Regional Roundtable on Irregular Movement By Sea in the Asia-Pacific Region

Jakarta, Indonesia 18-20 March 2013

Co-hosted by the Government of Indonesia and UNHCR, under the auspices of the Bali Process Regional Support Office

 
Co-Chairs Summary

Co-Chairs Summary

 
Background Documents

Agenda

Concept Note

Background Paper

Selected Reference Material

Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Distress at Sea, Dijibouti Conclusions

 
DAY ONE: SETTING THE SCENE AND DEFINING COMMON CHALLENGES

Welcome and Introduction

 

Hassan Kleib, Director General of Multilateral Affairs, Indonesian Ministry for Foreign Affairs

James Lynch, UNHCR Regional Coordinator's Office for South East Asia

Bebeb A.K.N. Djundjunan and Greg Kelly, Regional Support Office Co-Managers

 

Irregular Movements by Sea and the International Legal Framework

 

The International Legal Framework for Rescue at Sea, Prof. Hasjim Djalal, Senior Advisor to the Indonesian Minister for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries & Indonesian Naval Chief of Staff

The International Legal Framework for Interception at Sea: The Interface of International Maritime and Criminal Law, Douglas Guilfoyle, University College, London , UK

The Interface of International Maritime Law with International Human Rights Law, Matilda Bogner, OHCHR Regional Office for South East Asia

 

Irregular Movements by Sea: A global challenge

 

Challenges in the Mediterranean and Best Practices, Angela Pria, Department for Civil Liberties and Immigration, Ministry of Interior, Italy

Challenges in the Caribbean and Best Practices, Cleola Hamilton, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Commonwealth of the Bahamas

Challenges in the Gulf of Aden and Best Practices, Christopher Horwood, Coordinator, Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat in Nairobi

 

Irregular Movements by Sea: A regional Challenge for the Asia-Pacific

 

UNODC: Facts and Figures: Irregular Movements by Sea in Numbers, Rebecca Miller, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

The perspective of a country of origin, speaker to be confirmed, Sulaiman Safi, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan

The perspective of a country of transit or destination, Nadhavathna Krishnamra, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Thailand

The perspective of the shipping industry, Esben Poulsson, International Chamber of Shipping

 
DAY TWO: ADDRESSING COMMON CHALLENGES: OPTIONS FOR REGIONAL COOPERATION

Addressing Different Aspects of Irregular Movements by Sea
 


Key Issues for the Prevention of Irregular Movements by Sea, Peter Elms, Immigration, New Zealand

Key Issues for Responses to Irregular Movements by Sea from a Refugee Protection Perspective, Manuel Jordao, UNHCR-Indonesia

Key Issues for Responses to Irregular Movements by Sea from a Broader Migration Management Perspective, Andy Bruce, IOM


Regional Approaches to Irregular Movements by Sea

 

The Regional Cooperation Framework and the Bali Process, Craig Chittick, Bali Process Co-Chair (Australia) and Febrian A Ruddyard, Bali Process Co-Chair (Indonesia)

UNHCR: A draft Model Framework for Cooperation in Rescue at sea emergencies involving asylum seekers and refugees, Areti Sianni, UNHCR Regional Coordinator's Office for South East Asia

IMO draft regional agreement on concerted procedures relating to disembarkation of persons rescued at sea, Hartmut Hesse, International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 

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