The Significance of the UN Migrant Workers' Convention of 18 December 1990 in The Event of Ratification by Belgium

The Significance of the UN Migrant Workers' Convention of 18 December 1990 in The Event of... European Journal of Migration and Law 6 : 285–321, 2005. © 2005 Koninklijke Brill NV . Printed in the Netherlands. 285 The Significance of the UN Migrant Workers’ Convention of 18 December 1990 in The Event of Ratification by Belgium DIRK VANHEULE,* MARIE-CLAIRE FOBLETS,** SANDER LOONES** AND STEVEN BOUCKAERT** Introduction On 1 July 2003, the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (hereinafter Migrant Workers Convention or Convention) came into effect. 1 This treaty is one of the important instruments enacted by the UN for the protection of (fundamental) rights and free- doms. The two oldest, and also the best known treaties in this area – the I.C.C.P.R. and the I.C.E.S.C.R. 2 – ensure in a general way the protection of political and civil rights, and of economic, social and cultural rights respectively. For specific cate- gories of persons who on account of their vulnerable position in society need spe- cial or additional protection, a number of complementary treaties were subsequently drawn up. This happened successively for victims of racial discrimination, 3 for women 4 and for children. 5 This Convention extends the development of human rights treaties http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Migration and Law Brill

The Significance of the UN Migrant Workers' Convention of 18 December 1990 in The Event of Ratification by Belgium

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© 2004 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1388-364X
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1571-8166
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10.1163/1571816044088818
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European Journal of Migration and Law 6 : 285–321, 2005. © 2005 Koninklijke Brill NV . Printed in the Netherlands. 285 The Significance of the UN Migrant Workers’ Convention of 18 December 1990 in The Event of Ratification by Belgium DIRK VANHEULE,* MARIE-CLAIRE FOBLETS,** SANDER LOONES** AND STEVEN BOUCKAERT** Introduction On 1 July 2003, the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (hereinafter Migrant Workers Convention or Convention) came into effect. 1 This treaty is one of the important instruments enacted by the UN for the protection of (fundamental) rights and free- doms. The two oldest, and also the best known treaties in this area – the I.C.C.P.R. and the I.C.E.S.C.R. 2 – ensure in a general way the protection of political and civil rights, and of economic, social and cultural rights respectively. For specific cate- gories of persons who on account of their vulnerable position in society need spe- cial or additional protection, a number of complementary treaties were subsequently drawn up. This happened successively for victims of racial discrimination, 3 for women 4 and for children. 5 This Convention extends the development of human rights treaties

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