Report on Principles and practical guidance on the protection of the human rights of migrants in vulnerable situations within large and/or mixed movements, on the basis of existing legal norms
27 January 2017
To the HRC at its thirty-fourth session, 27 February-24 March
The report was submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 32/14, in which the Council requested the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, as Co-Chair of the Global Migration Group Working Group on Migration, Human Rights and Gender, to continue to develop principles and practical guidance on the protection of the human rights of migrants in vulnerable situations within large and/or mixed movements, on the basis of existing legal norms, and to report thereon to the Human Rights Council at its thirty-fourth session. In this report, the High Commissioner describes the rationale for and progress of the principles and practical guidance to date and presents a draft set of principles derived from international human rights law and related branches of law, as applicable.
The report should be read in conjunction with the related conference room paper outlining draft guidelines complementing each principle. The draft guidelines are designed to provide guidance derived from international best practice to States and other stakeholders on upholding the human rights of migrants in vulnerable situations.
The text of most submissions received from States can be found below: