PICUM: Using Legal Strategies to Enforce Undocumented Migrants

Friday, October 4, 2013

A new report by the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) outlines ways for advocates to engage with legal systems on national and international levels. Drawing on discussions among representatives from key monitoring bodies, legal experts, and service providers at PICUM’s Annual Workshop, the report is a guide for practitioners that can be used to enforce the fundamental rights of undocumented migrants through mechanisms at the national level and in the EU, the Council of Europe, and the UN. The report includes special focuses on gender-based violence against undocumented women and labour exploitation of undocumented workers, highlighting key treaty provisions and relevant case law.

 Read the full report on the PICUM website.

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