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.
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UNHCR’s Global Strategy – Beyond Detention 2014-2019 aims to make the detention of asylum-seekers an exceptional rather than routine practice. The first main global goal is to end the detention of children.
This UNHCR paper provides options and standards for governments on care arrangements and alternatives to detention for children and families.
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.