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Conceptualizing Migrant Farmworker Rights in Asia

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm

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The food industry has a long history of driving and shaping low wage labor migration regimes, and around the world agriculture is often a site for large undocumented workforces, exploitative visa arrangements, and a disproportionate share of human trafficking as compared with other industries. Agricultural labor migration schemes have long permitted overcrowded housing and dangerous working conditions, allowing employer retaliation to trigger deportation of workers who speak up about dangerous conditions. Workers and allies in Asia have turned to labor organizing, trade policy, and the United Nations to address these concerns.

Presenter: Beth Lyon, Clinical Professor and Founder, Farmworker’s Legal Assistance Clinic at Cornell Law School


Part of the series "Migrations: A Global, Interdisciplinary, Multi-Species Examination"

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Law School, Law Library, East Asia Program, Southeast Asia Program, Global Cornell, Migrations, Cornell China Center




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