Rights of Migrants & Refugees

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“The right to non discrimination regarding any origin or personal condition that opens the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, together with the rights of every person to participate in the construction of their society recognised in the declaration on Economic, Social and Cultural rights, or that of Emerging rights; empower us to underline the access to equal rights and to citizenship of any person regardless of their origin. ”

Declaration of the IVS movement on the situation of Human Rights and Peace, 2015

We believe that every person has the right to choose where to live. And that many people leave their homeland because they are forced to do so. Laws and policies that draw discrimination according to the origin, that ban the access to a territory or to a basic social service, or deny asylum for any person who needs it, are against the Human Rights. Besides that, migrations are on the basis of the development of cultures and humanity, a global phenomenon that can only be approached through global thought and actions, which have peace and human rights on their basis.

On the following lines you will find: testimonies of IVS activists on the topic of migrations, reference materialsof the campaign for the topic; and explanations and reports on the Peace Weeks and activities regarding the Rights of migrant people, refugees and to citizenship.


Many international voluntary service organisations work in their local projects to guarantee the access to equal rights for every person. Many activists work hard to change the unfair reality in many countries regarding the rights of migrant people and refugees. The Raising Peace campaign will train activists, facilitate their exchange of experiences, and will advocate for the mentioned rights. The CCIVS also launched the Campaign for the Freedom of Movement after its General Assembly in 2014.

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