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International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

— theme: Rights and protection of migrants
— country: Global

The International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families is an international agreement governing the matters described in the title. It was signed on 18 December 1990 and entered into force 1 July 2003.

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2022

The International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families is the most comprehensive international treaty in the field of migration and human rights. The Convention seeks to play a role in preventing and eliminating the exploitation of migrant workers throughout the entire migration process. In particular, it seeks to put an end to the illegal or clandestine recruitment and trafficking of migrant workers and to discourage the employment of migrant workers in an irregular or undocumented situation.  It provides a set of binding international standards to address the treatment, welfare and human rights of both documented and undocumented migrants, as well as the obligations and responsibilities on the part of sending and receiving States.

 

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