<Call for Input> Co-creation of Joint Response to UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants
Posted on January 31, 2023
Category: Event

Group Discussion – Tuesday 7th February from 1pm to 3pm (GMT+7)

BEBESE would like to invite our networks to join a discussion to contribute their experience, knowledges and ideas to our joint response to the call for input by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, who has decided to dedicate his forthcoming report to the 53rd session of the Human Rights Council to discuss how to expand and diversify regularisation mechanisms and programs to enhance the protection the human rights of migrants in irregular situations. Please click here for more details. 

If you are or you work closely with people with irregular immigration status such as those who are undocumented or stateless in/from East and Southeast Asia, please bring your experiences, knowledge and ideas to develop our joint response. BEBESEA will primarily draw on the learnings from our joint research on the impact of COVID-19 response measures on the rights of migrant workers, but we would like to hear from more wider experiences of people with lived experiences and those who work in frontline organisations. 

We will host an online group discussion to compile our answers to questions addressed by the Special Rapporteur on Tuesday 7th February from 1pm to 3pm (GMT+7).  

How to register: 

If you wish to take part in this discussion, please email to info@bebesea.org to let us know your interests. You will then receive a zoom link to join the discussion. 

If you cannot attend but want to contribute:

If you would like to contribute to the joint response but you cannot join the online meeting, you can make a written contribution by answering all or some of the following questions and sending them to us at info@bebesea.org by Friday 10th February. 

  1. How can regularisation processes facilitate the enjoyment of human rights by migrants?
  2. What examples of national and regional solutions to legalise the stay for migrants in irregular situations does your country have?
  3. Do you have examples of promising practices that your country or region has adopted to promote a human rights-based approach to migration?
  4. What specific challenges has your country encountered in regularisation processes and how have these challenges affected migrant workers, women and girls, and children?
  5. What contribution do migrants make to the economy and society of the host communities?
  6. What specific challenges arose in this area in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic?
  7. Any other relevant information relating to the regularisation of migrants in an irregular situation.


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