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

The States Parties to the present Convention,
Taking into account the principles embodied in the basic instruments of the United Nations concerning
human rights, in particular the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Convention on
the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the
Taking into account also the principles and standards set forth in the relevant instruments elaborated
within the framework of the International Labour Organisation, especially the Convention concerning
Migration for Employment (No. 97), the Convention concerning Migrations in Abusive Conditions and
the Promotion of Equality of Opportunity and Treatment of Migrant Workers (No.143), the
Recommendation concerning Migration for Employment (No. 86), the Recommendation concerning
Migrant Workers (No.151), the Convention concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour (No. 29) and the
Convention concerning Abolition of Forced Labour (No. 105), Reaffirming the importance of the
principles contained in the Convention against Discrimination in Education of the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization,

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