Recent online, open access publications
- Achilli, L. (et al.), The regional refugee crisis in the Middle East: causes, current challenges and perspectives, Orient, German Journal for politics, Economics and Culture of the Middle East 57(2016), No. 1.Achilli, L., Tariq al-Euroba: Displacement Trends of Syrian Asylum Seekers to the EU, MPC RR, 2016/01, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, San Domenico di Fiesole (FI): European University Institute, 2016.
- Dragostinova, T., "Refugees or Immigrants? The Migration Crisis in Europe in Historical Perspective," Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective, vol. 9, no. 4 (Jan. 2016)
- Dzubow, J., Asylum Seekers Gone Wild, The Asylumist, 13-01-2016.
- Elman, P., The EU-Turkey Deal on Refugees: How to Move Forward, PISM, Policy Paper, No. 3, January 2016.
- EUNAVFOR MED - Operation Sophia, six monthly report, 29-01-2016. (restricted, written by the Operation Commander, Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino of the Italian Navy, for the European Union Military Committee and the Political and Security Committee of the EU).
- Faure,R., M. Gavas and A. Knoll (ODI), Challenges to a Comprehensive EU Migration and Asylum Policy, December 2015.Forced Migration Review, FMR 51, january 2016, includes 43 articles on ‘Destination: Europe’.
- Guild, E., Rethinking Migration Distribution in the EU:Shall we start with the facts?, CEPS essay No. 23, 22-01-2016.
- Groenendijk, K. and S. Peers, Can Member States seize asylum-seekers’ assets? EU Law Analysis, 24-01-2016.
- Ignatieff, M., The United States and the Syrian Refugee Crisis, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, White Paper, January 2016.
- Létourneau-Tremblay, L., Expulsion of refugees from Russia to Syria would violate international obligations, RefLaw, 05-01-2016.
- Lilyanova, V., The Western Balkans: Frontline of the migrant crisis, EPRS, January 2016.
- Micinski, N.R., and T.G. Weiss, The European Migration Crisis: Can Development Agencies Do Better?, Future UN Development System, Briefing 37, January 2016.
- Peers, S., The Dublin Regulation: Is the End Nigh? Where should unaccompanied children apply for asylum?, EU Law Analysis, 21-01-2016.
- Tan, N.F., The Human Rights Responsibilities of Commercial Vessels when Rescuing Migrants at Sea, Rights, 25 January 2016.Wnukowski, D., Australia’s Asylum and Migration Policy: Lessons to Apply to the European Refugee Crisis, Polish Institute of International Affairs, Policy Paper, No. 1 (142), January 2016.
- Aydin, Y, The Germany-Turkey Migration Corridor: Refitting Policies for a Transnational Age, MPI, February 2016.
- Carrera, S. and L. den Hertog, A European Border and Coast Guard: Fit for purpose?, CEPS, 24 February 2016.
- Caryl, C. "If You Think Europe Has a Refugee Crisis, You’re Not Looking Hard Enough," Foreign Policy, 2 Feb. 2016
- European Council Conclusions on Migration, 18-02-2016.
- Friedrich, S., C-A. Caro and C.E.Rieck, Flucht und Migration als Herausforderung für Europa, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, February 2016.
- Garlick, M., Moving forward on asylum in the EU: from crisis to responsibility, Podcast, Seminar Destination Europe, Oxford, 3-2-2016.
- Hagen-Zanker, J. and R. Mallett, Journeys to Europe: the role of policy in migrant decision-making, research reports and studies, ODI, february 2016.
- Horn, H., Can the Welfare State Survive the Refugee Crisis?, The Atlantic, 18-02-2016.
- Implementing the European Agenda on Migration: Commission reports on progress on priority actions, EC, 10-02-2016.
- Kale, B., The EU-Turkey Action Plan is imperfect, but also pragmatic, and maybe even strategic, German Marshall Fund, 23-2-2016.
- Kirisci, K., Europe’s refugee/migrant crisis: can ‘illiberal’ Turkey save ‘liberal Europe’ while helping Syrian refugees?, European Policy Centre, 19-02-2016.
- Knaus, G., Refugee crisis – a breakthrough is possible , European Stability Initiative, 19 February 2016.
- Maiani, F., Hotspots and Relocation Schemes: the right therapy for the Common European Asylum System?, EU MigrationLawBlog, 3-2-2016.
- Lehne, S., How the refugee crisis will reshape the EU, Carnegie Europe, 4-2-2016.
- Merler, S., EU migration crisis: facts, figures and disappointments, Bruegel, 12-02-2016.
- Mota Borges, I., The beginning of the end of border-free Schengen?, IntLawGrrls, 9-2-2016.
- Papademetriou, D., MPI's Demetrios Papademetriou discusses the current policy responses to the refugee and migration crisis at EU and national levels, and possible options for dealing more effectively with the crisis and longer-term integration challenges, Podcast, 17-02-2016.Schloenhardt, A., Fences, fortresses, and fortifications: What (not) to do about contemporary refugee flows?, OUP Blog, 15-02-2016.
- Persi Paoli, G., Why Now Is the Time for a Unified Response to Europe's Migrant Crisis, Rand, 17-02-2016.
- Spijkerboer, T. , Europe’s Refugee Crisis: A Perfect Storm, Border Criminologies Blog, Oxford, February 2016.
- ECRE, EU-Turkey deal: trading in people and outsourcing the EU’s responsibilities, 8 March 2016
- ECRE, Memorandum to the European Council Meeting 17-18 March 2016, Time to Save the Right to Asylum, 11-03-2016.
- European Commission - Communication - Cooperation EU-Turkey - Migration, 16-03-2016
- European Commission - First report on relocation and resettlement , 16-03-2016.
- European Council Conclusions, 17-18 March 2016.
- EU-Turkey statement, 18 March 2016
- See also EU: Turkey Mass-Return Deal Threatens Rights (Human Rights Watch, March 2016) [text] *EU-Turkey Statement Addressing the Migration and Refugee Crisis (U.S. Dept. of State, March 2016) [text] "European Leaders Discuss Refugee Deal with Turkey Alongside Mass Public Outrage," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 18 March 2016 [text] *The Final EU/Turkey Refugee Deal: A Legal Assessment (EU Law Blog Analysis, March 2016) [text] Making Sense of the EU-Turkey Deal: Law, Politics and Practicalities, Oxford, 16 March 2016 - *Both a podcast and video of this special seminar are available. Refugees Become Trading Chips in EU-Turkey Negotiations (RI Blog, March 2016) [text] *Refugees International Response to the EU Turkey Deal (RI Blog, March 2016) [text] *UNHCR on EU-Turkey Deal: Asylum Safeguards Must Prevail in Implementation (UNHCR, March 2016) [text]
- Kaldor centre, 7 things you should read on the EU-Turkey deal, 24-03-2016.
- Labayle, H., L’accord Union européenne – Turquie : faux semblant ou marché de dupes ?, EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, 23-03-2016.
- Mortera-Martinez, C., Doomed: Five reasons why the EU-Turkish refugee deal will not work, CER, 24-03-2016.
- Beirens, H. and P. Clewett, Children: The Forgotten Aspect of the EU-Turkey Deal,MPI, Commentary, April 2016.
- ECRE, International Commission of Jurists and Amnesty International, Joint briefing on the European Border and Coast Guard Regulation, 4 April 2016
- European Commission, Implementing the EU-Turkey Agreement – Questions and Answers, 4-4-2016.
- European Commission, Commission presents options for reforming the Common European Asylum System and developing safe and legal pathways to Europe, 6-4-2016.
- HRW, EU: Asylum Proposals Go in Wrong Direction, 8-4-2016.
- Pascouau, Y., Accord UE-Turquie : quel droit d'asile ?, 3-4-2016.
- Migration Crisis (Migration Policy Centre). MPC website on the migrant crisis. It will offer in one single place comprehensive, detailed, multidimensional and multi-sited information gathered from a wide variety of sources either opened or not to public access. It aims at providing the facts with a level of details that no other single source offers. The website will gather all the relevant data (statistics, graphs, maps, legislations, documents from governments and other stakeholders, etc.), accompanied by analytical notes and policy briefs. It will cover all the countries on the main migration routes to the EU, allowing comparison between EU and non-EU countries.
- The Migration Trail, European migration policies in a globalizing world (the broker online). This living analysis gives an overview of several medium and long-term policy alternatives that take into account humanitarian, socio-political and socioeconomic impacts and guides policy-makers on the directions they can be heading.
- Updates Global Migration and Refugee Crisis (Irin News). On this page, you can find their latest coverage, the background behind the crisis, and interactive maps.
- European Approaches to Irregular Migration, by Madeline Gleeson, Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law. This In Focus brief sets out recent developments in the migration debates in Europe, and draws together key proposals for how to manage the flow of asylum seekers and migrants into the region.
- European Migration Law. It offers direct, simple and updated information on legal and jurisprudential developments in the field of (EU) asylum and immigration.
- European Agenda on Migration, legislative documents (see also the latest press releases European Commission/State of Play: Measures to Address the Refugee Crisis, 04-01-2016 and Refugee crisis: European Commission reviews 2015 actions and sets 2016 priorities, 13-01-2016)
- Across Borders (Devex et al.). Exploring human migration and the journey to a secure future.
- Al-Jazeera interactive (follow the journeys of three refugees)Al-Jazeera interactive (life on hold: the struggle of Syrian refugees in Lebanon)
- Lewis, M.W., GeoCurrents, Lecture Slides on the Mediterranean Migration Crisis, 30-04-2015.
- Conant, E., National Geographic, The World’s Congested Human Migration Routes in 5 Maps.
- Migrant crisis: Migration to Europe explained in graphics, BBC, 22-12-2015.
- IOM, Migration Flows - Europe. Updated regularly.
- P. Brice, Podcast of seminar, Can Europe build a unified response to the asylum crisis?, 29-01-2016.
- Syria, Epicenter of a Deepening Refugee Crisis, Esri story map.
- Syria refugee crisis: six charts that show how Europe is struggling to respond, the Guardian, 4-2-2016.
- Teaching with the News, Refugee Stories: Mapping a Crisis. It provides online curriculum materials and lessons to connect the content of your classroom to the headlines in the news, in this case refugees
- The Uprooted, Esri Storymaps, Syrian refugee crisis and displaced persons.
- Deaths at the Border database. The Deaths at the Borders Database is the first collection of official, state-produced evidence on people who died while attempting to reach southern EU countries from the Balkans, the Middle East, and North & West Africa, and whose bodies were found in or brought to Europe.
- Liquid Traces: The Left-to-Die Boat Case. Directed by C. Heller and L. Pezzani, it offers a synthetic reconstruction of the events concerning what is known as the “left-to-die boat” case, video 18 minutes.
- Refugee Republic. An online documentary about everyday life in Camp Domiz, a Syrian refugee camp in northern Iraq. Around 64 thousand predominantly Kurdish-Syrian refugees have sought shelter here. As the number of refugees grew, the camp gradually transformed from a temporary refuge to a makeshift town, where people live and work, go to school, start a business, get married, argue and have fun.Visual artist Jan Rothuizen, journalist Martijn van Tol, and photographer Dirk Jan Visser explored Camp Domiz from A to Z. They bring to life its inhabitants and places in a multidimensional mix of sound, drawings, photo and film.
- Statewatch observatory, The refugee crisis in the Med and inside the EU: a humanitarian emergency. This Observatory covers the arrival of refugee and migrants, the reactions and failures within the EU (both governmental and within communities), edited by Tony Bunyan.
People wishing to learn more about migration and refugee issues have also access to a variety of books and academic journals, such as the International Journal of Refugee Law, Journal of Refugee Studies, Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, Refugee Survey Quarterly, not to mention the research paper series published by organizations such as the Refugee Studies Centre and UNHCR or the Migration Policy Centre. Most of these are available via the Peace Palace catalogue and the Refugees research guide. In addition you can also subscribe to newsletters such as the ECRE Weekly Bulletin, The Migration Policy Centre Newsletter, the European Migration Law.eu newsupdates and the International Refugee Rights Initiative Newsletter. Finally I strongly advise the Force Migration Current Awareness Blog, an independent digest of reports, journal articles and policy briefs updated daily.