Posted by: africanpressorganization | 12 December 2008

Senegal / New Website to Promote Migrants Rights

 


 

Senegal / New Website to Promote Migrants Rights

 

DAKAR, Sénégal, December 12, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM Press Briefing Notes

IOM has launched a new website aimed at promoting migrants rights in West Africa through greater awareness of international conventions and laws dealing with the issue and that of internally displaced people (IDPs) and on the application of these norms in the region.

The website – http://www.droit-migrations-ao.org – is the result of collaboration with the Cheikh Anta Diop University in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, and marks the end of a regional programme on international migration law covering Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Senegal and Togo.  

Visitors to the site can get free and easy access to training modules and documents on international migration law and will be particularly useful for all those interested and working in this field in West Africa and who want to hold trainings on the subject.

Each training module deals with recurring issues in the migration field such as the link between migration and human rights, the rights of refugees and the rights of labour migrants and victims of human trafficking.

Other modules for those wanting to go further cover the relationship between migration and development and migration and the environment.

 

SOURCE : International Office of Migration (IOM)


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