Walls Won’t Work: International law for sustainable migration

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In this essay I argue that to find sustainable solutions for handling international migration it is necessary to develop fundamental international principles on migration as a basis for global governance and international law. The essay briefly discusses general aspects of migration and migration law and then distinguishes three aspects that need to be addressed: the realities of international migration; the need of guiding principles; the need for gradual changes in international law that reflect the fact that issues such as international migration can only be solved at an international level through a system of law that finds a better balance between international law as the law of and for states and international law as the law of the international human society.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusUnpublished - Dec-2016
EventRound table on Migration - Institute for Legal Studies of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Duration: 6-Jun-20166-Jun-2016


ConferenceRound table on Migration


  • migration, migration law, development of international law, principles of international law, sustainable society, public international law

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