Statelessness and Transcontinental Migration

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2014•07•24    09:00 - 2014•07•25    17:00

    The UNU Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM) will organize the conference Statelessness and Transcontinental Migration on 24–25 July 2014. The conference will focus on a range of issues related to the well-being and recognition of people who traverse continents devoid of citizenship.

    Issues related to refugees remain crucially unanswered in debates and policies surrounding migration. In the wake of acknowledgement that it is not always possible to isolate refugees from migrants, this conference will examine a range of contexts where dignity and human rights are compromised through the absence of legal and political recognition. By focusing on situations of extreme vulnerability and on lives lived on the borderline, this conference seeks to articulate and address urgent needs with regard to the stateless migrants who have entered Europe.

    Keynote Speakers:

    Professor Eduard Sagarra i Trias, President of the United Nations Association of Spain, Barcelona / University of Barcelona

    • ‘The Necessity of Immigration in the Globalized World’

    Professor Khadija Elmadmad, Director of the UNESCO Centre, The Law and Migration, Rabat, Morocco

    • ‘Statelessness and Migration: The Case of de facto and de jure Stateless Children in Morocco’

    For registration information and an updated schedule of events, visit the UNU-GCM website.

  • The United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility
    Sant Manuel Pavilion
    Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site
    C/ Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167
    08025 Barcelona, Spain

    Tel: +34 935 565 982