محل برگزاری: ایتالیا
تاریخ اعتبار: ۱۳۹۶/۱۱/۱۶
Human Rights, Migration, and Global Governance
For Secretary-General António Guterres, who was the High Commissioner for Refugees for a decade (2005–۲۰۱۵) before being elected to lead the UN, one of the most pressing issues currently facing the world body is the large-scale voluntary and involuntary (forced) movement of people across borders. While 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, political, economic, and environmental dysfunction and collapse in their own countries has driven a record high number of people to seek a safer or better life elsewhere. Equally present especially in the West, have been counter-reactions to immigration based on political, social, economic, and security concerns. One reason the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union, with Prime Minister Theresa May triggering “Brexit”, is because of voters’ concerns over the perceived threat of uncontrollable migration. President Trump likewise won office in the US election in part by appealing to many American voters’ fears of immigrants – whether from Mexico (the ‘wall’) or from conflict zones such as Syria.
The global governance and human rights issues in this contemporary era are manifest and complex. The Sustainable Development Goals will be impossible to achieve in the context of state failure, political conflicts, major climate disruptions, and mass population displacements. The rights of citizens also must be balanced against the rights of those fleeing persecution and desperation; more often, the latter are disregarded as populist movements refocus national discourses away from cosmopolitan ideals. These complex ‘wicked problems’ present severe contemporary challenges for the institutions, as well as the idea (and ideals), of global governance.
We welcome proposals for individual workshop papers and full workshop panels addressing the following themes related to these dynamics, as well as other proposals related to topics of the United Nations, global governance and human rights:
> Is support for global governance institutions, and for global human rights norms, declining as a result of resurgent populist movements?
> Has support for the international refugee regime declined?
> What global governance and human rights challenges arise from the increasing mobility of people?
> What are the links between development, migration and human rights, and how do these relate to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals?….. ادامه مطلب