Final Conference of Readmission Project

On April 27 a final conference of the EU project “Development of Administrative Mechanisms in Support of Readmission of Migrants in the Russian Federation” took place in Moscow. The project duration was from September 2009 till April 2011.

Technical visit to France

On April 4-8 a technical visit to France of representatives of the Russian authorities competent in the area of migration and readmission took place. The trip was organized within EU project “Development of Administrative Mechanisms in Support of Readmission of Migrants in the Russian Federation”, implemented jointly by IOM Moscow and FMS of Russia.
The Russian delegation, which consisted of representatives from FMS of Russia, State Duma, MFA of Russia, Office of Ombudsman as well as IOM Moscow, was welcomed by the representatives of Ministry of Interior of France, which is competent in the sphere of migration and readmission.

Working meeting among representatives of the Federal Migration Service and the regional/city courts

On March 10, 2011, a working meeting among representatives of the Federal Migration Service, other competent authorities in the sphere of migration and human rights and the regional/city courts from Pskov, Rostov-on-Don and Moscow oblast was held in “Education method and readmission center ‘Bolshevo’”. The meeting was organized within the EU project “Development of Administrative Mechanisms in Support of Readmission of Migrants in the Russian Federation”, implemented by IOM Moscow jointly with FMS of Russia.

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.

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