Migrant workers are an ever-present feature of global supply chains. They work in all sectors and all geographies. Low-skilled migrant workers are however amongst the most vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Compounding this, they are also often among the least able to assert their rights. For many, a lack of viable options to sustain a livelihood at home increases their willingness to accept risks inherent to migrating for work abroad. Much of IHRB’s work in this area is focussed on how workers are recruited and in particular the payment of recruitment fees to secure employment.
IHRB migrant worker initiatives include the:
- Dhaka Principles for Migration with Dignity: A key framework for understanding and addressing the challenges facing migrant workers at every stage of the migration cycle.
- Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment: A coalition of leading international companies and expert organisations committed to eradicating the payment of recruitment fees by workers in their supply chains.
- Responsible Recruitment Gateway: Open source tools and resources to support companies in implementing the Employer Pays Principle.
- Staff Wanted Initiative: A programme focussed on the UK hotel industry to promote and protect the rights of hotel workforces.
06 June 2018
- Meeting Report: Driving Responsible Recruitment in Southeast Asia - Regional Roundtables in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur
- Report: Dhaka Principles - Implementation Guide
- Report: Responsible Recruitment - Remediating Worker-Paid Recruitment Fees
- Report: Learning Experience? Japan’s TITP and the Challenge of Protecting the Rights of Migrant Workers
20 March 2018 Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok
- News: Dhaka Principles Relaunched on International Migrants Day 18 December 2017
- News: Qatar Announces Series of Labour Reforms
- News: Launch of the Translated Dhaka Principles in Tokyo, Japan
- News: New course on Business and Human Rights in Norway - Rafto, IHRB, University of Bergen
11 June 2018
- Commentary: Speaking Up - A Growing Advocacy Dimension to Corporate Leadership on Human Rights
- Commentary: New Framework Agreement - Significant Progress in Protecting the Rights of Migrant Construction Workers in Qatar
- Commentary: A Year of Growing Momentum to Protect Migrant Rights in Southeast Asia
- Podcast: Ajda Cevc on Responsible Recruitment
19 June 2017
22 May 2017
24 October 2016