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Committee on Rights of Migrant Workers publishes findings on Honduras, Niger, Nicaragua, Sri Lanka

GENEVA (14 September 2016) – The UN Committee on the Rights of Migrant Workers has published it finding on the countries it examined during its latest session from 29 August to 7 September:  Honduras, Niger, Nicaragua and Sri Lanka.

They 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. As such, they are required to submit regular reports to the Committee, which is composed of 14 international independent human rights experts.

The findings, officially termed concluding observations, contain positive aspects of how the respective State is doing with regard to implementation of the Convention and also main matters of concern and recommendations.  The concluding observations can be found here:  http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1046&Lang=en

The CMW will next meet from 10 to 21 April 2017 when members will review Bangladesh, Jamaica and Nigeria. More details here:
http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1124&Lang=en

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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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