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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
PICUM sent questions to Members of the EU Parliament (MEPs) regarding the human rights of undocumented migrants to address during hearings with Commissioner-designates.
The Child Rights Action Group (CRAG), including 15 international and European organisations, wrote an open letter to the new President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker.
PICUM has launched a new teaching guide to educate about the realities undocumented migrants face across Europe. The guide is available in English, French and Spanish and shows how PICUM’s web documentary “UNDOCUMENTARY” may be used in the classroom. It includes exercises and activities for school aged children of various age groups, university students and adults as well as foreign language students with different learning objectives.