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Part V. International and Comparative Law Sources

For some international and comparative legal aspects of the family reunification issue, one might consult the following sources, among others:

Eisele, Katharina.  The External Dimension of the EU’s Migration Policy: Different Legal Positions of Third-Country Nationals in the EU: A Comparative Perspective.  Leiden, Boston, Brill, 2014.  xvi, 540 pp.  Call No. KJE6044.E37 2014

Goldner, Iris. Family Reunification of European Community Nationals.   1 Croatian Y.B. Eur. L. & Pol’y 163–202 (2005).  Available in HeinOnline subscription database.

Heinemann, Torsten & Ursula Naue.  Immigration and Family Reunification: The International Legal Framework (Nov. 2010).  Available at  http://www.immigene.eu/information/immigration-and-family-reunification-the-international-legal-framework/.

Huddleston, Thomas.  Briefing 2: Family Reunion Policies in Central Europe (May 17, 2013).  Available at http://migrationtothecentre.migrationonline.cz/en/briefing-2-family-reunion-policies-in-central-europe

International Organization for Migration.  International Migration Law No. 16: Laws for Legal Immigration in the 27 EU Member States (2009).  640 pp.  Available at http://publications.iom.int/bookstore/free/IML_16.pdf.  (Includes a number of tables for purposes of comparison across jurisdictions.) 

Martin, Susan.  The Legal and Normative Framework of International Migration, Global Commission on International Migration (Sept. 2005).  Available at https://www.iom.int/jahia/webdav/site/myjahiasite/shared/shared/mainsite/policy_and_research/gcim/tp/TP9.pdf.

Mole, N.  Family Migration and Access to Social and Economic Rights under the Legal Regimes of the EU and the Council of Europe, The Aire Centre (June 2013).  Available at  https://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/fileadmin/files/Publications/Research_projects/Welfare/IMPACIM/IMPACIM_legal_review_FINAL_June_2013.pdf.

Nanda, Ved.  International Migration: Trends: Challenges, and the Need for Cooperation within an International Human Rights Framework.  17:2  ILSA J. Int’l & Comp. L. 355–78 (Spring 2011).

Oliver, Caroline.  The Impact of Restrictions and Entitlements on the Integration of Family Migrants, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford (Oct. 2013).  https://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/fileadmin/files/Publications/Research_projects/Welfare/IMPACIM/IMPACIM_Comparative_Report_FINAL.pdf.  (Comparative study of Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom.)

Orgad, Liav. Illiberal Liberalism: Cultural Restrictions on Family Migration and Access to Citizenship in Europe.  58:1 Am. J. Comp. L. 53–106 (Winter 2010).  Available in HeinOnline subscription database.

----------. Love and War: Family Migration in Time of National Emergency.  23:1 Georgetown Immig. L. J. 85–128 (Fall 2008).  Available in HeinOnline subscription database.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.  International Migration Policies and DataAvailable at http://www.oecd.org/migration/mig/ (last visited July 28, 2014).

The Others in Europe.  Saskia Bonjour, Andrea Rea & Dirk Jacobs eds.  Brussels, Institut d’Études Europeennes: Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles, 2011.  203 pp.  Call No. JV7590.O84 2011.

Research Handbook on International Law and Migration.  Vincent Chetail & Céline Bauloz eds. Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland.  Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar, [2014]. Xiv, 692 pp.  Call No. K3275 .R47 2014.

Romic, Mirna.  Obtaining Long-Term Resident Status in the European Union6 Croatian Y.B. Eur. L. & Pol’y 153–66 (2010). Available in HeinOnline subscription database. 

Staver, Anne.  Family Reunification: A Right for Forced Migrants?, Working Paper Series No. 51, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford (Nov. 2008).  Available at http://www.leapstream.com/sites/default/files/upload/og_files/RSC Family Reunification - A Rights for Forced Migrants.pdf.

Strik, Tineke, Betty de Hart, & Ellen Nissen.  Family Reunification: A Barrier or Facilitator of Integration?  A Comparative Study.  European Commission, DG HOME AFFAIRS – Unit B1: Immigration and Integration, Mar. 2013.  Available at http://familyreunification.eu/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/FamilyReunification-web.pdf. (Comparative study on family reunification policies in six EU Member States: Austria, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom.)

Global Legal Research Directorate Staff
July 2014

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