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  1. Ethiopia - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Refugees Proclamation No.1110/2019. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-02-27 | ETH-2019-L-109317

    WHEREAS, Ethiopia is providing asylum and protection to refugees and promoting the search for durable solutions whenever conditions permit;
    WHEREAS, Ethiopia has ratified International Treaties relating to Refugees and make integral part of the law of the land ; and is party to the OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, done in Addis Ababa;
    WHEREAS, it is necessary to have a comprehensive legal framework, in accordance with international standards, that contains rights and entitlements embodied in the aforesaid International Conventions, provides better protection to refugees and promotes sustainable solutions;
    WHEREAS, the existing Refugee Proclamation No. 409/2004 is not painstaking and does not reflect the current overall developments and progresses made in refugee protection, it has become necessary to enact a new Refugees Proclamation to improve, within available means, comprehensive protection and assistance to refugees.

  2. Indonesia - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Law on Protection of Migrant Workers (No. 18/2019). (Undang-undang Nomor 18 tahun 2019 tentang Pelindungan Pekerja Migran Indonesia.) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-11-22 | IDN-2019-L-109279

    The Law on the Protection of Migrant Workers revokes the Law of 2004. The Law strengthens policies providing end-to-end protection for Indonesian workers overseas, including:

    - Socio-economic and legal protection for Indonesian Migrant Workers (IMW) - before, during and after recruitment;
    - Provide social security systems for IMW
    - Integrated services for IMW at any level of governance, from local government to central government
    - Skills improvement program for IMW
    - Strengthens the public agency for IMW recruitment, under the National Agency for the Protection and Placement of International Migrant Workers. Private sector roles are limited only to IMW placement, not recruitment. The measures are to promote ethical recruitment

  3. Marshall Islands - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Labor (Non-Resident Workers) Act 2018 (PL. 2018-68). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-03-15 | MHL-2018-L-109283

    AN ACT to repeal the Labor (Non-Resident Workers) Act 2006 and insert provisions for the transfer of the Division of Labor from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade to the Ministry of Justice, Immigration & Labor and matters related thereto.

  4. Montenegro - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Aliens Act of 19 February 2018. (Zakon o strancima) - Text in Montenegrin

    Adoption: 2018-02-19 | Date of entry into force: 2018-03-02 | MGO-2018-L-109229

    Determines entry, visas, stay, residence permits, permanent residence, registration, illegal entry and expulsion, documents, entry and stay of EU citizens, supervision.

  5. Morocco - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Arrêté du ministre du Travail n° 1356-19 du 19 avril 2019 fixant le modèle du contrat de travail réservé aux étrangers. - Bulletins officiels

    Adoption: 2019-04-19 | MAR-2019-R-109142

  6. Rwanda - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Arrêté ministériel n° 06/01 du 29 mai 2019 relatif à l’immigration et à l'émigration. - Official gazettes

    Adoption: 2019-05-29 | Date of entry into force: 2019-05-30 | RWA-2019-R-109126

    Chapitre Premier: Dispositions générales
    Chapitre II: Entrée, transit et sortie du Rwanda
    Chapitre III: Classes de visa rwandais
    Chapitre IV: Permis de séjour
    CHapitre V: Docuements de voyage rwandais et leur délivrance
    Chapitre VI: Administration des étrangers au Rwanda
    Chapitre VII: Fautes administratives et sanctions
    Chapitre VIII: Dispositions finales

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