Migrants travelling irregularly from their homes to destination countries may be returned to a third country transited along the way. Gaps exist in international protocols of returning them home, and monitoring what subsequently happens to them from a human rights perspective.
On behalf of the European Union, the International Organisation for Migration, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Statt are implementing a pilot to develop a framework for assessing the human rights of returned third country migrants and a methodology to monitor them as they return to their home countries.
Our role is in Pakistan which is a transit point for thousands of Afghans travelling irregularly to third countries. We are working in an advisory capacity to develop the human rights framework and monitoring methodology, and manage its implementation in the field in Pakistan.