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International Organization for Migration: Human Rights

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL762, tabled on 7 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the publication by Martin Geiger and Antoine Pécoud The International Organization for Migration, published in 2020, and (2) the focus of the International Organization for Migration on addressing human rights in its operations.

Answered on

21 June 2021

The book 'International Organization for Migration: The New 'UN Migration Agency' in Critical Perspective' published in February 2020 is a collection of viewpoints and thoughts from a selection of academics on IOM and migration more generally. The UK government duly takes note of the publication and the various points of view expressed.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), is the leading intergovernmental organisation in the field of migration, committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society; by supporting migrants across the world. IOM works to the principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, including upholding human rights for all.