International Experience on Protection of Labour Migrants’ Rights and Its Application to Kyrgyzstan

University of Central Asia, Institute of Public Policy and Administration Working Paper No. 22, 2013

80 Pages Posted: 1 Oct 2013 Last revised: 2 Oct 2013

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Kathryn Anderson

Vanderbilt University; CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research

Luca Barbone

CASE - Center for Economic and Social Research; Institute for the Study of International Migration

Date Written: May 29, 2013

Abstract

This paper analyses international experience with regard to protection of labour migrants’ rights and the relevant lessons from this experience for Kyrgyzstan. We look at seven dimensions that help determine outcomes for migrants: how other migrant-sending countries organise migration policy management; institutions developed by other countries to support labour migrants; protection of migrants from abuse by recruiters and employers; accountability of law enforcement and policies to reduce discrimination and abuse of migrant workers; policies that facilitate pension portability for migrants and their access to health care and other social services; the ways other countries mobilise resources from the diaspora for local economic development; and the modes of international cooperation in the areas of migration and human rights. Based on lessons from these dimensions, we develop policy recommendations for Kyrgyzstan.

Keywords: migration, human rights, migration policy, economic development, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan

JEL Classification: J61, J68, J71, O15, O57

Suggested Citation

Anderson, Kathryn and Barbone, Luca, International Experience on Protection of Labour Migrants’ Rights and Its Application to Kyrgyzstan (May 29, 2013). University of Central Asia, Institute of Public Policy and Administration Working Paper No. 22, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2333158 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2333158

Kathryn Anderson

Vanderbilt University ( email )

2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240
United States

CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research ( email )

Al. Jana Pawła II 61/212
Warsaw, 01-031
Poland

Luca Barbone (Contact Author)

CASE - Center for Economic and Social Research ( email )

Al. Jana Pawła II 61/212
Warsaw, 01-031
Poland

Institute for the Study of International Migration ( email )

Whitehaven Street
Washington, DC
United States

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