International Labor Migration: Lawyering for Social Justice in Comparative Contexts

International Labor Migration: Lawyering for Social Justice in Comparative Contexts

Professor Sabrineh Ardalan, Ms. Jennifer Rosenbaum
Spring 2019 reading group
Th 5:00pm - 7:00pm in WCC Room 3034
1 classroom credit

Prerequisite: 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 from 5-7pm on Thursdays from January 31 through March 7.

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