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Developed as part of the UN Network on Migration’s Thematic Working Group 5 on Return and Reintegration, this paper identifies key principles and our common position on migrant return and reintegration.
Date of publication:
31 March 2021
Information Type:
On 6 March 2018, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organized a one-day expert meeting on the theme "The human rights of migrants in the context of return".
Date of publication:
06 March 2018
Information Type:
The present report is the first submitted to the Human Rights Council by the mandate holder, Felipe González Morales, who assumed his functions on 1 August 2017.
Date of publication:
05 April 2018
Information Type:
The purpose of this Information Note is to provide a general overview of the principle of non-refoulement and to explain how the principle applies to all migrants.
Date of publication:
01 April 2014
Information Type:
Under international human rights law, the principle of non-refoulement guarantees that no one should be re-turned to a country where they would face torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and other irreparable harm.
Date of publication:
01 January 2018
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Information Type:
Throughout history, high numbers of persons have left, or have been forced to leave, their countries of origin.
Date of publication:
01 January 2018
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This Handbook aims to provide practical guidance on the design, implementation and monitoring of reintegration assistance for returnees.
Date of publication:
01 January 2019
This publication is meant to guide policymakers and practitioners’ in the design and implementation of assisted voluntary return and reintegration (AVRR)-related policies and programmes.
Date of publication:
31 December 2018
This document provides guidance for state authorities on the design and implementation of return procedures that are child rights compliant.
Date of publication:
31 December 2019
This paper recommends that sustainable reintegration can be facilitated when three components are addressed in parallel: Individual assistance targeting the specific needs of returning migrants and households; Community-based support to foster a participatory approach in the reintegration process...
Date of publication:
31 December 2017
The special issue of Migration Policy Practice seeks to present challenges, opportunities, existing practices and policy implications in the field of return and reintegration.
Date of publication:
31 March 2019
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This primer aims to provide policy guidelines by considering the individual and structural factors which determine return and reintegration.
Date of publication:
01 December 2016
In this paper, it is argued that remigration is not a valid indicator to measure sustainable return.
Date of publication:
22 August 2017
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Return migration takes place along a spectrum from voluntary to involuntary movement, with at least six identifiable points: Solicited, Voluntary, Reluctant, Pressured, Obliged, Forced.
Date of publication:
31 December 2017
This blog post proposes six indicators, which can help assess the human rights compliant implementation of commitments under Objective 21 and streamline states’ reporting to the International Migration Review Forum, intended to discuss implementation of the GCM.
Date of publication:
16 April 2019
Information Type:
This report presents the findings of a study that explored the factors influencing the decision to return, including the role played by return policy interventions. The study also aimed to enhance understanding of the concept of sustainable return, how to measure it, and how to promote it.
Date of publication:
31 December 2015
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This joint report aims to gather and share the lessons learned through the implementation of both projects, suggesting a way forward for the establishment of transnational referral mechanisms between European Union Member States and third countries.
Date of publication:
31 December 2015
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With very limited monitoring and evaluation of AVRRs we know little about how well they work and whether the promised support is given. This policy brief outlines some of the compelling reasons to monitor and evaluate AVRRs.
Date of publication:
01 August 2014
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This policy brief addresses people’s post-return vulnerabilities and protection needs beyond refoulement and demonstrates that returns can both exacerbate existing, as well as create new vulnerabilities.
The overall aim of these guidelines is to improve the evidence-base to inform the policy debate on return by identifying a common methodology for monitoring and evaluation that Member States can apply on a voluntary basis.
Date of publication:
01 January 2016

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