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The NGO Panel delivers a statement at the UN Human Rights Council’s 39th session

On September 12, 2018, the International Catholic Child Bureau (BICE) delivered a statement on behalf of the NGO Panel for the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, during the Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention at the UN Human Rights Council’s 39th session.

The NGO Panel took the opportunity to thank the Working Group for its extensive revision of deliberation No. 5 on the deprivation of liberty of migrants, especially for highlighting that the deprivation of liberty of asylum-seeking, refugees, stateless, and migrant children, including unaccompanied or separated children, is prohibited, and for highlighting the need for alternatives to detention.

In this respect, the NGO Panel called on States to support the Global Study by providing more quality, disaggregated data on children deprived of liberty and examples of alternatives to detention in their countries, participating in the upcoming consultations, and contributing with political and financial support.

Check the full written statement here and the delivery here (02:37:02).

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