On the occasion of the 2013 review of the implementation of the Return Directive, this position paper encourages the European Commission to consider whether to adopt updated guidelines. It urges member states to consider adopting legislation to bring procedural safeguards and minimum conditions in line with human rights standards whenever detention is used during the return process.
Return Directive Position Paper (366.8 Kb pdf file)
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Migrant Detention and Human Rights in the EU
An EU policy tool for dealing with “irregular” migrants—people who arrive in Europe to escape poverty and political instability, but who do not qualify for international protection—is ineffective and breaches human rights.
Stand Up for Migrants
Addressing Migration Challenges in a Globalized World
Migration isn’t new, but rarely before has it been as politicized as it is today. To reach a more sustainable equilibrium, governments must craft policy that balances migrants’ rights with the needs of local communities.
A Garden Grows on Lampedusa
On the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa, which remains on the forefront of migration to Europe, the locals are reclaiming their culture of farming and building community—one ancient seed at a time.