UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Tights​ of Migrants to visit BiH

Press Briefing by Mr. Felipe González Morales, Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants

The Special Rapporteur will assess the country’s current laws, policies and practices, and their impact on the human rights of all migrants.

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Felipe González Morales, will visit Bosnia and Herzegovina from 24 September to 1 October 2019.

He will hold meetings in Sarajevo, Banja Luka and Bihać with relevant governmental authorities, the judiciary, the National Human Rights Institution, United Nations agencies, relevant regional organisations, civil society organisations, as well as migrants. He will also visit immigration detention centres, asylum reception centres, including for children and families, as well as other temporary reception facilities.

At the end of the visit, González Morales will share his preliminary conclusions and recommendations at a news conference on Tuesday, 1 October at 16:00, at Swissotel Sarajevo, Vrbanja 1, 4th Floor, Conference Hall “Geneva 1”. Access is strictly limited to journalists.

The Special Rapporteur’s report will be submitted to the Human Rights Council in June 2020.

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