Pathways to Protection and Permanency: Towards Regulated Global Economic Migration and Mobility

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If we believe global statistics, economically motivated migrants make up the majority of migrants in the world. Yet, international legal instruments to govern economic migration remain under- developed and undersubscribed. Against this backdrop, Chapter IV of the Model International Mobility Convention (MIMC) formulates a set of rights specifically applicable to economic migrants, encompassing different categories of visa holders, such as migrant workers, residents, and investors, and a number of sub-categories, including temporary and domestic workers. The chapter draws heavily on the 1990 Migrant Workers Convention, the ILO’s Multilateral Framework on Labour Migration, as well as a number of other international and regional legal instruments and political commitments.

Sarah Rosengaertner, Pathways to Protection and Permanency: Towards Regulated Global Economic Migration and Mobility, 56 Colum. J. Transnat'l L. 280 (2018).