Forced Migration Review (2018-06-01)

Refugees’ right to work and access to labour markets: constraints, challenges and ways forward

  • Roger Zetter,
  • Héloïse Ruaudel,
  • Independent

Journal volume & issue
no. 58
pp. 4 – 7


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For refugees, the right to work and access to labour markets are key for becoming self-reliant, building their lives and securing dignity, and allowing them to contribute to their host communities. Host countries need to assess the potential for opening their labour markets to refugees, and enhancing access to decent work.