On 15-16 February, FRA participated as an observer in the joint meeting of the Council of Europe Drafting Group on Migration and Human Rights (CDDH-MIG) and the Committee of Experts on Administrative Detention of Migrants (CJ-DAM), organised by the CoE Chairmanship of Cyprus in Nicosia.
The event also saw the 5th meeting of the CJ-DAM, which aims at codifying existing European rules and standards on administrative detention of migrants. The Agency has been taking part in the work of the CJ-DAM as an observer since autumn 2016.
The 5th meeting of CJ-DAM examined two new parts of the draft codifying instrument (European Immigration Detention Rules), namely on vulnerable persons and other places of detention than closed centres. FRA actively and constructively participated in the discussions, providing EU fundamental rights input. The Agency’s oral contributions and suggestions were well received. A public consultation of the civil society and key stakeholders on the whole project will take place on 31 May – 1 June 2017 in Strasbourg, where FRA is invited to attend.