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Safe & Sound: what States can do to ensure respect for the best interests of unaccompanied and separated children in Europe

This document aims to support States in the EU and EFTA in applying the best interests principle as a primary consideration when dealing with unaccompanied and separated children in their territory. This document recognizes that applying this principle may take a variety of forms and thus does not seek to prescribe any one set of structures or procedures. It does, however, offer suggestions of elements that States may choose to include so as to meet international legal standards and obligations.

Date of Publication
Target Audience
Government
Geographic Scope
Region
Workstream Output
No
Regional Review Process
No
Keywords
Child and young migrants
Status
Published

Safe & Sound: what States can do to ensure respect for the best interests of unaccompanied and separated children in Europe

This document aims to support States in the EU and EFTA in applying the best interests principle as a primary consideration when dealing with unaccompanied and separated children in their territory. This document recognizes that applying this principle may take a variety of forms and thus does not seek to prescribe any one set of structures or procedures. It does, however, offer suggestions of elements that States may choose to include so as to meet international legal standards and obligations.


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