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    Building and Applying a Human Rights-Based Model for Migrant Integration Policy

    Murphy, Cliodhna and Gilmartin, Mary and Caulfield, Leanne (2019) Building and Applying a Human Rights-Based Model for Migrant Integration Policy. Journal of Human Rights Practice, 11. pp. 445-466. ISSN 1757-9619

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    The approach of public bodies towards migrant populations is often framed in terms of ‘migrant integration’. However, domestic integration policy and practice often come up short in terms of ensuring equal access to rights such as education, employment and housing for migrants. In this article, we discuss a variety of approaches to defining and measuring integration and, drawing on the concluding observations of a number of UN human rights treaty monitoring bodies, argue in favour of a model of integration based on international human rights law. Indicators derived from this model are used to assess the extent to which policymaking in the public sector in Ireland is informed by human rights. Finally, it is suggested that the methodology used in this study could be applied outside the sphere of immigration and integration to other areas of public policy which directly affect individuals’ human rights—from housing policy, to the provision of disability services, to early education and other important domains.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: integration; immigration; policy analysis;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 13890
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    Depositing User: Dr. Mary Gilmartin
    Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2021 13:53
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Human Rights Practice
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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