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Launch of the thematic report by UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, Mr François Crépeau.

30 May 2013, 12:30-14:30, European Parliament, Room A5E1.

This public discussion aims to disseminate the findings of the UN Special Rapporteur's regional study on the management of the external borders of the European Union (EU) and its impact on the human rights of migrants. The study draws on consultations with EU institutions and four country visits: Tunisia, Italy, Turkey and Greece.

The discussion will focus on key issues identified as main areas of concern in the report:

  • The increasing securitization of migration and border control
  • The use of detention as a tool in border control
  • The trend of externalization of border control, without adequate safeguard for human rights
  • The need to address exploitation of irregular migrants and to open up more regular migration channels, including for low skilled workers.


- The study is available here.

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