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Child-friendly age assessment for unaccompanied migrant children

Amendment No. 4 | Doc. 14434 | 10 November 2017

Signatories:
Mr Killion MUNYAMA, Poland, EPP/CD ; Mr Jokin BILDARRATZ, Spain, ALDE ; Mr Roland Rino BÜCHEL, Switzerland, ALDE ; Mr Raphaël COMTE, Switzerland, ALDE ; Mr Pierre-Alain FRIDEZ, Switzerland, SOC ; Mr Michael Aastrup JENSEN, Denmark, ALDE
Origin
2017 - November Standing Committee

In the draft resolution, paragraph 6.8, replace the words "prohibit the detention of young migrants whose age has been determined as 18 years or more but within a two to three-year margin of error"

with the following words:

"prohibit the detention of unaccompanied and separated children who are awaiting or undergoing age assessment, and applying always the margin of error in favour of the person to the effect that the lowest age in the margin determined by the assessment should be recorded as the person’s age".