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    The enduring vulnerability of Migrant Domestic Workers in Europe

    Murphy, Cliodhna (2013) The enduring vulnerability of Migrant Domestic Workers in Europe. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 62 (3). pp. 599-627. ISSN 0020-5893

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    While the rights of domestic workers are expanding in international law, including through the adoption of the ILO Domestic Workers Convention in 2011, migrant domestic workers remain particularly vulnerable to employment-related abuse and exploitation. This article explores the intersection of the employment law and migration law regimes applicable to migrant domestic workers in the United Kingdom, France and Ireland. The article suggests that the precarious immigration status of many migrant domestic workers renders employment protections, such as they exist in each jurisdiction, largely illusory in practice for this group of workers. The labour standards contained in the Domestic Workers Convention, together with the recommendations of the UN Committee on Migrant Workers on the features of an appropriate immigration regime for migrant domestic workers, are identified as providing an alternative normative model for national regulatory frameworks.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Article 4 ECHR; employment law; ILO Convention; immigration law; migrant domestic workers;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 12266
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    Depositing User: Cliodhna Murphy
    Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2020 17:25
    Journal or Publication Title: International and Comparative Law Quarterly
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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