NCCPIM, IOM Egypt Host International Migration Law Workshop

Cairo, 28 May 2016 - Egypt’s National Coordinating Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration (NCCPIM), in cooperation with IOM Egypt, organized a workshop for 25 senior government officials from 24-25 May 2016 on international, regional and national law governing migration.

The workshop provided government officials from relevant ministries and national bodies with an overview of international and regional legal instruments signed and/or ratified by Egypt.

It also covered the Egyptian national legislative framework related to migration, enabling participants to identify gaps between international/regional and domestic laws as a step forward to enhance Egyptian legislative efforts regarding migration.

“This workshop is a continuation of IOM’s support to and cooperation with the Egyptian Government in the field of international migration law, which is the framework for strengthening effective migration governance and management structures,” said IOM Egypt Head of Office Amr Taha.

“We hope that such efforts will further empower authorities to curb the increasing number of Egyptians attempting perilous journeys – at times costing migrants their lives,” he added.

Following the workshop, a reference guide capturing the findings of the legal analysis and recommendations will be presented to NCCPIM to provide a comprehensive overview of Egypt’s international and regional commitments.

The workshop was part of a regional IOM project: “Addressing irregular migration flows and upholding human right of migrants along the North-Eastern African Migration Route and North Africa – NOAH III”, funded by the US State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM).

For further information, please contact Amr Taha at IOM Egypt. Tel: +202-27365140, Email: iomegypt@iom.int

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