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Council of Europe expert group looks at European immigration detention rules

The Agency provided fundamental rights input to discussions at the 8th meeting of the Council of Europe’s expert committee on administrative detention of migrants, operating under the supervision of its European Committee on Legal Cooperation.

The meeting took place from 25 to 26 October in Strasbourg. The committee aims at codifying existing European rules and standards on administrative detention of migrants. The Agency has been taking part in the expert committee’s work since autumn 2016. The committee examined the restructured and overhauled new version of the draft codifying instrument, which was prepared after consultation with civil society and National Preventive Mechanisms. The next meeting will take place in February 2018 in Paris.