Migration

 

AD HOC COMMITTEE ON MIGRATION

The Ad Hoc Committee on Migration issued the report "Ensuring a Coherent, Shared and Responsible Governance of Migration and Refugee Flows" at the 2017 Autumn Meeting in Andorra.

The Committee was established following a unanimous decision taken by the Standing Committee on 25 February 2016 in Vienna, with Filippo Lombardi serving as Chair. The current Chair (since February 2018) is Nahima Lanjri (Belgium). For more information on the OSCE PA's work on the migration issue, please click here.

The committee’s full mandate and membership is below.

Mandate:

  • Serve as a focal point for the OSCE PA’s work in the field of migration in all three dimensions of the OSCE: political and security questions; economic issues; and human rights and humanitarian questions; and report back to the President and the Standing Committee;
  • Develop policy recommendations aimed at enhancing OSCE work in the field of migration and at improving the treatment of, and prospects for, migrants in OSCE countries;
  • Promote discussion within the Assembly on issues related to migration, and promote parliamentary exchanges of best practice in these fields;
  • Work closely with the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions as well as with relevant outside actors on issues related to migration to promote the understanding among the members of the Assembly of the importance of the work done in this field.

 

The Ad Hoc Committee, led by Chair Nahima Lanjri (Belgium), consists of 16 members from countries spanning North America and Europe. 

Members:

  • Nahima Lanjri (Belgium), Chair
  • Laurynas Kasciunas (Lithuania), Vice-Chair
  • Haydar Akar (Turkey)
  • Luigi Augussori (Italy)
  • Jan Bauer (Czech Republic)
  • Margareta Cederfelt (Sweden)
  • Alfred Dubs (United Kingdom)
  • Hedy Fry (Canada)
  • Elona Hoxha Gjebrea (Albania)
  • Sylvie Goy-Chavent (France)
  • Kyriakos Hadjiyianni (Cyprus)
  • Mehmet Sait Kirazoglu (Turkey)
  • Sheila Jackson Lee (United States)
  • Filippo Lombardi (Switzerland)
  • Stefana Miladinovic (Serbia)
  • Georgios Varemenos (Greece)
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