Let’s Work to End Child Immigration Detention

We, the Initiative for Child Rights in the Global Compacts, UN agencies and bodies, global, European and national organisations, welcome the European Commission’s initiative to dedicate the 11th European Forum on the Rights of the Child to the topic of children deprived of their liberty - including children in immigration detention - and alternatives to detention. We call upon EU governments to take immediate steps towards ending child immigration detention, ensuring alternatives to detention are accessible and available. All of Europe’s children deserve care and protection, regardless of their migration status. Let’s work together to end child detention. 

Published 2019-02-11