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Law and Migration

The International Library of Studies on Migration Series 6

Edited by Selina Goulbourne
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Published: 14th Jan 1998
Dimensions: w 244mm h 169mm d 1270mm
Weight: 1060g
ISBN-10: 1858980399
ISBN-13: 9781858980393
Barcode No: 9781858980393
Law and Migration is an authoritative volume which draws on statutory and case law to expose the limitations of the law in protecting the individual caught in the complex web of national and regional constraints on migration. International law provides for the exercise of the sovereign power of states to control the entry of non-nationals. However, more recent international conventions have shown a growing awareness of the failure of the law to protect individuals and their families from violation of their human rights and civil liberties. Whilst avoiding open conflict with the principle of sovereignty, national courts have strived to comply with the spirit of human rights conventions and have often decided in favour of individuals. Despite this, border and internal controls on entry continue to proliferate. Globally the failure to establish an adequate legal framework which takes account of forced migration caused by wars and natural disasters has provoked a debate beyond the traditional legal norms. This volume presents a selection of published work from a variety of countriest and addresses the theoretical questions and policy issues which will continue to tax lawyers in the twenty first century.

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`Law and Migration provides the reader with an impressive compilation of articles on immigration law and its effects on the individual within a transitory global society. . . . Law and Migration, through its efficient presentation of important recent scholarship, succeeds in providing a series of articles that focus on some of the most pressing issues in Western immigration law.' -- Journal of International Law and Politics `The range and quality of the selection is excellent, and, in a field prone to rapid obsolescence, includes many pieces of current interest to students of law and politics alike. Goulbourne's excellent introduction links the individual contributions with the wider themes of the volume and would ensure ready access even to younger undergraduates. As a reader, this collection is outstanding. It provides an overview of the field, offers stimulating and challenging contributions in a well-integrated framework, and opens the door to further, more advanced studies.' -- Patricia Hogwood, Political Studies `. . . Goulbourne's selections are valuable and worth reading. . . . Law and Migration can provide many core legal readings for an advanced law school seminar course in migration law and policy.' -- Jonathan Klaaren, The Law and Politics Book Review