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Suzanne Knijnenburg - University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD '18.

International Investment Law Symposium Online Publications

The Protection Of Migrant Workers Under The International Investment Law Regime

In a globalized world, labor, goods, and capital are traveling across borders at increasing rates. Labor migration, and the subsequent flow of capital in the form of remittances to workers families, is central to the economies of many countries across the globe.01Remittances represent the portion of income that migrant workers send back to their families and home communities and are therefore closely linked to migrant work. The volume and speed of remittances greatly impacts the migrants’ ‘host States’, and nations ‘sending’ migrant workers. The World Bank reported that the volume of remittances from international migrants amounted to $601 billion in…

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