In Europe, the launch of the thematic report by Mr François Crépeau, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants urged that migration policy in the European Union (EU) must incorporate a human rights approach instead of solely focusing on security concerns.

“Within EU institutional and policy structures, migration and border control have been increasingly integrated into security frameworks that emphasize policing, defence and criminality over a rights-based approach,” the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants François, Crépeau, told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Full report: the management of the EU’s external borders and its impact on the human rights of migrants – (PICUM)