Migration policy and governance
On international, regional and national levels, a variety of conventions, laws, guidelines and tools address migration-related issues and outline the rights and responsibilities of both governments and migrants. While some of these frameworks are better known and respected than others, each serve as valuable references for protecting the rights and dignity of people on the move.
In addition to regular involvement with the Council of Europe, European Commission, International Labour Organisation (ILO), International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), ICMC collaborates with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and other advocacy partners to promote the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families, and improve its effective implementation.
Through this and other critical policy building work, ICMC aims to promote the importance of family unity and social cohesion, refugee resettlement and other durable solutions, dignified migration and development, global migration governance and greater policy cohesion. Above all, ICMC works to improve the protection of all migrants, regardless of legal status, with a special emphasis on victims of violence or trauma in dangerous border crossings, survivors of human trafficking and gender-based violence, migrant workers, vulnerable women and children.