Vulnerability, international human rights adjudication and migration governance

Da Lomba, Sylvie (2019) Vulnerability, international human rights adjudication and migration governance. Inter-American and European Human Rights Journal, 10 (1). pp. 3-37. ISSN 2030-7942

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I posit that the deployment of a vulnerability analysis premised on an universalistic idea of citizenship in international human rights adjudication is critical to good global international migration governance. I contend that the intrinsic human nature of the global phenomenon that is international migration calls for a human rights-based approach to governance. I identify international human rights adjudication as a core migration governance activity and argue that a vulnerability analysis enables regional human rights adjudicating bodies to advance good governance by extending protections to all migrants and producing narratives that help elucidate the dynamics of international migration.


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