New report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants
25 June 2021
Under the guidance of Professor Diego Acosta, and under the framework of the Bristol Human Rights Implementation Centre, three Bristol students (Ashleigh Guest, Sophia Soares and Ignacio Odriozola) produced the first draft of the new report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Professor Felipe González.
The Rapporteur presented his report, on means to address the human rights impact of pushbacks of migrants on land and at sea, to the Human Rights Council in Geneva on 23 June 2021. The report is available in the six official UN languages here: https://undocs.org/en/A/HRC/47/30
This report comes at a crucial time when pushback practices are becoming widespread. It is therefore an important step for the rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in definitively stating that pushbacks amount to a violation of States' obligations under international human rights law.
For more information on this, please contact Diego Acosta.