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Pushback policies and practice in Council of Europe member States

Place du Congrès, Brussels, Belgium

Participation in this event id free of charge.

Lunch Time Meeting

Pushback policies and practice in Council of Europe member States


Despite the Common European Asylum Acquis, which obliges Member States to guarantee access to a proper asylum procedure and to grant a right to asylum, the tendency of push backs is only growing and becoming more persistent. As this also directly affects the rights enshrined in the European Convention and Refugee Convention, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe had appointed a rapporteur on push back practices and policies. As a rapporteur, Tineke Strik has investigated all push backs taking place in Europe and formulated recommendations for both Member States, EU institutes and the Council of Europe. Her resolution has been adopted by the migration committee, and will hopefully adopted in the plenary meeting of PACE in June. At the event, Strik will present her findings and recommendations.

This event is organized with the support of the the ReSOMA project. ReSOMA receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement 770730.


Registration from 11.30 – meeting from 12.00 to 13.30 (Light lunch will be provided after the event)


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Sergio Carrera

Senior Research Fellow and Head of Justice and Home Affairs unit

Speakers list
Stephen Ryan

Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, DG Migration and Home Affairs.

Tineke Strik

Dutch Senate, Member of PACE of the Council of Europe and Associate Professor on Migration Law at Radboud University

Sergio Carrera

Head of Section and Senior Research Fellow - JHA Unit - CEPS

Sophie Magennis

Head of Policy and Legal Support, UNHCR Regional Representation for EU Affairs

Michele Levoy

Director, PICUM

Catherine Woollard

Secretary General, ECRE