Aug 28 - Sep 1 2017

XV UNESP International Relations Week

Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho - UNESP, Marilia, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Past Event


Professor Michael Doyle will be speaking at the Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho's (UNESP) fifteenth week of International Relations, which will take place from August 28 to September 1, 2017 at the Faculty of Philosophy and Sciences, Campus of Marília-SP.

The event is sponsored by the Boards of International Relations courses at UNESP (Campus of Marilia and France) and the Graduate Program in Social Sciences, with support of Sociology and Anthropology departments (DSA) and Political Science and Economics ( DCPE), Faculty of Philosophy and Sciences UNESP, Marília Campus SP.

The International Relations Week was consolidated by its periodicity and academic projection, contributing to relevant conceptual reflections in the area and to strengthen the study of international relations in undergraduate and graduate levels.

Since the first edition in 2003, the week with the participation of professionals and academics from Brazil and abroad, covering topics such as "The Crisis of the International System", "Integration and Fragmentation of the International Scene," "Ideas and Values ​​in International Relations," "Political Conflict and Cultural Rights," "New Actors and International Relations," "Foreign Policy in Latin America," "Estadocentrismo and Deglobalization," "Regionalisms and International Relations", "Research, Practice and Prospects," "Construction of IR in Brazil at the beginning of the 21st century," "New Protagonists and New Conjunctures," "Southern Visions: Crisis and the International System Transformations," "Culture and Human rights in IR," and "A (dis)Construction of IR: the movement in the world," with concrete results by the publication of books related to the event, which allowed its transformation from the 2011 edition, at an international level seminar.

Its 15th edition has the theme "The challenges of foreign policy and security in the 21st Century" which will be discussed at conferences, round tables, short courses and workshops also served as an inspiration, under the thematic seminars, for most of the papers presented. 

The XV International Relations Week presents an opportunity to bring together teachers, researchers, students and professionals, promoting the exchange of ideas and experiences on the subject. The breadth of the subject is related to the very scope of International Relations and the various activities that make up the event intend to discuss some challenges involving the present century, allowing the display of different theoretical and methodological trends and find answers to frequently present complex problems the various internationalist's performance environments.

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Background Materials

The Model International Mobility Convention

While people are as mobile as they ever were in our globalized world, the movement of people across borders lacks global regulation. This leaves many refugees in protracted displacement and many migrants unprotected in irregular and dire situations. Meanwhile, some states have become concerned that their borders have become irrelevant. International mobility—the movement of individuals across borders for any length of time as visitors, students, tourists, labor migrants, entrepreneurs, long-term residents, asylum seekers, or refugees—has no common definition or legal framework. To address this key gap in international law, and the growing gaps in protection and responsibility that are leaving people vulnerable, the "Model International Mobility Convention" proposes a framework for mobility with the goals of reaffirming the existing rights afforded to mobile people (and the corresponding rights and responsibilities of states) as well as expanding those basic rights where warranted.

In 213 articles divided over eight chapters, the Convention establishes both the minimum rights afforded to all people who cross state borders as visitors, and the special rights afforded to tourists, students, migrant workers, investors and residents, forced migrants, refugees, migrant victims of trafficking and migrants caught in countries in crisis. Some of these categories are covered by existing international legal regimes. However, in this Convention these groups are for the first time brought together under a single framework. An essential feature of the Convention is that it is cumulative. This means, for the most part, that the chapters build on and add rights to the set of rights afforded to categories of migrants covered by earlier chapters. The Convention contains not only provisions that afford rights to migrants and, to a lesser extent, States (such as the right to decide who can enter and remain in their territory). It also articulates the responsibilities of migrants vis-à-vis States and the rights and responsibilities of different institutions that do not directly respond to a right held by migrants. 

The Model International Mobility Convention was developed by a Commission of eminent academic and policy experts in the fields on migration, human rights, national security, labor economics and refugee law. The Commission came together to debate and develop the Convention in workshops conducted regularly from spring 2015 until it was finalized in June 2017. A full list of Commission and other signatories to the Convention can be found further down on this page. 

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