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Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child: Luxembourg

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Luxembourg: Issues Related to Immigration Detention

Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

82nd Pre-Sessional Working Group, February 2019

Issues concerning immigration detention

The Global Detention Project (GDP) welcomes the opportunity to provide information about Luxembourg to the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) for consideration as part of the List of issues prior to the submission of the combined fifth and sixth periodic reports. The GDP is an independent research centre based in Geneva that investigates immigration-related detention. As per the GDP’s mandate, this submission focuses on the State Party’s laws and practices relating to detention for migration-related reasons.

This submission is made under Article 45(a) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and addresses implementation of Article 3(1) and Article 37 (b)(c)(d) in the context of immigration detention. It is informed by the 2017 Joint General Comment (JGC) of the Committee on Migrant Workers and the CRC (CMW/C/GC/4-CRC/C/GC/23) on State obligations regarding the human rights of children in the context of international migration in countries of origin, transit, destination, and return.

Read the full report at the Global Detention Project