Congratulations to Murphy Fries, Koskie Glavin Gordon Associate, on publishing her Master of Laws Thesis. Her paper entitled “Seeking the Land of Milk and Honey: The International Labour and Human Rights of Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada” explores the extent to which international labour and human rights law places obligations on States to protect the interests of migrant workers in countries of employment.
The purpose of her paper is to examine Canada’s temporary foreign worker programs and work-related regulations, and determine whether Canada lives up to the international norms with respect to the rights of migrant workers. The research questions she poses include: What are the international labour and human rights applicable to migrant workers? Does Canadian domestic law and practice fulfill these international norms in respect of migrant workers in the TFWPs in Canada? If not, what changes does Canada need to make to comply with these international standards?
To read her full thesis, please click here.