International conference on how to end immigration detention of children

Prague 25-26 September
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The Czech chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers is organising an international conference on Immigration Detention of Children: Coming to a Close? The event will provide a forum for leading international human-rights experts, including Ombudspersons for Children, NGOs, governmental experts and policymakers, practitioners and judiciary, to exchange views on, among others, the situation of migrant children held in detention, relevant international human rights standards and initiatives to bring an end to the immigration detention of children. The Czech Minister of Justice Robert Pelikán will open the conference. Other speakers include the Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Christos Giakoumopoulos, the Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks and the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees, Tomáš Boček.

Contact: Päivi Suhonen, tel. +33 6 69 76 52 89

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