Migration

Introduction

Migration - Research Guide International Law

The past few decades the movement of people across borders has increased significantly. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), more and more people are on the move today than at any other point in human history. According to the UN Convention on the Rights of Migrants, a migrant worker can be described as a ‘person who is to be engaged, is engaged or has been engaged in a remunerated activity in a State of which he or she is not a national’. In article 1.1 of this Convention only those people who freely take the decision to migrate are considered migrants: the notion ‘migrant’ “should be understood as covering all cases where the decision to migrate is taken freely by the individual concerned, for reasons of ‘personal convenience’ and without intervention of an external compelling factor. Thus, the definition of migrant does not refer to individuals who have been forced or compelled to leave their home or country, such as refugees and internally displaced persons and refugees. Various aspects of migration include: labour migration, family reunification, migration and security, combating irregular migration, migration and trade, migrant rights, health and migration, integration, migration and development.

This Research Guide is intended as a starting point for research on Migration. It provides the basic materials available in the Peace Palace Library, both in print and electronic format. Handbooks, leading articles, bibliographies, periodicals, serial publications and documents of interest are presented in the Selective Bibliography section. Links to the PPL Catalogue are inserted. The Library’s classification index code 99. The State and the Aliens. General Works, 100. Emigration and Immigration. General Works, 101. Emigration and Immigration in the Various States and subject heading (keyword) Migration are instrumental for searching through the Catalogue. Special attention is given to our subscriptions on databases, e-journals, e-books and other electronic resources. Finally, this Research Guide features links to relevant websites and other online resources of particular interest.

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Periodicals, serial publications

Bibliographies

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1. Environmental refugee
Environmental refugee : (may be 50 million by 2020) / Ratnakar Sinha. - New Delhi : Aarti Prakashan, 2011. - 264 pages. ; 22 cm Bibliography: page 261-262. - With index. - 2011
Keywords: Environmental refugees, Refugees, Natural disasters, Climate change,

2. Aqbāṭ al-mahǧar
Aqbāṭ al-mahǧar : ṯulāṯiyyat al-dawla wa-al-kanīsa wa-al-muwāṭana / Yusrī al- ʿAzabāwī. - al-Qāhira : Markaz al-Dirāsāt al-Siyāsiyya wa-al Istrātīǧiyya, 2012. - 390 pages. ; 24 cm ISBN paperback - 2012
Keywords: Egypt, Copts, Citizenship, Immigration, Globalization, State and Church relations,

3. Durable Solutions as Reparation for the Unjust Harms of Displacement: Who Owes What to Refugees?
Durable Solutions as Reparation for the Unjust Harms of Displacement: Who Owes What to Refugees? / James Souter In: Journal of Refugee Studies = ISSN 0951-6328: vol. 27, issue 2, page 170-190. - 2014
Keywords: Refugees, Protection, Reparation for damage,

4. A Dignified Approach
A Dignified Approach : Legal Empowerment and Justice for Human Rights Violations in Protracted Refugee Situations / Anna Lise Purkey In: Journal of Refugee Studies = ISSN 0951-6328: vol. 27, issue 2, page 260-281. - 2014
Keywords: Refugees, Transitional justice, Access to justice, Humanitarian assistance, Justice,

5. Criminal Violence, Dispacement and Migration in Mexico and Central America
Criminal Violence, Dispacement and Migration in Mexico and Central America / Sebastián Albuja. - London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. - Page 113-137 In: Humanitarian Crisis and Migration : Causes, Consequences and Responses / edited by Susan Martin, Sanjula Weerasinghe and Abbie Taylor, ISBN 9780415857314: (2014), Page 113-137. - 2014
Keywords: Mexico, Central America, Migration, Immigration, Internally displaced persons, Criminality, Violence, Drugs, Illegal immigrants,

6. Food deprivation: a basis for refugee status?
Food deprivation: a basis for refugee status? / James C. Hathaway. - [Ann Arbor, MI] : University of Michigan Law School Scholarship Repository, 2014. - Page 327-339. - (Social research ; vol. 81, no. 2 (Summer 2014)) Bibliographical references: page 339. - 2014
Keywords: Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (Geneva, 28 July 1951), Famine, Refugees, Legal status, E-docs,

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  • Westin, C., and S. Hassanen, People on the Move : Experiences of Forced Migration. With Examples from Various Parts of the World, Trenton, The Red Sea Press, 2014.

    This volume deals with various issues of forced migration from developing countries, in some cases to neighbouring countries, in others to countries in the developed world. The forty-year period covered is from the late 1960s. In some cases the migration processes the contributors concentrate on resulted in settlement on a permanent basis in a receiving country, in their examples with strong links to diasporic communities elsewhere; in other cases the outcome is that individual families making up the diasporic cultural community go transnational themselves, living here at times, living there for periods, commuting and transcending national, cultural, political and linguistic boundaries. Chapters presenting empirical examples are guided theoretically, bringing observations in to theoretical interpretations. These chapters are interspersed with theoretical expositions of concepts such as durable solutions, nation state, citizenship and transnationalism.

    This volume deals with various issues of forced migration from developing countries, in some cases to neighbouring countries, in others to countries in the developed world. The forty-year period covered is from the late 1960s. In some cases the migration processes the contributors concentrate on resulted in settlement on a permanent basis in a receiving country, in their examples with strong links to diasporic communities elsewhere; in other cases the outcome is that individual families making up the diasporic cultural community go transnational themselves, living here at times, living there for periods, commuting and transcending national, cultural, political and linguistic boundaries. Chapters presenting empirical examples are guided theoretically, bringing observations in to theoretical interpretations. These chapters are interspersed with theoretical expositions of concepts such as durable solutions, nation state, citizenship and transnationalism.

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  • Chetail, V. and C. Bauloz (eds.), Research Handbook on International Law and Migration, Cheltenham, Edward, Elgar, 2014.

    Migration is a complex and multifaceted issue, and the current legal framework suffers from considerable ambiguity and lack of cohesive focus. This Handbook offers a comprehensive take on the intersection of law and migration studies and provides strategies for better understanding the potential of international legal norms in regulating migration. Authoritative analyses by the most renowned and knowledgeable experts in the field focus on important migration issues and challenge the current normative framework with new ways of thinking about the topic.

    Migration is a complex and multifaceted issue, and the current legal framework suffers from considerable ambiguity and lack of cohesive focus. This Handbook offers a comprehensive take on the intersection of law and migration studies and provides strategies for better understanding the potential of international legal norms in regulating migration. Authoritative analyses by the most renowned and knowledgeable experts in the field focus on important migration issues and challenge the current normative framework with new ways of thinking about the topic.

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  • Rubio-Marín, R. (ed.), Human Rights and Immigration, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2014.

    Rubio-Marín, R. (ed.), Human Rights and Immigration, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2014.

    Economic interaction has enlarged the international trade in goods and services, but the safe and humane flow of persons across international borders remains a challenge in a State-based model of territorial jurisdictions. Once an immigrant enters a new host country the guarantee of respect for their human rights comes into question. Indeed, the legal and political constructions of inclusion or exclusion of migrants from the political community touch at the very heart of the cosmopolitan spirit of universal human rights.

    This book brings together leading experts in the fields of migration and human rights law to examine central problems in the protection of the human rights of migrants. They explain the theoretical background of present issues in the area including, immigrant integration policies in Europe, the social and labour rights of migrants, the conditions and legal frameworks affecting migrant women, asylum seekers and refugees worldwide among many others. It explains in a clear and critical manner the legal and political implications of migration today in the context of an evolving globalized world.

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    The book examines the many facets of migration from an international law perspective. Topics discussed include the relationship between migration and state sovereignty, the human rights of migrants, human trafficking, migrant workers, refugees and internal displacement. The expert contributors hail from a number of diverse international law backgrounds (including refugee law, human rights law, humanitarian law, labour law, WTO law and others), allowing them to synthesize many different perspectives and present a comprehensive, cohesive and timely study of a complicated and fractured topic.

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  • Juss, S.S. (ed.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Migration Law, Theory and Policy, Farnham, Ashgate, 2013.

    Juss, S.S. (ed.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Migration Law, Theory and Policy, Farnham, Ashgate, 2013.
    The Ashgate Research Companion to Migration Law, Theory and Policy complements the already successful Ashgate series Law & Migration, established in 2006 which now has a number of well-regarded monographs to its credit. The purpose of this Companion is to augment that Series, by taking stock of the current state of literature on migration law, theory and policy, and to sketch out the contours of its future long-term development, in what is now a vastly expanded research agenda. The Companion provides readers with a definitive and dependable state-of-art review of current research in each of the chosen areas that is all-embracing and all-inclusive of its subject-matter. The chapters focus on the regional and the sub-regional, as well as the national and the global. In so doing, they aim to give a snap-shot that is contextual, coherent, and comprehensive. The contributors are both world-renowned scholars and newer voices and include scholars, practitioners, former judges and researchers and policy-makers who are currently working for international organisations.
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  • Opeskin, B. (et al.) (eds.), Foundations of International Migration Law, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012.

    Opeskin, B. (et al.) (eds.), Foundations of International Migration Law, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012.

    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.

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  • Rosenblum, M.R. and D.J. Tichenor (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Politics of International Migration, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012.

    Rosenblum, M.R. and D.J. Tichenor (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Politics of International Migration, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012.

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  • Talani, L.S. (ed.), Globalisation, Migration, and the Future of Europe: Insiders and Outsiders, London, Routledge, 2012.

    Talani, L.S. (ed.), Globalisation, Migration, and the Future of Europe: Insiders and Outsiders, London, Routledge, 2012.

    Showcasing an original, interdisciplinary approach, this text examines the effect of migration on the domestic politics of individual states and how they are eroding the distinctions between the domestic and foreign policy, the ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ components of politics and law. During the twentieth century the context in which migrants negotiate their integration within legal, social, cultural, economic and political spaces changed significantly. Drawing upon varied perspectives from the US, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Russia and Italy among others, this work develops a comprehensive understanding of the impact migratory networks are having on European societies. It investigates the strategies of integration or discrimination which are developed in Europe by state institutions, legal codes, political movements and even immigrant communities themselves, when confronted with the growing influence of migratory networks. The result is a highly topical exploration of the political and legal dimensions of migration in the EU, that develops new approaches to the issue of social integration and the exclusion of migrants and migrant communities. Globalization, Migration, and the Future of Europe will be of interest to students and scholars of migration, European studies, globalization and International Law.

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  • Triandafyllidou, A. and T. Maroukis, Migrant Smuggling: Irregular Migration From Asia and Africa to Europe, Palgrave, Macmillan, 2012.

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    This book explores one important aspect of international irregular migration, notably the smuggling of migrants from Asia and Africa into southern European countries. During the last two decades, international migration has intensified both across the East to West and South to North axis,with Europe receiving increasing numbers of migrants from developing countries in Africa and Asia (and also Latin America), and this work examinesthis international movement of people that oftentakes place illegally and involves either unlawful border crossings or overstaying (with or without a visa). The book also discusses how migration control policies in southern European countries may inadvertently shape the migrant smuggling phenomenon and the smuggling ‘business’.

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  • Ho, C.G.T. and J. Loucky, Humane Migration: Establishing Legitimacy and Rights for Displaced People, Sterling, VA, Kumarian Press, 2012.

    Ho, C.G.T. and J. Loucky, Humane Migration: Establishing Legitimacy and Rights for Displaced People, Sterling, VA, Kumarian Press, 2012.

    The popular discourse on immigration in North America and Western Europe is usually framed in terms of violations to national law, fueled by fear and propped up by the myths of nationhood. The rhetoric maintains that immigrants as individuals threaten jobs, the local economy and the cultural identity of a country. But these views fail to consider the ironic reality: that the developed world, which tries so emphatically to keep poor people out, itself produces the systemic economic conditions that foster migration. “Dispossessed People” provides a fresh look at the debate on international migration in general and immigration to the United States, Europe and Canada in particular. It explains clearly why groups migrate and the militarized anxiety that threatens their livelihood. Arguing that migration is a human right, the authors call for better policies that recognize these rights and the many benefits that migrants provide to their new communities. This book is an essential text for policy makers, students and activists who seek justice for the world’s vulnerable populations.

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