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Migration and border policy links: global compact negotiations, Italian village life, and more

Links and updates from across the migration and border policy field.

Talks on the Global Compact on Migration (Photo: UN Geneva/Flickr)
Talks on the Global Compact on Migration (Photo: UN Geneva/Flickr)
Published 22 Feb 2018   Follow @ErinHarrisAU

  • The zero draft of (or initial proposal for) the Global Compact on Refugees addresses internal displacement only in a footnote. A new post on the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre blog discusses three major reasons why internal displacement needs a more prominent place in the refugee compact.
  • Kate Gough at the Center for Global Development identifies three sticking points in the Global Compact on Migration negotiations. And at Medium, Marta Foresti of the Overseas Development Institute discusses the politics of the deal.
  • A new Talking Migration podcast addresses questions of methodological nationalism; specifically, whether we could achieve different outcomes by approaching the subject from a migrant’s perspective instead of from the perspective of nations.

  • In this report, and on DatelineSBS followed up on some former Manus Island and Nauru detainees living in the US as part of the resettlement deal.

  • Tony Abbot has sparked debate this week by calling on Australia to drop its immigration intake from 190,000 to 110,000 per annum, a position rejected by Treasurer Scott Morrison and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, among others (here, here, and here).
  • A report in The New York Times looks at how immigration is reshaping Italy, focusing on a small Tuscan village.

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