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.

France: Calais migrant camp closure raises unaccompanied minors fears

In a new report, Tomáš Boček, the Secretary General’s Special Representative on migration and refugees, has revealed his concern that France has yet to offer detailed plans for the accommodation and care of all those in “the Calais Jungle.”