chapter  14
21 Pages

The Rights of Foreign Migrant Workers in Asia: Contrasting Bases for Expanded Protections

People are on the move in Asia. Whether they migrate themselves or just employ migrants, many Asians experience firsthand the realities of labour migration. Compared to Asian states’ own nationals, foreign migrant labourers are a vulnerable group who particularly risk human rights violations. How does their need for humane treatment gain recognition? Without a concept of basic human rights, what alternative avenues exist for establishing minimum standards for protecting foreign migrant labourers?