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Do migrants/minorities face disproportionate problems in accessing justice?

Key Area:
Policing - Law Enforcement - Justice
Racism, Discrimination
19/01/2012 - 18:43
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Qualitative Info

The economic crisis revealed the unsatisfactory position of migrant workers. They often do not receive their salary for months, the employers do not pay their social contributions, they receive variety of threats from their employers, from threats of violence to threats of being fired. The migrant workers are overworked, uninformed, living in residence halls owned by the employers, in poor living conditions, often lacking money even for food. Since they are completely dependent of their employers (they can only stay in the country if they keep their employment) they are afraid to act. Many lost their jobs due to the crisis or their work permits and residence permits expired and therefore had to leave the country, even though their employers had not settled all their debts.


Groups affected/interested Migrants
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement, Employment - labour market
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