Thursday, February 29, 2024

IACHR Hearing Today on Climate Migration

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is holding a hearing today about the Human rights of people in human mobility due to the effects of climate change.

The Guardian reports that the hearing will feature speakers from Mexico, Honduras, the Bahamas and Colombia who are on the "frontline of the climate emergency" in those countries. The hearing, they report, was sought by human rights groups in Latin America, the U.S., and the Caribbean. These groups are interested in having the IACHR "formally recognise forced displacement as a consequence of the climate crisis, to carry out country visits, and to establish guidelines to protect people internally displaced and those seeking refuge in other countries."

It looks like the IACHR ultimately publishes videos of their hearings. So this will be one to watch for those immprofs researching in this space.


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