FRA attends CoE meeting on immigration detention rules

On 31 May – 1 June, at the invitation of the Council of Europe (CoE) and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the Agency participated as one of the rapporteurs in the consultation meeting with National Preventive Mechanisms of CoE Member States.

The aim of the consultation was to discuss the draft CoE rules on the administrative detention of migrants, which seeks to codify existing European rules and standards on that matter. The Agency has been taking part as an observer in the codification work carried out by the CoE since autumn 2016. A further public consultation of the civil society and key stakeholders on the first comprehensive draft instrument will take place on 22-23 June 2017 in Strasbourg.