Advanced

Migrant Workers as Subjects of Human Rights

Karlsson, Erika LU (2012) JURM02 20121
Department of Law
Abstract
This thesis examines the international protection of migrant workers. After a brief description of the migration phenomenon and the corresponding international legal framework, the position of aliens under human rights law is addressed through a review of three human rights conventions adopted within the framework of the United Nations. Following that, focus is turned to the international conventions aiming specifically at the protection of migrant workers. Two conventions adopted by the International Labour Organization, the Migration for Employment Convention (Revised) of 1949 and the Migrant Workers (Supplementary Provisions) Convention of 1975, are examined as is the 1990 United Nations Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All... (More)
This thesis examines the international protection of migrant workers. After a brief description of the migration phenomenon and the corresponding international legal framework, the position of aliens under human rights law is addressed through a review of three human rights conventions adopted within the framework of the United Nations. Following that, focus is turned to the international conventions aiming specifically at the protection of migrant workers. Two conventions adopted by the International Labour Organization, the Migration for Employment Convention (Revised) of 1949 and the Migrant Workers (Supplementary Provisions) Convention of 1975, are examined as is the 1990 United Nations Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. The chapters focusing on these instruments outline their political context and drafting history and describe and analyse their content with special attention paid to the definitions of the ‘right-bearers’ - the migrant workers. In the concluding chapter, the findings from previous chapters serve as a basis for discussing ‘who’ the migrant worker is, with the purpose of arguing that migrant workers has become a specific subject of human rights. Finally, the possible implications of this finding are discussed with the help of two different perspectives on subjectivity to human rights. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Den här uppsatsen syftar till att undersöka hur migrantarbetares rättigheter är skyddade inom folkrätt och mänskliga rättigheter. Efter en kort introduktion till internationell migration som fenomen samt de relevanta folkrättsliga normerna övergår uppsatsen till att behandla utlänningars ställning inom mänskliga rättigheter, genom en undersökning av tre av FN:s konventioner för mänskliga rättigheter. Detta följs av en granskning av de internationella konventioner som specifikt syftar till att skydda migrantarbetare. Två konventioner antagna av ILO (International Labour Organization) - Migration for Employment Convention (Revised) från 1949 och Migrant Workers (Supplementary Provisions) Convention från 1975 - undersöks, liksom FN:s... (More)
Den här uppsatsen syftar till att undersöka hur migrantarbetares rättigheter är skyddade inom folkrätt och mänskliga rättigheter. Efter en kort introduktion till internationell migration som fenomen samt de relevanta folkrättsliga normerna övergår uppsatsen till att behandla utlänningars ställning inom mänskliga rättigheter, genom en undersökning av tre av FN:s konventioner för mänskliga rättigheter. Detta följs av en granskning av de internationella konventioner som specifikt syftar till att skydda migrantarbetare. Två konventioner antagna av ILO (International Labour Organization) - Migration for Employment Convention (Revised) från 1949 och Migrant Workers (Supplementary Provisions) Convention från 1975 - undersöks, liksom FN:s Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families från 1990. De kapitel som ägnas åt dessa konventioner redogör för deras tillkomst och politiska sammanhang och förklarar och analyserar deras innehåll, med särskilt fokus på hur ’rättighetsinnehavarna’ – migrantarbetarna - definieras. I det avslutande kapitlet utgör slutsatserna från tidigare kapitel grunden i en diskussion av ’vem’ migrantarbetaren är, i syftet att argumentera för att migrantarbetare har kommit att bli ett specifikt skyddssubjekt inom mänskliga rättigheter. Slutligen diskuteras innebörden av detta genom att två olika perspektiv på ’subjektet’ för mänskliga rättigheter lyfts fram. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Karlsson, Erika LU
supervisor
organization
course
JURM02 20121
year
type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
public international law, human rights, migrant workers
language
English
id
3629635
date added to LUP
2013-04-09 08:58:23
date last changed
2013-04-09 08:58:23
@misc{3629635,
  abstract     = {This thesis examines the international protection of migrant workers. After a brief description of the migration phenomenon and the corresponding international legal framework, the position of aliens under human rights law is addressed through a review of three human rights conventions adopted within the framework of the United Nations. Following that, focus is turned to the international conventions aiming specifically at the protection of migrant workers. Two conventions adopted by the International Labour Organization, the Migration for Employment Convention (Revised) of 1949 and the Migrant Workers (Supplementary Provisions) Convention of 1975, are examined as is the 1990 United Nations Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. The chapters focusing on these instruments outline their political context and drafting history and describe and analyse their content with special attention paid to the definitions of the ‘right-bearers’ - the migrant workers. In the concluding chapter, the findings from previous chapters serve as a basis for discussing ‘who’ the migrant worker is, with the purpose of arguing that migrant workers has become a specific subject of human rights. Finally, the possible implications of this finding are discussed with the help of two different perspectives on subjectivity to human rights.},
  author       = {Karlsson, Erika},
  keyword      = {public international law,human rights,migrant workers},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Migrant Workers as Subjects of Human Rights},
  year         = {2012},
}