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UN Committee on Migrant Workers to review Algeria, Guyana, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

GENEVA (6 April 2018) –The UN Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (CMW) is meeting in Geneva from 9 to 20 April 2018 to review the following countries: Algeria, Guyana, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The above are among the 51 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 will be held at Palais Wilson in Geneva in the First Floor Conference Room. Sessions run from 15:00 to 18:00 Geneva time and resume the following day from 10:00 to 13:00. Public 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.

The Committee will publish its Concluding Observations here on Monday, April 23: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1193&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 here.

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