The Little India Riot: Domestic and International Law Perspectives

Siyuan CHEN, Singapore Management University


Migrants are not commodities nor are they just economic or political actors. They are producers and drivers of societal change. Throughout the world migrants are best placed to contribute to society when their rights are respected … Human beings are now recognised as being at the core of migration, no longer seen as merely economic agents. It is only through the protection and respect of the human rights of all migrants that migrant workers are able to contribute to the economic, social and human development of both their countries of origin and host countries.