Khadija Elmadmad

Moroccan-EU connection. Migration

Watch our #KAPTalks with prof. Khadija Elmadmad from the UNESCO Centre “The Law and Migration” on EU-Moroccan cooperation regarding migration.

Wednesday 13.12.2017

Morocco has always experienced all types of migration: immigration and emigration, voluntary and forced migration as well as legal and illegal migration. Nowadays, more than 10 percent of Moroccans live abroad. As the vast majority of them reside in European countries and as the Morocco-Spain migration route is slowly becoming one of the main routes used for illegal migration to Europe, the need for cooperation between Morocco and its European counterparts is more urgent than ever before.

All the while, Morocco serves as a transit and immigration country for migrants coming from various parts of the world, mostly from Sub-Saharan Africa and Syria. In 2013 the Moroccan government adopted a new migration policy, which focused on legalizing the status of illegal migrants living in the country and reviewed migration law in order to make it more human and protective for migrants.

All these topics are explored in this guest lecture of prof. Khadija Elmadmad.

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Khadija Elmadmad is a law professor and attorney. At present, she is the Director of “The Law and Migration” UNESCO Centre in Morocco (CUDM) and the Vice Chair of the Legal Clinic of the Law Faculty of Casablanca University. Previously she was the Tenure of the UNESCO Chair “Migration and Human Rights “ , the Chair of the UNESCO UNITWIN Network on Forced Migration and the Vice Chair of the International Association on the Study of Forced Migration, which is based at Oxford University in UK. She was consultant and/or teacher for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), The Open Society Institute (OSI), the Moroccan Red Crescent, the ex-Moroccan Ministry of Human Rights as well as other national and international institutions. She has published two books on Migration Law and numerous articles and chapters of books in Arabic, French and English, mainly on international law, human rights, women’s and children’s rights, migration law and refugees.

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