How do Vietnamese policies designed to protect the rights of migrant worker need to be changed to enhance their effectiveness?
The thesis focuses on analysing the Vietnam‟s responsibilities as a worker - sending country (sending country) in protecting the rights of its migrant workers in accordance with international conventions adopted by the United Nations and the International Labour Organisation. The conventions used in the thesis to build up the analytical framework are: C097 - Migration for Employment Convention (Revised), 1949 (No. 97), C143 - Migrant Workers (Supplementary Provisions) Convention, 1975 (No. 143) and International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. This thesis evaluates the policies of protecting Vietnamese workers working overseas since 1980. Accordingly, it presents an analysis of Vietnam‟s policies on labour migration by putting Vietnam‟s laws in comparison with international conventions. The thesis indicates that although Vietnam has not ratified relevant international conventions to protect the rights of migrant workers, its national policies, legal system and practices have gradually approached these requirements in accordance with the actual situation of the country. In addition to the achievements of the policies, the thesis also pinpoints constraints in the police and the reasons for those constraints through an analysis of the policy implementation process. Thereby, the thesis suggests several implications to improve relevant policies and practices in Vietnam to better protect the rights of its migrant workers.