Geneva: Mr. Zniber calls for consideration of the rights of migrants in transit in border management

Geneva: Mr. Zniber calls for consideration of the rights of migrants in transit in border management
Geneva: Mr. Zniber calls for consideration of the rights of migrants in transit in border management

Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 12:34

Geneva – The President of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), Omar Zniber, called on Wednesday in Geneva for border management that takes into consideration the rights of migrants in transit.

In a debate on the fight against human rights violations and abuses committed against migrants in transit and on access to justice, Mr. Zniber noted that “it is imperative to recognize that many migrants in transit experience gross human rights violations”, emphasizing that “every migrant, regardless of their status, is entitled to the full protection of their human rights”.

”International borders do not confer immunity on States with regard to their human rights obligations,” argued, in this sense, the permanent representative of Morocco in Geneva.

“If States retain the power to regulate migration within their borders, they must do so with respect for human rights,” he insisted, noting that “this involves ensuring that all migrants, regardless of their nationality, migration status or appearance, have their human rights protected.

”Collective expulsions and pushbacks are strictly prohibited, and no one must be subject to arbitrary detention or discriminatory treatment,” he recalled, noting that particular attention must be paid to migrants in vulnerable situations.

Furthermore, Mr. Zniber stressed that ”access to justice is a fundamental human right, not a privilege, and must be guaranteed to all, including migrants in transit and their families”.

“It is therefore essential to hold perpetrators of human rights violations accountable, in order to break the cycle of impunity,” he argued.

And to conclude that international cooperation, multilateralism and solidarity are essential to ensure respect for the rights of migrants throughout the migration cycle, in accordance with international human rights law and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Migration. regular.

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