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LAW8150 : The Movement of Persons in a Global World (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

• To develop knowledge and understanding of the international legal framework of universal and regional scope that applies to the movement of persons across States, borders, and territorial entities;

• To develop knowledge and understanding of the changing relationship between individuals and the State, and in particular of nationality & citizenship, and the status of non-nationals;

• To consider doctrinal approaches to globalisation and the law, and their ability to explain and respond to the relationship between competing legal orders (international (universal & regional)/EU/national), and to identify the applicable law to the movement of persons in a global context;

• To examine the movement of persons in historical perspective, acquiring comprehension of the background and roots for current and evolving trends and tensions in the international legal responses to the challenges posed by the movement of persons;

• To analyse critically the effectiveness of the system, including the role of the State in the context of a plurality of international actors and competing legal orders;

• To acquire comprehensive knowledge and understanding of existing substantial regimes for nationality & citizenship, freedom of movement under international and regional agreements (including the UN and the EU), diplomatic status, statelessness, refugee status, and other treaty-based status.


The 21st Century has seen an increase in the extent and complexity of the transnational movement of capital, goods, and persons; and with it international agreements (universal and regional) on the status of individuals have proliferated in the past hundred years, often linked to agreements on international trade and commerce and to the protection of internationally recognised human rights.

The significance of these developments is further enhanced by the challenges posed by the multiplicity of competing legal orders (international (universal & regional)/EU/national) that characterises a globalised world and the complex relationship between them. In this context, citizenship (understood as rights and duties of individuals within a community) emerges as an international legal concept predicated both of nationals and of non-nationals under certain circumstances. The practical and doctrinal relevance of this phenomenon make the study of the movement of persons in a globalised world an indispensable part of PG studies that examine the transnational movement of capital and goods, and generally transnational legal issues.

Outline Of Syllabus

This module examines the movement of persons in a globalised world, including the following issues:

• Introduction to the international legal framework for the movement of persons, including international actors and their relationship

• The movement of persons and the law in historical perspective

• Globalisation and the movement of persons across States, borders, and territories, including challenges derived from the decline of the sovereign state in a globalised world

• Doctrinal approaches to globalisation and the law, including challenges posed by the multiplicity of competing legal orders (international (universal & regional)/EU/national)

• Substantial regimes for nationality & citizenship, freedom of movement under international and regional agreements (including the EU), diplomatic status, statelessness, refugee status, and other treaty-based status.

• International human rights law as a foundation for trans-national citizenship

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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