Workshop on the situation with illegal migrants and asylum seekers

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The situation and the challenges with illegal migrants and asylum seekers is the topic of workshop which will be held Friday in Skopje.

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The Ombudsman Ixhet Memeti, Deputy Head of EU Delegation Robert Liddell and Austrian Ambassador Thomas Michael Bayer will deliver opening remarks.

Moritz Birk and Tiphanie Crittin from Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights will give speech on topic “The situation with illegal migrants and asylum seekers from aspect of fight against torture and mistreatment” while Anica Tomsic Stojkovska from the Ombudsman’s Office-National Preventive Mechanism will address on topic “The situation and the challenges with illegal migrants and asylum seekers in the Republic of Macedonia.”

The representatives of the Austrian Ombudsman Board, the CPT, UNHCR, Interior Ministry and Labour Ministry are to take part at the event.

The workshop is in the frameworks of EU Twinning Light Project “Promotion of the Ombudsman competences and enhancement of its capacities” which is implemented in cooperation with Austrian Ombudsman Board and Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights.