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Call for comments: Administrative detention of migrants

Strasbourg 26 May 2017
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Call for comments: Administrative detention of migrants

The European Committee on Legal Co-operation has released a call for comments on the draft codification instrument on administrative detention rules based on international and regional human rights standards relating to the conditions of detention of migrants- including provisions on detention standards as they apply to children.

The instrument will draw these standards into a single and specific instrument in order to offer a coherent and clear set of international rules on the conditions of detention of migrants. Equally, this instrument aims to help build universally applicable standards, both protecting migrants held in administrative detention by providing them with individual guarantees on the conditions of their administrative detention; and providing guidance to both national authorities responsible for the closed centres and persons working closely with migrants.

Civil society and interested parties are invited to send their comments on the instrument by the 30 June 2017. More information and the draft instrument can be found here.

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