In its resolution 53/24, the Human Rights Council requested the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to convene a half-day intersessional panel discussion on avenues to prevent and address human rights violations and abuses against migrants in transit and to ensure access to justice for victims and family members, including through monitoring at international borders, highlighting best practices and challenges in this regard, and to ensure the meaningful participation of migrants and their family members. 

The panel discussion will be structured in two main sessions:

  1. First session: Preventing human rights violations and abuses against migrants in transit.

  2. Second session: Addressing the human rights violations and abuses faced by migrants in transit and ensuring access to justice for victims and their family members. 

The panel will be open to the participation of representatives of Member States, international organizations, human rights mechanisms, national human rights institutions, civil society organizations, academia, migrants, their family members, and other relevant stakeholders. Participants are encouraged to intervene in an interactive way, through questions, comments and sharing of experiences, promising practices and challenges as well as suggested recommendations on the way forward, with a view to stimulating a constructive and inclusive debate.

The panel discussion will be in English. 

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Europe/Zurich
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