News & Updates

Report: Zero tolerance for severe forms of labour exploitation needed

The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) launched the report “Severe labour exploitation: workers moving within or into the European Union. States’ obligations and victims’ rights” which explores all criminal forms of labour exploitation in the EU affecting migrant workers in the EU.

Posted on 2 June 2015

Publication: Human Rights Indicators for Migrants and their Families

KNOMAD’s Thematic Working Group (TWG) on Migrant Rights and Social Aspects of Migration has published a paper entitled ‘Human Rights Indicators for Migrants and their Families’ showing that the fulfilment of migrants’ rights is an essential tool for social integration in multicultural societies, and that migrants’ rights indicators promote evidence based policy-making.

Posted on 29 May 2015

International Labour Day: Employers’ Sanctions do not Protect Undocumented Workers from Exploitation

On the occasion of International Labour Day, PICUM calls for political commitment to effectively address the persistent and systematic exploitation of undocumented migrant workers. PICUM’s new position paper analyses the practical impacts of the European Union Employers’ Sanctions Directive (DIRECTIVE 2009/52/EC). The position paper examines how the new EU law has been applied in Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy and the Netherlands.

Posted on 1 May 2015

WILL EU RESPONSE TO MIGRANTS DYING IN THE SEA STRENGTHEN OR WORSEN HUMAN RIGHTS?

PICUM is extremely concerned that a statement agreed by the European Council on 23 April in response to record numbers of migrants and refugees dying in the Mediterranean will lead to further closing of EU borders, risking more violations of human rights of migrants and more deaths to come.

Posted on 30 April 2015