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* UN Special Rapporteur on human rights of migrants to visit Sri Lanka in May
Sun, Mar 9, 2014, 09:14 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 09, Colombo: The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has stated that the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, François Crépeau is planning a week-long visit to Sri Lanka.

The visit, which will be Crépeau's first visit to Sri Lanka, will take place from May 19-26 to assess the situation of migrant workers, the Sunday Times reported.

The Canadian Professor in Public International Law at the Faculty of Law of McGill University in Canada will focus on a number of issues during his visit, according to the report.

He is expected to address recruitment practices of labor migrants while looking at a number of relevant topics, including the legal and institutional framework, bilateral agreements signed with migrant receiving States, pre-departure training and information provided to prospective migrants, the role and regulation of private recruitment agencies and brokers (sub-agents), recruitment fees, consular assistance provided to Sri Lankan migrants in their country of employment, and reintegration services offered to returned migrants.

Government officials have said that the Special Rapporteur visit is based on an invitation extended by the Sri Lankan government.

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