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Decision by the 5th Comittee of the Appeals Authority on 2 June 2021

The Committee decided to postpone the adoption of a decision on the age of the applicant and to refer the applicant, a minor, to an age assessment under the legal procedure. The minor from Afghanistan was residing in Lesvos RIC and had been wrongfully assessed as an adult, after taking into consideration the statements of the applicant, his birth certificate and the stages of the age assessment decision, which were not examined in the initial procedure of the age assessment.

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Decision by the 5th Comittee of the Appeals Authority on 2 June 2021

The Committee decided to postpone the adoption of a decision on the age of the applicant and to refer the applicant, a minor, to an age assessment under the legal procedure. The minor from Afghanistan was residing in Lesvos RIC and had been wrongfully assessed as an adult, after taking into consideration the statements of the applicant, his birth certificate and the stages of the age assessment decision, which were not examined in the initial procedure of the age assessment.

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Case No. 18192/2011 before the Sofia District Court, Judgment of 05 April 2012

With this judgment an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child was placed in a family-type accommodation center for children and young people aged 7 to 18 years in preparation for reintegration into a family environment. The court took into consideration that the child lacked shelter, financial support, relatives or any other close people who can support the child, as well as the fact that the child’s return to Afghanistan imposed a risk to his life, because there were no relatives or adults able to provide him with adequate care.

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Case No. 745/2016 before District Court of Ihtiman, Judgment No. 15 of 01 February 2017

In the case of an unaccompanied child registered as an asylum seeker, the court stated that the Bulgarian legislation is applicable to all children residing in the country and in this sense, since the child was at risk, appropriate protection measures under the Law on Child Protection should be taken. The court took into consideration that currently there is no other option to protect the child and that there is real danger for his life and health because of the absence of parental care and supervision. Therefore, in respect of his right to proper physical, emotional and intellectual development, the court placed the child into the mainstream child protection services.

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Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH), Practical Guidance on Alternatives to Immigration Detention: Fostering Effective Results

This Practical Guidance was adopted by the Steering Committee for Human Rights of the Council of Europe at its 91st meeting (18-21 June 2019). Its main focus is on the practical aspects of applying alternatives to detention, considering also the fact that in this field a ‘one size fits all’ approach is not possible. The Guidance covers the legal framework of the alternatives to detention system, the types of alternatives and the ways to make them effective.

https://www.coe.int/fr/web/human-rights-intergovernmental-cooperation/-/alternatives-to-immigration-detention-fostering-effective-results

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