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Treaty law and interpretation

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/9780199547821.003.0003
 Treaty law and interpretation

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This chapter presents an integrated picture of the rights of non-citizens based on information from various international and regional sources. Topics discussed include the general principle of equality for non-citizens; non-citizens' right to life, right to contact consular officials, no arbitrary detention, and freedom from torture; non-citizens' right to liberty of movement and free choice of residence, equal protection and recognition before the law; right to culture, religion, and language; protection from refoulement and arbitrary expulsion; and protection from discrimination on the basis of gender.

Keywords: non-citizens; human rights; human rights law

Chapter.  17172 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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