Handbook of Migration and Globalisation
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Handbook of Migration and Globalisation

Edited by Anna Triandafyllidou

This Handbook explores the multifaceted linkages between two of the most important socioeconomic phenomena of our time: globalisation and migration. Both are on the rise, increasing in size and scope worldwide, and this Handbook offers the necessary background knowledge and tools to understand how population flows shape, and are shaped by, economic and cultural globalisation.
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Chapter 2: An international human rights framework for migration in a globalising world

Idil Atak

Abstract

This chapter offers a critical analysis of the policies and practices pertaining to the international human rights of migrants in a globalising world. An overview of the current normative and institutional framework is provided with a view to examining some of the major achievements in the field of migrants’ human rights protection at international and regional levels, in particular in Europe. The chapter highlights how State sovereignty involves a duty for that State to protect everyone under its jurisdiction, including migrants, regardless of their legal status. It is argued that despite the existence of an increasingly sophisticated human rights protection framework, States implement restrictive migration policies and practices that engender violations of the migrants’ human rights. It is ultimately argued that migration and asylum policies are dominated by States’ concerns over the security of their borders, domestic political sensitivities and economic interests.

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