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CONFERENCE EXODUS DIGNITY GENEVA OCTOBER 8TH AND 10TH 2015

Moderator: Mr Guy Mettan (Director of Club suisse de la presse)

Club Suisse de la presse
« La Pastorale », Route de Ferney 106, Geneva (Bus 5 – Direction : Aéroport – Station : Intercontinental)
English-French are the languages provided for interpretation during the conference.

 

 

A simultaneous interpretation from French to English and vice-versa will take place.

1st day: Thursday, October 8


 

Panel’s moderator: Mr Guy Mettan, President of the Club suisse de la presse

09h00

Welcoming the participants. Distributing badges and documents.

09h30 (Open to the public)

Welcoming Speech

Presents: M. Markus JAEGER, Head of the Migration Co-ordination (DGII-HRA) Division of the Council of Europe: PRESENT/CURRENT SITUATION OVERVIEW

10h15 – 10h30

Break, coffee time

10h30 – 12h30

1st PANEL

OBSTACLE FACED BY ASYLUM SEEKERS UPON THEIR ARRIVAL BY PLANE,

Methods taking place and how they relate the human rights

Speakers:
Major John Bonnet, Second Officer of the border guard region VI, will explain the mission of the « Airline Liaison Officers » (ALOs).
Mrs Carolina RAMÍREZ-TABORDA Global Director, Aviation Security and Facilitation, International Air Transport Association (IATA), will address issues involving airlines and migratory flows
Mr Markus JAEGER, Head of the Migration Co-ordination (DGII-HRA) Division of the Council of Europe, will inform the audience about the procedures taking place in the airports to deal with the asylum seekers.
Mrs Anja KLUG, Senior Policy Officer (UNHCR in Switzerland) will present the official position of the HCR and speak on the topic: « Extraterritorial immigration control measures– an area outside international law? »

Panel discussion

12h30 – 14h00

Break

14h00 – 14h45

2nd PANEL
FATE OF THOSE WHO HAVE TO FLEE THEIR COUNTRY IN THIS SYSTEM OF BORDERS’ PROTECTION
(“FORTRESS EUROPE”)

Speaker:
Mrs Laure PALUN, Associative Coordinator for the Anafé and Migreurop’s Member will present on “People fleeing their countries encounter the security response that ignores human rights”

Panel discussion

14h45 – 15h45

3rd PANEL
ENCOURAGING AIR ARRIVALS, 
The best way to avoid drownings in the Mediterranean Sea, deaths and violence in the desert, what can we do?
Speakers
 Mr Ueli LEUENBERGER, Member of National Council, Geneva
 Mr Michel OTTET, President of Exodus-Dignity

Panel discussion

2nd day, Friday, October 9:


9h00 – 12h00

Exodus-Dignity’s General Meeting 

ONLY OPEN TO MEMBERS


3rd day, Saturday, October 10:

10h00

4th PANEL
RETURNS AND EXPULSIONS:FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE DURING THE RETURN JOURNEY. 
Limits of said assistance

Speakers:
Mr Nicola GRAVIANO, Head Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) Unit at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and M. Bawele TCHALIM,  Programme officer OIM Bern, will present the case of Switzerland assistance to voluntary returns and reintegrations.
His speech will be followed by M. Jean-Yves GROSSE’s, Président d’Aviation Sans Frontières, (partenaire de l’OIM), testimonial on assisted returns made at the request of the OIM.

Panel discussion

11h00 – 12h00

5th PANEL
EXPULSIONS,
What about Community charter flights?

Presenting the Designated Observers’ report made by the Council of Europe
Panel discussion

12h00 – 14h00 

Break

14h00 – 15h00

6th PANEL
WHAT HAS BECOME OF THEM? WELCOME AND FOLLOW-UP ON-SITE

Speakers :
Reverend Mussie ZERAÏ, Head and founder of the AHCS Habeshia (The Agency for Cooperation and Development), will give a testimonial of his experiences and will describe the interventions of the Agency.

Mr Michel OTTET, will report that EXODUS Dignity addresses the issue concerning the following-up on-site of returned people and will develop on the results of the running test that consists on a prepaid response envelop.

Panel discussion

15h00 – 15h30

Break, Snack time and Contact Addresses’ Collect

16h00

Farewell Speech

 

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