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Migration and International Human Rights Law: A Practitioners’ Guide

By: International Commission of Jurists, Massimo Frigo

When people cross their country’s border, they might not know it yet, but the world no longer sees them as it did before. They have a special label or status now: they are migrants. And because of this, they will often find themselves in an inferior position to those around them, who hold the passport of the country in which they live.

This Guide is intended as a tool for lawyers, judges, public officials, human rights defenders, or for migrants themselves, to better understand the international human rights of migrants and the means to claim their respect or implementation at the national and international levels