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What Happened to Equality?

Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Edition number: 1
Release year: 2017

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Bjarney Fridriksdóttir

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EU, Labour Migration
In What Happened to Equality? The Construction of the Right to Equal Treatment of ThirdCountry Nationals in European Union Law on Labour Migration, Friðriksdóttir examines five European Union Directives on labour migration that were adopted based on a sectoral approach to labour migration management. An account of the negotiations between the Commission, the Council and the Parliament on the five Directives reveals how access to territory and the labour market, the right to equal treatment and the right to family reunification were constructed for the different groups of labour migrants and how differentiation between groups of migrants, and discrimination against migrants compared with nationals which contravenes international and European human rights frameworks and international labour law, is institutionalized.