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Are there migrants' consultative/advisory/representative bodies established by law?

Key Area:
Political & Civic Participation
17/02/2012 - 16:04
Short Answer

Yes, the re are migrant's consultative/advisory/representative bodies established by law.

Qualitative Info

Migrants are engaged in consultation under the Conselho Consultivo para os Assuntos da Imigração (COCAI) [Consultative Comittee for Immigration Affairs] created in 1998 and regulated by Decree-law no. 39/98 of 27 February.

With the creation of the Alto Comissariado para a Imigração e Minorias Étnicas (ACIME) [High Commission for Immigration and Ethnic Minorities] by the Decree-law no. 251/2002 of 22 November, renewed Alto Comissariado para a Imigração e Diálogo Intercultural (ACIDI) [High Commission for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue] by Decree-law no. 167/2007, the Consultative Comittee for Immigration Affairs gained a new juridical framing.


COCAI,, Date of access: 16.02.2012.

Groups affected/interested Migrants
Type (R/D) Anti-migrant/xenophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement
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