Nils Muižnieks: Europe needs a “paradigm shift” on migration

Writing ahead of today’s meeting, the Commissioner for Human Rights stated: “As the European Council is set to address the Union’s response to migration, one topic should be prominent on all points of its agenda: states’ obligations to uphold the human rights of migrants.”

Nils Muižnieks’ five-point plan to end migrant detention

Writing in a ‘Comment’ article, the Commissioner for Human Rights states: “It is imperative that states work towards the abolition of migrant detention. This does not mean giving up on managing one’s borders, including decisions over who enters a country and who can stay. It means investing in alternative measures to manage migration effectively, which are not as far-reaching and harmful as detention.”

Thorbjørn Jagland: Planned changes to migrants law could undermine Slovenia’s human rights guarantees

In a letter to Slovenia’s primie Minister Miro Cerar, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland confirmed his fears that planned changes to the country’s asylum laws could undermine human rights commitments.

Video: The truth about migration

In this video, Irena Guidikova, who leads the 100-strong Intercultural Cities network, outlines the “truth” about migration in Europe.

European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) webinar on migration law

This evening, Council of Europe experts and representatives of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA), will discuss migration law, in a special one hour webinar.