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Treaty Standards on Freedom of Movement within States

Chaloka Beyani

in Human Rights Standards and the Free Movement of People Within States

Published in print February 2000 | ISBN: 9780198268215
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683459 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268215.003.0002

Series: Oxford Monographs in International Law

Treaty Standards on Freedom of Movement within States

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International legal standards for such concerns as the freedom of movement and choosing one's residence within States is given importance by both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in various subsequent human rights treaties. Because such treaties are able to facilitate the strategic basis for the analysis of these issues through possessing binding capacities on particular parties and determining what legal standards should be pushed through with, this chapter attempts to identify these international standards. As these standards may be derived from the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966, and certain regional human rights treaties, this chapter further investigates the content of such standards for looking into which freedom of residence and movement within States should be established and lawfully exercised.

Keywords: international legal standards; freedom of movement; freedom of residence; human rights treaties; binding capacity; movement within States; framework

Chapter.  5577 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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