Publications

Responsibility Sharing for Refugees – Capability Measures

The Model International Mobility Convention (MIMC) system seeks to define global responsibility for all the world’s refugees, including refugee settlements unmet by the specific or regional arrangements for resettlement. MIMC relies on a voluntary agreement of states on a responsibility quota for refugees, including an option to trade – not among countries – but between financing and resettlement commitments made by each country and overseen and managed by UNHCR. It offers a proposal designed to be politically feasible, and includes commitments to meet and adjust the quotas and principles for allocation that will be determined by Member States themselves.

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The Model International Mobility Convention: Beyond Migrants and Refugees

The Model International Mobility Convention provides a holistic and rights-based approach to international mobility that integrates the various regimes that seek to govern people on the move. In addition, it fills key gaps in international law that leave many people unprotected by establishing the minimum rights afforded to all people who cross state borders — whether as visitors, tourists, students, workers, residents, entrepreneurs, forced migrants, refugees, victims of trafficking, people caught in countries in crisis and family members — and defines their relationships to their communities of destination, origin, and transit.

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International Mobility Convention

The Model International Mobility Convention provides a holistic and rights-based approach to international mobility that integrates the various regimes that seek to govern people on the move. In addition, it fills key gaps in international law that leave many people unprotected by establishing the minimum rights afforded to all people who cross state borders — whether as visitors, tourists, students, workers, residents, entrepreneurs, forced migrants, refugees, victims of trafficking, people caught in countries in crisis and family members — and defines their relationships to their communities of destination, origin, and transit.

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Perry World House and Visiting Scholar Professor Michael Doyle hosted a workshop on the Model International Mobility Declaration (MIMD)

Perry World House and Visiting Scholar Professor Michael Doyle hosted a workshop on the Model International Mobility Declaration (MIMD), a cumulative and comprehensive treaty that summarizes and builds on the mobility reform agenda of the Model International Mobility Convention, launched in 2017. In this workshop, academics and policymakers from around the world in the fields of migration, human rights, national security, labor economics, and refugee law convened to provide commentary and revisions to the MIMD.

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Model International Mobility Declaration

After nearly two years of study and debate convened by the Columbia Global Policy Initiative’s International Migration Project, the Model International Mobility Convention (MIMC) represents a consensus among over forty academics and policymakers in the fields of migration, human rights, national security, labor economics, and refugee law.

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The Model International Mobility Convention

After nearly two years of study and debate convened by the Columbia Global Policy Initiative’s International Migration Project, the Model International Mobility Convention (MIMC) represents a consensus among over forty academics and policymakers in the fields of migration, human rights, national security, labor economics, and refugee law.

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