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    Developing immigrant integration policy in the Irish public sector: An international human rights and public sector duty approach


    Murphy, Cliodhna and Caulfield, Leanne and Gilmartin, Mary (2019) Developing immigrant integration policy in the Irish public sector: An international human rights and public sector duty approach. Administration, 67 (4). pp. 27-45. ISSN 2449-9471

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    Abstract

    This paper outlines a new approach to the development of immigrant integration policy in Ireland that is informed by an international human rights and public sector duty perspective. Based on a comprehensive review, the paper outlines the current state of immigrant integration policies in the Irish public sector, highlighting the limited awareness of this issue among public bodies. It also provides practical guidance for public bodies wishing to develop more effective immigrant integration policies, drawing from international human rights treaties and from examples of policy development in Ireland. Given the reality that Ireland is now a well-established immigrant-receiving country, the paper concludes that Ireland urgently needs a coherent and comprehensive approach to the development of immigrant integration policy. A human-rights-based approach offers such a method and would allow Ireland, through its public sector, to become a leader in immigrant integration policy development. This approach requires the elaboration of specific integration policies in order to ensure that migrant populations can practically access fundamental human rights such as housing, education, healthcare and employment.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Developing; immigrant integration policy; Irish public sector; international human rights; public sector; duty; approach;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 13889
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.2478/admin-2019-0025
    Depositing User: Dr. Mary Gilmartin
    Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2021 13:52
    Journal or Publication Title: Administration
    Publisher: Sciendo
    Refereed: Yes
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