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Finding a Place for Marginal Migrants in the International Human Rights System

Special Issue Human Rights: New Possibilities/New Problems

ISBN: 978-1-78052-252-4, eISBN: 978-1-78052-253-1

ISSN: 1059-4337

Publication date: 3 August 2011

Abstract

This chapter examines how international human rights law is shaping the politics of immigration. It argues that migrant human rights are neither conceptually nor practically incompatible with an international order premised upon state territorial sovereignty, and that the specific aesthetics of the contemporary international human rights system, namely its formalistic and legalistic tendencies, has facilitated its integration with a realm of policymaking traditionally reserved to state discretion. An exploration of two areas in the emerging field of migrant human rights traces the multi-scalar transnational legal processes through which these norms are formulated and internalized.

Citation

Kawar, L. (2011), "Finding a Place for Marginal Migrants in the International Human Rights System", Sarat, A. (Ed.) Special Issue Human Rights: New Possibilities/New Problems (Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, Vol. 56), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 67-90. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1059-4337(2011)0000056006

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