INTERNATIONAL DETENTION COALITION CALLING FOR FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT APPROACH TO THE IMMIGRATION DETENTION OF MIGRANTS IN EUROPE

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ENOMW joins the International Detention Coalition Members and partners in expressing our collective concern that, “A Fundamentally Different Approach is Needed” to the immigration detention of migrants in Europe.

In advance of a consultation with key civil society stakeholders from 22-23 June 2017 at the Council of Europe Headquarters in Strasbourg, over 30 national, regional and international civil society organisations have drafted a joint statement, which will be presented to the European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) who is carrying out a codifying exercise on a detailed set of immigration detention rules based on existing international and regional human rights standards relating to the conditions of detention of migrants.

The important task of codifying existing international standards has been entrusted by CDCJ to a Committee of experts established under its authority: the Committee of experts on administrative detention of migrants (CJ-DAM).

The elaboration of the draft codifying instrument started in May 2016 and is expected to be completed in 2018

 

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