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The economic, social and cultural rights of migrants in an irregular situation

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This publication aims to fill a significant knowledge gap on the human rights of irregular migrants. It seeks to describe barriers faced by irregular migrants in the exercise of such fundamental rights as the right to health, to education, to an adequate standard of living, to social security, and to just and favourable conditions of work, as well as trends and national policies, highlighting where possible examples of promising practice from around the world. It also draws attention to the guidance provided by international human rights law as well as related legal frameworks such as international labour law, and provides key messages on a human rights-based response to irregular migration.

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General principles

The principles of equality and non-discrimination lie at the heart of international human rights law and are directly related to that of universality, which affirms that every human being has fundamental rights. According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” (art. 1) and “everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind” (art. 2). The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights guarantees to “everyone” the rights it contains, including the rights to work, to just and favourable conditions of work, to trade union freedoms, to social security, to an adequate standard of living, to health, and to education.

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