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Immigration detention in transit zones : what European courts say

Immigration detention is understood as the deprivation of liberty of a person because of their ...
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Immigration detention and de facto detention: what the law says

Detaining someone because they do not have the right papers to live in the country ...
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UK: new rules make it easier for young people to access secure residence permit

Earlier this year, the UK’s Immigration Rules were changed to facilitate access to a secure residence ...
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Migrant smuggling: why we need a paradigm shift

Migrant smuggling: why we need a paradigm shift

Common narratives describe migrant smugglers as ruthless “criminals who take advantage of people’s vulnerability and ...
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Resilience and Resistance: the Criminalisation of Solidarity across Europe

Resilience and Resistance: the Criminalisation of Solidarity across Europe

This blog is based on the executive summary of our new report Resilience and Resistance: the ...
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Solidarity and justice for undocumented migrants: joining forces with social justice movements

Solidarity and justice for undocumented migrants: joining forces with social justice movements

On 2 and 3 June 2022, PICUM brought together migrant and human rights advocates, from ...
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Undocumented domestic workers go on first-ever strike in Brussels, Belgium

Undocumented domestic workers go on first-ever strike in Brussels, Belgium

On 16 June, International Domestic Workers' Day, a delegation of undocumented domestic workers led their ...
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Labour Rights of Undocumented Migrant Workers: what does the EU say?

Labour Rights of Undocumented Migrant Workers: what does the EU say?

This blog provides a brief analysis of some key EU legal texts on undocumented workers’ ...
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Non-Ukrainians fleeing the war met with detention

Non-Ukrainians fleeing the war met with detention

This blog was written by PICUM’s Advocacy Trainee Alyona Samar. Since the outset of the ...
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Regulating Migration Tech: How the EU’s AI Act can better protect people on the move

Regulating Migration Tech: How the EU’s AI Act can better protect people on the move

As the European Union amends the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act), understanding the impact of ...
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The 2022 Irish regularisation programme: the long fight of undocumented people

This blog is based on information kindly provided by our member Migrant Rights Centre Ireland, ...
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Joint civil society statement on the Schengen Borders Code

The undersigned civil society organisations would like to express their concerns with regard to several ...
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Regularisation of undocumented migrants: how to make it work

Regularisation is any process through which someone can obtain a residence permit to stay in ...
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Turning 18 and undocumented: ensuring a safe transition into adulthood

For thousands of migrant children and young people in Europe, turning 18 means transitioning into ...
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In the EU, solidarity with migrants is under threat

In the EU, solidarity with migrants is under threat

Acting in solidarity with migrants in the EU has been difficult for decades. Nearly twenty ...
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Europe’s solidarity must extend to all and prevent more people from becoming undocumented

As the number of people fleeing Ukraine continues to increase, PICUM, the Platform for International ...
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What safety means for undocumented people

Having no, or precarious, residence status often increases a person’s risk of experiencing abuse or ...
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Barriers to return: protection in international, EU and national frameworks

In recent years, EU migration policies have consistently focused on increasing the rate of returns ...
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Mental health and undocumented migrants: addressing challenges, fostering resilience

For undocumented people or for people with insecure residence status, precarious living and working situations, ...
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A manifesto for an inclusive and comprehensive EU gender-based violence policy for all

#UsToo The most at risk of gender based violence are among the least protected and ...
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