The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (CMW) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families by its State parties. It held its first session in March 2004.
All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented. States must report initially one year after acceding to the Convention and every five years thereafter. The Committee will examine each report and address its concerns and recommendations to the State party in the form of “concluding observations”.
The Committee will also, under certain circumstance, be able to consider individual complaints, or communications from individuals, claiming that their rights under the Convention have been violated. Once 10 States parties have accepted this procedure it will enter into force in accordance with article 77 of the Convention.
The Committee meets in Geneva and normally holds one session per year.
The Committee will also publish its interpretation of the content of human rights provisions, known as general comments, on thematic issues.