The International Migrants Bill of Rights: Civil Society Activism in the Governance of Migration

The International Migrants Bill of Rights (IMBR) is an initiative of students and scholars from Georgetown Law’s Global Law Scholars program, the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and the Migration Studies Unit at the London School of Economics. The IMBR seeks to consolidate the international law governing the protection of migrants in a unifying soft-law document, restating and reformulating existing rights to make their application to migrants clearer and more effective, and positing a margin of enhancement consistent with progressive values.

While the IMBR puts forward a vision for the protection of international migrants, it is also rooted in international consensus on human rights, state sovereignty, and the balancing of the interests and needs of all actors affected by the increasingly complex phenomenon of migration. This forum provides an overview of the IMBR, which will serve as a backdrop for a conversation about the existing legal frameworks for protecting migrants and civil society’s activism in the governance of migration.

This event was cosponsored by the International Migration Initiative of the Open Society Foundations and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees.

Panelists

  • Ian Kysel, IMBR Coordinator and recent Georgetown University Law School graduate
  • Bianca Santos, IMBR Coordinator and recent Georgetown University Law School graduate
  • Susan Martin, Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration
  • Aryeh Neier, President of the Open Society Foundations (moderator)
Date: September 08, 2011
Time: 5:307:30 p.m.
Location:

OSI-New York

Speakers:
Ian Kysel, Susan Martin, Aryeh Neier, and Bianca Santos
Audio