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

Code:
RED100
Key Area:
Political & Civic Participation
Strand(s):
Equality
09/01/2012 - 15:44
Short Answer

There are no migrant consultative/advisory/representative bodies established by law. The law establishes some bodies that can make non-binding recommendations in the field of immugrants' rights

Qualitative Info

There are no migrant consultative/advisory/representative bodies established by law. The law establishes that some bodies that can make non-binding recommendations in the field of immigrants' rights:

he Commissioner for Diversity and Equal Opportunities can make non-binding proposals concerning migrants at the Prime Minister’s request. Not a member of the government nor a senior official, the Commissioner does not have any budget nor administrative staff and can be dismissed at anytime by a decree.

The High Council on Integration, an advisory body created by decree in 1989, issues recommendations at the Prime Minister’s request, as well as an annual report on matters pertaining to the integration of immigrants or persons of immigrant origin. The government is under no obligation to refer to the HCI nor to follow its recommendations.

The role of the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights, a National Human Rights Institution  consists, in advising and making (non-binding) proposals to the Government in the field of human rights and humanitarian actions, a scope that can include many issues concerning migrants. It can also make suggestions to the Parliament and the Government on measures that would further the promotion and protection of human rights. The CNCDH fulfils those roles by adopting opinions and studies, made either at the request of the Government or on the Commission’s own initiative, that are made public and sent to the Prime Minister and relevant ministries. Besides, it releases an annual report on the state of racism in France

Groups affected/interested Migrants
Type (R/D) Anti-migrant/xenophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Political participation
External Url www.hci.gouv.fr; http://www.cncdh.fr/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=132
Situation(s)
Library
20/01/2013 - 23:50
Short Answer

There are no migrant consultative/advisory/representative bodies established by law. The law establishes some bodies that can make non-binding recommendations in the field of imm╬╣grants' rights

Qualitative Info

There are no migrant consultative/advisory/representative bodies established by law. The law establishes that some bodies that can make non-binding recommendations in the field of immigrants' rights:

 

The High Council on Integration, an advisory body created by decree in 1989, issues recommendations at the Prime Minister’s request, as well as an annual report on matters pertaining to the integration of immigrants or persons of immigrant origin. The government is under no obligation to refer to the HCI nor to follow its recommendations.

The role of the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights, a National Human Rights Institution consists, in advising and making (non-binding) proposals to the Government in the field of human rights and humanitarian actions, a scope that can include many issues concerning migrants. It can also make suggestions to the Parliament and the Government on measures that would further the promotion and protection of human rights. The CNCDH fulfills those roles by adopting opinions and studies, made either at the request of the Government or on the Commission’s own initiative, that are made public and sent to the Prime Minister and relevant ministries. Besides, it releases an annual report on the state of racism in France.

The post of the Commissioner for Diversity and Equal Opportunities created in 2008 and empowered to make non-binding proposals concerning migrants at the Prime Minister’s request, was dismissed by the Decree on July 19, 2012.

Groups affected/interested Migrants
Type (R/D) Anti-migrant/xenophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Political participation
External Url www.hci.gouv.fr; http://www.cncdh.fr/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=132, http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000026206265&dateTexte=&categorieLien=id
Situation(s)
Library