PICUM's Programmes Director, Eve Geddie, discusses widespread labour exploitation of undocumented migrants and what the EU Directive on Seasonal Work holds for them.
Working group discusses how to end child detention and ensure access to services for undocumented migrant children and their families
PICUM hosted its third thematic working group on undocumented children and families on 13 November 2013 in Brussels. PICUM used the opportunity to update the 20 members participating on its advocacy work and policy developments both at global and EU level concerning the rights of undocumented children, with a focus on the immigration detention of children and families.
A Postcard from Britain - ‘Hostile Environment’, Border Control in Communities and Indefinite Immigration Detention
One of the salient features of the UK immigration detention system is that people know little about it. Nor are they aware that thousands of people are detained indefinitely for the administrative convenience of the state. Eiri Ohtani of the Detention Forum in London, UK explains how this practice breaches the rights of detained migrants.
More than 100 people are dead and hundreds still missing - What will the tragedy in Lampedusa change?
More than 100 people died in a boat tragedy near Lampedusa on 3 October 2013 and hundreds remain missing. Policymakers, civil society organisations and many individuals have expressed shock after the recent tragedy. But what will follow this wave of shock when the mourning of these latest victims abates?
Juliana Moya of PICUM’s member organization, Portuguese Association for Victim Support (APAV), explains how the recently modified framework of entry, stay, exit and removal of foreigners affects the situation of undocumented migrants.
Michele LeVoy, Director of PICUM, and Kadri Soova, PICUM's Advocacy Officer, discuss how increased border security influences perceptions on irregularity and favours criminalization.
Nacho Sánchez of the NGO Málaga Acoge writes about the campaign Salvemos la Hospitalidad! (Let’s save hospitality!) which aims to reverse the Spanish government's new draft of the Criminal Code criminalising solidarity with undocumented migrants.
Pablo Rojas Coppari, Strategic Advocacy Officer MRCI Ireland talks about his experience of meeting with members of ODT Immigrés – a local migrant-led wing of a Moroccan trade union. The meeting aimed to share MRCI's methodology of community work and to empower the local migrant group.
What do food banks, food chain workers, and Dreamers all have in common? The answer, when it comes to immigration, is just about everything. The impact of misguided immigration policies on food systems, labour rights and the human rights of undocumented migrants.
Side Event prior to the United Nations Day of General Discussion (DGD) on “The rights of all children in the context of international migration”, 27 September 2012, Geneva.
Blog post by Kadri Soova, PICUM Advocacy Officer on how lack of authorised migration status contributes to increased vulnerability of migrants in situations of human trafficking and exploitation.
Le 4 juillet 2012 à Rabat, au Maroc, s’est tenue une journée d’échange axée sur les droits des sans-papiers au Maroc dans le cadre du Projet « Beyond Irregularity ».
The Italian Association for Juridical Studies (ASGI), expresses its concerns over the transposition of the Employers’ Sanctions Directive and the new regularisation in Italy.
Yasmine Soraya, from Indonesian Migrant Workers Union (Netherlands), tells the story of Ahmad, an Indonesian undocumented migrant who was refused to renew his passport by his embassy and how he ended up in a limbo situation.
A short report on “Undoc Camp”, an innovative workshop aimed at using web and tech to get information and advice to young people with irregular immigration status in the UK. 13-14 July 2012, London.