Cabo Verde II: Asylum Policy

Key facts

Requesting authority: Ministry for Internal Administration
Experts involved: Academia
Time Frame: November 2011-April 2013


Support the efforts of Cabo Verde to finalise the reform of its immigration policy and legislative framework, and ensure a proper implementation of the National Immigration Strategy.


Activity 1: Review of the Cabo Verdean legislation on migration and asylum;

Activity 2: National migration and asylum legislation reform workshop; 

Activity 3: Remote support for legislation drafting; 

Activity 4: Presentation and validation of the draft legislation.

Results and outputs

  • The legislative framework for migration and asylum was assessed and the areas needing revision and amendments identified;
  • The process to drafting a new law on migration and asylum was supported. Two pieces of legislation (on immigration, and on asylum and international protection) were drafted.