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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New Policy Brief

Prof. Vincent Chetail has written a policy brief on The Swiss Vote against Mass Immigration and International Law: A Preliminary Assessment. He identifies 58 treaties contrary to immigration quotas and examines the different options available to Switzerland since the popular vote.


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New Publication

A new book entitled Human Rights and Immigration has been published by Oxford University Press. Prof. Vincent Chetail has written a chapter "Are Refugee Rights Human Rights? An Unorthodox Questioning of the Relations between Refugee Law and Human Rights Law". More info



Migrations et gouvernance mondiale : à quand la nouvelle ère promise?

Dans cet article paru dans le Temps, le Professeur Vincent Chetail montre que la migration souffre de ne pas être prise en charge par une seule agence onusienne dotée de pouvoirs suffisants.  

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