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General Comment on the treatment of unaccompanied and separated children outside of their country of origin

Key Judgment


Legal Relevance

Children/Youth | Refugees and Migrants

The General Comment provides guidance to state parties on their obligations to protect, provide care and proper treatment to unaccompanied and separated children subject to their jurisdiction. The obligations are embedded in the legal framework provided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, with particular reference to the principles of non-discrimination, the best interests of the child and the right of the child to express their views freely.

Judgment Date

June 3, 2005

Country

Universal

Judicial Body

Committee on the Rights of the Child

Articles violated

Article 2 [CRC], Article 3(1) [CRC], Article 3(3) [CRC], Article 6 [CRC], Article 7 [CRC], Article 8 [CRC], Article 12(1) [CRC], Article 16 [CRC], Article 18(2) [CRC], Article 20(1) [CRC], Article 21 [CRC], Article 22 [CRC], Article 23 [CRC], Article 24 [CRC], Article 27 [CRC], Article 28 [CRC], Article 29(1c) [CRC], Article 30 [CRC], Article 32 [CRC], Article 34 [CRC], Article 35 [CRC], Article 36[CRC], Article 37 [CRC], Article 38 [CRC], Article 39 [CRC]

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