Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary-General of the United Nations

I call upon Member States to commit to consider alternatives to the detention of refugees and migrants andensure that children, as a matter of principle, are never detained for purposes of immigration control.

"I call upon Member States to commit to review border management and detention policies to ensure that the human rights of all those who arrive are upheld in line with international standards, consider alternatives to the detention of refugees and migrants andensure that children, as a matter of principle, are never detained for purposes of immigration control."
 
Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, In Safety and Dignity, Addressing large Movements of Refugee and migrants, 9 May 2016.

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