Migration laws must respect rights of migrants and refugees
Caritas Europa and Caritas organisations in the Mediterranean call on the EU to ensure the coherence between the Union’s and Member States’ policies on migration and the respect for human rights.
Brussels, 27 May 2012 - Gathered at the annual Caritas Migramed Conference, 16-18 May 2012, Caritas organisations in the Mediterranean expressed their concerns in a joint statement about the impacts of current EU policies that strongly focus on externalisation, criminalisation, return and detention of migrants and refugees.
Caritas advocates the right to seek a better life in peace away from one´s place of origin, as well as, the right to enjoy decent living conditions in one´s country of origin. Moreover, Caritas stresses that International and European law recognises the right to leave any country, including one´s own, and to return to one´s country, the right to seek asylum and right to asylum as well as the principle of non-refoulement.
Thus, Caritas Europa and the Caritas organisations in the Mediterranean call on the EU and Member States to:
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