Submission with the Intention of Contributing to the Annual Thematic Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants to the Human Rights Council in June 2010


The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) is a national, non-governmental organisation working to protect the rights of migrant workers and their families, with a specific focus on those at risk of poverty, social exclusion and discrimination. Since our foundation in 2001, MRCI has sought to promote the rights and to highlight the experiences of migrant workers who are undocumented, or at risk of becoming undocumented and those vulnerable to exploitation, including extreme forms such as forced labor and trafficking for forced labor.

MRCI has worked with over 30,000 migrant workers in the pursuit of their rights and entitlements. This submission is based on the experiences of these people. This submission highlights the issues facing migrant workers and addresses some of the barriers that impede their social and economic human rights. It also contains recommendations in each section and identifies good practices where existent.

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