Orderly and humane governance of international migration is widely recognized as essential for states as for the persons affected. In pursuing this objective, States of destination and origin have the responsibility to protect the human rights of migrants and nationals, and to take into consideration the interests of both, within the parameters set by international principles, standards and norms (globally referred to as International Migration Law or “IML”). What is more, the significance of migration to furthering development goals is well reflected in the SDGs whose targets include promoting better migration governance, protecting the rights of migrant workers, countering human trafficking, and reducing migration costs, to name a few.
This seminar’s objectives are two-fold: first, to improve participants’ understanding of international migration law; and second, to glean the legal, policy and programmatic implications of migration as a motor for development in the context of implementing the SDGs.
To enable participants to:
- Learn about the root causes of displacement and migration in 2017;
- Discuss the interplay between state sovereignty issues and humanitarian crises in migration;
- Prepare to create a framework to aid and care for future displaces people.