After a five days mission to Greece, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants highlighted the urgency of considering alternatives to detention for all migrants, and especially unaccompanied minors and families with children.
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The WGAD Report concerns the definition and scope of arbitrary deprivation of liberty under customary international law. The Group found that the prohibition of all forms of arbitrary deprivation of liberty is part of the international jus cogens. Detention of migrants and asylum seekers is recognized as a form of deprivation of liberty and States should ensure the same guarantees available against arbitrary arrest and detention.
The UN Special Rapporteur highlights that immigration detention practices across the globe, whether de jure or de facto, put children at risk of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.