COMMITTEE ON MIGRANT WORKERS

Membership

The Committee on Migrant Workers is currently composed of 14 independent experts (persons of high moral character, impartiality and recognized competence in the field covered by the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families).

Members are elected for a term of four years by States parties in accordance with article 72 of the Convention. Members serve in their personal capacity and may be re-elected if nominated.

Members are elected at meetings of States parties, in accordance with article 72  of the Convention.  For more information on the elections of the Committee on Migrant Workers, please refer to the link Meeting of States parties/Elections.

The CVs of the current members are available by clicking on the names of the members in the below table.

The composition of the Committee on Migrant Workers is now as follows:

Name of Member

Nationality

Term expires

Mr. Khaled Cheikhna BABACARMauritania31.12.2023
Mr. Pablo CERIANI CERNADAS
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Argentina31.12.2025
Mr. Mohammed CHAREFMorocco31.12.2023
Mr. Edgar CORZO SOSA (Rapporteur)Mexico31.12.2023
Ms. Fatima DIALLO (Vice-Chair)Senegal31.12.2025
Ms. Jasminka DZUMHURBosnia and Herzegovina
31.12.2025
Mr. Ermal FRASHERIAlbania31.12.2025
Mr. Pablo César GARCIA SAENZ
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Guatemala31.12.2023
Mr. Mamane OUMARIANiger31.12.2025
Ms. Myriam POUSSIBurkina Faso31.12.2023
Mr. Lazhar SOUALEMAlgeria31.12.2023
Mr. Azad TAGHI-ZADA (Vice-Chair)Azerbaijan31.12.2025
Mr. Can ÜNVER (Chair)Turkey31.12.2023
Mr. Raymond G. ZOUNMATOUNBenin31.12.2025

Written solemn declarations

In accordance with Rule 11 of the Rules of procedure of the Committee, each member of the Committee, before assuming her or his duties after her or his first election, shall make a solemn declaration in open Committee. As per standard practice of the Committee, newly elected members are normally requested to make the solemn declaration at the opening of the first session in Geneva following their elections. Since the thirty-second session of the CMW Committee has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic until further notice, the UN Secretary-General decided that the newly elected members make the solemn declaration in writing by signing a form in order to have a functioning Committee in such an exceptional context.


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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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Behind Closed Doors - Protecting and promoting the human rights of migrant domestic workers in an irregular situation
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Shining new light on the UN Migrant Workers Convention (Alan Desmond, 2018)
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