Freedom of Movement and Undocumented Migrants
18 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2016 Last revised: 17 Jan 2017
Date Written: November 30, 2016
In our globalized world, international law increasingly facilitates freer movement of goods, services, capital, and knowledge across borders. The same cannot be said of people, for many of whom freedom of movement is still a distant goal. This Symposium Article asks what role international human rights law plays in enabling free movement of people, focusing on the situation of undocumented migrants. It explores three aspects of freedom of movement: The ability to move freely across borders, the ability to move freely within a country that is not one’s own, and the ability to remain in such a country.
Keywords: international law, migration, freedom of movement, human rights
JEL Classification: K33, K37
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