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Human Mobility Law

2030 Agenda migration-relevant and related target Labels: 
Subgoal 16.9 on the creation of legal identity (thus ending statelessness)
GCM Thematic Cluster Areas: 
Human rights of all migrants
Legal Framework on Migration (e.g., convention, bilateral agreements, etc), Protection, Empowerment and Rights of Migrants

In February 2016, a very progressive national law on human mobility was approved (recognized by ILO and UNHCR) to guarantee migrants can have identity cards etc.; and exercise all rights of Ecuadorians particularly access to high-level universal health and education, as well as access to justice.

The new law, unanimously passed by the National Assembly represents a major step in the protection of refugees and asylum seekers and updates the framework for the regularization of the status of immigrants, migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, stateless persons and victims of trafficking and human smuggling, as well as their families. The law also establishes important principles, such as equal treatment before the law, not returning people to countries where their life or basic rights could be threatened (“refoulement”) and the non-criminalization of irregular migration.

GFMD Source: 

GFMD 2017 - Thematic Workshop on the GFMD contribution to the GCM