Right to exile: for a universal freedom of movement

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By Ophélie

The free movement of persons is a complex freedom.

Consecrated within national or even transnational communities, it is a freedom whose recognition at the international level remains fragmented and limited, unlike that of goods, which is widely recognised. In addition to the conditions that are traditionally invoked to justify the limits to the exercise of freedom of movement of persons, the foreseeable transformations of our ecosystem (e.g., the development of new technologies, the emergence of new technologies, etc.) are also a factor.
In addition to the conditions that are classically invoked to justify the limits to the exercise of the freedom of movement of persons, the foreseeable transformations of our ecosystem (explained in particular by the climate emergency) oblige us to disengage personal freedom from the sovereignty of the State, to reformulate its links with the sovereignty of peoples and territories, in order to think differently about the right to exile as a universal freedom and a burning issue of international justice.
a burning issue of international justice. In order to think about the universality of freedom of movement and to overcome its obstacles, we are pleased to bring together Danièle Lochak,
Professor emeritus of public law, specialist in exile and the universality of human rights, Alexis Deswaef, vice-president of the FIDH and lawyer specialised in the law of foreigners, Rania Mustafa Ali, Syrian journalist, human rights defender and spokesperson for exiles at the UN, and Julia Montfort, journalist, author of a web series “Carnets de solidarité” informing on the social emergency to which reception and solidarity can respond.

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