The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the Organization of American States (OAS) Secretariat for Access to Rights and Equity, in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Migration Policy Institute, invite you to a discussion on the regional response to Venezuela’s migration and refugee crisis.
WOLA’s Director for the Andes, Gimena Sánchez, who recently returned from a month-trip to the Venezuela-Colombia border, will participate in an event panel from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., followed by a Q&A, alongside Mauricio Rands, OAS Secretary for Access to Rights and Equity, Andrew Selee, president of the Migration Policy Institute, and Marco Romero of Colombian human rights organization CODHES.
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT
Friday, June 1, 2018
Woodrow Wilson Center
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004
Welcoming Remarks by Cynthia Arnson, Director, Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center
Assessing current humanitarian conditions in Venezuela, and its effect on migration and refugee flows
- Paulo Abrao, Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
- Ligia Bolívar, Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Universidad Católica Andrés Bello
- Francisco Quintana, CEJIL, Regional
Moderated by: Betilde Munoz-Pogossian, Director, OAS Department of Social Inclusion
Venezuela Migration and Refugee Flows: Recent Trends
- Mauricio Rands, OAS Secretary for Access to Rights and Equity
- Andrew Selee, President, Migration Policy Institute
- Gimena Sánchez, WOLA
- Marco Romero, CODHES, Colombia
Moderated by: Cynthia Arnson, Director, Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson Center.