On Friday morning (24), Conectas spoke at the UN about setbacks in migration policies and denounced violations of the rights of migrants and refugees in Brazil. The statement was made during a meeting of the 50th session of the organ at the United Nations, in Geneva (Switzerland).
According to the organisation, “although formally the borders are open after the elimination of Covid restrictions, Brazil still imposes illegal sanctions on disabling the asylum applications and immediate deportation for migrants and asylum seekers”.
Conectas also drew the attention of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, to the increase in racism and xenophobia in the country and recalled the case of Moïse Kabagambe, a Congolese refugee who was brutally murdered in Rio de Janeiro. Finally, they called on the Brazilian government to promote and protect the rights of migrants and refugees, to remove all impediments for those seeking asylum in the country and to refrain from eroding the Brazilian migration law.
Watch Conectas´ statement at the UN: