Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law

1 July 2010

Les migrants irréguliers comme citoyens

François Crépeau - Options politiques - Vol. 30 No. 7

At first considered necessary to meet postwar labour needs, irregular immigration is now often perceived as a national security threat. In this article, François Crépeau, the Hans and Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in International Public Law at McGill University, presents a critical analysis of this evolution. He underscores the importance of reexamining our conception of citizenship and residency to acknowledge that human dignity is distinct from administrative status. “States certainly have the power to decide who may enter and reside within their territory,” he writes, “but migrants nonetheless enjoy rights, and the respect, protection and promotion of these rights is the next hurdle in the fight for human rights.”

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Les migrants irréguliers comme citoyens
  • François Crépeau

    François Crépeau holds the Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law and is Hans & Tamar Professor in International Law at the Faculty of Law of McGill University.

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