Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons


Day against Human Trafficking: 'Better protection for victims through concerted pan-European action'

"Faced with the immense human suffering caused by trafficking in human beings, the relevant legal instruments of the Council of Europe should be promoted and strengthened," declared Vernon Coaker. More

New Italian law restricting migrant rescue ‘could add to number of victims’

Doris Fiala (Switzerland, ALDE) A new Italian law restricting migrant rescue NGOs could “increase the number of victims” and should be submitted for international expert opinion before coming into force, according to Doris Fiala. More

A plan for helping victims of disasters driven by climate change

PACE’s Migration Committee has set out a plan for better protecting the victims of natural disasters caused by climate change – including laws to protect people forced to move internally “for environmental reasons”. More

Easing the effects of labour migration from eastern Europe

European countries should work together to reduce the negative aspects of people leaving eastern Europe to work in the EU or western Europe – such as “brain-drain”, dwindling populations, or falling social security contributions. More

Doris Fiala urges parliaments to lead the debate on humane refugee policy

The Chair of the Migration Committee has urged parliaments to lead the political debate on devising humane refugee policies, recalling: “it is a legal and moral obligation to treat with humanity everyone seeking refuge in Europe”. More

Final conference of the Parliamentary Campaign to end detention of migrant children

The Parliamentary Campaign to End Immigration Detention of Children will host its final conference in the Council of Europe, on 26 June 2019.This event will sum up the work done by the Committee on Migration. More