Vincent Chetail analyses the role and functions of the UN Migrant Workers Committee in the second edition of the reference book The United Nations and Human Rights: A Critical Appraisal, edited by Frédéric Mégret and Philip Alston (OUP, 2020).
The book chapter offers a comprehensive overview of the Migrant Workers Committee, the UN monitoring body of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. The membership and functioning of the Committee as well as its mandate, activities and monitoring functions are analysed and compared against those of other existing supervisory mechanisms. Further emphasis is placed on the cooperation of the Migrant Workers Committee with a large number of stakeholders, such as the ILO and UN treaty bodies, but also other concerned international and non-governmental organisations (including IOM and UNHCR).
The chapter is available here.
This publication is a result of the GMC International Migration Law Project.