• Militarization and Migration – the world of Human Right Defenders
    Activity Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021 - 17:00 UTC
    Duration: 90 min
    Brief Description:

    *WILL BEGIN AT 16:00 UTC*
    Daniela Gonzalez (Mexico), Coordinator of the Human Rights Observatory
    Father Alejandro Solalinde (Mexico), on the “Casas de Migrantes”
    Ismael Ortiz (El Salvador), INJUVE - Institute of Youth in El Salvador
    José Antonio Foronda (Mexico), Lawyer, on Peoples Tribunals for Migrants
    Piedad Cordoba (Columbia), Colombian lawyer and politician who served as Senator of Colombia
    Moderator: Katerina Anastasiou (Austria/Greece), Transform! Europe
    The priority given to national and many times nationalistic security in dealing with the worldwide phenomenon of migration has led to a militarisation of certain areas, especially on the borders between Central America, Mexico and the USA. What can civil society do to stop the ongoing violence and corruption and to promote a radical change of policies towards refugees and migrants.

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