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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Movement, Freedom of, International Protection

Eckart Klein

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 10 December 2022

Right to liberty of movement — Asylum

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 In international law the term freedom of movement is used as a generic term to comprise specific rights and freedoms of a person related to his or her locomotion. It covers movements of individuals within a State as well as from one State to another. While the former embrace the right of a person to move freely and to choose a place of residence according to his or her own will within the territory of a State, the latter cover the right to leave a country including his or her own and to (re-)enter the home country. However, for specific reasons it does not...
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