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Protecting migrant and asylum-seeking minors is our obligation

17/11/2016 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

"While travelling from their homes, in search of a secure environment, migrant children may become victims of some of the worst forms of violence", said Doris Fiala ahead of the European Day on the Protection of Children.

PACE members to visit Vordernberg immigration detention centre

15/11/2016 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

The committee is organising a visit to Vordernberg immigration detention centre in Austria on 15-16 November, as part of its ongoing programme of visits in Council of Europe member States.

Committee calls for the protection of unaccompanied minors in Europe to be harmonised

22/09/2016 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Migration Committee called on European governments to improve the protection of unaccompanied migrant minors and to avoid them going missing. Accelerated asylum application procedures should be implemented.

Promoting migrants in the labour market to overcome Europe’s “demographic winter”

22/09/2016 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

With the world’s lowest fertility and most ageing population, the countries of the Council of Europe need to develop “migration policies oriented towards the future, that attract qualified migrants”, the committee said.

Discrimination and violence against refugee women

22/06/2016 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

On 22 June, the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination and the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons held a joint hearing on discrimination and violence against refugee women.

More solidarity and humanity in dealing with refugees

20/06/2016 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

In a statement, the committee called upon member States to show more solidarity and humanity in dealing with refugees and to ensure adequate reception facilities and access to an effective asylum procedure.

Promoting alternatives to the immigration detention of children in Switzerland

08/06/2016 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

A seminar, in the framework of the Parliamentary Campaign to End Immigration Detention of Children, will take place on 16 June in Bern, on “Promoting alternatives to the immigration detention of children in Switzerland”.

Refugees are at risk in Greece, committee says

03/06/2016 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Presenting her report, Tineke Strik said that "the EU, supposedly based on solidarity, co-operation and respect for human rights and the rule of law, has failed to provide adequate support to Greece".

Conditions in new centres for people from Idomeni are not up to standard, says Migration Rapporteur

30/05/2016 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Tineke Strik, in the context of her report on refugees at risk in Greece, visited the reception centres (Sindos, Oreokastro and Softex) in Thessaloniki to which refugees and migrants have been transferred from Idomeni.

Refugees and migrants in the Western Balkans: the need for collective action and equitable sharing of...

22/03/2016 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Europe has so far failed to find a proper, sustainable response to the refugee and migration crisis in the Western Balkans. Mutual trust and confidence have been undermined by unilateral actions, said the committee, meeting in Tbilisi.

Call for a stronger European response to the Syrian refugee crisis

22/03/2016 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Those fleeing conflict in Syria are entitled to international protection which is best provided in countries close to home. These neighbouring countries cannot provide that protection without extensive external support.

Committee calls for the immediate release of Nadiya Savchenko and people captured during conflict in Ukraine

22/03/2016 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

The committee adopted a text on the humanitarian concerns as regards the captured people in Ukraine, in which it asked the Russian Federation to release Ms Savchenko and other illegally detained Ukrainian prisoners.