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Human rights and migrant domestic work a comparative analysis of the socio-legal status of Filipina migrant domestic workers in Canada and Hong Kong




Maria Deanna P. Santos


On a general level, this research project concerns ways in which the domestic and international laws relating to the situation of migrant domestic workers (MDWs) are shaped by broader socio-political and economic factors. More specifically, this dissertation examines the human rights situation of Filipina MDWs who participate in Canada’s Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP). It attempts to meet these objectives, in part, by undertaking a limited comparison of the situation of these Filipina MDWs and the Filipina MDWs in Hong Kong. The comparison is meant to further test and validate the arguments and proposals presented in this dissertation regarding the socio-legal status of Filipina MDWs under Canada’s LCP. This is done through an analysis of existing data on Filipina MDWs, and a consideration of the ways in which the relevant laws and policies in these two jurisdictions affect, create and/or perpetrate the status quo in this area of social life.
The main explanatory theoretical framework that is deployed is the Third World Approaches to International Law (the TWAIL theory).

(From http://www.brill.nl/human-rights-and-migrant-domestic-work)

Place published

Leiden ; Boston


Martinus Nijhoff Publishers


[ressource électronique] :

by Maria Deanna P. Santos.

fichier PDF

In MyiLibrary / Coutts (Blitz-Mels mai 2010).

Versement en lot.

Reproduction électronique. UK : MyiLibrary, 2007.


Economic sectors

Occupations in services - Domestic work

Content types

Policy analysis

Target groups

Researchers and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks

Geographical focuses

Canada, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, British Columbia, Other provinces, Federal, Philippines, and Nova Scotia

Spheres of activity