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Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse

The Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Council of Europe Treaty Series – No. 201) was adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 25 October 2007 and entered into force on 1 July 2010. It has been ratified by all the member States of the Council of Europe.

https://www.coe.int/en/web/conventions/full-list?module=treaty-detail&treatynum=201

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Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

The Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (Council of Europe Treaty Series – No. 197) was adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 3 May 2005 and entered into force on 1 February 2008. It has been ratified by all the member States of the Council of Europe with the exception of the Russian Federation.

https://www.coe.int/en/web/conventions/full-list?module=treaty-detail&treatynum=197

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Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Resolution 1810 (2011): Unaccompanied children in Europe: issues of arrival, stay and return

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly establishes that child protection rather than immigration control should be the driving concern in how countries deal with unaccompanied children. Unaccompanied children should never be detained. The detention of children on the basis of their or their parents’ immigration status is contrary to the best interests of the child and constitutes a child rights violation as defined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

https://pace.coe.int/en/files/17991

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Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Resolution 1707 (2010): Detention of asylum seekers and irregular migrants in Europe

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly invites to closely monitor the situation of the detention of asylum seekers and irregular migrants and establishes guiding principles in relation to legally permissible detention and minimum standards for conditions of detention. Furthermore, it encourages member states to examine and use to a much greater extent alternatives to detention.

https://pace.coe.int/en/files/17813

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