Call for submissions on the right to freedom of association of migrants

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Mr. Felipe González Morales, has decided to focus his next thematic report on the right to freedom of association of migrants. The report will be submitted to the 44th session of the Human Rights Council in June 2020.

In this context, to inform his work on the subject, the Special Rapporteur welcomes relevant inputs from Member States, National Human Rights Institutions, UN Agencies, civil society, academia and other stakeholders on the following topics:

  • Legislation or policies that guarantee the right to freedom of association of migrants;
  • Restrictions or limitations in law or in practice on the right to freedom of association of migrants (e.g., legal restrictions on migrants’ ability to join or form organizations, associations or trade unions; practical cultural, linguistic, or discrimination barriers to migrants’ ability to organize);
  • Situation of civil society organizations (CSOs) and individuals working on migration and migrants’ rights and the impact of their work on the enjoyment of human rights of migrants (e.g., legal or practical barriers placed on CSOs providing services to migrants and the impact of such restrictions on migrants themselves);
  • Other relevant information.

Please send your submissions to

Deadline for submissions: 27 January 2020

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