A Human Rights Perspective on the Vulnerability of Migrants
Pp. 89-112 (24)
Angeles Solanes Corella
The universality, which paradigmatically characterises human rights,
becomes especially significant when linked to the field of migrations. In order to
prevent and combat migrant vulnerability, migration policies and legal statutes need to
respect certain inviolable limits. This paper proposes an analytical and critical review
of the international framework of migrant rights, starting with the basic instruments of
the United Nations and then delving into the European and Inter-American systems for
the protection of human rights in the case of migrants. The aim of this paper is to show
why it is imperative to strengthen international human rights law –by invoking and
exercising it in an environment that systematically distorts it– in order to overcome the
vulnerability that recurrently affects migrants.
Human rights, International human rights law, Legal systems of
protection, Migrants, Public policies, Vulnerability.
Department of Philosophy of Law and Political Philosophy, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain.