Vanessa’s deportation is proof of the inherent threats involved in Argentina’s immigration policy as modified by presidential decree. The decision to revert her expulsion is a step forward towards the restauration of children’s rights.
The Committee of the Convention on Migrant Workers (CMW) determined that the decree breaches international treaty ratified by Argentina in 2007.
The lawyer of Vanessa Gómez Cueva, Juan Martín Villanueva, along with Amnesty International, la Comisión Argentina para Refugiados y Migrantes (CAREF), the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) and CELS, requested a precautionary measure so that she and her small child can reunite with their family.
A group of organizations submitted information to the IACHR on the migration policies of the provincial governments of Jujuy and Chubut. We also provided details regarding a series of expulsions of migrants.
More than 160 UN member countries endorsed the Global Compact for Migration at an intergovernmental conference held on December 10-11. This agreement includes some important advances, above all in a context of growing xenophobia and nationalism in Latin America and the world.
The new Global Compact represents a turning point in the international management of migration. But much work remains to ensure that its implementation is focused on the protection of the rights of migrants.
During the final round of negotiations on the Global Compact for Migration, 40 organizations urged UN member states to ensure that the accord fully incorporate a rights-based approach. The last draft includes changes that reinforce a focus on control and security. If this is validated, countries will have wasted a historic opportunity to fuel a paradigm shift.
The US ambassador to the UN said that her country’s decision to abandon the Human Rights Council was partly due to the opposition of 18 organizations to the Council reform proposal backed by Washington. CELS, one of these organizations, responded to her.
At the fourth of six rounds of negotiations on the Global Compact for Migration, state delegations from various regions defended the importance of addressing regularization procedures.
The latest draft of the Global Compact for Migration avoids mentioning the regularization of those who are already living in their destination country, which is a serious omission. Opinion piece by Camila Barretto Maia, Diego Morales y Raísa Ortiz Cetra.
The judges determined that the Decree of Necessity and Urgency (DNU) adopted by the national government to modify the country’s Migration Law is unconstitutional because it does not comply with the requirements for this kind of decree and because the changes go against migrants’ rights.
UN member states began negotiations on the Global Compact for Migration. This agreement represents an unprecedented opportunity to establish specific obligations for protecting the human rights of migrant persons, but the process faces numerous challenges. Opinion piece by Camila Barretto Maia, Diego Morales and Raísa Ortiz Cetra.
At the UN, States will begin negotiating the Global Compact on migration. CELS and five other organizations present concrete measures that the Compact should include to guarantee migrants’ rights.
Argentina is known globally for its hard-fought Memory, Truth and Justice process over the crimes committed during the 1976-1983 dictatorship. But numerous other human rights achievements have been enshrined in the country’s constitution, laws, regulations and jurisprudence over the years. Today, some of those are at risk.
What information was gathered to decide which activists and organizations should be kept from participating in the WTO Ministerial Conference, and how was it collected? We present a set of habeas data petitions and a request for access to information.
The Global Compact on migration could be an unprecedented intergovernmental tool but the majority of states have expressed an interest in intensifying the current model, centered on controls and security, instead of transforming it.
In 2016, more than 5,000 migrants died in the Mediterranean. Many were attempting to reach the southern border of Spain, where deaths, disappearances and people wandering in search of their family members are a daily scene. Carlos Arce Jiménez, in Argentina under an agreement between the University of Córdoba (Spain), the University of Lanús’s Institute of Justice and Human Rights and CELS, talked to us about the responsibility of migration and border policies in this crisis.
“Regulating migration” must stop being equated with impeding or criminalizing migrants. In regional and international forums, we promote alternative models that guarantee their rights.
The Decree of Necessity and Urgency (DNU) on migrants associates migration with crime, basing its assessment on partial, decontextualized data. This promotes xenophobia and stigmatizes migrants.
More than 150 organizations requested an urgent meeting with Argentine Cabinet Chief Marcos Peña, in order to propose to him that any modification to the Migrations Law must be debated in the multiple spaces that exist for this purpose, from working groups all the way to Congress.
The draft Decree of Necessity and Urgency (DNU) that we gained access to changes the paradigm of the current law and is a setback for migrant rights.
High-level plenary meeting on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants. United Nations General Assembly.
The government will build and open a migrant detention center, as a tool to “combat irregularity” and for situations beyond those specifically established by the Migration Law and its detailed regulations.