The Human Costs of Border Control
European Journal of Migration and Law, Vol. 9, p. 127-139, 2007
Posted: 22 Jun 2009
Date Written: June 22, 2009
This article outlines the relationship between irregular immigration, increased border control, and the number of casualties at Europe’s maritime borders. The conclusion is that the number of fatalities is increasing as a result of increased border control. The author argues that States have a positive obligation under international law to address this issue, and formulates concrete proposals to monitor the number of border deaths.
Keywords: border deaths, human rights
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