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Side Event on EU Border Management

16 June, 2015

The recent increased numbers of migrant sea crossings, deaths at sea, and response by EU Member States have prompted the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants to revisit the issue of EU border management and to monitor the situation of migrants at sea.

At this side event, the Special Rapporteur will share the findings and recommendations of his thematic report. Panelists will discuss challenges in responding to the needs of asylum seekers. The need for ratification of the UN Migrant Workers’ Convention will be highlighted.

Chair & Panelist:
Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants François Crépeau

Speakers:
HE Mr. Peter Sorensen, Ambassador or EU
Mr. Marco Del Panta, Director for Migration Policy and Visas, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, Italy
HE Mr. Jean-Marie Ehouzou, Ambassador of African Union
Ms. Esen Altug, Deputy Director General for Migration, Asylum, and Visas, Turkey
Magdalena Mughrabi-Talhami, Amnesty International North Africa
Craig Mokhiber, Chief, Development & Economic & Social Issues Branch, OHCHR

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