Event discusses the impact of Brazil´s migration policy on Venezuelans entering the country
A parallel event at the 47th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council brought together representatives of institutions that work with migrants, researchers and a UN rapporteur
Photo: ACNUR/Reynesson Damasceno
Updated on 12 July 2021
On Monday 12 July, Conectas, CDHIC (Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship), I-MIGRa, Sefras (Franciscan Solidarity Service), ITTC (Institute for Land, Labour and Citizenship), Missão Paz, DPU, Franciscans International and MIGRAIDH hosted the webinar “Brazil-Venezuela Border: the impact of Brazilian migration policy on the flow of Venezuelan migrants.” The event was held within the framework of the 47th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council and will be attended by Felipe González, UN special rapporteur for Migration.
The aim of the meeting is to attract the attention of the international community to the migratory flow of Venezuelans in Brazil and topics covered will include rights violations of migrants and refugees during the Covid-19 pandemic, with particular analysis of federal decrees that have closed borders and limited access to legal documents.
Along with González, the following people will also participate in the debate: Merlina Saudade, Venezuelan psychologist and activist in the Venezuelan migration process; Laura Dib, director of the Clínica Jurídica para Migrantes de la Universidad de los Andes (The University of Andes Law Think-Tank for Migrants); Ronildo Rodrigues, executive secretary at Cáritas Diocesana of Roraima and João Chaves, federal public defender. The moderator will be Madison González, a Venezuelan migrant, with a Master´s degree in Geography at UFPR and currently studying for a doctorate in Geography at UFRJ.
Watch the webinar “Fronteira Brasil e Venezuela: o impacto da política migratória brasileira no fluxo de migrantes venezuelanos” (Brazil-Venezuela Border: the impact of Brazilian migration policy on the flow of Venezuelan migrants) on YouTube: