Leaving No One Behind – A Commitment to Address Forced Displacement
Core Commitment 4: Commit to collectively work towards a Global Compact on responsibility sharing for refugees to safeguard the rights of refugees, while also effectively and predictably supporting States affected by such movements
1. The Secretary General commits to prioritising the protection of the rights of refugees and asylum seekers across the Council of Europe’s 47 member states in his diplomatic efforts with political leaders and in the Organisation’s cooperation with the European Union. The Secretary General will send his Special Representative on Migrants and Refugees to areas where national authorities may need support in meeting international human rights standards, in particular in the processing of asylum applications and with regard to living conditions.
2. The Secretary General commits to using all means available to him to ensure that legislation introduced by Council of Europe member States to control the flow of migrants and asylum seekers into their territories complies with the European Convention on Human Rights and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, including rules governing administrative detention, expulsion and family reunification.
3. The Council of Europe commits to training civil servants, police and other officers working in member States on the human rights of migrants and refugees.
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