This paper attempts to analyse the cultural, social and economic rights of irregular migrants. In this paper “irregular migrants” means “the persons who have been trafficked or smuggled or moved on their own from one state another for economic and other purposes by violating the immigration and emigration rules and regulations of the country of origin, transit and destination”.
This paper outlines the settlement and evolution of the PIO community in different countries. The First part discusses and analyses international law relating to rights of irregular migrants. Second part highlights the rights of PIOs in general and third part discusses the social, cultural and economic rights of the PIO migrants in an irregular situation in transit and destination states. The paper has selected Australia and Canada to explain to the extent the rights of irregular migrants are protected in those counties.
Final part discusses how PIO organizations/communities can take care of the PIO community in irregular situations.