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Part I Origins and Foundations of International Migration Law, Introduction to Part I

From: International Migration Law

Vincent Chetail

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 June 2024

‘Whether migration is controlled by those who send, by those who go, or by those who receive, it mirrors the world as it is at the time.’ Kingsley Davis1 Migration is a permanent feature of history that has been framed by international law for ages. One can even assert that, from its inception, international law has had a symbiotic relationship with migration. The very term jus gentium designated a set of customary rules governing the legal status of aliens under the law of Ancient Rome.2 As far back as the 16th century, this Latin expression was specifically used...
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