Research findings have been included in Professor Dembour’s book, When Humans Become Migrants published by Oxford University Press in February 2015 and have inspired a blog, which looks at specific elements in detail.
Professor Dembour’s book compares the treatment that claims lodged by migrants receive at the European Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. One of the key findings of the book is that the European Court of Human Rights treats migrants as ‘aliens’ first and human beings second. By contrast, Marie argues that the Inter-American Court of Human Rights takes a fundamentally more human rights-driven approach to this issue.
Professor Marie-Bénédicte Dembour won the Best Publication Prize (2016) from the Odysseus Academic Network for this monograph. The prize recognises outstanding academic research contributions to the field of European Immigration and Asylum Law.
For further information and debate, visit the When humans become migrants blog.