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
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
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