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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Call for submissions on its Joint General Comment on the Human Rights of Children in the Context of International Migration

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Request for proposal/quotation
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Deadline :
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 23:00

The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (CMW) and the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) have decided to develop a Joint General Comment (JGC) on the human rights of children in the context of international migration.The Committees are seeking submissions from all interested stakeholders in all regions in order to obtain a wide range of perspectives to inform the drafting process.

The submissions should relate to the situation of human rights of the following categories of children (people under the age of 18) in the context of migration:

Children that migrate with their parents who are migrant workers;
Children that are born to parents who are migrant workers in transit and destination countries;
Migrant children that return to their country of origin, either voluntarily or by force, alone or with their parents;
Children left behind by their parents (or one of them) who have migrated to another country; and
Children that migrate unaccompanied and separated from their parents (for reasons such as seeking employment, family reunification or as victims of trafficking, labour exploitation and child labour).
Written contributions on the theme of the Joint General Comment should be sent electronically in Word format to the email: [email protected] indicating “Submission for general comment on the rights of the child in the context of migration” in the subject heading.

Submissions should not exceed 10 pages and should be received by 29 February 2016, at the latest.

Written contributions will not be translated and should therefore be submitted in English, French or Spanish only.

More information about the Joint General Comment, including its scope, can be found here.