RIGHT TO EDUCATION FOR IRREGULAR MIGRANT CHILDREN IN MALAYSIA

Makhtar, Maheran and Asari, Khairun Nisaa and Mohd Yusob, Mohd Lotpi (2015) RIGHT TO EDUCATION FOR IRREGULAR MIGRANT CHILDREN IN MALAYSIA. In: 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LAW AND SOCIETY 2015 (ICLAS IV), 10th - 11th May 2015, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin .

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Abstract

Irregular migrants are defined as persons who entered into a particular country through illegal means or persons who had lawfully entered into the country but overstayed after the expiry of their permits. Irregular migrant children are thus children who are born from these irregular migrant parents. Irregular migrants do not have the right to stay in the country thus they are subjected to detained and deported to their home country according to the law of immigration. This process usually takes time and thus, during this period, many of their children’s basic rights may be refused or denied, namely the right to education and the right to health care. In Malaysia, the law do not guarantee the right to education for irregular migrant children and thus, they would continuously be denied of this right so long as they remain in Malaysia illegally. This would significantly affect their intellectual development which is vital for preparation of adulthood. Hence, the paper seeks to examine the legal aspects of the right to education for irregular migrant children under the Malaysian laws and under the International law and to compare that with the laws of United Kingdom.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Law, Accountancy & International Relations
Depositing User: Maheran Makhtar
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2015 02:36
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2015 02:36
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/4089

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