Human rights of migrants deteriorating, warns UN expert

Migrants face increasingly harsh conditions around the world, from exploitation in the workplace to frequent episodes of xenophobia or racism to detention if their status is irregular, a United Nations human rights expert says.

Committee on UN treaty to protect migrant workers begins first meeting

The United Nations-sponsored convention to protect the world’s migrant workers and their families will open its first committee meeting today in Geneva, beginning its work by electing members, setting up rules of procedure and developing an agenda for the years ahead.