Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

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Protecting human rights for people affected by climate-change-induced migration

At its meeting in hybrid mode, the Migration Committee stressed the importance of protecting human rights for people forced to migrate by climate-change-induced disasters or hardship, with particular attention to vulnerable groups such as “persons living in coastal areas, indigenous people... More

Migration Committee Chair expresses deep concern over the fate of alleged captives and missing persons from the recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan

“I am deeply concerned about the fate of the alleged captives and missing persons from the recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan,” Pierre Alain Fridez (Switzerland, SOC), Chair of the PACE Migration Committee said after an exchange of views on this issue in the Committee. “This is all... More

Committee recommends more coordination of humanitarian action for refugees in countries in North Africa and the Middle East

The Migration Committee today expressed its deep concern about the extremely serious humanitarian situation of refugees and migrants in many countries in North Africa and the Middle East, a transit region towards Europe for these people, many of whom risk their lives on the Mediterranean Sea. In... More

Council of Europe states encouraged to engage with diasporas

A PACE committee has called for the elaboration of a European policy on diasporas, and has suggested the Council of Europe should take the lead in this work. In a resolution and recommendation based on a report by Paulo Pisco (Portugal, SOC), PACE’s Migration Committee spelled out a series of... More

Call for parliamentary mobilization in favor of the UN Global Compacts for Migrants and Refugees

The Migration Committee called on national parliaments to mobilize for the adoption and implementation of the United Nations Global Compacts for Migrants and Refugees by all Council of Europe member states. The Commission is convinced "that by joining forces, parliaments can change the course of... More

International Migrants Day

On International Migrants Day, Pierre-Alain Fridez (Switzerland, SOC), Chair of the Migration Committee, made a pressing appeal for increased protection of migrant workers against exploitation and the violation of their human rights. “Thirty years ago, on 18 December 1990, the United Nations... More