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International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (ICRMW)
Adopted on 18 December 1990 (entry into force on 1 July 2003)
- Text of the Convention
Ratified by 38 countries (stand September 2008)
Not ratified by Switzerland
To this day, the Convention was neither signed not ratified by Switzerland.
- Answer of the Federal Council to the question of National Counciller
Paul Rechsteiner, 10 September 2003
French / German / Italian
Switzerland, like the other industrialised western countries, doesn't seem to intent signing and ratifying the Convention somewhere soon. On 18 December 2003, the Swiss Coalition for the ratification of the ICRMW was founded in Bern by a number of workers' unions, illegal workers' committee and human rights organisations.
- Charter of the Swiss Coalition for the ratification of the ICRMW (pdf, 1 page, in French only)
- See this section for other UN instruments related to human rights and not ratified by Switzerland.