Model International Mobility Convention Published in Columbia Journal of Transnational Law

January 15, 2018

Columbia Journal of Transnational Law

The Columbia Journal of Transnational Law is thrilled to announce the online publication of the Model International Mobility Convention.

After nearly two years of study and debate convened by the Columbia Global Policy Initiative’s (CGPI) International Migration Project, the Model International Mobility Convention represents a consensus among over forty academics and policymakers in the fields of migration, human rights, national security, labor economics, and refugee law.

The Model International Mobility Convention provides a holistic and rights-based approach to international mobility that integrates the various regimes that seek to govern people on the move. In addition, it fills key gaps in international law that leave many people unprotected by establishing the minimum rights afforded to all people who cross state borders – whether as visitors, tourists, students, workers, residents, entrepreneurs, forced migrants, refugees, victims of trafficking, people caught in countries in crisis and family members – and defines their relationships to their communities of destination, origin, and transit.

The Journal published the Model International Mobility Convention in a Special Issue in January of 2018, which includes commentaries by the following twelve authors:

This Special Issue is available for purchase from the offices of the Journal for $25.00 ($30.00 air mail). For assistance regarding subscriptions, please contact the Financial Editor at [email protected].