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08 Oct 2015

Protecting Refugees and Other Persons on the Move in the ECOWAS Space

The publication highlights the protection of persons on the move in the ECOWAS region, with particular emphasis on refugees and VoTs, highlighting the overlapping nature of defining Victims of Trafficking (VoTs) that are refugees and refugees being VoTs, and including a chapter on children. Through its regional approach and looking at trafficking in a wider context of protection needs of migrants and interagency collaboration, the publication presents a timely tool to broaden the general migration management debate.

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1
  • Mixed Migration Flows in West Africa
  • Chapter 2
  • The ECOWAS Space and the ECOWAS Commission
  • Chapter 3
  • The ECOWAS Free Movement Protocols and their
  • Application to Migrants and Refugees
  • Chapter 4
  • Refugee Protection in West Africa
  • Chapter 5
  • UNHCR 10-Point Plan of Action and the Dakar Conference on Refugee Protection and International Migration in West Africa
  • Chapter 6
  • The Human Rights Based Approach to Migration and the
  • Mechanisms of Protection of Persons on the Move
  • Chapter 7
  • Trafficking in Persons
  • Chapter 8
  • Trafficking in Persons and Refugee Protection
  • Chapter 9
  • Children on the Move
  • Chapter 10
  • Cooperation and Referral of Victims of Trafficking and Other Persons on the Move who have Specific Protection and Assistance Needs
  • Conclusion
  • Tools and Resources
  • Selected References