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Foundations of International Migration Law

Foundations of International Migration Law

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Brian Opeskin, Richard Perruchoud, Jillyanne Redpath-Cross, Richard Bedford, Vincent Chetail, Ivan Shearer, David Weissbrodt, Michael Divine, James C. Hathaway, Jacqueline Bhabha, Ryszard Piotrowicz, Natalie Klein, Ryszard Cholewinski, Sophie Nonnenmacher, Irena Omelaniuk, Karoline Popp, Gervais Appave
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  • Date Published: November 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107017719

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  • International migration law is an important field of international law, which has attracted exceptional interest in recent years. This book has been written from a wide variety of perspectives for those wanting to understand the legal framework that regulates migration. It is intended for students new to this field of study who seek an overview of its many components. It will also appeal to those who have focussed on a particular branch of international migration law but require an understanding of how their specialisation fits with other branches of the discipline. Written by migration law specialists and led by respected international experts, this volume draws upon the combined knowledge of international migration law and policy from academia; international, intergovernmental, regional and non-governmental organisations; and national governments. Additional features include case studies, maps, break-out boxes and references to resources which allow for a full understanding of the law in context.

    • Broad coverage of relevant legal regimes across the chapters
    • Each chapter contains a list of key resources and key readings, allowing readers to explore relevant migration institutions, processes and databases
    • Clearly written chapters on non-specialist sources of IML, including a glossary of essential terms
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Minimalistically defined by Louis Varlez in 1927 as the body of international norms applicable to migration, international migration law continues to struggle to achieve recognition as a discrete body of international law ranking alongside international criminal law, the law of the sea, international economic law, etc. In a weighty study, featuring sixteen different contributions by leading scholars, the editors seek to furnish an overview of the subject in an accessible foundational text that includes maps, case studies, break-out boxes and a helpful glossary. International migration law is seen to have three pillars: human rights, state sovereignty and international cooperation."
    Hugo Storey, International Journal of Refugee Law

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107017719
    • length: 494 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.98kg
    • contains: 11 maps 16 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Conceptualising international migration law Brian Opeskin, Richard Perruchoud and Jillyanne Redpath-Cross
    2. Contemporary patterns of international migration Richard Bedford
    3. Sources of international migration law Vincent Chetail
    4. Nationality and statelessness Ivan Shearer and Brian Opeskin
    5. State sovereignty and freedom of movement Richard Perruchoud
    6. International human rights of migrants David Weissbrodt and Michael Divine
    7. Refugees and asylum James C. Hathaway
    8. Women, children and other marginalised migrant groups Jacqueline Bhabha
    9. Human trafficking and smuggling Ryszard Piotrowicz and Jillyanne Redpath-Cross
    10. International migration by sea and air Natalie Klein
    11. International labour migration Ryszard Cholewinski
    12. International trade law and labour mobility Sophie Nonnenmacher
    13. Global migration institutions and processes Irena Omelaniuk
    14. Regional processes, law and institutional developments on migration Karoline Popp
    15. Emerging legal issues in international migration Gervais Appave
    Appendix 1. Glossary
    Appendix 2. Cases
    Appendix 3. Treaties and other international instruments.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • International Migration Law and Policy
  • Editors

    Brian Opeskin, Macquarie University, Sydney
    Brian Opeskin is Professor of Legal Governance at Macquarie University, Sydney. He researches in the broad field of public law, including international migration law and human rights, and has a special interest in interdisciplinary study that examines the intersection between public law and population processes. He previously held positions as Deputy President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, as Head of the Law School at the University of the South Pacific in Vanuatu and as Associate Professor at Sydney University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

    Richard Perruchoud, International Organisation for Migration
    Richard Perruchoud was, until 2011, Director of the International Migration Law and Legal Affairs Department at the International Organization for Migration in Geneva. Before joining IOM in 1982 he was Adjunct Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva and a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School. He has published widely on migration law, human rights and international humanitarian law.

    Jillyanne Redpath-Cross, International Organisation for Migration
    Jillyanne Redpath-Cross has worked for a number of years as a senior legal officer in the Department of International Migration Law and Legal Affairs at the International Organization for Migration in Geneva. During her time at IOM she has worked on issues such as the human rights of migrants, comparative immigration law and policies, migration and security, and smuggling and trafficking in human beings. Prior to joining IOM, Jillyanne worked as a university lecturer and as an attorney in Australia.


    Brian Opeskin, Richard Perruchoud, Jillyanne Redpath-Cross, Richard Bedford, Vincent Chetail, Ivan Shearer, David Weissbrodt, Michael Divine, James C. Hathaway, Jacqueline Bhabha, Ryszard Piotrowicz, Natalie Klein, Ryszard Cholewinski, Sophie Nonnenmacher, Irena Omelaniuk, Karoline Popp, Gervais Appave

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