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Part III Soft Law and Global Migration Governance, Introduction to Part III

From: International Migration Law

Vincent Chetail

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 July 2024

What men, what monsters, what inhuman race, What laws, what barbarous customs of the place, Shut up a desert shore to drowning men, And drive us to the cruel seas again? Virgil1 While international migration law is anchored in a rather dense and eclectic network of legal norms grounded in customary international law and treaty law, it is also profoundly shaped by soft law through a vast number of non-binding instruments adopted by states and international organizations. The proliferation of soft law instruments on migration is all but new and was already witnessed...
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