MIGRATIONS AND ASYLUM: ANALYSIS AND PERSPECTIVES: The insufficient international legal protection of irregular migrants vulnerable to human trafficking

Author:
Ana Salinas de Frías
Catedrática de Derecho internacional público y relaciones internacionales, Universidad de Málaga (España) / Full Professor of Public international law and international relations, University of Málaga (Spain)

Abstract:
The lack of a common legal definition of the term «migrant» or the fact of international legal instruments which are sparse as for concepts or simply not interconnected being applied concurrently on irregular migrants drive, as a result, to a serious lack of protection that the ECtHR has started recently to approach under art. 4 ECHR in a new and still under construction interpretation. According to it, art. 4 ECHR would include not only servitude, slavery or forced labour but additionally trafficking in human beings.

Index:
1. INTRODUCCIÓN.—2. CONTROVERTIDAS DEFINICIONES EN LOS INSTRUMENTOS INTERNACIONALES Y SUS LIMITACIONES JURÍDICAS.—3. LAGUNAS EVIDENCIADAS Y FORMAS ALTERNATIVAS DE PROTECCIÓN: LA INCIPIENTE JURISPRUDENCIA DEL TEDH ¿AL RESCATE?—4. CONCLUSIONES

Keywords:
art. 4 ECHR; Palermo Protocol; smuggling of migrants; trafficking in human beings; vulnerability;

Issue:
REDI Vol. 73 2 2021

Section:
Studies

Pages:
161-175

DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.17103/redi.73.2.2021.1a.10

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