The detention of children in asylum procedures in Europe: Regulatory framework and alternatives

Authors

  • Irena Drdúlová Palacký University in Olomouc, Faculty of Law
  • Václav Stehlík Palacký University in Olomouc, Faculty of Law

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46282/blr.2018.2.2.108

Keywords:

detention of children, alternatives to detention, best interest of a child, asylum procedure, Reception Directive, Return Directive

Abstract

The article focuses on the regulation of the detention of children in asylum procedures in Europe with a special focus on EU law. It clarifies the framework of both international and European regulation, relevant case-law of the European Court of Human Rights and EU Court of Justice as well as soft law instruments adopted in this area. The article discusses grounds for detention, the requirements of necessity and proportionality, procedural safeguards as well as the dignity and human conditions in detention. A special attention is paid to the alternatives to detention, including detention of unaccompanied or separated children or families with children. It adds examples of the good practice.

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Published

2018-12-31

How to Cite

Drdúlová, I., & Stehlík, V. (2018). The detention of children in asylum procedures in Europe: Regulatory framework and alternatives. Bratislava Law Review, 2(2), 64-78. https://doi.org/10.46282/blr.2018.2.2.108

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