Posted by: africanpressorganization | 22 August 2008

Egypt / Strengthening Understanding of International Migration Law


Egypt / Strengthening Understanding of International Migration Law


CAIRO, Egypt, August 22, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A three-day training on international migration law, organized by IOM in coordination with the Egyptian National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), will take place in Cairo from 26 to 28 August.

The course, which will take place at the NCHR, will provide participants with an overview of international migration law and instruments and discuss relevant national legislation. In this framework, labour migration, irregular migration and human trafficking will be addressed.

It aims to further understanding of the migration context in Egypt as well as awareness of the international and domestic legal instruments available to protect the rights of migrants, in particular migrant workers and irregular migrants.

IOM experts will facilitate the training that will be attended by some 45 participants from the National Council for Human Rights as well as by government officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Manpower and Emigration, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of International Cooperation. Representatives from the League of Arab States, the European Union, the Institute for Diplomatic Studies and members from 3 Egyptian NGOs will also take part in the workshop.

SOURCE : International Office of Migration (IOM)


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