Ambiguities in the Categories of Migration

Amrith, Megha (2014). Ambiguities in the Categories of Migration. Statelessness and Transcontinental Migration (Policy Reports Series 02). UNU-GCM.

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    Author Amrith, Megha
    Title Ambiguities in the Categories of Migration
    Series Title Statelessness and Transcontinental Migration (Policy Reports Series 02)
    Volume/Issue No. 2/6/2015
    Publication Date 2014
    Place of Publication Barcelona
    Publisher UNU-GCM
    Pages 20
    Language EN
    Abstract

    This policy report considers the ambiguities of categories used in understanding and governing migration. It takes into account cases of migrants who might not clearly fall under existing migration-related categories and conventions; for instance, the experience of de facto statelessness or cases when one’s citizenship or identity in a particular state is not recognized. Examples include migrant workers and trafficked persons whose identity documents are confiscated, internal migrants within nationstates and those who fall ambiguously in-between the definitions for refugees and economic migrants. This report will examine how policy can better address the challenges faced by migrants who find it difficult to access their fundamental rights as a consequence of being ‘in limbo’. This will become an issue of increasing relevance as the forms and routes of migration diversify and grow ever more complex in the contemporary age of global interconnection.

    Keyword Refugees and sattelessness
    Migration
    Copyright Holder UNU-GCM
    Copyright Year 2014
    Copyright type Fair use permitted
    ISSN 23124024
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