Irregular migrants in Morocco: between legal entitlements and justice
The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME) in collaboration with the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) are organizing a seminar entitled:
“Irregular migrants in Morocco: between legal entitlements and justice”
Wednesday 4 July 2012
Undocumented migrants face many barriers to access basic protection and civil and social rights globally. The specific barriers may differ in the different countries and regions of the world, but there is much that can be gained from the sharing of successful campaigns, strategies and tactics for promoting and protecting undocumented migrants’ rights.
Bringing the experiences of undocumented migrants living in Morocco to the attention of both government, civil society, professionals working on the ground as well as researchers and the media, the seminar will also identify the laws, policies and practices that facilitate undocumented migrants’ access to basic rights, services, and justice across the country.
This event is linked to the research findings of a case study developed by the Institute for Public Policy Research in collaboration with the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad in the framework of the Beyond irregularity Project. Interviews conducted with undocumented migrants and principle stakeholders in Morocco, together with a series of roundtables and focus groups organized by the project partners helped to identify main concerns around the issue of irregular migration in Morocco.
In gathering a broad range of relevant actors involved in the support and protection of undocumented migrants’ rights at local, national and international levels, the event seeks to marks the current state of play, while also, laying the foundation for future action on these issue.
The specific objectives of this event are to:
- Bring the experiences of undocumented migrants to the attention of both government, institutional actors, civil society, professionals, and the media working in Morocco;
- Exchange information regarding practices working to facilitate undocumented migrants’ access to basic rights, services, and justice;
- Facilitate the development of interdisciplinary and cooperative strategies to effectuate positive change for undocumented migrants living in Morocco.
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The agenda and practical information will be provided to participants shortly.
To find out more about the “Beyond Irregularity” Project please click here.