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Migration and border policy links: Suprising maps, top 5 global risks, Niger and more

This week's links range from revelations at the World Economic Forum to legal analysis and a furore over hijabs and Australia Day.

Syrian refugee camp in Turkey (Photo courtesy of European Parliament)
Syrian refugee camp in Turkey (Photo courtesy of European Parliament)
Published 19 Jan 2017 

By Rachael Buckland, an intern with the Lowy Institute's Migration and Border Policy project

  • A must see: The World Economic Forum shares Jakub Marian’s four maps on migration trends in Europe.
  • Large-scale involuntary migration takes second place in the World Economic Forum’s list of global risks in terms of likelihood. See which trends are most connected to this risk.
  • Writing for Border Criminologies, Cecilia Rooney unpacks the European Court of Human Rights decision in Abdullahi Elmi & Ameys Abubakar v Malta and its implications for global detention policy and international law compliance.
  • Ahead of Davos, PwC’s Norbert Winkeljohann reflected on the role big business can play in refugee resettlement.
  • The experiences of Muslim Australians are under the spotlight in the run up to Australia Day next week after an advertising billboard was taken down in Melbourne. Follow the grassroots crowdfunding response here.
  • Human Rights Watch reports on the experiences of disabled refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants in Greece.
  • With rising irregular migration from Africa, Peter Tinti questions the reported effectiveness of the EU’s focus on Niger.
  • On 17 January, the Nigerian military mistakenly launched an aerial attack on a refugee camp in Rann. MSF estimates at least 52 were killed and 120 injured.
  • The Lowy Institute’s Jiyoung Song and Isobel Crealy consider the importance of refugee education.
  • In the context of increasing regional integration and recent census data, MPI’s Alex Ma examines the key flows, drivers and consequences of international labour migration from Myanmar.
  • The nexus between criminal conviction and deportation under US law is under siege with the widely publicised case of Lynch v Dimaya.

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