Criminalisation

Criminal law and other approaches based on sanctions are often used to punish migrants and those who provide them with assistance, and to address phenomena like smuggling, trafficking, and sex work.

This leads to more, not less, harm and suffering. We call for systems that support people instead.

Interactive Storyboard

The EU is collecting millions of data of third country nationals in large-scale database that are being connected to step up deportations. Check our interactive storyboard to learn what this means for people in real life.

Related publications

Read our publications to learn about how migration policies shape our societies and the lives of undocumented people, and how they can be improved.

2024
Criminalisation

Between administrative and criminal law: An overview of criminalisation of migration across the EU

2024
Criminalisation

Cases of criminalisation of migration and solidarity in the EU in 2023

2024
Criminalisation

PICUM’s inputs to the European Commission consultation on the Facilitation Directive

2023
Criminalisation

More than 100 people criminalised for acting in solidarity with migrants in the EU in 2022

2022
Detention and Deportations

PICUM Submission on the evaluation of the European Border and Coast Guard Regulation