Detention of minors – presumption of age

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Resolution number: 
14
May 2009
Whereas: 
  1. Detention is a recourse of last resort;
  2. Detention of minors must be an exceptional measure;
  3. The best interests of the child must be taken into consideration by the government and its tribunals;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR recommend that, when a person who alleges to be a minor is detained for reasons of identity, they must be presumed to be a minor, until otherwise established.

Working Group: 
Inland Protection