Migration of the work force is a global problem, and also Ukraine, which has so far been trying to cope with excessive emigration, should prepare itself for a growing immigration - mainly from the countries of the Caucasus and South-East Asia. The presented analysis deals with the legal aspects of Ukraine's preparations in this area. On several examples taken from different categories of legal acts - the Constitution, statutes, regulations, multi- and bilateral international agreements signed by Ukraine - it has been demonstrated that in spite of a formal priority of international agreements, large scale efforts need to be undertaken to adjust the Ukrainian legal system to the international standard of treating migrant workers and their families. This preparatory work will be a good introduction to the adaptation of Ukrainian law to the requirements of the EU in connection with Ukraine's planned future membership in this community.
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