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ECRE is offering three 11-month legal internships. The purpose of these positions is to assist ECRE’s Legal and Policy Team with legal research on specific topics relating to international protection and to contribute to maintenance and development of two databases managed by ECRE: AIDA and EDAL.
An independent review into the welfare of persons subject to immigration detention has called on the UK to reduce detention, "boldly and without delay" for "both for reasons of welfare and to deliver better use of public money".
The five NGOs assisting asylum seekers and migrants in pre-removal detention centres in France, including ECRE members Forum Réfugiés-Cosi and France terre d'asile, have issued a press release voicing concerns over an increase in the detention of children in 2015.
ECRE has published the report of its fact-finding visit to Austria conducted at the beginning of December 2015, which reveals obstacles to accessing protection in the country and documents the shortcomings in the reception system.
Malta has introduced a new migration strategy which ends its practice of automatic detention of people that have entered the state irregularly.