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COP22: Climate refugees

 Migration and Climate Change: An African perspective

By Samir ABI, Permanent Secretary of the West African Observatory on Migrations

(Presentation given during the Agora Arts and Culture event at the COP 22 in Marrakech, November 16, 2016)


Although the impact of climate change on migration and the link between professional mobility and greenhouse gas emissions is frequently discussed, the impact on greenhouse gas emissions from restrictions to African citizens’ freedom of movement is less of a talking point. The fact that the COP 22 is being held in Morocco, on African soil, provides us with an opportunity to denounce this injustice which is just as much a contributor to climate change. (suite…)


Migrants rights in Togo


           The year 2015 saw the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the rights of all migrant workers and their family members. For this occasion, and seeking to secure an increased consideration of migrant rights and to motivate a migration policy that will bring development to the Togolese state, the association Visions Solidaires publishes a second report on migrants rights in Togo which follows from the previous one issued in 2013. This fifty page inventory of migration law in Togo offers a concise approach to the whole of legal norms pertaining to migration as well as their practical enforcement. For comprehension purposes, it classifies migrants into 10 categories based on:

  1. The content of the legal norms
  2. Their practical reach
  3. The recommendations that Visions Solidaires drew from its analysis.

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