The Business of Migration Control: Delegating Migration Control Functions to Private Actors

Bloom, Tendayi, (2015). The Business of Migration Control: Delegating Migration Control Functions to Private Actors. Global Policy, 6(2), 151-157

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  • Sub-type Journal article
    Author Bloom, Tendayi
    Title The Business of Migration Control: Delegating Migration Control Functions to Private Actors
    Appearing in Global Policy
    Volume 6
    Issue No. 2
    Publication Date 2015
    Place of Publication Oxford/New York
    Publisher Wiley
    Start page 151
    End page 157
    Language EN
    Abstract

    Private companies are explicitly and implicitly, directly and indirectly, involved at all stages of the migration process. This delegation of migration control functions to private actors is largely unregulated and the multi-layered policy implications are not well understood. The lines of responsibility and accountability, but also liability, for decisions being made and for force used are not always clear and this most seriously affects vulnerable migrants and potential migrants. This delegation is occurring in some form in all global regions. International agreements relating to migration do not take this privatisation into account and international discussions about the obligations of private companies do not consider the Migration Business directly. This survey article presents the situation and argues that informed international policy debate is needed in this area.

    UNU Topics of Focus Migration
    Keyword Migration
    Non-state actors
    Borders
    Copyright Holder University of Durham and John Wiley & Sons
    Copyright Year 2015
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI 10.1111/1758-5899.12188
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