Society of Legal Scholars

Lecture: The UN Global Compact on Migration – What Role for International Law?

  • Monday 22nd January 2018
  • Room 3.1, Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB

On 19 September 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants that sets in motion a complex negotiation process to elaborate by September 2018 the “Global Compact on Safe Orderly and Regular Migration”. The Global Compact on Migration seeks to lay out a range of principles, commitments and understandings among UN Member States regarding the global governance and coordination on migration.

This ambitious undertaking represents both an opportunity and a challenge for international law that will be discussed at the Annual Lecture in Migration Law which takes place from 18.30-20.30.   Professor Vincent Chetail will present the basic tenets of International Migration Law, as well as their potential and limits to frame the Global Compact on Migration.

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