Comparative analysis of the legislation of the CSTO member states

On February 25, 2011 the 9th Meeting of the Coordinating Council of the Heads of the Competent Structures of the Collective Security Treaty Organization dealing with the issues of combating irregular migration was conducted. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Romodanovskiy, Director of the Federal Migration Service of Russia. Mr. Borduzha, General Secretary of the CSTO, took part in the meeting.

One of the topics of the agenda was devoted to the comparative analysis of the legislation of the CSTO member states in the area of combating irregular migration and human trafficking. The main objective of the comparative analysis was to assess the legislation of the CSTO member states on its compliance to the international standards and development of recommendations on bringing the legislation in line with the respective standards.

Results of the analysis were highly evaluated by the participants. Thus, CSTO General Secretary emphasized that CSTO assesses this work as a practical implementation of the Protocol on Cooperation between IOM and CSTO (signed on July 26, 2006) and agreements achieved during the meeting of the Heads of the Secretariats of the CSTO and Interparliamentary Assembly with the IOM General Secretary (February 16, 2009).

Nikolay Borduzha said: “Today we are at the end of the process and I would like to say that this earnest and huge work was done in accordance to all rules of judicial science and judicial techniques. I believe that this material would become an excellent support for the members of the parliaments of our states who are dealing with the issues of development of the legislation in the area of combating irregular migration and prevention of human trafficking."