Migrant Workers in International Human Rights Law: Their Protection in Countries of Employment

Hardcover | June 1, 1997

byRyszard Cholewinski

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Migrant workers and their families outnumber refugees and displaced persons, but are given far less attention when it comes to the international protection of their rights. Indeed, to be an economic migrant today carries with it a stigma in a word where barriers to voluntary internationalmigration are growing ever higher. This timely work evaluates the international protection of the rights of migrant workers and their families in countries of employment focusing on their economic, social, cultural, political, and residence rights. The book begins with an overview of internationallabour migration and its relationship to the right to development. It examines the rights of migrant workers as aliens in general international human rights law as well as the specific efforts and measures of the International Labour Organization and the United Nations. The final part contains acomprehensive case study of the multifarious standards adopted under the auspices of the Council of Europe and the European Union to protect this increasingly vulnerable group of human beings.

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Migrant workers and their families outnumber refugees and displaced persons, but are given far less attention when it comes to the international protection of their rights. Indeed, to be an economic migrant today carries with it a stigma in a word where barriers to voluntary internationalmigration are growing ever higher. This timely...

Ryszard Cholewinski is a Lecturer in Law, Faculty of Law at University of Leicester.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:538 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.26 inPublished:June 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Part 1: International Migration for Employment, Aliens and CitizensInternational Migration for Employment: An Overview with Reference to the Right to DevelopmentMigrant Workers and their Families as Aliens: Development of International Law and Applicability of Universal and Regional Human Rights InstrumentsPart II: Universal Standards Specifically Relating to the Protection of Migrant Workers and Their FamiliesThe Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers and their Families by the ILO with Particular Reference to the Migrant Workers Instruments of 1949 and 1975The United Nations International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their FamiliesPart III: Case Study of the Regional Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers and Their Families in EuropeCouncil of Europe human Rights Conventions and European Community Law: A Comprehensive Framework for Protecting the Rights of Migrants in Europe?Who is a `Migrant Worker' in Europe?The Right to Equal Treatment and Non-DiscriminationEconomic, Social, Cultural, Political and Residence RightsConclusion : Towards Inclusion or Exclusion?BibliographyIndex

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`valuable and timely book ... Migrant Workers offers the most comprehensive survey of international instruments for the protection of the rights of migrant workers and members of their families to date ... For specialists on migration issues, the exhaustive research that evidently went intothe book's preparation should be especially satisfying ... The book should be widely used for years to come.'Manolo I. Abella, International Labour Office, The American Journal of International Law, Vol 93