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Organisation Conventions (ILO)
Migrant Workers Convention (C143)
Convention concerning Migrations in Abusive
Conditions and the Promotion of Equality of
Opportunity and Treatment of
24 June 1975 (Date of coming into force:
- Part one: Migrations in Abusive Conditions
- Part two: Equality of Opportunity and Treatment
- Part three:Final
Part III. Final Provisions
This Convention does not prevent Members from
concluding multilateral or bilateral agreements with a view to resolving
problems arising from its application.
1. Any Member which ratifies this Convention
may, by a declaration appended to its ratification, exclude either Part I or
Part II from its acceptance of the Convention.
2. Any Member which has made such a
declaration may at any time cancel that declaration by a subsequent
3. Every Member for which a declaration
made under paragraph 1 of this Article is in force shall indicate in its
reports upon the application of this Convention the position of its law and
practice in regard to the provisions of the Part excluded from its acceptance,
the extent to which effect has been given, or is proposed to be given, to the
said provision and the reasons for which it has not yet included them in its
acceptance of the Convention.
The formal ratifications of this Convention
shall be communicated to the Director-General of the International Labour
Office for registration.
1. This Convention shall be binding only upon
those Members of the International Labour Organisation whose ratifications have
been registered with the Director-General.
2. It shall come into force twelve months
after the date on which the ratifications of two Members have been registered
with the Director-General.
3. Thereafter, this Convention shall come
into force for any Member twelve months after the date on which its
ratifications has been registered.
1. A Member which has ratified this Convention
may denounce it after the expiration of ten years from the date on which the
Convention first comes into force, by an Act communicated to the
Director-General of the International Labour Office for registration. Such
denunciation should not take effect until one year after the date on which it
2. Each Member which has ratified this
Convention and which does not, within the year following the expiration of the
period of ten years mentioned in the preceding paragraph, exercise the right of
denunciation provided for in this Article, will be bound for another period of
ten years and, thereafter, may denounce this Convention at the expiration of
each period of ten years under the terms provided for in this Article.
1. The Director-General of the International
Labour Office shall notify all Members of the International Labour Organisation
of the registration of all ratifications and denunciations communicated to him
by the Members of the Organisation.
2. When notifying the Members of the
Organisation of the registration of the second ratification communicated to
him, the Director-General shall draw the attention of the Members of the
Organisation to the date upon which the Convention will come into force.
The Director-General of the International Labour
Office shall communicate to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for
registration in accordance with Article 102 of the Charter of the United
Nations full particulars of all ratifications and acts of denunciation
registered by him in accordance with the provisions of the preceding
At such times as may consider necessary the
Governing Body of the International Labour Office shall present to the General
Conference a report on the working of this Convention and shall examine the
desirability of placing on the agenda of the Conference the question of its
revision in whole or in part.
1. Should the Conference adopt a new Convention
revising this Convention in whole or in part, then, unless the new Convention
a) the ratification by a Member of the new
revising Convention shall ipso jure involve the immediate denunciation of this
Convention, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 19 above, if and when the
new revising Convention shall have come into force;
b) as from the date when the new revising
Convention comes into force this Convention shall cease to be open to
ratification by the Members.
2. This Convention shall in any case remain in
force in its actual form and content for those Members which have ratified it
but have not ratified the revising Convention.
The English and French versions of the text of
this Convention are equally authoritative.
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