• Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

    About the programme
  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

The question – “illegal immigrants”, “irregular” or “undocumented” migrants?

29 August 2018

Great importance of used teminology while conversation with different categories of migrants. Language shapes people’s perceptions. Discriminatory language in reference to undocumented migrants leads to perceptions and actions which negatively impact the daily realities of undocumented migrants. Language is constantly evolving. The battle for terminology is a battle for dignity, humanity and respect. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on 22 September 2009 stressed that terms such as “illegal immigrants” should be avoided and replaced by the internationally accepted definitions of “irregular” or “undocumented” migrants.

The project is co-financed by the Latvia-Lithuania programme. Project Lead partner is latvian State police.

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