Migrants’ Citizenship and Rights: Limits and Potential for NGOs’ Advocacy in Chile

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Abstract

In this chapter we address the structural and institutional constraints faced by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) assisting Peruvian migrants in Chile to advocate for migrants’ rights. We argue that these constraints have provoked reactive rather than proactive strategic responses by NGOs in their promotion of migrants’ rights. In addition, the unchallenged acceptance of a traditional notion of citizenship has placed Chilean NGOs as short-term service providers rather than as long-term advocates. We propose that a conscious recognition of the possibilities opened up by international legal regimes to confront nation-states’ regulation of migrants’ rights offers a pragmatic approach to navigating such limits.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMigration, Gender and Social Justice: Perspectives on Human Insecurity
EditorsT. Truong, D. Gasper, J. Handmaker, S. Bergh
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
Pages281-290
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

SeriesHexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace
Volume9

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