Migrants Report


THE REPORT

In Search of Dignity: Report on the human rights of migrants at Europe's borders

In a new report documenting the findings of OHCHR monitoring missions to border locations in Bulgaria, France, Greece, Italy and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the UN Human Rights Office calls on European States to address urgently the need to protect the human rights of migrants in border areas and in transit across Europe.

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FEATURE STORY

 Afghan migrants protest conditions in hospitality centre in Malakasa, Greece 08 June 2016. © EPA/YANNIS KOLESIDIS Protecting the human rights of migrants at Europe’s borders
States' responses to newcomers at their borders and in transit must uphold international human rights standards to protect the rights of all migrants across Europe.


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