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Ayonrinde, Oyedeji and Busuttil, Nicolette (2021) 'Physical migration.' In: Bhugra, Dinesh, (ed.), Oxford Textbook of Migrant Psychiatry. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 219-230. (Oxford Textbooks in Psychiatry)

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This chapter focuses on the migrant’s journey in between the point of departure from the country of residence to arrival in the country of destination, highlighting the ways in which movement is rendered possible across the international legislative framework. It explores the potential routes open to migrants and emphasizes the qualitative difference between those who can embark on safe and legal means of migration and those whose movement is restricted to unsafe journeys. In so doing, it elucidates the circumstances that can be encountered by those in transit, outlining their vulnerability to human rights’ violations arising from their status as migrants. This is further explored by reference to the implications that the physical migration journey carries for the individual migrant. Finally, it emphasizes the need for the mental healthcare professional to elicit the migrant’s narrative of the physical journey and suggests the means through which mental healthcare interventions can contextualize their lived experience.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: physical migration, migration pathways, migrant categories, migrants with psychosocial disabilities, safe migration, unsafe migration, treatment of migrants, human rights for migrants.
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
ISBN: 9780198833741
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2024 13:07

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