No One Is Illegal: Ending Criminalisation of Undocumented Migrants is Crucial to Ensure their Rights
On the occasion of International Migrants Day, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) urges the EU and its member states to end criminalisation of undocumented migrants to ensure equal access to human rights and to basic services.
On the occasion of International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers on 17 December, the LSI NGO Platform - United against human trafficking in Europe has published a statement calling to end violence against sex workers and for the protection and promotion of their human rights.
On the occasion of International Human Rights Day on 10 December 2013, La Strada International NGO Platform has launched a new campaign urging governments to fully implement anti-trafficking legislation. The campaign ‘One Story, Two Outcomes’ presents an exemplary story of trafficking which has two outcomes, depending on whether the protagonist is given access to her rights or not.
Three survivors of a shipwreck in 2011 that caused the deaths of 63 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, filed a complaint at the Brussels Tribunal of First Instance against the Belgian army on 26 November 2013 for failing to provide assistance.
Eurodiaconia together with PICUM invite you to join their seminar entitled Inclusion or Exclusion? What role for social services for migrants in the EU? at the European Parliament in Brussels on 27 November 2013 from 14.00-17.30, hosted by MEP EP Nadja Hirsch.
Médecins du Monde, PICUM and Eurochild, organise a roundtable to discuss the impact of the crisis on children's and women’s health at the European Parliament on 27 November 2013.
SEASONAL WORKERS DIRECTIVE: Improvements for Treatment of non-EU Workers, But Not Enough to Prevent Exploitation
The European Network Against Racism (ENAR), the European Federation of National Organisations Working with Homeless People (FEANTSA), and the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) welcome measures that aim at creating better working and living conditions for third-country seasonal workers across the EU. However, some of the measures the civil society proposed were not taken into account, which leaves risks for exploitation.
A child is a child: Defining the EU’s role in protecting the rights of undocumented migrant children
On the occasion of a public hearing considering the role of the European Union institutions in ensuring the rights of undocumented migrant children and their families, held at the European Parliament, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) together with French MEP Nathalie Griesbeck, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), called on EU institutions to fulfill their legal obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child to ensure protection and access to basic rights and services for undocumented migrant children and cease their immigration detention.
PICUM hosted the working group: “Access to Health Care for Undocumented Migrants” on 29 October 2013 in Brussels. Participants discussed the role of local and regional authorities in ensuring health service and sexual and reproductive health care (SRHR) for undocumented migrants.
New report: Local and regional authorities provide innovative solutions to ensure health care for undocumented migrants
PICUM’s new report Guaranteeing Access to Health Care for Undocumented Migrants in Europe: What Role Can Local and Regional Authorities Play? is the outcome of a roundtable discussion held by PICUM together with EUROCITIES at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels on 12 December 2012 and provides a set of recommendations, also available in French, Spanish and Italian.
Join the e-Discussion on Youth Migration, Equity and Inequalities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
The UN and civil society partners are hosting an online discussion on Youth Migration, Equity and Inequalities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda in order to highlight and further understanding of the potentially positive impacts that migration can have on young migrants and countries of origin and destination, and the policy environment required to achieve this as part of the post-2015 development agenda.
The Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) and the Global Campaign to End Child Detention issued a joint press release on 5 September 2013 expressing their concern about how the detention of children systematically violates children’s rights and its negative short and long term impacts on health, well-being and development.
International Youth Day celebrated under the theme ‘Youth Migration’ - New PICUM report provides strategies for empowerment
International Youth Day on 12 August 2013 is celebrated under the theme ‘Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward’. PICUM released its report "Realising the Rights of Children and Families in an Irregular Migration Situation" presenting strategies to support and empower undocumented migrant children and their families.
In the frame of the Beyond Irregularity project to which PICUM is a member, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has released two reports on migration to Morocco.
Access to justice for undocumented migrants: new PICUM report explains how to engage with legal systems
PICUM’s launches new report "Using Legal Strategies to Enforce Undocumented Migrants’ Human Rights" which outlines ways for advocates of undocumented migrants to engage with legal systems on both national and international levels.