Economic interaction has enlarged the international trade in goods and services, but the safe and humane flow of persons across international borders remains a challenge in a State-based model of territorial jurisdictions. Once an immigrant enters a new host country the guarantee of respect for their human rights comes into question. Indeed, the legal and political constructions of inclusion or exclusion of migrants from the political community touch at the veryheart of the cosmopolitan spirit of universal human rights.This book brings together leading experts in the fields of migration and human rights law to examine central problems in the protection of the human rights of migrants. They explain the theoretical background of present issues in the area including, immigrant integration policies in Europe, the social and labour rights of migrants, the conditions and legal frameworks affecting migrant women, asylum seekers and refugees worldwide among many others. It explains in a clear and critical manner thelegal and political implications of migration today in the context of an evolving globalized world.
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All of the contributions in Human Rights and Immigration participate in a critical questioning of the power of human rights law in setting limits to state sovereign discretion and allocating responsibility for human well-being in migration contexts (p 11). It will undoubtedly appeal international lawyers, be they specialised in human right law or more broadly interested in migration issues.
About The Author
Ruth Rubio Marin is a Professor Constitutional and Public Comparative Law in the Law Department at European University Institute. She is an expert in constitutional law, human rights law, citizenship and migration law, transitional justice and feminist legal theory and has published several works on migration issues.