At the Border and Between the Cracks: The Precarious Position of Irregular Migrant Workers under International Law

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dc.contributor.author Berg, Laurie en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:56:39Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:56:39Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2008002217 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Berg Laurie 2007, 'At the Border and Between the Cracks: The Precarious Position of Irregular Migrant Workers under International Law', Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 1-34. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1444-8602 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/10468
dc.description.abstract This article aims to identify jurisprudence which advances the standards of treatment of unauthorised migrants in the context of often hostile domestic laws and political rhetoric. Due to its universalist and humanist underpinnings, many would consider international human rights law to be a natural source of rights protecting migrant workers. However, human rights doctrine takes a chequered approach to the protection of those living or working in a foreign state without visa authorisation. Even the Migrant Workers Convention recognises states? sovereign prerogative over immigration control, and thereby fails to cater to the especially precarious position of irregular migrants who decline to assert their rights for fear of facing sanctions under immigration laws. It is argued that we need to look to regional judicial forums to find international legal doctrine which articulates a progressive legal framework robustly protective of irregular migrants? rights. This article canvasses jurisprudence in the regional Human Rights Courts in Europe and the Americas which succeeds, in different ways, at decoupling the absolute discretion of states to regulate border control from the substantive rights of irregular migrants nce present in a host state. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne en_US
dc.title At the Border and Between the Cracks: The Precarious Position of Irregular Migrant Workers under International Law en_US
dc.parent Melbourne Journal of International Law en_US
dc.journal.volume 8 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 34 en_US
dc.cauo.name LAW.Faculty of law en_US
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dc.classification.name Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
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