GENEVA (5 September, 2018) — States of transit and destination have an obligation to protect the human rights of Venezuelan migrants regardless of their migration status, two UN expert committees on human rights said, adding their voices to a joint statement issued today.
The joint statement is available to read here.
Washington, D.C. / Ginebra – En ocasión de las reuniones y medidas que vienen promoviendo Estados del continente americano para responder a la llegada masiva de personas migrantes y refugiadas venezolanas, la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH); el Comité de Protección de los Derechos de los Trabajadores Migratorios y de sus Familiares (CMW) de la ONU; Comité sobre los Derechos del Niño (CRC) de la ONU; la Oficina Regional para América del Sur del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos (ACNUDH); el Dr.
Geneva / Washington, D.C. - In light of the meetings and measures adopted by several States in the region to address the massive arrival of Venezuelan migrants and refugees, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR); the United Nations Committee on Migrant Workers; the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child; the Regional Office for South America of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR); and, Mr. Felipe González, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, adopt the following joint statement.
GENEVA (27 August 2018) – Saudi Arabia must respect international humanitarian law and international human rights law, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child asserted following airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on 9, 22 and 23 August 2018. The attack in Dahyan, Saada province in the north of the country, and three separate airstrikes last Wednesday and Thursday in the Hudaydah governorate, in western Yemen, killed at least 67 children and injured scores of others, according to UN sources.
GENEVA/BRUSSELS (21 February 2018) -- Ahead of a key meeting of EU institutions and Member States today on issues relating to migration and asylum, the primary UN body monitoring child rights on Wednesday urged European countries to end the detention of children in the context of migration.
“EU law should not allow for child immigration detention, even as a last resort, and the reform of the Common European Asylum System is a timely opportunity to ban this practice,” said Renate Winter, Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.