GAATW Position Paper MigrantRightsAreHumanRights GlobalCompact.06

Migrants’ Rights are Human Rights: The basis of the Global Compact on migration

Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration: Thematic consultation on the human rights of all migrants, social inclusion, cohesion, and all forms of discrimination, including racism, xenophobia and intolerance, 8 and 9 May 2017, Geneva

Position paper by the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)


Commit to realising the human rights of all migrants

The Global Compact should:                                                                 

  • Affirm and re-commit to respecting, protecting and fulfilling the human rights of migrants without discrimination and across the international human rights framework of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights
  • Urge states who have not yet done so to ratify and implement all international and regional human rights instruments, withdraw any reservations, and reaffirm in policy and practice the human rights of all migrants, regardless of their migratory status. (read more)