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EU: Training materials on Alternatives to Detention for Migrant Children

The ICJ has published today a set of training materials on Alternatives to Detention for Migrant Children The materials cover the international and EU legal framework of alternatives to detention for children and related rights, such as the right to liberty and prohibition of immigration detention of children. The materials aim to support efforts to […]

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Kyrgyz Republic: lawyer Nurbek Toktakunov’s arrest and detention for expressing his views on justice issues must not stand

Today, the ICJ condemned the arrest and five-day detention of Nurbek Toktakunov, a prominent Kyrgyzstan lawyer, for the administrative offence of “hooliganism”. The detention appears to have been based solely on his exercise of his right to freedom of expression, in particular on comments he made criticizing the justice system of Kyrgyzstan and is therefore […]

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Russian Federation: Council of Europe expulsion must not leave victims of human rights violations without remedies

People across Russia will lose crucial human rights protections as a result of the Russian Federation’s expulsion from the Council of Europe following its military aggression against Ukraine, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) warned today. Following its suspension from the Council of Europe on 25 February, Russia formally indicated its withdrawal from the organisation, […]

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EU: Care for migrant children in mainstream child protection systems

Immigration detention of children is unlawful according to international law and States are obliged to implement alternatives to detention. One of the best solutions for unaccompanied children is their placement into mainstream child protection systems, which already works well in some countries in the EU, an ICJ webinar was told. During the webinar on Placement […]

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