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Vård efter behov och på lika villkor? : en filosofisk analys av papperslösas eventuella rätt till hälsa

Angelöw, Amanda LU (2013) MRSG20 20131
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
A new law that gives illegal immigrants extended rights to healthcare will come into force in Sweden in July 2013. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the law and the argumentation leading up to it through a philosophical perspective based on theories by Hannah Arendt and Susan James. Illegal immigrants who are 18 and older do not get the same access to healthcare as Swedish citizens according to the new law. Consequently, the Swedish government makes a distinction between the rights of grown up illegal im-migrants and the rights of citizens. Therefore I only study the adult’s conditions, and do not analyze the situation for children, due to the mentioned distinction that can be ques-tionable in contrast to the idea of human rights on... (More)
A new law that gives illegal immigrants extended rights to healthcare will come into force in Sweden in July 2013. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the law and the argumentation leading up to it through a philosophical perspective based on theories by Hannah Arendt and Susan James. Illegal immigrants who are 18 and older do not get the same access to healthcare as Swedish citizens according to the new law. Consequently, the Swedish government makes a distinction between the rights of grown up illegal im-migrants and the rights of citizens. Therefore I only study the adult’s conditions, and do not analyze the situation for children, due to the mentioned distinction that can be ques-tionable in contrast to the idea of human rights on equal grounds.

The paper aim to show the complexity of human rights by this analysis of illegal im-migrant’s right to health, and to discuss on which grounds people hold human rights. Whether political status and citizenship decide or if human rights can be guaranteed based on humanity is deliberated in the conclusion of the paper. (Less)
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author
Angelöw, Amanda LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20131
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Nyckelord: Mänskliga rättigheter, papperslösa, rätt till hälsa, Hannah Arendt, Susan James Key words: human rights, illegal immigrants, right to health, Susan James
language
Swedish
id
3802020
date added to LUP
2013-07-18 16:34:44
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:37
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  abstract     = {A new law that gives illegal immigrants extended rights to healthcare will come into force in Sweden in July 2013. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the law and the argumentation leading up to it through a philosophical perspective based on theories by Hannah Arendt and Susan James. Illegal immigrants who are 18 and older do not get the same access to healthcare as Swedish citizens according to the new law. Consequently, the Swedish government makes a distinction between the rights of grown up illegal im-migrants and the rights of citizens. Therefore I only study the adult’s conditions, and do not analyze the situation for children, due to the mentioned distinction that can be ques-tionable in contrast to the idea of human rights on equal grounds. 

The paper aim to show the complexity of human rights by this analysis of illegal im-migrant’s right to health, and to discuss on which grounds people hold human rights. Whether political status and citizenship decide or if human rights can be guaranteed based on humanity is deliberated in the conclusion of the paper.},
  author       = {Angelöw, Amanda},
  keyword      = {Nyckelord: Mänskliga rättigheter,papperslösa,rätt till hälsa,Hannah Arendt,Susan James Key words: human rights,illegal immigrants,right to health,Susan James},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vård efter behov och på lika villkor? : en filosofisk analys av papperslösas eventuella rätt till hälsa},
  year         = {2013},
}