Chapter

Introduction

David Weissbrodt

in The Human Rights of Non-citizens

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199547821
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720086 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547821.003.0001
 Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a brief definition of the term ‘non-citizen’ and then discusses common problems regarding the rights of non-citizens. The discussion then turns to the main purpose of the book, which is to review the existing treaty and non-treaty principles relating to the international human rights of non-citizens. The sources of international law considered in this book are described, and an overview of subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords: human rights; non-citizen; international law

Chapter.  7770 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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