'Migrants in Vulnerable Situations' and the Global Compact for Safe Orderly and Regular Migration

28 Pages Posted: 16 Feb 2018

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Idil Atak

Department of Criminology, Ryerson University

Delphine Nakache

University of Ottawa - School of International Development and Global Studies

Elspeth Guild

Queen Mary University of London - School of Law

François Crépeau

McGill University - Faculty of Law: Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law

Date Written: February 15, 2018

Abstract

This Working Paper examines the concept of the vulnerability of migrants which has become a key term in the UN's negotiations for a Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The authors argue that the concept must be interpreted inclusively and related to the human rights obligations of states through the UN conventions. All too often migrants are vulnerable because of state action. States must ensure that they deliver on their human rights obligations in ways which reduce the vulnerability of migrants.

Suggested Citation

Atak, Idil and Nakache, Delphine and Guild, Elspeth and Crépeau, François, 'Migrants in Vulnerable Situations' and the Global Compact for Safe Orderly and Regular Migration (February 15, 2018). Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 273/2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3124392

Idil Atak (Contact Author)

Department of Criminology, Ryerson University ( email )

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Delphine Nakache

University of Ottawa - School of International Development and Global Studies ( email )

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Elspeth Guild

Queen Mary University of London - School of Law ( email )

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François Crépeau

McGill University - Faculty of Law: Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law ( email )

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Montreal H3A 1W9, Quebec
Canada

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