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This paper sets out key legal considerations, based on international refugee and human rights law, on access to territory for persons seeking international protection in the context of measures taken by States to restrict the entry of non-nationals for the protection of public health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cross-Regional Exchange of Good Practices: Caribbean Migration Consultations (CMC) Webinar on the Canadian Asylum Program

Key aspects of the webinar:
- Introduction from UNHCR and brief overview of the Quality Assurance Initiative (QAI)
- Presentation of the Canadian asylum system, including the division of responsibilities between the IRB and IRCC
- Guidance and tools for developing and implementing a triage system
- Guidance and tools for effectively dealing with common case profiles
- Questions, answers and discussion

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When: Tuesday, 26 November 2019,
10:00 – 11:30 am EST (New York, Kingston)
11:00 - 12:30 AST (Georgetown, Port-of-Spain)
12.00 – 13.30 SRT (Paramaribo)
16:00 – 17:30 CET (Geneva)

Webinar Access: Please join us on GoToMeeting 
and enter the access code 881-373-805.

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The main objective of this two-day technical-level meeting is to discuss and recommend for adoption various documents with a view to formalizing the structure and objectives of the CMC, taking into consideration the outcomes and priorities of the various meetings, workshops, and consultations that have taken place to date. It is envisioned that the documents will be endorsed at a technical-level during the present meeting, to be recommended for formal adoption through a high-level mechanism for policy endorsement to take place in 2020.

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This study, commissioned by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD), responds to a call by governments in Latin America and the Caribbean in the 2014 Brazil Declaration and Plan of Action to assess and provide guidance on the response in those regions to cross-border
displacement in the context of disasters linked to natural hazards and climate change.

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