The International Tribunal of Conscience of Peoples in Movement
is organizing special hearings in Mexico City Nov. 2d and 3rd focused on serious violations of the rights of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and displaced persons, with the support of the National Lawyers’ Guild’s International Committee and Mesoamerica Task Force.
The hearings are being held within the framework of the VIII World Social Forum on Migration http://fsmm2018.org/
at Mexico City’s Quaker Peace Center, which is known as the Casa de los Amigos
and of the global assembly of the International Migrants’ Alliance (Nov. 5-7). The hearings are being co-sponsored by Hope Border Institute/Instituto Fronterizo Esperanza (hopeborder.org), which is dedicated to the defense of human rights throughout the U.S-Mexico border region.
Our focus in these hearings will be on violations of the right to freedom of movement or human mobility on both sides of the border and on a regional and global scale. Issues and cases presented will include the impact of the intensification of immigration enforcement under the Trump administration through the criminalization of migrants and the militarization of the U.S-Mexico border and Mexico’s southern border, ranging from family separation and family detention pursuant to “Zero Tolerance” to the deterrence of asylum seekers, the Muslim travel bans, and the abandonment of any serious commitment to the U.S’ responsibilities as a place of refuge, and the case of the ex-Braceros, as well as cases from throughout Latin America and beyond. The hearings will build on past hearings of the ITCPM and of the Mexican chapter of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal.
The international jury participating in these hearings includes representatives of the International Migrant Alliance (IMA, see:
and renowned scholars and human rights defenders such as Enrique Dussel:
and Miguel Concha