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Germany will not take children and young people into deportation detention.

The parties representing the federal government have agreed that they do not want to take children into custody pending deportation in the future. When exactly this will be enshrined in law is currently still open. However, as a rule, children have not been detained pending deportation, because by law it is only permitted as a last resort.

*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).