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Wyższa Szkoła Gospodarki
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im. Alcide De Gasperi
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The Rights of Migrant Workers in The United Nations System
 
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The study presents the rights of migrant workers in the United Nations System. It is estimated that 150 million economically active people live outside their countries and this trend is only expected to grow. That is the reason why the world should pay attention to migrant workers and ensure their human rights. The most important United Nations legal act which protect the widest range of migrant workers rights is the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families from 1990. The paper shows the status of ratification of the Convention, scope and the most important definitions. Article also describes provisions of the Convention refers to the specific situation of migrant workers and – what is more – refers only to documented workers. The paper also shows the human rights mechanisms, such as the Special Reporter on the Human Rights of Migrants and the Committee on Migrant Workers. The main objective of the study was to show both weak (for example low number of ratifications of the Convention), as well as the strengths of the UN mechanisms for the protection of the rights of migrant workers.
 
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