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dc.contributor.author Oberman, Kieran
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T09:49:36Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T09:49:36Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Oberman K. Border rescue. In: Miller D, Straehle C, editors. The political philosophy of refuge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2019. p. 78-96.
dc.identifier.isbn 9781108472159
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/45048
dc.description.abstract Every year, thousands of refugees and other migrants die trying to cross borders. The dangers are many. Migrants die from exhaustion crossing deserts, freeze on mountain passes, drown at sea. One way states can save lives is by undertaking rescue operations. This chapter asks whether receiving states have any special duty to do so. The idea of a ‘special duty’ here can be brought out with the following question: Do receiving states owe a duty to rescue migrants at borders that they do not owe all people in need? In answering this question, the chapter starts with an important yet easily overly looked point: crossing borders is not inherently dangerous. Migrants die crossing borders because receiving states restrict migration. This fact, in itself, does not mean that receiving states have a special duty to rescue, but it does mean they cannot claim that border deaths are nothing to do with them. The question we need to ask is whether receiving states bear moral responsibility for border deaths as well as causal responsibility. The chapter goes in search of, and finds, arguments for why receiving states are morally responsible. States cannot treat border deaths like any other misfortune without changing their immigration policies.
dc.description.sponsorship Work on this chapter received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 842176.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press - Core
dc.relation.ispartof Miller D, Straehle C, editors. The political philosophy of refuge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2019. p. 78-96.
dc.rights This material has been published in The political philosophy of refuge by Miller D, Straehle C. This version is free to view and download for personal use only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © Cambridge University Press
dc.title Border rescue
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart
dc.identifier.doi 9781108472159
dc.subject.keyword Refugees
dc.subject.keyword Migrants
dc.subject.keyword Immigration
dc.subject.keyword Ethics of immigration
dc.subject.keyword Duty to rescue
dc.subject.keyword Search and rescue
dc.subject.keyword Moral responsibility
dc.subject.keyword James Pattison
dc.subject.keyword Alexander Betts
dc.subject.keyword Paul Collier
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/842176
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion


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