Protection of Migrant Workers under Bangladesh Employment Law

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Journal Title: Journal of Legal Studies & Research
Author(s): Mohammad Dulal Miah
Published On: 22/09/2023
Volume: 9
Issue: 5
First Page: 33
Last Page: 58
ISSN: 2455-2437
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher

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Mohammad Dulal Miah, Protection of Migrant Workers under Bangladesh Employment Law, Volume 9 Issue 5, Journal of Legal Studies & Research, 33-58, Published on 22/09/2023, Available at


Migrant workers contribute significantly to the economic development and sustained growth of the country’s GDP through their diligent efforts in sending remittances. However, Bangladeshi migrant workers face problems in multi-dimensional ways, which puts them in a vulnerable situation. In addition, human trafficking, which is one of the most heinous crimes and grave human rights violations in the current world, including Bangladesh. The existing legal framework for the protection of migrant workers is inadequate. As a result, it is very difficult for migrant workers’ to secure safe migration and protect their rights. Bangladesh has a number of legal frameworks to combat human trafficking and protect the rights of migrant workers. However, there are still some barriers to implementing this legal framework and protecting migrant workers. This article intends mainly to analyse the existing legal framework as well as practical barriers to the protection of the rights of Bangladeshi migrant workers. Another aim of the article is to find out some ways forward to get rid of this challenge. It further seeks to critically analyse the nature and gravity of this offence, the weaknesses of the existing laws, establish linkages between human trafficking and safe migration, make some policy recommendations, and make joint efforts regarding the prevention of this offence, effective remedies for the victims of human trafficking, and protect their rights.

Keywords: Bangladesh Legal Framework, Migrant Workers, Human Trafficking, Protecting Rights.

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