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Causes and consequences of international migration: sociological evidence for the right to mobility
The International Journal of Human Rights (2012)
  • tanya golash-boza, University of Kansas Main Campus
  • cecilia menjivar, Arizona State University
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.

Keywords
  • family separation,
  • globalization,
  • human rights,
  • international migration,
  • right to mobility
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Publication Date
2012
Citation Information
tanya golash-boza and cecilia menjivar. "Causes and consequences of international migration: sociological evidence for the right to mobility" The International Journal of Human Rights Vol. 16 Iss. 8 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tanyagolashboza/4/