Specialized Topics in Law 8 LAWG 518 001 (5859) & 009 (5860) International Migration Law
Professor : François Crépeau
READINGS FOR EACH WEEK
WEEK 1. Introduction : The foreigner
- Film: Borderless, by Min Sook Lee, 2006.
- JOPPKE, Christian, "The Vulnerability of Non-Citizens", (2009) 39 Perspectives on Europe 2, 19-22.
Documents will be distributed in class.
WEEK 2. The Global Migration Regime
- International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, G.A. res. 45/158, annex, 45 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49A) at 262, U.N. Doc. A/45/49 (1990), entered into force July 1, 2003.
- Information kit on the United Nations Convention on Migrants’ Rights, UNESCO, November 2005.
- International Organisation for Migration, World Migration Report, 2010 : http://publications.iom.int/bookstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=37&products_id=653&language=en.
- Citizenship and Migration Canada, Report on Plans and Priorities for 2010-2011, pp. 1-36: http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/rpp/2010-2011/inst/imc/imc00-eng.asp
- UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME, Human Development Report 2009. Overcoming Barriers: Human Mobility and Development, New York, United Nations Development Programme, 2009.
WEEK 3. Territorial sovereignty and borders
- TAYLOR, Savitri, "From border control to migration management: The case for a paradigm change in the Western response to transborder population movement", (2005)39 Social Policy and Administration, 563-586.
- SHAMIR, Ronen, "Without Borders? Notes on Globalization as a Mobility Regime", (2005)23 Sociological Theory, 197-217.
- James D. Sidaway, "The Poetry of Boundaries", in: Kumar Rajaram and Carl Grundig-Warr, Borderscapes: Hidden Geographies and Politics at Territory’s Edge, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007, 161-181.
- Emma Haddad, "Danger Happens at the Border", in: Kumar Rajaram and Carl Grundig-Warr, Borderscapes: Hidden Geographies and Politics at Territory’s Edge, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007, 119-136.
WEEK 4. The international refugee protection regime
- Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, 1001 U.N.T.S. 45, entered into force June 20, 1974.
- Cartagena Declaration on Refugees, Nov. 22, 1984, Annual Report of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, OAS Doc. OEA/Ser.L/V/II.66/doc.10, rev. 1, at 190-93 (1984-85). (17 April 1998).
- Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Guideline 4, Women refugee claimants fleeing gender-related persecution, 1996
WEEKS 5 & 6. The contemporary challenges of refugee protection
- UNHCR, 2009 Global Trends: Refugees, Asylum-Seekers, Returnees, Internally Displaced and Stateless Persons, 2009.
- FELLER, Erika, "Asylum, Migration and Refugee Protection: Realities, Myths and the Promise of Things to Come", (2006) 18 International Journal of Refugee Law, 509-536.
- BRUIN Rene, WOUTERS Kees, " Terrorism and the non-derogability of non-refoulement", (2003) 15:1 International Journal of Refugee Law, 5-29. Restricted access through the International Journal of Refugee Law website.
- Federal Court of Appeal judgment, 27 June 2008, Canada v. Canadian Council for Refugees (2008 FCA 229)
- Michelle Foster, “Responsibility Sharing or Shifting, “Safe Third Countries” and International Law”, (2008) 28(2) Refuge pp. 64-78
- UNHCR, Executive Committee, Conclusion on reception of asylum-seekers in the context of individual asylum systems, No. 93, Geneva, 2002.
- ROUSSEAU, Cécile, CRÉPEAU, François, FOXEN, Patricia, HOULE, France, "The Complexity of Determining Refugeehood - A Multidisciplinary Analysis of the Decision-Making Process of the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board ", (2002) 15 Journal of Refugee Studies, 43-70. Restricted access through the Journal of Refugee Studies website.
- Katerine Vitus and Hilde Lidén, “The Status of the Asylum Seeking Child in Norway and Denmark, Comparing Discourses, Policies and Practice”, (2010) 23(1) Journal of Refugee Studies 62-81.
- Nicole laViolette, “UNHCR Guidance Note on Refugee Claims Relating to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: A critical commentary” (2010) 22(2) International Journal of Refugee Law 173-208.
WEEK 7. The new migration security paradigm
- Film: Leaving or Dying, Raymonde Provencher, 2005.
- CRÉPEAU, François, NAKACHE, Delphine, "Controlling irregular migration in Canada : Reconciling security concerns with human rights protection", (2006)12 IRPP Choices, 1-44.
- Michael Collyer, “Migrants, Migration and the Security Paradigm: Constraints and Opportunities”, (2006) Mediterranean Politics 255-270.
- HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, Locked Up Far Away - The Transfer of Immigrants to Remote Detention Centers in the United States, 2009.
- COLE, David, “Out of the Shadows: Preventive Detention, Suspected Terrorists, and War”, Georgetown Law, Georgetown Law Faculty Working Papers, Paper 106, 2009.
WEEK 8. Reading week
WEEK 9. Migrant Smuggling and the interception of “irregular migrants”
- Film: In Search of the African Queen, Katerina Cizek et Catherine Bainbridge, 1999.
- UN, Protocol Against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, Supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Crime, G.A. Res. 55/25, annex III, U.N. GAOR, 55th Sess., Supp. No. 49, at 65, U.N. Doc. A/45/49 (Vol. I) (2001), entered into force Jan. 28, 2004.
- UNHCR, Executive Committee, Conclusion on Protection Safeguards in Interception Measures, No. 97, Geneva, 2003.
- Angus Francis, “Bringing Protection Home: Healing the Schism Between International Obligations and National Safeguards Created by Extraterritorial Processing”, 2010 22(4) International Journal of Refugee Law 512-557.
- BROUWER, Andrew, KUMIN, Judith, "Interception and Asylum: When Migration Control and Human Rights Collide", (2003)21 Refuge: Canada’s Periodical on Refugees, 6-24.
- BROLAN, Claire, "An Analysis of the Human Smuggling Trade and the Protocol Against Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Air and Sea (2000) from Refugee Protection Perspective", (2002)14 International Journal of Refugee Law, 561-596.
- Michelle Le Voy and Eve Geddic, “Irregular Migration: Challenges, Limits and Remedies” (2009) 28(4) Refugee Survey Quarterly, pp. 87-113.
WEEK 10. The fight against trafficking in persons
- UN, Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime, G.A. Res. 25, annex II, U.N. GAOR, 55th Sess., Supp. No. 49, at 60, U.N. Doc. A/45/49 (Vol. I) (2001), entered into force Dec.25, 2003.
- Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Human Trafficking http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/3f1fc60f4.html
- UNCHR, Guidelines on International Protection No. 7: The Application of Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention and 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees to victims of trafficking and persons at risk of trafficking, http://www.unhcr.org/443b626b2.html
- Susan Kneebone, “The Refugee Trafficking Nexus: Making Good (The) Connection”, (2010) 29(1) Refugee Survey Quarterly 137-160.
- Janie Chuang, "Beyond a Snapshot:Preventing Human Trafficking in the Global Economy"
- Farrell, McDevitt and Fahy, “Where are all the victims? Understanding the determination of official identification of human trafficking incidents”, (2010) 9(2) Criminology and Public Policy
- International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, "An Exploration of Promising Practices in Response to Human Trafficking in Canada"
WEEK 11. Internally displaced persons and humanitarian intervention
- Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, U.N. Doc. E/CN.4/1998/53/Add.2 (1998), noted in Comm. Hum. Rts. res. 1998/50.
- ICRC, "Internally displaced persons: The mandate and role of the International Committee of the Red Cross", (2000)838 International Revue of the Red Cross 491-500.
- JAQUEMET, Stéphane, "The cross-fertilization of international humanitarian law and international refugee law", (2001)83 Revue internationale de la Croix-Rouge, 651-674.
- Global IDP Project, Trapped in Displacement, Internally Displaced People in the OSCE Area, Oslo, Norwegian Refugee Council, 2004.
- LUOPAJÄRVI, Katja, "Is there an obligation for states to accept international humanitarian assistance to internally displaced persons under international law?", (2003)15 International Journal of Refugee Law, 678-714. Restricted access through the International Journal of Refugee Law webiste.
- African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa http://www.unhcr.org/4ae9bede9.html
- Stephane Ojeda, “The Kampala Convention on Internally Displaced Persons: Some International Humanitarian Law Aspects”, 2010 29(3) Refugee Survey Quarterly, pp. 58-66.
WEEK 12. The free movement of persons in Europe
- European Commission, Delivering an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice for Europe’s Citizens: Action Plan Implementing the Stockholm Programme, Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and The Committee of the Regions, Brussels, 20 April 2010.
- GUILD, Elspeth, "The Europeanisation of Europe’s Asylum Policy", (2006)18 International Journal of Refugee Law 630-651.
- GUILD, Elspeth, CARRERA, Sergio, FAURE ATGER, Anaïs, Challenges and Prospects for the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: Recommendations to the European Commission for the Stockholm Programme, Justice and Home Affairs CEPS Working Documents, 2009.
- Carl Levy, “Refugees, European Camps/State of Exception: “Into the Zone”, the EU and Extraterritorial Processing of Migrant, Refugee and Asylum-Seekers, Theory and Practice”, (2010) 29(1) Refugee Survey Quarterly 92-119.
WEEK 13. Conclusions: The foreigner as citizen
- JUSS, Satvinder, "Free movement and the world order", (2004)16 International Journal of Refugee Law, 289-335. Restricted access through the International Journal of Refugee Law website.
2010.04.09 (Saturday): Student Colloquium
2010.04.20: Deadline for submission of winter term essays and final papers to SAO