The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has ratified the Convention on the Legal Status of Migrant Workers and their Families of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

The Convention applies to all migrant workers and their families in the host country legally. The document regulates relations arising throughout the whole cycle of migration of migrant workers, UKRINFORM reports.

At the same time, the Convention does not apply to persons seconded by the parties to international organizations, seconded to participate in programs of development or cooperation, as well as those engaged in entrepreneurial activity.

The Convention establishes that migrant workers enjoy in the territory of the host country rights which are granted to citizens under the laws of that party.

In addition, the instrument stipulates that the parties-signatories to the convention should not tolerate slavery, forced labor, torture, cruel, or such that demeans the honor and dignity of human being, relations or punishment of migrants and their families.

Article 10 of the Convention stipulates that workers shall have the right to transfer and transport from the host country funds received as payment for work in the currency of the host country and in foreign currency in accordance with international treaties.

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