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Promoting alternatives to the immigration detention of children in Switzerland

A parliamentary seminar, organised by PACE's Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons in the framework of the Parliamentary Campaign to End Immigration Detention of Children, will take place on 16 June 2016 in Bern, on the theme: “Promoting alternatives to the immigration detention of children in Switzerland”. The meeting is hosted by the Swiss parliament and the General Rapporteur on the Parliamentary Campaign to End Immigration Detention of Children, Doris Fiala.

The co-organisers of the event, the Terre des Hommes Foundation, will present at the meeting their status report on “Illegal Detention of Migrant Children in Switzerland”. This will be followed by an exchange of views with the representatives of the Swiss authorities, the National Commission for the Prevention of Torture, UNHCR, Amnesty International, the Swiss Refugee Council and the International Detention Coalition, on “Swiss legislation and practice as regards the immigration detention of children” and “Alternatives to the immigration detention of children".