Shining new light on the UN Migrant Workers Convention

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The UN Migrant Workers Convention is the most comprehensive international treaty in the field of migration and human rights. Adopted in 1990 and in force since 2003, it establishes the minimum standards of human rights protection to which migrant workers and members of their families are entitled. However, it is the least well known of the core international human rights instruments and has so far been ratified by only 51 states.

The UN Migrant Workers Convention is the most comprehensive international treaty in the field of migration and human rights. Adopted in 1990 and in force since 2003, it establishes the minimum standards of human rights protection to which migrant workers and members of their families are entitled. However, it is the least well known of the core international human rights instruments and has so far been ratified by only 51 states.

This volume shines new light on obstacles and opportunities facing the Convention, its added value in international human rights law and its application in selected state parties. It combines the expertise of academics and practitioners, with the contributions of the latter informed by work on policy and advocacy in NGOs, international organisations and specialised agencies.

Alan Desmond

Alan Desmond is a lecturer in law at the University of Leicester. Before joining Leicester Law School in September 2016 he worked at third-level institutions in Ireland, Italy and Poland. He has published on the topic of migrants’ rights in the European Journal of Migration and Law, Human Rights Law Review and the European Journal of International Law. He has been a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School and UCLA School of Law and has delivered presentations on the Migrant Workers Convention in Armenia, Ireland, Italy, Russia and the UK. Before entering legal academia, Alan worked as a freelance print and broadcast journalist in Poland and wrote a number of award-winning Irish language books.

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Weight 0.600 kg
Dimensions 24.6 x 15.4 x 1.9 cm
Format

Pages

Size

Weight

0.600 kg

PublisherPretoria University Law Press (PULP) Publication Date01/11/2017

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