The Routinisation of Administrative Detention of Migrants and Free Movement of Citizens: Time to Explore Alternatives
Thursday, October 17th, 2013
9.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
European Parliament, Brussels – Room: P5B001
In the context of a renewed concern and involvement by citizens across Europe in the issue of migrants’ rights, the review of the “Return 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 a European level. We will present best practice 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.