Indonesian Workers Protection Abroad: Indonesian Law Post-ratification of International Convention on Migrant Workers

Achmad Zulfikar(1*)

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Kimoon in the General Assembly on International Migration and Development, stated that since 1990-2010 the growth of international migration has increased significantly. It brings implications for the deployment of migrant workers that draw attention to the sending, transit, recipient countries, or a combination of the three categories. Government should provide a clearer framework for migrant workers' rights to protect the migrant workers during preplacement, placement, and post-placement.

This article draws on the results of the literature study and interviews with respondents in the field of employment. This article found a positive relations between the revised of Law No. 39/2004 and Indonesian Migrant Workers Protection Bill as a follow up of the ratification of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers and their Families.


International Migration, International Law, Migrant Workers, Indonesian Workers.

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