The returns Directive - outrageous Directive - voted by the European Parliament on 18 June, was adopted on Tuesday 9 December, without discussion, in the «Transport, telecommunications and energy» Council of Ministers of the European Union (EU). Contrary to what has been reported on the matter by the Council, this text affects the right of asylum, it does not respect the rights of people in an irregular situation and it does not offer special provisions for vulnerable people. The mobilisation (...)
The Council of Ministers of the European Union must not adopt the outrageous directive!
The return directive, so-called outrageous directive, which was adopted by the European Parliament on June 18, 2008, has been submitted for formal adoption to the EU Council of Ministers on December 8.
At a time when thousands of citizens, NGOs, trade-unions, faith-based organisations, have mobilised themselves to ask European decision-makers to reject this directive, which will trivialise and generalise a policy of imprisonment and deportation of migrants within entire Europe, and whereas (...)
Migreurop letter about Concerns : EP report on the situation of fundamental rights in the UE 2004-2007
Migreurop network, representing 35 organizations throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East, would like to share its concerns about some of the amendments proposed on the draft Report on the situation of fundamental rights in the EU 2004-2007.
Detention of foreigners: the first effects of the “return” directive
"Less than three months after being adopted by the European parliament, the return directive, which implements systematic migrants detention, provisions decided by European Member States are part of this same logic of migrants detention and criminalization ."
In Italy, where for years a “state of emergency” has been decreed to every occasion under the pretext of a threat of invasion, the cabinet has just decided to double the number of detention centres which hold foreigners awaiting (...)
The situation of exiles on the English Channel and North Sea coast
Report of a CFDA mission of inquiry carried out between May and July 2008
Between May and July 2008, the French Coalition for Asylum Rights (CFDA) (Coordination française pour le droit d’asile), composed of about twenty French associations, carried out a mission of inquiry in north-western France on the situation of the “exiles” found in the area.