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 BABACAR

Mauritania

31.12.2023

Mr. Alvaro BOTERO NAVARRO

Colombia

31.12.2021

Mr. Mohammed CHAREF

Morocco

31.12.2023

Mr. Edgar CORZO SOSA

Mexico

31.12.2023

Ms. Fatima DIALLO

Senegal

31.12.2021

Mr. Ermal FRASHERI

Albania

31.12.2021

Mr. Pablo César GARCIA SAENZ English | Spanish

Guatemala

31.12.2023

Mr. Md. Shahidul HAQUE

Bangladesh

31.12.2021

Mr. Prasad KARIYAWASAM

Sri Lanka

31.12.2021

Mr. Mamane OUMARIA

Niger

31.12.2021

Ms. Myriam POUSSI

Burkina Faso

31.12.2023

Mr. Lazhar SOUALEM

Algeria

31.12.2023

Mr. Azad TAGHI-ZADA

Azerbaijan

31.12.2021

Mr. Can ÜNVER

Turkey

31.12.2023

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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