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Council of Europe expert meeting on European Immigration Detention Rules

From 4 to 5 September, the Agency took part in the 11th meeting of the Committee of Experts on Administrative Detention of Migrants, operating under the supervision of the Council of Europe’s European Committee on Legal Cooperation.

The committee aims at codifying existing European rules and standards on administrative detention of migrants. The Agency has been taking part in its work since 2016. The committee carried out a quality and coherence check of the entire 2nd version of the draft codifying instrument.

The Committee also started examining certain parts of the draft explanatory memorandum to this codifying instrument. The committee’s work will continue until early 2019; the next meeting will take in December in Strasbourg.