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Title Migration and human rights : the United Nations Convention on Migrant Workers' Rights / edited by Ryszard Cholewinski, Paul de Guchteneire, Antoine Pécoud
Published Paris : UNESCO Pub. ; Cambridge, England : Cambridge University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 452 pages)
Contents Introduction: the UN Convention on Migrant Workers' Rights / Paul de Guchteneire and Antoine Pécoud -- Migration and human rights: the uneasy but essential relationship / Graziano Battistella -- Role of civil society in campaigning for and using the ICRMW / Mariette Grange and Marie D'Auchamp -- Committee on migrant workers and implementation of the ICRMW / Carla Edelenbos -- Migrants' rights in UN human rights convention / Isabelle Slinckx -- The need for a rights-based approach to migration in the age of globalization / Patrick A. Taran -- Obstacles to, and opportunities for, ratification of the ICRMW in Asia / Nicola Piper -- Obstacles to ratification of the ICRMW in Canada / Victor Piché, Eugénie Depatie-Pelletier and Dina Epale -- Mexico's role in promoting and implementing the ICRMW / Gabriela Díaz and Gretchen Kuhner -- Migrants' rights after apartheid: South African responses to the ICRMW / Johnathan Crush, Vincent Williams and Peggy Nicholson -- Policy on the ICRMW in the United Kingdom / Bernard Ryan -- The French political refusal on Europe's behalf / Hélène Oger -- Migration and human rights in Germany / Felicitas Hillmann and Amanda Klekowski Von Koppenfels -- Migration and human rights in Italy: prospects for the ICRMW / Kristina Touzenis -- The ICRMW and the European Union / Euan MacDonald and Ryszard Cholewinski
Summary "The UN Convention on Migrant Workers' Rights is the most comprehensive international treaty in the field of migration and human rights. Adopted in 1990 and entered into force in 2003, it sets a standard in terms of access to human rights for migrants. However, it suffers from a marked indifference: only forty states have ratified it and no major immigration country has done so. This highlights how migrants remain forgotten in terms of access to rights. Even though their labour is essential in the world economy, the non-economic aspect of migration -- and especially migrants' rights -- remain a neglected dimension of globalisation. This volume provides in-depth information on the Convention and on the reasons behind states' reluctance towards its ratification. It brings together researchers, international civil servants and NGO members and relies upon an interdisciplinary perspective that includes not only law, but also sociology and political science."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (1990 December 18)
Foreign workers -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Human rights.
Form Electronic book
Author Cholewinski, Ryszard I. (Ryszard Ignacy), 1964-
Guchteneire, P. F. A. de (Paul F. A.)
Pécoud, Antoine, 1974-
ISBN 0511690932 (electronic bk.)
9780511690938 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; UNESCO)
(paperback; Cambridge Univ. Press)
(hardback ; Cambridge Univ. Press)
(paperback; UNESCO)