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An analysis of the legal framework governing Cambodia’s labour migration. The report focuses on the migration of women to Malaysia for domestic work and men to Thailand to work in agribusiness. The stories of Samneang (a Khmer man migrating to Thailand) and Sopheap (a woman recruited to work in Malaysia) are used to illustrate different processes of labor migration and applications of the relevant laws. The rules governing regular migration are analysed, and the authors also identify legislation that can be employed to protect those who become victims during irregular migration and be used against those who perpetrate and profit from it.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Immigration
  • Informal labor
  • Informal migration for labor
  • Legal framework
  • Local workers abroad
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
Copyright Yes
Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified

The Asia Foundation #59, Street Oknha Peich (St. 242) Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia.

Co-author (individual) Holliday, Jenna
Co-author (coorporate) The Asia Foundation, Cambodia.
Publication place Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Publisher The Asia Foundation
Publication date 2011
Pagination 78 p
General note

Appendix includes synopsis of domestic,regional and international laws and agreements relating to Labor migration

Date uploaded June 14, 2015, 22:37 (UTC)
Date modified November 26, 2015, 07:25 (UTC)