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Respect, Protect and Fulfil: Human Rights and Migration

Date: 
Wednesday, 18 October, 2017 - 18:00
Location: 
University of St. Gallen - Room 09-011 Library Building
An estimated 244 million people currently live outside their country of origin among which voluntary migrants seeking opportunities for a better life and more than 10 million refugees that are forced to leave their countries to escape persecution, war and disasters. Migrants tend to live and work in the shadows and are particularly vulnerable to discrimination, exploitation and marginalization. They are often denied the access to fundamental rights such as the right to education or the right to health. While states have a sovereign right to determine conditions of entry and stay in their territories, they have also the obligation to respect, protect and fulfil the human rights of all individuals. 
 
Round-table discussion and screening of the documentary “Time to Look at Girls” 
 
with the participation of 
 
Kristina TOUZENIS
Director of International Migration Law Division
International Organization for Migration, Geneva
 
Laura CHELLO
Advocacy and Outreach Officer
Terre des Hommes International Federation, Geneva
 
Moderation: Dr Claudia Brühwiler, Lecturer, University of St. Gallen