Practical tools to help young migrants and refugees in transition to adulthood launched in Strasbourg

Special Representative on Migration and Refugees 26 June 2023 Strasbourg

A set of practical tools aimed at helping young migrants and refugees in their transition to adulthood was launched on 18 April by the Office of the SRSG on Migration and Refugees, the Youth Department, the Co-operation Programmes Division – Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law, with...

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Reykjavik Summit Declaration

4th Summit 26 June 2023 Strasbourg

The 4th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe took place in Reykjavík, on 16 and 17 May 2023. The leaders decided to establish a Register of damage caused by the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine. They agreed to strengthen the Council of Europe and its...

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Commissioner Mijatović criticised constant and deliberate failures in treating asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Europe

CommHR 26 June 2023 Strasbourg

Presenting her Annual Report before the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, among other things, criticised a consistent and deliberate failure by many member states to uphold their international human rights...

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PACE Migration Committee focused on most acute migration-related issues in Europe

PACE 26 June 2023 Strasbourg

In April and May 2023, the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) maintained its strong focus on the most acute migration-related issues on the continent. On the basis of a fact-finding visit to Warsaw and Vilnius in early...

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Local and regional authorities can truly make a difference in lives of young migrants

Congress 26 June 2023 Strasbourg

Participating in a panel on “European, national and local policies and context” in the framework of the international launching event “Turning 18 with confidence – supporting migrant and refugee children in transition to adulthood” on 18 April 2023 in the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg,...

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European Court of Human Rights found conditions in Samos Reception and Identification Centre exceeded severity threshold

ECHR 26 June 2023 Strasbourg

On 4 April 2023, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled in the case in the case of A.D. v. Greece, finding that the situation to which the applicant was subjected exceeded the threshold of severity required to engage Article 3 (prohibition of torture) of the European Convention on Human...

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Gender Equality: Several key papers translated into Ukrainian

Gender Equality 26 June 2023 Strasbourg

The Gender Equality Division’s Cooperation Unit translated into Ukrainian the 2022 publication, Ensuring the non-discriminatory implementation of measures against violence against women and domestic violence. Based on Article 4, paragraph 3 of the Istanbul Convention, this publication emphasises...

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Conference of INGOs adopted Recommendation for a Global Approach of the Rights of Refugees and Migrants and the Role of Civil Society

The Conference of INGOs (CINGO) held its annual spring session on 24-26 April 2023 and on its last day its General Assembly adopted a Recommendation for a Global Approach of the Rights of Refugees and Migrants and the Role of Civil Society . The Conference was held in hybrid format. An exchange...

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