Making human rights work for migrants
Ways to make migrants’ human rights work in practice, such as giving women and children special protection in reception camps, setting up reintegration programmes for migrants returning to their countries of origin, and combating all forms of forced labour in host countries, will be debated on Monday and set out in a resolution to be voted on Tuesday. Almost 244 million people are currently considered international migrants.
Migrants can help to "enhance diversity and cultural richness of receiving countries" and "remedy specific manpower shortages", says the draft resolution. But host states need to empower them to do so, by providing vocational training, language teaching and a contract in a language they understand, as well as ensuring safe and fair working conditions, it adds.
MEPs also ask the EU and the most highly developed third countries to work together to open up legal migration channels, as this "is the best way of preventing human trafficking and smuggling".
Procedure: non-legistative resolution
Debate: Monday, 24 October
Vote: Tuesday, 25 October