There is a human rights protection gap for people displaced in the context of climate change impacts. Is the international community doing enough to acknowledge and to bridge the protection gaps that exist? Which international, regional and national bodies and/or organisations should take the lead?
Protecting climate migrants is imperative, but the discourse needs to be expanded to comprehensively address displacement, the causes of displacement, along with proposals for just, sustainable, transformative solutions.
Moderator: Prof. Steven Osuna, Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees and Families/IMA-USA
Lorenz Gösta Beutin
Member of Parliament, Die Linke, Germany
Atty. Cej Jimenez
UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
Atty. Chito Gascon
Philippine Human Rights Commission
Atty. Edwin dela Cruz
National Union of People’s Lawyers, Philippines
Ms. Connie Sorio
Migrant Justice Coordinator, KAIROS and Settlement Counsellor, The Neighbourhood Organization