Research Handbook on Human Rights and Poverty
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Research Handbook on Human Rights and Poverty

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Morten Kjaerum and Amanda Lyons

This important Research Handbook explores the nexus between human rights, poverty and inequality as a critical lens for understanding and addressing key challenges of the coming decades, including the objectives set out in the Sustainable Development Goals. The Research Handbook starts from the premise that poverty is not solely an issue of minimum income and explores the profound ways that deprivation and distributive inequality of power and capability relate to economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights.
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Chapter 14: Immigration, poverty and human rights

Tally Kritzman-Amir

Abstract

The paper explores two connections between human rights, poverty and migration. First, human rights law can offer protection to immigrants from the poverty they experience in their countries of origin and transit countries, by granting them protection from being returned to those countries. Poverty can be a form of persecution in such countries, or a reason for persecution. I will highlight the partially unfulfilled potential of international human rights to grant such protection in the Part I of the chapter and explain why international human rights has yet to offer sufficient protections. Second, human rights law can prevent migrants from living in poverty in destination countries. However, some destination countries have not fulfilled their obligations under international human rights to protect migrants in their territories from poverty, and, in some cases, actively contribute to the impoverishment of migrants for the sake of promoting restrictive immigration policies.

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