In search of equality - A critical analysis of non-discrimination provisions in human rights treaties as they apply to migrant workers in Sub-Saharan Africa

Research output: ThesisLicentiate Thesis


The question that links all aspects of this thesis is how democratic
nations implement international human rights law to protect their foreign
migrant workers from unequal treatment.
First, I examine international legal principles that are primarily
focused on the principle of non-discrimination in international law. I
describe and critically analyse previous publications, postulations,
universal and regional instruments that were designed to address the
protection of migrant workers from in human rights law.
Secondly, I describe and critically analyse the essential features of
State protections of migrant workers of two African States that receive
large numbers of migrant workers: Nigeria and South Africa.
Thirdly, I offer recommendations for those States to improve their
protection of migrant workers.
Hopefully, the contribution this dissertation will make to the
protection of migrant workers within human rights law are as follows:
First, through its method of analysis; secondly, through its examination
of the practices of the two African States I have selected for study; and
thirdly, through its recommendations for improvements.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Law


  • mänskliga rättigheter, human rights
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
Supervisors/Assistant supervisor
  • Faculty of Law, Lund university
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch

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