International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

last updated 24 April 2007

The International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (ICRMW) entered into force on 1 July 2003. The Convention guarantees rights to migrant workers without distinction based on several protected grounds, including sex. Among other protections, the ICRMW prohibits slavery, servitude, and forced or compulsory labor and guarantees the right to liberty and security of person. The ICRMW creates a Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, which may consider inter-state complaints and will be able to consider individual communications upon declaration by ten States Parties under Article 77.