FUNCTIONS AND OBJECTIVES 

The Rapporteurship on the Rights of Migrants undertakes promotional work regarding human rights issues pertaining to this population. The principal objectives of the Rapporteurship include:

 

(a)     To generate awareness of the states’ duty to respect the human rights of migrant workers and their families;

 

(b)     To make specific recommendations to the member states on areas related to the protection and promotion of the rights of migrant workers and their families, so that they adopt measures in their favor;

 

(c)     To prepare reports and special studies on the situation of migrant workers and, more broadly, studies on issues pertaining to migration; and

 

(d)     To act promptly on petitions or communications in which it is noted that the human rights of migrant workers and their families are violated in any member state of the OAS.