The UN Human Rights Council is currently in session in Geneva. More than 40 NGO and networks signed a joint statement, delivered on Monday by the International Catholic Migration Commission, to express their worry on the widespread and growing violations of the human rights of migrants and an environment where those who seeks to protect them are increasingly criminalised.
ACT Alliance signed the statement as a strong signal of its support for the Global Compact of Migration and a call to States to use it as cooperative framework for the implementation of existing legal commitments.
“The Global Compact is here to stay and it is not up for debate.” said Christian Wolff, Programme Manager, Migration and Displacement, “States must uphold the human rights of the migrants by supporting civil society, creating an environment that enables their work and by taking the lead on implementation.”
Find here the FINAL NGO statement