When humans become migrants

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

Episode fourteen: Treating nationals and non-nationals equally — a human rights duty

In this episode I discuss the way we currently allow nation states to treat nationals and non-nationals differently.


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

Liberty and equality are the two key principles that underpin human rights law. Every human being should be free, every human being is equal in dignity and worth.

Historically, it was long considered acceptable to treat different human beings differently on the basis of characteristics such as gender and race. This no longer goes unchallenged.

The question arises: will our descendants look back at us wondering how we could let our governments treat human beings differently based on their nationality?

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Marie-Benedicte Dembour • April 15, 2015

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