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Introduction
Amnesty International’s campaign for migrants’ rights
Definitions
Who is a migrant?
Who is a migrant worker?
Who is an irregular migrant?
Is a refugee or an asylum-seeker a migrant?
What is the Migrant Workers’ Convention?
Chapter 1: Ignored, marginalized and abused
Discrimination, racism and xenophobia
Exploitation
Invisibility
Groups at heightened risk of human rights abuses
Irregular migrants
‘Survival migrants’
‘Stranded migrants’, including rejected asylum-seekers
Women
Children
Stateless migrants
Chapter 2: ‘Migration management’
State sovereignty and its limits
‘Migration management’ policies
‘Migration management’ and human rights
Chapter 3: Migrants’ rights under international law
The principle of non-discrimination
Other international human rights standards
Chapter 4: How are the rights of migrants being violated?
Controlling the entry and return of migrants
The right to leave and return to one’s country
The right to freedom of movement and place of residence
The right to life and to physical and mental integrity
Interception
The right to privacy and use of biometric data
Detention
Deportation and expulsion
Mass Expulsion
Smuggling
Trafficking
Violations in countries of transit and destination
Lack of procedural fairness
Arbitrary confiscation of documents
Denial of equal access to education
Lack of adequate housing
Abuses of the right to work and rights at work
Denial of freedom of association
Undue restrictions on freedom of expression
Denial of the right to freedom of religion
Abuses of the right to family life or unity
Chapter 5: How can we protect migrants’ rights?
AI’s eight key priority areas
1. Focus on those most at risk
labour rights instruments
3. Demand greater accountability
4. Call for migration policies that protect human rights
5. Call for more research and better data
6. Place migrants at the centre of debates on migration
7. Protect human rights defenders
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Living in the Shadows - A Primer on the Human Rights of Migrants

Living in the Shadows - A Primer on the Human Rights of Migrants

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Published by: EkaterinaPorrasdeRosenthal on Jul 28, 2011
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