supported by several key stakeholders in the region, including the Asia Pacific Network of Refugees, the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network, and the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW Sydney. For more details on the roles, see here.

Date: 31 July 2021.

Law and Society Annual Meeting 2021 Radboud Summer school: The Science Behind Migrant Inclusion Policies: Evidence-Based Policies and Policy-Based Evidence

Many migrants in receiving countries are facing disadvantaged living circumstances when compared to natives. In most Western countries, we observe economic inequality, inequality in access to information, healthcare, and housing. Moreover, there are increasing concerns that migrants and the ‘native’ population live separated lives and rarely meet and mingle. When migrant inclusion is hampered, this limits migrants to reach their own full potential. Moreover, the resulting inequalities and the lack of social cohesion can pose a threat to the wellbeing and prosperity of the receiving country as a whole. It is therefore no surprise that to curb the cons of migration and to capitalize on the pros, migrant policy makers and scientists alike strive for a better inclusion of migrants into host societies.

Date: 12 – 16 July 2021
Mode of study: On campus
Fee: € 550 
Scholarship available!

18th IMISCOE Annual Conference

Crossing Borders, Connecting Cultures  will be held 7-9 July 2021 in Luxembourg.

IASFM 18 (Updated)

The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM18) Bi-annual conference:
Disrupting Theory, Unsettling Practice: Towards Transformative Forced Migration Scholarship and Policy, will be held 26-28 July 2021 at the University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.

JOB POSTS

Postdoctoral Associate in Law at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law  

The UF Law Race and Crime Center for Justice (RCCJ) is excited to announce its inaugural Postdoctoral Associate position.  The Center will focus on pressing national issues involving the impact of race on crime and justice. Policing, courts and corrections form the broad expanse of focal points for the Center’s work. As well, laws, criminal-legal policies, theories, and applications offer frameworks for the Center’s focus. The RCCJ will conduct research and produce scholarship with an eye towards policy application. The Postdoctoral Associate will work in collaboration with the Director, UF race scholars, and students, to establish and carry out a robust scholarly agenda.  This position provides a keen opportunity for a junior scholar to focus on critical race and crime issues and identify interdisciplinary and novel policy responses. More information is available here.

Lecturer in Politics and International Studies

Do you have a clear commitment to creating and delivering an excellent student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group university? Are you interested in teaching and scholarship with opportunities for progression and promotion? Do you have a background in Politics, International Studies or a related discipline?

The School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) is a leading international department for creative and high-quality teaching. As such we intend to make a number of new lectureship appointments of scholars who are committed to pursuing a career specialising in teaching and scholarship. These posts provide the opportunity to teach in an ambitious school focused on challenge-led research and education. They provide in particular the opportunity to teach in a school which is developing curricula to deliver, in alignment with its strategic vision to study and teach the politics of global challenges, a diverse, inclusive, decolonial and digitally informed student experience.

The lectureships will afford successful candidates the opportunity to conduct ongoing scholarship work in areas that may include innovations in blended learning, construction of student placement opportunities and/or the pursuit of pedagogic projects. We are looking to recruit scholars who wish to develop an extended career focused on teaching and scholarship, supported through opportunities for progression and promotion. Crucially we seek candidates who are flexible, pro-active, and capable of providing both students and fellow staff with strong support. Further information is available here.

PUBLICATIONS

New paper: Sustaining the Private Sponsorship of Resettled Refugees in Canada’

Based on an original qualitative study, this paper probes how voluntary sponsorship has been sustained over decades, despite the high personal and financial costs it entails, by analyzing the insights of those who have experienced sponsorship: former refugees who came through the program, long-term sponsors, key informants, and other community leaders. Access the piece here.

New paper: ‘Migrant Smuggling in Africa: Challenges Yet to Be Overcome’

This paper focuses on the plight of the smuggling of migrants in Africa. Migrant smuggling has been documented along at least five major and several more minor routes in Africa. This study investigates whether current legislation and policies are effective in curbing the practice of smuggling in Africa. To evaluate the success rate of these measures, the author compares figures over recent years to establish whether there has been a decrease in the number of migrants smuggled throughout the various regions of the continent. Access the piece here.

New dynamic webpage: IOM

The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) flagship publication has launched a dynamic new webpage that connects fact-based narratives on migration with interactive data visualizations on some of the latest global migration data and information. It is the first microsite of its kind since the World Migration Report (WMR) series began more than two decades ago. Read more here.

IN THE NEWS

BBC, Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict: Street Celebrations as Rebels Seize Capital ( 29 June 2021)

UN News, Hospitals Barely Functioning, Famine Still Looming in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region ( 29 June 2021)

The New York Times, Unmarked Graves at Residential Schools in Canada: What We Know (25 June 2021)

The Guardian, Canada Discovers 751 Unmarked Graves at Former Residential Schools (24 June 2021)

Reuters, Northeast Nigeria Insurgency Has Killed Almost 350,000, UN ( 24 June 2021)

Reuters, Boko Haram Militants Kill 8 in Southeastern Niger, Says Defense Ministry ( 30 June 2021)

The Guardian, Migrants Forced to Wait Four Years for Benefits in Australian Budget’s Biggest Cost-Cutting Measure (11 May 2021))

CBS News, Biden’s First 100 Days: How US Immigration Policy Has and Hasn’t Changed (28 April 2021)

AP, Rights Groups Slam Denmark’s ‘Dangerous’ Decision to Return Syrian Refugees (9 April 2021)

Infomigrants, Mediterranean Sea: Charity Says Migrants Stranded in ‘Critical’ State, (3 April 2021)

Arab News, From Ethiopia to Yemen, a Perilous Migrant Route to Endless Misery (3 April 2021)

The New Humanitarian, What’s Behind the UK’s Harsh Post-Brexit Asylum Overhaul? (11 May 2021)

Reuters, Kenya Orders Closure  of Two Refugee Camps, Gives Ultimatum to UN Agency (24 March 2021)

Infomigrants, Syrian Refugees Tortured by Lebanese Security Forces: Amnesty (24 March 2021)

Scientific American, Biden Pushes U.S. and the World to Help Climate Migrants ( 8 February 2021) 

SEND US YOUR NEWS AND EVENTS

Displaced Peoples (CRN11) newsletter is published quarterly.  The newsletter is a venue for sharing information regarding displaced peoples, broadly defined. Your contribution to the newsletter is crucial to its sustenance, success and quality. To contribute to the newsletter, please contact Veronica Fynn Bruey, Steven Bender and Azin Emami: veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org benders@seattleu.edu, aziemami@gmail.com To subscribe or unsubscribe visit CRN 11 Displaced Peoples.

 

JANUARY – MARCH NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 3, ISSUE 1, 2021

JANUARY – MARCH NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 3, ISSUE 1, 2021

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WELCOME

Dear Colleagues:

Happy New Year and welcome to the CRN 11 Jan-Mar 2021 Newsletter: volume 3 Issue 1, the first quarterly issue of the year 2021. We really hope you and your family are thriving well as the COVID-19 vaccines phases out to include the general population around the world. In these difficult times we want to let you know that you and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers.

Although we are making progress with the COVID-19 vaccination, displaced populations are still at risk in diverse ways. On 16 March 2021, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies reported that 12.5 million people were displaced globally between September 2020 and February 2021, 60 percent of which occurred in the Asia Pacific region mainly due to climate and weather-related disasters.

Recent attacks in DR Congo have left 40,000 displaced, dozens killed, including Italian Ambassador Luca Attanasio, a policeman and their driver. Human Rights Watch reports that approximately 900,000 Rohingya are currently displaced in overcrowding camps in Bangladesh while the 600,000 remaining in Myanmar are being subjected to persecution, violence, and limited access to food, healthcare, education, and livelihoods. In other disturbing news, Rossella Pagliuchi-Lor, the UK Representative for the UNHCR, is “extremely concerned”, after the Home Secretary Priti Patel said that  the UK is considering the processing of asylum seekers abroad.

In spite of the continuous challenge globally, CRN 11 is committed to advocating for the rights and protection of displaced peoples through this medium. Consider joining us today!

Lastly, please join us in thanking Dr Azin Emami, who has taken on the Editor role to produce CRN11 quarterly newsletter.

Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender

DISPLACED PEOPLES’ RIGHTS AND PROTECTION

On 1 February 2021, UN experts said Sudan must urgently implement strong measures to ensure the safety of civilians, including the internally displaced, and thoroughly investigate and bring to justice the perpetrators of recent deadly intercommunal violence and attacks in Darfur. More information is available  here.

Ahead of a virtual conference on 4 February 2021, UNHCR and IOM are calling on states to strengthen protection and assistance of people displaced in the context of disasters and climate change. More information is available here.

As Portugal assumes the presidency of the European Union (EU), to be followed by Slovenia later this year, the UNHCR on 12 January 2021 called on them to lead the effort to forge a better protection system for those seeking refuge across the continent and beyond. More information is available here.

On 18 February, in an appeal to “put Syrians first…finally”, Paolo Pinheiro, the Commission of Inquiry Chair, led renewed calls for a ceasefire. He also urged the international community to “expend every effort to support a peaceful, negotiated resolution to the conflict and to help place Syria on a path toward a stable, prosperous, and just future for all her people”. More information is available here.

GENERAL CALLS: CRN 11 EVENTS

Call For Members: Research and Development Committee

CRN 11 is currently recruiting members to join Magdalena Krystyna Butrymowicz who leads the Research and Development Committee. Those interested, please email Magdalena: magdalena.butrymowicz@upjp2.edu.pl. Deadline: Open

Call For Volunteers: Advertisement and Promotion Committee

CRN 11 is currently recruiting volunteers to lead the Advertisement and Promotion Committee. Those interested, please send a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org.

Deadline: Open

Call For Volunteers: Newsletter Editor

Interested in making the best use of your time during COVID-19 lockdown? Apply for the CRN11 newsletter editor position.  Submit a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org  and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

Become a CRN 11 Research Collaborator

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Email veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org for details on how to apply. Deadline: Open

Invitation to be a Guest Blogger for CRN 11

Do you have an interesting story to tell about internal and international migration and displacement? CRN 11 is eager to share your piece as a guest blogger for our quarterly newsletter.  Please submit your stories to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline:Open

RESEARCH, AWARDS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

University of Birmingham, Global Masters Scholarship.  Deadline: 30 June 2021.

The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarships for African Students to Study in the United KingdomDeadline: 1 April 2021.

Griffith Remarkable Scholarship for exceptional students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework studies at Griffith University. Deadline: Trimester 2, 2021 entry: 16 April 2021, Trimester 3, 2021: 6 August 2021.

Brock University, Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor, Indigenous History in CanadaDeadline: 10 April 2021.

Charles University, PhD Program in DemographyDeadline: Please inquire.

University of Ottawa, Postdoctoral FellowshipDeadline: 5 April 2021.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES/EVENTS/CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadly Voyages Virtual Book Launch (Free)

Deadly Voyages: Migrant Journeys across the Globe explores the burdens and impact of perilous migration, while considering which laws, policies, practices, and venues might establish empathy and protection for migrants. This interdisciplinary volume envisions and calls for a transformation in migration policy, motivated by the common goal of drastically reducing the peril migrants face when compelled to make their treacherous journeys. All contributors to this volume agree on the inadequacy of current approaches and the dire need for change in global migration law and policy. Therefore, the book seeks to inform, educate, persuade, and facilitate newer or less-heard perspectives, toward wider participation and influence within the forced migration policy debate. Guided by the famous advice of Karl Marx that the point should be changing the world rather than merely analyzing or interpreting it, the contributors suggest practical measures to fix the current gap in responses to migrant peril, along with strategies for diagnosing, countering, and promoting human dignity and social justice, with the aim of preventing future deaths and injuries in migrant journeys across the globe.

Host: School of Advanced Study, University of London
Date: 21 April 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (GMT)
Click here to RSVP. Watch the video presentation here.

Host: Institution of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Date: 12 May 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (CEST)
Click here to RSVP.

2021 Law and Society Association Annual Meeting

Virtual event 27th-30th May 2021. Ours is an era of multiple and overlapping crises. Climate, democracy, economy and health are newly unstable throughout the world. Last summer, for the first time, the physical Law and Society conference was canceled in light of a global pandemic. In the United States, the pandemic exacerbated underlying racial inequalities that erupted in protests throughout the country, and beyond. Across the globe, these crises reveal existing social inequalities in different ways, and demand that we adapt to survive. What is the role of law, which strives for stability as well as justice, in this volatile context?
Click here to learn More about the Conference

Refugee Law Initiative Annual Conference

Virtual event 9th-11th June 2021. The Refugee Law Initiative Conference is an annual international forum dedicated to debating the latest research and developments in the field. Run this year as a virtual event over three (3) half-days, the 5th RLI Annual Conference builds on the success of previous RLI conferences in uniting refugee law academics, practitioners, policy-makers and students. This year’s theme is ‘Ageing Gracefully? The 1951 Refugee Convention at 70’, but more general papers are also welcome. Paper/panel proposals are due on 31 March 2021.

Law and Society Annual Meeting 2021 Radboud Summer school: The Science Behind Migrant Inclusion Policies: Evidence-Based Policies and Policy-Based Evidence

Many migrants in receiving countries are facing disadvantaged living circumstances when compared to natives. In most Western countries, we observe economic inequality, inequality in access to information, healthcare and housing. Moreover, there are increasing concerns that migrants and the ‘native’ population live separated lives and rarely meet and mingle. When migrant inclusion is hampered, this limits migrants to reach their own full potential. Moreover, the resulting inequalities and the lack of social cohesion can pose a threat to the wellbeing and prosperity of the receiving country as a whole. It is therefore no surprise that to curb the cons of migration and to capitalize on the pros, migrant policy makers and scientists alike strive for a better inclusion of migrants into host societies.
Date: 12 – 16 July 2021
Mode of study: On campus
Fee: € 550 Scholarship available!

Somali Studies in Canada Colloquium: Somalinimo, Blackness and Belonging in the West

Carleton University is pleased to announce its third biennial Somali Studies in Canada Colloquium, taking place on October 16 & 17, 2021. Somali diaspora communities live in sizeable numbers in Canada and most other Western countries. This year’s theme comes in the wake of the Black Lives Matter global protests of summer 2020 which were sparked by the murder of George Floyd in South Minneapolis, a neighbourhood with a large Somali-American community. Somali diaspora communities in Minneapolis, other parts of the U.S., Canada, Europe and elsewhere participated in these popular demands for racial justice not only for African-Americans but also for Somalis and other Black communities. Crucially, the cases of Abdirahman Abdi in Canada and Shukri Abdi in the U.K. were also part of protestors’ calls for transparency, accountability and justice for the victims, their families and the community-at-large. For abstract submission or if you have any question, please contact: Dr. Nimo Bokore, nimo.bokore@carleton.ca
Abstract Deadline: 15 May 2021 

Border Abolition 2021 Conference

Border Abolition 2021 will be a two-day online event aimed at connecting organising, campaigning, activist research and academic work around border violence, racism, incarceration and abolitionism. We hope to bring together people struggling against the border in all its forms, from immigration detention, prison and militarised border sites, to the solidarity practices that resist expanding systems of everyday bordering. The conference will involve themed sessions, roundtables and several open discussion slots, with the aim to create an accessible, welcoming and practically useful set of conversations. Six themed panels invite contributions on data technologies, documenting border violence, feminist approaches, solidarity infrastructures, histories of border abolition, and state racism/racial capitalism. A shared gallery, digital archive, resource toolkit, library and smaller digital breakout spaces will provide ways to meet and learn beyond the panel discussions. We welcome contributions and ideas (whether for papers, presentations, workshops, artwork, creative sessions, questions or non-written media) that fit these themes or suggest others.Click here for more information.
Date:18-19 June 2021

18th IMISCOE Annual Conference Virtual Workshop Serries on ‘Developing a Research and Policy Agenda for Addressing Displacement and Migration in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change in Africa,’ April- July 2021

Natural hazards, disasters and climate change are among the leading drivers of human mobility across Africa. Yet, lawful pathways for those who move across international borders in this context remain limited, and often uncertain. This Virtual Workshop Series on ‘Developing a Research and Policy Agenda for Addressing Displacement and Migration in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change in Africa’ will provide an opportunity for academics and policy experts working across Africa to engage in discussion, form networks and plan future research on topics related to disaster and climate change-related displacement and migration.
Call for Participation and further information can be found here.

18th IMISCOE Annual Conference

Crossing Borders, Connecting Cultures  will be held 7-9 July 2021 in Luxembourg.

IASFM 18 (Updated)

The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM18) Bi-annual conference: Disrupting Theory, Unsettling Practice: Towards Transformative Forced Migration Scholarship and Policy, will be held 26-28 July 2021 at the University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.

JOB POSTS

Lecturer in Latinx Studies, Ethnicity, Race and Migration at Yale University

The Program in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration at Yale University invites applications for a lecturer’s position in the field of Latinx Studies with an initial three-year appointment beginning July 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin on March 16, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. More information is available here.

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

The Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore (NUS) seeks to appoint two established or emerging research leaders in the field of Social/Cultural Geography whose work addresses contemporary crises of sustainability in Asia. This could include, but is not limited to, issues of environmental justice, sustainable practices and futures, or the socio-spatial dimensions of climate change. Applications close 16 April. Further information is available here. 

PUBLICATIONS

New Paper: ‘Assessing refugee protection claims at Australian airports: the gap between law, policy and practice’

Network members Regina Jefferies, Dr Daniel Ghezelbash and Asher Hirsch have continued their analysis of protection claims at Australian airports with a new paper for the Melbourne University Law Review. Access the advance copy here

New Paper: ‘Unheard voices of the forced migrants in Armenia and Azerbaijan’

Network member D. G. Niruka Sanjeewani has published a new piece on ‘Unheard voices of the forced migrants in Armenia and Azerbaijan’ for the website Act For Displaced. Niruka is a lecturer in the Department of Strategic Studies, Faculty of Defence and Strategic Studies at General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University. Access the piece here.

New Podcast: ‘Temporary’

Don’t miss exploring the long-form stories, beautiful artwork and audio for ‘Temporary’ – a Kaldor Centre/Guardian Australia/UNSW Centre for Ideas initiative that tracks the experiences of refugees caught in Australia’s campaign to ‘stop the boats’. New instalments of the Temporary podcast are available now.

New Book: The Death of Asylum: Hidden Geographies of the Enforcement Archipelago, by Alison Mountz. University of Minnesota Press. Access the book here.

New Article: Climate Refugees in the Pacific By Saber Salem and Armin Rosencranz
50 Environmental Law Reporter 10540-10545 (2020). Access the article here.

IN THE NEWS

Reuters,  ‘Please Help Us:’ Migrants Exposed to Freezing Bosnia Winter, Await Chance to Reach EU (11 January 2021)

Aljazeera, Ocean Viking Ship Rescues Hundreds of Migrants Off Libya Coast  (23 January 2021)

Aljazeera, Ethiopia: UN Says 20,000 Refugees Missing in Tigray (2 February 2021)

UNHCR, Race Against Time to Help Thousands of Central African Refugees (12 February 2021).

Reuters, U.S. Presses Ethiopia to end Tigray Violence, Protect Civilians  (3 March 2021).

Arab News, Thousands of Refugees at Risk of Homelessness in Greece (5 March 2021)

France24, Refugees Trickle Across India Border from Myanmar Turmoil (5 March 2021).

The Guardian ,Refugee Rescuers Charged in Italy With Complicity in People Smuggling (4 March 2021).

SEND US YOUR NEWS AND EVENTS

Displaced Peoples (CRN11) newsletter is published quarterly.  The newsletter is a venue for sharing information regarding displaced peoples, broadly defined. Your contribution to the newsletter is crucial to its sustenance, success and quality. To contribute to the newsletter, please contact Veronica Fynn Bruey (veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org), Steven Bender (benders@seattleu.edu), and Azin Emami (aziemami@gmail.com). To subscribe or unsubscribe visit CRN 11 Displaced Peoples.

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 10/11, 2020

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 10/11, 2020

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WELCOME

LSA 2021 Chicago: Invitation to Submit Papers to CRN-11

Dear Colleagues:

Welcome to the CRN 11 Oct-Nov Newsletter: volume 2 Issue 10/11, the last and final issue for the year 2020. We really hope you and your family are thriving well amid the latest wave and resurgence of  the COVID-19 pandemic. These are indeed challenging times and so we want to make sure you know that you and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers.

Although we are still not certain when the pandemic is going to subside, our annual events are still being planned and organised.On 05 November 2020, the Law and Society Association announced the Call For Papers for the 2021 Chicago Annual Meeting: Crisis, Healing, Reimagining. With Alexandra Huneeus (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Tom Ginsburg (University of Chicago) chairing, the Annual Meeting will take place between 27-30 May 2021. Submission is due on 15 December 2020. Please note that the anticipated time slot for the conference is 7:00 AM – 10:45 PM CST.

We invite you to submit your papers clearly stating keywords that include CRN 11: Displaced Peoples. Also, please consider volunteering as Chairs and Discussants for CRN 11 presentations.

We strongly encourage you to take a moment to browse the LSA website  2021 Chicago Annual Meeting for more information about abstract submission and volunteering.

Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender

DISPLACED PEOPLES’ RIGHTS AND PROTECTION

On 21 November the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed the African Union’s (AU) appointment of three high-level envoys to help resolve the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, calling it an “initiative for peace.” The envoys are Joaquim Chissano, former President of Mozambique; Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, former Liberian President, and Kgalema Motlanthe, former President of South Africa. More information available here.

On 21 November 2020, Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General, said that the Secretary-General condemns the rocket attacks in Kabul today which resulted in the death and injury of many civilians. He expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. More information is available here.

On 16 October, the Peru’s Alianza Lima became the country’s first professional football club to partner with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to support refugee integration. The club has pledged to provide talented young refugees and migrants with sports scholarships to attend its football academies and is also working with UNHCR to train coaches so they can better support Peruvian and refugee students and foster the values of inclusion and understanding. More information available here.

On 11 November 2020, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi warned that COVID-19 is worsening the plight of millions of stateless people worldwide. Marking the sixth anniversary of UNHCR’s #IBelong Campaign aimed at ending statelessness by 2024, Grandi called on world leaders to include and protect stateless populations and make bold and swift moves to eradicate statelessness. More information available here.

On 12 November, the United Nations Children’s Fund expressed concern about situation of children affected by typhoons in the Philippines. UNICEF is concerned for children and families who continue to bear the brunt of natural disasters in one of the most emergency prone countries in the world. More information available here.

GENERAL CALLS: CRN 11 EVENTS

Call For Papers: Law and Society Annual Meeting

The 2021 Law and Society Association Annual Meeting will be held, we hope, in Chicago, on 27-30 May. CRN 11 is inviting you to submit an abstract to be considered for a panel, salon, or round-table. In order to meet LSA deadline, kindly submit your abstract to Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender: veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu by 15 December 2020. Visit here for more information.

Call For Members: Research and Development Committee

CRN 11 is currently recruiting members to join Magdalena Krystyna Butrymowicz who leads the Research and Development Committee. Those interested, please email Magdalena: magdalena.butrymowicz@upjp2.edu.pl. Deadline: Open

Call For Volunteers: Advertisement and Promotion Committee

CRN 11 is currently recruiting volunteers to lead the Advertisement and Promotion Committee. Those interested, please send a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org. Deadline: Open

Call For Volunteers: Newsletter Editor

Interested in making the best use of your time during COVID-19 lockdown? Apply for the CRN11 newsletter editor position.  Submit a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org  and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

Become a CRN 11 Research Collaborator

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Email veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org for details on how to apply. Deadline: Open

Invitation to be a Guest Blogger for CRN 11

Do you have an interesting story to tell about internal and international migration and displacement? CRN 11 is eager to share your piece as a guest blogger for our monthly newsletter.  Please submit your stories to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

RESEARCH, AWARDS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic, Scholarships for international students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists. No Date.

University of Toronto, Metro International Secondary Academy Award of Excellence 2021, University of Toronto, Canada. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

UQIDAR joint-PhD Program 2020, Australia and India, University of Queensland. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

La Trobe University, International Scholarships 2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Near East University, Scholarship Programs 2020-2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Scholarships Program 2020-2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Antioch University, Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Environmental Studies). Deadline: 13 January 2021.

American Society of International Law, 7th Annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition. Deadline 15 January 2021.

Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska Institutet Global Master’s Scholarships 2021, Sweden. Deadline: 15 January 2021.

Trinity University, International Student Financial Aid 2020. Deadline: 15 February 2021.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES/CALL FOR PAPERS

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020 (Postponed)

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020, Circulations in the Global South: Ethnographic Explorations of Globalized Exchanges (Les Circulations Dans le Sud Global: Ethnographies des échanges Mondialisés), 08-11 December 2020, l’ Université of Lomé, Togo. For more information contact: colloque@apad-association.org.

Law and Society Annual Meeting 2021

Submissions are now open for the Law and Society 2021 Annual Meeting: Crisis, Healing, and Re-imagining. Due to the pandemic, LSA is planning for a meeting with a mixed format with some events taking place in Chicago in-person, and many panels likely to take place virtually through an online platform. Deadline for submission is 31 December 2020.

Dialogues between Hispanic Studies and Indigenous Studies

This project attempts to illuminate the literary, oral, and non-alphabetic Indigenous pluriverse of Abiayala at the crossroads of the hemispheres of Hispanic Studies and Indigenous Studies. The editors invite proposals from scholars or authors, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, on the topic,  Tearing Down Disciplinary Barriers: Dialogues between Hispanic Studies and Indigenous Studies. Deadline for submission is 15 January 2021.

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon, 11th Iberian African Studies, African Transits in the Global World: History and Memories, Heritage and Innovation, 21-23 January 2021, Lisbon, Portugal.

Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference

The 2021 Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference, 25-26 March 2021, Washington DC, USA.

Second Research Conference on Forced Displacement

The Joint Data Center’s 2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement will be held on May 28-29, 2021 in Bogotá, Colombia, in partnership with the School of Economics at Universidad de los Andes.

IASFM 18 (Updated)

The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM18) Bi-annual conference:
Disrupting Theory, Unsettling Practice: Towards Transformative Forced Migration Scholarship and Policy, will be held 26-28 July 2021 at the University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.

Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration, and Development

Visit the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development, Maastricht University, The Netherlands for a list of events on Migration.

JOB POST

Assistant or associate Level Faculty Position, UC Berkeley

The School of Social Welfare and the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a jointly appointed faculty search. We seek a faculty member with expertise in Native American community health and well-being. The position will be a tenured faculty position at the level of Associate Professor, or tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin on November 20, 2020. All materials and information should be submitted electronically. More materials may be requested of finalists. For full consideration, please apply by December 7, 2020. To apply, go to the following URL: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02788

PUBLICATIONS

Emily Ryo, Ingrid Eagly, Steven Shafer, Mirian Martinez-Aranda (Editors), Law and Society Review Special Symposium on Immigration Detention (20 November 2020).

Sam Grundy and Sarah Zingg, Community Stabilization – An approach for facilitating progress towards durable solutions and operationalizing the Humanitarian–Development–Peace Nexus: Lessons from Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Somalia (12 November 2020).

Leyland Cecco, ‘We won’: Indigenous group in Canada scoops up billion dollar seafood firm (12 November 2020).

Alexander Aleinikoff and Donald Kerwin, Improving the US Immigration System in the First Year of the Biden Administration (10 November 2020).

Ahmet Içduygu and Jan Rath (Editors) International Migration, Volume 58, Issue 5 (October 2020).

Francesca Albanese and Lex Takkenberg, Palestinian Refugees in International Law (9 August 2020).

Yang Wang, Yining Feng, Qi Han, Jian Zuo, Raufdeen Rameezdeen, Perceived discrimination of displaced people in development-induced displacement and resettlement: The role of integration (June 2020).

Mahvish Kabir and Muhammad Sohail Afzal, COVID-19 pandemic and economic cost’ impact on forcibly displaced people (May June 2020).

Miriam Orcutt, Parth Patel, Rachel Burns, Lucinda Hiam, Rob Aldridge, Delan Devakumar, Bernadette Kumar, Paul Spiegel, Ibrahim Abubakar, Global call to action for inclusion of migrants and refugees in the COVID-19 response (23 April 2020).

IN THE NEWS

Aljazeera, ‘Save yourselves’: Ethiopia warns Tigrayans of Mekelle attack (22 November 2020).

Freedom United, Freedom United campaign success as Costa Rica ratifies Forced Labour Protocol (20 November 2020).

France24, Violent clashes over arrest of Ugandan opposition leader leave dozens dead (20 November 2020).

Shahid Hussain, The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Diplomatic Repercussions for Pakistan (18 November 2020).

Mark Townsend, Migrant children’s welfare is being sidelined in the UK’s ‘brutal push to deport’ (15 November 2020).

SEND US YOUR NEWS AND EVENTS

Displaced Peoples (CRN11) newsletter is published monthly.  The newsletter is a venue for sharing information regarding displaced peoples, broadly defined. Your contribution to the newsletter is crucial to its sustenance, success and quality. To contribute to the newsletter, please contact Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender: veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu. To subscribe or unsubscribe visit CRN 11 Displaced Peoples.

SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 9, 2020

SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 9, 2020

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WELCOME

LSA 2021 Chicago: Invitation to Submit Papers to CRN-11

Dear Colleagues:

Welcome to the CRN 11 September 2020 Newsletter: volume 2 Issue 9. We really hope you and your family are thriving well amid the global resurgence of COVID-19 pandemic. These are indeed challenging times and so we want to make sure you know that you and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers.

Although we are not certain when the pandemic is going to subside, our annual events are still being planned and organised.

On 24 August 2020, the Law and Society Association announced the theme for the 2021 Chicago Annual Meeting: Crisis, Healing, Reimagining. With Alexandra Huneeus (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Tom Ginsburg (University of Chicago) chairing, the Annual Meeting will take place between 27-30 May 2021.

We invite you to submit your papers clearly stating keywords that include CRN 11: Displaced Peoples. Also, please consider volunteering as Chairs and Discussants for CRN 11 presentations.

We strongly encourage you to take a moment to browse the LSA website  2021 Chicago Annual Meeting for more information about abstract submission and volunteering.

Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender

DISPLACED PEOPLES’ RIGHTS AND PROTECTION

On 29 September 2020, the United Nations Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen presented their third report to the Human Rights Council: A Pandemic of Impunity in a Tortured Land, urging an end to impunity in a conflict with no clean hands, and the referral by the UN Security Council of the situation in Yemen to the International Criminal Court.In its  report, the Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen detailed scores of serious violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. More information available here.

On 15 September 2020, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ spokesperson, Shabia Mantoo, expressed sadness for the deaths of three Rohingya refugees, under the ages of 25, who disembarked in northern Aceh, Indonesia. She expressed deep concern for many others in the group of 293, the majority of whom are women and children, in need of hospitalization and medical care. More information is available here.

In his remarks on 10 August 2020 at the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2020, Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs stated that despite the historic existence of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which establishes minimum standards for their survival, dignity and well-being, Indigenous Peoples in nearly all countries remain in the most “vulnerable” health category. More information available here.

On the occasion of the International Day of Indigenous Peoples, the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI) and UN Women announce the launch of a Global Study on the situation of Indigenous Women and Girls within the context of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. More information available here.

In her remarks on 10 August 2020 at the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2020, Anne Nuorgam, Chair, United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues acknowledged that COVID-19 continues to disrupt the lives of already marginalised Indigenous communities as they face food shortages, lost livelihoods, illness and death. Notwithstanding, Indigenous Peoples continue to adapt to change while maintaining their cultures and traditional ways of life. More information available here.

GENERAL CALLS: CRN 11 EVENTS

Call For Members: Research and Development Committee

CRN 11 is currently recruiting members to join Magdalena Krystyna Butrymowicz who leads the Research and Development Committee. Those interested, please email Magdalena: magdalena.butrymowicz@upjp2.edu.pl. Deadline: Open

Call For Volunteers: Newsletter Editor

CRN 11 is currently recruiting volunteers to lead the Advertisement and Promotion Committee. Those interested, please send a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.orgDeadline: Open

Interested in making the best use of your time during COVID-19 lockdown? Apply for the CRN11 newsletter editor position.  Submit a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org  and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

Become a CRN 11 Research Collaborator

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Email veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org for details on how to apply. Deadline: Open

Invitation to be a Guest Blogger for CRN 11

Do you have an interesting story to tell about internal and international migration and displacement? CRN 11 is eager to share your piece as a guest blogger for our monthly newsletter.  Please submit your stories to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

RESEARCH, AWARDS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic, Scholarships for international students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists. No Date.

American University in Cairo, Graduate School of Education Fellowships 2020 – 2021. Deadline: 03 November 2020.

University of British Columbia, Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2020 – 2021. Deadline: 13 November 2020.

Queensland University of Technology, Excellence Scholarship (Academic) 2021. Deadline: 20 November 2020.

University of Toronto, Metro International Secondary Academy Award of Excellence 2021, University of Toronto, Canada.Deadline: 31 December 2020.

UQIDAR joint-PhD Program 2020, Australia and India, University of Queensland. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

La Trobe University, International Scholarships 2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Near East University, Scholarship Programs 2020-2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Scholarships Program 2020-2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Antioch University, Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Environmental Studies). Deadline: 13 January 2021.

Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska Institutet Global Master’s Scholarships 2021, Sweden. Deadline: 15 January 2021.

Trinity University, International Student Financial Aid 2020. Deadline: 15 February 2021.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES/CALL FOR PAPERS

11th International Refugee Law Seminar Series

This year’s seminar series is run in partnership with the Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) and will address ‘Human Mobility, Natural Hazards and Policy Responses’, 07 October 2020 – 17 March 2021.

Utrecht University, The Netherlands: Connecting Europe Project

Utrecht University, The Netherlands and Connecting Europe Project Conference, Migrant Belongings: Digital Practices and the Everyday, 4-6 November 2020, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

German Historical Institute

Annual Academic and Policy Symposium, Contested Meanings of Migration Facilitation: Emigration Agents, Coyotes, Rescuers, and Human Traffickers, 16-17 November 2020, Washington, DC.

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020 (Postponed)

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020, Circulations in the Global South: Ethnographic Explorations of Globalized Exchanges (Les Circulations Dans le Sud Global: Ethnographies des échanges Mondialisés), 08-11 December 2020, l’ Université of Lomé, Togo. For more information contact: colloque@apad-association.org.

Dialogues between Hispanic Studies and Indigenous Studies

This project attempts to illuminate the literary, oral, and non-alphabetic Indigenous pluriverse of Abiayala at the crossroads of the hemispheres of Hispanic Studies and Indigenous Studies. The editors invite proposals from scholars or authors, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, on the topic,  Tearing Down Disciplinary Barriers: Dialogues between Hispanic Studies and Indigenous Studies. Deadline for submission is 15 January 2021.

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon, 11th Iberian African Studies, African Transits in the Global World: History and Memories, Heritage and Innovation, 21-23 January 2021, Lisbon, Portugal.

Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference

The 2021 Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference, 25-26 March 2021, Washington DC, USA.

Second Research Conference on Forced Displacement

The Joint Data Center’s 2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement will be held on May 28-29, 2021 in Bogotá, Colombia, in partnership with the School of Economics at Universidad de los Andes.

Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration, and Development

Visit the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development, Maastricht University, The Netherlands for a list of events on Migration.

JOB POST

Post-Doc Program 2021

Harvard University, Inequality in America Initiative, The 2021 Postdoc Program is intended to seed new research directions; facilitate collaboration and mentorship across disciplines; and develop new leaders in the study of inequality who can publish at the highest level, reach the widest audience, and impact policy. The fellowship is a two-year postdoctoral training program, with an optional third year conditional on program director approval and independent funding. The salary is $68,000/year plus fringe benefits, including health insurance eligibility. Deadline: 20 November 2020.

PUBLICATIONS

Veronica Fynn Bruey, A closer look at child trafficking in Africa: The case of Victoria Climbie (29 September 2020).

James C. Simeon, Terrorism and Asylum, (25 September 2020).

Rosi Orozco and Rita maria Hernandez, Blank Page: Stories of Triumph from Human Trafficking Survivors (31 July 2020).

Elwasila Saeed Elamin Mohamed, Environmental change, conflicts and internal displacement as destabalizing factors to food security in Sudan (29 July 2020).

Veronica Fynn Bruey, [Book Review] Migration by Boat: Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion, and Survival (29 July 2020)

Timothy Corder, Shattered Innocence: Exposing Human Trafficking, Forced Enslavement and Sexual Exploitation of Children Around the Globe (26 June 2020)

Alana Goodman and Daniel Halper, A Convenient Death: The Mysterious Demise of Jeffrey Epstein (02 June 2020).

Laura Dean, Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy in Eurasia (13 May 2020).

Lawrence A. Palinkas, Global Climate Change, Population Displacement, and Public Health: The Next Wave of Migration (8 May 2020).

Mamo Dwayne, The Indigenous World (34th Edition), (April 2020).

Siddhartha Sarkar, The Politics of Human Trafficking: Lessons from Asia and Europe (March 2020)

Sarah Elliot and Megan Denise Smith, Stimulating a multi-agency approach for the protection of trafficked persons in migration and displacement settings (29 February 2020).

John H. Coverdale, Mollie R. Gordon, and Phuong T. Nguyen, Human Trafficking: A Treatment Guide for Mental Health Professionals (2020).

Inka Stock, Time, Migration and Forced Immobility: Sub-Saharan African Migrants in Morocco (26 June 2019).

Rachel Humphris, Home-Land: Romanian Roma, Domestic Spaces and the State (26 March 2019).

Renee V Hagan and Tessa Minter, Displacement in the name of development. How Indigenous rights legislation fails to protect Philippine hunter-gatherers (February 2019).

IN THE NEWS

Aljazeera, The Abraham Accords: The PR of the ‘peace deal’ (19 September 2020).

Aljazeera, Fires ravage Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, Pantanal wetlands (19 September 2020).

BBC News, ICE whistleblower: Nurse alleges ‘hysterectomies on immigrant women in US’ (15 September 2020).

Aljazeera, UN warns of ‘further war crimes’ against Rohingya in Myanmar (15 September 2020).

Abrahm Lustgarten, Climate change will force a new American migration (15 September 2020).

Matthew Compan, How identification technology is aiding the refugee crisis (14 September 2020).

Joel Mathis, The climate change refugees are here (14 September 2020).

Chevel Johnson, Hurricane Laura evacuees now facing threats of eviction (14 September 2020).

Gisela Salomon and Claudia Torrens, Central American refugees stopped by Trump, then by pandemic (13 September 2020).

Bel Trew, Refugees trapped in war-torn Libya ‘lose all hope’ as coronavirus sees evacuations plummet (13 September 2020).

Raquel Carvalho, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh struggle with fear and stigma amid coronavirus (13 September 2020).

No Name, Seven Moria refugees test positives for coronavirus, as migrants enter new camp (13 November 2020)

Critistiano D’Orsi, Why Uganda has suspended hundreds of refugee aid agencies (13 September 2020).

Matthew S. Schwartz, Police fired tear gas at refugees protesting to leave Greek island (12 September 2020).

Keren Blankfeld, The secret history of America’s only WWII refugee camp (11 September 2020).

Aljazeera, Displacement, despair and disease in flood-ravaged Sudan (11 September 2020).

Aljazeera, A place of refugee: Rome and Amsterdam (10 September 2020).

Jacob E. Lee, How UNODC is fighting human trafficking (9 September 2020).

CCG, Chinese edition of World Migration Report 2020 released (25 August 2020).

Aljazeera, Bodies of 22 migrants and refugees retrieved off Libya’s coast (24 August 2020). 

SEND US YOUR NEWS AND EVENTS

Displaced Peoples (CRN11) newsletter is published monthly.  The newsletter is a venue for sharing information regarding displaced peoples, broadly defined. Your contribution to the monthly newsletter is crucial to its sustenance, success and quality. To contribute to the newsletter, please contact Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender: veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu. To subscribe or unsubscribe visit CRN 11 Displaced Peoples.

AUGUST NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 8, 2020

AUGUST NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 8, 2020

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WELCOME: FOCUS ON HOMELESSNESS

Dear Colleagues:

Welcome to the CRN 11 August 2020 Newsletter: volume 2 Issue 8.

While we are still grappling with the soaring infection and death rates of the COVID-19 global pandemic, many are becoming homeless, even as winter slowly approaches in colder regions around the world.

Today, an estimated 150 million people are homeless and 1.6 billion of the world’s population lack adequate housing. Homelessness is an ever growing problem with large urban areas in the developed world topping the list of people with no access to housing.

The public health implications for people experiencing homelessness cannot be overemphasized as their condition makes them uniquely vulnerable to contracting COVID-19. To be clear, lack of housing contributes to poor physical and mental health outcomes.

Back in April this year, the United High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a COVID-19 Guidance Note, wherein it prohibited evictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as “Housing has become the frontline defense against the coronavirus.” Most recently, United Nations experts urge states to “ban evictions during COVID-19 pandemic”. Yet, millions are at risk of being forcibly evicted in the United States alone.

Public health experts recommend that service providers can mitigate and prevent the spread of COVID-19 by reducing overcrowding, practicing social distancing, and redistributing clients to new shelter facilities. Notwithstanding, the real-life situation of homelessness is far more complex than implementing the above measure.

Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender

DISPLACED PEOPLES’ RIGHTS AND PROTECTION

On 10 September 2020, Statement by the President of the United Nations Security Council demanded a halt to attacks on schools, together with students and teachers in conflict zones around the world, in a presidential statement coinciding with the first International Day to Protect Education from Attack.More information available here.

The United Nations Secretary-General is concerned by the ongoing violence in the Irumu territory, notably in the border areas of Ituri and North Kivu provinces, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Recent attacks have once again led to the killing of many civilians. The area continues to experience intercommunity violence, but also remains under threat by members of the Allied Democratic Forces. More information available here.

On 11 September 2020, the United Nations Children’s Fund conducted the safe transfer of 406 unaccompanied and separated refugee and migrant children from Lesvos Island to the Greek mainland, following this week’s fire at the Moria Reception and Identification Centre, which is a welcome and long-sought move. More information available here.

The Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Jose Franciso Cali Tzay, reported that land-grabbing in Asia displaces indigenous peoples and destroys the environment. At a regional consultation organised by his predecessor in Bangkok, he said, “Large-scale development projects including dams, mining, monocrop plantations and logging are increasing in the region and causing serious human rights violations as indigenous peoples lose their traditional lands and resources.” More information available here.

According to the United Nations Children’s Fund press release Rohingya children are bearing the brunt of COVID disruptions in Bangladesh refugee camps as education facilities remain closed. Jean Gough, UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia stated that “Rohingya refugee children and families have shown extraordinary resilience while living in exile in Bangladesh, despite unimaginably difficult circumstances – exacerbated by monsoon rains and the global pandemic – these families continue to teach us each day what strength, courage and perseverance are.” More information available here.

GENERAL CALLS: CRN 11 EVENTS

Call For Members: Research and Development Committee

CRN 11 is currently recruiting members to join Magdalena Krystyna Butrymowicz who leads the Research and Development Committee. Those interested, please email Magdalena: magdalena.butrymowicz@upjp2.edu.pl. Deadline: Open

Call For Volunteers: Newsletter Editor

CRN 11 is currently recruiting volunteers to lead the Advertisement and Promotion Committee. Those interested, please send a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org. Deadline: Open

Interested in making the best use of your time during COVID-19 lockdown? Apply for the CRN11 newsletter editor position.  Submit a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org  and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

Become a CRN 11 Research Collaborator

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Email veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org for details on how to apply. Deadline: Open

Invitation to be a Guest Blogger for CRN 11

Do you have an interesting story to tell about internal and international migration and displacement? CRN 11 is eager to share your piece as a guest blogger for our monthly newsletter.  Please submit your stories to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

RESEARCH, AWARDS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

American University in Cairo, Graduate School of Education Fellowships 2020 – 2021. Deadline: 03 November 2020.

University of British Columbia, Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2020 – 2021. Deadline: 13 November 2020.

UQIDAR joint-PhD Program 2020, Australia and India, University of Queensland. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

La Trobe University, International Scholarships 2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Near East University, Scholarship Programs 2020-2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Scholarships Program 2020-2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Trinity University, International Student Financial Aid 2020. Deadline: 15 February 2021.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

The 6th International Conference on Conflict, Violence and Development

Due to the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the VI International Conference “Conflict, Violence and Development”, organized by the Institute of Social and Economic Studies (IESE) will take place on 15th  and 16th  September 2020, in Maputo, Mozambique.

The University of Toledo’s International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference

UNITING the global community to learn, connect and collaborate to COMBAT human trafficking and PROMOTE social justice. The University of Toledo presents the International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Virtual Conference 2020, 23-25 September 2020.

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre 2020 Internal Displacement Conference

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre is calling for contributions to its 2020 Internal Displacement conference and 2021 Global Report on Internal Displacement. The conference explores the relationship between Climate Change and Displacement. The third annual conference will take place on 1 October 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Utrecht University, The Netherlands: Connecting Europe Project

Utrecht University, The Netherlands and Connecting Europe Project Conference, Migrant Belongings: Digital Practices and the Everyday, 4-6 November 2020, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

German Historical Institute

Annual Academic and Policy Symposium, Contested Meanings of Migration Facilitation: Emigration Agents, Coyotes, Rescuers, and Human Traffickers, 16-17 November 2020, Washington, DC.

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020 (Postponed)

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020, Circulations in the Global South: Ethnographic Explorations of Globalized Exchanges (Les Circulations Dans le Sud Global: Ethnographies des échanges Mondialisés), 08-11 December 2020, l’ Université of Lomé, Togo. For more information contact: colloque@apad-association.org.

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon, 11th Iberian African Studies, African Transits in the Global World: History and Memories, Heritage and Innovation, 21-23 January 2021, Lisbon, Portugal.

Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference

The 2021 Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference, 25-26 March 2021, Washington DC, USA.

Second Research Conference on Forced Displacement

The Joint Data Center’s 2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement will be held on May 28-29, 2021 in Bogotá, Colombia, in partnership with the School of Economics at Universidad de los Andes.

Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration, and Development

Visit the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development, Maastricht University, The Netherlands for a list of events on Migration. 

VACANCY

Call for Consultant

The Migration Research Division at the International Organization for Migration is seeking a consultant to produce an analytical paper on misinformation, COVID-19 and migration. All parties interested should submit CVs or portfolios, a proposal including a quote and a cover letter explaining your interest in the project by 25 September 2020. These can all be emailed to research@iom.int. Find out more here.

PUBLICATIONS

Kirstie Petrou, If everyone returned, the Island would sink: Urbanisation and Migration in Vanuatu (17 September 2020).

ICES, COVID-19 in Immigrants, Refugees and other newcomers in Ontario: Characteristics of those tested and those confirmed positive, as of June 13, 2020 (09 September 2020).

Institute for Economics and Peace, Ecological Threat Register (09 September 2020).

David Vine, Cala Coffman, Katalina Khoury, et al., Creating Refugees: Displacement Caused by the Unites States’ Post 9/11 Wars (08 September 2020).

International Organization for Migration, COVID-19 – Impact on IDPs Weekly Update (28 August 2020).

Dan Jezreel A. Orendain and Riyanti Djalante, Ignored and invisible: Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the face of COVID-19 pandemic (o6 August 2020).

Civil Society Report on Human Rights in Kosovo in 2019 (June 2020).

IN THE NEWS

NPR, What happened to the 1 million displaced persons after WWII? (10 September 2020).

BBC News, Moria migrants: Greece calls for European action after fire at camp (10 September 2020).

The Canadian Press, Immigrants, refugees nearly half of Ontario’s COVID-19 cases but only a quarter of the population: Study (09 September 2020).

Institute for Economics and Peace, Over one billion people at threat of being displaced by 2050 due to environmental change, conflict and civil unrest (09 September 2020).

Trenton Straube, National African Immigrant and refugee HIV/AIDs and Hepatitis Awareness Day 2020 (09 September 2020).

Taylor Fussman, Nonprofit plans ‘barefoot’ walk to raise funds to end human trafficking (09 September 2020).

Alexander Myers, Local organizations assist refugees through COVID-19 pandemic (08 September 2020).

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR condemns deadly attack on internally displaced people in north Cameroon (02 September 2020).

Edward McAllister, Locked out by COVID, refugees’ lives on hold (30 August 2020).

Gabriela Mesones Rojo, Venezuelan government stigmatizes and blames returned migrants for COVID-19 spread (27 August 2020).

Bertil Lintner, Rohingya refugees becoming Palestinians of Asia (26 August 2020).

SM Najmus Sakib, Over 100,000 Rohingya children born in refugee camps (26 August 2020).

Ann Deslandes, Homeless at home: Inside Mexico’s neglected displacement crisis (25 August 2020).

Juliana Hack, In Brazil “Pana” Initiative supports over 300 Venezuelan refugees and migrants amid COVID-19 (21 August 2020).

Korinna Horta, Paying the price for development (20 August 2020).

Norwegian Refugee Council, A record one million displaced by violence in Burkina Faso amid COVID-19 (18 August 2020).

Daniel Henryk Rasolt, Deforestation in Colombia (17 August 2020).

Andrea Landry, Here’s what happening on Wet’suwet’en Territory now (17 August 2020).

International Organization for Migration, Mediterranean migrant arrivals reach 36,221 in 2020; deaths reach 444 (14 August 2020).

Human Rights Watch, Yemen: Houthis kill, expel Ethiopian migrants – Saudis fire on survivors, detain hundreds in appalling conditions (13 August 2020).

Freedom United, Lift the ban: Give survivors the right to work and live in dignity (2 August 2020).

Sammy Westfall, Forced abortions, collective punishment: Here’s what happens to women who try to escape North Korea (29 July 2020).

SEND US YOUR NEWS AND EVENTS

Displaced Peoples (CRN11) newsletter is published monthly.  The newsletter is a venue for sharing information regarding displaced peoples, broadly defined. Your contribution to the monthly newsletter is crucial to its sustenance, success and quality. To contribute to the newsletter, please contact Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender: veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu. To subscribe or unsubscribe visit CRN 11 Displaced Peoples.

 

JULY NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 7, 2020

JULY NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 7, 2020

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WELCOME: REOPENING SCHOOLS

Dear Colleagues:

Welcome to the CRN 11 July 2020 Newsletter: volume 2, Issue 7.

Society is conflicted with when and how to reopen schools in the middle of COVID-19. While schools in South America, Europe, and Asia are gradually beginning to reopen, some leaders are politicizing  the process, while others lack a public health safety measure to prevent the ongoing spread of the virus. Central to this ongoing debate is equitable access to quality education for displaced children. What will reopening schools look like for internally displaced and refugee children living on camps?

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees states that the schooling of 1.6 billion children and youths around the world has been disrupted due to COVID-19. For displaced children this disruption not only affects access to education but also the suspension of meals programs which could also affect their nutrition and health status.

In many instances, displaced children are denied access to education by their host countries. According to Human Rights Watch, approximately half of the  1.5 million school-aged Syrian refugee children living in Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon do not have access to formal education. Notwithstanding, it is the resilience of displaced children that must be highlighted.

In Dadaab, home to over 200,000 refugees, community radio is being used to help children learn. The idea of distance learning for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is being explored. In Gaza Strip, after five months locked down and 78 cases of COVID-19, hundreds of thousands of children returned to school on 8 August 2020.

With such zeal and determination, we support and continue to advocate for equal access to quality education of displaced children globally.

Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender

DISPLACED PEOPLES’ RIGHTS AND PROTECTION

The United Nations’ Secretary-General’s Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Lebanon on 10 August 2020 calls for robust international support for all people in need in Lebanon, especially women and girls who are most vulnerable in times of crisis. The Secretary General further stated that it is important that a credible and transparent investigation determine the cause of the explosion and bring about the accountability demanded by the Lebanese people. More information available here.

The United Nations’ Secretary-General’s message on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on 9 August 2020 highlights the devastating impact COVID-19 has on more than 476 million Indigenous Peoples worldwide. Acknowledging their extraordinary resilience, the Secretary General enumerated the entrenched inequalities and stigmatization that Indigenous Peoples face. They include but not limited to, encroachment on their territories by illegal miners and loggers; threats and violence; and inadequate access to healthcare, clean water and sanitation. More information available here.

On 6 August 2020, in a video message to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony, the United Nations Secretary General stated that even Seventy-five years after a single nuclear weapon caused unspeakable death and destruction upon Hiroshima, the effects linger to this day. He warned that a world without nuclear weapons seems to be slipping further from our grasp as a web of arms control, transparency and confidence-building instruments established during the Cold War and its aftermath is fraying. He admonished that the division, distrust and a lack of dialogue has threatened to return the world to unrestrained strategic nuclear competition. Therefore, he repeated his to call for States to return to a common vision and path leading to the total elimination of nuclear weapons. More information available here.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees released a statement on the death of a transgender asylum seeker in Guatemala. According to the UN Refugee Agency, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and related movement restrictions, violence and persecution against people on the basis of their gender and sexual orientation continues unabated. Giovanni Bassu, the UNHCR Regional Representative for Central America and Cuba, said: “We express our deep condolences to the family and loved ones of this woman who was trying to rebuild her life in Guatemala after being forced to flee her country due to violence and persecution.” More information available here.

On 10 August 2020, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) released an employer guidance for measures to protect migrants during COVID-19. Migrant workers are susceptible to job loss, salary cuts, and various health and safety concerns. Unlike local populations, migrant workers often are far from family support networks. They face language and/or cultural barriers and often lack social protection. Many suffer from discrimination. Meanwhile, overseas economies that rely on financial contributions from migrant workers—especially low- and middle-income countries—face a steep decline in cross-border remittances. In response, ICC and IOM have published a set of guidelines for employers highlighting the private sector’s role in addressing the specific challenges of migrant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. More information available here.

According to the United Nations Children’s Fund press release on 6 August 2020, some 80,000 children are displaced due to the Beirut explosion. According to UNICEF’s latest information: 1) there are numerous reports of children who have been separated from family members, some of whom are still missing; 2) at least 12 primary healthcare facilities, maternal, immunization and newborn centres in Beirut have been damaged, impacting services for nearly 120,000 people; 3) a children’s hospital in the Karantina area, which had a specialized unit treating critical newborns, was destroyed, inter alia. More information available here.

GENERAL CALLS: CRN 11 EVENTS

The Journal of Internal Displacement—Call for Submissions

Theme: ‘A Crisis within a Crisis: Global Pandemics and Displacement’
Publication: January 2021 (Volume 11, Issue 1)
Submission Deadline: 1 September 2020

The Journal of Internal Displacement is now accepting submissions for its January 2021 (Volume 11, Issue 1). We are particularly interested in topics on global pandemics and displacement: SARS, Ebola, H1N1 and COVID-19. Download the Call for Papers here.

The Journal of Internal Displacement (ISSN 1920-5813 Online), established in 2009, is the only scholarly and inter-disciplinary platform for raising the profile of displaced populations through discussions, critical dialogue, emerging themes, reflections and explorations on a wide range of topics and regions around the globe. The JID promotes free and open access and does not charge authors for submissions. Visit our website to submit a paper or subscribe for free.

Call For Members: Research and Development Committee

CRN 11 is currently recruiting members to join Magdalena Krystyna Butrymowicz who leads the Research and Development Committee. Those interested, please email Magdalena: magdalena.butrymowicz@upjp2.edu.pl. Deadline: Open

Call For Volunteers: Newsletter Editor

CRN 11 is currently recruiting volunteers to lead the Advertisement and Promotion Committee. Those interested, please send a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org.
Deadline: Open

Interested in making the best use of your time during COVID-19 lockdown? Apply for the CRN11 newsletter editor position.  Submit a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org  and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

Become a CRN 11 Research Collaborator

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Email veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org for details on how to apply. Deadline: Open

Invitation to be a Guest Blogger for CRN 11

Do you have an interesting story to tell about internal and international migration and displacement? CRN 11 is eager to share your piece as a guest blogger for our monthly newsletter.  Please submit your stories to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

RESEARCH, AWARDS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

International Fund for Agricultural Development, Call for Nominations – Indigenous Peoples Awards 2020. Deadline: 20 August 2020.

University of South Australia, Scholarships for International Applicants 2020-2021. Deadline: 31 August 2020.

University of Peace, Master of Laws in Transnational Crime and Justice. Deadline: 6 September 2020.

University of Pretoria, Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Program. Deadline: 31 August 2020.

American University in Cairo, Graduate School of Education Fellowships 2020 – 2021. Deadline: 03 November 2020.

University of British Columbia, Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2020 – 2021. Deadline: 13 November 2020.

UQIDAR joint-PhD Program 2020, Australia and India, University of Queensland. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

La Trobe University, International Scholarships 2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Near East University, Scholarship Programs 2020-2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Scholarships Program 2020-2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Trinity University, International Student Financial Aid 2020. Deadline: 15 February 2021.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

The Migration Conference 2020

The Migration Conference Organizing Committee cordially invite you to submit abstract(s) to the 8th conference in the series which will take place on 9 to 11 September 2020, South East European University campus, Tetovo, North Macedonia.

The 6th International Conference on Conflict, Violence and Development

Due to the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the VI International Conference “Conflict, Violence and Development”, organized by the Institute of Social and Economic Studies (IESE) will take place on 15th  and 16th  September 2020, in Maputo, Mozambique.

Utrecht University, The Netherlands: Connecting Europe Project

Utrecht University, The Netherlands and Connecting Europe Project Conference, Migrant Belongings: Digital Practices and the Everyday, 4-6 November 2020, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

German Historical Institute

Annual Academic and Policy Symposium, Contested Meanings of Migration Facilitation: Emigration Agents, Coyotes, Rescuers, and Human Traffickers, 16-17 November 2020, Washington, DC.

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020 (Postponed)

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020, Circulations in the Global South: Ethnographic Explorations of Globalized Exchanges (Les Circulations Dans le Sud Global: Ethnographies des échanges Mondialisés), 08-11 December 2020, l’ Université of Lomé, Togo. For more information contact: colloque@apad-association.org.

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon, 11th Iberian African Studies, African Transits in the Global World: History and Memories, Heritage and Innovation, 21-23 January 2021, Lisbon, Portugal.

Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference

The 2021 Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference, 25-26 March 2021, Washington DC, USA.

Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration, and Development

Visit the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development, Maastricht University, The Netherlands for a list of events on Migration.

PUBLICATIONS

Sudha Rajput, Internal displacement and conflict: The Kashmiri Pandits in comparative perspective (25 August 2020).

Christian Lehmann, Aiding refugees, aiding peace? (09 July 2020).

Katharine M. Donato and Elizabeth Ferris, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Special Issue on Refugees and immigrant integration: Unpacking the research, translating it into policy (01 July 2020).

Diego Esparza, Jessica Lucas, Erique Martinez, et al., Movement of the people: Violence and internal displacement (06 June 2020).

Alexander Betts, Naohiko Omata, Olivier Sterck, The Kalobeyei Settlement: A self-reliance model for refugees? (13 April 2020).

Onur Altindag and Neeraj Kaushal, Do refugees impact voting behavior in the host country? Evidence from Syrian refugee inflows to Turkey (01 January 2020).

IN THE NEWS

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Floods drive over 650,000 Somalis from their homes in 2020 7 August 2020.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, IOM, UNHCR mourn death of 27 people off West African coast (7 August 2020).

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Refugee Olympian Yiech Pur Biel named UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador (4 August 2020).

John Oliver, Last Week Tonight: China and Uighurs (26 July 2020).

AFP, Refugee author Behrouz Boochani granted asylum in New Zealand (24 July 2020). Read more at: https://www.deccanherald.com/entertainment/arts-books-culture/refugee-author-behrouz-boochani-granted-asylum-in-new-zealand-864933.html

Dana Feldman, Netflix’s ‘Stateless’: Why this should be on everyone’s to-watch list (20 July 2020)

Michael Fox, Indigenous mothers in Brazil mourning their children’s deaths seek closure (10 July 2020).

Leonardo Benassatto and Adriano Machado, Brazil military moves to protect Indigenous Peoples from COVID-19 deep in Amazon Forest (30 June 2020).

International Organization for Migration, COVID-19: Policies and Impact on Seasonal Agricultural Workers (27 May 2020).

Aljazeera, Yanomami Indigenous teen with coronavirus dies in Brazil (10 April 2020).

SEND US YOUR NEWS AND EVENTS

Displaced Peoples (CRN11) newsletter is published monthly.  The Newsletter is a venue for sharing information regarding displaced peoples, broadly defined. Your contribution to the monthly newsletter is crucial to its sustenance, success and quality. To contribute to the Newsletter, please contact Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender: veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu. To subscribe or unsubscribe visit CRN 11 Displaced Peoples.

JUNE NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 6, 2020

JUNE NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 6, 2020

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WELCOME: IDPs’ Health in COVID-19

Dear Colleagues:

Welcome to the CRN 11 June 2020 Newsletter: volume 2, Issue 6.

According to the Global Report on Internal Displacement 2020, there were 50.8 million internally displaced persons, 45.7 million are as a direct result of conflict and violence. The challenges faced by internally displaced persons (IDPs) by virtue of living in a cramped communal space are not only unique to this particular population but are also exacerbated by several vulnerabilities, including poor health and socio-economic situation.

The added health risks due to COVID-19 have worsened the impact of conflict and disasters on IDPs. For example, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Group reports that only three ventilators are available for the entire five million people in the Central African Republic, which includes 641,000 IDPs. A factsheet based on self-reporting of 3,209 in 49 camps households in Iraq revealed up to 97 per cent of dwellers expressed difficulties with the cost of access to health services.

In a recent report produced by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, states are urged to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on IDPs by, inter alia, 1) including IDPs in national and local preparedness and response strategies; 2) stepping up effects to minimise crowding in shelters for IDPs in order to protect the public health, safety, and well-being of individuals; 3) COVID-19 related restrictions on movement must not discriminate against IDPs; and 4) authorities must take all possible measures to prevent COVID-19 related violence  against IDPs.

It is against this backdrop that the Journal of Internal Displacement is inviting you to contribute to its special issue: “A Crisis within a Crisis: Global Pandemics and Displacement”.

Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender

DISPLACED PEOPLES’ RIGHTS AND PROTECTION

United Nations General Assembly President’s message on World Refugee Day 20 June 2020. On World Refugee Day we hold the 25.9 million refugees of the world in our thoughts. Refugees around the world have made treacherous journeys in pursuit of peace, prosperity, and the full enjoyment of basic human rights. Life has become even more difficult for refugees as the world contends with the COVID-19 pandemic. Travel restrictions have prevented refugees from moving through transit countries. In camp communities, transmission prevention measures are difficult to implement. Space is often at a premium, making physical social distancing impossible. Moreover, access to hand-washing facilities and health services may be limited; and personal protective equipment, if available, may be in short supply. More information available here.

United Nations Secretary General’s message on World Refugee Day 20 June 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic is a sharp reminder of how we are all intimately connected — to each other and to nature.

Nearly 80 million women, children, and men around the world have been forced from their homes as refugees or internally displaced people. Even more shocking: ten million of these people fled in the past year alone. On World Refugee Day, we pledge to do everything in our power to end the conflict and persecution that drive these appalling numbers. More information available here.

On 18 June 2020, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced the resumption of resettlement departures for refugees. The temporary hold on resettlement travel, which was necessitated by disruptions and restrictions to international air travel caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, delayed the departures of some 10,000 refugees to resettlement countries. Throughout this period, UNHCR, IOM and partners continued to process and counsel refugees and resettled scores of emergency and urgent cases. More information available here.

On 8 December 2019, Council of Delegates of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement adopted resolution CD/19/R7: Strengthening Implementation of the Movement Policy on Internal Displacement: Ten Years on. Paragraph 1 of Resolution CD/19/R7 urges all the components of the Movement, acting in line with their respective mandates and the Fundamental Principles, to ensure that their responses to the protection and assistance needs of IDPs and host communities, including the support provided to other components of the Movement and responses undertaken in cooperation with other entities, are informed by the Movement Policy on Internal Displacement. More information is available here.

On the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Draft Global Action Plan ‘Promoting the health of refugees and migrants (2019-2023)’. At its Seventy-second World Health Assembly in May 2019, the Health Assembly will discuss a report ‘Promoting the health of refugees and migrants, Draft global action plan, 2019-2023’. Its development is in response to a request by the Health Assembly in resolution WHA70.15 on promoting the health of refugees and migrants for the Director-General, inter alia, to develop a draft global action plan on the health of refugees and migrants for consideration by the Seventy-second World Health Assembly. The aim of the draft action plan is to improve global health by addressing the health and well-being of refugees and migrants in an inclusive, comprehensive manner and as part of holistic efforts to respond to the health needs of the overall population in any given setting, including the coordination of international efforts to link health care for refugees and migrants to humanitarian programmes. More information is available here.

GENERAL CALLS: CRN 11 EVENTS

The Journal of Internal Displacement—Call for Submissions

Theme: ‘A Crisis within a Crisis: Global Pandemics and Displacement’
Publication: January 2021 (Volume 11, Issue 1)
Submission Deadline: 1 September 2020

The Journal of Internal Displacement is now accepting submissions for its January 2021 (Volume 11, Issue 1). We are particularly interested in topics on global pandemics and displacement: SARS, Ebola, H1N1 and COVID-19. Download the Call for Papers here.

The Journal of Internal Displacement (ISSN 1920-5813 Online), established in 2009, is the only scholarly and inter-disciplinary platform for raising the profile of displaced populations through discussions, critical dialogue, emerging themes, reflections and explorations on a wide range of topics and regions around the globe. The JID promotes free and open access and does not charge authors for submissions. Visit our website to submit a paper or subscribe for free.

Call For Members: Research and Development Committee

CRN 11 is currently recruiting members to join Magdalena Krystyna Butrymowicz who leads the Research and Development Committee. Those interested, please email Magdalena: magdalena.butrymowicz@upjp2.edu.pl. Deadline: Open

Call For Volunteers: Newsletter Editor

CRN 11 is currently recruiting volunteers to lead the Advertisement and Promotion Committee. Those interested, please send a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org. Deadline: Open

Interested in making the best use of your time during COVID-19 lockdown? Apply for the CRN11 newsletter editor position.  Submit a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org  and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

Become a CRN 11 Research Collaborator

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Email veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org for details on how to apply. Deadline: Open

Invitation to be a Guest Blogger for CRN 11

Do you have an interesting story to tell about internal and international migration and displacement? CRN 11 is eager to share your piece as a guest blogger for our monthly newsletter.  Please submit your stories to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

RESEARCH, JOBS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

University of British Columbia, President’s Academic Excellence Initiative PhD Award. Deadline: Ongoing.

Princeton University. Princeton Society of Fellows Fellowship Program in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2021-2024. Deadline: 4 August 2020.

University of Peace, Master of Laws in Transnational Crime and Justice. Deadline: 6 September 2020.

University of Pretoria, Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Program. Deadline: 31 August 2020.

UQIDAR joint-PhD Program 2020, Australia and India, University of Queensland. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020 (Postponed)

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020, Circulations in the Global South: Ethnographic Explorations of Globalized Exchanges (Les Circulations Dans le Sud Global: Ethnographies des échanges Mondialisés), 08-11 December 2020, l’ Université of Lomé, Togo. For more information contact: colloque@apad-association.org.

International Conference on Migration, Development and Human Security

The International Conference on Migration, Development and Human Security, 06-07 August 2020, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Association of Commonwealth University Summer School

Association of Commonwealth University Summer School 2020, The Migration Generation? Climate, Youth and Refugees, 2-10 August 2020, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.

The Migration Conference 2020

The Migration Conference Organizing Committee cordially invite you to submit abstract(s) to the 8th conference in the series which will take place on 9 to 11 September 2020, South East European University campus, Tetovo, North Macedonia.

The 6th International Conference on Conflict, Violence and Development

Due to the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the VI International Conference “Conflict, Violence and Development”, organized by the Institute of Social and Economic Studies (IESE) will take place on 15th  and 16th  September 2020, in Maputo, Mozambique.

Utrecht University, The Netherlands: Connecting Europe Project

Utrecht University, The Netherlands and Connecting Europe Project Conference, Migrant Belongings: Digital Practices and the Everyday, 4-6 November 2020, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

German Historical Institute

Annual Academic and Policy Symposium, Contested Meanings of Migration Facilitation: Emigration Agents, Coyotes, Rescuers, and Human Traffickers, 16-17 November 2020, Washington, DC.

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon, 11th Iberian African Studies, African Transits in the Global World: History and Memories, Heritage and Innovation, 21-23 January 2021, Lisbon, Portugal.

Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference

The 2021 Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference, 25-26 March 2021, Washington DC, USA.

Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration, and Development

Visit the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development, Maastricht University, The Netherlands for a list of events on Migration.

PUBLICATIONS

Honey Oberoi Vahali, Lives in exile: Exploring the inner world of Tibetan Refugees (10 August 2020). Ebook.

United Nations Children’s Fund, Protecting and supporting internally displaced children in urban settings (July 2019).

Frank Furedi, Why Borders Matter (25 July 2020).

Nasir Ahmad, Nasir Shaheen, and Sajjad Hussain, Internal displacement: Relationship of mental health and education of children in Swat, Pakistan (July-August 2020).

Jacob Soboroff, Separated: Inside an American Tragedy (7 July 2020).

Sophie Buckley, Anna Tickle, and Sarah McDonald, Implementing psychological formulation into complex needs homeless hostels to develop a psychologically informed environment (2 July 2020).

United State Department of State, Trafficking in Person Report 2020 (25 June 2020).

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Annual Global Trends Report (18 June 2020).

The Vatican’s the Section for Migrants and Refugees of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Pastoral Orientations on Internally Displaced People (5 May 2020).

Asli Ceylan Oner, Bahar Durmaz-Drinkwater, and Richard J. Grant, Precarity of refugees: The case of Basman-Uzmir, Turkey (02 April 2020).

Ilan Cerna-Turoff, Jeremy C. Kane, Karen Devries, James Mercy, Greta Massetti, and Mike Baiocchi, Did internal displacement from the 2010 earthquake in Haiti lead to long-term violence against children? A matched pairs study design (April 2020).

Howard Adelman, African refugees: Development aid and repatriation (24 February 2020). Ebook.

Vicente Anzellin and Clemence Leduc, Urban internal displacement: data and evidence (February 2020).

Sergio Parra Cely and Clotilde Mahe, Does internal displacement affect educational achievement in host communities? (January 2020).

IN THE NEWS

United Nations, Children’s Fund, UN agencies welcome latest relocations of unaccompanied children from Greece, call for further action and solidarity (8 July 2020).

Greg Barlow, Law and Society Stories – War, refuge and academia (17 June 2020).

Tim Gaynor, Resolving displacement critical for regional, international stability – UN refugee chief (18 June 2020).

Edward Moreno, Lawsuit: Migrants were forced to clean Arizona ICE facility with high COVID-19 infections (10 June 2020).

Donald Kaberuka and Federica Mogherini, COVID-19 makes addressing internal displacement even more urgent (26 May 2020).

United Nations Children’s Fund, 19 million children internally displaced by conflict and violence in 2019, highest number ever (4 May 2020). 

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MAY NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 5

MAY NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 5

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WELCOME: RACISM and DISPLACEMENT

Dear Colleagues:

Welcome to the CRN 11 May 2020 Newsletter: volume 2, Issue 5.

Systemic and Institutional racism, a chronic disease, entered a new era. Anti-racism solidarity protests, sparked by the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was pinned to the ground by a White police office kneeling on his neck, are sweeping across the world in defiance of a new surge in COVID-19 cases. In the United States alone, a total of two million cases and 115,644 deaths are reported; a quarter and half of all global cases and deaths confirmed, respectfully.

But the chronicity of structural racism across the world is not confined to police brutality, the criminal injustice system, or elite academic institutions, but alive and well in in literally every segment of society where there is racial diversity. Thus, the internally displaced peoples, especially those from the Global South, who “happen” to be Black and Brown peoples, are no exception.

Undisputedly, racism was the main cause of forced displacement during WWII, prompting the drafting of the 1951 Refugee Convention. Host countries’ relentless efforts to close their borders from displaced persons, migrants, refugees, and other immigrants, particularly those from war-torn countries in the Global South, are sustained by racism, xenophobia, and nationalism. Even after acceptance into a host country as a bona fide immigrant, displaced persons still face unending challenges of austerity measures, restrictive policies, detention, ill-treatment, violent attacks, and socio-economic discrimination. These challenges predispose displaced peoples to all forms of human rights abuses, including denial of protection and care for their basic needs.

Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender

DISPLACED PEOPLES’ RIGHTS AND PROTECTION

Global Protection Cluster marks the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement (GP20), with a multi-stakeholder 3-year plan: Plan of Action for Advancing Prevention, Protection and Solutions for Internally Displaced People (IDPs) 2018–2020. This Plan of Action centres around four priority issues identified at a 2017 IDP stakeholder meeting convened by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of IDPs: participation of IDPs; national laws and policies addressing internal displacement; data and analysis on internal displacement; and addressing protracted displacement and facilitating durable solutions. More information is available here.

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) adopted Resolution 74/131 on 18 December 2019 during the seventy-fourth session of the General Assembly. Recalling the Organization of African Unity Convention governing the specific aspects of refugee problems in Africa of 1969 and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Resolution 74/131 “calls upon African States that have not yet signed or ratified the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa to consider doing so as early as possible in order to ensure its wider implementation …”. More information is available here.

On 21 May 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)signed a new agreement to strengthen and advance public health services for the millions of forcibly displaced people around the world. The agreement updates and expands an existing 1997 agreement between the two organizations. More information is available here.

Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), Rupert Colville, gave a press briefing on Yemen on 12 June 2020: He says, “We are alarmed at the desperate situation in Yemen, where the healthcare system is on the brink of collapse, and are fearful that countless lives will be lost not only to COVID-19 but as a result of malaria, cholera, dengue fever and other diseases. We urge international donors to provide immediate relief to help the millions who have already endured five years of warfare.” More information is available here.

A United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report found that COVID-19 measures will likely to lead to an increase in migrant smuggling and human trafficking in longer term. According to the report, COVID-19 travel and movement restrictions are not stopping the movement of people fleeing conflict, human rights abuses, violence and dangerous living conditions, while the economic consequences of the pandemic are likely to lead to an increase in smuggling of migrants and trafficking in person flows from the most affected countries to more affluent destinations. More information is available here.

On 4 June, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) delivered the first round of cash assistance to vulnerable migrants in Iraq who have lost their incomes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the minimum expenditure basket, each individual received USD 182 to enable them to meet essential needs such as food, rent, and utilities. The recipients — Bangladeshi and Filipino nationals — were referred to IOM Iraq by their respective embassies. More information is available here.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) denounces the attack that killed 16 people, including five girls under the age of 15, on 3 June in Ituri Province in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this attack on innocent children,” said Edouard Beigbeder, UNICEF Representative in the DRC. “We call on all parties to respect the rights of women and children.” According to UN-verified reports, the attack took place in Moussa, a village in the Djugu area, north of the Ituri capital Bunia. More information is available here.

Statement by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Henrietta Fore on the Killing of Health Workers in Somalia. “I am appalled by the abduction and execution of seven health workers at a health center in southern Somalia.”Targeting health care workers is an egregious violation of international law and can constitute a war crime. These heinous attacks interfere with fundamental protections of the right to health and the perpetrators must be held accountable.” More information is available here.

EVENTS CANCELLATION AND COVID-19

CINETS/Border Criminologies Conference Postponed Until 2021

The fifth biennial CINETS conference, a joint project of the CINETS research network and Border Criminologies, is postponed to 2021. It was originally scheduled for September 2020 at Lewis & Clark Law School, but will be held at Leiden University in 2021.

 

GENERAL CALLS: CRN 11 EVENTS

The Journal of Internal Displacement—Call for Submissions

Theme: ‘A Crisis within a Crisis: Global Pandemics and Displacement’
Publication: January 2021 (Volume 11, Issue 1)
Submission Deadline: 1 September 2020

The Journal of Internal Displacement is now accepting submissions for its January 2021 (Volume 11, Issue 1). We are particularly interested in topics on global pandemics and displacement: SARS, Ebola, H1N1 and COVID 19. Download the Call for Paper here.

The Journal of Internal Displacement (ISSN 1920-5813 Online), established in 2009, is the only scholarly and inter-disciplinary platform for raising the profile of displaced populations through discussions, critical dialogue, emerging themes, reflections and explorations on a wide range of topics and regions around the globe. The JID promotes free and open access and does not charge authors for submissions. Visit our website to submit a paper or subscribe for free.

The Journal of Internal Displacement: Research Assistant Position

The Research Assistant will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief and assist the editorial team by researching, collecting, assessing data on institutions (e.g., libraries) and organisations (e.g., humanitarian agencies) interested in global displacement. The overall goal is to promote free and open access to the Journal Internal Displacement to help increase the JID’s impact factor. Download job ad here.

Call for Book Chapters

As the CRN 11 lead on the Research and Development Committee, I am planning to publish an international book on displaced children. I have already contacted potential publishers (e.g., Rowman & Littlefield). The book will attempt to engage academics, researchers, and specialists working on the topic of displaced peoples with a focus on displaced children globally. I am interested in papers concerning:

  • children rights
  • children with families
  • the right to home
  • displaced children
  • children in society
  • children and war
  • children and families of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS)
  • children and families during migration

The deadline for chapter proposal is 25 June 2020. Please send your proposal to

magdalena.butrymowicz@upjp2.edu.pl and ollytola@yahoo.com

Call For Members: Research and Development Committee

CRN 11 is currently recruiting members to join Magdalena Krystyna Butrymowicz who leads the Research and Development Committee. Those interested, please email Magdalena: magdalena.butrymowicz@upjp2.edu.pl. Deadline: Open

Call For Volunteers: Newsletter Editor

CRN 11 is currently recruiting volunteers to lead the Advertisement and Promotion Committee. Those interested, please send a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.orgDeadline: Open

Interested in making the best use of your time during COVID-19 lockdown? Apply for the CRN11 newsletter editor position.  Submit a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org  and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

Become a CRN 11 Research Collaborator

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Email veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org for details on how to apply. Deadline: Open

Invitation to be a Guest Blogger for CRN 11

Do you have an interesting story to tell about internal and international migration and displacement? CRN 11 is eager to share your piece as a guest blogger for our monthly newsletter.  Please submit your stories to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

Call for Papers: Improving Attention to Internal Displacement Globally

In February 2020, a new High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement appointed by the UN Secretary-General began work, preparing concrete and practical recommendations on improving the response to internal displacement, with particular attention to achieving solutions. It gives added momentum to existing initiatives, such as the GP20 process, launched on the 20th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement in 2018. The Refugee Survey Quarterly will publish a special collection to engage researchers, practitioners and policy-makers afresh by feeding into this public debate and to promote new insights and thinking on policy-oriented challenges and solutions to internal displacement. Deadline: 5 July 2020. For more information, visit here.

A Call for Papers: The Displacees and Health – A Challenging Issue in Society

Refugees or internally displaced people are faced with multiple crises from local to international levels in the arena of detention, deportation, fragility, sexual orientation, gender identity, out place experience, armed non-state actors, HIV/AIDS, security, conflict, climate change, education of future generation, ethical concerns, human rights, disability etc. All these issues spur from the basic question of life which is close to the living conditions and life as human beings.  This seems to challenge the existence of health of man as a refugee irrespective of gender, class and citizenship. For more information contact, frnorbypaul@gmail.com.

Call for Pool of Experts: International Association of Refugees and Migration Judges

The International Association of Refugee and Migration Judges (IARMJ) is mid-way through a four year Framework Contract with the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) for the review, update and further development of the Professional Development Series (PDS) for members of courts and tribunals. IARMJ has decided that the midpoint of this Framework Contract is the right time to seek to refresh the pool and to update the particulars of those already included in it. For more information, visit here.

Call for Participants: Advancing Young Scholars and Peacebuilders Careers

We are pleased to announce the call for participants for our project “Advancing Young Scholars and Peacebuilders Careers”. The project aims to strengthen the capacities and future prospects for young researchers and civil society activists from the whole Caucasus region. Within the project we will: (1) offer training on vital skills and input on relevant topics by international experts and scholars; (2) facilitate dialogue and networking among selected candidates; and (3) strengthen the visibility of the participants within the expert community and enable knowledge transfer from the Caucasus into international discourses. To achieve these objectives, the project consists of several components. Deadline: 26 June 2020. For more information, visit here.

Call for Contributions: Comparative Perspectives on Migration, Diversities and the Pandemic

The Comparative Migration Studies issued an open call for articles on the relation between migration and the pandemic. We are particularly interested in articles that take a comparative approach. Prospective papers might examine the consequences of the pandemic for migrants and mobility across different regions and/or jurisdictions; compare policy responses and their effects across different cases; and consider the long-term consequences of the pandemic with regard to questions of diversity.Deadline: 15 July 2020.

RESEARCH, JOBS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

University of British Columbia, President’s Academic Excellence Initiative PhD Award. Deadline: Ongoing.

Various University, Australian Awards Scholarships. Deadline: 30 June 2020.

Princeton University. Princeton Society of Fellows Fellowship Program in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2021-2024. Deadline: 4 August 2020/

University of Peace, Master of Laws in Transnational Crime and Justice. Deadline: 6 September 2020.

University of Pretoria, Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Program. Deadline: 31 August 2020.

Birkbeck University of London, School of Law Postgraduate Fee Awards for Master’s Students 2020. Deadline: 30 June 2020.

DePaul University, Part Time Faculty, Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. Deadline: 30 June 2020.

D-Prize supports a new entrepreneurs who can distribute proven poverty interventions. Deadline: 13 July 2020.

Journal of Transient Migration – call for submission on Contemporary dynamics of the future of work, the platform economy and transient migrants. Deadline: 15 July 2020.

UQIDAR joint-PhD Program 2020, Australia and India, University of Queensland. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

Summer School – Central Eurasian Studies Society

Summer School – Innovations in Disaster and Climate Risk Reduction, 29 June – 3 August 2020, CEU, Hungary.

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020 (Postponed)

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020, Circulations in the Global South: Ethnographic Explorations of Globalized Exchanges (Les Circulations Dans le Sud Global: Ethnographies des échanges Mondialisés), 08-11 December 2020, l’ Université of Lomé, Togo. For more information contact: colloque@apad-association.org.

The 17th IMISCOE Annual Conference 2020

The 2020 IMISCOE annual conference is going online! Europe’s largest research network of migration and integration scholars and practitioners is coming together for its first online annual conference. The first online annual conference will take place on July 1 and 2, 2020.

Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza Universita di Napoli Federico II

The 2020 EULAB Summer School on Labour Migration in the European Union, 7-16 July 2020,Department of Law of the University of Naples Federico II, Italy.

Association of Commonwealth University Summer School

Association of Commonwealth University Summer School 2020, The Migration Generation? Climate, Youth and Refugees, 2-10 August 2020, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.

The Migration Conference 2020

The Migration Conference Organizing Committee cordially invite you to submit abstract(s) to the 8th conference in the series which will take place on 9 to 11 September 2020, South East European University campus, Tetovo, North Macedonia.

The 6th International Conference on Conflict, Violence and Development

Due to the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the VI International Conference “Conflict, Violence and Development”, organized by the Institute of Social and Economic Studies (IESE) will take place on 15th  and 16th  September 2020, in Maputo,Mozambique.

Utrecht University, The Netherlands: Connecting Europe Project

Utrecht University, The Netherlands and Connecting Europe Project Conference, Migrant Belongings: Digital Practices and the Everyday, 4-6 November 2020, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

German Historical Institute

Annual Academic and Policy Symposium, Contested Meanings of Migration Facilitation: Emigration Agents, Coyotes, Rescuers, and Human Traffickers, 16-17 November 2020, Washington, DC.

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon, 11th Iberian African Studies, African Transits in the Global World: History and Memories, Heritage and Innovation, 21-23 January 2021, Lisbon, Portugal.

VAD 2020

The VAD Conference 2020, African Challenges, has been postpone to 02-05 June 2021, co-hosted by the European Conference on African Studies, African Futures, in Cologne Germany.

Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration, and Development

Visit the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development, Maastricht University, The Netherlands for a list of events on Migration.

PUBLICATIONS

Comparative Migration Studies, Volume 8, Number 4, Special Issue on Externalization at Work – Responses to Migration Policies from the Global South (2020).

Ov Cristian Norocel, Anders Hellstrom, and Martin Bak Jorgensen, Nostalgia and Hope: Intersections Between Politics of Culture, Welfare, and Migration in Europe (2020).

John Washington, The Dispossessed: A Story of Asylum and the US-Mexican Border and Beyond (20 May 2020).

Agata Blaszczyk, War and Resettlement: Polish Resettlement Camps in the UK after the Second World War. The experience of creating a settlement policy for Polish political refugees (May 2020).

GENIDA Research Network – INDCaP Project, Recommendations on Internal Displacement in Africa (May 2020). The submissions were coordinated by IDRP Senior Research Associates Dr Romola Adeola, Dr Beatriz Sanchez and Dr Hana Asfour(a JID Editorial Team Member), with support from Prof. David Cantor.

Middle East Research Network – INDCaP Project, Key Problems and Possible Solutions to Internal Displacement in the Middle East ( May 2020). The submissions were coordinated by IDRP Senior Research Associates Dr Romola Adeola, Dr Beatriz Sanchez and Dr Hana Asfour (a Journal of Internal Displacement Editorial Team Member), with support from Prof. David Cantor.

Latin America Research Network – INDCaP Project,  Main Problems and Possible Solutions from Latin America (May 2020). The submissions were coordinated by IDRP Senior Research Associates Dr Romola Adeola, Dr Beatriz Sanchez and Dr Hana Asfour(a JID Editorial Team Member), with support from Prof. David Cantor.

Romola Adeola, Climate Change, Internal Displacement and the Kampala Convention (May 2020).

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Migration, Displacement & Education: Building Bridges, Not Walls (2019).

Nazli Avdan, Visas and Walls: Borders Security in the Age of Terrorism (2019).

Javier S. Hidalgo, Unjust Borders: Individuals and the Ethics of Immigration (2019).

Margit Feischmidt, Ludger Pries, Celine Catat, Refugee Protection and Civil Society in Europe (2019).

Corporate Watch, The UK Border Regime: A Critical Guide, 2018

Jeffrey S. Kahn, Island of Sovereignty: Haitian Migration and the Borders of Empire (2018).

Nicola Mai, An Intimate Autoethnography of Migration, Sex Work, and Humanitarian Borders (2018).

Rimple Mehta, Women, Mobility and Incarceration: Love and Recasting of Self Across the Bangladesh-India Border (2018).

Ernesto Castaneda, A Place to Call Home: Immigrant Exclusion in New York, Paris, and Barcelona (2018).

IN THE NEWS

Julia Conley, 47 UN Human Rights Experts Condemn US Support for Israel’s ‘Unlawful’ Annexation Plan (16 June 2020).

UNHCR, UNHCR and Twitter launch 2020 World Refugee Day emoji created by Ivorian artist O’Plérou (15 June 2020).

Peter Yeung, Democratic Republic of the Congo Gears Up to Fight 11th Ebola Outbreak (15 June 2020).

Reeda Al Sabri Halawi, Human Rights Violations of Refugee Populations in Lebanon Amidst the COVID-19 Outbreak (12 June 2020).

IOM, Internally Displaced Persons Must Be “Agents of Their Own Solutions”: IOM Joins High-Level Discussion to Resolve Internal Displacement (11 June 2020).

Sylvia Nabanoba and Vanessa Zola, Restoring Sudan’s Forest Cover, One Tree at a Time (8 June 2020).

Maryla Klajn, Bordering the Biological Threat and the Questionable Logic of Poland’s “Closed Borders” Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (8 June 2020).

Alicia Alvarez Gill, Forests in Guatemala Find New Guardians: Refugees (5 June 2020).

Antonio Vitorino, IOM Director General Message on World Environment Day (5 June 2020).

International Organization for Migration, Partners Offer “Filter Hotel” to Migrants Needing Quarantine in Northern Mexico (5 June 2020).

Patricia Zengerle, U.S. Bill to Pressure China Over Uighur Rights Goes to Trump for Decision (27 May 2020).

Noahiko Omata, Many Refugees Living in Nairobi Struggle to Survive Because of COVID-19 (20 May 2020).

Camilo Montoya-Galvez, U.S. suspends protections for migrant kids at border, expelling hundreds amid pandemic (7 May 2020).

Trishna as told to Pallavi Pundir, Being Forced into Sex Trade as a Teenager was Devastating. But being Shamed for it Made it Worse (6 May 2020).

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, COVID-19: UNODC Warns of Increased Risks to Human Trafficking Victims (5 May 2020).

Deutsch Welle, Coronavirus Threatens Millions Displaced by Extreme Weather and Conflict (28 April 2020).

António Guterres, The Fury of the Virus Illustrates the Folly of War (23 March 2020).

Tasmasha Hussein, Power Talks (18 June 2019).

Rahaf Albalkhi, Power Talks (18 June 2019).

SEND US YOUR NEWS AND EVENTS

Displaced Peoples (CRN11) newsletter is published monthly.  The Newsletter is a venue for sharing information regarding displaced peoples, broadly defined. Your contribution to the monthly newsletter is crucial to its sustenance, success and quality. To contribute to the Newsletter, please contact Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender: veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu. To subscribe or unsubscribe visit CRN 11 Displaced Peoples.

 

APRIL NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 4

APRIL NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 4

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WELCOME: COVID-19 & Displacement

Dear Colleagues:
Welcome to the CRN 11 April 2020 Newsletter: volume 2, Issue 4. Even though there is a sign of developing treatment for COVID-19 and a historic decline in new cases, we are still faced with a major public health emergency, especially in the United States. At 30 April 2020, the United States had 1.1 million confirmed cases (a third of the global cases of 3.1 million) and 57,400 deaths due to Coronavirus.

In addition to the race against time to discover vaccines and treatments, state-of-the art technology is also making its mark. The University of Washington is teaming up with Microsoft to develop a “contact-tracing app that helps public health agencies and doesn’t compromise your privacy”. Similarly, Apple and Google are partnering to release application programming interfaces (APIs) between Android and IOS devices using apps from public health authorities on COVID-19 contact tracing.

In spite of the immense progress being made to manage and curb COVID-19, the experience of displaced peoples is grimmer.  Displaced Peoples (i.e., internally displaced peoples, refugees and forced migrants) continue to be disproportionally impacted by COVID-19. On 20 April 2020, President Donald J. Trump tweeted that he would be “signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States”. In France, a country with the fifth highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world, homeless peoples are “fined for not staying indoors”.

In spite of the challenge faced by Displaced Peoples, some  efforts are being made by organizations such as UNICEF and the Zolberg’s Institute to ensure their protection.

Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender

DISPLACED PEOPLES’ RIGHTS AND PROTECTION

According to UN Women, emerging data shows that since the outbreak of COVID-19, reports of violence against women, and particularly domestic violence, have increased in certain countries as security, health, and money worries create tensions and strains accentuated by the cramped and confined living conditions of lockdown. More information is available here.

Working in close coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) will support countries to assess the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 and take urgent recovery measures to minimize long-term impact, particularly for vulnerable and marginalized groups. More information is available here.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) says respect for human rights across the spectrum, including economic and social rights, and civil and political rights, will be fundamental to the success of the public health response. More information is available here.

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says the coronavirus pandemic endangers everyone on the planet, including refugees and other people displaced by conflict or persecution. More information is available here.

The International Chamber of Commerce in its Call to action to save Small and Medium Size Enterprise (SMEs) stated that governments should ensure tailored support for the most marginalized workers including women, migrant workers and refugees to avert worse-case scenarios of COVID-19. More information is available here.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on mobility both in terms of regimes for border and migration management, and the situation of all people on the move, including those displaced by conflict or disaster. More information is available here.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director, Henrietta Fore cautioned that COVID-19 will almost certainly gain foothold in refugee camps, crowded receptions centers, or detention facilities holding migrant families. Given how quickly the virus is spreading, such a scenario is looking imminent. More information is available here.

The World Bank, United Nations Educational (UNESCO), Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), UNICEF, and theWorld Food Program (WPF) issued a new guideline for reopening schools stressing the exacerbated negative impact and disruption prolonged closure of schools can have on marginalized children which includes the forcibly displaced. More information is available here.

A joint statement by the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of IDPs, UNHCR, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and IOM marked the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (the Kampala Convention) on 23 October 2019. More information is here.

Lancet Migration Global Collaboration to advance migration health: Leaving no one behind in the COVID-19 pandemic is a call to urgent global action to include migrants and refugees in the COVID-19 response. More information is available here.

Human mobility and Human Rights in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Principles of protection for migrants, refugees, and other displaced persons. More information is available here.

EVENTS CANCELLATION AND COVID-19

LSA 2020 In-Person Annual Meeting Cancelled

On 20 March 2020, the Law and Society In-Person Annual Meeting was canceled and converted to a Virtual Conference expected to occur from 27 May to 31 May 2020.

IASFM 18 In-Person Annual Meeting Postponed

Due to current travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 virus, and uncertainties about when these restrictions will be lifted, the IASFM Executive Committee has taken the difficult decision to postpone the Ghana conference to July 26-29, 2021. If your paper or panel has been accepted, this acceptance will be carried over to next year.

GENERAL CALLS: CRN 11 EVENTS

The Journal of Internal Displacement—Call for Submissions

Theme: ‘A Crisis within a Crisis: Global Pandemics and Displacement’
Publication: January 2021 (Volume 11, Issue 1)
Submission Deadline: 1 September 2020

The Journal of Internal Displacement is now accepting submissions for its January 2021 (Volume 11, Issue 1). We are particularly interested in topics on global pandemics and displacement: SARS, Ebola, H1N1 and COVID 19. Download the Call for Paper here.

The Journal of Internal Displacement (ISSN 1920-5813 Online), established in 2009, is the only scholarly and inter-disciplinary platform for raising the profile of displaced populations through discussions, critical dialogue, emerging themes, reflections and explorations on a wide range of topics and regions around the globe. The JID promotes free and open access and does not charge authors for submissions. Visit our website to submit a paper or subscribe for free.

The Journal of Internal Displacement: Research Assistant Position

The Research Assistant will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief and assist the editorial team by researching, collecting, assessing data on institutions (e.g., libraries) and organisations (e.g., humanitarian agencies) interested in global displacement. The overall goal is to promote free and open access to the Journal Internal Displacement to help increase the JID’s impact factor. Download job ad here.

Call for Book Chapters

As the CRN 11 lead on the Research and Development Committee, I am planning to publish an international book on displaced children. I have already contacted potential publishers (e.g., Rowman & Littlefield). The book will attempt to engage academics, researchers, and specialists working on the topic of displaced peoples with a focus on displaced children globally. I am interested in papers concerning:

  • children rights
  • children with families
  • the right to home
  • displaced children
  • children in society
  • children and war
  • children and families of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS)
  • children and families during migration

The deadline for chapter proposal is 25 June 2020. Please send your proposal to
magdalena.butrymowicz@upjp2.edu.pl and ollytola@yahoo.com

Call For Members: Research and Development Committee

CRN 11 is currently recruiting members to join Magdalena Krystyna Butrymowicz who leads the Research and Development Committee. Those interested, please email Magdalena: magdalena.butrymowicz@upjp2.edu.pl.

Call For Volunteers: Newsletter Editor

CRN 11 is currently recruiting volunteers to lead the Advertisement and Promotion Committee. Those interested, please send a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org.

Interested in making the best use of your time during COVID-19 lockdown? Apply for the CRN11 newsletter editor position.  Submit a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org  and benders@seattleu.edu.

Become a CRN 11 Research Collaborator

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Email veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org for details on how to apply.

Invitation to be a Guest Blogger for CRN 11

Do you have an interesting story to tell about internal and international migration and displacement? CRN 11 is eager to share your piece as a guest blogger for our monthly newsletter.  Please submit your stories to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu.

Call for Abstracts: APHA’s 2020 Annual Meeting

The International Health Section of the American Public Health Association has put out a special call for abstracts on the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2020 APHA Annual Meeting. Submission on the following themes are encouraged:

  • COVID-19 effects on the strength and resiliency of health systems
  • COVID-19 among displaced populations or in conflict settings
  • COVID-19 effects on NCDs (mental health, chronic conditions/comorbidities, etc.)
  • COVID-19 and human rights
  • COVID-19 and social determinants/marginalized populations
  • COVID-19 as a threat to and an opportunity for the integration of medical and public health systems
  • COVID-19 globalism, and the goals of global health

For more information contact, Jessica Keralis: jmkeralis@gmail.com

Call to Participate in LSA 2020 Virtual Conference

Despite the LSA 2020 face-to-face meeting cancellation, CRN 11 is calling on its members to kindly register and participate in the LSA 2020 Virtual Conference (probably via Zoom meetings). Here are some of the Program Committee Plans:

  • Paper sessions that allow panelists to deliver papers to an audience of interested participants, with those participants able to engage in meaningful ways – with a “chat” function, everyone can ask their question!
  • Plenaries will be available both live and recorded giving you an option to attend even if it’s scheduled at an inconvenient time.
  • Author Meets Reader sessions may be longer, allowing us to discuss more thoroughly the newest books in our field.
  • Professional development panels – on getting grants, publication, tenure, and other topics – available at the LSA web site all year long.

Since plans are underway and details are still sketchy, please do not hesitate to forward your questions to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org.

Call for Publications: Quarantine Across Borders

Quarantine Across Borders: A call for blog/e-book entries of personal narratives, commentaries, and critical essays on immigrant, diasporic, borderland communities during the lockdown, quarantine, or shelter-in-place issued during the COVID-19 global pandemic. For more information contact Dr. Srivi Ramasubramanian at srivi@tamu.edu or visit here.

Call for Papers: Improving Attention to Internal Displacement Globally

In February 2020, a new High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement appointed by the UN Secretary-General began work, preparing concrete and practical recommendations on improving the response to internal displacement, with particular attention to achieving solutions. It gives added momentum to existing initiatives, such as the GP20 process, launched on the 20th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement in 2018. The Refugee Survey Quarterly will publish a special collection to engage researchers, practitioners and policy-makers afresh by feeding into this public debate and to promote new insights and thinking on policy-oriented challenges and solutions to internal displacement. Deadline for submission is 5 July 2020. For more information, visit here.

RESEARCH, JOBS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Job Opportunities. Deadline: Various

UNHCR is hiring international professional staff, vacancies. Deadline: Various

Rotary Peace Fellowship, Each year, Rotary awards up to 130 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our peace centers. Published date: 3 May 2020.

1325 and Beyond, An international essay competition. Deadline: 10 May 2020.

UN Women, Programme Analyst (Gender, Forced Migration and Trafficking). Deadline: 11 May 2020.

Galina Starovoitova Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, Kennan Institute, USA. Deadline: 15 May 2020.

GEMMA, Spain, Master’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies 2020. Deadline: 15 May 2020.

University of Pannonia, Hungary, International Studies Master Program 2020. Deadline: 30 May 2020.

Sheffield Methods Institute PhD scholarships, UK. Deadline: 31 May 2020.

Birkbeck University of London, School of Law Postgraduate Fee Awards for Master’s Students 2020. Deadline: 30 June 2020.

DePaul University, Part Time Faculty, Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. Deadline: 30 June 2020.

D-Prize supports a new entrepreneurs who can distribute proven poverty interventions. Deadline: 13 July 2020.

Journal of Transient Migration – call for submission on Contemporary dynamics of the future of work, the platform economy and transient migrants. Deadline: 15 July 2020.

UQIDAR joint-PhD Program 2020, Australia and India, University of Queensland. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

Conflict Research Network West Africa

Conflict Research Network West Africa, Micro Dynamics of Armed Conflict and Political Violence in West Africa, 20-23 April 2020, Lagos State University, Lagos State, Nigeria.

International Conference at Universidad de la Salle

Boundaries of the Natural: Matter, Territory, Community (Limites de lo natural: Materia, Territorio, Comunidad), 28-30 May2020, Universidad de la Salle, Bogotá, Colombia.

Armenia and Byzantium Without Borders III

Armenia & Byzantium Without Borders III’ Austrian Academy of Sciences, 8–10 May 2020, Vienna, Austria.

ZEW Research Department

The Integration of Immigrants and Attitudes towards the Welfare State (IMES) group, a joint research group of ZEW Mannheim and the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) at the University of Mannheim Workshop, Immigration, Integration and Attitudes, 5-6 June 2020, Mannheim, Germany.

Summer School – Central Eurasian Studies Society

Summer School – Innovations in Disaster and Climate Risk Reduction, 29 June – 3 August 2020, CEU, Hungary.

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020, Les Circulations Dans le Sud Global: Ethnographies des échanges Mondialisés, 23-26 June 2020, l’ Université of Lomé, Togo. For more information contact:Elieth Eyebiyi (eelieth@yahoo.fr) and Johara Berriane (johara.berriane@gmail.com).

Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza Universita di Napoli Federico II

The 2020 EULAB Summer School on Labour Migration in the European Union, 7-16 July 2020, Department of Law of the University of Naples Federico II, Italy.

VAD 2020

VAD 2020, Africa Challenges, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, 22-25 September 2020, Frankfurt, Germany.

Association of Commonwealth University Summer School

Association of Commonwealth University Summer School 2020, The Migration Generation? Climate, Youth and Refugees, 2-10 August 2020, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.

Utrecht University, The Netherlands: Connecting Europe Project

Utrecht University, The Netherlands and Connecting Europe Project Conference, Migrant Belongings: Digital Practices and the Everyday, 4-6 November 2020, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

German Historical Institute

Annual Academic and Policy Symposium, Contested Meanings of Migration Facilitation: Emigration Agents, Coyotes, Rescuers, and Human Traffickers, 16-17 November 2020, Washington, DC.

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon, 11th Iberian African Studies, African Transits in the Global World: History and Memories, Heritage and Innovation, 21-23 January 2021, Lisbon, Portugal.

Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration, and Development

Visit the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development, Maastricht University, The Netherlands for a list of events on Migration.

PUBLICATIONS

IOM, Migration Research Series No. 60 (2020).

IOM, International Migration Early View Articles (5 May 2020).

IOM, Migration Policy Practice (Volume X, Number 2 (April-June 2020).

Refugee Law Initiative, Blog on Refugee Law and Forced Migration (April 2020).

Julia Sachseder, Cleared for investment? The intersections of transnational capital, gender, and race in the production of sexual violence and internal displacement in Colombia’s armed conflict (3 March 2020).

Roberto Ariel Abeldano Zuniga and Javiera Fanta Garrido, Internal displacement due to disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean (15 February 2020).

Tanja Bastia and Ronald Skeldon, Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development (14 February 2020).

Sergio Parra Cely and Cotilde Mahe, Does internal displacement affect educational achievement in host communities? (January 2020).

IN THE NEWS

Wired, For homeless people, COVID-19 is horror on top of horror (2 April 2020).

The Guardian, Slavery in New Zealand: Inside the story of the Samoan chief who abused power for profit (3 April 2020).

Fabio Teixeira, Olympic games building firm, cult added to Brazil’s slavery “dirty list” (3 April 2020).

Faras Ghani, Libya: Coronavirus outbreak could be “catastrophic” for migrants (4 April 2020).

Chantal da Silva, ICE faces criticism after sheriff’s department called on detainees refusing to work over coronavirus fears (4 April 2020).

Amnesty International, Qatar: Migrant workers tricked into detention then expelled during COVID-19 pandemic (15 April 2020).

IOM, COVID-19 Analytical Snapshots captures the latest information and analysis in a fast-moving environment (20 April 2020).

The Global Legal Action Network and the World Uyghur Congress, UK: Halt forced prison labour goods from China (23 April 2020).

Timour Azhari and Fidelis Mbah, Lebanon arrests suspects for putting Nigerian worker up “for sale” (23 April 2020).

Danica Jorden, COVID-19 sweeping through US immigrant farmworker and meatpacker ranks (23 April 2020).

Aidan McQuade and Ritwajit Das, COVID-19 poses new risks to India’s enslaved waste pickers (27 April 2020).

Borzou Daragahi and Bel Trew, “Living in absolute despair”: Coronavirus trapping domestic workers in virtual “slavery” (30 April 2020).

Freedom United, Petition to End Forced Labor in Qatar (1 May 2020).

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