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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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See the map on ratifications (PDF) of the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families

Recent Events and Developments

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

New EU recommendation on return procedures a “slippery slope” to solve European migration challenges (9 March 2017)

CMW-CRC call for submissions on its Joint General Comment on the Human Rights of Children in the Context of International Migration

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

Protection of Migrants in all situations, GFMD (11 December 2016)

Integrating a gender perspective into the development of the Global Compact for Migration, GFMD (10 December 2016)

Promoting and Protecting Women Migrant Workers' Labour and Human Rights - Expert meeting, (21-22 November 2016)

Migration control is not only about keeping people out – UN experts call for vision and leadership (24 October 2016)

Human rights are for all, even for migrants” – Rights experts remind participants to upcoming UN Summit (16 September 2016)

Addressing gender dimensions in large-scale movements of refugees and migrants" - Joint statement by the CMW and CEDAW Committees, UN Women and OHCHR (19 September 2016)

25th session of the Committee in Geneva, 29 August to 7 September 2016, Palais Wilson

UN Migrant Workers Committee endorses vital tool for protection of child migrants (5 September 2016)

Recommended principles to guide actions concerning children on the move and other children affected by migration
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Side Event to the 64th CEDAW session: "Promoting and Protecting Women Migrant Workers’ Labour and Human Rights through CEDAW and CMW" (21 July 2016)

GFMD-CMW Side Event on Migrants (19 May 2016)

25th Anniversary of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers, 18 December 1990 (18 December 2015)

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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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The Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Migrants in an irregular situation
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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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