Special Representative on Migration and Refugees
The Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has appointed Leyla Kayacik as her Special Representative on migration and refugees from January 2022. The announcement comes at a time when migration-related challenges are prominent and fast evolving in many countries across Europe. The Council of Europe provides close dialogue and support to its member States, helping them respond to these challenges on the basis of the European Convention on Human Rights and other Council of Europe standards. The Secretary General’s Special Representative plays a central role in that effort (link to mandate).