States are concerned with issues of sovereignty, preserving the welfare of their own citizens, ensuring social cohesion and social, cultural and economic development, and fighting against transnational organised crime. Similiarly, governments, international organisations and civil society have a vested interest in ensuring that the rights of asylum seekers, refugees, migrants, internally displaced persons─and their families─are duly protected.
In part to achieve this, an impressive body of international and regional human rights norms and standards has been established. Governments voluntarily commit themselves to a series of obligations upon ratifying some or all of the human rights treaties listed below, which demand repect for the rights, dignity and integrity of individuals and families.
Core human rights frameworks
Geneva conventions and related protocols
1951 Refugee convention
International Labour Organisation conventions and recommendations
Additional UN human rights frameworks
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