Follow-up on Greece report recommendations and International Migrants Day


On 2-3 February 2018, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees (SRSG), together with the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) and the municipality of Athens, will organise training sessions on the non-discrimination,...

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Judgments concerning extradition and deportation

European Court of Human Rights

On 07 December 2017, in a Chamber judgment handed down in the case of D.L. v. Austria (application no. 34999/16), concerning the proceedings for the extradition of a Serbian national from Austria to Kosovo, the Court found, unanimously, that there would be no violation of Article 2 (right to...

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GRETA carried out an urgent procedure visit to Hungary


From 10 to 12 December 2017, a delegation of the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out a visit to Hungary. The visit was organised under GRETA’s urgent procedure rules and examined the specific situation of identification and referral to assistance of...

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73 European Qualifications Passports for Refugees issued in 2017

Education department

Italy and Norway have confirmed their financial support for the second phase of the project on the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees. Greece had earlier confirmed that it will continue to provide support to the project. These contributions will ensure that the project can be launched...

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Intercultural integration approach in cities leads to local well-being

intercultural cities

Intercultural integration approach advocated by the Council of Europe, leads to local well-being, finds the new study published by the Migration Policy Group. According to the study, cities with stronger intercultural policies are more likely to have populations who believe that foreigners are...

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Issue paper on women's sexual and reproductive health and rights in Europe

HR Commissioner

On 4 December 2017, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, published his thematic report in which he touched upon sexual and reproductive health and rights of women asylum seekers and undocumented migrants. Addressing the issue of restrictive abortion laws in some...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee visited Ukraine


A delegation of the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) carried out a periodic visit to Ukraine from 8 to 21 December 2017. In addition to the situation of persons in police custody, prisoners, psychiatric patients and...

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PACE winter session and a seminar on Parliamentary Network on Diaspora Policies in Morocco


On 23 January 2018, during the winter part-session of the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) of the Council of Europe, and in the framework of the PACE Campaign to End Immigration Detention of Children, the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaces Persons will organise a round table on the...

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