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The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants had decided to submit a report to the 75th session of the General Assembly on ending immigration detention of children and seeking adequate reception and care for them.
In this context, to inform the work on this subject, the Special Rapporteur sought relevant inputs from Member States, National Human Rights Institutions, UN Agencies, civil society, academia and other stakeholders.
In the report, the Special Rapporteur examines the international legal framework protecting the human rights of migrant children, in particular regarding their right to liberty as well as to adequate care and reception. The report reviews the impact of immigration detention on children and existing alternative care and reception solutions.
Based on information and analysis provided by States, civil society, national human rights institutions and other stakeholders, the report identifies good practices and concludes that immigration detention of children is effectively avoidable. The Special Rapporteur recommends Member States to shift away from a focus on enforcement and coercion towards providing human rights based alternative care and reception for all migrant children and their families.
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Mr. Felipe González Morales Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants OHCHR-UNOG 8-14 Avenue de la Paix 1211 Geneve 10, Switzerland
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