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
Date Written: August 29, 2016
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
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