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UN Committee on Migrant Workers to review Honduras, Niger, Nicaragua, Sri Lanka

GENEVA (22 August 2016) –The UN Committee on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (CMW) is meeting in Geneva from 29 August to 7 September to review: Honduras (29-30 August), Niger (30-31 Aug), Nicaragua (31 August -1 September), and Sri Lanka (1-2 September).

The above are among the 48 States Parties to the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families. They are required to submit regular reports to the Committee, which is composed of 14 international independent human rights experts.

The Committee will discuss a range of issues relating to the implementation of the Convention with the respective government delegations. The sessions, held at Palais Wilson in Geneva, begin at 15:00 to 18:00 Geneva time and resume the following day from 10:00 to 13:00. The sessions will be webcast at http://webtv.un.org/.

Members will also hear from NGO representatives, national human rights institutions, UN bodies and specialised agencies. More information can be found here: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1046&Lang=en

The Committee will publish its concluding reports here on Tuesday 13 September.

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Background

CMW members are independent human rights experts drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties. The Committee’s concluding observations are an independent assessment of States’ compliance with their human rights obligations under the treaty. More information on the Committee:

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CMW/Pages/CMWIndex.aspx

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