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.

New titles


1. Formalizing displacement
Formalizing displacement : international law and population transfers / Umut Özsu. - Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015. - XV, 169 pages. ; 24 cm. - (History and theory of international law) Bibliography: page 131-163. - With notes and index. - 2015
Keywords: Greece, Turkey, Forced migration, Population transfers, Refugees, Minorities, History,

2. Migration law in Canada
Migration law in Canada / Sharryn J. Aiken, Donald Galloway, Colin Grey, Audrey Macklin. - Alphen aan den Rijn : Wolters Kluwer, Law & Business, 2013. - 306 pages. : portraits, tables. ; 24 cm This book was originally published as a monograph in the International Encyclopaedia of Laws/Migration Law. - Bibliography: page 301-303. - With notes and index. - 2013
Keywords: Canada, Immigration law,

3. Refugee Return in Post-War Bosnia-Herzegovina
Refugee Return in Post-War Bosnia-Herzegovina / Marko Valenta and Zan Strabac. - Ravenna : Longo Editore. - Page 119-136 In: Bosnia-Herzegovina since Dayton : Civic and Uncivic Values / edited by Ola Listhaug and Sabrina P. Ramet, ISBN 9788880637394: (2013), Page 119-136. - 2013
Keywords: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Refugees, Internally displaced persons, Repatriation, Restitution, Ethnic minorities,

4. The Politics of Memory in Bosnia's Republika Srpska
The Politics of Memory in Bosnia's Republika Srpska / Sarah Correia. - Ravenna : Longo Editore. - Page 329-350 In: Bosnia-Herzegovina since Dayton : Civic and Uncivic Values / edited by Ola Listhaug and Sabrina P. Ramet, ISBN 9788880637394: (2013), Page 329-350. - 2013
Keywords: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslav wars (1989-1999), Memory, Ethnicity, Cultural heritage,

5. Syrian Refugees and the Right to Work: Developing Temporary Protection in Turkey
Syrian Refugees and the Right to Work: Developing Temporary Protection in Turkey / Sarah Bidinger In: Boston University International Law Journal = ISSN 0737-8947: vol. 33, issue 1, page 223-249. - 2015
Keywords: Turkey, Syria, Refugees, Legal status, Labor, Economic, social and cultural rights, Human rights,

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Periodicals, serial publications

Bibliographies

New titles


1. Formalizing displacement
Formalizing displacement : international law and population transfers / Umut Özsu. - Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015. - XV, 169 pages. ; 24 cm. - (History and theory of international law) Bibliography: page 131-163. - With notes and index. - 2015
Keywords: Greece, Turkey, Forced migration, Population transfers, Refugees, Minorities, History,

2. Migration law in Canada
Migration law in Canada / Sharryn J. Aiken, Donald Galloway, Colin Grey, Audrey Macklin. - Alphen aan den Rijn : Wolters Kluwer, Law & Business, 2013. - 306 pages. : portraits, tables. ; 24 cm This book was originally published as a monograph in the International Encyclopaedia of Laws/Migration Law. - Bibliography: page 301-303. - With notes and index. - 2013
Keywords: Canada, Immigration law,

3. Refugee Return in Post-War Bosnia-Herzegovina
Refugee Return in Post-War Bosnia-Herzegovina / Marko Valenta and Zan Strabac. - Ravenna : Longo Editore. - Page 119-136 In: Bosnia-Herzegovina since Dayton : Civic and Uncivic Values / edited by Ola Listhaug and Sabrina P. Ramet, ISBN 9788880637394: (2013), Page 119-136. - 2013
Keywords: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Refugees, Internally displaced persons, Repatriation, Restitution, Ethnic minorities,

4. The Politics of Memory in Bosnia's Republika Srpska
The Politics of Memory in Bosnia's Republika Srpska / Sarah Correia. - Ravenna : Longo Editore. - Page 329-350 In: Bosnia-Herzegovina since Dayton : Civic and Uncivic Values / edited by Ola Listhaug and Sabrina P. Ramet, ISBN 9788880637394: (2013), Page 329-350. - 2013
Keywords: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslav wars (1989-1999), Memory, Ethnicity, Cultural heritage,

5. Syrian Refugees and the Right to Work: Developing Temporary Protection in Turkey
Syrian Refugees and the Right to Work: Developing Temporary Protection in Turkey / Sarah Bidinger In: Boston University International Law Journal = ISSN 0737-8947: vol. 33, issue 1, page 223-249. - 2015
Keywords: Turkey, Syria, Refugees, Legal status, Labor, Economic, social and cultural rights, Human rights,

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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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  • Borders Beyond Control?

    In my previous blogpost “Feigning Immigration Control”, I argued that politicians are often busy with feigning immigration control while in reality they often can or want to do little about it. What do we actually know about the effects of immigration policies? In order to answer this question, I have conducted a research project on the ‘Determinants of International Migration’ (DEMIG) at the International Migration Institute at Oxford University. One of the main insights of the project is that while immigration restrictions often reduce immigration, these effects tend to be rather small. In addition, restrictions often have a four potential side-effects (‘substitution effects’) which further undermine their effectiveness or can even make them counter-productive.

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  • Border Controls and Human Rights: Migration in the Central Mediterranean

    The Central Mediterranean has, in the last years, turned into the epicentre of human (migrant) disasters. The Central Mediterranean route refers to the migratory flow coming from Northern Africa towards Italy and Malta through the Mediterranean Sea. Here, Libya often acts as nexus point where migrants from the Horn of Africa and Western African routes meet before embarking on their journey towards the EU.

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  • First Global Forum on Statelessness - "New Directions in Statelessness Research and Policy"

    From 15 to 17 September 2014, 3 institutions (the UNHCR, the agency mandated by the General Assembly to help states to address statelessness, and the Statelessness Programme of Tilburg University) co-hosted the first held Global Forum on Statelessness. The three-day event took place in the Academy building of the Peace Palace of The Hague, the Netherlands.

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  • “People must be able to look one another in the eye”. Plans of the Dutch Government to ban face-covering clothing.

    The Dutch Government chose to ignore the advice of the Council of State concerning the ban on face-covering clothing. The Council of State, the advisory organ of the Government, heavily criticised the legislative proposal. First, the Council of State does not consider the complete ban as necessary and useful. Second, the Council of State is of the opinion that a ban on face covering clothing is an infringement of the freedom of religion.

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  • Cultural Diversity

    On Monday the 17th of August 2009 the Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations of the Hague Academy of International Law started. The Centre takes place annually at the Academy and Library building of the Peace Palace. The purpose of the Centre is to bring together advanced young scholars of [...]

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  • European Pact on Immigration and Asylum

    European Pact on Immigration and Asylum : At a meeting in Cannes on Monday, 7 July, EU ministers approved French proposals for a tougher common policy to stem the influx of illegal immigrants, despite some differences and concerns about accusations of xenophobia from outside the European Union.

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