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Assessment of transit and processing centres as a response to mixed flows of migrants and asylum seekers

Recommendation 1808 (2007)

Author(s):
Parliamentary Assembly
Origin
Assembly debate on 1 October 2007 (29th Sitting) (see Doc. 11304, report of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population, rapporteur: Mrs Jonker; and Doc. 11393Doc. 11393, opinion of the Committee on Equal Opportunities for Men and Women, rapporteur: Mr Jean-Guy Branger). Text adopted by the Assembly on 1 October 2007 (29th Sitting).
Thesaurus
1 The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 1569 (2007) on an assessment of transit and processing centres as a response to mixed flows of migrants and asylum seekers.
2 The Assembly is concerned about the practical and legal implications, in particular in terms of human rights and refugee rights, regarding the viability and nature of transit and processing centres and wishes to ensure that the concerns of the Assembly are taken into account, together with all human rights standards of the Council of Europe and other human rights and refugee rights standards, in any discussions relating to such centres.
3 Therefore, the Assembly recommends that the Committee of Ministers call on the Steering Committee for Human Rights to examine closely future proposals for transit and processing centres, and in particular human rights implications arising from the creation and running of such centres within member states of the Council of Europe, for member states of the Council of Europe, or for those of the European Union.
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