Situated at the crossroads of trade and travel routes linking East and West, Turkey has always been a key junction for many types of migratory movements, whether by land or sea. During the last decades, millions of Turkish migrant workers have left their country to work abroad, but recently Turkey... Read more
The term 'feminization of international migration' has been used to describe the recent increase in women's independent migration, especially as labourers. Women's migration, in order to work in the informal sector, including as domestic workers, has shaped this recent trend. There is, however,... Read more
In this report, Professor Elizabeth Kelly assesses the current state of knowledge on the trafficking of women and children in Europe. She concludes that despite the growing interest and concern, information on the scale of trafficking, the methods used, and the most effective means to counter it,... Read more
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