11 Apr 2019
UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) – Towards a Legal Regime Governing International Migration? (Part 1)
Blog post by Marion Panizzon and Daniela Vitiello
Does the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) fulfill the criteria of a legal regime for international migration or is it just another soft law cooperation framework? If the GCM is merely a state-led cooperation framework, then what is its contribution to international migration law (IML)? Is it limited to institutional questions, including the quality of monitoring and review? What does it mean to ascribe the GCM a ‘governance capacity’? Does governance, constructed as counter concept to government, while at the same time often conceived as an antidote to anarchy, imply that the GCM could be fashioned as the complement to the ‘missing regime’ of IML?
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