How should international law approach the critical issue of movement of peoples in the 21st century? This book presents a radical reappraisal of this controversial problem. Challenging present-day ideas of restrictions on freedom of movement and the international structure that controls entry to states, it argues for a new blueprint for international migration policy that eliminates waste, aids both developing and developed societies and brings attendant benefits to voluntary migrants and involuntary refugees alike. In a world of increasing disorder, it is suggested that current policy only adds to international instability and threatens the interests of a functional global community.
’Satvinder Juss argues here that the equal moral worth of all persons should entitle all to migrate and sign a social contract� with the country of their choice. Rejecting traditional sovereignty-based limits on migration as unnatural and radical�, Juss makes a passionate and well-researched case that migration and its accompanying resource flows are critical to the pursuit of global justice.’ James C. Hathaway, University of Michigan, USA 'Migration offers one of the most exciting challenges for the twenty-first century, and what Dr Juss does is to prepare the ground for that debate, identifying the most pressing questions, and highlighting the approach from principle.' Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, All Souls College, Oxford, UK '…[this] well researched and referenced book is an important text for anyone interested in international migration from a personal or professional point of view. It will also be of use to anyone undertaking advanced studies in international law.' SCOLAG Legal Journal 'This is a learned book that clearly, consistently and with persistent vigour presents its case, placing migration and its attendant costs and benefits at the centre of the pursuit for global justice…an excellent resource for rethinking the hidebound restrictions on freedom of movement that have arisen over the past century or so.' European Journal of Communication '…the latest book of Satvinder Juss…is more than timely and will of necessity be controversial. Known for forceful arguments and incisive analysis, Juss has become a major academic contributor to the literature on immigration and asylum, with one leg firmly in legal practice as well. This splendid book …indeed deserves a wide readership, so that we can progress in further, more interdisciplinary discussions in a field that will involve many types of legal and non-legal expertise.' King's Law Journal