New rapporteur on the humanitarian consequences and internal and external migration in connection with the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine
Having tabled a motion for a resolution on the humanitarian consequences and internal and external migration in connection with the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, Pierre-Alain Fridez (Switzerland, SOC) has been appointed rapporteur for this new report of the Committee on 21 March 2022.
Appointment of a rapporteur on the humanitarian crisis emerging for Afghanistan and Afghan refugees
Birgir Thórarinsson (Iceland, EPP/CD) was appointed rapporteur on the humanitarian crisis emerging for Afghanistan and Afghan refugees on 21 March 2022 after a motion on this topic was adopted on 30 September 2021 and referred to the Committee on 24 January 2022.
New rapporteur on Election campaign and the rights of migrants
Having tabled a motion for a resolution on the theme of migration and asylum in the election campaign and the consequences on the welcoming and rights of migrants, Yolaine de Courson (France, ALDE) has been appointed rapporteur for this new report of the Committee on 24 January 2022.
New rapporteur on European solidarity in the migration and asylum context
Lord Alexander Dundee (United Kingdom, EC/DA) has been appointed rapporteur on European solidarity in the migration and asylum context, which is a reference given to the Committee by the PACE Bureau following the current affairs debate of 24 June 2021 on the need for an effective solidarity mechanism between European countries to relieve migratory pressure on front line countries.
Visiting detention centres for irregular migrants
Many parliamentarians across Europe have a right to visit detention centres for irregular migrants and asylum seekers as part of their mandate as national parliamentarians. Yet a survey conducted by the Assembly has shown that this right is not always known to parliamentarians or used to its full capacity. The Committee has developed a guide to raise awareness of this right and encourage and assist parliamentarians in carrying out visits to detention centres. More
On 24 January 2022, Theodoros Rousopoulos (Greece, EPP/CD) was elected by acclamation, Chairperson of the Committee, succeeding Pierre-Alain Fridez (Switzerland, SOC).
The three Vice-Chairpersons of the Bureau were also elected by acclamation: Paul Gavan (Ireland, UEL) as 1st Vice-Chairperson, Oleksii Goncharenko (Ukraine EC/DA) as 2nd Vice-Chairperson and Domagoj Hajduković (Croatia, SOC) as 3rd Vice-Chairperson.
Terms of reference
The committee shall consider all relevant matters relating to migration, asylum and displacement, in Europe and in other relevant parts of the world, focusing in particular on the persons affected and their rights.
Members of the committee
Members of the sub-committees
Parliamentary Network on Diaspora Policies
The PACE Parliamentary Network on Diaspora acts as a platform for establishing and developing political dialogue and co-operation as well as exchanging information and good practices between the parliamentarians who are interested in diaspora related issues.
End Immigration Detention of Children
The Parliamentary Campaign to End Immigration Detention of Children is advocating a definitive ban on the placement of children in detention facilities, and moving towards alternatives where their wellbeing and specific needs could be guaranteed.