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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON "MIGRATION POLICY IN THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC AND HUMAN RIGHTS"

 
 
 

 

On April 10, 2014 at the “Hyatt Regency” hotel within the joint cooperation of the Institute on Human Rights of ANAS, the State Migration Service of Azerbaijan Republic and the International Organization for Migration, was held an international conference on the topic “Migration Policy in the Azerbaijan Republic and Human Rights”.

The event was opened with an introductory speech of the director of the Institute on Human Rights of ANAS, deputy of Milli Majlis Aytan Mustafayeva, deputy head of the State Migration Service of Azerbaijan Parviz Musayev and Acting Head of Mission of the International Organization for Migration in Azerbaijan Serhan Aktoprak.

Having greeted participants, they noted special attention and support of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev to the issue of problem solving of the migration policy, as well as to development of human rights in the country.

At the conference, subject to the directives of the President on the solving within the law of problems arising in the process of strengthening and regulation of the state policy in the field of migration, migration management in the country, the need for integrating joint efforts in this case was emphasized. It was also noted the appropriateness of direction of constructive activity in the field of migration policy.

Director of the Institute on Human Rights of ANAS, deputy of Milli Mejlis A. Mustafayeva, giving a wide place to a problem of protecting the rights of Azerbaijani emigrants abroad in her speech, also submit to agenda the issue of their relationship with the representations of countries, social security issues after returning to the country and the need of existence of the relevant agreements between states.

The deputy chief of the State Migration Service of Azerbaijan Parviz Musayev paid attention to the presence of a human factor in the word migrant, and that is what he substantiate the relevance of the theme of the conference, and touched on the essence of the problems that can arise from the legal migration in the social, economic and cultural life of each country.

The acting head of representation of International Organization for Migration in AzerbaijanSerhan Aktoprak in his speech told about actual problems of migration policy, the guaranteeing the security of the migration process, the formation of migration and ethnic diaspora, protection of the rights of immigrants, and about an endowment which the international experience and cooperation in migratory process can bring in this sphere.

The head of the Organizational Department of the State Migration Service of Azerbaijan Republic Siyaset Alyev in his speech, having got it on the Migration Code of the Azerbaijan Republic, as well as protection of the rights and freedoms of foreigners and stateless persons, also touched on a question of finding ways of eliminating the problems. Noting the importance of the issue, he told about works provided in the future for the common defense of the rights of foreign citizens and stateless persons.

Further, the officer of the Institute on Human Rights of ANAS Aqil Akhmed made a presentation on "The rights of labor migrants and international organizations". Akhmedov in his report touched on wide-ranging activities in the field of migration of such international organizations as the UN, the International Organization for Migration, the International Labor Organization, the CIS and the European Union. At the same time, emphasizing the reality and challenges of the modern period in the regulation of the rights of labor migrants on a background of migration processes in Azerbaijan, brought them to the foreground.

Police Lieutenant-Colonel of the Police Academy of the Ministry Vasif Najafov made ​​a presentation on the topic "Migration policy: security in the South Caucasus", and also raised the issue of the impact of migration on regional security. Seeing the problem in the implementation of advanced, preventive measures in order to prevent illegal migration in the Caucasus region, he put forward his proposals.

During the discussions, there was an extensive exchange of views on the issues of migration policy, migration processes in the South Caucasus, as a whole in providing security during these processes and some other aspects, the participants expressed their views and suggestions on a discussed issue.

Director of Russia Migration Policy Institute, PhD Olga Gulina gave a presentation on "Immigration Law and its application in Europe: concept, trend and Guide ", and a professor at the Caucasus International University of Georgia Anzor Totadze - on "Migration processes in the South Caucasus".

In the conclusion of the conference director of the Institute on Human Rights A. Mustafayeva told about the work done in the field of migration policy in Azerbaijan, as well noted active and fruitful activities in the field of developing partnership between the State Migration Service of Azerbaijan and the International Organization for Migration for the sake of maintaining regional migration security.

The event was attended by MPs, representatives of the Ministry of National Security, Ministry of Social Protection and Labor, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Prosecutor's Office and other ministries and committees, as well as representatives of international organizations, embassies, media and academics.