Useful UN docs, statements & related resources on the human rights of migrants

Useful UN documents, statements and related resources on the protection of the human rights of migrants This is a list of mostly relatively recent, and relatively brief, pieces in some cases specifically produced in the context of the Compact.  The list does not include the core human rights instruments and…

Global Compact Update April 27 2017

Global Compact update, April 27, 2017 United Nations site http://refugeesmigrants.un.org now has updates on the Global Compact process. They are accepting applications until May 2 to Participate in the Stakeholder Steering Committee Attend the 8-9 May first Thematic Consultation in Geneva See http://refugeesmigrants.un.org/compact-partners for  information and instructions for both. The…

GCM Statement: End the Immigration Detention of Children

GCM Statement on the International Day of Action to End the Immigration Detention of Children November 20th, 2014 As government delegations gather at the United Nations in New York to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, migrants’ rights advocates, civil society organizations, and…

OHCHR Endorses GCM Borders Event

GCM hosted a celebration and interactive dialogue to mark the launch of new Principles and Guidelines on the protection and promotion of human rights at international borders. GCM members were involved in the drafting process of this important document—a process led by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human…

Press Release: Migrant rights advocates applaud release of principles for human rights at international borders

Press Release, 22 October 2014 Download the PDF version. (New York, NY) On October 22nd, in a report on the rights of migrant children to the United Nations General Assembly, Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon announced the release of a new document outlining principles and guidelines for governments on protecting the…