The National Council for Human Rights (CNDH) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have committed to strengthening the national system for the protection of refugees’ rights.
To this end, CNDH President Amina Bouayach and UNHCR representative François Reybet-Degat signed a framework agreement aimed at materializing the two parties’ will to develop new areas of common interest, the Council announced in a statement on Wednesday.
The agreement provides for carrying out studies on public policies in the field of refugee law, exchanging data and research results as well as monitoring the implementation of provisions on the rights of refugees. It also provides for setting up research projects, studies and training and holding conferences and seminars.
“Dignity, solidarity, respect and altruism are more than abstract principles for the CNDH. These values are, for us, a fundamental institutional commitment towards foreigners, regardless of their legal and administrative situation,” Bouayach said on this occasion.
For his part, Reybet-Degat noted that the signing of this agreement is an important step in the very close cooperation between the CNDH and the UNHCR regarding asylum. It is also an important instrument of the joint work carried by the CNDH and the UNHCR to implement the National Policy on Immigration and Asylum, the official was quoted as saying by the statement.