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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Asile et extradition

Sous la direction de Vincent Chetail et Caroline Laly-Chevalier, le livre Asile et extradition. Théorie et pratique de l'exclusion au statut de réfugié vient de paraître chez Bruylant. More info



New Research Project

Mandated by UNHCR, Prof. Alessandro Monsutti and the GMC have launched a new project, entitled Afghan Asylum-Seekers and Refugees in Europe, which aims at assisting UNHCR in developing protection strategies based on a sound understanding of mobility patterns of Afghan asylum-seekers and refugees in Europe.


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Armed Conflict and Forced Migration

The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict has been released by Oxford University Press. Among the contributors, Prof. Vincent Chetail has written a chapter entitled "Armed Conflict and Forced Migration: A Systemic Approach to International Humanitarian Law, Refugee Law, and Human Rights Law". More info

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