ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical paper.2
Publication Type: Reports & studies
Cluster: 2030 Agenda and SDG Coordination
Initiatives: Reforming social protection systems
Keywords: Arab countries, Bangladesh, Civil society, Domestic workers, Government policy, Human rights, Labour mobility, Legal aspects, Migration policy, Recommendations, Social development, Social security
Inter-Regional Report on Labour Migration and Social Protection
This report provides an overview of the human rights issues associated with international migration from the ESCAP to the ESCWA region. It also looks at the abuse of migrant rights in the country origin and the sponsorship system that regulates their lives from ESCAP countries in the GCC countries. Moreover, this report discusses the relevant international conventions that protect migrant domestic workers, the legal framework within which they live and work as well as the ratification of the International Labour Organization Convention on Domestic Workers.