This book offers an accessible examination of the human rights of migrants in the context of
the UN’s negotiations in 2018. This volume has two main contributions. Firstly, it is designed to
inform the negotiations on the UN’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
announced by the New York Declaration of the UN General Assembly on 19 September 2016.
Second, it intends to assist officials, lawyers and academics to ensure that the human rights of
migrants are fully respected by state authorities and international organisations and
safeguarded by national and supranational courts across the globe. The overall objective of
this book is to clarify problem areas which migrants encounter as non-citizens of the state
where they are and how international human rights obligations of those states provide
solutions. It defines the existing international human rights of migrants and provides the source
of States’ obligations. In order to provide a clear and useful guide to the existing human rights
of migrants, the volume examines these rights from the perspective of the migrant: what
situations do people encounter as their status changes from citizen (in their own country) to
migrant (in a foreign state), and how do human rights provide legal entitlements regarding their
treatment by a foreign state?