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When Humans Become Migrants: Study of the European Court of Human Rights with an Inter-American Counterpoint

Marie-Bénédicte Dembour


The treatment of migrants is one of the most challenging issues that human rights, as a political philosophy, faces today. It has increasingly become a contentious issue for many governments and international organizations around the world. This book examines the way in which two institutions tasked with ensuring the protection of human rights—the European Court of Human Rights and Inter-American Court of Human Rights—treat claims lodged by migrants. It combines legal, sociological, and historical analysis to show that the two courts were the product of different backgrounds, which led to diff ... More

Keywords: migrants, human rights, immigration case law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199667833
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199667833.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marie-Bénédicte Dembour, author
Professor of Law and Anthropology, University of Brighton