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Workshop on the protection of the human rights of unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents

Fecha: (9/11/2017 10:12:34 AM)

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Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico. A Workshop on the Human Rights of Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Adolescents in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico was held August 17-18, 2017, the purpose of which was to contribute to strengthening the capacities of those who work in this area.

Participating in the workshop were staff members of governmental bodies dealing with migratory matters, of organizations of civil society and of churches of the countries involved who study, analyze and reflect on the problems the confronts unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents and the relevant practices that contribute to their full enjoyment of their rights.

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The event was directed  by Gustavo Adolfo Gatica, IIHR consultant and coordinator of the research published in “Relevant practices of the protection of the rights of unaccompanied children and adolescents in the Northern Triangle and Mexico,” who set out the principal findings of the publication. Also participating were Marta Rojas, of the Department of Society and Culture Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Chiapas, Mexico, who described the regional migratory scene, and the IIHR consultants Marta Villarreal –with a lecture on the integral protection of the rights of migrant children and adolescents under the universal and inter-American systems- and Elba Coria, who spoke on the national institutional frameworks, protocols and directives that exist for their effective protection.

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 The lectures were complemented by group and plenary exercises that involved all of the participants.

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