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The legal aspects of international labour migration: a study of national and international legal instruments pertinent to migrant workers in selected Western European countries.

Al-Ajlani, Riad (1993) The legal aspects of international labour migration: a study of national and international legal instruments pertinent to migrant workers in selected Western European countries. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The focal point of this study is the legal rules which govern international labour migration. It attempts to explore and critically analyse the relationships between international labour migration as an economic phenomenon and the legal norms which affect and influence this process. Firstly, it underlines the importance of the legal thinking in providing adequate protection to migrant workers and members of their families. Secondly, it argues for establishing an international legal framework to regulate and harmonize the national immigration policies of States. Chapter Two examines the economics of international labour migration, the economic function and the social status of migrant labour in the receiving States. The focus is on the post Second World War migratory flow to France, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland. Chapter Three analyses the national laws of the receiving States. It concentrates on the issues of residence, work permit systems, family reunification and the social security systems of the receiving States. Chapter Four is concerned with the international recruitment agreements which have been concluded after the Second World War period and registered with the UN Secretariat. The provisions of these treaties are compared with the provisions of investment treaties which have also been concluded between the same parties, and with the ILO model agreement on temporary migration for employment. Chapter Five explores the relations between the existing international human rights instruments and the immigration laws of the selected States and the adequacy and the capacity of these instruments in protecting migrant workers.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
K Law > K Law (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Accounting and Finance
Supervisor's Name: Carty, Dr. J. Anthony
Date of Award: 1993
Depositing User: Geraldine Coyle
Unique ID: glathesis:1993-954
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2009
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:29
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/954

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