Alternative Report to the UN Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

The alternative report submitted by ADC Memorial and “Human Rights Movement: Bir Duino –Kyrgyzstan” contains an analysis of the violations of the rights of labor migrants by employers and recruitment agencies, as well as the violation of the rights of the labor migrants’ children to life in a family and to an education. In addition, the report examines the phenomenon of ethnic Uzbek “hidden asylum seekers,” who cannot obtain refugee status or be legalized in the context of labor migration, as well as the status of minority rights in southern Kyrgyzstan.

These pressing issues require the attention of governmental authorities and international organizations, and will be the topic examined by the United Nations Committee on Migrant Workers in the fall of 2015.