UNHCR welcomes Ecuador’s new Human Mobility Law
UNHCR welcomes the passing by Ecuador’s National Assembly of a Human Mobility Law, which regularizes the situation of people on the move – including refugees, asylum seekers, stateless persons and victims of trafficking.
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. (More)