Sources of International Migration Law

FOUNDATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION LAW, pp. 56-92, B. Opeskin, R. Perruchoud, J. Redpath-Cross, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2012

19 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2012  

Vincent Chetail

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (HEI)

Date Written: November 13, 2012

Abstract

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.

Keywords: international migration law, migrant, refugee, migrant worker, alien, asylum-seeker, treaty, custom, soft law, general principles of international law, permemptory norm

Suggested Citation

Chetail, Vincent, Sources of International Migration Law (November 13, 2012). FOUNDATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION LAW, pp. 56-92, B. Opeskin, R. Perruchoud, J. Redpath-Cross, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2174892

Vincent Chetail (Contact Author)

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (HEI) ( email )

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Geneva, CH-1211
Switzerland

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