6: The constitutional challenges of immigration

At present, the number of foreign nationals living outside their home nation (214 million) would constitute the world’s fifth most populated “country” and figures continue growing year by year.

This global phenomenon requires attention at the levels of national Constitutions and laws, international treaties and multilateral cooperation.

Proposals for papers are welcome on constitutional issues relating to cross-border migration. Migration is defined broadly to include legal immigration and free movement of persons, the status of temporary and permanent immigrants, illegal immigration, human trafficking, and asylum seekers.

It is expected that, in particular, the workshop will explore the following broad themes:

  • The responses of national constitutions and laws (legislation and judicial) to migration.
  • The constitutional protection of fundamental human rights of migrants.
  • The effectiveness of international treaties and international cooperation in responding to the phenomenon of mass migration.

Accepted papers

Go to accepted papers for workshop 6.

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