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MERCOSUR: Trafficking in Human Beings, Border Management, Human Rights

Key facts

Requesting authority: Parliament of the MERCOSUR, Commission of Citizenship and Human Rights
Experts involved: Austria, Portugal, Spain
Time Frame: May-December 2011

Objective

To support the MERCOSUR Parliament in the development of the free movement of persons’ agenda in the region.

Activities

Activity 1: Working group session on regional migration policy and security, and elaboration of recommendations for a future course of action on the improvement of migration policy at regional level;

Activity 2: Workshop on trafficking in human beings, and elaboration of recommendations for a future course of action on the improvement of anti-trafficking policies and procedures at regional and national levels; 

Activity 3: Workshop on border management, and elaboration of recommendations for a future course of action on the improvement of border management systems and procedures at regional and national levels.

Results and outputs

Priority areas, gaps and needs of migration management and policy implementation in the region identified and recommendations for improvements provided;

Knowledge and capacities of the MERCOSUR Parliament, as well as of authorities at national level, strengthened in the specific areas of border management and trafficking in human beings;

Concrete recommendations for a course of action on the improvement of migration policy and legislation at regional and national levels provided.