Human rights organization Human Constanta invites you to participate in the international scientific and practical conference on the issue «Migration and human rights».

The purpose of the conference is a public professional dialogue on the topic of migration from the perspective of human rights. Together with other organizations and experts, we will gather to talk about the following:

• national migration policy and human rights;
• regional migration challenges;
• the place of human rights on the global migration agenda
    Conference photos and videos
    Minsk, 28.11.2019
    Teaser from the International Conference "Migration and Human Rights"
    On November, 28 the human rights organization Human Constanta held a conference "Migration and human rights" in Minsk. It was a really interesting experience, and for the very first time, we managed to bring together bright experts with a concerned audience. It gave us the possibility to have a productive conversation about the unacceptability of speaking about migration while neglecting an individual and his / her rights.
    What do you need to know about the Conference?
    This is the first time we were holding such a conference
    Conference format
    Reports of international and national experts, podium discussions
    Сollection of materials with reports of participants of the Conference was prepared
    Working languages: English, Russian and Belarusian
    Starting opportunities
    Novice researchers got to the Conference through an essay competition.
    Our speakers
    Yevgeny Maslov
    A lawyer, a partner of the lawyer Bureau "Maslov, Gashinsky and partners."
    The main areas of activity - protection in administrative and criminal cases, protection of the rights of foreign citizens.
    Anna Fedas
    Social development coordinator in the Metropolitan Area Gdańsk-Gdynia-Sopot (Poland).
    She is one of the initiators and creators of the Gdańsk Immigrant Integration Model and Gdańsk Equal Treatment Model. She is a Ph.D. student at Wrocław University.
    Pablo Rojas Coppari
    Migration and Freedom of Movement Adviser at the ODIHR OSCE , Warsaw.
    He is in the process of completing his doctoral research funded by the Irish Research Council in the fields of migration policy and precarity in the Department of Sociology, Maynooth University.
    Dmitry Poletaev
    Candidate of Economic Sciences, Director of the Regional Public Organization "Center for Migration Studies"
    He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Economics and Statistics in 1996, is a migration expert. The author of more than 100 publications in the field of migration. The initiator of the creation of the Museum of the History of Migration in Moscow. Leading Researcher of the Institute of Economic Forecasting, RAS.
    Eugenia Andreyuk
    Expert of the Anti-Discrimination Center Memorial, Brussels.
    For the past eight years she has been working in the field of human rights in Belarus, Ukraine, Switzerland and Belgium. One of the main topics is migration and discrimination, including refugees and asylum seekers, internally displaced persons, economic migrants.
    Giedrė Blažytė
    A researcher at Diversity Development Group and Lithuanian Social Research Centre (Institute for Ethnic Studies).
    Her scientific interests lie in contemporary migration issues related to the topics of family migration, migration and gender, integration of beneficiaries of international protection, irregular migration and fundamental rights. Giedrė holds PhD in Social Sciences (Sociology).
    Rami Saboune
    Bachelor of Law, Lebanese Law University. Master of Laws.
    Translator - desk officer (Vitebsk State University named after Masherov). Doctoral candidate, Department of International Law, BSU.
    Nadezhda Denisenko
    Winner of the essay contest "Migration and Human Rights"
    4-year student of the Faculty of Law of the Gomel State University named after Francysk Skaryna, a novice expert in the field of human rights.
    Anna Alymova
    Winner of the essay contest "Migration and Human Rights"
    4th year student of the faculty of international relations of BSU. The main areas of study: refugee law and human rights law.
    Victoria Davtyan
    Winner of the essay contest "Migration and Human Rights"
    4-year student of the Faculty of Economics and Law of Mogilev State University named after A. A. Kuleshov. Volunteer at the regional center of legal assistance at the university. The main areas of interest in the scientific field: human rights, human trafficking. Graduated the summer youth camp of the IOM of the Republic of Belarus "Study. Take action. Share it. "
    Alesya Petrovets
    IOM in Belarus
    Assistant for work with experts and the voluntary return and reintegration program of the IOM Office in Belarus
    Enira Bronitskaya
    Coordinator of the foreigners and stateless persons rights' direction, Human Constanta
    Graduated from the Law Faculty of Belarus State University with honors. She is currently receiving a master's degree in European law from the University of Bordeaux. She has been working on the topic of human rights in Belarus for over 15 years.
    "I liked the conference program. Four reports in each of the three
    blocks. Some of the topics I've never thought about. It was the right and
    important thing to organize the first conference dedicated specifically to
    the legal aspects of protection of the rights and interests of migrants".
    "I really loved the atmosphere at the event — not ceremonious, but
    friendly. Despite the apparent simplicity of the topic, it was extremely
    interesting and productive to hear about it from various perspectives".
    "The conference was conducted at the highest level. Issues of great
    importance were covered. The conference participants have a deep
    understanding of the migration field".
    "Conferences at such levels are usually held in Moscow and St.
    Petersburg, where the whole research and development institutes undertake studies related to the refugees and migrants issues. Of course, Russia cannot be compared with Belarus, when it comes to the scale, but that doesn't mean that such concerns and challenges are not relevant for Belarus. And it is very pleasing that the first robin in this matter was Human Constanta, which specializes in the field for a number of years. I believe that this conference (to which even international speakers were
    invited) became the outcome of their activity. The only disappointing thing is, why no one else is concerned about the problems of refugees and migrants? After all, they're here with us! Migrants, and problems, and hate speech. Anyone who has ever crossed the border can recall some unexpected challenges they had to deal with both at the border
    and in a foreign country. And what about people who are forced to escape from their place of habitual residence and for whom integration, acculturation, and adaptation are way more difficult? That's the thing we have to speak about, as well as look into it and organize events for both the population and the officials".
    "The event itself and the handouts were at the top level. I really liked the speakers. Perhaps, you need to make the sessions a little shorter or extend the breaks since in the end there was a sense of fatigue. That would be cool to use video materials at the conference".
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