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Advocacy documents

Push backs

Views adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child (2019)

In the case D.D. versus Spain, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) adopted a decision that clearly upholds the rights of unaccompanied minors at Europe’s borders.

Report on push-backs of third country nationals on the Evros river (2018)

The Greek Council for Refugees, ARSIS and Human Rights 360 published a REPORT containing 39 testimonies of people who attempted to enter Greece from the Evros border with Turkey, in order to draw the attention of the responsible authorities and public bodies to the frequent practice of push-backs that take place in violation of national, EU law and international law.



Separated children

SCEP Statement of Good Practice (2019)

The Statement of Good Practice aims to provide a clear overview of the principles, policies and practices required to implement measures that will ensure the promotion and protection of the rights of separated children in Europe.

Toolkit Core Standards for Guardians of Separated Children in Europe (2015)

The toolkit aims to support the work of guardians and the advocacy to implement the 10 Core Standards for guardians and indicators in practice, policy and legislation.