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Mobility management in a sliced 5G network introduces new and complex challenges. In a network-sliced environment, user mobility has to be managed among not only different base stations or access technologies but also different slices. Managing user mobility among slices, or inter-slice mobility, motivates the need for new solutions. This article, presented as a tutorial, focuses on the problem of inter-slice mobility from the perspective of 3GPP standards for 5G. It provides a detailed overview of the relevant 3GPP standard principles. Accordingly, key technical gaps, challenges, and corresponding research directions are identified toward achieving seamless inter-slice mobility within the current 3GPP network slicing framework.