The Women's Immigrants Workers Conditions and the Protection of Fundamental Rights in Brazil

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 14:45
Location: Seminarsaal 20 (Juridicum)
Oral Presentation
Barbara SIMOES, Faculdade de Direito do Sul de Minas, Brazil
Cicero LUZ, Faculdade de Direito do Sul de Minas, Brazil
The labor work is a fundamental value in the Brazilian State, however, not all those that works in Brazil have their fundamental rights respected as the women’s immigrants. Although the federal constitution provides the equality between Brazilian citizens and immigrants, the women immigrant workers have been used as cheep labor force, and their fundamental rights have not been respected, especially because of their irregular visa’s situation in the country. The objective of this article is to understand how the government and the judicial power have been dealing with the reality of the woman immigrant workers in Brazil, and also to analyze if these immigrants have the same capacity as Brazilians to access the judicial system to assure their fundamental rights.