Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. 56:2. January 2018
People are as mobile as they ever were in our globalized world. Yet the movement of people across borders lacks global regulation, leaving many people unprotected in irregular and dire situations and some States concerned that their borders have become irrelevant. And international mobility—the movement of individuals across borders for any length of time as visitors, students, tourists, labor migrants, entrepreneurs, long-term residents, family members, asylum seekers, or refugees—has no common definition or legal framework.
Michael W. Doyle, The Model International Mobility Convention, 56 Colum. J. Transnat’l L. 219 (2018).