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CNDH participates in the Third Ibero-American Summit on Migration and Trafficking in Persons

The National Human Rights Council (CNDH) participates in the Third Ibero-American Summit which will be held on 3 and 4 September 2019 in Mexico.

This event will be organized by the Ibero-American Federation of Ombudsman (FIO), the Network working on Migrants and Trafficking in Persons issues (known in Spanish as: Red de Migrantes y Trata de personas) and the National Human Rights Commission of Mexico.

The Third Ibero-American Summit on Migration and Trafficking in Persons will be an opportunity for the CNDH to share the Moroccan experience on migration and its management. It will be also an opportunity to discuss "the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration" and "Trafficking in Persons" during two plenary sessions to be held on 3 September 2019. A third plenary session on "the causes and origins of migration "will be held on 4 September 2019.

The agenda of this Summit will also schedule round tables on several topics including “"Detentions of Migrants", "Extra-continental Migration" and "Extraordinary Migratory Flows".

Mr. Mounir Bensaleh, General Secretary of the CNDH, will contribute in the Round Table on “International Protection of Migrants" scheduled on 4 September 2019.

An exhibition of migrants’ art works will also be on the program of this summit.

International human rights experts and researchers, representatives of ombudsman and national human rights institutions (NHRIs) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) will take part in this event.

To be noted, the CNDH chairs the Working Group on Migration within the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) representing the five African sub-regions. This group aims to discuss a new framework, to guide the reflection and to promote the dialogue on migration and Human Rights. It also aims to share experiences and reinforce dialogue among NHRIs, civil society, governments and other actors.

The CNDH published the recommendations of its report on migration and asylum in September 2013. This report called for the development and implementation of a public policy protecting rights based on international cooperation and integration of civil society. The Government, which has interacted positively with the Council’s recommendations, has put in place a new migration policy, in accordance with the Royal Guidelines. This policy respects the global and humanistic approach and is based on the international law and multilateral cooperation.

The first stages of this policy were marked by launching two operations in 2014 and 2016 to document illegal migrants according to specific criteria and the establishment of the National Appeal and Monitoring Committee as well as the legal reform process governing migration, asylum and trafficking in human beings.