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Międzynarodowa ochrona pracowników migrujących: Współczesne debaty prawne i perspektywy na przyszłość

International protection of migrant workers' rights: current public international law debates and future perspectives
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Terminski, Bogumil

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Abstract Adjusting the legal status, and support policies for migrant workers is an issue on the agenda of international institutions for nearly a hundred years. The first efforts to protect foreign workers have been taken during the first session of the International Labour Conference in 1919. In the following decades ILO activities has led to the preparation of three international documents concerning this issue (non-binding ILO Convention No. 66 in 1939, and Convention No. 97 of 1949, and No. 143 of 1975). For many decades, the problem of the protection and assistance of migrant workers' rights was considered as a narrow issue of international labor law. Codification efforts, undertaken during seventies, has led to the adaptation of the UN document (International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families) in 1990, and inclusion this issue into more general area of international human rights law. Despite this fact, and the existence of several categories of documents concerning migrant workers within Council of Europe, the European Union, and even ASEAN, the protection of migrant workers has never been effectively functioning system. The aim of this article is the analysis of the codification of that issue, and the main obstacles to consensus on the protection of migrant workers' rights. The state parties of the UN Convention contains primarily countries of origin of migrants (such as Mexico, Morocco and the Philippines). It seems, therefore, that despite 46 ratifications the, UN convention does not have a global character, and activities of its monitoring body (Committee on Migrant Workers-CMW) reflects primarily demands of sending countries. The article closely examines particularly controversial provisions of the ILO and UN documents from the point of view of current labour migrations and policies of sending and host countries.
Keywords migration; labor migration; migrant worker; international migration; international law; labor law; protection of employee rights; ILO; UNO; human rights; legal status; illegal immigration
Classification Law; Migration, Sociology of Migration
Document language Other language
Publication Year 2013
Page/Pages 48 p.
Journal Revista Europea de Derecho de la Navegación Marítima y Aeronáutica (2013) 30
Status Preprint; peer reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications