Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons


“Migrants detained for administrative reasons are not criminals”

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. More

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

Doris Fiala (Switzerland, ALDE) 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. More

International Migrants Day: PACE members to visit detention centres

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. More

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

“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. More

International co-operation and intelligence sharing to combat migrant smuggling

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. More

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

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. More