Upholding the right to asylum and ensuring unconditional solidarity with all people on the move

December 19, 2023 | News
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The SOLIDAR network strives for a world in which the movement of people for residence, whether across borders or within their country, is treated as a common human feature, and comes with rights. Yet, migration to Europe is restricted and often criminalised. To make our vision a reality in Europe, where our network operates primarily, we have elaborated a list of demands. They range from sustaining existing human rights commitments, to exploring new practices based on solidarity with people on the move, understood as awareness and support of shared interests. We propose a series of concrete actions and long-term processes on all aspects of the migration reality, that implemented all together can bring about the structural change we want, under those five axes of actions:

1. Uphold the right to seek asylum as understood in the Geneva Convention and its Protocol.

2. Implement a solidarity- and rights-based approach to protection in Europe.

3. Expand safe and regular pathways for migration and protection.

4. Support the long-term inclusion and participation of migrants, including refugees.

5. Promote a positive narrative on migration and diversity.

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