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Child-friendly age assessment for unaccompanied migrant children

Recommendation 2117 (2017)

Parliamentary Assembly
Text adopted by the Standing Committee, acting on behalf of the Assembly, on 24 November 2017 (see Doc. 14434, report of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, rapporteur: Ms Doris Fiala).
1. The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 2195 (2017) on child-friendly age assessment for unaccompanied migrant children.
2. The Assembly welcomes the work of the Ad hoc Committee for the Rights of the Child (CAHENF), with the support of its Drafting Group of Experts on Children’s Rights and Safeguards in the context of migration (CAHENF-Safeguards) to create guidelines on guardianship and age assessment, in order to provide appropriate safeguards for children in the context of migration.
3. The Assembly calls on the Committee of Ministers to:
3.1 adopt the guidelines for guardianship and child-friendly age assessment as soon as they have been drafted by the CAHENF, taking into account the Assembly’s relevant recommendations;
3.2 ensure, through the relevant intergovernmental body, the follow-up to the implementation of these standards in the member States.