Migrant Workers (Supplementary Provisions) Convention, 1975

Migrant Workers (Supplementary Provisions) Convention, 1975, or Convention concerning Migrations in Abusive Conditions and the Promotion of Equality of Opportunity and Treatment of Migrant Workers is an International Labour Organization Convention for the rights of migrant workers. However unlike the United Nations Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, there are restrictions of migrant worker to be applied on Article 11.

Migrant Workers (Supplementary Provisions) Convention, 1975
ILO Convention
Date of adoptionJune 24, 1975
Date in forceDecember 9, 1978
ClassificationMigrant workers
SubjectMigrant workers
PreviousHuman Resources Development Convention, 1975
NextTripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976

It was established in 1975:

Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to migrant workers,...

  • Article 1. Each Member for which this Convention in force undertake to respect the basic human rights of all migrant workers.
  • Article 11. (1)For this Convention the term migrant worker means a person who migrates or who has migrated from one country to another with a view to bring employed otherwise than on his own account and includes any person regularly admitted as a migrant worker.

(2) It does not apply to (a) frontier workers (b) artistes and members of liberal profession (c) seamen (d) persons coming specially for purpose of education [1]


As of 2020, the convention has been ratified by 25 states. Yugoslavia is a former ratifying state.

Countries Date Notes
  Albania 2006
  Armenia 2006
  Benin 1980
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1993
  Burkina Faso 1977
  Cameroon 1978
  Cyprus 1977
  Guinea 1978
  Italy 1981
  Kenya 1979
  Madagascar 2019
  Mauritania 2019
  Montenegro 2006
  North Macedonia 1991 ratified as the   Republic of Macedonia
  Norway 1979
  Philippines 2006
  Portugal 1978
  San Marino 1985
  Serbia 2000 ratified as the   Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
  Slovenia 1992
  Sweden 1982
  Tajikistan 2007
  Togo 1983
  Uganda 1978
  Venezuela 1983

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