United Nations Committee on Migrant Workers to review Rwanda, Azerbaijan



United Nations Committee on Migrant Workers to review Rwanda, Azerbaijan

The CMW adopted its General Comment No. 5 to provide guidance to all States Parties on how to meet their obligations under the Convention

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 23, 2021 / APO Group / –

The United Nations Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW) will hold its next session from September 27 to October 8, during which it will review Rwanda and Azerbaijan, and organize an online public event to launch its guidance, officially known as the General Commentary, on migrants’ rights to liberty and to be free from arbitrary detention.

Rwanda and Azerbaijan are among the 56 states parties to the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. The Committee, which received the respective national reports as well as contributions from non-governmental organizations, will discuss a range of issues in public dialogues with State delegations.

Among the possible topics to discuss:

Dialogue with Rwanda (September 27-28): the many domestic laws that were adopted after the Committee’s previous review in 2012; the effectiveness of these laws in protecting the rights of migrant workers and combating human rights violations; how immigrant children or the children of migrant workers are involved in the eradication of child labor.

Dialogue with Azerbaijan (4-5 October): the impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers and their families as well as their contribution to essential sectors, including health, during the pandemic; Azerbaijan’s border management system and the criminalization of irregular border crossings; measures to combat trafficking in human beings and the plight of migrant workers and their families without documents or in an irregular situation.

The Committee will also organize an interactive online roundtable with representatives of States, national human rights institutions, civil society and universities on October 7, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Geneva time), to launch and promote its General Comment No. 5 on the rights of migrants. freedom and freedom from arbitrary detention. A general comment is the authoritative interpretation of the Convention Committee. To address the growing trend in the criminalization of migration and the increasing use of detention of migrants in several parts of the world, the CMW adopted its General Comment No. 5 to provide guidance to all States parties on how to meet their obligations under the Convention.

The above public dialogues will be held online and broadcast live on UN Web TV. More information on the next session, including country reports submitted by States Parties and meeting schedules, is now available online. General Comment No. 5 can be viewed here. Information about the launch event will be available here soon.

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