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Dejusticia has announced a new course entitled, “Social Rights in Migration Contexts,” to be held in Bogotá, Colombia, from November 25 to 29, 2019.

The one-week course is designed for...

Refugees with Temporary Residency Must Be Treated the Same as Citizens for the Purpose of Social Benefits, EU Court of Justice Rules

Mr. Ayubi’s refugee status qualified him for a three-year residency permit and enabled him to apply for state assistance. Under Austrian law, Mr. Ayubi’s temporary residence status restricted him to receiving the minimum amount of benefits, and the District Administrative Authority of Linz-Land granted him the minimum basic allowance and a temporary supplemental allowance.

UN finds rights violations in irregular migrant being denied essential health services

Nell Toussaint challenged Canada’s denial of health care coverage to undocumented immigrants under the under the federal government’s program of health care to immigrants, called the Interim Federal Health Benefit Program. After exhausting domestic remedies, Toussaint brought her claims to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (Committee) under the optional complaints procedure (first optional protocol) to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Canada ratified in 1976.

The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women launched a toolkit for reporting to CEDAW on trafficking in women and exploitation of migrant women workers. The toolkit explores the main purposes of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (...

Amnesty International authored "China Submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)" which was submitted to the CESCR in April 2013. The detailed submission...

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Articulación Feminista por la Libertad de Decidir submitted a Shadow Report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. Made in October 2012, the submission addresses discrimination, trafficking and prostitution, education, employment, health, and...

This shadow report on the Cyprus Government’s combined 6th and 7th periodic report to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) addresses the discrimination against migrant women. The report also endeavours to underline the extremely vulnerable position of migrant...

Undocumented workers should be granted equal rights, states the Inter-American Commission

Leopoldo Zumaya and Francisco Berumen Lizalde were both injured on the job while working without work authorization in the United States. Each sustained long-term physical damage and were denied access to compensation solely because of their immigration status. Mr. Zumaya filed a workers’ compensation claim but had to settle for a fraction of what he would have received if he had been a U.S. legal permanent resident or citizen. Mr. Lizalde was arrested and deported to Mexico – seemingly in direct response to his workers’ compensation claim – and therefore was unable to pursue it. 

The United States government threatened to systematically undermine the human rights of communities in the US, and around the world, during the first week following the inauguration of President Donald Trump. In the days immediately following Trump’s election, the...