When humans become migrants

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

Episode 28: The way forward is to expand ECHR guarantees

As we come towards the end of this series, it is important to think about ways to remedy the weaknesses that have been identified. In this podcast, I recommend that the European Court of Human Rights expands its interpretation of especially three articles of the European Convention on Human Rights.   Article 3 concerns inhuman…

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Episode ten: Who was Soering?

How does the European Court on Human Rights respond to applicants who claim they cannot be sent to another country because, once there, they would face inhuman treatment? [podcast]https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/humanrights/files/2015/03/hrm10_who_was_soering-21dhn55.mp3[/podcast] No-one can be subjected to torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. This is inscribed in Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights….

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Episode six: The different approach of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

In this episode, we turn to another system of human rights protection and see that the Inter-American Court of Human Rights has made pronouncements which are intended to give rights to migrants. [podcast]https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/humanrights/files/2015/02/hrm6_the_inter-american_court_on_nationality-1oi78iu.mp3[/podcast] I examine what happened more than thirty years ago, when Costa Rica was facing an influx of refugees from war-thorn neighbouring Nicaragua….

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Episode two: What did the Convention say?

In this episode, I go back to the early history of human rights law in Europe in order to understand the foundations of the Strasbourg migrant case law. [podcast]https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/humanrights/files/2015/01/hrm2_what_did_the_convention_say-1wn9z2f.mp3[/podcast] The European Convention on Human Rights was created in 1950 in the aftermath of the horrors of World War II. It was a remarkable development in the…

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