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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Emigration

Ulrike Brandl

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 27 January 2021

Subject(s):
Human rights

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 a general sense the notion emigration is mainly used to describe the exit of citizens from their country of nationality or citizenship to another State with the intention of taking up residence there (Immigration). In legal terms, the notion emigration depicts the exit of persons from one State to another State by crossing an international border. Emigration is always connected with crossing international boundaries. 2 The right to leave any country including the own country is contained in a number of universal and regional human rights treaties and other...
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