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The Human Rights of Non-citizens
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The Human Rights of Non-citizens

David Weissbrodt

Abstract

Non-citizens include asylum seekers, rejected asylum seekers, immigrants, non-immigrants, migrant workers, refugees, stateless persons, and trafficked persons. This book argues that regardless of their citizenship status, non-citizens should, by virtue of their essential humanity, enjoy all human rights unless exceptional distinctions serve a legitimate State objective and are proportional to the achievement of that objective. Non-citizens should have freedom from arbitrary arrest, arbitrary killing, child labour, forced labour, inhuman treatment, invasions of privacy, refoulement, slavery, un ... More

Keywords: human rights, non-citizens, asylum seekers, immigrants, non-immigrants, migrant workers, refugees, stateless persons, trafficked persons, discrimination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199547821
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547821.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Weissbrodt, author
Regents Professor and Fredrikson & Byron Professor of Law, University of Minnesota

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