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A/HRC/52/35: Cultural Rights and Migration


02 February 2023

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In the present report to the Human Rights Council, the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Alexandra Xanthaki, underlines the rights of migrants to have access to and effectively participate in all aspects of cultural lives, both of the host State and their own cultures. The Special Rapporteur recalls that international human rights law provisions protect those rights, regardless of the legal status of migrants, notes the need to ensure substantial equality in protecting cultural rights and emphazises the importance of the effective participation of migrants in all aspects of cultural rights. The Special Rapporteur reflects on overcoming the obstacles that migrant artists face and highlights the need for intercultural exchange and interaction to ensure dynamic, diverse and democratic societies.

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Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights

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Human Rights Council Fifty-second session