Guide for Parliamentarians: Visiting places where children are deprived of their liberty as a result of immigration procedures

The Council of Europe has recently published the Arabic version of the guide developped, in cooperation with DCI-Belgium for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s Campaign to End Immigration Detention of Children.

Aimed to equip parliamentarians, who have the power to bring immigration detention of children to an end, this guide gives out practical tips and checklists to help them conduct visits with children held in immigration detention, interview detained children and detention staff and undertake effective follow-up of the visits. It also informs parliamentarians about the effects of immigration detention on children, to help them become more effective advocates in ending this practice.

 

 

Click to access the guide in Arabic,  English or in French