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REIS, Rossana Rocha. Sovereignty, human rights, and international migrations.Translated byAndré Villalobos. Rev. bras. ciênc. soc. [online]. 2006, vol.2Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0102-6909.

This article discusses the relationship between sovereignty and human rights concerning the elaboration of immigration policies. It deals with the role of the State in international migrations, the effects of the development of an international human rights legislation over the immigration question, and finally discusses the idea that the increasing international migration is leading the State to lose control over its population and territory, two central features of the sovereignty concept.

Keywords : Human rights; Immigration policy; Sovereignty; Nationality; Refugees.

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