Violations of migrant rights will be presented to the IACHR

This Tuesday, dozens of social organizations will seek to present to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) the risk situation and systematic human rights violations faced by migrants and protection applicants seeking to reach the United States through Central America and Mexico. .

During the hearing “Protection of people in human mobility in the United States, Mexico and North Central America” ​​that will be held within the framework of the 181st Period of Sessions of the IACHR, the organizations will refer to the expulsions of women, men, and girls , migrant children and adolescents and applicants for international protection under Title 42, as well as chain returns from the US to the southern Mexican border and remote communities in Guatemala and Honduras, and the conditions of returnees.

Additionally, the organizations will address the policies of criminalization, repression and excessive use of force in migratory operations; deficiencies and irregularities in the protection system and violations of the right to request international protection; discrimination and expulsions of Haitians; among other situations that impact the rights of the population in human mobility.

Organizations such as the Jesuit Network with Central American-North American Migrants, Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), Sin Fronteras IAP Asylum Access Mexico (AAMX) AC, Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC); MENAMIG; Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA); Promise Institute for Human Rights; Haitian Bridge Alliance; the Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman of Guatemala, among others.

It should be noted that the IACHR has already made public its rejection of the excessive use of force against people who were part of migrant caravans in the state of Chiapas, and in which women and other groups in a special situation of vulnerability, such as girls, were displaced. children and adolescents, pregnant people and people of African descent with international protection needs.

New caravan advances

For the third consecutive day, about 6,000 migrants, mostly from Central America, continued their journey through the highways of the state of Chiapas to Mexico City where they seek to regularize their stay in the country before the INM.

After crossing the municipality of Huehuetán, Chiapas, this Monday, the so-called migrant caravan “For freedom, for dignity and peace”, arrived at the municipality of La Piedra, in Huixtla, Chiapas, where they spent the night. This Tuesday, it is expected to continue in the direction of the municipality of Villa Comaltitlán.

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