Gulf Labour Markets, Migration, and Population (GLMM) Programme

An international independent, non-partisan, non-profit joint programme of a major Gulf think tank and a globally renowned academic migration centre.
The programme provides data, analyses, and recommendations contributing to the improvement of understanding and management of
Gulf labour migration, population, and labour markets, engaging with and respecting the viewpoints of all stakeholder.

Legal module

GLMM Country:

International Instruments

Labour Migration

ILO Legal Framework

Migrant Workers Specific Instruments


Freedom of Association and Bargaining Rights

Forced and Child Labour

Private Employment Agencies

Protection of Wages

Health Care and Social Security

Specific Categories or Occupations


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GLMM Latest Publications


United Arab Emirates’ Legal Framework of Migration

Type: Explanatory Note

by Maysa Zahra


Wage Protection Systems and Programmes in the GCC

Type: Research Paper

by Ray Jureidini


Dangers of Using Aggregated Data for Understanding Socio-Demographic Realities of the Gulf Region

Type: Explanatory Note

by Nasra M. Shah


Skilful Survival: Irregular Migration to the Gulf

Type: Book

by Philippe Fargues, Nasra M. Shah

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