This guide is intended for students and researchers at the University of Oxford studying the laws and rights relating to people moving between jurisdictions, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.
Use this guide to find out about sources and commentary for migration and asylum law, including ebooks, ejournals, and databases.
How do individual nations and the international community states respond to those who choose to try life in another country, or are driven to do so by
and those stripped of their original nationality/citizenship by the discriminatory policy of a state.
Some of the tabs (above)/pages may need explanation
Just a selection to get research started.
To support your research in this field you will probably find most of the printed material is within one or other of the following libraries. The collections of both are catalogued in the same online discovery tool SOLO: Search Oxford Libraries Online. Fortunately they are in neighbouring buildings, a very short walk between them.
Bodleian Law Library
This library holds Oxford's collection for law and legal philosophy.
The collection is housed on four floors of the St Cross Building, OX 1 3UR.
Bodleian Social Science Library
This library is on the ground floor of the Manor Rd building. Not only does it have the Bodleian collection for Migration Studies and Refugee & Forced Migration Studies, but also collects the following: Area Studies, Criminology, Data & Statistics for Social Sciences, Economics, Evidence Based Social Intervention, Geography, International Development, Politics and International Relations, Social Policy & Intervention, Socio Legal Studies and
Sociology. Please go to its website (via link below) for opening hours, further details of services etc.
Here is a general guide for using SOLO, but beneath are some tips on search strategies for this particular topic which might help you get started.
To try a subject search for this topic in SOLO ( http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk) use one or more the suggestions below.
Note location details of results carefully: as you may find more than one Bodleian library has useful material.
Refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc
Refugees -- Protection -- International cooperation
War - protection of civilians
Legal assistance to refugees
Asylum, Right of
Refugees -- Civil rights
Political refugees -- Civil rights
Refugee children --
Immigrant children -- Legal status, laws, etc
Immigrants -- Civil rights
Aliens -- Civil rights
Emigration and immigration law
Safe third country
Freedom of Movement (International law)
It is also probable that books classified just under broader subject areas - such as Humanitarian law or Human rights - will also have useful material.