International Labor Migration: Lawyering for Social Justice in Comparative Contexts

International Labor Migration: Lawyering for Social Justice in Comparative Contexts

Ms. Sabrineh Ardalan, Ms. Jennifer Rosenbaum
Fall 2017 reading group
Th 5:00pm - 7:00pm in WCC Room 3034
1 classroom credit

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

This reading group will draw on case studies to examine international labor migration flows, governance issues under national and international legal regimes, and innovative approaches to defending migrant worker rights in sending and receiving countries. We will explore the interplay between the modern human rights and labor movements, analyze the advocacy strategies adopted to address workers’ rights violations, and evaluate the tradeoffs and tensions inherent in the different approaches.

Through the reading group, students will learn about different forms of international labor migration and labor trafficking from the perspectives of countries of origin and destination and will analyze the international instruments that protect workers’ basic rights and freedoms.

Note: This reading group will meet on the following dates: 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 11/16, 11/30.

Drop Deadline: September 15, 2017 by 11:59pm EST

Subject Areas: International, Comparative & Foreign Law, Employment & Labor Law