Human rights and the politics of migration in the European Union

Alfio Cerami

in Migration and welfare in the new Europe

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9781847426444
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302797 | DOI:
Human rights and the politics of migration in the European Union

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This chapter considers several issues related to human rights. It highlights some shortcomings, inconsistencies, and human-rights violations that result from a still-ambiguous ‘politics of migration’ in the EU. The chapter emphasises the presence of contradictory programmes, ideas, philosophies, and policies, which have influenced the coordinative and communicative actions of national and EU policymakers. It aims to highlight the prospects of future improvements in EU policymaking.

Keywords: human rights; shortcomings; inconsistencies; human-rights violations; politics of migration; EU policymaking; coordinative actions; communicative actions; future improvements

Chapter.  7759 words. 

Subjects: Migration Studies

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