Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons


Rapporteur, ending Balkan visit, expresses concern at reception centre conditions and questions ‘pushback’ denials

Tineke Strik has expressed extreme concern at the conditions in two reception centres for asylum-seekers in Bosnia and Herzegovina,and has questioned Croatian denials that “pushbacks” onto Bosnian territory are taking place. More

The role of diasporas in the development of civil society

80 participants from 22 countries discussed the role of diasporas in the development of civil society, and in particular the mechanisms to ensure the better involvement of diasporas and civil society in decision-making processes. More

Pushback action by member States: visit by the rapporteur

Tineke Strik will make a visit on 27-28 March to Zagreb and Cetingrad (Croatia) and to Velika Kladusa (Bosnia and Herzegovina), as part of the preparation of her report on pushback action by member State. More

Doris Fiala: ‘NGOs which assist migrants and refugees should be supported by member States’

“We must recognise with gratitude the work done by so many Non-Governmental Organisations which assist migrants and refugees,” said Doris Fiala, Chairperson of the Committee on Migration on World NGO Day . More

Committee urges greater aid for Africa to head off migration crises

PACE’s Migration Committee has urged Council of Europe member States to extend development co-operation with Africa to provide hope of “a viable future at home for people who would otherwise migrate to Europe”. More

Following massacre, rapporteur urges international action against Boko Haram terror

“My thoughts are with the more than 30 000 inhabitants of the city of Rann in Nigeria, who became victims of forced displacement through the brutal attacks of Boko Haram terrorists,” said Fabien Gouttefarde. More