IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 5, May 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Yeshiwas Degu Belay
Lebanon is one of the most popular destinations to Ethiopian Migrant Workers. It has ratified major international human rights and labor standards. Nevertheless, quite a number of migrant workers, migrant domestic workers in particular, face impediments to the full enjoyment of their rights. They have no legal security of employment under the Lebanese labor law. This article analyzes whether Lebanon has the obligation (both negative and positive) to comply with the responsibility to respect, protect and fulfill the rights of Ethiopian Migrant Domestic Workers in its territory even though the State has not yet ratified any convention which distinctively protects migrant workers. The article aims to uphold the benefits of migration to economic growth and development in both the origin and destination countries enhanced through safeguarding the rights of migrant workers by the States involved. To this end, International Human rights and Labor Conventions ratified by Lebanon are analyzed in detail.