‘Protection of Rights of the Migrant Workers’, an International convention arranged by the National Human Rights Commission ended today with the 21-point Kathmandu Declaration.
The NHRC arranged a three-day international audience that induced together migration authorities, activists and stakeholders, NHRC delegates from about a dozen nations, with UN, non-government associations, civil society groups, practitioners and academicians.
The general conference was carried on several challenges and possibilities for protecting the rights of migrant workers especially concentrated on the situation in South-East migration in the Asia-Pacific Region while the conference.
The publication has chosen to improve institutionalized networking of human right organizations at mutual and regional levels, for assistance, collaboration and aid to respect and defend the rights of migrant workers and their families.
It has classified Countries of Origin (COOs), Countries of Transit (COT) and Countries of Destination (CODs) concerning the migration method, and has pledged to build mechanisms to provide an adequate path to justice to migrant workers, who were sufferers of several kinds of rights violation.
It would discuss the problems of discrimination and violence on women migrant worker- trafficking, physical and sexual abuse, labor exploitation, withholding basic wages, reducing them to slavery and servitude like conditions, substandard health, safety, and security, as per the declaration. It has pledged to reveal more legal and safe pathways for women migrant operators to attain gender equality in the migration method by offering special agreements within the COOs and CODs.
It would encourage widespread confirmation of various international conferences on the security of the rights of migrant workers and their families, as said by the declaration.
The information has also proposed a 10-point program of activities to accomplish its goals. Some of the plans of actions involved production of signing contracts within NHRIs at the mutual and regional levels for promoting joint cross-border monitoring of human rights of migrant workers; to recognise and report gross violence, hatred, exploitation and abuses committed on labour migrants; to regularly evaluate the migrant workers’ knowledge system instituted in the COOs and CODs and to recommend measures for improvement.
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