Immigration Detention of Children: Coming To A Close?

International Conference
25 - 26 September 2017
Žofín Palace
Prague, Czech Republic

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Immigration Detention of Children: Coming to a Close?

The two-day conference, hosted by Czech Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, will serve as a unique opportunity to exchange know-how in a number of key areas including existing international human rights standards, views and approaches of regional and universal monitoring, judicial and quasi-judicial bodies, current actions promoting an end to the immigration detention of children, efforts in implementing effective alternatives to immigration detention, and other relevant experiences from the field in safeguarding the best interests of the child.

You can download the Report from the Conference here.

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The conference will bring together high-level stakeholders, policymakers, representatives of international organisations, governments, academia, and civil society...

...these include:  
Nils Muižnieks *** Kirsten Sandberg *** Tomáš Boček *** Ann Power-Forde *** Christos Giakoumopoulos *** Ivona Todorovska *** Nuala Mole*** Robyn Sampson *** Adriano Silvestri *** Romina I. Sijniensky *** Margaret Tuite *** Dalibor Jílek *** Angela Valenza *** and many others TBC.

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Immigration Detention of Children: Coming to a Close?

The two-day conference will shed light at three main aspects relating to the topic. The reality and practice in detention centres through the lense of both international authorities and migrant children, the relevant international human rights standards and the effective alternatives to detention.

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Practical Information

Venue, transportation, accommodation...
The Conference will take place at the beautiful neo-Renaissance Žofín Palace situated on the Slavonic Island (Slovanský ostrov). Please see below for information on transportation and accommodation.
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Contact Us

The registration is open.
Should you like to attend the Conference or should you need any information related to the Conference, please contact:
Ms. Nelly Tomčíková,

Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic

Vyšehradská 16

Praha 2, 128 10

Czech Republic