REGULARISATION OF LONG-TERM UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS IN IRELAND: The state's responsibility in regularising undocumented migrants from the perspective of human rights and conflict resolution.

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Paula Cardoso Costa
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On January 2022, the Department of Justice from the Government of Ireland launched the Regularisation of Long Term Undocumented Migrant Scheme, aiming to provide a residence permit to people who find themselves in this situation and have been living in the country for a long time. This research aims to understand the scheme proposed by the department of justice and understand the state's responsibility in resolving this conflict and guaranteeing human rights to these migrants. This research's structure is based on a literature review carried out in order to understand the correlation between the themes: the undocumented scheme, human rights and conflict resolution. We will also understand in more detail the concepts of each of them and what irregular migration is, how it impacts the state, and how the state sought to resolve this conflict through the regularization scheme for the undocumented. We used the bibliography of renowned authors to bring quality content and relevance to this research. This study is carried out with a mixed methodology: qualitative and quantitative. Its nature is descriptive, exploratory and correlational. To conclude our research, we carried out a survey of undocumented migrants who contributed to this study and brought their life experiences on this topic. Analyzing the data, we could understand that the situation is much more complex than it appears to be. The state has positioned itself responsibly and acted in search of a solution to the conflict, encompassing universal guarantees of human rights, allowing several people to benefit from the amnesty and thus satisfying their own needs and interests and those of irregular migrants. This measure will bring a new perspective on life for people in this situation and prevent the state from having other conflicts and long-term damage.
Cardoso Costa, 2022