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Alternatives to detention: International and EU legal standards and case-law database

Contributing to ending the detention of children in migration by promoting viable alternatives to detention, the project “Children’s Alternatives to Detention protecting their Rights in Europe (CADRE)” seeks to promote the expansion, implementation and improvement of effective alternatives to detention for migrant children in full respect of their rights in the European Union, meaning arrangements which can ensure the children’s well-being and rights under EU and international law.

This database seeks to facilitate access to extracts of laws and jurisprudence, best practices and standards, on alternatives to detention for migrant children by providing a searchable and updated tool for legal professionals dealing with cases of migrant children. In doing so, the project aims to foster an effective and consistent application of EU and international law and standards on alternatives to detention, benefitting migrant children at risk of being detained or whose rights may be violated in alternatives to detention or alternative forms of detention, in the focus countries, and in the long-term, across the EU more generally.

The CADRE project is implemented in collaboration with seven partner organisations: Aditus (Malta), Foundation for Access to Rights (Bulgaria), Greek Council for Refugees (Greece), Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (Poland), Defence for Children International - Belgium, Hungarian Helsinki Committee (Hungary), and the Association for Juridical Studies on Immigration (ASGI) (Italy).

This webpage presents a compilation of international standards and national case-law, shared with the ICJ by national experts: the ICJ is not responsible for the content of the cases. Please do not hesitate to let us know (karolina.babicka(a) if you deem an important case or standard is missing from the database.

This project is funded by European union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. The content of this publication represents the views of the ICJ only and is its sole responsibility. The European Commission does not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information it contains.

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