The New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 19 September 2016, initiated a process towards two Compacts: the Global Compact for Refugees (GCR) and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). The Compacts are non-binding agreements which lay out a set of principles, objectives and partnerships for the governance of refugees and migration. This commentary focuses on the Global Compact on Migration, the first intergovernmental agreement on migration, negotiated under the auspices of the United Nations.
Every objective of the Global Compact for Migration is examined in view of human rights obligations and state practices. The contributors provide for each of the GCM’s objectives a critical assessment, highlight significant changes during the negotiations, and underline future aspirations. The commentaries seek to provide scholars, practitioners and policy-makers alike with accessible substantive analyses in the lead up to the adoption of the Global Compact for Migration at the end of 2018.
The full document can be found below, which includes “Objective 6: Facilitate fair and ethical recruitment and safeguard conditions that ensure decent work”, written by EDEM members Sylvie Sarolea and Jean-Baptiste Farcy.