Forced Labour and Migrant BerryPickers in Sweden
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, ISSN 0952-617X, Vol. 28, no 2, 147-167 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Groups of migrant berry pickers arriving annually in Sweden from both Asia and the newer European Union Member States have been subject to exploitation over the years. The problem appears to persist in spite of public and international concern and successive regulatory reforms. An examination of this problem from a forced labour perspective suggests inadequate implementation and application of international norms in Swedish law, as well as deficiencies in the application of criminal-law and in regulatory oversight. Policy recommendations regarding the labour conditions for seasonal migrant workers in Sweden are put forward.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kluwer Law International, 2012. Vol. 28, no 2, 147-167 p.
Forced labour, berry pickers, migration, labour rights, Swedish labour market model
Law and Society
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-78028OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-78028DiVA: diva2:530829