Update: 19.08.2011

Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families

The 10-person Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families monitors the compliance of member states with the respective Convention of 1990. After 41 States had ratified the Convention, the number of Committee members was increased to 14. The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families meets twice a year in Geneva. Their first meeting was held in March 2004.

It's tasks include the reviewing of State Reports (the first report is due one year after the entry into force of the Convention and all five years thereafter). According to Article 77 of the Convention, the Committee is also empowered to accept and consider individual complaints. However, this Individual Complaint Process is not yet in force since it has not been accepted by a minimum of 10 contracting states.

General Comments

The Committee on Migrant Workers has adopted two General Comments in order to concretize the rights guaranteed by the Convention: General comment No. 1 on migrant domestic workers and General comment No. 2 on the rights of migrant workers in an irregular situation and members of their families.

  • General Comments
    List of all General Comments on the website of the Committee on Migrant Workers

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