This seminar series questions the relationship between international migration and human rights commitments. Some migration issues are commonly framed in terms of human rights, such as the protection of refugees, family reunification and the protection of the victims of trafficking. Human rights norms and ideals are also frequently invoked to challenge states’ harsh treatment of migrants, in particular detention, albeit with limited success. Yet, in other contexts, state sovereignty appears to be given great sway, and the connections between international migration and human rights are less apparent. The series aims to re-examine familiar issues in a new light, and open up new frontiers in the interaction between international migration and human rights. The series will bring together speakers from a wide range of disciplines (law, politics, economics and sociology) working on the theoretical, normative and empirical dimensions of these issues.