Martina Caroni

New Wine in Old Skins? Regulating “New” Migration within the Traditional Framework – The Example of Sans-Papiers in Switzerland

According to the Swiss dualist immigration policy only highly-qualified nationals from third countries can work in Switzerland. However, some economic sectors depend heavily on low-skilled workers that cannot be recruited legally. Caught between restrictive legislative approaches, the needs of the economy and international human rights obligations States have developed various approaches to solve the untenable legal situation of Sans-Papiers for example. The project aims at developing a coherent theory on how Switzerland should approach Sans-Papiers.

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