Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons


New walls against migrants ‘morally unacceptable’, says committee

On the eve of International Migrants’ Day (18 December), the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced persons, in a statement, called for the respect of migrants’ fundamental rights. More

Slavery Abolition Day: ‘Europe must do more to end the human tragedy of modern slavery’

“The Day for the Abolition of Slavery must be a stark reminder for us all that, that governments of the world have committed themselves to end modern slavery and human trafficking by the year 2030”, said Vernon Coaker. More

‘Human traffickers cannot act with impunity’

“Human trafficking has been identified as a growing phenomenon throughout Europe, often in relation to refugees and asylum-seekers who are among the most vulnerable potential victims of traffickers and organised crime,” said Vernon Coaker. More

The Parliamentary Network on Diaspora Policies organised its 2nd regional meeting in Kyiv

During its 2nd meeting in Kyiv, which brought together around 80 participants, the Network emphasized how important it is for national and local authorities to engage diaspora members and their organisations. More

Duarte Marques, new Coordinator of the PACE Parliamentary Network on Diaspora Policies

During the second regional meeting held in Kyiv on 24 September 2018, Duarte Marques (Portugal, EPP/CD) was appointed Coordinator of the Parliamentary Network on Diaspora Policies. More

Ensuring the right to family reunification of migrants and refugees

“The right to family life applies to everyone, including refugees and migrants,” said the Committee, which called on member States to “develop common guidelines” to implement the right to family reunification. More

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