International Migration Law N°5 - Biometrics and International Migration

Number of Pages: 
35
Volume: 
5
ISSN: 
1813-2278-3
Year: 
2005
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Description: 

Biometrics and International Migration focuses on the impact of the rapid expansion in the use of biometric systems in migration management on the rights of individuals; it seeks to highlight legal issues for consideration in implementing such systems, taking as the starting point that the security interests of the state and the rights of the individual are not, and should not be, mutually exclusive.

Biometrics and International Migration focuses on the impact of the rapid expansion in the use of biometric systems in migration management on the rights of individuals; it seeks to highlight legal issues for consideration in implementing such systems, taking as the starting point that the security interests of the state and the rights of the individual are not, and should not be, mutually exclusive.

Part 1 describes the type of biometric applications available, those used in migration management, and how biometric systems function. Part 2 examines the potential biometrics provide for greater security in migration management and focuses on developments in the use of biometrics as a result of September 11. Part 3 discusses the impact of the use of biometrics in the management of migration on the individual's right to privacy and ability to move freely and lawfully. The paper highlights the increasing need for domestic, and international, frameworks to govern the use of biometric applications in the migration/security context, and proposes a number of issues that such frameworks could address.

Table of contents: 
  • Biometrics and International Migration
  • I. Understanding Biometrics
  • II. Biometrics, Migration and Security
  • III. Human Rights Implications of the Use of Biometrics in Migration Management
  • Conclusion
  • Annex
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