COVID-19, migration and human rights: impact and solutions

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The panel will discuss:
- Migrant populations at risk of being left furthest behind and how a human rights approach can help mitigate these risks.
- The human rights framework for the protection of migrants as a fundamental pillar in responding to and recovering from the COVID-19 crisis.
- Examples of responses to the COVID-19 emergency for migrant and refugee populations and challenges and solutions implemented by various actors.

Facilitator: Dr Gianna Sanchez Moretti, international human rights and education specialist. Current Academic Director of the Virtual Learning Division at the CEPA Foundation.

-Monette Zard, Forced Migration and Health, Population and Family Health Associate Professor, Program on Forced Migration and Health Director, Columbia University Medical Center
-Felipe González Morales, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants
-Rohini Deshmukh, External Relations Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
-Francisco Alfonzo, Associate Human Rights Officer, Special Procedures Branch, United Nations Human Rights Office
- Roberta Petrucci, Médecins Sans Frontières, Medical coordinator for COVID-19 response in Switzerland
- Andrés Boscán, Asociación Salto Ángel, NGO in Colombia supporting the Venezuelan migrant population in the border region

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