Freedom of Movement and Undocumented Migrants

18 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2016 Last revised: 17 Jan 2017

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Jaya Ramji-Nogales

Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

Date Written: November 30, 2016


In our globalized world, international law increasingly facilitates freer movement of goods, services, capital, and knowledge across borders. The same cannot be said of people, for many of whom freedom of movement is still a distant goal. This Symposium Article asks what role international human rights law plays in enabling free movement of people, focusing on the situation of undocumented migrants. It explores three aspects of freedom of movement: The ability to move freely across borders, the ability to move freely within a country that is not one’s own, and the ability to remain in such a country.

Keywords: international law, migration, freedom of movement, human rights

JEL Classification: K33, K37

Suggested Citation

Ramji-Nogales, Jaya, Freedom of Movement and Undocumented Migrants (November 30, 2016). Texas International Law Journal, Vol. 51, No. 2, 2016, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-02, Available at SSRN:

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