Chapter 4: Migration as a human right: pathways of global solidarity at the borders of Europe
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This chapter analyses the circulating idea of migration as a human right as a specific way of envisioning and constructing global cooperation as global solidarity. The interrogation focuses on the circulation of the Charter of Palermo, a text signed by the Major of Palermo Leoluca Orlando in 2015 at the end of a public communal conference, which progressively became an important reference for welcoming movements and organisations participating to the international network solidarity cities, as well as for institutional and parliamentarian debates at local and transnational level. The first part of the article explains the situational understanding of human rights here endorsed, leaning on the Arendtian formula of the 'right to have rights' along its recent agonistic, radical cosmopolitical interpretation in the field of political theory.