ECRI General Policy Recommendation N°16
ECRI General Policy Recommendation N°16 on safeguarding irregularly present migrants from discrimination - adopted on 16 March 2016
General Policy Recommendation No. 16 on safeguarding irregularly present migrants from discrimination seeks to ensure access by all persons in this particularly vulnerable group – women, men and children - to those human rights which are guaranteed to them in international human rights law, in particular as concerns education, health care, housing, social security and assistance, labour protection and justice, while they are within the jurisdiction of a member state. It calls for the creation of effective measures ("firewalls") to prohibit social services providers from sharing the personal data of suspected irregular migrants with immigration authorities.