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Centre for Migration Law
The Centre for Migration Law (CML) of the Radboud University Nijmegen in The Netherlands was established in 1995. It currently employs 30 experts, some in law and others in the social sciences, with a commitment to migration and minority law.
All members are staff of the Law Faculty at the University. They cover a wide range of disciplines, such as: sociology of law; EC law; human rights law; international law; private international law; and law and information technology.
The one thing that all participants have in common is an interest in research work, both legal and empirical, on either migration or minority law.
The purpose of the CML is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and discussion on issues surrounding migration and minority protection. The work carried out by participants at the Centre is part of its long-term research strategy, which focuses on migration and minority issues in a European context, be that the European Union, Council of Europe or the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Much of the research undertaken has a comparative element, either comparing approaches of different national legal systems in the context of international obligations, or more widely analysing regional legal systems.
The Centre has an important public and international presence, and a substantial reputation in the field of migration and minority rights as a result of the experts who have gathered there. The senior participants are all internationally renowned for their work in the field of migration and minorities. They have carried out research or consultancy work for international organisations, such as the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the UNHCR, the International Organisation for Migration, the UN Centre for Human Rights, Amnesty International, and the European Council on Refugees and Exiles.
Further information about the CML is available here.