Launch of the Publication 'The Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Migrants in an Irregular Situation'

All persons must have access, without discrimination, to their fundamental human rights. This includes migrants, regardless of their administrative status.

Many barriers still exist for migrants in an irregular situation to access their economic, social and cultural rights. For this reason, OHCHR has published a study which details the legal and practical barriers, the standards that apply and which provides key messages to support States and other stakeholders in ensuring irregular migrants can exercise their rights. By way of example, the publication also highlights several good practices.

On 11 March 2015, OHCHR, in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Argentina, launched this study on the margins of the 28th session of the Human Rights Council. The launch brought together representatives from governments, NGOs, NHRIs and UN agencies to discuss how current barriers can be overcome and migrants in an irregular situation can enjoy their rights.