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Special Rapporteur On The Human Rights Of Migrants And Chairman Of The Committee On The Protection Of The Rights Of All Migrant Workers And Members Of Their Families Issue Joint Statement To Mark International Migrants Day
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The special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Jorge Bustamante, and the Chairman of the Committee on the protection on the protection of the rights of all migrant workers and members of their families, Prasad Kariywasam, issued the following statement on the occasion of International Migrants Day which is commemorated on 18 December. International Migrants Day is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution migrants make to the development of economies and societies both in their countries of origin and in the countries
where they live and work. At the same time, it reminds us that migrants are still subjected to human rights violations on a daily basis. The coming year represents a unique opportunity to redouble our efforts in the promotion of the protection of migrants’ rights as we will be celebrating not only the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but also the 5th anniversary of the entry into force of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families.
Recently we have witnessed an increasingly constructive debate in various international fora on the multidimensional aspects of migration. We have noticed however that these aspects have barely been approached from a human rights perspective. Discussing human rights of migrants remains controversial in the international community which prefers to approach migration from an economic and law enforcement perspective. Accordingly the daily reality for many migrants continues to be linked to exploitation, exclusion and discrimination. As we know, this is especially true for irregular migrants and even more so for irregular migrant women and children of irregular migrants. These are two categories of migrants we are particularly concerned about, as women often suffer from double discrimination resulting from their irregular status in conjunction with their gender and children are especially vulnerable
because of the needs particular to their age.
Publisher:
UNOHCHR ,   (2007 )
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Press Release in English
Keywords:
HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION, INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY, REFUGEE PROTECTION, LABOR AUTHORITIES, SAFETY AND SECURITY, SEXUAL EXPLOITATION, CORRUPTION, SMUGGLING AND TRAFFICKING, VULNERABLE, PHYSICAL VIOLENCE, EXPLOITATION, MIGRATION, LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSPECTIVE, EXCLUSION, WOMEN AND CHILDREN, DISCRIMINATION, IRREGULAR MIGRANTS, DOUBLE DISCRIMINATION, CONJUCTION, PROTECTION OF THE RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS OF MIGRANTS, FAMILIES ISSUE, RAPPORTEUR
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 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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13.01.00  -  Protection Of And Assistance To Refugees And Displaced Persons
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