Migrant Forum in Asia, Human Rights Watch, and CARAM Asia welcome the reinvigoration of the Colombo Process, a series of regional consultative meetings on Asian labor migration. The fourth ministerial consultation, taking place in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from April 19 to 21, 2011, provides an important opportunity to improve the benefits of labor migration and to protect against potential abuses through enhanced international cooperation and exchange of information.
In this briefing, we present four key recommendations to governments on: 1) protection of migrant domestic workers; 2) increased multilateral cooperation; 3) oversight of recruitment fees; and 4) civil society participation in the Colombo Process meetings. Read the recommendations in full here:
NOTE: This joint statement is read in conjunction with “Asian Migrants Demand Rights, Dignity and Solidarity: Statement for the 4th Colombo Process,” written as a synthesis of the Civil Society Consultation for the 4th Colombo Process organized by Migrant Forum in Asia on 17-18 April 2011 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.