May 2018 | UNSW Law students release international guide to protect migrant workers

Date: 29 May 2018

Source: UNSW Law

A ground-breaking guide compiled by UNSW Sydney law students is providing international clarity about who is responsible for protecting the rights of the 150 million migrant workers in the world.

Produced by UNSW’s Human Rights Clinic, the International Obligations Regarding Migrant Workers: A Guide for Countries of Origin details the responsibilities of migrant workers’ home countries to protect their citizens at home and abroad. This includes ensuring their citizens are not deceived and overcharged by recruiters before they leave home, providing diplomatic services to protect migrants’ rights abroad and assist exploited workers to obtain redress, and obligations to prevent forced labour and human trafficking.