Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Tinker Visiting Professor Lecture: "The Human Rights of Migrants"

Wed, October 4, 2017 | 2nd Floor Conference Room, Benson Latin American Collection, SRH Unit 1

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Human mobility has become much more complex in recent years. People migrate for economic reasons; they are refugees from war; or they are escaping from other kinds of violence and in need of international protection. Migration no longer follows a single South-North pattern either, as South-South migration has significantly increased around the world. Confronting this evolving situation is a task for international organizations, individual countries, civil society, and academia. Guest speaker and visiting professor Felipe González has just begun his mandate as UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants. In this talk, he addresses these issues and the challenges ahead.

Felipe González is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants. He is a former President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, where he was also a Commissioner and the Rapporteur on Migrants and Refugees between 2008 and 2015. González is professor of International Law at Diego Portales University, in Santiago, Chile, where he is also the director of the master’s program in International Human Rights Law. He has taught International Human Rights Law at several postgraduate programs at University Carlos III in Madrid since 2003, as well as at several other Spanish universities. González also teaches regularly at the American University Human Rights Academy in Washington, D.C. He was the founder and first director of the Center for Human Rights at Diego Portales University, as well as the founder and first director of the Latin American Network of Human Rights Legal Clinics. Previously, he served as representative in Latin America for the International Human Rights Law Group.

Professor González holds a doctorate and a master's in Advanced Human Rights from University Carlos III and an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from American University.

Free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Paloma Diaz. To RSVP and receive event updates via Facebook, visit The Human Rights of Migrants.

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