The first bilingual course on refugees, IDPs, and migrants in Mexico City

PHAP and the Leir Institute organize course in English and Spanish on legal, policy, and practical challenges related to displacement in Central and North America.

The number of displaced persons worldwide has reached record highs, and practitioners and policymakers working in situations of humanitarian crisis are confronted with increasingly complex legal, policy, and practical challenges related to displacement. In particular, migration flows are more than ever characterized by overlaps between contexts and categories of persons with heightened vulnerabilities and protection issues. The patterns of displacement from the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA) into Mexico are a case in point, where people are forced to leave due to a combination of factors, including gang-related violence, leading to confusion as to their status and protection needs as refugees and/or migrants.

PHAP is partnering with the Henry J. Leir Institute for Human Security at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, to organize a special course on the legal frameworks relevant for these challenges, as well as how they are applied in practice. Taking place in Mexico City on 9-11 December, the course is designed for policymakers and practitioners, from government, NGOs, and intergovernmental organizations. In addition to a thorough briefing on displacement and migration law, the course will provide a valuable opportunity to share experiences between various stakeholders. The course will be conducted in Spanish and English, with simultaneous interpretation to allow for sharing of perspectives with a diverse participant group.


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