Call for papers: REMHU n. 63 (december 2021), n. 64 (april 2022)


The Issue n. 63 of the Journal (December 2021), will be published with a Dossier on "Migrations in the Middle East" (deadline for submission of articles, August 10, 2021).

Luciano Zaccara e Maria do Carmo dos Santos Gonçalves (guest editors)

The aim of the dossier is to analyze the main characteristics of migration and forced displacement in the Middle East in intra-regional and extra-regional terms. We include in the definition of Middle East Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Syria, Turkey and Yemen.

At the beginning of the third decade of the 21st century, the region presents itself as one of the most challenging in terms of human mobility, not only due to the large number of refugees (mainly Syrians, Palestinians and Yemenis), but also due to the growing presence of economic and irregular migrants, as well as by immigration policies that, not infrequently, prioritize security approaches in the strict sense and not the promotion of human rights. It should be remembered that most countries in the region did not sign the 1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocols. The many war, ethnic and religious conflicts in the region make the context even more challenging.

In this perspective, guiding a reflection on human mobility in the Middle East region aims to pay attention to the defense and promotion of the human rights of migrants and refugees; deepen structural and intermediary factors (economy, environment, institutions, migratory policies, military and religious conflicts, networks) as factors that interfere in the formulation of the migratory trajectories of the people involved; emphasize the role of solidarity action by international organizations and organized civil society, as well as the agency for migrants and refugees.

Some topics that can be deepened in the articles, although not exclusive, are the following:

- military and religious conflicts and forced migration

- reception and protection of refugees

- undocumented migrant workers

- domestic workers and their rights

- migratory policies

- human rights and action by international organizations and organized civil society

- environmental challenges and migration

- religious issues, forced migration and displacement

- Latin American diaspora in the Middle East

- the role of NGOs

- the role of international agencies.

The article can be written in English, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish. The article should be unpublished and will be evaluated by two referees. Other information such as bibliographic standards with which all authors are obliged to comply may be found on the REMHU website or on the website of SciELO (Submissions | Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana (

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