Cecilia Corsi

Migrants and immigrants in the face of the coronavirus emergency: between old and new frailties

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Keywords: Pandemic, aliens, fundamental rights, sanitary emergency, vulnerability.

This essay offers a framework of the so many problems which have concerned the condition of the aliens during the pandemic. Many fundamental rights were involved: the civil liberties, the right to asylum, the right to health, the right to assistance benefits. Legislators, national and local agencies were involved by a lot of questions and consequently they have intervened to adopt measures to cope with the numerous problems that have arisen. And on not a few occasions, courts’ interventions were also needed to protect rights violated by administrations. It was a question of seeking a “reasonableµ balance between different needs. To the thorns that have also concerned the balance between the fundamental rights of citizens, there were for foreigners the many problems connected to people who do not have a stable relationship with the territory. And those who were already in situations of fragility suffered a further precariousness of their condition.

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