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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2015 Global Migration Award

The GMC is pleased to announce that the 2015 Global Migration Award has been attributed to Ms. Eva Ostendarp (MIA) for her excellent Master thesis. Her research on the resources and strategies of rejected asylum seekers in Switzerland has been published in our GMRPS and is available here.



New Research Project

The GMC is pleased to announce the launch of an innovative communication project Voices of Les Pâquis funded by the SNSF. Led by Alessandro Monsutti, the project will enable the inhabitants of this neighbourhood to be heard. More info.


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New Publications

V. Chetail, "The Transfer and Deportation of Civilians" in: A. Clapham, P. Gaeta and M. Sassoli (eds), The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, pp. 1185-1213.

V. Chetail & G. Ruiz, "Asile et immigration", Journal européen des droits de l'homme/European Journal of Human Rights, 2015, No. 5, pp. 651-670.

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