New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
lvi, 783 pages ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
The legal framework : transnational criminal law, law of the sea, and migration control The legal framework : human rights and refugee law Acting against migrant smuggling : capacities and limitations State responsibility and migrant smuggling Criminalization of migrant smuggling Migrant smuggling by sea : interdiction and rescue Prevention and international cooperation to combat migrant smuggling Obligations of protection, assistance, and response Obligations relating to detention of smuggled migrants Return of smuggled migrants.
"Whether forced into relocation by fear of persecution, civil war, or humanitarian crisis, or pulled toward the prospect of better economic opportunities, more people are on the move than ever before. Opportunities for lawful entry into preferred destinations are decreasing rapidly, creating demand for a range of services that is increasingly being met by migrant smugglers: individuals or criminal groups who facilitate unauthorized entry into in another country for profit. This book, a companion volume to the award-winning The International Law of Human Trafficking, presents the first-ever comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the international law of migrant smuggling. The authors call on their direct experience of working with the United Nations to chart the development of new international laws and to link these specialist rules to other relevant areas of international law, including law of the sea, human rights law, and international refugee law. Through this analysis, the authors identify and explain the major legal obligations of States with respect to migrant smuggling, including those related to criminalization, interdiction and rescue at sea, protection, prevention, detention, and return"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 741-774) and index.