Fundamental social rights for irregular migrants: the right to health care in France and England

Sylvie Da Lomba, Barbara Bogusz (Editor), Ryszard Cholewinski (Editor), Adam Cygan (Editor), Erika Szyszczak (Editor)

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Desperate and vulnerable people, who take enormous risks to migrate to Europe in rickety boats or concealed in the containers of articulated lorries, are familiar images portrayed in the media of "irregular migrants". Irregular migration has become a major political concern both at the European level and in the wider international context. In the European Union, politicians have identified irregular migration as a "problem" and have given priority to preventing this phenomenon in the development of the common asylum and immigration policy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIrregular Migration and Human Rights: Theoretical, European and International Perspectives
Place of PublicationLeiden, the Netherlands
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2004

Publication series

NameImmigration and asylum law and policy in Europe
PublisherMartinus Nijhoff Publishers


  • social rights
  • irregular migrants
  • irregular migration
  • human rights
  • health care

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