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Abusive Labour Migration Policies Submission to the UN Committee on Migrant Workers Day of General Discussion on Workplace Exploitation and Workplace Protection




Amnesty International, International Secretariat


This paper focuses on labour migration policies that increase migrant workers’ risk of suffering labour exploitation and other abuses at the hand of private actors such as recruitment agencies and employers. Amnesty International offers these observations to the UN Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (CMW) as contribution to the Day of general discussion on workplace exploitation and workplace protection, which the Committee will hold on 7 April 2014.


Economic sectors

General relevance - all sectors

Content types

Systemic/state violation of right/freedom

Target groups

(Im)migrants workers

Geographical focuses

China, Italy, Qatar, and South Korea