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Implementing the Global Compact for Migration: ICMC Advocates for Better Protection of Children and All Migrants

Implementing the Global Compact for Migration: ICMC Advocates for Better Protection of Children and All Migrants

Nearly two years after States adopted the Global Compact for Migration, governments of Europe, North America, and Central Asia, under...
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Joint Statement on I Child Rights at the UNECE Regional Review of Global Compact for Migration

November 24, 2020

At the UNECE Regional Review of the Global Compact for Migration, the Initiative for Child Rights pleaded with governments to prioritize children’s best interest, end child detention, facilitate family reunification, and protect children from the dangers of COVID-19.

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ICMC Recommendations at UNECE Regional Review of Global Compact for Migration

November 24, 2020

At the UNECE Regional Review of the Global Compact for Migration, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ICMC urged governments to grant migrants access to services, expand regular migration pathways, and end detention.

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Could the COVID-19 Pandemic Be an Opportunity to End the Practice of Detaining Migrants?

Is there any good news in the COVID-19 pandemic? On the issue of migration detention, there just may be. Overcrowding,...
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New EU Pact on Migration and Asylum Is Not Yet the Fresh Start Needed, NGOs Argue

Some elements of the new Pact on Migration and Asylum for the European Union (EU) constitute a positive change in...
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New EU Pact on Migration and Asylum Is Not Yet the Fresh Start Needed

October 19, 2020

New policy proposals on migration and asylum released by the European Commission in September 2020 risk limiting the access to protection and fair asylum procedures. A group of 82 civil society organizations, including ICMC Europe, analyze the proposals in a joint statement.

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How ICMC Is Responding to Covid-19

Responding to COVID19: Reports From the Field

Responding to COVID19: Reports From the Field

Return Procedures Must Respect Human Rights and Dignity

Return Procedures Must Respect Human Rights and Dignity

A new European Union proposal to handle the return of asylum-seekers whose claims have been rejected may be at odds...
The Global Compact For Migration: What happened? And what's next?

The Global Compact For Migration: What happened? And what’s next?

To prove the Global Compact’s worth, we don’t need to get everything right immediately — even small progress will help...
Global Deal on Migration: This Is the Beginning, Not the End

Global Deal on Migration: This Is the Beginning, Not the End

Civil society organizations have commended UN Member States for a new comprehensive international agreement on migration. The final document includes...
Global Compact for Migration: It’s Now or Never

Global Compact for Migration: It’s Now or Never

No distinction with regard to a person’s status, an end to child detention and no criminalization of migrants — these...
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CRS, ICMC, & JRS Statement for the Second Formal Consultation of the Global Compact on Refugees

March 21, 2018

Issued by ICMC, Catholic Relief Services, and Jesuit Refugee Service/USA on 21 March 2018. The statement highlights the need to include provisions preventing family separation and child detention at all times in the Global Compact on Refugees.
Catholic Organizations Call on States to End the Detention of Migrant and Refugee Children

Catholic Organizations Call on States to End the Detention of Migrant and Refugee Children

Representatives of Catholic organizations, including the Holy See, Caritas Internationalis, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Center for Migration...
Detention of Migrant Children: Europe Can and Must Do Better

Detention of Migrant Children: Europe Can and Must Do Better

Migrant children often face grave human rights violations, including being deprived of their freedom, a rising feature of Europe’s migration...

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