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Minister of Immigration: The return of Iraqi refugees must be within the legal frameworks and approved standards that are consistent with human rights principles

Baghdad The Minister of Migration and Displacement, Evan Faeq Jabro, confirmed that the return of Iraqi refugees should be within the legal frameworks and approved standards that are consistent with human rights principles.

During her reception of the Swiss Ambassador Lucas Jacir and the Ambassador of Immigration in the Middle East and their accompanying delegation, the Minister indicated that “the return of Iraqi refugees must be within the legal frameworks and approved standards that are consistent with human rights principles.”

Jabro said: “the voluntary desire of any Iraqi is the main criterion for returning and not forcing refugees in Switzerland to return to Iraq by force.”

The Minister stressed “the need to overcome the problems facing Iraqi refugees there, including their lack of identification documents, as well as discussing their rejected asylum applications in Switzerland.

She indicated that “the ministry has a supreme national committee to follow up the conditions of Iraqis abroad, in addition to the pastoral evidence committee, but the lack of financial allocations hindered their visit, studying their problems and implementing programs and plans to ensure their voluntary return.”

She added, “the ministry is ready to coordinate and work on their voluntary, not forced, return for those wishing to return, and that the ministry has an agreement with the European Union regarding the problems of return and patronage proof can be applied with the Swiss side.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency