Learning from the BITs: Bilateral Labor Agreements in Comparative Perspective

45 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2020 Last revised: 25 May 2021

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Tamar Megiddo

College of Law and Business; Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law; Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions, University of Haifa

Date Written: August 1, 2020

Abstract

The recent proliferation of Bilateral Labor Agreements (BLAs) has attracted minimal scholarly attention. This agenda-setting article analyzes whether and how BLAs may serve as useful tools in improving the protection of the rights of migrant workers. The article undertakes a comparative study of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and BLAs, and draws lessons from BITs' success in protecting the rights of foreign investors.

Keywords: migration, migrant workers, labor migration, bilateral labor agreements, international law, bilateralism, multilateralism, secret treaties, fragmentation, comparative international law, international trade law, international investment law, bilateral investment treaties

Suggested Citation

Megiddo, Tamar, Learning from the BITs: Bilateral Labor Agreements in Comparative Perspective (August 1, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3672931 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3672931

Tamar Megiddo (Contact Author)

College of Law and Business ( email )

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Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law ( email )

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Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions, University of Haifa ( email )

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Haifa, 31905
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