Report on principles and practical guidance on the protection of the human rights of migrants in vulnerable situations
To the HRC at its thirty-seventh session, 26 February–23 March 2018
The report was submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 35/17, in which the Council requested the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to submit, as co-Chair of the Global Migration Group Working Group on Migration, Human Rights and Gender, principles and practical guidance on the protection of the human rights of migrants in vulnerable situations, on the basis of existing legal norms, and to report thereon to the Human Rights Council at its thirty-seventh session.
The principles and guidelines, contained in an addendum (A/HRC/37/34/Add.1) to the report, focus on the human rights situation of those migrants who may not qualify as refugees under the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, yet who are in vulnerable situations and thus in need of, and entitled to, the protection of the international human rights framework. The principles are drawn directly from international human rights law and related international standards. The guidelines that follow each principle elaborate international best practice and are designed to assist States (and other stakeholders where relevant) to develop, strengthen, implement and monitor measures to protect and promote the human rights of migrants in vulnerable situations.
The text of most submissions received can be found below: