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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, A/HRC/32/40, 4 May 2016

IV. International trade agreements and their impact on the human rights of migrants

A. Direct impact on the rights of migrants

Human rights concerns of vulnerable population groups

57. The Special Rapporteur recommends that special attention be paid to the potential impact of trade on migrants who may be further marginalized by other intersecting mutable or immutable characteristics, for instance gender, age, race, minority or indigenous status, disability, medical condition or sexual orientation. While these traits are not inherent vulnerabilities on their own, migrants in these groups may be more at risk of exploitation and abuse because of their irregular status and precarious labour contracts.

Link to full text of the report: report-srmigrants-2016-eng