Towards a Post-2015 Development Agenda: What Role for Migrant Rights and International Labour Migration? Martin Ruhs

Introduction

This paper discusses the potential role of international labour migration and the rights of migrant workers (‘migrant rights’) in a post-2015 international development agenda. The paper is primarily concerned with legal rather than illegal migration and employment of migrant workers, with a focus on low-skilled workers whose international movement is currently most restricted. The paper does not discuss highly-skilled labour migrants who generally enjoy many more opportunities for emigration and better protection of their rights than low-skilled workers.

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Labour MarketsPoliciesRightsWelfare

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AsiaEuropeOceaniaThe Americas