REPEAL OF THE “ANTI-MIGRATION” LAW 2015-036 IN NIGER

On 25 November 2023, General Abdourahamane Tiani, the President of the “Conseil National pour la Sauvegarde de la Patrie (CNSP)”, the body that has been running the government in Niger since the coup d’├ętat on 26 July 2023, signed an order repealing the law 2015-036 on the “smuggling of migrants.” All judgements handed down since the implementation of this law have been annulled with retroactive effect and all persons imprisoned based on this law have been released according to local sources from Niger. Alarme Phone Sahara (APS) and other civil society organisations from Niger welcome the abolition of this law criminalising migration!

APS statement:   https://alarmephonesahara.info/en/blog/posts/repeal-of-the-anti-migration-law-2015-036-in-niger  

Picture: APS team operating in the Sahara