A major research project on what governments can do to ensure fair recruitment of migrant workers

The Five Corridors Project attempts to assess how effective states are at ensuring that the recruitment of their nationals for work abroad, or the recruitment of foreign nationals into their domestic labour markets, is done in such a way as to protect migrant workers’ fundamental rights.

About the Five Corridors Project
Migrant workers from Nepal, Kuwait. © Dominique Berbain / Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
    Key Recommendations

    2. Destination states should promote a fairer labour market for all workers, by introducing accessible measures to allow migrant workers to transfer employers in a timely manner without obtaining special permissions.

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    Migration policy

    3. Destination states should ensure that laws and practices do not discriminate against migrant workers, or between different categories of migrant workers, in their access to essential worker protections including the right to freedom of association.

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    Legal framework