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UN Committee on Migrant Workers to review Madagascar and Mozambique

GENEVA (31 August 2018) —The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (CMW) will meet in Geneva from 3 to 12 September to review Madagascar and Mozambique.

The above are among the 52 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, held in the first floor conference room of Palais Wilson in Geneva, will take place on the following schedule:

Monday, 3 September:
10:00-13:00
15:00-18:00 Mozambique

Tuesday, 4 September:
10:00-13:00 Mozambique
15:00-18:00 Madagascar

Wednesday, 5 September:
10:00-13:00 Madagascar
15:00-18:00

The recommended hashtag for the meeting is #CMW29 and the sessions will be webcast live.

Members will also hear from NGO representatives, national human rights institutions, UN bodies and specialised agencies. More information.

The Committee will publish its recommendations on Friday, September 14.

For more information and media requests please contact Media Officer Julia Gronnevet in Geneva at +41 (0) 22 917 9310 / jgronnevet@ohchr.org

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The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families monitors States parties’ adherence to the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. The Committee is made up of 14 members who 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.

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