Critically examine recent patterns in mass migration and explain why these matter for ensuring international human rights.
Mass migration is the movement of people from one area to another which can occur within borders for example from the countryside to the city or across international borders.Ã¯Â¿Â½ It can sometimes occur over long distance or in large groups. Mass migration can be voluntary which include seeking employment or involuntary like in cases of ethnic cleansing and war.Ã¯Â¿Â½ The recent pattern of mass migration according to Tilly highlights three main points. They are the change in geographical distribution of employment, the demographic imbalance of a certain area and the actions and policies of a country.Ã¯Â¿Â½ The mass movement of people causes great strain on the emigrants as well as the area they emigrate to.Ã¯Â¿Â½ Displaced persons were more likely to suffer severe humanitarian implications as well as experience human rights abuses and exploitation.Ã¯Â¿Â½
Human rights refer to the basic rights and freedom of an individual. This includes the right to be treated justly, the right to have a fair wage, the right to food, the right to an education and the right to work.Ã¯Â¿Â½
Mass migration occurs all over the world. This essay will focus mainly on the mass migration in the Middle East from other Middle Eastern countries and from the Asian regions after World War 2. It will also focus on the human rights issues Germans, Jews, Arabs and Asians faced in the process of leaving their homeland in search of better opportunities. The Middle East was chosen as a key focus because although the process of mass migration started just after World War 2 ended, there is still a mass exodus of people occurring resulting from World War 2 making mass migration in this region "recent". As people move...