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Mauritania: The National Assembly ratifies two conventions on the labour international standards and the treatment of migrants

2019-05-16

The National Assembly ratified during its public session, held on Tuesday two legal draft conventions, where the first is concerned with the 143rd Convention on the migration in arbitrary conditions, the promotion of equal opportunities and the treatment of migrant workers, which was ratified during the 60th session of the International Labour Conference (June 24, 1975). On the other hand, the second draft convention is concerned with Convention No. 144 on the tripartite consultations for the promotion of the implementation of the international labour standards, which was ratified during the sixteenth session of the International Labour Conference (21 June 1976).

The first convention (24 articles) identifies the member States’ commitments in the field of the migrant workers’ basic human rights, to face the illegal immigration and the organizers of such movements.

These articles also define the legal migrant workers’ rights, through promoting and guaranteeing the equality of opportunity and treatment in employment and occupation.

The second convention, which includes 14 articles, sets out a number of fundamental objectives to promote the implementation of the international labour standards, through the pledges of the signatory States to implement measures, to ensure the effective consultations between the governments’ representatives, employers 'representatives and workers' representatives on issues related to international labour standards, which are set according to the agreement’s provisions.

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