naz Nazila Ghanea




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The objectives of the project are to examine the legal, normative and policy framework for the protection of the rights of migrant workers in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), with a focus on the UAE and in particular Dubai. Having analysed this framework, as well as recent political and economic developments in the GCC region concerning workers’ rights, it will propose how this experience may be built upon in order to improve respect for these rights.


Nazila Ghanea is a Senior Lecturer in International Law and Human Rights at the University of London, Institute of Commonwealth Studies. She obtained her PhD in 1999 and received her tertiary education in the UK.

She has published in the areas of human rights in the Middle East, freedom of religion or belief, the UN human rights machineary, minority rights and migration.

She serves as Editor of Religion and Human Rights, An International Journal.

Nazila was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law in 2004 and is an International Policy Fellow from 2006 to 2007.











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