The deteriorating situation of migrant workers' health rights protection was once again highlighted in the case of Tseng Hei-tao. This case explicitly and implicitly showed that four conundrums-the Employment Restriction Conundrum, the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Legal Conundrum, the Morality Conundrum and the Identity Conundrum-are barriers to migrant workers' right protection. The health rights of migrant workers could be safeguarded by abolishing the outdated household registration system designed in the planned economy era, improving the rule of law, and strengthening administrative supervisions. This would fundamentally remove these barriers and thus contribute to migrant workers' health rights protection.

Conundrums, Health rights, Migrant workers, The case of Tseng Hei-tao,
Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy
Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM)

Liu, K.Y. (2013). Conundrums in the legal protection of migrant workers' health rights and relative resolutions: implications from the case of Tseng Hei-tao. Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy, 16(3), 543–553. doi:10.1007/s11019-012-9445-1