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Human rights on the move

Tuesday May 17, 2022, at 18:00
Sala d’Actes, CaixaForum Macaya, Passeig de Sant Joan, 108, 08037 Barcelona

Javier de Lucas (Universitat de València); Eva Fortes (IBEI); Viviane Ogou (Think-and-Do Tank juvenil La Puerta de África & IBEI Alumni). ChairGemma Pinyol (GRITIM-UPF)

What rights are being violated in migration, asylum and refuge?

While migrants are not inherently vulnerable, migration processes can lead to violations of rights. From the denial of civil and political rights to inhuman treatment at borders or the inability to access the right to asylum, the existence of spaces of violation of the rights of people on the move is neither a new nor a resolved phenomenon. Promoting human rights-based migration governance that places people at the centre of policies involves defending and protecting their rights in transit and also in host societies, as well as fighting against xenophobia and discrimination.

With the participation of:

  • Javier de Lucas, Professor of Philosophy of Law at the University of Valencia
  • Eva Fortes, Predoctoral Fellow INPhINIT from "la Caixa" Foundation at IBEI
  • Viviane Ogou, Founder and President of the youth-led think-and-do tank La Puerta de África and IBEI Alumna

ChairGemma Pinyol, Head of Migration and Mobility Policies at Instrategies and Associate Researcher at GRITIM-UPF.

Practical information

🎙️  Language: Spanish. Simultaneous translation will not be available.

📍   VenueSala d’Actes, CaixaForum Macaya, Passeig de Sant Joan, 108, 08037 Barcelona · Google Maps

✏️ Attendance is free, previous registration is required.

📄  Those who attend the whole series of conferences can request an attendance and achievement diploma delivered by the Observatori Social de la Fundació "la Caixa" and IBEI.

Roundtable Series: Human Rights Today

The universality of human rights is increasingly questioned. The redistribution of power in international society has given renewed assertiveness to actors such as China, Russia and some Southern states, who criticize the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for being too Western-centric. It would probably not be possible today to sign the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as happened in 1948 after World War II at the instigation of a group of Latin American countries.

This roundtable series co-organized with The Social Observatory - "la Caixa" Foundation series seeks to address the growing questioning of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as the current situation of some of them, such as the human rights of migrants, children, and women in conflict.