Mixed Migration Expert Roundtables: 10-Point Plan Expert Roundtable No.1: Controlling Borders while Ensuring Protection (Geneva, Switzerland, 20-21 November 2008)

Migration, 21 November 2008

A first expert roundtable on UNHCR's 10-Point Plan of Action took place in Geneva on 20-21 November, 2008 with funding from the European Commission. Entitled "Controlling Borders while Ensuring Protection" and convened by UNHCR and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, the roundtable was the first in a series of four thematic meetings on the refugee agency's plan to address refugee protection and mixed migration. Around 40 experts from governments, international governmental and non-governmental organizations, academia and UNHCR explored practical ways on how to operationalize refugee and human rights protection in the context of border and entry management. Emphasis was given to the challenges for the entry system related to the phenomenon of mixed migratory movements.

Below is a copy of the binder distributed at the roundtable as well as documents generated during and after the meeting. All documents are in English.

Roundtable Binder

1. MAIN ROUNDTABLE DOCUMENTS

2. REFUGEE PROTECTION AND INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION

3. SELECTED LEGAL AND POLICY RESOURCES AND POLICY

3.1 International Refugee Law and Policy

3.2International Human Rights Law and Policy

3.3 International Criminal Law

3.4 Documents Relating to Rescue at Sea

4. GOOD PRACTICE EXAMPLES

5. SELECTED BACKGROUND MATERIAL


Download the collection of roundtable documents in zipped format for offline browsing and/or printing here: 10-Point Plan Expert Roundtable No.1: Controlling Borders while Ensuring Protection[zipped file, 4Mb]

Roundtable poster: Download the roundtable poster [PDF, 253Kb]