The Right to have Rights as a ‘Place in the World’

Alison Kesby

in The Right to Have Rights

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199600823
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738272 | DOI:
The Right to have Rights as a ‘Place in the World’

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Chapter 1 examines the right to have rights in the context of the movement of people across borders. In the present international system of states, it is imperative that each person has a ‘place in the world’, a place of lawful residence, and is not constantly shunted between states. The author examines how international law constructs the need for a ‘place in the world’ and the legal statuses by which individuals are emplaced (or misplaced) within it, namely the international legal status of nationality and, exceptionally, the humanity of international human rights law as inflected in rights such as the right to respect for family and private life.

Keywords: movement of people across borders; border control; nationality; statelessness; right to family life; right to private life; admission; residence; expulsion; international human rights law; public international law; hannah arendt; right to have rights; Étienne balibar; emplacement

Chapter.  15833 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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