Foundations of International Migration Law

Foundations of International Migration Law


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107608368
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/27/2012
Pages: 494
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Brian Opeskin is Professor of Legal Governance at Macquarie University, Sydney. He researches in the broad field of public law, including international migration law and human rights, and has a special interest in interdisciplinary study that examines the intersection between public law and population processes. He previously held positions as Deputy President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, as Head of the Law School at the University of the South Pacific in Vanuatu and as Associate Professor at Sydney University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

Richard Perruchoud was, until 2011, Director of the International Migration Law and Legal Affairs Department at the International Organization for Migration in Geneva. Before joining IOM in 1982 he was Adjunct Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva and a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School. He has published widely on migration law, human rights and international humanitarian law.

Jillyanne Redpath-Cross has worked for a number of years as a senior legal officer in the Department of International Migration Law and Legal Affairs at the International Organization for Migration in Geneva. During her time at IOM she has worked on issues such as the human rights of migrants, comparative immigration law and policies, migration and security, and smuggling and trafficking in human beings. Prior to joining IOM, Jillyanne worked as a university lecturer and as an attorney in Australia.

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.

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