Finding a Place for Marginal Migrants in the International Human Rights System [chapter]

Leila Kawar
2011 Studies in Law, Politics, and Society  
This article examines how international human rights law is shaping the politics of immigration. It argues that migrant human rights are neither conceptually nor practically incompatible with an international order premised upon state territorial sovereignty, and that the specific aesthetics of the contemporary international human rights system, namely its formalistic and legalistic tendencies, has facilitated its integration with a realm of policymaking traditionally reserved to state
more » ... n. An exploration of two areas in the emerging field of migrant human rights traces the multiscalar transnational legal processes through which these norms are formulated and internalized.
doi:10.1108/s1059-4337(2011)0000056006 fatcat:oc4zwulpanaofnjbpbijecxitu