Regional Workshop on Ethical Business and Recruitment Practices in Labour Migration

Regional Workshop on Ethical Business and Recruitment Practices in Labour Migration (UAE, 12-14 December, 2016)

Regional Workshop on Ethical Business and Recruitment Practices in Labour Migration (UAE, 27-29 April, 2016)

Regional Workshop on Ethical Business and Recruitment Practices in Labour Migration (UAE, 1–4 May, 2014)

 Participants along with trainers from the regional workshop on ethical business and recruitment practices in labour migation

 

 

Introduction

  • The Diplomacy Training Program (DTP) and Migrant Forum Asia (MFA) held a regional workshop on the migrant workers and the responsibility of the private sector.
  • The workshop brought together about 30 private sector representatives and civil society advocates and experts.
  • The program was able to build knowledge and awareness of relevant international standards, explore the practical challenges affecting their implementation and enable dialogue and sharing on good practice, and enable network building and collaboration between the private sector and civil society representatives.

Background

  • As rapid economic change drives more people to cross borders in search of decent work, the treatment of migrant workers has emerged as one of the key human rights challenges of the 21st Century.  There are particular challenges in the context of the GCC/MENA region.
  • Current processes of labour migration, including recruitment fees and individual debts, make many migrant workers more vulnerable to other abuses of their human rights. Migrant workers facing a series of issues, such as: discrimination, unsafe working and living conditions, non-payment of wages, violence and arbitrary detention, and restrictions on rights to freedom of association and freedom of religion.
  • While the responsibilities of governments and companies under international law are clear, however, there are real challenges of implementation. These include challenges of capacity and lack of knowledge of standards and how they can be applied to practice in different contexts.

Program Manual

Section One: The International Human Rights Framework and Migrant Workers

Chapter 1The International Legal Framework on the Rights of Migrant Workers and Members of their Families

Chapter 2The International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

Chapter 3: Other UN instruments and mechanisms relevant to the rights of migrant workers

Chapter 4: The International Labour Organization and Migrant workers 

 

Section Two: Corporations and Human Rights 

Chapter 5: International Corporate Responsibility – Professor Paul Redmond

Chapter 6: Mapping The Movement: The Business And Human Rights Regulatory Framework – Associate Professor Justine Nolan

Chapter 7: UN guiding Principles on Human Rights and Business

Chapter 8: Dhaka Principles for Migration with Dignity 

Chapter 9: OECD Guidelines on MNEs

 

Arabic Version:

Chapter 1: The international legal framework on the rights of migrant workers and members of their families (Arabic Version)

Chapter 2The International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (Arabic Version)

Chapter 3: Other UN instruments and mechanisms relevant to the rights of migrant workers (Arabic Version)

Chapter 4: The International Labour Organization and Migrant workers (Arabic Version)