Challenges to Transnational Migration

  • Susana Ferreira


The connection between international migration and security plays a progressively more important role in the national and international political agendas, central to the governance of migration, as addressed in this chapter. The concept of human security emphasises the protection of individuals from violence and respect for individual rights. In this sense, international migration affects not only States’ internal security and international stability but also individual’s own security and thus requires a security framework. Migration features a perplexing variety of models and categories of movement and has an increasingly ‘mixed’ character. Despite the different profiles of migrants, we may find within those flows, they all often receive the same indifferent treatment by national authorities, who assume that all are illegal migrants, not checking the motivations behind. In managing irregular migration, the dilemma is how far can a State go to protect its sovereignty without jeopardising human rights and individuals’ non-derogable rights.


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  • Susana Ferreira
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  1. 1.IPRINOVA University of LisbonLisbonPortugal

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