Position paper: The European Commission proposal for recasting the Return Directive

In follow-up to the June 2018 European Council, the European Commission released on 12 September 2018 new legislative proposals in the field of asylum and migration: a proposal for a recast of the Return Directive; a proposal for a Regulation on the European Border and Coast Guard; amendments to the proposed Regulation on the European Asylum Agency. The European Commission also issued a Communication on enhancing legal pathways to Europe.

This briefing presents Amnesty International’s position on the changes proposed to the return policy and outlines our main concerns from the point of view of human rights.

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