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Protecting undocumented children: Promising policies and practices from governments

PICUM's new report entitled “Protecting undocumented children: Promising policies and practices from governments”gathers practices in the areas of education, health care, protection from violence, and non-detention, alongside some available data and relevant policy documents at EU level.

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Side Event at the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council:

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Argentina, is hosting a side event at the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council on 11 March 2015 in Geneva to discuss the rights of irregular migrants.

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Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants discussing policy developments in Brussels

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, visited Brussels from 2 to 5 February 2015 to discuss migration policy developments and the management of the EU border.

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President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe endorses PICUM’s terminology campaign

Anne Brasseur, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), speaking on the eve of International Migrants Day (18 December 2014) highlighted the need to use accurate terminology in reference to undocumented migrants and endorsed PICUM's 'Words Matter' campaign.

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INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS’ DAY: STOP USING THE TERM ‘ILLEGAL MIGRANT’!

On the occasion of International Migrants’ Day on 18 December 2014, migrants’ rights advocates from across Europe urge media, policymakers and others who have a key role in influencing public views on migration to stop using ‘illegal migrant’ and adopt accurate and neutral terms in reference to undocumented migrants.

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Organisations ask new EU Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs to ensure the rights of all migrant children

In a joint letter, a group of 26 migrants' rights and children's rights organisations urged Dimitris Avramopoulos, new EU Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs, to take measures to realise the rights of all children affected by migration.

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PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS:

PICUM and the Polish organisation Stowarzyszenie Interwencji Prawnej (Association for Legal Intervention) today call on the EU to prioritise the enforcement of the labour rights of undocumented migrant workers, on the occasion of a public hearing at the European Parliament on the impact of the ‘EU Employers’ Sanctions Directive’.

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ADDRESSING VIOLENCE AGAINST UNDOCUMENTED WOMEN:

On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, PICUM highlights the urgent need to end impunity for violence against women and girls, particularly those who are undocumented. PICUM's short guide entitled "EU Victims’ Directive: An Opportunity to Advance Justice for Undocumented Migrants" explains the transposition process and describes practical ways how civil society can engage with authorities.

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HEARING ON THE EMPLOYERS' SANCTIONS - EFFECTIVE TOOL IN REDUCING IRREGULAR MIGRATION OR THE LABOUR RIGHTS OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS?

PICUM together with the Polish NGO Stowarzyszenie Interwencji Prawnej (Association for Legal Intervention) organises a hearing at the European Parliament which aims to analyse the impact of the 'EU Employers’ Sanctions Directive’. Deadline for registrations is 25 November.

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25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD: UNDOCUMENTED CHILDREN STILL DENIED BASIC RIGHTS

On the occasion of Universal Children’s Day which coincides with the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) calls on governments to make the rights enshrined in the Convention a reality for undocumented migrant children.

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Policy Brief: The Key Role Local and Regional Authorities Play in Providing Health Care for Undocumented Migrants

Regional and local authorities across Europe have varying competences in the field of health policy, both as policy makers as well as service providers. PICUM's new policy brief explores entitlements to access to health care for undocumented migrants across Europe and the role of local and regional authorities.

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EU Anti-Trafficking Day

Today, on the occasion of the EU anti-trafficking day, our member La Strada International together with 30 partner organisations in Europe launches the campaign 'Used in Europe: human trafficking and labour exploitation on our continent'. This campaign reaches out to consumers, the private sector and States to address human trafficking, including forced and exploitative labour in Europe.

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REPORT: HOW TO ENSURE UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS’ RIGHT TO HOUSING AND SHELTER

On the occasion of World Habitat Day, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) together with the European Federation of National Organisations working with the homeless (FEANTSA) and the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) launch their new report outlining strategies and good practices to overcome barriers for undocumented migrants to access housing and shelter.

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PICUM sends letter to The Guardian asking to change terminology

PICUM sent a letter to The Guardian authored by PICUM's Director, Michele LeVoy, in response to their call for comment: The readers’ editor on… whether we should use the term ‘illegal immigrant’.

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PICUM Proposes Questions to MEPs for the Commissioner-Designate Hearings

PICUM sent questions to Members of the EU Parliament (MEPs) regarding the human rights of undocumented migrants to address during hearings with Commissioner-designates.

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