4 Apr 2016

Rosa Losada elected to Swiss migration platform

WTI researcher Rosa Losada has been elected to serve on the Swiss Civil Society Platform on Migration and Development (mdplatform).

At the platform’s general assembly on 10 March she was one of six people elected to the core group, established under the charter to assure the quality and continuity of mdplatform.

Core group members serve for a period of two years.

“I’m looking forward to cooperating on this promising project,” said Losada.

The platform is a space for information sharing among civil society and non-state actors interested in migration and development and in participating in international dialogue.

It was set up in 2015 by development organisations Caritas Switzerland and Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation with a mandate from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

Until May 2013, Rosa Losada worked as deputy head and head ad interim of the Unit of Third-State Nationals of the Swiss Federal Office for Migration (FOM) – now State Secretariat for Migration (SEM).

Her work at the WTI forms part of a broader project on exploring the legal potential of the principle of Common Concern of Humankind as an emerging norm. Her objective is to analyse the interdependencies between migration, human rights and other areas such as trade and investment fostering development in third countries using the common concern theoretical framework.