This UNHCR paper provides options and standards for governments on care arrangements and alternatives to detention for children and families.
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These Guidelines reflect the current state of international law relating to the detention of asylum-seekers and are intended to guide governments and decision-makers, including judges.
The Joint General Comment of the CMW and CRC contains legally binding obligations that relate both in general and specifically to the protection of the human rights of children and migrants. The comment focuses in particular on States Parties’ legal obligations regarding age assessment procedures, deprivation of liberty, procedural guarantees and other rights of the children.
“The ECtHR case Rahimi v Greece concerns the violation of articles 3, 5 § 1 (f), 5 § 4 and 13 ECHR, in a case of a migrant child from Afghanistan, and was decided by the Court on 05 April 2011.”