The fragility of EU border and migration politics

Border crises are reinforcing rather than breaking a pan-EU governmental consensus on border security, according to the Migration Policy Centre’s James Dennison and Andrew Geddes. In this post they point out the many new political problems which this focus on border protection creates.

Responsibility for just judgment in a transnational world

Legal scholar Laura M. Henderson argues that a postmodern ethics of just judgment is necessary for dealing with contemporary legal transnational challenges, such as climate change and migration. Such a mode of just judgment calls on our legal interpreter to constantly interrogate the boundaries of the law and to make decisions that preserve space for future renegotiations of those boundaries.

The Global Compact on Migration: From Ideals to Reality

In this post, Martin Ruhs and Philip Martin argue that the recent Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, adopted by 164 of the UN’s 193 member states in December 2018, is too distanced from labour market realities to effectively improve labour migration governance.