A space for the exchange of co-development practices promoting migrants as citizens and actors of      development here and there.

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A year ago, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, started an investigation on the rights of migrants in the Euro-Mediterranean region, particularly on the situation at the external borders of the European Union (Greece, Italy, Tunisia, Turkey).

By examining the policies and decisions made in Brussels, as well as national policies, Mr. Crépeau assessed their impact on management and interception practices, on detention regimes and conditions, on returns and readmissions. He deduces that the rights of migrants, especially those of irregular migrants, are not always respected on European territory. According to him, border security has become a considerable priority for EU Member States and the main solution that has been found is detention and retention. (see UN article)

Mr. Crépeau will present his conclusions to the European Parliament in Brussels on May 30th 2013 during a public debate "The management of the EU's external borders and its impacton the human rights of migrants". This event, organised by PICUM, the MEP Hélène Flautre, the Amnesty EU Office and the Open Society Foundation will take place in room A5E1 from 12.30 to 2.30pm. To register, send your name, date of birth, email address, organisation name, type of identity, identity number and place of residence by Friday 24 May 2013 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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