When humans become migrants

A blog containing Marie-Bénédicte Dembour's 30 episode podcast to support her book.

Episode thirteen: All equals?

Would you say it should be acceptable to deny a legally settled foreign worker who has contributed to a national social security system the opportunity to draw on a pension fund simply because he is a foreigner?


(If you have problems with the embedded player use this link to listen).

The European Court of Human Rights said no in Gaygusuz v. Austria.

This judgment was celebrated as a great victory for equality when it was adopted in 1996.

Conspicuously, however, the Court refrained from asserting the principle of equality of all human beings irrespective of nationality a major goal in the Council of Europe.

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Marie-Benedicte Dembour • April 7, 2015

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