International Commerce and Undocumented Workers: Using Trade to Secure Labor Rights

Laura Jakubowski
J.D., 2007
Indiana University--Maurer School of Law

This article explores the rights of illegal immigrants and undocumented workers throughout the world. International treaties have attempted to deal with the rights of undocumented workers, but few countries have been willing to sign on to the treaties. This article argues that undocumented workers should have more expansive rights, and that international trade agreements and institutions should be used where human rights and domestic solutions have failed to guarantee the rights of the most vulnerable workers.

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