Migration and International Law: A Short Introduction

International Law and Migration, pp. i-xxiii, Vincent Chetail ed., Vol. 1, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016

24 Pages Posted: 14 Sep 2016  

Vincent Chetail

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (HEI)

Date Written: August 29, 2016

Abstract

This article provides a general overview of the international legal framework governing migration. It takes stock of the important legal scholarship devoted to the multifaceted impact of international law on migration. It identifies some of the most important academic articles devoted to this growing field and highlights the great diversity of the legal literature. It also provides a representative and didactic mapping of the key issues and rules governing migration in international law. This literature review explores the core notions of movement, sovereignty and globalization under international law. It also examines the complex and conflicting issues raised by alienage, citizenship and the rule of law as well as the main controversies surrounding the legal protection of migrant workers and refugees in contemporary international law.

Keywords: migration, international law, migrant worker, refugee, migrant, explusion, admission, refoulement

Suggested Citation

Chetail, Vincent, Migration and International Law: A Short Introduction (August 29, 2016). International Law and Migration, pp. i-xxiii, Vincent Chetail ed., Vol. 1, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2831360

Vincent Chetail (Contact Author)

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

PO Box 136
Geneva, CH-1211
Switzerland

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