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Migrant Workers’ Rights in Focus: Placing the UN Convention on Migrant Workers in the European Human Rights’ Framework

  • Denise Venturi
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Abstract

More than 25 years have passed since the adoption of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (ICMW), and yet no European Union (EU) Member State has ratified it. In this chapter, Venturi argues that the broader context of International and European Human Rights Law, which EU Member States are bound to, can constitute the framework to encourage them to support and, eventually, ratify the ICMW. Through the analysis of three areas (health, social security and labour exploitation), the chapter demonstrates that if EU Member States properly supported the ICMW, it would contribute to the development of a comprehensive system for the protection of migrants’ human rights.

Keywords

Migration Migrant workers ICMW (International Convention of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families) EU law Labour exploitation Social security Health 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Denise Venturi
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  1. 1.Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and KU LeuvenPisaItaly

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