You Have the Right to Leave Your Country: Backdrop to UN Summit on Migration

Syrian refugees in Turkey. CARITAS INTERNATIONAL

You have a right to leave your country, but you don’t have a right to enter another country. That asymmetry of human rights is a basic axiom of the global international migration system. Nearly 70 years ago, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in Article 13, recognized everyone’s right to leave and to return to … Read more

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