UN Committee on Migrant Workers to review Uganda

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 13, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Uganda’s record on protecting the rights of migrant workers is due to be reviewed by a UN Committee on 15 and 16 April in Geneva.

Uganda is one of the 47 States Parties to the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families, and so is required to submit regular reports to the Committee on the Rights of Migrant Workers.

The Committee, which is composed of 14 international independent human rights experts,

will discuss the issues with a delegation from the Ugandan Government, and also hear from representatives of UN agencies and other entities.

Venue: Room XI, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Time: 15:00 to 18:00 (16:00 to 19:00 in Kampala) on 15 April; 10:00 to 13:00 (11:00 to 14:00) on 16 April.

Among the possible issues for discussion are: Legal framework regarding protection of migrant workers; main challenges and obstacles in regulating labour migration processes; measures taken to implement National List of Hazardous Child Labour; detention of migrants; steps taken to ensure right of quality of treatment of migrant workers, including those in an irregular situation; right to transfer earnings and savings.

More information can be found here:

http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=962&Lang=en

The Committee will make its concluding observations on Uganda and the other States being reviewed – Kyrgyzstan and Peru – available here by 24 April. http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=962&Lang=en

SOURCE: United Nations – Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

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