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 Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, 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'. According to the working group of intergovernmental experts on the human rights of migrants 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. Various aspects of migration include: labour migration (not forced), family reunification, migration and security, 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 systematic classification → Public international law 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.
1. Entre igualdade e diversidade: globalização, migrações, direitos humanos e relações interculturais
Keywords: Equality, Cultural diversity, Interculturalism, Human rights, Migration, Globalization, Ethnic minorities,
2. Conflito armado interno na Síria e seu impacto no Brasil
Keywords: Brazil, Syria, Spain, Refugees, Non-international armed conflicts, Human rights, Migration,
3. La migración femenina, el trabajo doméstico asalariado y la violación de los derechos humanos
Keywords: Italy, Domestic work, Migration, Women, Human rights,
4. Sovereignty, Migration and the Rule of Law in Global Times
Keywords: Great Britain, Australia, Globalization, Sovereignty, Refugees, Rule of law, Immigration law, Human rights,
5. Human Rights of Migrants: the Dawn of a New Era?
Keywords: Non-governmental organizations, Emigration and immigration, Foreign workers, International Labour Organization, Migration, Human rights, Immigration law,
6. "More than their Share of Sorrows": International Migration Law and the Rights of Children
Keywords: United States of America, Latin America, Emigration and immigration, Children, Protection, Family life, Immigration law, Human rights,
7. The Transnational Movement of Persons under General International Law - Mapping the Customary Law Foundations of International Migration Law
Keywords: Freedom of movement, Emigration and immigration, Human rights, Immigration law, Customary international law,
8. The Extra-territorial Obligations of European States Regarding Human Rights in the Context of Terrorism
Keywords: European Court of Human Rights, Court of Justice of the European Union, Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (Geneva, 28 July 1951), Human rights, Terrorism, Refugees, Extraterritorial jurisdiction,
9. Refugee Migration and Local Demarcations
Keywords: European Union, Common European Asylum System, Refugees, Asylum, Legal status, Local government, Immigration law, Migration,
10. The Local Production of Asylum
Keywords: Germany, East Germany, Asylum, Refugees, Local government, Politics, Immigration law, Legal status,
11. Deciding Refugee Settlement in Norwegian Cities
Keywords: Norway, Refugees, Asylum, Legal status, Immigration law, Local government, Politics,
12. Asylum in Austere Times
Keywords: Great Britain, Refugees, Housing, Asylum, Cities, Politics, Immigration law,
13. Learning How to Squat
Keywords: Italy, Rome, Eritrea, Refugees, Segregation, Integration, Housing, Local government, Immigration law,
14. Bulgaria's Response to Refugee Migration
Keywords: Bulgaria, Refugees, Migration, Asylum, Borders, Legal status,
15. Engendering Security at the Borders of Europe
Keywords: Europe, Gender, Women, Violence, Migration, Protection,
16. Threatened or Threatening? How Ideology Shapes Asylum Seekers' Immigration Policy Attitudes in Israel and Australia
Keywords: Australia, Israel, Asylum, Emigration and immigration, Public opinion,
17. Displacement in the Context of Disasters and Adverse Effects of Climate Change
Keywords: Environmental refugees, Disasters, Natural disasters, Climate change,
18. The Status of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Indonesia
Keywords: Indonesia, Asia, Emigration and immigration, Refugees, Asylum, Non-refoulement, International law and national law, Human rights, Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (Geneva, 28 July 1951),
19. Preventing Indefinite Detention
|Canada Fulfills Promise to Take 25,000 Syrian Refugees|
....osed deadline to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees fleeing their country's civil war, officials said, fulfilling a campaign promi....
|News in the Humanosphere: Refugees riot at Greece-Macedonia border|
....cuments for identification at the entrance of the transit center for refugees near the southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija,....
|The Latest: Media not allowed into Greek migrant camps - San Francisco Chronicle|
...owed into Greek migrant camps February 29, 2016 Updated: February 29, 2016 5:27am Photo: Alessandra Tarantino, AP Syrian refu....
|Conference examines Syrian refugee crisis|
...ia and Religion, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the Global Post hosted a daylong conference on Fri....