Washington, D.C. - June 7

U.S. - Canada Civil Society Consultation for United Nations High-Level Dialogue

Executive Director, Cathleen Caron traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the United States-Canada regional civil society consultation in preparation for the United Nation’s High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development (HLD). The meeting in D.C. was one of seven regional “civil society” consultations occurring across the globe. Defender Network member, Maria Mayela Blanco Ramirez from the Dimension Pastoral de la Movilidad Humana (DPMH) in Mexico City, attended the consultation in Mexico last month. The AFL-CIO hosted the “Beyond Borders: How can we work inside and outside the UN to advance migrant’s rights?”, a consultation aimed at addressing the absence of a human rights agenda in the government discussions.

Rome, Italy - May 9, 2013

Cathleen’s presentation was on day three as part of the panel “Counsel Beware: Laws Do Extend beyond Borders - Investigations, Discovery and Privilege.”  She shared the presenter’s table with a U.S. lawyer based in France representing U.S. companies, an English lawyer in London working in-house for a U.S. company, and an employee-side English lawyer in England.  It was a diverse group but the very experienced moderator, Gary Siniscalco, expertly weaved it all together. 

Rome, Italy - May 5-9, 2013

American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law
International Labor & Employment Law Committee
Midyear Meeting

Executive Director, Cathleen Caron, spent one week in Rome as a guest of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Labor & Employment Law International Labor & Employment Law Committee during its Mid-year meeting. This ABA section brings together U.S. lawyers who represent employers, employees and unions—all sides.

Mexico City, Mexico - April 26

This Friday morning brought the majority of the Jornaleros-SAFE team together in Mexico City for the project wrap-up.  Advocates from all over Mexico and the U.S. arrived to discuss highlights, lessons learned, and thoughts on the last three years.

Mexico City, Mexico - April 25

Mexico Program Director, Griselda Vega was at the presentation of the Instituto de Estudios y Divulgacion sobre Migracion A.C. (INEDIM)'s newest publication, Quo Vadis – Recruitment and Contracting of Migrant Workers and their Access to Social Security. The report is a follow-up to their original analysis of six temporary worker programs throughout Central and North America – Respecting the Will to Work: a foundation for rights-based temporary migration programs.



"Tribunal canadiense ordena a empresa indemnizar a trabajadoras mexicanas" (fuente: La Jornada)

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: Guatemala, Guatemala - Hoy Global Workers Justice Alliance, la Pastoral de Movilidad Humana de la Conferencia Episcopal de Guatemala y La Oficina de Derechos Humanos del Arzobispado de Guatemala hacer saber al publico nacional e internacional de la apropiación irregular de títulos de propiedad por parte de reclutadores de trabajadores migrantes temporales, con el informe "Confiscación de Títulos de Propiedad en Guatemala por parte de reclutadores en Programas de Trabajadores Temporales con Visas H-2B". Sigue el enlace para acceder el comunicado completo:

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