Migración y desarrollo
versão impressa ISSN 1870-7599
GZESH, Susan. Una redefinición de la migración forzosa con base en los derechos humanos. Migr. desarro [online]. 2008, n.10, pp. 97-126. ISSN 1870-7599.
Do sending and receiving states have an obligation to address the fundamental causes of unauthorized migration? Inherent in the concept of forced migration is an obligation on sending and receiving states to assist people displaced by factors beyond their control. An expanded definition of forced migration would allow the inclusion of economic migrants, supplying the moral and legal justification for international cooperation on the reduction of the need to migrate. An assessment of the causes of economic migration as human rights violations could serve as the basis for the new definition. Mexico-U.S. migration, one of the largest binational streams of migration in the world, serves as the case study.