Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2022. 7:39 pm CST.
Photo Credit: GOB Press Office
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Elvia Vega Samos, Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Development, Families, and Indigenous Affairs, and Cayo West Representative Jorge ‘Milin’ Espat are attending the 7th Meeting of the Interparliamentary Commission on Human Rights of the Forum of President of Legislative Powers of Central America, the Caribbean Basin, and Mexico (FOPREL). The meeting is being held at the House of Representatives Committee Room in Mexico City.
The Government of Belize Press Office said the two-day meeting which started on Tuesday is entitled ‘The Regulatory Challenges for the Governance of Migration from an International Law Perspective About Migration’.
The meeting is looking at ways to regulate migration and at the same time identify new norms to help to protect the rights of migrants, including alternatives to immigration detention.
The parliamentarians will also discuss the results of the International Migration Review Forum (FEMI) process to identify ways to improve and harmonize the laws that regulate the protection of the migrants’ human rights, including the rights of people who migrate due to the effects of climate change.
As per the theme of the meeting, at the conclusion on Wednesday, the parliamentarians will sign a resolution on ‘The Regulatory Challenges for the Governance of Migration from an International Law Perspective About Migration’.
Vega Samos and Espat are accompanied by Clarita Pech, Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly.
The GOB Press Office said their travel expenses were provided by FORPREL and the House of Representatives of Mexico. The Belize delegation returns on Thursday, September 1.
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