Towards a global management of human mobilities? Swiss debates on the Global Compact for Migration
The route to a Global Compact for Migration and its reception within the Swiss political arena
University of Neuchâtel, 2019 (English)
In this paper, I aim to analyse the context and the breeding ground that has led to the adoption of the Global Compact for Migration by the United Nations’ members as a measure that attempts to regulate international migration under a common framework. Specifically, I am interested in the role of Switzerland, as the Centro European country was tasked, via its representative at the UN, to facilitate the drafting of the agreement. In addition, the refusal of some members to ratify the non-binding agreement is an object of analysis in the study. Through media outlets, analysis of parliamentary debates at the Swiss Federal Assembly and experts’ interviews, I build a narrative on the negotiations of the compact and also on the possible implications that this unprecedented agreement may entail for migration management throughout the world.
Global Compact for Migration, United Nations, Mobility, International Migration Governance, International Relations