COMMITTEE ON MIGRANT WORKERS

Monitoring the protection of the rights of all migrant workers and members of their families

The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (CMW) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families by its State parties. It held its first session in March 2004.

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Ratification of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families

Status of ratification of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families 

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Recent Events and Developments

Joint Guidance Note on the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Human Rights of Migrants

CMW Contribution to 2018 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development with respect to the SDGs

UN experts and partners mourn the loss of two advocates for the human rights of migrants
(18 December 2018)

Joint Statement for the development of a regional response to the massive arrival of Venezuelans to the Americas of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and committees, organs and special procedures of the United Nations (in English, Spanish and Portuguese) (5 September 2018)

Joint statement on the UN Human Rights Defenders Declaration (June 2018)

Joint Statement for International Women’s Day 2018 by the Expert Working Group for Addressing Women’s Human Rights in the Global Compact for Migration

Joint Statement by United Nations and Regional Experts calling for a human rights based Global Compact on Migration (6 December 2017)
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Joint statement for International Migrants Day, 18 December, by the Chairs of the CMW and CEDAW Committees and UN Women (15 December 2017)

CMW and CRC adopt joint general comments on the human rights of children in the context of international migration

Statement by the Chair of the CMW Committee on the need for ensuring a human rights based approach to the Global Compact on Migration (20 October 2017)

Input for the Secretary-General’s Report on the Global Compact on Migration (7 September 2017)

Recommendations for addressing women's human rights in the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

Recommended principles to guide actions concerning children on the move and other children affected by migration
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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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