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Humanities and Social Sciences Colloquium - Nicola Piper: CANCELLED


Addressing Migrant Precarity at the intersection of citizenship and human rights: CANCELLED

Prof. Dr. Nicola Piper
Political Sociology and Migration Studies
University of Sydney

Addressing Migrant Precarity at the intersection of citizenship and human rights
When Apr 10, 2017
from 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM
Where FRIAS, Albertstr. 19, seminar room
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Contact Phone +49 (0)761 203-97362
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Migrants have been identified as a particularly precarious group of workers due to their insecure legal and residential status as well as their specific position within the international division of labour, with many performing work at the bottom rung of the global (re-)production chains. Key issues revolve around temporary employer-tied contracts, hiring and employment practices, working conditions and (un-)fair wages.

In addressing migrant precarity, the emerging global migrant rights movement, comprised of regional networks, grassroots organisations and global unions, has thus far been successful in articulating coherent claims that lie at the intersection of human and labour rights. This is also manifested in their strategy of forging complex ‘networks of labour’ that assist in navigating the fragmented architecture of migration governance at various levels. Yet, the structural and political barriers are enormous and ultimately require rethinking migrant rights.