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Border control by third countries should still respect human rights

04/06/2018 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

The committee has urged the EU or individual states making agreements with third countries for “external” border control or asylum processing to ensure that they guarantee human rights.

Rapporteur calls for release of Ukrainian film-maker jailed in Russia

23/05/2018 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Egidijus Vareikis, rapporteur on the humanitarian consequences of the war in Ukraine, has called for the release of Ukrainian film-maker Oleg Sentsov, currently detained in Russia after his conviction on terrorist charges.

Parliamentary network on diaspora policies to hold its first Annual Forum

02/05/2018 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

The network on diaspora policies, in co-operation with the IOM, will organise on 18 May in Geneva its first annual Forum dedicated to "Diasporas as partners for development in the globalised world".

Addressing the humanitarian needs of internally displaced persons

21/03/2018 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Within Europe, more than four million persons are displaced inside their own country due to armed conflicts and violence. Their humanitarian needs and rights, PACE Migration Committee said, need greater attention to reduce their suffering.

Migrant children: giving priority to education

21/03/2018 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

At its meeting in Amman today, the Committee on Migration called on member States to provide primary and secondary classroom education accessible to all migrant children and free of charge.

Diasporas are key to tackling radicalisation

15/02/2018 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

PACE’s new “Parliamentary Network on Diaspora Policies”, holding its first meeting in Rabat on 8 February, looked at how to integrate migrants in ways that were most likely to stop young people from being attracted to terror.

Encouraging the movement of international students across Europe

25/01/2018 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Noting that student mobility assists States’ education systems and economies, for the inclusion of students provides greater diversity and a broader range of skills, PACE Committee on migration urged to adopt measures to this end.

Morocco, 8 February 2018 – First meeting on Parliamentary Network on Diaspora Policies

23/01/2018 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

Following the launching of the Parliamentary Network on Diaspora Policy in Lisbon in September 2017, the first regional seminar of the Network will take place, at the invitation of the Moroccan Parliament, on 8 February in Rabat.

Petra de Sutter on International Migration Day: “a crying shame for Europe”

18/12/2017 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

“This year, International Migration Day is probably the most inglorious day for Europe”, today said Petra De Sutter (Belgium, SOC), PACE General Rapporteur on conditions of reception of refugees and migrants.

Make the humanitarian situation of migrants a priority

15/12/2017 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

On International Migrants’ Day (18 December), the committee calls on Council of Europe member States to put the humanitarian situation of migrants, refugees and IDPs back at the top of their agendas.

Humanitarian consequences of the war in Ukraine

12/12/2017 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

The Committee is alarmed at the humanitarian situation which is the consequence of the war in Eastern Ukraine and of the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. More than 4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.

Improve the humanitarian situation of IDPs from the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia

30/11/2017 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

"I noted the immense efforts achieved by the Georgian Government in providing housing, welfare and social integration for the hundreds of thousands of persons displaced from the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia," said Killion Munyama.