How should international law approach the critical issue of movement of peoples in the 21st century? This book presents a radical reappraisal of this controversial problem. Challenging present–day ideas of restrictions on freedom of movement and the international structure that controls entry to states, it argues for a new blueprint for international migration policy that eliminates waste, aids both developing and developed societies and brings attendant benefits to voluntary migrants and involuntary refugees alike. In a world of increasing disorder, it is suggested that current policy only adds to international instability and threatens the interests of a functional global community.
Contents: Foreword; Select list of cases; Rediscovering international morality; Recognising free movement; Common utility and justice; The failed states phenomenon; Tackling forced displacement; Conceptualizing refugees; The burden of burden-sharing; Migration and global development; Select bibliography; Index.
About the Author: Professor Satvinder Singh Juss Ph.D (Cantab) FRSA, teaches international refugee law and human rights law at King's College London, UK, where he is also the Director for the Centre for Transnational Law, and a former Human Rights Fellow of Harvard Law School,. He is a Barrister-at-Law of Gray's Inn, who has appeared in human rights cases in the Supreme Court,the House of Lords, and the Privy Council. He has acted as an expert on human rights issues for various think-tanks such as Encounter, Rowntrees Trust, the Royal Society of Arts, the International Organisation for Migration, and lately the Centre for Social Justice, where he is currently engaged in a landmark inquiry into human trafficking and slavery. Professor Juss was the British Expert at the 2nd Conference of Ministers of Justice on the EU Rule of Law Initiative for Central Asia in Tajikistan in 2010, and seeks to combine the roles of teacher, practitioner, and activist in policy-oriented work.
Reviews: ‘Satvinder Juss argues here that the equal moral worth of all persons should entitle all to migrate and “sign a social contract” with the country of their choice. Rejecting traditional sovereignty-based limits on migration as “unnatural and radical”, Juss makes a passionate and well-researched case that migration and its accompanying resource flows are critical to the pursuit of global justice.’
James C. Hathaway, University of Michigan, USA
'Migration offers one of the most exciting challenges for the twenty-first century, and what Dr Juss does is to prepare the ground for that debate, identifying the most pressing questions, and highlighting the approach from principle.'
Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, All Souls College, Oxford, UK
'…[this] well researched and referenced book is an important text for anyone interested in international migration from a personal or professional point of view. It will also be of use to anyone undertaking advanced studies in international law.'
SCOLAG Legal Journal
'This is a learned book that clearly, consistently and with persistent vigour presents its case, placing migration and its attendant costs and benefits at the centre of the pursuit for global justice…an excellent resource for rethinking the hidebound restrictions on freedom of movement that have arisen over the past century or so.'
European Journal of Communication
'…the latest book of Satvinder Juss…is more than timely and will of necessity be controversial. Known for forceful arguments and incisive analysis, Juss has become a major academic contributor to the literature on immigration and asylum, with one leg firmly in legal practice as well. This splendid book …indeed deserves a wide readership, so that we can progress in further, more interdisciplinary discussions in a field that will involve many types of legal and non-legal expertise.'
King's Law Journal
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