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Registration/arrival Opening statements:

9.30 – 10.00


Jan Jařab, Regional Representative for Europe of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights


Edward McMillan-Scott, Vice President, European Parliament


Abdelhamid El Jamri, Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (CMW)

PANEL I: Protection of human rights of migrant workers under international law and its European dimensions

10.00 – 11.00


Marie D’Auchamp, Consultant for OHCHR (presentation of a study on ICRMW and Europe)


Rene Plaetevoet, Director, December 18


Marta Cygan, Director, Directorate B: Immigration and Asylum, DG Home Affairs, European Commission

Moderator: Representative of International Organization for Migration 11.00 – 11.15

Coffee break PANEL II: Developments towards closing the protection gap for migrant workers in Europe – views of the MEPs -

Alejandro Cercas, MEP


Nadia Hirsch, MEP


Member of GUE/NGL


Hélène Flautre, MEP

11.15 – 12.30

Moderator: Rudi Delarue, Director, International Labour Office for the European Union and the Benelux countries

The way forward – closing remarks 12:30– 13.00

13:00 -14:00



Juan Fernando López Aguilar, MEP, Chairperson Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs