An Overview of the Model Convention

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The following overview explains how the chapters of the Model International Mobility Convention (MIMC) build on and complement each other. This overview may be consulted in conjunction with the visualization on pages 240–241 of the rights outlined in the MIMC which...

The Fatal Flaw in International Law for Migration

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There could hardly be a more challenging moment to try to fix the global governance of international migration, or a time when such reform was more pressing. With good reason, international migration has been at the center of global attention, especially where...

The Mobility Convention’s Contribution to Addressing Socioeconomic Issues in Protracted Refugee Situations

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Migration, and forced migration in particular, is no longer a side issue that is left to human rights activists and humanitarians; it is at the center of a range of negotiations that are now viewed as crucial to peace and stability. This commentary focuses on how the MIMC engages with socioeconomic issues in protracted refugee situations (PRS). It considers the main concerns that are raised by protracted situations, and then outlines how the Convention approaches them. It concludes by offering a discussion of places for improvement, as well as current challenges to preventing situations from becoming protracted, and ending those that are ongoing.

Rethinking the Global Governance of International Protection

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In this comment, I will largely focus on providing an analysis and overview of Chapter V and the responsibility sharing provisions of Chapter VIII. I begin by sketching the larger context of contemporary forced migration that informs the approach of the MIMC. From here I discuss how the MIMC addresses the relationship between migration and vulnerability to develop responses to many of the gaps that currently exist in international protection.