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Parliamentary Campaign to End Immigration Detention of Children: support of the Swiss Government

The Government of Switzerland has made a voluntary contribution of €225,513 to support the second phase of the “Parliamentary Campaign to End Immigration Detention of Children”.

After the successful implementation of the campaign’s first phase, which was also supported by the Swiss Government, the scope of the second phase will be broadened to include activities with the intergovernmental sector, in particular the Council of Europe’s Children Rights Division, and support the work of the Ad hoc Committee for the Rights of the Child (CAHENF), which oversees the implementation of the Strategy for the Rights of the Child 2016-2021.

The objective of the Parliamentary Campaign is to strengthen the role of national parliaments in protecting and promoting the rights of migrant children in line with international and Council of Europe standards. It aims as well at promoting positive and protective alternative practices to immigration detention.