Webinar – Strengthening the Human Rights Agenda

A discussion with the Coordination Committee of Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council
5 November, 2015

November 5, 2015
New York City

United Nations experts from over 30 countries took part in this Webinar on the Human Rights Agenda. Members of the Coordination Committee were François Crépeau, Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Virginia Dandan, Independent Expert on human rights and international solidarity, Michael K. Addo, Member of the Working Group on business and human rights, Marzuki Darusman, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Seong-Phil Hong, Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group on arbitrary detention, and Rita Izsák, Special Rapporteur on minority issues.

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Third Committee, 25th meeting – 70th General Assembly

Promotion and protection of human rights
23 October, 2015

Professor François Crépeau presented his report to the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (Third Committee), starting at 46:30.

”Countries of destination can support the integration of migrants into society by facilitating access to justice, without fear of detection, detention or deportation, in order to help migrants fight for their rights; and ensuring that migrants can access basic social protection services irrespective of their migration status would significantly reduce the precariousness of the migrant situation. They must tackle racism and xenophobia.

 

UN Report: Recruitment practices and the human rights of migrants

Thematic report to the UN General Assembly
14 October, 2015

The Special Rapporteur’s recent report on Recruitment practices and the human rights of migrants is now available online. The report will be presented to the UN General Assembly on October 23, 2015.

Introduction
The Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants has paid particular attention to recruitment practices as one of the key areas of work for his mandate. This hugely complex and challenging issue is gaining prominence within debates relating to the human rights of migrants. The Special Rapporteur is concerned about the apparent growing prevalence of severe exploitation and abuse suffered by migrants at the hands of recruiters and subagents in countries of origin and destination.

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