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Respect, Protect and Fulfil: Human Rights and Migration

Human Rights

The University of St. Gallen will host this debate with international organisations, taking place on 18 October 2017. 

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 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. Representatives of international organisations and a NGO will discuss the topic. In addition, the event features the screening of the award winning documentary "Time to Look at Girls".

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