Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons


Refugees and migrants in the Western Balkans: the need for collective action and equitable sharing of responsibilities

Europe has so far failed to find a proper, sustainable response to the refugee and migration crisis in the Western Balkans. Mutual trust and confidence have been undermined by unilateral actions, said the committee, meeting in Tbilisi. More

PACE rapporteur on the Syrian refugee crisis to visit Jordan and Lebanon

Annette Groth / $NW Annette Groth, who is preparing a report on a stronger European response to the Syrian refugees crisis for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, is to visit Jordan and Lebanon from 8 to 13 February. More

Committee names four states whose laws risk leaving children stateless

Laws on nationality in Cyprus, Norway, Romania and Switzerland “contain insufficient or no safeguards against childhood statelessness, in breach of regional and international obligations,” according to a draft report. More

Nadia Savchenko detention ‘a serious case of political persecution’

"The continuing detention by the Russian Federation of Nadiia Savchenko, Ukrainian parliamentarian and member of the Migration, Committee, constitutes a flagrant violation of human rights and a serious case of political persecution”. More

“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