COVID-19 Scenario and the Human Rights of Migrant Community​

Ananda Majumdar
University of Alberta (Bachelor of Education after Degree Elementary, Faculty of Education), Canada.

Volume IV, Issue I, 2021

“The labour rights of migrant workers globally, especially of those in essential sectors, must be guaranteed and measures are taken to protect their health,” said Can Ünver who chairs the UN Committee on Migrant Workers, and Felipe González Morales, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants.”  In 17 guidelines to global governance, experts urge to protect the rights of migrants including access to their territories and rescue operations for those who are distress at sea and the international borders. An international body such as UNHCR urges countries for the integration of all migrant workers under a national COVID-19 prevention and response plan including providing the facilities all social services. The objective of the paper is to discuss the conditions of migrant communities abroad (undocumented, documented workers, refugees, and minorities). The methodology has been done by a documentary analysis. The outcome of the paper is to know about the rights of international workers and their protection lawfully. The feature question of the paper is how do the migrant workers protect them from uncertain situations?

Keywords:  Integration, Human Rights Law, Undocumented Workers, Derogation Mechanism, International Law and Conventions, Geneva Group of Council, UN Human Rights.