Advocacy and evidence submissions
At Refugee Rights Europe, our advocacy and communications work is led by our first-hand research into the situation for refugees and displaced people in Europe, with a particular focus on their human rights situation and humanitarian conditions.
We use our research findings to encourage a human rights-centred policy debate, to ensure the human rights of refugees and displaced people are upheld across Europe, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
We spread this message by sharing our research findings with relevant politicians and influencers, by submitting our research to calls for input and evidence at the national, EU and international levels.
Below are some of our key submissions made to bodies at the international, European and National levels.
International/United Nations level
|Joint submission to the
UN Committee Against Torture ahead of
the review of the periodic report of Greece – Addendum 1
|Written input to the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. Submission for General Comment on Migrants’ Right to Liberty relates to the use of immigration detention in the United Kingdom.||April 2019||Read|
|Written Submission to the Special Rapporteur on right to adequate housing concerning the upcoming visit to France||November 2018||Read|
|Written Submission to the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights concerning the upcoming visit to the UK||September 2018||Read|
|Submission on the UN declaration on human rights defenders||April 2018||Read|
|Recommendations for protecting and promoting human rights of refugees and displaced people in the proposed Global Compact on refugees||March 2018||Read|
|Written Submission in response to questionnaire for non-state actors on the Human Rights to water and sanitation of forcibly displaced people in need of humanitarian assistance||March 2018||Read|
|Written submission to the WGEPAD on promotion of human rights of people of African descent||February 2018||Read|
|Written submission to OHCHR report on young people’s human rights||January 2018||Read|
|Written submission to OHCHR report on SDG’s and Health||October 2017||Read|
|Written submission to OHCHR report on protecting the rights of the child in humanitarian situations||August 2017||Read|
|Letter to permanent representatives in Geneva ahead of France UPR||December 2017||Read|
|Written submission to the Council of Ministers: Communication on the execution of
M.S.S. and RAHIMI groups of cases v. Greece (Applications No. 30696/09, 8687/08)
|Written submission to the EASO Annual Report 2017||February 2018||Read|
|Evidence submission to European Court of Human Rights, JK vs France||November 2017||Read|
|Written submission to the UK Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration ahead of his inspection of Juxtaposed Border controls||July 2019||Read|
|Written submission to the EU Home Affairs Subcommittee on future UK-EU cooperation on asylum and international protection||February 2019||Read|
|Written evidence to the Foreign Affairs committee on European responses to migration||February 2019||Read|
|Written submission to the APPG on Ending Homelessness||February 2018||Read|
|Written submission to the Independent Chief Inspector on Borders and Immigration||February 2018||Read|
|Civil society-led court case against the French state||June 2017|
|Oral and written submission to an independent inquiry on situation of separated and unaccompanied minors in Northern France.||June 2017||Read|