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    Rights statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Disability & Society on 05/09/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09687599.2017.1358604

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The human right to health: exploring disability, migration and health

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/10/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>Disability and Society
Issue number10
Volume32
Number of pages22
Pages (from-to)1463-1484
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date5/09/17
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Across the globe, an estimated one billion people are on the move today, of whom 244 million are international migrants. Not only have global horizons expanded in the realm of work and study; global conflict and exploitation have resulted in forced migration. Migration is a political issue, which raises questions of identity, citizenship, diversity and integration and is utilised to play upon the fear of the stranger, the ‘Other’ and difference in contemporary society. Disabled migrants are a hidden population whose experiences are often overlooked or subsumed within wider debates around disability and ethnicity. This article considers the intersection of disability and migration in contemporary society through the lens of healthcare access. Reflecting on the impact of citizenship rights on the realisation of human rights in the context of contemporary migration, using health as an example, the article considers the implications for disabled migrants, focusing primarily on the European Union.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Disability & Society on 05/09/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09687599.2017.1358604