New Recommended Principles & Guidelines on Human Rights at Borders

Borders Side Event PosterThis week, representatives of the Global Coalition on Migration are in New York to welcome there release of “Recommended Principles & Guidelines on Human Rights at International Borders”—a document that will be released during the UN General Assembly on October 22nd.

The document on human rights at borders was drafted under the auspices of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) with inputs from civil society, including several contributions by GCM members. The document will be announced in a report by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon concerning migrant children and protections at borders.
Our delegation will also participate in a side event led by OHCHR on October 23rd, where GCM will be represented by Catherine Tactaquin (NNIRR) who will speak about the human rights concerns of migrant communities in the world’s major migration corridors.
On October 23rd from 5pm to 7pm, GCM will host our own celebration and civil society dialogue, endorsed by OHCHR, about the guidelines document and its potential for enhancing human rights protections at international borders. This open event will take place at the Church Center for the United Nations.