Juan M. Amaya-Castro


Dr. Juan M. Amaya-Castro is Associate Professor at the United Nations mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica.

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A Brief Response to Pizzutelli and Sitaropoulos

The argument that I made focused on the selection for admission of foreigners on the basis of economic worth, and I denominate this selection ‘discriminatory’. In his response Nikolaos Sitaropoulos argues that he is “not convinced that, in itself, such differentiation constitutes discriminatory, and hence unlawful, treatment”. However, the fact that it may not be, at least according…

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International Migration Law: License to Discriminate?

The story of international law and migration commonly begins with the observation that states have the sovereign right to deny access to non-nationals. This statement is then qualified with the observation that there are some exceptions to this rule. Refugees and other people who may run serious risks if returned to their country, or are otherwise expelled, and…

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