9781920538736 (paperback) 1920538739 (paperback)
"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."--Back cover.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 322-368) and index.
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Foreword / François Crépeau Introduction: The continuing relevance of the UN ICRMW / Alan Desmond Part I. Obstacles and opportunities. 1. The politics of the UN Migrant Workers Convention / Antoine Pécoud 2. Making rights in times of crisis: civil society and the Migrant Workers Convention / Lisa Simeone and Nicola Piper. Part II. The ICRMW in international human rights law. 3. The Migrant Workers Convention: a legal tool to safeguard migrants against arbitrary detention / Mariette Grange 4. Indirect success? The impact and use of the ICRMW in other UN fora / Stefanie Grant & Beth Lyon 5. Putting things into perspective: the added value of the substantive provisions of the ICRMW / Athanasia Georgopoulou, Tessa Antonia Schrempf & Denise Venturi 6. Working together to protect migrant workers: ILO, the UN Convention and its Committee / Ryszard Cholewinski. Part III. Application of the ICRMW in selected state parties. 7. Universal citizens globally, foreign migrants domestically: disparities in the protection of the rights of migrant workers by Ecuador / Daniela Salazar 8. Guatemala's implementation of the ICRMW: emerging efforts / Cathleen Caron, Kathleen Griesbach, Ursula Roldan & Roxana Sandoval 9. Mexico and the ICRMW: Protecting women migrant workers / Gabriela Díaz Prieto and Gretchen Kuhner 10. The ICRMW and Sri Lanka / Piyasiri Wickramasekara. Part IV. Relevance notwithstanding non-ratification. 11. The ICRMW and the US: substantive overlap, political gap / Beth Lyon 12. A vexed relationship: the ICRMW vis-à-vis the EU and its member states / Alan Desmond.
K1841.A46 S53 2017
[Hatfield, Pretoria] : Pretoria University Law Press, 2017.