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Protecting migrants from violence

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

In the light of the growing number of acts of violence against migrants in Europe, the committee proposed a package of legislative, victim support and preventive measures, on the ground that these groups should receive protection.

PACE rapporteur on the Syrian refugee crisis to visit Jordan and Lebanon

05/02/2016 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Annette Groth, who is preparing a report on a stronger European response to the Syrian refugees crisis for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, is to visit Jordan and Lebanon from 8 to 13 February.

Nadia Savchenko detention ‘a serious case of political persecution’

27/01/2016 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

"The continuing detention by the Russian Federation of Nadiia Savchenko, Ukrainian parliamentarian and member of the Migration, Committee, constitutes a flagrant violation of human rights and a serious case of political persecution”.

Committee names four states whose laws risk leaving children stateless

27/01/2016 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Laws on nationality in Cyprus, Norway, Romania and Switzerland “contain insufficient or no safeguards against childhood statelessness, in breach of regional and international obligations,” according to a draft report.

“Migrants detained for administrative reasons are not criminals”

18/12/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

PACE President Anne Brasseur and Thierry Mariani, Chairperson of its Committee on migration, refugees and displaced persons, today called for better regulation and monitoring of immigration detention.

Video message from Doris Fiala, General Rapporteur on ending immigration detention of children

17/12/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

On the occasion of 18 December, International Migrants Day, Doris Fiala,General Rapporteur for the Parliamentary Campaign, calls all the member states to end immigration detention of children and use of alternatives to detention.

International Migrants Day: PACE members to visit detention centres

16/12/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

To mark International Migrants Day, Parliamentary Assembly members will visit detention centers and other administrative facilities for irregular migrants and asylum seekers, in different member States.

Thierry Mariani: “Migrants must not be equated with terrorists”

16/12/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

“We need new solutions to respond to the current migration and refugee crisis and develop a clear roadmap for future action by our parliaments and institutions”, Thierry Mariani stressed today, at the opening of a conference in Paris.

International Migrants’ Day: statement by the Committee

15/12/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

On the occasion of International Migrants Day, the committee calls for a review of European policy on migration and asylum, with emphasis on solidarity ,the protection of human rights and control of external borders.

A common European response and a comprehensive debate to address the refugee crisis

15/12/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

The committee is convinced that “only a common European response” can address the present migratory and refugee crisis. It is necessary to address the immediate humanitarian emergency without further delay.

Acknowledge the vulnerability of environmental migrants

15/12/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

The flow of environmental migrants will reach 150 even 200 million, by 2050, the Committee on Migrations warned today. But there is no agreement on the terminology used to describe victims of forced migration.

International co-operation and intelligence sharing to combat migrant smuggling

15/12/2015 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

International co-operation and intelligence sharing are essential if the activities of organised criminal groups related to migration are to be combated effectively, according to the Migration Committee.