Egypt –The National Coordinating Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration (NCCPIM), in cooperation withIOM Egypt, organized a workshop for 25 senior government officials from 24 to 25 May 2016 on international, regional and national law governing migration.
The workshop provided government officials from relevant ministries and national bodies with a comprehensive overview of international and regional legal instruments signed and/or ratified by Egypt. In addition, the workshop covered the Egyptian national legislative frameworks related to migration, enabling participants to identify gaps between international/regional and domestic laws as a step forward to enhance the Egyptian legislative framework governing 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,” highlighted IOM Head of Office Amr Taha.
Following this workshop, a reference guide capturing the findings of the legal analysis and recommendations of this workshop will be presented to NCCPIM to provide a comprehensive overview of international and regional commitments.
At the closing session of the workshop, Ambassador Naela Gabr Chairperson of the NCCPIM reiterated the Committee’s readiness to work in cooperation with IOMEgypt to enhance the effectiveness of migration management.
The workshop is implemented within the framework of the regional project “Addressing irregular migration flows and upholding human right of migrants along the North-Eastern African Migration Route and North Africa – NOAH III”, which is financed by the US State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.