17 Apr 2019
UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) – an Effective Instance of Multi-Level Governance or Catalyst for Externalization? (Part 2)
Blog post by Marion Panizzon and Daniela Vitiello
In the first part of this blog post, we analyzed why the GCM’s vision of ‘interconnecting’ migration-specific to migration-related policies delivers gains, including more room for negotiated outcomes, while at the same time increasing the risk of watering down human rights protection. This second part evaluates the evolution of institutions involved in implementing, monitoring and reviewing the international cooperation framework of the GCM. Its aim is to offer some non-conclusive answers to the question whether the GCM is a ‘governance actor’ in its own right or whether it merely provides an infrastructure for strengthening the ‘governance capacity’ of states over international migrations, and what type of governance it propagates – multi-level or global. To come up with some conclusion means to rely closely on the notion of ‘multi-actor’ participation in the GCM and the role of regions and local bodies therein.
For the full blog post, click the link below.