What? Ahead of the forthcoming European Council, which will have migration as one of the main topics, the Regional Office for Europe of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) together with the International Labour Office (ILO) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) and MEPsincluding Alejandro Cercas, Claude Moraes and Jean Lambert will launch a study on the rights of migrant workers in Europe. This study intends to identify and analyze the challenges and opportunities for ratification by European Union countries of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (ICRMW). The study, which deals only with the rights of third-country nationals, covers developments at the European Union level, in EU Member States and other countries in Europe such as Norway
When? Wednesday 22 June, 14.15-15.30
Where? UNRIC meeting room, 8th floor, International Press Centre. Block C2 Entrance, Residence Palace, rue de la loi/Wetstraat, 155 - 1040 Brussels.
–Mr. Alejandro Cercas, Mr. Claude Moraes and Jean Lambert will join the representatives of the Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the International Labour Office (ILO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to present the main findings of the study and stress the main relevant topics in connection with the ongoing EU efforts on migration policy making.
The following representatives will be available for comments and reaction:
-Jan Jarab, Regional Representative for Europe, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR); Rudi Delarue, Director of ILO Office for the European Union and the Benelux Countries and Bernd Hemingway, IOM Regional Representative, Chief of Mission will introduce the main outcomes of the study and the relevant elements for the respective agencies.
- Alejandro Cercas MEP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (Spain); Claude Moraes MEP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (UK) and Jean Lambert, MEP, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance in the European Parliament (UK) will stress the relevant topics in connection with the ongoing EU efforts on migration policy making.
One-on-one interviews will be possible after the presentation.
For further information and confirmation:
Pablo Espiniella, Human Rights Officer, 02-2740172 [email protected]
Alexandra Froger, UNRIC, +32 2 788 8461, [email protected]
Carlos Jimenez, UNRIC, + 32 2 788 8457 [email protected]
Jean-Luc Onckelinx, UNRIC, + 32.476/215.485, [email protected]
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