Free Movement in the Caribbean: Economic and Security Dimensions

Number of Pages: 
113
Year: 
2019
Electronic copy only
Description: 

The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) regimes for free movement of  persons  and  their  implementation  fundamentally  shape how people are moving throughout the Caribbean. This  report,  in  responding  to  needs  expressed  by  Caribbean  States,  identifies  opportunities for  capacity-building  and  partnership  to  improve harmonization, data collection, and regional cooperation.  It  examines  the  economic  and  security  dimensions  of  free  movement  of  people  in  the Caribbean region, combining a theoretical analysis of the impact of free mobility with empirical findings. The study encompasses an important review of their structures,  as  well  as  a  comprehensive  analysis  of the scope, level of implementation and concerns and opportunities that free mobility arrangements have brought to the region. 

Table of contents: 
  • Acknowledgements
  • Acronyms and Abbreviations
  • Foreword
  • About this Report
  • Methodology
  • 1. History and Context of Free Movement in the Caribbean
  • 2. Mobility trends of CARICOM Nationals
  • 3. The CSME and OECS regimes: Implementation successes and challenges
  • 4.The impact of the free movement of per sons
  • Conclusion
  • Recommendations for Future Research
  • Glossary
  • References