Causes and Consequences of International Migration: Sociological Evidence for the Right to Mobility

Citation:

Golash-Boza T, Ceciliano Navarro Y. Causes and Consequences of International Migration: Sociological Evidence for the Right to Mobility. The International Journal of Human Rights. 2012;16 (8) :1213-1227.

Abstract:

Human rights declarations provide the right for any person to leave their country, yet do not provide the right to enter another country, stopping halfway in asserting a right to mobility. In this article we provide evidence that 1) state policies and actions create migration flows; 2) migrants often travel to fulfil their human rights; and 3) current restrictions on immigration curtail migrants' human rights. We argue, based on sociological evidence, that the right to mobility is a fundamental human right, and deserves a place in human rights doctrine.

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