The Global Compact on Migration is about the better and more humane organisation of something which the sovereignty of individual States has failed to manage.
Guy S Goodwin-Gill is Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and at the University’s Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law. He is also Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, Emeritus Professor of International Refugee Law of the University of Oxford, and practised as a barrister from Blackstone Chambers in London from 2001-2018. He has held academic appointments in the United Kingdom, Canada and the Netherlands, is the Founding Editor of the International Journal of Refugee Law and was Editor-in-Chief from 1988–2001. Between 1976–88, he worked for UNHCR in various roles, including as Senior Legal Research Officer, Legal Adviser (Europe and North America Bureau), Deputy Chief Resettlement, and Legal Adviser (Australia and New Zealand). He has a doctorate from the University of Oxford, and he has published widely over the past 40 years on the movement of people between States, refugees, statelessness, child rights, and free and fair elections. Among other works, he is the author with Jane McAdam, of The Refugee in International Law, 3rd edn., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.