• Rongset Pusodsree Faculty of Law at Thammasat University


ICRMW, International Convention on the Rights of All Migrants Workers and Members of Their Families, Right of gathering as Labor Union


International migrant workers have an impact on the countries involved, whether they are origin countries, transit countries and destination countries. In fact, it is found that migrant workers are often taken advantage of by the employment country. Therefore, the International Organization has established an international convention to set labor standards. And to protect migrant workers in accordance with human rights principles

International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (ICRMW) is an instrument organized by the United Nations to certify migrant rights specified in International Bill of Rights (Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Covenant on Political and Civil Rights and Economic and Social and Cultural Rights). The Convention covers the two main ILO conventions, Migration for Employment Convention (ILO: C-97) and Migrant Workers (Supplementary Provisions) Convention (ILO: C-143).

This study found that obtaining rights in trade unions depends on the legal status of migrant workers. The conditions for forming a trade union under the ICRMW differ from the ILO: C-87, regardless of the legal status of migrant workers.

Being a member of the ICRMW has a positive effect on Thailand. This demonstrates the recognition of human rights of migrant workers, while also encouraging migrant workers to become legal workers in order to have the right to establish and take a position in legal unions. However, if Thailand wishes to become an ICRMW party, it should review the internal rules regarding the right to unionization in accordance with the Convention.


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How to Cite

Pusodsree, R. . (2021). THAILAND’S ACCESSION TO ICRMW: A STUDY RIGHT OF GATHERING AS LABOR UNION. Huachiew Chalermprakiet Law Journal, 12(1), 113–128. Retrieved from



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