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Checklist: For safe and dignfied return and sustainable reintegration

This Checklist integrates the GCM’s cross-cutting and interdependent guiding principles and outlines various practices and policy initiatives in line with international legal obligations against which States and other stakeholders can assess their return and reintegration practices and policies. It also outlines specific sections on ensuring that all return and reintegration measures are child-sensitive and gender-responsive. The Checklist builds on international law and provides a practical tool based on States’ positive practices and drawing on the experience of the Network and of Working Group members. It is intended to be a practical resource to be used by Governments and other stakeholders in assessing current practices and policies, and also guiding design, implementation, and monitoring of processes and procedures related to return and reintegration, in order to assist them in putting the GCM into practice.

The Checklist was developed by the UN Network on Migration Working Group 5 on Dignified Return and Reintegration, and builds on the Position Paper and Mapping developed by the same working group. While distinct products, the position paper, mapping and checklist are meant to provide a 'package' to assist States and other stakeholders to operationalize GCM objectives related to return, readmission and reintegration. They can all be found here.