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The IOM Glossary is a “living document”. Therefore, to ensure you always have access to the most up-to-date version, we advise you to view it online and avoid downloading it. The IOM Glossary on Migration is an accessible and extensive collection of definitions of migration-related terminology. It... Read More
Biometrics and International Migration focuses on the impact of the rapid expansion in the use of biometric systems in migration management on the rights of individuals; it seeks to highlight legal issues for consideration in implementing such systems, taking as the starting point that the security... Read More
International Migration Law N°12 - Migration and the Right to Health: A Review of European Community Law and Council of Europe Instruments
This study aims at providing a legal perspective on migration health in Europe through a review of European Community Law and Council of Europe instruments. As will be seen, numerous instruments exist at the European level recognizing that the right to health is a fundamental human right for... Read More
This report gives an overview of the international legal framework containing norm relevant to the protection of child migrants. Particular focus is on the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), since this widely ratified instrument constitutes the most all-encompassing basis... Read More
The International Migration Law and Legal Affairs Department has been commissioned by the European Parliament to conduct a comparative study of the laws in the 27 EU Member States concerning legal immigration. The study aims at providing an overview and analysis of the conditions for legal... Read More
The objective of this publication is primarily to promote respect by the State for the right to health for all those who migrate. Secondly, the publication aims more generally at guiding the reader through the myriad of norms and principles contained in international instruments impacting on... Read More
International Migration Law N°24 - Rights, Residence, Rehabilitation: A Comparative Study Assessing Residence Options for Trafficked Persons
The last decade has witnessed an increase in legal and policy debate on the rights of trafficked persons, but should such rights extend to the right to residence in the host country? If so, under what circumstances? This IOM multi-country research report examines this very issue.
This book encapsulates the law of international migration by examining developments first addressed in the volume on Migration and International Legal Norms (edited by T.A. Aleinikoff and V. Chetail; T.M.C. Asser Press, 2003) and by discussing wholly new themes.
If you believe that States have complete discretion in handling migration matters and that migrants are not protected under international law, read this book! You will be amazed by the wealth of international instruments, treaties, standards and principles existing in international law. Rights and... Read More