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Legally Binding: A Summary of Labour Laws in the Greater Mekong Subregion

— theme: Labour migration policy
— country: Greater Mekong Sub-Region
— type: Reports

Mekong Migration Network (MMN) - 2011. "Legally Binding is a concise guide to understanding labour standards according to the national labour laws of the six GMS countries. Labour protection has been classified into 14 key elements, with relevant international laws also included. It is essential to gain an understanding of the labour protections available to migrant workers according to each GMS country’s national labour laws for two main reasons: firstly, to enable policy makers and advocates to have informed discussions about labour protection; and secondly, to strengthen bilateral and/or regional collaboration and coordination in promoting and protecting the rights of migrant workers. "

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"MMN hopes that in addition to promoting understanding of existing labour standards in the region, this handbook will also help migrant advocates to identify relevant labour laws that they can then use in responding to labour rights abuses. MMN believes that all workers – including migrant workers – must be afforded equal labour protection.


MMN has also developed an interactive online version of this guide, which is regularly updated and can be accessed at:

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