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Gerard McCann and Féilim Ó hAdhmaill

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781447349211

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447349211.001.0001

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Migration and refugees: applying human rights to ‘everyone’?

Migration and refugees: applying human rights to ‘everyone’?

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(p.129) 10 Migration and refugees: applying human rights to ‘everyone’?
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International Human Rights, Social Policy & Global
Author(s):

Michal Cenker

Daniel Holder

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447349211.003.0011

Chapter 10 critically assesses the role of international human rights protections in promoting the rights of migrants and refugees in the context of globalisation, continuing global socio-economic inequalities and global conflict. While the whole concept of human rights rests on humanitarianism and not citizenship, international human rights mechanisms, such as the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), have often allowed states to apply restricted rights to non-citizens and while the UN Migrant Worker Convention exists, it remains the only core UN human rights instrument not to receive widespread ratification. This chapter discusses some of the issues which prevent the establishment of universal human rights protections for migrants and refugees, and how such protections have often been limited by a range of economic, political and security considerations along with prejudicial attitudes in potential host countries.

Keywords:   Refugees, asylum-seekers, migrants, migration, ICERD, CERD, citizenship rights

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