Global Migration Centre


The Global Migration Centre (GMC) based at the Graduate Institute of international and Development Studies offers a unique interface between academia and the international community. The GMC conducts advanced research, policy-relevant expertise and training on the multifaceted causes and consequences of global migration.

The major distinctive features and assets of the GMC are its focus on the transnational dimensions of migration and its interdisciplinary orientation. By doing so the GMC seeks to fully grasp the complexities of mobility in a globalized world. To this end, it combines inputs from lawyers, political scientists, economists, historians, anthropologists and sociologists.

While its primary function is to lead policy and academic research, the GMC also aims at influencing the direction of future practices and norms through dissemination and training. It regularly organises summer courses, international conferences, lectures and panel discussions.






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Immigrants' Rights under International Law

Vincent Chetail will address the complexity and contradictions of international migration law at the 5th Annual Symposium of the Lori E. Talsky Center for Human Rights of Women and Children, Michigan State University College of Law.


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Le droit de la force et la force du droit: le décret anti-immigration face aux juges américains

Vincent Chetail analyse le décret Trump à la lumière des récentes décisions de justice qui l'ont suspendu.




An Intellectual History of Hospitality from Vitoria to Vattel

The European Journal of International Law has just published a new article from Vincent Chetail entitled "Sovereignty and Migration in the Doctrine of the Law of Nations: An Intellectual History of Hospitality from Vitoria to Vattel".


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Film Award for GMC Research

"2 Girls", based on the GMC project Time to Look at Girls led by Katarzyna Grabska, has been awarded the Grand Prix for the best foreign film (HumanDoc International Documentary Film Festival) and the First Prize for the best Italian documentary (Rome Independent Film Festival).


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Looking Beyond the Refugee Crisis

Vincent Chetail has just published an article challenging the rhetoric of the refugee crisis and highlighting the structural shortcomings of the CEAS: "Looking Beyond the Rhetoric of the Refugee Crisis: The Failed Reform of the Common European Asylum System", European Journal of Human Rights, 2016, No. 5, pp.584-601.

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