Francesca Pizzutelli


Francesca Pizzutelli is researcher/adviser on refugees and migrants’ rights at Amnesty International’s headquarters in London. She authored or co-authored numerous Amnesty International reports and conducted several fact-finding missions, including on the human rights situation in Iraq, Liberia, Kyrgyzstan, Egypt and Italy. She has also been working on the International Criminal Court, truth commissions and accountability in post-conflict societies. She holds a Master degree in public international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. The opinions expressed in this blog are her own, not Amnesty International’s.

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The Human Rights of Migrants as Limitations on States’ Control Over Entry and Stay in Their Territory

As Juan Amaya-Castro points out, (domestic) migration legislation is about selecting among potential or prospective migrants, i.e. creating two categories of migrants: ‘documented’ or ‘regular’ migrants, whose migration status complies with established requirements, and ‘undocumented’ or ‘irregular’ migrants, whose migration status does not so comply. Where does this leave international law and, as Juan Amaya-Castro calls…

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