Developing a comprehensive policy framework for migrant labour: compilation of conference papers and presentations

Malaysian Bar Council, in cooperation with other Malaysian stakeholders, organized the National Conference “Developing a Comprehensive Policy Framework for Migrant Labour” which took place on 18-19 February, 2008 in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The Conference was supported by the ILO Project on Combating Forced Labour and Trafficking of Migrant Workers, which is funded by the Government of Norway.

The purpose of the Conference was to identify the root causes of migrant workers’ problems within the Malaysian labour migration system, and propose measures to address these problems. The many cases of labour and human rights violations against migrant workers in Malaysia, as well as the high number of undocumented migrant workers, point towards structural deficiencies in labour migration policies and labour protection systems.