Update: 05.05.2014

International feedback: discrimination against migrants

In the following we have chosen some citations on the subject. At the end of each original citation you can find the source with a link to the complete text of the citation.

Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

«Complement the efforts in the field of the integration of foreigners with an active commitment to fighting discrimination (Ecuador);»


«Intensify its efforts to fight discrimination and intolerance, mainly towards asylum seekers, migrants and persons of African origin (Tunisia);»


«Step up awareness-raising campaigns and encourage dialogue with different religions and ethnic groups to establish legal mechanisms to facilitate access of all migrants to their rights (Libya);»

Human Rights Committee CCPR

«The State party should review its policies in relation to distinctions between citizens and aliens and between different categories of aliens, in particular in respect of those who do not have papers and spouses of foreigners with residence permits, in order to ensure that the rights of such persons under the Covenant are respected and ensured (articles 2, 3, 9, 12, 17 and 23).» 

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women CEDAW

«The Committee urges the State party to take effective measures to eliminate discrimination against migrant women. It encourages the State partyto be proactive in its me asures to prevent discrimination against them, bothwithin their communities and in society at large, to combat violence against
them and to increase their awareness of the availability of social services and legal remedies. The Committee recommends that foreign women’s health needs,in particular as regards information on preventing HIV infection, be fullyaddressed. The Committee requests the State party to review and reconsider the special visa regulations for cabaret dancers and to study their de factosituation in the light of the potential dangers and risks that their situation mayentail. It also requests the State party to take appropriate measures to protect the women concerned from all forms of exploitation and to take action aimed atchanging men’s and society’s perception of women as sex objects. TheCommittee also urges the State party to conduct regular and comprehensive studies on discrimination against migrant women and to collect statistics ontheir situation in employment, education and heal th and on the various formsof violence they experience so as to enable the Committee to form a clear picture of their de facto situation.»

Committee on the Rights of the Child CRC

«In light of article 2 and other related articles of the Convention, the Committee recommends that the State party carefully and regularly evaluate existing disparities in theenjoyment by children of their rights and undertake on the basis of that evaluation thenecessary steps to prevent and combat discriminatory disparities. It also recommends that the State party strengthen its administrative measures to prevent and eliminate de factodiscrimination against foreign children or children belonging to minorities.»

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