Fighting crises requires respect for labour rights as human rights

Date:

  • News by AUN News correspondent
  • Sunday, February 26, 2023
  • AUN News – ISSN: 2949-8090

Summary:

  • The ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) and the Chairpersons of eight UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies have issued a joint statement reaffirming the importance of universal human rights and international labour standards in addressing crises and sustainable development.
  • The statement reiterates that the ILO Committee of Experts and the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies are both accountable for promoting, within the scope of their respective mandates, “the effective fulfilment of human rights, including labour rights, especially for those at risk of being left behind.
  • “It encourages all parties involved, without exception, to put up their best efforts to support the successful implementation of the Committee of Experts and the Human Rights Treaty Bodies’ recommendations.
  • Through collaborative assessments, concerted action, and recurring thematic meetings, the Chairpersons of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies and the Committee of Experts also agree to combine their efforts to advance all human rights, including international labour standards.
  • The statement was released on the third anniversary of the UN Secretary-Call General to Action for Human Rights.

The ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) and the Chairpersons of eight UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies have issued a joint statement  reaffirming the importance of universal human rights and international labour standards in addressing crises and sustainable development.

The statement reiterates that the ILO Committee of Experts and the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies are both accountable for promoting, within the scope of their respective mandates, “the effective fulfilment of human rights, including labour rights, especially for those at risk of being left behind.”

It encourages all parties involved, without exception, to put up their best efforts to support the successful implementation of the Committee of Experts and the Human Rights Treaty Bodies’ recommendations. Through collaborative assessments, concerted action, and recurring thematic meetings, the Chairpersons of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies and the Committee of Experts also agree to combine their efforts to advance all human rights, including international labour standards.

The statement was released on the third anniversary of the UN Secretary-Call General to Action for Human Rights.

Organizations that are signatories to human rights treaties:

  • Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
  • Committee on the Rights of the Child Committee on Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
  • Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture
  • Chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Committee on Enforced Disappearances

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