Foundations of International Migration Law
International migration law is an important field of international law, which has attracted exceptional interest in recent years. This book has been written from a wide variety of perspectives for those wanting to understand the legal framework that regulates migration. It is intended for students new to this field of study who seek an overview of its many components. It will also appeal to those who have focussed on a particular branch of international migration law but require an understanding of how their specialisation fits with other branches of the discipline. Written by migration law specialists and led by respected international experts, this volume draws upon the combined knowledge of international migration law and policy from academia; international, intergovernmental, regional and non-governmental organisations; and national governments. Additional features include case studies, maps, break-out boxes and references to resources which allow for a full understanding of the law in context.
- Electronic book text
- 05 Nov 2012
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 11 maps 16 tables
'Minimalistically defined by Louis Varlez in 1927 as the body of international norms applicable to migration, international migration law continues to struggle to achieve recognition as a discrete body of international law ranking alongside international criminal law, the law of the sea, international economic law, etc. In a weighty study, featuring sixteen different contributions by leading scholars, the editors seek to furnish an overview of the subject in an accessible foundational text that includes maps, case studies, break-out boxes and a helpful glossary. International migration law is seen to have three pillars: human rights, state sovereignty and international cooperation.' Hugo Storey, International Journal of Refugee Law
Table of contents
1. Conceptualising international migration law Brian Opeskin, Richard Perruchoud and Jillyanne Redpath-Cross; 2. Contemporary patterns of international migration Richard Bedford; 3. Sources of international migration law Vincent Chetail; 4. Nationality and statelessness Ivan Shearer and Brian Opeskin; 5. State sovereignty and freedom of movement Richard Perruchoud; 6. International human rights of migrants David Weissbrodt and Michael Divine; 7. Refugees and asylum James C. Hathaway; 8. Women, children and other marginalised migrant groups Jacqueline Bhabha; 9. Human trafficking and smuggling Ryszard Piotrowicz and Jillyanne Redpath-Cross; 10. International migration by sea and air Natalie Klein; 11. International labour migration Ryszard Cholewinski; 12. International trade law and labour mobility Sophie Nonnenmacher; 13. Global migration institutions and processes Irena Omelaniuk; 14. Regional processes, law and institutional developments on migration Karoline Popp; 15. Emerging legal issues in international migration Gervais Appave; Appendix 1. Glossary; Appendix 2. Cases; Appendix 3. Treaties and other international instruments.