Das Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften: Veranstaltungen

Freitag, 14.10.2016, 11:30 Uhr
Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften, »goßer Salon« in der Villa Reimers

Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften der Goethe-Universität
Paper Presentation

Caleb Yong (Oxford University)
»Immigration Rights«

Caleb Yong received his DPhil in Politics at Oxford University with a dissertation entitled: »Justice, Legitimacy, and Movement across Borders«. From 2014−2015 he was granted a Postdoctoral Fellowship at McGill University and furthermore from 2015−2016 he was a Fellow in Residence at Harvard University. At present he is, on the invitation of the research centre »Justitia Amplificata. Rethinking Justice − Applied and Global« a Fellow at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften.

The philosophical debate on immigration often pits would-be migrants’ rights to immigrate against potential receiving states’ rights to regulate immigration. I argue that this binary framing of the debate obscures three important distinctions: between rights to free immigration and rights to immigrate for specific reasons, between strong and weak rights to immigrate, and between states’ legitimacy-rights and justification-rights to regulate immigration. With this conceptual framework in hand, I argue that although all would-be migrants have a weak right against immigration restrictions that lack a sufficient justification, and some would-be migrants have a strong right to immigrate for specific reasons, there is no strong right to free immigration in general. I further argue that, since there are potential immigration restrictions for which there is a sufficient justification, states can have a justification-right to restrict immigration.

Geschlossene Veranstaltung
Teilnahme nur nach vorheriger Einladung
Kontakt: Beate Sutterlüty (b.sutterluety@forschungskolleg-humanwissenschaften.de)

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