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22 July 2011
Trial Observation Mission in Cyprus: Four International NGOs Urge Cypriot Authorities to Drop Charges against Human Rights Defender Doros Polykarpou
The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), The Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), The European Network Against Racism (ENAR), and Migreurop are deeply concerned with the Cypriot authorities’ prosecution of Mr. Doros Polykarpou, the Executive Director of Action for Support, Equality, Antiracism (KISA).For this reason, we have sent a delegation to observe the second hearing of the trial against Doros Polykarpou that took place today, 22 July 2011, in Larnaca, Cyprus. The delegation was there to ensure that Mr Polykarpou was given a free and fair trial. Although the trial was postponed to 12 September 2011 due to lack of detailed information about the criminal charges, the delegation welcomes the decision of the judge in requesting such information. View the press release in English or French.


8 March 2011

100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day Marks Day of Action for Exploited and Abused Undocumented Migrant Women in Europe
On the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day, PICUM brings together the voices of more than 100 migrant women, NGOs, trade unions, and governmental officials from across Europe to highlight how undocumented migrant women working in Europe’s households are often denied the most basic protections from exploitation and abuse with the release of its report “Violence and Exploitation of Undocumented Migrant Women: Building Strategies to End Impunity”. Click here

2 March 2011
Public intervention for migrant workers in hunger strike in Greece
Public intervention by i-RED, RED European Network combating racism & xenophobia, the Greek Forum of Migrants, PICUM and the Migrants' Rights Network (MRN) proposing key actions to be taken by the Greek Government and the hunger strikers and their supporters to tackle the current impasse after more than a month of hunger strike by migrants and asylum seekers in Athens and Thessaloníki in Greece and urging the  to take key actions. Click here

9 December 2010
9 EU countries do not guarantee access to health care for undocumented pregnant women and children
On the eve of Human Rights Day, a joint press released was published by Médecins du Monde, the HUMA network, the Platform for International Cooperationon Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), the European Women's Lobby (EWL) and the European Anti-PovertyNetwork (EAPN) following an Public Hearing at the European Parliament held on 8 December 2010 in Brussels which noted that how undocumented migrants – especially undocumented pregnant women and children – are threatened by both legislative and practical barriers when trying to access health care. EN FR ES

16 November 2010
Racist attacks in Cyprus: national authorities mustput a stop to the criminalization of undocumented migrants and their supporters
PICUM and the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) published a joint press release to express their deep concern regarding a violent attack against the participants of the 13th Rainbow Festival which took place in Larnaca, Cyprus on 5th November and which is organised by KISA, a migrant support organisation which is a member of the European networks PICUMand ENAR.  EN EL

30 November 2009
Reliability instead of ‘number games’: Final results of an EU-funded Research Project on Irregular Migration in Europe
Press release on  the European research project Clandestino, in which PICUM was a partner along with the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), the Center for International Relations, Warsaw, the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI), the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).  Click here

4 February 2009Employers’ sanctions directive: Migrant workers, not employers, will pay the price of their exploitation
Joint Statement by ENAR, PICUM, Solidar and the European Women's Lobby on the ratification of the employer sanctions directive in the European Parliament. EN FR

15 April 2008
Employers’ Sanctions Directive: Will migrant workers pay the price of their exploitation?
Joint statement of PICUM, ENAR and Solidar entitled 'Employers' Sanctions Directive: Will migrant workers pay the price of their exploitation?'  Click here

January 2008
Health care in NowHereLand improving services for undocumented migrants in the EU
Press release on project "NowhereLand" co-financed by the European Commission’s Programme for Community Action in the field of public health (2003 – 2008), the Commission's DG Sanco and the Barrow Cadbury Trust, which aims at improving access to health care services for undocumented migrants. Click here

17 December 2007
International Migrants’ Day: time to make rights a reality!
Joint statement of PICUM, ENAR and Solidar entitled 'International Migrants' Day: time to make rights a reality!'  click here

29 June 2007
No human being should go to hospital only to die: The need for improving access to health care for undocumented migrants in Europe
Press release entitled 'No human being should go to hospital only to die: The need for improving access to health care for undocumented migrants in Europe'  Click here

15 September 2006
Will undocumented migrants continue to be invisible in the new national action plans on social inclusion, health and pensions for 2006-2008?
Press release entitled 'Will undocumented migrants continue to be invisible in the new national action plans on social inclusion, health and pensions for 2006-2008?' Click here

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