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Part III Organs Monitoring Treaty Compliance, 17 The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

Vincent Chetail

From: The United Nations and Human Rights: A Critical Appraisal (2nd Edition)

Edited By: Frédéric Mégret, Philip Alston

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 May 2021

Subject(s):
Human rights — Migrants

This chapter explores the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (MWC). Since its establishment in January 2004, the MWC has carried out very significant work. However, its task remains a difficult one for three main reasons of an institutional, normative, and practical nature. First, the Committee must find a place among a broad range of actors with concurring and sometimes conflicting mandates. Second, the rights of migrant workers and their families are governed by a complex set of overlapping norms enshrined in numerous instruments. Such a dense normative framework requires careful and harmonized guidance in interpreting the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (ICRMW). Third, the most serious difficulty encountered by the Committee is linked to the limited number of states parties to the ICRMW.

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