Expulsion procedures in conformity with human rights and enforced with respect for safety and dignity
Assembly debate on 22 January 2002 (3rd Sitting) (see Doc. 9196, report of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Demography, rapporteur: Mrs Vermot-Mangold). Text adopted by the Assembly on 22 January 2002 (3rd Sitting).
1. While studying the report on expulsion procedures in conformity with human rights and enforced with respect for safety and dignity, the Assembly noted with concern that persons declared “inadmissible” immediately on their arrival at the borders of the Council of Europe’s member states were deported a few hours after their arrival, and were thus deprived of the right to request protection and asylum.
2. The Assembly believes that this is a particularly summary procedure, which clearly does not allow states to fulfil all their obligations under international law on refugees and human rights.
3. As a result, the Assembly asks its Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights and its Committee on Migration, Refugees and Demography to conduct an in-depth study of the conditions for determining “admissibility” in Council of Europe member states.