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Italy: The regularisation should protect the rights of migrant workers

, Index number: EUR 30/012/2012

On 16 July 2012 the Italian government adopted Legislative Decree No. 109, aimed at implementing an EU Directive on sanctions and measures against employers of “illegally staying third-country nationals”. At the same time, the government launched a new regularisation measure for migrants irregularly employed. In this paper, Amnesty International analyses the impact of the 2009 regularisation on the human rights of irregular migrants, to draw lessons and provide recommendations for the new regularisation measure.

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