The Fight Against Migrant Smuggling: Migration Containment Over Refugee Protection

in Joanne van Selm, Khoti Kamanga, John Morrison, Aninia Nadig, Sanja Spoljar-Vrzina and Loes van Willigen, The Refugee Convention at Fifty. A View from Forced Migration Studies, Lanham: Lexington Books, pp.173-185, 2003

13 Pages Posted: 17 May 2010

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François Crépeau

McGill University - Faculty of Law: Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law

Abstract

This chapter intends to demonstrate, using the 2000 Palermo Protocol against the smuggling of migrants and Canadian examples, that the fight against migrant smuggling uses essentially repressive means, which shows a simplistic understanding of the phenomenon, can prove dangerous for the migrants, and completely disregards the protection needs of refugees.

Keywords: migrant smuggling, Palermo protocol, Canada, refugees

Suggested Citation

Crépeau, François, The Fight Against Migrant Smuggling: Migration Containment Over Refugee Protection. in Joanne van Selm, Khoti Kamanga, John Morrison, Aninia Nadig, Sanja Spoljar-Vrzina and Loes van Willigen, The Refugee Convention at Fifty. A View from Forced Migration Studies, Lanham: Lexington Books, pp.173-185, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1607928

François Crépeau (Contact Author)

McGill University - Faculty of Law: Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law ( email )

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Montreal H3A 1W9, Quebec
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