COMMITTEE ON MIGRANT WORKERS

Monitoring the protection of the rights of all migrant workers and members of their families

The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (CMW) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families by its State parties. It held its first session in March 2004.

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Ratification of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families

Status of ratification of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families 

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Recent Events and Developments

Protect the human rights of Central American migrants, UN expert committees urge States (26 October 2018)
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Separating children from undocumented migrant parents is shocking, inhumane and has dire effects on the children (19 October 2018)

29th session, Geneva, Palais Wilson, 3 - 12 September 2018

Informal meeting with States and other stakeholders, Wednesday 5 September 2018, Palais des Nations, Room XVI

Joint Statement for the development of a regional response to the massive arrival of Venezuelans to the Americas of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and committees, organs and special procedures of the United Nations (in English, Spanish and Portuguese) (5 September 2018)

Joint statement on the UN Human Rights Defenders Declaration (June 2018)

Launch of the Global Migration Group Principles and Guidelines on the human rights protection of migrants in vulnerable situations
Thursday 19 April, 11.00-13.00, Room XXIII, Palais des Nations

Launching event of CMW-CRC Joint General Comments on the Human Rights of Children in the Context of International Migration, 16 April 2018, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Joint Statement for International Women’s Day 2018 by the Expert Working Group for Addressing Women’s Human Rights in the Global Compact for Migration

Children must be top of global migration agenda, UN experts say (17 November 2017)

Joint Statement by United Nations and Regional Experts calling for a human rights based Global Compact on Migration (6 December 2017)
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Launching event of CMW-CRC Joint General Comments on the Human Rights of Children in the Context of International Migration, 18 December 2017, New York

Joint statement for International Migrants Day, 18 December, by the Chairs of the CMW and CEDAW Committees and UN Women (15 December 2017)

Call for States to spearhead a new way of thinking, speaking and acting on migration – UN experts

Migrant Workers Committee condemns the trafficking and sale of migrants in Libya and calls on governments to undertake urgent measures to end the human rights violations of migrant workers and members of their families in Libya (1 December 2017)
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CMW and CRC adopt joint general comments on the human rights of children in the context of international migration

Statement by the Chair of the CMW Committee on the need for ensuring a human rights based approach to the Global Compact on Migration (20 October 2017)

Input for the Secretary-General’s Report on the Global Compact on Migration (7 September 2017)

Recommendations for addressing women's human rights in the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

Addressing disabilities in large-scale movements of refugees and migrants - Joint statement by the CMW and CRPD Committees (7 April 2017)

Children and families should never be in immigration detention – UN experts / For International Migrants’ Day  (Sunday 18 December 2016)  

Recommended principles to guide actions concerning children on the move and other children affected by migration
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Fact Sheet No.24
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Migration, human rights and governance - Handbook for Parliamentarians N° 24
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Situations of migrants in transit
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OHCHR’s recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights at International Borders
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Behind Closed Doors - Protecting and promoting the human rights of migrant domestic workers in an irregular situation
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Shining new light on the UN Migrant Workers Convention (Alan Desmond, 2018)
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