International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (ICRMW)

of 18 December 1990
Entry into force on 1 July 2003
Ratified by 47 States (as at 21 May 2014; current count)

Text of the ICRMW

Not ratified by Switzerland 

To this day, the Convention was neither signed not ratified by Switzerland.

  • Answer of the Federal Council to the interpellation of National Counciller Silvia Schenker, 10 September 2008
    French / German / Italian
  • 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. 

Update: 21.05.2014

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