The Routinisation of Administrative Detention of Migrants and Free Movement of Citizens

Brussels October
17th 2013
EA Evento
EA Evento

October 17th at 9:00h at European Parliament

In the context of a renewed concern and involvement by citizens across Europe in the issue of migrants’ rights, the review of the “Returns Directive” as well as the run-up to the European Elections, the conference brings together representatives of national governments, the European Parliament and civil society in order to explore ways in which the detention of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees can be prevented at the European level. We will present best practices of activism from key civil society campaigns (Italy, France, UK, Spain) and share concerns about current regularisation programmes for undocumented migrants, whilst also seeking political alternatives to the practice of detention and establishing clear standards for liberty and freedom of movement.