Recommendation 1757 (2006)1

Migration, refugees and population in the context of the 3rd Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe


1. The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 1511 (2006) on migration, refugees and population in the context of the 3rd Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe (Warsaw, 16-17 May 2005).

2. The Assembly considers that in the light of the Warsaw Declaration and Action Plan, the Council of Europe has an important role to play in tackling issues relevant to migration, refugees and population.

3. Therefore, the Assembly recommends that the Committee of Ministers:

3.1. encourage its relevant intergovernmental committees, notably the European Committee on Migration (CDMG), the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) and the European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ), to give priority to the following issues, within their respective areas of competence, and work closely with the Parliamentary Assembly on:

    3.1.1. strengthening the rights affecting migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and displaced persons, and ensuring the setting up of a legal framework which fully respects their rights and upholds the core values of the Council of Europe;

    3.1.2. promoting intercultural dialogue, fostering tolerance and ensuring the integration of immigrant communities in their host societies;

    3.1.3. managing migration, including regular and irregular migration, while ensuring effective access to a fair asylum procedure for persons in need of international protection and respecting the different needs of countries of origin, transit and destination;

3.2. support fully the intersecretarial Task Force on Migration as well as the Political Platform on Migration set up by the Committee of Ministers.


1. Assembly debate on 28 June 2006 (20th Sitting) (see Doc. 10868, report of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population, rapporteur: Mr Hagberg).
Text adopted by the Assembly
on 28 June 2006 (20th Sitting).