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More migrants, fewer rights?: How shall we balance openness and rights in labour immigration policy?

Published 18 October 2013 / By COMPAS Communications

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Introduction

Many low-income countries and development organisations are calling for greater liberalization of labor immigration policies in high-income countries. At the same time, human rights organisations and migrant rights advocates demand more equal rights for migrant workers. A new book by Martin Ruhs, The Price of Rights, shows why you cannot always have both. In this breakfast briefing, Martin Ruhs will give an overview of his analysis and discuss the implications for global and national debates about migrant rights, labour migration and development.

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