About the project
Migrants and Refugees at Work is a joint project of Cathryn Costello, Professor of Fundamental Rights at the Hertie School and Co-Director of its Centre for Fundamental Rights, and Mark Freedland, Professor of Employment Law and Emeritus Research Fellow in Law at St John's College. The project is funded by the John Fell Fund, Society of Legal Scholars (SLS), St John’s College Research Centre and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), Oxford.
The inaugural seminar took place in June 2012, and led to an edited collection, Migrants at Work: Immigration and Vulnerability in Labour Law (OUP 2014), which aims to shed light on the interactions between immigration, migration law, and labour law, in particular how migration status has a bearing on labour relations and the world of work.
Costello's most recent work on this theme includes a book chapter on criminalisation of migrants in a novel collection examining the role of criminal law in the workplace: ‘Victim or Perpetrator? The Criminalised Migrant and the Idea of “Harm” in the Labour Market Context’ in Bogg, Collins, Freedland, Herring (eds) Criminality at Work (OUP, 2020). She is also contributing a chapter for the Oxford Handbook on International Refugee Law on asylum seekers’ and refugees’ right to work, with Professor Colm O’Cinneide (University College London).