30 Apr 2014

Spotlight turned on migrants’ rights in the labour market

The World Trade Institute (WTI) hosted a day-long event on 28 April focusing on the rights of migrants with regard to labour, and looking at the specific case of Switzerland.

The migration day, organised by doctoral research fellow Rosa Losada, included a public panel discussion on “Rights of migrants in restrictive systems of access to the labour market” with WTI Managing Director Prof. Thomas Cottier, Prof. Alberto Achermann from the Law Faculty of the University of Bern and Prof. François Crépeau, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants and professor in Public International Law at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

The public panel discussion brought together leaders and practitioners and addressed questions raised by the Swiss nationwide vote of 9 February 2014 aimed at stopping mass immigration.

A podcast of the podium event can be downloaded here.