International institutions

Council of Europe

Council of Europe launches Handbook on child-friendly information for children in migration, 18 December 2018, https://www.coe.int/en/web/children/-/council-of-europe-launches-handbook-on-child-friendly-information-for-children-in-migration

Despite challenges in managing mixed migration, Spain should guarantee effective access to asylum also in Melilla and Ceuta, 6 September 2018. https://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/full-news/-/asset_publisher/Dgh51iCGvfbg/content/despite-challenges-in-managing-mixed-migration-spain-should-guarantee-effective-access-to-asylum-also-in-melilla-and-ceuta

Letter from Ms Dunja Mijatović, Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe, to Mr Theo Francken, Secretary of State for Migration and Asylum, Belgium, CommHR/DM/Sf 062-2018, 5 June 2018, https://rm.coe.int/letter-to-mr-theo-francken-secretary-of-state-for-migration-and-asylum/16808b2d5b

Report of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe Dunja Mijatovic following her visit to Greece from 25 to 29 June 2018, CommDH(2018)24, 6 November 2018, https://rm.coe.int/report-on-the-visit-to-greece-from-25-to-29-june-2018-by-dunja-mijatov/16808ea5bd

Report of the Fact-Finding Mission by Ambassador Tomáš Boček, Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees, to Bulgaria, 13-17 November 2017, SG/Inf(2018)18 (2018). https://rm.coe.int/report-of-the-fact-finding-mission-by-ambassador-tomas-bocek-special-r/16807be041

Report to the Greek Government on the visit to Greece carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) from 10 to 19 April 2018, CPT/Inf (2019) 4, 19 February 2019, https://rm.coe.int/1680930c9a

Response of the Greek Government to the report of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) on its visit to Greece from 10 to 19 April 2018, 19 February 2019, https://rm.coe.int/1680930c9c

European Court of Human Rights

Interim Measures, January 2019, https://www.echr.coe.int/Documents/FS_Interim_measures_ENG.pdf

Fact Sheet - Migrants in Detention, March 2019, https://www.echr.coe.int/Documents/FS_Migrants_detention_ENG.pdf

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Working Together for Local Integration of Migrants and Refugees, 18 April 2018, https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/content/publication/9789264085350-en

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and UN High Commissioner for Refugrees (UNHCR), Safe Pathways for Refugees: OECD-UNHCR Study on third country solutions for refugees: family reunification, study programmes and labour mobility, December 2018, https://www.unhcr.org/protection/resettlement/5c07a2c84/safe-pathways-for-refugees.html

United Nations, Committee on the Rights of the Child, Views adopted by the Committee under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure, concerning communication No. 11/2017 * , ** , ***, CRC/C/79/D/11/2017, 18 February 2019, https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CRC%2FC%2F79%2FD%2F11%2F2017&Lang=en

United Nations, Human Rights Committee, Concluding observations on the sixth periodic report of Hungary, CCPR/C/HUN/CO/6, 9 May 2018, http://docstore.ohchr.org/SelfServices/FilesHandler.ashx?enc=6QkG1d%2FPPRiCAqhKb7yhsnm97%2BRfSonZvQyDICMC7to7lkIHViwiffCrjxVJVYr7AYGd1bD3LqpWwx7fjwdowp0XO09j1KeHx2S0%2Be4%2FGUZf4WEtz0X6rsDTNt6FAcrQ


UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR)

Aide Memoire - Operational Guidance on Maintaining the Civilian and Humanitarian Character of Sites and Settlements, July 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5b55c6fe4.html

The Campaign to End Statelessness, October – December 2018 Update, December 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5c1783737.html

Commentary on the interfaith statement on refugees published by the Swiss Council of Religions | Commentaire sur la déclaration interreligieuse sur les réfugiés, publiée par le Conseil suisse des Religion, 9 November 2018, https://www.unhcr.org/dach/ch-fr/26936-commentaire-sur-lactualite-de-pascale-moreau-directrice-du-bureau-europe-du-hcr-sur-la-declaration-interreligieuse-sur-les-refugies-publiee-par-le-conseil-suisse-des-religions.html

Country Report Greece 2018, Inter-agency Participatory Assessment Report, October 2018, https://data2.unhcr.org/en/documents/download/66441

Desperate Journeys: January – December 2018, January 2019, https://data2.unhcr.org/en/documents/download/67712#_ga=2.52763432.1874331102.1560779346-134324451.1547206849

Engaging with the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, 6 November 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5be2c90a4.html

Eritrean, Guinean and Sudanese Refugees and Migrants in Italy, January 2019, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5c667ab84.html

Follow the Money I: Assessing the Use of EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) Funding at the National Level, January 2019, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5c5da2017.html

Follow the Money II: Assessing the Use of EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) Funding at the National Level (2014 - 2018), January 2019, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5c52d3e34.html

Good practices in nationality laws for the prevention and reduction of statelessness, Handbook for Parliamentarians N° 29, November 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5be41d524.html

Guidance Note on the outflow of Venezuelans, March 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5a9ff3cc4.html

Guidance on the Protection of Personal Data of Persons of Concern to UNHCR, 23 August 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5b360f4d4.html

High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges, 2018, https://www.unhcr.org/high-commissioners-dialogue-on-protection-challenges-2018.html

High Commissoner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges 2018: Protection and solutions in urban settings: engaging with cities, 18 & 19 December 2018, Summary report, https://www.unhcr.org/protection/hcdialogue%20/5c76a8964/summary-report-high-commissioners-dialogue-protection-challenges-2018.html

Hungary: UNHCR dismayed over further border restrictions and Draft Law targeting NGOs working with asylum-seekers and refugees, 16 February 2018. https://www.unhcr.org/hu/4486-hungary-unhcr-dismayed-border-restrictions-draft-law-targeting-ngos-working-asylum-seekers-refugees.html

Information on international protection for Venezuelan nationals in Spain | Información sobre protección internacional para nacionales venezolanos en España, 22 October 2018, https://www.acnur.org/es-es/noticias/noticia/2018/10/5bcde9eb4/informacion-sobre-proteccion-internacional-para-nacionales-venezolanos.html

In Harm’s Way: International Protection in the Context of Nexus Dynamics Between Conflict or Violence and Disaster or Climate Change, December 2018,  https://www.refworld.org/docid/5c2f54fe4.html

It is good that we are being listened to: best interest, access to protection and to a sustainable solution | C’est bien qu’on nous écoute: Intérêt supérieur, accès à une protection et à une solution durable. Expériences et points de vue d’enfants non accompagnés étrangers en France, 13 December 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5c3cb9924.html

I Want to Feel Safe: Strengthening child protection in the initial reception of unaccompanied and separated children in Sweden, December 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5c07cc0a4.html

Legal Aid (Individual Legal Representation in Asylum/Refugee Context) for Migrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Greece: Challenges and Barriers, Legal Aid Actors Task Force, January 2018. https://data2.unhcr.org/es/documents/download/61989

Legal considerations on state responsibilities for persons seeking international protection in transit areas or ‘international’ zones at airports, 17 January 2019, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5c4730a44.html

Legal Considerations regarding access to protection and a connection between the refugee and the third country in the context of return or transfer to safe third countries, April 2018.  https://www.refworld.org/docid/5acb33ad4.html

The Living Conditions of Asylum-Seekers in Cyprus, 2018, https://www.unhcr.org/cy/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2018/05/LivingConditionsofAsylumSeekersReport.pdf

Mapping Statelessness in Portugal, October 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5bc602314.html

Moving Forward, UNHCR Malta Magazine, March 2018, https://www.unhcr.org/mt/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/03/UNHCR-Malta-Magazine-2018.pdf

Neustrukturierung des Asylbereichs, UNHCR-Empfehlungen zur Änderung der Verordnung des EJPD über den Betrieb von Zentrendes Bundes und Unterkünften an den Flughäfen (Betriebsverordnung), SR 142.311.23, Totalrevision, Entwurf vom Februar 2018, https://www.unhcr.org/dach/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/05/CH_-201804_UNHCR_-Empfehlungen-zur-EJPD-VO.pdf

Observations by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regional Representation for Northern Europe: Draft Law Proposal of 5 October 2018 Amending the Alien’s Act of Finland, 23 October 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5bdc4aa44.html

Political participation of refugees in their country of nationality, PPLA/2018/04, November 2018,  https://www.refworld.org/docid/5beaf3dc7.html

Press Comment: UNHCR welcomes decision to allow disembarkation, 4 December 2018, https://www.unhcr.org/mt/4076-press-comment-unhcr-welcomes-decision-to-allow-disembarkation-on-humanitarian-grounds.html

Recommendations on the planned AnKER centres | Empfehlungen zu den geplanten AnKER-Zentren, 08 June 2018, https://www.unhcr.org/dach/de/23656-empfehlungen-zu-den-geplanten-anker-zentren.html

Refugees and Migrants Arriving in Spain, January 2019, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5c667adc7.html

Le regroupement familial des bénéficiaires d’une protection internationale en Belgique, June 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5b57414d4.html

Religion, reason for flight | La religion, motif de fuite : la protection contre les persécutions pour des raisons religieuses, November 2018, https://www.unhcr.org/dach/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/11/CH_UNHCR-Religion-Report-FRA-screen.pdf

The Right to Family Life and Family Unity of Refugees and Others in Need of International Protection and the Family Definition Applied, 2nd edition, January 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5a9029f04.html

Syria Regional Refugee Response, Inter-Agency Information Sharing Portal, https://data2.unhcr.org/en/situations/syria

Statelessness in Switzerland | Staatenlosigkeit in der Schweiz, November 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5c4f05314.html

Technical note on the Decree Law 4 October 2018, n. 113 | Nota tecnica dell’UNHCR Decreto Legge 4 ottobre 2018, n.113, 2018. https://www.unhcr.it/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Nota-tecnica-su-Decreto-legge-FINAL_REV_DRAFT1_V2.pdf

Thousands of Asylum-Seekers Moved off Greek Islands, 27 December 2018, https://www.unhcr.org/news/latest/2018/12/5c24d1524/thousands-asylum-seekers-moved-greek-islands.html

Towards a Comprehensive Integration Strategy for Cyprus, July 2018, https://www.unhcr.org/cy/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2018/07/Integration_Report_2018.pdf

UNHCR Beyond Detention Toolkit: Guiding Questions for the assessment of Alternatives to Detention, May 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5b1e662d4.html

UNHCR calls on Hungary to withdraw the Draft Law on Refugees | Az UNHCR felszólítja Magyarországot, hogy vonja vissza a menekülteket sújtó törvénytervezetet, 29 May 2018, https://www.unhcr.org/hu/4619-az-unhcr-felszolitja-magyarorszagot-hogy-vonja-vissza-menekulteket-sujto-torvenytervezetet.html

UNHCR Comments on the European Commission Proposal for a Qualification Regulation – COM (2016) 466, February 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5a7835f24.html

UNHCR comments on the inquiry ‘Ett Ordnat Mottagande – Gemensamt Ansvar För Snabb Etablering Eller Återvändande’, (SOU 2018:22), 15 November 2018, https://www.refworld.org/pdfid/5c6ff3127.pdf

UNHCR Discussion Paper Fair and Fast - Accelerated and Simplified Procedures in the European Union, 25 July 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5b589eef4.html

UNHCR Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Afghanistan, 30 August 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5b8900109.html

UNHCR-Empfehlungen zu den Änderungsentwürfen zur Verordnung über die Einreise und die Visumerteilung (VEV), Verordnung über die Ausstellung von Reisedokumenten für ausländische Personen (RDV), May 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5afc3c95d.html

UNHCR Greece urgently appeals to overconfidence conditions in reception centers in the Aegean islands | Η Y.A. απευθύνει επείγουσα έκκληση για την αντιμετώπιση των συνθηκών υπερσυνωστισμού στα κέντρα υποδοχής στα νησιά του Αιγαίου, 31 August 2018, https://www.unhcr.org/gr/10526-%CE%B7-y-a-%CE%B1%CF%80%CE%B5%CF%85%CE%B8%CF%8D%CE%BD%CE%B5%CE%B9-%CE%B5%CF%80%CE%B5%CE%AF%CE%B3%CE%BF%CF%85%CF%83%CE%B1-%CE%AD%CE%BA%CE%BA%CE%BB%CE%B7%CF%83%CE%B7-%CE%B3%CE%B9%CE%B1-%CF%84%CE%B7.html 

UNHCR Note on the draft for a managed immigration and an effective asylum law | Note du HCR sur le projet de loi pour une immigration maîtrisée et un droit d’asile effectif, 05 March 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5aabdf4a4.html

UNHCR Observations on the Legislative Amendments Adopted in Hungary in June & July 2018, 6 November 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5c6bd18a7.html

UNHCR Policy on Age, Gender and Diversity, 8 March 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5bb628ea4.html

UNHCR Position on Returns to Libya - Update II, September 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5b8d02314.html

UNHCR Recommendations for the German government on establishing and implementing the planned ‘AnkER’ facilities | UNHCR Empfehlungen zur Ausgestaltung der geplanten “AnkER”-Einrichtungen, June 2018, https://www.unhcr.org/dach/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/06/20180606_Anker_UNHCR-1.pdf

UNHCR Recommendations to the European Union, EU Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027: Addressing forced displacement effectively, April 2018, https://www.unhcr.org/publications/euroseries/5ad7602c4/unhcr-recommendations-european-union-eu-multiannual-financial-framework.html

UNHCR’s Recommendations to the Federal Republic of Austria for its Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), June 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5b35e4367.html

UNHCR’s recommendations for the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, December 2018, https://www.refworld.org/docid/5c1b68684.html

UNHCR regrets Denmark’s decision not to restart the reception of Quota Refugees | UNHCR beklager Danmarks beslutning om ikke at genstarte modtagelsen af kvoteflygtninge. 5 October 2018, https://www.unhcr.org/neu/dk/21513-unhcr-beklager-danmarks-beslutning-om-ikke-at-genstarte-modtagelsen-af-kvoteflygtninge.html

UNHCR reinforces its presence on the Southern coast of Spain to support the identification of refugees (in Spanish), 14 August 2018, https://www.acnur.org/es-es/noticias/press/2018/8/5b729e014/acnur-refuerza-su-presencia-en-la-costa-sur-de-espana-para-apoyar-en-la.html

UNHCR Stellungnahme zum Gesetzentwurf der Bundesregierung: Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Neuregelung des Familiennachzugs zu subsidiär Schutzberechtigten (Familiennachzugsneuregelungsgesetz), 03 May 2018, https://www.unhcr.org/dach/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/05/UNHCR-Stellungnahme-Gesetzentwurf-Familiennachzug-zu-subsidi%C3%A4r-Schutzberechtigten-final.pdf

UNHCR-Stellungnahme zur Änderung der Verordnung über Zulassung, Aufenthalt und Erwerbstätigkeit (VZAE) und zur Totalrevision der Verordnung über die Integration von Ausländerinnen und Ausländern (VIntA), March 2018, https://www.unhcr.org/dach/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/03/CH_20180319_UNHCR_-Stellungnahme-Vernehmlassung-VIntA-VZAE.pdf

UNHCR thanks Spain for its solidarity with the refugees, at a critical moment for its future | ACNUR agradece a España su solidaridad con los refugiados, en un momento crítico para su futuro, 19 June 2018, https://www.acnur.org/es-es/noticias/noticia/2018/6/5b8526934/acnur-agradece-a-espana-su-solidaridad-con-los-refugiados-en-un-momento.html

UNHCR urges Belgium not to detain children for immigration purposes | Le HCR exhorte la Belgique à ne pas détenir des enfants à des fins d’immigration, 10 August 2018, https://www.unhcr.org/be/14662-le-hcr-exhorte-la-belgique-a-ne-pas-detenir-des-enfants-a-des-fins-dimmigration.html

UNHCR urges Greece to accelerate emergency measures to address conditions on Samos and Lesvos, 6 November 2018, https://www.unhcr.org/news/briefing/2018/11/5be15c454/unhcr-urges-greece-accelerate-emergency-measures-address-conditions-samos.html

UNHCR urges Greece to address overcrowded reception centres on Aegean islands, 31 August 2018, http://www.unhcr.org/en-lk/news/briefing/2018/8/5b88f5c34/unhcr-urges-greece-address-overcrowded-reception-centres-aegean-islands.html

UNHCR urges Hungary to withdraw draft law impacting refugees, 29 May 2018, https://www.unhcr.org/news/press/2018/5/5b0d71684/unhcr-urges-hungary-withdraw-draft-law-impacting-refugees.html

UNHCR welcomes the landing in Malta of people aboard Sea Watch and Sea Eye and calls for better and predictable landing procedures | L’UNHCR accoglie con favore lo sbarco a Malta delle persone a bordo di Sea Watch e Sea Eye e chiede procedure di sbarco migliori e prevedibili, 09 January 2019, https://www.unhcr.it/news/lunhcr-accoglie-favore-lo-sbarco-malta-delle-persone-bordo-sea-watch-sea-eye-chiede-procedure-sbarco-migliori-prevedibili.html

What are the challenges for LGBTI asylum seekers in Spain? | ¿Cuáles son los retos para las personas LGTBI solicitantes de asilo en España?, 30 October 2018, https://www.acnur.org/es-es/noticias/noticia/2018/10/5bd83b3a4/cuales-son-los-retos-para-las-personas-lgtbi-solicitantes-de-asilo-en-espana.html