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Children in Immigration Detention — What are the International Norms?

Felice D. Gaer, 2019

This article addresses the standards that apply to the detention of migrant children under international human rights law. First I explore the standards of care for children based on binding US treaty obligations; then I take up the question that the minimum standards debate has sidelined – whether it is appropriate to keep migrant children in detention at all.

Updated July 8, 2019.

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