SRSG on Migration and Refugees carried-out fact-finding mission to Finland

Special Representative on Migration and Refugees 19 June 2024 Strasbourg

The Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees (SRSG), David Best, carried out a fact-finding mission to Finland from 21 to 23 May. The visit included meetings with the relevant state authorities, Finland’s Non-Discrimination Ombudsman, and representatives of...

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Migration Committee approves three groundbreaking reports ahead of PACE plenary

PACE 19 June 2024 Strasbourg

During its meeting held in Paris on 29 May, the PACE Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons unanimously adopted three groundbreaking reports: Ensuring human rights compliant human rights procedures (rapporteur: Stephanie Krisper, Austria, ALDE) PACE committee warns against the...

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Strengthening protection of migrant women, and Istanbul Convention monitoring in Ukraine

Gender Equality 19 June 2024 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Recommendation CM/Rec (2022)17 calls on all member states to further enhance and strengthen the protection of rights of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls. The provisions of this Recommendation are particularly relevant to Ukraine in view of the Russian war...

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CDENF examines implementation of CM recommendation on unaccompanied and separated migrant children

CDENF 19 June 2024 Strasbourg

At its 9th Plenary meeting (28-30 May, the Steering Committee for the Rights of the Child (CDENF) held the first examination of the implementation review report of Recommendation CM/Rec(2019)11 on effective guardianship for unaccompanied and separated children in the context of migration. The...

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Tackling racism and intolerance in the area of health care

ECRI 19 June 2024 Strasbourg

On 14 May 2024, the Secretariat of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) published a new factsheet on addressing racism and intolerance in healthcare. The document outlines ECRI's key recommendations from its country reports during the fourth, fifth, and sixth monitoring...

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CPT publishes report on its 2023 periodic visit to Cyprus

CPT 19 June 2024 Strasbourg

On 17 May, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) published the report on its periodic visit to Cyprus carried out from 9 to 17 May 2023, together with the response of the Cypriot authorities. The main objective of the visit was...

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Moldovan school teachers and Turkish lawyers received trainings in dealing with migration-related issues

DPC 19 June 2024 Strasbourg

Under the project on ”Strengthening the human rights protection of refugees and migrants in the Republic of Moldova”, 30 school teachers from Cantemir, Leova and Cahul districts participated in training sessions on trauma treatment and prevention of burnout, conducted in the South of the country,...

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