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Migrants, State Responsibilities, and Human Dignity.

Brownsword, R., 2021. Migrants, State Responsibilities, and Human Dignity. Ratio Juris, 34 (1), 6-28.

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DOI: 10.1111/raju.12303


This article addresses two questions: First, how does the value of human dignity distinctively bear on a state’s responsibilities in relation to migrants; and, secondly, how serious a wrong is it when a state fails to respect the dignity of migrants? In response to these questions, a view is presented about the distinction between wrongs that violate cosmopolitan standards and wrongs that violate the standards that are distinctive to a particular community; about when and how the contested concept of human dignity might be engaged; and, elaborating a three-tiered and lexically ordered scheme of state responsibilities, about how we should assess the seriousness of a state’s failure to respect the dignity of migrants.

Item Type:Article
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:35382
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:12 Apr 2021 11:42
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:27


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