Migration Policies and Human Rights in Latin America. Progressive Practices, Old Challenges, Worrying Setbacks and New Threats

dc.contributor.author Ceriani Cernadas, Pablo
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-23T13:26:49Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-23T13:26:49Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.description.abstract In the field of migration policies from a human rights point of view, Latin America has increasingly become a peculiar region in the last 15 years. This assumption is based on the fact that the region has been experiencing a transitional phase which includes trends in diverse, including contradictory, directions. On the one hand, a distinct note is the strong presence of the human rights narrative, which led to important improvements. Beginning with political and legal recognition of migration as a human right, during these years several positive legislative changes have been adopted, including equal protection of social rights of all migrants, non-detention based on migration status, due process safeguards and access to justice.On the other hand, lack of effective implementation and pending legislative and policy changes depicted a decade full of deficits regarding the coherence between rhetoric and actual policies. Other structural challenges include widespread xenophobia throughout the region, lack of data for evidence-based policies, and absence of inter-institutional coordination aimed at ensuring comprehensive rights-based policies, among others. In addition to such challenges, recent years have evidenced policy shifts in some countries that could be defined as worrying setbacks. Border militarization, immigration-detention practices, proposals for restricting social rights of undocumented migrants, among others, are among the new threats that tend to reverse some of the advances this region had made in previous years.In this context, this Policy Paper examines whether the region is in time to prevent this regressive trend from deepening and, on the contrary, continues the transition that was expected to become a new paradigm on migration rights-centered governance model. Some policy options, including a set of strategies and initiatives, are proposed in order to address and/or reverse those threats and setbacks, as well as to strengthen migration policies directed to respect, protect, promote and fulfill the human rights of all migrants. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/20.500.11825/629
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.25330/1496
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Global Campus en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Policy Briefs 2018;
dc.subject migrations en_US
dc.subject Latin America en_US
dc.subject human rights en_US
dc.subject xenophobia en_US
dc.subject migrants en_US
dc.subject detention en_US
dc.subject government policy en_US
dc.title Migration Policies and Human Rights in Latin America. Progressive Practices, Old Challenges, Worrying Setbacks and New Threats en_US
dc.type Other en_US
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