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Vol 23 No 5 May/June 2018

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Reworking the Relationship Between Asylum and Employment

ISBN13: 9780415580793
Published: May 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £115.00
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This book examines the extent to which the right to work for refugees and asylum-seekers is protected by international human rights law.

This book explores the legal position looking at the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as well as the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

The book also considers whether countries are prevented under customary international law and its prohibition against torture, and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, from consigning refugees and asylum-seekers to destitution through discriminatory denial of the rights to social support and work.

The book argues that both refugees and asylum-seekers have the human right to work, and situates the law in the context of broader economic, philosophical and political debates about sovereign control of immigration and the right to work.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Employment Law, Public International Law, Immigration, Asylum, Refugee and Nationality Law
1. Introduction
2. The Right to Work
3. Migration In Search Of Work and the Sovereign Prerogative over Entry
4. The Refugee Convention and the Right to Work For Refugees 'Lawfully Staying'
5. The ICESR and the Right to Work for Asylum-Seekers
6. Other International and Regional Treaties Protecting the Right to Work
7. Other Human Rights that Incorporate the Right to Work
8. Conclusions