What migrant workers, and their rights, mean for Europe
Posted: Thursday 21 Jul 2011
The European Commission has adopted a 'European Agenda for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals'.
Now, Claude Moraes MEP is calling on EU Member States to ratify the UN International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (ICRMW).
As S&D Home Affairs Spokesperson, Claude Moraes MEP explained the position of the group: "There are significant differences in the way migrant workers' rights are protected throughout Europe”.
Claude added that the Commission should take the opportunity “to urge European governments to ensure their legislation on migrants' rights is in line with UN standards and quickly ratify this Convention which entered into force in 2003”
The ICRMW sets fundamental human rights to all migrant workers and their families. To date, 44 States have ratified the Convention. In Europe, it has been ratified by four States and signed by two, none of them EU Member States.
Read more here, including a summary on what the ratification of the ICRMW would mean for Europe.
Posted by: Admin on Thursday 21 Jul 2011
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