Migration and Refugee Law

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF MIGRANT WORKERS OPENS ITS TWENTY-EIGHTH SESSION

Swears in New Members of the Committee, Holds Informal Meeting with Civil Society 9 April 2018 The Committee on the Rights of Migrant Workers this morning opened its twenty-eighth session, hearing an address by Adam Abdelmoula, Director of ...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF MIGRANT WORKERS EXAMINES GUYANA’S INITIAL REPORT

12 April 2018 The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families today concluded its consideration of the initial report of Guyana on its implementation of the International Convention on the ...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF MIGRANT WORKERS DISCUSSES SITUATION IN SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES IN THE ABSENCE OF A REPORT AND A DELEGATION

12 April 2018 The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families today discussed the efforts of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to implement the International Convention on the Protection of ...Read More

Part 1: A few steps forward, a few steps sideways and a few steps backwards: The CAT’s revised and updated GC on Non-Refoulement

On 6 December 2017, after a year long consultation process with states and civil society representatives, the Committee against Torture (CAT) adopted its revised General Comment (GC) (now No.4) on the implementation of Article 3 of the Conv...Read More

UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT GROUP BEGIN VISIT TO SOUTH SUDAN, UGANDA AND ETHIOPIA

11 December 2017 JUBA (11 December 2017) – Members of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan today began their fourth field mission to South Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia which will last from 11 to 22 December 2017. The two Commissio...Read More

MYANMAR: UN HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION OF PERPETRATORS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST ROHINGYA

5 December 2017 GENEVA (Issued as received) –The UN human rights chief on Tuesday condemned “widespread, systematic and shockingly brutal” attacks against the Rohingya, as well as decades of discrimination and persecution. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hus...Read More

United Nations Leaders Call On The Saudi-led Coalition To Fully Lift Blockade Of Yemeni Red Sea Ports

Joint statement by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, WFP Executive Director David Beasley, IOM Direct...Read More

High Commissioner For Refugees Calls Slavery, Other Abuses In Libya ‘Abomination’ That Can No Longer Be Ignored, While Briefing Security Council

Slavery and other grave human rights abuses affecting migrants and refugees travelling to North Africa and beyond constituted an abomination that could no longer be ignored, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees told the Securit...Read More

Concluding Intense Session, Third Committee Approves 5 Draft Resolutions on Children’s Rights, Assistance To Refugees, Persons With Disabilities

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) concluded its seventy‑second session today, approving five draft resolutions on the rights of children, assistance to refugees, persons with disabilities, social development and terror...Read More

UN REPORT URGES SUDAN TO ACT OVER PLIGHT OF DISPLACED PEOPLE IN DARFUR

21 November 2017 GENEVA, 21 November 2017 (Issued as received) – A report by the UN Human Rights Office and the African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) has called on the Sudanese Government to pursue effective, transparent and ...Read More

LE COMITÉ POUR L'ÉLIMINATION DE LA DISCRIMINATION RACIALE AUDITIONNE LA SOCIÉTÉ CIVILE SUR L’APPLICATION DE LA CONVENTION EN SERBIE ET EN ALGÉRIE (English Shortly)

21 November 2017 Le Comité pour l’élimination de la discrimination raciale a auditionné, ce matin, les organisations de la société civile, avec lesquelles les experts ont eu un dialogue concernant la mise en œuvre de la Convention internati...Read More

High Commissioner Describes New Model Placing Refugee, Migrant Rights At Heart Of Crisis Response, As Third Committee Hears Calls For Sharing Responsibility

The High Commissioner for Refugees described a new model for meeting the needs of millions around the world forced to flee their homes due to crisis, presenting his annual report to the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) am...Read More

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