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Title Are human rights for migrants? : critical reflections on the status of irregular migrants in Europe and the United States / edited by Marie-Bénédicte Dembour and Tobias Kelly
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (x, 249 pages)
Contents Introduction / Marie-Bénédicte Dembour and Tobias Kelly -- The recognition of migrants' rights within the UN human rights system : the first 60 years / Stefanie Grant -- Irregular migration and frontier deaths : acknowledging a right to identity / Stefanie Grant -- The constitutional status of irregular migrants : testing the boundaries of human rights protection in Spain and the United States / Cristina M. Rodríguez and Ruth Rubio-Marín -- A new articulation of human rights, or why the European Court of Human Rights should think beyond Westphalian sovereignty / Galina Cornelisse -- The French Calaisis : transit zone or dead-end? / Marie-Bénédicte Dembour and Marie Martin -- 'Not our problem' : why the detention of irregular migrants is not considered a human rights issue in Malta / Daniela Debono -- Human rights and immigration detention in the United Kingdom / Mary Bosworth -- The legalization of human rights and the protection of torture survivors : asylum, evidence and disbelief / Tobias Kelly -- Human rights within one state : dilemmas of personhood in liberal constitutional thought / Linda Bosniak -- Afterword : the struggle for sans-papiers human rights / Upendra Baxi
Summary Human rights seemingly offer universal protection. However, irregular migrants have, at best, only problematic access to human rights. Whether understood as an ethical injunction or legally codified norm, the promised protection of human rights seems to break down when it comes to the lived experience of irregular migrants. This book therefore asks three key questions of great practical and theoretical importance. First, what do we mean when we speak of human rights? Second, is the problematic access of irregular migrants to human rights protection an issue of implementation, or is it due to the inherent characteristics of the concept of human rights? Third, should we look beyond human rights for an effective source of protection? Written is an accessible style, with a range of socio-legal and doctrinal approaches, the chapters focus on the situation of the irregular migrant in Europe and the United States. Throughout the book, nuanced theoretical debates are put in the context of concrete case studies. The critical reflections it offers on the limitations and possibilities of human rights protections for irregular migrants will be invaluable for students, scholars and practitioners
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Civil rights.
Emigration and immigration law -- Europe.
Emigration and immigration law -- United States.
Emigration and immigration law.
Foreign workers -- Civil rights
Human rights -- Europe.
Human rights -- United States.
Human rights.
Illegal aliens -- Civil rights
Refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Civil rights.
Emigration and immigration law.
Foreign workers -- Civil rights.
Human rights.
Illegal aliens -- Civil rights.
Illegaler Einwanderer
Illegaler Einwanderer.
Invandrare -- juridik och lagstiftning -- Europa.
Invandrare -- juridik och lagstiftning -- Förenta staterna.
Mänskliga rättigheter -- Europa.
Mänskliga rättigheter -- Förenta staterna.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
Refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Europäische Union.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Dembour, Marie-Bénédicte, 1961-
Kelly, Tobias.
ISBN 0203813448