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Myanmar: ASEAN leaders are expected to sign a landmark migrant workers’ rights document; ministers still ponders on document’s legal binding effect

Author: The Myanmar Times, Published on: 12 November 2017

"ASEAN may boost aid for migrant workers", 10 November 2017

ASEAN leaders are expected to sign a landmark document that would further protect and promote the rights of migrant workers during the summit….

...The ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers will be one of the highlights of the…summit....

The new accord will further strengthen social protection, access to justice, humane and fair treatment as well as access to health service for the migrant workers in the region.

Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore have millions of migrant workers in their countries from Myanmar….

…ASEAN ministers responsible for social and cultural pillars met and discussed in the Philippines to decide whether the new landmark document should be legally binding or not. Indonesia wants the new accord to have legal commitment. Other members would prefer the so-called morally binding.

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