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Human Rights and Displacement : The Adverse Effects of Climate Change

Human Rights
Date: Wednesday, 09 October 2019 18:30 - 21:30

Venue: Press Clubs Brussels Europe

The human rights risks posed by human mobility can be particularly severe for those disproportionately affected by climate change.

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), migrants are the group most likely to be affected by the adverse effects of climate change. And in most cases, the decision to move can be aggravated by violations of economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights, some of which may themselves be caused by the current climate phenomenon.

Today, many migrants still face discrimination, violence, and other abuses in many host countries, even though the article 6 and 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights guarantee the rights to life and freedom from cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

In this light, it is important to discuss the obligations the States and the international community should comply to. What protections should be provided to facilitate the migration process? And what measures should we take as individuals to prevent climate change?

The World Solidarity Forum (WSF) believes that human rights should be enjoyed by every human being without exception and that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. It is essential to discuss these challenges and pursue comprehensible solutions in order to build a better future for the migrants moving to the European Union, but also at the international level.

Guest Speakers

(TBC)

Agenda

6.30 pm Registration

6.45 pm – 7.45 pm Panel Debate

7.45 pm – 8.15 pm Q&A

8.15 pm – 9 pm Networking drink

 

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