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Globalisation, Migration and Human Rights

Annual Call for Projects 2003


The main purpose of this research is to develop a framework of analysis and innovative proposals for guiding the different actors involved in migratory movements, namely States, international organisations, policy-makers and societies of origin, transit and destination of migrants. This comprehensive study will evaluate and describe, from both an interdisciplinary and an empirical perspective, the two main components of the migratory phenomenon: economic migration (work) and political migration (asylum). This study aims at providing a better understanding of migration by taking into account a fundamental, but often neglected, issue: the basic needs of the migrants and respect for their human rights. If migrations are framed economically and politically by actors such as States and international organisations, they are an advantage for migrants and societies and constitute a key element for building peace and cultural exchanges. In fact, there are common interests and reciprocal advantages in such a global and renewed approach to the migratory phenomenon.

The grant provided by the GIAN for this project totals SFr 276,000

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Project Team

Prof. Amiya Kumar Bagchi , Principal Member, Institute of Development studies, Kolkata .

Prof. Marie-Claire Caloz-Tschopp , Principal Member, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences (FPSE) , University of Geneva (Unige) .

Prof. Etienne Balibar , Associated Member, Paris X University, Nanterre .

Prof. Pietro Basso , Associated Member, Venice University .

Prof. Madjid Benchikh , Associated Member, Cergy-Pontoise University, Paris .

Prof. Fethy Benslama , Associated Member, Cergy-Pontoise University, Paris .

Mr Antonio J. Carretero Ajo , Associated Member.

Prof. Manuel Angel Castillo G. , Associated Member, , Mexico City College .

Prof. Monique Chemillier-Gendreau , Associated Member, Diderot University, Paris 7 .

Mr Jean-Michel Dolivo , Associated Member.

Ms Ghislaine Glasson-Deschaumes , Associated Member, Euro-Mediterranean Non-Governmental Platform .

Prof. Vera Gowlland-Debbas , Associated Member, Graduate Institute of International Studies (GIIS) .

Prof. François Julien-Laferrière , Associated Member, Jean Monnet Faculty , Paris-Sud 11 University .

Mr Smaïn Laacher , Associated Member, School of High Studies in Social Sciences .

Mr Pierre Bernard Le Bas , Associated Member.

Mr Abelardo Morales-Gamboa , Associated Member, Latinoamerican Faculty of Social Sciences, Costa Rica .

Prof. Gregor Noll , Associated Member, Lund University, Sweden .

Dr. Adela Pellegrino , Associated Member, Montevideo University .

Prof. François Rigaux , Associated Member, Catholic University of Louvain .

Prof. Margarita Sanchez-Mazas , Associated Member, Free University of Brussels .

Prof. Michelangela Scalabrino , Associated Member, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano .

Mr Christophe Tafelmacher , Associated Member.

Prof. Elizabeth Thomas Hope , Associated Member, The Universty of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaïca .

Ms Elena Tiuriukanova , Associated Member, Russian Academy of Sciences .

Prof. Lodewijk Van Outrive , Associated Member, Catholic University of Louvain .

Prof. Jens Vested-Hansen , Associated Member, University of Aarhus, School of Law, Danemark .

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