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Mr. Guy Goodwin-Gill

Mr. Guy S. Goodwin-Gill
Emeritus Fellow
All Souls College, Oxford

Biography Biography in PDF

International Migration Law
International Migration Law -
A General Introduction

Original Lecture
English       (32 minutes)

Lecture with simultaneous interpretation
العربية Français Русский

Forced Migration - The Evolution of
International Refugee Law and Organization

Video (29 minutes)

Expulsion in Public International Law

Video (44 minutes)

Migrants' Rights

Video (38 minutes)

International Migration Law
International Migration Law - A General Introduction
A. Legal Instruments
Universal Declaration on Human Rights, Paris, 10 December 1948.

International Labour Organization, Migration for Employment Convention (Revised), 1 July 1949, C097.

Treaty Establishing the European Economic Community, Rome, 25 March 1957, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 294, p. 17.

International Labour Organization, Migrant Workers (Supplementary Provisions) Convention, 24 June 1975, C143.

General Assembly resolution 40/144 of 13 December 1985 (Declaration on the Human Rights of Individuals who are not Nationals of the Country in Which They Live).

International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families, New York, 18 December 1990, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2220, p. 3.

European Union, Treaty of Lisbon, Lisbon, 13 December 2007, OJ C 306, 17/12/2007, p. 1–271. 
B. Jurisprudence
Privy Council of the United Kingdom, Chun Teong Toy v. Musgrave, (1891) App Cas. 272.

Supreme Court of the United States, Nishimura Ekiu v. United States, 142 U.S. 651 (1892)

Permanent Court of International Justice, Nationality Decrees in Tunis and Morocco, Advisory Opinion of 7 February 1923, Series B, No. 4.

International Court of Justice, Nottebohm case (second phase) (Liechtenstein v. Guatemala), Judgment of 6 April 1955, I.C.J. Reports 1955, p. 4.
C. Documents
Commission on Human Rights resolution 1999/44 of 27 April 1999 (Human Rights of Migrants) (E/CN.4/RES/1999/44).

United Nations Department of Social Affairs, Population Division, International Migration Report 2002, United Nations, New York, 2002 (ST/ESA/SER.A/220).

Commission on Human Rights resolution 2005/47 of 19 April 2005(Human Rights of Migrants) (E/CN.4/RES/2005/47).
D. Doctrine
E. de Vattel, Droit des gens (The Law of Nations), 1758.

F.  de Vitoria, De Indis et de ivre Belli Relectiones, 1557.

C. Wolff, Jus gentium methodo scientifica pertractatum (The Law of Nations Treated According to a Scientific Method), 1749.

H. Lauterpacht, International Law and Human Rights, Stevens & Sons Limited, London, 1950.

The Refugee Law Reader


Forced Migration - The Evolution of International Refugee Law and Organization
A. Legal Instruments
Agreement for the Establishment of a United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, Washington, 9 November 1943.

Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

Constitution of the International Refugee Organization, 15 December 1946, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 18, p. 3.

Universal Declaration on Human Rights, Paris, 10 December 1948.

United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, Geneva, 28 July 1951, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 189, p. 137.

Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, New York, 31 January 1967, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 606, p. 267.
B. Documents
General Assembly resolution 8(I) of 12 February 1946 (Question of Refugees).

General Assembly resolution 62(I) of 15 December 1946 (Refugees and Displaced Persons).

General Assembly resolution 428(V) of 14 December 1950 (Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees).

General Assembly resolution 60/1 of 16 December 2005 (World Summit Outcome).
C. Doctrine

Expulsion in Public International Law
A. Legal Instruments
Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Rome, 4 November 1950, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 213, p. 221.

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, New York, 7 March 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol.  660, p. 195.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, New York, 16 December 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 999, p. 171.
B. Jurisprudence

Migrants’ Rights
A. Legal Instruments

Constitution of the International Labour Organization, part of the Treaty of Peace Between the Allied and Associated Powers and Germany, Versailles, 28 June 1919.

International Labour Organization, Inspection of Emigrants Convention (No. 21), Geneva, 5 June 1926.

Declaration concerning the aims and purposes of the International Labour Organisation (Declaration of Philadelphia), Philadelphia, 10 May 1944.

Charter of the United Nations, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

General Assembly resolution 217(III) of 10 December 1948 (Universal Declaration on Human Rights).

International Labour Organization,  Migration for Employment Convention (Revised) (No. 97), Geneva, 1 July 1949.

International Labour Organization, Migration for Employment Recommendation (Revised) (No. 86), International Labour Conference 32nd Session, Geneva, 1 July 1949.

Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Rome, 4 November 1950.

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, New York, 21 December 1965, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 660, p. 212.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, New York, 16 December 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 999, p. 171.

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, New York, 16 December 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 993, p. 3

American Convention on Human Rights (Pact of San José), San José, 22 November 1969.

International Labour Organization, Migrant Workers (Supplementary Provisions) Convention (No. 143), Geneva, 24 June 1975.

International Labour Organization, Migrant Workers Recommendation (No. 151), International Labour Conference 60th Session, Geneva, 24 June 1975.

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, New York, 18 December 1979, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1249, p. 13.

African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, Nairobi, 27 June 1981, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1520, p. 217.

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, New York, 10 December 1984, United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1465, p. 85.

General Assembly resolution 40/144 of 13 December 1985 (Declaration on the Human Rights of Individuals who are not Nationals of the Country in Which They Live).

Convention on the Rights of the Child, New York, 20 November 1989, United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1577, p. 3.

International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families, New York, 18 December 1990, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2220, p. 3.

International Labour Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and its Follow-up, International Labour Conference 86th Session, Geneva, 18 June 1998.

General Assembly resolution 58/190 of 22 December 2003 (Protection of migrants).

General Assembly resolution 60/169 of 16 December 2005 (Protection of Migrants).

International Labour Organization Multilateral Framework on Labour Migration (Non-binding principles and guidelines for a rights-based approach to labour migration), Geneva, 2006.

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, New York, 13 December 2006, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2515, p. 3.

General Assembly resolution 67/172 of 20 December 2012 (Protection of migrants).

General Assembly resolution 68/4 of 3 October 2013 (Declaration of the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development).

General Assembly resolution 69/167 of 18 December 2014 (Protection of migrants).

General Assembly resolution 69/229 of 19 December 2014 (International migration and development).

B. Jurisprudence

European Court of Human Rights, Medvedyev v. France, App no 3394/03, 29 March 2010.

European Court of Human Rights, M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece, App no 30696/09, 21 January 2011.

C. Documents