The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
The United Nations and Human Rights: A Critical Appraisal, 2nd ed., P. Alston & F. Megret, eds, Oxford University Press, 2020, pp. 601-644
31 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2013 Last revised: 30 Apr 2020
Date Written: December 6, 2013
This chapter offers a comprehensive overview of the Migrant Workers Committee, its mandate and activities. The membership and functioning of the Committee as well as its monitoring functions are analysed and compared against those of other existing supervisory mechanisms. Further emphasis is placed on the cooperation of the Migrant Workers Committee with a large number of stakeholders, such as the ILO and UN treaty bodies, but also other concerned international and non-governmental organisations (including IOM and UNHCR).
Keywords: migrant workers, treaty body, ILO, UNHCR, IOM, migration, human rights of migrants, domestic workers, undocumented migrants, International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families
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