At this workshop, hosted jointly by UNRISD and Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), researchers from an international consortium will present their findings from a recently concluded study of migrant precarity, looking in particular at the linkages between migration and social protection from a rights perspective.
As well as presentations of the seven papers prepared for the project, the workshop also features an interactive panel discussion with international policy makers and practitioners from UN agencies and non-governmental organizations located in Geneva, a hub for migration, social policy and human rights issues.
The project, which focused on intra-regional migration in different regions (Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia) considered policies and practice related to three key groups of migrants: 1. unaccompanied children, 2. refugees and 3. labour migrants.
Using the combined expertise of the three universities, the consortium has been able to produce a cross-regional and inter-group comparative analysis of the kind that has not yet been carried out.
Opening remarks by Nicola Piper (University of Sydney) and Katja Hujo (UNRISD)
|Alexandra Kaasch||Bielefeld University, Germany||Global Social Regulation: Migration, Work and Social Protection|
|Nicola Piper||University of Sydney, Australia||Redefining a Rights-based Approach in the Context of Temporary Labour Migration in Asia|
|Mimi Zou||Chinese University of Hong Kong, PRC||Regulating Illegal Work in China: Immigration Law and Precarious Migrant Status|
|Delali Badasu||Ghana University, Ghana||Human Rights Approach to Migration Management, Governance and Informal Social Protection Systems Among Chinese and Ghanaian Migrants|
|Hannah Lewis||University of Leeds, UK||Hyper-Precarious Migrant Lives in the Global North|
|Bukola Salami||University of Alberta, Canada||Interrogating Hierarchies of Care Worker Rights within the Changing Terrain of Immigration Policy in Canada|
|Jean Grugel||Open University, UK||Unaccompanied Child and Adolescent Migrants in Latin America: Moving from Mapping to Right-based Policy Responses|
For more information about the workshop and related projects, please email braumann[at]unrisd.org
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summing up the workshop.
Bukola Salami, Oluwakemi Amodu and Philomena Okeke-Ihejirika: Migrant Nurses and Care Workers Rights in Canada
Mimi Zou: Regulating "Illegal Work" in China
Nicola Piper, Stuart Rosewarne and Matt Withers: Redefining a Rights-Based Approach in the Context of Temporary Labour Migration in Asia
Photo credit: "Construction Workers" by Ding Zhou (CC BY 2.0 via Flickr)