Delegation of the European Union to the
UN and other international organisations in Geneva

HRC 41 - EU General Comment: Human Rights of Migrants

Geneva, 11/07/2019 - 00:00, UNIQUE ID: 190712_5
Statements on behalf of the EU

41st Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council Geneva, 24 June – 12 July 2019 EU General Comment: Human Rights of Migrants

Mister President,

 

I have the honour to speak on behalf of the EU and its Member States that are members of the Human Rights Council.

 

The EU would like to thank Mexico for presenting the Resolution L.7 on the Human rights of migrants.

 

We would like to express our deep appreciation to Mexico for the efforts undertaken to build consensus around this initiative.

 

Protecting and upholding the human rights and fundamental freedoms of migrants remains at the core of EU policies. The EU is further committed to protecting freedom of expression in accordance with international law, recognizing that an open and free debate contributes to a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of migration.

 

For this reasons we support the adoption of this resolution by consensus.

 

Thank you

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