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Population: 14 452 543
NFP: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Integration, International Cooperation and the Diaspora
Involvement: Since 2006

The main policy instruments on migration

Non-exhaustive list of key policy documents on migration:

  • 1962: Ordinance No. 33/PG-INT. of 14 August 1962 on the Chadian Nationality Code.
  • 1981: Ratification of the 1969 AU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa.
  • 1981: Ratification of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol.
  • 2009: Ratification of the 2000 Trafficking in Persons Protocol.
  • 2005: the Constitution of 31 March 1996, revised on 15 July 2005 (provisions on equal treatment between citizens and foreigners; freedom of movement of Chadian citizens; right of asylum).
  • 2011: Decree No. 11-839/PR/PM/MAT/11 of 2 August 2011 on the establishment, organization and powers of the National Commission for the Reception, Reintegration of Refugees and Returnees (CNARR).
  • 2013: Law No. 008/PR/2013 of 10 May 2013 on the Civil State in the Republic of Chad.

The main ministries in charge of migration affairs

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Integration, International Cooperation and the Diaspora: is the focal point for international cooperation on migration issues; is in charge of relations with the Chadian diaspora.
  • Ministry of Territorial Administration, Public Security and Local Governance: coordinates the work of CNARR; is in charge of civil status issues (DAPEC).


Last updated: November 2018

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