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100506: Migrants’ rights and transnationalism I. International standards for migrants rights a. Declaration of Universal Human Rights 1948 i. Not legally binding on any state ii. State is usually the major violator of human rights iii. In order to prevent this violation, you’re asking the state to fulfill and respect human rights iv. Internationally, the state is the only protector of human rights b. Two levels of human rights i. Political and civil rights 1. Political participation, freedom from harm, maltreatment, degradation 2. What most people think of when they think of violation of human rights ii. Socio and economic rights 1. Health, reasonable working conditions, work, movement, education 2. These rights are harder to get sympathy for because they don’t involve bloodshed – we live in a society where you are rewarded for hard work and intelligence 3. These rights try and lessen the gap of these inequalities between classes / the marginal population c. State’s obligation – regardless of citizenship (theoretically) i. Respect – don’t actively go about violating their rights ii. Protect – has to take active measures to prevent violations of human rights, violence and aggression, discrimination iii. Fulfill – provide or ensure the access to services to enjoy those rights, structural conditions for the enjoyment of the rights
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