Well over one million Moroccan nationals are officially resident in the 15 Member States of the European Union, and many more live and work there, without valid documents. While the countries north of the Mediterranean Basin need labour immigrants, those striving to cross from the southern shores... Read more
The US Trafficking in Persons Report (July 2001) included South Korea among 23 countries that, in the eyes of the US State Department, failed to meet minimum standards in attempting to stop the trafficking in human beings (mostly women and children) who are exploited as prostitutes or placed in low... Read more
The Migration Research Series (MRS) presents the findings of research projects managed by IOM’s Research Unit in Geneva, and studies prepared by IOM staff and its field offices. The series is designed to bring the results of policy-relevant migration research to the attention of a broader audience... Read more
Trafficking in human being is a most serious and growing problem in the Russian Federation, and one that is misunderstood, barely acknowledged and easily tolerated. Trafficking in women is a multibillion dollar industry and a key source of revenue for Russian organized crime groups.
The June 2000 Dover tragedy, in which 58 Chinese nationals died while being smuggled into the United Kingdom, alerted the general public, as well as policy makers, to issues relating to Chinese migration into Europe. However, the fact that over one million Chinese nationals already live in Europe,... Read more
Cet ouvrage retrace l'histoire de l'organisation au cours des cinquante dernières années, offrant une large vision des origines de l'OIM, de son développement et des programmes mis en œuvre, ainsi que du contexte dans lequel celle-ci a agi.
This study provides the Irish Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform with an overview and analysis of international experience in the field of immigration legislation and practice. Its purpose is to support the Department's efforts in developing comprehensive immigration legislation and... Read more
This paper provides a state-of-the-art literature review and is intended to stimulate discussions around some of the most salient issues concerning the relationship between migration, return, and development. It outlines the operational framework and research strategy that will be used to... Read more
There is a new willingness in a growing number of European countries to adopt a more innovative approach to returning rejected asylum-seekers and irregular migrants, through trying more explicitly to link return with reintegration and development assistance. Some countries, such as France, the... Read more
Over the past ten years, there has been a significant increase in the number of regional consultative processes focusing on migration. These non-binding fora bring representatives of states, civil society and international organizations together at the regional level to discuss migration-related... Read more
This study aims to “aid the Costa Rican and Nicaraguan Governments to formulate policies that promote migration as a national and regional agent of human development”.
It assesses the economic impact of Nicaraguan migration on their respective economies in terms of productivity levels, employment,... Read more
This Migration Research Series (MRS) booklet features all MRS volumes published from 2000 to 2014. IOM’s MRS was launched in 2000 as a means to share the results of research studies conducted by the Organization’s Research Unit, IOM Country Offices, and external experts to a wider audience more... Read more