New ODIHR study on regularisation of migrants in an irregular situation

During an online event held on 8 November, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and PICUM (Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants) presented a study concerning the regularization of irregular migrants in the OSCE region.

The study sets forth recent developments, points for discussion and recommendations for stakeholders, after analyzing various regularization mechanisms in place in the region.

In particular, OSCE recommends participating countries to:

•  Strengthen and clarify the legal and regulatory framework, including by establishing rights-based regularisation mechanisms and by promoting family unity and integration

•  Create an enabling environment and promote good practices, for instance through engagement with relevant civil society actors and stakeholders and preventing discrimination

•  Monitor, innovate and respond to exceptional situations by adopting ad-hoc programs for exceptional circumstances and enhancing data collection.