The Georgetown Immigration Law Journal in partnership with the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Migration Studies Unit at the London School of Economics hosted a symposium discussing the International Migrants’ Bill of Rights on April 9, 2010.
The result of a two-year collaboration between students at the American University in Cairo, the Global Scholars Program at the Georgetown Law Center, and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the International Migrants Bill of Rights (IMBR) is a dynamic blueprint for the protection of the rights of migrants drawing from all areas of international law. Accompanying commentaries trace the development, content and consequences of each right. The IMBR and commentaries serve as a tool for migrants and civil society as well as a resource for legislators, policymakers and courts as they seek to respect, protect and promote the rights of migrants.
The symposium featured presentations of papers by invited scholars in the fields of immigration, international, and human rights law, followed by a conversation involving the student drafters and distinguished discussants. The IMBR, commentaries, and articles were published in a special symposium issue of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal.
Submissions from 2010
International Migrants Bill of Rights, Georgetown University Law Center, International Migrants Bill of Rights Initiative
Reaffirming Rights: Human Rights Protections of Migrants, Asylum Seekers, and Refugees in Immigration Detention, Eleanor Acer and Jake Goodman
Soft Law and the Protection of Vulnerable Migrants, Alexander Betts
Extreme Vulnerability of Migrants: The Cases of the United States and Mexico, Jorge A. Bustamante
Human Rights of Migrants: The Dawn of a New Era?, Ryszard Cholewinski
From Status to Agency: Defining Migrants, Avinoam Cohen
Protecting and Promoting the Human Right to Respect for Family Life: Treaty-Based Reform and Domestic Advocacy, Ryan Mrazik and Andrew I. Schoenholtz
A Migrants' Bill of Rights—Between Restatement and Manifesto, Gerald Neuman