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International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 15 (2008) 81–115 Enforcing Migrant Workers’ Rights in the United Arab Emirates David Keane Lecturer in law at Brunel University, West London Nicholas McGeehan * Director of Mafi wasta , an organisation dedicated to migrant

In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights

China’s urbanization is accompanied by a major issue: migrant workers work and register for permanent residence in the city. According to the National Migrant Worker Monitoring Survey Report 2013 released by the National Bureau of Statistics in May 2104, there were 268.94 million migrant workers

In: Chinese Research Perspectives on Society, Volume 4
Author: Eva F Nisa

Indonesia in Kuala Lumpur, in late 2016 there were 1.3 million Indonesian workers registered at the Embassy. 1 Malaysia is a preferred destination for these migrant workers for a number of reasons. It is close to Indonesia ( Ford 2006 ) and Indonesians do not need to apply for a visa for short

In: Sociology of Islam
Author: Susan Kneebone

ASEAN workforce is ‘vulnerable’, with a larger share of women (65 percent of all women workers) than men (58 percent) falling into this category (ILO, 2008a, 2010: 10). The Workshop theme of “Exit and Integration Strategies” was chosen to focus upon the position of migrant workers in the labour

In: Asian Journal of Social Science

Introduction The main challenge arising from the governance of Indonesian migrant workers is the persistence of chaotic recruitment process experiences by Indonesian migrant workers at home. In order to create a better recruitment process for Indonesian migrant workers, two main

In: Asian Journal of Social Science
Asian Migrant Workers in the Arab Gulf States (edited by Masako Ishii, Naomi Hosoda, Masaki Matsuo and Koji Horinuki) examines how nationals and migrants construct new relationships in the segregated socioeconomic spaces of the region (namely, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates).

Instead of assuming that segregation is disadvantageous for migrant workers, it emphasizes multiple aspects and presents various voices. In this way, the book tries to unfold the region’s segregated socioeconomic space, as well as its new forms of networking and connectedness, in order to understand how the various peoples coexist: a situation that often entails conflict and discrepancies between expectations and reality.

-discourse—one that emphasizes human rights—to challenge the abuses migrant workers and their families have endured. Indeed, the treaty bodies have increased their coverage of such abuses in the Middle East in an attempt to improve the lives of migrant workers and their families. 4 The International Convention on

In: Middle East Law and Governance
Editor: Anne Bayefsky
An extraordinary volume with 28 of the world's leading refugee and human rights scholars and advocates in a wide-ranging examination of the major issues in the field today: the theoretical challenges of international protection; lessons learned from the field including Afghanistan, Iraq and Sudan; jurisprudential responses from courts and treaty bodies on the rights and responsibilities of protection; due process issues from Europe, Canada and the United States, and the special needs of migrant workers. The book brings together a unique group of experts including UNHCR officials, legal academics and practitioners, and uniquely tackles these crucial subjects from the perspectives of theory, legal practice, and advocacy.

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/157181610X496876 European Journal of Migration and Law 12 (2010) 193–214 The Employment Contract Revisited. Undocumented Migrant Workers and the Intersection between International Standards, Immigration Policy and Employment Law

In: European Journal of Migration and Law
Author: Latife Reda

1 Introduction The increasing demand for labour in Arab countries has brought hundreds of thousands of nationals from Africa and Asia to the region in search for work and better living conditions for themselves and their families. Although the contribution of migrant workers to the economy of

In: Arab Law Quarterly