On 13 June 2024 in Strasbourg, Anna Moradi will address the Council of Europe to provide expert opinion on the human rights law implications of the new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum.

The screening of third-country nationals in the EU’s external borders and asylum border procedures provided for in the EU Pact may result in an increase in the use of administrative detention of migrants and asylum seekers.

Anna will address the Council of Europe on the standards derived from the European Court of Human Rights’ case law and other Council of Europe Standards, in particular those of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, on issues arising from Articles 3 and 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Anna will focus on:

  • Unlawful detention
  • Vulnerable individuals
  • Detention conditions

Anna has significant experience representing individuals in immigration detention before domestic tribunals, and individuals detained in foreign prisons before diplomatic and international human rights mechanisms. She was previously instructed by the Council of Europe to draft a guide on EU standards in relation to detention conditions, which was adopted in May 2023.