Ensuring family reunification for refugees in Europe

Commissioner for Human Rights - Council of Europe
22 June, 2017

In an issue paper published on 19 June 2017, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, urges member states to lift the many obstacles to reunification of refugee families.

The paper highlights the European and international standards which govern this field, refers to concrete national cases where restrictive measures have been adopted and sets forth 36 recommendations to help member states adopt laws and policies which uphold refugees’ right to reunite with their families in host countries.

To access the full paper, please click here

Share this: