Migrants’ Right to Health in Southern Africa

Author/s:
IOM South Africa

Year:
2009

Language:
English

Publication Type:
Reports
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External
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Description: 

The review reveals that the law in all the SADC member states contains either expressly or implied provisions that guarantee migrants rights to health. While in some states, the law is more direct than others in its protection of migrant rights to health, it has emerged that an interpretation of the domestic law in consonance with the States’ international legal obligations accords migrants right to health.

CONTENT:

  • INTRODUCTION: Constitutional Rights Relevant to Migrants’ Right to Health; International and Regional Human Rights Treaties Relevant to Migrants’ Right to Health
  • COUNTRY STUDIES: Angola; Botswana; Democratic Republic of Congo; Lesotho; Madagascar; Malawi; Mauritius; Mozambique ; Namibia; Seychelles;   South Africa; Swaziland; Tanzania;  Zambia; Zimbabwe
  • CONCLUSION
  • ANNEX 1:  Summary Table of Domestic Legal Framework Relevant to Migrants’ Right to Health in Southern Africa
  • ANNEX 2 Summary Table of International Instruments Relevant to Migrants’ Right to Health in Southern Africa 
Publisher: 
International Organization for Migration