Migration and Human Rights

Secretary General's welcome to this website

Addressing the increasing challenges posed by migration the Council of Europe provides expertise in three distinct areas: Integration of Migrants, the Human Rights Dimension of Asylum and Irregular Migration and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The Council of Europe Migration Co-ordination service has been set up to improve co-ordination between different Council of Europe activities and those of external partners in this area. Moreover, a number of member states have already approached Migration Co-ordination with a view to launch bilateral co-operation projects in the area of migration.

I invite you to consult the new Migration Co-ordination website which displays the broad range of Council of Europe action and which will further facilitate co-ordination of important policies and activities in the area of migration.

Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe