Video: On June 24, Peace Brigades International and 31 other organizations expressed concern about the militarization of borders in a Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants at the Human Rights Council session in Geneva.

Peace Brigades International affirms its support for the principle of non-refoulment that says migrants and asylum seekers should not be forcibly returned to a country where they may be subjected to torture or persecution.

PBI has signed this statement that further expresses the concern that the practice of returning migrants is being performed “in contexts of militarization of borders, particularly in the United States, Mexico, and Guatemala.”

That statement adds: “We have witnessed an excessive increase of military and security personnel in migratory verification and control tasks.”

It also notes: “We are concerned by current negotiations between the United States, Mexico, and Guatemala on increasing the militarization of their borders.”


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