Barriers to ratification of the United Nations protocol against the smuggling of migrants

Schloenhardt, Andreas and MacDonald, Hamish (2015) Barriers to ratification of the United Nations protocol against the smuggling of migrants. Asian Journal of International Law, 1-26. doi:10.1017/S2044251315000211


Author Schloenhardt, Andreas
MacDonald, Hamish
Title Barriers to ratification of the United Nations protocol against the smuggling of migrants
Journal name Asian Journal of International Law   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2044-2521
2044-2513
Publication date 2015-10-28
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S2044251315000211
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Start page 1
End page 26
Total pages 26
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract The United Nations Protocol Against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air sets out an ambitious international approach to prevent and combat the smuggling of migrants. Although the Protocol has found widespread adoption worldwide, many countries have not—or not yet—signed and ratified the Protocol. Many critics argue that the Protocol promotes the views of rich, developed destination countries and offers little incentives for developing countries of origin to support the Protocol. This paper examines the reasons why some countries choose not to ratify the Protocol. The paper sheds light on the common concerns and characteristics of the forty-five non-Party States in order to pave the way for wider adoption of the Protocol and for more concerted efforts to combat the smuggling of migrants worldwide.
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Institutional Status UQ

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