Bridges, Not Walls: The Role of Migration and International Human Rights Law in Harnessing the Impending Demographic Tsunami

Chad Patrick Osorio

Abstract


The substantial contribution of migrants to the global economy via remittances is particularly pronounced in developing countries, underscoring their economic significance. However, a considerable number of migrants embark on perilous journeys, resulting in over 46,000 migrant deaths since 2000. Human rights abuses further compound these challenges. This article delves into the intricate issues faced by millions of migrants, scrutinizing their economic roles and the absence of comprehensive legal protection. By highlighting the imminent demographic challenge, it explores the potential of migration in mitigating its impact. Stressing the imperative need for robust legal frameworks grounded in international human rights laws, the article advocates upholding migrants' fundamental rights as a pivotal strategy to avert the impending crisis. Employing a Critical Research framework, it analyzes international human rights laws and puts forth policy recommendations to mitigate the adverse effects of the impending demographic tsunami. The article concludes that the urgent necessity of embracing a human rights-centered approach to migration is evident, emphasizing its potential to alleviate the looming demographic challenges and propel inclusive economic development by recognizing migrants as valuable human capital.


Keywords


Migration, Legal Protection, Human Rights, Demographic, United Nations treaties.

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