Global refugee protection: report

20 July 2019
Issued by:
The Independent Expert on human rights and international solidarity
At the 74th session of the GA


In this report, the Independent Expert engages with important issues and problems arising in connection with one of the thematic priorities that he has established for his mandate, i.e., the enjoyment, or lack thereof, of human rights based international solidarity in the context of global migration. This is in line with the promise he made in his first report, to study and report on issues that lie at the intersection of international solidarity with our current (albeit historically enduring) human migration challenge.

An important goal in this regard is to increase our understanding of, and better illuminate, the role of human rights-based international solidarity in addressing some of the key global migration-related concerns and issues of our time. A corresponding and complementary objective is to augment our appreciation and awareness of the role of the absence, or insufficiency, of human rights-based international solidarity in exacerbating our global migration-related challenges.

To that end, the specific issues and problems that are discussed and analysed in the present report are: positive expressions of human rights-based international solidarity in the global migration context (good practices); key human rights-based international solidarity gaps in the global migration context (areas to be improved); and the abusive deployment of international solidarity in the global migration context.

Special Procedures
Independent Expert on international solidarity
Recent thematic reports
Others involved
External links
Contact information

Mr. Obiora C. Okafor
Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity

OHCHR-UNOG, 8-14 Avenue de la Paix, 1211 Geneve 10, Switzerland
Fax: (+41-22) 928 9010