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Labour exploitation cannot be stopped unless migrant workers can report abuses without fear of losing their visa or being deported. Governments can solve this problem by developing visas and other migration policy solutions that empower migrant workers to safely enforce their labour rights.

Please join us for a global discussion on innovations in migration policies that can enable migrant workers to remain in the country of employment and recover unpaid wages without risking their immigration status.

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  • Shannon Lederer, AFL-CIO | Deferral of removal for undocumented workers in the U.S.
  • Richard Prosser & Simon Barrett, New Zealand Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment | New Zealand Migrant Exploitation Protection Work Visa
  • Silvia Carta, Platform for Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) | Finland Residence Permit Due to Exploitation
  • Adrian Pereira, North South Initiative | Lessons from Special Pass in Malaysia
  • Assoc. Prof. Laurie Berg, Migrant Justice Institute & Law Faculty, University of Technology Sydney | Proposed Workplace Justice Visa in Australia
  • Moderator: Neha Misra, Solidarity Center

Introduction by Assoc. Prof. Bassina Farbenblum, Migrant Justice Institute & UNSW Law and closing remarks by Prof. Heaven Crawley, United Nations University Center for Policy Research & MIDEQ

The webinar is hosted by Migrant Justice Institute, Solidarity Center, the ILAW Network, MIDEQ, United Nations University - Centre for Policy Research, UNSW and UTS.

Concept Note for webinar: Visas to empower migrant workers to address exploitation