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OHCHR study on challenges and best practices in the implementation of the international framework for the protection of the rights of the child in the context of migration

Resolution 12/6 adopted by the Human Rights Council on 1 October 2009 entitled “Human Rights of Migrants: Migration and the Human Rights of the Child” requested the Office of the High Commissioner “to prepare a study on challenges and best practices in the implementation of the international framework for the protection of the rights of the child in the context of migration” and to present this study to the 15th Session of the Human Rights Council in September 2010. The Office of the High Commissioner was also requested to consult with States and other relevant stakeholders during the preparation of the study.

OHCHR hosted a consultation on protection of the rights of the child in the context of migration on 25 May 2010 in Geneva. Through the consultation, the Office of the High Commissioner aimed to:

  1. Consult with a wide range of stakeholders on issues relevant to the study;
  2. Gather inputs for the study from a range of different actors;
  3. Explore challenges and best practices in the context of the international framework on migration and the human rights of the child.

In addition to opening remarks by OHCHR and UNICEF, the following expert panellists addressed the consultation

  • Pablo Ceriani (National University of Lanus)
  • Michelle Brané (International Detention Coalition)
  • Daniela Reale (Save the Children)
  • Kristina Touzenis (International Organisation for Migration)
  • Jacqueline Bhabha (Harvard University)
  • Jeronimo Cortina (University of Houston)
  • Monika Sandvik-Nylund (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
  • Maria-Amor Martin Estebanez (European Union Fundamental Rights Agency)
  • Eve Geddie (Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants)

The consultation was attended by representatives of States, United Nations organizations, national human rights institutions, and non-governmental organizations.

Documents:

Panellist presentations:

As part of the consultation process for the study, OHCHR has also received written responses from States, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), universities and individuals.

Contributions received :

States

Intergovernmental Organisations

National Human Rights Institutions

Non-governmental Institutions

Study of the High Commissioner on challenges and best practices in the implementation of the international framework for the protection of the rights of the child in the context of migration