International Law and Migration | L47xx
International migration is a multifaceted phenomenon that crosses not only political, economic, and social boundaries, but challenges the way states and the international community conceptualize and regulate it. It is an inherently transnational phenomenon that poses hard questions to policymakers, scholars, practitioners and has significant political, economic, and social implications. It affects the sense of identity, moral obligations, and civic responsibility. This course takes an interdisciplinary perspective into examining the relationship that international law has with global migration movements. It aims to explore the way international law constructs the subject of migration, delves into the forces that drive and benefit from migration, takes a look into the ways countries of destination and origin are affected by migration, subjects to critical scrutiny governance issues under the relevant UN conventions and national legal regimes, and discusses innovative approaches to dealing with migration. There are no prerequisites for this course. The final assignment consists of a paper not longer than 4,000 words, excluding footnotes and bibliography.
Credit Hours: 1
ULW: This course does not meet the Upper Level Writing (ULW) requirement.