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IIHR presents study on migrant children and adolescents

Fecha: (6/6/2018 2:24:38 PM)

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Heredia, Costa Rica. On May 29 and 30, 2018, Gustavo Adolfo Gatica López represented the IIHR at the International Symposium on International Migration “Contemporary Challenges regarding the Protection and Integration of Migrant and Refugee Populations.” He was a panelist on “The Dimension of Irregular Migration: Migrant Children and Risks Connected with Human Treatment and Trafficking,” where he presented the Instute’s study on relevant practices regarding the protection of the rights of unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico that he coordinated and that was published in 2016.

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The event was held at the School of Social Sciences of the Universidad Nacional of Costa Rica and was sponsored by the Offices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and of the International Organization for Migration. Participating were some 200 representatives of governmental institutions, civil society and academia, both from the host country and other countries of the region.  

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The study, “Prácticas relevantes de protección a los derechos de niños, niñas y adolescentes migrantes sin compañía en el Triángulo Norte y México,” is available here.