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DAAM recommendations on the issues of irregular migration on the human rights and ‎judicial levels

مُتاح أيضًا بـ: العربية (Arabic)

During two days the 8th and the 9th of December 2018 and in a partnership with ‎‎“Defender Center” and Tanarout organization, DAAM center organized an international ‎conference on the issues of “Irregular migration on the Human Rights and judicial levels” with ‎the participation of human rights organizations from 10 countries. The forum was rich and ‎fruitful with the participation of a group of experts in the region. The second day was devoted ‎to discussing the participants’ outputs and recommendations.   ‎

The following is a list of propositions that have been categorized according to the themes of the ‎forum:‎ 

Panel 1: The definition of irregular migration and human rights and judicial mechanisms on the international and national level:‎

  • Not to criminalize migration and working on promoting the concept of safe ‎
  • Emphasize the distinction between refugees and migrants that many countries ‎are doing in order to evade international obligations towards refugees.
  • Provide the necessary guarantees to promote the concept of safe migration by ‎placing obligations on States through a set of appropriate mechanisms, ‎procedures, and policies.
  • To increase knowledge production on migration issues at the conceptual, legal ‎and human rights levels.‎‏ ‏
  • Amend legislation to make the judiciary the only source of deportation decisions, but ‎not to forcibly return the migrant to his or her home country.
  • Urge the signatories to the agreements relating to migration to ratify them and ‎activate their provisions as well as the non-signatory states to sign and ratify these ‎
  • To adopt more severe penalties on migrant smugglers in various national legislation.
  • Activating the mechanisms of the local judiciary in order to deal with the phenomenon ‎of human trafficking.
  • To ensure that migration laws and regulations in national legislations are compatible ‎with recognized international mechanisms.
  • Work on putting centers of detention under judicial supervision.

To ensure that migrants are not kept inside detention centers as soon as the procedures ‎of the investigators regarding immigration applications are completed.

Panel 2: International policies of irregular migration:

  • Assist the transit countries by the international community, especially those suffering ‎from armed conflicts.
  • We call upon the countries of the world to adopt the Marrakech Charter on Regular ‎Migration and respect its articles as a minimum.
  • Try to provide food security for migrants.
  • To ensure that migrants are not forcibly returned to their countries.
  • To increase the efficiency of individuals and institutions working in the investigation of ‎migration applications on a continuous basis through the necessary trainings.
  • Work on the return of rescue boats suspended from its work and call the international ‎community to support its return with an increase in the number of vessels for rescue ‎operations, and condemnation of the actions taken by some European countries, “Italy”, ‎which caused obstruction and stop the international rescue operations in the ‎
  • Work to stop operations in the high seas aimed to return refugees and migrants to the ‎countries that they fled from and work to not let them stay in unsafe countries.
  • Encouraging the media to adopt a human rights discourse on the issue of migration and ‎migrants, with emphasis on the rejection of racism, discrimination and hate speech in ‎the media.
  • Work to establish access to information for migrants.
  • Establish a network or alliance of associations and organizations participating in DAAM ‎international forum with the importance of strengthening relations with Human Rights ‎and humanitarian organizations, European and international governments supporting ‎the rights of refugees and migrants, which call for or adopt humanitarian policies ‎towards them.
  • To highlight the work of local organizations working in the area of migration.
  • To promote literature and arts that deal with migration issues and to display the human ‎suffering that causes this phenomenon.

مُتاح أيضًا بـ: العربية (Arabic)

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