Human Rights and Regional Partnerships

CGRS has special expertise in conditions in the countries from which many asylum seekers flee, including Mexico, Haiti, and Northern Central America. Our researchers document the profound human rights violations that force people to flee these countries, as well as the often harrowing circumstances they face on the treacherous journey to the U.S. border. We partner with civil society organizations in the region, as well as in the United States, to address the root causes of forced migration and to work toward a more robust regional system of refugee protection. We advocate in Congress, with the executive branch, and internationally before the Organization of American States and the United Nations.

Selected Reports and Analyses

A Journey of Hope: Haitian Women’s Migration to Tapachula, Mexico, CGRS, IMUMI, Haitian Bridge Alliance (Jan. 2021).

Forced Return to Danger: Civil Society Concerns with the Agreements Signed between the United States and Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, AFL-CIO, Alianza Americas, CGRS, Kids in Need of Defense, Latin America Working Group, Washington Office on Latin America, Women’s Refugee Commission (Dec. 2019).

El Salvador--A Peace Worse Than War: Violence, Gender and a Failed Legal Response, 30 Yale Journal of Law and Feminism 3 (2018), Karen Musalo.