Vulnerability, international human rights adjudication and migration governance

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I posit that the deployment of a vulnerability analysis premised on an universalistic idea of citizenship in international human rights adjudication is critical to good global international migration governance. I contend that the intrinsic human nature of the global phenomenon that is international migration calls for a human rights-based approach to governance. I identify international human rights adjudication as a core migration governance activity and argue that a vulnerability analysis enables regional human rights adjudicating bodies to advance good governance by extending protections to all migrants and producing narratives that help elucidate the dynamics of international migration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-37
Number of pages35
JournalInter-American and European Human Rights Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019


  • citizenship
  • human rights
  • human nature
  • international migration


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