FRA immigration detention of children findings discussed at Council of Europe

On 11 October, the Agency presented the main findings of its report on immigration detention of children during a meeting of the Council of Europe’s Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons of the Parliamentary Assembly.

FRA underlined that although EU law does not prohibit immigration detention of children, it does contain a significant number of substantial and procedural safeguards, which – if implemented correctly – would result in limiting immigration detention of children to really exceptional situations.