Migration Law Blog

We live in an age of populism, with a troubling impact on migrants’ rights and liberal constitutional democracy. This project aims to cover developments and trends on this matter and to increase awareness of refugees and migrants globally about their rights and duties.

6 facts about international migration

  1. The number of international migrants has grown by 49% since 2000, going from 2.7% to 3.4% of the world’s population.
  2. In 2017, migrants sent home approximately $600 billion in remittances or roughly 15% of their earnings.
  3. Nearly half – or 48% of all migrants – are women.
  4. 40% of U.S. Fortune 500 companies in 2017 were founded by immigrants or children of immigrants.
  5. According to the UN Migration Agency (IOM), so far this year, more than 3,000 people have died or gone missing on migratory routes.
  6. The Global Compact for Migration sets forth 23 objectives for protecting migrants and better managing migration across local, national, regional, and global levels.

Source: unfoundation.org


This World Migration Report focuses on developments in migration over the last two-year period, with an emphasis on providing analysis that takes into account historical and contemporary factors – historical in recognition that migration and displacement occur within broader long-term social, security, political and economic contexts; contemporary in recognition that we are still in many ways grappling with a significant global upheaval caused by a severe pandemic that has tested even the most resilient systems, countries, communities
and people.

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Mr Vugar Ibrahimov is the sole initiator of this project – migrationlaw.org. He is a PhD Candidate in Law at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany. His main research areas include international migration law, citizenship and identity issues.