Tipo de práctica:
The Migrant Council under the State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan was established to ensure more active participation of migrants residing in Azerbaijan in the migration management of the country, to improve the effectiveness of the protection of their human rights and freedoms, the quality of services provided to them and to ensure transparency, as well as to assess the impact of the decisions taken in the sphere of migration on daily life of migrants. Currently, the Migrant Council consists of 8 members. Members of the Migrant Council are selected among migrants based on a number of criteria, such as long-term residence in the territory of Azerbaijan, having close contacts with communities of their country and diaspora organizations operating in Azerbaijan, as well as other social activities. The Council have advisory status under the State Migration Service. The Chairman of the Council is elected by a simple majority vote of the members of the Council.
Beneficio e impacto
Adopting a multipronged approach to policymaking is essential in order to consider different viewpoints and interests. Taking into account the situation and problems of migrants while defining state policy in the sphere of migration and determining the directions of activity, the Migrant Council leads to the formation of a more effective migration policy.
The Migrant Council also promotes an open dialogue between migrants and public officials in order to bridge the gap between decision makers and those affected by their decisions. Regular consultations and conversations with the Council can ensure that the government is better informed about the needs of the migrants. Council members, closely involved in the projects and events in migration sphere, play an important role in determining the future direction of migration management.
Furthermore, ensuring the effective involvement of migrants in migration issues can be a major milestone for their effective integration into local society by fostering investment, trade and technology linkages.
In addition, the participation of this Council in migration management should be direct and tangible. This task has also been solved, and the participation of the Council is ensured by direct contacts with the employees of the State Migration Service, their participation in events in the migration field, as well as the organization of special meetings according to their needs.