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National Migration Law, 20 years after

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National Migration Law, 20 years after

The year 2023 marks the commemoration of important milestones for Argentina. At the international level, the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is commemorated. Coinciding with this commemoration there is the celebration of 40 years of uninterrupted democracy in Argentina, which establishes human rights as a state policy and has allowed for the consolidation of political, social, and civic rights for those residing in this country. A third milestone is the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Migration Law in Argentina (Law Number 25.871), which sets out the equality of rights between nationals and non-nationals based on equal treatment and non-discrimination.

In this context, this publication is presented in the framework of the Work Plan of the United Nations Network on Migration, with the support of the Agencies, Funds, and Programmes that comprise this inter-agency space in the country1, and from academics and researchers with long-standing commitment and experience in the study of migrations.

The publication titled "National Migration Law – 20 years after" aims to provide a perspective on the content of a law that gave rise to a change of a paradigm in Argentina. This assessment of opportunities and challenges urges us to continue uniting efforts to highlight the substantive potential of the norm for the exercise of rights, as well as to emphasize the gaps that still persist for the migrant population in the country.

Date of Publication
Type of Resource
Target Audience
Red de Naciones Unidas sobre la Migración en Argentina
Source / Publisher
Other Source / Publisher
Red de Naciones Unidas sobre la Migración en Argentina
Geographic Scope
Sub Regions
South America
Workstream Output
Regional Review Process
Country / Regional Networks
Country Network
SDG.10 - Reduced Inequalities
SDG.16 - Peace, Justice And Strong Institutions
SDG.17 - Partnerships For The Goals
Human rights
Migration and Development

*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).