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UN expert: "In a world of global migration, who is taking care of the rights of migrants?"
New York & Genève, 25 octobre 2013
"There is no migration organization within the United Nations, and no coherent institutional framework governing migration. States retreat from binding UN-based frameworks, with preference for informal processes governing migration", the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, warned on Thursday.

During the presentation of his latest report to the UN General Assembly in New York, Mr. Crépeau voiced concern that States continue to attempt to govern migration largely on a unilateral basis. "The lack of transparency and accountability of several of these governance processes may have a negative impact on the human rights of migrants", he said.

In his report, the expert explores the need for better global migration governance and a strengthened institutional framework. Such a system should be UN-based, and must have as one of its key priorities the human rights of migrants, he said. "Migrants should always be seen first and foremost as human beings with human rights, rather than agents for development", he stressed. […]

UN Committee: "Protecting rights of migrant workers more crucial than ever"
Genève, 2 octobre 2013

Migrants are too often regarded as commodities or economic and political problems instead of human beings, a UN Committee has said in an appeal to all countries to join an international treaty that protects the rights of migrant workers.

"The International Convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers and their Families (ICRMW) is one of the core international human rights treaties", said Chairperson Abdelhamid El Jamri on behalf of the Committee on the Rights of Migrant Workers (CMW).

"Ratifying this treaty does not commit States to giving migrant workers special treatment. It does not create new rights nor establish additional rights specifically for migrant workers. What it does do is give specific form to standards that protect all human beings so that they are meaningful within the context of migration”, said Mr. El Jamri.

Changing patterns of migration and the exploitation and discrimination faced by migrant workers in sectors such as construction and agriculture have made protecting their rights more crucial than ever, he stressed. […]

Key UN expert group: "Migrants, much more than simply agents for economic development"
Genève, 2 octobre 2013

"Migrants are human beings with human rights, not simply agents for economic development", the largest body of independent experts in the United Nations Human Rights system said on the eve of a crucial discussion on international migration and development, convened by the UN General Assembly in New York on 3 and 4 October 2013.

In an open letter to UN member States, the group of international human rights experts urged world governments and intergovernmental organisations to adopt a migrant-centred approach during the upcoming High-level Dialogue and beyond.

"Migration is in essence a fundamental human phenomenon, so it is essential for discussions on international migration to be focused on human rights", human rights expert Chaloka Beyani said on behalf the group of 72 independent experts charged by the UN Human Rights Council to address specific country situations and thematic issues in all parts of the world.

Mr. Beyani called on States to discuss, among others, key issues like the decriminalization of irregular entry and stay; the move away from detention as a tool in addressing irregular migration, and the development of alternatives to detention; how to combat xenophobia and xenophobic violence against migrants; and the rights of migrant children, both in countries of transit and destination. […]

Le Comité pour la protection des droits des travailleurs migrants achève les travaux de sa dix-neuvième session
Genève, 13 septembre 2013

Le Comité pour la protection des droits de tous les travailleurs migrants et des membres de leur famille a conclu, aujourd'hui, les travaux de sa dix-neuvième session. […]

Les textes des observations finales sur les mesures prises en application de la Convention internationale sur la protection des droits de tous les travailleurs migrants et des membres de leur famille par ces deux États seront prochainement disponibles sur la page web consacrée à la session du Comité. […]

Le Comité pour la protection des droits des travailleurs migrants tient sa dix-neuvième session du 9 au 13 septembre 2013
Genève, 4 septembre 2013

Le Comité pour la protection des droits de tous les travailleurs migrants et des membres de leur famille tiendra sa dix-neuvième session au Palais Wilson, à Genève, du 9 au 13 septembre 2013. […]

Durant cette session, le Comité se penchera en outre sur les questions relatives à ses méthodes de travail, y compris sous l'angle de l'harmonisation des méthodes de travail des organes conventionnels et d'autres questions découlant du processus actuel de renforcement des organes conventionnels. Plus de 190 millions de migrants, notamment des travailleurs migrants, des réfugiés, des requérants d'asile, des immigrés permanents et autres, vivent et travaillent dans un pays dont ils ne sont pas originaires. Ils représentent près de 3% de la population mondiale. […]