Tribunal Administrativo Migratorio (Migration Administrative Court)

The Tribunal Administrativo Migratorio (Migration Administrative Court), due to its competence and structure, is an institution attached to the Ministerio de Gobernación y Policía (Ministry of Interior and Police), which is characterized by being a non-hierarchical entity, bound by the rule of law, impartial and functionally independent, which was created through of the Ley General de Migración (General Migration Law), in order to hear appeals filed against the final resolutions of the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (General Directorate of Immigration and Foreigners) on immigration matters and precautionary measures, as well as the final resolutions of the Comisión de Visas Restringidas y Refugio (Restricted Visa and Refugee Commission), on refuge matters, ensuring that the actions of these authorities comply with the legal system, ensuring legality, efficiency, effectiveness and legal security of acts that affect the rights of migrants and refugees.

Constitution of the Court

The Tribunal Administrativo Migratorio (Migration Administrative Court) is constituted by three proprietary members and three alternate members, who will act in case of absence, impediment, recusal or excuse of the proprietary members. The members of the Court are appointed for a period of six years, by the Consejo Nacional de Migración (National Migration Council), in accordance with the Ley General de Migración (Migration General Law).

Currently, the proprietary Judges are Gabriela Richard Rodríguez (Presidency), Esteban Lemus Laporte and Richard Calderón Agüero.

Objective

The general objective of the Tribunal Administrativo Migratorio (Migration Administrative Court) is to analyse and resolve the appeals submitted to its knowledge, through the development of a work of interpretation, application and legal assessment, within the framework of rationality, transparency and institutional objectivity in accordance with current national and international laws.

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