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Circular Migration: A Triple Win or a Dead End

— theme: Labour migration policy, Migration and development
— country: Other Countries
— type: Working Papers

This paper attempts to address issues relating to the conceptual basis of circular migration and its wider implications for migrant rights and protection, in particular those relating to low skilled workers. The paper first deals with issues of definitions, and reviews the ‘triple wins argument. This is followed by a review of some temporary and circular migration programmes and their features. Approaches of international agencies, including the International Labour Organization and the global trade union movement, to the issue of circular migration are discussed next. The final Section sums up the findings and highlights of the review.

Piyasiri Wickramasekara
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