Sources of International Migration Law
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (HEI)
November 13, 2012
FOUNDATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION LAW, pp. 56-92, B. Opeskin, R. Perruchoud, J. Redpath-Cross, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2012
Although migration is frequently considered as a matter of domestic jurisdiction, the movement of persons has been internationalized by a complex set of norms. The main sources of international law reveal a relatively dense picture. This chapter reviews the sources of international legal norms that govern migration by examining treaty law, customary law and general principles of law. It concludes by assessing the role of soft law on the traditional sources of international migration law.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: international migration law, migrant, refugee, migrant worker, alien, asylum-seeker, treaty, custom, soft law, general principles of international law, permemptory norm
Date posted: November 16, 2012
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