Govt urged to adopt UN norms on migrant worker protection

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The Jakarta-based Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) hopes the upcoming meeting between the Indonesian government and a United Nations committee on migrant workers will provide momentum for the country to revise its regulations on the protection of migrant workers’ rights.

HRWG program manager Daniel Awigra said the committee may push countries, including Indonesia, to align their laws with universal standards, as cited in the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.

“In our report submitted to the committee, we urge the committee to recommend that the government [heed] the convention in the revision of the 2004 Law on the Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers,” Daniel said in a statement on Thursday.