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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Jürgen Bast

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 May 2020

Migrants, rights — Refugees — Internally displaced persons

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The International Organization for Migration (‘IOM’) is a global, non-UN intergovernmental organization. The IOM sits in Geneva and has ‘field offices’ in various member countries. Its task is the provision of ‘migration services at an international level’ (according to the Preamble of its Constitution), mainly by advising and assisting States in implementing migration control policies (Immigration; Migration). Pursuant to its mission statement, the IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. The...
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