The Twentieth Anniversary of the Mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants
The year 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants. This will be commemorated at an event on 12 and 13 November 2019 at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.
The aim of the conference is to take stock and look ahead; the event will provide a space for the current Special Rapporteur together with relevant stakeholders, and his predecessors, to reflect on the impact and achievements of the mandate at national, regional and international levels. It is also an opportunity to reflect further on the challenges facing the human rights of migrants today and explore thematic priorities for the future work of the mandate.
On the first day, the discussion is structured along the different methods of work of the mandate (thematic reports, country visits, communications and other advocacy activities), to explore how the mandate has contributed to the protection and realisation of the human rights of all migrants, and what lessons can be learned for the future work of the mandate.
On the second day, the thematic discussions will focus on rights-based approaches to migration governance and protection gaps in the context of large movements. These sessions will provide a space to reflect on how to address the current challenges facing migrants and migration governance today, and what role the mandate on the human rights of migrants can play.
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